Mertens and Kontaveit do not cause surprises in New York

The Belgian defeated the Swedish Peterson giving a recital: 6-0 and 6-2. The Estonian only conceded four games to Kasatkina.

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The great figures of this second day of the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 that takes place at the US Open facilities in New York did not give rise to surprises. Elise Mertens, No. 22 in the WTA ranking, swept off the track of the Western & Southern Open the Swede Peterson, to whom she only conceded two games in the entire match. The scoreboard spoke for itself of the superiority shown by the Belgian: 6-0 and 6-2. His next opponent will be Mladenovic.

For his part, Anett Kontaveit (No. 20) did not have too many complications against the Russian Kasatkina, signing a comfortable victory in just 57 minutes of play: 6-3 and 6-1. In this way, and with little wear and tear, both Mertens and Kontaveit ensured their presence in the round of 32 of the tournament.

The negative news of the day came in the form of a withdrawal by Kim Clijsters. The veteran Belgian player, who decided to return to competition this season after retiring for several seasons, was withdrawn from the main draw before her match against American Brady due to abdominal discomfort.



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