2010 French Open Results: Serena Willams Advances to Second Round

Ros DumlaoCorrespondent IMay 24, 2010

PARIS - MAY 24:  Serena Williams of the United States shakes hands with opponent Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland after winning the women's singles first round match between Serena Williams of the United States and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland on day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2010 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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There were barely any surprises in day two of the French Open on the women’s side. Maybe a couple of slow starts put fans on the edge of their seats, but most of the top seeded players advanced to the second round in straight sets.

19-year-old Danish Caroline Wozniacki, who is the youngest ranked teenager among the WTA top 25 at No. 3, topped Russian Alla Kudryavtseva, 6-0, 6-3. Serbia’s fourth seed Jelena Jankovic is riding high on the radar and rolled past Australian Alicia Molik, 6-0, 6-4.

But Serena William’s first set was no cakewalk.

Swiss Stefanie Voegele came out strong against the world’s number one player but fell 7-6. Serena then cruised in her second set, 6-2.

The 2002 champion is looking to break her six-year drought from the quarterfinals. She will face German Julia Goerges in the second round.

Australian seventh seed Samantha Stosur also had a slow start, but secured a ticket to the second round with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Romanian Simona Halep.

With Stosur, Serena and Henin in the same bracket, the quarterfinals would prove to be an exciting matchup if all three advance in their next couple of rounds.

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Key matches for day three will feature:

Justine Henin (22) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova

Marion Bartoli (13) vs. Maria Elena Camerin

Maria Sharapova (12) vs. Ksenia Pervak

Dinara Safina (9) vs. Kimiko Date Krumm

Shahar Peer (18) vs. Nuria Llagostera Vives