WTA Gstaad - Kiki Bertens beats Kontaveit to get her fourth career-title


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WTA Gstaad - Kiki Bertens beats Kontaveit to get her fourth career-title

Kiki Bertens won her fourth career-title, all of them on clay, beating Anett Kontaveit 6-4 3-6 6-1, becoming the second Dutch player to win the Swiss event after Marcella Mesker that in the '80s triumphed for two years in a row in doubles.

Kontaveit was trying to win her second title of the year after 's-Hertogenbosch last month on grass and Biel in April on hard-courts. With this result, she will be overcomed in the rankings just by Bertens by a 5-point difference: Kiki will be 26th, Kontaveit 27th.

In the third set the key was the break point saved by Bertens in the third game. After that, although she was leading 2-1, Bertens cried at the changeover with her coach Sluiter. It becomes the turning point of the match, as Bertens played her best tennis until the end of the match and won four games in a row.

She wins Gstaad title on the second attempt as last year she had lost the final to the home favourite player Viktorija Golubic. Bertens also won her 27th match this year. It's her second title this year after Nurnberg. Both Bertens and Kontaveit will now land to Bastad where they will respectively face Carina Witthoeft and Jasmine Paolini.