Anett Kontaveit, born on December 24, 1995, is an Estonian female professional tennis player. Kontaveit is known for winning the Estonian Championships in 2009 and 2010, earning the distinction of being the youngest player in Estonia to ever do so.
Kontaveit won her first ITF title in 2011 at the SEB Tallink Open when she defeated Zuzana Luknarova in the final. She also plays for the Estonia Fed Cup team and made her FedCup debut on Feb. 5, 2011, facing of against a top 30 player Maria Jose Martinez in the first match, and losing to the Spanish player with a score of 2-6 0-6.
Kontaveit sports a strong forehand and a good double-handed backhand. She has been noted to be a great competitor on all surfaces, as noted by Geoff MacDonald of the New York Times. Her playing style utilizes strokes that usually force opponents to come back with awkward returns. This enables her to strike fast wins or draw quick errors. So far in her career, she has a record of 234 victories with 115 losses. She has won 1 WTA and 11 ITF titles, but has not yet won a Grand Slam tournament.
2017 proved to be a good year for Kontaveit as she was able to reach her highest career rank in singles so far, landing at No. 27 in July 2017. As of February 2018, she is still ranked at the same spot. Despite having any titles in a Grand Slam tournament, Kontaveit has participated in the tournaments from 2015, 2017 and recently at the Australian Open.