Sebastian Baez wins Winston-Salem Open for 2nd straight title

Sebastian Baez wins Winston-Salem Open for 2nd straight title

May 30, 2023; Paris,France; Sebastian Baez (ARG) returns a shot during his match against Gael Monfils (FRA) on day three at Stade Roland-Garros.
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No. 6 seed Sebastian Baez of Argentina beat fifth-seeded Czech Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.

Baez has now won back-to-back titles after prevailing at the event in Kitzbuhel, Austria, earlier this month. He needed just 1 hour, 34 minutes to down Lehecka on Saturday.

Lehecka was headed toward a first-set victory after taking a 3-1 lead, but Baez stormed back, winning four straight games to take control. Lehecka pulled within 5-4, but Baez took the next game on his second set point to secure the early edge.

The second set followed a similar pattern, as Lehecka took a 2-0 lead before Baez once again prevailed in four consecutive games, this time going up 4-2. Lehecka pulled within 4-3, but that was the closest he would get.

Baez won 31 of 42 first-service points while racking up 28 winners. Lehecka had 21 winners, but he was hampered by five double faults and 14 unforced errors.

—Field Level Media

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