Palermo, Italy (Sports Network) - Top-seeded French Open runner-up Sara
Errani and her second-seeded fellow Italian Roberta Vinci were easy Day-2
winners, while five-time Palermo champion Anabel Medina Garrigues was sent
packing at the $220,000 Italiacom Open.
The 2008 champion and 2009 Palermo runner-up Errani whipped Romanian Edina
Gallovits-Hall 6-1, 6-1, and Vinci vaulted past fellow Italian Karin Knapp
6-2, 6-2, but Italy's Maria Elena Camerin doused the fourth-seeded defending
champion Medina Garrigues, of Spain, 6-1, 6-3 on the red clay at Country Time
The 29-year-old Medina Garrigues titled here in 2001, from 2004-06, and last
year, when she topped Slovenian Polona Hercog in the final.
Meanwhile, third-seeded German Julia Goerges got past Uzbekistan's Akgul
Amanmuradova 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) and fifth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro
handled New Zealand's Sacha Jones 6-4, 6-1.
Additional wins came for American Julia Cohen, Georgian Anna Tatishvili,
promising Brit Laura Robson, Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela, and Austrian
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who will meet Errani in the round of 16. Robson will
take on Vinci in her next outing.
The Sports Network