MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 05:  Angelique Kerber of Germany serves to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during day two of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 05, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Kontaveit serves up Angie victory
Aug 13, 2019

Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated No.13 seed Angelique in straight sets in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, 7-6(7), 6-2.

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Making her debut in Cincinnati, the World No.20 rallied from a deficit in the first set tiebreak, as she seemed primed to fall behind by a set after leading by an early break twice.

The Estonian came from 5-3 down, and saved a set point at 6-5, to come through a close opener, and later broke the German twice to win second set at a canter.

Kontaveit won the first nine points behind her serve in the second set, as she notched a pair of love holds to lead 4-0, and erased the lone break point she faced in the set in what became the final game of the match.

The Estonian will next face Polish qualifier Iga Swiatek, who defeated Caroline Garcia in straight sets on Monday to advance.