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Mervana Jugić-Salkić

Mervana Jugić-Salkić (born 14 May 1980) is a retired tennis player from Bosnia. She turned professional in 1999, and reached her highest singles ranking on 21 June 2004, when she was ranked world no. 99.[1] On 10 July 2006, Jugić-Salkić reached world no. 59 in doubles,[1] after winning ASB Classic in 2004 with Jelena Kostanić and Internazionali di Modena in 2005 with Yuliya Beygelzimer. She also won 15 singles and 43 doubles events organized by International Tennis Federation. During her career, she defeated players such as Yan Zi, Victoria Azarenka, Bethanie Mattek, Sania Mirza, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Nuria Llagostera Vives and Sybille Bammer.

Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH).jpg
Country (sports) Bosnia and Herzegovina
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1980-05-14) 14 May 1980 (age 39)
Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$535,920
Singles
Career record406–253
Career titles0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 99 (21 June 2004)
Current ranking-
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2004, 2009, 2013)
French Open1R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon1R (2004)
US OpenQ3 (2004)
Doubles
Career record361–188
Career titles2 WTA, 43 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (10 July 2006)
Current ranking-
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2009)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open2R (2004, 2005, 2012)

Personal lifeEdit

Jugić-Salkić was born to Hidajet and Hašiha Jugić.[2] She began playing tennis relatively late, aged 13, citing Gabriela Sabatini as her idol.[2] She is fluent in Bosnian and English.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (15–16)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 April 1999 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Petra Kučová 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 19 April 1999 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Petra Kučová 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 16 August 1999 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Stanislava Hrozenská 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 6 September 1999 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Olga Vymetálková 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 13 September 1999 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Eva Fislová 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 12 June 2000 Ankara, Turkey Clay   Stefanie Weiss 7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 18 September 2000 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Gabriela Chmelinová 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 2 July 2001 Camaiore, Italy Clay   Zuzana Zemenová 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 20 May 2002 Rijeka, Croatia Clay   Ivana Abramović 3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 30 September 2002 Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Nadja Pavić 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 30 June 2003 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives 6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. 25 August 2003 Rimini, Italy Clay   Mariya Koryttseva 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 8 September 2003 Torino, Italy Clay   Kaia Kanepi 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 29 September 2003 Caserta, Italy Clay   Virág Németh 6–7, 3–1 Ret.
Runner-up 7. 8 December 2003 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay   Capucine Rousseau 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 5 April 2004 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Lucia Krželj 2–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 10 January 2005 Stuttgart, Germany Hard   Sabine Klaschka 6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 17 January 2005 Grenoble, France Hard   Karen Paterson 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 7 February 2005 Capriolo, Italy Hard   Lucie Šafářová 4–6, 1–6
Winner 11. 28 February 2005 Buchen, Germany Hard   Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 2–0 Ret.
Runner-up 10. 12 December 2005 Bergamo, Italy Carpet   Ekaterina Bychkova 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 11. 10 April 2006 Patras, Greece Hard   Margit Rüütel 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 26 March 2007 Patras, Greece Hard   Maret Ani 4–5 Ret.
Winner 12. 16 July 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Chan Chin-wei 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 24 March 2008 La Palma, Spain Hard   Kristina Barrois 1–5 Ret.
Winner 13. 25 August 2008 Vlaardingen, Netherlands Clay   Giulia Gabba 6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 14. 1 September 2008 Martina Franca, Italy Clay   Anna Floris 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 22 September 2008 Lecce, Italy Clay   Angelika Rösch 2–6, 7–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 11 April 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Galina Voskoboeva 7–6, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 30 July 2012 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Carina Witthöft 6–2. 6–4
Runner-up 16. 6 August 2012 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Maša Zec-Peškirič 0–6, 4–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (2–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Tour Championships (0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0)
Premier (0)
International (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Clay   Jelena Kostanić Tošić   Paola Suárez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 11 July 2005 Modena, Italy Clay   Yuliya Beygelzimer   Gabriela Navrátilová
  Michaela Paštiková
6–2, 6–0
Runner–up 3. 14 April 2008 Estoril, Portugal Clay   İpek Şenoğlu   Flavia Pennetta
  Maria Kirilenko
4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. 16 July 2012 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Catalina Castaño
  Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 5–7, [5–10]

