Maria Sharapova powered into the second week of Roland Garros, as well as the other favorites who were in action this Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Sharapova beat world No.129 Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei 6-2 6-3. It’s interesting that Sharapova won 15 straight games from her second-round match against Caroline Garcia to 4-0 in the first set against Chan. In the round of 16 Sharapova will face seed No.12 Agnieszka Radwanska, who came this far with straight-set victories over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Sania Mirza and Yanina Wickmayer.
The other players expected to do well at the tournament also had a successful seventh day of French Open 2011: Victoria Azarenka defeated Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-2, Li Na beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-2, Andrea Petkovic progressed passed Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2 4-6 6-3, and Petra Kvitova defeated Vania King 6-4 6-2. (photo courtesy of our reader Tony)
I think that I will suggest to the French Tennis Federation to rename Roland Garros to “Russia and Eastern Europe Tennis Cup”. 11 out of 16!!! There are 6 Russian women, 5 Eastern European, 3 Western European, 1 South American, and 1 Chinese for the second week of the draw.
Sharapova is on fire. I hope she wins against Radwanska. http://www.tennisround.com
Nice. But I also hope for Agnieszka! I like her a lot… 😉
I don’t know why so many tip Sharapova as a possible winner. I don’t think she’s done that well. The match with Garcia was a sign that she can be pretty unstable on clay. She kind of grunted her way in, 😀