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Ott Tänak in action in Germany from Thursday evening

22.08.19 ... Ott Tänak goes into this weekend's ADAC Rallye Deutschland in Trier, Germany, topping the driver's table by 22 points with five races remaining on the calendar, and on the back of a dominant win in Finland earlier this month.

Kaia Kanepi qualifies in Bronx Open

19.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Kaia Kanepi (WTA 77) has qualified for the inaugural Bronx Open in New York, defeating Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok (WTA 756) 6:7 (3), 6:1, 6:2 in the deciding qualifying round.

Kontaveit loses to world number two in closely fought match

15.08.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after losing to world number two Ashleigh Barty (Australia) in straight sets, 6:4, 5:7, 5:7 in a hard contest which saw the Estonian pull ahead of her opponent in both second and third sets, before conceding.

Kontaveit wins Cincinnati second round to set up Ashleigh Barty encounter

15.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit won her second round game at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, OH, just outside Cincinnati, on Wednesday, defeating Polish player Iga Świątek in two sets, 6:4, 7:6(2).

Kontaveit cruises through to Cincinnati second round

14.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit won her first round game against former world number one Angelique Kerber of Germany in straight sets, at the Cincinnati tennis tournament on Tuesday.

Kontaveit through to Cincinnati doubles last 16

13.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the last 16 of the ladies' doubles, at the Cincinnati tennis tournament, properly known as the Western and Southern Open.

Kontaveit, most other Estonian tennis players, fall in rankings

12.08.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has dropped a WTA rankings place, to 20th, ERR's sports portal reports.

Kontaveit out of Toronto singles, still in doubles

09.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, after losing her third round singles match against world number three Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic. Kontaveit and her doubles partner Timea Babos (Hungary) have reached the ladies doubles quarter finals in the tournament, however.

Kontaveit through to Toronto third round

08.08.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit is through to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, after her second round opponent was forced to retire due to injury.

Tennis: Kontaveit overcomes Sharapova in epic three-setter

06.08.19 ... Anett Kontaveit overcame former world number one Maria Sharapova of Russia in a tense, nearly three-hour, three-setter at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

Kontaveit faces Maria Sharapova in Toronto tournament opener

05.08.19 ... Top Estonian women's tennis player Anett Kontaveit is in action in the first round of the Canadian Open, also known as the Rogers Cup, on Monday, facing veteran player Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.

Tänak wins Finland, widens WRC championship table lead

05.08.19 ... Estonian rally star Ott Tänak (Toyota) won the WRC Neste Rally Finland over the weekend, increasing his lead at the top of the drivers table to 22 points, over reigning champion Sébastien Ogier (Citroën) of France.

Levadia player expelled from Estonia

04.08.19 ... The Russian national caught speeding and expelled from Estonia earlier this week has been identified as Evgeni Kabaev, a soccer player for FCI Levadia, daily Postimees reports.

Gallery: Ironman Tallinn triathlon underway

03.08.19 ... The second ever Ironman Tallinn triathlon is currently underway, with athletes completing a swim, bike ride and full marathon in immediate succession.

President Kaljulaid participates in Étape du Tour de France

22.07.19 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in the 29th Étape du Tour de France on Sunday, a public stage of the men's annual multistage bicycle race.

Estonian women's épée team defeated in world championship quarterfinals

21.07.19 ... Estonia's women's épée team, which consists of Katrina Lehis, Julia Beljajeva, Kristina Kuusk and Irina Embrich, was defeated 35:45 by Russia in the quarterfinals in the World Fencing Championship in Budapest.

Katrina Lehis reaches last 16 at fencing world championships

19.07.19 ... Estonian women's épée star Katrina Lehis reached the last 16 of the FIE World Fencing Championship in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday, after defeating local fencer Eszter Muhari 15:6. Lehis lost in the next round 15:13 against Vivian Kong Man Wai of Hong Kong.

