Samantha Stosur kicked off her HP Open title defense with routine 60 63 wins in her first two rounds.
Maria Kirilenko, the No.4 seed, lost just one game in her first round against young Japanese Kurumi Nara.
A photo from the official draw ceremony over the weekend, for the second annual HP Open in Osaka.
Japanese No.1 Kimiko Date Krumm, the No.6 seed, beat fellow Japanese Aiko Nakamura in the second round.
Alberta Brianti beat Japan's Ayumi Morita in a marathon first rounder. Morita is Japan's No.2 player.
Tamarine Tanasugarn was among those enjoying the delicacies at the HP Open player party on Monday.
Samantha Stosur signed tournament memorabilia during the player party and welcome reception on Monday.
It was a night to remember in Osaka on Monday, as HP Open participants and guests mingled at the party.
Twenty-nine Sony Ericsson WTA Tour stars posed for a group photo at Monday's official welcome reception.
Samantha Stosur, the No.1 seed, signed autographs for her many Japanese fans after her second round win.
Marion Bartoli shared some of her technical knowledge at a junior clinic the Sunday before the tournament.
Marion Bartoli, the No.2 seed at the HP Open, took a group photo with participants from her junior clinic.
Marion Bartoli signed autographs after crushing American veteran Jill Craybas in the quarterfinals, 61 62.
Tamarine Tanasugarn gave her traditional thanks to the crowd after beating Chang Kai-Chen in the quarters.
Kimiko Date Krumm became the first 40-something to beat a Top 10 player with an upset over Sam Stosur.
Young Japanese player Kurumi Nara spent time with the young ones at a junior clinic before the tournament.
Kurumi Nara, Japan's No.3-ranked player, took a group photo with participants from her junior clinic.
Marion Bartoli met fans and posed for photos during an autograph session after her quarterfinal victory.
Tamarine Tanasugarn met Marion Bartoli at the net after upsetting the No.2 seed in the semifinals, 62 75.
Kimiko Date Krumm met Shahar Peer at the net after outlasting the No.3 seed in the semis, 36 76(5) 75.