Teodora Mirčić

Teodora Mirčić (Serbian Cyrillic: Теодора Мирчић, pronounced [teodǒːra mîːrtʃitɕ]; born 3 March 1988) is a retired Serbian tennis player. She won three singles and 33 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, and also played for the Serbia Fed Cup team.[2]

Teodora Mirčić
Теодора Мирчић
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Country (sports) FR Yugoslavia (2000–2003)
 Serbia and Montenegro
(2003–2006)
 Serbia (2006–2014)
ResidenceSarasota, Florida, United States[1]
Born (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 32)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$151,315
Singles
Career record263–221
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 249 (16 June 2008)
Doubles
Career record258–144
Career titles33 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 125 (5 May 2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–3

Personal lifeEdit

Teodora Mirčić was born to Miomir and Draginja Mirčić in Belgrade, and also has a brother, Radovan.[1] A great fan of sports, she cites hard as her favourite surface, and Roger Federer and Monica Seles her idols.[3] Mirčić began training tennis aged 8 at Belgrade's tennis club As.[3] She trained at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida with a full scholarship, and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.[1]

Tennis careerEdit

Teodora Mirčić was one of the best doubles players Serbia has had on the pro tour. She is the only female Serbian tennis player to win 33 ITF doubles titles. In singles, Mirčić was always ranked amongst the top 5 in the country. As a young player, she started competing on both WTA and ITF tournaments. She also captured three singles titles on ITF Circuit. As a young player, Mirčić played her first WTA Tour qualifications in 2005, at the Budapest Grand Prix, but lost in the first round.[4] She then earned a wild card for the 2006 Budapest Grand Prix, losing to Kaia Kanepi in the first round.[4] Tsvetana Pironkova defeated her in the first round of the 2008 Budapest Grand Prix in straight sets.[4] In 2009, Mirčić played qualifications for two WTA Tour events, the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem and the Swedish Open, but lost both times.[5] At the 2011 Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix, she played singles qualifications, losing to Aleksandra Krunić in the second round. Along with Laura Thorpe, Mirčić competed in doubles at the 2011 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo. The pair defeated the fourth seeds Sorana Cîrstea and Andreja Klepač in a super tiebreak in the first round and later reached the semifinals.[6] She lost to Karin Knapp in the last round of singles qualifying. Mirčić reached another doubles semifinal at a WTA event, partnering Veronika Kapshay in Bad Gastein (July 2013), as well as a quarterfinal at the WTA Tashkent Open.

Mirčić joined the Serbia Fed Cup team in 2008, playing with Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanovic and Ana Jovanović against Poland.[7] Ivanovic defeated Urszula Radwańska, and then Janković defeated Agnieszka Radwańska, securing Serbia a place in World Group II.[7] In the dead rubber, Mirčić and Jovanović lost to Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska in straight sets.[7] The same Serbian team played against Croatia.[8] Mirčić lost her singles match, but Janković, Ivanovic and Jovanović defeated their opponents, with Serbia winning the tie 3–2.[8] Mirčić and Jovanović also played a doubles match, but retired for a final 4–1 result.[8] Mirčić has not played in the Fed Cup since 2008.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 July 2004 ITF Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass   Amanda Janes 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1 July 2007 ITF Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Karolina Jovanović 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 27 October 2007 ITF Saint-Denis, France Hard   Virginie Pichet 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 20 February 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Christina Shakovets 4–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 12 August 2012 ITF Pirot, Serbia Clay   Lina Gjorcheska 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 7 April 2013 ITF Heraklion, Greece Carpet   Aleksandra Karamanoleva 6–0, 6–1

