Ana Konjuh: The Croatian Rising Star

Ana Konjuh was born on December 27 1997, in Dubrovnik Croatia. She is now a professional tennis player for Croatia. Until now, she has 1 WTA singles title to her credit. She also has 2 singles wins on the ITF Circuit.

Konjuh won her first singles title on the WTA Tour at the 2015 Nottingham Open, becoming the youngest player to win a main tour event since 2006.On 31 July 2017, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 20.

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Age 24
Height 1.74 mts
Nationality Croatian
Turned professional 2014
Career titles 1
Highest ranking (Singles) No. 20
Current ranking (Singles) No. 64
Social media profile Instagram @anakonjuh

Twitter @anakonjuh

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Ana Konjuh was born on December 27 1997, in Dubrovnik Croatia to Mario and Iris.
  • Her father is a businessman and her mother is a homemaker.
  • She has three sisters, Andrea, Antonia and Antea.
  • She was introduced to tennis from a  very young age and moved to Zagreb when she was 11 so that she could train better.
  • Her current Coach is Antonio Veic and her fitness coach is Slaven Hrvoj.

Junior Career

  • Konjuh was the runner-up at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in girls’ doubles
  • In the same year, Konjuh won two prestigious junior tennis tournaments, Eddie Herr and the Orange Bowl.
  • Konjuh won both the singles and doubles junior events at the Australian Open in January 2013.
  • She also won the girls’ singles event at the 2013 US Open.
  • Konjuh ceased playing junior events at the end of 2013, changing her focus to competing on the main tour in 2014.

Professional Career

  • Ana made her professional debut in 2014 at the the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand where she defeated Roberta Vinci, in the first round in three sets.
  • She then qualified for the Australian Open and reached the main draw of her first grand slam event but lost in the first round to Li Na.
  • In the same year, at Wimbledon, she qualified for the main draw by defeating Estrella Cabeza Candela, Laura Siegemund and Stephanie Vogt. She then earned her first career Grand Slam main-draw win by defeating Marina Erakovic in the first round, and followed it up with the biggest win of her career to date by defeating Yanina Wickmayer in the second round. However she then lost to Caroline Wozniacki.
  • She then reached the semifinal of the Istanbul Cup but lost to Roberta Vinci.
  • In 2015 at the Nottingham Open, she reached  the quarterfinals by defeating Shelby Rogers and Casey Dellacqua.Shen then defeated Sachia Vickery in the semifinals and later that day reached her first WTA Tour final by beating Alison Riske.
  • In 2016, At the US Open, Konjuh overcame Kiki Bertens in the first round. She then went on to beat Kurumi Nara and Varvara Lepchenko to reach the fourth round. She then beat Agnieszka Radwańska to become the youngest US Open quarter finals in a decade and the first Croatian female quarterfinalist since Karolina Šprem at Wimbledon in 2004. However,she lost to Karolína Plíšková in the quarterfinals. 
  • In 2017, Konjuh started the year at the Auckland Open, where she reached her second WTA tournament final by beating Naomi Osaka and Julia Görges en-route but she then lost to Lauren Davis.
  • She suffered with form from 2018 to 2020 and even underwent elbow surgery. Thus her ranking dropped out of the top 500.
  • In 2021, at the Miami Open, Konjuh got her first main-draw win after three years Later, she defeated Madison Keys to reach the third round. In the next round, Konjuh defeated Iga Świątek in one of the best performances in her career.
  • In the same year at the Serbia Open, Konjuh reached the final in more than four years as a qualifier after defeating Yulia Putintseva. She then defeated Nadia Podoroska in the quarterfinal and María Camila Osorio in the semifinal.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 2,689,382 US$ from her participation in different championships. In fact, for the year 2022, so far she has earned around US$ 201,923.

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • Ana’s clothing and footwear on the court are sponsored by Nike.
  • Her tennis racquets are provided by Babolat and she uses the Babolat Pure Drive racquet with RPM blast strings.

Net Worth

Ana’s total net worth as of today is 2 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.

Trivia

  • She has a faith tattoo inked on her left wrist which she got after winning the Australian Open junior title in 2013.
  • She is a former junior world no 1.