EASTBOURNE, England -- Martina Navratilova, top seed for her Wimbledon title defense next week, Tuesday swept aside the challenge of Britain's Sue Barker, 6-1, 6-0, in the second round of a $150,000 women's international grasscourt tennis tournament.
The tournament is sponsored by BMW.
Jo Durie, who replaced Barker as Britain's No. 1, used her favorite surface to full advantage to score a 6-3, 6-1 revenge victory over Yugoslav Mima Jausovec, who beat her on clay in the semifinals of the French Open two weeks ago.
Another former British No.1, Virginia Wade, 38 next month, convincingly beat 14th-seeded American Kathy Jordan, 6-2, 6-2, to set up a third-round clash with third-seeded Tracy Austin.
In other matches, Claudia Kohde of West Germany beat American Pam Casale, 7-6, 6-3, and Paula Smith of the United States overcame Dutch foe Marcella Mesker, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Navratilova, who won this tournament for the second time last year, was on top of her game throughout her 45-minute victory. She made only two unforced errors in the match and dashed off the second set in just 14 minutes.
Durie, seeded 13th at Wimbledon despite being outside the top 16 on the computer, had trouble dealing with the blustery conditions in the first set of her 64-minute match. But once the 22-year-old settled down, her hard hitting prevented Jausovec from adjusting her clay-court game to the requirements of grass.