Doubles finals: 68 (43–25)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 September 1998 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Diane Asensio   Lana Miholcek
  Gréta Arn
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 12 June 2000 Ankara, Turkey Clay   Marina Lazarovska   Kalina Diankova
  İpek Şenoğlu
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 11 September 2000 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Ljiljana Nanušević   Bianca Kamper
  Stefanie Haidner
3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 2 April 2001 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Zuzana Hejdová   Gabriela Chmelinová
  Petra Kučová
6–1, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 9 July 2001 Sezze, Italy Clay   Alena Paulenková   Marisol Berengeno
  Margot Torre
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 30 September 2002 Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Katarina Kachlikova   Lenka Snajdrova
  Kika Hogendoorn
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 7. 18 November 2002 Zagreb, Croatia Hard   Karolina Šprem   Jelena Kostanić-Tošić
  Matea Mezak
6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 7 April 2003 Cavtat, Croatia Clay   Darija Jurak   Nina Bratchikova
  Raissa Gourevitch
6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. 14 April 2003 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Darija Jurak   Gabriela Niculescu
  Monica Niculescu
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 10. 19 May 2003 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Darija Jurak   Paulina Slitrova
  Petra Cetkovská
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 26 May 2003 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Darija Jurak   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 9 June 2003 Grado, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Laura Dell'Angelo
  Giorgia Mortello
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 13. 4 August 2003 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Stefanie Haidner
  Lubomira Bacheva
6–1, 6–2
Winner 14. 11 August 2003 Martina Franca, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Paula García
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 15. 25 August 2003 Rimini, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Alice Canepa
  Emily Stellato
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
Winner 16. 8 September 2003 Turin, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Olga Lazarchuk
  Yuliana Fedak
6–4, 6–2
Winner 16. 20 October 2003 Saint Raphael, France Hard   Darija Jurak   Maret Ani
  Camille Pin
6–2, 6–1
Winner 17. 24 November 2003 Průhonice, Czech Republic Carpet   Darija Jurak   Olga Vymetálková
  Gabriela Chmelinová
7–5, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 6 September 2004 Fano, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Delia Sescioreanu
5–7, 6–1, 2–6
Runner-up 19. 20 September 2004 Biella, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Erica Krauth
  Martina Müller
2–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 10 January 2005 Stuttgart, Germany Hard   Darija Jurak   Danielle Harmsen
  Eva Pera
6–3, 7–5
Winner 21. 17 January 2005 Grenoble, France Hard   Darija Jurak   Anaïs Laurendon
  Émilie Bacquet
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 31 January 2005 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet   Darija Jurak   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
  Tina Pisnik
2–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 23. 28 February 2005 Buchen, Germany Hard   Darija Jurak   Andrea Petkovic
  Korina Perkovic
6–2, 6–2
Winner 24. 18 April 2005 Bari, Italy Clay   Stefanie Haidner   Stefania Chieppa
  Romina Oprandi
6–3, 7–6
Winner 25. 25 April 2005 Taranto, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Tatiana Poutchek
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 26. 20 June 2005 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Darija Jurak   Eva Fislová
  Stanislava Hrozenská
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 26 September 2005 Biella, Italy Clay   Maret Ani   Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
4–6, 6–7
Winner 28. 21 November 2005 Poitiers, France Hard   Maret Ani   Nina Bratchikova
  Akgul Amanmuradova
7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 29. 10 April 2006 Patras, Greece Hard   Yana Levchenko   Christina Horiatopoulos
  Jarmila Gajdošová
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 30. 31 July 2006 Martina Franca, Italy Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall   Ivana Abramović
  Aurélie Védy
3–6, 2–6
Winner 31. 14 August 2006 Rimini, Italy Clay   Gabriela Chmelinová   Ekaterina Dzehalevich
  Ekaterina Lopes
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 32. 23 October 2006 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   İpek Şenoğlu   Katie O'Brien
  Sorana Cîrstea
W/O
Winner 33. 11 December 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Jelena Kostanić-Tošić   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Valeria Bondarenko
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 34. 12 February 2007 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States Hard   İpek Şenoğlu   Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Sofia Arvidsson
6–7, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 35. 19 February 2007 Clearwater, United States Hard   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Ryōko Fuda
