Second-seeded Eugenie Bouchard swept past qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-0, 6-1 in 45 minutes to advance to the third round of the Nuremberg Cup.

Most of the world's best players are not competing this week ahead of the French Open next week, but Montreal's Bouchard could use the work after struggling at previous clay court tournaments this spring.

Bouchard, ranked 19th in the world, lost her last three matches before Monday's win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

In other action, top-seeded Angelique Kerber broke Marina Erakovic of New Zealand at the start of each set, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

Sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan crashed out in the second round, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. Also in the second round, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Karin Knapp of Italy were winners.

With files from CBCSports.ca