Coached by Alberto Bovone since October 2006 ... Father, Andres, owns a private business; mother, Mari, is a volleyball coach; has one sister, Pille, and one brother, Priit ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by mother ... Favorite surface is hardcourt; favorite shots are serve and forehand ... Speaks Estonian, English and Italian (has been living in Italy for last eight years) ... Favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins ... Listens to U2, Eros Ramazzotti ... Enjoys reading, watching movies, chatting with friends ... Favorite city to visit is Rome ... Favorite tournaments are Grand Slams, Palermo ... Goal is to reach Top 50.
SINGLESWinner: 2007 - ITF/Capriolo-ITA, ITF/Tipton-GBR, ITF/Patras-GRE, ITF/Putignano-ITA, ITF/Troy, AL-USA; 2005 - ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA.Semifinalist (2): 2008 - Estoril; 2006 - Acapulco.Quarterfinalist (1): 2009 - Acapulco.DOUBLESWinner: 2008 - ITF/Cuneo-ITA, ITF/Sofia-BUL (both w/Voracova), ITF/Zagreb 2-CRO (w/Kostanic Tosic), ITF/Denain-FRA (w/Domingues Lino); 2007 - ITF/Padova-ITA (w/Erakovic), ITF/Biella-ITA (w/Kanepi), ITF/Rimini-ITA (w/Klepac); 2005 - ITF/Poitiers-FRA (w/Jugic-Salkic); 2003 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA (w/Prusova), ITF/Caserta-ITA (w/Casoni); 2002 - ITF/Orbetello-ITA (w/Ehritt-Vanc), ITF/Bronx, NY-USA (w/Pennetta); 2001 - ITF/Reggio Calabria-ITA (w/Pizzichini), ITF/Verona-ITA (w/Pastikova); 2000 - ITF/Rimini-ITA (w/Ruutel).Finalist (2): 2003 - Estoril (w/Gagliardi), Sopot (w/Prusova).ADDITIONALEstonian Fed Cup Team, 1998-2005; Estonian Olympic Team, 2004, 2008.
1997 - Played first two events of career on ITF Circuit.1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1999 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2000 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Played first Tour qualifying at Palermo, US Open and Bratislava; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2002 - Played first two Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Brussels but falling 1r at US Open; fell in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2004 - Fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying 13 times (incl. all four majors).2005 - First Top 100 season; reached 2r twice; fell in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); made Top 100 debut on October 24 (rose from No.110 to No.99); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2006 - SF at Acapulco (l. to Pennetta; was second Estonian ever to make a Tour singles SF, after Kanepi); reached 4r once (Indian Wells) and 2r three times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in Tour qualifying three times; had first Top 20 win in Indian Wells 2r (No.20 Dechy).2007 - Reached 2r once; fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won five singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2008 - SF at Estoril (l. to Benesova); reached 2r once; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, Olympics, US Open) and in Tour qualifying twice (incl. Roland Garros); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
JANUARY - Fell in Australian Open qualifying.FEBRUARY - Fell in Paris [Indoors] qualifying; reached 2r at Bogota (l. to Olaru); reached QF at Acapulco (d. No.5 seed Dulko en route; l. to Zahlavova Strycova in 3s).MARCH - Fell in Miami qualifying.APRIL - Fell 1r at Marbella (l. to No.5 seed Suarez Navarro); fell in Barcelona qualifying; fell 1r at Fes (l. to Keothavong).MAY - Reached 2r at Estoril (l. to No.3 seed Cirstea); fell 1r at Strasbourg (l. to Yakimova).
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