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Coached by Martijn Bok, formerly with Sandra Zaniewska ... Mother's name is Sandra Martic ... Began playing tennis at age 5 when mother introduced her to the sport ... All-court player whose favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard ... Speaks Croatian, English ... Favorite music is pop; favorite singer is Sia ... Favorite food is Thai and Mexican ... In free time likes to watch TV series, documentaries, catch up with friends and explore new places and cities ... Favorite city to visit is Paris ... Favorite thing about being a professional tennis player is "making my dream come true".
Winner (1): 2019 - Istanbul; 2018 - 125/Chicago.
Finalist (3): 2019 - Zhengzhou; 2018 - Bucharest; 2012 - Kuala Lumpur.
Winner: 2016 - 125/Bol.
Finalist (4): 2016 - Monterrey (w/M.Sanchez); 2013 - Marrakech (w/Mladenovic); 2012 - Paris [Indoors], Bad Gastein (both w/Groenefeld).
Croatian Fed Cup Team, 2008-10, 2012, 2014.
Career in Review
2019 - Posted best season finish of career in 2019, at a career-high ranking of No.15 (achieved October 21, 2019); lifted maiden career WTA title at Istanbul (d. Vondrousova in F); advanced to fi rst Grand Slam QF of career at 2019 Roland Garros (l. eventual runner-up Vondrousova); upset No.2 seed and No.2-ranked Ka.Pliskova in 3r to register fourth Top 10 win of career (and best by ranking); also in 2019, enjoyed 4r runs at both Wimbledon (l. Svitolina) and US Open (l. eventual R-Up S.Williams); finished R-Up at Zhengzhou before qualifying for the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai for the first time.
2018 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.32); runner-up at Bucharest (l. to Sevastova); QF four times at Budapest (l. to Kuzmova), Indian Wells (l. to Halep), Québec City (l. to Pegula) and Tianjin (l. to Garcia); reached 4r at Australian Open (l. to Mertens), 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won one WTA 125K Series singles title.
2017 - Fourth Top 100 season (finishing No.89); reached 4r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon; fell 1r twice (incl. US Open) and in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2016 - SF at Rio de Janiero; fell 1r once and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon; missed second half of the season due to back injury.
2015 - Fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying nine times (incl. US Open); retired in Roland Garros 1r w/right hand injury.
2013 - QF at Katowice; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in qualifying four times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Kuala Lumpur (ret. vs. Hsieh in final w/heat illness); SF at Copenhagen (l. to Wozniacki); QF twice at Budapest and Linz; reached 4r at Roland Garros (first Grand Slam 4r; l. to Kerber); also 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors and Bad Gastein - l. to Meusburger 61 46 76(5); held 3mp in third set, 2mp at 5-2 and 1mp at 5-4) and in qualifying twice; missed all events between Wimbledon and US Open w/left foot injury (withdrew from Stanford, Carlsbad and Olympics).
2011 - First Top 50 season; SF twice at Bogotá (withdrew prior to match w/illness) and Copenhagen (l. to Safarova); QF at Guangzhou; reached 3r once and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros); made Top 50 debut on September 26 (after Guangzhou; rose from No.55 to No.47); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors and Marbella - l. to Cabeza Candela 16 76(3) 62; held mp at 61 54) and in qualifying five times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; withdrew prior to Wimbledon 2r match w/abdominal strain.
2009 - First Top 100 season; QF twice at Budapest and Portoroz; reached 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on September 14 (after US Open; rose from No.137 to No.89); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - QF at Portoroz; fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Played first WTA main draw at Miami, falling 1r (as WC).
2006 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Played first event of career at ITF/Dubrovnik 3-CRO.