|Country (sports)|| Croatia (2009 – January 2013)|
United States (March 2013– present)
|Born||3 December 1994|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US $2,441,953|
|Career record||323–206 (61.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 59 (2 March 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 84 (18 July 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2018)|
|French Open||2R (2018, 2020)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)|
|US Open||2R (2018, 2020)|
|Career record||93–78 (54.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (21 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 66 (11 July 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2021, 2022)|
|French Open||SF (2021)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2021, 2022)|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2022)|
|French Open||1R (2022)|
|Last updated on: 11 July 2022.|
Bernarda Pera (/ / bər-NAR-də PERR-ə; Croatian pronunciation: [běrnaːrda pêra]; born 3 December 1994) is a Croatian-born American tennis player. Pera has won two singles and one doubles title on the WTA Tour along with nine singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She achieved career-high rankings of world No. 59 in singles and world No. 35 in doubles.
Bernarda was born in a Croatian-Dalmatian Italian family. Besides English, she speaks Croatian as well. When she was 16, her father, who is a U.S. citizen, moved their family to the United States for the benefit of her budding tennis career. They settled in New Jersey, where it wasn’t hard for them to adjust because they already had friends and relatives there. Pera has been in a relationship with Croatian basketball player Kristijan Krajina since 2018.
She made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 US Open, having been handed a wildcard into the doubles draw, partnering with Tornado Alicia Black.
She made her Grand Slam singles debut at the Australian Open, where she received entry as a lucky loser, after Margarita Gasparyan withdrew from the tournament. In the second round of the same tournament, Pera knocked out ninth seed Johanna Konta. In the third round, she was beaten by Barbora Strýcová.
Pera started her 2020 season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round of qualifying to Marta Kostyuk. Coming through qualifying at the first edition of the Adelaide International, she beat Barbora Strýcová in the first round and was defeated in the second by sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka. Then, at the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to 29th seed Elena Rybakina.
Making it through qualifying in Doha, Pera was defeated in the second round by third seed and 2017 champion, Karolína Plíšková. Seeded third at the Indian Wells Challenger, she lost in the third round to 13th seed Misaki Doi. The WTA Tour cancelled tournaments from March through July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the WTA resumed tournament play in August, Pera competed at the Lexington Challenger. She was eliminated in the first round by top seed Serena Williams. At the Cincinnati Open, she was defeated in the second round by 16th seed Dayana Yastremska. At the US Open, she reached the second round where she lost to 15th seed Maria Sakkari.
In Rome, Pera was defeated in the first round by Svetlana Kuznetsova. At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, she lost in the first round to Kateřina Siniaková. She suffered a second-round loss at Roland Garros by the hands of 25th seed and compatriot, Amanda Anisimova.
At the first edition of the Ostrava Open, Pera lost in the first round of qualifying to Tereza Martincová. Seeded eighth at the Linz Open, she was defeated in the first round by Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Pera ended the year ranked 61.
Pera kicked off her 2021 season at the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Open where she beat 16th seed Donna Vekić in the first round before she lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo. At the first edition of the Gippsland Trophy, she was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Johanna Konta. At the Australian Open, she eliminated 23rd seed and 2016 champion, Angelique Kerber, in the first round. In the second, she fell to Zarina Diyas. In Adelaide, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Storm Sanders.
In March, Pera played at the Dubai Championships where she was defeated in the first round by Anastasija Sevastova. At Miami, she lost in round one to Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Starting into the clay-court season at the Charleston Open, Pera fell in the first round to Alizé Cornet. At the İstanbul Cup, she faced third seed Veronika Kudermetova in the first round. After pushing her to three sets, she ended up losing the match. Getting past qualifying at the Madrid Open, she was defeated in the second round by eighth seed Belinda Bencic. Making it through the qualifying rounds in Rome, she lost her second-round encounter against 12th seed Garbiñe Muguruza. Competing at the first edition of the Emilia-Romagna Open, she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Sorribes Tormo. At the French Open, she took top seed and 2019 champion, Ashleigh Barty, to three sets but ended up losing their first-round match. In doubles, she and Magda Linette reached semifinals where they lost to second seeds Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková.
Getting past qualifying at Eastbourne, Pera was defeated in the first round by top seed and 2018 finalist, Aryna Sabalenka. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Nao Hibino.
After Wimbledon, Pera played at the Hamburg European Open. Seeded seventh, she was defeated in the second round by Ysaline Bonaventure. Seeded third at the Budapest Grand Prix, she lost in the second round to eventual finalist, Anhelina Kalinina.
In August, Pera traveled to Montreal to play the Canadian Open. She was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Harriet Dart. In doubles at the same tournament, she reached her first WTA 1000 semifinal with Magda Linette.
