Photos Du Jour: Former Champ Still Swinging
Francesca Schiavone has now won 15 of her last 16 matches on the clay of Roland Garros.
Published May 31, 2012 12:00
Petra Kvitova was one of the first winners on Thursday, cruising past Urszula Radwanska, 61 63.
Li Na wasn't far behind, winning the first nine games during a 60 62 win over Stephanie Foretz Gacon.
Klara Zakopalova pulled off the biggest surprise of the day, beating No.16 seed Maria Kirilenko.
Nina Bratchikova reached her second straight Grand Slam third round, having done it in Australia too.
Sesil Karatantcheva got into the draw as a lucky loser and reached the second round before falling.
Francesca Schiavone's winning streak was on the line against Tsvetana Pironkova on Thursday afternoon.
But Francesca Schiavone rallied to win, 26 63 61, and has now won seven matches in a row on clay.
Virginie Razzano lifted of the ground as she served to Arantxa Rus in her second round match.
Virginie Razzano, conqueror of Serena Williams, would go quietly to Arantxa Rus in two, 63 76(3).
No.19 seed Jelena Jankovic was also among the upset victims, falling to Varvara Lepchenko, 76(4) 46 64.