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Tadeja Majerič (born 31 August 1990, in Maribor[1]) is a Slovenian tennis player.

Tadeja Majerič
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Full nameTadeja Majerič
Country (sports) Slovenia
Born (1990-08-31) 31 August 1990 (age 29)
Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight (two–handed backhand)
Prize money$284,908
Singles
Career record298–227
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 111 (25 November 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French OpenQ2 (2013)
WimbledonQ2 (2013)
US OpenQ1 (2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record123–126
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 227 (28 January 2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6–2
Last updated on: 28 May 2019.

Majerič has won nine singles and six doubles title on the ITF circuit. On 25 November 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 111. On 28 January 2013, she peaked at No. 227 in the doubles rankings.

CareerEdit

2005–2012Edit

Majerič made her debut on the ITF Women's Circuit in April 2005 as a qualifier at a $10,000 event in Makarska, Croatia. The following year, she reached her first professional final in Zadar, losing in straight sets to Ani Mijačika. 2006 also saw her qualify for the main draw at the WTA Tier IV Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portorož, defeating Margit Rüütel, Dominika Cibulková and Lucie Hradecká in the qualifying tournament,[2] only to lose to fellow Slovenian Andreja Klepač in round one on her WTA tour main draw debut.[3]

In 2007, Majerič played her first matches in national colours for the Slovenia Fed Cup team.[4] In August 2007, she won her first ITF singles tournament in Palić, Serbia. Her second ITF singles tournament win came two years later in Tanjung Selor, Indonesia. After this, she was given a wildcard for the 2009 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, losing to world number 1 Dinara Safina in the first round.[5]

Majerič made her third appearance for Slovenia, in doubles, at the 2010 Fed Cup. Alongside Maša Zec Peškirič in her home town of Maribor, they defeated Japan in their World Group II playoff rubber. Majerič's first ITF tournament doubles success came in 2010 at her home tournament, the Infond Open. Partnering Andreja Klepač, they defeated the Russian pair Alexandra Panova and Ksenia Pervak in straight sets.[6] Her third singles tournament win in January 2011 came on the Indian grass courts of Muzaffarnagar. She won her second doubles tournament in Samsun, Turkey, in the summer of 2012, but it wasn't until the end of 2012 that she was successful again, winning both singles and doubles tournaments in Pune.[7]

2013Edit

The new season turned out to be Majerič's breakthrough year. A good run in the United States in January saw her reach two finals in successive weeks, winning the first, but losing the second, both $25,000 clay-court events.

In February, Majerič qualified for the main draw of the Qatar Total Open, but lost, again in the first round, to Hsieh Su-wei.[8] After qualifying failures in Katowice and Marrakesh, she travelled to South America, winning a $25,000 singles event in Caracas, gaining enough important world ranking points to earn her a spot in qualifying for the French Open. After beating María Irigoyen,[9] she faced Argentinian opposition again, this time in the form of fifth seed Paula Ormaechea. Majerič lost in straight sets.[10] In the run-up to Wimbledon, she reached the final of the Aegon Nottingham Challenge, a $75,000 tournament on grass, where she lost to Elena Baltacha in straight sets. Despite being seeded 23rd at Wimbledon qualifying, she could only reach the second round again, losing to Grace Min.[11]

Further first-round main-draw exits followed at the WTA International tournaments in Budapest[12] and Bad Gastein,[13] but, at the Baku Cup, Majerič reached the quarterfinals,[14] winning her first career WTA tour main draw matches.[15] As a result, she posted a career-best ranking of world number 115.[16]

Majerič was seeded 16th in qualifying for the US Open in August, but lost in three sets to Julia Cohen.[17] Back on the ITF circuit in September she made the second round of the Trabzon Cup, but lost in qualifying for Guangzhou and Tokyo[18] on the WTA tour. Her next event followed at the Governor's Cup in Lagos, the first of two $25,000 ITF tournaments in the Nigerian metropolis. Here in Africa Majerič won her third title of the year, defeating fellow Slovenian Dalila Jakupović in straight sets in the final.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (9–12)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–8)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 May 2006 $10,000 Zadar, Croatia Clay   Ani Mijačika 1–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 28 August 2007 $10,000 Palić, Serbia Clay   Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 11 May 2009 $25,000 Tanjung Selor, Indonesia Hard (i)   Nudnida Luangnam 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 1 February 2010 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Olivia Sanchez 5–7, 0–6
Winner 3. 17 January 2011 $25,000 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Zheng Saisai 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 13 June 2011 $25,000 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Tímea Babos 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 4 June 2012 $25,000 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard   Nadiya Kichenok 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 4. 24 December 2012 $25,000 Pune, India Hard   Başak Eraydın 6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 7 January 2013 $25,000 Innisbrook, United States Clay   Ajla Tomljanović 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 14 January 2013 $25,000 Port St. Lucie, United States Clay   Sharon Fichman 3–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 29 April 2013 $25,000 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Adriana Pérez 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 10 June 2013 $50,000 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Elena Baltacha 5–7, 6–7(7–9)
Winner 7. 14 October 2013 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Dalila Jakupović 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 10 November 2014 $25,000 Mumbai, India Hard   Marina Melnikova 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 8. 16 February 2015 $25,000 New Delhi, India Hard   Magda Linette 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 7 December 2015 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 14 December 2015 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Conny Perrin 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 8. 11 January 2016 $25,000 Aurangabad, India Clay   Valeriya Strakhova 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 27 June 2016 $25,000+H Toruń, Poland Clay   Isabella Shinikova 5–7, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 9. 10 October 2016 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Conny Perrin 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 17 October 2016 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Conny Perrin 3–6, 3–6

