Phone rings hot as Australian teen Ashleigh Barty moves on in French Open

On her Roland Garros debut last year, likewise as a wildcard entrant, she lost in the opening round to eventual semi-finalist Petra Kvitova but on this occasion her Czech contest had a happy ending against a player better known for her doubles abilities -- Hradecka winning the pairs title in Paris in 2011.

updated: May 29, 2013 18:28 IST
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Paris: Australian teen Ashleigh Barty, at 17 the second-youngest player in the draw behind 16-year-old Croatian Donna Vekic, reached the second round of the French Open on Wednesday with an impressive 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 win over Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic.

The teen from Ipswich, Queensland, secured her maiden Grand Slam main draw success with a win in 1hr 54min and moved on to a meeting with Russian 12th seed Maria Kirilenko.

All that was missing were her parents -- but they were soon on the phone looking to pass on congratulations.

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