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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 24)
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. 116 (22 July 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.

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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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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 Istanbul 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, Sweden Clay   Misaki Doi 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2019 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Alexa Guarachi   Misaki Doi
  Natalia Vikhlyantseva
5–7, 7–6(7–4), [7–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 18 (11–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 October 2010 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Isabella Shinikova 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 12 June 2011 Nyíregyháza, Hungary Clay   Simona Dobrá 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 26 June 2011 Balş, Romania Clay   Alice-Andrada Radu 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2011 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Paula Ormaechea 1–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 13 April 2012 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay   Alexandra Romanova 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 8 July 2012 Toruń, Poland Clay   Paula Kania 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 22 June 2013 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Melanie Klaffner 6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 30 June 2013 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Jasmina Tinjić 6–1, 7–5
Winner 7. 18 May 2014 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 March 2015 Curitiba, Brazil Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 10 May 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Margarita Gasparyan 7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 5 June 2016 Marseille, France Clay   Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 18 June 2017 Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 15 July 2017 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Jana Čepelová 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 20 August 2017 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Maryna Zanevska 7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 17 March 2019 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Louisa Chirico 0–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 31 March 2019 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Julia Grabher 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 11. 23 June 2019 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 2–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 11 (4–7)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 September 2011 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Danica Krstajić   Corinna Dentoni
  Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Runner-up 2. 29 October 2011 Lagos, Nigeria Carpet (i)   Elina Svitolina   Melanie Klaffner
  Ágnes Szatmári
0–6, 7–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 13 April 2013 Mamaia, Romania Clay   Tadeja Majerič   Elena Bogdan
  Raluca Olaru
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1 September 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Laura Pigossi   Réka Luca Jani
  Eugeniya Pashkova
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 1. 25 May 2012 Caserta, Italy Clay   Renata Voráčová   Elena Bogdan
  Cristina Dinu
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 2. 13 February 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Andreea Mitu   Tatiana Búa
  Paula Cristina Gonçalves
6–2, 7–5
Winner 3. 12 July 2015 Contrexéville, France Clay   Oksana Kalashnikova   Irina Ramialison
  Constance Sibille
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner-up 5. 10 March 2018 Zhuhai, China Hard   Nao Hibino   Anna Blinkova
  Lesley Kerkhove
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 17 March 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard   Wang Xinyu   Anna Kalinskaya
  Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Runner-up 7. 15 June 2018 Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary Clay   Nina Stojanović   Réka Luca Jani
  Nadia Podoroska
4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 31 March 2019 Campinas, Brazil 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

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open Q3 Q1 2R 2R Q2 2–2
French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 1–4
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R 1R Q3 0–3
US Open Q1 2R 1R Q2 Q1 1–2
Total 0–1 2–3 1–4 1–3 0–0 4–11

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 Round Score
2016
1.   Roberta Vinci No. 8 Mutua Madrid Open Clay 1st round 6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

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

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