Top seed and world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of Roland Garros, but the match was much tougher than her 6-0 6-2 opener against Kimiko Date Krumm. In the second-round encounter with Canada’s world No.162 Aleksandra Wozniack, the second set lasted 76 minutes and Wozniack had three set points in the tiebreak which the top-ranked Dane eventually won 8-6 for a 6-3 7-6 victory.
Just a day before Roland Garros Wozniacki won the Brussels Ladies Open. In the final there she had treatment for her left thigh, and she’s still wearing a bandage.
Wozniacki’s next opponent will be world No.29 Daniela Hantuchova, who defeated Sara Errani 6-1 6-2.
Samantha Stosur, last year’s beaten finalist, crushed Romania’s Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 and set up a meeting with Argentina’s Gisela Dulko in the third round. Julia Goerges came back from a 2-6 2-4 deficit to overcome Lucie Safarova 2-6 7-5 6-2, while the 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Irina-Cameila Begu 6-1 6-1 in just 47 minutes. (photo courtesy of Tony)