Soderling puts aside wild card with ease

Updated: May 24, 2010, 1:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Robin Soderling enjoyed a fast start at the French Open, winning the first nine games as he defeated wild card Laurent Recouderc 6-0, 6-2, 6-3.

Hoping to mount another run at Roland Garros after upsetting four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round last year, Soderling dropped only nine of 58 points on his serve in his opening match Sunday.

"It's always nice to have a quick match in the early rounds," Soderling said. "I got to hit a few balls. We had a few rallies. So it was ...

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