World No. 2 Kontaveit reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon
Jun 28, 2022 - 03:28 AM
ANKARA (AA) – Second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia marched to the second round of the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament Monday.
Kontaveit beat her US opponent Bernarda Pera 7-5, 6-1 in round one of the women’s singles competition.
She will now face Germany’s Jule Niemeier.
Meanwhile, British teen Emma Raducanu won against Alison Van Uytvanck from Belgium with sets of 6-4, 6-4.
Raducanu, 19, a 2021 US Open women’s singles champion, will play against France’s Caroline Garcia in the upcoming round.
In men’s singles, world No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reserved his place in the second round with a five-set win against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
Alcaraz won the match 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.
He will take on the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor.
The 2022 Wimbledon started on Monday and will run through July 10.