No problems for local duo in Paris
French pair Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic are both through to the second round of the Open GDF Suez in Paris.
The local favourites are both safely into the next round after Cornet beat Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson 6-3 4-6 6-0, while world number 87 Mladenovic knocked out seventh seed Julia Goerges of Germany 7-5 5-7 7-6 (7/4). Elsewhere in the first round, fifth seed Roberta Vinci easily dispatched Romania's Simona Halep 6-0 6-3, while Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele also claimed straight-sets wins. Suarez-Navarro beat Monica Niculescu 6-3 7-6, while Voegele overcame Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4 6-2.