Memphis, TN – No. 2 seed Ksenia Pervak was an easy first- round winner Tuesday at the $220,000 Memphis International tennis event.
The Russian Pervak handled Canadian Rebecca Marino 6-2, 6-4 on the indoor hardcourts at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Marino was last year's Memphis runner-up to Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova, who lost on Sunday.
In second-round play, No. 4 seed Marina Erakovic of New Zealand took down Russian Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets 6-3, 6-4; and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands knocked off Olga Govortsova of Belarus 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Govortsova was the runner-up in 2008.
American Varvara Lepchenko upended seventh-seeded Swede Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-4 and Russian Vera Dushevina bested American qualifier Jamie Hampton 6-4, 6-3 in other second-round action Tuesday.
Fifth-seeded Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier held off Czech Andrea Hlavackova 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, while France's Stephanie Foretz Gacon doused struggling American wild card Melanie Oudin 6-2, 6-3 in the first round. Up next for Parmentier will be Swede Sofia Arvidsson, who titled at this even in 2006 and was the runner-up in 2010.
The 2012 winner will collect $37,000.