Doubles: 49 (33–16)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 September 2006 ITF Torre del Greco, Italy Clay   Emilia Desiderio   Andreea Roxana Vaideanu
  Erika Zanchetta
1–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 1. 23 September 2006 ITF Lecce, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Kildine Chevalier
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 2. 22 October 2006 ITF Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Ana Veselinović   Ana Jovanović
  Polona Reberšak
6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 29 October 2006 ITF Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Stefanie Haidner   Aleksandra Lukič
  Patricia Vollmeier
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1 April 2007 ITF Hammond, United States Hard   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Chan Chin-wei
  Tetiana Luzhanska
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. 9 June 2007 Zagreb Ladies Open, Croatia Clay   Danica Krstajić   Ana Jovanović
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–0, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 23 June 2007 ITF Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Carmen Klaschka
  Magda Mihalache
6–2, 6–1
Winner 5. 29 June 2007 ITF Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Karolina Jovanović   Katarína Poljaková
  Zuzana Zlochová
6–1, 6–0
Winner 6. 5 July 2007 ITF Båstad, Sweden Clay   Hanna Nooni   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Anna Koumantou
7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. 27 October 2007 ITF Saint-Denis, France Hard   Marinne Giraud   Florence Haring
  Virginie Pichet
6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. 2 December 2007 ITF Sintra, Portugal Clay   Caroline Maes   Neuza Silva
  Roxane Vaisemberg
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 21 March 2008 ITF Noida, India Hard   Lenka Tvarošková   Kelly Anderson
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–6]
Runner-up 4. 14 May 2008 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay   Emma Laine   Iveta Gerlová
  Tereza Hladíková
1–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 24 May 2008 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Emma Laine   Maria Kondratieva
  Oksana Teplyakova
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 11. 21 June 2008 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Lenka Tvarošková   Stefania Boffa
  Nikola Fraňková
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 12. 27 July 2008 ITF Les Contamines, France Hard   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Justine Ozga
  Darina Šeděnková
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 15 August 2008 Palić Open, Serbia Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Olga Brózda
  Magdalena Kiszczyńska
3–6, 5–7(6–8)
Winner 13. 30 August 2008 ITF Vlaardingen, Netherlands Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić   Irina Kuzmina
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–1, 6–2
Winner 14. 22 November 2008 ITF Phoenix, Mauritius Hard   Lenka Tvarošková   Kelly Anderson
  Natalie Grandin
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Winner 15. 12 April 2009 ITF Šibenik, Croatia Clay   Nataša Zorić   Tina Obrez
  Mika Urbančič
6–0, 6–3
Winner 16. 17 July 2009 ITF Rome, Italy Clay   María Irigoyen   Elisa Balsamo
  Stefania Chieppa
7–5, 6–2
Winner 17. 5 September 2009 ITF Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Ana Jovanović   Patricia Chirea
  Petra Pajalič
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 13 September 2009 Open Porte du Hainaut, France Clay   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Elena Chalova
  Ksenia Lykina
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 10 October 2009 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro Clay   Karolina Jovanović   Nicole Clerico
  Karolina Kosińska
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2010 Hardee's Pro Classic, United States Clay   María Irigoyen   Alina Jidkova
  Anastasia Yakimova
4–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 12 June 2010 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay   Lenka Wienerová   Anna Livadaru
  Florencia Molinero
6–4, 6–1
Winner 19. 2 July 2010 ITF Toruń, Poland Clay   Marija Mirkovic   Katarzyna Piter
  Barbara Sobaszkiewicz
4–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 20. 10 July 2010 ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Erika Sema   Elena Bogdan
  Andrea Koch Benvenuto
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 9. 6 August 2010 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Marija Mirkovic   Nadejda Guskova
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 10. 15 January 2011 ITF Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jasmina Tinjić   Ulrikke Eikeri
  Isabella Shinikova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 21. 12 February 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marina Shamayko   Sultan Gönen
  Anna Karavayeva
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 29 April 2011 ITF Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)   Nicole Rottmann   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
1–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 18 June 2011 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Marta Domachowska   Daniella Dominikovic
  Melis Sezer
6–4, 6–2
Winner 23. 10 September 2011 Saransk Cup, Russia Clay   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Eva Hrdinová
  Veronika Kapshay
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 19 March 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Claudia Giovine   Evelyn Mayr
  Julia Mayr
2–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 23 April 2012 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay   Anastasia Grymalska   Chiara Mendo
  Giulia Sussarello
6–2, 6–4
Winner 25. 26 May 2012 ITF Timișoara, Romania Clay   Andreea Mitu   Lina Gjorcheska
  Dalia Zafirova
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 4 June 2012 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan Clay   Veronika Kapshay   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Kateryna Kozlova
5–7, 3–6
Winner 26. 25 June 2012 ITF Izmir, Turkey Hard   Ana Bogdan   Abbie Myers
  Melis Sezer
6–3, 3–0 ret.
Runner-up 14. 25 June 2012 Save Cup Mestre, Italy Clay   Réka Luca Jani   Mailen Auroux
  Maria Irigoyen
7–5, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 15. 4 February 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Ana Bogdan   Giulia Bruzzone
  Martina Caregaro
3–6, 6–1, [6–10]
Winner 27. 11 February 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Raluca Elena Platon   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Sofia Kvatsabaia
1–6, 4–5 ret.
Winner 28. 1 April 2013 ITF Heraklion, Greece Carpet   Vivien Juhászová   Giulia Sussarello
  Sara Sussarello
7–5, 6–7(7), [10–4]
Winner 29. 8 Apr 2013 ITF Heraklion, Greece Carpet   Marina Melnikova   Giulia Sussarello
  Despina Papamichail
6–1, 6–4
Winner 30. 13 May 2013 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Naomi Broady   Chen Yi
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–3
Winner 31. 20 May 2013 ITF Tarakan, Indonesia Hard (i)   Naomi Broady   Tang Haochen
  Tian Ran
6–2, 1–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 16. 3 June 2013 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan Clay   Veronika Kapshay   Margarita Gasparyan
  Polina Pekhova
2–6, 1–6
Winner 32. 16 September 2013 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Xenia Knoll   Isabella Shinikova
  Dalia Zafirova
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 33. 20 January 2014 ITF Daytona Beach, United States Clay   Nicole Melichar   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), [10–1]

Fed Cup participationEdit

Singles (0–1)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent Result Score
2008 Fed Cup World Group II Quarterfinals 26 April 2008   Croatia Hard Ana Vrljić Loss 4–6, 5–7

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Partner Opponents Result Score
2008 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Group I D Round Robin 31 January 2008   Poland Carpet Ana Jovanović Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
Loss 3–6, 2–6
2008 Fed Cup World Group II Quarterfinals 27 April 2008   Croatia Hard Ana Jovanović Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Ana Vrljić
Loss 1–4 ret.

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