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*CAREER STATS*

overall
46-44 51.1%

main draws
28-31 47.5%

qualifying
12-9 57.1%

Fed Cup
6-4 60%

surface
hard: 39-36 52%
grass: 6-4 60%
clay: 1-4 20%

Grand Slams
main draws: 3-8 27.3%
qualifying: 2-1 66.7%

record vs.
top 10: 1-3 25%
top 20: 1-9 10%
20+: 45-35 56.3%

finals
1-2 33.3%

tiebreaks
12-6 66.7%

7-5 or 5-7
10-7 58.8%

three sets
10-12 45.5%

after winning first set
37-11 77.1%

after losing first set
9-33 21.4%

*all stats above from tennisabstract.com
 

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2012 through Jun. 2013
16-9 record 64%
- Tashkent final
- Birmingham final
- Fed Cup: 4-2

Wimbledon 2013 to Kuala Lumpur 2014
15-15 record 50%
- Baku quarterfinal
- Kuala Lumpur title
- Fed Cup: 2-2

Apr. 2014 to present
4-16 record 20%
- 3 main-draw wins
- Fed Cup: 1-2
 

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Just for old times' sake...

Donna Vekic: Future Superstar? (Sport DW)

Donna Vekic (Sport DW)

Getting to Know Donna Vekic (WTA)

Young Guns: Donna Vekic (WTA)

Vekic's Innate Ability (WTA)

Q&A with Donna Vekic (Sports Illustrated)

Interview with Donna Vekic (Tennis Portugal)

Donna Vekic - the girl tipped to be the next big sensation (Birmingham Mail)

Donna Vekic (Daily Mail)

As you can see, there was a lot that was expected of her (not just from a Croatian perspective) and a lot that she expected of herself.
 

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Igor Vekić on his daughter Donna’s recent struggles

Comments by Donna Vekić’s father Igor, after she lost in the first round in Pattaya, on the difficult times she’s had of late. Quoted in “Donna hasn’t tasted the sweetness of the second round for five months” by Anton Filić of Croatian newspaper Večernji List.

“Certainly, that’s not a result we can be satisfied with—Donna herself isn’t satisfied. But every match is a different story. After the Fed Cup in Budapest, she’d travelled a long way and didn’t manage to adapt. And the conditions are difficult in Thailand.”

On her 1-6 1-6 loss to Aleksandra Krunić in Fed Cup:

“Donna missed seven game points. I can’t say she would have won if she’d taken advantage of one of those chances, but she played a high quality match. Donna’s simply going through a period every young sportsman or sportswoman goes through. It’s unrealistic to expect the results to always be improving; down periods are normal. But she’s surrounded by top experts—above all, her coaches John Evert and Iva Majoli—and they’ll surely know the best way to help her. It’s unnecessary to put added pressure on Donna by talking about her poor results.”

Donna won’t play until Indian Wells, but will spend time at the Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Florida (where Ivanišević and Čilić will also be training) to prepare for that tournament.
 

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Top 15 teenagers to watch out for on the WTA, ATP tours in 2015

With Madison Keys turning 20-years-old earlier this month, it's time to take a look at the current crop of youngsters on the ATP and WTA Tours. From the top teens of Nick Kyrgios and Belinda Bencic to the more under-the-radar youth toiling away in the lower echelons of the tours, here are the names to know for the 2015 season.

The next big things

​Donna Vekic

​Age: 18
Country: Croatia
Current ranking: No. 84

By virtue of being coached by Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate during her early WTA days, Vekic has been a part of the hype machine for years. At 17 she reached her career-high at No. 62 in 2013. After winning her first WTA title last year in Kuala Lumpur she became the first woman under 18 to win a WTA title since 2006. With Madison Keys graduating to her 20s, Vekic is now the only teenager with an ATP or WTA title to his or her name.

But since splitting with Felgate last August, Vekic's results have been dismal. She has not won a WTA main draw match since September and is now in serious jeopardy of falling out of the Top 100. For a player that has never cracked the Top 50, that backsliding is cause for concern.
I think she falls under the "works in progress" category. :p
 

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I'm taking it all with a grain of salt at the moment, no need to take such a rumour seriously without more proof. The web article has zero credibility and even says that Donna is ranked 83 in the ATP, I mean what... I thought they had a big brother little sister relationship.
 

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this is old story in Croatia.. there was some rumors about Donna being in love with him, but i dont know if they are on same level
There are new rumours. Stan and his wife recently confirmed their split. The wife intimated infidelity on Stan's part is to blame.
 

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Q. Obviously been a pretty rough run of results for you since Wimbledon. How happy are you that that went so well today?
DONNA VEKIC: I'm really happy. It was important match for me, for my confidence, for my season, and I hope I can turn things around from now on. I been working hard and practicing well. It just hasn't been there in the matches. So I hope this could be a good start of moving forward.

Q. Seemed like it was quite a sort of mental battle out there. Some tennis and also to some extent who was dealing better with the pressure.
DONNA VEKIC: Well it was my first time on such a big stadium. She was French and favorite and the crowd was supporting her. I warmed up on the court and I was like, Yeah, I'm okay. This will be okay. Then I went out in the warmup I'm like, Oh, my God. There were so many people. I was so nervous in the first set. I finally loosened up and started playing better.

Q. Your ranking has gone the wrong way quite considerably. Has your self-belief been affected by that at all?
DONNA VEKIC: Yeah, it hasn't been easy, but, you know, I knew what I had to do, and I still know what I have to keep doing to improve and to get back to my previous ranking and to improve that as well. Get back into top 50.

Q. Were you able to avoid being distracted by the events around the article in the website last night?
DONNA VEKIC: Yeah.
Short and sweet. Unlike and like Donna. :kiss: The interview hints about Stan. :lol:
 
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