LONDON – American CoCo Vandeweghe continued her strong recent play on grass by reaching the second round at Wimbledon with a victory Monday over the Spanish player who upset Serena Williams at the French Open.
Vandeweghe, who had lost in the first round on her three previous appearances at Wimbledon, defeated Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
The 20-year-old Muguruza, the No. 27 seed at Wimbledon, made an impression in Paris where she beat Williams in straight sets before reaching the quarterfinals.
Vandeweghe, a 22-year-old Californian, won her first WTA tournament last week on grass in the Netherlands as a qualifier. She improved to a career-best 51st in rankings released Monday.