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Bernarda Pera (/bərˈnɑːrdə ˈpɛrə/ bər-NAR-də PERR;[1] Croatian pronunciation: [běrnaːrda pêra];[2][3] born 3 December 1994) is a Croatian–American tennis player.

Bernarda Pera
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Pera at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Croatia (2009–2013)
 United States (2013–present)
Born (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 24)
Zadar, Croatia
PlaysLeft (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$851,517
Singles
Career record253–138 (64.7%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 84 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record70–57 (55.1%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 190 (6 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 662 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2014)
Last updated on: 7 May 2019.

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CareerEdit

Pera has won eight singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 8 October 2018, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 67.

She made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 US Open, having received a wild card with Tornado Alicia Black in the doubles tournament.[4] She made her Grand Slam singles main-draw debut at the 2018 Australian Open, where she received entry as a lucky loser after Margarita Gasparyan had withdrawn from the tournament.[5] In the second round of the same tournament, Pera knocked out ninth seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain.[6] In the third round, she was beaten by Barbora Strýcová.

ITF finals (16–18)Edit

Singles (8–11)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (6–11)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 April 2012 Bol, Croatia Clay   Anaïs Laurendon 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 10 June 2012 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Camelia Hristea 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 7 October 2012 Solin, Croatia Clay   Ana Savić 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 24 March 2013 Madrid, Spain Clay (i)   Réka Luca Jani 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 24 March 2013 Bol, Croatia Clay   Ágnes Bukta 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 23 June 2013 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Natalija Kostić 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 30 June 2013 Breda, Netherlands Clay   Isabella Shinikova 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 3. 1 September 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands Clay   Amandine Hesse 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 12 April 2014 Gloucester, Great Britain Hard (i)   Klaartje Liebens 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 15 June 2014 Amstelveen, Netherlands Clay   Quirine Lemoine 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 29 June 2014 Breda, Netherlands Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia 6–1, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 6. 13 July 2015 Imola, Italy Carpet   Sherazad Reix 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 17 April 2016 Pelham, United States Clay   Grace Min 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 2 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Bianca Andreescu 7–6(10–8), 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 9. 16 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Georgia Brescia 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 13 May 2017 Dunakeszi, Hungary Clay   Marta Kostyuk 4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 2 July 2017 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Anna Zaja 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 9 July 2017 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Anhelina Kalinina 2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Winner 8. 23 July 2017 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   Kristýna Plíšková 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles (8–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2013 Bol, Croatia Clay   Jana Fett   Barbora Krejčíková
  Polina Leykina
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 17 June 2013 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Gaia Sanesi   Kim van der Horst
  Monique Zuur
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 1. 25 August 2013 Enschede, Netherlands Clay   Sviatlana Pirazhenka   Anna Katalina Alzate Esmurzaeva
  Rosalie van der Hoek
6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 14 June 2014 Amstelveen, Netherlands Hard   Viktoriya Tomova   Tatiana Búa
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
6–0, 2–1 ret.
Winner 3. 22 June 2014 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Charlotte van der Meij
  Mandy Wagemaker
6–1, 1–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 10 August 2014 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Demi Schuurs   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Richèl Hogenkamp
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 2 November 2014 New Braunfel, United States Hard   Alexa Glatch   Mariana Duque
  Verónica Cepede Royg
0–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 22 June 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden Clay   Pemra Özgen   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Cornelia Lister
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 13 July 2015 Imola, Italy Carpet   Despina Papamichail   Claudia Giovine
  Xenia Knoll
5–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 10 August 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Miriam Kolodziejová
  Markéta Vondroušová
7–6(7–4), 5–7, [10–1]
Runner-up 6. 28 February 2016 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Tena Lukas   Antonia Lottner
  Amra Sadiković
7–5, 2–6, [5–10]
Winner 6. 25 March 2016 Le Havre, France Clay   Sabrina Santamaria   Georgina García Pérez
  Diana Marcinkevica
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 October 2016 Redding, United States Hard   Julia Elbaba   Ema Burgić Bucko
  Sabrina Santamaria
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 7. 1 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Lina Gjorcheska   Prarthana Thombare
  Eva Wacanno
6–2, 6–3
Winner 8. 15 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Georgina García Pérez   Cristiana Ferrando
  Camilla Rosatello
6–4, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A A A 3R 1R 2–2
French Open A A A A 2R 1R 1–2
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 0–2
US Open Q1 Q1 A Q3 2R 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 0–3 4–7

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2018
1.   Johanna Konta No. 10 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 2nd round 6–4, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ United States Tennis Association (USTA) (2015-06-24). "Bernarda Pera". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  2. ^ "Bèrnard". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Bèrnārda
  3. ^ "Pètar". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Pȅra
  4. ^ "US Open 2014 – Women's Doubles" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  5. ^ Macpherson, Alex (14 January 2018). "Among those making their Grand Slam debuts at the Australian Open . . . Bernarda Pera". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  6. ^ "Croatian-American Bernarda Pera Shocks World No. 10 at Australian Open". croatiaweek.com. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 2019-07-07.

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