Viktorija Golubic was born on October 16 1992, in Zurich Switzerland. She is now a professional tennis player for Switzerland. Until now, she has 1 WTA singles and 2 WTA challenger titles to her credit. She has also won 10 singles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
Viktorija began playing tennis at the young age of 5 due to the encouragement from her parents and sister as tennis was their favorite family sport.In her first Olympics participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Golubic reached to the doubles final with Belinda Bencic by defeating Brazilian pair Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani.
The best performance of her career was at the Indian wells in 2016 where she defeated Wang Qiang to take her place in the top twenty. At the Fed Cup semifinals in the same year, she defeated Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Strýcová. Although it was not enough for Switzerland to beat the Czech Republic in the finals, Golubic was highly appreciated by the fans and her peers for her performance.
|Highest ranking (Singles)||No. 35|
|Current ranking (Singles)||No. 35|
|Social media profile||Instagram @viktorija.golubic
Personal Information and Relationships
- Viktorija was born on October 16 1992 in Zurich Switzerland to Vucica Golubic and Ignacije Golubic.
- Her mother Vucica Golubic was born in Serbia and father, Ignacije Golubic was born in Croatia but they are both now Swiss nationals
- Viktorija has three siblings, a sister, Natalija and two brothers, Kristijan and David.
- She started playing tennis as it was her family’s favorite sport that they always played together.
- She is Coached by Dominik Utzinger
- She began her professional career on the ITF Circuit in Hungary in 2008
- She played her first two WTA qualifying tournaments at the Hungarian Open and Gastein Ladies in 2010.
- In 2011, she won two singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.
- Viktorija made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the Gastein Ladies in 2013, where she recorded her first WTA win and reached the second round.
- In 2015, she won two singles titles and five doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
- In 2016, Golubic reached her first Grand Slam main draw at the Australian Open but lost to Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round of the tournament.
- At the Katowice Open, Golubic entered the main draw as a qualifier and beat Paula Kania in the first round but was defeated by Tímea Babos in the next round.
- At the inaugural Ladies Championship Gstaad, Golubic beat Mona Barthel, Evgeniya Rodina, Carina Witthöft and Rebeka Masarova to reach her first WTA final. She then defeated Kiki Bertens and won her first WTA trophy. With this win, Golubic entered the top 100 for the first time.
- She then reached the final at the Linz Open after defeating Garbiñe Muguruza, in the quarterfinal but was defeated by Dominika Cibulková and She ended the season as No. 57 in the WTA rankings.
- In 2017,she reached ranking no 51 in April 2017. After that, she started to fall on the ranking and dropped out of the top 100 once again
- In october 2017, she once again reached the semifinals of the Linz Open, but then unfortunately lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková.
- In 2018, she won the $80K Poitiers event, defeating Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the final.She finished the year as world No. 92
- Soon after in 2019,she won her biggest title since 2016 at the Indian Wells Challenger, saving a championship point against Jennifer Brady in the finals.
- In 2020,Golubic struggled with form. Her most significant result came at the $80K Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer in September, where she reached the quarterfinals, but then she lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo. Golubic fell out of the top 100 in late February and finished the year as world No. 137.
- In 2021, Golubic reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time defeating en-route two seeded players, Madison Keys in the fourth round and Veronika Kudermetova, plus Danielle Collins and Madison Brengle, respectively thus , Golubic guaranteed herself a top 50 debut with this breakthrough run and was ranked world No. 48 on 12 July 2021.
Prize Money Earnings
She has earned a total of around 2,749,027 US$ from her participation in different championships. In the year 2022 alone, she collected 218,195 dollars.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- Asics is the company that sponsors all her apparel and footwear on the court.
- Her tennis racquets are provided by the famous company Yonex.
- She is associated with Go Markets which is an Australian company that offers an online platform for Forex, indices, and CFD trading.
- She is also associated with Fromm, a Swiss company that makes strapping, wrapping, and protective products for the transportation industry.
Viktorija’s total net worth as of today is 3.5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.
- Viktorija’s Favorite tennis surface is a hard court.
- Her favorite shot is a backhand
- Her tennis idol growing up was Monica Seles
- She speaks German, English, Serbian and Croatian
- She has practiced Kung Fu for some years.
- She likes reading Harry Potter books.