Paris, France (Sports Network) - Serena Williams once again encountered littleresistance in a third-round rout Friday at the French Open.
The top-seeded American blasted Romania's Sorana Cirstea with a 6-0, 6-2 rompin 61 minutes. She won 61 of the 94 total points played, broke serve fivetimes and saved three break points against her serve.
Williams ran her career-best winning streak to 27 straight matches and is 70-3overall since suffering a shocking first-round loss to Virginie Razzano atRoland Garros last year. There's been no hint of trouble for the 2002 champthis year, as Williams has dropped just six games in her first three matches.
There were no weather issues on Friday, allowing for the completion of thesecond round in addition to the start of the third. Thursday's rain delaysforced a number of second-round matches into Friday.
Maria Sharapova, the defending champion and this year's second seed, had tocome back Friday to complete her second-round match against Canada's EugenieBouchard. The Russian star did just that, taking only 15 minutes to finish a6-2, 6-4 triumph.
Russia's Maria Kirilenko and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli also moved on withsecond-round wins Friday. The 12th-seeded Kirilenko blitzed Australia'sAshleigh Barty, 6-3, 6-1, while the 13th-seeded Bartoli battled pastColombia's Mariana Duque-Marino, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
Third-round action later Friday includes fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanskaagainst German Dinah Pfizenmaier and fifth-seeded Sara Errani versus GermanSabine Lisicki.