KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.
Wozniacki was bounced out in her Malaysian debut two years ago, but took no chances this time with an early break., and kept rolling.
No. 2-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany and No. 3 Casey Dellacqua of Australia were not so fortunate.
Lisicki, with 10 double faults, succumbed to Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 6-4, 7-5, and Dellacqua fell to wild card Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Hsieh also beat the Australian en route to the 2012 title.
Also advancing were seeds Jarmila Gajdosova, Klara Koukalova, ending a four-match losing streak, and Julia Goerges.