Anett Kontaveit: “I feel comfortable playing tennis”


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Anett Kontaveit: "I feel comfortable playing tennis"

After passing the litmus test on the opening day of the WTA Finals versus Barbora Krejcikova by 6-3 and 6-4, Anett Kontaveit reflected on the growth that led her to Guadalajara and the playing conditions it faced in its premiere.

Anett Kontaveit, born in Tallinn, Estonia, arrived in Guadalajara as the eighth classified, after winning a head-to-head race with Ons Jabeur. Thanks to their consecutive titles in Moscow and Cluj-Napoca, Estonia was the last to get a ticket to the prestigious competition.

One of the keys to its growth was the triumph in the WTA of Cleveland, one of his four trophies acquired this year. “I started to believe more in myself. I feel comfortable playing tennis ”.

“When I was young, my mind wavered a lot during games, it was difficult to focus on what to do. I thought a lot about the result. It is very easy to lose focus on the important things while playing a game. Working with a sports psychologist helps but it is also necessary to work with oneself to overcome these situations ”.

Once in Mexico, the N ° 8 in the world she became the first tennis player to win a match in this edition. “It was a difficult match. I was trying to return as many balls as I could, “he declared after his debut.

Regarding the height and the infrequent conditions that he had to face, he said: “Tennis is faster in these conditions so it was important to execute the first serves, I wish I had done more but once the ball was in play, I I managed to win the points ”.


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