Mercury Insurance Open 2012: Urszula Radwanska, Alexa Glatch, Varvara Lepchenko Advance

Monday saw the first day of first-round play at the 2012 Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, Calif., a WTA tune-up event for the U.S. Open.

Four singles matches were played on Monday. Misaki Doi defeated Qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito in three sets, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-3. In a matchup between two American players, Varvara Lepchenko defeated Nicole Gibbs in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

In a second all-U.S. match, Alexa Glatch was able to rack up 10 aces en route to dispatching Lauren Davis in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. The final match of the day featured Urszula Radwanska of Poland taking on Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. Radwanska prevailed in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to advance to the second round.

Coco Vandeweghe will be among the singles competitors in action on Tuesday as the first round continues.

For more on the 2012 Mercury Insurance Open stay tuned to this StoryStream and to SB Nation's Tennis Hub and check out the tournament's official site.

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