Venus Williams conquers Lauren Davis 7-5 6-2 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Monday. Williams will clash against Kiki Bertens in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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).

Statistics

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

1st
Williams
Davis
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Williams
Davis
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Next Match: Venus Williams vs. Kiki Bertens – H2H and stats

Williams will come up against Bertens in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Venus Williams and Kiki Bertens square off. The head to head is 1-1 for Williams and Bertens (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played, Bertens won 6-2 6-75 8-6 in the 3rd round in London back in 2018.

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