SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone lost to Vera Dushevina of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Korea Open.
The eighth-ranked Italian lost to Dushevina for the third time in four meetings.
Second-seeded Marion Bartoli advanced at the Olympic Park by beating Nuria Llagostera-Vives of Spain 6-2, 6-2.
Three other seeded players also advanced. No. 3 Julia Goerges of Germany defeated Yunka Sema of Japan 6-1, 6-1, Polona Hercog of Slovenia eliminated Zuzana Kucova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-2, and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania defeated Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-3.
Also, eighth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia lost to Galena Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-4, while 2009 champion Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan lost to American Vania King 6-2, 6-2.