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Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (née Lučić; Croatian pronunciation: [mǐrjana lûtʃitɕ, - lǔː-, - lûː-];[2][3][4] born 9 March 1982)[1] is a Croatian professional tennis player. She enjoyed a meteoric rise on the WTA Tour in the late 1990s, during which she set several "youngest-ever" records. She captured the women's doubles title at the 1998 Australian Open when she was 15 years-old, partnered with Martina Hingis. She also won the first ever professional tournament she entered, the 1997 Croatian Ladies Open, and defended it the following year at age 16, making her the youngest player in history to successfully defend a title.[5] She then reached the semifinals of the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, beating world No. 4 Monica Seles and eighth seed Nathalie Tauziat, the previous year's finalist, before she lost to Steffi Graf in three sets.[1] Following a series of personal problems from 2000 onwards, she faded from the scene.

Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
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Lučić-Baroni at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceSarasota, Florida, U.S.[1]
Born (1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 37)
Dortmund, West Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro26 April 1997[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,253,458
Singles
Career record401–326 (55.2%)
Career titles3 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (1 May 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
French Open3R (2001, 2015)
WimbledonSF (1999)
US Open4R (2014)
Doubles
Career record85–87
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 19 (26 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1998)
French Open3R (2013, 2016)
WimbledonQF (2013)
US Open3R (2013)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonF (1998)
Team competitions
Fed Cup14–3
Last updated on: 5 March 2019.

After toiling on the ITF Women's Circuit through much of the next decade, Lučić re-emerged as a WTA regular following the 2010 season. In September 2014, she upset world No. 2 Simona Halep in the third round of the US Open.[6] The following week, she beat Venus Williams at the Tournoi de Québec final to claim the title, which set the record for the longest gap between titles in the Open Era.[7] In January 2017, almost 18 years after her first Grand Slam semifinal, Lučić-Baroni reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, upsetting two top-5-ranked players before losing to Serena Williams. Three months later, she entered the singles rankings' top 20 for the first time in her career.

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CareerEdit

Junior successEdit

Lučić began playing tennis at age four by hiding in the car when her older sister went to tennis classes and then sneaking into the lessons herself.[citation needed] As a junior player, she won the girls' singles title at the US Open in 1996, and the girls' singles and doubles crowns at the Australian Open in 1997, becoming the third player in the open era to win two junior Grand Slam singles titles before her 15th birthday (the others being Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati).

1997–98: Grand Slam titleEdit

Lučić turned professional in April 1997 at the age of 15. One week after turning pro, she won the first WTA Tour event she played in at Bol. She then reached the final of her second career event in Strasbourg, where she lost to Steffi Graf.

In 1998, playing in her first tour doubles event, Lučić became the youngest player in history to win a title at the Australian Open at the age of 15 years, 10 months and 21 days, when she and Hingis won the women's doubles title. The win made Lučić the first player to win both the first singles and doubles events they had ever played in on the WTA Tour. She went on to win the second doubles event of her career when she partnered with Hingis to win the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Later that year, Lučić defended her singles title at Bol, becoming the youngest player ever to defend a tour title at age 16 years, one month and 24 days. Partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi, she also finished runner-up in the 1998 mixed-doubles event of Wimbledon.

1999: Wimbledon semifinal, personal problemsEdit

In 1999, Lučić achieved her career-best Grand Slam singles performance when she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, before losing in three sets to Graf. She beat Erika deLone and Mariana Díaz Oliva before she beat world No. 4 and nine-time Grand Slam champion Monica Seles in the third round. She saw off Tamarine Tanasugarn and then beat 1998 Wimbledon finalist Nathalie Tauziat in the quarterfinals, after Tauziat served for the match twice in the third set.

After 1999, Lučić suffered a series of personal and financial problems and failed to make any further significant impact on the tour. She said that she had been abused by her father, Marinko, from early childhood.[8][9][10][11] She continued to compete until the 2003 US Open, then proceeded to take an extended hiatus from competition; her career-high rankings were world No. 32 in singles and No. 19 in doubles (both achieved in 1998). She played only two tournaments in the 2004, 2005, and 2006 seasons combined.

