Third-seeded Alize Cornet overcame Pauline Parmentier 6-3 6-4 in an all-French first-round clash at the rain-drenched WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup on Tuesday.
Inclement weather hampered the inaugural edition of the tournament for a second day, but that didn't deter a clutch of seeds reaching the second round.
The 23-year-old Cornet from Nice had to work fast in the morning on clay to beat Parmentier before the rain returned.
Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic also edged through thanks to a 6-2 7-6 (9-7) victory over Kazakhstan's Sesil Karatantcheva, and Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain dispatched Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino 7-5 6-3.
Safarova will face Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor in the next round following the Spaniard's 4-6 6-4 6-4 win against Brazilian Teliana Pereira.
Germany's Annika Beck defied the weather to ease past Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-2 6-2 before play was halted for the best part of two hours.