No problems for top seed Garbine Muguruza in Monterrey

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Top seed Garbine Muguruza required just 45 minutes to book her place in the second round of the Abierto GNP Seguros in Monterrey.

The two-time Grand Slam champion, who lost in the round of 16 at the Miami Open last week, crushed wildcard Renata Zarazua 6-1, 6-1.

“I’m very happy because this is my third time in Monterrey, and in the previous years I didn’t play very well so finally now I could win a match,” Muguruza said after the match.

“It was different playing a local girl, a young star, but I’m excited to play new people. I just concentrate and try to do my job the best I can.”

Next up for the Spaniard is a second-round encounter against Alison Riske after the American beat Evgeniya Rodina 6-0, 7-6 (7-4).

Fourth seed Timea Babos also advanced as she beat qualifier Marie Bouzkova 6-3, 6-4 while the fifth-seed Monica Puig claimed a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Nicole Gibbs.

Meanwhile Danielle Collins, who reached the semi-finals in Miami, beat Colombian Mariana Duque-Marino 6-1, 6-3.

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