Bondarenko, Wozniak advance at Family Circle event

CHARLESTON: Ninth seeded Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine breezed past Julie Ditty 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round of the WTA 700,000 dollar Family Circle Cup on Monday.

Canada''s Alexsandra Wozniak also won in straight sets Monday by beating Lilia Osterloh 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) to reach the second round of the clay court tournament.

Wozniak, the No.12 seed, had to save eight set points, including two set points serving 5-6 in the second set and six more in the tiebreaker.

Wozniak next plays Tuesday against qualifier Catalina Castano.

Bondarenko was the other seed to take the court on the first day of main draw, defeating the left-handed American in just 65 minutes.

Other first round winners included Magdalena Rybarikova, Angelique Kerber, Sofia Arvidsson, Ayumi Morita and Chang Kai-Chen.