Anett Kontaveit of Estonia starred in the first surprise of the women's singles of the Madrid Open, eliminating America's Venus Williams in the first round.
Kontaveit, who has only won last year's Hertogenbosch title on the WTA tour and is currently 29th in the WTA rankings, fought back against Williams to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday, reports Efe.
Williams, a finalist in Madrid in 2010, when she lost to the French Aravane Rezai, has not won a match on the clay courts in Madrid since 2012.
Kontaveit will be up against the winner in the second round of the match between Danielle Collins from the USA and Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus.
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