SEOUL, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams claimed an easy first-round victory Tuesday in the first-round action of the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament.
Agnes Szavay, seeded second this week after collecting the tournament title in Beijing Sunday, also advanced to the Korea Open second round, knocking out local wild-card entrant Ye-Ra Lee, 6-2, 6-3. She next goes against Galina Voskoboeva.
Fifth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou opened her Korea Open title defense with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Carolina Wozniacki and No 6-seed Martina Muller stopped Sung-hee Han, 6-1, 6-0.
The 2007 Korea Open champion will take home $21,140.