Top-seeded women both earn straightforward wins in UAE.
Both Samantha Stosur and Petra Kvitova enjoyed comfortable victories in the first round of the Dubai Championships in the United Arab Emirates.
Italy’s Sara Errani beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Dubai Championships and will now face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the second round.
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to round two for the first time in three visits after straight-sets victory over Daniela Hantuchova.
Kvitova, seeded sixth, broke the Slovak qualifier five times to set up a second-round match with former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic after a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Another former No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki, had little trouble against 18th-ranked Lucie Safarova, beating her 6-2, 6-2.
Wozniacki, the 2011 Dubai champion, will play Chinese qualifier Jie Zheng after she defeated Urszula Radwanska in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
Former U.S. Open Champion Samantha Stosur is also through, she beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1.