Wozniacki steamrolls into third round

Caroline Wozniacki

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki was in no mood to hang around at Roland Garros on Wednesday, making light work of Spanish qualifier Georgina Garcia Perez.

The Dane needed just 50 minutes to deliver a 6-1, 6-0 beatdown on an opponent who had no answer to her speed and power.

Garcia Perez was her own worst enemy, however, producing a hefty 29 unforced errors to Wozniacki’s eight.

The young Spaniard entered the match with a big reputation, having qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw and powering through to the second round, but her trademark big serve did not pose Wozniacki any problems.

Wozniacki is chasing the World No 1 ranking in Paris, but she will need to win the title to overtake Simona Halep. That’s easier said than done, considering clay is not Wozniacki’s best surface and she has never made it past the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.

Next up for Wozniacki is Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier, who upset her countrywoman Alize Cornet 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-2.

Also advancing on Wednesday evening was US Open champion Sloane Stephens. The 10th seed continued to look in solid form as she dispatched Magdalena Frech 6-2, 6-2.

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