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Currently working with Vladimir Valchkov
Father is Ratko, mother is Emina; sister is Hana
Started playing tennis at age 7 (introduced by sister). Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard
Speaks Croatian, English, German
Favorite movie is The Hangover; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite type of music is hip hop; favorite artist is Rihanna; favorite city to visit is Charlotte, North Carolina (family)
Likes watching basketball
Pet peeve is loud chewing
Best tennis memory was first time on court with Chris Evert
Finalist (4): 2019 - Hua Hin; 2018 - Rabat, Seoul; 2015 - Pattaya City.
Croatian Fed Cup Team, 2010-11; Australian Fed Cup Team, 2019.
Career in Review
2019 - Near-Top 50 season highlighted by fourth WTA singles final at Hua Hin (l. Yastremska). Posted two Top 10 wins last year, her first for almost five years, defeating No.10 Sabalenka (Miami) and No.8 Bertens (Zhengzhou); reached first Premier-level SF of career at Zhengzhou (l. eventual champion Ka.Pliskova). Closed out season representing Australia in Perth in Fed Cup Final vs. France – went 1-1 in singles as visitors ran out winners 3-2.
2018 - Enjoyed career-best season, ending year ranked No.43 for first Top 50 finish; runner-up at Rabat (l. to Mertens) and Seoul (l. to Bertens); QF at Monterrey (l. to Muguruza), Mallorca (l. Sevastova), San Jose (l. to Buzarnescu) and Hiroshima (l. to Hsieh); reached 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice.
2017 - Reached 3r at Miami (l. to Safarova) and 2r three times (incl. US Open and her comeback event at Acapulco – d. Bouchard in 1r to record first main draw win since September 2015 at Tokyo [Japan Open]; fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying once.
2016 - Opened season with 1r exits at Brisbane and Australian Open, but thereafter underwent shoulder surgery which sidelined her for rest of campaign.
2015 - Third straight Top 100 season (finishing No.66); runner-up at Pattaya City (l. to Hantuchova in final); SF at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Wickmayer); QF twice at Strasbourg and Stanford; reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times; made Top 50 debut on February 16 (after Pattaya City; rose from No.68 to No.49).
2014 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.63); QF twice at Acapulco and Tianjin; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r twice and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying six times; struggled w/illness in the summer (retired in Bad Gastein 1r then withdrew from Istanbul).
2013 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.78); QF at Québec City; reached 4r once and 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros); started year at No.495 and finished at No.78 on November 4 year-end rankings - made Top 100 debut on September 16 (after Québec City; rose from No.101 to No.88); also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (Roland Garros and Wimbledon); missed first four and a half months of season (January through mid-May) and another four months later in season (late June to late October).
2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in qualifying six times (incl. all four majors); won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice (incl. Miami - l. to Shvedova 67(1) 76(3) 75; held 4mp at 5-4 third set) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first WTA main draw at Indian Wells, falling 1r (as WC); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Played first event of career at ITF/Zagreb 2-CRO.