Paris - Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina reached the French Open third round for the fourth consecutive year by brushing aside Viktoria Kuzmova in straight sets on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old, who arrived in Paris having won her second straight Italian Open title, saw off her Slovakian opponent 6-3, 6-4 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Svitolina, a two-time quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, will take on Romanian 31st seed Mihaela Buzarnescu in the last 32.
Results from day four of the French Open at Roland Garros on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Barbora Strycova (CZE x26) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-4, 6-2
Naomi Osaka (JPN x21) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 6-4, 7-5
Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU x31) bt Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 6-1, 6-2
Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) 6-3, 6-4
Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-0, 6-4