Strasbourg: Gavrilova makes it three Aussies in round two
Daria Gavrilova breezed past Louisa Chirico in the first round in Strasbourg to join fellow Aussies Sam Stosur and Ash Barty in the last 16.
Daria Gavrilova wasted little time beating 21-year-old American Louisa Chirico in the opening round of the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg.
The Australian world No.25 defeated Chirico 6-2 6-3 in just over an hour of court time to join fellow Australians Sam Stosur and Ash Barty in the second round.
Gavrilova will next play Russian qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova, while Stosur is set for a showdown with American qualifier Madison Brengle.
All three Australians are playing their last event before the French Open gets under way at Roland Garros on 28 May; Gavrilova is coming off a quarterfinal performance at the Italian Open.
Joining them in the second round is fifth-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who breezed past American world No.87 Jennifer Brady 6-3 6-4.
Garcia’s countrywoman Alize Cornet was sent packing though – she was ousted by Chinese eighth seed Peng Shuai 3-6 7-5 6-1.