Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska set up an anticipated second-round clash with Venus Williams by dominating Bojana Jovanovski in her opening match at Roland Garros 2012. Unchallenged in the encounter with Jovanovski, Radwanska won a staggering 90% of points on her first serve, compared to her opponent’s mere 37%. In all the other departments the Pole was also considerably better, only her first serve percentage was just 1% higher than Jovanovski’s, 61% to Jovanovski’s 60%. Final score: 6-1 6-0.
Venus is leading Agnieszka 5-2 in their career meetings, but their only meeting in 2012 the Pole won, in the quarterfinals of Miami. On clay they played only once, in Rome 2009, and Venus was victorious then. Also, Venus had a shaky start to this year’s Roland Garros, toughing out a 4-6 6-1 6-3 victory over Argentine teenager Paula Ormaechea, ranked 120th.