8 - 16 Oct. Cluj-Napoca

Anett Kontaveit: “I have a lot to play for, it’s something to really enjoy and go for”

Here are some of the Anett Kontaveit’s quotes after her win in the semifinal against Rebecca Peterson (6-3, 6-2)

Talking about getting better with every match

Yesterday and today I played a little bit better than in my previous matches. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Rebecca is a good player and I know her pretty well since we were really young, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy and I really had to work hard for it today.

Relation with Rebecca

We’ve known each other since we were 8 years old, we were playing similar tournaments, we grew up playing together. Her parents are Estonian, I know her family pretty well. We are also the same age so we have always been pretty close.

Playing back to back finals

Physically is not easy, but I have been playing some good tennis. I am happy with the way I’ve managed to get through this week. I have a lot to play for, it’s something to really enjoy and go for.

On next opponent

Either way it going to be a tough match. Simona is such a great player, I lost to her quite a few times, but I really think I am playing more consistently, playing little better. Marta or Simona, either way it would be a tough battle because they both are playing really good.

Knowing the stake what keeps you grounded and focused

I’ve been trying to focus on what I have to do and taking it match by match, not thinking ahead too much, that’s been the main thing that’s helped me stay focused on each match at the task that I have at the time.

Lost 13 points in 9 service games, is the focus on serving well and save energy?

I haven’t thought like that but I guess it does work like that, I’ve been having a pretty decent week serving. I feel last week is something that I felt like I wanted to improve. This week I’ve been serving a little bit better.

If she has seen the fun memes with the WTA Finals race

Yeah, they’re great. I’ve seen a few comments that she’s made or I I’ve made. She congratulated me after Moscow. Me and Ons we known each other for a very long time and we’ve always gotten along really well, it’s a bit of fun.

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