Errani, Hantuchova reach second round of Madrid Open
The Italian will face either Sorana Cirstea or Ayumi Morita.
Also, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia defeated Sloane Stephens of the U.S. 6-3, 7-5, Germany's Julia Goerges downed Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-4, 6-1,and Lourdes Dominguez-Lino of Spain beat Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Alize Cornet, Sabine Lisicki, Kirsten Flipkens, and Magdalena Rybarikova also won first-round matches.
The first round of the men's event begins Sunday.