Two of four Estonian women épée stars through to world championship last 32

18.07.19 ... In what has become something of a four musketeers Estonian lineup in recent years, women's épée competitors Katrina Lehis, Kristina Kuusk, Julia Beljajeva and Irina Embrich have been competing in the individual category at the FIE World Fencing Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Scottish football legends Celtic FC coming to Tallinn

18.07.19 ... Scottish Premiership football club Celtic F.C. plays against Estonian team Nõmme Kalju in Tallinn on Jul. 30 in the second leg Champions League qualifying, ERR's online sports portal reports.

Rally Estonia reaction: Tough, but fun, say Tänak and Märtin

15.07.19 ... Ott Tänak, winner of Sunday's Rally Estonia, and veteran driver Markko Märtin, gave their reactions to Rally Estonia to ERR's online sports portal. Tänak won the race, with Märtin finishing sixth.

Tänak dominates Rally Estonia Saturday stages

14.07.19 ... Estonian driver Ott Tänak has dominated his home rally so far, winning seven out of nine speed tests on Saturday, taking him into the lead as Rally Estonia enters its final day.

Gallery, Video: Welshman Evans tops Rally Estonia qualification, Tänak 4th

13.07.19 ... Rally Estonia takes place over the weekend, in South Estonia. Local hero Ott Tänak put in the fastest test time on Friday morning, though Welsh driver Elfyn Evans in the Ford Fiesta was top qualifier in the afternoon.

Kontaveit out of Wimbledon

06.07.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is out of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after losing her third round clash to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in straight sets on Friday afternoon. This means the Estonian, seeded 20th, only equalled her record career progress at the grand slam event.

Kanepi out of Wimbledon, Kontaveit out of ladies' doubles

05.07.19 ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi is out of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after losing her second round encounter with Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) in straight sets, 6:3, 6:1 on Thursday evening.

Anett Kontaveit reaches Wimbledon third round

04.07.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the third round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships after defeating Heather Watson (United Kingdom) in straight sets, 7:5, 6:1.

Kaia Kanepi through to Wimbledon second round

02.07.19 ... Kaia Kanepi is through to the second round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, after beating Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in three sets, 7:5, 5:7, 6:4 on Tuesday, in a very closely fought match, ERR's online Estonian sports news reports.

Anett Kontaveit through to Wimbledon second round

01.07.19 ... Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit launches her 2019 Wimbledon campaign on Monday, beating American Shelby Rogers, ranked 298th in the world, in the first round of the ladies' singles in three sets.

Epp Mäe clinches wrestling bronze at European Games

29.06.19 ... Estonian women's freestyle wrestler Epp Mäe picked up a bronze medal at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus on Friday, after defeating Natalja Vorobieva of Russia 5:3.

Kontaveit through to Eastbourne second round

23.06.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the second round of the Eastbourne Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament, after beating Harriet Dart of the United Kingdom in three sets, 3:6, 6:4, 6:2.

Women's épée team loses in European quarter finals

22.06.19 ... The Estonian women's épée team lost to Italy in the quarter finals of the European Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany, Saturday, meaning there will be no repeat of the bronze won at last year's competition. They also won't be matching the clean sweep achieved in the individual category last year.

Kristo Galeta sets personal best in shotput

19.06.19 ... Estonian shotputter Kristo Galeta set a personal best in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday.

Mart Poom not currently interested in national side manager role

18.06.19 ... Former Estonian national team goalkeeper Mart Poom has said that he currently has no interest in the manager's job, though says he would like to coach the team again in the future.

Kontaveit out of Birmingham tournament in first round

18.06.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit has been knocked out of the Nature Valley Classic tennis tournament in Birmingham, England, by British player Johanna Konta, in straight sets.

Estonian women's fitness competitors bag five medals in Luxembourg

17.06.19 ... Three Estonian women's fitness champs brought home five medals between them, after a competition in Luxembourg over the weekend.

