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Viktorija Rajicic (Serbian: Викторија Рајичић, Viktorija Rajičić, pronounced [ʋǐktoːrija rǎjitʃitɕ]; born 7 April 1994) is an Australian former tennis player. She turned professional after playing in the first round of the WTA Tour doubles event at the Sydney International on 9 January 2011. In October 2013, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 279.

Viktorija Rajicic
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne
Born (1994-04-07) 7 April 1994 (age 25)
Melbourne
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$83,151
Singles
Career record114–90
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking279 (28 October 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Australian Open Junior1R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record53–60
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking299 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2011, 2012, 2013)
Australian Open Junior1R (2009, 2010)

Career summaryEdit

Rajicic who resides in Melbourne[1] was coached by Geoff Guy and Chris Mahony.[1]

She received a wild card into the girls' singles main draw of the 2009 Australian Open.[2] Later in April, she made it to the final of the Optus 16s Autumn Nationals held at the Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club in Glen Iris, Victoria.[3] In October, she represented Australia in the Junior Fed Cup held at San Luis Potosí, Mexico.[4]

In 2011, Rajicic fell in the first singles qualifying rounds of Sydney and the Australian Open. She played doubles at the Sydney International and the Australian Open but both times lost in the first round of the main draw.

Rajicic started the new season by playing in the qualifying draw of the 2012 Apia International Sydney. She defeated Anna Tatishvili in the first round, but was beaten by Polona Hercog in the second.

In March 2013, Rajicic won her first title, defeating Yurika Sema in Bundaberg in straight sets. In October, she jumped 18 spots to a career-high mark of 290 after reaching the quarterfinals of a $25,000 event in Perth.

Four years later, in October 2017, she has been playing her last match on the professional circuit.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (2–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 February 2012 Mildura, Australia Grass   Ashleigh Barty 1–6, 6–7(8–10)
Winner 1. 10 March 2013 Sydney, Australia Hard   Jessica Moore 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 31 March 2013 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Yurika Sema 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (2–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 7 May 2010 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Emelyn Starr   Marija Mirkovic
  Jessica Moore
3–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Runner–up 2. 22 March 2013 Ipswich, Australia Hard   Storm Sanders   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 22 June 2013 Niš, Serbia Clay   Viktoriya Tomova   Nerma Čaluk
  Tjaša Šrimpf
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 30 June 2013 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay   Viktoriya Tomova   Ema Mikulčić
  Dejana Raickovic
6–2, 7–5
Runner–up 3. 6 July 2013 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay   Viktoriya Tomova   Lina Gjorcheska
  Dalia Zafirova
3–6, 0–6

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

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.
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open A A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A A 0–0
US Open A A A 0–0
Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Viktorija Rajicic at the International Tennis Federation
  2. ^ Vernuccio, Chris (3 February 2009). "Kooyong's Rajicic has bright lights ahead". Stonnington Leader. Stonnington Leader. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Rajicic reaches final". Tennis Australia. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  4. ^ "2009 Junior Davis and Junior Fed Cup World Final". Tennis Australia. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2012.

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