Former champion Caroline Wozniacki cruised Monday at the Toronto Masters dismissing the dangerous Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2.
Wozniacki, who won in Montreal back in 2010, was down 4-2 early before rolling of 10 of the last 12 games.
“I think I just started getting a hold of her serves better,” Wozniacki said. “And then I felt like I was in control of the point once we got into the rally, and I felt like I would win more points from the baseline.
“That was kind of what turned it around, I feel like. I’m just happy with the win today and that I’m through to the next round.”
Belinda Bencic dominated teenage qualifier Anastasia Potapova 6-2, 6-1 and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko put together her first Canadian win beating Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3.
In the big upset of the day, Ukrainian youngster Dayana Yastremska stunned Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-2.
“My younger sister (Ivanna) really motivated me today,” the 19-year-old Yastremska said. “She won her first match today in Tennis Europe U12s 6-3, 6-2 – so when I won the first set today 6-3, I said to myself, I have to challenge myself and win the next 6-2 like she did. So today we both got the same score.”
Sofia Kenin came from a break down in the first to knock out Su-Wei Hsieh and Jen Brady ousted Kristina Mladenovic.
Elise Mertens and Svetlana Kuznetsova were also winners.
In the late matches, Anett Kontaveit outslugged Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a 2 hours, 40 minutes. The Estonian broke in an epic 16-minute game at 4-all in the third, then served it out.
“It was a super close match, and I really felt the support of the crowd in the third set and in the end,” Kontaveit told the crowd.
Angelique Kerber feel in a late 3-setter to Daria Kasatkina.
Tuesday’s highlights include Americans Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens in action. Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka also returns and Ash Barty opens play against Kenin.
In the evening, Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu battles countrywoman Eugenie Bouchard.
TUESDAY TORONTO SCHEDULE
Centre Court Starts At 11:00 am
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) v Venus Williams (USA)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) v Sofia Kenin (USA)
Not Before 7:00 pm
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) v Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
Sloane Stephens (USA) v Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
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