Anett Kontaveit sets her sights high after breakthrough season: ‘My biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam’

Anett Kontaveit at the WTA Finals

The 2021 season was one to remember for Anett Kontaveit, but the Estonian is hoping bigger and better things will follow if she continues her development process.

Having started the year at No 23 in the WTA Rankings and with one singles title to her name, Kontaveit finished the campaign at a career-high of No 7 and picked up trophies in Cleveland, Ostrava, Kremlin and Cluj-Napoca.

The 25-year-old’s end-of-season surge helped her to reach the WTA Finals for the first time and she reached final, losing against Garbine Muguruza.

Estonian, though, is determined to improve further and realise her goal of winning one of the four majors.

“I have been able to think about my next goals for a few days now,” she told ERR. “I think my biggest dream is to win a Grand Slam tournament, but I think the most important thing is for my goals to be development-based.

“I want to improve my game, improve my physical state and improve elements in tennis. As long as this development process is ongoing and is positive, results will follow.”