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Murray cruises in Cincinnati opener


MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray needed little more than an hour to get through his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, while Petra Kvitova was upset in straight sets

Murray faced only three breaks points – and fought all of them off – during a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa. He spent only 1 hour and 11 minutes on court.

No. 4 Tomas Berdych converted only one break point while losing to Yen-Hsun Lu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Berdych had won all of their previous three matches.

Third-seeded Kvitova had trouble with her serve and lost to Elina Svitolina 6-2, 7-6 (2). Kvitova had nine double-faults and made just 52 percent of her first serves.