23 year-old Osijek-born Donna Vekić has just qualified for her 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal match.
#23 Vekić defeated Germany’s Julia Gorges in the 4th Round of the US Open and will now play Swiss #13 ranked Belinda Bencic Tuesday in the quarterfinals. Vekić defeated Gorges 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 Monday afternoon in New York and will now play Bencic, who has a similar career to Vekić up to this point: both in their early 20s and both have never made it past the quarters of a Grand Slam. Vekić has been dubbed the future of Croatian women’s tennis. This will be a prime opportunity to showcase her talents and move up the tennis ranks.