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Silvija Talaja

Silvija Talaja
  • Residence: Makarska, Croatia
  • Date of Birth: 14 Jan 1978
  • Birthplace: Imotski, Croatia
  • Height: 5' 8 1/4'' (1.73 m)
  • Weight: 126 lbs. (57 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1992)
  • Pronounced: SIL-vee-ah ta-LEYE-yuh

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Silvija Talaja Biography

Powerful, fast baseline player who prefers clay courts...Father, Vlado, is a tennis club director; mother, Bosiljka, works for a newspaper; has an older sister, Slavica, who is a former tennis coach...Graduated from high school in 1995...Goal is to reach the Top 15...One of her all-time greatest experiences was participating in the 2000 Olympics...Admires tennis player Patrick Rafter for his personality and his behavior on the court...Self-described as sentimental, stubborn, open with people and likes to be around happy people...Likes to visit Melbourne because of the kind and friendly people there, and also for the shopping; also likes to visit the rest of Australia, and would like to visit Harare and Zimbabwe...Enjoys watching movies, listening to music, studying languages, reading and spending time with niece and friends...Interests include fitness and shopping...Favorite color is sky blue; favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite actor is Keanu Reeves.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,135,876
W/L - Singles - - - 300 - 273
W/L - Doubles - - - 69 - 120
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Results

ISMANING

ITF // GERMANY // 05-Nov-2007 // $25,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [Q] Oxana Lyubtsova (UKR) 247 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294
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Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
29-May-2000 (18) 07-Jun-2004 (54)
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1991 - Debuted at ITF/Beograd-YUG
1992 - Reached one ITF Circuit SF
1993 - Played first Tour events, qualifying for Lucerne and Essen
1994 - Qualified for Palermo, reaching 2r
1995 - Qualified for Zagreb, Palermo and Maria Lankowitz
1996 - First Top 100 finish, improving from No. 269 to No. 97; in successive weeks, won first pro title at ITF/Makarska-CRO then reached first Tour singles final as a WC at Bol (l. to Pizzichini); also reached SF at Maria Lankowitz and QF at Karlovy Vary; played first Grand Slam qualifying at Wimbledon
1997 - Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open; reached 2r at Roland Garros; suffered right shoulder injury after US Open and was out remainder of season
1998 - Reached SF at Bol (as a qualifier) and Pattaya City; qualified for Wimbledon, Maria Lankowitz and Warsaw; runner-up at ITF/Budapest-HUN
1999 - First Top 30 finish in first season played exclusively on WTA Tour; runner-up at Æs-Hertogenbosch (l. to Brandi in 3s) and Portschach (l. to Habsudova in 3s); reached another four SF; doubles semifinalist at Bol (w/Pisnik); became Croatian No. 1 following 3r finish at Roland Garros (Grand Slam first); ranked No. 82, was two points from beating world No. 6 V. Williams before falling 97 third set
2000 - Career-best season to date, winning first two Tour singles titles and breaking into Top 20; won Gold Coast with three-set Top 20 wins over No. 12 Kournikova in QF, No. 17 Sanchez-Vicario in SF and No. 15 C. Martinez 60 06 64 in final; scored first Top 10 win en route to Strasbourg title, d. world No. 7 Tauziat in QF (d. Kuti Kis in final); afterwards (May 29), broke into Top 20 at No. 18; reached 2r at Sydney Olympics (l. to Farina Elia in 3s); reached 3r at Miami, Amelia Island, Berlin (held two set points on world No. 1 Hingis before falling 76(3) 63), Birmingham, Wimbledon and Canadian Open
2001 - Best Tour results were SF finish at Porto and QF at Gold Coast; qualified for Tokyo [Princess Cup], l. 2r to world No. 19 Sanchez-Vicario 97 in third set tie-break
2002 - On February 25, returned to Top 100 after seven-month absence, reaching Auckland SF as a qualifier and Memphis QF; after Warsaw SF appearance, did not win consecutive main draw matches in next 10 events before reaching Tokyo [Japan Open] final; d. No. 1 seed Sugiyama in QF after trailing 63 31 then fell in final to Craybas after leading 4-0 third set; also reached QF at Pattaya City; first-time Tour doubles runner-up at Warsaw (w/Kulikovskaya)
2003 - Sixth Top 100 finish; reached QF at Hyderabad, Estoril, Bol and Helsinki (d. world No. 17 Schnyder in 1r); reached consecutive doubles finals (w/Perebiynis), winning Sopot and finishing runners-up in Helsinki
2004 - Season highlighted by QF appearance at Seoul (l. to eventual finalist Domachowska in 3s) and 3r at Indian Wells (as qualifier, ret. vs. No.23 Zuluaga in second set with left calf strain) and Roland Garros (equal-best performance there, l. to S.Williams); made 2r at Wimbledon (l. to No.14 seed Farina Elia, afterwards on July 5 returning to Top 100 at No.99), and in US Open 1r, l. to No.29 seed Daniilidou 36 63 75; reached three doubles SF with various partners, and on June 7 reached career-high doubles ranking of No.54; surpassed $1-million mark in career earnings.
2005 - Reached fourth career Tour doubles final at Pattaya City (w/Domachowska); reached 2r three times in singles, incl. Tier I Indian Wells; fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in qualifying 15 times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open).
SINGLES
Winner (2): 2000 - Gold Coast, Strasbourg; 1996 - ITF/Makarska-CRO.
Finalist (4): 2002 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1999 - Æs-Hertogenbosch, Portschach; 1996 - Bol.
Semifinalist (10): 2002 - Auckland, Warsaw; 2001 - Porto; 1999 - Warsaw, Sopot, Knokke-Heist, Pattaya City; 1998 - Bol, Pattaya City; 1996 - Maria Lankowitz.

DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2003 - Sopot (w/Perebiynis).
Finalist (3): 2005 - Pattaya City (w/Domachowska); 2003 - Helsinki (w/Perebiynis); 2002 - Warsaw (w/Kulikovskaya).
Semifinalist (7): 2004 - Casablanca (w/Ani), Sopot (w/Cohen-Aloro), Tashkent (w/Beygelzimer); 2003 - Bol (w/Fattakhetdinova); 2002 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Razzano), Pattaya City (w/Weingartner); 1999 - Bol (w/Pisnik).

ADDITIONAL
Croatian Fed Cup Team for nine years. Croatian Olympic Team 2000.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,135,876
W/L - Singles - - - 300 - 273
W/L - Doubles - - - 69 - 120

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
1 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r -
6 / 8 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r 2r 1r 1r 1r 3r -
3 / 6 WIMBLEDON - 2r 1r 1r - 3r 1r 1r
2 / 6 US OPEN - 1r 2r 1r 2r 1r 1r -
W/L   1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
1 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - - - -
6 / 8 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - -
3 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
2 / 6 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
0 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r - - 1r -
2 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - 2r 2r - - - - -
2 / 3 WIMBLEDON - 2r 1r 2r - - - -
2 / 3 US OPEN - 1r 3r 1r - - - -

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Silvija Talaja Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

ISMANING

ITF // GERMANY // 05-Nov-2007 // $25,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [Q] Oxana Lyubtsova (UKR) 247 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 23
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 19
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/2004 US OPEN R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R64 48
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R64 48
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 56
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R32 76
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 110
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN Q - R32 18
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q 33
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q - R64 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 18
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R64 32
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 17
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2006 758 475
2005 200 93
2004 113 77
2003 93 67
2002 75 139
2001 109 265
2000 30 305
1999 29 172
1998 89 536
1997 195 0
1996 106 0
1995 269 410
1994 247 623
1993 247 0
1992 500 636
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
29-May-2000 (18) 07-Jun-2004 (54)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 23
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 19
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/2004 US OPEN R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R64 48
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R64 48
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 56
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R32 76
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 110
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN Q - R32 18
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q 33
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q - R64 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 18
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R64 32
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 17

