Most attention at the French Tennis Open centres on the continued winning run of men’s World number two Novak Djokovic.

This has allowed Australian’s Sam Stosur and Anastasia Rodionova to sneak under the radar blasting their way through to the third round with straight sets wins overnight.

Nyree Callaghan reports.


Queenslander, Stosur beat Romanian Simona Halep, 6-0, 6-2 and Rodionova beat another Romanian, Edina Gallovits-Hall, 6-1 6-4.

A momentary lapse in Stosur’s game in the second set was short lived and she quickly had control of the match again with a win in 66 minutes.

Stosur says she’s optimistic after her strong start.

Sam Stosur, World No. 6: “I obviously got off to a good start which helps and to break and then to manage to hold serve from love-40 down I think really kind of set the tone for the match.”

Roger Federer won 13 games in succession to beat French wild card Maxime Teixeira 6-3, 6-0, 6-2.

And world number one Caroline Wozniacki worked for her victory of 6-3, 7-6 against Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak.

Former AFL premiership coach Paul Roos will face a tribunal hearing tomorrow night after running onto the field during an under-16s match he was coaching.

His action in going to the aid of an injured player has been deemed unacceptable.

Andrew Demetriou, AFL Chief Executive: “Whatever the emotion is around, it has the potential to incite more violence.”

Defending the rights of parents to go to the aid of injured juniors a defiant Roos may be sanctioned but says he won’t change his behaviour.

Nyree Callaghan QUT News.