Wimbledon 2018: Defending champion Garbine Muguruza wins in straight sets against British wild card Naomi Broady
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza made quick work of Naomi Broady to qualify for the next round of Wimbledon in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5.
London: Spain's Garbine Muguruza opened her Wimbledon title defence with a 6-2, 7-5 win over British wild card Naomi Broady on Tuesday.
Muguruza is bidding to reach her third Wimbledon final after winning last year's title match against Venus Williams and losing the 2015 showpiece against Serena Williams. The two-time Grand Slam champion needed 88 minutes to see off world number 138 Broady on Centre Court.
"I'm back, it's always good, I'm thinking to win and actually enjoy this time more," Muguruza said, adding, "I'm pretty happy with my serve and controlling the emotions. To be back in a Grand Slam is always difficult, so I'm excited with the way I'm playing."
Third seed Muguruza, 24, faces Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck or Slovenia's Polona Hercog in the second round.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka pulls off come-from-behind win over Serena Williams to set up final with Naomi Osaka
The unseeded Belarusian fought back to overcome Williams, seeded third, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1hr 56min under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Serena Williams, making her 17th US Open quarterfinal appearance, takes on Tsvetana Pironkova, making her first, on Wednesday.
Italian Open 2020: Rafael Nadal crashes out after defeat to Diego Schwartzman; Novak Djokovic battles through to semi-finals
Eight-seeded Schwartzman meted out a punishing 6-2, 7-5 loss in Nadal's final warm-up before his bid for a 13th French Open, and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam in just over a week.