Katowice, Poland (Sports Network) - Sixth seed Kaia Kanepi of Estonia
returned a winner Tuesday at the inaugural Katowice Open.
The 37th-ranked Kanepi, coming off a lengthy absence caused by an Achilles
injury, clobbered Polish wild card Sandra Zaniewska 6-1, 6-1 on the indoor
surface at Spodek.
Meanwhile, Slovakian qualifier and WTA newcomer Anna Schmiedlova ousted fifth-
seeded Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-0.
Also on Day 2, Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens whipped Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-
Vecino 6-1, 6-1; Israeli lucky-loser Shahar Peer outlasted Bulgarian Tsvetana
Pironkova 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4); Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu overcame
France's Mathilde Johansson 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Luxembourg's Mandy Minella
came back to beat Serb Vesna Dolonc 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; and Italian qualifier
Maria Elena Camerin dismissed Slovak Jana Cepelova 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
This week's top seeds are former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech
Republic and Italian veteran Roberta Vinci. Kvitova will meet Minella in
the second round, while Vinci will face Bertens.
The Sports Network