Defending champion Marketa Vondrousova fought back from 3-0 down in the deciding set to defeat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan and advance to the second round of the Samsung Open in Lugano, as rain once again played havoc with the tournament.
Having completed the first two sets on Monday, the players returned Wednesday as Vondrousova advanced 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 and will now face Elise Mertens after the No. 2 seed defeated Mandy Minella 6-4, 6-1.
No. 6 seed Alize Cornet overcame wild card Jil Teichmann 7-6, 6-0 to set up a second-round clash with either Magdalena Frech or Stefanie Voegele, who have yet to start their first-round match.