By TALES AZZONI
AP Sports Writer
MADRID (AP) — Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins has advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open with a straight-set victory over Monica Puig. The sixth-seeded American won the last eight games on the Arantxa Sánchez court. Puig is returning to action following shoulder and bicep surgeries. The 28-year-old Puerto Rican appeared in only four matches since her first major surgery in 2019. Another American to advance was 12th-seeded Jessica Pegula.