“It’s an honor to be nominated as the best player at Wimbledon. I’m very proud of what I have achieved in my career so far and I know that there are a lot more good things waiting for me.”
Anne Kanepi had an incredible tournament this year, making it all the way to the finals against Serena Williams. She didn’t win but she still made history by being the first Estonian woman to make it into a Grand Slam final.
This blog post will give you an overview of her performance throughout Wimbledon and provide some links with information on Anne’s life and tennis career.
Who Is Anne Kanepi?
Anne Kanepi is a professional Estonian tennis player who has been ranked as high as #23 in the world rankings (2011) but currently resides at #32. She played for Estonia from 1997-2007 before turning pro, winning three singles titles and six doubles titles during that time. Her brother Jüri was also a professional Estonian tennis player who won two ATP tournaments.
Some Things About Anne Kanepi
1. Anne Kanepi is a professional tennis player from Estonia
2. She has won three WTA Tour singles titles and one WTA Tour doubles title
3. In her career, she has reached the quarterfinals of all four Grand Slams
4. Her best result at Wimbledon was in 2011 when she lost to Petra Kvitova in the final after defeating Maria Sharapova in the semifinals
5. She also made it to the finals of both Roland Garros and US Open but lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne and Serena Williams respectively
6. In 2012, she became world number 4 for the first time on 12 August 2012 after winning her third-round match at Cincinnati Masters against Agnieszka Radwanska 6–7(6), 7–5, 6–2 before losing to Marion Bartoli in fourth round 3-6, 2-6
How Old Is She?
She’s 34 years old. She was born on July 21, 1984 in Tallinn and is currently based out of the United States.
In an interview with The Telegraph she said that tennis has always been her life, “I grew up in a family where we played together all the time It’s what I wanted to do.” With inspiration from Martina Navratilova (who this year became only the fourth woman ever to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame), Anne started playing at age six and soon found herself winning titles within Estonia. In 2000 she won her first ITF tournament aged 16 and after turning pro in 2005 she began climbing through the rankings steadily until reaching #23 by 2011.
Who Is Anne Kanepi’s Boyfriend?
Anne Kanepi is engaged to Jürgen Zopp, an Estonian-born German professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high at #34 in the world rankings and won one singles title during his career thus far but it was not while he was with Anne. They have been dating since 2013 and became engaged that same year after just a few months of being together.
When Was Their First Date?
Their first date was on November 14, 2013. Anne and Jürgen had been friends for a few years before they started dating but the relationship officially began when he asked her to be his girlfriend in front of an audience at an ATP Challenger Tour event in Tallinn, Estonia where she is from.
Why Does She Think He Is Perfect For Him?
Anne says he is perfect because they are both “competitive” and have the same goal of winning titles. She has continued to play well while with him but she also credits his presence for making her more serious about tennis as a career choice. They still live together in Germany where Jürgen trains full-time so that Anne can continue playing professionally without having to switch jobs or give up on her love of the game.
How Do They Plan To Spend Their Time Together In The Future?
Anne says they plan to spend their time together living in Germany and playing tennis. She agrees that it is important for them both to be committed to the game, but she would like him to take on more of a coaching role as well so he can “stand next” her at tournaments rather than spending his days off here and there while traveling with her all over Europe. Jürgen has coached before but prefers not having distractions from other commitments when working closely with players because he considers himself an asset that should be used 100% of the time or not at all. He wants Anne’s input on this decision going forward since she will have much more experience once they are married and pursuing life goals together.
How Did They Meet And Where Did They Meet?
Anne and Jürgen met in 2013 when he played with the Estonian Davis Cup team. They became engaged later that year after just a few months of dating.
How Did Anne Kanepi Get Her Name?
She was named after her grandmothers Anna and Henrike (Kanep). She was born on April 18th, 1991 at Tallinn’s University Hospital. Her father is an orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing since 1987 and her mother worked as a head nurse before she retired from nursing to take care of Anne full-time. She speaks fluent Estonian but can also speak English fluently thanks to trips abroad with parents and grandparents while growing up.
How Did Anne Kanepi Become A Great Tennis Player?
In Anne’s first visit to the Roland Garros, she was in awe of everything. She dreamed that one day she would be playing on this surface and finally at age 18 it happened when Kaia Kanepi who is her mother convinced her father to let their daughter become a professional tennis player instead of an orthopedic surgeon or doctor.
Anne has had good success competing for Estonia as well as an Estonian citizen: She became the youngest woman ever to win an ITF tournament (in 2002) and then later became the nation’s No.
Who Is Anne Kanepi’s Mother?
Anne’s mother is Kaia Kanepi. Her father was a doctor but she convinced him to let their daughter become a professional tennis player instead of an orthopedic surgeon or doctor.
Anne Kanepi’s Children?
Anne Kanepi has not had any children.
Anne Kanepi Family Members And Where They Are From?
Anne Kanepi was born in Pärnu, Estonia.