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Garbine Muguruza defeats Francesca Schiavone to advance at French

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain is through to the second round at the French Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Italian Francesca Schiavone.

Schiavone, the 2010 champion, showed her usual fighting spirit and saved three match points before going down when she sent a forehand volley wide.

The fourth-seeded Muguruza won 15 points in a row from being up 3-2 in the first set and broke Schiavone five times.