Tennis fans, grab your library card! Days after the announcement came that Venus Williams is writing a health and wellness book, the news broke that another one is in the works about the life and tennis career of Anett Kontaveit.

Estonian publishing house Kirjastus Pilgrim teased the upcoming release on Instagram this week alongside a video of Kontaveit getting glammed up for a photoshoot related to the book. The post confirmed that Estonian writer Eia Uus is involved in the project, and that the book will be released in November of this year.

"Something beautiful is about to be born," the video's caption read. "This is the story of Anett reaching the absolute top of the tennis world and the challenges she faced there."

It's unclear if the book will be published in a language other than Estonian, as the publisher's website notes that it has "published more than 800 Estonian-language books by both Estonian and foreign authors" in the more than 20 years since its founding.


The highest-ranking player from Estonia in history, Kontaveit retired from tennis last summer as a result of a degenerative back injury at age 27. Her last singles match was a second-round loss to Marie Bouzkova at Wimbledon, and she played a sold-out exhibition match with Ons Jabeur at Tallinn's Tondiraba Ice Hall in November in front of nearly 8,000 fans.

After her final official match, Kontaveit told WTA Insider that her immediate future plans included pursuing her degree in psychology through the WTA's partnership with Indiana University East, and that she hoped to "use her experience that [she] gained from the tour later on in life," as well as stay involved with tennis in her country.

"[Being a professional tennis player] has been one of the most difficult things I've ever done and one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. It has been my whole life," she said. "It's taught me so many things and I'm very, very grateful that I've been able to do this."