Kanepi Reaches Highest Position Yet in Rankings21 August 2012
Despite a rough season, Estonia's top tennis player Kaia Kanepi rose to 15th in the Women's Tennis Association rankings, achieving her career's best position, reported sport.err.ee.
Having skipped Wimbledon to prepare for the women's singles at the 2012 Olympic Games, Kanepi's lingering heel injury forced her to cancel that event as well. Kanepi began experiencing heel pain during the Estoril tournament in spring.
The season has brought mixed results for the 27-year-old, who has managed surprise victories but has dropped out of major tournaments. Kanepi also broke up with her coach Silver Karjus earlier in the year.
At the top of the WTA rankings is still Viktoria Azarenka of Belarus, followed by Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, who pushed Maria Sharapova to third.
Estonian Public Broadcasting