WTA Finals: Anett Kontaveit advances into the final, as she beats Maria Sakkari by 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

At the ongoing 2021 WTA Finals, in Women’s Singles Semi-finals 2, Anett Kontaveit advances into the final after she won over Maria Sakkari 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. She will face former world no. 1 Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza.

On Tuesday night, 16th November at the 2021 WTA Finals – Women’s Singles Semi-finals 2, 25-year-old Estonian Anett Kontaveit won in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 against Maria Sakkari. Thus, Kontaveit has booked a spot in the Finals.

The WTA Finals is a tournament of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) played annually at the end of the season. Only the players who are at the top of the WTA Rankings can compete in the tournament. Meanwhile, the 2021 WTA Finals is held in Zapopan, Mexico from 10th to 17th of November.

Match Report WTA Finals – Anett Kontaveit vs Maria Sakkari

However, No. 8th Seed, Anett Kontaveit defeated Greece’s Maria Sakkari who is ranked higher than her & advanced into the finals in her tournament debut. Kontaveit won by 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

This Semi-final was played at Estadio Akron de Tenis. It lasted for about 2-hours and 2-minutes. With this, the Estonian Anett Kontaveit has a 7-0 (win-loss record) in semifinals this year. This is her third consecutive final and 1st at this tournament.

However, in this encounter, Maria Sakkari was leading in Aces scored by 9-6. While both made 3 double faults.

Format of 2021 WTA Finals

Meanwhile, the defending singles champion is Ashleigh Barty from the 2019 edition.

Round-Robin format: The tournament was played in a round-robin format with the top 2 players from each group advancing to the semi-finals.

Journey to the Final

RR1: won against Barbora Krejčíková – 6–3, 6–4

RR2: won against Karolína Plíšková – 6–4, 6–0

RR3: lost to Garbiñe Muguruza – 4–6, 4–6

SF : won against Maria Sakkari – 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Meanwhile, she will face former World No. 1 Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. This will be a rematch of their round-robin encounter where the Spaniard won & ended Kontaveit’s 12 match winning streak.

Watch the Highlights of – Anett Kontaveit vs Maria Sakkari

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