WTA Portugal Open: Top seed Carla Suarez Navarro beats Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0 6-0
Carla Suarez Navarro breezed into the third round of the Portugal Open as she beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0 6-0.
Last Updated: 30/04/14 8:25pm
Spaniard Suarez Navarro needed just 57 minutes to seal victory over her Czech opponent and has now dropped just three games in her opening two matches in Oeiras.
Second seed Eugenie Bouchard reached her second career European clay quarter-final as she overcame Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4 6-2.
The 20-year-old - who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier in the season - found herself trailing 4-2 early on, but then reeled off four games to take the opening set, the last comprising seven deuces.
But having struggled in the first, Bouchard always had the upper hand in the second and eventually completed victory in just under an hour and a half to advance.
"I just tried to stay positive and get through it," Bouchard said of her performance in the first set. "I began playing more steady in the second set, it's important to control the points against her big shots.
"She can hit really big balls and we were fighting a lot today."#
Vinci on song
Italian fourth seed Roberta Vinci was in excellent form as she thrashed 2009 winner Yanina Wickmayer 6-0 6-2.
Vinci won the opening ten games of the contest to take complete control and ultimately cruised to a sixth straight victory over her Belgian opponent.
"I played a great first game today," said the winner. "The match score might have looked easy but it was tough on court.
"We had difficult conditions with the wind, but I played well. I was focused and she was making a lot of errors.
Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, ranked 165th, continued her fine form with a 7-5 6-0 defeat of Tunisian Ons Jabeur - Bacsinszky having seen off Sam Stosur in the first round.
Eighth seed Elena Vesnina needed three sets to get past Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski, coming through 5-7 7-5 7-6 (9-7), while seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was also pushed all the way before defeating Spain's Maria Teresa Torro 5-7 6-4 6-1.
The day did see one surprise result as fifth seed Kaia Kanepi was sent packing, the Estonian losing 6-4 7-5 to Irina Begu of Romania.