Top seed Jelena Jankovic made it safely through to the second round of the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portoroz with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Serbian youngster Bojana Jovanovski.
But second seed Petra Kvitova was brought back to earth with a bump in her first match since her storming run to the Wimbledon semi-finals. The young Czech was beaten 7-5 6-2 by Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele.
There were no such problems for her fellow high seeds, with third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova easing past Alberta Brianti 7-5 6-1, and fourth seed and last year’s beaten finalist Sara Errani downing qualifier Anna Tatishvili 7-6 (7/1) 6-4.
Johanna Larsson was a surprise 7-6 (7/1) 6-2 winner over eighth seed and fellow Swede Sofia Arvidsson, but seventh seed Polona Hercog progressed with a 6-3 6-3 win over qualifier Elena Bovina.