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Tatjana Je%C4%8Dmenica
Tatjana Je?menica
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Country (sports) FR Yugoslavia (1993-2003)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2005)
ResidenceNovi Sad, Serbia
Born (1978-07-04) July 4, 1978 (age 42)
Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.79 m (5 ft  in)[1]
Turned pro24 March 1993[1]
Retired2005 (last singles match played in July 1998)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Prize money$163,876
Singles
Career record106-62 (63.1%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 72 (24 June 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996, 1997)
French Open2R (1996)
Wimbledon1R (1996)
US Open2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record36-33 (52.2%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 88 (29 July 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon1R (1996)
US Open2R (1996)

Tatjana Je?menica-Jevti? (Serbian Cyrillic: ? -; born July 4, 1978) is a Serbian former professional tennis player. Since 2014, she has been the captain of Serbia Fed Cup team, which is her second stint at the helm, having previously led the team between 2005-2007.

Je?menica won six singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit in her career. On 24 June 1996, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 72. On 29 July 1996, she peaked at No. 88 in the doubles rankings.

At Grand Slams her best result was reaching the second round at the US Open in 1995 and at the French Open in 1996.

Career

Je?menica started playing tennis in her hometown of Novi Sad at the age of seven[2] and attended the same school and played in the same tennis club as Monica Seles.[3]

Juniors

In 1993, as a second seed Je?menica reached the final of Orange Bowl 16s, where she was defeated by fifth seed Stephanie Halsell, who avenged previous years loss to Je?menica in the quarterfinals of Junior Orange Bowl 14s[3] (Je?menica was eventually stopped in the semifinals of that tournament).[1] She won Port Washington 14s.[1] In 1994, she lost in the first round of Junior French Open, but won German Junior Open, a Grade 1 event, without losing a set in the tournament.[4]

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 1R (1994)
Wimbledon: -
US Open: -

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 2R (1994)
Wimbledon: -
US Open: -

Professional

As a very perspective youth she enrolled at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.[5]

After her longtime coach, Dragan ?iri? ?eki, who coached her since she was nine,[6] died in a car accident on 10 October 1997,[7] Je?menica didn't play for five months after being unable to find a new coach.[8] She also briefly trained at the Nikola Pili? Tennis Academy before retiring in 1998 at the age of 20.[8]

In 2001, she played her first doubles tournament in over three years and over the next several years would play two more doubles tournaments, reaching one final in 2004, before retiring for good in 2005.[9]

Coaching

Following her playing career, Je?menica became a tennis coach and in 2004[10] founded tennis school "Je?menica" in her hometown of Novi Sad for children aged 5 to 20, with some being ranked in the top 10 in the country.[6]

She served as the captain of Serbia Fed Cup team from 2005 until her resignation on 20 February 2007.[11]

On 5 November 2014, Je?menica was named the captain of Serbia's Fed Cup team for the second time.[12]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (5-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result No. Date Tier Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 4 April 1993 10,000 ITF Marsa, Malta Clay Italy Stefania Indemini 2-6, 6-2, 2-6
Loss 2. 13 June 1993 10,000 ITF Murska, Slovenia Clay Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 2-6, 3-6
Win 1. 12 September 1993 10,000 ITF Varna, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Win 2. 30 January 1994 10,000 ITF Austin, United States Hard Russia Tatiana Panova 6-4, 6-7(9-11), 7-6(8-6)
Win 3. 19 June 1994 10,000 ITF Maribor, Slovenia Clay Czech Republic Zde?ka Málková 6-1, 6-7(6-8), 6-3
Win 4. 3 July 1994 25,000 ITF Vaihingen, Germany Clay Moldova Svetlana Komleva 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 3. 20 November 1994 25,000 ITF Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) Germany Silke Meier 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Win 5. 11 June 1995 25,000 ITF Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia Clay Germany Andrea Glass 7-6(6-4), 6-1
Win 6. 6 August 1995 25,000 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovenia Barbara Mulej 6-3, 6-2

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result No. Date Tier Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 30 October 1994 25,000 ITF Poitiers, France Hard Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6-7, 1-6
Win 1. 20 November 1994 25,000 ITF Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) Romania C?t?lina Cristea Czech Republic Kate?ina Kroupová
Czech Republic Jana Pospí?ilová
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 2. 10 June 1995 25,000 ITF Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Argentina Laura Montalvo
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
7-5, 1-6, 1-6
Loss 3. 9 July 1995 25,000 ITF Vaihingen, Germany Clay Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Slovakia Radka Zrubáková
3-6, 6-7
Win 2. 6 August 1995 25,000 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva Poland Magdalena Feistel
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
6-4, 6-3
Win 3. 17 May 1998 10,000 ITF Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari? Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
Bulgaria Desislava Topalova
6-2, 7-5
Loss 4. 24 July 2004 10,000 ITF Pali?, Serbia and Montenegro Clay France Ana-Maria Zubori Serbia and Montenegro Karolina Jovanovi?
Serbia and Montenegro Nata?a Zori?
1-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Tatyana Jecmenica Corel WTA Tour". corelwtatour.com. Corel WTA Tour. November 1995. Archived from the original on 22 October 1996.
  2. ^ ?o?ki?, ?edomir (2012). Tenis bez granica 1922-2012 (PDF) (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. p. 616. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b Fialkov, Harvey (26 December 1993). "Halsell Only American Left In Ob Tournament". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Tatjana Je?menica". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation.
  5. ^ ?o?ki?, ?edomir (2012). Tenis bez granica 1922-2012 (PDF) (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. p. 621. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b ?o?ki?, ?edomir (2012). Tenis bez granica 1922-2012 (PDF) (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. p. 619. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ ?o?ki?, ?edomir (2012). Tenis bez granica 1922-2012 (PDF) (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. p. 503. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b ?o?ki?, ?edomir (2012). Tenis bez granica 1922-2012 (PDF) (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. p. 620. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Tatjana Je?menica at the International Tennis Federation
  10. ^ "Nadmudrivanja sa Anom i Jelenom" [Persuasions with Ana and Jelena]. politika.co.yu (in Serbian). Politika a.d. 2007. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007.
  11. ^ "Tatjana Je?menica vi?e nije selektor" (in Serbian). Mondo. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Je?menica novi selektor FED kup reprezentacije" (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 2017.

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