August 28, 2014
PARIS (AP) - Top-seeded Dinara Safina quickly worked her way into the second round of the French Open on Monday, routing Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-0, 6-0.
Safina took over as the top-ranked women's player in April, but she has yet to win a Grand Slam title. She lost in last year's French Open final, and also came within a match of winning the Australian Open this season.
Against Keothavong, Safina powered her way to an easy win, spraying shots to all parts of the court at Roland Garros.
Keothavong wasted two break points in the third game of the first set, and led 40-0 in the fourth game of the second but couldn't hold on.
Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic won 6-0, 6-0 at the French Open last year.