Andy Murray wins Key Biscayne opener

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 22, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Union Jack flag during day thirteen of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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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