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Ana produced a dominant performance as she dismantled world No.94 Mathilde Johansson 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the French Open. It was an overall pleasing display from the 25-year-old, who needed just 58 minutes to wrap up victory.
The Frenchwoman could rely on the support of a clamorous home crowd on the Suzanne Lenglen Court but it was Ana who started the match in much the better form. The 14th seed quickly found her rhythm and secured a first break of serve to love with a forehand return winner in the opening game.
Ana hit some sweet winners and ripped more magnificent return winners in the following exchanges to extend her lead to 4-0, before the home favourite got on the scoreboard in the fifth game. The former world No.1 was in fine form and dropped just four points on serve during the first set.
Ana opened set two a little more tentatively. It was enough for Johansson, who sensed her opportunity, to step up her level and go 2-0 ahead as she took advantage of too many short balls from Ana's racket. Fortunately, the 25-year-old rediscovered her aggression and broke back straightaway in the third game.
This time Ana had no intention of letting control slip away and she dictated terms for the rest of the match. She reeled off five games and got the chance to serve out the match. The 14th seed sealed victory with a service game to love and finished the task just in time, with rain beginning to fall and light threatening to fade.
Ana will meet another Frenchwoman in round three - Virginie Razzano, who beat Zuzana Kucova from Slovakia 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.
By Joeri Moerman