All but one of the seeded players advanced today in New Haven, though a couple of them had to work hard to get a victory. In the first round, 6th seed Marion Bartoli lost a first-set tiebreak to Alona Bondarenko, then went up 5-3 in the second. There were then a series of service breaks, and another tiebreak ensued, which Bartoli won. She then won the third set, 6-3. It was a lengthy match with a total of seventeen double faults committed.
In the second round, 2nd seed (and wild card) Sam Stosur lost the second set to Sara Errani, but won the match, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6, saving match points to get to a tiebreak.
In other first round play, 7th seed Flavia Pennetta defeated Alisa Kleybanova 6-4, 6-4. Maria Kirilenko defeated qualifier Elena Vesnina, Olga Govortsova defeated Andrea Petkovic, and qualifier Anastasia Rodionova defeated Tsvetana Pironkova.
Also in the first round, Timea Bacsinszky upset 5th seed Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 6-1.