Hantuchova easily handled Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday while Li lost just two games over the final two sets of a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Yaroslava Shvedova.
Some lower seeded players were given early exits, however. No. 10 Severine Bremond was upset by Alicia Molik, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and No. 11 Olga Poutchkova didn't win a game in losing 6-0, 6-0 to Angelique Kerber in first-round action. No. 12-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska lost a second-round match, falling 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) to Elena Likhovtseva.
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