Santangelo beat Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2 6-4, with the Italian taking early advantage of her opponent's weak serve to break for 2-0. Kudryavtseva also had to hold off another break point at 0-3, but then had the opportunity to gain a foothold on the match when Santangelo double-faulted at 4-2 to give her break point. But the Italian saved that with a volley, held for 5-2, and broke again for the set.
Kudryavtseva had another chance early in the second set when she held two break points to lead 2-1, but she then dropped her own serve in the next game to fall behind 3-1. And although Santangelo dropped her serve as she served for the match at 5-3, the Italian broke once more for victory.