Azarenka safely through to round three at Roland Garros


After a tough warm-up in the first round of Roland Garros 2012, world No.1 Victoria Azarenka cruised through her second-round match against Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany in 55 minutes, 6-1 6-1.

Azarenka committed almost six times less unforced errors (11 to 60) than in her opening match against Alberta Brianti, in which the Belarusian won 12 of the last 14 games to come back and celebrate a 6-7(6) 6-4 6-2 victory after being down a set and 0-4.

The 58th-ranked Aleksandra Wozniak, who took out seed No.31 Zheng Jie in the second round, will be Azarenka’s opponent in the third round. Interestingly, Wozniak will play world No.1 for the second straight year at Roland Garros. In 2011 she faced Caroline Wozniacki in the second round and lost 6-3 7-6(6). (photo: © Neal Trousdale)


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