2-time champ Halep makes winning start in Madrid

Two-time defending champion Simona Halep brushed aside Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Top-seeded Halep recorded her 13th consecutive victory on Madrid's clay courts. Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki also eased through, dispensing with Daria Gavrilova

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