What do you get when you look into star tennis player Irena Pavlovic? The total package, of course! She was born September 22nd, 1988 — and yes, that means that this star definitely has a lot of years left on the tennis courts. It’s a good thing too, because she’s definitely on fire right now.
Pavlovic is of Serbian descent and hails from Paris, France. She was moved to Paris at the age of three and definitely considers it home. To date she has won three singles and 13 doubles events under the umbrella of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). This string of victories has given her a World Ranking of 202 — not bad when you think about the other star tennis players she’s up against!
You might wonder where Irena’s star tennis power comes from, and the answer is simple: rigorous training. She trained under Monica Seles as well as Christophe Serriere and Patrick Mouratoglou.
So far, Pavlovic has earned nearly $150,000 in prize money over her career, and she turned pro in 2004. Not terrible when you realize that her star power has also led to some sponsorships and other goodies too.
Speaking of goodies, let’s go back to the victory part — you have to look at her singles career as well. In the ITF, she has three singles wins — two of them on hard courts and just one on a grass court.
She has played more doubles than singles, winning 13 of those matches. At the top of her game, she had a world ranking of 116 — still not bad at all. Even though her ranking has fallen a bit since those days, Irena is still a very powerful tennis player. Pavlovic has even played at the French open, but she lost to Akgul Amanmuradova. Still, even with these losses on her plate, you can tell that Pavlovic will have a great career — just look at her statistics. She’s definitely not perfect, but the potential for increased greatness is definitely there!
One point that makes these tennis bios so worthwhile is that they give would-be female tennis players a bit of inspiration. It can be tough to practice tennis day in and day out and to deal with the natural injuries that follow, but it’s really all worth it in the end. You never know — you really could become as great as Irena Pavlovic in the long run — just keep training hard!