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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 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 reach Top 10.
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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 $42,789 $2,078,594
W/L - Singles 2 - 4 293 - 194
W/L - Doubles 0 - 1 76 - 68
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Results

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 18-Jan-2016 // $14,835,728 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 72 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [19] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 22 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$28,917
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
83 236 911
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
12-Sep-2011 (35) 31-Jan-2011 (56)
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2015 - Seventh straight Top 100 season (finishing No.71); SF at Bucharest (l. to Schmiedlova); QF at Bad Gastein; reached 3r once and 2r 12 times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open and Monterrey - l. to Rybarikova 75 36 76(9); held 4mp in third set tie-break at 6-5, 7-6, 8-7 and 9-8); fell 1r eight times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times.

2014 - Another Top 100 season; played one match in first four and a half months (ret. vs. Cornet in Australian Open 1r w/right shoulder injury); withdrew from Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston and Katowice w/right rib injury; returned in mid-April and best results rest of season were three QFs at Marrakech, Oeiras and Bucharest; reached 2r six times (incl. other three majors and Luxembourg - l. to Larsson 67(8) 75 61; held 2mp at 5-3 second set); fell 1r six times and in qualifying four times.

2013 - Another Top 100 season; played one match in first four and a half months (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 at No.133 but was 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; also 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/Strycova), Seoul (w/Goerges).
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 $42,789 $2,078,594
W/L - Singles 2 - 4 293 - 194
W/L - Doubles 0 - 1 76 - 68

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 4 1st Serve Return Points Won 33.6%
Double Faults 8 2nd Serve Return Points Won 50%
1st Serve 52.7% Break Points Opportunities 19
1st Serve Points Won 53.2% Break Points Converted 42.1%
2nd Serve Points Won 37.8% Return Games Played 27
Break Points Faced 38 Return Games Won 29.6%
Break Points Saved 55.3% Return Points Won 39.1%
Service Games Played 28 Total Points Won 42.8%
Service Games Won 39.3%
Service Points Won 45.9%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r -
6 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - 2r 2r - 1r 2r 3r 2r
2 / 5 WIMBLEDON - 1r 2r - 1r 2r 1r -
3 / 7 US OPEN - 2r 2r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r

Doubles

W/L   2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - 1r 3r 1r 1r -
0 / 4 FRENCH OPEN - - 1r - 1r 1r 1r -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - 1r -
5 / 6 US OPEN - 1r - 3r 1r 2r 3r 1r

Polona Hercog Results

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 18-Jan-2016 // $14,835,728 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 72 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [19] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 22 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$28,917

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 10-Jan-2016 // $687,900 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 73 // Seed/Entry: /L

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 274 6-3 6-4
Q-R16 Win Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 92 6-1 7-5
Q-Q Loss Monica Puig (PUR) 94 2-6 6-1 6-1
R32 Loss Sabine Lisicki (GER) 32 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+18

Prize Money

$5,750

AUCKLAND

WTA // NEW ZEALAND // 04-Jan-2016 // $226,750 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 73 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [5] Sloane Stephens (USA) 30 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
83 236 911

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN R64 70
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
2015 71 1131
2014 95 1103
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
83 775

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN R64 70
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
10/01/2016 SYDNEY Q 18
23/08/2015 NEW HAVEN Q 25
17/08/2015 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
10/08/2015 TORONTO R16 135
21/06/2015 EASTBOURNE Q 55
11/05/2015 ROME Q - R32 1
02/05/2015 MADRID Q - R32 2
24/03/2015 MIAMI R128 10
11/03/2015 INDIAN WELLS R16 65
11/01/2015 SYDNEY S 25
Date Tournament Round Points
27/09/2014 BEIJING Q 95
21/09/2014 WUHAN Q - R32 1
17/08/2014 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 13
11/08/2014 CINCINNATI R16 30
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
04/01/2016 AUCKLAND R32 1
28/09/2015 TASHKENT R32 1
21/09/2015 SEOUL R16 30
14/09/2015 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL R32 1
03/08/2015 WASHINGTON DC R16 30
20/07/2015 BAD GASTEIN Q 60
13/07/2015 BUCHAREST S 110
17/05/2015 NÜRNBERG R32 1
27/04/2015 PRAGUE R16 30
06/04/2015 KATOWICE R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
02/03/2015 MONTERREY R16 30
23/02/2015 ACAPULCO R32 1
16/02/2015 RIO DE JANEIRO R16 30
04/01/2015 SHENZHEN R16 30
13/10/2014 LUXEMBOURG R16 30
06/10/2014 LINZ Q - R32 1
15/09/2014 SEOUL R32 1
08/09/2014 HONG KONG R32 1
28/07/2014 WASHINGTON DC R32 1
14/07/2014 BASTAD R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
07/07/2014 BUCHAREST Q 60
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
Date Tournament Round Points
08/10/2012 OSAKA R32 1
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
Date Tournament Round Points
04/07/2011 BASTAD W 280
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
Date Tournament Round Points
11/10/2010 LINZ S 16
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
Date Tournament Round Points
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND R32 1
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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