Caroline Wozniacki Defeats Laura Robson to Advance at 2013 French Open

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMay 27, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 27: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a forehand in her Women's Singles match against Laura Robson of Great Britain during day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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By dominating English star Laura Robson 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the 2013 French Open, women’s tennis sensation Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round at Roland Garros.

 

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10]  6  6
Laura Robson (GBR)   3  2

 

Robson came into this matchup with the confidence in her game that she could beat Wozniacki (h/t The Guardian). However, with the No. 10-ranked female tennis player in the world dominating in the return game and on the serve, the English star never had a chance. 

It’s clear that Wozniacki is playing well right now and will be a tough out in this year’s French Open.

With that being said, the Dane has a history of struggles at Roland Garros. She's been eliminated in the third round or before in five of her six tournaments on the French clay.

While she made it to the quarterfinals in 2010, she has not replicated that success since.

Not only did the Danish star play well on Monday, the way she handled the surges from Robson showed that she is ready for the onslaught of the talented players she’ll likely have to face to win this Grand Slam.

Wozniacki has a potentially brutal draw ahead.

The 22-year-old star could face Angelique Kerber, the No. 8 seed, in the round of 16 and top seed Serena Williams in the quarters.

Wozniacki must continue to play well if she wants any chance of advancing to the rounds that really matter. Beating Robson was impressive, but there are much bigger fish in the Roland Garros pond.