Tennis

Rebecca Marino defeats Mona Barthel at Phillip Island Trophy opening round

Vancouver's Rebecca Marino needed less than an hour to defeat German Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-3 in the Phillip Island Trophy's opening round Sunday.

Vancouver native bounces back from Australian Open exit with straight-set victory

Canada's Rebecca Marino, seen in this file photo, defeated Germany's Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-3 in the Phillip Island Trophy's opening round on Sunday. (Andy Brownbill/Associated Press/file)

Vancouver's Rebecca Marino needed less than an hour to defeat German Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-3 in the Phillip Island Trophy's opening round Sunday.

Marino hit eight aces through two sets and won nearly 78 per cent of her first service points while defeating the German in 57 minutes.

The two players squared off against each other in the Koddaert Ladies Open in Belgium back in 2010. Barthel won that match 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Last week, Marino participated in her first Grand Slam match in eight years with her first round appearance at the Australian Open.

WATCH | Rebecca Marino makes short work of Mona Barthel:

Vancouver's Rebecca Marino advances at Phillip Island Trophy tournament

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Vancouver's Rebecca Marino beat Mona Barthel of Germany 6-4, 6-3 to move into the second round of the WTA 250 Phillip Island Trophy tournament in Melbourne. 1:54

She defeated Great Britain's Kim Birrell 6-0, 7-6 (11-9) in the Grand Slam's opening round before losing to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in her second round match.

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