Palermo, Italy – 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 Club.
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, Katalin Marosi, and Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who will meet Errani in the round of 16. Robson will take on Vinci in her next outing.
A match between eighth-seeded Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa was suspended because of darkness, with Zahlavova Strycova leading 7-5 after one set.