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Petra Martić (Croatian pronunciation: [pêtra mâːrtitɕ];[1][2] born 19 January 1991) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. She reached her career-high ranking of world No. 31 in January 2019 and has one WTA singles title as well as one WTA 125k series title to her credit.

Petra Martić
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Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceSplit
Born (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 28)
Split
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned proJuly 2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSandra Zaniewska
Prize money$3,169,998
Singles
Career record312–222 (58.43%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (13 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 28 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2018)
French Open4R (2012, 2017)
Wimbledon4R (2017)
US Open2R (2009, 2011)
Doubles
Career record118–107
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 53 (17 March 2014)
Current rankingNo. 141 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2012, 2014)
French Open2R (2012)
Wimbledon3R (2012, 2013)
US Open1R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8–9
Last updated on: 12 April 2019.

Contents

Tennis careerEdit

Early career: 2006–2009Edit

 
French Open, 2009

The best result in her junior career was the quarterfinals in 2006 US Open. In 2007, she played her first WTA main draw at Miami (falling in 1r as WC). In 2008 Martić won the ITF Zagreb Open, defeating Yvonne Meusburger, and then made it to the quarterfinals of the WTA event Slovenia Open, losing to Julia Görges.

She qualified for the 2009 French Open and lost in the second round to 21-year-old Canadian world No. 24 Aleksandra Wozniak. She then made it to another Portorož Open quarterfinal, losing to defending champion and fifth seed Sara Errani.

2010Edit

Martić began the season by falling in the qualifying stages of the ASB Classic (lost to Chanelle Scheepers) and the Medibank International Sydney (lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm). She lost in the first round of the Australian Open, falling to Sabine Lisicki 1–6, 4–6.

In February, she beat third seed and world No. 15 Yanina Wickmayer in the first round of the Open GdF Suez, winning 6–4, 3–6, 7–5. Martić broke twice and dropped serve once. She lost in the next round to Ágnes Szávay 2–6, 4–6. Martić qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the second round to Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7. She also scored another big win at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami as she defeated world No. 21 Aravane Rezaï 7–5, 5–7, 6–4 in the second round. She then lost to Yanina Wickmayer 3–6, 3–6.

She lost in the first round of her next three tournaments, Andalucia Tennis Experience (lost to Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–1, 6–7, 2–6), Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (to Alizé Cornet 6–7, 4–6) and Estoril Open (to Kimiko Date-Krumm 7–6, 5–7, 6–7).

She was forced to retire in her first-round match of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open whilst 4–6, 2–1 down. Her next tournament was the Warsaw Open where she lost in three sets to Gréta Arn in the first round.

Martić was drawn against world No. 5 Elena Dementieva in the first round of the French open where she was beaten 6–1, 6–1. She next participated in the ITF tournament in Marseilles where she reached the quarterfinals, losing to Johanna Larsson 2–6, 6–2, 4–6.

Martić only played one grass tournament in the 2010 season, Wimbledon. There she beat British No. 1 Elena Baltacha 2–6, 7–5, 6–3 in the first round. She was due to play against Marion Bartoli in the second round; however, she was forced to retire before the match.

At the hard-court tournaments, she lost in the first round of Banka Koper Slovenia Open to Katarina Srebotnik and in the first round of İstanbul Cup to Vera Dushevina. Martić was drawn against the top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first edition of the E-Boks Danish Open where she lost 3–6, 2–6.

2011Edit

Martić successfully qualified for the 2011 Australian Open, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the seconnd round. Martić also made it to the SF of Bogota (l. to Dominguez Lino) and Copenhagen (l. to Hradecka) and beat Vesnina and Vickmayer to reach 3rd round of Cincinnati. She finished the year in TOP 50 for the first time in her career.

2012Edit

Martić started the 2012 season losing in the first rounds of several tournaments including the Australian Open, Doha, and Dubai.

She reached her first WTA final at the Malaysian Open where she upset the No. 3 seed Peng Shuai and the No. 2 seed Jelena Janković. However, she had to retire in the final against Hsieh Su-wei.

After falling in the first rounds of Indian Wells and Miami, Martić made the semifinals of the E-Boks Open losing to Caroline Wozniacki, and the quarterfinals of the Budapest Grand Prix losing to Elena Vesnina.

Martić advanced to the fourth round of the French Open. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, world No. 8 Marion Bartoli, and Anabel Medina Garrigues. She lost in the fourth round to Angelique Kerber.

At the US Open, Martić drew defending champion Samantha Stosur in the first round, and was defeated 6–1, 6–1.[3] She would, however, bounce back at the Pan Pacific Open, upsetting world No. 5 Petra Kvitová in the second round. It was the first meeting between the two and the second TOP 10 victory of the year for Martić. [4]

 
Serving at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

2013-2016Edit

The next 4 years of Martić's career were plagued by injuries and poor form. In 2013 Martić made it to the third round of a WTA tournament only twice, at Katowice and Wimbledon. She also won the 2013 ITF Nottingham (d. Karolina Pliskova in the final). In 2014 she scored only one main WTA draw victory, against S. Cirstea in Guangzhou in September. In 2015 Martić mostly played at the ITF and 125k WTA series tournaments, with moderate success. The only notable results was qualifying for the Australian Open (l. to Sharapova). She finished her 2015 season in October, not scoring a single victory at a WTA event main draw and only two TOP 100 victories during the year. In February 2016 she made it to the semifinals of a WTA event for the first time in 4 years at Rio de Janeiro in February (d. No.1 seed Teliana Pereira, l. to Francesca Schiavone), and did not play from February to May. The last match she played was at Wimbledon in June, where she lost to U. Radwanska in the first round of qualifying.

