AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues and three other seeded players won first-round matches Monday in he ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.
Medina Garrigues, the No. 3 seed, eliminated Italian Mara Santangelo, 7-5, 6-0.
Fourth-seeded Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada beat Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5.
Other winners included American Jill Craybas.
The event's top seed, Russia's Elena Dementieva, will meet Taipei's Yung-Jan Chan in her opening match.