Last Updated on July 31, 2022
Anett Kontaveit is an Estonian 26-year-old professional tennis player with a career-high ranking of World Number 7 in singles which she achieved on 15 November 2021. This achievement also made her the highest-ranked Estonian player of all time. Kontaveit had also won the Estonian Championships in 2009, being the youngest player ever in Estonia to do so. 2021 has been the best season for Kontaveit where she has won 4 WTA titles and has made her top 10 debuts.
Anett Kontaveit’s current coach is Torben Beltz
Anett Kontaveit has announced that she has hired Torben Beltz as her new coach at the end of June 2022. Torben Beltz is a German tennis coach who has enjoyed considerable success in recent years. Beltz is best known for having coached Angelique Kerber during her successful 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open campaigns. Under Beltz’s guidance, Kerber emerged as one of the world’s top players, winning both of her Grand Slam titles. Beltz has also coached Emma Raducanu, but they split their partnership in April 2022.
The Estonian player said that she was looking for a coach who could help her to improve her consistency and mental game. Beltz seems to fit the bill, and Kontaveit will hope that he can help her to take the next step and become a Grand Slam champion.
Kontaveit began working with Dmitri Tursunov in 2021. The partnership was an instant success as Kontaveit won four titles for the remainder of the 2021 season.
In June 2022 Anett Kontaveit ended her partnership with coach Dimitry Tursunov, despite enjoying a successful spell together that saw her reach a career-high ranking of world No. 2. The split comes as a surprise to many, as Kontaveit has been in impressive form of late, winning back-to-back tournaments in June. However, it seems that the Estonian player has decided to make a change in order to try and take her game to the next level.
In announcing the split, Tursunov wrote: “[I] feel proud of the work I put in and a bit sad but sometimes good things must come to an end.”
In her own post, Kontaveit confirmed the mutual nature of their split.
I’d like to thank Dimitry Tursunov on a very successful time together. Along the way we enjoyed a number of big wins. Moving forward, we have mutually agreed to go our separate ways. I wish him nothing but the best!
Dmitry Tursunov is a Russian former professional tennis player. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 20 in August 2006 and won seven ATP Tour titles in singles. He also helped Russia win the 2006 Davis Cup.
Tursunov retired from playing on the professional tour on 28 August 2017 because of another injury. In 2011, he mentored a 17-year-old ATP player, Aslan Karatsev, for some time. He subsequently became the coach of WTA Tour tennis players Elena Vesnina and Aryna Sabalenka, respectively.
Nigel reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 382 on 4 January 1982. His coaching career began with Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova in 2001. Hantuchova achieved brilliant results for the first time in her career thanks to her coach. In June 2011, he was appointed the head coach of former WTA World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, with a view of reviving her ailing career. Sears began working with Ekaterina Makarova in the summer of 2017. In June 2018 he began coaching the Estonian player Anett Kontaveit but that arrangement came to an end in April 2021.
His tennis career began in Dynamo in 1967. He has trained under the guidance of Jaak Parmas, Evald Kree, Harald Rannu, Rein Sander and Jüri Põldoja. He won silver in doubles at the NRL MVs in 1985. He has competed more than 40 times in the Estonian national team and has also captained the Estonian team in the Davis Cup series.
Kontaveit has had a successful working relationship with Schaap under whom she reached four finals, won her first WTA title, and also moved into the Top 25 of the world rankings for the first time.
In a message on her website, Kontaveit said, “Working with Glenn certainly helped me achieve a much better physical form. He taught me to use my serve arsenal better. While working with him I learned to know and trust my own game and techniques.”
He is a son of Toomas and Ulle Tamla. Tamla was a top-ranked junior in Estonia… Graduated from Tallinn Mustamae Gymnasium in 2000 and from the University of Memphis (USA) in 2005 with a degree in sports management. His professional win-loss record includes ITF, ATP, and Davis Cup professional-level results. Has been the head coach and member of the coaching association of the Estonian Tennis Association since 2015. Anett Kontaveit confirms that under his leadership it has achieved very good results.
Anett Kontaveit’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Anett Kontaveit under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Dmitry Tursunov||2021-2022||2022 – St. Petersburg; 2021 – Cleveland, Ostrava, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca [Transylvania Open]|
|Glenn Schaap||2016 – 2018||2017 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch|
|Paul McNamee||2014 – 2015||none|
|Peeter Lamp||2013 – 2016||none|
|Märten Tamla||2011 – 2012||none|
|Andrei Luzgin||2008 – 2010||none|
|mother Ülle Milk||2001 – 2009||none|