Barbora Strycova had a good start in Linz. The Czech player defeated Madison Brengle by 7-5 6-3 to Advance into second round. Strycova had ups and down, she needed five match points to prevail and book a clash against Jana Fett on Thursday.
Sorana Cirstea, who is coming from Beijing quarters, defeated Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-5 and will face Natalia Vikhlyantseva next, while defending finalist Viktorija Golubic confirmed her great feelings in this event by beating sixth seed Katerina Siniakova in three sets.
Austrian wild card player Barbara Haas was beaten by Carina Witthoeft. The German Tatjana Maria is already in the quarters. She dropped off just five games to qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova. Belinda Bencic's run continues. The Swiss player, who is playing her first WTA event since Biel in April through a wild card, defeated Lara Arruabarrena by 6-3 in the third set, to book a quarter-final clash against Mihaela Buzarnescu.
The Romanian, who is coming from qualies, won her fourth consecutive match beating Alja Tomljanovic.