Kenin beats Putintseva to reach Abu Dhabi quarterfinals

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Mon, 2021-01-11 00:22

ABU DHABI: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the US came back from match point down to beat Yulia Putintseva and reach the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi Open on Sunday.

Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva’s 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.

“I felt like today was more of a mental match. I practice with her quite a lot so I know her game well,” Kenin said. “I’m just happy with the way that I fought even though I wasn’t feeling 100 percent on court.”

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