PLAYER PROFILE

Ivana Popovic

  • Age19
  • Born19 September 2000
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height157 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJanine Thompson & Steve Randjelovic
“I think I always had this level inside me.”

— Ivana Popovic, 4 Oct 2019

» Popovic into second straight semi

On court

  • An aggressive ball striker who likes to take shots on the rise
  • Reached the junior doubles quarterfinals at Australian Open 2017
  • Spent much of 2018 competing on the ITF Womens Circuit; reached quarterfinals of the 2018 Formosa Cup in Chinese Taipei
  • Semifinalist at the 2017 New South Wales Junior International
  • Finalist at the 2017 Gallipoli Youth Cup, held at Melbourne Park

Off court

  • cites Serena Williams and Monica Seles as her heroes

Ivana Popovic in the news

Wildcard Popovic ousts top seed in Burnie
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Ivana Popovic of Australia plays a backhand in her match against Ana Bogdan of Romania during 2020 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
10 hours ago

Teenager Ivana Popovic claims the biggest scalp of her fledgling career, bundling out Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in Burnie.
Read more
Inglis, Aiava advance at AO qualifying
Maddison Inglis in action during the first round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying. (Getty Images)
14 January, 2020

Maddison Inglis saves four match points in an epic contest before Destanee Aiava joined her in the second round of qualifying with a brisk 78-minute win.
Read more
Bolt, Harris set for Australian Open main draw
South Australia's Alex Bolt will bolster the local contingent at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
13 January, 2020

With the Australian Open qualifying events about to begin, Australian wildcard recipients Alex Bolt and Andrew Harris are preparing to contest the main draw.
Read more
Chris O’Connell: from washing boats to Aus Open main draw
Chris O'Connell is set for a second Australian Open main draw appearance; Getty Images
9 January, 2020

Rising from outside the top 1000 to world No.119 in 2019, wildcard recipient Chris O'Connell is now preparing for a second Australian Open main draw appearance.
Read more
read more articles