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No. 6 Muguruza advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

September 17, 2018
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark smiles duirng a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday, beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4.

Muguruza is seeded No. 6 in the Tokyo tournament.

Also, Daria Gavrilova defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (8), and Anett Kontaveit beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3. 7-6 (5).

Caroline Wozniacki is the top-seeded player, and Caroline Garcia is No. 2. Both had byes in the first round and did not play Monday. Third-seeded Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open just over a week ago, also had a bye in the first round.

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