Wimbledon champion Muguruza advances at US Open

 

Wimbledon champion Muguruza advances at US Open
Garbine Muguruza returns a shot during the match against Varvara Lepchenko (AP)

New York - The third-seeded Spaniard looked efficient in the tournament's first match

By AP

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Published: Mon 28 Aug 2017, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Aug 2017, 1:36 PM

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza advanced easily to the second round of the US Open, needing just an hour to beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-0, 6-3. 
The third-seeded Spaniard looked efficient in the tournament's first match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, firing 16 winners, twice as many as her opponent. 
Other matches involving seeded players to finish quickly on Monday's opening day included No. 18 Caroline Garcia of France defeating Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1, and 31st-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia defeating Italian Camila Giorgi 6-3-6-4. 
Early results 
Women
1st round
Arina Rodionova (AUS) bt Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 7-5, 7-5
Petra Kvitova (CZE x13) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7-5, 7-5
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) bt Anna Zaja (GER) 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Garcia (FRA x18) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-0, 6-1
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x31) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-3, 6-4
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Misa Eguchi (JPN) 6-2, 6-2
Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-0, 6-3
 
 


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