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Maria Sharapova made a victorious return in her first match since winning Wimbledon, beating Lilia Osterloh in San Diego. The Russian, seeded sixth, came through 6-3 6-3 and goes on to face Mary Pierce or Gisela Dulko.
"I think I did well for not playing for a while and coming off such a big win," said Sharapova.
Top seed Serena Williams edged through 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-2 against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Montenegro.
The number one seed overcame poor form and a blister.