Polona Hercog Biography

Polona Hercog is a talented Slovenian professional tennis player who plays on the ITF Women’s Circuit where she has won many titles of winning 17 in singles and five in doubles. She is the Slovenian No. 1 in women’s Tennis who has won five WTA tour titles which are three in singles and two in doubles.

Early Life

Polona was born on January 20, 1991, in Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia. She is the daughter of Romana who is a florist and her father Vojko who owns a bar. Polona currently resides in her hometown and trains herself in Budapest and can speak languages like English, Italian, and Slovenian. Polona has been quite secretive about her educational qualification. She has never mentioned the school she attended or the college or university she graduated from. She has also not mentioned the field in which she majored.

Polona Hercog Career

Polona made her WTA Tour debut in 2007 in Portoroz where she lost to Elena Vesnina in three sets. In 2008, she was seen participating in the Istanbul Cup where she lost the first round to Tsvetana but she reached the finals of doubles where she partnered with Marina Erakovic of New Zealand. She then won two Grand Slam junior doubles titles with Australian payer Jessica Moore. In 2009, Polona entered the Grand Prix SAR la Princesse Lalla Meryem in Morocco through the qualifying rounds where she beat seventh seed Robert Vinci and reached the quarter-finals where she lost to Alisa Kleybanova.

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In 2010, Polona opened the season of ASB Classic where she was defeated by Shahar Pe’er in the first round of the match. After that, Polona reached her first WTA Tour singles finals and won the first WTS Tour doubles title after defeating Rossana de Rios, Alize Cornet, and Agnes Szavay in the first second, and the third rounds respectively. She then lost to Venus Williams despite winning the first set. In 2011, Polona started by playing at Brisbane International where she lost the first round to Iveta Benesova. She reached the second round in the qualifying at the Medibank International Sydney and lost I the first round against Jill Craybas.

Widespread Fame

She played the same way till 2015 and in 2016, she began the year at the ASB Classic and was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Monica Puig. At the US Open, Polona faced second seed in the first round and had to retire from the match due to some illness and ended up ranking 139 due to not playing for the rest of the year. In 2017, she returned to WTA Tour for her first tournament after the 2016 US Open and beat the French Wild Card Harmony Tan in the first round of qualifying. At a 25k tournament in Grado, she lost the first round and seeded seventh at the Internazionali di Brescia after defeating Ganna Poznikhirenko in the final two sets.

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In 2019, Polona began her tournament by playing at the Auckland Open and lost the first round to Hsieh Su Wei. At Hobart International, she lost to Olivia Rogowska. Polona played at the Dubai Championship where she lost the final round against Kristina Mladenovic, and at the Qatar Open, she lost to Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round in 2020. In 2021, in the final round at Grand Stand Arena on May 10, 2021, she lost the match against Maria Sakkari at WTA Rome.

Polona Hercog Biography

Real Name Polona Hercog
Birth Date 20 January 1991
Age (as of 2021) 30 Years
Birth Place Maribor, Slovenia
Nationality Slovenian
Profession Tennis Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  127 lbs
Body Measurements 32-24-34
Bra Size 30A
Waist Size 24
Hips Size 34
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Vojko Hercog
Mother Romana Hercog
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Is she a Lesbian? No
Boyfriend? Željko Krajan
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Personal Life

Polona is one of the fittest players on the WTA tour. She is 29 years old and is currently dating her boyfriend Zeljko Karjan who is a Croatian tennis coach and a former professional tennis player. The couple has been seen posting pictures together on their social media.

Polona Hercog Net Worth

Polona has never revealed the amount she earns through her career as professional tennis career but she had mentioned that she won the prize money of $ 3916687 USD in her career as a tennis player. She is expected to earn at least $1 million USD through the games she plays.


  • Polona is available on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.
  • She started playing tennis at the age of 14 and then moved to Italy for professional training.
  • Polona won the 2008 French Open and Wimbledon Championship junior titles in the double competitions with Jessica Moore.
  • Polona won her first tour doubles title with Barbora Zahlavova Strycova against the Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.

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