The six-foot, slender Slovenian baseliner broke through to win her first WTA title at the 2011 Bastad and was runner-up in Palermo. Hercog successfully defended her Bastad title in July, 2012. Hercog collected doubles titles at Acapulco and Seoul in 2010. That same year, she stretched Venus Williams to three sets before losing to the veteran American in the Acapulco final. A successful junior player, she won doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon in ’08. Hercog, who moved to Italy at 14 to train for a year-and-a-half before turning pro, regards her forehand as her best shot.
Polona Hercog Tournament History
2010: Acapulco, Seoul