|Anett Kontaveit Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 24, 1995|
Anett Kontaveit is an Estonian professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 5 in singles in February 2022 and world number 95 in doubles in March 2020, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she had reached the quarter-final of the 2020 Australian Open; and the 4th round of the 2015 US Open, the 2018 French Open, and the 2020 US Open. In the singles format, she had also reached the final of the annual year-ending WTA Tour Finals event in 2021 and the final of a couple of WTA 1000 events – the 2018 Wuhan Open and the 2022 Qatar Open. As of May 2022, she has won 6 singles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2021 Ostrava Open (WTA 500), the 2021 Kremlin Cup (WTA 500), the 2022 St. Petersburg Trophy (WTA 500), the 2021 Cleveland Open (WTA 250), the 2021 Transylvania Open (WTA 250) and the 2017 Rosmalen Championships (International). At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, she had reached the 3rd round of the 2019 French Open.
Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia
Viimsi, Harju County, Estonia
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Andrus Kontaveit (Manager at Port of Tallinn, the biggest port authority in Estonia)
- Mother – Ülle Milk (Tennis Coach, Former Tennis Player)
- Others – She has a half-sister who works with H & M (Hennes & Mauritz) AB, a Swedish multinational clothing company.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Estonian descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Cheerful smile
- Radiant face
Anett has been sponsored by –
- Lacoste S.A.
- Nike, Inc.
- Adidas AG
- Babolat (French tennis, badminton, and padel equipment company)
- Joma (Spanish sports clothing manufacturer)
- Tallink (an Estonian shipping company)
- Alexela Group (an Estonian holding company with interests in the energy sector, the metal industry, and property development)
- Hotell Telegraaf (a luxury 5 star Hotel in Tallinn)
Anett Kontaveit Favorite Things
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Tennis Surface – Hard
- Tennis Tournament/Event – Wimbledon
- Tennis Idols/Role Models – Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka
- Hobbies/Interests – Shopping, Watching Movies
Source – WTA Tennis
Anett Kontaveit Facts
- She was introduced to the sport by her mother (a former tennis player) when she was 6 years old. She was coached by her mother until she was 11.
- When she won the Estonian national championship in 2009, she was the then youngest player to do so. She had won the title in 2010 as well. In 2011, she had clinched the European Under-16 Junior Championships in the girls’ doubles format.
- During the 2012 edition of the Fed Cup (the premier international team competition in women’s tennis), she had become the lowest-ranked person to beat a player ranked in the ‘Top 50’ in nearly 7 years when she had defeated Tamira Paszek of Austria.
- In the latter half of that year, she had finished as the runner-up in the girls’ singles format at the junior US Open. She had become the first Estonian to reach the final of the junior draw at the US Open.
- In late 2014, Anett was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis which meant that she had to withdraw from the tennis circuit for the remainder of the year.
- After reaching the 4th round of the 2015 US Open, she had broken into the ‘Top 100’ of the official WTA singles rankings for the first time in her career. After winning the 2017 Rosmalen Championships, her maiden title on the WTA Tour, she had broken into the ‘Top 40’ of the women’s singles rankings.
- At the 2018 Italian Open, she had defeated then world number 9 Venus Williams and then world number 2 Caroline Wozniacki in successive matches.
- In October 2018, she reached the final of a WTA 1000 event for the first time in her career. Her runner-up finish at the 2018 Wuhan Open had helped her reach a new career-high singles world ranking of 21.
- After reaching the semi-final of the 2019 Miami Open, she had risen to 14th in the singles world ranking. This had made her the highest-ranked Estonian player in history, male or female, surpassing compatriot Kaia Kanepi’s career-high rank of 15.
- In 2020, Anett became the first Estonian player, male or female, to reach the quarter-final stage of the Australian Open.
- Her victory in the final of the 2021 Transylvania Open was her 26th win in her last 28 matches. Consequently, she had broken into the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings for the first time in her career and secured the last spot at the 2021 WTA Tour Finals event. She had become the first Estonian to participate in the annual year-end championship.
- At that tournament, she had finished first in her group and then defeated Maria Sakkari in the semi-final. This win had extended her win-loss record in semi-final matches in the calendar year of 2021 to 7–0.
- Anett had also become the first Estonian tennis player, male or female, to reach the final of an official year-end tournament. She lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the championship match, finishing her breakout season ranked number 7 in the world.
- After clinching the 2022 St. Petersburg Trophy, she had reached a new career-high singles world ranking of 6. After reaching the final of the 2022 Qatar Open, she had moved up to number 5 in the women’s singles rankings.
- In June 2023, she announced that she would be retiring from tennis after Wimbledon due to back injury.
Featured Image by Anett Kontaveit / Instagram