— Sports

Kontaveit upsets Kenin 7-5, 6-4 to reach Stuttgart quarters

On Wednesday, STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Anett Kontaveit upset fourth-ranked Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals. The 27th-ranked Kontaveit, who reached the final in the tournament’s last edition in 2019, claimed her 12th win against a top-12 opponent by beating Kenin in 94 minutes. The American fended nine break points until Kontaveit converted her 10th to win the first set, while errors cost Kenin the second. Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty defeated home favorite Laura Siegemund 6-0, 7-5, and Marketa Vondrousova beat Czech compatriot Marie Bouzkova 6-1, 7-6.

Sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova, the 2018 champion, won 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 against the 137th-ranked Tamara Korpatsch in their first-round match.

Pliskova will next face Jelena Ostapenko, who defeated Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 7-5.

Two-time champion Angelique Kerber eased past Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-2, 6-2 to book a second-round meeting against Elina Svitolina.

More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Molly Aronson

Molly Aronson is a 26-year-old government politician who enjoys bowling, running and jigsaw puzzles. She is creative and exciting, but can also be very greedy and a bit greedy.She is an australian Christian who defines herself as straight. She has a post-graduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics. She is allergic to grasshoppers.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button