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
13/02/2006 BANGALORE Q - R32 1
06/02/2006 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 1
24/10/2005 LINZ Q - R32 1
03/10/2005 FILDERSTADT Q - R32 1
19/09/2005 PORTOROZ Q - R32 1
15/08/2005 TORONTO Q - R32 8
08/08/2005 LOS ANGELES R16 4
01/08/2005 SAN DIEGO Q - R32 1
25/07/2005 STANFORD Q - R16 5
09/05/2005 ROME Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
02/05/2005 BERLIN Q - R16 7
25/04/2005 WARSAW Q - Q 8
23/03/2005 MIAMI Q - R32 10
09/03/2005 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
28/02/2005 DUBAI Q - R16 8
21/02/2005 DOHA Q - R32 1
31/01/2005 PATTAYA CITY R16 14
09/01/2005 SYDNEY S 25
02/01/2005 AUCKLAND Q - R16 3
25/10/2004 LINZ Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points
11/10/2004 TASHKENT R32 1
27/09/2004 SEOUL Q 28
20/09/2004 BEIJING Q - R32 1
22/08/2004 NEW HAVEN Q 18
09/08/2004 SOPOT R16 21
02/08/2004 STOCKHOLM R16 14
17/05/2004 VIENNA S 11
03/05/2004 BERLIN Q - R32 14
26/04/2004 BUDAPEST R32 1
12/04/2004 ESTORIL Q - R16 2
Date Tournament Round Points
05/04/2004 CASABLANCA R16 12
24/03/2004 MIAMI Q - R32 6
10/03/2004 INDIAN WELLS R16 60
15/02/2004 MEMPHIS R32 1
11/01/2004 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
04/01/2004 GOLD COAST Q - Q 12
03/11/2003 PATTAYA CITY R16 11
27/10/2003 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
20/10/2003 LINZ Q - Q 9
12/10/2003 ZURICH Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
29/09/2003 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
17/08/2003 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
04/08/2003 HELSINKI Q 51
28/07/2003 SOPOT R16 20
16/06/2003 EASTBOURNE S 28
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
28/04/2003 BOL Q 57
14/04/2003 BUDAPEST R32 1
07/04/2003 ESTORIL Q 36
31/03/2003 CASABLANCA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
19/03/2003 MIAMI R64 20
05/03/2003 INDIAN WELLS R64 16
17/02/2003 DUBAI Q - R32 1
10/02/2003 DOHA R32 1
03/02/2003 HYDERABAD Q 30
05/01/2003 CANBERRA R32 1
29/12/2002 GOLD COAST R16 20
04/11/2002 PATTAYA CITY Q 26
21/10/2002 LINZ Q - R16 6
14/10/2002 BRATISLAVA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
30/09/2002 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN F 124
23/09/2002 BALI R32 1
16/09/2002 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 18
09/09/2002 SHANGHAI R16 12
18/08/2002 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
05/08/2002 HELSINKI R32 1
21/07/2002 SOPOT R32 1
08/07/2002 BRUSSELS R16 16
06/05/2002 WARSAW S 57
29/04/2002 BOL R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
15/04/2002 BUDAPEST R32 1
08/04/2002 ESTORIL R32 1
01/04/2002 PORTO R16 16
20/03/2002 MIAMI R32 8
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS R16 37
25/02/2002 SCOTTSDALE S 55
17/02/2002 MEMPHIS Q 34
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND S 77
05/11/2001 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
01/10/2001 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 4
Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2001 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 46
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
13/08/2001 TORONTO Q - R16 7
30/07/2001 BASEL R32 1
11/06/2001 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
21/05/2001 STRASBOURG R32 1
30/04/2001 BOL R32 1
09/04/2001 ESTORIL R32 1
02/04/2001 PORTO S 75
