Seeds coast through
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:00
The fifth-seeded Schiavone, who enters this hard court event off a second-round loss at the US Open, coasted to a 6-2 6-0 triumph over Sandy Gumulya. The Italian will now meet Akgul Amanmuradova.
Peng, the ninth seed, also had an easy time in a 6-2 6-1 destruction of Ayumi Morita. The Chinese, who also lost in the second round at Flushing Meadows, next meets either Jan-Yung Chan or Vasilisa Bardina.
Other winners Monday included Amanmuradova, Meng Yuan, Tamira Paszek and Marta Domachowska.
Daniela Hantuchova and Patty Schnyder, the top two seeds, received first-round byes.
Defending champion Lindsay Davenport has not entered.