A primary option in the paint when the starting players require some time to rest, Popovic has never let her country down and always been available to hold the baton for short spells. She is a rugged player in terms of her style, but she is effective and due to her physical presence, never allows herself to be bullied and always stands toe-to-toe with her opponents. She can ruffle the feathers of better players with her aggression and knock them out of their stride. She will also rebound fiercely and snap up any put-back opportunities if they arise. She has competed in the Russian Premier League and EuroCup Women with Spartak Noginsk and displayed her strength on the glass. She has lots of experience and is an important steadying influence for the team both on and off the court.