Danka Kovinić

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Danka Kovinić
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Country (sports) Montenegro
ResidenceHerceg Novi, Montenegro
Born (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 23)
Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachSvetko Bjelotomić
Veljko Radojičić
Prize money$1,342,507
Singles
Career record253–201 (55.73%)
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (22 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 182 (05 November 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record85–78
Career titles1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (6 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 112 (05 November 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015)
Last updated on: 11 June 2018.

Danka Kovinić (born 18 November 1994) is a Montenegrin professional tennis player and a member of the Montenegrin Fed Cup team.

On 22 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46, whilst her best doubles ranking, No. 68, was achieved on 6 June 2016.

Career[edit]

2010–2015[edit]

Kovinić started playing professionally in 2010. Her first WTA singles tournament was the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, where Kovinić became the first ever Montenegrin to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA event.[1] Her first singles Grand Slam match wins were at the 2015 French Open and the 2015 US Open, and she reached her first singles WTA final at the Tianjin Open in October 2015.

Her first doubles match on the WTA Tour was at Bogotá, Colombia in April 2014, and she won her first WTA doubles tournament, with Stephanie Vogt, in July 2015 at Bad Gastein, Austria.

2016[edit]

In doubles, she advanced to two finals, with Barbora Strýcová at Auckland in January, and with Xenia Knoll at the İstanbul Cup in April. At the same time, she also reached the singles final in İstanbul. The next month, playing No. 10 seed Petra Kvitová in the first round of the 2016 French Open, she came within two points of winning the match.[2][3]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2016 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2015 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Loss 1–1 Jan 2016 ASB Classic, New Zealand International Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 1–2 Apr 2016 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Romania Andreea Mitu
Turkey İpek Soylu
w/o
Loss 1–3 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Belgium Maryna Zanevska Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Andreea Mitu
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard Belarus Vera Lapko Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
6–4, 5–7, [4–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 15 (9–6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 October 2010 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 12 June 2011 Nyíregyháza, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Simona Dobrá 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 26 June 2011 Balş, Romania Clay Romania Alice-Andrada Radu 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2011 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 1–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 13 April 2012 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay Russia Alexandra Romanova 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 8 July 2012 Toruń, Poland Clay Poland Paula Kania 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 22 June 2013 Ystad, Sweden Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner 6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 30 June 2013 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić 6–1, 7–5
Winner 7. 18 May 2014 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay France Pauline Parmentier 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 March 2015 Curitiba, Brazil Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 10 May 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Russia Margarita Gasparyan 7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 5 June 2016 Marseille, France Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 18 June 2017 Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary Clay Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 15 July 2017 Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovakia Jana Čepelová 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 20 August 2017 Vancouver, Canada Hard Belgium Maryna Zanevska 7–5, 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 9 (3–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 September 2011 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Montenegro Danica Krstajić Italy Corinna Dentoni
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Runner-up 2. 29 October 2011 Lagos, Nigeria Carpet (i) Ukraine Elina Svitolina Austria Melanie Klaffner
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
0–6, 7–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 13 April 2013 Mamaia, Romania Clay Slovenia Tadeja Majerič Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1 September 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Brazil Laura Pigossi Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 1. 25 May 2012 Caserta, Italy Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Cristina Dinu
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 2. 13 February 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Argentina Tatiana Búa
Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
6–2, 7–5
Winner 3. 10? July 2015 Contrexéville, France Clay Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova France Irina Ramialison
France Constance Sibille
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner-up 5. 10 March 2018 Zhuhai, China Hard Japan Nao Hibino Russia Anna Blinkova
Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 17 March 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard China Wang Xinyu Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]

Other finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Gold 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 6–0, 6–1

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open Q3 Q1 2R 2R Q2 0 / 2 2–2
French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R 1R Q3 0 / 3 0–3
US Open Q1 2R 1R Q2 Q1 0 / 2 1–2
Total 0–1 2–3 1–4 1–3 0–0 0 / 11 4–11

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
French Open A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1–2
Total 0–1 2–4 1–1 0 / 6 3–6

Wins over top-10 players[edit]

Season 2016 2017 Total
Wins 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2016
1. Italy Roberta Vinci No. 8 Mutua Madrid Open Clay 1st round 6–4, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danka Kovinic Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  2. ^ "Kvitova survives Danka Kovinic scare to enter second round". beIN Sports. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  3. ^ "Kvitova avoids shock exit at sodden Roland Garros". Hindustan Times. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-23.

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