May 31, 2017 / 1:38 PM / 8 months ago

Tennis-Defending champ Muguruza survives Kontaveit scare

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

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