Samantha Stosur Wins Easily In Second Round Of Roland Garros 2011; Caroline Wozniacki Advances Despite Errors

Samantha Stosur

Don’t look now, but Samantha Stosur just might be revving her engine at the right time to win her first Major, destroying Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 in the second round of Roland Garros 2011. With all due respect to Simona, the path will undoubtedly get tougher for Samantha, but her 21 winners and sharp play combined with her history of strong play on the terre battue make Samantha a real threat. Samantha also took a moment to talk to Tennis Australia to talk about courts being built in her homeland.

Caroline Wozniacki

Another favorite to win, maybe the top favorite, Caroline Wozniacki defeated Aleksandra Wozniack 6-3 7-6 (6).  It wasn’t the cleanest win for Caroline, as she committed an uncharacteristic 24 unforced errors. Although she says it isn’t a factor, perhaps her strained thigh is more of a hindrance than she is letting on. But fighting off three sets points in the second set against Aleksandra was not a scenario I would have expected for Caroline in this match. On the other hand, sometimes Major winners take different paths to a title. Very often there are unexpectedly tough matches and scares along the way. As recently as this year’s first Major, the Australian Open, Kim Clijsters labored through a few surprisingly stiff challenges on her way to the championship. The important thing is to win and keep advancing. Caroline did that and moves on.

Singles – Second Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 63 76(6)
(3) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. (Q) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 46 75 75
(5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Vesna Dolonts (RUS) 61 62
(8) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Simona Halep (ROU) 60 62
(10) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 63 62
(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) 64 67(1) 62
(13) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 61 61
(14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (Q) Mona Barthel (GER) 60 76(5)
(17) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 26 75 62
(28) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 61 62
(29) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 75 61
Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (32) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 64 62
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 26 63
Rebecca Marino (CAN) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 26 63 63
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d. Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) 61 64
(Q) Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 60 62










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