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Paris, France (Sports Network) - World No. 1 superstar and former champion Serena Williams, Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka and last years Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska were a trio of winners Wednesday at the French Open. The sizzling-hot 2002 French Open winner Williams won her 26th straight match on tour by lambasting French wild card Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-2 in only 62 minutes on Court Chatrier. "Its important for me to win easily," Williams said. "Its also important for me to play well. If I play well, it will bode well for me at Roland Garros." The 15-time Grand Slam singles champion is now 69-3 since a shocking first- round loss at the hands of French journeywoman Virginie Razzano at last years French Open. The 30-year-old Razzano came from behind to beat Slovak Zuzana Kucova 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Wednesday and could face Williams in a rematch in the quarterfinals if both players win two more matches this week. The 31-year-old reigning Wimbledon and U.S. Open titlist Williams is trying to reach her first French Open semifinal in 10 years. Her third-round opponent will be Romanian Sorana Cirstea. The third-seeded former No. 1 Azarenka finally played her first-round match and handled Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-4 on the famed red clay at Roland Garros, while the fourth-seeded Radwanska looked good in her second-rounder by pasting American Mallory Burdette 6-3, 6-2. Rain wreaked havoc on the schedule Tuesday, as it took four days to complete round one. "I felt like Im one of the last ones to start," Azarenka said. "It was a long wait, but I think performance-wise it was a good match." The reigning two-time Aussie Open champ will face German Annika Beck in round two. Radwanska, meanwhile, has never advanced beyond the fourth round in Paris and was a third-round upset victim here a year ago. She couldve faced her sister, Urszula, in the next round if the younger sibling, who knocked out Venus Williams in the first round, beat German Dinah Pfizenmaier on Day 4. Her German counterpart, however, prevailed in 6-3, 6-3 fashion and will next face the older Radwanska. Fifth-seeded 2012 French Open runner-up Sara Errani won her eighth match in nine tries at Roland Garros by throttling Russian Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-1. The gritty Italian lost to Maria Sharapova in last years French finale and will meet German Sabine Lisicki in her next outing. Seventh-seeded former Wimbledon champion and 2012 French Open semifinalist Petra Kvitova outlasted Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the second round, while eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber landed in the third round with a 6-2, 6-2 spanking of Slovak Jana Cepelova. A second-round upset came when Serb Bojana Jovanovski took out 10th-seeded struggling Dane Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. The former world No. 1 Wozniacki has posted only one clay-court win since early last month and has now lost before the quarterfinals in Paris six times in seven trips. Former French Open winner Ana Ivanovic moved on, as the 14th-seeded former No. 1 star whipped Frances Mathilde Johansson 6-2, 6-2. The Serbian Ivanovic captured the French title in 2008 and was the 2007 runner-up. Fifteenth-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci held off Kazakhstans Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, while Czech Petra Cetkovska ousted 19th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 20th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro came back to beat American Shelby Rogers 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, and a 26th- seeded Cirstea subdued Swede Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-4 in the round of 64. Some other second-round results saw 29th-seeded American Varvara Lepchenko get past Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, a 32nd-seeded Lisicki drill Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 6-0, former French Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova come back to best Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, and 19-year-old Puerto Rican Monica Puig drive out 18-year-old American Madison Keys 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). The Russian veteran Kuznetsova titled here in 2009 and was the Roland Garros runner-up in 2006. In other opening-round play involving seeds, No. 12 Maria Kirilenko of Russia rolled past fellow countrywoman Nina Bratchikova 6-0, 6-1, in-form Estonian Kaia Kanepi took out No. 23 Czech Klara Zakopalova 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, and American Jamie Hampton doused No. 25 Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 9-7. Kanepi has now won six straight matches, including her clay-court title last week in Brussels. Hampton was one of 10 American women to win first-round matches this week. Additional opening-round wins came for the aforementioned