(Reuters) – Estonian Anett Kontaveit ousted German 13th seed Angelique Kerber 7-6(7) 6-2 within the opening spherical of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Kontaveit got here from 5-Three down and saved a set level at 6-5 on the way in which to taking the opening set in opposition to the previous world primary.
She broke Kerber twice to win the second set, successful the primary 9 factors, and two holds to like gave her a 4-Zero lead.
Swiss 12th seed Belinda Bencic retired with a foot harm after trailing former world primary Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-Four 1-0.
Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova, Zheng Saisai of China and Croatia’s Donna Vekic had been…