Maria Kirilenko saved four set points in the tie-break and defeated Julia Goerges, 76(9) 63.
Andrea Petkovic at the Wilson booth during a manic Monday at the $4.5-million China Open.
Lucie Hradecka fired 43 winners against Caroline Wozniacki, pushing the Dane to the limits.
Lucie Hradecka had two break points to serve for the match but was unable to convert on them.
Caroline Wozniacki managed to escape a first round scare against Lucie Hradecka, 36 60 75.
Caroline Wozniacki and WTA CEO Stacey Allaster posed at the China Open player party on Monday.
WTA and ATP World Tour stars at the China Open player party, held at the Shangri La Hotel.
Samantha Stosur, Andrea Petkovic and Marion Bartoli.
Kveta Peschke, Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Akgul Amanmuradova, Alberta Brianti and Zheng Jie.
Caroline Wozniacki, Christina McHale and Alexandra Dulgheru at Monday night's player party.
Gisela Dulko, a wildcard this week, fell to former Top 20 player Virginie Razzano, 62 63.
World No.1 doubles player Liezel Huber signed autographs for her fans at the USANA booth.
Ana Ivanovic was swarmed with autograph-seeking fans after dispatching Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Ana Ivanovic spoke to the press after her 62 63 upset over No.16 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.