Posted March 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Andy Murray won his opening match Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Alejandro Falla 6-2, 6-3. Murray, the 2009 champion, bounced back from a loss in his first match at Indian Wells two weeks ago. He also avoided a repeat of last year, when he lost his opening match at both Indian Wells and Key Biscayne. With the victory, the No. 4-seeded Murray improved to 15-3 this year. No. 13 Gilles Simon defeated qualifier Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-2. In women's play, No. 9 Vera Zvonareva was upset by wild card Garbine Muguruza Blanco 6-4, 6-3. Rafael Nadal and John Isner are among those scheduled to play later Friday. Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka was to play her opening match.
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