|Country (sports)|| Serbia and Montenegro (2004–2006) / |
|Residence||Long Island City, United States|
|Born||November 21, 1985|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 399 (15 September 2008)|
|Highest ranking||No. 224 (13 October 2008)|
|Last updated on: 19 January 2021.|
Biography and CoachingEdit
Neda Kozic was born in Serbia and took up tennis at age 12 to help on her path to becoming a professional soccer player. She continued with tennis, began touring professionally from 2003- 2011, and achieved a WTA ranking of #399 in singles and #224 in doubles—along with wins over Ana Ivanovic and Mona Barthel. Her coaching accolades include being an adviser to pro players Aleksandra Krunic, Jankovic, Georgina Garcia Perez and other highly ranked singles and doubles players on the WTA tour, professional junior tour.
In 2010, Neda team competed with Bielefelder TC in German tennis league.
In 2011 Neda fine-tuned her coaching abilities and met Ana Bezjak, developing a specialized program with her to prepare promising junior players for competition. She has worked with WTA players Jelena Jankovic and Darija Jurak, and Ellie Douglas, one of the top U.S. juniors. Neda joined the teaching staff at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club in 2015. She has her USPTA certification and instructs several of our Adult Programs as well as the Quick Start Program (10yrs & younger) where, with her help, some future tennis stars are being trained. Her vast experience, and passion for tennis has led her to be a highly respected tennis coach. She teaches students of all levels with terrific energy.