Montreal’s Aleksandra Wozniak had a very dominant performance in the second round of the French Open. But the bad news is she will have to be spectacular to advance to round four.
On Wednesday, Wozniak defeated Jie Zheng of China in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Wozniak played a nearly perfect first set of tennis. She only committed five unforced errors.
In the second set the play was quite even until Zheng injured her foot and was not running on the court at full speed thereafter.
Zheng was a formidable opponent for Wozniak, as seeded 31st in the world, has been to two grand slam semi-finals.
But now Wozniak has to play the Australian Open champion and world no.1 ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. You know, the one that has spent time in Nikolai Khabibulin’s basement.
Azarenka is 35-3 to date with her only losses coming to Marion Bartoli of France in the quarterfinals in Miami, Maria Sharapova of Russia in the final of Stuttgart and Serena Williams of the United States in the final of Madrid.
In other action, eighth seeded Bartoli was upset 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Petra Martic of Croatia and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, the third seed, defeated 2002 French Open finalist Venus Williams of the United States 6-2, 6-3.