The last ticket to Guadalajara has an owner. Anett Kontaveit beat Simona halep, he stayed with the title in the Transylvania Open and qualified for the first time in his career at WTA Finals. After a few marathon weeks with great triumphs behind her, the Estonian tennis player outplayed Ons Jabeur in the race and will join the best players of the season in the return of the historic competition that will begin on November 10.
Kontaveit accelerated into the last corner and entered the Finals beating Ons Jabeur with the points counted. She is the ranked player who played the most competitions in the year but his performance in recent weeks has not stopped growing. He won four of the five titles to his credit during these months and starred in the decisive battle against Simona Halep in Cluj-Napoca that ended up giving him the ticket to Guadalajara.
With the momentum of victories in Moscow and Ostrava, the 25-year-old tennis player came to the Romanian tournament with a chance that only depended on her since Jabeur would not play in Courmayeur due to an elbow injury. The expectation increased as he progressed because the chances of qualifying were kept alive. Thus, he surpassed -without giving partial- Krunic, followed with Uytvanck and then with Kalinina. She left Peterson on the road and, in the final, she decisively defeated the top seed, Simona Halep, 6-2, 6-3.
The trophy in Transylvania ensured, in addition to the Finals, his debut within the Top 10. An achievement that reflects a good streak over several months: since 17 August last, Kontaveit has added four titles, extending a record of 26 matches won and 2 lost.
Thanks to her good time on the circuit, the Tallinn native will join the star roster made up of Aryna Sabalenka, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Maria sakkari, Iga Swiatek, Garbiñe Muguruza and Paula Badosa, to compete from next November 10 in the return of the historic WTA Finals in Guadalajara.