The Latest:3rd-seeded Muguruza into 2nd round in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):
Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza needed only an hour to advance through the first round, beating No. 85-ranked Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-4 in the opening match on Rod Laver Arena on day two.
The third-seeded Muguruza, who has reached the fourth round on two of her three previous trips to Melbourne Park, broke Kontaveit three times in a 23-minute first set and got an early break in the second.
The 22-year-old Spaniard retired during her first match at an Australian Open warmup tournament in Brisbane because of an injured left foot earlier this month but showed no signs of difficulty at Melbourne Park.
''Yeah, I had a few problems but, well, I think I'm recovered now,'' she said of the foot problem, ''so very good.''