Kaia Kanepi Bio

  • Currently without a coach; fitness coach is Kristijan Pruus
  • Father, Jaak, works in real estate; mother, Anne, is a homemaker; has two older sisters, Karin and Kadri
  • Started playing tennis at age 8 with parents and sisters
  • Favorite surface is clay
  • Enjoys books, movies (favorite movie character is Captain Jack Sparrow), music (likes all kinds of music from Tiesto to Ludovico Einandi), driving fast cars and taking care of her dog (has a Manchester Terrier called Bossu)
  • One of her sponsors is a leading provider of high quality mini-cruise and passenger services in Baltic Sea region; in 2008 became godmother of a vessel named Superstar and was flown to Italy to bless it
  • Favorite tournament outside the Grand Slams is Acapulco
  • Holds many firsts for Estonia: first Estonian to reach a WTA final (2006 Hasselt), to reach a Grand Slam QF (2008 French Open), to crack Top 20 (February 2009), to win a WTA title (2010 Palermo) and to beat a reigning No.1 (Wozniacki in 2011)
  • Tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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