Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza overcame the barrier of the first round of competitions in Sydney, beating her compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro in two games, – 6/3, 6/4. The match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes. The 18th racket of the world, 25-year-old Garbine, recorded three breaks and eight aces, mistaken twice when serving. 30-year-old Suarez Navarro, who occupies the 23rd place in the WTA rating, once took the opponent’s submission, made three aces and one double mistake. Previously, the score in the personal meetings of the rivals was equal – 1: 1.