Home » Sport » Debut Grand Slam Victory for Ana Konjuh at Wimbledon

Debut Grand Slam Victory for Ana Konjuh at Wimbledon

CroatiaPlaying in the main draw for the very first time at Wimbledon, up and coming teenage Croatian tennis player Ana Konjuh (16) has won her first round match at the All England Club on Monday…

Konjuh, ranked 188th in the world, was too good for world number 66 Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, winning in three sets 6:3, 4:6, 6:0 in just over one hour and a half. Erakovic, who was born in Croatia before moving to New Zealand in the mid-90’s, had no answer for Konjuh’s power and was forced into a number of errors at crucical times throughout the match. The win was Konjuh’s first ever Grand Slam victory, after she lost her debut match at the Australian Open earlier this year. The former junior world number one, and US and Australian Junior Open winner will face the winner of the Sam Stosur – Yanina Wickmayer match in the second round.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Related Posts

Croatian Island of Lošinj to Host Mountain Bike World Cup

Croatia will host its biggest mountain bike event ever next year. Union Cycliste Internationale have announced that the island of Lošinj will host a World Cup in 2018. Lošinj will play host to the first rond fo the 2018 World Cup in April next year. Around 300 mountain bikers from all over the world will...

Talented Croatian Artist Hoping to Realize US Dream

A self-taught emerging Croatian artist is hoping to realize a dream after her work was noticed in the US. Branka Grubić, who is from Šibenik on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, was invited to have her works exhibited at the prestigious 2017 Artexpo New York – a big deal for an artist without an academic background or...