Dragana Zarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгана Зарић, born 1 August 1977 in Vršac) is a Serbian former professional tennis player.

Dragana Zarić
Драгана Зарић
Country (sports) FR Yugoslavia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
ResidenceVršac, Serbia
Born (1977-08-01) 1 August 1977 (age 42)
Vršac, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$165,828
Singles
Career record233–164
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 157 (2 April 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2001, 2002)
French OpenQ3 (2001)
WimbledonQ1 (2001)
US OpenQ2 (2001)
Doubles
Career record218–122
Career titles0 WTA, 24 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (10 June 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
French Open3R (2002)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US Open1R (2001)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2002)

Her career high was No. 157 in singles, in spring of 2001, and No. 82 in doubles, in summer of 2002. She won four ITF titles and 24 in ITF doubles tournaments. She also played for the Yugoslavian Fed Cup team from 1995 until 2005.

Zarić started her professional career in 1994, and in 1995 she won her first ITF title, in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1998, she played her first WTA qualifying draws in Maria Lankowitz and Istanbul Cup, but lost. She kicked off the 2001 season with attempts to qualify on a couple of WTA and all Grand Slam tournaments, but failed to pass the qualifying rounds. In doubles, the same year, she got to the finals of the Budapest Grand Prix and the quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships.

Zarić retired from tennis 2006.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 April 2001 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Zsófia Gubacsi   Janette Husárová
  Tathiana Garbin
1–6, 3–6

Career statisticsEdit

Singles Finals: 13 (4-9)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 20 March 1995 Castellón de la Plana, Spain Clay   Miho Saeki 1–6, 6–1, 6–7(2–7)
Runner–up 2. 16 October 1995 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard   Emmanuelle Curutchet 6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 3. 30 October 1995 Nicosia, Cyprus Clay   Antoaneta Pandjerova 6–2, 6–3
Runner–up 4. 12 May 1997 Novi Sad, Serbia Clay   Tathiana Garbin 4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 5. 1 March 1998 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Elena Tatarkova 2–6, 6–4, 0–6
Runner–up 6. 30 April 2000 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Selima Sfar 5–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 07 May 2000 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay   Camille Pin 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Runner–up 8. 8 May 2000 Swansea, United Kingdom Clay   Christina Wheeler 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 22 October 2000 Cardiff, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Laurence Courtois 7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Runner–up 10. 18 February 2001 Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Irina Selyutina 3–6, 1–6
Runner–up 11. 17 February 2002 Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Zuzana Ondrášková 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner–up 12. 10 October 2004 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Miljana Adanko 3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 16 October 2004 Herceg Novi, Montenegro Clay   Maša Zec Peškirič 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles Finals: 40 (24-16)Edit

