Home » Sport » Croatian Teenager Set To Be Next Tennis Superstar

Croatian Teenager Set To Be Next Tennis Superstar

Croatian tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic says that Croatia has a top ten women’s player in the making after teenager Ana Konjuh took out her sixth tournament in Bradenton, Florida on the weekend

The 14-year-old from Dubrovnik beat the 1st and 3rd ranked junior in the world on her way to the final of the event. In the final Konjuh beat Austrian Barbara Haas, only losing two games in the process, 6-1, 6-1. Konjuh has now made it through to six finals, winning all six.

“I don’t know what would have to happen for Ana Konjuh not to make it into the top 10 women’s players in the world,” said Goran after the victory, writes Jutarnji list.

Remember the name Ana Konjuh, she may well be the next Croatian women, after Iva Majoli in France in 1997, to win a Grand Slam.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

City Games 2017: 8th Season Set to Kick Off in Croatia

Summer has finally knocked at our doors and it means another exciting season of popular City Games project is ahead of us. The happy caravan will once again go through Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, strengthening the friendships and links between the cities and the participating countries. But that’s not all, because...

Sandra Perković Wins Gold in Birmingham

Croatian discus champion Sandra Perković has continued her dominance in the sport by winning gold today at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting. The 27-year-old, who won her second World Championship title last Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in London, won with a throw of 67.51 metres. Perković’s winning throw, which she threw in her...

Hajduk Split v Everton: General Ticket Sales Start Today

Hajduk Split take on English Premier League side Everton in the UEFA Europa League Playoff. The first leg will be played this week on 17 August 2017 at Goodison Park in England, with the return leg a week later on 24 August 2017 at Split’s Poljud Stadium. General ticket sales started on Monday 14 August...

Marin Čilić Storms into Wimbledon Quarter-Final

Marin Čilić has advanced through to the quarter-final of Wimbledon on Monday with an impressive display. Croatia’s number one tennis player was too good for Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in their Round of 16 clash at the All England Club this afternoon, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. Čilić has been in excellent for...

South African-Born Crystal Palace Defender Pledges Allegiance to Croatia

South African-born defender Nikola Tavares, who signed a professional contract with English Premier League side Crystal Palace last month, is the latest player from the diaspora to pledge his allegiance to Croatia. The technically-gifted 18-year-old was born in the South African port city of Cape Town to a Portuguese father and a Croatian mother. Four...