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Amra Sadiković (Macedonian: Амра Садиковиќ; Bosnian pronunciation: [sadǐːkoʋitɕ] born 6 May 1989) is a Swiss tennis player. She announced her retirement in May 2014, a few days after her 25th birthday,[1] only to begin playing on the ITF Women's Circuit again 13 months later.[2]

Amra Sadiković
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Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceBirr, Switzerland
Born (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 30)
Prilep, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2009
RetiredApril 2019
CoachJean-Claude Scherrer
Prize money$301,943
Singles
Career record314–235
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 126 (18 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US OpenQ2 (2013)
Doubles
Career record168–119
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (2 January 2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–6

In her career, Sadiković won eight singles titles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.[1] On 18 July 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 126. On 2 January 2017, she peaked at No. 133 in the WTA doubles rankings.

In 2016, Sadiković made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at Wimbledon.[3] She won three rounds of qualifying before facing defending (and eventual) champion Serena Williams in the first round, where she lost in straight sets.[4]

Sadiković has a win–loss record of 7–6 for Switzerland in Fed Cup competition.

In April 2019, Sadiković announced her second and permanent retirement from professional tennis.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (8–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (3–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 June 2008 Davos, Switzerland Clay   Michaela Pochabová 7–6(5), 7–6(3)
Runner-up 1. 15 June 2009 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Michelle Gerards 2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 15 March 2010 Wetzikon, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Nina Zander 7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 16 August 2010 Innsbruck, Austria Clay   Ellen Barry 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 14 February 2011 Albufeira, Portugal Hard   Lesley Kerkhove 6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 20 June 2011 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Ani Mijačika 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 4. 31 October 2011 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Gabriela Dabrowski 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 28 November 2011 Vendryně, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková 5–7, 6–1, 7–6(5)
Winner 6. 26 March 2012 Fällanden, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic 6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 30 April 2012 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay   Tereza Mrdeža 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 12 November 2012 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 19 October 2015 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Jovana Jakšić 3–6, 7–6(5), 1–6
Runner-up 5. 22 February 2016 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Kristýna Plíšková 6–7(4), 6–7(3)

Doubles (15–19)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–7)
Clay (6–10)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (6–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2006 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Stefanie Vögele   Nicole Clerico
  Alexandra Panova
4–6, 6–7(80)
Runner-up 2. 11 June 2007 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Paola Sprovieri   Eva-Maria Hoch
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 10 September 2007 Innsbruck, Austria Clay   Karin Hechenberger   Astrid Besser
  Monika Kochanová
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 1 October 2007 Castel Gandolfo, Italy Clay   Stefanie Haidner   Stefania Chieppa
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
2–3 ret.
Winner 1. 14 April 2008 Bol, Croatia Clay   Naomi Broady   Tina Obrez
  Anja Prislan
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 14 September 2008 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay   Nicole Riner   Catarina Ferreira
  Oksana Kalashnikova
5–7, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 6. 15 June 2009 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Xenia Knoll   Michelle Gerards
  Marcella Koek
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 22 June 2009 Davos, Switzerland Clay   Xenia Knoll   Marcella Koek
  Lisa Sabino
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 20 July 2009 Horb, Germany Clay   Anja Prislan   Michelle Gerards
  Marcella Koek
6–7(6), 1–6
Winner 3. 8 March 2010 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Irina Buryachok   Simona Dobrá
  Tereza Hladíková
7–5, 6–3
Winner 4. 15 March 2010 Wetzikon, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Xenia Knoll   Simona Dobrá
  Tereza Hladíková
6–4, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 8. 21 June 2010 Davos, Switzerland Clay   Sarah Moundir   Amanda Elliott
  Emelyn Starr
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 16 August 2010 Innsbruck, Austria Clay   Xenia Knoll   Victoria Larrière
  Elixane Lechemia
w/o
Winner 5. 21 February 2011 Portimão, Portugal Hard   Ani Mijačika   Ksenia Gospodinova
  Dejana Raickovic
6–1, 7–6(4)
Winner 6. 14 March 2011 Fällanden, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Xenia Knoll   Dalila Jakupović
  Anja Prislan
6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 4 April 2011 Šibenik, Croatia Clay   Mateja Kraljevic   Simona Dobrá
  Tereza Hladíková
7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. 20 June 2011 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Ani Mijačika   Nikola Hofmanova
  Romana Tabak
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Winner 9. 26 March 2012 Fällanden, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Xenia Knoll   Lara Michel
  Emily Webley-Smith
6–7(3), 6–4, [12–10]
Winner 10. 22 October 2012 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i)   Romina Oprandi   Jill Craybas
  Eva Hrdinová
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 10. 5 November 2012 Équeurdreville, France Hard (i)   Ana Vrljić   Magda Linette
  Katarzyna Piter
4–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 11. 21 January 2013 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Ana Vrljić   Margarita Gasparyan
  Olga Savchuk
5–7, 7–5, [10–4]
Runner-up 11. 4 March 2013 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Aleksandra Krunić   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Olga Savchuk
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 12. 17 February 2014 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Aleksandra Krunić   Eva Birnerová
  Michaëlla Krajicek
1–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Runner-up 13. 31 March 2014 Edgbaston, England Hard (i)   Magda Linette   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
6–3, 5–7, [4–10]
Runner-up 14. 24 August 2015 Mamaia, Romania Clay   Xenia Knoll   Anastasiya Komardina
  Sofia Shapatava
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 15. 1 February 2016 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Lidziya Marozava   Manon Arcangioli
  Alizé Lim
5–7, 2–6
Winner 12. 22 February 2016 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Antonia Lottner   Tena Lukas
  Bernarda Pera
5–7, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 13. 24 June 2017 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Nina Stadler   Gabriela Cé
  Catalina Pella
2–6, 6–4, [10–1]
Winner 14. 20 August 2017 Montreux, Switzerland Clay   Xenia Knoll   Michaela Hončová
  Isabella Shinikova
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 16. 24 September 2017 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Viktorija Golubic   Conny Perrin
  Tara Moore
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1 October 2017 Templeton, United States Hard   Viktorija Golubic   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 21 October 2017 Florence, United States Hard   Tara Moore   Maria Sanchez
  Taylor Townsend
1–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 9 February 2018 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Eva Wacanno   Estelle Cascino
  Elixane Lechemia
4–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Runner-up 19. 13 May 2018 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Tara Moore   Naomi Broady
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 0–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Amra Sadikovic tritt zurück". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 14 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ Baranzini, Fabio (21 June 2015). "Rücktritt vom Rücktritt nach nur einem Jahr - Amra Sadikovic ist zurück". Aargauer Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ Rothenburg, Ben (27 June 2016). "Amra Sadikovic Faces Serena Williams at Wimbledon Two Years After She Walked Away". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams defeats Amra Sadikovic in two sets". BBC Sport. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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