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Jelena Kostanić Tošić (née Kostanić; born 6 July 1981) is a retired tennis player from Croatia.

Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Jelena Kostanic Tosic Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1981-07-06) 6 July 1981 (age 38)
Split, SFRY
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned proJuly 1999
RetiredSeptember 2010
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,577,765
Singles
Career record328–261
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (26 July 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2000, 2006, 2007)
French Open2R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
US Open3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record198–179
Career titles8 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 30 (4 October 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open2R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon2R (2002, 2004)
US OpenQF (2008)

On July 26, 2004 she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 32. On October 4, 2004 she reached her highest doubles ranking of No. 30. Kostanić Tošić won eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour and four singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. As a junior, she won the 1998 Australian Open.

Kostanić Tošić married Croatian table tennis player Roko Tošić on July 8, 2006 (until January 6, 2007[1] she competed as Jelena Kostanić).

At the 2008 Australian Open, Tošić was defeated in the first round by the eventual champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets.[2]

Playing for Croatia at the Fed Cup, Kostanić Tošić has a win–loss 19–20.

Her last professional tournament was the 2010 US Open.[3]

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PersonalEdit

Jelena started playing tennis at age 7. She was eventually coached by Alan Maric; off-court trainer was Slaven Hrvoj. Father Slobodan is an external bank auditor; mother Smiljana is a dental nurse; sister Marina is a student of economics. Entire family plays recreational tennis on private court.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles : 3 (0-3)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0/1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0/2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 10, 2003 Helsinki, Finland Clay   Anna Smashnova 6–4, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. February 12, 2006 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Shahar Pe'er 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. February 19, 2006 Bangalore, India Hard   Mara Santangelo 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Doubles: 16 (8-8)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (5/4) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (3/4) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 26 April 1999 Bol, Croatia Clay   Michaela Paštiková   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Andreea Vanc
7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–2
Winner 2. 8 November 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Tina Pisnik   Rika Hiraki
  Yuka Yoshida
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 23 April 2000 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Sandra Načuk   Lubomira Bacheva
  Cristina Torrens Valero
0–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 6 May 2002 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Henrieta Nagyová   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Silvija Talaja
6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 20 May 2002 Strasbourg, France Clay   Jennifer Hopkins   Caroline Dhenin
  Maja Matevžič
0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 May 2003 Strasbourg, France Clay   Laura Granville   Sonya Jeyaseelan
  Maja Matevžič
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 5 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–6(7–6), 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 12 January 2004 Canberra, Australia Hard   Claudine Schaul   Caroline Dhenin
  Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 19 June 2004 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Claudine Schaul   Lisa McShea
  Milagros Sequera
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová   Nicole Pratt
  Émilie Loit
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 25 September 2005 Portorož, Slovenia Hard   Katarina Srebotnik   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Roberta Vinci
4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 9 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard   Jill Craybas   Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1 October 2006 Guangzhou, China Hard   Vania King   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
4–6, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 7. 8 October 2006 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Vania King   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–2
Winner 8. 15 October 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Vania King   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Natalie Grandin
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 23 February 2008 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Martina Müller   Iveta Benešová
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
3–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (4-6)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
Runner-up 1. 29 September 1997 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 5 April 1998 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Nadia Petrova 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 20 September 1998 Otočec, Slovenia Clay   Anca Barna 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 28 February 1999 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Lorna Woodroffe 7–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Libuše Průšová 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 1 July 2001 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Bahia Mouhtassine 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Émilie Loit 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 20 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 15 June 2008 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay   Anna-Lena Grönefeld 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 20 July 2008 Biella, Italy Clay   Mara Santangelo 3–6, 1–6

Doubles (10–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 21 April 1997 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Katia Altilia
  Charlotte Aagaard
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 29 April 1997 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Yvette Basting
  Susanne Trik
7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 23 March 1998 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Ľudmila Cervanová
  Zuzana Váleková
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 5 April 1998 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Helena Vildová
  Antoaneta Pandjerova
7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 6 September 1998 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Michaela Paštiková   Hiroko Mochizuki
  Ryoko Takemura
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Magda Mihalache   Cho Yoon-jeong
  Park Sung-hee
6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 11 June 2001 Grado, Italy Clay   Magda Mihalache   Renata Kučerová
  Eva Martincová
5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 24 November 2002 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i)   Matea Mezak   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Karolina Šprem
2–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard   Matea Mezak   Zsófia Gubacsi
  Darya Kustova
6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. 11 December 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Valeria Bondarenko
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 11 May 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Stéphanie Foretz   Melinda Czink
  Sunitha Rao
4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 13 July 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Maret Ani   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Stefanie Vögele
6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R
French Open A 1R A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A
US Open 2R 2R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australian Open A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R
French Open A 1R A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A
US Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Hobart". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Sharapova books Davenport meeting
  3. ^ http://www.jutarnji.hr/kostanic-tosic--nikada-se-nisam-isticala--mozda-je-u-tome-problem/884016/ ‹See Tfd›(in Croatian)

External linksEdit