3rd seed Melanie Oudin won her first round match against Anastasia Pivovarova in Memphis last night, but the other top seeds were eliminated in opening round play. Top seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova lost to Michaella Krajicek, and 2nd seed Sofia Arvidssson lost to Alex Stevenon. 4th seed Alla Kudryavtseva is gone, too. She lost in the first round to Sandra Zahlavova.
In Bogota, there was a qualifying match that lasted over three hours and forty minutes. Sharon Fichman defeated Maria Irigoyen 7-6, 6-2, 6-7.