Southern California Open: Sam Stosur clears first hurdle at Carlsbad tournament
Sam Stosur and Jelena Jankovic progressed into the second round of the Southern California Open on Monday.
Last Updated: 30/07/13 9:36am
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.