A baseliner who plays a serve-and-volley style game on grass...Father, Boris, is a soccer coach and sometimes travels with Tina on tour; mother, Saska, is also an economic technician...Has a dog named Pika...Other sports interests include basketball and soccer...Favorites include the movies Gone in 60 Seconds, A Walk To Remember and the actor Angelina Jolie...Relaxes by listening to music, reading or going to the movies...Admires sports figures Michael Jordan and Marion Jones...Likes being in Paris, London, Miami, Montreal and at home.
• In juniors, won 1997 Orange Bowl 18s• WTA Tour mentor was Mima Jausovec in Partners for Success (mentor division of Professional Development Program)
SINGLESWinner (1 WTA Tour): 2000 - Bol; 1997 - ITF/Maribor-SLO.Semifinalist (4): 2002 - ’s-Hertogenbosch; 2001 - Luxembourg; 1999 - Warsaw, Tashkent.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2005 - ITF/Ortisei-ITA, Bogota (w/Gagliardi); 1999 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Kostanic).Finalist (1): 2001 - Bol (w/Petrova).Semifinalist (6): 2001 - Scottsdale (w/Hrdlickova), Estoril (w/Huber); 2000 - Bol (w/Kostanic), Leipzig (w/Nacuk); 1999 - Bol (w/Talaja), Tashkent (w/Tu).ADDITIONALSlovenian Fed Cup Team 2001-05. Slovenian Olympic Team 2000, 2004.
1995 - Played qualifying in hometown event, ITF/Maribor-SLO1996 - Reached SF at ITF/Mallorca-ESP1997 - Won first ITF Circuit title in her hometown at ITF/Maribor-SLO and reached SF at ITF/Velenje-SLO; played first Tour qualifying at Leipzig1998 - Made Tour debut at ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. 1r to Morariu)1999 - Breakthrough season, rising 324 spots for first Top 100 finish at No. 82; qualified for Miami (reaching 2r), Amelia Island, Warsaw (reaching first Tour SF), US Open (Grand Slam debut, reaching 2r) and Luxembourg (reaching QF); reached second singles and doubles SF of the year at Tashkent; afterwards (September 13), broke into Top 100 at No. 96; won first Tour doubles title at Kuala Lumpur (w/Kostanic)2000 - Ranked No. 81, claimed first Tour singles title at Bol with wins over No. 3 seed Mauresmo and No. 4 seed Talaja; in her Wimbledon debut, reached 3r2001 - As a qualifier into Scottsdale, d. Likhovtseva en route to first Tier II QF and reached doubles SF (w/Hrdlickova); reached QF at Estoril, Bol (also reached doubles final w/Petrova) and Bali; qualified for Luxembourg, reaching fourth career SF (d. world No. 15 Farina Elia for first Top 20 win)2002 - First Top 50 finish; reached fifth career SF at ’s-Hertogenbosch, scoring first Top 10 win (d. world No. 5 Clijsters); reached five other QF in season - Gold Coast (breaking into Top 50 at No. 50), Luxembourg, Dubai, Estoril and Bol (l. to eventual champions at last three tournaments); won two singles rubbers and clinched Slovenia’s win over Ukraine to advance Slovenia to Fed Cup World Group for the first time2003 - Career-best season to date, reaching four QF, two of them at Tier Is and one at Tier II, scoring four Top 20 wins during season; reached QF at Antwerp, Rome as a qualifier (first at a Tier I; d. world No. 15 Mag. Maleeva), ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Clijsters in two tie-breaks) and Zurich as a qualifier (d. world No. 11 Sugiyama for equal-best win); reached 3r at Roland Garros (d. world No. 11 Dokic for career-best win), Birmingham and US Open; also qualified for New Haven and Moscow; reached career-high ranking of No. 30 on October 202004 - First non-Top 100 finish since 1998; reached QF at Eastbourne as world No.47 (d. No.25 Dokic and No.20 Schiavone en route, l. to eventual champion No.9 Kuznetsova), 2r eight times (incl. at Los Angeles, where she withdrew prior to match vs. Zvonareva with neck muscle strain), l. in 1r 14 times (incl. Australian Open, where as No.26 seed was upset by No.206 Fedak, all other Grand Slams, Olympics, and at Beijing, where she ret. vs. Panova with left neck strain), and failed to qualify at two other Tour events; member of Slovenian Fed Cup team that l. 4-1 in 1r to United States (d. Raymond, l. to V.Williams); l. 1r in singles and doubles (w/Matevzic) at Olympics; withdrew from Charleston with left adductor strain, and from Montreal with neck strain.2005 - Captured doubles title at $75K ITF/Ortisei-ITA (w/Strycova); played first Tour singles match at Bogota, falling to Gagliardi in 1r; teamed with Gagliardi in doubles to win second career Tour doubles title at Bogota, defeating No.4 seeds Kurhajcova and Strycova in final; lost 1r match at Acapulco (l. to Irvin).
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