(AP) Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday.
Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities.
A runner-up her last season, Stosur will next play Alize Cornet.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 7-5.
Kuznetsova, currently ranked 23rd, overcame an early break in the second set and earned the victory on her third match point.