Borna Coric's girlfriend rumors explored after incredible Cincinnati win

Joshua Rogers August 22, 2022
Borna Coric's girlfriend rumors explored after incredible Cincinnati win
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Cincinnati Masters champion Borna Coric’s rumored girlfriend is fellow tennis player Donna Vekic. Here we explore where the speculation has come from.

Croatia’s Borna Coric claimed an unlikely win in the final at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati this week to claim his first Masters 1000 title.

25-year-old Coric, ranked as the world number 152, became the lowest-ranked player to claim a Masters Trophy. He beat Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 in the final in Cincinnati.

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Coric thanks his team after career-win in Cincinnati

Coric missed the majority of last season due to a shoulder injury but has been as high as 12th in the ATP rankings. He returned in March and beat Rafael Nadal en route to his second Masters 1000 final.

Coric dropped just one set during the tournament and came back from 1-4 in the first set against Tsitsipas to take the match in one hour and 57 minutes.

“It was a very, very tough match. At the beginning I wasn’t playing very well and he was pushing me very hard. But I started to serve better and play better and I was fighting hard,” he said in his on-court interview. “Then in the second set I thought I played the best set of the whole year.”

“Thank you to my parents, who are not here, my sister and my team. It has been very tough for us,” Coric added. “With my physio, if I didn’t have him I wouldn’t be on the court… Then of course to my tennis coach, Mate. We have been working very hard and now we are here.”

Borna Coric’s rumored girlfriend is a fellow tennis player

Throughout the tournament, various rumors started that Borna Coric’s girlfriend is fellow tennis player Donna Vekic.

Tennis Tonic and First Sportz reported on the rumors, highlighting that Vekic was spotted in the player’s box watching Coric’s match against Nadal in Cincinnati.

Several fans noted that it was ‘interesting’ that cameras kept panning to Donna, and speculated that the pair are dating.

However, neither party has publicly confirmed whether they are in a relationship or not. Vekic is also from Croatia and it’s entirely possible they are just good friends.

The Focus reached out to both Coric and Vekic for comment about the rumors.

Donna Vekic is a former world no.19

Vekic has a career-singles ranking of world no. 19 which she achieved in 2019.

The 26-year-old has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2014 Malaysian Open, the 2017 Nottingham Open, and the 2021 Courmayeur Ladies Open.

She has struggled with injuries in recent years. After the 2021 Australian Open, Donna underwent surgery on her right knee which kept her sidelined for a number of months.

Vekic was previously in a relationship with three-time Major winner Stan Wawrinka. The pair reportedly first got together in 2015 but separated in 2019.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.