Sofia Kenin couldn’t control her unforced errors count in the first set of her encounter with Ana Bogdan, but midway through the second set the reigning Australian Open champion’s game picked up steam and she’s through to the third round of Roland Garros.
The world No.93 Bogdan, who was looking for her first Top 10 victory, dictated the first set from the onset and sealed it with the first ace of the match. Even though the fourth-seeded Kenin did get one break back early on, her 16 unforced errors to 10 winners determined her fate in the first set.
Until midway through the second set it looked like Bogdan would be able to make an upset in straight sets, as the Romanian recovered from 1-3 to 3-3, but in the crucial seventh game Kenin was the stronger one and from that moment on the American won nine of the final 11 games to record a 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory beneath the Court Philippe-Chatrier roof.
The world No.6 Kenin has never reached a WTA quarterfinal on clay and her best result on the surface was her last year’s appearance in the fourth round of the French Open.