Bernarda Pera

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bernarda Pera
Pera RG18 (11) (42978776721).jpg
Pera at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Croatia (2009 – January 2013)
 United States (March 2013– present)
Born (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 26)
Zadar, Croatia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGuillermo Cañas
Prize moneyUS$ 1,704,816
Singles
Career record302–180 (62.7%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (2 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 70 (19 April 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open2R (2018, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2018, 2019, 2021)
US Open2R (2018, 2020)
Doubles
Career record77–69 (52.7%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 135 (5 April 2021)
Current rankingNo. 139 (19 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French OpenSF (2021)
Wimbledon1R (2021)
US Open3R (2019)
Last updated on: 21 April 2021.

Bernarda Pera (/bərˈnɑːrdə ˈpɛrə/ bər-NAR-də PERR;[1] Croatian pronunciation: [běrnaːrda pêra];[2][3] born 3 December 1994) is a Croatian-born American tennis player. Pera has won nine singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 2 March 2020, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 59.

Early life[edit]

Bernarda was born in Zadar in a Croatian family. Besides English, she speaks Croatian as well. When she was 16, her father, who is a US citizen, moved their family to the United States for the benefit of her budding tennis career. They settled in New Jersey, where it wasn’t hard for them to adjust because they already had friends and relatives there. Pera has been in a relationship with Croatian basketball player Kristijan Krajina since 2018.[4]

Career[edit]

2014[edit]

She made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 US Open, having received a wildcard with Tornado Alicia Black into the doubles draw.[5]

2018: Top 100 singles debut[edit]

She made her Grand Slam singles main-draw debut at the 2018 Australian Open, where she received entry as a lucky loser, after Margarita Gasparyan withdrew from the tournament.[6] In the second round of the same tournament, Pera knocked out ninth seed Johanna Konta.[7] In the third round, she was beaten by Barbora Strýcová.

2021: First Grand Slam doubles semifinal, top 100 doubles debut[edit]

At the 2021 French Open, Pera reached a Slam semifinal in doubles for the first time in her career while partnering with Magda Linette of Poland.

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[8]

Singles[edit]

Current through 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 3R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
French Open A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R NH 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open Q1 Q1 A Q3 2R 1R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 0–4 2–3 1–3 0 / 14 7–14 33%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Indian Wells Open A A A A Q2 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Miami Open A A A A 2R Q1 NH 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Madrid Open A A A A 3R A NH 2R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Italian Open A A A A Q1 A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canadian Open A A A A Q2 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A A Q2 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Wuhan Open A A A Q2 1R 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
China Open A A A A 1R 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 0 1 13 16 10 13 Career total: 53
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 7–8 5–10 4–7 3–5 0 / 31 19–31 38%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 9–4 1–3 2–6 0 / 17 18–17 51%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 13–13 15–16 5–10 5–13 0 / 53 38–53 42%
Win (%)  –   –   –  0% 50% 48% 33% 28% Career total: 42%
Year-end ranking 348 255 318 127 68 65 61 $1,680,810

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2014 ... 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 3R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
French Open A A A 1R SF 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R NH 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 2–3 1–3 6–3 0 / 12 9–12 43%
WTA 1000
Italian Open A A A QF A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Cincinnati Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 20 (9 titles, 11 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (7–11)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay France Anaïs Laurendon 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2012 ITF Sarajevo, BiH 10,000 Clay Romania Camelia Hristea 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2012 ITF Solin, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Ana Savić 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 0–4 Mar 2013 ITF Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay (i) Hungary Réka Luca Jani 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–5 Mar 2013 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Win 1–5 Jun 2013 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Serbia Natalija Kostić 6–1, 6–2
Win 2–5 Jun 2013 ITF Breda, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Win 3–5 Sep 2013 ITF Rotterdam, Netherlands 10,000 Clay France Amandine Hesse 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 4–5 Apr 2014 ITF Gloucester, UK 10,000 Hard (i) Belgium Klaartje Liebens 6–3, 6–1
Loss 4–6 Jun 2014 ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Netherlands Quirine Lemoine 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Win 5–6 Jun 2014 ITF Breda, Netherlands 15,000 Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia 6–1, 7–6(8)
Win 6–6 Jul 2015 ITF Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet France Sherazad Reix 6–2, 6–3
Loss 6–7 Apr 2016 ITF Pelham, U.S. 25,000 Clay United States Grace Min 4–6, 4–6
Loss 6–8 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Canada Bianca Andreescu 7–6(8), 2–6, 6–7(8)
Loss 6–9 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Italy Georgia Brescia 1–6, 2–6
Loss 6–10 May 2017 ITF Dunakeszi, Hungary 25,000 Clay Ukraine Marta Kostyuk 4–6, 3–6
Win 7–10 Jul 2017 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 25,000 Clay Germany Anna Zaja 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–11 Jul 2017 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina 2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Win 8–11 Jul 2017 ITS Cup, Czech Republic 80,000+H Clay Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Win 9–11 May 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 100,000 Clay Russia Anna Blinkova 7–5, 7–5

