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Muguruza advances to second round at Pan Pacific Open

Toray Pan Pacific Open - Day 1

TACHIKAWA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 17: Garbine Muguruza of Spain plays a forehand during her singles first round match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on day one of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi on September 17, 2018 in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

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TOKYO -- Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday, beating Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4.

Muguruza is seeded No. 6 in the Tokyo tournament.

Also, Daria Gavrilova defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (8), and Anett Kontaveit beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3. 7-6 (5).

Caroline Wozniacki is the top-seeded player, and Caroline Garcia is No. 2. Both had byes in the first round and did not play Monday. Third-seeded Naomi Osaka, who won the U.S. Open just over a week ago, also had a bye in the first round.