Danka Kovinic is a professional tennis player, who was born in Cetinje, Republic of Montenegro, and currently residing in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She lived with her kindergarten teacher mother named Snjezana and a cafe owner father named Radenko. She also had 2 brothers named Aleksa and Luka. Kovinic started playing tennis at the age of 7 years old, and she is known to be an aggressive baseliner. Aside from her mother tongue, she also speaks Spanish. If she is not playing tennis, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, and staying indoors.
Early Tennis Career
Kovinic debuted in 2010 as a professional tennis player. She first appeared in the WTA Tour during the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix and became the first-ever Montenegrin to have qualified to the quarterfinals. She also won her first singles match at the 2015 French Open and 2015 US Open. Kovinic could also play in the doubles tournaments, and her first doubles match was with Stephanie Vogt at Bad Gastein.
In 2016, she, unfortunately, lost to Caroline Wozniacki during the first round of the Auckland Open. But she made it to the final round with her partner, Barbora Strycova, and defeated Elise Mertens and An-Sophie Mestach. She also joined the Australian Open, but her opponent Kimberly Birrell knocked her out on the first round.
Kovinic Made History
Kovinic can’t easily give up as she was raising the flag of her country. In January, she was able to make her first historical Grand Slam as she managed to beat Alexandra Osborne during the Melbourne Summer Set. During the Australian Open, she defeated the reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanui in the third round.
- 1R 2015-17 Wimbledon Open
- 2R 2015, 2021 French Open
- 3R 2022 Australian Open