A professional tennis player and entrepreneur, Donna Veki is a native of Croatia. She is a three-time WTA Tour singles champion.

Having also won in 2014 at the Malaysian Open, 2017 at the Nottingham Open, and 2021 at the Courmayeur Ladies Open.

She also has a combined six ITF Circuit singles titles and one ITF Circuit doubles title to her name.

The 2019 US Open quarterfinals were the farthest she had progressed in a Grand Slam singles tournament. She reached her highest ever singles ranking of No. 19 on November 4, 2019.

Donna Vekić Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Donna Vekić Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Aryna Sabalenka, who was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, came back strong at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

She had played so well in the first round that high hopes were placed on her against Donna Vekic in the second.

Her opponent may have been the underdog, but she couldn’t afford to treat her lightly. It would be ideal if Sabalenka lived up to her World No. 3 ranking.

But ignoring the possibility of a major upset would be a mistake. Her Croatian rival, however, gave the impression of being both fierce and well-prepared for battle.

An Incredible Fightback from Aryna Sabalenka

From the very first swing, it was clear that both players were in fine shape. They gave it their all and made no blunders

Their service and sportsmanship were so superb that the score remained tied until game 4 of the first set.

Nonetheless, Vekic relied on her expertise to secure a service break in game 5 and gain the upper hand.

As the first set progressed, she became increasingly dominant, eventually finishing with a 46-2 advantage in points won.

She was only able to score 27 points out of a possible 50 on her first serve, but she managed an incredible 20 points out of 23 on her second.

Tokyo 2020: Elena Rybakina Sees Off Donna Vekic to Complete Quarterfinal Line-Up

Tennis competition continued at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on day four, with the final 16 women’s singles competitors vying for a spot in the final eight and a chance at the medals up for grabs.

Naomi Osaka, the second seed and a presumptive favourite, lost to the Czech lefty Marketa Vondrousova earlier in the day.

Joining Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus on the sidelines.

To kick off the night session of the day’s final singles match on Court 1, the Moscow native Rybakina served, with the Kazakh extending her serve to 15 points.

Vekic, who is ranked in at number 50, finally got on the board next as she and her opponent eventually traded two holds to love, bringing the score to 2-1 on serve.

Conclusion

In a day that saw several top names leave the tournament, the 15th seed and top-ranked Kazakh Elena Rybakina faced off.

Against the unseeded Donna Vekic of Croatia in a pan-Slavic encounter under the lights at the Ariake Tennis Park.

With a spot in the quarterfinals of her first Olympic competition at stake, and Rybakina came out on top in straight sets.