Stanford: Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed past Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday.
Poland's Radwanska is seeking her first WTA title in three years, but is enjoying a solid season. She reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the fourth round of the French Open.
Monday's win put her into the round-of-16 and remained on track for a likely clash with fourth-seeded Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals. Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova are the top two seeds and received byes to the second round, as did third-seeded Marion Bartoli and Stosur.