Jelena Kostanić Tošić

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Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Jelena Kostanic Tosic Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1981-07-06) 6 July 1981 (age 37)
Split, SFRY
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned proJuly 1999
RetiredSeptember 2010
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,577,765
Singles
Career record328–261
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (26 July 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2000, 2006, 2007)
French Open2R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
US Open3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record198–179
Career titles8 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 30 (4 October 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open2R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon2R (2002, 2004)
US OpenQF (2008)

Jelena Kostanić Tošić (née Kostanić; born 6 July 1981) is a retired female professional 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 highest doubles ranking of No. 30. Kostanić Tošić won eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour and four singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. As a junior, she won the 1998 Australian Open.

Kostanić Tošić married Croatian table tennis player Roko Tošić on July 8, 2006 (until January 6, 2007[1] 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.[2]

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

Her last professional tournament was the 2010 US Open.[3]

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. Entire family plays recreational tennis on private court.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles : 3 (0-3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
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 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Doubles: 16 (8-8)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
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, 6–7(1–7), 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
7–6(7–6), 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 12 January 2004 Canberra, Australia Hard Luxembourg Claudine Schaul France Caroline Dhenin
Australia Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
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 Taiwan Chan Yung-jan
Taiwan Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–2), 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

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (4-6)[edit]

$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. 29 September 1997 Zadar, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 5 April 1998 Hvar, Croatia Clay Russia Nadia Petrova 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 20 September 1998 Otočec, Slovenia Clay Germany Anca Barna 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 28 February 1999 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe 7–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay Czech Republic Libuše Průšová 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 1 July 2001 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) France Émilie Loit 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 20 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 15 June 2008 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 20 July 2008 Biella, Italy Clay Italy Mara Santangelo 3–6, 1–6

Doubles (10–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 21 April 1997 Biograd, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Italy Katia Altilia
Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 29 April 1997 Zadar, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Netherlands Yvette Basting
Netherlands Susanne Trik
7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 23 March 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 5 April 1998 Hvar, Croatia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Czech Republic Helena Vildová
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 6 September 1998 Spoleto, Italy Clay Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková Japan Hiroko Mochizuki
Japan Ryoko Takemura
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay Romania Magda Mihalache South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
South Korea Park Sung-hee
6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 11 June 2001 Grado, Italy Clay Romania Magda Mihalache Czech Republic Renata Kučerová
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 24 November 2002 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Matea Mezak Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Croatia Karolina Šprem
2–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard Croatia Matea Mezak Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Belarus Darya Kustova
6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. 11 December 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Ukraine Valeria Bondarenko
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 11 May 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay France Stéphanie Foretz Hungary Melinda Czink
India Sunitha Rao
4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 13 July 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Estonia Maret Ani Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R
French Open A 1R A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A
US Open 2R 2R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australian Open A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R
French Open A 1R A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A
US Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Hobart". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Sharapova books Davenport meeting
  3. ^ http://www.jutarnji.hr/kostanic-tosic--nikada-se-nisam-isticala--mozda-je-u-tome-problem/884016/ (in Croatian)

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