Posted March 22, 2012 on
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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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