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Polona Hercog

Polona Hercog
  • Residence: Monaco, Monaco
  • Date of Birth: 20 Jan 1991
  • Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia
  • Height: 6' (1.82 m)
  • Weight: 154 lbs. (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (September 2006)
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Polona Hercog Biography

Coached by Zeljko Krajan ... Mother is Romana (a florist); father is Vojko (bar owner); flower shop and bar are attached to their house so work from home ... Family has many pets and Polona's favorite is Roxi (Jack Russell Terrier) ... Started playing tennis at age 4 ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay ... Initially trained in Slovenia but moved to Italy at age 14 and trained there for 1.5 years before turning pro ... Speaks Slovenian, English and Italian ... Favorite movies are the Godfather trilogy; enjoys rock and pop music; adores sushi ... Also enjoys snowboarding ... Admires Justine Henin for her game, attitude and giving back to the sport ... Goal is to improve her game and reach Top 10.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 2
WTA Doubles Titles 0 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 5
Prize Money $173,969 $1,555,278
W/L - Singles 7 - 8 247 - 151
W/L - Doubles 0 - 1 76 - 66
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Results

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 23-Jun-2014 // $18,575,979 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 63 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 90 6-4 6-4
R64 Loss [23] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 23 7-6 (7) 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$67,015
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
61 120 142
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
12-Sep-2011 (35) 31-Jan-2011 (56)
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JANUARY - Fell 1r at Australian Open (ret. vs. Cornet w/right shoulder injury).

FEBRUARY - Did not play.

MARCH - Withdrew from Indian Wells and Miami w/right rib injury.

APRIL - Withdrew from Charleston and Katowice w/right rib injury; reached QF at Marrakech (l. to Torro-Flor); reached QF at Oeiras (l. to Suarez Navarro).

MAY - Fell in Rome qualifying; reached 2r at Nurnberg (l. to Knapp); reached 2r at Roland Garros (l. to Stephens).

JUNE - Fell 1r at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Flipkens).
2013 - Fifth straight Top 100 season; played just one match in first four and a half months of season (fell 1r at Australian Open); missed rest of that time w/right wrist injury (withdrew from Auckland, Bogotá, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Charleston, Katowice and Marrakech); returned in May ranked No.133 but improved to No.66 by November 4 year-end rankings, best results being three QFs at Nürnberg, Québec City and Osaka; also reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. other two majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Bastad (d. Johansson in final); SF at Charleston (l. to Safarova); reached 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r 16 times (incl. all four majors and Olympics) and in qualifying once; struggled throughout season w/back injury (retired in Brisbane 1r and withdrew from Rome, Brussels, Bad Gastein, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tashkent).

2011 - Another Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Bastad (d. Larsson in final); runner-up at Palermo (l. to Medina Garrigues in final); SF twice at Monterrey (l. to Jankovic) and Seoul (l. to Voskoboeva); QF at Barcelona; reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying twice.

2010 - First Top 50 season; runner-up at Acapulco (l. to V.Williams in final); SF at Portoroz (l. to Chakvetadze); QF four times at Budapest, Prague, Copenhagen and Luxembourg; reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Rome - l. to Peer 26 75 63; led 62 51 w/mp); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on June 7 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.52 to No.48); won first two WTA doubles titles; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - First Top 100 season; QF at Fès; reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); made Top 100 debut on July 6 (rose from No.113 to No.89); won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played first WTA main draw at Portoroz, falling 1r (as WC); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first WTA qualifying at Portoroz (as WC); also played on ITF Circuit.
SINGLES
Winner (2): 2012 - Bastad; 2011 - Bastad.
Finalist (2): 2011 - Palermo; 2010 - Acapulco.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2010 - Acapulco (w/Zahlavova Strycova), Seoul (wGoerges).
Finalist (1): 2008 - Istanbul (w/Erakovic).

ADDITIONAL
Slovenian Fed Cup Team, 2007-08, 2010-12; Slovenian Olympic Team, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 2
WTA Doubles Titles 0 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 5
Prize Money $173,969 $1,555,278
W/L - Singles 7 - 8 247 - 151
W/L - Doubles 0 - 1 76 - 66

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - - -
5 / 5 FRENCH OPEN 2r - 1r 2r 3r 2r - -
2 / 4 WIMBLEDON 2r - 1r 2r 1r - - -
1 / 5 US OPEN - 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 3r 1r 1r - - -
0 / 4 FRENCH OPEN 1r - 1r 1r 1r - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON - - - - 1r - - -
5 / 5 US OPEN - 3r 1r 2r 3r 1r - -

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Polona Hercog Results

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    Doubles

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 23-Jun-2014 // $18,575,979 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 63 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 90 6-4 6-4
R64 Loss [23] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 23 7-6 (7) 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$67,015

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

WTA // NETHERLANDS // 15-Jun-2014 // $250,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 64 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [6] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 24 6-4 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,220

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 25-May-2014 // $15,598,998 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Jana Cepelova (SVK) 60 6-2 6-3
R64 Loss [15] Sloane Stephens (USA) 19 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$55,359

