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Ana's operation in Zagreb on Thursday afternoon was successful. She underwent similar surgery as she did in 2014, when doctors operated on her right elbow joint but not in the same area. As on the first occasion, the tip of the elbow bone which bothered her was scraped.

The problem was discovered after a medical examination in Toronto and the Canadian doctors' diagnosis was confirmed by Ana's doctors in Zagreb. After an hour and a half of surgery, Ana feels good. She hopes to get back on the court in a month and a half and to prepare for the new season, which begins in January, in Australia.


After six months of successful co-operation and good tennis results, as well as career rankings (20th in the WTA rankings), Ana and her coach Željko Krajan have ended their cooperation. 

Ana thanked Zeljko for his cooperation and wished him all the best in his future career.

Ana has faced problems with her right elbow during the last few tournaments. After a medical examination and consultation with the doctors, Ana and her team have decided to undergo surgery, which will take place in one of our hospitals in Croatia in approximately 10 days.

Ana's recovery should last for about 8 to 10 weeks. She is expected to be back on court and ready for the new season, which begins with the Australian tour.


Ana concluded her appearance at this year's US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. Four days after her defeat in the singles against 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty, she competed in the doubles with Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, but lost to Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia).

As in the singles (with 6: 4), in the doubles too (with 7: 5) Ana won the first set and then lost the next two. Mladenovic and Pavlyuchenkova won the second with 6: 3, and in the third, decisive, set with 6: 0. It was obvious that Ana had problems with her right arm again.

Ana had already played with Haddad Maia, at Wimbledon, where with two wins they entered the top 16.


Ana Konjuh has lost at the start of the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. 21 years-old Ashieigh Barty, 43rd world tennis player, defeated the 21st seeded Dubrovnik player in the first round of the main event.

Ana took 4: 0 in the first set and won it with 6: 4. Then she faltered. It was clear that she had problems with her right arm again, which Barty knew how to take advantage of. The Australian won the next two sets, losing just one game. Finally: Konjuh - Barty 6: 4, 0: 6, 1: 6.


At the start of the US Open, Ana will play against 21-year-old Ashleigh Barty from Australia. Ana is the 21st seed of the tournament and if she wins in the 1st round, in the 2nd round she will play against the winner of the match between the Belarusian Aleksandra Sasnovich and the American Julia Boserup. If, as expected, seeds win in the first two rounds, Ana would play in the 3rd round against the 11th seed, Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.

Barty's greatest success at the US Open was when she played in the second round in 2013. That same year she was one of the finalists in the doubles.    Interestingly, in the doubles she played in the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments and lost all four. In her career she has won one singles tournament and five doubles. In singles competition, 54th place is her best career placement. She played twice in the singles in the US Open Main Event (2013 and 2014). The best singles result at Grand Slam tournaments she achieved this year at the Australian Open, where she reached 3rd round.

For Ana this is, also, the third time she has participated in the US Open's Main Event. Two years ago she was defeated in the 2nd round and last year she played in the quarter-finals which is her best result at a Grand Slam tournament.