No. 6 Muguruza advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 18, 2018 08:25 AM
FILE - Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns a shot against Russia's Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
TOKYO (AP) — Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday, beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4.
Muguruza is seeded No. 6 in the Tokyo tournament.
Also, Daria Gavrilova defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (8), and Anett Kontaveit beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3. 7-6 (5).
Caroline Wozniacki is the top-seeded player, and Caroline Garcia is No. 2. Both had byes in the first round and did not play Monday. Third-seeded Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open just over a week ago, also had a bye in the first round.