132 Facts About Anett Kontaveit


Anett Kontaveit has been ranked as high as world No 2 by the Women's Tennis Association, which she first achieved on 6 June 2022, making her the highest-ranked Estonian player in history.


Anett Kontaveit has won six singles titles on the WTA Tour as well as eleven singles and five doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.


Anett Kontaveit produced her best performance at a major by reaching the quarterfinals at the 2020 Australian Open.


Anett Kontaveit has reached two WTA 1000 finals at the 2018 Wuhan Open and 2022 Qatar Open.


Anett Kontaveit had success on the junior tour in 2011, her best Grand Slam performance of the year being at Roland Garros.


Anett Kontaveit won the European Under-16 Junior Championships partnering 14-year-old Tatjana Vorobjova in girls' doubles; they beat first seeded Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Petra Rohanova.


Anett Kontaveit made the finals in doubles, partnering compatriot Maret Ani.


Anett Kontaveit was chosen for the 2011 Estonian Fed Cup team, but lost both of her singles matches in the World Group II tie against Spain.


Anett Kontaveit defeated top seed Marion Gaud in the quarterfinals, and then seventh seed Syna Kayser in the final.


Anett Kontaveit's junior ranking rose to her career high of No 9.


Anett Kontaveit began the year at the Traralgon International, an under-18 girls tournament in Australia.


Anett Kontaveit posted Estonia's only win against Austria and became the lowest ranked player to beat a top-50 player in seven years, with her straight-sets victory over Tamira Paszek of Austria- however Estonia failed to win either of their ties.


Anett Kontaveit was awarded a wildcard for the qualifying draw of her first WTA Tour tournament, the Danish Open in Copenhagen, where she won two qualifying matches, before losing in the final round of qualifying to Annika Beck.


Anett Kontaveit posted strong results at the Junior Grand Slam championships, reaching the semifinals of the French Open girls' singles, losing to eventual champion Annika Beck.


Anett Kontaveit became the first Estonian to reach the girls' singles finals at the US Open, but she was defeated in straight sets by Samantha Crawford.


Anett Kontaveit began her final year in junior tennis at the Australian Open.


Anett Kontaveit played the rest of the year at ITF tournaments, winning four titles from the five finals she reached- including her first $25k title in Moscow.


Anett Kontaveit started the year as No 249 in the WTA rankings.


Anett Kontaveit then went on to play Fed Cup in Tallinn, winning 49 games in a row spanning three Fed Cup matches and two matches in the following week's ITF event in her hometown.


Anett Kontaveit held two match points to make the final of a tournament in Indian Harbour Beach, but lost the match to Taylor Townsend, who went on to win the tournament.


Anett Kontaveit lost in the final round of qualifying for the French Open.


Anett Kontaveit held match point in the first round against Casey Dellacqua, but lost the match in three sets.


Anett Kontaveit lost in the second round to Jana Cepelova.


Anett Kontaveit travelled to North America and played in an ITF event in Vancouver, receiving a wildcard into the Canadian Open, however did not play again for the remainder of the year after being diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis.


Anett Kontaveit then played her first Australian Open, defeating Paula Kania in the first round of qualifying before losing a close match against Evgeniya Rodina.


Anett Kontaveit made a strong return to the ITF Circuit at her training base in Istanbul, where she made the semifinals, her equal best result before losing to Shahar Pe'er.


Anett Kontaveit then went to Wiesbaden in Germany, where she was routed by Adrijana Lekaj, winning only three games.


Anett Kontaveit then headed to La Marsa, Tunisia where she lost to Romina Oprandi at the semifinal stage.


Anett Kontaveit transferred to the grass in Eastbourne, and won the $50k event, her biggest ITF title so far, without losing a set.


Anett Kontaveit then continued this form in Surbiton, making the semifinals before losing a three-set match to Naomi Osaka.


Anett Kontaveit lost in the first round to the former world No 1, Victoria Azarenka.