2007–08: Return to tourEdit

Mirjana Lučić gave an interview in the New York Daily News in April 2006, explaining why she stopped playing and describing her life with an abusive father, vowing that would not stop her and she would continue to fight to the end. She had been training with a new coach, Ivan Beroš, and said she was fit and ready to continue tennis.[12]

As a wildcard in the qualifying draw of the Cellular South Cup in Memphis in February, Lučić won one match (defeating Melanie Oudin) before losing in the second round to Natalie Grandin. She was also awarded a wildcard to the 2007 Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells in March, where she again won her first match before losing in the second round.[13]

She also received a wildcard to the Tiro A Volo tournament in Rome, where she lost in the first round to Karin Knapp. That was her third tournament within the previous 12 months, and she received her first WTA ranking (No. 524) since her return to the professional tour.

Even though she lost the first round to Knapp in the $100,000 Rome Challenger, she received a qualifying wildcard for the 1.3 million dollar WTA tournament in May at the same city and beat the 65th-ranked player in the world, Elena Vesnina. She then went on to lose to Catalina Castaño in the second round. Her ranking fell to 444 with the result.

Lučić played a mixture of ITF and WTA qualifiers in 2008, her best result reaching the quarterfinals in Florence in May. In September 2008, Mirjana started working with her new coach Alberto Gutierrez, planning to play a full schedule the following year.

2009–11Edit

In the 2009 season, she was given a wildcard into the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. In her first WTA main-draw match since 2007 Indian Wells, she lost to Anne Keothavong in the first round.

Lučić then continued to toil on the ITF Circuit for several years prior to mounting somewhat of a comeback in the 2010 season. During that year, Lučić won her first title in 12 years at a $25,000 event in Jackson, Florida on 11 April. Shortly after, Lučić qualified for the WTA event in Birmingham, going on to win her first main-draw match since 2007 in Indian Wells, this time over Colombian Mariana Duque. She continued her good form as she defeated fellow Croatian player Karolina Šprem in the second round. She was beaten by top-20 player Aravane Rezaï of France in the third round. Lučić then competed in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament in Roehampton. She won her first two rounds and beat Michaëlla Krajicek in the third round to qualify for the main draw of Wimbledon, her first Grand Slam since the 2002 US Open. After a good showing, Lučić fell to 14th seed Victoria Azarenka in the first round on Centre Court.

After Wimbledon, Lučić moved onto the European summer clay-court events. She failed to qualify for the Swedish Open in Bastad but the following week came through three rounds of qualifying at Palermo event, and won her first round match, defeating Pauline Parmentier 7–5, 0–6, 7–6 recovering from a 0–4 third set deficit and saving three match points. She then fell to third seed Sara Errani in the second round recovering a 2–4 deficit to force a tie-break before falling 0–6, 6–7. Her ranking rose to No. 151.

Following Palermo, Lučić returned to the United States for the summer hard-court season. Her first event was the Premier event in Stanford, the Bank of the West Classic. Seeded fifth in the qualifying draw, Lučić defeated both Heidi El Tabakh and Tamaryn Hendler in straight sets before repeating her Wimbledon victory over Michaëlla Krajicek with a straight-sets win to qualify for the main draw where she lost to Maria Kirilenko.

In the US Open, after winning three qualifying matches to enter the main draw, she beat Alicia Molik to set up a second round clash with No. 4 seed Jelena Janković. Lučić lost in three sets. Even with this defeat, this was her best performance in a Grand Slam championship for nearly a decade.

Lučić started out the 2011 season poorly with a string of early losses on both the WTA Tour and ITF Circuit early in the year. Her fortunes began to change during the clay court season where Lučić reached her first WTA quarterfinal in over ten years at the Strasbourg event, losing to Anabel Medina Garrigues. She married restaurateur Daniele Baroni in December 2011.[14]

2012Edit

Lučić-Baroni began the 2012 season losing in qualifying at Brisbane and Sydney in January. She also failed to qualify for the Australian Open. She struggled to find her form, losing early at the tournaments in Midland and Memphis, as well as the Premier line-up events of Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston. She also lost in the first round at Roland Garros to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Lučić-Baroni had a breakthrough run at Wimbledon, reaching the third round as a qualifier. She stunned ninth seed Marion Bartoli en route to the second round. However, her run was ended by Roberta Vinci in a tight match.

