Gavrilova through to Toronto second round
Daria Gavrilova has begun her Rogers Cup campaign in Toronto on a strong note with a straight-sets win over Lara Arruabarrena.
Australian Daria Gavrilova is into the second round of the Rogers Cup after beating Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena in straight sets in Canada.
Gavrilova, ranked 25th in the world, beat Arruabarrena 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the WTA event in Toronto on Monday.
The 23-year-old Gavrilova didn’t face a break point in closing out the match in 71 minutes.
She broke world No.64 Arruabarrena to love in the fourth game of the match to take the first set, before taking the two break points on offer in the second.
Gavrilova will face Barbora Strycova in the second round after the Czech’s 6-2 6-3 win over No.13 seed Kristina Mladenovic of France.
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Gavrilova returned to the court later on Monday to contest doubles with Raquel Atawo; the pair beat fifth seeds Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 3-6 [10-4].