Poland's Urszula Radwanska clenches her fist when scoring a point against Venus Williams of the U.S. in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Michel Euler, Associated Press
Serena Williams of the U.S. returns against Georgia's Anna Tatishvili in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Petr David Josek, Associated Press
Radwanska wins opening match at French Open
- Article by: STEVEN WINE
- Associated Press
- May 27, 2013 - 5:20 AM
PARIS - Agnieszka Radwanska needed only 57 minutes to win her opening match Monday at the French Open, beating Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-1.
The No. 4-seeded Radwanska, last year's Wimbledon runner-up, played for the first time since withdrawing before last week's Brussels tournament with a right shoulder injury.
Playing in sunny, mild weather on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Radwanska committed only eight unforced errors.
Radwanska has won two tournament titles this year but is just 2-2 on clay this spring. She has never advanced beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros.
Her sister, Urszula, beat 30th-seeded Venus Williams in the final match Sunday, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4
No. 15 Roberta Vinci won in less than an hour Monday morning, beating Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-3, 6-0.
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