Donna Vekic

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Full Name Donna Vekic
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Donna Vekic
Gender Female
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date June 28th, 1996
Birth Place Osijek, Croatia

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Donna Vekic is a Croatian professional tennis player who plays as a right-handed and could play both double-handed and Backhand as well. She has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour: the 2014 Malaysian Open and the 2017 Nottingham Open. She has also won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 10 June 2019, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 22. 

Donna Vekic reaches the first quarterfinal with marathon US Open win

Donna Vekic got off the mat so many times in her U.S. Open round of 16 victories, she’s not even sure how she won herself. But she gutted her way to a come-from-behind 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-3 marathon win Monday over hard-serving German Julia Goerges. In a match that lasted nearly three hours, Vekic staved off a match point and fought her way into the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career.

“Yeah, I’m happy to win and I’m happy to win saving match points, happy to be the first time in the quarterfinals. I’m just happy right now,” the 23rd-seeded Vekic said with an ear-to-ear grin. “I don’t know how I won this match. She served for it, she had match points. I kept fighting and believing I could win. … I was just trying to get a return on the court. She served amazing today. I felt confident in the rallies and I felt that if I got the ball in, I’d have a good chance.”

Vekic couldn’t have been faulted if her confidence had been flagging. She came into the Open winless in three prior meetings — including last year’s fourth-round Wimbledon loss. And on Monday she almost got served right off the court, with Goerges piling up a mind-bending 21 aces, the most in any women’s singles match since 1998. But Vekic didn’t fold mentally, digging down and relying on a reservoir of confidence buoyed by some big wins over the past year. Now the Croatian has added her biggest and a date versus No. 13 Belinda Bencic. “I’ve always been a player that fights until the end. I’ve always been a fighter,” Vekic said. “But since last year, since I had a few top-10 wins, I really got a lot of confidence from that. I managed to build on that.”

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Croatian Professional Tennis player

Where was Donna Vekic born?

Donna Vekic was born on 28 June 1996 in Osijek, Croatia. She holds Croatian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Cancer and was born to her father Igor Vekic who was a footballer and played for Croatia and mother Brankica Vekic who was an athlete running in 100m, 200m and 400m hurdles. Vekic was interested in the gymnast and also she was already incredibly active as a gymnast at her age six. But later she accidentally twisted her ankle during one of her practices. Since she does not want to be at rest, she considered tennis, which became her profession and career as well. Further information regarding her education will be updated soon. 

How tall is Donna Vekic?

Beautiful Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has an amazing slim body physique and stands the height of 5ft 10in tall with a weight of 64 kg. Furthermore, her charming smile and her gameplay attract lots of fans.

Career of Donna Vekic

  • Vekic started her career as a member of the Croatia Fed Cup team.
  • At the 2012 Tashkent Open, Vekic made it to her first final on the WTA Tour.
  • In the 2013 Australian Open, She defeated Andrea Hlavackova in the first round.
  • Seeded 16th for qualifying at the Sony Open Tennis 2013, Vekic qualified for the main draw by defeating Marta Sirotkina and Valeria Savinykh.
  • Vekic was awarded a wild card for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where she defeated qualifier Olivia Rogowska in the first round before losing to 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova. 
  • At the Monterrey Open 2013, Vekic beat Garbine Muguruza in the first round in two tie-breaking sets but lost to Karolína Pliskova in the second round in three sets.
  • At the Malaysian Open 2014, Vekic won her first career WTA title and had one of the biggest wins of her career when she defeated the world No. 10 Cibulkova in a third set tie-breaker in the final.
  • She entered the ITF event in Istanbul as the top seed but lost in the quarterfinals to the sixth seed, Margarita Gasparyan. 
  • She lost in the first round in the WTA tournament in Marrakesh, and in the second round in the Madrid Open 2015.
  • In the French Open 2015, she claimed her first top-40 victory in the season when she beat Caroline Garcia, and also defeated Bojana Jovanovski.
  • At the Australian Open 2016, she lost 3–6, 2–6 in the first round to Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka. 
  • At the Cincinnati Masters in August 2016, Vekic had victories over Varvara Lepchenko and Mariana Duque-Marino in qualifying and defeated world No. 25 Ana Ivanovic in the first round, before losing to tenth seed Johanna Konta in the second round.
  • In September 2016, she reached the final of the ITF tournament in Saint Petersburg, with wins over Olga Doroshina, Anastasiya Komardina, Vesna Dolonc, and Aryna Sabalenka.
  • In Poitiers 2016, she lost in the first round to Lauren Davis, while in Limoges she reached the third round, where she lost in three sets to world No. 24 and top-seed Caroline Garcia.
  • Vekic won her second WTA title at the Nottingham Open in June 2016, defeating Johanna Konta in three sets.
  • At the US Open, she reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since the 2015 French Open.
  • Vekic broke into the world top 50 for the first time in July 2017, reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 45 on 25 September 2017.
  • In September 2018, Vekic reached the semifinals in Tokyo by defeating top-10 players Sloane Stephens and Caroline Garcia and ended the season ranked No. 34.

Is Donna Vekic married?

Donna Vekic is an unmarried woman but was in a relationship with her former boyfriend, three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. The couple was together for four years though they did not talk about their break-up to the press as they decided to keep things secret. Since she is single now, she has spoken about her liking for sportspeople and also says that only a person who knows how a professional athlete’s life would understand her busy schedule.

Birthday of Donna Vekic

Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic celebrates her birthday on the 28th of June with her friends and family.

Net worth of Donna Vekic

Donna Vekic is earning a good amount of money from her career as a tennis player and through her endorsement deals. She has also pocketed the prize money of  $3.4 million. But as of 2019, her net worth is still under evaluation.