In two straight sets, Barbora Krejcikova won against Anett Kontaveit, who was playing in front of her home crowd during the final of the WTA tournament in Tallinn.
Barbora Krejcikova frustrated the audience at the WTA tournament finals in Tallinn. Seeded number 1 at home, Anett Kontaveit had to concede defeat against the Czech in two sets. Both players were solid on serve in the first four games but that’s when Barbora Krejcikova took the lead in the rally. After holding his serve on a white game, the 27th in the world converted his first break point to widen the gap. In the process, the Czech once again won her face-off in an authoritarian manner before making Anett Kontaveit give in. On the engagement of the Estonian, on her first set point, Barbora Krejcikova validated her successful start to the match. Back to the wall and no doubt upset, the Estonian raised her voice at the start of the second round.
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Krejcikova made Kontaveit give in
What materialized by taking the service of the Czech at the end of the first game… before losing ground. After two very tight games, Barbora Krejcikova broke Anett Kontaveit twice to regain the advantage. But the world number 4 had the resources to respond and equalize three games everywhere. From then on, the Czech gave a last boost to put an end to this final. Conceding only three points in the last three games, Barbora Krejcikova took the serve of Anett Kontaveit one last time then converted her first match point (6-2, 6-3 in 1h22 ‘) to win his fourth title, the first since his string of successes at Strasbourg, Roland-Garros and Prague last year. A result that will allow him to move up the hierarchy when Anett Kontaveit, despite this setback at home, will return to the podium in the WTA rankings this Monday.