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Top seeds Kasatkina, Kontaveit advance in Cleveland

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Top seeds Kasatkina, Kontaveit advance in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Top seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia and second seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia obtained their first round suits at Tennis in the Land on Monday.

Kasatkina defeated Kaja Juvan of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the opening match of the day, while Kontaveit rallied for a 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 victory over Lauren Davis in the evening session on the stadium court docket at Jacobs Pavilion.

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No. 26 Kasatkina, who got a wild-card entry into the match, eliminated the No. 109 Juvan no topic no longer getting an ace in the 1 hour, 27 minute contest. She is going to face No. 33 Catherine McNally in the round of 16.

No. 28 Kontaveit overcame a downhearted start and a wave of enhance behind Northeast Ohio native Davis in the first WTA match held in Cleveland. She snapped a 5-match losing slip that started in the final at the Viking International Eastbourne.

“I started leisurely and Lauren modified into as soon as playing in truth smartly in the first area, being in truth aggressive,” Kontaveit stated. “I modified into as soon as expecting the gang to be behind her, however I modified into as soon as in truth grateful that we got to play in entrance of of us. They bring so grand energy to the court docket.”

After her assist modified into as soon as broken thrice in the first, Kontaveit exiguous the 97th-ranked Davis to nine points in the second and 14 points in the third. Davis had been 9-0 when winning the opening area this Twelve months.

“It’s incredibly disappointing, then again it modified into as soon as a cool abilities then again,” Davis stated. “Cleveland has my coronary heart.”

Kontaveit will play No. 61 Caroline Garcia of France in the second round. Furthermore advancing modified into as soon as the youngest player in the highest 400, 16-Twelve months-dilapidated Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic, who beat Tara Moore of Gigantic Britain 6-4, 7-5.

Jil Teichmann of Switzerland, who modified into as soon as the runner-up at the Western and Southern Originate in Cincinnati two days earlier, withdrew from the match.

Top seeds Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara of Japan beat Anastasia Rodionova and Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-3 in their first match in 16-group doubles method.

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