Ormaechea cruises to Rio second round

Third seed Paula Ormaechea cruised through to the second round of the Rio Open with a comprehensive victory over Nicole Gibbs.

Argentina's tennis player Paula Ormaechea celebrates after defeating Japan's tennis player Kurumi Nara

Argentinian Ormaechea needed just over an hour to clinch a 6-2 6-1 win over American qualifier Gibbs and she will face Kiki Bertens in the second round, with the Dutch player having beaten Danka Kovinic 7-5 6-0.

Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor was not so fortunate though, as she tumbled out after losing 7-5 6-4 to Italian Nastassja Burnett.

Next up for Burnett is Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck, who was a 6-4 6-3 victor over Swede Johanna Larsson.



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