Top seed Goerges crushes Kuzmova to reach last 16

There were few problems for Julia Goerges in the first round of the Moscow River Cup, the top seed seeing off Viktoria Kuzmova 6-1 6-0.

Julia Goerges in action   -  Getty Images

Julia Goerges breezed into the second round of the Moscow River Cup after a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Viktoria Kuzmova on Tuesday.

The top seed needed less than an hour to see off her 20-year-old opponent as Goerges maintained her fine form after a career-best run to the last four at Wimbledon.

Goerges recorded 23 winners and only five unforced errors as Kuzmova failed to even carve out a break-point opportunity during two chastening sets.

Next up for Goerges is Natalia Vikhlyantseva, who defeated Deborah Chiesa 6-4 6-0. Second seed Daria Kasatkina also came through in convincing fashion with a 6-1 6-1 success against Anna Kalinskaya, although fourth seed Katerina Siniakova went down 6-4 3-6 6-4 to Kristyna Pliskova.

At the JiangXi Open in Nanchang, top seed Zhang Shuai overcame Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (7-0) 6-3 while Magda Linette, Zheng Saisai and Sabina Sharipova were among the day's other winners.

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