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Petra Marti?
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Marti? at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceFreeport, Bahamas
Born (1991-01-19) January 19, 1991 (age 28)
Split, Croatia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned proJuly 2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSandra Zaniewska
Prize moneyUS$4,826,386
Career record340-233 (59.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (21 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 15 (4 November 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2018)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon4R (2017, 2019)
US Open4R (2019)
Career record121-109 (52.6%)
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 53 (17 March 2014)
Current rankingNo. 154 (4 November 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2012, 2014, 2019)
French Open2R (2010, 2012, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2012, 2013, 2019)
US Open3R (2010)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8-9
Last updated on: 4 November 2019.

Petra Marti? (Croatian pronunciation: [pêtra mâ:rtit?];[1][2] born 19 January 1991) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. Having made her international debut in 2008, she reached a career high singles ranking of no. 15 in October 2019. Martic has won one singles title on the WTA Tour--the 2019 Istanbul Cup, and reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 French Open. She has also won one WTA 125K series singles and one doubles tournament, as well as four singles and five doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Early and personal life

Petra Marti? was born in Split, Croatia to Nenad (father) and Sandra (mother). She grew up in the village of Du?e, 30 km from Split, and moved to Split at the age of 10. Her father died in a car accident when Petra was five, and her uncle Mladen was killed during the Croatian War of Independence. Petra is quoted saying that her mother is a hero to her for managing to go through all this and raising Petra by herself, and that this motivates her to excel in tennis and bring joy to her family.[3]

Tennis career

2006-2009: Early career

French Open, 2009

The best result in her junior career was the quarterfinals in 2006 US Open. In 2007, she played her first WTA Tour main draw at Miami (falling in first round as a wild card). In 2008 Marti? won the ITF Zagreb Open, defeating Yvonne Meusburger, and then made it to the quarterfinals of the WTA event Slovenia Open, losing to Julia Görges.

She qualified for the 2009 French Open and lost in the second round to 21-year-old Canadian world No. 24 Aleksandra Wozniak. She then made it to another Portoro? Open quarterfinal, losing to defending champion and fifth seed Sara Errani. In September 2009, at the age of 18 years and 8 months, Marti? entered top 100 for the first time (year-end ranking was No. 82).

2010: First top-20 victory

Marti? began the season by falling in the qualifying stages of the ASB Classic (lost to Chanelle Scheepers) and the Medibank International Sydney (lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm). She lost in the first round of the Australian Open, falling to Sabine Lisicki 1-6, 4-6.

In February, she beat third seed and world No. 15 Yanina Wickmayer in the first round of the Open GdF Suez, winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Marti? broke twice and dropped serve once. She lost in the next round to Ágnes Szávay 2-6, 4-6. Marti? qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the second round to Jelena Jankovi? 3-6, 6-7. She also scored another big win at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami as she defeated world No. 21 Aravane Rezaï 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in the second round. She then lost to Yanina Wickmayer 3-6, 3-6.

She lost in the first round of her next three tournaments, Andalucia Tennis Experience (lost to Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-1, 6-7, 2-6), Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (to Alizé Cornet 6-7, 4-6) and Estoril Open (to Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6, 5-7, 6-7).

She was forced to retire in her first-round match of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open whilst 4-6, 2-1 down. Her next tournament was the Warsaw Open where she lost in three sets to Gréta Arn in the first round.

Marti? was drawn against world No. 5 Elena Dementieva in the first round of the French open where she was beaten 6-1, 6-1. She next participated in the ITF tournament in Marseilles where she reached the quarterfinals, losing to Johanna Larsson 2-6, 6-2, 4-6.

Marti? only played one grass tournament in the 2010 season, Wimbledon. There she beat British No. 1 Elena Baltacha 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round. She was due to play against Marion Bartoli in the second round; however, she was forced to retire before the match.

At the hard-court tournaments, she lost in the first round of Banka Koper Slovenia Open to Katarina Srebotnik and in the first round of ?stanbul Cup to Vera Dushevina. Marti? was drawn against the top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first edition of the E-Boks Danish Open where she lost 3-6, 2-6.

2011: First top-50 finish

Marti? qualified for the Australian Open, where she lost to Agnieszka Radwa?ska in the second round. Marti? also made it to the semifinals of Bogota (lost to Dominguez Lino) and Copenhagen (lost to Hradecka) and beat Vesnina and Vickmayer to reach the third round of Cincinnati. She finished the year in top 50 for the first time in her career.

2012: First WTA final

Marti? started the 2012 season losing in the first rounds of several tournaments including the Australian Open, Doha, and Dubai.

She reached her first WTA final at the Malaysian Open where she upset the No. 3 seed Peng Shuai and the No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovi?. However, she had to retire in the final against Hsieh Su-wei.

After falling in the first rounds of Indian Wells and Miami, Marti? made the semifinals of the E-Boks Open losing to Caroline Wozniacki, and the quarterfinals of the Budapest Grand Prix losing to Elena Vesnina.

Marti? advanced to the fourth round of the French Open. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, world No. 8 Marion Bartoli, and Anabel Medina Garrigues. She lost in the fourth round to Angelique Kerber.

