Anett Kontaveit has a career-high ranking as the world’s No.2. Anett is having early retirement at the early age of 27 years. This indeed is a piece of heart-breaking news. But wait, that’s not the only sad thing. Wimbledon failed to provide Anet with a proper send-off. A lot of fans are very angry and upset about the improper farewell of Anett Kontaveit by the Wimbledon authority.
At the 2023 Wimbledon Championships on Thursday, Kontaveit lost 6-1, 6-2 to Marie Bouzkova in the second round. It was the final singles for Anett as she was going to retire after this tourney.
Anett had announced this a lot prior to coming to this prestigious tournament. However, even after knowing about the fact, Wimbledon sidelined it. Let alone giving her a proper send-off or memento, the staff failed to even get it on the mic. Not even after the Estonian broke down in tears after her loss against her opponent in the second round.
Fans saw this as a very “disgraceful” gesture coming from such a prestigious organization. All her well-wishers praised her for all the matches she has played and thanked her for letting them watch tennis. They also lashed Wimbledon for their disrespectful behaviour and took on social media to criticize the organization.
Here are some of the reactions from her fans on Twitter:
Anett Kontaveit Injury
Anett Kontaveit is fighting against her chronic back injury for the past eight months now. In a social media post, Anett also wrote that her back is in intense pain and explained the condition of her back. She has a condition called lumbar disc degeneration, which made her unable to continue to compete professionally at high-level tournaments. This lumbar disc degeneration is usually an age-related problem. Disc wear and tear lead to pain in the lower back in the lumbar region.
Anett Kontaveit reached her career-high ranking of the world’s No.2 In WTA for a long time. Until she lost her match to Serena Williams in the second round at the U.S Open. She has a well-respected portfolio in Tennis and is the highest paid in the history of Estonia. Anett is very proud of herself and her country. She once said, “I feel very happy and very proud to bring my country’s flag and it is incomparable.”
After her defeat to Buzkova, the Estonian bursts into tears. Kontaveit, while unhappy with the result against the lost match to Marie Bouzkova, Anett expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to play the final match of her career in front of a packed stadium. Seeing the mismanagement of Wimbledon, fans were very upset about the farewell of the Estonian star Anett Kontaveit. One fan also stated that Anett had already told the committee of her retirement and they had plenty of time to do the preparation for her farewell.
In the end, Anett Kontaveit said “There’s sadness, there’s happiness, there’s a bit of everything”