Re: Mirjana's spring 2012 European swing
Fine work by Mrs. Lucic ... her ground game must have been sharp and determined, considering her grievous 39% 1st serve stat. Clearly she was trying to produce big tennis. She's still scary on her break point conversions, but this win ought to give her confidence in that department for the next match. One has to think that her service numbers can only get better tomorrow. Can she get them at least into the low 50s?!? She clearly guarded her own serve admirably. Only one bp against her? Is that you, Mirjana?
Navarro, who has always been a streaky enigma, would have been the more daunting mental opponent for Mirjana, I think. Dulko certainly does not have the kind of singles mojo she once had, and I never consider Carla as being a particularly big scalp to take, no matter what she's ranked. This will be a good opportunity for Mirjana. She'll be confident going into the match (as will Dulko?). Get the serve numbers up, Lucic.
Whatever happens, Mirjana got a win today and is not ready to go away. Very winnable match to qualify, especially if her coach/hitting partner scouts Dulko and tells her that the girl has won only 2 matches (basically) all year.
Focus, focus, focus. Clean, smart, strong. GL, Mirjana.