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Viktorija Golubic

Viktorija Golubic (Serbian: Викторија Голубић / Viktorija Golubić,[1] pronounced [ʋǐktoːrija ɡolǔbitɕ]; born 16 October 1992 in Zürich) is a Swiss tennis player.

Viktorija Golubic
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Golubic at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1992-10-16) 16 October 1992 (age 27)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachRobert Orlik
Prize moneyUS$1,159,309
Official websiteviktorijagolubic.com
Singles
Career record297–192 (60.7%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (3 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 65 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US Open1R (2016, 2017, 2019)
Doubles
Career record162–116 (58.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (15 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 154 (11 February 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2017, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
US Open2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed CupSF (2016, 2017)
W–L record: 6–6
Last updated on: 11 February 2019.

Golubic has won one singles title on the WTA tour, as well as eight singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. On 3 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 51. On 15 January 2018, she peaked at No. 63 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for Switzerland at the Fed Cup, Golubic has a win–loss record of 6–6.

CareerEdit

2008–2015: ITF circuitEdit

Golubic started playing on the ITF circuit in 2008 in Hungary and played her first two WTA qualifying tournaments in Budapest and Bad Gastein in 2010. She played her first match in the main draw of a WTA event in Bad Gastein in 2013, reaching the second round. However, all of her attempts to qualify for a Grand Slam failed.

2016: Fed Cup campaign; breakthroughEdit

After winning her eighth ITF title, Golubic reached her first Grand Slam main draw at the Australian Open through qualifying and lost to Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round of the tournament. She then reached the quarterfinals of another ITF event before failing to reach the main draw of her next three tournaments. At the Katowice Open, Golubic entered the main draw as a qualifier and beat Paula Kania in the first round before losing to Tímea Babos.

At the Fed Cup semifinals, Golubic earned surprising wins over Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Strýcová, defeating both in three sets. Although it was not enough for Switzerland to beat the Czech Republic, Golubic was praised for her performance.[2]

Prior to the French Open, Golubic played in the qualifying of the WTA Prague Open, where she lost to Viktória Kužmová in the first round. After a quarterfinal appearance in Saint-Gaudens, she entered Roland Garros through qualifying and earned her first Grand Slam main-draw win with a three-set victory over Alison Riske. She lost to Lucie Šafářová in round two.

Golubic started her grass-court season at the Ricoh Open, entering the main draw as a qualifier and defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam and Risa Ozaki en route to her first WTA quarterfinal, losing to Belinda Bencic. Her next two tournaments (the Mallorca Open and Wimbledon) ended in qualifying. She also lost in the first round of her next ITF tournament in Budapest.

At the inaugural Ladies Championship Gstaad, Golubic beat No. 7 seed Mona Barthel, Evgeniya Rodina, Carina Witthöft and Rebeka Masarova en route to her first WTA final. She then defeated third seed Kiki Bertens to lift her first WTA trophy. With the title, Golubic entered the top 100 for the first time.[3] Golubic reached another final at the Linz Open, in which she was defeated by Dominika Cibulková. She ended the season as No. 57 in the WTA Rankings.

2017: SetbackEdit

In 2017, Golubic could not emulate her results of the previous year. She won only four matches in the first half of the season and subsequently dropped out of the top 100 again.

2019: First WTA 125k titleEdit

Golubic won her biggest title since 2016 at the Indian Wells Challenger, saving a championship point against Jennifer Brady in the finals. On her way to the title round, she knocked out top seed Wang Qiang to mark her first Top 20 win since October 2016.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2016 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay   Kiki Bertens 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Oct 2016 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Dominika Cibulková 3–6, 5–7