Anett Kontaveit played three WTA tournaments after Wimbledon, the Swedish Open, Istanbul Cup and Baku Cup.


Anett Kontaveit had her first Grand Slam breakthrough at the US Open.


Anett Kontaveit finished the year by participating in WTA tournaments in Guangzhou, Tashkent and Luxembourg.


Anett Kontaveit started the season with a quarterfinal run at the Shenzhen Open before losing in the first round of the Australian Open to Garbine Muguruza.


Anett Kontaveit lost in the first round of the French Open to Venus Williams.


Anett Kontaveit's best year-end performance was a semifinal run in the Guangzhou International Open.


Anett Kontaveit lost to Maria Sakkari in the first round.


Anett Kontaveit then won the Open Andrezieux-Boutheon 42, beating Ivana Jorovic in the final.


At the Indian Wells Open, Anett Kontaveit entered the main draw as a qualifier and beat world No 47, Misaki Doi, in the first round, before falling to No 19 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


Anett Kontaveit then lost to fellow first time finalist Marketa Vondrousova.


Anett Kontaveit lost to Simona Halep but beat world No 1, Angelique Kerber, en route.


Anett Kontaveit followed that with a second-round appearance at the French Open, beating Monica Niculescu before losing to Garbine Muguruza.


At her first grass-court tournament of 2017, the Rosmalen Open, Anett Kontaveit reached her second final of the year.


Anett Kontaveit began the new season at the Brisbane International losing in second round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.


Anett Kontaveit defeated her to advance to the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time; however, she lost to Carla Suarez Navarro.


Anett Kontaveit hired Nigel Sears as her new coach at the start of the grass-court season but failed to defend her Rosmalen Open title, losing in the first round to Veronika Kudermetova.


Anett Kontaveit reached the third round of Wimbledon losing to Alison Van Uytvanck.


Anett Kontaveit received a bye into the second round of the China Open, after reaching the final of Wuhan.


Anett Kontaveit was later defeated by Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.


Anett Kontaveit finished the season being eliminated in the round-robin stage of the WTA Elite Trophy, after losing to Elise Mertens and beating Julia Gorges.


Anett Kontaveit started the year by reaching the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International beating Suarez Navarro and Kvitova before losing to eventual finalist Lesia Tsurenko.


Anett Kontaveit then lost to Elise Mertens in the second round of the Sydney International.


Anett Kontaveit then moved onto the Sunshine Double tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.


Anett Kontaveit then made her breakthrough at the Miami Open.


Anett Kontaveit defeated 27th seed Hsieh Su-wei despite trailing in the third set.


Anett Kontaveit then faced Ashleigh Barty but lost in straight sets.


Anett Kontaveit defeated her in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals for the third year in a row and face Viktoria Azarenka, who retired in the third set.


Anett Kontaveit was seeded 14th at the Madrid Open lost in the first round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Mona Barthel to face Maria Sakkari in the second round.


Anett Kontaveit's results meant she was seeded 17th at the French Open, her best seeding at a Grand Slam event but she lost there in the first round to Karolina Muchova.


Anett Kontaveit defeated her in two sets to face Karolina Muchova in the third round; she lost to the Czech in two sets.


Anett Kontaveit defeated her in an epic two-hour and 40-minute match.


Anett Kontaveit won a 17-minute service game to break Sharapova and to serve for the match.


Anett Kontaveit lost to third seed Karolina Pliskova in the third round.


Anett Kontaveit defeated her in two sets to face the top seed and world No 2, Ash Barty in round three.


Anett Kontaveit lost in three tight sets, despite serving for the match in the final set.


At the US Open, Anett Kontaveit opened the tournament with a win against Sorribes Tormo.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in the second round but withdrew from her third-round match against 13th seed Belinda Bencic with a viral illness.


Anett Kontaveit withdrew from two Premier events, in Zhengzhou and the Pan Pacific Open.


