PALERMO, Sicily — Second-seeded Qinwen Zheng eased past Sara Errani with a double bagel in the opening round of the Palermo Open on Monday.
Having beaten the Italian 6-0, 6-0, the Chinese player will next face France’s Diane Parry, who eliminated another Italian in qualifier Aurora Zantedeschi 6-4, 6-3.
Eighth-seeded Julia Grabher of Austria was upset by Clara Burel, with the French player triumphing 6-4, 7-5.
Two Italians who did advance on the red clay courts of the Country Time Club were Camilla Rosatello, for her first WTA victory, and Nuria Brancaccio.
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