Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the US Open on Monday by defeating American Varvara Lepchenko 6-0, 6-3.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Muguruza – who has never made it past the second round in four prior appearances on the New York hard-courts – next faces the later winner between US qualifier Claire Liu and China's Duan Ying-Ying.
KVITOVA BATTLES PAST JANKOVIC
Petra Kvitova beat Serbian Jelena Jankovic 7-5 7-5 to reach the second round.
Arina Rodionova (AUS) bt Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 7-5, 7-5
Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) bt Anna Zaja (GER) 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Garcia (FRA x18) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-0, 6-1
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x31) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-3, 6-4
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Misa Eguchi (JPN) 6-2, 6-2