10 questions about Anett Kontaveit – Estonia, Fed Cup, WTA Finals – updated after her St Petersburg win
Anett Kontaveit is the best Estonian player in the history of tennis, and was the runner-up at the 2021 WTA Finals. Here are the answers to 10 questions you might ask about her
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Where was Anett Kontaveit born?
Anett Kontaveit was born on December 24, 1995 in Tallinn, Estonia. She currently lives in Viimsi, in her native country.
What is her height?
The Estonian is 5’9″ tall, as indicated by her profile on the official WTA website. Her weight is not listed.
Who are her parents ?
Anett’s parents are Andrus and Ulle Kontaveit. Her father is responsible for the port of Tallinn and her mother is a tennis coach. It was she who introduced her to tennis at the age of 6 and coached her until she was 11.
Who is Kontaveit’s coach?
Anett Kontaveit is currently coached by Dmitry Tursunov.
Anett Kontaveit’s coach was previously Nigel Sears, a former British tennis player in the 1980s. He reached 382nd in the world in 1982, his highest ranking. He then became a coach, with Daniela Hantuchová and Ana Ivanovic as a student. His daughter, Kim, married Andy Murray in June 2015.
When did she turn pro?
Anett Kontaveit made her first professional appearance in 2011 at the age of 15. She had been selected to play in a Fed Cup meeting against Spain. Kontaveit lost to Carla Suarez Navarro (66th) and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (28th).
What are Kontaveit’s best performances at Grand Slams?
As of November 2021, Anett Kontaveit’s best Grand Slam performance was a quarter-final run at the Australian Open in 2020. She lost to Simona Halep. She also reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros (2018) and US Open (2015). She has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon.
Has Anett Kontaveit won a WTA title?
Oh yes. The 24-year-old won the 2017 tournament in ‘Bois le Duc’ (aka ‘s-Hertogenbosch) on grass, her only title on the WTA tour for a long time. She won the final against Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva.
Her 2021 was a stellar year, though, in which she won Cleveland, Ostrava, Moscow, and Cluj-Napoca, and rose up the rankings to secure herself a place in the WTA Finals. She was on a 12-match winning streak which was ended in the round-robin stage by Garbine Muguruza – who then went on to beat her in the final.
She won her sixth career title by beating Maria Sakkari in St Petersburg in February, 2022, extending her indoor winning streak to 20 matches, the best by any woman since Justine Henin in 2010.
What is Anett Kontaveit’s career-high ranking?
Kontaveit followed her title win in St Petersburg by reaching the final in Dubai and on February 28, 2022, she hit a new career-high ranking of No 5.
Is she on social media?
Yes, Anett Kontaveit is present on social networks. The Estonian player has an Instagram account followed by 134,000 people as of February 2022.
How rich is Anett Kontaveit?
The Tallinn native has earned $7.22 million since she began her career in 2011.
Is she in a relationship?
Anett Kontaveit does not appear as a couple on social media. The 24-year-old instead posts photos of her dogs, a passion of hers.