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Ormaechea ousts Gibbs

Third seed Paula Ormaechea cruised through to the second round of the Rio Open with a comprehensive victory over Nicole Gibbs, but sixth-ranked Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor was an early casualty.

Argentinean Ormaechea needed just over an hour to clinch a 6-2 6-1 win over American qualifier Gibbs and she will face Kiki Bertens in the second round, with the Dutch player having beaten Danka Kovinic 7-5 6-0.

Torro-Flor was not so fortunate though, as she tumbled out after losing 7-5 6-4 to Nastassja Burnett.

Next up for Burnett is Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck, who was a 6-4 6-3 victor over Johanna Larsson.

Silvia Soler-Espinosa was too strong for home hope Laura Pigossi as she raced to a 6-0 6-1 victory, while Katarzyna Piter accounted for another Brazilian, Beatriz Haddad Maia, 6-3 6-3.