At the Cincinnati Open, she lost in the second round to eventual finalist Jil Teichmann. Before the final Grand Slam championship of the year, she competed at the first edition of the Cleveland Open where she was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Nadia Podoroska. At the US Open, she lost her first-round match to Tamara Zidanšek.
Pera won her first WTA Tour title in doubles, at the Melbourne Summer Set 2, alongside Kateřina Siniaková. As a result she reached the top 35 in doubles on 21 February 2022.
Ranked No. 130 at the 2022 Budapest Grand Prix, she defeated fifth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Elisabetta Cocciaretto, and ninth seed Anna Bondar to reach her first WTA singles final in her career as a qualifier. She then defeated Aleksandra Krunic to win her maiden WTA singles title. As a result she returned to the top 100 in the rankings. She reached a second consecutive final at the Hamburg European Open by beating the defending champion Elena Ruse, Joanne Zuger, Katerina Siniakova, and Maryna Zanevska. She then defeated top seed Anett Kontaveit in the final, for her second top-10 win and her second WTA singles title, stretching her winning streak to 12 matches, and 24 consecutive sets.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current through the 2022 Hamburg European Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||1R||1R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||NH||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4||0%|
|US Open||Q1||Q1||A||Q3||2R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||4–4||0–4||2–3||1–4||1–3||0 / 18||8–18||31%|
|Dubai / Doha[a]||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||Q1||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||2R||NH||A||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||2R||Q1||NH||1R||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||3R||A||NH||2R||A||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||2R||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||NH||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||2R||2R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||Q2||1R||2R||NH||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Tournaments||0||0||0||1||13||16||10||21||6||Career total: 67|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||Career total: 2|
|Hard win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||7–8||5–10||4–7||6–11||1–2||0 / 39||23–39||37%|
|Clay win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||6–4||9–4||1–3||4–8||11–2||2 / 23||31–21||60%|
|Grass win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–2||0–0||0–2||0–1||0 / 6||1–6||14%|
|Overall win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||13–13||15–16||5–10||10–21||12–5||2 / 68||55–66||45%|
|Win (%)||–||–||–||0%||50%||48%||33%||32%||71%||Career total: 45%|
Current through the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||3R||3R||0 / 4||5–4||56%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||1R||SF||1R||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||1R||NH||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4||0%|
|US Open||1R||A||1R||3R||1R||2R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Win–loss||0–1||0–0||0–2||2–3||1–3||7–4||2–3||0 / 16||12–16||43%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||NH||SF||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Tournaments||1||1||2||4||6||8||4||Career total: 26|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||Career total: 1|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||Career total: 1|
|Overall win–loss||0–1||0–1||0–2||2–4||3–6||12–7||6–3||1 / 26||23–24||49%|
|Win||1–0||Jul 2022||Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary||WTA 250||Clay||Aleksandra Krunić||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2022||Hamburg European Open, Germany||WTA 250||Clay||Anett Kontaveit||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||1–0||Jan 2022||Melbourne Summer Set, Australia||WTA 250||Hard||Kateřina Siniaková|| Tereza Martincová
|6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–5]|
|Loss||0–1||May 2022||WTA 125 Karlsruhe, Germany||Clay||Mayar Sherif||2–6, 4–6|
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2012||ITF Bol, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Anaïs Laurendon||4–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2012||ITF Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina||10,000||Clay||Camelia Hristea||3–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Loss||0–3||Oct 2012||ITF Solin, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Ana Savić||7–5, 2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||0–4||Mar 2013||ITF Madrid, Spain||10,000||Clay (i)||Réka Luca Jani||6–2, 4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||0–5||Mar 2013||ITF Bol, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Ágnes Bukta||7–5, 2–6, 5–7|
