Decoding the career stats of Anett Kontaveit (indoor courts)
Second seed Anett Kontaveit beat Sorana Cirstea in the second round of the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy. The former claimed a 6-4, 7-5 victory in an hour and 31 minutes. With this, the Estonian extended her winning streak in indoor courts to 17. Kontaveit will now square off with Belinda Bencic in the quarter-final on Friday. Here, we decode Kontaveit's indoor stats.
Why does this story matter?
Kontaveit has now won 17 consecutive singles matches on indoor courts. Her streak started in September 2021 when she won the J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2021. A month later, she downed Ekaterina Alexandrova to win the VTB Kremlin Cup. Kontaveit won the very next tournament (Transylvania Open). She defeated Simona Halep in the summit clash to win the indoor hard-court tournament.
Her streak started with the Ostrava Open
Kontaveit won her third WTA singles title in September 2021. She won the Ostrava Open after defeating 12th seed Maria Sakkari 6-2, 7-5 in the final. Kontaveit beat Sorana Cirstea, Paula Badosa, Belinda Bencic, and Petra Kvitova en route to the grand finale. Notably, Kontaveit did not drop a set in the entire tournament. It was her first WTA title since 2017.
Kontaveit won the Kremlin Cup in October
A month later, Kontaveit won the Kremlin Cup after beating Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova in the final. The former staged a terrific comeback to win the summit clash 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. She beat Andrea Petkovic, second seed Garbine Muguruza, and Marketa Vondrousova en route to the final. As a result, Kontaveit reached her career-high WTA Ranking of number 14.
Second back-to-back title
Kontaveit clinched her second back-to-back title in October. She won the Transylvania Open after beating top seed Simona Halep in the final. It was Kontaveit's sixth final of the year. The former also overcame qualifier Aleksandra Krunic, Alison Van Uytvanck, Anhelina Kalinina, and Rebecca Peterson in the tournament. Kontaveit won the indoor hard-court tournament without losing a set.
A look at her career stats
Kontaveit has a win-loss record of 361-182 in women's singles. She has won a total of five WTA titles as of now. The Estonian reached the quarter-final of the 2020 Australian Open. She has qualified for the fourth round of the French Open (2018) and US Open (2015 and 2020). Kontaveit has never gone past the third round of Wimbledon.