Jannik Sinner's GF Anna Kalinskaya shares footballers have tried to shoot their shot

Kalinskaya has been dating Sinner since May but the Italian is not the only pro athlete who shot his shot in the Russian's DM.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jannik Sinner's GF Anna Kalinskaya shares footballers have tried to shoot their shot
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Jannik Sinner's girlfriend Anna Kalinskaya is also drawing attention from "too many footballers" but the Russian tennis star reveals she is not responding to their DMs. 

Kalinskaya, who has been enjoying her best season on the WTA Tour this year, has also found a new love this year as she and 2024 Australian Open champion Sinner have been officially a couple since May. Last week, the couple enjoyed a great week as Kalinskaya, 25, finished as runner-up in Berlin while 22-year-old Sinner won his first grass title in Halle. 

And during her run in Berlin, Kalinskaya took part in a quick Q&A shoot for the tournament's social media. In one question, the 25-year-old Russian was asked to name the most famous person who messaged her. 

"I don't know, probably some football player, so I'm not gonna (name it directly)... I don't know, too many football players. So, I didn't reply," Kalinskaya responded.

While Sinner was sidelined with a hip injury, Italian media spotted him together with Kalinskaya in Italy. A few weeks later, Sinner confirmed at Roland Garros his relationship with Kalinskaya.

"As you know, I don't like to talk about my private life. I'm with Anna (Kalinskaya) yes. But we keep everything very private. You know me: I won't talk more than that," Sinner confirmed at the French Open.

Kalinskaya and Sinner showed love for each other last week

In Berlin, Kalinskaya enjoyed her career-best run on grass since it was her first grass final. After Kalinskaya led against Aryna Sabalenka 5-1 and the former world No. 1 retired, the Russian also beat another former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-7 (3) 6-1 to make the Berlin final. 

While Kalinskaya was on the court against Azarenka, Sinner defeated Zhang Zhizhan to book a Halle final ticket. And the on-court interviewer in Berlin used the chance to ask the 25-year-old how she felt about her and boyfriend both making grass finals in Berlin. 

“I’m just trying to be a little bit as good as him (laughing). I’m gonna text him now. I’m so happy," Kalinskaya said after making the Berlin final.

Anna Kalinskaya
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The following day, Kalinskaya's Berlin title hopes in a heartbreaking way after the Russian didn't manage to convert any of her five championship points in a 7-6 (0) 4-6 6-7 (3) loss to Jessica Pegula. But her boyfriend was there to support her. 

“My girlfriend Anna played in Berlin today. She lost, with six match points (it was actually five match points). So I’m very sorry for her. She also had an amazing week," Sinner said after Kalinskaya fell just short in the Berlin final.

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Jannik Sinner © Getty Images Sport - Thomas F. Starke

Kalinskaya didn't win Berlin but Sinner won Halle

In the third set, Kalinskaya blew an early break but she still came very close to winning the Berlin title after earning four championship points in the 10th game when Pegula was serving to stay in the match. But Pegula saved those championship points and saved another championship point in the 12th game before collecting and realizing her own first championship points to win Berlin.

After the final, Kalinskaya didn't hide her disappointment but gave Pegula her credit.

“Thank you so much for coming and making the atmosphere very special. It’s been an incredible week for me. I missed playing on the grass. Making the final means a lot to me. Losing today is upsetting but Jess congratulations to you," Kalinskaya said after the Berlin final.

"You’re such a fighter. It’s nice to see you back on tour. Couldn’t have wished for a better comeback. If we play like this against each other every time, I’ll be happy for both of us. I want to say thanks to my coach. It was a very difficult year. But we’re going strong and getting better day by day. Thanks to my family who always support me, doesn’t matter what time of the day or night it is."

In the other part of Germany, Sinner won his first title as the world No. 1 after beating Hubert Hurkacz. 

”It means a lot. It was a tough match against Hubi. I knew I had to serve really well and you play only a couple of really important points throughout the whole set. So I was happy and I tried to produce in the best possible way in the important moments. I’m very happy about this tournament because [winning for] the first time on grass court, it's a good feeling," Sinner said after winning Halle. 

Kalinskaya and Sinner will play again at Wimbledon.

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