Anett Kontaveit Indian Wells 2021

Anett Kontaveit continues remarkable form to reach Moscow final

Estonian star Anett Kontaveit has continued her remarkable run of form to reach the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. 

After thrashing Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-1 24 hours prior, Kontaveit ousted Marketa Vondrousova in another one-sided contest 6-3, 6-4 to book a place in the final.

The victory over the Czech star continues Kontaveit’s eye-catching run of form after teaming up with Dmitry Tursunov, who previously worked with Elena Vesnina and most recently world number two Aryna Sabalenka.

Tursonov joined Kontaveit’s team in Cincinnati, where the Estonian lost a narrow contest to Ons Jabeur in her opening round contest.

Since then, the 25-year-old has won 20 of her last 22 matches including her second and third career titles in Cleveland and Ostrava, as well as a semi-final run at Indian Wells.

Of her 20 victories since the start of the new partnership, Kontaveit’s last 18 wins have come without dropping a set against high level opponents.

To date, the only matches Kontaveit has lost under her Russian coach have been against Ons Jabeur at Cincinnati and Indian Wells and Iga Swiatek in the third round of the US Open.

Should Kontaveit win the Moscow final, where she will come up against either Maria Sakkari or Ekaterina Alexandrova, she will put herself in contention for the WTA Finals.

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