Defending champion Alla Kudryavtseva advanced to the second round of the Tashkent Open, beating fellow Russian Vesna Dolonts 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, third-seeded Pauline Parmentier and compatriot Aravane Rezai, seeded eighth, both had early exits, losing to Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 7-5, 6-1 and local favorite Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4, 6-3, respectively.
The sixth-seeded Kudryavtseva was serving for the match at 5-3 in the second set but Dolonts broke back and went on to level at 5-5. The 64th-ranked Kudryvtseva wrapped up the victory on her first match points on Dolonts serve in the 12th game.
Top-seeded Ksenia Pervak of Russia was facing Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan in a later first-round match.