Doubles: 15 (8 titles, 7 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2013 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Jana Fett Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Russia Polina Leykina
3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2013 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Italy Gaia Sanesi Netherlands Kim van der Horst
Netherlands Monique Zuur
3–6, 6–7(5)
Win 1–2 Aug 2013 ITF Enschede, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Belarus Sviatlana Pirazhenka Netherlands Anna Katalina Alzate Esmurzaeva
Netherlands Rosalie van der Hoek
6–2, 6–1
Win 2–2 Jun 2014 ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands 10,000 Hard Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova Argentina Tatiana Búa
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
6–0, 2–1 ret.
Win 3–2 Jun 2014 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Netherlands Charlotte van der Meij
Netherlands Mandy Wagemaker
6–1, 1–6, [10–5]
Loss 3–3 Aug 2014 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 25,000 Clay Netherlands Demi Schuurs Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Nov 2014 John Newcombe Challenge, U.S. 50,000 Hard United States Alexa Glatch Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
0–6, 3–6
Win 4–4 Jun 2015 ITF Helsingborg, Sweden 25,000 Clay Turkey Pemra Özgen Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Sweden Cornelia Lister
6–2, 6–0
Loss 4–5 Jul 2015 ITF Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet Greece Despina Papamichail Italy Claudia Giovine
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
5–7, 2–6
Win 5–5 Aug 2015 ITF Prague Open, Czech Republic 75,000 Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Czech Republic Miriam Kolodziejová
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
7–6(4), 5–7, [10–1]
Loss 5–6 Feb 2016 ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland 50,000 Carpet (i) Croatia Tena Lukas Germany Antonia Lottner
Switzerland Amra Sadiković
7–5, 2–6, [5–10]
Win 6–6 Mar 2016 ITF Le Havre, France 10,000 Clay United States Sabrina Santamaria Spain Georgina García Pérez
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–7 Oct 2016 ITF Redding, U.S. 25,000 Hard United States Julia Elbaba Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgić Bucko
United States Sabrina Santamaria
3–6, 6–7(4)
Win 7–7 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska India Prarthana Thombare
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
6–2, 6–3
Win 8–7 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Georgina García Pérez Italy Cristiana Ferrando
Italy Camilla Rosatello
6–4, 6–3

Wins over top-10 players[edit]

No. Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2018
1. United Kingdom Johanna Konta No. 10 Australian Open Hard 2nd round 6–4, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Tennis Association (USTA) (2015-06-24). "Bernarda Pera". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  2. ^ "Bèrnard". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Bèrnārda
  3. ^ "Pètar". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-18. Pȅra
  4. ^ "'Teško je održavati vezu na daljinu, ali nije nemoguće'". story.hr (in Croatian). 8 August 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  5. ^ "US Open 2014 – Women's Doubles" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  6. ^ Macpherson, Alex (14 January 2018). "Among those making their Grand Slam debuts at the Australian Open . . . Bernarda Pera". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  7. ^ "Croatian-American Bernarda Pera Shocks World No. 10 at Australian Open". croatiaweek.com. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  8. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External links[edit]