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9 years passed since mysterious disappearance of Mirjana Lucic from Croatia. Running away from violent father she started new life in USA and slightly sinked to oblivion.

Mirjana: It was awful for me, my father beat me constantly, almost every day. Days when everything was all right were rare. During Wimbledon 98' everything fell apart, I couldn't bear a single day of his beatings anymore and living so stressfuly. Nothing was worth living that way!

Family drama quickly reflected itself on her results. Long time she was just making appearances in tournaments and then she stopped doing that.
2 weeks ago she appeared from nowhere in Indian Wells and won first round match.

Mirjana:I feel awesome. I had a big break, didn't play for three and half years, so it was an unbelievable feeling to be on the coart again, especially in Indian wells because I played on central court and the feeling was indescribable. I am very happy, especially because I managed to win first matches in both tournaments I played.

Today her biggest problems are finances and because of it she couldn't travell to tournaments in last two years. She confesses that she was depressed back then and had to take antidepressives against her will.

Mirjana:I had to do it because of my health and because of all the things I've been through.Back then I had unbelievably stressfull life. My father and others threatened that they will kidnap my brothers, younger sister and me, that they will kill us and things like that. So we lived constantly with stress.

During last year she lost 20kg, now she trains very hard and wants to play top tennis tournaments again.
She wasn't in Croatia since the escape, misses old friends and family.

Mirjana:That is my dearest wish and it's also my plan, not just a wish. When I feel that I'm safe, that I can safely enter Croatia and safely go back, I will absolutely take first flight till there. But I'm still afraid, I still recieve threats and I don't feel safe at all.

With coach Ivan Beroš she has ambicious goal to come back to top 100.
As Goran Ivanišević said: "Everything's possible, but she will need help from heaven, Mikica deserved it!"

Sorry for bad English, I waited for somebody else to translate it, but since nobody did!
I put it on youtube too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYmEqXD407Y

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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

thanks forn the translation
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Thanks tennismaster
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It was my pleasure!
I'll record whole interview too, it should starts in couple of minutes time!
I'm hoping she would say something about her schedule!
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

I just watched it and it was very touching story about her life!
Nothing has been said about her schedule!
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

Thanks tennismaster

"That is my dearest wish and it's also my plan, not just a wish. When I feel that I'm safe, that I can safely enter Croatia and safely go back, I will absolutely take first flight till there. But I'm still afraid, I still recieve threats and I don't feel safe at all."
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I just watched it and it was very touching story about her life!
Nothing has been said about her schedule!
Blah. LOL.
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

I WANT HER SCHEDULE NOW
but i'm really thinking it is:
Amelia Island
Dothan

and then she either has done well enough to start travelling around or she is screwed until she gets a good sponsor

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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post #130 of 5232 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 2007, 03:39 AM
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I just watched it and it was very touching story about her life!
Nothing has been said about her schedule!
Someone has put it on youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4tdvaxE8WI

I don't understand why they put parts of Sprem - V.Williams match inside this reportage!?
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

Mirjana is not on any list for Hammond, Jackson or Pelham. Dothan has not posted lists as yet. Amelia Island has no list yet, but maybe she will use SR for WC Qualies
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

She's gotta start playing again. This is getting worrying.
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she is not on the list for Dothan or Pelham. I wonder if she will try for WC SR for Amelia or Charleston?
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

i'm hoping she takes a wc into amelia island qualies and dothan

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Re: Mirjana Lucic Comeback Thread!

As Long As No Upcoming Tournaments Are Run By Img Then She Has A Good Chance Of Some W.c
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