Garbine Muguruza starts Wimbledon defence with a win, but Petra Kvitova stunned

Wimbledon

Garbine Muguruza began her Wimbledon title defence with a 6-2 7-5 win over Naomi Broady.

“Incredible, it is a beautiful court, to come back is always good and to enjoy this time more” she said in the on-court interview.

“I knew she had a big serve and big shots, on grass it is always difficult, I found the crowd very fair with each of us.

“I am pretty happy with my serve and controlling the emotions, in a Grand Slam it’s always difficult, so I am happy with the way I am playing.”

Angelique Kerber, meanwhile, beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-3, while Eugenie Bouchard beat British wild card Gabriella Taylor 6-0 4-6 6-3.

There was a big shock later though, when one of the favourites Petra Kvitova fell to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 4-6 6-0.

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