Viktorija Golubic

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Viktorija Golubic
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Golubic at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1992-10-16) 16 October 1992 (age 26)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachRobert Orlik
Prize moneyUS$1,074,956
Official websiteviktorijagolubic.com
Singles
Career record278–186 (59.91%)
Career titles1 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (3 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 89 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open1R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record158–112 (58.52%)
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (15 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 112 (1 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed CupSF (2016, 2017)
W–L record: 5–6
Last updated on: 1 October 2018.

Viktorija Golubic (Serbian Latin: Viktorija Golubić,[1] pronounced [ʋǐktoːrija ɡolǔbitɕ]; born 16 October 1992 in Zürich) is a Swiss tennis player.

Golubic has won one singles title on the WTA tour, as well as eight singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. On 3 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 51. On 15 January 2018, she peaked at No. 63 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for Switzerland at the Fed Cup, Golubic has a win–loss record of 5–6.

Career[edit]

2008–2015: ITF circuit[edit]

Golubic started playing on the ITF circuit in 2008 in Hungary and played her first two WTA qualifying tournaments in Budapest and Bad Gastein in 2010. She played her first match in the main draw of a WTA event in Bad Gastein in 2013, reaching the second round. However, all of her attempts to qualify for a Grand Slam failed.

2016: Fed Cup campaign; breakthrough[edit]

After winning her eighth ITF title, Golubic reached her first Grand Slam main draw at the Australian Open through qualifying and lost to Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round of the tournament. She then reached the quarterfinals of another ITF event before failing to reach the main draw of her next three tournaments. At the Katowice Open, Golubic entered the main draw as a qualifier and beat Paula Kania in the first round before losing to Tímea Babos.

At the Fed Cup semifinals, Golubic earned surprising wins over Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Strýcová, defeating both in three sets. Although it was not enough for Switzerland to beat the Czech Republic, Golubic was praised for her performance.[2]

Prior to the French Open, Golubic played in the qualifying of the WTA Prague Open, where she lost to Viktória Kužmová in the first round. After a quarterfinal appearance in Saint-Gaudens, she entered Roland Garros through qualifying and earned her first Grand Slam main-draw win with a three-set victory over Alison Riske. She lost to Lucie Šafářová in round two.

Golubic started her grass-court season at the Ricoh Open, entering the main draw as a qualifier and defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam and Risa Ozaki en route to her first WTA quarterfinal, losing to Belinda Bencic. Her next two tournaments (the Mallorca Open and Wimbledon) ended in qualifying. She also lost in the first round of her next ITF tournament in Budapest.

At the inaugural Ladies Championship Gstaad, Golubic beat No. 7 seed Mona Barthel, Evgeniya Rodina, Carina Witthöft and Rebeka Masarova en route to her first WTA final. She then defeated third seed Kiki Bertens to lift her first WTA trophy. With the title, Golubic entered the top 100 for the first time.[3] Golubic reached another final at the Linz Open, in which she was defeated by Dominika Cibulková. She ended the season as No. 57 in the WTA Rankings.

2017: Setback[edit]

In 2017, Golubic could not emulate her results of the previous year. She won only four matches in the first half of the season and subsequently dropped out of the top 100 again.


WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title, 1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2016 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay Netherlands Kiki Bertens 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Oct 2016 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i) Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 3–6, 5–7

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2017 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay Serbia Nina Stojanović Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [7–10]

ITF finals (22–23)[edit]

