Score, report, and key facts
Williams won the set after she broke the American in the 6th (4-2) and in the 12th (7-5) game. Davis tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Notwithstanding, Venus didn’t make any concession anymore before winning the set 7-5.
Venus in this set played a much better tennis than Davis and eventually she won 6-2 after breaking Lauren in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (6-2) game.
The American lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-2 to 6-2).
At the end of the match, the American scored 73 points vs. Davis’s 60 points.
Venus was effective in converting 67% of the break points that she conquered (4/6). On the other side, Davis was struggling in converting her break points because she converted only 13% of her break points (1/8). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this encounter, the head to head between Williams and Davis is 4-0 for Venus.
Highlights Venus Williams vs. Lauren Davis Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Venus Williams vs. Kiki Bertens – H2H and stats
Williams will come up against Bertens in the 2nd round.
The last time that they played, Bertens won 6-2 6-75 8-6 in the 3rd round in London back in 2018.