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Nice bump up in the rankings for Dijana to reach a new career-high: #675 (up 63 spots, from #738). She was unranked as recently as April, so this is excellent progress.

Also, it's based on only 5 tournaments. If she plays a full schedule (16 tournaments), at this pace she'd be around #380.

Plus she's still young (still only 17). She should improve over the next few years so there's reason to think she could make it into the 200s.

Good luck in your career, Dijana!
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Dijana got another career-high ranking this week: #669 (up from #675). Congrats!
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This week she is playing European Junior Championships and she is in the quaterfinals! In the 4th round she beat 3rd seed and junior world number 18 Cristina Dinu 7-6 6-4!
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I was looking forward to Dijana playing in this week's Cakovec $10K but she withdrew...
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Dijana is in the qualies draw for next week's Zagreb $25K. In the first round, she plays Tanja Grzan (CRO). Whoever wins will play the winner of (11)Klaudia Boczova (SVK) v Lisa Ruckenbaum (AUT). The winner then qualifies.
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Dijana (the #5 seed) beat Grzan 62 61. In the final qualifying round she plays the #11 seed, Boczova. It'll be tricky: Boczova is ranked #953 but has a CH ranking of 261
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The bad news is that Dijana got crushed by Boczova, 62 62

The good news is that she got into the MD as a LL

The bad news is she'll play the #2 seed, Evtimova
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Dijana is playing Bol $10K this week, and is the #7 seed.

In R1 and R2 she beat fellow Croats in straight sets: Petra Sunic 64 63 and Karla Popovic 75 64. Those were not convincing results, given that Sunic is ranked in the 1000s and Popovic is just 15 y.o. and unranked.

She caught lightning in the next two rounds, though. In the QF she beat the top seed, Paola Cigui, who is top 500, 64 61. In the SF she crushed the #3 seed, Vivienne Vierin (#583), 63 60.

The challenging opponents don't end there, though. In the final she plays the #2 seed, Martina Gledacheva, who has been in good form and is at her CH ranking of 504.

Good luck, Dijana. Either way, she will reach a new CH ranking of ~640-645. Her performance is particularly encouraging given that this is only the second tournament she has played in over four months. Congratulations!
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Bol $10K final: Dijana BANOVEC (CRO) (7) defeated Martina GLEDACHEVA (BUL) (2) 6-0 6-0

I didn't see that coming at all--Gledacheva is almost top 500. Very impressive from Dijana.

This is Dijana's second title. She'll reach a new CH ranking of ~615-620.
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I just noticed that Dijana's first title, back in April of this year, was also in Bol!
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Dubrovnik $10K R1: Dijana BANOVEC (CRO) defeated Andreea-Roxana VAIDEANU (ITA) 6-4 6-3. Nice, but expected, given Vaideanu's lowly ranking.

In R2, Dijana plays the #6 seed, Olga BROZDA. Good luck!
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Dubrovnik $10K R2: Dijana BANOVEC (CRO) defeated Olga BROZDA (POL) (6) 5-7 6-2 6-1
Dubrovnik $10K QF: Dijana BANOVEC (CRO) defeated Paola CIGUI (ITA) (3) 6-4 6-2

Two more nice wins for Dijana over seeded players, and another $10K SF.

In the SF she plays the top seed, Diana Enache (#385). Good luck, Dijana, it's not going to be easy!
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