|Win||1–5||Jun 2013||ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Natalija Kostić||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||2–5||Jun 2013||ITF Breda, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Isabella Shinikova||6–4, 4–6, 6–0|
|Win||3–5||Sep 2013||ITF Rotterdam, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Amandine Hesse||1–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Win||4–5||Apr 2014||ITF Gloucester, UK||10,000||Hard (i)||Klaartje Liebens||6–3, 6–1|
|Loss||4–6||Jun 2014||ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Quirine Lemoine||6–2, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||5–6||Jun 2014||ITF Breda, Netherlands||15,000||Clay||Beatriz Haddad Maia||6–1, 7–6(8)|
|Win||6–6||Jul 2015||ITF Imola, Italy||25,000||Carpet||Sherazad Reix||6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||6–7||Apr 2016||ITF Pelham, United States||25,000||Clay||Grace Min||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||6–8||Apr 2017||ITF Pula, Italy||25,000||Clay||Bianca Andreescu||7–6(8), 2–6, 6–7(8)|
|Loss||6–9||Apr 2017||ITF Pula, Italy||25,000||Clay||Georgia Brescia||1–6, 2–6|
|Loss||6–10||May 2017||ITF Dunakeszi, Hungary||25,000||Clay||Marta Kostyuk||4–6, 3–6|
|Win||7–10||Jul 2017||ITF Stuttgart, Germany||25,000||Clay||Anna Zaja||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||7–11||Jul 2017||ITF Darmstadt, Germany||25,000||Clay||Anhelina Kalinina||2–6, 6–0, 3–6|
|Win||8–11||Jul 2017||ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic||80,000+H||Clay||Kristýna Plíšková||7–5, 4–6, 6–3|
|Win||9–11||May 2019||ITF Trnava, Slovakia||100,000||Clay||Anna Blinkova||7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2013||ITF Bol, Croatia||10,000||Clay||Jana Fett|| Barbora Krejčíková
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2013||ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Gaia Sanesi|| Kim van der Horst
|Win||1–2||Aug 2013||ITF Enschede, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Sviatlana Pirazhenka|| Anna Alzate Esmurzaeva
Rosalie van der Hoek
|Win||2–2||Jun 2014||ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands||10,000||Hard||Viktoriya Tomova|| Tatiana Búa
Beatriz Haddad Maia
|6–0, 2–1 ret.|
|Win||3–2||Jun 2014||ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Beatriz Haddad Maia|| Charlotte van der Meij
|6–1, 1–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||3–3||Aug 2014||ITF Koksijde, Belgium||25,000||Clay||Demi Schuurs|| Ysaline Bonaventure
|Loss||3–4||Nov 2014||ITF New Braunfels, United States||50,000[b]||Hard||Alexa Glatch|| Mariana Duque Mariño
Verónica Cepede Royg
|Win||4–4||Jun 2015||ITF Helsingborg, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Pemra Özgen|| Ekaterine Gorgodze
|Loss||4–5||Jul 2015||ITF Imola, Italy||25,000||Carpet||Despina Papamichail|| Claudia Giovine
|Win||5–5||Aug 2015||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||75,000[c]||Clay||Kateřina Kramperová|| Miriam Kolodziejová
|7–6(4), 5–7, [10–1]|
|Loss||5–6||Feb 2016||ITF Kreuzlingen, Switzerland||50,000||Carpet (i)||Tena Lukas|| Antonia Lottner
|7–5, 2–6, [5–10]|
|Win||6–6||Mar 2016||ITF Le Havre, France||10,000||Clay||Sabrina Santamaria|| Georgina García Pérez
|Loss||6–7||Oct 2016||ITF Redding, United States||25,000||Hard||Julia Elbaba|| Ema Burgić Bucko
|Win||7–7||Apr 2017||ITF Pula, Italy||25,000||Clay||Lina Gjorcheska|| Prarthana Thombare
|Win||8–7||Apr 2017||ITF Pula, Italy||25,000||Clay||Georgina García Pérez|| Cristiana Ferrando
|1.||Johanna Konta||No. 10||Australian Open||Hard||2R||6–4, 7–5|
|2.||Anett Kontaveit||No. 2||Hamburg European Open||Clay||F||6–2, 6–4|
|–||Grand Est Open 88||WTA 125||5 July 2022||Clay||1R||Jasmine Paolini (3)||No. 72||6–0, 2–6, 1–6|
|1||Budapest Grand Prix||WTA 250||9 July 2022||Clay||Q1||Katarina Zavatska||No. 284||6–1, 6–1|
|2||10 July 2022||Q2||Sofia Shapatava||No. 356||6–1, 6–2|
|3||11 July 2022||1R||Marina Bassols Ribera (LL)||No. 226||6–2, 7–5|
|4||13 July 2022||2R||Aliaksandra Sasnovich (5)||No. 36||7–5, 6–2|
|5||15 July 2022||QF||Elisabetta Cocciaretto||No. 118||6–4, 6–3|
|6||16 July 2022||SF||Anna Bondár (9)||No. 53||6–3, 6–4|
|7||17 July 2022||F||Aleksandra Krunić||No. 105||6–3, 6–3|
|8||Hamburg European Open||WTA 250||19 July 2022||Clay||1R||Elena-Gabriela Ruse (9)||No. 69||6–0, 6–4|
|9||20 July 2022||2R||Joanne Züger (Q)||No. 165||6–1, 6–1|
|10||21 July 2022||QF||Kateřina Siniaková||No. 96||6–3, 6–1|
|11||22 July 2022||SF||Maryna Zanevska (7)||No. 72||6–2, 6–4|
|12||23 July 2022||F||Anett Kontaveit (1)||No. 2||6–2, 6–4|