Kaja Juvan

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Kaja Juvan
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Juvan at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) Slovenia
Born (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 21)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPhilippe Dehaes
Prize moneyUS$1,666,010
Singles
Career record174–89 (66.2%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 58 (6 June 2022)
Current rankingNo. 88 (31 October 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French Open2R (2020, 2022)
Wimbledon3R (2021, 2022)
US Open2R (2020, 2021)
Doubles
Career record17–20 (45.9%)
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 99 (11 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 228 (31 October 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2022)
French Open2R (2022)
Wimbledon1R (2021, 2022)
Last updated on: 31 October 2022.

Kaja Juvan (born 25 November 2000) is a Slovenian tennis player who turned professional on 17 October 2016. Juvan has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 58, achieved on 6 June 2022, and peaked at No. 105 in the doubles rankings on 20 June 2022.

She won her maiden WTA Tour doubles title at the 2021 Winners Open in Cluj-Napoca, partnering Natela Dzalamidze.

Junior career[edit]

On the junior tour, she achieved a career-high combined ranking of 5, in January 2017. She reached the semifinals of both the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and the 2016 US Open girls' doubles events. She was also winner of the Orange Bowl in 2016.

Professional career[edit]

2019: Breakthrough, Grand Slam debut[edit]

She made her Grand Slam debut as a lucky loser at the French Open where she lost in the first round.

After winning her qualifier bracket, she reached the second round of the Wimbledon Championships where she lost a three-set match to Serena Williams.[1]

2021: Australian Open and Wimbledon third rounds, top 60 debut[edit]

Juvan at the 2021 Winners Open.

Juvan reached the third round of a Grand Slam championship at the 2021 Australian Open as a qualifier for the first time in her career, defeating 13th seed Johanna Konta in the first round, her first top-15 win, and Mayar Sherif in the second round. She lost to eventual Australian Open runner-up and 22nd seed, Jennifer Brady. As a result, she entered the top 100 at a career high of world No. 91, on 22 February 2021.

In June, she also reached the third round at Wimbledon where she defeated ninth seed Belinda Bencic in the first round, her second top-15 win for 2021, and French qualifier Clara Burel in the second round.

2022[edit]

At the Wimbledon Championships, she upset 23rd seed Beatriz Haddad Maia, the winner of two back-to-back grass titles and one of the most-in-form players.[2][3]

Fed Cup[edit]

Juvan has represented Slovenia in Billie Jean King Cup competitions, where she has a win–loss record of 14–8.

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[4]

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2022 Zavarovalnica Sava Portorož.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 1R 3R 1R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
French Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Wimbledon 2R NH 3R 3R 0 / 3 5–3 63%
US Open A 2R 2R 1R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–loss 1–2 2–3 5–4 3–4 0 / 13 11–13 46%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Indian Wells Open A NH A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Miami Open A NH A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A NH Q1 Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A 1R A 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Canadian Open A NH A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 4 7 14 14 Career total: 39
Titles 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 1 Career total: 1
Overall win–loss 3–4 5–7 13–13 13–14 0 / 39 34–38 47%
Win (%) 43% 42% 50% 48% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking 133 104 98 $1,662,220

Doubles[edit]

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam
WTA 1000
WTA 500
WTA 250 (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2022 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France WTA 250 Clay Germany Angelique Kerber 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–0), 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam
WTA 1000
WTA 500
WTA 250 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2021 Cluj-Napoca Open, Romania WTA 250 Clay Russia Natela Dzalamidze Poland Katarzyna Piter
Egypt Mayar Sherif
6–3, 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$25,000 tournaments (5–3)
$15,000 tournaments (1–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (7–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2016 ITF Velenje, Slovenia 10,000 Clay Czech Republic Gabriela Pantůčková 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2016 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Tena Lukas 6–3, 6–1
Loss 1–2 Mar 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay Italy Camilla Scala 6–2, 5–7, 2–6
Win 2–2 Jun 2017 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 15,000 Clay Slovenia Nina Potočnik 6–4, 6–2
Win 3–2 Apr 2018 ITF Balatonboglár, Hungary 25,000 Clay Romania Raluca Șerban 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3–3 May 2018 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard Uzbekistan Sabina Sharipova 4–6, 2–6
Win 4–3 Jun 2018 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Roșca 2–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 4–4 Jul 2018 ITF Turin, Italy 25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Roșca 1–6, 1–6
Win 5–4 Sep 2018 ITF Bagnatica, Italy 25,000 Clay Italy Jasmine Paolini 6–7(8–10), 6–1, 7–5
Win 6–4 Oct 2018 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Russia Polina Leykina 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 6–5 Mar 2019 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Switzerland Jil Teichmann 6–7(3–7), 0–6
Win 7–5 Apr 2019 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Romania Alexandra Cadanțu 6–1, 3–0 ret.

