Kontaveit too much for Sakkari, takes the title 6-2, 7-5 in Ostrava

Maria Sakkari

World number 30 Anett Kontaveit picked up her second title of the season with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the final of the Ostrava Open on Sunday.

The unseeded Estonian had not dropped a set all week before powering past fourth seed Sakkari to claim the biggest title and third overall.

“When you’re winning matches, it definitely gives you confidence,” said the 25-year-old, who has won 12 of her last 13 matches.

“I feel like I am playing better than I was in the middle of the season, and I think good things can come of it.

World number 10 Sakkari, looking for her first title of 2021, held a 5-3 lead in their head-to-head at tour-level coming into the final, but Kontaveit, who had seen off Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals, came through this time in an hour and 32 minutes.