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Top seed Kontaveit makes Tallinn final, faces Krejcikova

Anett Kontaveit beat Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday evening. She’ll play Czech Barbora Krejcikova, the No 7 seed, in the final

Anett Kontaveit in the 2022 Tallinn Open Anett Kontaveit in the 2022 Tallinn Open (Imago/Panoramic)

Top seed Anett Kontaveit moved into the final of the Tallinn Open by winning against compatriot Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-4 at the Forus Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Kontaveit, ranked No 4, will play Czech Barbora Krejcikova, the No 7 seed, next.

Only two other female players have reached four or more finals so far this season along with Kontaveit (Hamburg, Doha, St Petersburg and now Tallinn): Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur.

Kontaveit beat Chinese Xiyu Wang (3-6, 6-2, 7-5), Czech Tereza Martincova (6-2, 6-1) and Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds, Kanepi, ranked No 32, won against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, the No 5 seed (4-6, 6-4, 6-0), American Ann Li (7-5, 7-5) and Czech wildcard Karolina Muchova (6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6)).

Tallinn WTA 250, other semi-final result:

  • Barbora Krejcikova beat Belinda Bencic (2): 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-2
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