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Donna Vekic

Donna Vekic
  • Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Date of Birth: 28 Jun 1996
  • Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia
  • Height: 5' 10" (1.79 m)
  • Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro
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Donna Vekic Biography

Coached by David Felgate ... Father is Igor; mother is Brankica ... Favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Croatian, English and Italian ... Self-described as strong-willed, determined and extremely competitive.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 1 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 1
Prize Money $133,968 $423,501
W/L - Singles 11 - 7 96 - 42
W/L - Doubles 0 - 2 4 - 7
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Results

KUALA LUMPUR

WTA // MALAYSIA // 14-Apr-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 95 // Seed/Entry: 7/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) 299 3-6 6-4 6-1
R16 Win Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 139 1-6 6-3 7-5
Q Win [4] Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 81 6-4 7-5
S Win [2] Shuai Zhang (CHN) 45 1-6 6-3 6-4
F Win [1] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 10 5-7 7-5 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+280

Prize Money

$43,000
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
65 39 1002
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
15-Jul-2013 (62) 17-Mar-2014 (988)
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  • Vekic Opens Up After Big Win

    April 23, 2014
    Kuala Lumpur champion Donna Vekic talked to SI.com about a variety of subjects. You may be surprised to know w...
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JANUARY - Fell 1r at Shenzhen (l. to Zakopalova); fell 1r at Australian Open (l. to Hradecka); fell 1r at Pattaya City (l. to Lisicki).

FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Florianopolis (l. to Zakopalova).

MARCH - Reached 2r at Indian Wells (l. to Cibulkova); reached 3r at Miami (l. to Kvitova).
2013 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.86); runner-up at Birmingham (l. to Hantuchova in final); QF at Baku; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on January 28 (after Australian Open; rose from No.111 to No.93); was youngest player in November 4 year-end Top 200.

2012 - Reached final in first WTA main draw at Tashkent (l. to Begu); youngest player to reach a WTA final in six years (at age 16 - youngest since Paszek won Portoroz title in September 2006 at age 15); fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Croatia.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2014 - Kuala Lumpur.
Finalist (2): 2013 - Birmingham; 2012 - Tashkent.

ADDITIONAL
Croatian Fed Cup Team, 2012-14.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 1 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 1
Prize Money $133,968 $423,501
W/L - Singles 11 - 7 96 - 42
W/L - Doubles 0 - 2 4 - 7

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 57 1st Serve Return Points Won 33.6%
Double Faults 56 2nd Serve Return Points Won 55.3%
1st Serve 53.3% Break Points Opportunities 111
1st Serve Points Won 67.3% Break Points Converted 45%
2nd Serve Points Won 44.9% Return Games Played 170
Break Points Faced 136 Return Games Won 29.4%
Break Points Saved 59.6% Return Points Won 41.1%
Service Games Played 166 Total Points Won 49.1%
Service Games Won 66.9%
Service Points Won 56.8%

Grand Slam History

Singles

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

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
0 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 US OPEN - 1r - - - - - -

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Donna Vekic Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

KUALA LUMPUR

WTA // MALAYSIA // 14-Apr-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 95 // Seed/Entry: 7/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) 299 3-6 6-4 6-1
R16 Win Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 139 1-6 6-3 7-5
Q Win [4] Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 81 6-4 7-5
S Win [2] Shuai Zhang (CHN) 45 1-6 6-3 6-4
F Win [1] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 10 5-7 7-5 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+280

Prize Money

$43,000

MONTERREY

WTA // MEXICO // 31-Mar-2014 // $500,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 92 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [5] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 41 7-6 (5) 7-6 (2)
R16 Loss Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 73 4-6 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$4,770

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 18-Mar-2014 // $5,427,105 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 94 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Win Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 119 6-3 7-5
Q-R32 Win [3] Johanna Larsson (SWE) 91 6-1 6-1
R128 Win [Q] Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 93 7-6 (2) 6-2
R64 Win [28] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 30 7-6 (5) 7-5
R32 Loss [8] Petra Kvitova (CZE) 8 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+95

Prize Money

$27,685

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 05-Mar-2014 // $5,946,740 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 103 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [Q] Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 130 6-0 7-5
R64 Loss [12] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 11 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+35

