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Results from the 1.34 million dollar WTA Rome International here on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

1st rd:
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 6-4, 6-2
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Sybille Bammer (AUT x19) 6-1, 6-3
Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) bt Gisela Dulko (ARG) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

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(AFP)