Monica Puig surprises Angelique Kerber 7-65 5-7 6-1 in the 1st round in Wuhan on Monday. Puig will square off with Alison Riske in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Monica 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 had a great start in this set after breaking Kerber in the 1st game (1-0). Nevertheless, Angelique managed to stage a good comeback to break Puig in the 10th (5-5) gamein the 12th game before winning the set (7-5) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Puig was unable to find the solution in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

3rd set.

Puig conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Kerber in the 1st game (1-0). The Puerto Rican managed to strengthen her lead after breaking Kerber in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

The German lost the plot 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.

Puig was effective when converting 50% of the break points that she procured (6/12). On the other side, the German was far from perfect in converting her break points because she converted only 25% of her break points (4/16). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

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

Next Match: Monica Puig vs. Alison Riske – stats

Puig will play 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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