21/03/2001 MIAMI R32 26
Date Tournament Round Points
07/03/2001 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
26/02/2001 SCOTTSDALE R32 1
19/02/2001 DUBAI R32 1
05/02/2001 PARIS R32 1
07/01/2001 CANBERRA R32 1
31/12/2000 GOLD COAST Q 55
06/11/2000 KUALA LUMPUR R16 1
23/10/2000 MOSCOW R32 1
16/10/2000 LINZ R32 1
09/10/2000 ZURICH R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
02/10/2000 FILDERSTADT R32 1
21/08/2000 NEW HAVEN R16 41
14/08/2000 MONTREAL R16 82
07/08/2000 LOS ANGELES R32 1
19/06/2000 EASTBOURNE R16 49
12/06/2000 BIRMINGHAM R16 26
22/05/2000 STRASBOURG W 226
15/05/2000 ROME R64 1
08/05/2000 BERLIN R16 61
01/05/2000 BOL R16 26
Date Tournament Round Points
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD R64 1
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R16 38
20/03/2000 MIAMI R32 26
06/03/2000 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
28/02/2000 SCOTTSDALE R32 1
14/02/2000 HANNOVER R32 1
08/02/2000 PARIS R32 1
10/01/2000 SYDNEY R16 30
03/01/2000 GOLD COAST W 245
15/11/1999 PATTAYA CITY S 56
Date Tournament Round Points
08/11/1999 KUALA LUMPUR R16 20
01/11/1999 LEIPZIG R16 49
25/10/1999 LINZ R16 41
18/10/1999 MOSCOW R32 1
20/09/1999 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO R16 44
02/08/1999 KNOKKE-HEIST S 48
12/07/1999 SOPOT S 96
05/07/1999 PORTSCHACH F 95
14/06/1999 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH F 135
Date Tournament Round Points
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM R16 30
17/05/1999 MADRID R32 1
03/05/1999 WARSAW S 47
26/04/1999 BOL R16 22
19/04/1999 BUDAPEST R32 1
05/04/1999 ESTORIL Q 35
15/03/1999 MIAMI R128 1
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS Q - R16 7
22/02/1999 PARIS Q - R32 1
11/01/1999 SYDNEY Q - Q 13
Date Tournament Round Points
16/11/1998 PATTAYA CITY S 68
13/07/1998 WARSAW S 39
06/07/1998 MARIA LANKOWITZ S 9
27/04/1998 BOL S 56
13/04/1998 MAKARSKA R32 1
09/06/1997 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
28/04/1997 BOL R16 18
21/04/1997 BUDAPEST Q - R32 1
17/02/1997 HANNOVER Q - R32 1
10/02/1997 PARIS Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
06/01/1997 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
30/12/1996 GOLD COAST Q - R16 3
21/10/1996 LUXEMBOURG Q - Q 4
30/09/1996 LEIPZIG R32 1
09/09/1996 KARLOVY VARY Q 48
05/08/1996 MARIA LANKOWITZ S 55
29/04/1996 BOL F 83
11/09/1995 WARSAW Q - Q 0
24/07/1995 MARIA LANKOWITZ S 6
10/07/1995 PALERMO S 6
Date Tournament Round Points
22/05/1995 STRASBOURG Q - R16 0
08/05/1995 PRAGUE Q - R32 0
01/05/1995 HAMBURG Q - R32 0
24/04/1995 ZAGREB S 10
20/02/1995 LINZ Q - R16 0
13/02/1995 PARIS Q - R32 0
24/10/1994 ESSEN Q - R16 0
03/10/1994 ZURICH Q - R16 0
26/09/1994 LEIPZIG Q - R16 0
25/07/1994 STYRIA Q - R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points
04/07/1994 PALERMO S 10
16/05/1994 LUCERNE Q - Q 0
09/05/1994 PRAGUE Q - R16 0
25/04/1994 HAMBURG Q - Q 0
18/04/1994 BARCELONA Q - W 0
14/03/1994 MIAMI Q - R64 0
28/02/1994 DELRAY BEACH Q - R16 0
14/02/1994 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R16 0
07/02/1994 CHICAGO Q - R32 0
25/10/1993 ESSEN S 18
Date Tournament Round Points
18/10/1993 BRIGHTON Q - R16 0
11/10/1993 MONTPELLIER Q - R16 0
17/05/1993 LUCERNE S 10
03/05/1993 LIEGE Q - R32 0
05/04/1993 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 0

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