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12
June

The best ranked Croatian tennis player is still Mirjana Lučić Baroni, who is ranked 26th in the world. Thanks to her recent success at French Open (she played eighth-finals), Petra Martić has progressed 161 places and is now ranked 129th. Ana Konjuh, on the eve of the second Grand Slam tournament of the season, was 30th and is now in 33rd place, while Donna Vekić moved up five places and is now in 70th position.

The first position was retained by German Angelique Kerber, although she lost in the first round at Roland Garros. Romanian Simone Halep had the opportunity to take first place, but failed to defeat the 20 year old Latvian, Jelena Ostapenko, who, thanks to her great win in the finals, came from 47th to the 12th position of the latest WTA rankings.

“Jelena surprised everyone. I watched a few of her matches. You can not accidentally win the Grand Slam. She played really well and did a great job. She shocked the entire tennis world.” Ana said, who won two of the three matches against Ostapenko on the Tour.

With the loss in the second round of French Open Ana has concluded the clay season. She's now in the Netherlands on the grass as the fifth seed of the tournament in S-Hertogenbosch. Tamara Korptsch from Germany, two and a half years older than Ana, is an obstacle on the road to the eighth-finals. Ana is 92 places better placed on the WTA rank list then Korptsch, who entered the Main Event after two qualifying victories. At the French Open she was stopped in the 2nd qualifying round, by Petra Martić.

“I saw her at the tournament in Stuttgart. She is not an attacker. Coach Krajan collects additional information about her. This will be our first time to play against each other. Our match is fourth in a row, therefore, we will be on the court on Tuesday, June 13, in the afternoon." Ana said.

 

The Netherlands's first seed of the tournament is the sixth world tennis player, Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.

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