Anett Kontaveit withdrew from the Wuhan Open where she had reached the final in 2018.


Anett Kontaveit's withdrawal meant that she would drop down the rankings with points being deducted from last year.


Anett Kontaveit later revealed on Instagram that she had been suffering from an ongoing illness and a small operation.


Anett Kontaveit began the season at the Brisbane International defeating Hsieh Su-wei but losing to sixth seed Kiki Bertens in three sets.


Anett Kontaveit then defeated Iga Swiatek in three sets to give Kontaveit a place in the quarterfinals where she lost against to Simona Halep.


Anett Kontaveit next went to Dubai where she made the quarterfinals but lost to Petra Martic.


Anett Kontaveit returned to the tour at Palermo, the first WTA tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.


Anett Kontaveit was seeded fourth and defeated in her first match Patricia Maria Tig.


Anett Kontaveit beat the Italian wildcard in three sets to reach her first semifinal of the season against top seed Petra Martic.


Anett Kontaveit defeated the Croatian in two sets to advance to her first final of the season.


Anett Kontaveit then played at the Italian Open, where she defeated Caroline Garcia, in straight sets, in the first round, before falling to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second.


At the French Open, Anett Kontaveit again faced Garcia in the first round.


Anett Kontaveit started the new season at the WTA 500 event in Abu Dhabi as the tenth seed, losing to Veronika Kudermetova in straight sets.


Anett Kontaveit played the WTA 500 Grampians Trophy where she defeated Christina McHale, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Maria Sakkari to reach the final against American Ann Li.


Anett Kontaveit then beat former world No 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion, Angelique Kerber, in an hour, to reach the quarterfinals where she lost in three sets to the eventual champion, Petra Kvitova.


Anett Kontaveit then lost to third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets.


Anett Kontaveit's ranking would drop a few spots, because she was defending semifinal points from the 2019 edition of the tournament.


Anett Kontaveit withdrew from the Italian Open due to exhaustion, and did not play another lead up clay-court tournament in the weeks till Roland Garros.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and then third seed Bianca Andreescu, her second top-10 win of the season and 13th overall, to reach the quarterfinals.


Anett Kontaveit reached the final after Giorgi's retirement but lost to Jelena Ostapenko.


Anett Kontaveit started a coaching trial with former player Dmitry Tursunov, ex-coach of Aryna Sabalenka.


Anett Kontaveit's results improved the following week at the WTA 250 Cleveland tournament.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Begu in straight sets to win her second career title.


Anett Kontaveit defeated No 3 seed, Belinda Bencic, in the quarterfinals, the local favorite, world No 10, tournament No 2 seed, Petra Kvitova, in the semifinals and No 4 seed Maria Sakkari in the final.


Anett Kontaveit then defeated qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.


Anett Kontaveit lost out to Ons Jabeur in straight sets.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Olympic silver medalist Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets to reach her fifth final of the season.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Simona Halep in straight sets in the final, winning her fourth title of the year.


Anett Kontaveit lost to Garbine Muguruza during the round robin stage, but defeated Barbora Krejcikova and Karolina Pliskova, in straight sets, to finish first in her group and advance to the semifinals.


Anett Kontaveit became the first Estonian tennis player, male or female, to qualify and reach the final of a year-end tournament.


Anett Kontaveit lost to Muguruza in the championship match, finishing her breakout season ranked No 7 in the world.


Anett Kontaveit started at the Sydney International as the fourth seed.


Anett Kontaveit began her campaign by defeating Zhang Shuai, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, and Ons Jabeur to reach the semifinals.


Anett Kontaveit defeated Katerina Siniakova in the first round but was upset by Danish teenager and rising star, Clara Tauson, in the second.


Anett Kontaveit defeated the top seed, Maria Sakkari, in the final, in three sets, and reached a career high of No 5.


