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Re: Mirjana: 2012 American summer

Mirjana vs. Q
Hope not Rezai or Davis.
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Good luck!!

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Mirjana not in doubles draw. And it's funny how week it is.
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Good luck Miki, do some damage
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Re: Mirjana: 2012 American summer

Miki plays Larcher de Brito, the most horrid and eardrum-perforating screamer in the game.

She plays tomorrow at 2PM EST, on Court 1.

She does not have the consistency or the power to take Miki out if she is prepared and focused.

She may fry Miki's brains with the screams, but ...

GL, Miki! Get some good stuff going. Serve big and wait for your opps.
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I attended the tournament yesterday. Mostly, I watched men's qualifing from the center court and grandstand 1, but around 5 pm I went to the other side of the facility where the practice courts are, as well as grandstand 2 and courts 1 and 2. I saw a bunch of WTA players practicing, but Mirjana was not among them. I guess she practiced earlier in the day. I recognized Barboro Strychova. She actually has a pretty good body. But, I'll digress. Then, I watched the end of the second set on grandstand 2 of Jennifer Elie v. Lauren Davis. I honestly had never heard of Elie before. She was down a set and at it was 2-2 in the second. Davis cramped up and then got broken. I heard later she lost in three sets. Davis didn't look very powerfull, but wasn't very consistent either, at least of what I saw. I thought, how did Mirjana lose to her. But, I think Davis just had a bad day yesterday. I recognized Sesil Karanacheva in the bleachers. I say bleachers because all of the seating, save for the center court, is bleacher type seating, even the two grandstands. Sesil was rooting for Jennifer Elie for some reason, maybe the same coach or something?

Court 1, where Mirjina is playing today, has very limited seating, with just 10 or so rows of bleachers on one side. and no seating on the other side. I will be very close to the action and might wear ear plugs, thanks for the heads up MikiReturns on De Brito. I'll take some photos and post them later.
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Thanks for the report from site! It'll be great to get your impressions of Miki performing "live". I'm eager to see how she's looking, moving, playing.

Can't believe it has been an entire month since she played a singles match!

Hopefully she has been working extra hard to keep her range in practice. She still has a HUGE win on her docket this year, and mentally can do something with that.

Have fun! Wear earplugs indeed. MLDB at full squeal would make Azarenka complain. Most harrowing, point-hindering grunt in tennis, MLDB. But people are sick of those totally unnatural grunts, so maybe the crowd (all 15 or 20 of you?) can give her dirty looks.

Cheer for Miki ... She likes to show her good stuff when she knows someone is really in her corner!
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Oh NO! About to get a breadstick from MLDB.

If she can't see her way to doing damage in a WTA draw this weak, with such an opportunity, one really has to wonder why she has mismanaged her opportunities so badly, when those opportunities arise.

It becomes more and more clear to me that she is not likely to play next year.

Not even being competitive with MLDB on a hard court?

Get it together, Mirjana ... This lack of focus and prep is inexcusable, given your proven grit elsewhere this year against much better players.
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Well, rusty but starting to show some fight. SERVIVOR might get to ride the "Lucic Roller Coaster" in person. Are paramedics handy? ;-D
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HUGE hold to start the set, saving 2 BPs, with 2 aces in the game and 6 overall. This is so winnable, Miki -- sink your teeth into it.

MLDB is not that good and she makes a lot of errors. Go to it and get control of this match. Big serves. Pull her wide. Move forward. Use your opps. Don't RUSH.
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Breaks for 3-1 in the 2nd set. She has found her range and knows she can certainly do this.

"REMEMBER BARTOLI ... YOU ~Are~ THAT GOOD, MIKI!"

Fight and focus and keep your poise!
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13 aces for Miki? Someone has been working on their serve. Keep it up, Miki!

A serve like that will make MLDB think, and those won't be good thoughts.

Go, Miki!
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Get OUT! Match suspended due to heat?

Well, we don't want Miki to fall over, but SHE's got the momentum now!!!!
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Re: Mirjana: 2012 American summer

Benesova and Chang are still playing on grandstand. Maybe it's just a heat break, according to WTA rules. SERVIVOR, can you shed any light from courtside?
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Re: Mirjana: 2012 American summer

Normal break, same was last week in Baku.
Hope she wins it.
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