PARIS, France – US Open finalist Madison Keys took another step towards the second week of the French Open as she moved into the third round of the competition with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Caroline Dolehide.
The first set proved to be a highly competitive affair, with the No.13 seed finding herself a break down early on against her hard-hitting opponent, but she was able to weather the storm and thereafter controlled the match.
Indeed, after her early wobble, the 23-year-old did not give up serve again in the match and stormed away in the second set by breaking her opponent on three occasions.
Wednesday proved to be a good day overall for the seeded players.
Anett Kontaveit was pushed hard by Alexandra Dulgheru in the first set but the No.25 seed claimed it, 7-5, setting up an altogether easier second, which she took, 6-2.
No.26 seed Barbora Strycova and Mihaela Buzarnescu, seeded 31 for the tournament, were both straight-sets winners. The former was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Ekaterina Makarova, while the Romanian brushed past Rebecca Peterson, 6-1, 6-2.
Meanwhile, the unseeded Katerina Siniakova moved through into the third round with a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 success over Kateryna Kozlova.