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Elena Vesnina will play top qualifying seed Anna Karolina Schmiedlova for a place in the main Internazionali BNL d’Italia draw after winning her match with Julia Goerges.
The Russian emerged victorious 62 63 while 43rd in the world Schmiedlova survived a scare against Klara Koukalova triumphing in three sets 46 62 64.
It was a disappointing day for the Italian women with all three in the qualifying event losing. Gioia Barbieri lost 62 75 to Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia, Corinna Dentoni was beaten 75 62 by Lucie Hradecka while Jasmine Paolini was beaten in three sets 76(1) 26 60 by Monica Niculescu of Romania.
The second and final qualifying matches take place on Sunday with the main WTA draw starting on Monday.