KOLKATA, India, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko recorded an easy straight-set victory Monday in opening the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in India.
Kirilenko cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Neha Uberoi and into the second round of the tournament for a match with Ekaterina Ivanova. Ivanova was pushed in her 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over Naomi Cavaday.
No. 8-seeded Yung-Jan Chan posted a very impressive 6-0, 6-0 romp over local favorite Kyra Shroff. Chan is paired against Jarmila Gajdosova, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Youlia Fedossova on Monday, in the second round.
Also Monday, Casey Dellacqua defeated Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2, 6-3.
Defending champion Martina Hingis passed the Sunfeast Open this year.