Bojana Bobusic

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Bojana Bobusic
Full nameBojana Bobusic
Country (sports) Australia
ResidencePerth, Australia
Born (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 32)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2009
RetiredActive
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$34,937
Singles
Career record74-50
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 238 (4 December 2011)
Current rankingNo. 239 (19 December 2011)
Doubles
Career record39-41
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 238 (18 October 2010)
Current rankingNo. 382 (19 December 2011)
Last updated on: 24 December 2011.

Bojana Bobusic ([Бојана Бобушић, Bojana Bobušić] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) (born 2 October 1987 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a professional Australian tennis player playing in the ITF Women's Circuit. On 4 December 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 238. She is coached by Mark Leuba.

Career

2004

Bobusic made her senior debut at the 2004 Australian Open losing to American Jennifer Hopkins 6-1 6-3 in the first round of qualifying. She played on the ITF Junior Circuit for the rest of the year, with her highlight coming at Junior Wimbledon where she defeated current world number one Caroline Wozniacki 1-6 6-2 10-8.

2005

In 2005 Bobusic played in ITF events in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand before she attended college in California, America. She graduated in 2009.

2009

Bobusic returned to Australia and competed in ITF events, losing to Sacha Jones in her first four events. She reached the final in Darwin and lost in the semi-finals in Port Pirie. She ended the year ranked 441.

2010

Started the year playing in ITF events in Australia and Korea. Bobusic played ITF events in America in June and July, but only won one of the six matches she competed in. Bobusic returned to Australia and entered seven ITF events, only winning two main draw matches, both in Alice Springs. She finished 2010 with a win-loss record of 10-17, and dropped to 596 in the WTA rankings.

2011

Started the year by qualifying for five consecutive 25k ITF events in Australia, winning a main draw match in Mildura and reaching the quarter-finals in Bundaberg. Bobusic travelled to America again, and reached her second and third ITF finals at 10k Landisville and 10k Hilton Head Island. She then played in three events in Great Britain and lost in her fourth career ITF final at 10k Chiswick to Croation Donna Vekic, 3-6 6-3 6-3. She returned to Australia and had a successful end to the year, reaching two 25k semi-finals, losing her fifth ITF final to Australian Olivia Rogowska 6-3 6-2, and winning her first ITF title in her sixth final at 25k Mount Gambier against Korean Sung-Hee Han 6-3 6-2. She received direct entry into Tennis Australia's annual Australian Open Wildcard Play-off, where she defeated Viktorija Rajicic and Sally Peers and was beaten by Storm Sanders in the round robin stage. In her semi-final, Bobusic lost to defending champion Rogowska 6-4 7-5. Bobusic finished 2011 ranked 294, the highest year-end ranking of her career.

2012

Bobusic benefited from her career best season in 2011 by receiving qualifying wildcards into the Brisbane International and Moorilla Hobart International. In her WTA debut, Bobusic faced Russian Nina Bratchikova and put in a respectable perfomance losing 6-1 7-6. Against Heather Watson in Hobart, her first ever top 100 opponent, Bobusic lost a close match 3-6 6-3 7-5. Her solid performances in the latter stages of 2011 and competitive matches in early 2012 earned her a wildcard into the main draw of the Australian Open. Bobusic is drawn to face German 30th seed Angelique Kerber in the first round.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles 6 (1-5)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 21 September 2009 Australia Darwin, Australia Hard New Zealand Sacha Jones 4-6 1-6
Runner-up 2. 17 May 2011 United States Landisville, Pennsylvania, USA Hard United States Robin Anderson 2-6 3-6
Runner-up 3. 31 May 2011 United States Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA Hard United States Alexandra Mueller 2-6 0-6
Runner-up 4. 27 July 2011 United Kingdom Chiswick, Great Britain Hard Croatia Donna Vekic 6-3 3-6 3-6
Runner-up 5. 25 October 2011 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska 3-6 2-6
Winner 6. 1 November 2011 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard South Korea Sung-Hee Han 6-3 6-2

Doubles 2 (1-1)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 16 October 2009 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Alenka Hubacek Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
1-6 7-5[6-10]
Winner 2. 25 July 2010 United States Lexington, Kentucky, USA Hard United States Christina Fusano United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
6-4, 6-2

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