facebook
twitter
search
search

Stosur, Ivanovic take Day 1 Paris wins

May 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Samantha Stosur and former champions Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova were among the Day 1 winners Sunday at the French Open.

Reigning U.S. Open champ Stosur, who was the French runner-up in 2010, handled Elena Baltacha of Britain 6-4, 6-0 on the red clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris.

No. 13 seed Ivanovic, the 2008 champ, advanced with a 6-1, 6-1 drubbing of Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino and will next face Israel's Shahar Peer, who handled Stephanie Dubois of Canada 6-2, 6-2.

Meanwhile, 2009 champion Kuznetsova breezed past Croatia's Mirjana Lucic 6-1, 6-3.

Also notching a win Sunday was unseeded American great Venus Williams, who rallied to defeat Argentina's Paula Ormaechea 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Sunday's other winners included 10th-seeded German Angelique Kerber, No. 20 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Italian Sara Errani, Americans Melanie Oudin and Irina Falconi, Irena Pavlovic of France and Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Jeff Gordon bringing back legendary rainbow paint scheme
Kvitova easily advances; Halep, Bouchard vanquished at Wimbeldon
Video: Sack-artist J.J. Watt whams concert-goer