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Father is Gabro, mother is Bozena and sister is Gordana; dog's name is Ella ... Married Marcos Baghdatis on July 14, 2012 ... Baseliner whose best shots are serve, backhand; likes all surfaces ... Began playing at age 9 when introduced to tennis by father ... Speaks Croatian, English ... Favorite foods are fish, pasta; favorite drink is orange juice ... Other interests include horseback riding, listening to music (prefers R&B, dance) ... Favorite places to visit are Miami, Paris, Rome ... Best memory is beginning to play tennis again after May 2007 elbow operation ... Self-described as hard-working; likes to smile a lot ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon.
Winner: 2009 - ITF/Biberach-GER, ITF/Torhout-BEL, ITF/Mestre-ITA; 2003 - ITF/Grenoble-FRA, ITF/Southampton-GBR, ITF/Redbridge-GBR, ITF/Castellon-ESP, ITF/Poitiers-FRA; 2002 - ITF/Courmayeur-ITA, ITF/Bergamo-ITA.
Finalist (3): 2005 - Kolkata; 2003 - Strasbourg, Vienna.
Winner: 2002 - ITF/Zagreb-CRO (w/Jugic-Salkic).
Croatian Fed Cup Team, 2001-06; Croatian Olympic Team, 2004.
Career in Review
2000 - Made first appearance in WTA qualifying at Bol (as WC); also played on ITF Circuit in Croatia.
2001 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played first WTA main draw at Bol, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2003 - First Top 100 season; reached first two WTA finals at Strasbourg (l. to Farina Elia) and Vienna (l. to Suárez); SF at Helsinki (l. to Smashnova); reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times; made Top 100 debut on May 26 (after Strasbourg; rose from No.163 to No.99); won five singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - First Top 20 season; SF three times at Canberra (l. to Suárez), Antwerp (l. to Farina Elia) and Berlin (l. to V.Williams); QF three times at Miami, Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Davenport) and Montréal; reached 3r twice (incl. Olympics) and 2r nine times; fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors); made Top 50 debut on January 19 (after Canberra; rose from No.56 to No.49) and Top 20 debut on July 5 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.30 to No.20), then reached career-high No.17 on October 11 (after Filderstadt).
2005 - Another Top 100 season; reached third WTA final at Kolkata (l. to Myskina); QF at Strasbourg; reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 14 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once.
2006 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Istanbul; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times.
2007 - Played first four and a half months of season, reaching 3r once and 2r twice but falling 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying five times; withdrew from Roland Garros and Birmingham w/wrist injury; underwent right elbow surgery in May and would miss 10 months to recover.
2008 - Returned to action in late March; SF at Budapest (l. to Klepac); reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open).
2009 - Another Top 100 season; reached 2r three times; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying six times (incl. US Open); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Sixth Top 100 season; QF at Memphis; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and Birmingham - l. to Lucic 63 57 76(3) after holding 2mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r five times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying seven times.
2011 - Played Australian season (fell 1r at Australian Open and in qualifying at other two events); only played one event rest of season in late April at Estoril (ret. in qualifying w/left wrist injury).
2012 - Did not play.