  Seiko Okamoto
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 36. 26 March 2007 Patras, Greece Hard   Anna Koumantou   Olga Brózda
  Lenka Tvarošková
3–6, 1–3 Ret.
Winner 37. 18 June 2007 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Carmen Klaschka
  Magda Mihalache
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 38. 2 July 2007 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Anna Koumantou   Teodora Mirčić
  Hanna Nooni
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 39. 9 July 2007 Biella, Italy Clay   Renata Voráčová   Kaia Kanepi
  Maret Ani
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 40. 30 July 2007 Rimini, Italy Clay   Karolina Jovanović   Maret Ani
  Andreja Klepač
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 41. 3 September 2007 Mestre, Italy Clay   Darya Kustova   Margit Rüütel
  Alisa Kleybanova
2–6, 5–7
Winner 42. 22 October 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   İpek Şenoğlu   Elise Tamaëla
  Kim Kilsdonk
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 43. 17 March 2008 Tenerife, Spain Hard   Tzipora Obziler   Julie Coin
  Violette Huck
4–6, 3–6
Winner 44. 21 July 2008 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France Hard   Teodora Mirčić   Darina Sedenkova
  Justine Ozga
6–1, 6–4
Winner 45. 4 August 2008 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy Clay   Aurélie Védy   Valentina Sulpizio
  Verdiana Verardi
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 46. 11 August 2008 Palić, Serbia Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Magdalena Kiszczyńska
  Olga Brózda
3–6, 6–7
Winner 47. 25 August 2008 Vlaardingen, Netherlands Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Irina Kuzmina-Rimsa
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–1, 6–2
Winner 48. 15 September 2008 Mestre, Italy Clay   Aurélie Védy   Violette Huck
  Margalita Chakhnashvili
6–2, 6–3
Winner 49. 6 October 2008 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard   Kristina Barrois   Julie Coin
  Violette Huck
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 50. 17 November 2008 Odense, Denmark Carpet   Gabriela Chmelinová   Sarah Borwell
  Courtney Nagle
4–6, 4–6
Winner 51. 26 April 2010 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Darija Jurak   Kristina Mladenovic
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
0–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 52. 21 June 2010 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Emma Laine   Julia Glushko
  Pemra Özgen
6–2, 6–3
Winner 53. 28 June 2010 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Emma Laine   Anastasiya Lytovchenko
  Tetyana Arefyeva
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 54. 1 November 2010 Nantes, France Clay   Darija Jurak   Anna Smith
  Anne Keothavong
7–5, 1–6, [6–10]
Winner 55. 31 January 2011 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Remi Tezuka
  Shuko Aoyama
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 56. 14 February 2011 Surprise, United States Hard   Tetiana Luzhanska   Remi Tezuka
  Shuko Aoyama
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 57. 14 February 2011 Hammond, United States Hard   Melanie South   Christina Fusano
  Julie Ditty
3–6, 3–6
Winner 58. 20 June 2011 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Emma Laine   Tímea Babos
  Ksenia Lykina
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 59. 27 June 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Emma Laine   Alexandra Cadanțu
  Diana Buzean
4–6, 6–2, [5–10]
Winner 60. 26 September 2011 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard   Anne Keothavong   Ekaterina Ivanova
  Ksenia Lykina
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 61. 31 October 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Ana Vrljić   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
6–4, 1–6, [7–10]
Winner 62. 20 February 2012 Mildura, Australia Grass   Ksenia Lykina   Stephanie Bengson
  Tyra Calderwood
5–7, 7–5, [10–7]
Runner-up 63. 31 October 2011 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Sandra Klemenschits   Isabella Shinikova
  Ulrikke Eikeri
3–6, 4–6
Winner 64. 2 July 2012 Biella, Italy Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Sandra Klemenschits
  Tatjana Maria
1–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 65. 6 August 2012 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Sandra Klemenschits   Renata Voráčov
  Natela Dzalamidze
6–2, 6–3
Winner 66. 22 October 2012 Poitiers, France Hard   Catalina Castaño   Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
  Tatjana Maria
6–4, 5–7, [10–4]
Winner 67. 29 October 2012 Nantes, France Hard   Catalina Castaño   Petra Cetkovská
  Renata Voráčová
6–4, 6–4
Winner 68. 6 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Renata Voráčová   Jana Čepelová
  Anna Schmiedlova
6–1, 6–1

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q2 A Q1 A A Q2 A A A Q2 3–4
French Open 1R 1R Q1 A A Q1 A A A Q1 3–5
Wimbledon 1R Q2 Q2 A A Q3 A A A Q1 4–5
US Open Q3 Q1 A A A A A A A A 2–2

Women's doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 1R A A 2R A A A 1R 1–4
French Open 1R A 2R A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1–5
Wimbledon 1R A 3R A 1R 1R A A A 1R 4–5
US Open 2R 2R A A A A A A 2R A 3–3
Win–Loss 1–4 1–1 3–3 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 9–17

ReferencesEdit

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