You know, had to fight her way back.
One of the pre-tournament favourites and recent Italian Open champion Elina Svitolina will look to take another step towards Grand Slam glory when she takes on Mihaela Buzarnescu in the third round in Paris.
"But, you know, today, you know, really I was off and couldn't find my rhythm, my game today, and was really struggling". Not bad considering a year ago she was ranked 377.
The 30-year-old has made the last 16 at the French Open, winning her first ever matches at the Grand Slams despite being in the twilight of a career decimated by two knee surgeries which knocked her off course for the best part of three years. She struck 31 winners in the match to Svitolina's 11.
Her fourth-round opponent Madison Keys admits she has not seen Buzarnescu play before but her rapid rise to 33rd in the rankings is not a surprise to everyone.
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Caroline Wozniacki won the first eleven games and clinched an easy 6-0 6-3 win over No.74 Pauline Parmentier.
"I didn't know exactly how it will be with the first surgery, how it will be with the rehab, if it will be good".
"I had tough first rounds playing her both at the US Open and the Australian Open, but I knew that it's just a matter of time before her ranking goes up and she's seeded in these events".
"She's a really great player with an aggressive game and good shots", she said. Svitolina in the sixth game could get back in the game, but missed a break-point and finally come to terms with the loss of the first batch. I was kind of ready for this because she's a big fighter for sure.
It was never comfortable for the 31-year-old Serb, though, and he found himself in dire trouble in the third set when dropping serve to love at 3-4. Strycova beat fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3, and Putintseva put down China's Qiang Wang1-6, 7-5, 6-4, saving two match points.
Saturday's embarrassment of riches at Roland Garros includes (3) Garbine Muguruza vs. Sam Stosur, (6) Karolina Pliskova vs. (28) Maria Sharapova, (11) Julia Goerges vs. Serena Williams, (8) Petra Kvitova vs. (25) Anett Kontaveit, (12) Angie Kerber vs. (18) Kiki Bertens, (10) Sloane Stephens vs. Camila Giorgi, (1) Simona Halep vs. Andrea Petkovic, and (16) Elise Mertens vs. (24) Daria Gavrilova.