30 Facts About Kaia Kanepi

1. Kaia Kanepi won her first WTA Tour title in Palermo in 2010, becoming the first Estonian female player to win a WTA title.

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2. Kaia Kanepi now faces Madison Keys in the US Open 2017 quarterfinals, and everybody is expecting a tough and evenly matched game.

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3. Kaia Kanepi reached the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, beating Daria Kasatkina and Lesia Tsurenko along the way.

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4. Kaia Kanepi recorded victories in her first three main draw matches, defeating Francesca Schiavone, Yanina Wickmayer and Naomi Osaka, reaching the second week at a major since the 2014 US Open.

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5. Kaia Kanepi returned from long injury break in June 2017, she tried herself in the ITF Circuit, winning 2 ITF titles in Essen, Germany, and Parnu, Estonia.

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6. Kaia Kanepi began the 2016 year by playing qualifying at the 2016 Brisbane International.

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7. Kaia Kanepi played only one tournament during the US Open Series which was the 2015 Connecticut Open.

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8. Kaia Kanepi began her 2015 year at the 2015 Brisbane International.

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9. In September, Kaia Kanepi played at the 2014 KDB Korea Open where she was the 6th seed.

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10. Kaia Kanepi received a first round bye at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, but lost to Yaroslava Shvedova in her opening match.

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11. Kaia Kanepi started 2014 by reaching the quarterfinals in Brisbane, where she was defeated by Maria Sharapova.

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12. Kaia Kanepi reached the final at the 2013 Brussels Open and defeated Peng Shuai for her 4th WTA title.

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13. Kaia Kanepi returned from injury at the 2012 KDB Korea Open, she reached her third final of the year.

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14. Kaia Kanepi returned in March at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open and lost to Chanelle Scheepers in the second round.

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15. Kaia Kanepi entered her first tournament of the year in Brisbane.

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16. Kaia Kanepi reached the final at the Moscow, losing to Dominika Cibulkova in three sets.

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17. At the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Kaia Kanepi beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the third round to reach the quarterfinals, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska.

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18. Kaia Kanepi lost in the second round at the 2011 US Open to qualifier Silvia Soler Espinosa.

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19. Kaia Kanepi was the 14th seed at the Indian Wells Masters.

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20. Kaia Kanepi reached the second round in Acapulco, but lost to top seed and defending champion Venus Williams.

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21. Kaia Kanepi was seeded fifth at the Cellular South Cup in Memphis.

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22. Kaia Kanepi reached the second round at the ASB Classic, defeating world number 15 Li Na in straight sets, before losing to Maria Kirilenko in the second round.

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23. Kaia Kanepi continued her season at the 2009 Open GDF Suez, a WTA premier tournament, but lost in the second round to Emilie Loit.

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24. Kaia Kanepi reached her career-best third round at the Australian Open, but lost miserably to then world number three Dinara Safina in straight sets.

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25. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Kaia Kanepi reached the third round, defeating Flavia Pennetta and Virginie Razzano, before losing to Li Na.

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26. At the French Open, Kaia Kanepi defeated sixth seed Anna Chakvetadze in the second round.

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27. At the Australian Open, Kaia Kanepi struggled, but defeated 28th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy before losing to Alicia Molik in the second round.

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28. From 2003 until the autumn of 2007, Kaia Kanepi was coached by Andrei Luzgin.

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29. Kaia Kanepi reached her first final in 2006, becoming the first Estonian player to do so, at the Gaz de France Stars where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

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30. Kaia Kanepi is an Estonian professional tennis player.

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