Anett Kontaveit wins Luxembourg Masters, collects nice check

Kontaveit defeated Andrea Petkovic in the Luxembourg Masters final.

by Dzevad Mesic
Anett Kontaveit wins Luxembourg Masters, collects nice check
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Former world No 2 Anett Kontaveit has claimed the Luxembourg Ladies Tennish Masters title after beating 2014 French Open semifinalist Andrea Petkovic in the final. Kontaveit, 27, handed a 7-5 6-2 loss to former world No 9 Petkovic in the Luxembourg Masters final.

This past weekend in Luxembourg, an invitational tournament that featured former tennis stars took place. Kontaveit, who called it a career after this year's Wimbledon due to a chronic back injury, was taking part in a tennis event for the first time since retiring.

Earlier in the tournament, Kontaveit beat Monica Puig in the quarterfinal and Lucie Safarova in the semifinal, respectively. For winning the Luxembourg Masters, Kontaveit also netted €50,000.

Kontaveit overcame Petkovic in straight sets

Kontaveit was inches away from losing the first set as Petkovic had a 5-4 lead and a set point.

But Kontaveit was able to save Petkovic's set point and win three consecutive games to overcome the deficit and clinch the opener. After winning a tight first set, Kontaveit started the second set with a 4-0 lead and then routinely completed a two-set win.

For Kontaveit, it was certainly a very positive experience. Just recently, Kontaveit opened up about her new life. "I think that everything that I have achieved or that I have accomplished will only sink in after a little while.

Right now it's been kind of like being in a bubble. Of course there are some positives, I can be at home, I don't have to travel every week. A lot of the hard things that came with tennis are behind me now. But, one thing I'm really scared about is how I'm going to cope with all the things that I've never had to deal with before, like the routine of being at home, the cold and the long winter.

My life certainly didn't end there when I stopped playing tennis. There are so many other opportunities in life. I think I'm pretty hard working and I hope to find something new and exciting to do. And maybe people really will hear from me again," Kontaveit recently said on ETV show "Hommik Anuga."

Anett Kontaveit Andrea Petkovic