Patty Schnyder made a good start in Beijing today, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 6-4 in the first round. Also advancing were Kimiko Date Krumm, who defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues, and Olga Govortsova, who defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. Other first-round winners were Andrea Petkovic (def. Lucie Safarova), Elena Vesnina (def. Agnes Szavay) and Timea Bacsinszky (def. Julia Goerges).
Schnyder's next opponent will probably be Shahar Peer, and Jankovic will play a qualifier.