Beck, Swiss Stefanie Voegele, Aussie Ashleigh Barty, last weeks Brussels runner-up Peng Shuai of China, and Slovak Anna Schmiedlova. The second round is scheduled to conclude on Thursday, including matches for the second-seeded and defending champion Sharapova and Azarenka. The former world No. 1 Sharapova will battle rising Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, while Azarenka will meet Beck. Thursdays schedule will also feature sixth-seeded Aussie Open runner-up and former French Open champion Li Na, Kvitova, ninth-seeded former U.S. Open champion and former French Open finalist Sam Stosur, and 17th-seeded American Sloane Stephens. Li will tangle with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, while Stephens will be opposed by compatriot Vania King. D.J. Augustin Jersey . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. 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Then he climbed to the roof of his car and raised his arms in triumph.A day after one of the most demonstrative victory celebrations in at least a decade, Larson seemed sheepish about the exuberance he showed at Michigan International Speedway.I probably went a little overboard, Larson said Monday.Nobody was complaining.Larson gave a rare display -- by NASCAR standards -- of raw emotion after winning his first Sprint Cup Series race Sunday. It came in his 99th start, three long years after he burst onto the national scene with projections of being the next big thing in a sport that hypes up young drivers then spits them out when they fail to produce.Although he was lauded by the top names in NASCAR as one of the most talented drivers to come along in decades, Larson couldnt find his way to victory lane. Part of it came for driving for an organization trying to dig itself out of a downturn, some of it was inexperience and some of it was plain driver error.No matter the excuse, Larson was barely sniffing at the front of the pack and always found himself on the outside of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.The outside is a tough place to be when you drive for Chip Ganassi, who fields winning cars in six different series and can be a bit demanding.Theres always pressure from Chip. He loves winners, Larson said Monday. Thats no secret. He says he loves winners in every tweet he sends. Every week he tells us to do the obvious things right, and then you dont do the obvious things right.But Ganassi has shown patience with his NASCAR rebuild and hes got faith in the 24-year-old Larson. When Larson declined to race Matt Kenseth roughly in the closing laps at Dover earlier this summer, Ganassi didnt complain about his driver failing to do whatever it took to win.Its important to understand how massive a Chase berth is for an organization like Ganassi, and when Larson decided to race cleanly against Kenseth, it was a huge missed opportunity to ear that automatic berth into the playoffs.But Ganassi defended Larsons decision that day and was reedeemed on Sunday when Larson beat Chase Elliott on a late restart to claim his victory.ddddddddddddEverybody said `Why didnt you hit him? Why didnt you do this or that? Ganassi said. Thats Kyle. I think its important to understand that these guys are not robots ... theyre all different. Theyre all different personalities.I couldnt be more proud of how hes developed over the last couple of years.So tired of answering when hed finally win a race, Larson had nearly given up Sunday after a slow pit stop cost him the lead. It allowed Elliott to race to a huge advantage that Larson knew he couldnt overcome.Elliott, a rookie, was going to be the next first-time winner and Larson was going to be forced to discuss another race that got away.Then a late caution changed everything and gave Larson a second chance.Thats when the nerves began to take hold.I was relieved that the caution came out because there was absolutely no way I was going to win the race had that yellow not come out, Larson said. I knew what was at stake there on the restart, it was a huge restart. If I dont get the jump, Im going to not make the Chase, not get the win, have to watch Chase get his first win before me. There was just a lot on the line.Larson knew he was better than Elliott on the restarts, but figured Elliott would change something up with the win on the line. Instead, he said Elliott took off in the exact same spot in what turned out to be a tire-spinning poor restart for both drivers.But with a push from Brad Keselowski -- and a fear that he was about to wreck the field -- Larson took off and the checkered flag was finally in sight.The celebration that followed was refreshing and pure: Larson dedicated the win to friend Bryan Clauson, who died from injuries in a sprint car crash earlier this month, then he sat down next to his car to compose himself.It was all emotion, he said. I had spent two or three minutes screaming and running and I was pretty lightheaded. I just wanted to take a second and regain my composure. I didnt need to be passing out in victory lane. 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