Stats Corner: Two Canadians Conquer Round 1

This is the first time since 1991 that multiple Canadians won their first round matches at Roland Garros.

Published May 24, 2011 09:31

Stats Corner: Two Canadians Conquer Round 1
Aleksandra Wozniak

PARIS, France - With Aleksandra Wozniak and Rebecca Marino both having won their first round matches, this marks just the fifth time in the Open Era and first in 20 years that at least two Canadians are into the second round of the French Open.

Here are the other times it has occurred and how far the players ended up going during the fortnight:

Year Results
1987 Carling Bassett-Seguso: 3R; Helen Kelesi: 4R
1989 Helen Kelesi: QF; Rene Simpson: 3R
1990 Helen Kelesi: 2R; Rene Simpson: 2R
1991 Patricia Hy-Boulais: 2R; Helen Kelesi: 3R

Notes: Bassett-Seguso and Kelesi eached reached the French Open quarters twice, which is the farthest a Canadian women has gotten here in the Open Era ... Wozniak plays No.1 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, and Marino plays No.19 seed María José Martínez Sánchez.

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