Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert Lloyd easily advanced today to the second round of the $1.8 million Lipton International Players Championships.
Second-seeded Mats Wilander led the men who advanced, beating Mike DePalmer, 6-2, 6-3. Other seeded players advancing included Mo. 6 Johan Kriek, No. 11 Tomas Smid, No. 12 Vitas Gerulaitis and No. 13 Stefan Edberg.
Evert, seeded second in the 128-player women's draw of this inaugural two-week event, beat Corinne Vanier, 6-0, 6-2. Navratilova beat Molly Van Nostrand, 6-0, 6-1. Only one seed lost. Elise Burgin of Baltimore upset fifth-seeded Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, 7-5, 6-3.
Catrin Jexell, who wasn't even in this tournament until 15 minutes before she took the court, made it into the second round by eliminating Karin Stampfil, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
Stampfil seemingly had eliminated Jexell, 7-5, 6-2, in Sunday qualifying. But when Andrea Leand of Brooklandville, Md., failed to show for her first-round match, Jexell was the next player eligible to be inserted into the draw.
Navratilova said Van Nostrand played a "hit or miss" game. "She was going for broke. She had trouble with my serve, and I was serving well, getting a lot of first ones in."
Van Nostrand held serve in the second game of the second set, the only game she won.
Against Evert, Vanier held serve in the second game of the second set.
"I played all right, but it's hard to tell," Evert said. "She made a lot of errors. I won because she played badly. I'd like to have a tougher opening match. I had to go three sets to beat Gigi Fernandez in the first round (two weeks ago), and then I was ready to play. There was no sweat today."
Larissa Savchenko pulled a mild upset, ousting Jo Durie, 6-3, 6-4.