It took top seed and world No.1 Serena Williams just 55 minutes to win her second round match against Julia Goerges 6-1 6-1 at the 2010 French Open. Serena made no double faults in the encounter postponed by rain, compared to Goerges’ five, and hit just four unforced errors, compared to Goerges’ 20. Serena’s opponent in the third round will be seed No.29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who beat Jill Craybas 6-4 6-1.
Second-seeded Venus Williams also advanced, but to the fourth round, with a 6-3 6-4 victory over No.26 seed Dominika Cibulkova. The Slovakian played the semifinals last year in Paris, and entered the match with a 1-0 record against Venus, but the American hit 20 winners, twice as many as Cibulkova, and reached her first fourth round at the French Open since 2006.
Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin won their second rounds stopped by darkness yesterday and ensured a blockbuster third round match at the French Open. Both Sharapova and Henin advanced with the score 6-3 6-3: the 12th-seeded Sharapova defeated Kirsten Flipkens, the 22nd-seeded Henin defeated Klara Zakopalova. (photo: Stephane Martinache)