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Coached by Eduardo Nicolas ... Father is Mladen; mother is Ljiljana; sister is Djurdjica ... Started playing tennis at age 6; introduced to the sport by father and sister ... Represented New Zealand in Fed Cup and Junior Fed Cup ... Speaks English and Croatian ... Enjoys playing guitar, reading, music and movies ... Tennis player most admired is Monica Seles ... Favorite tournaments are hometown event in Auckland and also enjoys Québec City.

Career Highlights

Winner (1): 2013 - Memphis.
Finalist (4): 2016 - Rabat; 2013 - Québec City; 2012 - Memphis; 2011 - Québec City.

Winner (8): 2014 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Parra Santonja); 2012 - Stanford, Dallas (both w/Watson); 2011 - Linz (w/Vesnina); 2010 - Pattaya City (w/Tanasugarn); 2008 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Krajicek), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Craybas), Luxembourg (w/Cirstea).
Finalist (8): 2014 - New Haven (w/Parra Santonja); 2013 - Madrid, Strasbourg, Birmingham (all w/Black); 2012 - Hobart (w/Chuang); 2011 - Auckland (w/Arvidsson); 2010 - Portoroz (w/Chakvetadze); 2008 - Istanbul (w/Hercog).

New Zealand Fed Cup Team, 2004-06, 2008-10, 2013-14; New Zealand Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.

Career in Review

2015 - SF at Pattaya City (l. to Hantuchova 46 63 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set); reached 2r four times; fell 1r nine times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying five times.

2014 - Fourth straight Top 100 season (finishing No.76); SF at Washington DC (l. to Nara); QF twice at Acapulco and Linz; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title.

2013 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.48); won one WTA title at Memphis (won title when Lisicki ret. in final w/illness - was first New Zealander to win a WTA title since Belinda Cordwell won Kallang in 1989); runner-up at Québec City (l. to Safarova in final); QF at Pattaya City; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying six times.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Memphis (l. to Arvidsson in final); SF at Budapest (l. to Vesnina); reached 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors, Olympics and Indian Wells - l. to Voskoboeva 57 63 75; held 4mp at 5-4 third set); won two WTA doubles titles; missed all post-US Open events w/right hip injury (withdrew from Québec City, Osaka and Moscow).

2011 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Québec City (l. to Strycova in final); QF twice at Birmingham and Stanford; reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 3r once; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title.

2009 - QF at Memphis; reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times; missed seven months from March to October w/left hip injury; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - First Top 100 season; SF three times at Auckland (l. to Rezai), Memphis (l. to Davenport) and Birmingham (l. to K.Bondarenko); reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Olympics and US Open) and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on March 3 (rose from No.125 to No.98) and Top 50 debut on July 7 (rose from No.53 to No.49); second New Zealander ever in Top 50 (Cordwell got to No.17); won three WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in qualifying five times (incl. all four majors); won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Roland Garros); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played first WTA main draw at Auckland, reaching 2r (as WC); fell in qualifying once (US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played first event of career at ITF/Wellington-NZL.