Maja Matevžič

Maja Matevžič (born 13 June 1980) is a former professional tennis player from Slovenia. Both her most recent WTA Tour singles and doubles matches were played on 21 August 2005 at Toronto.

Maja Matevžič
Country (sports)Slovenia
ResidenceLjubljana, Slovenia
Born (1980-06-13) 13 June 1980 (age 41)
Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$593,426
Singles
Career record199–149
Career titles1 WTA 4 ITF
Highest ranking38 (25 August 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003)
French Open2R (2003)
Wimbledon3R (2002, 2003)
US Open3R (2001)
Doubles
Career record105–100
Career titles2 WTA 5 ITF
Highest ranking34 (23 June 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2003)
French OpenQF (2003)
WimbledonOF (2001)
US Open3R (2002, 2003)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–5

She retired because of injuries in September 2006. Her last tournament was in Portorož, Slovenia, where she played doubles with Tina Križan.

Maja wanted to open a tennis school in Slovenia. She would like pass on her knowledge to boys and girls in her country.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (1–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Oct 2002 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Iveta Benešová 6–0, 6–1

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–1)
Tier IV & V (1–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 2002 Strasbourg, France Clay   Caroline Dhenin   Jennifer Hopkins
  Jelena Kostanić Tošić
6–0, 4–6, 4–6
Win 2. Oct 2002 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Henrieta Nagyová   Meilen Tu
  Nathalie Dechy
6–4, 6–0
Win 3. May 2003 Strasbourg, France Clay   Sonya Jeyaseelan   Laura Granville
  Jelena Kostanić Tošić
6–4, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 7 (4–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 May 1998 ITF San Severino, Italy Clay   Patty Van Acker 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 28 May 2000 ITF Biella, Italy Clay   Nathalie Viérin 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 10 September 2000 ITF Fano, Italy Clay   Flora Perfetti 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 5 March 2001 ITF Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Ekaterina Kozhokina 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 22 July 2001 ITF Modena, Italy Clay   Kaia Kanepi 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 6. 29 July 2001 ITF Ettenheim, Germany Clay   Kaia Kanepi 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 4 August 2002 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 12 (5–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 31 May 1998 ITF San Severino, Italy Clay   Ana Škafar   Rebecca Jensen
  Kristina Pojatina
w/o
Runner-up 2. 9 May 1999 ITF Verona, Italy Clay   Dragana Ilić   Melisa Arévalo
  Sabrina Valenti
6–7, 6–7
Winner 3. 17 May 1999 ITF Pesaro, Italy Clay   Dragana Ilić   Marijana Kovačević
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 17 October 1999 ITF Welwyn, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Dragana Zarić   Magda Mihalache
  Zuzana Váleková
7–6(7–1), 5–7, 6–2
Winner 5. 7 November 1999 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Valentina Sassi   Victoria Courmes-Benedetti
  Laëtitia Sanchez
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 29 May 2000 ITF Modena, Italy Clay   Tina Hergold   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 25 June 2000 ITF Gorizia, Italy Clay   Dragana Zarić   Vanessa Menga
  Alicia Ortuño
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 10 July 2000 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Maria Paola Zavagli   Adriana Barna
  Anna Zaporozhanova
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Runner-up 9. 23 July 2000 ITF Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Conchita Martínez Granados
6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 8 October 2000 ITF Makarska, Croatia Clay   Maja Palaveršić   Eva Martincová
  Alena Vašková
2–4, 1–4, 4–2, 2–4
Runner-up 11. 4 December 2000 ITF Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Caroline Schneider   Justine Henin
  Virginie Razzano
2–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 23 July 2001 ITF Ettenheim, Germany Clay   Eva Dyrberg   Katalin Marosi
  Irina Selyutina
w/o

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