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Olga Danilović (Serbian Cyrillic: Олга Даниловић, pronounced [ôːlga danǐːloʋitɕ]; born 23 January 2001) is a Serbian tennis player.

Olga Danilović
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Danilović at the 2019 Fed Cup
Native nameОлга Даниловић
Olga Danilović
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Born (2001-01-23) 23 January 2001 (age 18)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetar Popović (2018–19)[2]
Prize money$310,885
Singles
Career record66–36
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 96 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 122 (10 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
French OpenQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Doubles
Career record23–12
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 119 (1 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 120 (10 June 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–4
Last updated on: 10 June 2019.

In July 2018, Danilović won her first career WTA singles title in Moscow by beating Anastasia Potapova in the final. In September 2018, she also won her first WTA doubles title, in Tashkent. She has won four singles and one doubles title on the ITF circuit in her career. On 8 October 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 96. On 1 April 2019, she peaked at world No. 119 in the doubles rankings.

In 2018, Danilović's coach became former world No. 2 Àlex Corretja,[3] having been her mentor since 2016.[4] During her title in Moscow, former Serbian Fed Cup captain, Dejan Vraneš, traveled with Danilović and coached her although he is not her official coach.[3] In 2017–18 her coach was Juan Lizariturry.[1] Danilović was coached in the past by Denis Bejtulahi (in 2017)[5] and Tatjana Ječmenica (in two stints – before late 2015[6] and in 2016).[7]

Playing for Serbia in the Fed Cup, Danilović has a win–loss record of 7–4.

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Personal lifeEdit

Olga's father is Serbian former basketball player Predrag Danilović, while her mother, Svetlana (née Radošević), is a sports reporter for Radio Television of Serbia.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Danilović has won three Junior Grand Slam doubles titles – 2016 French Open with Paula Arias Manjón, 2017 Wimbledon with Kaja Juvan and 2017 US Open with Marta Kostyuk.

2018: Top 100; first WTA titles; Fed Cup Heart AwardEdit

Danilović made her Fed Cup debut in February 2018 in Group I of Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone, winning all three singles matches, including a 6–2, 6–4 win over world No. 15 Anastasija Sevastova in the promotional play-offs.[8] The courageous performances for the national team earned Danilović a Fed Cup Heart Award and a cheque of $1,000 to be donated to a charity,[9] which she chose to donate to University Children's Hospital in Belgrade.[10]

In March, she won her first 25K ITF title in Santa Margherita di Pula. In May, she was given a qualifying wildcard for WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Madrid, where she beat a former top 30 player, Kateryna Bondarenko, in the first round, but lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the final round of qualifying. In mid-July, Danilović won the first 60K ITF title in her career when she came back from one set down to beat another former top 30 player, Laura Siegemund, 5–7, 6–1, 6–3, in the final of Versmold. She also reached the final in doubles of the same tournament with compatriot Nina Stojanović.

In late July, she won her first career WTA singles title in Moscow, defeating Anastasia Potapova in the final, 7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4. Danilović became the first player born in the 3rd millennium (after 2000) to win a WTA Tour singles title. She also became the second lucky loser in the history of the WTA Tour to win the title.[11] This was the first WTA Tour final between two players under 18 since Tatiana Golovin and Nicole Vaidišová played in the final of the 2005 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships.

She then participated in the 2018 US Open Qualification, where she beat Bianca Andreescu, before losing to Jaimee Fourlis. She then entered the Tashkent Open, where she beat Anna Kalinskaya in the first round, before losing to Anastasia Potapova in a Moscow rematch. In the same tournament, she won the doubles title partnering Tamara Zidanšek.

On 1 October 2018, Danilović entered the top 100 for the first time when she reached a singles ranking of world No. 97. Next week, she reached her highest ranking of the season of world No. 96.

In mid-October, she lost in the first round of qualifying in Linz and Luxembourg. She next participated in WTA 125K series Mumbai Open, where she was seeded 4th and lost to Danka Kovinić in the first round, whom she also partnered with to reach the semis of the doubles. This proved to be her last tournament of the year as she withdraw from the following week's WTA 125K Open de Limoges.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2018 Moscow River Cup, Russia International Clay   Anastasia Potapova 7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2018 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Tamara Zidanšek   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Raluca Olaru
7–5, 6–3

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Vivien Juhászová 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey $15,000 Clay   Julia Grabher 6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain $25,000 Clay   Marta Paigina 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2017 ITF Valencia, Spain $25,000+H Clay   Irina Bara 7–5, 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–2 Mar 2018 ITF Pula, Italy $25,000 Clay   Federica di Sarra 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–2 Jul 2018 Reinert Open, Germany $60,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund 5–7, 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Berfu Cengiz   Tayisiya Morderger
  Yana Morderger
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain $25,000 Clay   Guiomar Maristany Zuleta de Reales   Luisa Stefani
  Renata Zarazúa
1–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jul 2018 Reinert Open, Germany $60,000 Clay   Nina Stojanović   Pemra Özgen
  Despina Papamichail
6–1, 2–6, [4–10]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' Doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2016 French Open Clay   Paula Arias Manjón   Olesya Pervushina
  Anastasia Potapova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 2017 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Kaja Juvan   Caty McNally
  Whitney Osuigwe
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2017 US Open Hard   Marta Kostyuk   Lea Bošković
  Wang Xiyu
6–1, 7–5

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2018 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score ODR
2018
1.   Julia Görges No. 10 Moscow River Cup, Russia Clay Quarterfinals 6–3, 6–3 No. 187

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Danilović's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10 (As of August 27, 2018):

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 7 ranked players
  Patty Schnyder 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 3–6, 6–3) at 2018 Pula
Number 9 ranked players
  Julia Görges 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2018 Moscow
Total 2–0 100% 0–0
( – )
2–0
(100%)
0–0
( – )

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ozmo, Saša (26 December 2017). "Olga za SK – novi trener, tatini saveti, sazrevanje..." (in Serbian). Sport Klub SR. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ Ozmo, Saša (29 November 2018). "Olga ima novog trenera: Ona je dijamantski talenat" (in Serbian). Sport Klub SR. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Medić, Jelena (30 July 2018). "NAŠA ŠAMPIONKA DOČEKANA U BEOGRADU Olga Danilović: Još nisam svesna kakav sam uspeh napravila" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Koreča o Olgi: Nasledila je nešto posebno" (in Serbian). Sport Klub SR. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Олга Даниловић: Следи ново освајање Европе!" (in Serbian). Спортски журнал. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ Medić, Jelena (11 December 2015). "Olga Danilović (14) razbija na Oranž Boulu starije devojčice" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ Vlajić, Bojan (4 June 2016). "Olga Danilović za "Blic": Kralj Nole mi je poželeo sreću, upijam njegove savete" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ Olga Danilović at the Fed Cup
  9. ^ a b "Mladenovic, Danilovic, Gonzalez and Putintseva win Heart Awards". Fed Cup. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Olga Danilović novac od nagrade ITF-a donira bolnici u Tiršovoj" (in Serbian). RTS. Tanjug. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  11. ^ David Kane (29 July 2018). "'I was given this chance, I had to take it' - Danilovic goes from lucky loser to champion in Moscow". WTA Tour. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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