Muguruza powers past Kanepi to advance in Toronto
The Spaniard recorded a 6-4 6-4 victory over her veteran opponent, relying on her powerful groundstrokes to keep the Estonian at bay.
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Although Kanepi did create 9 break point opportunities in the first set, she was only able to capitalize on one of them. Conversely, Muguruza took advantage of both her break point opportunities, which was enough to win the first set.
Both ladies exchanged breaks in the second set, but it was Muguruza's exceptional serving that saw her through. The eighth seed won 14 of 16 points behind her big first serve, and finished proceedings with a second break that saw her advance after an hour and 33 minutes.