French Open: Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na off to Paris flyers
Last Updated: 28/05/13 1:46pm
Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na launched their French Open campaigns with straight-set victories in Paris.
Fourth seed Radwanska was playing for the first time since withdrawing before last week's Brussels tournament with a right shoulder injury and she showed no ill effects in a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Shahar Peer.
Playing in sunny, mild weather on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the Pole committed just eight unforced errors against the Israeli veteran.
Ranwanska has a poor record in Paris, having never progressed beyond the fourth round. She has won two and lost two on clay this year, one of those defeats being at the hands of Laura Robson in Spain.
However, Radwanska was a little concerned about her shoulder with regards to her future at Roland Garros.
She said: "On the clay it's always a little bit worse. I think you're pushing a little bit more than usual.
"It was much worse after Rome. So I decided to have a week of rest and just practise and do rehab, and go to Paris. I think it was a good move."
Her little sister Urszula upset Venus Williams on Sunday, winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4.
Sixth seed Na, the 2011 champion at Roland Garros, sidestepped a potential first round banana skin by beating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3 6-4.
The experienced Spaniard is always a tricky customer, particularly on clay, but Na won the big points to advance to the second round where she will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States for a place in the last 32.
Elsewhere Roberta Vinci - the fifteenth seed - won in less than an hour, beating Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-3 6-0.
The Italian is happiest on clay and is arguably the biggest threat to Serena Williams in the top quarter of the draw.
She is also half of the world's number one doubles pair having won three of the last four Grand Slams with partner Sara Errani, who reached both finals at Roland Garros last year.