For the second week in a row, Maria Kirilenko and Sam Stosur met in the second round of a big tournament, and for the second time in a row, Kirilenko won. Kirilenko defeated the 6h seed 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 today in Beijing. This is the third time in just a few weeks that the two have played one another, with Stosur winning their U.S. Open match after Kirilenko won their historic second round tiebreak.
Daniela Hantuchova, Roberta Vinci and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez all lost in the second round--to Flavia Pennetta, Virginie Razzano and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, respectively.
In doubles, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears upset 6th seeds Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.