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Tereza is definately doing good lately, this being her 3rd consecutive QF on a 50k. But this next match against Svitolina is pretty important cause this is the sort of opposition that Tereza needs to get acustomed to defeating if she wants to keep moving forward.

Svitolina qualified for USO this year, beating Savchuk, LDB and Savinykh along the way, before losing to Ivanovic, so it'll definately be a challenge. But here's the deal; Tereza has accumulated many results where she got a similar amount of points as for reaching this QF, and this week she's even defending a 10k title, so if she loses she'll practically gain nothing. Even if she weren't defending anything, these points would move her only 4-5 spots ahead, while even a semi wouldn't get her more than 10 spots forward.

She is approaching another "make or break moment", cause soon she'll have to reach another level again, in order to continue her progress. In three weeks she'll again be defending more than a dozen points and between mid November and mid December around 50. So a lot of job is ahead, and plenty at stake. Her place in the Melbourne qualies is not in danger, but her place in the top 200 definately is, if she doesn't do well in the next 10 weeks. Hope she's ready for it all.

Everything you say is true, ma re. I'm hopeful that Tereza can rise to meet the next challenges ahead of her, as she has done until now. In the last few months she has played better opponents than ever before. She has beaten some of them, and she appears to learn from her defeats.

I'm not saying Tereza will become a top 50 player, but top 150 is doable. Even if she doesn't defend any points until the end of 2012 (which is unlikely), she'll drop down to only about 210, which isn't terrible. After that, she's not defending any points until early March, so she has plenty of time to make up for it. Beyond that her points are extremely well distributed among tournaments and throughout the year. That greatly reduces the pressure on her to do well at any one tournament.

By the way, a good, achievable goal for Tereza for next year would be to win 1-2 matches at GS qualies (QR1 is worth 40 points).
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Another reason to feel good about Tereza's progress: the player she lost to at $50K Telavi--Svitolina, in the QF--went on to win the title. And she did it easily, losing only 19 games in five matches.
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Tereza deserves a lot of credit for her consistency. She almost always reaches the round she's supposed to, and more often than not she exceeds it.
Ugh--I jinxed her:

$25K Sant Cugat, R1: [WC] Eva FERNANDEZ-BRUGUES (ESP) def. [6] Tereza MRDEZA (CRO) 67(2) 63 62
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It's a bummer, but at least the Spaniard is a former top 200 (c-h of 185 from '09). Sure, she's had an awful year but still...
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Looks like we have an interesting start to 2013 in store for us when it comes to our #4, cause she's one of the top seeds in a Chinese 50k, but also the 4th alternate in Shenzhen WTA Tereza means business
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Looks like we have an interesting start to 2013 in store for us when it comes to our #4, cause she's one of the top seeds in a Chinese 50k, but also the 4th alternate in Shenzhen WTA Tereza means business

Tereza made it into the Q draw (possibly as the last direct acceptance). In QR1 she plays the #8 seed, Yi-Miao Zhou (#177).

It's a 16-person draw, so Tereza got just about the best draw possible. Good luck to her now!
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Good draw for first round, but if she wins she will probably play against Kimiko

Hope that she is well prepared and that she will have a good season

btw. she was first seed on 50 000$ tournament in Quanzhou but she withdraw

Wonder if she is even in China
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she wd because she has chance to play q of aus open
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Tereza deserves a lot of credit for her consistency. She almost always reaches the round she's supposed to, and more often than not she exceeds it.
I'm afraid I jinxed Tereza very badly. She was having an excellent season precisely until the day I posted the message above (Sept. 27). Since then, she's 1-6 in singles (and the only win was against someone ranked in the 400s) and 1-3 in doubles.

I'm sorry, Tereza
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^^
Yeah Tereza is in bit of a slump if that is correct way to say it.
But she still ended year ranked in good position for new season.
New year could mean new form maybe.
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Tereza made it into the Q draw (possibly as the last direct acceptance). In QR1 she plays the #8 seed, Yi-Miao Zhou (#177).
Lost 4 and 3
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Re: Tereza Mrdeza cheering thread

Martic and Lucic withdrew from Shenzhen, and Mrdeza lost in QR1. On the men's side, Karlovic, Mektic and Veic all lost in Doha QR1.

With the exception of Cilic in Chennai, it seems like Croatian players always start the year on the wrong foot
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Martic and Lucic withdrew from Shenzhen, and Mrdeza lost in QR1. On the men's side, Karlovic, Mektic and Veic all lost in Doha QR1.

With the exception of Cilic in Chennai, it seems like Croatian players always start the year on the wrong foot

Yeah, Marin is the only one who almost regularly starts off well. He stands on the wrong foot later in the season
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Martic and Lucic withdrew from Shenzhen, and Mrdeza lost in QR1. On the men's side, Karlovic, Mektic and Veic all lost in Doha QR1.

With the exception of Cilic in Chennai, it seems like Croatian players always start the year on the wrong foot

Since my post above, Jurak/Marosi lost in Brisbane R1 and Dodig lost in Doha R1 in both singles and doubles.

So far the only Croat to win a professional tennis match in 2013 is Skugor, who won three matches to qualify for Sao Paulo Challenger and today won his R1 match.



But for Skugor!
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