Bertens into French Open second round

Kiki Bertens won 6-3, 6-4 over home player Pauline Parmentier. (Reuters pic) 

PARIS: Dutch fourth seed Kiki Bertens eased into the second round at Roland Garros on Monday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over home player Pauline Parmentier.

Bertens, a French Open semi-finalist in 2016, was one of the form players heading into the tournament after winning the Madrid Open earlier this month.

The 27-year-old will face Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova in round two.