It didn't take 2nd seed Maria Sharapova long to post a 6-0, 6-0 score against Alexandra Cadantu in her French Open first round today. Also dispatching opponents in straight sets were 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone (def. Kimiko Date-Krumm), 9th seed Caroline Wozniacki (def. Eleni Daniilidou) and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who defeated junior Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty.
Julia Goerges defeated Lucie Hradecka, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Greta Arn.
And while all the talk today was about Serena Williams' first round exit, there was quite a bit going on in doubles competition, too. Kaia Kanepi and Zhang Shuai upset top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, 6-3, 7-5.
6th seeds Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Iveta Benesova were upset 7-6, 7-5 in the first round by Angelique Kerber and Agnieszka Radwanska. Nina Bratchikova and Edina Gallovits-Hall defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza, and Janette Husarova and Christina McHale defeated Charleston champions Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
Also going out was the team of Julia Goerges and Sam Stosur; they lost to 6th seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.