The current world ranking of the two-time Wimbledon champion is 11th. Her best record at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2012. After defeating the 94th ranked opponent in the world in 84 minutes, she also refreshed her clay court Grand Slam record to 25 wins and 10 losses.
"On the whole, I am quite satisfied with my performance," Kvitova said after the game. "The game was not easy. I was also broken a few games. I must put more energy and mentality on key points. Be steady and firm in willpower."
"I'm also trying to shoot a lot," Kvitova continued, "I try to be in front of the net, although the frequency is not high, but when I go online, I can still score wonderfully. I feel very happy."
The former second in the world missed the French Open last year due to an arm injury. This year, she maintained a good performance in the first two rounds. Kvitova scored a total of 32 winning points today, 20 more than her opponent, and scored 10 points in 13 times.
Although the score seems to be one-sided, Pauline's performance today is equally remarkable, especially tenacious when facing a break crisis. Kvitova scored a total of 20 break points, and Pauline saved 14 of them. The Italian girl just got her first victory in the Grand Slam in the first round. She also broke Kvitova's three serve in this game.
"The opponent played very well," Kvitova said. "Her performance on the bottom line also surprised me. She has a fast pace and is very talented."