Video: Steering issues in final stage cost Ott Tänak Rally Sardegna win

16.06.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja were on track to win Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday, heading into the final speed test with a significant lead over his competitors, when a problem with the steering wheel in their Toyota Yaris just seconds into the stage cost them more than two minutes, leaving the Estonian team in fifth place overall.

Ott Tänak in second place in WRC table coming into Sardinia rally

14.06.19 ... Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak is in action at the WRC Rally Italia Sardegna, scene of his maiden victory in the series in 2017. Tänak currently lies in second place in the drivers' table.

Euro qualifiers: Estonia 8-0 loss to Germany could have been worse

12.06.19 ... Estonia's national football team lost 8-0 to Germany at the Opel Stadium in Mainz on Tuesday evening, in its group C qualifying match for the 2020 European Championships. Had Estonian keeper Sergei Lepmets not pulled off some solid saves, the German scoreline could have reached double figures.

Tennis rankings: Kanepi rises, Kontaveit and Zopp fall

10.06.19 ... The latest World Tennis Association (WTA – womens') and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP – mens') rankings have seen Kaia Kanepi rise up the rankings, while top player Anett Kontaveit, and top mens' player Jürgen Zopp, have both fallen, according to ERR's Estonian sports portal.

Kaia Kanepi out of French Open

03.06.19 ... Kaie Kanepi was knocked out of the French Tennis Open at Stade Roland Garros Sunday in three sets, against Croatian player Petra Martić.

Kaia Kanepi through to French Open last 16

31.05.19 ... Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi is through to the last 16 of the French Open, after beating Russian player Veronika Kudermetova in three sets.

Estonian journalist remembers Niki Lauda

22.05.19 ... Sports journalist Are Eller appeared on ERR's Vikerraadio, reminiscing about his personal experience with Austrian triple Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda, who died on Monday. One anecdote saw Eller and his Estonian companions, involved in one of the lower formulae, hitching a ride with Lauda in a jet run by his own airline.

Tänak wins inaugural WRC Rally Chile

13.05.19 ... Ott Tänak won the inaugural WRC Rally Chile on Sunday, bringing him up to second place in the driver standings.

Ott Tänak finishes eighth in Argentina

29.04.19 ... Rally driver Ott Tänak finished eighth in the WRC Rally Argentina on Sunday, after an up-and-down race which he had led in the early stages, only to drop out on Saturday with a flat battery.

Anett Kontaveit loses in Stuttgart final

28.04.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit lost in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 7-6(2), bringing to an end a run which had seen the world no. 15 rapidly progress through the tournament as opponents dropped out of the preceding two matches.

Kontaveit into Stuttgart final without playing single semi-final point

27.04.19 ... If international tennis were a board game, then Estonian star Anett Kontaveit has landed on a ladder, rather than a snake, catapulting her into the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ott Tänak leads Rally Argentina going into weekend

26.04.19 ... Rally driver Ott Tänak is currently leading the WRC Xion Rally Argentina, in the Córdoba Sierras – the name of the mountainous venue of the event, not a car – though his Toyota team mate is hot on his heels going into the weekend, ERR Sport reports.

Kontaveit through to Stuttgart quarter finals

25.04.19 ... Tennis star Anett Kontaveit has booked a place in the quarter finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, after defeating Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets, according to ERR's sports portal.

Kontaveit through to Stuttgart second round

25.04.19 ... Anett Kontaveit is through to the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, after beating French player Caroline Garcia in straight sets on Wednesday afternoon.

Anett Kontaveit in action in Germany on Wednesday

24.04.19 ... Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit is in action on Wednesday at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, where she will meet French player Caroline Garcia in the opening round.

Hundreds participate in Veterans Day charity run in Narva

19.04.19 ... The Blue Hepatica Run, a charity run organised in honour of veterans of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and the Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit), was held in Narva for the first time this year, and hundreds of adults and children turned out for the 3.2km event along the Narva River.
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