PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza had to claw her way back from a set down to survive a scare from talented Anett Kontaveit and move into the third round with 6-7 6-4 6-2 win.
It was a slow start for the Spanish player, but she eventually played her way into the contest, growing in confidence after the shaky beginning.
She eased through the draw after 2 hours and 8 minutes when Kontaveit slapped a backhand wide.
For Muguruza, the win was revenge for a loss to the Estonian the last time they met, in Stuttgart in April.
Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Alison Williams