A sad ending for the former world number two: Health problems end his career!

Happiness, euphoria and the feeling that she is almost at the top of tennis. Estonian Anett Kontaveitová (27), who became world number two in early June, experienced exactly the same joys of life last year. However, nearly a year to this day, he had been experiencing completely opposite moments. The promising player has now shocked the sporting public with the announcement that he will be ending his career! Health issues were behind the difficult decision.

The Estonian tennis player posted the sad news on social networks and mentioned that she would officially end her career after Wimbledon. According to him, back problems did not allow him to continue his career, specifically the degeneration of the lumbar discs. “Today I announce the end of my professional tennis career,” Kontaveitova wrote on Instagram and went on.

“After several doctor checks and consultation with my medical team, a significant back problem was identified. Lumbar disc degeneration no longer allows me to fully train or play against female opponents in tournaments. That’s why it’s impossible to continue to be at the highest level in a competition of this magnitude.” revealed the former world number two, which is also his best ranking of his career.

He achieved this last year on June 6th. She lost this post that year at the US Open, where she lost in the second round after a dramatic battle against legendary Serena Williams (41). Moreover, it was the last win in his rich career for the American star. During October last year, the back pain started to increase in intensity. In the final weeks of the season, Kontaveit is clearly struggling.

Due to health problems, he dropped from second place to 79th place. Now, the tennis journey of a charming native from a country of less than one and a half million inhabitants is coming to an end. “Tennis taught me a lot, and I am very grateful. It is important for me that I can carry the Estonian flag on the tennis court and play in front of my fans around the world.” Kontaveit says thank you. He will be missed not only by fans, but by rivals as well. Like for example tennis player Ons Jabúrová. “I will miss this beautiful woman,” wrote the current world sixth player on his Twitter account.

Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit will end her career due to back problems

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