By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday February 14, 2022
Indoor queen Anett Kontaveit has cracked a brand new milestone this week. The Estonian, who has now received 20 consecutive indoor matches after claiming the title at St. Petersburg on Sunday (d. Sakkari within the closing), rises to a career-high rating of No.6.
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Kontaveit advised Courtney Nguyen, WTA Insider, that she’s most pleased with the way in which she has been in a position to proceed the profitable tennis that she established within the second half of 2021.
“Earlier than final 12 months, I did not suppose that I like taking part in on indoor courts that a lot.”
St. Petersburg champ @AnettKontaveit_ explains why her early AO exit could have been a blessing in disguise.
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“I am very pleased to have the ability to proceed this type final 12 months to this 12 months and hold a constantly excessive degree,” she stated. “I feel that is the factor that I am most pleased with as a result of I feel I feel each time a brand new 12 months begins, you form of have these doubts and you are not so certain how the 12 months goes to go. However I am actually pleased that I have been in a position to play good tennis and now have optimistic outcomes this 12 months.”
Kontaveit is the largest riser within the WTA’s Prime-20 this week.
Jelena Ostapenko (+4 from 25 to 21) and Elise Mertens (+4 from 26 to 22) are the largest risers contained in the Prime-50.
Kaja Juvan (+ 10, from 102 to 92) made the largest leap contained in the top-100. The Slovenian stays six spots from her profession excessive, nevertheless.
The largest drop contained in the Prime-100 was Poland’s Magda Linette – she misplaced 26 spots as her factors from profitable Hua Hin final 12 months got here off, and dropped from 45 to 71.
Daria Kasatkina dropped seven spots from 21 to twenty-eight, the largest drop contained in the Prime-50.