The Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza fulfilled her return to the Charleston tournament, in which she had not participated since 2013, with a clear victory over the Polish Magdalena Frecht, 6-1, 6-3, to reach the round of XNUMX.
Garbiñe got his first win in this tournament, which he only played once and in which he did not pass the first stage. The Spanish won with authority, without shocks, in 71 minutes, against a player with whom she had never faced, located in position 159 of the ranking.
Muguruza, thirteenth in the WTA classification, who this year won the Dubai tournament and was a finalist in Melbourne, will face the winner of the clash between the Kazakhs Zarina Diyas and Yulia Putintseva in the round of XNUMX.
The Canadian Leylah Fernandez came into action in the tournament, who beat the Chinese Shuai Zhang, sixteenth favorite, 6-3 and 6-1, and who will face the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, who beat the Romanian Gabriela Talaba by 7-6 (2) and 6-4.
American Caty McNally also made progress, benefiting from the withdrawal of Kazakh Elena Rybakina when she lost 6-4. The North American will play in the second round with the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, who beat the Russian Anastasia Potapova by a double 6-3.
Lauren Davis defeated fellow American Madison Brengle (6-4, 6-2) to become the rival of the second favorite, American Sofia Kenin.
The locals Ludmilla Samsonova, who beat the Japanese Nao Hibino (6-2 and 6-1), and Sloane Stephens, who beat the Chinese Ximyu Wang 6-2 and 6-4 and will play against American Madison Keys, eighth favorite.