Morita, a qualifier at the clay-court tournament, knocked out sixth-seeded Martina Muller, 6-4, 6-0. It was the first time in a WTA event that Morita claimed a second-round win.
She advanced to the quarterfinals against second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, who was a 7-5, 6-3, winner over Elise Tamaela in their second-round match.
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