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post #361 of 1266 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign

next cepelova?
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get the revenge, Miki

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Yeah ... she did well to close without letting Sesil's yips get into her own head (which can happen in the Head-Case Heaven that is "women's tennis") and who knows what goes through Mirjana's head when she blows leads, etc. Most players struggle with that except for the greatest champions in the game's history, the real mental killers like Evert, Seles, and Hingis. A lead only made them more bloodthirsty and dangerous.

Like most players, I imagine Mirjana starts to realize what's on the line, her focus strays just a tad, then her breathing is effected, which affects the feet, the reflexes, the concentration -- all of it. She looks as if she has worked on that, though. A year ago (or two-three years ago) she would be finding ways to lose to tomato cans like SK. Her new coach has probably done some good mental work with her. There are simple things players can do to physically stay calm and keep composure. Mirjana played an entire match that way against Bartoli last year (spooky composure) and she played like that in Midland's first two matches.

Progress has been made.
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that's true. She hasn't really fallen apart totally in a match in quite some time.
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Cepelova had 16 BPs against her in the Frito deBrito match. Mirjana will need to serve well and attack on her returns. She'll get plenty of break opportunities ... she'll need to get a good conversion rate and I like her chances.
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I would think Cepelova is a better matchup for her indoors than outdoor hard. Miki should be able to dictate rallies better indoors. She needs to also attack the weak Cepelova second serve. Cepelova is a scrappy player, so I don't think she'll make it easy for Mirjana, but if they were nip and tuck last match, Mirjana should be able to take her this time.
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Great win !

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Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign

BTW, everyone: Mirjana and Melinda Czink are in the dubs main draw. Very nice to see.

They play Lee-Waters and Pegula in round 1 and likely will face No.3 seeds Erakovic/Watson if they win their first match.

GL to them!
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Great news all around Ajmo lady!
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Was there a streaming? Really cepelova-lučić is big match for that level qualies. Gl
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Great win! Keep going!
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Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign

Qualifier placements do sucked though
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post #373 of 1266 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign

Eh ... she plays Celelova on Court One again, so no stream. They are already playing some MD matches Sunday.

Mirjana plays around 11:30 AM (Memphis, TN Time) so keep that in mind if you are hoping to follow livescoring from wherever you fellow fans live on the globe.

Obviously hope Mirjana is really stoked for this one, for payback. I am sure her coach has some valuable insights because he was there for the (unnecessary) loss to JC Down Under. Attack on returns, serve hard & smart, and overpower her, Miki.

Cepelova struggled against deBrito, so we'll have to see what happens.
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She was 1 out of MD on the end, just like in Carlsbad and Wimbledon last year.
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Qualify, Mirjana!
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