Danka Kovinić

Danka Kovinić (born 18 November 1994) is a Montenegrin professional tennis player and a member of the Montenegro Fed Cup team.

Danka Kovinić
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Country (sports) Montenegro
ResidenceHerceg Novi, Montenegro
Born (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 26)[1]
Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachVuk Bolić
Prize moneyUS$1,709,667
Singles
Career record311–237 (56.8%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (22 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 74 (28 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2015, 2020)
Doubles
Career record122–112 (52.1%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (20 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 171 (28 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016, 2020)
US Open1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup21–7 (75.0%)
Last updated on: 3 October 2020.

On 22 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46, and on 20 June 2016, she peaked at No. 67 in the doubles rankings.

CareerEdit

2010–2015Edit

Kovinić started playing professionally in 2010. Her first WTA singles tournament was the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, where Kovinić became the first Montenegrin to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA event.[2] Her first singles Grand Slam match-wins were at the 2015 French Open and the 2015 US Open, and she reached her first singles WTA Tour final at the Tianjin Open, in October 2015.

Her first doubles match on the WTA Tour was at Bogotá in April 2014, and she won her first WTA doubles title with Stephanie Vogt, in July 2015 at Bad Gastein.

2016Edit

Kovinić started season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to third seed Caroline Wozniacki.[3] In doubles, she and Barbora Strýcová reached the final in which they lost to Elise Mertens/An-Sophie Mestach.[4] At the Hobart International, Kovinić was defeated in the first round by Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell.[5] At the Australian Open, Kovinić made it to the second round and lost to 14th seed and two-time champion, Victoria Azarenka.[6]

Seeded third at the Rio Open, Kovinić advanced to the quarterfinal round where she was defeated by wildcard Sorana Cîrstea.[7] Seeded seventh at the Abierto Mexicano, Kovinić lost in the second round to Christina McHale.[8] Seeded seventh at the Monterrey Open, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Nicole Gibbs.[9] At the BNP Paribas Open, Kovinić faced eighth seed Petra Kvitová in the second round. She pushed Kvitová to three sets but ended up losing the match.[10] At the Miami Open, Kovinić was defeated in the second round by 24th seed Johanna Konta.[11]

2020Edit

At the Australian Open, Kovinić lost in the first round to 16th seed Elise Mertens.[12]

At the Abierto Mexicano, she was defeated in the first round by Kateryna Bondarenko.[13] At the Monterrey Open, she lost in the first round to top seed and eventual champion Elina Svitolina.[14]

In August, Kovinić played at the Western & Southern Open where she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Vera Zvonareva. At the US Open, she made it to the second round where she lost to 24th seed Magda Linette.[15]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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 and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[16]

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2021 Abu Dhabi.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q3 Q1 2R 2R Q2 Q3 1R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Wimbledon A Q3 1R 1R 1R Q3 Q2 NH 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q2 Q1 Q2 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–4 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–3 0 / 14 5–14 26%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 1R A A NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A A Q2 2R 1R A A NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Madrid Open A A A 2R A A A NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
China Open A A Q1 1R Q1 A A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A Q2 A A A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A 1R A A A 3R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Cincinnati Open A A A Q1 A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A 1R 1R Q1 A A NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 2 12 13 23 16 5 3 7 1 Career total: 82
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Overall Win–Loss 2–2 6–12 15–13 18–23 3–16 3–5 2–3 5–7 0–1 0 / 82 54–82 40%
Year-end ranking 170 109 58 74 118 182 88 $1,787,074

