Three other seeded players made better starts at the clay-court tournament.
No. 3 Romina Oprandi of Switzerland defeated Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-2, 6-2; No. 5 Gisela Dulko of Argentina defeated Kathrin Woerle of Germany won 1-6, 6-2, 6-4; and No. 7 Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain beat Sharon Fichman of Canada 6-2, 6-2.