Maria Kirilenko and Sam Stosur, after just playing the longest women's tiebreak in major tournament history, met again in Tokyo today, and this time, Kirilenko was the winner. The Russian defeated the 6th seed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of play. Also going out today was 11th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who lost to Vania King.
Iveta Benesova defeated Dominika Cibulkova, and earlier in the tournament--in the opening round--Kaia Kanepi defeated 15th seed Flavia Pennetta. U.S. Open semifinalist Angelique Kerber got to the second round as a qualifier, but was defeated by 9th seed Agnieszka Radwanska.