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Australian Open: Muguruza advances to third round, Suarez Navarro beaten

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Spanish superstar Garbiñe Muguruza was given a thorough work out today by American Samantha Crawford in the second round of the Australian Open. Muguruza, the seventh seed, beat world No. 162, Crawford, 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 35 minutes.

The Spaniard will now face Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the third round. Sevastova beat Slovakian Kristina Kucova 6-3, 6-4.

Another Spaniard, two-time quarter-finalist Carla Suarez Navarro was eliminated following her 6-7 (1), 3-6 defeat to Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the second round.

Suarez has reached the Australian Open quarter-finals twice in 2009 and 2016. She stressed that she has to try to restore her level as soon as possible. Suarez, world No.12, admitted that she had focused on her shoulder pain during the game.

The Spanish player added that she might not appear in the first round of the Federation Cup against the Czech Republic, due to her shoulder.