PROMISING START:Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun played well enough to level world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at 4-4 in the first set, but then faded away, losing 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Date: May 26, 2016
By: AFP, PARIS
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, seeded 10th at the French Open, yesterday
beat Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the third round at Roland Garros in a much more comfortable outing than her opener against Danka Kovinic, where she had been just two points away from defeat at one stage.
Kvitova, a semi-finalist in 2012, next faces Shelby Rogers of the US.
“I am feeling good, I am healthy and that is important,” Kvitova said.
Novak Djokovic began his pursuit of the only Grand Slam title missing from his collection with a no-nonsense 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun in the first round on Tuesday.
The Serbian top seed now stands only six matches away from becoming the first man in almost 50 years to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. [FULL STORY]