London - Defending champion Petra Kvitova reached the Wimbledon third round on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Japan's Kurumi Nara.
Second seed Kvitova will face either Serb 26th seed Jelena Jankovic or Russia's Evgeniya Rodina for a place in the last 16.
for his second Wimbledon title in three years, the third-seeded Murray
was barely tested on Thursday as he swept past an ineffective Robin Haase
of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 on Court 1 to advance to the third
round at the All England Club.
It took Murray only 1 hour, 27
minutes to dispatch the 28th-ranked Haase, who beat him on a hard court
in Rotterdam in 2008 but never mounted a serious challenge Tuesday.
who became the first homegrown men's champion in 77 years when he won
Wimbledon in 2013, is setting himself up for another serious title run
"It was a good match from start to finish for me and
obviously getting the early lead helped," Murray said. "I was very happy
with the way that I played."