Prize Money

$16,000

FLORIANOPOLIS

WTA // BRAZIL // 23-Feb-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 105 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Klara Koukalova (CZE) 32 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,100

PATTAYA CITY

WTA // THAILAND // 27-Jan-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 109 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [1] Sabine Lisicki (GER) 15 7-5 2-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,220

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [Q] Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 146 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$26,597

SHENZHEN

WTA // CHINA // 29-Dec-2013 // $500,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Klara Koukalova (CZE) 35 6-3 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,199

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
65 39 1002

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
26/08/2013 US OPEN R64 100
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R32 50
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 86 -
2012 118 -
2011 392 1074
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
15-Jul-2013 (62) 17-Mar-2014 (988)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
65 934

Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
26/08/2013 US OPEN R64 100
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R32 50

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
18/03/2014 MIAMI R16 95
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS R64 35
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
04/05/2013 MADRID Q - R32 1
19/03/2013 MIAMI R16 80

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
14/04/2014 KUALA LUMPUR W 280
31/03/2014 MONTERREY R16 30
23/02/2014 FLORIANOPOLIS R32 1
27/01/2014 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
29/12/2013 SHENZHEN R32 1
14/10/2013 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
07/10/2013 LINZ R32 1
09/09/2013 TASHKENT R16 30
22/07/2013 BAKU Q 70
10/06/2013 BIRMINGHAM F 200
Date Tournament Round Points
01/04/2013 MONTERREY R16 30
25/02/2013 KUALA LUMPUR R32 1
10/09/2012 TASHKENT F 216
27/02/2012 KUALA LUMPUR Q - R32 1

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    April 22, 2014
    Catch up on all the WTA news from the past seven days, including Maria's birthday, the latest Fed Cup results and Donna's breakthrough.
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    April 22, 2014
    Coming off her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur, Donna Vekic commented on a variety of topics in an interview with The Tennis Space.
  • Twitter Reaction: Props For Vekic

    April 21, 2014
    The tennis world - including Stanislas Wawrinka - took to Twitter to congratulate WTA rising star Donna Vekic on her first WTA title. Here are some of their props...
  • Vekic Conquers Cibulkova & KL

    April 20, 2014
    WTA rising star Donna Vekic not only won her first WTA title, she also became the first player under 18 to win a WTA title since 2006 - who was the last one?
  • Tweets Of The Week: Donna's Day

    April 20, 2014
    From Donna Vekic's official statement about winning her first WTA title to Fed Cup and Monica Puig's first clay court wipeout of the year, see all the best tweets of the week from the WTA stars!
  • Cibulkova & Vekic To Clash In KL

    April 19, 2014
    Dominika Cibulkova and WTA rising star Donna Vekic both rallied from a set down to reach the BMW Malaysian Open final. The 17-year-old Vekic is hoping for third time lucky...
  • Cibulkova Edges Diyas In QFs

    April 18, 2014
    Dominika Cibulkova survived a third set fightback on Friday to score her WTA-leading 23rd match win of the year and reach the BMW Malaysian Open semifinals.
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  • Kuala Lumpur Gallery: A Week To Remember

    April 20, 2014
    From established WTA stars to rising stars and Asia's best and brightest, it was an action-packed week on and off the court at the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
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    April 05, 2014
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    March 03, 2014
    From Lindsay Davenport and Jane Brown Grimes getting announced in the International Tennis Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2014 to World Tennis Day activities around the world, it was a very Manic Monday...
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    February 27, 2014
    With gorgeous backdrops and even a few family appearances, the stars of the WTA are feeling very much at home at the Brasil Tennis Cup. Check out some of the pics...
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    January 29, 2014
    The WTA stars glammed up for the PTT Pattaya Open player party, with Sabine Lisicki and Sorana Cirstea among those stepping out. That and more off-court pictures from Thailand right here!
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    October 08, 2013
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    September 13, 2013
    From Bojana Jovanovski's unique adventure to Olga Govortsova's smooth run and the spirit of 40 LOVE, it has been a packed week on and off the court in Tashkent. See all the pics here!
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