Wozniacki breezes through

Caroline Wozniacki wasted no time in sealing her spot in the second round of the Rogers Cup as she dropped just two games in beating Daniela Hantuchova.

The in-form Dane - who won her first tournament of the season at the Istabul Cup towards the end of last month - was simply far too consistent for her Slovakain opponent as she raced away to a 6-1 6-1 win.

14th seed Carla Suarez Navarro also came through in straight sets as she beat Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-4 6-3.

Venus Williams was taken to three but eventually overcame Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the American prevailing 6-1 3-6 6-2.

Former US Open champion Sam Stosur eased past Monica Puig 6-2 6-2 while her fellow Australian Casey Dellacqua saw off Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-0 4-6 6-2.

In the day's other first-round encounters there were wins for Caroline Garcia, Karolina Pliskova, Elena Vesnina, Coco Vandeweghe and Ekaterina Makarova.