Danka Kovinić

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Danka Kovinić
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Country (sports)  Montenegro
Residence Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Born (1994-11-18.) 18 November 1994 (age 22)
Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Svetko Bjelotomić
Veljko Radojicić
Prize money USD$ 1,228,117
Singles
Career record 205–142
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 46 (22 February 2016)
Current ranking No. 102 (18 September 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015, 2016)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 69–60
Career titles 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 68 (6 June 2016)
Current ranking No. 97 (16 January 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open 1R (2016)
US Open 1R (2015)
Last updated on: 23 May 2016.

Danka Kovinić (Serbian: Данка Ковинић; born 18 November 1994) is a Montenegrin professional tennis player and a member of the Montenegro Fed Cup team Fed Cup team.

On 22 February 2016, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 46, whilst her best doubles ranking, 68, was achieved on 6 June 2016.

2010–2015[edit]

Kovinić started playing professionally in 2010. Her first WTA singles tournament was the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix. By reaching the quarterfinals Kovinic 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 WTA doubles match 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 play 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 number 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 runners-up)[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)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 18 October 2015 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2016 Istanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 July 2015 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Runner-up 1. 9 January 2016 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2016 Istanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Romania Andreea Mitu
Turkey İpek Soylu
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ITF Circuit finals[edit]

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

Singles finals: 15 (9–6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
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 Barcelona, Spain 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 finals: 7 (3–4)[edit]

$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 in the final
Runners-up 1. 11 September 2011 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Montenegro Danica Krstajić Italy Corinna Dentoni
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Runners-up 2. 29 October 2011 Lagos, Nigeria Carpet (i) Ukraine Elina Svitolina Austria Melanie Klaffner
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
0–6, 7–6, [5–10]
Runners-up 3. 13 April 2013 Mamaia, Romania Clay Slovenia Tadeja Majerič Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runners-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]
Winners 1. 25 May 2012 Caserta, Italy Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Cristina Dinu
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winners 2. 13 February 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Argentina Tatiana Búa
Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
6–2, 7–5
Winners 3. 10? July 2015 Contrexéville, France Clay Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova France Irina Ramialison
France Constance Sibille
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]

Other finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents 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 SR W–L
Australian Open Q3 Q1 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
US Open Q1 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Total 0–1 2–3 1–4 1–3 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 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, Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 6–4, 6–2

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