FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo led a parade of seeded players into the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix Wednesday.
Mauresmo, the fifth seed, posted a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory over Meghann Shaughnessy. Sixth seed Elena Dementieva, No. 7 Chanda Rubin and eighth seed Anastasia Myskina also advanced Wednesday as the first round was completed.
Dementieva topped fellow Russian Nadia Petrova, 6-3, 6-3; Rubin overcame a slow start to defeat Vera Zvonareva of Russia, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; and Myskina was leading Alexandra Stevenson, 0-6, 6-1, 4-0, when the American retired due to a lower back injury.
Myskina defeated Kim Clijsters in the finals of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday.
Clijsters, the top-seeded Belgian, faces Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the second round on Thursday.