The top two seeds at the Gastein Ladies event were upset today in the first round. Laura Pous-Tio defeated number 1 seed Julia Goerges 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, and Johanna Larsson defeated 2nd seed Jarmila Gadjosova 6-4, 6-2. 5th seed Lourdes Dominguez Lino and 7th seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova were also upset, by Patricia Mayr-Achleitner and Carla Suarez Navarro, respectively.
In Palermo, Budapest champion Roberta Vinci and Bastaad champion Poloma Hercog both advanced to the second round. Vinci and Hercog are seeded 2nd and 7th at the tournament.