Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, who won the title in Stuttgart last month, were defeated today in the first round of doubles in Madrid. The Czech team lost to Hsieh Su-Wei and Zheng Jie.
Going out in the first round of singles was 15th seed Jelena Jankovic. Spanish wild card Carla Suarez Navarro saved two match points and defeated Jankovic 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Venus Williams lost to Angela Kerber second round play.
Yesterday, Dominika Cibulkova, 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova made opening round exits. They were defeated by Roberta Vinci, Varvara Lepchenko and top seed Victoria Azarenka, respectively.