PARIS (Reuters) - In-form Ukrainian Elina Svitolina moved swiftly into the second round of the French Open on Tuesday, easing through a potentially tricky encounter against Yaroslava Shvedova with a 6-4 6-3 victory.
The fifth seed, one of the pre-tournament favourites after winning the Rome claycourt tournament, was just a cut above her Kazakh opponent, who has reached the quarter-finals here twice.
“I felt good on court played the important points well. Winning a big title just before coming here gave me a lot of confidence and I look forward to my next match,” Svitolina said courtside.
She next faces either German Mona Barthel or Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; editing by John Stonestreet