Score, report, and key facts
Kontaveit was quite dominant at the beginning of the set to break Kerber in the 2nd game (2-0). Yet, that was not enough for Kontaveit to win the set since Angelique succeeded in breaking back in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 5th (2-3) game. The Estonian maintained her focus before winning the set at the tiebreak at 7.
Kontaveit overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Kerber in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Kontaveit extended her lead after breaking the German in the 3rd (3-0) game before conquering the set (6-2).
A crucial moment of the match was when Anett won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.
At the end of the match, Anett scored 81 points vs. the German’s 63 points.
Kontaveit served very well to win 81% of the points (30/37) behind her first serve, and she won 54% points (13/24) on her second serve. Kontaveit won this match even if she was struggling in converting her break points because she converted only 31% (4/13). On the other side, Kerber didn’t lose the focus when converting 67% of the break points that she procured points (2/3). Notwithstanding, that was not enough to win the contest.
After this encounter, the head to head between Kontaveit and Kerber is 3-1 for Anett.
Highlights Anett Kontaveit vs. Angelique Kerber Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Anett Kontaveit vs. Iga Swiatek – H2H and stats
Kontaveit will play Swiatek in the 2nd round.
There is no head to head record between Anett Kontaveit and Iga Swiatek since this will be the first time that they will square off at pro level.