No.7 seed Dominika Cibulkova saved two match points to beat Elena Baltacha in her first match.
No.6 seed Julia Goerges was also in trouble in her opener, surviving two match points to win.
Barbara Schett, Sandra Reichel and Judith Wiesner-Flomair watched Austrian No.1 Tamira Paszek.
Tamira Paszek wasn't able to win in front of her home fans, falling to Romania's Sorana Cirstea.
German No.1 Andrea Petkovic pulled out of the tournament but fulfilled her media appearances.
Hundreds of school children gathered to meet and ask questions to No.9-ranked Andrea Petkovic.
Andrea Petkovic gladly engaged the young fans with one of the tournament mascots by her side.
Andrea Petkovic with Co-Tournament Director Sandra Reichel and her Strong Is Beautiful imagery.
Austrian former Top 10 player Barbara Schett alongside Austrian No.2 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
World No.4 Petra Kvitova took a moment to refocus during a 62 62 victory over Rebecca Marino.
During some down time the day before her first match, Sabine Lisicki held an autograph session.
Sabine Lisicki is the world's newest Top 20 player, breaking the elite going into the US Open.
Petra Kvitova, the top seed at the Generali Ladies Linz, spoke with fans on a Wednesday off.
Alberta Brianti pulled off the first big upset of the week, taking out No.5 seed Sabine Lisicki.
Sabine Lisicki, who pulled out of Beijing due to illness, left the court after a 75 46 63 loss.
No.8 seed Daniela Hantuchova missed match point in the second set but still beat Petra Martic.
An exhibition match featuring some of Austria's all-time greats took place on Centre Court.
Former No.8 Barbara Schett and former No.19 Sybille Bammer - both retired - at the exhibition.
Sybille Bammer, who played her last event at Bad Gastein in July, received an on-court tribute.
Thomas Muster, a former No.1 player on the ATP World Tour, joined in for the special exhibition.