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Singles - First Round: (1) Caroline Wozniacki def.
Urszula Radwanska 7-6(7-4) 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki needs a title her to earn any points at all, so long matches are not exactly what she is looking for....
Singles - First Round: (2) Angelique Kerber def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 4-6 6-2 7-5
One more win and Angelique Kerber clinches her Top Fifteen ranking. But she is definitely getting there the hard way.
Singles - First Round: (4) Monica Niculescu def. Valeria Savinykh 6-2 6-2
Any additional points will count for Monica Niculescu, but she needs at least a semifinal to climb in the rankings.
Singles - First Round: (5) Kaia Kanepi def. Anastasia Rodionova 6-3 6-4
Kaia Kanepi is already earning points; one more win would likely take her up a spot or two.
Singles - First Round: (6) Mona Barthel def. Johanna Larsson 6-3 6-4
Mona Barthel is also starting to add to her total; she too needs one more win to move.
Singles - First Round: (Q) Johanna Konta def. (7) Ksenia Pervak 6-3 1-0, retired (GI Illness)
A big chance wasted for Ksenia Pervak, who will not rise above her current #38.
Singles - First Round: Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. (8) Sofia Arvidsson 7-5 5-7 6-1
We would have expected this on clay, which Patricia Mayr-Achleitner likes and Sofia Arvidsson does not. But it's a real surprise on this surface. Arvidsson loses what could have been a real shot at the Top Fifty.
Singles - First Round: Petra Martic def. (Q) Annika Beck 6-4 6-4
Just qualifying here will probably take Annika Beck to around #180.
Singles - First Round: Anne Keothavong def. (Q) Melinda Czink 4-6 6-2 6-3
This appears to mean no return to the Top Hundred for Melinda Czink.
Singles - First Round: Alize Cornet def. (WC) Malou Ejdesgaard 6-0 6-0
By the looks of things, Denmark is going to remain a one-player country for a long time....
Singles - First Round: Pauline Parmentier def. (Q) Anna Chakvetadze 7-5 6-1
A rather sad result, but at least Anna Chakvetadze is playing again.