Angelique Kerber of Germany during practice before the start of the 2020 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament
Kontaveit edges Angelique in Stuttgart
Apr 20, 2022

No.5 seed Anett Kontaveit fought back from a one-set deficit before advancing to the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, defeating two-time champion Angelique 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Stuttgart on Wednesday.

It took just over two hours for 2019 Stuttgart runner-up Kontaveit to overcome former World No.1 Angie, the top German player on tour. Kontaveit is now 5-1 overall against Angelique.

Reported by WTA Staff

Each player broke serve four times in the closely-contested affair, but Kontaveit held on down the stretch, fending off a third-set surge by Kerber. Kontaveit had 37 winners to just 24 unforced errors in the clash between the Top 20 players.

Kerber, who won back-to-back titles on home soil in Stuttgart in 2015 and 2016, only won one fewer point than Kontaveit in the match as a whole. But Kerber was ultimately undone by 30 unforced errors, outpacing her 26 winners.