Estonian Anett Kontaveit has been on a constant rise for the last few months and is currently one of the best players in the world. She is currently ranked No.2 in the world which is a mega jump from the end of last year. She started the year by reaching the semifinals of the Sydney Tennis Classic but bowed out of the second round of the Australian Open.
She then bounced back by winning the St. Petersburg Trophy and also reached the final of the Qatar Open where she lost to Iga Swiatek. But things didn’t go well on clay for Kontaveit. Her best result came was a quarterfinal finish at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and at Roland Garros, she was stunned by Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round.
As a result, Kontaveit decided to end her partnership with her Russian coach Dmitry Tursunov. The duo started working in August last year when Kontaveit wasn’t even in the top 25 of the world. She took to social media to announce her decision after the French Open.
Anett Kontaveit to work with Torben Beltz
Kontaveit will now work with experienced German coach Torben Beltz who has already tasted a lot of success with top WTA players. Amongst his pupils, the most successful was former World No.1 Angelique Kerber who he coached on four separate occasions. Kerber’s most successful season came under Beltz’s guidance where she won the Australian Open and US Open titles and also made it to the final of Wimbledon, Rio Olympics, and the WTA Finals.
Beltz also tasted success with former World No.19 Donna Vekic in the past and most recently, coached Emma Raducanu since last November before parting ways in April earlier this year. Under his guidance, Raducanu shocked the world by winning the 2021 US Open title. Beltz and Kontaveit trained together on Sunday and will travel to Wimbledon together for their first-ever tournament together.