New Haven, CT – Fourth seed Marion Bartoli was an easy first- round winner Monday at the $618,000 New Haven Open, a final hardcourt U.S. Open tuneup.
Additional opening-round wins came for Spanish lucky-loser Carla Suarez Navarro and Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska.
This week's top seeds are world No. 1 and three-time reigning champion Caroline Wozniacki and French Open winner and Australian Open runner-up Li Na. The Danish Wozniacki defeated Russian Nadia Petrova in last year's New Haven finale for her third straight title here.
The 2011 New Haven titlist will earn $103,000.