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Winner — Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2017 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay   Nina Stojanović   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [7–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, United States 125K Hard   Jennifer Brady 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (9 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2011 ITF Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain 10,000 Clay   Inés Ferrer Suárez 6–3, 6–3
Win 2–0 Sep 2011 ITF Lleida, Spain 10,000 Clay   Lucía Cervera Vázquez 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Win 3–0 Apr 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Ellen Allgurin 6–4, 6–2
Win 4–0 Apr 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Katharina Lehnert 6–2, 6–3
Win 5–0 Jun 2013 ITF Brescia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 6–4
Loss 5–1 Jun 2013 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 25,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 5–2 Jan 2014 ITF Sunderland, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   An-Sophie Mestach 1–6, 4–6
Loss 5–3 Jul 2014 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay   Andreea Mitu 2–6, 1–6
Loss 5–4 Sep 2014 ITF Barnstaple, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Carina Witthöft 2–6, 4–6
Loss 5–5 Nov 2014 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard (i)   Barbora Krejčíková 1–6, 4–6
Loss 5–6 Jun 2015 ITF Essen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 6–6 Aug 2015 ITF Woking, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard   Katy Dunne 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–7 Oct 2015 ITF Clermont-Ferrand, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Polina Leykina 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 7–7 Nov 2015 ITF Waco, United States 50,000 Hard   Nicole Gibbs 6–2, 6–1
Loss 7–8 Nov 2015 ITF Scottsdale, United States 50,000 Hard   Samantha Crawford 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 8–8 Jan 2016 ITF Victoria Park, Hong Kong 25,000 Hard   Risa Ozaki 6–3, 6–3
Loss 8–9 Feb 2018 ITF Burnie, Australia 60,000 Hard   Marta Kostyuk 4–6, 3–6
Win 9–9 Oct 2018 ITF Poitiers, France 80,000 Hard (i)   Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3–6, 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 29 (14 titles, 15 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–9)
Clay (7–5)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2011 ITF Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain 10,000 Clay   Nina Zander   Eva Fernández Brugués
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [4–10]
Loss 0–2 Sep 2011 ITF Lleida, Spain 10,000 Clay   Arabela Fernández Rabener   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
  Isabel Rapisarda Calvo
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 1–2 Nov 2011 ITF La Vall d'Uixó, Spain 10,000 Clay   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
  Arabela Fernández Rabener
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
Loss 1–3 May 2012 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay   Aleksandra Krunić   Katarzyna Piter
  Romana Tabak
2–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 Jan 2013 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 10,000 Hard (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Olga Doroshina
  Julia Valetova
6–4, 6–1
Win 3–3 Jan 2013 ITF Kaarst, Germany 10,000 Carpet (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Anja Prislan
  Jasmin Steinherr
6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 3–4 Mar 2013 ITF Bath, United Kingdom 15,000 Hard (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Nicola Geuer
  Lisa Whybourn
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–4 Apr 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Katharina Lehnert   Martina Borecká
  Petra Krejsová
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 4–5 May 2013 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Yurika Sema
  Zhou Yimiao
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 5–5 Oct 2013 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Magda Linette   Nicole Clerico
  Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–5 May 2014 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 25,000 Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Julia Glushko
  Mandy Minella
6–4, 6–3
Win 7–5 Jun 2014 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 25,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund   Lesley Kerkhove
  Arantxa Rus
6–3, 6–3
Win 8–5 Jul 2014 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay   Nicola Geuer   Carolin Daniels
  Laura Schaeder
5–7, 6–2, [10–3]
Loss 8–6 Sep 2014 ITF Barnstaple, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Alizé Lim
  Carina Witthöft
2–6, 1–6
Loss 8–7 Sep 2014 ITF Shrewsbury, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Nicola Geuer   Richèl Hogenkamp
  Lesley Kerkhove
6–2, 5–7, [8–10]
Win 9–7 Feb 2015 ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia 50,000 Hard (i)   Aliaksandra Sasnovich   Stéphanie Foretz
  Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–5
Win 10–7 May 2015 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 25,000 Clay   Carolin Daniels   Cindy Burger
  Veronika Kapshay
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Win 11–7 May 2015 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Sharon Fichman
  Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 6–2
Win 12–7 Jun 2015 ITF Essen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Nicola Geuer   Carolin Daniels
  Antonia Lottner
6–3, 6–3
Loss 12–8 Oct 2015 ITF Joué-lès-Tours, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Alice Matteucci   Alexandra Cadanțu
  Cristina Dinu
5–7, 3–6
Win 13–8 Oct 2015 ITF Macon, United States 50,000 Hard   Jan Abaza   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Sanaz Marand
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Loss 13–9 Nov 2015 ITF Scottsdale, United States 50,000 Hard   Stephanie Vogt   Julia Glushko
  Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]
Win 14–9 Jan 2016 ITF Victoria Park, Hong Kong 25,000 Hard   Stephanie Vogt   Hsu Ching-wen
  Emma Laine
6–2, 1–6, [10–4]
Loss 14–10 Jan 2016 ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Xenia Knoll   Elise Mertens
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 14–11 May 2016 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   Nicola Geuer   Demi Schuurs
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 2–6
Loss 14–12 Jun 2017 ITF Southsea, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass   Lyudmyla Kichenok   Shuko Aoyama
  Yang Zhaoxuan
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 14–13 Sep 2017 ITF Albuquerque, United States 80,000 Hard   Amra Sadiković   Conny Perrin
  Tara Moore
3–6, 3–6
Loss 14–14 Oct 2017 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard   Amra Sadiković   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
5–7, 3–6
Loss 14–15 Oct 2018 ITF Poitiers, France 80.000 Hard (i)   Arantxa Rus   Anna Blinkova
  Alexandra Panova
1–6, 1–6

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
French Open A Q1 A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Wimbledon A Q1 A Q2 2R 1R 3R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
US Open Q2 Q1 A 1R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–3 2–4 0 / 14 4–14 22%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Year-End championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A Q1 1R Q1 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Miami Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Madrid Open A A A A 1R A Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
China Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[2] A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A 1R A A Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens[3] A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 1 0 12 17 10 14 55
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Finals reached 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 1–1 0–0 19–11 9–19 3–12 3–15 1 / 55 36–59 38%
Win % 50% 50%  –  63% 32% 20% 17% 38%
Year-end ranking 193 227 178 57 128 92 $1,578,541

Notes

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2016
1.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 6 Linz Open, Austria Hard (i) Quarterfinal 5–7, 6–3, 4–4 ret.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ozmo, Saša (19 January 2016). "Dete SFRJ na WTA turu: Hoćemo li na našem? Naravno!". B92 (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "World Group semi final". fedcup.com. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ranking Watch: Viktorija in Europe". Women's Tennis Association. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

External linksEdit