Muguruza delighted with second-round win


Garbine Muguruza was pleased to come through what could have been a tricky clash against Kirsten Flipkens with relative ease.

The Spanish third seed claimed a 6-4 6-2 win on Rod Laver Arena to book her spot in the third round at Melbourne Park.

Muguruza had met the Belgian twice before, including losing to the 30-year-old on grass in 2013.

But her display on Thursday left her happy with her ability to deal with an opponent with a different style.

"It's a great win. I know Kirsten. I played against her two times before and I knew it was going to be a complicated match, because she doesn't have the common style of other women on the tour," Muguruza said.

"I'm pretty happy about my performance."

Muguruza will face Czech Barbora Strycova in the third round.