Fez, Morocco – Former U.S. and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova moved into the second round of the Grand Prix SAR by beating Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-1, 7-5 on Tuesday.
The Russian second seed broke Daniilidou seven times.
Third-seeded Petra Cetkovska of Czech Republic beat Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-4, 6-2, and fifth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania advanced when Fatima Zahrae El Allami of Morocco retired after losing the first set 6-1.
Qualifiers Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands and Garbine Muguruza Blanco of Spain won their first-round matches along with Sweden's Mathilde Johansson and Spain's Laura Pous-Tio. – Sapa-AP