NÜRNBERG

WTA // GERMANY // 18-May-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 61 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [3] Klara Koukalova (CZE) 31 1-6 6-2 6-1
R16 Loss Karin Knapp (ITA) 52 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$3,310

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 12-May-2014 // $2,628,800 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 59 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Belinda Bencic (SUI) 96 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,066

OEIRAS (ESTORIL)

WTA // PORTUGAL // 28-Apr-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 64 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 72 2-6 6-2 6-4
R16 Win [6] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 26 6-3 4-6 6-2
Q Loss [1] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 15 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$5,900

MARRAKECH

WTA // MOROCCO // 21-Apr-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 69 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [7] Shuai Zhang (CHN) 40 6-2 6-2
R16 Win Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 88 6-1 6-4
Q Loss Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 71 7-6 (3) 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$5,900

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 13-Jan-2014 // $13,615,654 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 66 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [25] Alize Cornet (FRA) 25 1-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$26,597

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
61 120 142

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
31/08/2009 US OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R16 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 66 164
2012 80 220
2011 36 93
2010 48 59
2009 71 115
2008 243 173
2007 345 374
2006 717 -
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
12-Sep-2011 (35) 31-Jan-2011 (56)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
61 915

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
31/08/2009 US OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R16 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R128 2

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
12/05/2014 ROME Q - R32 1
28/09/2013 BEIJING Q 170
22/09/2013 TOKYO Q 30
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI R16 100
29/09/2012 BEIJING Q 170
23/09/2012 TOKYO Q - R32 1
05/05/2012 MADRID R64 5
02/04/2012 CHARLESTON S 200
20/03/2012 MIAMI R64 50
Date Tournament Round Points
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
20/02/2012 DUBAI Q 12
13/02/2012 DOHA R64 1
06/02/2012 PARIS R32 1
08/01/2012 SYDNEY R16 12
01/01/2012 BRISBANE R32 1
17/10/2011 MOSCOW R32 1
01/10/2011 BEIJING R32 80
21/08/2011 NEW HAVEN R16 60
15/08/2011 CINCINNATI R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/08/2011 TORONTO R16 30
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD R32 40
16/05/2011 BRUSSELS R32 1
09/05/2011 ROME Q 155
30/04/2011 MADRID Q - R32 1
22/03/2011 MIAMI R128 5
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
09/01/2011 SYDNEY Q - R64 1
02/10/2010 BEIJING R32 80
26/09/2010 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
22/08/2010 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
17/05/2010 WARSAW R16 60
08/05/2010 MADRID R64 5
02/05/2010 ROME R32 70
26/04/2010 STUTTGART R32 1
23/03/2010 MIAMI R32 80
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
10/01/2010 SYDNEY Q - R32 8
23/08/2009 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
15/06/2014 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
18/05/2014 NÜRNBERG R16 30
28/04/2014 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) Q 60
21/04/2014 MARRAKECH Q 60
07/10/2013 OSAKA Q 70
09/09/2013 QUEBEC CITY Q 70
22/07/2013 BAKU R32 1
08/07/2013 PALERMO R16 30
10/06/2013 NÜRNBERG Q 70
08/10/2012 OSAKA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2012 SEOUL R32 1
19/08/2012 DALLAS R16 30
16/07/2012 BASTAD W 280
09/07/2012 PALERMO R32 1
30/04/2012 ESTORIL R16 30
09/04/2012 BARCELONA R32 1
10/10/2011 LINZ R32 1
19/09/2011 SEOUL S 130
11/07/2011 PALERMO F 200
04/07/2011 BASTAD W 280
Date Tournament Round Points
12/06/2011 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
25/04/2011 BARCELONA Q 70
18/04/2011 FES R16 30
04/04/2011 MARBELLA R32 1
28/02/2011 MONTERREY S 130
21/02/2011 ACAPULCO R32 1
14/02/2011 BOGOTA R16 30
02/01/2011 BRISBANE R32 1
18/10/2010 LUXEMBOURG Q 70
11/10/2010 LINZ S 16
Date Tournament Round Points
20/09/2010 SEOUL R32 1
02/08/2010 COPENHAGEN Q 70
19/07/2010 PORTOROZ S 130
12/07/2010 PRAGUE Q 70
05/07/2010 BUDAPEST Q 70
05/04/2010 MARBELLA R16 30
01/03/2010 MONTERREY R16 30
22/02/2010 ACAPULCO F 200
15/02/2010 BOGOTA R32 1
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
19/10/2009 LUXEMBOURG R16 30
12/10/2009 LINZ Q - R16 6
27/07/2009 ISTANBUL R32 1
20/07/2009 PORTOROZ R32 1
13/07/2009 PRAGUE R16 30
27/04/2009 FES S 86
06/04/2009 MARBELLA S 46

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
04/02/2012 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
05/02/2011 FED CUP WEEK 1 WORLD GROUP 2 R1 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
21/07/2008 PORTOROZ R32 1
14/07/2008 BAD GASTEIN Q - R16 3
19/05/2008 ISTANBUL S 8
17/09/2007 PORTOROZ R32 1
18/09/2006 PORTOROZ Q - Q 4

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