Barty devastates and Kuznetsova gives the surprise when eliminating Sabalenka

Barty, ninth favorite, swept Gavrilova in the opening game of the opening round (6-1, 6-2). Kuznetsova won by 7-5 and 6-4 to Sabalenka. Ostapenko, Azarenka and Kvitova did not fail.

Ashleigh Barty did not disappoint in the opening of the Mutua Madrid Open women's tournament. The Australian, ninth favorite and winner this year in Miami, swept compatriot Daria Gavrilova in the first match of the opening round: 6-2 and 6-1 in 65 minutes.

Barty, 23 years old, placed six aces and broke six times that of Gavrilova, so it was not a problem to fit two breaks.

In the second round, Barty, which accumulates nine consecutive victories, will face a player from the previous or American Danielle Collins, a rival that could Put you in trouble.

Avanza Kuznetsova, Ostapenko, Azarenka and Kvitova

Veterana Svetlana Kuznetsova, who has participated in the 11 editions of Mutua, gave one of the big surprises of the tournament by eliminating in the first round Aryna Sabalenka, number 10 of the ranking WTA. The Russian, number 109 of the classification managed to close the game in two sets by a score of 7-5 and 6-4. Another seed that fell was the Estonian Anett Kontaveitt (14th), who due surpassed by the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (0-6, 6-3 and 6-2) .

On the rest of the day, Ostapenko swept without concessions to Pavlyuchenkova by 6-2 and 6-1, and Victoria Azarenka, twice finalist in Madrid (2011 and 2012) got rid of Daria Kasatkina in two sets (7-5 and 6-3). Petra Kvitova, second favorite and defending champion, won without too much difficulty to the American Sophia Kenin (6-1 and 6-4) .

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