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DONNA
VEKIC

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#55
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AGE:
22
BIRTH:
28 Jun 1996
NATION:
Croatia
POINTS:
1010

Born to two professional athletes, Vekic reached the first WTA career final at 2012 Tashkent (l. to Begu). In what was her first WTA main draw appearance, she became the youngest WTA finalist since 15‐year‐old Tamira Paszek won Portoroz in 2005.

In 2013, her first Top 100 season, she was runner-up in Birmingham (l. to Hantuchova in final). In 2014, she won her maiden WTA title in Kuala Lumpur. On her way to the final, she won three of her four matches after losing the first set and overcame No. 10, Dominika Cibulková in a third set tie-breaker in the final to complete her first Top 10 win.

2015 highlights included reaching final at Tashkent (l. Hibino), the quarterfinal in Baku and the third round at Roland Garros, her best Grand Slam performance. She posted just four main draw wins across 2016, defeating Al Nabhani at Doha, Riske at Kaohsiung, Ivanovic at Cincinnati and Zhang at Tianjin.

She reached two ITF finals at the end of 2016 season, winning the title at $100k ITF/Sharm El Sheikh, and the quarterfinals at WTA 125K event in Limoges, ending the season ranked No.101.

In 2017 she equalled her Grand Slam best result at Us Open and won the second WTA singles title of career, in Nottingham defeating No.8 Konta in the title-match claiming her second Top 10 win. Until this title run, she had not posted back‐to‐back main draw wins since September 2015 (run to final at Tashkent). In 2017 she has successfully won through qualifying at six tour‐level events from nine attempts and played 22 main draws overall.

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