LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The first round of the Seat Open was completed Wednesday with fourth-seeded Anke Huber, Rita Grande and Tina Pisnik advancing.
Huber moved on with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Nathalie Dechy.
In second-round action, third-seeded Amanda Coetzer of South Africa defeated Patty Schnyder, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, and American Lisa Raymond, the sixth seed, knocked off Anabel Medina Garrigues, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
On Thursday, Anna Kournikova will continue her comeback and the top two seeds will get underway.
Fresh off a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Jana Kendarr of Germany on Tuesday, No. 5 seed Kournikova meets Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova for a berth in the quarterfinals. The victory over Kendarr was the Russian's first since she came back last month from a left foot stress fracture that caused her to miss most of the season.
Top seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium, who won the Seat Open in 1999, and No. 2 seed Silvia Farina Elia of Italy will try to advance out of the second round following first-round byes. Clisters faces Italian Rite Grande, while Farina Elia will play Slovakian qualifier Tina Pisnik.
In other second-round singles matches Thursday, Jennifer Hopkins faces fellow American Meilen Tu, and No. 4 seed and 1996 champion Anke Huber of Germany, who plans to retire following the Australian Open in January, awaits Cara Black of Zimbabwe.