Top seed Marion Bartoli, a member of the CommonwealthBank Tournament of Champions Group A, began her tournament well today with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Magdalena Rybarikova.
In Group B, Samantha Stosur defeated Agnes Szavay 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Stosur hit 10 aces; Szavay, unfortunately, double-faulted 12 times.
The winner in Group C was Yanina Wickmayer, who defeated wild card Kimiko Date Krumm 7-5, 6-3. And in Group D, Aravane Rezai defeated wild card Sabine Lisicki 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Lisicki is also seeded 4th in competition.
Group A: Shahar Peer vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
Group B: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Agnes Szavay
Group C: Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Kimiko Date Krumm
Group D. Melinda Czink vs. Aravane Rezai