Kaia Kanepi

Kaia Kanepi ( born June 10, 1985 in Tallinn) is an Estonian tennis player. The best-placed in the WTA ranking Estin has its center of life in Haapsalu.

  • 3.1 Individual


Kaia Kanepi, which began with eight years playing tennis, benefiting particularly from her powerful baseline game. Your preferred terrain is the clay court. As a junior, she won six individual titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. So she was there world number one before she became a professional in 2000.

After 2008, when she was elected to the Estonian Sportswoman of the Year, she played her best season in 2010. It reached a qualifier at Wimbledon quarter-finals ( 6:8 in the third set against Petra Kvitová ) and pulled at the U.S. Open after a two- set victory against the seeded Jelena Janković four one last sixteen. The first WTA title she won then on July 18 in Palermo with a final victory over Flavia Pennetta.

In 2012 she had two other WTA tournament victories in Brisbane and Estoril follow before she made at the French Open for another highlight, as they the former world number one Caroline Wozniacki transported out of the tournament in round three. In September, she reached the final in Seoul, where she was Wozniacki this time clearly inferior ( 1:6, 0:6 ).

After their second-round defeat at the WTA tournament in Tokyo in September 2012, she played more than half a year not a professional match. In the WTA tournament in Katowice, she returned to the tour.

2013, it was the fifth time in her career in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the second time at Wimbledon. There they defeated the later finalist Sabine Lisicki with 3:6 and 3:6. Previously, she was able to celebrate on sand in Brussels her fourth individual title at a WTA tournament.

Tournament Win


Performance at Grand Slam tournaments



  • 2008: Estonian Sportswoman of the Year