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ANA
KONJUH

RANKING
#44
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AGE:
20
BIRTH:
27 Dec 1997
NATION:
Croatia
POINTS:
1176

Konjuh claimed junior girls No.1 ranking after winning the Australian Open singles and doubles titles and the US Open girls singles title in 2013. She Made WTA main draw debut as wildcard at 2014 Auckland (d. top seed Vinci in 1r, l. Davis in 3s). Then she underwent right elbow surgery afterwards and missed four months; best results from May through end of year were SF at Istanbul (l. to Vinci) and QF at Osaka (l. to Diyas). At the end of the season, she resulted the youngest player in the year-end Top 250.

The Croat won the first WTA singles title in 2015 in Nottingham (d. Niculescu in F) but she was unable to defend the title in 2016, forced to withdraw with a lower back injury. At the following Us Open, however, she completed an astounding quarter-final run (l. eventual R‐Up Ka.Pliskova), becoming the first Croatian woman to reach the last 8 at Flushing Meadows, and first at any Grand Slam since Karolina Sprem at

2004 Wimbledon (l. QF). Unranked players aside, at No.92 Konjuh was the equal second‐lowest ranked player through to move thus far at the US Open since rankings began in November 1975 (Kerber was also ranked No.92 in 2011). She ended 2016 at No.48 for career‐best year‐end finish. She opened the 2017 season by reaching second career singles final at Auckland (l. Davis). She made semifinals at ‘s‐Hertogenbosch (l. Vikhlyantseva) and the quarterfinals in Mallorca (l. eventual

champion Sevastova) and Dubai Dubai (d. No.19 Stosur and No.16 Vesnina, l. No.2 Kerber) in her best Premier 5‐level result thus far. At Grand Slam level, she made R16 at Wimbledon, beating No.9 Cibulkova in her second career win over a Top 10 player after her maiden victory over No.4 A.Radwanska at 2016 US Open. 

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