Tennis-Top seed Serena romps into second round
PARIS May 26 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams beat Anna Tatishvili 6-0 6-1 on Sunday to emphatically book her place in the second round of the French Open and avoid last year's embarrassment of an opening-round exit.
The American, whose only singles title at Roland Garros came in 2002, entered the tournament on a 24-match winning streak and showed no signs of taking her foot off the gas as she steamrollered the 83rd-ranked Georgian in 51 minutes.
Williams, chasing a 16th grand slam title, looked ominously athletic as she wrapped up victory in an unseasonably chilly Paris, putting to bed the memory of her only first round loss at a grand slam, last year's exit to France's Virgine Razzano.
After her opponent sent a forehand wide on match point, she waved to all four sides of the stadium before embarking on the greater test of conducting the courtside interview in French.
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