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Personal

Mother's name is Snjezana (kindergarten teacher); father's name is Radenko (owns a café/bar); brothers' names are Aleksa and Luka ... Started playing tennis at age 7 ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite surface is clay; favorites shots are serve, forehand and drop shot ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open ... Tennis idol growing up was Jelena Jankovic ... Speaks Montenegrin and English, learning Spanish ... Best memory was qualifying for main draw at Roland Garros (first Montenegrin to do so) ... Enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends, listening to music, shopping and reading ... If she weren't a tennis player, probably would have played handball because it's a very popular sport in Montenegro.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Finalist (2): 2016 - Istanbul; 2015 - Tianjin.

DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2015 - Bad Gastein (w/Vogt).
Finalist (2): 2018 - Bucharest (w/Zanevska); 2016 - Auckland (w/Strycova), Istanbul (w/Knoll).

ADDITIONAL
Montenegrin Fed Cup Team, 2011-13, 2016; Montenegrin Olympic Team, 2016.

Career in Review

2015 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.58); runner-up at Tianjin (l. to A.Radwanska in final - having already been first Montenegrin to reach a WTA quarterfinal in 2013, became first Montenegrin to reach a WTA final); QF four times at Charleston, Prague, Bucahrest and Bad Gastein; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 4 (after Prague; rose from No.106 to No.95); won one WTA doubles title; also won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2014 - QF at Bucharest (l. to K.Kucova); reached 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching QF at Budapest and falling 1r at Moscow; fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.