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2–2
French Open A 1R A 0–1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0–1
US Open 1R 2R A 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 2–4 1–1 3–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard   Agnieszka Radwańska 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2016 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2015 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Lara Arruabarrena
  Lucie Hradecká
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Loss 1–1 Jan 2016 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Elise Mertens
  An-Sophie Mestach
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 1–2 Apr 2016 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Xenia Knoll   Andreea Mitu
  İpek Soylu
w/o
Loss 1–3 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Maryna Zanevska   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Andreea Mitu
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Vera Lapko   Monique Adamczak
  Jessica Moore
6–4, 5–7, [4–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay   Misaki Doi 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay   Alexa Guarachi   Misaki Doi
  Natalia Vikhlyantseva
5–7, 7–6(7–4), [7–10]
Loss 0–2 Nov 2019 Taipei Challenger, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Dalila Jakupović   Lee Ya-hsuan
  Wu Fang-hsien
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2010 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay   Isabella Shinikova 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Jun 2011 ITF Nyíregyháza, Hungary 10,000 Clay   Simona Dobrá 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–1 Jun 2011 ITF Balş, Romania 10,000 Clay   Alice-Andrada Radu 6–0, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Sep 2011 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Paula Ormaechea 1–6, 1–6
Win 3–2 Apr 2012 ITF Tlemcen, Algeria 10,000 Clay   Alexandra Romanova 6–2, 6–2
Win 4–2 Jul 2012 Bella Cup Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Paula Kania 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Win 5–2 Jun 2013 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Melanie Klaffner 6–3, 6–3
Win 6–2 Jun 2013 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Jasmina Tinjić 6–1, 7–5
Win 7–2 May 2014 Open Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–1, 6–2
Loss 7–3 Mar 2015 ITF Curitiba, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Win 8–3 May 2015 Trnava Open, Slovakia 100,000 Clay   Margarita Gasparyan 7–5, 6–3
Win 9–3 Jun 2016 Open de Marseille, France 100,000 Clay   Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 6–3
Loss 9–4 Jun 2017 Hódmezövásárhely Open, Hungary 60,000 Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 2–6, 1–6
Loss 9–5 Jul 2017 Budapest Open, Hungary 100,000 Clay   Jana Čepelová 4–6, 3–6
Loss 9–6 Aug 2017 Vancouver Open, Canada 100,000 Hard   Maryna Zanevska 7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 9–7 Mar 2019 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Louisa Chirico 0–6, 2–6
Win 10–7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Julia Grabher 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 11–7 Jun 2019 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 11–8 Jul 2019 Open de Biarritz, France 80,000 Clay   Viktoriya Tomova 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Win 12–8 Oct 2019 Kiskút Open Székesfehérvár, Hungary 100,000 Clay (i)   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2011 Royal Cup Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Danica Krstajić   Corinna Dentoni
  Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2011 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 25,000 Carpet (i)   Elina Svitolina   Melanie Klaffner
  Ágnes Szatmári
0–6, 7–6, [5–10]
Loss 0–3 Apr 2013 ITF Mamaia, Romania 25,000 Clay   Tadeja Majerič   Elena Bogdan
  Raluca Olaru
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 0–4 Sep 2012 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia 25,000 Clay   Laura Pigossi   Réka Luca Jani
  Eugeniya Pashkova
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Win 1–4 May 2012 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová   Elena Bogdan
  Cristina Dinu
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 2–4 Feb 2015 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Andreea Mitu   Tatiana Búa
  Paula Cristina Gonçalves
6–2, 7–5
Win 3–4 Jul 2015 Grand Est Open, France 100,000 Clay   Oksana Kalashnikova   Irina Ramialison
  Constance Sibille
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 3–5 Mar 2018 Zhuhai Open, China 60,000 Hard   Nao Hibino   Anna Blinkova
  Lesley Kerkhove
5–7, 4–6
Loss 3–6 Mar 2018 Pingshan Open Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard   Wang Xinyu   Anna Kalinskaya
  Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Loss 3–7 Jun 2018 Hódmezövásárhely Open, Hungary 60,000 Clay   Nina Stojanović   Réka Luca Jani
  Nadia Podoroska
4–6, 4–6
Win 4–7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Laura Pigossi   Carolina Meligeni Alves
  Gabriela Cé
6–3, 6–2

Other finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Gold 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe Clay   Kathinka von Deichmann 6–0, 6–1

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

Season 2016 2017–19 2020 Total
Wins 1 0 1 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Roberta Vinci No. 8 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1R 6–4, 6–2
2020
2.   Belinda Bencic No. 10 Italian Open, Italy Clay 2R 6–3, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

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