Open GDF Suez: French duo safely into round two in Paris
French duo Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic were popular first round winners in the Open GDF Suez on Tuesday.
Last Updated: 29/01/13 7:14pm
Cornet beat Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson 6-3 4-6 6-0, while world number 87 Mladenovic pulled off a surprise win over seventh seed Julia Goerges of Germany, coming through 7-5 5-7 7-6 (7/4).
Fifth seed Roberta Vinci had no such problems, the Italian beating Romania's Simona Halep 6-0 6-3, while there were also straight-sets wins for Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele.
Suarez-Navarro overcame Monica Niculescu 6-3 7-6, while Voegele battled past talented Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4 6-2.