Venus Williams reaches French Open 2nd round

Updated: 23 May 2010 16:42 IST

Second seeded American Venus Williams defeated Swiss veteran Patty Schynder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the French Open second round

Paris:

"venus.jpg"Second seeded American Venus Williams defeated Swiss veteran Patty Schynder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the French Open second round.

Williams, the 2002 runner-up to sister Serena, will face either Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara or Spain's Arantxa Parra Santonja for a place in the last 32.

French eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also beat Germany's Daniel Brands 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 7-5 on Sunday to reach the French Open second round. He will meet France's Josselin Ouana or Poland's Lukasz Kubot for a place in the last 32.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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