Cirstea and Rodionva ease through


Sorana Cirstea and Anastasia Rodionova both booked their places in the second round of the PTT Pattaya Open today.

Romanian Cirstea saw off Erika Sema 6-2 6-2, while Rodionova conceded the same number of games in a 6-4 6-0 win over Iryna Bremond.

Elsewhere, there were qualifying wins for Kai-Chen Chang, Su-Wei Hsieh, Yi-Miao Zhou and Varatchaya Wongteanchai.

Great Britain's Emily Webley-Smith bowed out of the doubles as she and Wen-Hsin Hsu lost to Shiho Akita and Nicole Rottmann 3-6 6-2 11-9.