Wozniacki races past Knapp after a slow start in Roland Garros round one

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Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki opened her French Open campaign with a 6-3 6-0 victory over Karin Knapp, the Italian that has arrived in Paris straight from winning a title in Nuremberg.

The peculiar thing about this match was that the first four games lasted more than half an hour, but soon afterwards the fifth-ranked Dane took firm control of the match, winning the last eight games to book her place in the second round. Wozniacki, who hit just nine unforced errors, was helped by Knapp’s 50.

On a different note, here’s how Caro, who next plays Julia Goerges, the winner over CoCo Vandeweghe in the first round, commented on her new Adidas Barricade dress designed by Stella McCartney:

I think the designers now know that when they design the shoes and everything, that even when they get the orange clay on it, it’s still going to look good. I’m wearing yellow, so that contrasts well with the clay. It kind of brightens it all up, even when it’s a gray day out there, I’m still shining bright!

Caro, if you’d really like to shine, consider a deal with Lotto! 😉

While we’re waiting for world No.1 Serena Williams to launch her participation at Roland Garros 2015 in the evening, let’s also mention that fourth seed Petra Kvitova advanced to the second round today, but it was far from an easy victory against Marina Erakovic, 6-4 3-6 6-4, while seed No.25 Jelena Jankovic lost 6-3 6-4 to Sesil Karatantcheva.


  1. Love the dress on Caroline, from the promo pics I thought I was going to look ugly. Glad to be wrong! 🙂 will there be any pics of penetta and muguruza too? I always like seeing the separates of a brand

  2. Ga, as always, I will do an overview of French Open fashion somewhere midway through the tournament. But to be honest, I planned to leave out the Stella separates haha, but now with your suggestion I will include them. 🙂 I wanted to leave them out for one simple reason: there are soooo many brands to cover, I feel like my post will be 5 meters long. 😛

  3. You’re the best marija 😉 I love the long posts though!! That way all the brands get some exposure, and separates get some limelight instead of dresses

    By the way, what outfit would you say is your favorite so far?

  4. Ga, oh thanks! 🙂 And I’m glad to hear that long posts are welcome. Then I won’t restrain myself and I’ll include all the things I have in mind. As for my favorite outfit, I still need more time to digest all the looks and see more of them, like Maria without long sleeves covering her dress, and so on, but at this moment, as usual, I’m going with Ana Ivanovic’s outfit, this time Adidas Y-3. Venus’ dress also ranks high on my list. But, I’ll give my final verdict somewhere in the middle of the tournament.

  5. Looking forward to it 🙂

    Yeah, I feel the same way, although I think the nike separates are up there, they look really cute on vekic and lisicki. Serena’s dress is ok, but a bit of a letdown after the cool backless dress

  6. Ga, thanks 🙂 As for Serena’s dress, there’s a real mystery surrounding it, as I’ve heard that Nike had dropped it from the line. Maybe by mistake? Or for some other reason. I don’t know, but it’s very awkward to make such a miss for a world No.1’s design.

    JohnnyB, I knew you would comment here 🙂

  7. I like the dress. Yellow suits Caro but I like what Garbi is using right now. The reverse white/yellow color from the separates are really clean and sporty but a bit feminine too.

  8. Emman Damian, in the end it turned out to look good on the French Open clay. Remember that I didn’t quite like the dress when I first saw it.


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