Birth Date: 31/08/1990
Birth Place: Maribor, Slovenia
Plays: Right Handed – Two-handed Backhand
Game-Style: Attacking Baseliner
Favourite Surface: Hard
Age Started Tennis: 5
Turned Pro: 2006
Tadeja made her ITF Women’s Circuit debut in April 2005 and turned pro in 2006. Since 2006 Tadeja has climbed steadily up the rankings and her current singles ranking is 122 – with her highest being 111 at the end of 2013. To date she has won 7 ITF singles titles and 3 doubles. She has now represented Slovenia three times in the Fed Cup.
Tadeja won her first ITF singles title in 2007 in Palic, Serbia, the year she also debuted for Slovenia in the Fed Cup. Her next ITF singles win was in 2009 in Tarjung Selor, Indonesia. Her first ITF doubles success was in 2010 at the Infond Open in Slovenia, where she partnered Andreja Klepac. She gained her next ITF singles success in Asia in 2011 on grass at Muzaffarnagar in India. A year later she gained her second ITF doubles title in Samsun,Turkey. Tadeja repeated her Indian success at Pune in 2012 – taking both the singles and doubles titles. She has since gained three further ITF singles titles.
2013 turned out what she considers to be her breakthrough year. She began the year on a good run in the United States in January saw her reach two finals in successive weeks, winning the first, but losing the second – both $25,000 clay court events. She eventually won three singles titles on ITF Circuit. Building her WTA Tour experience, last year Tadeja reached the WTA quarter finals in Baku. Tadeja also gained Grand Slam qualifying experience at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. She has additionally played for the Slovenia Fed Cup team on three occasions.
Year to Date
This year Tadeja has again furthered her Grand Slam experience at all the majors and has travelled extensively world-wide.
She experienced much success in China in the spring, reaching the doubles semi finals with Emily Webley-Smith at the Nanning $25,000 in April and in the $50,000 event at Aning made the semis in singles, eventually losing a very tight match to Jovana Jaksic. She also made the quarters again in the doubles there partnering Nina Zander and repeated the feat in Trnava, Slovakia, partnering Anna-Lena Friedsam.
In May, in her home country Slovenia, Tadeja again made the quarter final in doubles, this time partnering Hana Birnerova in the Maribor $25,000 event. This August she again made the quarters, this time in singles play at the at prestigious Bogota, Colombia, $100,000 tournament.
Tadeja’s parents are Mirko and Vlasta and she started playing tennis at age 5. She has a wide range of interests and enjoys fashion, skiing, movies and spending time with friends and family. As a young player she was inspired by Serena Williams.