Marina Stakusic

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Marina Stakusic
Birthdate November 27, 2004
Birthplace Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
From Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height 5’9” (1,75m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2022
Best WTA singles ranking No. 258 (November 6, 2023)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 448 (August 14, 2023)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Marina Stakusic (born November 27, 2004 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 258 on November 6, 2023 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 448 on August 14, 2023.

In 2018, Stakusic won her first ITF singles title on the junior circuit at the G5 in Calgary. The same year, she won her first junior ITF doubles title at the G5 in Montego Bay. In 2019, she captured two junior ITF doubles titles respectively at the G4 in Edmonton and at the G2 in Montréal. In 2021 on the ITF junior circuit, she won the G2 in Santo Domingo in singles and the GB1 in Nicholasville in doubles. Also in 2021, she played her first junior Grand Slam at the US Open, losing in the qualifying second round in singles and in the first round in doubles. In 2022, Stakusic won her first professional doubles title at the ITF W25 in Saskatoon with compatriot Kayla Cross. Also in 2022, Stakusic was awarded a wildcard in the qualifying draw of the National Bank Open defeating world No. 78 Wang Xinyu in the first round before losing to world No. 73 Tereza Martincová in three sets in the last round. The same year, she qualified for her first WTA singles main draw at the 250 in Granby where she reached the second round. She also lost in the first round in doubles. In 2023, she won her first ITF singles title at the W25 event in Valladolid. The same year, she captured the singles titles at the ITF W60s in Berkeley and in Toronto.

Stakusic started playing tennis at age 5 in Toronto. She is one of three siblings and of Serbian descent. Her older brother Marko also plays tennis.

Other finals

Team competitions: 1 (1 title)

Result Date Tournament Surface Team Partners Opponent team Opponent players Score
Win Nov 2023 Billie Jean King Cup, Seville, Spain Hard (i) Canada Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)
Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)
Rebecca Marino (CAN)
Italy Lucia Bronzetti (ITA)
Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA)
Jasmine Paolini (ITA)
Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA)
Martina Trevisan (ITA)
2–0

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 3 (3 titles)

Legend
ITF W100 (0–0)
ITF W75 / ITF W80 (0–0)
ITF W50 / ITF W60 (2–0)
ITF W40 (0–0)
ITF W25 / ITF W35 (1–0)
ITF W15 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2023 Valladolid, Spain W25 Hard Anna Kubareva (BLR) 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 2–0 Sep 2023 Berkeley, United States W60 Hard Allie Kiick (USA) 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–0 Oct 2023 Toronto, Canada W60 Hard (i) Jana Fett (CRO) 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ITF W100 (0–0)
ITF W75 / ITF W80 (0–0)
ITF W50 / ITF W60 (0–1)
ITF W40 (0–0)
ITF W25 / ITF W35 (1–0)
ITF W15 (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2022 Saskatoon, Canada W25 Hard Kayla Cross (CAN) Kendra Bunch (USA)
Katarina Kozarov (SRB)
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–1 Nov 2022 Calgary, Canada W60 Hard (i) Kayla Cross (CAN) Catherine Harrison (USA)
Sabrina Santamaria (USA)
6–7(2–7), 4–6

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