Francesca Schiavone advances at Japans Women’s Open
Francesca Schiavone defeated Anne Kremer 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Women’s Open.
Schiavone had five aces against Kremer at Ustubo Tennis Center.
Sania Mirza also advanced after upseting Shahar Peer 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and sMelinda Czink beat Ryoko Fuda 6-4, 6-4.
Maria Kirilenko was forced to retire due to soreness in her left knee after losing the first set to Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-2.