Kvitova canters through French Open first round
PARIS, May 29 – Czech Republic fourth seed Petra Kvitova barely broke sweat to see off Australian wild card Ashleigh Barty 6-1 6-2 to reach the second round of the French Open today.
The Wimbledon champion (picture) needed just 54 minutes on a sundrenched Court Suzanne Lenglen to subdue her 16-year-old opponent.
World number 332 Barty broke Kvitova’s serve in the first game of the second set but the Czech had simply too much pace.
Kvitova will next meet either France’s Pauline Parmentier or Poland’s Urszula Radwanska. – Reuters