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Kontaveit defeats Sakkari at Ostrava Open final

J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2021 - Day Seven

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 26: Anett Kontaveit from Estonia poses with the trophy during the awards ceremony after her victory in the Singles Final against Maria Sakkari from Greece during Day 7 of the J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2021 on September 26, 2021 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Unseeded Anett Kontaveit cruised past fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari 6-2, 7-5 to win the Ostrava Open for her third WTA title.

Both players held their serve in the second set until the Estonian built a 40-0 lead in the 12th game before converting her first match-point with a forehand winner.

It was her sixth win over a top-20 opponent this year.

Kontaveit didn’t lose a set on her way to the victory at the hard-court tournament, her second title this season after also winning in Cleveland.

“It was such a good week for me,” Kontaveit said.

In her fourth final this season, Kontaveit hit 26 winners compared with 20 by Sakkari, who was playing in her first final since 2019.

She saved the only break point she faced in the final to reduce her overall record against her opponent to 5-6.

In the opening set, Kontaveit broke Sakkari in the fourth game to jump to a 4-1 lead and got another break in the eighth game to take it 6-2.