Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.
Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0 victory over 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in all of 42 minutes.
Not that she wished it had been more of a workout.
“It was a little short for me, but I think in my career, if I don't have it by now, I need to look into something different. So I'm OK — I'm OK with that,” said the top-seeded...