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Latest update : 2010-05-23

Hot on the heels of her victory in Madrid, France’s Aravane Rezai pummelled Canada's El Tabakh in the first round of the French Open.

REUTERS - France's Aravane Rezai followed up her Madrid title with a crushing 6-1 6-1 demolition of Canadian qualifier Heidi El Tabakh in the first round of the French Open on Sunday.

Wearing an eye-catching black and gold space-age dress on centre court, the 15th-seeded Rezai cracked winner after winner to blast past her helpless opponent in just 48 minutes.

Rezai, who beat Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams en route to winning the Madrid Open last weekend, wrapped up a straightforward victory with an ace.

She will next face either Russian Anna Chakvetadze or Angelique Kerber of Germany.

French Open men's singles first round results at 7pm

Julien Benneteau (France) beat 23-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-2 1-0 (Gulbis retired)
 
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Rainer Schuettler (Germany) 7-5 6-4 6-2  
 
Albert Montanes (Spain) beat Stefano Galvani (Italy) 6-3 6-3 6-3          
 
Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Nicolas Massu (Chile) 6-1 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-3     
 
Robin Soderling (Sweden) beat Laurent Recouderc (France) 6-0 6-2 6-3        
 
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 6-1 6-0 6-4      
 
Thiemo de Bakker (Netherlands) beat Olivier Patience (France) 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-3
 
Alejandro Falla (Colombia) beat Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 6-1 6-2 6-3    
 
10-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Ricardo Mello (Brazil) 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-1
 
French Open women's singles first round results at 7pm
 
Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Patty Schnyder (Switzerland) 6-3 6-3                  
 
Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Anna Chakvetadze (Russia) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4 
 
Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 6-2 6-2                
 
Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) beat Claire Feuerstein (France) 7-6(4) 6-3             
 
Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat Karolina Sprem (Croatia) 7-6(5) 6-4       
 
Akgul Amanmuradova (Uzbekistan) beat 20-Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Spain) 6-2 6-4
 
Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Anne Keothavong (Britain) 6-2 6-2      
 
Aravane Rezai (France) beat Heidi El Tabakh (Canada) 6-1 6-1
 
Gisela Dulko (Argentina) beat 10-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 6-1 6-2      
 
Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat Elena Vesnina (Russia) 4-6 6-1 6-4          
 
Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Christina McHale (U.S.) 7-5 6-3
 
Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) beat Mathilde Johansson (France) 6-2 6-4
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-3 6-1      
 
Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Ekaterina Ivanova (Russia) 6-2 6-0
 
 
 

 

Date created : 2010-05-23

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