Olga Danilović

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Olga Danilović
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Danilović at the 2019 Wimbledon qualifying
Native nameОлга Даниловић
Olga Danilović
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Born (2001-01-23) 23 January 2001 (age 20)
Belgrade, Serbia
Height1.82 [1]
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRobert Cokan
Prize moneyUS$593,698
Singles
Career record112–69 (61.9%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 96 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 128 (20 September 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2021)
French OpenQ2 (2019)
WimbledonQ3 (2019)
US Open2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record36–24 (60.0%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 117 (24 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 248 (9 August 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8–6
Last updated on: 9 August 2021.

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 WTA Tour 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 five singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit. On 8 October 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 96. On 24 June 2019, she peaked at No. 117 in the doubles rankings.

In 2018, Danilović's coach became former world No. 2, Àlex Corretja,[2] having been her mentor since 2016.[3] 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.[2] In 2018-19, she was briefly coached by Petar Popović.[4] 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 Fed Cup competition, Danilović has a win/loss record of 8–6.

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.[8]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[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.[9] 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,[10] which she chose to donate to University Children's Hospital in Belgrade.[11]

In March, she won her first $25K title in Santa Margherita di Pula. In May, she was given a qualifying wildcard for Premier Mandatory tournament in Madrid, where she beat the 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 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 Tour singles title in Moscow, defeating Anastasia Potapova in the final, in three sets. Danilović became the first player born in the third 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.[12] 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 participated in the US Open qualifying, 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 re-match. 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. The following week, she reached her highest ranking of the season, No. 96.

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

2021: Australian Open Debut[edit]

Along with Francesca Jones, Danilović made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2021 Australian Open.[13] She won in the first round of the tournament where she faced Petra Martic. She was defeated in the second round by Shelby Rogers in straight sets.[14]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (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, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
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.[15]

Singles[edit]

Current through 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q2 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A Q3 NH Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open Q2 A A 2R 0 / 1 1–0 100%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0 / 2 2–1 67%
WTA 1000
Indian Wells Open A Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A 1R NH 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Madrid Open Q2 Q1 NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 2 5 1 5 Career total: 13
Titles 1 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 1 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Hard Win–Loss 1–1 0–4 0–1 2–4 0 / 9 3–10 23%
Clay Win–Loss 5–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1 / 4 5–3 63%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Overall Win–Loss 6–1 0–5 0–2 2–5 1 / 13 8–13 38%
Win (%) 86% 0% 0% 29% Career total: 38%
Year-end ranking[n 1] 103 187 183 $426,620

Notes

  1. ^ 2017: WTA ranking–465.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
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: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier M. & Premier 5 / WTA 1000
Premier / WTA 500
International / WTA 250
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
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
Loss 1–1 Mar 2021 Lyon Open, France WTA 250 Hard (i) Canada Eugenie Bouchard Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
6–3, 7–5, [7–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (5–3)
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 Open de 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
Loss 4–3 Aug 2019 Hechingen Open, Germany 60,000 Clay Austria Barbara Haas 2–6, 1–6
Win 5–3 Sep 2019 Montreux Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay Austria Julia Grabher 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–3)
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 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]
Loss 1–3 Aug 2019 Hechingen Open, Germany 60,000 Clay Spain Georgina García Pérez Romania Cristina Dinu
North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

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

Record against other players[edit]

Record against top-10 players[edit]

Danilović's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, after the 2021 Australian Open. Active players are in boldface.[16]

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 4 ranked players
Canada Bianca Andreescu 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 7–5) at 2018 US Open
Number 5 ranked players
Italy Sara Errani 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–3, 2–6, 2–6) at 2019 ITF Rome
Number 7 ranked players
Switzerland Patty Schnyder 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 3–6, 6–3) at 2018 Pula
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2018 Madrid
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Julia Görges 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2018 Moscow
Germany Andrea Petkovic 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 7–5, 2–6) at 2019 Madrid
Poland Iga Świątek 0–2 0% 0-2 - Lost (3-6, 0–6) at 2019 Budapest
Total 3–5 37.5% 1–2
(33.33%)
2–3
(40%)
0–0
( – )

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

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

Award[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Medić, Jelena (30 July 2018). "NAŠA ŠAMPIONKA DOČEKANA U BEOGRADU Olga Danilović: Još nisam svesna kakav sam uspeh napravila" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Koreča o Olgi: Nasledila je nešto posebno" (in Serbian). Sport Klub SR. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ Ozmo, Saša (29 November 2018). "Olga ima novog trenera: Ona je dijamantski talenat" (in Serbian). Sport Klub SR. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Олга Даниловић: Следи ново освајање Европе!" (in Serbian). Спортски журнал. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ Medić, Jelena (11 December 2015). "Olga Danilović (14) razbija na Oranž Boulu starije devojčice" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ Vlajić, Bojan (4 June 2016). "Olga Danilović za "Blic": Kralj Nole mi je poželeo sreću, upijam njegove savete" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Only 17, fast-emerging Olga Danilovic ready for the leap".
  9. ^ Olga Danilović at the Billie Jean King Cup
  10. ^ a b "Mladenovic, Danilovic, Gonzalez and Putintseva win Heart Awards". Fed Cup. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Olga Danilović novac od nagrade ITF-a donira bolnici u Tiršovoj" (in Serbian). RTS. Tanjug. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  12. ^ David Kane (29 July 2018). "'I was given this chance, I had to take it' - Danilovic goes from lucky loser to champion in Moscow". WTA Tour. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Introducing Australian Open 2021 debutantes Jones, Danilovic". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021-08-13.
  14. ^ Shelby Rogers vs Olga Danilovic match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2021, retrieved 2021-08-13
  15. ^ "Player & Career overview".
  16. ^ "Head 2 Head". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 12 February 2021.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Orange Bowl Girls' Doubles Champion
2016
With: Russia Anastasia Potapova
Succeeded by
Chinese Taipei Joanna Garland / Japan Naho Sato