World No. 14 Anett Kontaveit is happy with the way she has been playing this week in Cluj-Napoca. Kontaveit, seeded at No. 2, won four matches in straight sets this week to make the Cluj-Napoca final. "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," Kontaveit said ahead of the final, per Tennis Up To Date. Kontaveit is set to face her toughest opponent this week as she will be fighting former world No.
1 Simona Halep for the title. Kontaveit has never beaten Halep as the Romanian owns a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Estonian. However, Kontaveit is enjoying the best season of her career and her chances of beating Halep have never been bigger.
"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 a little better. It will be a tough battle," Kontaveit acknowledged.
Kontaveit has a lot to play for
Kontaveit will make it past Ons Jabeur for the final spot at the WTA Finals if she beats Halep in the Cluj-Napoca final. "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," Kontaveit said. This week, Kontaveit admitted there was a period she felt really low on confidence.
"We've played tennis for so many years, I think there's always some highs and lows. I really felt at some point that it was not realistic anymore for me to beat the best players. I was feeling a little bit down like this," Kontaveit said in Romania.