Result: Simona Halep hammers Alisa Kleybanova at French Open

Fourth seed Simona Halep reaches round two of the French Open with a comfortable 6-0 6-2 victory over Alisa Kleybanova.

Simona Halep has booked her place in round two of the French Open with a comfortable straight-sets win over Alisa Kleybanova.

The Romanian, who is seeded fourth in Paris, was dominant during the opening set as three breaks of serve saw her brush aside the Russian 6-0.

Kleybanova put up more resistance during the second, but it did not stop Halep closing out the match 6-2 with just 57 minutes on the clock.

Halep will now face Britain's Heather Watson for a spot in the third round of the tournament.

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