Only two lower seeds on the docket for Day 3 from Palermo: No. 6 Donna Vekic and No. 8 Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia – both of whom went out.
But two Italians who pulled off first-round upsets in the first round – two wild cards, Elisabetta Cocciaretto and the undeterred Sara Errani – both moved on.
Singles, second round
[WC] Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) def  Donna Vekic (CRO) 62 64
Fiona Ferro (FRA) def  Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 75 62
[WC] Sara Errani (ITA) def Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 36 64 63
[Q] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) def Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 60 64
 Bibiane Schoofs / Rosalie Van der Hoek (NED) def. Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Elixane Lechemia (FRA) 64 63
Greet Minnen / Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) def  Laura Siegemund (GER) / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 26 75 [10-6]
Doubles, first round
 Georgina Garcia Perez / Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) def. Laura Ioana Paar (ROU) / Julia Wachaczyk (GER) 75 62
Arantxa Rus (NED) / Tamara Zidansek (SLO) def  Dayana Yastremska (UKR) / Raluca Olaru (ROU) 75 46 [10-8]