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French Open 2021: Fifth Seed Elina Svitolina Beats Oceane Babel in Round One

Elina Svitolina (Photo Credit: AP)

Elina Svitolina (Photo Credit: AP)

Elina Svitolina, who is seeded fifth, defeated Oceane Babel 6-2, 7-5 to make the second round at Roland Garros

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina recovered from a 2-5 second set deficit to beat French teenager Oceane Babel 6-2, 7-5 to make the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Svitolina, a three-time quarter-finalist in Paris, will face world number 75 Ann Li of the United States for a place in the last 32.

Li marked her French Open debut with a 45-minute 6-0, 6-1 demolition of Margarita Gasparyan.

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first published:June 01, 2021, 18:11 IST