Kontaveit and Alexandrova meet in the Moscow final

Kontaveit and Alexandrova meet in Moscow final

The headliners of the WTA ranking are already thinking about the WTA Finals of Guadalajara. It is no wonder that several of them practically gave up the battle in the Moscow WTA 500, where the first two favorites, Aryna Sabalenka and GarbiƱe Muguruza, they packed their bags in the quarterfinals. Especially evident was the case of the Hispano-Venezuelan, who signed the fastest defeat of her career against Anett Kontaveit (48 minutes).

Therefore, the semi-finals of the Russian tournament were very open, but what was seen in the previous round has been repeated. Maria Sakkari, recently classified for the appointment of Guadalajara (Mexico) conceded a 3-0 start against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, So in the face of the difficult undertaking of forcing the comeback and that would compromise his physical condition for the Finals (November 10 to 17) he retired in the first set 4-1 down.

Kontaveit had to fight something else to seal his place in the final, although his greatest endorsement is the great level of play he has accumulated in recent weeks. In just 76 minutes of the game, The Estonian beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-4. Kontaveit, probably in the best moment of his career, will enter the duel as a clear favorite (seeded number 9) due to his greatest experience: he would win his fourth title in Moscow, for Alexandrova’s second.

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