Danka Kovinic vs Viktorija Golubic: 2023 WTA Lyon Open Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Danka Kovinic and Viktorija Golubic will take on each other in the first round of the 2023 WTA Lyon Open on January 31.

Viktorija Golubic in a file photo. (Image: Twitter/WTA)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Jan 31, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Having high expectations for the Australian Open was Danka Kovinic. With semifinal finishes in Parma, 125K Colina, and a final in 125K Buenos Aires (all on clay) to close out the previous year and an Auckland semifinal to begin the new one, she arrived in Melbourne having won at least three matches in each of her previous four tournaments. Though she had a set and a break advantage, she was defeated by Lauren Davis in the opening round of the Australian Open, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1. Regardless, it was a successful trip down under that helps her get closer to making her top 50 debut given that she began January without consecutive wins outside clay courts since March.

After playing Sorana Cirstea in Adelaide, Kateryna Baindl in Hobart, and Petra Martic in Melbourne, Viktorija Golubic is on a three-match losing streak. After finishing 2022 with victories over Bianca Andreescu and Karolina Muchuova in the BJK Cup and an indoor hard-court final in Rouen, France, it was not the start she had hoped for. The Swiss athlete will soon enter Lyon for the third time. In 2021, she reached the championship round as a qualifier, ending her WTA finals drought that had lasted since October 2016 and losing to Clara Tauson in the process. She advanced to the second round in 2022 before falling to Vitalia Diatchenko in a three-hour match, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.

Match facts

Danka Kovinic vs Viktorija GolubicMatch details
DateJanuary 31, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentLyon Open
StageRound of 32
Time (India)TBD
Time (Australia)TBD

Form Guide

Danka Kovinic

Lauren Davis6-1, 5-7, 1-6 (L)
Coco Gauff6-0, 6-2 (L)
Viktoria Kuzmova6-3, 6-2 (W)
Lauren Davis4-6, 6-3, 6-2 (W)
Nao Hibino6-1, 6-4 (W)

Viktorija Golubic

Petra Martic6-3, 6-4 (L)
Kateryna Baindl3-6, 6-4, 3-6 (L)
Sorana Cirstea6-0, 7-6 (L)
Storm Sanders4-6, 6-3, 6-3 (W)
Alison Riske6-2, 6-4 (W)

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1-0 is the score in favour of Danka Kovinic. In 2018, they faced off in the opening round of the clay-court tournament in Lugano, Switzerland, and both were outside the top 100. In two and a half hours, the Montenegrin prevailed 7-6, 3-6, 6-4. Her chances of avoiding a repeat of her 2022 Lyon first-round loss to Arantxa Rus are slim.

2022 Lyon OpenDanka Kovinic7-6, 3-6, 6-4

Danka Kovinic vs Viktorija Golubic date

Danka Kovinic and Viktorija Golubic will take on each other in the first round of the 2023 WTA Lyon Open on January 31.

Live Streaming details

Australia – beIN Sports

Canada – TVA Sports/ DAZN/ TSN

UK/ Ireland – Amazon Prime Video

USA – Tennis Channel

All ATP and WTA matches can also be streamed on demand on the Tennis TV app and website with a subscription.



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