Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik put her country on the women’s tennis map with successful singles and doubles careers, but her missing most of 2009 due to Achilles and shoulder injuries set the stage for the big decision – to focus on playing doubles only.
Highlights of Srebotnik’s singles career include the 2008 season-ending ranking of No.20 and four WTA titles (Estoril in 1999, Acapulco in 2002, Auckland and Stockholm in 2005).
However, fans have many reasons to look forward to Srebotnik’s doubles-only career. The 29-year-old won Indian Wells and New Haven with Kveta Peschke in 2010 and played the finals of another five tournaments including Roland Garros, and not to mention the Roland Garros mixed doubles title with Nenad Zimonjic. Srebotnik and Peschke also reached the semifinals of the WTA Championships.
Srebotnik owns a total of 23 doubles titles and four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. In addition, she had 25 runner-up doubles finishes, including four at Grand Slams. Srebotnik is currently ranked sixth in doubles, while her highest ranking was No.3. (via Women Who Serve)