Simona Halep survives early scare while Petra Kvitova just keeps winning

WTA Tour

World number one Simona Halep survived an early scare to overcome Alison Riske in the first round at Roland Garros.

The Romanian lost the first set in meek fashion, but she gathered herself to power back and claim an ultimately dominant 2-6 6-1 6-1 win.

Elsewhere, eighth seed Petra Kvitova is safely into the third round after a comfortable 6-0 6-4 win over Spaniard Lara Arrubarrena.

Kvitova, who is one of the tournament’s favourites after back-t-back wins on clay in Prague and Madrid, registered a 13th successive win.

The number four seed, Elina Svitolina is also in round three after a routine 6-3 6-4 win over Viktória Kuzmova.

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