Kaia Kanepi motors past Timea Babos 6-1 6-3 in the 1st round in Moscow on Tuesday after playing a good match to face off with Kiki Bertens in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kanepi was far too good to concede just 1 game before breaking the Hungarian 2 times and win the set 6-1.

The Hungarian lost the plot in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

The Estonian won the set after she broke Babos 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 5th (4-1) and in the 9th (6-3) game. Babos tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 8th (5-3) game. Yet, Kanepi refused to give way before winning the set 6-3.

A crucial moment of the match was when the Estonian won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.

1st
Kanepi
Babos
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Kanepi
Babos
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kanepi scored 65 points vs. Babos’s 39 points.

The Estonian served pretty well to win 89% of the points (17/19) behind her first serve, and she won 61% points (14/23) on her second serve. The Estonian won this match even if she had some problems in converting her break points because she converted only 38% (5/13). On the other side, the Hungarian was effective in converting 50% of the break points that she procured points (1/2). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this match, the head to head between Kanepi and Babos is 3-0 for Kaia.

Next Match: Kaia Kanepi vs. Kiki Bertens – stats

Kanepi will fight against Bertens in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Kaia Kanepi and Kiki Bertens face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Kanepi (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on I.hard.

The last time that they fought against each other, Kanepi won 6-4 6-4 in the quarter in Seoul back in 2012.

Tennis Scores in Moscow

Upcoming matches

  • Elina SvitolinaSvitolinaVeronika KudermetovaKudermetova (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Varvara GrachevaGrachevaAnastasia PavlyuchenkovaPavlyuchenkova (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Donna VekicVekicKarolina MuchovaMuchova (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Anna KalinskayaKalinskayaEkaterina AlexandrovaAlexandrova (0-1) – See H2H details
  • Dayana YastremskaYastremskaKirsten FlipkensFlipkens (0-0) – See H2H details
  • Polona HercogHercogBelinda BencicBencic (0-1) – See H2H details
  • Anastasija SevastovaSevastovaKristina MladenovicMladenovic (2-0) – See H2H details
  • Kaia KanepiKanepiKiki BertensBertens (1-0) – See H2H details

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