Pennetta progresses in Linz
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:52
The Italian forced 12 break points on her way through to the second round.
Sixth seed Sorana Cirstea was sent home after losing 6-3 6-3 to qualifier Julia Goerges, but all the other seeds in action survived.
Number five Iveta Benesova saw off Stephanie Gehrlein 7-5 6-0, while seventh seed Lucie Safarova powered past Patricia Mayr 6-2 6-1 and number eight Sara Errani beat Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2 6-3.
Also going through were Anna-Lena Groenefeld, a 7-5 6-1 winner over Roberta Vinci, Tatjana Malek, who beat Aravane Rezai 7-5 7-5, and Olga Govortsova, a 6-2 6-7(7/9) 6-2 winner over Petra Martic.