Petra Martić

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Petra Martić
Petra Martic 1, Wimbledon 2013 - Diliff.jpg
Martić at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country  Croatia
Residence Split, Croatia
Born (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 23)
Split, Croatia,
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro July 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,383,159
Singles
Career record 181–145
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 42 (11 June 2012)
Current ranking No. 208 (11 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 4R (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2013)
US Open 2R (2009, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 77–74
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 53 (17 March 2014)
Current ranking No. 108 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2012, 2014)
French Open 2R (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2012, 2013)
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: 7 July 2014.

Petra Martić (Croatian pronunciation: [pêtra mâːrtitɕ]) (born 19 January 1991) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. Her highest career ranking is World No. 42, achieved on 11 June 2012.

Tennis career[edit]

Early career: 2006–2009[edit]

French Open (2009)

Her best result in her junior career was the quarter-finals in 2006 US Open. In 2008 she won the first tournament in her senior career, the Zagreb Ladies Open.

She qualified for the 2009 French Open. She lost there in the second round to 21-year-old Canadian world No. 24 Aleksandra Wozniak, 6–3, 6–3. Martić was on the defensive from the start, and gave up 27 winners. Martić then made it to another Portorož open QF, losing to defending champion and 5th seed Sara Errani. In 2008, Martić won the ITF Zagreb Open, defeating Yvonne Meusburger, and then made it to the QF of Banka Koper Slovenia Open, losing to Julia Görges.

2010[edit]

Martić began 2010 by falling in the qualifying stages of the ASB Classic (lost to Chanelle Scheepers) and the Medibank International Sydney (lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm). She lost in the first round of the Australian Open, falling to Sabine Lisicki 6–1 6–4.

In February 2010, she had her best result to date, beating third seed and world number 15 Yanina Wickmayer in the first round of the 2010 Open GDF Suez, winning 6–4, 3–6, 7–5. Martić broke twice and dropped serve once. She lost in the next round to Ágnes Szávay 6–2, 6–4.

Martić qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the second round to Jelena Janković 6–3 7–6.

Martić also scored another big win at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami as she defeated World No. 21 Aravane Rezaï 7–5, 5–7, 6–4 in the second round. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the third round, 6–3 6–3.

She lost in the first round of her next three tournaments, Andalucia Tennis Experience (lost to Estrella Cabeza Candela 1–6 7–6(3) 6–2 ), Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (lost to Alizé Cornet 7–6 6–4) and Estoril Open (lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm 6–7, 7–5, 7–6).

She was forced to retire in her first round match of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open whilst 4–6 2–1 down.

Her next tournament was the Warsaw Open where she lost 7–5, 6–7, 6–3 to Gréta Arn in the first round.

Martić was drawn against World Number 5 Elena Dementieva in the first round of the French open where she was beaten 6–1, 6–1.

She next participated in the ITF tournament in Marseilles where she reached the quarter finals, losing to Johanna Larsson 6–2, 2–6, 6–4 .

Martić only played one grass tournament in the 2010 season, Wimbledon. Here she beat British Number 1 Elena Baltacha 2–6 7–5 6–3 in the first round. She was due to play against Marion Bartoli in the second round, however she was forced to retire before the match.

After Wimbledon, Martić moved to hard court tournaments. She lost in the first round of Banka Koper Slovenia Open to Katarina Srebotnik and in the first round of İstanbul Cup to Vera Dushevina.

Martić was drawn against the top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first edition of the E-Boks Danish Open where she lost 6–3 6–2.

2012[edit]

Martić started the 2012 season losing in the first rounds of several tournaments including the Australian Open, Doha, and Dubai.

Martić reached her first WTA final at the 2012 where she upset the No. 3 seed Shuai Peng and the No. 2 seed Jelena Janković. She had to reitre in the final against Hsieh Su-wei.

After falling in the first rounds of Indian Wells and Miami, Martić made the semifinals of the 2012 e-Boks Open losing to Caroline Wozniacki, and the quarterfinals of the 2012 Budapest Grand Prix losing to Elena Vesnina.

Martić advanced to the fourth round of the 2012 French Open. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, World No. 8 Marion Bartoli, and Anabel Medina Garrigues. She lost in the fourth round to Angelique Kerber.

At the 2012 US Open, Martić drew defending champion Samantha Stosur in the first round, and was defeated 1–6, 1–6.[1] She would, however, bounce back at the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, upsetting World No. 5 Petra Kvitová in the second round. It was the first meeting between the two. [2]

Martić at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 4 March 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 1–4 ret.

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 February 2012 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Hard (i) Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 17 June 2012 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Jill Craybas
Germany Julia Görges
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 3. 28 April 2013 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
3–6, 1–6

Career statistics[edit]

ITF singles finals (3–1)[edit]

No. Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
1. Runner–up 14 October 2007 United Kingdom Jersey ($25,000) Hard Germany Sabine Lisicki 3–6, 4–6
2. Winner 13 July 2008 Croatia Zagreb ($75,000+H) Clay Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
3. Winner 13 September 2009 Italy Biella ($100,000) Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 7–5, 6–4
4. Winner 3 June 2013 United Kingdom Nottingham ($75,000) Grass Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 6–3

ITF doubles final (3–2)[edit]

No. Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. Winner 10 May 2009 Croatia Zagreb ($50,000) Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanović Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
2. Runner-up 18 September 2009 Bulgaria Sofia ($100,000) Clay Slovenia Polona Hercog Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
3. Runner-up 3 October 2010 Greece Athens ($50,000) Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
w/o
4. Winner 17 December 2010 United Arab Emirates Dubai ($75,000) Hard Germany Julia Görges India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
5. Winner 8 May 2011 France Cagnes-sur-Mer ($100,000) Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Croatia Darija Jurak
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 6–2, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A LQ 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1–5
French Open A 2R 1R LQ 4R 1R 1R 4–5
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 4–5
US Open LQ 2R 1R 2R 1R A Q1 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 1–4 3–3 3–4 2–3 0–3 11–19

[3]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4–5
French Open 2R 1R 2R 1R A 2–4
Wimbledon 2R A 3R 3R 5–3
US Open 3R 1R 1R 1R 2–4
Win–Loss 4–4 0–3 5–4 2–4 2–1 13–16

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