Christina McHale continued her run of notable wins yesterday in New Haven when she defeated 6th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the opening round. McHale defeated Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-3. The other seeds who played yesterday--Marion Bartoli, Agnieszka Radwanska and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova--all advanced to the second round. In doubles, however, 2nd seeds Anastasia Rodionova and Elena Vesnina were upset by Vera Dushevina and Sloane Stephens.
In the new Texas Tennis Open, 7th seed Jarmila Gadjosova was upset on the first day by Sorana Cirstea. Both Akgul Amanmuradova and Yanina Wickmayer retired with back injuries.