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Patna : World No 5 Garbine Muguruza, 28, Spain, and World No 8 Anett Kontaveit, 25, Estonia, reached the final of season-ending Akron WTA Finals at Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico, on November 17, 2021.
Kontaveit defeated World No 6 Maria Sakkari, 26, Greece, in a close three-set contest 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 2hr 02 minutes in semi-final on November 17, 2021. The Estonia won 4break points during the match to 2 by Sakkari. Kontaveit also won 4 games in a row during the match to 3 by the Greek.Sakkari though fired 9 Aces in the match to 6 by Kontaveit. Bothe the players committed 3 double faults each in the match. Kontaveit, in all, won 83 points in the match to 78 points by Sakkari.
Muguruza, a two-time major champion having won the French Open title in 2016 and Wimbledon title in 2017, hammered World No Paula Badosa, 24, Spain, in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in 85 minute in semi-final on November 17, 2021, winning 3 break points and 5 games in a row during the match. Muguruza, in all, won 70 points in the match to 55 points by Badosa. Muguruza committed 3 double faults in the match to 6 by Badosa. Muguruza fired 2 Aces in the match to 3 by Badosa.