Jelena Kostanić Tošić

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Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Jelena Kostanic Tosic Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Country  Croatia
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1981-07-06) July 6, 1981 (age 33)
Split, Croatia, (then SFRY)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro July 1999
Retired September 2010
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,577,765
Singles
Career record 328–261
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 32 (July 26, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000, 2006, 2007)
French Open 2R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 198–179
Career titles 8 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 30 (October 4, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open 2R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2002, 2004)
US Open QF (2008)
Last updated on: 28 September 2010.

Jelena Kostanić Tošić (born July 6, 1981, Split) is a retired professional female tennis player from Croatia.

On July 26, 2004 she reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 32. On October 4, 2004 she reached her career-high Doubles ranking of World No. 30. Kostanić Tošić won eight doubles titles on the WTA tour and four singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career. As a junior she won the 1998 Australian Open.

Kostanić Tošić married Croatian table tennis player Roko Tošić on July 8, 2006 (until January 2007 she competed as Jelena Kostanić).

At the 2008 Australian Open, Tošić was defeated in the first round by the eventual champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets.[1]

Playing for Croatia at the Fed Cup, Kostanić Tošić has a win–loss 19–20.

Her last professional tournament was the 2010 US Open.[2]

Biography[edit]

Coached by Alan Maric; off-court trainer is Slaven Hrvoj. Started playing tennis at age 7. Father, Slobodan, is an external bank auditor; mother, Smiljana, is a dental nurse; sister, Marina, is a student of economics; loves her nieces, Mia and Lana. Entire family plays recreational tennis on private court. Enjoys comedies; favorite actor is Tom Hanks. Likes reading and listening to music (especially Croatian music). Likes to play and watch sports, soccer and basketball the most. Admires Michael Jordan and Goran Ivanisevic (who comes from the same tennis club in Split).

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles : 3 (0-3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0/1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0/2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 10, 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 6-4 4-6 0-6
Runner-up 2. February 12, 2006 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Israel Shahar Pe'er 3-6 1-6
Runner-up 3. February 19 2006 Bangalore, India Hard Italy Mara Santangelo 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3

Doubles: 16 (8-8)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (5/4) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (3/4) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 26 April 1999 Bol, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Romania Andreea Vanc
7–5, 61–7, 6–2
Winner 2. 8 November 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Slovenia Tina Pisnik Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Yuka Yoshida
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 23 April 2000 Budapest, Hungary Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Načuk Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
0-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 6 May 2002 Warsaw, Poland Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Croatia Silvija Talaja
6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 20 May 2002 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Jennifer Hopkins France Caroline Dhenin
Slovenia Maja Matevžič
0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 May 2003 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Laura Granville Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan
Croatia Maja Matevžič
4-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 5 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
7–66, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 12 January 2004 Canberra, Australia Hard Luxembourg Claudine Schaul France Caroline Dhenin
Australia Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–63
Runner-up 3. 19 June 2004 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Luxembourg Claudine Schaul Australia Lisa McShea
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
6–7 (3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Australia Nicole Pratt
France Émilie Loit
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 September 2005 Portorož, Slovenia Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 9 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Jill Craybas France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1 October 2006 Guangzhou, China Hard United States Vania King China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
4–6, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 7. 8 October 2006 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Vania King Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
7–62, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 8. 15 October 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard United States Vania King Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
South Africa Natalie Grandin
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 23 February 2008 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Germany Martina Müller Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
3-6, 3-6

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