Tennis: Muguruza advances to meeting with wild card Day

Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a backhand in her straight set win over Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.
Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a backhand in her straight set win over Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.PHOTO: AFP

INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) - Seventh-seeded French Open champion Garbine Muguruza moved smoothly into the third round at Indian Wells on Friday (March 10), downing Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-3.

Spain's Muguruza advanced to a meeting with US wildcard Kayla Day, who ousted Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

Day, at 17 the youngest woman in the main draw, toppled the 32nd-seeded Lucic-Baroni who at 35 was the third-oldest player in the field behind Venus Williams and Francesca Schiavone, both 36.