NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Marion Bartoli and and No. 8 Lucie Safarova each advanced with victories Sunday on the opening day of the New Haven Open.
France's Bartoli reached the second round with a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Laura Robson of Britain.
Safarova of the Czech Republic, meanwhile, was leading Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 4-1 before the American retired with a left wrist injury.
Also notching Day 1 wins were Sloane Stephens of the United States, who dispatched Austrian Tamira Paszek, 6-3, 6-1, and Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who bested Hungary's Agnes Szavay 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.