Donna Vekić Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Donna Vekić Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight64 kg
Date of BirthJune 28, 1996
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorHazel

Donna Vekić is a Croatian professional tennis player who had reached the quarter-final of the 2019 US Open, a performance that had propelled her into the ‘Top 20’ of the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) singles rankings in November 2019.

Born Name

Donna Vekić

Nick Name

Last Call

Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Donna Vekić / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Osijek, Osijek-Baranja, Croatia

Residence

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Nationality

Croatian

 

Occupation

Professional Tennis Player

Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Donna Vekić / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Igor Vekić (Former Soccer Player)
  • Mother – Brankica Vekić (née Špiranović) (Former Athlete)
  • Siblings – Bruno Vekić (Younger Brother) (Soccer Player)
  • Others – Lidija Vekić (Paternal Grandmother) (Physical Education Teacher), Branko (Grandfather) (Former Archer, Former Soccer Coach) (Deceased)

Manager

She is represented by Lawrence Frankopan, Manager and Booking Agent, StarWing Sports, Sports Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Plays

Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)

Turned Pro

September 2012

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

64 kg or 141 lbs

Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020
Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020 (Donna Vekić / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Donna has dated –

  1. Thanasi Kokkinakis (2015)
  2. Stanislas Wawrinka (2015-2019) – Donna had started dating Swiss professional tennis player Stanislas ‘Stan’ Wawrinka in 2015. They had parted ways in 2019. She was dragged into unnecessary controversy in 2015 when the mercurial and often controversial Australian player of Greek descent Nick Kyrgios had made a rather crude and highly disgraceful remark about her past fling with Thanasi Kokkinakis, another Australian player of Greek descent. He had stated, “Kokkinakis b****d your girlfriend, sorry to tell you that mate” directly to Stan in a Rogers Cup match which had made Stan extremely furious. It snowballed into a massive controversy in the tennis fraternity with many stalwarts of the game calling for a heavy penalty on Nick for his horrendous behavior.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Croatian descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Lean physique
  • Shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Charming smile
  • Gleaming face

Religion

Christianity

Brand Endorsements

Donna has been sponsored by –

  • Nike
  • Yonex
  • F. P. Journe
  • ROSAL
Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Donna Vekić as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Donna Vekić / Instagram)

Donna Vekić Facts

  1. Born into a family whose members have been heavily involved in Croatian sport, Donna too had started her sporting journey from a very young age. She had started by getting trained at gymnastics but had soon been forced to focus her energies on tennis after sustaining an ankle injury.
  2. Donna has been nicknamed ‘Last Call’ because of her lack of punctuality in general, and her tendency to reach airports just in the nick of time. She had once gone to sleep at 2 in the night when she was supposed to board a flight at 5 am. About an hour and a half later, her father had barged into her room to wake her up and she had to rush to the airport in her pajamas. If not for him, she would have surely missed that flight.
  3. Her paternal grandmother, Lidija Vekić, a physical education teacher has been credited for discovering and then kick-starting the career of Davor Šuker, widely admired as one of Croatia’s greatest sportspersons of all time. He had led Croatia to the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, the country’s debut FIFA World Cup appearance. He had won the ‘Golden Boot’ and the ‘Silver Ball’ awards at that tournament.
  4. A polyglot, she is fluent in Croatian, English, and Italian.

Featured Image by Donna Vekić / Instagram

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