At the US Open, Marti? drew defending champion Samantha Stosur in the first round, and was defeated 6-1, 6-1.[4] She would, however, bounce back at the Pan Pacific Open, upsetting world No. 5 Petra Kvitová in the second round. It was the first meeting between the two and the second top-ten victory of the year for Marti?. [5]

Serving at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

2013-2016: Struggling with injuries

The next four years of her career were plagued by injuries and poor form. In 2013, Marti? made it to the third round of a WTA tournament only twice, at Katowice and Wimbledon. She also won the 2013 ITF Nottingham (def. Karolina Pliskova in the final), but dropped out of the top 100 by the end of the year. In 2014, she scored only one WTA main-draw victory, against Sorana Cirstea in Guangzhou in September. In 2015, Marti? mostly played at the ITF and 125K series tournaments, with moderate success. The only notable result was qualifying for the Australian Open (lost to Sharapova). She finished her 2015 season in October, not scoring a single victory at a WTA event main draw and only two top-100 victories during the year. She was ranked 148 at the end of the year.

In February 2016, she made it to the semifinals of a WTA event for the first time in four years at Rio de Janeiro in February (def. No. 1 seed Teliana Pereira, lost to Francesca Schiavone), and did not play from February to May. The last match she played was at Wimbledon in June, where she lost to U. Radwa?ska in the first round of qualifying. In September, she dropped out of the top 200.

2017-2018: Making a comeback

Suffering from a major back injury (disc protrusion in her lower back), Marti? was not sure if she would play competitive tennis again [6].

After a ten-month injury lay-off, she made a come-back at $25,000 event at Santa Margherita di Pula. Ranked No. 659, Marti? had to go through qualifying, and in the end, won the tournament (def. von Deichmann in the final). She then went on a 17-3 run leading up to 2017 French Open, where she qualified (despite being down a match point in the third round of qualifying against Maryna Zanevska), and won three rounds in the main draw, losing to Elina Svitolina after being up 5-2 in the third set[7]. Along the way, she defeated Madison Keys and Anastasija Sevastova - her first top-20 victories in five years. At Wimbledon, she again went through qualifying rounds and upset Daria Gavrilova on her way to her second consecutive fourth-round appearance at a Grand Slam (and third overall). After Wimbledon, Marti? played only four more tournaments, going 2-4, but finished the year in top 100 for the first time since 2012.

Continuing her success from 2017, Marti? made it to the fourth round of the 2018 Australian Open (lost to Elise Mertens 6-7, 5-7), and reached her first quarterfinal at a Premier Mandatory in Indian Wells (def. No. 6 Jelena Ostapenko, lost to Simona Halep in three sets). She made it to the final of Bucharest, her first WTA final after 2012 Kuala Lumpur, (def. Siegemund and Buzarnescu, lost to Sevastova). In September, Marti? won the WTA 125K at Chicago (def. Mona Barthel) and finished year at No. 32 for the second year-end top-50 finish of her career.

2019: First WTA title, first major quarterfinal, top 20 debut

After a slow start to the year (going 3-5 in the first five tournaments of the year), Marti? reached the semifinals of Charleston Open in April, defeating Belinda Bencic along the way. Then she followed it with her first WTA trophy at ?stanbul Cup, defeating Marketa Vondrousova in the final, after losing the first set 1-6.[8] Martic then made it to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, defeating Muguruza and Vekic along the way. In April, she was nominated for the WTA Player of the Month.[9] On the 13th of May, she entered the top 30 for the first time in her career - 7 years, 7 months and 18 days after first entering the top 50.

At the French Open, seeded 31st, she defeated Ons Jabeur and Kristina Mladenovic to reach the third round where she upset second seed Karolína Plí?ková. She defeated Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round to reach her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.[10] There, she was defeated by Markéta Vondrou?ová.

Marti? then reached her first-ever grass court semifinal at WTA Birmingham (saved 5 match points against Ostapenko in the quarterfinals, lost to Görges in SF) and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, equaling her best result at this tournament. Following Wimbledon, she broke into the top 20 for the first time.

Marti? didn't find much success during the beginning of the summer hard-court season, losing her opening round matches in Toronto and Cincinnati, but rebounded at the US Open by reaching the third round there for the first time. She then upset world No. 11 Anastasija Sevastova (who was carrying a streak of three straight US Open quarterfinal appearances) to reach the second week of a major for the third consecutive time. She lost to Serena Williams in the fourth round in straight sets. Marti? carried her momentum to the start of the Asian hard-court swing. In Zhengzhou, she reached her first Premier-level final, after beating Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals and former top 10 player Kristina Mladenovic in the semis to face Plí?ková for the first time since upsetting her at the French Open. However, Marti? was unable to repeat that result, as she was defeated by the world No. 2 in straight sets.

