Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova up and running

Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova claimed contrasting wins in their opening matches at Eastbourne.

Top seed Wozniacki kicked off her grass-court season with a straight-set win over Camila Giorgi from Italy, needing one hour and 15 minutes to secure a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

The Dane will face either British No 1 Johanna Konta or Aleksandra Krunic in the third round.

Second seed Pliskova had a much tougher outing as she was taken to three sets by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with the Czech edging out the Russian 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

In first-round action, Kristina Mladenovic from France also had a tough day at the office as she came from a set down to beat Heather Watson from Britain 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-3.

Former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova beat Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-4, Sam Stosur from Australia overcame Alison van Uytvanck 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 and Kaia Kanepi beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2.