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WTA roundup: Anett Kontaveit rolls in Chicago opener

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Anett Kontaveit, coming off a championship run at Ostrava, Czech Republic, last week, won her opening-round match Tuesday in the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic.

The 11th-seeded Estonian beat the United States’ Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-3 in 84 minutes.

Kontaveit put just 63 percent of her first serves in play and dropped three service games, but she was able to break Brengle’s serve five times.

Other first-round winners included seventh-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium, 14th-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 15th-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy and 16th-seeded Jil Teichmann of Switzerland.

Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain and sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia earned straight-set wins in the second round, while 10th-seeded Danielle Collins of the United States advanced to the third round with a three-set victory.

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Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan registered the upset of the day, rallying past fourth-seeded Greet Minnen of Belgium 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first round at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The other seeded players in action all advanced to the second round, led by the top seed. Yulia Putintseva, playing in her home country, routed Georgia’s Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-1, 6-2.

Also earning wins were third-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France, fifth-seeded Ana Konjuh of Croatia, sixth-seeded Rebecca Peterson of Sweden and eighth-seeded Clara Burel of France.

–Field Level Media

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