2014: US Open fourth round, first titles in 16 yearsEdit

At the Wimbledon Championships, Lučić-Baroni faced former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the first round but lost to the Belarusian in straight sets, after having set points in the second set.[15]

A few weeks later, a resurgent Lučić-Baroni made major waves at the US Open. She defeated No. 25 seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), and Shahar Peer in the second round, 6–7(8–10), 6–3, 6–2, to gain a berth in the third round for the first time since 1998.[16] She then pulled off a huge upset, stunning second-seed Simona Halep in straight sets, 7–6, 6–2, to win a spot in the round of 16—the best result of her career at this tournament, and her best showing at a Grand Slam since reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1999.[17] She went on to lose this round to 13th seed Sara Errani in three sets 3–6, 6–2, 0–6.

However, only two weeks later, she entered the Quebec City event and reached the singles final, where she pulled off another major upset by beating Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3 on 14 September, setting a record for the longest gap between titles in WTA history, as her previous win happened 16 years and four months earlier at the 1998 Croatian Bol Ladies Open.[18] In addition, paired with Czech player Lucie Hradecká, she won the doubles final of the tournament on the same day.

2015–16Edit

 
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 2015 Wimbledon Championships

In 2015 Lučić-Baroni had a second consecutive finish in the top 100 of the WTA rankings, ending the season ranked No. 67. Her best performance was reaching the semifinals of Quebec City.

In 2016 she reached the final in the Strasbourg event, where she lost in straight sets to Caroline Garcia.

2017: Return to a Grand Slam semifinal and career-high rankingEdit

Mirjana entered the Australian Open ranked 79 in the world. In the first round she beat Wang Qiang in three sets to advance into the second round where she upset the third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets. In the third round she defeated Maria Sakkari in three sets. In the fourth round she defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals where she pulled another major upset, beating Karolina Pliskova, a heavy favorite to win the tournament in three tight sets where she made her first Australian Open semifinals and her first semifinal appearance since she did so in the 1999 Wimbledon Championships 18 years ago. She then proceeded to lose in two sets against six-time Australian Open champion and No. 2 seed Serena Williams. She reached her highest ranking of No. 29 on 30 January, eclipsing her previous best of No. 32 set in May 1998. On 1 May, she cracked the top 20 for the first time.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles (1–0)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1998 Australian Open Hard   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon Grass   Mahesh Bhupathi   Serena Williams
  Max Mirnyi
4–6, 4–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 1997 Bol Open, Croatia Tier IV Clay   Corina Morariu 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–1 May 1997 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Tier III Clay   Steffi Graf 2–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 May 1998 Bol Open, Croatia Tier IV Clay   Corina Morariu 6–4, 6–2
Win 3–1 Sep 2014 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i)   Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–2 May 2016 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Caroline Garcia 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 1998 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 Feb 1998 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Tier I Carpet (i)   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2–1 May 1998 Bol Open, Croatia Tier IV Clay   Joannette Kruger   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
w/o
Win 3–1 Sep 2014 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i)   Lucie Hradecká   Julia Görges
  Andrea Hlaváčková
6–3, 7–6(10–8)

