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01 August 2011

60 seconds with: Kaia Kanepi


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Photo: ImagellanKaia Kanepi (EST)

Any nicknames?
My coach calls me Kaiser. I don’t like it at all but I think it’s easier to say than Kaia.

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
I am from a sporty family so maybe track and field – my Mum did it.

Which website do you check the most?
Mostly news. Newspapers.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Reaching the position where I am right now and making three quarterfinals in Grand Slams.

If a movie was made about your life, which actress would you want to play you?
She’s not an actress but maybe Alicia Molik, because many times people have said we are similar so maybe she could do it.

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
Be at home, see my sister’s horse and spend time with family and friends.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Thailand.

What is the best Fed Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
At home, for sure. Against Israel or against Spain.

Who is the most famous person in your phone book?
I think my coach and my fitness coach.

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
I think an Estonian song, Mia Hey Hey.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
I go to the bathroom before every match. Even if I don’t feel like I need to go, I just want to make sure that I don’t have to go during the match.

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
Rolling in the Deep, by Adele.

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
I would go with Estonians. I’d go with a model, Carmen Kass, the goalkeeper Mart Poom and the third I’ll leave as a secret.

What has been your best Fed Cup moment?
When I beat Victoria Azarenka and we made it to World Group II.

And your worst Fed Cup moment?
I don’t think I have had one.

Tell us something about Kaia Kanepi we don’t know…
I am friendly and shy!

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