Outcome NO Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 24 April 1995 Bari, Italy Clay   Marina Gojković   Alice Canepa
  Giulia Casoni
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 20 November 1995 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Marina Lazarovska   Markéta Štusková
  Patricia Wartusch
4–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 04 March 1996 Büchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Marina Lazarovska   Lisa Fritz
  Katerina Tikhankina
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner–up 4. 7 April 1996 Athens, Greece Clay   Marlene Weingärtner   Annica Lindstedt
  Anna-Karin Svensson
0–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 5 May 1996 Balaguer, Spain Clay   Ariadne Katsoulis   Patricia Aznar
  Yolanda Clemot-Lerendegui
7–5, 6–4
Winner 6. 26 January 1997 Bastad, Sweden Hard (i)   Annica Lindstedt   Anna-Karin Svensson
  Patty Van Acker
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Runner–up 7. 2 February 1997 Rungsted, Denmark Carpet (i)   Kristina Pojatina   Linda Jansson
  Annica Lindstedt
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 8. 16 February 1997 Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia Carpet (i)   Hila Rosen   Barbara Schwartz
  Patricia Wartusch
1–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 20 April 1997 Bari, Italy Clay   Sandra Načuk   Tzipora Obziler
  Anna Smashnova
6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 10. 12 May 1997 Novi Sad, Serbia Clay   Teodora Nedeva   Tathiana Garbin
  Francesca Guardigli
4–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 25 May 1997 Skopje, Macedonia Clay   Teodora Nedeva   Laura Fodorean
  Katia Altilia
6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 12. 21 September 1997 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Sandra Načuk   Sandra Klösel
  Karin Kschwendt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 17 May 1998 Novi Sad, Serbia Clay   Tatjana Ječmenica   Antoaneta Pandjerova
  Desislava Topalova
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 14 September 1998 Otočec, Slovenia Clay   Nóra Köves   Katarina Srebotnik
  Jasmin Wöhr
2–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 15 February 1999 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nóra Köves   Lenka Němečková
  Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
Winner 16. 1 March 1999 Biel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Nóra Köves   Laura Bao
  Marylene Losey
6–2, 6–2
Winner 17. 17 October 1999 Welwyn, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Maja Matevžič   Magda Mihalache
  Zuzana Váleková
7–6(7–1), 5–7, 6–2
Winner 18. 8 May 2000 Swansea, United Kingdom Clay   Nóra Köves   Natalia Egorova
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 25 June 2000 Gorizia, Italy Clay   Maja Matevžič   Vanessa Menga
  Alicia Ortuño
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 20. 9 October 2000 Welwyn, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Shelley Stephens   Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
4–0, 5–3, 4–1
Winner 21. 16 September 2001 Bordeaux, France Clay   Sandra Načuk   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Runner–up 22. 4 November 2001 Bolton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Sandra Načuk   Maria Goloviznina
  Bahia Mouhtassine
4–6, 3–6
Winner 23. 12 February 2002 Sutton, United Kingdom Carpet   Sylvia Plischke   Maret Ani
  Galina Fokina
7–5, 6–3
Winner 24. 13 May 2002 Bromma, Sweden Clay   Katarina Mišić   Joana Cortez
  Tiffany Dabek
6–4, 6–4
Winner 25. 21 May 2002 Turin, Italy Clay   Katarina Mišić   Erica Krauth
  Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 26. 12 August 2002 Aosta, Italy Clay   Katarina Mišić   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 27. 15 October 2002 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Amanda Hopmans   Līga Dekmeijere
  Yvonne Doyle
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 28. 27 October 2002 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Katarina Mišić   Antoaneta Pandjerova
  Desislava Topalova
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 29. 18 February 2003 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Katarina Mišić   Olga Barabanschikova
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
4–6, 6–1, 5–7
Winner 30. 2 March 2003 Ostrava, Czech Republic Hard (i)   Roberta Vinci   Galina Voskoboeva
  Magdalena Zděnovcová
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 23 June 2003 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Maria Geznenge   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 32. 30 June 2003 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Maria Geznenge   Antonia Matic
  Angelika Rösch
1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 33. 21 September 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Desislava Topalova   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 7–5
Winner 34. 10 May 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Clay   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Sofia Arvidsson
  Hanna Nooni
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 35. 05 July 2004 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Katarina Mišić   Vanessa Henke
  Martina Müller
1–6, 5–7
Winner 36. 10 October 2004 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Katarina Mišić   Janette Bejlková
  Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
6–1, 6–2
Winner 37. 16 October 2004 Herceg Novi, Montenegro Clay   Katarina Mišić   Alja Zec Peškirič
  Maša Zec Peškirič
6–1, 6–2
Winner 38. 29 November 2004 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Katarina Mišić   Galina Fokina
  Raissa Gourevitch
7–5, 6–4
Winner 39. 06 December 2004 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Katarina Mišić   Galina Fokina
  Raissa Gourevitch
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 40. 30 January 2005 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Katarina Mišić   Sofia Arvidsson
  Martina Müller
2–6, 3–6

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