No. 3 seed Simona Halep and Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advanced into French Open second round after defeat Jana Capelova and Risa Ozaki.
The roumanian, champion in Madrid last month, beat her ankle’s injury and surpassed Jana Cepelova in straights sets 6-2, 6-3.” Maybe I was a little bit tight. It’s like many things happened today, first round, French Open, the leg, I didn’t know how it was gonna be,” Halep said.
“I was a little bit nervous because I changed court, so it’s not easy. I think I did well. I served pretty well after a few games when I started to roll it a little bit more. So I think I was good today. In the second set, she came back a little bit stronger, and she hit the ball stronger, but I was there […] I was strong on my legs. And I think I did a great game. It is not easy against her, because I lost at Wimbledon” Simona said at press conference.
By the way, Genie Bouchard suffered to defeat Risa Ozaki in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Her next rival will be 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.
“I think she’s a tricky player, slice, mixing up, slow balls. An all-around player, I guess. I just have to be ready for everything. Play my aggressive game but also have patience, which I had a bit more today in the second and third,” Bouchard said.