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Anett Kontaveit Makes a Strong Move as She Is All Set to Hire Emma Raducanu’s Ex-coach

Published 06/20/2022, 9:15 AM EDT

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Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit has been in a brilliant form recently. The 26-year-old holds the WTA rank of world number two currently. Notably, Estonian has improved a lot after appointing Russian coach Dmitry Tursunov in August last year.

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She was 30th in the world back then and has scaled up to World Number 2 now. However, the 26-year-old recently ended up her partnership with Tursunov and will play with a new coach from now on.


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Anett Kontaveit to work with Torben Beltz

After splitting up with Tursunov, the Estonian has decided to team up with the German tennis coach Torben Beltz. He was most recently associated with the British tennis star Emma Raducanu but parted ways in April earlier this year. Notably, the German had been a long-term coach to former world number 1 Angelique Kerber. Under his guidance, she won the Australian Open and US Open back in 2016.

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Earlier, Kontaveit revealed she had to part ways with her Russian coach Tursunov because of the visa issues that often occur because of his nationality and hence they decided mutually to split up. While Beltz is a proven tennis coach, Annet has improved a lot in the past year.


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It will be interesting to see what improvement he can bring to the game of world number 2. The duo started practicing together on Sunday and will be traveling to London to play in Wimbledon Championship.

Kontaveit thanks Dmitry Tursunov on Twitter

The 26-year-old took to her Twitter account and thanked her former coach for everything he has done for her career.


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“Hi Everyone, I’d like to thank Dmitry 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!” She wrote.

Notably, the Estonian has won 3 WTA 500 titles and 2 WTA 250 titles under the guidance of Tursunov. Also, she lost some close margin finals and gave tough competition to some of the top players in the world. She was rewarded with her career-best WTA ranking of World number 2 for her consistent performance.


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Although it will be tough for her to leave behind someone who played such a vital role in her rise, we hope she flourishes in her new partnership and gives us some entertaining matches in the future.



Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary