Photos Du Jour: Straight Outta Strasbourg
Just a few days after conquering Strasbourg, Alizé Cornet came right to Roland Garros and kept on winning. And fellow Frenchwomen Marion Bartoli and Kristina Mladenovic had a good day too.
Published May 29, 2013 12:00
Kimiko Date-Krumm got her match in with Sam Stosur before the rains hit Roland Garros on Tuesday.
So did Mariana Duque-Mariño, who - excuse the pun - stormed past Kristyna Pliskova, 62 60.
Next up for Duque-Mariño is the French No.1, who left it all out there on Court Philippe Chatrier...
Marion Bartoli battled back from 5-3 down in the third set to beat Olga Govortsova, 76(8) 46 75.
Govortsova had two match points in that 5-3 game, missing a forehand into the net on the first one.
Bartoli saved the second match point by hitting a massive forehand return winner up the line.
Jelena Jankovic also pulled off a big comeback in her 64 76(7) victory over Daniela Hantuchova.
Jankovic clawed her way back from 5-0 down in the second set and saved six set points along the way.
French No.2 Alizé Cornet joined Bartoli in the second round with a win over Maria Joao Koehler.
Cornet came back from 4-1 down to win the first set and ended up cruising to victory, 75 62.
And the French No.3, Kristina Mladenovic, held off a late surge from Lauren Davis to win, 60 75.
No.16 seed Dominika Cibulkova won under fading light as the first round continued at Roland Garros.