May 28, 2009

Serena defeats Pascual; Advances to 3rd Round

Serena demolished Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 6-0 in 2nd round action at the French Open. The match lasted 57 minutes. Her 1st round match lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes. The Spaniard put up a decent fight in the opening set but Williams, the champion at Roland Garros in 2002, broke serve in games four and eight to open a one-set lead.

Williams needed three sets to dispatch Klara Zakapalova in the 1st round but was never in any danger of this match being extended to a third (set).
Ruano Pascual, a former world doubles number one, won just seven points in the second set. The American star will now play another Spaniard, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, for a place in the last 16. Serena's thoughts on today's match: "Everything clicked for me today, finally,'' she said. "It was just a better match. I'm not nearly as upset as I was the other day.''

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