Singles (8–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–6)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 May 2011 $10,000 Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain Clay Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 12 September 2011 $10,000 Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Lucía Cervera Vázquez 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. 1 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard Sweden Ellen Allgurin 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 8 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard Philippines Katharina Lehnert 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 3 June 2013 $25,000 Brescia, Italy Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 24 June 2013 $25,000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 20 January 2014 $25,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Belgium An-Sophie Mestach 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 14 July 2014 $25,000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Romania Andreea Mitu 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1 September 2014 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Carina Witthöft 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 27 October 2014 $25,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 8 June 2015 $25,000 Essen, Germany Clay France Pauline Parmentier 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 6. 24 August 2015 $25,000 Woking, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Katy Dunne 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 28 September 2015 $25,000 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i) Russia Polina Leykina 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 2 November 2015 $50,000 Waco, United States Hard United States Nicole Gibbs 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 9 November 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard United States Samantha Crawford 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 8. 4 January 2016 $25,000 Victoria Park, Hong Kong Hard Japan Risa Ozaki 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 3 February 2018 $60,000 Burnie, Australia Hard Ukraine Marta Kostyuk 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (14–14)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–8)
Clay (7–5)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 2011 $10,000 Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain Clay Germany Nina Zander Spain Eva Fernández Brugués
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [4–10]
Runner-up 2. 12 September 2011 $10,000 Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Arabela Fernández Rabener Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
Spain Isabel Rapisarda Calvo
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 1. 21 November 2011 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Poland Magdalena Kiszczyńska Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
Spain Arabela Fernández Rabener
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 3. 14 May 2012 $25,000 Caserta, Italy Clay Serbia Aleksandra Krunić Poland Katarzyna Piter
Slovakia Romana Tabak
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 14 January 2013 $10,000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Germany Julia Kimmelmann Russia Olga Doroshina
Russia Julia Valetova
6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 21 January 2013 $10,000 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i) Germany Julia Kimmelmann Slovenia Anja Prislan
Germany Jasmin Steinherr
6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 11 March 2013 $15,000 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Julia Kimmelmann Germany Nicola Geuer
United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard Philippines Katharina Lehnert Czech Republic Martina Borecká
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 5. 27 May 2013 $25,000 Grado, Italy Clay Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča Japan Yurika Sema
China Zhou Yimiao
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 5. 14 October 2013 $50,000 Limoges, France Hard (i) Poland Magda Linette Italy Nicole Clerico
Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 28 April 2014 $25,000 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča Israel Julia Glushko
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 23 June 2014 $25,000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Laura Siegemund Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 14 July 2014 $25,000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Germany Nicola Geuer Germany Carolin Daniels
Germany Laura Schaeder
5–7, 6–2, [10–3]
Runner-up 6. 1 September 2014 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča France Alizé Lim
Germany Carina Witthöft
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 15 September 2014 $25,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Nicola Geuer Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
6–2, 5–7, [8–10]
Winner 9. 23 February 2015 $50,000 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich France Stéphanie Foretz
Croatia Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 27 April 2015 $25,000 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Germany Carolin Daniels Netherlands Cindy Burger
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Winner 11. 25 May 2015 $25,000 Grado, Italy Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Canada Sharon Fichman
Poland Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 6–2
Winner 12. 8 June 2015 $25,000 Essen, Germany Clay Germany Nicola Geuer Germany Carolin Daniels
Germany Antonia Lottner
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 19 October 2015 $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Italy Alice Matteucci Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Romania Cristina Dinu
5–7, 3–6
Winner 13. 26 October 2015 $50,000 Macon, United States Hard United States Jan Abaza Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
United States Sanaz Marand
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 9. 9 November 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Israel Julia Glushko
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]
Winner 14. 4 January 2016 $25,000 Victoria Park, Hong Kong Hard Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Chinese Taipei Hsu Ching-wen
Finland Emma Laine
6–2, 1–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 10. 25 January 2016 $50,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i) Switzerland Xenia Knoll Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 11. 9 May 2016 $50,000+H Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Germany Nicola Geuer Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 30 June 2017 $100,000+H Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok Japan Shuko Aoyama
China Yang Zhaoxuan
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 13. 24 September 2017 $80,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard Switzerland Amra Sadiković Switzerland Conny Perrin
United Kingdom Tara Moore
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1 October 2017 $60,000 Templeton, United States Hard Switzerland Amra Sadiković United States Kaitlyn Christian
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
5–7, 3–6

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2016
1. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 6 Linz Open, Linz, Austria Hard (i) Quarterfinal 5–7, 6–3, 4–4 ret.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ozmo, Saša (19 January 2016). "Dete SFRJ na WTA turu: Hoćemo li na našem? Naravno!". B92 (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "World Group semi final". fedcup.com. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ranking Watch: Viktorija in Europe". Women's Tennis Association. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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