Southern California Open: Sam Stosur clears first hurdle at Carlsbad tournament
Last Updated: 30/07/13 9:36am
Samantha Stosur: brushed aside Varvara Lepchenko in Carlsbad
Sam Stosur and Jelena Jankovic progressed into the second round of the Southern California Open on Monday.
Fifth seed Stosur, the former US Open champion, eased past American Varvara Lepchenko 7-5 6-1.
Jankovoc, the sixth seed, came from a set down to quell the challenge of another American, Mallory Burdette, 4-6 6-1 6-4.
France's Virginie Razzano was a 6-2 6-4 winner over two-time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, while Francesca Schiavone prevailed 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (6/7) 6-4 in an all-Italian affair against Flavia Pennetta.