Anett Kontaveit

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Anett Kontaveit
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Full name Anett Kontaveit
Country (sports)  Estonia
Born (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 19)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.74 m
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $219,174
Singles
Career record 151–64
Career titles 10 ITF
Highest ranking 139 (15 September 2014)
Current ranking 173 (27 July 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2015)
French Open Q3 (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2014, 2015)
US Open
Doubles
Career record 41–20
Career titles 5 ITF
Highest ranking 260 (21 April 2014)
Current ranking 393 (27 July 2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 9–9
Last updated on: 27 July 2015.

Anett Kontaveit (born 24 December 1995 in Tallinn) is an Estonian tennis player.

Kontaveit has won ten singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career. On 15 September 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 139. On 21 April 2014, she peaked at world number 260 in the doubles rankings.

Kontaveit won the Estonian Championships in 2009 and again in 2010, being the youngest player ever in Estonia to do so.

Career[edit]

2011[edit]

Kontaveit had success on the junior tour in 2011, her best Grand Slam result of the year being at Roland Garros in May. There she made the quarterfinals with wins over world number six Danka Kovinić and future-Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty. At the quarterfinal stage she lost to Irina Khromacheva, the Wimbledon junior runner-up.

Kontaveit won her first ITF title in SEB Tallink Open 2011, beating Zuzana Luknárová in the final.[1] She was also a member of Estonia Fed Cup team.[2] Kontaveit has also had surprising success on the professional tour as she has won three professional titles. Besides these successes she has also had a semifinal singles result at a tennis tournament in Almere on clay and a quarterfinal result in another tournament in Tallinn. She also made the finals of the SEB Tallink Open in doubles with Maret Ani. She lost in the quarterfinals of the Tampere Open to Piia Suomalainen. Kontaveit won her second ITF title at the 2011 Savitaipale Open, where she beat Lisanne van Riet in the final.

Kontaveit continued her success with a third title win at the Djursholm Tennis Club Stockholm Open. She won the tournament by defeating number one seed Marion Gaud and then Syna Kayser in the final.

On 11 December, Kontaveit won the Orange Bowl, a Grade A tournament on the ITF Junior Circuit. During the tournament, she beat Eugenie Bouchard and Yulia Putintseva, both having top 300 WTA Tour rankings. Her junior ranking skyrocketted to her career high of number nine.

She won the European Under-16 Junior Championships with 14-year-old Tatjana Vorobjova in girls' doubles, where they beat first seeded Czechs Barbora Krejčíková and Petra Rohanová.

2012[edit]

Kontaveit began her year at the Loy Yang Power Traralgon International, an under 18 girls tournament in Traralgon, Australia. Seeded second, she got to the third round where she lost to future junior Australian Open champion Taylor Townsend.

Next, Kontaveit headed to Melbourne for the junior Australian Open. She defeated Miho Kowase and Lee So-ra to advance to the third round, where she lost once more to eventual champion Taylor Townsend.

Kontaveit played the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone I, where she posted the biggest wins of her career. She started the event disappointingly, losing to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, but in her next two matches she had record breaking wins. She become the lowest ranked person to beat a top 50 player in seven years, with her straight-sets victory over Tamira Paszek of Austria. She then backed up her result with a win over Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands. Despite Kontaveit's solid performances, Estonia was relegated to the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone II.

In February 2012, Kontaveit won the $10,000 ITF tournament in her hometown of Tallinn as an unseeded player. After this, she flew to the United Kingdom for a $25,000 tournament in Bath, Somerset. In the first round, Kontaveit defeated Frenchwoman Alizé Lim, backed up by another win over qualifier Patrysja Sanduska. However, she lost in the third round to another qualifier, Diāna Marcinkēviča.

Kontaveit was awarded a wildcard for the qualifying draw of her first WTA tournament, the e-Boks Danish Open in Copenhagen. In the first round of qualifying, she defeated Lenka Wienerová of Slovakia to advance to the second qualifying round. Here she overcame fellow teenager Kristina Mladenovic, but was knocked out of the tournament in the final round of qualifying by Annika Beck.

