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Anett Kontaveit is hopeful about the 2022 WTA Tour season
The 2021 season was awesome for Anett Kontaveit. While she had a slow start in 2021, the Estonian is hopeful for the 2022 WTA Tour season. She wants to be successful from the jump because she wants to carry the momentum throughout the year.
When 2021 started, Anett was ranked 23rd in the WTA Tour rankings with only one trophy to her name. The 2021 season was successful for her because she ends it at a career-high 7th in the rankings while winning four trophies. She managed to reach the WTA Finals where she reached the final, only losing to Garbine Muguruza.
Now, Anett is looking forward to the 2022 season because she wants to improve. She is already 7th in the rankings and she wants to keep the momentum going. 2021 was a strong indication that Anett has more potential to tap into. It will be interesting to see because she was such a strong player during the latter half of the 2021 season.
Despite her success outside of the Grand Slam events, Anett wants to win at least one of the four Slams held every year. It is always the goal of any player in both the WTA and ATP Tours to compete and win a Slam. Anett is focused on reaching her goals because she does not want to end up as a strong player who does not have a trophy from a Slam.
Anett talked about how she wants to reach her goal and help herself reach another level in the Tour.
She said, ‘I have been able to think about my next goals for a few days now. I think my biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam tournament, but I think the most important thing is for my goals to be development-based. I want to improve my game, improve my physical state and improve elements in tennis. As long as this development process is ongoing and is positive, results will follow’.
Anett has the right mindset because not only does she want success, but she also wants to improve on her mistakes. That is the right approach to the WTA Tour especially since it’s filled with special players.
Words: Cholo Martin