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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2004, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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~ 2004 Olympics! Athens, Greece ~

Croatia will be represented by it's two best players, Karolina Sprem and Jelena Kostanic! In singles Sprem will be seeded 12th while Kostanic is unseeded. In doubles Sprem and Kostanic are a team and are unseeded! Good luck Croatia! Ajmo K-Lina & Jelena!
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Ajmo cure!! Good singles draw for Sprem! Kostanic will need some luck to beat Myskina in round 2...

OK doubles draw!

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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some info from the athens site which i havent seen before!

Nickname: K-Lina. (NOC 04/07/04)
Hobbies: Swimming, soccer, basketball, walking her dog, computer games, dancing, reading and listening to music. (WTA 30/05/04)
Occupation: Tennis player
MarStatus: Single
LangSpoken: Croatian and English
Club: TC Varteks, Varazdin, CRO (Olympic entries 2004)
Coach: Sasa Hirzon, CRO, since 2000 (WTA 30/05/04)
Handedness: Right
Training Regime
"I usually have four hours of training every day plus fitness."

When and where did you begin this sport?
Started playing at age nine. in Varazdin.

Why this sport?
"At first it was only my hobby, but after it developed to my professional career."

Most influential person in career
Her family. (NOC 04/07/04)

Hero / Idol
"Every player has her own qualities, no one should be underestimated. When I started to play my idol was Mary Pierce." (NOC 04/07/04)

Toughest rival / opponent
Justin Henin-Hardenne. (NOC 04/07/04)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only with hard work you can get to achieve big results." (NOC 04/07/04)

"To play the best I can and do the best I can during my career." (NOC 04/07/04)

Other Information
She turned professional in 2001. (WTA 30/05/04)

||Sprem ||

Asagoe, Bacsinszky, Barrois, Bartoli, A. Bondarenko, Bovina, Bulykina, Casanova, Chakvetadze, Coles, Dementieva, Domachowska, Douchevina, Dulko, Farina Elia, Gajdosova, Gojnea, Golovin, Ivanovic, Jugic-Salkic, Karatantcheva, Kirilenko, Kuznetsova, Linetskaya, Mandula, Mauresmo, Mirza, Molik, O'Brien, Parra-Santonja, Petrova, Rao, Raymond, Safina, Schnyder, Srebotnik, Suarez, N. Uberoi, S. Uberoi, Vaidisova, Wigan
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gd luck klina hope she does well.
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Karolina advances to 2nd round in singles & doubles. Jelena lost in 1st round of singles.
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Good Luck tomo karolina


Elena Baltacha Alicia Molik
*Alicia's coming back!!! *

Lisa Raymond Rennae Stubbs Nadia Petrova Anna-Lena Groenefeld
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