Top seed Dinara Safina needed just an hour to defeat Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-0, 6-3 in s'Hertogenbosch today. 2nd seed Dominika Cibulkova, however, lost in three sets to Nathalie Dechy--who, though she is not the singles player she used to be--can still put on a lovely display of tennis from time to time. Both were first round matches.
There were two other upsets in the second round. Yanina Wickmayer defeated 4th seed Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-3, and Tammy Tanasugarn--always a threat on grass--defeated 7th seed Iveta Benesova.