Anett Kontaveit: I felt very anxious during WTA Finals final

World No. 8 Anett Kontaveit revealed she felt anxious during the final in Guadalajara and she never really got into the match. 

Garbine Muguruza, a former world No. 1, saw off Kontaveit 6-3 7-5 to win her first WTA Finals title. 

“I felt very anxious on the court. I never got into the match, I didn’t feel very comfortable. But this tournament has taught me a lot and I have a lot to learn. I give her all the credit for the victory. She was great,” Kontaveit said after the loss, per We Love Tennis.

Kontaveit won four titles over the last two months to earn a chance to make her debut at the WTA Finals. 

Also, Kontaveit broke into the for the first time in her career. 

“A tough match today, but definitely a really positive season,” Kontaveit said after her 6-3, 7-5 loss to Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, “I was just so happy to qualify here and to make it to the finals. It feels incredible. Very proud of what I’ve achieved in the second half of the season.”

Kontaveit now aims a big 2022 season 

Kontaveit finished the 2021 season on a high note and now she is determined to continue her rise in 2022. 

“I think it definitely has given me so much confidence, so much self-belief,” Kontaveit said. “Looking forward to just taking some time to reflect, just think of what has happened in the last few months because I’ve been playing matches non-stop so there hasn’t really been any time for that. Really looking forward to doing that.

“I think I’m excited for the next season. Really want to keep this momentum up, just keep improving on my game, have a very good pre-season with Dmitry, just keep working. I think we’re doing the right things. My game is definitely improving in the right direction. I’m very excited for what’s to come.”

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