To Estonia Anett Kontaveit, eighth in the world rankings, defeated the Greek 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 Mary Sakkari to sign his pass to the final of the Akron WTA Finals, in Guadalajara, Mexico
Anett Kontaveit He took advantage of winning 76.7 percent of his points with his first serve to beat Sakkari, sixth in the WTA rankings.
The Estonian played a fast and precise game to win a first set 6-1 in which she won 76.9 percent of the points with her first serve against a Greek with problems measuring strength in returns.
Kontaveit broke his rival’s serve in games two and six, maintained his and became strong in the distribution on the court, while Sakkari opted for the deep game, with which he arrived late to the returns and left balls in the network that cost him points.
Sakkari avoided a break in the first game, a factor that filled her with confidence to win the second set 6-3in a set in which he shone with six aces and a better reading of his rival’s returns.
The Greek approached the line of the court and showed a great capacity to react to the speed of Kontaveit, who also missed the opportunity to break her rival’s serve in the seventh game and did not maintain hers in the eighth, which which led the sixth team in the world to tie in sets.
The Estonian won the duel in a final set that she won 6-3 in which she returned to her confident tennis by taking advantage of the fact that Sakkari returned to the strategy of playing deep.
Kontaveit recovered from a Sakkar break in the sixth game to break his rival’s service in the seventh and ninth, which went to six deuce, to sign his place in the final.