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Danka Kovini?
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Country (sports) Montenegro
ResidenceHerceg Novi, Montenegro
Born (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 25)[1]
Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.69 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CoachSvetko Bjelotomi?
Veljko Radoji?i?
Prize money$1,409,144
Singles
Career record274-216 (55.9%)
Career titles0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (22 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 88 (4 November 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record113-101 (52.8%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (20 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 96 (10 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup21-7
Last updated on: 10 June 2019.

Danka Kovini? (born 18 November 1994) is a professional tennis player and a member of the Montenegro Fed Cup team.

On 22 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46, whilst on 20 June 2016, she peaked at No. 67 in the doubles rankings.

Career

2010-2015

Kovini? started playing professionally in 2010. Her first WTA singles tournament was the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, where Kovini? became the first ever Montenegrin to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA event.[2] Her first singles Grand Slam match wins were at the 2015 French Open and the 2015 US Open, and she reached her first singles WTA final at the Tianjin Open in October 2015.

Her first doubles match on the WTA Tour was at Bogotá in April 2014, and she won her first WTA doubles tournament, with Stephanie Vogt, in July 2015 at Bad Gastein.

2016

In doubles, she advanced to two finals, with Barbora Strýcová at Auckland in January, and with Xenia Knoll at the ?stanbul Cup in April. At the same time, she also reached the singles final in ?stanbul. The next month, playing No. 10 seed Petra Kvitová in the first round of the French Open, she came within two points of winning the match.[3][4]

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska 1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Apr 2016 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay 6-3, 2-6, 3-6

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (1-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2015 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
4-6, 6-4, [10-3]
Loss 1-1 Jan 2016 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
6-2, 3-6, [5-10]
Loss 1-2 Apr 2016 ?stanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Romania Andreea Mitu
Turkey ?pek Soylu
w/o
Loss 1-3 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Belgium Maryna Zanevska Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Andreea Mitu
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-4 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard Belarus Vera Lapko Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
6-4, 5-7, [4-10]

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay Japan Misaki Doi 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay Chile Alexa Guarachi Japan Misaki Doi
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
5-7, 7-6(7-4), [7-10]
Loss 0-2 Nov 2019 Taipei Challenger, Taiwan Carpet (i) Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi? Chinese Taipei Lee Ya-hsuan
Chinese Taipei Wu Fang-hsien
6-4, 4-6, [7-10]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2010 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Jun 2011 ITF Nyíregyháza, Hungary $10,000 Clay Czech Republic Simona Dobrá 4-6, 2-6
Win 2-1 Jun 2011 ITF Bal?, Romania $10,000 Clay Romania Alice-Andrada Radu 6-0, 6-1
Loss 2-2 Sep 2011 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro $25,000 Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 1-6, 1-6
Win 3-2 Apr 2012 ITF Tlemcen, Algeria $10,000 Clay Russia Alexandra Romanova 6-2, 6-2
Win 4-2 Jul 2012 ITF Toru?, Poland $25,000 Clay Poland Paula Kania 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Win 5-2 Jun 2013 ITF Ystad, Sweden $25,000 Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner 6-3, 6-3
Win 6-2 Jun 2013 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden $25,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinji? 6-1, 7-5
Win 7-2 May 2014 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France $50,000 Clay France Pauline Parmentier 6-1, 6-2
Loss 7-3 Mar 2015 ITF Curitiba, Brazil $25,000 Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6-4, 2-6, 3-6
Win 8-3 May 2015 ITF Trnava, Slovakia $100,000 Clay Russia Margarita Gasparyan 7-5, 6-3
Win 9-3 Jun 2016 ITF Marseille, France $100,000 Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6-2, 6-3
Loss 9-4 Jun 2017 ITF Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary $60,000 Clay Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu 2-6, 1-6
Loss 9-5 Jul 2017 ITF Budapest, Hungary $100,000 Clay Slovakia Jana ?epelová 4-6, 3-6
Loss 9-6 Aug 2017 ITF Vancouver, Canada $100,000 Hard Belgium Maryna Zanevska 7-5, 1-6, 3-6
Loss 9-7 Mar 2019 ITF São Paulo, Brazil W25 Clay United States Louisa Chirico 0-6, 2-6
Win 10-7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil W25 Clay Austria Julia Grabher 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Win 11-7 Jun 2019 ITF Ystad, Sweden W25 Clay Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Loss 11-8 Jul 2019 ITF Biarritz, France W80 Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova 2-6, 7-5, 5-7
Win 12-8 Oct 2019 ITF Székesfehérvár, Hungary W100 Clay (i) Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2011 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro $25,000 Clay Montenegro Danica Krstaji? Italy Corinna Dentoni
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4-6, 7-5, [5-10]
Loss 0-2 Oct 2011 ITF Lagos, Nigeria $25,000 Carpet (i) Ukraine Elina Svitolina Austria Melanie Klaffner
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
0-6, 7-6, [5-10]
Loss 0-3 Apr 2013 ITF Mamaia, Romania $25,000 Clay Slovenia Tadeja Majeri? Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Raluca Olaru
6-7(4-7), 3-6
Loss 0-4 Sep 2012 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia $25,000 Clay Brazil Laura Pigossi Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
3-6, 6-4, [5-10]
Win 1-4 May 2012 ITF Caserta, Italy $25,000 Clay Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Cristina Dinu
6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Win 2-4 Feb 2015 ITF São Paulo, Brazil $25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Argentina Tatiana Búa
Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
6-2, 7-5
Win 3-4 Jul 2015 ITF Contrexéville, France $100,000 Clay Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova France Irina Ramialison
France Constance Sibille
2-6, 6-3, [10-6]
Loss 3-5 Mar 2018 ITF Zhuhai, China $60,000 Hard Japan Nao Hibino Russia Anna Blinkova
Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
5-7, 4-6
Loss 3-6 Mar 2018 ITF Shenzhen, China $60,000 Hard China Wang Xinyu Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová
4-6, 6-1, [7-10]
Loss 3-7 Jun 2018 ITF Hódmezövásárhely, Hungary $60,000 Clay Serbia Nina Stojanovi? Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
4-6, 4-6
Win 4-7 Mar 2019 ITF Campinas, Brazil W25 Clay Brazil Laura Pigossi Brazil Carolina Meligeni Alves
Brazil Gabriela Cé
6-3, 6-2

Other finals

Singles

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Gold 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 6-0, 6-1

Performance timelines

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.

Singles

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.

Doubles

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2-2
French Open A 1R A 0-1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0-1
US Open 1R 2R A 1-2
Total 0-1 2-4 1-1 3-6

Wins over top-10 players

Season 2016 2017 Total
Wins 1 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1. Italy Roberta Vinci No. 8 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1R 6-4, 6-2

References

  1. ^ "Danka Kovinic". ESPN. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Danka Kovinic Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Kvitova survives Danka Kovinic scare to enter second round". beIN Sports. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Kvitova avoids shock exit at sodden Roland Garros". Hindustan Times. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.

External links


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