Fourth-seeded Aravane Rezai of France advanced to the second round of the Andalucia Tennis Experience tournament on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain.
Rezai was the only seeded player in action to open the $220,000 outdoor clay court event at the Club de Tennis Puente Romano. Kim Clijsters, a recent winner in Miami, also features in the field.
In other first round singles play, Tatjana Malek of Germany beat Sandra Zahlavova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-0 while Polona Hercog of Slovenia was a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru.
Also, Spain's Estrella Cabeza Candela rallied to beat Croatian player Petra Martic 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.