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Petra Martić


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Petra Martić, born 19 January 1991 in Split, Croatia is a professional tennis player. Her highest career ranking is World No. 42, achieved on June 11, 2012. Her best result in her junior career was the quarter-finals in 2006 US Open. In 2008 she won the first tournament in her senior career, the Zagreb Ladies Open. She qualified for the 2009 French Open. She lost there in the second round to 21-year-old Canadian world No. 24 Aleksandra Wozniak. Martić was on the defensive from the start, and gave up 27 winners. Martić then made it to another Portorož open QF, losing to defending champion and 5th seed Sara Errani. In 2008, Martić won the ITF Zagreb Open, defeating Yvonne Meusburger, and then made it to the QF of Banka Koper Slovenia Open, losing to Julia Görges.

Martić began 2010 by falling in the qualifying stages of the ASB Classic with a loss to Chanelle Scheepers and the Medibank International Sydney where she lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm. She lost in the first round of the Australian Open, falling to Sabine Lisicki. In February 2010, she had her best result to date, beating third seed and world number 15 Yanina Wickmayer in the first round of the 2010 Open GDF Suez. Martić broke twice and dropped serve once. She lost in the next round to Ágnes Szávay. Martić qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the second round to Jelena Janković. She also scored another big win at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami as she defeated World No. 21 Aravane Rezaï in the second round, but lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the third round. She lost in the first round of her next three tournaments, Andalucia Tennis Experience where she lost to Estrella Cabeza Candela, Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in a loss to Alizé Cornet and Estoril Open where she lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm. She was forced to retire in her first round match of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open while being down 4–6 2–1. Her next tournament was the Warsaw Open where she lost to Gréta Arn in the first round.

Martić was drawn against World Number 5 Elena Dementieva in the first round of the French open where she was beaten. She next participated in the ITF tournament in Marseilles where she reached the quarter finals, losing to Johanna Larsson . Martić only played one grass tournament in the 2010 season at Wimbledon. Here she beat British Number 1 Elena Baltacha 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. After Wimbledon, Martić moved to hard court tournaments. She lost in the first round of Banka Koper Slovenia Open to Katarina Srebotnik and in the first round of İstanbul Cup to Vera Dushevina. Martić was drawn against the top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first edition of the E-Boks Danish Open where she lost 6–3 6–2.

Martić started the 2012 season losing in the first rounds of several tournaments including the Australian Open, Doha, and Dubai. Martić reached her first WTA final at the 2012 where she upset the #3 seed Shuai Peng and the #2 seed Jelena Jankovic. She had to retire in the final against Hsieh Su-Wei. After falling in the first rounds of Indian Wells and Miami, Martic made the semifinals of the 2012 e-Boks Open losing to Caroline Wozniacki, and the quarterfinals of the 2012 Budapest Grand Prix losing to Elena Vesnina. Martić advanced to the fourth round of the 2012 French Open. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, World No. 8 Marion Bartoli, and Anabel Medina Garrigues. She lost in the fourth round to Angelique Kerber.

2012 Tournaments

Jul 09 Prem. 1/16 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA(USA)
Jun 25 GS W 1/64 Wimbledon, Wimbledon(GBR)
Jun 11 Int. 1/16 Gastein Ladies, Kitzbühel(AUT)
May 28 GS W 1/8 French Open / Roland Garros, Paris(FRA)
May 14 Prem. [Q] Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome(ITA)
May 07 Prem. 1/32 Mutua Madrilena / Madrid Open, Madrid(ESP)
Apr 30 Int. QF Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest(HUN)
Apr 09 Int. SF E-boks Danish Open, Copenhagen(DEN)
Mar 20 Prem. 1/64 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, FL(USA)
Mar 07 Prem. 1/64 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA(USA)
Feb 27 Int. F Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur(MAS)
Feb 20 Prem. 1/16 The Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai(UAE)
Feb 20 Prem. [Q] The Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai(UAE)
Feb 13 Prem. 1/32 Qatar Total Open, Doha(QAT)
Feb 06 Prem. 1/8 Open GDF SUEZ, Paris(FRA)
Jan 16 GS W 1/64 Australian Open, Melbourne(AUS)


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