Caroline Wozniacki, Francesca Schiavone Score Easy First Round Wins At Roland Garros 2011

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki made her first statement in her latest quest to win her first Major, easily defeating veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0 6-2 at Roland Garros 2011. Caroline was her usually steady self, forcing her opponents into mistakes. Kimiko obliged with 28 unforced errors, an astonishingly high number when one considers that only 14 games were played in this brief match.

Caroline’s Roland Garros look by Stella McCartney

Francesca Schiavone

2010 Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone similarly opened the defense of her title in impressive fashion, ousting Melanie Oudin 6-2 6-0. Unlike Wozniacki, Francesca played a more aggressive game, ripping 25 winners to 16 unforced errors.

“I pretty much got a clay-court lesson. Practising this past week, I haven’t played anyone that hits the ball that heavy. She is serving well, she’s moving well, she pretty much doesn’t have a weakness on the clay. I can see how she won the French Open last year. She’s so confident here. You could see the shots she was going for and making them. I thought she played really, really well. There really wasn’t much I could do.”-Melanie Oudin

Francesca Pre-Tournament Interview (in Italian)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Singles – First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 60 62
(3) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 63 63
(5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 60
(9) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Greta Arn (HUN) 62 61
(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 16 62 61
(12) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 61 62
(16) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 75 61
(25) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 76(5) 62
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d. (26) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 67(5) 63 64
(28) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 63 63
(29) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 63 62
(30) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 63 36 63
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (31) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 75 61
Sara Errani (ITA) d. Christina McHale (USA) 67(4) 62 97
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 63 46 62
Sania Mirza (IND) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 63 63
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) 64 63
Vesna Dolonts (RUS) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 36 76(5) 64
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Aravane Rezai (FRA) 63 63
Jill Craybas (USA) d. (Q) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 63
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 26 63 61
(Q) Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) d. (LL) Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) 63 60
(Q) Heather Watson (GBR) d. (WC) Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 76(6) 61
(Q) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 60 64
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 64 46 64
(Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Junri Namigata (JPN) 61 61
(WC) Iryna Brémond (FRA) d. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 63 46 86

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

ANNE KEOTHAVONG

HEATHER WATSON

MARION BARTOLI

ANASTASIA RODIONOVA

DANIELA HANTUCHOVA

FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE

VERA ZVONAREVA

SABINE LISICKI

MARIA KIRILENKO

PETRA KVITOVA

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