Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eliteville, California
Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign
^Yeah, little doubt Prpic is the best thing (coach-wise) to happen to her since she returned. Of course, his experience as player and coach is way more impressive than any of the others she has worked with. We must also expect he knows something about physio, too. Then: Croatian. This is someone surely Mirjana feels can understand her background, struggle, and temperament in ways no one else can. She knows his good history and will want to show him how good she can be. I could think of worse coach/player match-ups.
As for Flipkens, yes, but she is not the only player who seems to have made surges in the rankings after particularly dramatic battles with Mirjana. Seems to me that Zheng Jie, Sorana Cirstea, Aranxta Rus, Barbora Strycova, and some others have made notable results after matches "almost won" by Miki. Now, I would point to Mallory Burdette in that number.
Not saying it's directly related to beating Miki ... But I think it's very interesting.
Hope she gets another suitable draw for Miami, qualifies again, and this time gets the Top 50 win she is ready to get. Every tournament she must look to improve her results and make these girls aware that she is dangerous. And more doubles. Doubles as much as she can. Good for her game and bank account.
No loose 2-6 2-6 matches this season. Please. Very good in that respect so far.