WTA career finals

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-1)
International (1-2)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open, Malaysia International Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6-2, 5-7, 1-4 ret.
Loss 0-2 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6-7(4-7), 2-6
Win 1-2 Apr 2019 ?stanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Czech Republic Markéta Vondrou?ová 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
Loss 1-3 Sep 2019 Zhengzhou Open, China Premier Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková 3-6, 2-6

Doubles: 4 (4 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-1)
International (0-3)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2012 Open GDF Suez, France Premier Hard (i) Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6-7(3-7), 1-6
Loss 0-2 Jun 2012 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Jill Craybas
Germany Julia Görges
7-6(7-4), 4-6, [9-11]
Loss 0-3 Apr 2013 Morocco Open, Morocco International Clay France Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 1-6
Loss 0-4 Mar 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard United States Maria Sanchez 6-4, 5-7, [7-10]

WTA 125 series finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2018 WTA Chicago, United States 125K Hard Germany Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2016 WTA Bol, Croatia 125K Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll Romania Raluca Olaru
Turkey ?pek Soylu
6-3, 6-2

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2007 ITF Jersey, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard Germany Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Jul 2008 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 75,000 Clay Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Win 2-1 Sep 2009 ITF Biella, Italy 100,000 Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 7-5, 6-4
Win 3-1 Jun 2013 ITF Nottingham, Great Britain 75,000 Grass Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková 6-3, 6-3
Loss 3-2 Nov 2014 ITF Captiva Island, United States 50,000 Hard Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 2-6, 2-6
Win 4-2 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 6-4, 7-5
Loss 4-3 May 2017 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 25,000 Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(7-9)

Doubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2009 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 50,000 Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanovi? Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
6-3, 6-7(4-7), [10-5]
Loss 1-1 Sep 2009 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 100,000 Clay Slovenia Polona Hercog Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
2-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 1-2 Oct 2010 ITF Athens, Greece 50,000 Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
Win 2-2 Dec 2010 ITF Dubai, UAE 75,000 Hard Germany Julia Görges India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová
6-4, 7-6(9-7)
Win 3-2 May 2011 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 100,000 Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Croatia Darija Jurak
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Win 4-2 Oct 2014 ITF Tampico, Mexico 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez Russia Valeria Savinykh
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
3-6, 6-3, [10-2]
Win 5-2 Feb 2015 ITF Burnie, Australia 50,000 Hard United States Irina Falconi China Han Xinyun
Japan Junri Namigata
6-2, 6-4

Performance timelines

(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.


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.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 A 4R 3R 0 / 8 6-8 43%
French Open A A 2R 1R Q1 4R 1R 1R 1R Q2 4R 2R QF 0 / 9 12-9 57%
Wimbledon A A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q1 4R 1R 4R 0 / 8 10-8 56%
US Open A Q1 2R 1R 2R 1R A Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 4R 0 / 7 5-7 42%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-4 3-3 3-4 2-3 0-3 0-2 0-0 6-3 4-4 12-4 0 / 32 33-32 51%
Year-End championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify 0 / 0 0-0  - 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] Did not qualify 0 / 0 0-0  - 
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 1R 2R Q2 1R 1R Q1 A A A QF 1R 0 / 6 5-6 45%
Miami Open 1R A Q1 3R 2R 1R 1R Q1 A A A 3R 2R 0 / 7 6-7 46%
Madrid Open Not Held A Q1 A 1R A A A A A 2R QF 0 / 3 3-3 50%
China Open Not Tier I A A Q1 Q1 Q1 A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[2] NT1 A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Italian Open A A A A A Q1 Q1 A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Canadian Open A A A A 2R A 1R Q1 A A A A 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Cincinnati Open Not Tier I A A 3R A 1R A A A Q2 2R 1R 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens[3] A A A A A 3R A A A A A A QF 0 / 2 5-2 71%
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 1 7 14 14 18 12 8 8 2 4 17 17 123
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Overall Win-Loss 0-1 2-1 6-7 5-13 16-13 18-18 7-12 1-8 0-8 3-2 6-4 26-17 34-16 1 / 122 121-120 50%
Year-end Ranking 325 214 84 144 49 59 116 179 144 266 89 32 $4,624,011


  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.


Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R A A A 3R 6-7
French Open 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1R 2R 3-7
Wimbledon 2R A 3R 3R A 1R A A 2R 3R 8-6
US Open 3R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R A 2-6
Win-Loss 4-4 0-3 5-4 2-4 2-1 0-3 0-0 0-1 1-3 5-3 19-26

Top 10 wins

Season 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score PMR
1. France Marion Bartoli No. 8 French Open, France Clay 2R 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 No. 50
2. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 5 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 2R 6-4, 6-4 No. 73
3. Latvia Je?ena Ostapenko No. 6 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard 3R 6-3, 6-3 No. 51
4. Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková No. 2 French Open, France Clay 3R 6-3, 6-3 No. 31

Record against top 20 players

Match record against certain players who have been ranked in the top 20, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface.


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  5. ^ "P. Martic - P. Kvitova Head to Head Game Statistics, Tennis Tournament Results - Tennis Statistics Wettpoint".
  6. ^ "Razmisljala sam hocu li ikada vise igrati tenis".
  7. ^ "Made it back to TOP 40 - Petra Martic".
  8. ^ "Petra Martic Wins Maiden title at Istanbul".
  9. ^ "Vote: April 2019 Player of the Month".
  10. ^ "Martic battles back to make Grand Slam QF debut in Paris".

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