Anett Kontaveit rallied from a set down to stun reigning French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza to earn her first Top 10 win in the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
WTA Staff

STUTTGART, Germany - Anett Kontaveit backed up her maiden WTA final in Biel/Bienne with a stunning comeback at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, edging past No.5 seed Garbiñe Muguruza, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

A former junior prodigy, Kontaveit broke new ground earlier this season, booking her first WTA final at the inaugural Ladies Open Biel Bienne, and aimed to take another step forward on Wednesday against Muguruza, who was playing her first clay court match since conquering Roland Garros.

The Spaniard nonetheless swept the opening set and battled through a tense second that featured no service breaks through 12 games.

Muguruza twice edged close to victory as Kontaveit served to stay in the match, but the Estonian youngster held on to force a tiebreak.

Once in the sudden death, Kontaveit all but ran away with the match, leveling the contest and losing just one more game in the decider, striking 39 winners to Muguruza's 31 and striking six aces to capture her maiden Top 10 victory in two hours and 15 minutes.

Awaiting the Estonian in the last eight will be the winner of the all-Russian second round encounter between former World No.1 Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova.