Monica Puig shocks Angelique Kerber 7-65 5-7 6-1 in the 1st round in Wuhan on Monday. Puig will seek to keep on going in this event against Alison Riske in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Puig won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 7th (3-4) and in the 9th (4-5) game. Puig broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 5.

2nd set.

Puig conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Kerber in the 1st game (1-0). Notwithstanding, Kerber managed to stage a great comeback to break Monica in the 10th (5-5) gamein the 12th game before winning the set (7-5) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Monica was powerless in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

3rd set.

Puig had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Kerber in the 1st game (1-0). The Puerto Rican reinforced her lead after breaking the German in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before winning the set.

Angelique was unable to find the solution in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).

1st
Puig
Kerber
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Puig
Kerber
5-7
5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
3rd
Puig
Kerber
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Puig scored 125 points vs. Kerber’s 112 points.

Monica was effective in converting 50% of the break points that she procured (6/12). On the other side, Kerber wasn’t that great in converting her break points since she converted only 25% of her break points (4/16). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Puig and Kerber is 3-3.

Next Match: Monica Puig vs. Alison Riske – stats

Puig will take on Riske in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Monica Puig and Alison Riske square off. The head to head is 1-0 for Puig (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Puig won 6-4 6-1 in the qualifications in Beijing back in 2015.

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