Agnieszka Radwanska eases into French Open second round


Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska set up an anticipated second-round clash with Venus Williams by dominating Bojana Jovanovski in her opening match at Roland Garros 2012. Unchallenged in the encounter with Jovanovski, Radwanska won a staggering 90% of points on her first serve, compared to her opponent’s mere 37%. In all the other departments the Pole was also considerably better, only her first serve percentage was just 1% higher than Jovanovski’s, 61% to Jovanovski’s 60%. Final score: 6-1 6-0.

Venus is leading Agnieszka 5-2 in their career meetings, but their only meeting in 2012 the Pole won, in the quarterfinals of Miami. On clay they played only once, in Rome 2009, and Venus was victorious then. Also, Venus had a shaky start to this year’s Roland Garros, toughing out a 4-6 6-1 6-3 victory over Argentine teenager Paula Ormaechea, ranked 120th.

Top seed and Radwanska’s fiercest opponent this season, Victoria Azarenka, had to dig deep to overcome Alberta Brianti in the first round on Monday. (photos: Ralf Reinecke)


  1. I’m very happy for Aga and for Ula too! Seems that Ula is finaly getting better, both physically and mentaly. She’s still lacking some of Aga’s precision, but she has a great ability to play those really stunning cross-court shots. And it actually might be a great advantage in the match with Kvitova. Kvitova is far bigger and heavier than Ula, and while it means that she’s stronger, it also means that she can’t move as good as Ula, something essential on clay.
    As for Aga, I can’t wait for her tomorrow match!


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