Polona Hercog Bio

  • Coached by Mattias Ardvisson
  • Mother is Romana (a florist); father is Vojko (bar owner); flower shop and bar are attached to their house so work from home
  • Family has many pets and Polona's favorite is Roxi (Jack Russell Terrier)
  • Started playing tennis at age 4
  • Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay
  • Initially trained in Slovenia but moved to Italy at age 14 and trained there for 1.5 years before turning pro
  • Speaks Slovenian, English and Italian
  • Favorite movies are the Godfather trilogy; enjoys rock and pop music; adores sushi
  • Also enjoys snowboarding
  • Admires Justine Henin for her game, attitude and giving back to the sport
  • Goal is to improve her game and reach Top 10.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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