Sandra Martinović

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Sandra Martinović
Sandra Martinović Cagnes-sur-Mer 2011.JPG
Country (sports)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Residence Biel, Switzerland
Born (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 35)
Brčko, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $136,541
Singles
Career record 325 - 258
Career titles 0 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking 187 (28 July 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q3 (2008)
Wimbledon Q1 (2008)
US Open Q3 (2008)
Doubles
Career record 122 - 124
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking 199 (28 April 2008)
Last updated on: 16 April 2013.

Sandra Martinović (born 4 October 1979 in Brčko) is a former Bosnian tennis player. Her best WTA ranking is no. 187 on 28 July 2008 and her best double ranking no. 199 on 28 April 2008

She has continuously improved her ranking up to no. 187 in 2008 when she reached the third round of qualifying for the French Open and also played qualifications at Wimbledon and the US Open the same year. In her career, she has won 13 singles and 10 doubles titles. In 2006 she was acknowledged as "one of the most successful players" on the European Circuit by Tennis Europe, the sanctioning body of European women's tournament of the ITF Women's Circuit.

At the end of 2012 she ended her career as a professional tennis player and is now working as coach at the Swiss Tennis Academy in Biel, Switzerland

Early life[edit]

Martinović is the daughter of Ivo and Mara Martinović and moved from Bosnia Herzegovina to Austria at the age of 12, where she practised in Hermagor, Austria. At the age of 17, she won her first WTA points, and after finishing school, she moved to Germany to become a professional tennis player.

Personal life[edit]

Martinović is interested in all aspects of psychology, reading, and kite surfing. Her favourite authors are Frank Schätzing, David Baldacci, and Gaby Hauptmann.
At the end of 2012 she ended her career and is now working as coach at the Swiss Tennis Academy in Biel, Switzerland

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (13–4)[edit]

Legend
$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 in the final
Runner-up 1. 01 November 1999 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine 6-1 4-6 0-6
Runner-up 2. 25 Aug 2003 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Tessy Van De Ven 3-6 5-7
Runner-up 3. 19 April 2004 Hvar, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Tereza Veverkova 4-6 3-6
Winner 4. 28 June 2004 Heerhugowaard, Netherlands Clay Sweden Aleksandra Srndovic 6-2 6-1
Winner 5. 28 June 2005 Padova, Italy Clay Italy Agnese Zucchini 6-4 6-2
Winner 6. 27 September 2005 Benevento, Italy Hard Poland Anna Korzeniak 6-4 6-1
Runner-up 7. 15 November 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay Russia Julia Parasyuk 7-6 4-6 0-6
Winner 8. 12 June 2006 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Stefania Boffa 6-4 6-3
Winner 9. 20 June 2006 Davos, Switzerland Clay Germany Tatjana Maria 1-6 6-4 6-2
Winner 10. 11 July 2006 Garching, Germany Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6-7 6-3 6-2
Winner 11. 24 July 2006 Horb, Germany Clay Germany Lydia Steinbach 3-6 6-1 6-4
Winner 12. 28 August 2006 Vienna, Austria Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Walkover
Winner 13. 08 October 2007 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay Spain Marta Marrero 4-6 7-5 6-4
Winner 14. 22 June 2009 Davos, Switzerland Clay Italy Anna Remondina 6-1 6-3
Winner 15. 17 August 2009 Wahlstedt, Germany Clay Germany Sarah Gronert 2-6 6-1 6-4
Winner 16. 08 October 2007 Ciampino, Italy Clay Italy Federica Quercia 6-4 6-2
Winner 17. 22 August 2011 Enschede, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove 2-6 6-4 6-4

Doubles: 21 (11–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winners 1. 4 August 1997 Perigueux, France Clay Spain Rosa Maria Andres Rodriguez France Geraldine Bimes
France Victoria Courmes
6-4 6-3
Runner-up 2. 19 April 2004 Hvar, Croatia Clay Austria Daniela Kix Czech Republic Tereza Veverkova
Czech Republic Zuzana Cerna
6-4 4-6 6-7
Runner-up 3. 20 June 2005 Davos, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Petra Cetkovska Czech Republic Zuzana Hejdova
Germany Andrea Petkovic
3-6 2-6
Runner-up 4. 2 August 2005 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Croatia Darija Jurak Uzbekistan Ivanna Israilova
Russia Elena Chalova
4-6 6-4 4-6
Winners 5. 28 August 2006 Vienna, Austria Clay Slovakia Martina Babakova Austria Franziska Klotz
Austria Marlena Metzinger
6-2 6-0
Runner-up 6. 14 February 2007 Biberach, Germany Hard (i) Croatia Darija Jurak Russia Nina Bratchikova
Poland Urszula Radwanska
2–6 0–6
Winners 7. 07 May 2007 Warsaw, Poland Clay Croatia Josipa Bek Poland Karolina Kosinska
Australia Arina Rodionova
6-3 2-6 6-3
Winner 8. 14 July 2007 Toruń, Poland Clay Switzerland Stefanie Vögele Poland Magdalena Kiszczyńska
Poland Natalia Kołat
2-6 6-4 6-3
Runner-up 9. 6 August 2007 Hechingen, Germany Clay Croatia Darija Jurak Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 24 September 2007 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Montenegro Danica Krstajić Croatia Ivana Abramovic
Croatia Maria Abramovic
6-1 6-2
Runner-up 11. 08 October 2007 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay Austria Stefanie Haidner Spain Marta Marrero
Spain Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
1-6 2-6
Runner-up 12. 24 March 2008 Latina, Italy Clay Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller Italy Elisa Balsamo
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6–0, 6–7(6–8), [7–10]
Winner 13. 22 September 2008 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Serbia Neda Kozic Argentina Erica Krauth
Sweden Hanna Nooni
7-6 6-2
Winner 14. 27 October 2008 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Austria Melanie Klaffner Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 10–6
Winner 15. 02 March 2009 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i) Switzerland Romina Oprandi Ukraine Kateryna Herth
Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya
5-7 7-5 10-8
Winner 16. 28 September 2009 Ciampino, Italy Clay Russia Marina Shamayko Italy Stefania Chieppa
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
7-6 6-4
Runner-up 17. 08 February 2010 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Switzerland Lisa Sabino Italy Julia Mayr
Italy Evelyn Mayr
2-6 1-6
Winner 18. 30 July 2011 Bad Waltersdorf, Austria Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Vaňková Austria Pia König
Austria Yvonne Neuwirth
6–3 3–6 10–8
Runner-up 19. 1 August 2011 Vienna, Austria Clay Austria Janina Toljan Czech Republic Simona Dobrá
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
4–6 1–6
Runner-up 20. 12 March 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay Czech Republic Jana Orlova Spain Pilar Dominguez-Lopez
Spain Isabel Rapisarda-Calvo
6-7 6-2 8-10
Winner 21. 19 March 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay Czech Republic Jana Orlova Switzerland Clelia Melena
Italy Giulia Sussarello
6-3 6-3

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