WATCH: Anett Kontaveit's final career press conference at Wimbledon.


Estonia's history-maker Anett Kontaveit will get to say her final goodbye to tennis on home soil: The former world No. 2 has announced that she'll play an exhibition match against Ons Jabeur in Tallinn in November to officially close the book on her career.

Kontaveit, 27, played her last professional tournament earlier this month at Wimbledon, where she lost in the second round to Marie Bouzkova in singles and alongside Finn Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round of mixed doubles, retiring from top-level sport as a result of a chronic, degenerative back injury.

But the highest-ranking player in the Baltic nation's history has a desire to also say goodbye to her fellow Estonians, too, leading her to schedule a match against one of her best friends on tour at the Tondiraba Ice Hall.

"I'm just very happy that I can play for the last time in front of the home crowd and one more time to play tennis, which I have played, practiced and loved for so long," Kontaveit told Estonian news outlet ERR. "I expect that this event will be a great evening."

On inviting Jabeur for the exhibition, she added: "She was the very first player I thought of when there was talk of such an event at all. She was the very first choice."

The affable Tunisian was one of a host of WTA players to offer support to Kontaveit in the wake of her retirement announcement.

"Anett my friend, your joy, your warmth and energy will be missed," Jabeur wrote on social media this summer. "Congratulations on an amazing career. Thank you for all the memories. Lots of love."


In addition to the exhibition match, Kontaveit will sit for a 45-minute interview, and her favorite band Smilers, an Estonian rock group, will also perform.