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Anett Kontaveit continues tear with straight-set win over Barbora Krejcikova in WTA Finals opener

WTA Finals:-GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Anett Kontaveit broadened her hot streak with a 6-3, 6-4 success over second-cultivated Barbora Krejcikova on Wednesday in the initial match at the WTA Finals.

The eighth-cultivated Kontaveit had early breaks in the two sets to beat the French Open hero in only 75 minutes for her eleventh sequential triumph.

Kontaveit has won 27 of her last 29 matches, which incorporate her title run at Ostrava where she beat Paula Badosa and Maria Sakkari, both of whom are contending in the season-finishing WTA Finals.

“I think all through my profession, I’ve been in kind of top 30 for a great deal of years,” Kontaveit said. “Throughout the mid year I was on somewhat of a losing streak, then, at that point, I began working with Dmitry (Tursunov) and was truly wanting to get a couple of wins. I figured out how to win Cleveland, then, at that point, it simply kind of began moving from that point”.

Tursunov a previous world No. 20, begun working with Kontaveit at the Cincinnati Masters, where the 25-year-old Estonian lost in the first round. From that point forward, Kontaveit has taken off from No. 30 to No. 8 in the rankings and pushed out Ons Jabeur for the last spot in the season-finishing title by beating Simona Halep in the last of the Transylvania Open.

“I’ve been having faith in myself somewhat more, and the game most certainly has clicked from simply getting more successes and playing a great deal of tennis and truly feeling good,” Kontaveit said.

Krejcikova, the main reigning significant victor in the field, begun the year positioned 65th however caught three titles to meet all requirements for the WTA Finals.

“It’s simply troublesome in light of the fact several days prior I was really playing in Europe, presently I’m here,” Krejcikova said. “It’s super, truly troublesome.”

In duplicates, the Japanese pair of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara had a 6-0, 6-4 success over Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac.

The competition, which was dropped last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is played in a cooperative configuration.

The occasion has an all out prize pool of $5 million and is being played at the Akron Tennis Stadium in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara.

The WTA Finals are being played in Guadalajara during the current year just, with the occasion booked to get back to Shenzhen, China in 2022.

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