Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova starts well at Roland Garros


Svetlana KuznetsovaThings were not looking good for holder Svetlana Kuznetsova at the beginning of her first-round match at the 2010 French Open against Romanian world No.34 Sorana Cirstea, when the sixth-seeded Russian lost the first three games. However, from 3-0 for Cirstea in the first set, Kuznetsova won 12 of the next 13 games and won the match 6-3 6-1.

The victory over Cirstea in Paris is only Kuznetsova’s second win in five matches this clay season – the world No.6 won her opening match in Stuttgart, but lost both her Rome and Madrid openers.

Kuznetsova’s opponent in the second round of the 2010 French Open will be world No.41 Andrea Petkovic, who defeated Elena Vesnina in the first round. Kuznetsova defeated Petkovic on Stuttgart clay last season, en route to the title, but Petkovic won their last meeting in Tokyo last fall. (photo: Stephane Martinache)


  1. Completely different from this post, but have you seen Venus’ dress? It’s… interesting lol. At least she won’t get hot in the sun.

  2. Yeah, Lilly, I have. I won´t comment about it rather. I am also confused why is Wozzy still working that dress from AO?

  3. Lilly, I saw it, and I like it on Venus, it has character, unlike most EleVen dresses.

    LuLinQa, as reader Larry shared with us here, Wozniacki is preparing something spectacular for the US Open. Even Wimbledon is not mentioned.

  4. Do you have any other pictures of the players? Not the famous ones, I’ve seen Serena, Venus, etc. already. But I was listening to the commentary and the woman said she liked Zheng Jie’s dress and I couldn’t find it anywhere.


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