Anett Kontaveit is an Estonian professional tennis player, who has won six singles titles on the WTA Tour as well as eleven singles and five doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She has reached one Premier Mandatory semifinal at the 2019 Miami Open and the final of one Premier 5 event, the 2018 Wuhan Open. She reached her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2020 Australian Open. Anett Kontaveit achieved her best singles ranking of No 8 on November 1, 2021, becoming the highest-ranked Estonian singles player of all time.
Anett Kontaveit was born on December 24, 1995, in Tallinn, Estonia. She started training tennis at the age of 6. She had a great talent and proved it with her earliest matches. She won the Estonian Championships in 2009, being the youngest player ever in Estonia to do so, and she won again in 2010. Anett Kontaveit had success on the junior tour in 2011, her best Grand Slam performance of the year being at Roland Garros. There, she made the quarterfinals with wins over world No 6, Danka Kovinic, and the future-Wimbledon junior champion, Ashleigh Barty. At the quarterfinal stage, she lost to Irina Khromacheva, the Wimbledon junior runner-up. In 2011, she won the title of the prestigious JA Plantation \ Orange Bowl Int’l Tennis Championships (USA), a Grade-A tournament on the ITF Junior Circuit. In 2012, she was the runner-up at the US Open Junior, but also reached the semi-finals of the French Open / Roland Garros Junior and Wimbledon Junior.
Anett Kontaveit made her professional debut in 2010 at $15,000 W15 Savitaipale (Finland), where lost in the first round. Later the same year she took part at the $25,000 Tallinn (Estonia), again losing in the first round.
Anett Kontaveit won her first ITF title at the $10,000 Tallinn (Estonia). The same year, she won two more titles at $15,000 W15 Savitaipale (Finland) and $15,000 W15 Stockholm (Sweden).
In 2012, Anett Kontaveit continued her perfect play, despite that her early age. She won the trophies at $10,000 Tallinn (Estonia) and $10,000 San Luis Potosi (Mexico). She was also playing in the Junior tour, where reached two Grand Slam semi-finals and one runner-up.
Anett Kontaveit continues with her great performance during the next year, winning the titles at $10,000 Marathon – Athens (Greece), $25,000 W25 Moscow (Russia), $10,000 Izmir (Turkey), and $25,000 Margaret River (Australia).
In 2014, Anett Kontaveit started the year as No 249 in the WTA rankings. She qualified for her first WTA Tour tournament at WTA 250 ASB Classic in Auckland, Australia, but lost in the first round. In March, she also qualified for the main scheme of WTA 1000 Miami Open but failed in the first stage again. At the ITF Circuit, she was the runner-up at the $15,000 Tallinn (Estonia) and $25,000 W25 Moscow (Russia).
In 2015, Anett Kontaveit won her biggest title so far at the $50,000 Eastbourne (UK). Later the same year, she make a real breakthrough at the US Open, where reached the fourth round. Thus, Anett Kontaveit climbed to the WTA ranking to enter in the Top 100.
The young Estonian tennis babe Anett Kontaveit reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Shenzhen Open and the semi-finals of the WTA 250 Abierto GNP Seguros in the start of the 2016 season. However, she failed to defend her good results from the previous year and dropped from the Top 100.
Anett Kontaveit won her first WTA title in 2017 at WTA 250 Libema Open. The same year she also was the runner-up at the WTA 250 Ladies Open Biel Bienne, WTA 250 Ladies Championship Gstaad by iXion Services. During the year she reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 Rome Open and the third round of Wimbledon. Following these great results, she first time entered into Top 50 and ended the season at the world’s No 34.
In 2018, Anett Kontaveit had an impressively successful season, starting with the fourth round of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of the WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. She performed great in the next two Masters tournaments, reaching the third round of the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open and the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 Rome Open. At the French Open / Roland Garros, Anett Kontaveit reached the fourth round. Later the same year, she was close to winning the title of the prestigious WTA 1000 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, remaining the runner-up. The Estonian tennis babe ended the season at WTA No 20.
The 2019 season was not the most successful for Anett Kontaveit. She reached the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 Miami Open and the final of the WTA 500 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. However, in most of the other tournaments, she failed to earn enough points and slightly retreated in the WTA ranking to No 26.
In 2020, Anett Kontaveit reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. She missed most of the year and returned on the court in August when reached the final of the WTA 250 Palermo Ladies Open and the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 Western & Southern Open. She also reached the fourth round of the US Open. She kept her position and ended the season at world’s No 23.
The 2021 season is so far the most successful for the Estonian tennis babe Anett Kontaveit. She won the titles at the WTA 500 Grampians Trophy, WTA 250 Tennis in the Land in Cleveland, WTA 500 J&T Banka Ostrava Open, WTA 500 VTB Kremlin Cup, and the WTA 250 Transylvania Open. Moreover, she reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 BNP Paribas Indian Wells Open and the final of the WTA 500 Viking International Eastbourne. Thus, Anett Kontaveit climbed to her career-high ranking of the world’s No 8.
Anett Kontaveit is a young and talented tennis player. Her future is bright and for sure we will expect more titles.