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8 Croatian Tennis Players End 2017 Ranked in TOP 100

(Photo: ATP/Australian Tennis)

2017 has been another successful year for Croatian tennis, with 8 players ending the year ranked in the singles TOP 100.

The end of season finals features Croatians in all three events. World No.5 Marin Cilic will play the ATP finals next week which features the world’s best eight players.

Marin Cilic (Photo: lavercup.com)

Borna Coric made the best eight players under 21 and will play in the finals in Milan, whilst Ivan Dodig features in the finals in the doubles event.

Borna Ćorić (photo: Davis Cup official)

2017 has also been a good year for Croatian female tennis players. The season will end with 5 players in the TOP 100, the most ever in a season.

35-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who made the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year, will end the season the highest-ranked female Croatian at No.32 in the world.

Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (photo by: Luke Hemer/Tennis Australia)

Ana Konjuh and Donna Vekić, who both performed well at Wimbledon this year, are 44th and 56th respectively.

Ana Konjuh and Jana Fett (photo: Instagram)

French Open surprise Petra Martic is ranked 89th and rising star Jana Fett ends the year just inside the TOP 100 at 98.

Petra Martic (photo: Roland Garros Official)

WTA 2017 Rankings:

1. Simona Halep
2. Garbine Muguruza Blanco
3. Caroline Wozniacki
4. Karolina Pliškova
5. Venus Williams
6. Jelina Svitolina
7. Jelena Ostapenko
8. Caroline Garcia
9. Johanna Konta
10. CoCo Vandeweghe

In the men’s rankings, 3 Croatians end the year in the TOP 100. Cilic, Coric and Ivo Karlovic.

(ATP rankings)

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