French Open: Sloane Stephens and Garbine Muguruza ease themselves into round three
Sloane Stephens and Garbine Muguruza are safely into the third round of the French Open after brutally efficient wins on Wednesday.
Stephens faced Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, and needed just half an hour to take the first set.
Sorribes Tormo, though, to her credit, dug in for the second set and took it all the way before finally succumbing 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).
Garbine Muguruza also impressed, dominating Johanna Larsson of Sweden on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 29, 2019
The Spaniard, who has two Grand Slam titles to her name including the 2016 French Open, never looked in any trouble at all.
“I’m very happy,” admitted Muguruza after her 6-4, 6-1 win.
“It’s another win in a Grand Slam. It’s a special tournament for me.”
They’ll also be joined in the third round by Elise Mertens, who easily overcame Diane Parry 6-1, 6-3.
More from Tennis365:
Cameron Norrie inspired by Emma Raducanu’s US Open win, but says it’s ’50-50′ about which story is more believable
Emma Raducanu “inspired me a little bit, that was crazy”, says Cameron Norrie.
Andy Murray backs Kim Clijsters to win at highest level again with Scot impressed by her ball-striking
“I’m sure she can still win matches at the highest level.”
Novak Djokovic reveals ‘I still don’t know if I will’ play in Australian Open as he vows to stay mum over vaccine status
Questions over Djokovic’s participation in Aus Open.
Unvaccinated tennis players warned they are unlikely to receive visas for the 2022 Australian Open
Victoria has a vaccination mandate for professional athletes.
ATP Rankings: Roger Federer out of the top 10, Cameron Norrie into top 20, Andy Murray plunges
This week’s ATP Rankings update.
Cameron Norrie ‘a great example for not just British players but all tennis players’, says Andy Murray
Cameron Norrie has climbed to 15th in the ATP Rankings after winning the BNP Paribas Open.
Paula Badosa’s classy tribute to Victoria Azarenka: ‘I wouldn’t be here without women like you’
“Thank you for inspiring me so much.”
Former British No 1s lead Cameron Norrie plaudits, saying ‘it doesn’t get much better than this’ for GB tennis
From wondering to what would happen when Andy Murray retired to having an Indian Wells champion.
The rise of Cameron Norrie: From feeling tennis was ‘too much’ to being Britain’s new leading man
Cameron Norrie has had a rise to prominence in 2021.
Filip Krajinovic reveals Novak Djokovic will play in Davis Cup Finals as they have ‘an agreement to play’
Novak Djokovic to feature at 2021 Davis Cup Finals?