Doubles (6–10)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–5)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 April 2008 $50,000 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Maša Zec Peškirič   Polona Hercog
  Stephanie Vogt
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 14 July 2008 $25,000 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Iveta Gerlová   Daniëlle Harmsen
  Kim Kilsdonk
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 18 August 2008 $25,000 Moscow, Russia Clay   Natalia Ryzhonkova   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Eugeniya Pashkova
0–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 31 May 2010 $50,000 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Andreja Klepač   Alexandra Panova
  Ksenia Pervak
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 2. 18 July 2011 $25,000 Samsun, Turkey Hard   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 17 October 2011 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Nina Bratchikova
  Melanie Klaffner
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Runner-up 5. 19 March 2012 $25,000 Bangalore, India Hard   Anja Prislan   Tamaryn Hendler
  Melanie Klaffner
2–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Runner-up 6. 16 July 2012 $25,000 Imola, Italy Carpet   Marina Melnikova   Alice Balducci
  Federica di Sarra
w/o
Runner-up 7. 27 August 2012 $25,000 Mamaia, Romania Clay   Danka Kovinić   Elena Bogdan
  Raluca Olaru
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 3. 24 December 2012 $25,000 Pune, India Hard   Conny Perrin   Lu Jiajing
  Lu Jiaxiang
3–6, 7–5, [10–6]
Runner-up 8. 4 November 2013 $50,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Andreea Mitu   Nigina Abduraimova
  Maria Elena Camerin
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Winner 4. 15 June 2015 $25,000 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Sharrmadaa Baluu   Vlada Ekshibarova
  Natasha Palha
7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 14 September 2015 $25,000 Monterrey, Mexico Hard   Conny Perrin   Alexa Guarachi
  Hsu Chieh-yu
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 14 December 2015 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Conny Perrin   Julia Terziyska
  Prarthana Thombare
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 6. 20 June 2016 $25,000 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Irina Bara
  Elyne Boeykens
7–5, 1–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 21 October 2017 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Tiffany William   Conny Perrin
  Valeriya Strakhova
1–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fishpool, Nick (8 January 2013). "ITF Pro Circuit meets... Tadeja Majerič". ITF. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Majeričeva bo izzvala Klepačevo". RTV (in Slovenian). 18 September 2006. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Šok za Srebotnikovo že v prvem krogu". RTV (in Slovenian). 19 September 2006. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Tenisačice osvojile 7. mesto". RTV (in Slovenian). 21 April 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Safina Majeričevi prepustila štiri igre". RTV (in Slovenian). 20 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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  7. ^ Fishpool, Nick (4 January 2013). "Spotlight – Tadeja Majerič – December 2012". ITF. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Tretji dvoboj in prvi poraz Kavčiča proti nekdanjemu prvemu igralcu sveta". RTV (in Slovenian). 12 February 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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  10. ^ "Hercogova in Majeričeva ostali brez Roland Garrosa". RTV (in Slovenian). 23 May 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Niso posegli po pravilu: Nadal v Wimbledonu peti nosilec". RTV (in Slovenian). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Beck gewinnt Auftaktmatch in Budapest". Focus (in German). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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  14. ^ "Shahar Peer advances to semifinals at Baku Cup with straight-set win over Tadeja Majeric". The Washington Post. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Pe'er stops Scheepers to make Baku QFs". WTA. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  16. ^ Rola, Blaž (29 July 2013). "Tadeja Majerič se približuje elitni stoterici". RTV (in Slovenian). Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Hitro slovo Majeričeve od New Yorka". RTV (in Slovenian). 21 August 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Polona preskočila prvo japonsko oviro, znani finalistki v Guangzhouju". SiOL.net (in Slovenian). 20 September 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.

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