Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit did quick work of world 13-ranked American player Jennifer Brady at a WTA tournament in Doha on Monday, defeating the American in straight sets in less than an hour.
Brady, having recently played in the finals of the Australian Open in February, was no match for the Estonian, who opened the match by taking five consecutive games in just 20 minutes. The American was able to take one game back from the 24-year old Estonian, but Kontaveit closed the opening set at 6:1.
The second set started with Brady taking the first set, but an immediate response from Kontaveit tied the second game at 1:1. Two consecutive game balls, including one off Brady's serve, gave Kontaveit a 1:3 lead, which the American responded to by taking one game back. After that, Kontaveit did not let up and took the second and final set of the match 6:2 for a dominant victory over a strong opponent.
Kontaveit served up two aces and committed one double fault, performing very well in her service games, where she realized 76 percent of her first serve points to Brady's 50 percent. The Estonian won 68.8 percent of her second serve points.
"I was expecting a very, very tough match but I'm very happy with the way I played and very pleased to get to the second round," Kontaveit said post-match.
Kontaveit will next face off against the winner of Angelique Kerber - Cagla Buyukakcay, set to take place later on Monday.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste