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“A player’s view of hard lockdown”, Estonian Tennis player Anett Kontaveit

Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit is currently in hard lockdown in Melbourne, preparing for the upcoming 2021 Australian Open.

She has written a personal account of her current situation and how she is coping and preparing for the tournament.

On Melbourne views and music

The view from my exercise bike in my room is nice. I overlook the city and play music really loudly to get me through the sessions, mainly Avicii songs.

On her drivers

Every time I have been in Melbourne there’s drivers who take us from the hotel to the courts, and they hear I come from Estonia, and so many of them have visited, which has surprised me.

On Greek fans out numbering Estonians 😂😂😂

At every tournament I have been to there’s always at least one or two Estonians in the crowd but not as many as the Greeks have.

Read the article on The Age here: A player’s view of hard lockdown

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.