Monday, May 27, 2013

Former champions Kuznetsova, Schiavone through

2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone won their opening matches at 2013 Roland Garros with straight sets victories over Ekaterina Makarova and Melinda Czink respectively. Kuznetsova, the world No. 39, beat compatriot Makarova 6-4, 6-2 while Schiavone top Czink 6-0, 7-6

Meanwhile, eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber downed her countrywoman Mona Barthel 7-6(6), 6-2. Also 17th seed American Sloane Stephens moved on by besting Italian Karin Knapp 6-2, 7-5. Among day two winners Americans Bethanie Mattek Sands, Vania King and Madison Keys, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, Serb Bojana Jovanovski, France's Mathilde Johansson, and Slovak Jana Cepelova.

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