Athlete Profile: Olga Danilovic
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthplace: Belgrade, SR Serbia
Singles Ranking: 111
Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach: Juan Lizariturry
Career Titles: 5
Residence: Belgrade, SR Serbia
Olga Danilovic was born on January 23, 2001 to acclaimed Serbian basketball player Predrag Danilovic and Radio Television Serbia journalist Svetlana Danilovic. Her professional debut was in 2015, and at age 17, she recently became the only title champion who was born after the year 2000. In November 2016, at 15 years old, she was first listed on the WTA list with 12 points at position 905.
She started climbing the ranks in 2016. After being invited to join Serbia’s national team in the FED Cup, she failed to make any matches. Later that year she prevailed in the French Open doubles tournament with Paul Arias Manion. The following year, she won a Wimbledon title with Kaja Juvan and a US Open title with Marta Kostyuk.
In 2017 she scored her some of best results to date in the Antalya Open. She also won a title in Valencia and Sant Cugat that year and beat Chilean player Danijelu Segel in the first round of the Engie Open de Limoges. She failed to triumph after losing to former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.
Danilović made her Fed Cup debut in February 2018. She won all three singles matches, including a 6–2, 6–4 win over world No. 15 Anastasija Sevastova in the promotional play-offs. She was then awarded a Fed Cup Heart Award and a $1,000 to grant, all of which she donated to the University Children’s Hospital in Belgrade, Serbia.
She won her first career WTA singles title in July 2018, after defeating Anastasia Potapova in the Moscow River Cup final. Some consider her a “lucky loser” since she failed to close out the match in the second set. Danilovic is also the youngest title winner at tour level since Ana Konjuh’s Nottingham victory in 2015.
Danilovic is left-handed and consistently shows a striking commitment to her craft. She aggressively triumphed in her first career final with 46 unforced errors and 49 winners. We believe Olga Danilovic is a force to be reckoned with and will continue to rise up the ranks. We look forward to seeing that the future of tennis has in store for this athlete.