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.
Reported by WTATennis.com
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.