Azarenka makes easy progress
After finding herself on the brink of elimination from the French Open on Monday, Victoria Azarenka cruised past Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-1 6-1.
The world number one survived an almighty scare in the first round at Roland Garros as unheralded Italian Alberta Brianti pushed her all the way on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Trailing by a set and 0-4, the Australian Open champion fought back for a 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 6-2 win in two hours and 16 minutes two days ago. But it was all much more straightforward as the 22-year-old toppled 20-year-old German in 55 minutes.
Azarenka encountered little difficulty against the world number 198. She lost the first game, but swiftly broke her opponent's serve to go 2-1 up and then raced through the rest of the first set.
Pfizenmaier crumbled early in the second set, soon finding herself 0-3 down, with numerous unforced errors speeding up the Belorussian's progression to round three.
Azarenka, whose victory in Melbourne in January was her maiden grand slam title, will next face Aleksandra Wozniak after the Canadian saw off 31st seed Jie Zheng of China 6-2 6-4.