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Silvija Talaja (born 14 January 1978) is a Croatian former professional tennis player.

Silvija Talaja
Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceMakarska, Croatia
Born (1978-01-14) 14 January 1978 (age 41)
Imotski, Croatia (then SFRY)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,135,876
Singles
Career record300–273
Career titles2 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 18 (29 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open3R (1999, 2004)
Wimbledon3R (2000)
US Open2R (2001, 2003)
Doubles
Career record69–120
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 54 (7 June 2004)

Her most successful year was 2000, when she won two WTA Tour tournaments and received career-high ranking of number 18 (on 29 May). She also won one WTA title in doubles, and won a gold medal in 1993 Mediterranean Games in doubles.

When she married in 2006 to Tonći Tolja, she retired from professional tennis.

WTA Tour titlesEdit

SinglesEdit

No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
1. 8 January 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Tier III Hard   Conchita Martínez 6–0, 0–6, 6–4
2. 27 May 2000 Strasbourg, France Tier III Clay   Rita Kuti-Kis 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

DoublesEdit

No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1 August 2003 Sopot, Poland Tier III Clay   Tatiana Perebiynis   Maret Ani
  Libuše Průšová
6–4, 6–2

WTA Tour finalistEdit

Singles (4)Edit

Doubles (3)Edit

Head-to-head recordsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Silvija Talaja at the Women's Tennis Association  
  • Silvija Talaja at the International Tennis Federation  
  • "Ništa se ne može mjeriti s rođenjem djeteta". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). (Silvija Talaja's life after retirement)