Kontaveit's next tournament was a $25,000 event in Tunis. In the first round she swept aside Lina Stančiūtė but was defeated by Richèl Hogenkamp in the second. Following this loss, Kontaveit played another $25,000 tournament in Chiasso, Switzerland, where she fell in the second round.

Kontaveit then played a girl's under-18 tournament in Milan, losing in the second round. After this, she reached the semifinals of the 2012 French Open – Girls' Singles, losing to eventual champion Annika Beck. Then, to begin her short grass court season, Kontaveit played an under-18 girl's tournament in Roehampton, once more losing in the second round. However, she saw better results at Wimbledon, reaching her second consecutive junior Grand Slam semifinal, where she lost to eventual champion Eugenie Bouchard.

In July, Kontaveit played the President's Cup $100,000 event in Astana, Kazakhstan. However, she lost in the first round of qualifying to top qualifying seed Sun Shengnan.

Kontaveit became the first Estonian to reach the final of the junior draw at the 2012 US Open, but she was defeated in straight sets by Samantha Crawford for the championship.

2013[edit]

Kontaveit began her final year in junior tennis at the Australian Open. After some convincing wins, including over higher ranked opponents including Antonia Lottner and Anna Danilina, she lost in the semifinals to Kateřina Siniaková.

In March, Kontaveit received a main draw wild card into the Sony Open in Miami courtesy of her management deal with IMG. Playing Christina McHale in the first round's night session, Kontaveit lost in straight sets.

ITF finals (15–6)[edit]

Singles (10–3)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (7–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 January 2011 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Slovakia Zuzana Luknárová 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1 August 2011 Savitaipale, Finland Clay Netherlands Lisanne van Riet 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 24 October 2011 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Germany Syna Kayser 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 20 February 2012 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Poland Katarzyna Piter 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 August 2012 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Mexico Victoria Rodríguez 6–1, 6–1
Winner 6. 13 May 2013 Marathon, Greece Hard United Kingdom Lucy Brown 6–4, 6–7 (6–8), 6–3
Winner 7. 27 May 2013 Moscow, Russia Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 29 July 2013 Izmir, Turkey Hard Turkey Başak Eraydın 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner-up 1. 9 September 2013 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 7 October 2013 Margaret River, Australia Hard United States Irina Falconi 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 10 February 2014 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 17 February 2014 Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich 3–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 1 June 2015 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Russia Alla Kudryavtseva 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)

Doubles (5–3)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 January 2011 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Estonia Maret Ani Serbia Tamara Čurović
Ukraine Yevgeniya Kryvoruchko
6–7(8–10), 1–6
Winner 1. 20 August 2012 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard New Zealand Emily Fanning United States Erin Clark
United States Elizabeth Ferris
6–0, 6–3
Winner 2. 25 March 2013 Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
2–6, 7–5, [10–0]
Winner 3. 29 April 2013 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Jessica Ren United Kingdom Anna Smith
United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 13 May 2013 Marathon, Greece Hard United Kingdom Laura Deigman Republic of Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
Greece Despoina Vogasari
4–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 4. 29 July 2013 Izmir, Turkey Hard Russia Polina Leykina Turkey Hülya Esen
Turkey Lütfiye Esen
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 2 September 2013 Moscow, Russia Clay Ukraine Olga Ianchuk Ukraine Anna Shkudun
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 14 April 2014 Dothan, United States Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen United States Shelby Rogers
Australia Olivia Rogowska
6–1, 5–7, [10–5]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard United States Samantha Crawford 5–7, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUPER! Anett Kontaveit võitis koduse ITF tenniseturniiri". Eestisport.ee (in Estonian). 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fed Cup ties: Belgium meets U.S., Italy faces test". tennis.com. 1 February 2011. 

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