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. 15 December 1996 Salzburg, Austria Carpet (i)   Chanda Rubin 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 22 June 1997 Marseille, France Clay   Amelie Cocheteux 6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 August 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Sandra Dopfer 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1 November 2009 Bayamon, Puerto Rico Hard   Rossana de los Ríos 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 11 April 2010 Jackson, United States Clay   Jamie Hampton 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 26 September 2010 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Lindsay Lee-Waters 6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 October 2013 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   An-Sophie Mestach 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (3–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 December 1996 Salzburg, Austria Carpet (i)   Chanda Rubin   Adriana Barna
  Anca Barna
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 4 November 2012 New Braunfels, United States Hard   Elena Bovina   Mariana Duque-Mariño
  Adriana Pérez
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 3. 10 February 2013 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Melinda Czink   Maria-Fernanda Alves
  Samantha Murray
5–7, 6–4, [10–7]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Win–Loss includes only WTA Tour and Grand Slam tournaments main-draw results.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A A A A A 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R 0 / 10 7–10
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R Q2 A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 11 6–11
Wimbledon A 2R SF 2R Q1 A Q3 A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 11 11–11
US Open 3R 3R 2R 1R Q2 1R Q1 A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 13 12–13
Win–Loss 2–1 4–3 6–4 1–4 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–4 2–3 1–4 3–4 3–4 2–4 6–4 1–1 0 / 45 36–45
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A 1R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A A A 2R A A A Q2 Q1 2R Q1 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 10 3–10
Miami A 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 1R 1R QF A 0 / 8 6–8
Madrid Not Held A A Q1 A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 3 1–3
Beijing Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A A A A A 3R 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A A A A A 3R 1R A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Rome A SF A 1R A A A A A A Q2 A A A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 3R A 0 / 4 6–4
Canada A A 3R A A A A A A A A A A A Q1 Q3 A Q1 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Cincinnati Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A Q1 Q1 A A 2R A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Tokyo / Wuhan A 1R A A A A A A A A A A A A A Q1 A A 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 1–3
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 / 5
Overall W–L 12–3 15–11 11–13 2–12 2–3 1–6 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 5–6 8–14 7–12 8–11 12–8 16–26 14–18 20–16 2–3 136–166
Year-end ranking 52 51 50 207 189 202 335 454 423 288 105 116 108 104 61 67 81 32 343 45%

DoublesEdit

Tournaments 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003–07 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open W 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 3R 2R 1R 3R QF 1R 1 / 9 14–8
French Open A A A A A A A A A 2R A 3R 1R A 3R 2R A 0 / 5 6–5
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 6 6–5
US Open 1R 1R A A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 9 3–9
Win–Loss 6–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 8–4 2–3 0–3 5–4 5–4 0–1 1 / 29 29–27
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells SF 1R 1R A A A A A A A A 2R 2R A A 2R A 0 / 6 5–6
Miami 3R A 2R A A A A A A A A 1R 2R A A 1R A 0 / 5 3–5
Madrid Not Held A A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Beijing Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1–0
Rome A A A A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R A A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Canada A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Not Held / Not Tier 1 A A A A 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Tokyo / Wuhan W A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1 / 1 4–0
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 2 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 / 4
Overall W–L 18–4 2–5 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–6 1–4 15–15 13–15 1–6 5–4 6–7 0–1 66–76
Year-end ranking 20 198 255 431 568 248 224 37 76 457 116 81 1154 46%

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score Ranking
1997
1.   Amanda Coetzer No. 10 Bol, Croatia Clay Semifinals 6–4, 6–3 NR
1998
2.   Mary Pierce No. 6 Italian Open, Rome Clay 3rd round 7–5, 6–4 47
1999
3.   Monica Seles No. 4 Wimbledon, London Grass 3rd round 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4) 134
4.   Nathalie Tauziat No. 8 Wimbledon, London Grass Quarterfinals 4–6, 6–4, 7–5 134
2012
5.   Marion Bartoli No. 9 Wimbledon, London Grass 2nd round 6–4, 6–3 129
2014
6.   Simona Halep No. 2 US Open, New York Hard 3rd round 7–6(8–6), 6–2 121
2015
7.   Simona Halep No. 3 French Open, Paris Clay 2nd round 7–5, 6–1 70
8.   Karolina Pliskova No. 8 Rogers Cup, Toronto Hard 1st round 3–6, 7–6 (7–5) 6–2 51
2017
9.   Agnieszka Radwańska No. 3 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 2nd round 6–3, 6–2 79
10.   Karolína Plíšková No. 5 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Quarterfinals 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 79
11.   Agnieszka Radwańska No. 8 Miami Open Hard 3rd round 6–0, 6–3 29

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