World No. 30 Anett Kontaveit wins the 3rd WTA title of her career as she defeats World No. 12 and the 4th seeded Maria Sakkari 6-2, 7-5 in 1 hour and 32 minutes to claim her 2nd title of the season. Anett went without dropping a single set throughout this week in the Czech Republic and like the entire week, was highly aggressive in her matches.
Anett did not go into a single tie-breaker this week as she wins the WTA-500 title, her biggest title having won the 2017 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships and the 2021 Cleveland Open, both of which are WTA-250 level tournaments. This is Anett’s 2nd title in 3 tournament appearances and will definitely make her a good contender for titles in the remainder of the season.
“Thank you so much everyone. I still can’t believe it, it was such a good week for me. First, I’d like to congratulate Maria and her team for such a great year, I’ve watched your matches, I’ve cheered for you on the TV and I’m really happy you are doing so well and I have so much respect for you on and off the court. You are an amazing person.
“Secondly, I’d like to thank my team. Thank you Tommy for being here with me, thank you Dmitri for supporting me from the United States and of course, thank you to my family and my friends, people who are always watching and always have my back, I love you all so much, thank you,” said Anett in her on-court interview during the trophy presentation.
“I felt really good coming here” says Anett Kontaveit
Anett started the week with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sorana Cirstea in the 1st round and followed it with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Paula Badosa in the 2nd round, 6-4, 6-3 win over 2020 Tokyo Olympics Gold medallist Belinda Bencic in the quarter-finals and then a 6-0, 6-4 win over 2-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova to enter the finals against Maria.
Anett went on to thank the WTA, the organising club and the fans for coming out and supporting everyone as she went on to lift the title and conclude a successful week in the Czech Republic.