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Tamara Zidan?ek (born 26 December 1997) is a Slovenian tennis player.
Zidan?ek has a career-high WTA rankings of World No. 37 in singles, achieved on 19 July 2021, and World No. 56 in doubles, achieved on 25 January 2021. She has won one singles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour and two WTA 125K singles titles, as well as 17 singles and 4 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On the junior tour, she was a top 20 junior and had a career-high ranking of No. 16, achieved in December 2015.
2014: Professional debut
Zidan?ek made a perfect professional debut in 2014 at her home in Velenje, passing three qualifying rounds to go in the main draw and claim the first title on the pro-level still at the age of 16.
2021: First Grand Slam singles semifinal, Top 50 debut, First top-10 win
Zidan?ek reached the quarterfinals and the semifinals of a Grand Slam at the 2021 French Open for the first time in her career after defeating Sorana Cîrstea in straight sets and Paula Badosa in three sets, making her the first Slovenian female player to accomplish this since the country achieved its independence in 1991. As a result, Zidan?ek entered the Top 50 for the first time in her career. She also scored her first top 10 win in the first round over No. 6 seed Bianca Andreescu. In the semifinal, Zidan?ek was defeated in straight sets by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Zidan?ek was coached by Zoran Krajnc through her career until April 2021. In May 2021, her team, led by Marjan ?uk, signed with Pancho Alvariño from Spain.
She has represented Slovenia in Fed Cup competition, where she has a win/loss record of 6-7.
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.