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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 26)
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)
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.

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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, USA 125K Hard   Jennifer Brady 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (9–9)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 No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 May 2011 $10,000 Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain Clay   Inés Ferrer Suárez 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 17 September 2011 $10,000 Lleida, Spain Clay   Lucía Cervera Vázquez 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. 7 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Ellen Allgurin 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 14 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Katharina Lehnert 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 8 June 2013 $25,000 Brescia, Italy Clay   Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 30 June 2013 $25,000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 26 January 2014 $25,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   An-Sophie Mestach 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 July 2014 $25,000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Andreea Mitu 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 7 September 2014 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Carina Witthöft 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1 November 2014 $25,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Barbora Krejčíková 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 13 June 2015 $25,000 Essen, Germany Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 6. 29 August 2015 $25,000 Woking, United Kingdom Hard   Katy Dunne 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 4 October 2015 $25,000 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i)   Polina Leykina 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 8 November 2015 $50,000 Waco, United States Hard   Nicole Gibbs 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 16 November 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Samantha Crawford 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 8. 9 January 2016 $25,000 Victoria Park, Hong Kong Hard   Risa Ozaki 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 3 February 2018 $60,000 Burnie, Australia Hard   Marta Kostyuk 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 28 October 2018 $80,000 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3–6, 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 29 (14–15)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 No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 May 2011 $10,000 Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain Clay   Nina Zander   Eva Fernández Brugués
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [4–10]
Runner-up 2. 16 September 2011 $10,000 Lleida, Spain Clay   Arabela Fernández Rabener   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
  Isabel Rapisarda Calvo
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 1. 25 November 2011 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
  Arabela Fernández Rabener
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 3. 18 May 2012 $25,000 Caserta, Italy Clay   Aleksandra Krunić   Katarzyna Piter
  Romana Tabak
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 19 January 2013 $10,000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Olga Doroshina
  Julia Valetova
6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 26 January 2013 $10,000 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Anja Prislan
  Jasmin Steinherr
6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 16 March 2013 $15,000 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Julia Kimmelmann   Nicola Geuer
  Lisa Whybourn
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 7 April 2013 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Katharina Lehnert   Martina Borecká
  Petra Krejsová
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 5. 31 May 2013 $25,000 Grado, Italy Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Yurika Sema
  Zhou Yimiao
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 5. 20 October 2013 $50,000 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Magda Linette   Nicole Clerico
  Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 4 May 2014 $25,000 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Julia Glushko
  Mandy Minella
6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 29 June 2014 $25,000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund   Lesley Kerkhove
  Arantxa Rus
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 20 July 2014 $25,000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Nicola Geuer   Carolin Daniels
  Laura Schaeder
5–7, 6–2, [10–3]
Runner-up 6. 7 September 2014 $25,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Alizé Lim
  Carina Witthöft
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 19 September 2014 $25,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nicola Geuer   Richèl Hogenkamp
  Lesley Kerkhove
6–2, 5–7, [8–10]
Winner 9. 28 February 2015 $50,000 Saint Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Aliaksandra Sasnovich   Stéphanie Foretz
  Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 2 May 2015 $25,000 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay   Carolin Daniels   Cindy Burger
  Veronika Kapshay
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Winner 11. 29 May 2015 $25,000 Grado, Italy Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Sharon Fichman
  Katarzyna Piter
6–3, 6–2
Winner 12. 12 June 2015 $25,000 Essen, Germany Clay   Nicola Geuer   Carolin Daniels
  Antonia Lottner
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 23 October 2015 $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Alice Matteucci   Alexandra Cadanțu
  Cristina Dinu
5–7, 3–6
Winner 13. 31 October 2015 $50,000 Macon, United States Hard   Jan Abaza   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Sanaz Marand
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 9. 16 November 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Stephanie Vogt   Julia Glushko
  Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]
Winner 14. 8 January 2016 $25,000 Victoria Park, Hong Kong Hard   Stephanie Vogt   Hsu Ching-wen
  Emma Laine
6–2, 1–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 10. 29 January 2016 $50,000 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Xenia Knoll   Elise Mertens
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 11. 13 May 2016 $50,000+H Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Nicola Geuer   Demi Schuurs
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 30 June 2017 $100,000+H Southsea, United Kingdom Grass   Lyudmyla Kichenok   Shuko Aoyama
  Yang Zhaoxuan
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 13. 24 September 2017 $80,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Amra Sadiković   Conny Perrin
  Tara Moore
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1 October 2017 $60,000 Templeton, United States Hard   Amra Sadiković   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 28 October 2018 $80,000 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Arantxa Rus   Anna Blinkova
  Alexandra Panova
1–6, 1–6

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, Linz, 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.

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