All it took was an hour and a minute for Greek tennis player, Maria Sakkari, to send Anett Kontaveit packing from the Madrid Open, winning their second round match in straight sets.
Sakkari completed a 6-3, 6-1 rout to make it to the third round of a competition she has never won a match before this.
The Greek, who had earlier needed three sets against Amanda Anisimova, did not have a lot of trouble against her Estonian opponent, avoiding any breaks of serves in the entire match. In turn, Sakkari broke Kontaveit four times, twice in both.
It didn’t look like that to begin with though. The two were tied at three games apiece in the opening set, with Kontaveit needing to prevent just one break-point in that time.
That was, however, about the kind of fight Kontaveit put up. From there on, Sakkari won nine of the next 10 games, losing just one game at 3-0 in the second, to complete the victory.
Sakkari is now set to take on an in-form Muchova.