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Sakkari, Kontaveit advance to Ostrava Open final | Tennis News

  • Fourth-seeded Sakkari broke her Polish opponent for a 6-5 lead within the final set earlier than changing her first match level when Swiatek’s forehand went huge. The Greek superior to her first final since 2019 after shedding 9 straight WTA semifinals.

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 10:49 PM IST

Maria Sakkari upset top-seeded Iga Swiatek 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to arrange a shock final in opposition to Anett Kontaveit on the Ostrava Open.

Kontaveit beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-0, 6-4.

Fourth-seeded Sakkari broke her Polish opponent for a 6-5 lead within the final set earlier than changing her first match level when Swiatek’s forehand went huge. The Greek superior to her first final since 2019 after shedding 9 straight WTA semifinals.

Sakkari broke Swiatek within the opening recreation and held her serve earlier than serving out the primary set.

Sakkari improved to 2-0 after beating Swiatek on the French Open quarterfinals at Roland Garros this year. Swiatek is the 2020 French Open champion.

In one other upset, Kontaveit hit an ace to create her third match level and the Estonian transformed it when Kvitova’s backhand hit the web.

Kontaveit made solely seven unforced errors in contrast with Kvitova’s 28 to beat the Czech for the third time of their eight conferences.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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