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Lea Bošković Croatia Mariana Dražić
Croatia Ani Mijačika
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Loss 1–1 Dec 2020 Al Habtoor Challenge, U.A.E. 100,000 Hard Spain Aliona Bolsova Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
India Ankita Raina
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' doubles: 1 (title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Wimbledon Grass Serbia Olga Danilović United States Caty McNally
United States Whitney Osuigwe
6–4, 6–3

Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup participation[edit]

Legend
Europe/Africa Group (12–8)
Play-offs (2–0)

Singles: 15 (10–5)[edit]

Edition Stage Date Location Surface Against Opponent W/L Score
2017 Z2 R/R 21 Apr 2017 Šiauliai (LIT) Hard (i) Norway Norway Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen L 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
2018 Z1 R/R 7 Feb 2018 Tallinn (EST) Hard (i) Croatia Croatia Lea Bošković L 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
9 Feb 2018 Sweden Sweden Jacqueline Cabaj Awad W 6–1, 6–3
2019 Z1 R/R 6 Feb 2019 Bath (GBR) Hard (i) United Kingdom Great Britain Katie Boulter L 4–6, 2–6
7 Feb 2019 Hungary Hungary Dalma Gálfi L 1–6, 4–6
8 Feb 2019 Greece Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou L 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 3–6
Z1 P/O 9 Feb 2019 Georgia (country) Georgia Mariam Bolkvadze W 6–1, 3–0 ret.
2020–21 Z1 R/R 5 Feb 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX) Hard (i) Turkey Turkey Başak Eraydın W 6–4, 7–5
Z1 PO 8 Feb 2020 Serbia Serbia Olga Danilović W 6–2, 6–2
2022 Z1 R/R 11 Apr 2022 Antalya (TUR) Clay Georgia (country) Georgia Zoziya Kardava W 7–5, 6–1
12 Apr 2022 Austria Austria Sinja Kraus W 6–1, 6–4
13 Apr 2022 Croatia Croatia Ana Konjuh W 6–2, 7–5
14 Apr 2022 Bulgaria Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova W 6–1, 6–2
PO 11 Nov 2022 Velenje (SLO) Clay China China Wang Xinyu W 6–3, 6–1
12 Nov 2022 Zheng Qinwen W 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3

Doubles: 7 (4–3)[edit]

Edition Stage Date Location Surface Partner Against Opponents W/L Score
2017 Z2 R/R 20 Apr 2017 Šiauliai (LIT) Hard (i) Andreja Klepač Sweden Sweden Jacqueline Cabaj Awad
Kajsa Rinaldo Persson
W 6–3, 7–5
2018 Z1 R/R 8 Feb 2018 Tallinn (EST) Hard (i) Tamara Zidanšek Hungary Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Fanny Stollár
L 4–6, 3–6
9 Feb 2018 Nika Radišič Sweden Sweden Mirjam Björklund
Jacqueline Cabaj Awad
W 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2019 Z1 R/R 6 Feb 2019 Bath (GBR) Hard (i) Dalila Jakupović United Kingdom Great Britain Harriet Dart
Katie Swan
L 2–6, 2–6
2020–21 Z1 R/R 6 Feb 2020 Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX) Hard (i) Pia Lovrič Poland Poland Maja Chwalińska
Alicja Rosolska
W 7–5, 6–0
Z1 P/O 8 Feb 2020 Tamara Zidanšek Serbia Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Nina Stojanović
L 4–6, 4–6
2022 Z1 R/R 12 Apr 2022 Antalya (TUR) Clay Tamara Zidanšek Austria Austria Melanie Klaffner
Sinja Kraus
W 2–6, 6–4, 6–2

Record against other players[edit]

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 2022 Total
Wins 2 2
# Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score KJR
2022
1. Belarus Aryna Sabalenka No. 2 Adelaide International, Australia Hard 2R 7–6(8–6), 6–1 No. 100
2. Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková No. 8 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay SF 6–2, 7–5 No. 81

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zagoria, Adam (4 July 2019). "Serena Williams Survives 18-Year-Old Qualifier Kaja Juvan, Advances To Third Round At Wimbledon". Forbes. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Tennis, WTA – Wimbledon 2022: Juvan takes out Haddad Maia". 27 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Beatriz Haddad Maia Upset in Wimbledon Round 1". 27 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Kaja Juvan [SLO] | Australian Open". ausopen.com.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by Orange Bowl Girls' Singles Champion
Category: 18 and under

2016
Succeeded by