Olga Danilović

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Olga Danilović
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Danilović at the 2019 Fed Cup
Native nameОлга Даниловић
Olga Danilović
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Born (2001-01-23) 23 January 2001 (age 18)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetar Popović (2018–19)[2]
Prize money$313,000
Career record67–38
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 96 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 119 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
French OpenQ2 (2019)
WimbledonQ3 (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Career record23–13
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 117 (24 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 117 (24 June 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–4
Last updated on: 24 June 2019.

Olga Danilović (Serbian Cyrillic: Олга Даниловић, pronounced [ôːlga danǐːloʋitɕ]; born 23 January 2001) is a Serbian tennis player.

In July 2018, Danilović won her first career WTA singles title in Moscow by beating Anastasia Potapova in the final. In September 2018, she also won her first WTA doubles title, in Tashkent. She has won four singles and one doubles title on the ITF circuit in her career. On 8 October 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 96. On 24 June 2019, she peaked at world No. 117 in the doubles rankings.

In 2018, Danilović's coach became former world No. 2 Àlex Corretja,[3] having been her mentor since 2016.[4] During her title in Moscow, former Serbian Fed Cup captain, Dejan Vraneš, traveled with Danilović and coached her although he is not her official coach.[3] In 2017–18 her coach was Juan Lizariturry.[1] Danilović was coached in the past by Denis Bejtulahi (in 2017)[5] and Tatjana Ječmenica (in two stints – before late 2015[6] and in 2016).[7]

Playing for Serbia in the Fed Cup, Danilović has a win–loss record of 7–4.

Personal life[edit]

Olga's father is Serbian former basketball player Predrag Danilović, while her mother, Svetlana (née Radošević), is a sports reporter for Radio Television of Serbia.

Tennis career[edit]


As a junior, Danilović posted a 93–33 win/loss record in singles and 72–24 in doubles and reached as high as No. 5 in the combined junior world rankings in January 2018.

She won three Junior Grand Slam doubles titles (each on a different surface) with three different partners – 2016 French Open with Paula Arias Manjón, 2017 Wimbledon with Kaja Juvan and 2017 US Open with Marta Kostyuk.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: 3R (2017)
French Open: 2R (2016)
Wimbledon: 3R (2016)
US Open: QF (2017)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: 2R (2017)
French Open: W (2016)
Wimbledon: W (2017)
US Open: W (2017)

2018: Top 100; first WTA titles; Fed Cup Heart Award[edit]

Danilović made her Fed Cup debut in February 2018 in Group I of Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone, winning all three singles matches, including a 6–2, 6–4 win over world No. 15 Anastasija Sevastova in the promotional play-offs.[8] The courageous performances for the national team earned Danilović a Fed Cup Heart Award and a cheque of $1,000 to be donated to a charity,[9] which she chose to donate to University Children's Hospital in Belgrade.[10]

In March, she won her first 25K ITF title in Santa Margherita di Pula. In May, she was given a qualifying wildcard for WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Madrid, where she beat a former top 30 player, Kateryna Bondarenko, in the first round, but lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the final round of qualifying. In mid-July, Danilović won the first 60K ITF title in her career when she came back from one set down to beat another former top 30 player, Laura Siegemund, 5–7, 6–1, 6–3, in the final of Versmold. She also reached the final in doubles of the same tournament with compatriot Nina Stojanović.

In late July, she won her first career WTA singles title in Moscow, defeating Anastasia Potapova in the final, 7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4. Danilović became the first player born in the 3rd millennium (after 2000) to win a WTA Tour singles title. She also became the second lucky loser in the history of the WTA Tour to win the title.[11] This was the first WTA Tour final between two players under 18 since Tatiana Golovin and Nicole Vaidišová played in the final of the 2005 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships.

She then participated in the 2018 US Open Qualification, where she beat Bianca Andreescu, before losing to Jaimee Fourlis. She then entered the Tashkent Open, where she beat Anna Kalinskaya in the first round, before losing to Anastasia Potapova in a Moscow rematch. In the same tournament, she won the doubles title partnering Tamara Zidanšek.

On 1 October 2018, Danilović entered the top 100 for the first time when she reached a singles ranking of world No. 97. Next week, she reached her highest ranking of the season of world No. 96.

In mid-October, she lost in the first round of qualifying in Linz and Luxembourg. She next participated in WTA 125K series Mumbai Open, where she was seeded 4th and lost to Danka Kovinić in the first round, whom she also partnered with to reach the semis of the doubles. This proved to be her last tournament of the year as she withdraw from the following week's WTA 125K Open de Limoges.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2018 Moscow River Cup, Russia International Clay Russia Anastasia Potapova 7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2018 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Raluca Olaru
7–5, 6–3

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Slovakia Vivien Juhászová 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey $15,000 Clay Austria Julia Grabher 6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain $25,000 Clay Russia Marta Paigina 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2017 ITF Valencia, Spain $25,000+H Clay Romania Irina Bara 7–5, 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–2 Mar 2018 ITF Pula, Italy $25,000 Clay Italy Federica di Sarra 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–2 Jul 2018 Reinert Open, Germany $60,000 Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 5–7, 6–1, 6–3

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

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay Turkey Berfu Cengiz Germany Tayisiya Morderger
Germany Yana Morderger
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain $25,000 Clay Spain Guiomar Maristany Zuleta de Reales Brazil Luisa Stefani
Mexico Renata Zarazúa
1–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jul 2018 Reinert Open, Germany $60,000 Clay Serbia Nina Stojanović Turkey Pemra Özgen
Greece Despina Papamichail
6–1, 2–6, [4–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Doubles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2016 French Open Clay Spain Paula Arias Manjón Russia Olesya Pervushina
Russia Anastasia Potapova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 2017 Wimbledon Championships Grass Slovenia Kaja Juvan United States Caty McNally
United States Whitney Osuigwe
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2017 US Open Hard Ukraine Marta Kostyuk Croatia Lea Bošković
China Wang Xiyu
6–1, 7–5

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2018 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score ODR
1. Germany Julia Görges No. 10 Moscow River Cup, Russia Clay Quarterfinals 6–3, 6–3 No. 187

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Danilović's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10 (As of August 27, 2018):

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 7 ranked players
Switzerland Patty Schnyder 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 3–6, 6–3) at 2018 Pula
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Julia Görges 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2018 Moscow
Total 2–0 100% 0–0
( – )
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