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Top seed Kontaveit survives slow start and late wobble to reach second round in Tallinn

Anett Kontaveit edged out Xiyu Wang 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday evening and will face Czech Tereza Martincova in the next round

Anett Kontaveit St Petersburg 2022 Zuma/Panoramic

Top seed Anett Kontaveit gave her home crowd a scare on Tuesday before recovering well to beat Chinese Xiyu Wang 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Tallinn Open.

The world No 4 also led 5-2 in the third and had two match points only to be pegged back to 5-5 before finally getting over the line.

The Estonian will take on Czech Tereza Martincova next.

Tallinn WTA 250, other first-round results (Forus Tennis Centre, hard, EUR 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Kaia Kanepi vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Viktoria Kuzmova
  • Donna Vekic beat Maileen Nuudi (WC): 6-2, 6-0
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia (3) beat Xinyu Wang: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Ann Li beat Claire Liu: 6-2, 7-5
  • Ysaline Bonaventure (Q) beat Shelby Rogers: 6-4, 6-4
  • Jil Teichmann (9) beat Laura Siegemund: 6-4, 7-6 (7)
  • Tereza Martincova beat Mirjam Bjorklund (LL): 7-6 (6), 6-3
  • Viktorija Golubic (Q) beat Madison Keys (4): 6-3, 6-2
  • Belinda Bencic (2) beat Elena Malygina (WC): 6-0, 6-2
  • Barbora Krejcikova (7) beat Ajla Tomljanovic: 6-1, 7-6 (3)
  • Linda Noskova (Q) beat Diane Parry: 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Marta Kostyuk beat Bernarda Pera: 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Katie Boulter (Q) beat Jaqueline Cristian: 6-3, 6-1
  • Karolina Muchova (WC) beat Jessika Ponchet (Q): 6-0, 6-2
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