French Open

Muguruza downs Schiavone to begin title defence

2017-05-29 12:52
Garbine Muguruza

Paris - Reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza breezed into the second round on Monday with a straight-sets win over 2010 Roland Garros winner Francesca Schiavone.

Muguruza's middling form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay, but the Spaniard dispatched 36-year-old Schiavone 6-2, 6-4.

The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three.

French Open results on Monday, the second day of the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeding):

Men

First round

Milos Raonic (CAN x5) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Women

First round

Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP x4) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-2, 6-4

Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 7-5, 6-1

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x27) bt Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-3, 6-0

Richel Hogenkamp (NED) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-2, 7-5

Ons Jabeur (TUN) bt Ana Bogdan (ROM) 6-3, 6-4

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