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Irena Pavlovic (Serbian: Irena Pavlović, Ирена Павловић, pronounced [irěːna pǎːʋloʋitɕ]; born 28 September 1988) is a French former tennis player of Serbian descent.[1][2] Born in Serbian capital Belgrade, she moved to Paris when she was three.[1]

Irena Pavlović
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Irena Pavlovic in 2014
Country (sports) France
ResidenceParis, France
Born (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 30)
Belgrade, Serbia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$418,053
Singles
Career record260–234
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking138 (8 October 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French Open2R (2012)
WimbledonQ3 (2012, 2014)
US OpenQ3 (2012, 2014)
Doubles
Career record124–75
Career titles14 ITF
Highest ranking107 (21 February 2011)

Pavlovic won four singles and 14 doubles events organized by the International Tennis Federation. Her highest WTA rankings were No. 138 in singles and 107 in doubles.

She was awarded with wild cards for two WTA Tour tournaments in 2009, Internationaux de Strasbourg and French Open, which was her first Grand Slam appearance. Pavlovic lost in the first round both times to, respectively, Kristina Barrois and Akgul Amanmuradova. In her career, she defeated players such as Monica Niculescu, Anne Keothavong and Marina Eraković.[3]

Early and personal lifeEdit

Pavlovic who was born in Belgrade (SFR Yugoslavia then) to Dragan and Mirjana[4] has a brother, Filip, who was a basketball player.[1] Russian tennis player Arina Rodionova is a good friend of Pavlovic,[5] who began playing tennis aged four, with Monica Seles as her idol.[1] Upon being coached by Christophe Serriere and Danyel Ristic,[4] she was coached at famous academy of Patrick Mouratoglou.[6]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (4–10)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 22 January 2006 Tipton, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Virginie Pichet 4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 2. 29 January 2006 Hull, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Melanie South 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 22 July 2006 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass   Georgie Gent 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 August 2006 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard   Jane O'Donoghue 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Runner–up 5. 15 October 2006 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Angelique Kerber 0–6, 4–6
Runner–up 6. 26 February 2007 Portimão, Portugal Hard   Neuza Silva 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 7. 18 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Monique Adamczak 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Runner–up 8. 6 December 2009 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Alicia Molik 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 9. 19 April 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard   Chan Yung-jan 2–6, 1–6
Runner–up 10. 6 June 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Liana Ungur 3–6, 0–6
Runner–up 11. 13 September 2010 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Julia Schruff 0–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 7 July 2013 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay   Angelique van der Meet 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 13. 11 August 2013 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 14. 8 February 2014 Launceston, Australia Hard   Olivia Rogowska 7–5, 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 23 (14–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 8 October 2006 Nantes, France Hard (i)   Sabine Lisicki   Rebecca Llewellyn
  Melanie South
2–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 20 September 2008 Madrid, Spain Hard   Julie Coin   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 27 September 2008 Granada, Spain Hard   Regina Kulikova   Leticia Costas
  Maite Gabarrus
w/o
Winner 4. 19 December 2008 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Maša Zec Peškirič   Elena Chalova
  Valeria Savinykh
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [10–3]
Winner 5. 26 September 2009 Madrid, Spain Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Claire Feuerstein
  Constance Sibille
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 4 December 2009 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Arina Rodionova   Jocelyn Rae
  Emelyn Starr
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 7. 7 February 2010 Belfort, France Carpet (i)   Elena Bovina   Nikola Hofmanova
  Karina Pimkina
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 8. 6 March 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Elena Bovina   Maret Ani
  Vitalia Diatchenko
6–0, 6–1
Winner 9. 28 March 2010 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Nina Bratchikova   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–3]
Winner 10. 14 May 2010 Caserta, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Nicole Clerico
  Rebecca Marino
6–3, 6–3
Winner 11. 5 June 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Irina Buryachok   Nicole Clerico
  Karolina Kosińska
6–1, 6–1
Winner 12. 4 July 2010 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Mandy Minella   Magdalena Kiszczyńska
  Erika Sema
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 13. 12 September 2010 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Ksenia Lykina   Daniëlle Harmsen
  Bibiane Schoofs
3–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 25 September 2010 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Vitalia Diatchenko   Claire Feuerstein
  Vesna Manasieva
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 15. 17 October 2010 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Tatjana Malek   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Selima Sfar
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 16. 20 November 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Emma Laine   Claire Feuerstein
  Valeria Savinykh
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 17. 12 June 2011 Campobasso, Italy Clay   Ani Mijačika   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 18. 3 July 2011 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Marina Melnikova
  Sofia Shapatava
6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 19. 17 July 2011 Cáceres, Spain Hard   Victoria Larrière   Richèl Hogenkamp
  Maria João Koehler
4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 20. 28 August 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Sandra Klemenschits   Julie Coin
  Eva Hrdinová
4–6, 5–7
Runner–up 21. 15 October 2011 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Eirini Georgatou   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 22. 20 October 2012 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Stefanie Vögele   Magda Linette
  Sandra Zaniewska
1–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Runner-up 23. 26 April 2014 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kristýna Plíšková   Chan Chin-wei
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Irena Pavlovic at the Women's Tennis Association   (Biography)
  2. ^ Irena Pavlovic – Tennis News, Bio, Quotes, Pictures tennis-x.com
  3. ^ Irena Pavlovic at the Women's Tennis Association   (Activity)
  4. ^ a b Biographie et palmares www.irenapavlovic.net
  5. ^ Arina Rodionova: «J’espère rejouer avec Irena!» www.irenapavlovic.net (4 December 2009)
  6. ^ Irena vue par… Patrick Mouratoglou www.irenapavlovic.net (23 May 2009)

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