Making a come-back and first WTA trophyEdit

Suffering from a major back injury (disc protrusion in her lower back), Martić's was not sure if she would play competitive tennis again [5].

After a 10-month injury lay-off, she made a come-back at $25,000 ITF at Santa Margherita di Pula. Ranked no. 659, Martić had to go through qualifying, and in the end won the tournament (d. Von Deichmnann in the final). She then went on a 17-3 run leading up to 2018 French Open, where she qualified (despite being down a match point in the third round of qualifying against Maryna Zanevska), and won three rounds in the main draw, losing to Elina Svitolina after being up 5-2 in the third set[6]. Along the way she defeated Madison Keys and Anastasija Sevastova - her first TOP 20 victories in 5 years. At Wimbledon, she again went through qualifying rounds and upset Daria Gavrilova on her way to her second consecutive forth round appearance at a Grand Slam (and third overall). After Wimbledon, Martić played only four more tournaments, going 2-4, but finished the year in TOP 100 for the first time since 2013.

Continuing her success from 2017, Martić made it to the fourth round of the 2018 Australian Open (l. to Elise Mertens 6-7 5-7), and reached her first QF at a Premier Mandatory in Indian Wells (d. No. 6 Jelena Ostapenko, l. to Simona Halep in three sets). She made it to the final of Bucharest, her first WTA final after 2012 Kuala Lumpur, (d. Siegemund and Buzarnescu, l. to Sevastova). In September Martic won the WTA 125k Chicago (d. Mona Barthel and finished year at No.32 for the second TOP 50 finish of her career.

2019Edit

After a slow start to the year (going 3-5 in the first five tournaments of the year) Martić reached the semifinals of Charleston Open in April, defeating Belinda Bencic along the way. Then she followed it with her first WTA trophy at İstanbul Cup, defeating M. Vondrousova in the final after losing the first set 1-6[7]. Martic then made it to the QF of WTA Mutua Madrid Open, defeating Muguruza and Vekic along the way. In April she was nominated for the WTA Player of the month [8], and on the 13th of May Martic reached her career-high raking of No. 28.

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 1–4 ret.
Loss 0–2 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 1–2 Apr 2019 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Markéta Vondroušová 1–6, 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 4 (4 runner–ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2012 Open GDF Suez, Paris, France Premier Hard (i)   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2012 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria International Clay   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Jill Craybas
  Julia Görges
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [9–11]
Loss 0–3 Apr 2013 Morocco Open, Marrakesh International Clay   Kristina Mladenovic   Tímea Babos
  Mandy Minella
3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–4 Mar 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Maria Sanchez   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2018 Chicago, United States Hard   Mona Barthel 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2016 Bol, Croatia Clay   Xenia Knoll   Raluca Olaru
  İpek Soylu
6–3, 6–2

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (4–3)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 October 2007 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard   Sabine Lisicki 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 13 July 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Yvonne Meusburger 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 September 2009 Biella, Italy Clay   Sharon Fichman 7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 3 June 2013 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass   Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 9 November 2014 Captiva Island, United States Hard   Edina Gallovits-Hall 2–6 2–6
Winner 4. 9 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Kathinka von Deichmann 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 6 May 2017 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay   Kathinka von Deichmann 4–6, 6–4, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 7 (5–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 May 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Ajla Tomljanović   Ksenia Milevskaya
  Anastasia Pivovarova
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Runner-up 1. 18 September 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Polona Hercog   Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 3 October 2010 Athens, Greece Hard   Eleni Daniilidou   Vitalia Diatchenko
  İpek Şenoğlu
w/o
Winner 2. 17 December 2010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Julia Görges   Sania Mirza
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 3. 8 May 2011 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Darija Jurak
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 19 October 2014 Tampico, Mexico Hard   Maria Sanchez   Valeria Savinykh
  Kateryna Bondarenko
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Winner 5. 8 February 2015 Burnie, Australia Hard   Irina Falconi   Han Xinyun
  Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 A 4R 3R 6–8
French Open A 2R 1R Q1 4R 1R 1R 1R Q2 4R 2R 8–8
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q1 4R 1R 7–7
US Open Q1 2R 1R 2R 1R A Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 2–6
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 1–4 3–3 3–4 2–3 0–3 0–2 0–0 6–3 4–4 2–1 23–29

Source:[9]

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R A A 4–6
French Open 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 2–5
Wimbledon 2R A 3R 3R A 1R A A 5–4
US Open 3R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 4–4 0–3 5–4 2–4 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 13–20

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2012 2018 Total
Wins 2 1 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score PMR
2012
1.   Marion Bartoli No. 8 French Open, Paris Clay 2nd round 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 No. 50
2.   Petra Kvitová No. 5 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard 2nd round 6–4, 6-4 No. 73
2018
3.   Jeļena Ostapenko No. 6 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, U.S. Hard 3rd round 6–3, 6–3 No. 51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pètar". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Pȅtra
  2. ^ "Mȃrta". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 18 March 2018. Mȃrtić
  3. ^ "Stosur starts US Open defense, routs Martic". Yahoo! Sports.
  4. ^ "P. Martic – P. Kvitova Head to Head Game Statistics, Tennis Tournament Results – Tennis Statistics Wettpoint". wettpoint.com.
  5. ^ "Razmisljala sam hocu li ikada vise igrati tenis".
  6. ^ "Made it back to TOP 40 - Petra Martic".
  7. ^ "Petra Martic Wins Maiden title at Istanbul".
  8. ^ "Vote: April 2019 Player of the Month".
  9. ^ "Wozniak Books Her Spot in the Third Round at Roland-Garros". News. Tennis Canada. 28 May 2009. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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