Hello everyone!

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I am delighted to welcome all tennis fans and others with a keen interest in tennis to my homepage! Hopefully you will find much interesting to read and a lot of information about my activities, and I hope you will keep on coming back to this page again and again - to see how I am doing.

I started playing tennis when I was 8 and have never regretted my choice. This was quite natural choice for me as my parents and both sisters were playing tennis as well. As a tennis player, I am right-handed and play two-handed backhand. My favorite surface is clay.

My first coach was Tiit Kivistik, who trained me until year 2003. Together with him, I reached the No 1. spot in Junior rankings and won the French Open Junior title. From 2003 to 2007 I was coached by 10-times Estonian Champion in tennis Andrei Luzgin. During that time I reached to top40 at the first time, also I become the first Estonian to ever reach so high in a professional tennis. Also Högstedt ja Rikard Allgurin were helping me a lot during this period. After Andrei Luzgin I was coached by two Swedes - head coach was former top player Magnus Larsson and coach was Fredrik Lovén. After Then come Pablo Giacopelli (from February to September, 2008) and Luca Appino (from November 2008 to July 2009). For a short period of time I was coached by Mait Künnap (from November 2009 to February 2010). From April 2010 till Aprill 2012 I was coached by Silver Karjus.

I have won 4 WTA tournaments and 8 ITF tournaments in singles (2010 Palermo, 2012 Brisbane, 2012 Estoril, 2013 Brussels). In doubles I have won 1 ITF level tournaments. In addition I have played four times in WTA tournaments final and seven times in semi-finals (2005 Kolkata, 2006 Prague, 2007 Bad Gastein, 2008 Acapulco and Soul, 2009 Dubai, 2011 Paris).

In Grand Slam tournaments I have reached quarterfinals in Roland Garros (2008 and 2012), Wimbledon (2010 and 2013) and US Open (2010).

As a junior, I won 13 tournaments in singles and 3 in doubles. The most memorable moment as a junior was winning Roland Garros in 2001

In 2008 I was selected as the best female athlete in Estonia. In 2000, 2010, 2011 and 2012 I was elected as second female athlete in Estonia

For more information go to WTA Tour web page and here is also direct link to my WTA profile.

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