French Open

Svitolina sees off Tomljanovic to reach 2nd round at French Open

2018-05-27 12:56
Elina Svitolina (AFP)

Paris - Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina battled to a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Ajla Tomljanovic to reach the French Open second round on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who won her second consecutive Italian Open title last weekend, will next play either 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone or Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova.

Svitolina made a nervous start on Court Suzanne Lenglen, falling 5-1 down, but battled back and levelled the opening set as Tomljanovic dumped a backhand into the net after a bruising point.

The Australian's collapse was complete as Svitolina wrapped up the set with six consecutive games.

The world number four saved a break point in the first game of the second set, and finished off an ultimately comfortable victory on her first match point as Tomljanovic fired wide.

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