Photos Du Jour: Just The Beginning?
From Caroline Wozniacki's first encounter with Laura Robson to Maria Sharapova getting her title defense started, it was an action-packed day at Roland Garros on Monday. See all the pics...
Published May 28, 2013 12:00
The first round of Roland Garros continued on Monday, with former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in action.
Laura Robson had beaten Top 10 players at the last two Grand Slams, but it was not to be this time.
Wozniacki eased to a 63 62 victory over the Brit, snapping a five-match clay court losing streak.
Elsewhere, another rising young talent's flame - Mona Barthel's - was put out by a top talent.
Angelique Kerber, the No.8 seed, won a tight first set then rolled past Barthel to win in straights.
No.22 seed Ekaterina Makarova wasn't as lucky though, succumbing to a former champion first round.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won the French Open in 2009, beat Makarova in straight sets, 64 62.
Argentine qualifier Paula Ormaechea kept on winning, beating Tatjana Maria 6-0 in the third set.
The day wrapped up with No.2 seed Maria Sharapova beating Hsieh Su-Wei over on Lenglen, 62 61.
Sharapova is the defending champion at Roland Garros - how will she do this fortnight? Stay tuned...