Fourth seed Svitolina through to Roland Garros third round

Paris (AFP) –

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Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina reached the French Open third round for the fourth consecutive year by brushing aside Viktoria Kuzmova in straight sets on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old, who arrived in Paris having won her second straight Italian Open title, saw off her Slovakian opponent 6-3, 6-4 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Svitolina, a two-time quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, will take on Romanian 31st seed Mihaela Buzarnescu in the last 32.