Osaka, Japan – Osaka, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - Third-seed Samantha Stosur defeated Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 6-2, in the second round at the 2013 HP Japan Women's Open.
Stosur cruised through Bencic in just 69 minutes, firing off five aces and taking all five break points.
Fifth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard made quick work of Thailand's Luksika Kumhum, setting her down in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Japan's Kurumi Nara was also a second-round winner, downing eighth-seeded Monica Puig 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova took the final two sets to oust American lucky loser Vania King, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 to round of the second-round winners.