Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki opened her French Open campaign with a 6-3 6-0 victory over Karin Knapp, the Italian that has arrived in Paris straight from winning a title in Nuremberg.
The peculiar thing about this match was that the first four games lasted more than half an hour, but soon afterwards the fifth-ranked Dane took firm control of the match, winning the last eight games to book her place in the second round. Wozniacki, who hit just nine unforced errors, was helped by Knapp’s 50.
On a different note, here’s how Caro, who next plays Julia Goerges, the winner over CoCo Vandeweghe in the first round, commented on her new Adidas Barricade dress designed by Stella McCartney:
I think the designers now know that when they design the shoes and everything, that even when they get the orange clay on it, it’s still going to look good. I’m wearing yellow, so that contrasts well with the clay. It kind of brightens it all up, even when it’s a gray day out there, I’m still shining bright!
Caro, if you’d really like to shine, consider a deal with Lotto! 😉
While we’re waiting for world No.1 Serena Williams to launch her participation at Roland Garros 2015 in the evening, let’s also mention that fourth seed Petra Kvitova advanced to the second round today, but it was far from an easy victory against Marina Erakovic, 6-4 3-6 6-4, while seed No.25 Jelena Jankovic lost 6-3 6-4 to Sesil Karatantcheva. (photo via Wozniacki’s Twitter)