Anett Kontaveit then played at the Qatar Ladies Open, and defeated Ana Konjuh, Elise Mertens, Ons Jabeur, and recent Dubai Tennis Championships champion, Jelena Ostapenko, to reach the final.


Anett Kontaveit then experienced a drop in form, losing in the third and second rounds at the Sunshine Double- falling to 30th seed Marketa Vondrousova at Indian Wells and an unseeded American player, Ann Li in Miami, respectively.


Anett Kontaveit then withdrew from the Madrid Open after contracting COVID-19; this period of illness led to her reporting fitness struggles such as breathing issues throughout the summer months.


Anett Kontaveit later revealed that she had COVID-19 after Stuttgart, which affected her game in the next tournaments in Rome and French Open.


Anett Kontaveit played no warm-up tournaments on grass in the lead up to the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.


Anett Kontaveit started working with a new coach, German Torben Beltz.


Anett Kontaveit received a late wildcard entry into Hamburg European Open where she defeated Irina Bara and Rebecca Peterson to reach quarterfinals.


At the US Open, Anett Kontaveit came into the tournament as the second seed and beat Jaqueline Cristian in the first round.


Anett Kontaveit was then defeated in the second round by 23-time major champion Serena Williams, who was making playing in her final tournament; the match went three sets and lasted two and a half hours.


Anett Kontaveit was the top seed at the inaugural edition of her home tournament, the Tallinn Open.


Anett Kontaveit reached final defeating compatriot Kaia Kanepi in the semifinals, before losing to seventh seed Barbora Krejcikova, in straight sets.


At the Ostrava Open, Anett Kontaveit entered as defending champion and third seed- but retired, after dropping the first set to unseeded Tereza Martincova in her first match.


Anett Kontaveit announced, she was ending her 2022 season due to a back injury shortly after.


Anett Kontaveit started her 2023 season at the Adelaide International, where she was the sixth seed.


Anett Kontaveit played Zheng Qinwen in first round, where she lost in three close sets; failing to convert match points in a final set tiebreak.


At the Adelaide International, Anett Kontaveit played ninth seed Paula Badosa in the first round, losing in two sets.


Anett Kontaveit is an aggressive baseline player who uses a variety of strokes to force opponents to hit awkward shots; this enables her to strike fast winners or draw quick errors.


Anett Kontaveit is adept at hitting her backhand with slice, slowing the pace of rallies; she typically uses this shot while playing defensively, allowing her to slow a rally's pace and reposition herself so that she can resume her aggressive style.


Anett Kontaveit has effective kick and slice second serves, which prevent her from double-faulting and prevents opponents from scoring free points on second-serve returns.


Anett Kontaveit typically aims to receive short balls from her opponents, attacking with a high kick serve, altering pace with a backhand slice, and changing direction in a prolonged rally to do so.


Anett Kontaveit is noted for her speed around the baseline, allowing her to reach most shots, counterpunch effectively, and hit running forehands; this is aided by her exceptional footwork, stamina, and court coverage.


Since hiring Nigel Sears as her coach, Anett Kontaveit has improved her service, adding more power and variety, such as the kick serve, which has helped save break points against opponents; her serve made further improvements under Dmitry Tursunov's tutelage, making her a reliable server who serves multiple aces every match.


Anett Kontaveit's movement improved under Tursunov, allowing her to hit powerful groundstroke winners on the run and developing a more confident, positive mindset.


Anett Kontaveit has become more aggressive and learned when to pull the trigger in rallies, allowing her to develop into a proactive player who dominates her opponents through sheer power and aggression.


Anett Kontaveit has been endorsed by Lacoste for clothing and apparel since 2019, she was previously endorsed by Adidas; when on court, she wears Nike footwear.


Anett Kontaveit has used Babolat racquets since her junior career, specifically using the Pure Strike range of racquets.


Note: Anett Kontaveit withdrew from the 2019 US Open before her third-round match, which does not officially count as a loss.