Paris, France (Sports Network) - Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and former
champion Li Na posted first-round victories on Monday at the French Open.
The fourth-seeded Radwanska, last year's Wimbledon runner-up, cruised past
Shahar Peer of Israel by a 6-1, 6-1 margin in 57 minutes on the famed red clay
of Roland Garros.
Radwanska, who has won two tournaments this year, has never advanced beyond
the fourth round at Roland Garros. The 24-year-old made it to the third round
Her sister, Urszula, beat 30th-seeded Venus Williams in the final match
Sunday, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4.
Li, the 2011 champion, moved on with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Anabel Medina
Garrigues of Spain. She'll next face American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who
handled Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 6-4, 6-1.
Roberta Vinci, the No. 15 seed, discarded Stephanie Foretz Gacon by a 6-3, 6-0
margin and 20th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro beat Simona Halep of
Romania 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In other action on Day 2, Zuzana Kucova of Slovakia took down 24th-seeded
German Julia Goerges, 7-6 (10-8), 6-0, and Johanna Larsson of Sweden defeated
Monica Niculescu of Romania by a 6-2, 6-3 score.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova will take on Su-Wei Hsieh later Monday.
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