Kim Clijsters advanced to the third round of the tournament in just 47 minutes. The Belgian defeated her French opponent 6-0, 6-1. The No. 11 seeded Clijsters, the tournament's defending champion, will face the No. 20 seeded Daniela Hantuchova, with whom she's quite familiar. From the AP:
"When the injury happened, it happened against Daniela,'' Clijsters said of the hip muscle spasms she had at the Brisbane International. "She's been playing well this season so far.
"We both go back a long way - we grew up playing under-14s together. Now almost 30 - still battling it out.''
Li Na also slid through to the third round. The tournament's fifth seed, Na beat Australia's Olivia Rogowska, 6-2, 6-2. The match took 62 minutes. Despite the score, Na told reporters after the match that it was harder than it looked. From the Sydney Morning Herald:
"I think today was, how you say, the score looks like easy, but some games do fighting a lot.
"I mean, she's young, I think she need more experience."
The 2011 Wimbledon champion will face 26th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the next round.