Barbora Strycova struggled but won against her compatriot Marie Bouzkova, World No. 231, who went through the qualifying draw. The first seeded player won 6-2 4-6 6-2 in two hours and 17 minutes. Strycova hit only 52% first serve IN, won 86% first serve points but only 38% points on second serve.
In the next round the World No. 18 will face Carina Witthoeft, who beat the wild card player Belinda Bencic 6/1 6/3. This year Bencic, World No. 131 and former World No. 8 in 2015, won only one match at WTA Level, in Indian Wells against Pironkova, on seven tournaments played.
Julia Goerges defeated Naomi Broady 6-4 6-2 and will face Oceane Dodin next, while the third seeded player Timea Babos retired down 7/6(7) 4/2 against Evgeniya Rodina due to injury. Aliaksandra Sasnovich prevailed 6/3 in the third set against Pauline Parmentier, and Marketa Vondrousova beat Lina Gjorcheska 7/6(4/ 6/1.
Anett Kontaveit defeated Heather Watson 7/6(2) 6/2 and will play Rodina on Wednesday. See the full results here below: