Stats Corner: Two Canadians Conquer Round 1
Published May 24, 2011 09:31
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:
|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.