Baltacha, Watson win in Toronto
Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson both recorded crucial qualifying wins at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
The pair now face final qualifiers in an attempt to reach the 56-strong draw for the first round.
Baltacha, ranked 60 in the world, will next play Hungary's Greta Arn, ranked 11 places below her.†
Baltacha said on Twitter following her victory over Rezai: "So chuffed with the win today. Rezai is a world class player and will be back to the top very soon."
Watson, who is ranked 108, was impressive in her straight sets win over Scheepers, ranked 14 places higher in the rankings, and she Tweeted after her win: "I got off to a great start playing very well and was able to close it out in two sets."
The teenage from Guernsey next takes on Slovenia's Polona Hercog for a place in the main draw - Hercog is ranked 40 in the world and won the Swedish Open in July.
Meanwhile, Anne Keothavong was unable complete a hat-trick of victories for Britain's women - she lost to Toronto-born Fichman, who is ranked 91 places below her.
Keothavong won the first set against home favourite Sharon Fichman, but eventually lost 2-6 7-5 6-3.
The 27-year-old from London†also took to Twitter after her defeat, saying: "Not everything will go your way but if you can still remember to smile and laugh, then you can move on. No time for a pity party."
All of the world's top 20 are in the main draw for the event, won last year by current world number one Caroline Wozniacki.
Venus and Serena Williams are also in the draw as they look to climb up the world rankings.