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Iga Swiatek claims Qatar Open title, dedicates win to 'suffering Ukraine'
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Iga Swiatek claims Qatar Open title, dedicates win to 'suffering Ukraine'

Former French Open champion Swiatek, seeded seven, needed just over an hour to see off the fourth-seeded Estonian.

Anett Kontaveit beats Maria Sakkari to claim sixth career title in Saint Petersburg
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Anett Kontaveit beats Maria Sakkari to claim sixth career title in Saint Petersburg

Victory allowed Kontaveit to become just the sixth woman since 1990 to win 20 straight indoor matches.

Maria Sakkari into St. Petersburg final after three-hour thriller; to face Anett Kontaveit
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Maria Sakkari into St. Petersburg final after three-hour thriller; to face Anett Kontaveit

Sakkari, ranked seventh in the world, will be seeking her second title when she meets Estonia's Anett Kontaveit after the world number nine saw off Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-4.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev tames Kyrgios; Muguruza, Raducanu among high-profile exits in 2nd round
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev tames Kyrgios; Muguruza, Raducanu among high-profile exits in 2nd round

Also out on a day of shocks was former world number one Andy Murray, losing to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in straight sets, as the Grand Slam roared into life on day four.

Sydney Classic 2022: Rejuvenated Andy Murray battles into first final since 2019
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Sydney Classic 2022: Rejuvenated Andy Murray battles into first final since 2019

Murray was was exceptional against towering Reilly Opelka at the Sydney Classic, battling through their semi-final 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-4, successfully blunting the American's giant serve.

Australian Open: Garbine Muguruza upset, Ons Jabeur suffers injury scare days before tournament
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Australian Open: Garbine Muguruza upset, Ons Jabeur suffers injury scare days before tournament

The Estonian won a tight first set 6-4 before the Tunisian called for a medical timeout. After lengthy treatment on her lower back, Jabeur forfeited the match

Garbine Muguruza 'manages anxiety' to make winning start to season
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Garbine Muguruza 'manages anxiety' to make winning start to season

Muguruza, a former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion, will be one of the main contenders for next week's Australian Open.

WTA Finals 2021: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Anett Kontaveit in two sets to win maiden title
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WTA Finals 2021: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Anett Kontaveit in two sets to win maiden title

The 28-year-old Spaniard beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to improve her record playing in Mexico at 14 wins and two losses

WTA Finals 2021: Anett Kontaveit outlasts Maria Sakkari to set up final against Garbine Muguruza
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WTA Finals 2021: Anett Kontaveit outlasts Maria Sakkari to set up final against Garbine Muguruza

Anett Kontaveit will face Garbine Muguruza in the final of the season-ending WTA Finals in Guadalajara after both women battled through the semi-finals in contrasting fashion

WTA Finals 2021: Muguruza edges Kontaveit to book semi-final spot, Pliskova out of the race
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WTA Finals 2021: Muguruza edges Kontaveit to book semi-final spot, Pliskova out of the race

Muguruza's victory in her final round-robin contest in the eight-woman season finale in Guadalajara denied Karolina Pliskova a place in the knockout phase

WTA Finals: Anett Kontaveit secures semis spot; Garbine Muguruza beats Barbora Krejcikova
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WTA Finals: Anett Kontaveit secures semis spot; Garbine Muguruza beats Barbora Krejcikova

To qualify for the semi-finals for the second time in her career, Garbine Muguruza (1-1) needs a win on Sunday against Kontaveit (2-0) and a Krejcikova victory over Pliskova (1—1).

WTA Finals 2021: Anett Kontaveit crushes Karolina Pliskova to advance, Garbine Muguruza stays alive
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WTA Finals 2021: Anett Kontaveit crushes Karolina Pliskova to advance, Garbine Muguruza stays alive

Anett Kontaveit continued her late-season surge, notching her 12th straight WTA match win as she assured herself of finishing in the top two of her group

WTA Finals 2021: Karolina Pliskova, Anett Kontaveit open with wins
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WTA Finals 2021: Karolina Pliskova, Anett Kontaveit open with wins

Pliskova is playing the WTA Finals for the fifth time, having reached the semifinals in 2018 and '19. The 2020 tournament was cancelled.

Transylvania Open: Anett Kontaveit wins fourth title of the year, completes WTA Finals line-up
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Transylvania Open: Anett Kontaveit wins fourth title of the year, completes WTA Finals line-up

As well as being the first player representing Estonia to make the year-ending championships, Kontaveit is projected to make her Top 10 debut in Monday's rankings.

Transylvania Open: Simona Halep cruises into final against Anett Kontaveit
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Transylvania Open: Simona Halep cruises into final against Anett Kontaveit

Halep broke serve six times and saved the only break point she faced in her first service game of the match.

Transylvania Open: Marta Kostyuk thrashes Emma Raducanu, to face Simona Halep
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Transylvania Open: Marta Kostyuk thrashes Emma Raducanu, to face Simona Halep

Kostyuk, 19, will play her third semi-final of the season on Saturday, following Abu Dhabi in January and Istanbul in April.

Kremlin Cup 2021: Aslan Karatsev, Anett Kontaveit triumph in contrasting styles
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Kremlin Cup 2021: Aslan Karatsev, Anett Kontaveit triumph in contrasting styles

Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, was no match for Karatsev who won the trophy without dropping a set.

Kremlin Cup 2021: Anett Kontaveit faces Ekaterina Alexandrova in Moscow final
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Kremlin Cup 2021: Anett Kontaveit faces Ekaterina Alexandrova in Moscow final

In Sunday's final, Kontaveit will bid to win a third title in as many months after beating Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal match.

Kremlin Cup 2021: Aryna Sabalenka knocked out by Ekaterina Alexandrova, Maria Sakkari beats Simona Halep
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Kremlin Cup 2021: Aryna Sabalenka knocked out by Ekaterina Alexandrova, Maria Sakkari beats Simona Halep

Sabalenka was playing in her first tournament since reaching the semi-finals of the US Open last month. She then missed the tournament in Indian Wells, California, after a positive test for the coronavirus.

Indian Wells 2021: Ons Jabeur cools off red-hot Anett Kontaveit to reach semi-finals
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Indian Wells 2021: Ons Jabeur cools off red-hot Anett Kontaveit to reach semi-finals

Ons Jabeur's win guarantees she will move into the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time in her career.