Danka Kovinić (born 18 November 1994) is a 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 25)[1]
Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachSvetko Bjelotomić
Veljko Radojičić
Prize money$1,409,144
Singles
Career record274–216 (55.9%)
Career titles0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (22 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 88 (4 November 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record113–101 (52.8%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (20 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 96 (10 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup21–7
Last updated on: 10 June 2019.

On 22 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46, whilst 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 ever 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 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 tournament, with Stephanie Vogt, in July 2015 at Bad Gastein.

2016Edit

In doubles, she advanced to two finals, with Barbora Strýcová at Auckland in January, and with Xenia Knoll at the İstanbul Cup in April. At the same time, she also reached the singles final in İstanbul. The next month, playing No. 10 seed Petra Kvitová in the first round of the French Open, she came within two points of winning the match.[3][4]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (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 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Çağla Büyükakçay 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (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 runners-up)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

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

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
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 ITF 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 ITF 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 ITF Trnava, Slovakia $100,000 Clay   Margarita Gasparyan 7–5, 6–3
Win 9–3 Jun 2016 ITF Marseille, France $100,000 Clay   Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 6–3
Loss 9–4 Jun 2017 ITF Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary $60,000 Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 2–6, 1–6
Loss 9–5 Jul 2017 ITF Budapest, Hungary $100,000 Clay   Jana Čepelová 4–6, 3–6
Loss 9–6 Aug 2017 ITF Vancouver, Canada $100,000 Hard   Maryna Zanevska 7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 9–7 Mar 2019 ITF São Paulo, Brazil W25 Clay   Louisa Chirico 0–6, 2–6
Win 10–7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil W25 Clay   Julia Grabher 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 11–7 Jun 2019 ITF Ystad, Sweden W25 Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 11–8 Jul 2019 ITF Biarritz, France W80 Clay   Viktoriya Tomova 2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Win 12–8 Oct 2019 ITF Székesfehérvár, Hungary W100 Clay (i)   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

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

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2011 ITF 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 ITF Contrexéville, France $100,000 Clay   Oksana Kalashnikova   Irina Ramialison
  Constance Sibille
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 3–5 Mar 2018 ITF Zhuhai, China $60,000 Hard   Nao Hibino   Anna Blinkova
  Lesley Kerkhove
5–7, 4–6
Loss 3–6 Mar 2018 ITF Shenzhen, China $60,000 Hard   Wang Xinyu   Anna Kalinskaya
  Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Loss 3–7 Jun 2018 ITF Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary $60,000 Clay   Nina Stojanović   Réka Luca Jani
  Nadia Podoroska
4–6, 4–6
Win 4–7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil W25 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

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; (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.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q3 Q1 2R 2R Q2 Q3 0 / 2 2–2 50%
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Wimbledon A Q3 1R 1R 1R Q3 Q2 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q2 Q1 Q2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–4 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 11 4–11 27%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A A Q2 2R 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Madrid Open A A A 2R A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
China Open A A Q1 1R Q1 A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A Q2 A A A Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A 1R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%

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
Total 0–1 2–4 1–1 3–6

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

Season 2016 2017 Total
Wins 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Roberta Vinci No. 8 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1R 6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danka Kovinic". ESPN. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Danka Kovinic Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Kvitova survives Danka Kovinic scare to enter second round". beIN Sports. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Kvitova avoids shock exit at sodden Roland Garros". Hindustan Times. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.

External linksEdit