The Croatian women are slumping so badly right now: Donna, Petra, Mirjana (sorta), Ajla (sorta), Tereza, Darija, Adrijana, Silvia. Of course, the only one who isn't--Ana K--is post-op
And whatever happened to Ana S, Karla Popovic, Dijana Banovec, Pandzic, Lisjak (who was supposed to come back), Sprem (who activated her PR
And where are Tena, Iva Mekovec, Ema Mikulcic, Iva Primorac?
The only *semi*bright spots are Vrlijc in the pros and Fett in the juniors.
No other country's women have wasted so much talent...
I agree with you in very big part.
Still, I think our really "wasted" talents are just Sprem and Lucic. That were "real" prospects. I mean, Lukas, Mekovec, Mikulcic, Primorac...all those girls can't be called "wasted" talent. I mean, that are nice girls that tried in tennis but unfortunately it haven't worked well.
the only years where we weren't number 1 in terms of wasted talent were 1995-1999. since then, it's pretty much been a disaster. so tough to keep watching...
donna is bothering me the most right now. i really wish she would get it together. i'm hoping that getting a lot of matches in in fed cup will help her right the ship
To continue on your words...I'm also very bothered with Donna at the moment but when I stay and look a little bit it is not that "black" with her. Hey, she is just 17 (just few months older than Fett for example
). She is still teenager and her body is in developing.
+ I think now she is "paying" the price of so much willies to get popularity. I think she is not clear with herself. Once she gets together things in her head, and more concentrate on tennis, and when she starts expect much less than herself, I believe she will play well again. When no one expected big things from her, she made it! Now, there is too much pressure on her and I kinda think she is "paying" price for it.
But I'm really veeeeeeery bothered with Petra Martic. I think no more injuries bothering her but she can't find her way in tennis. I think she is now outside the tennis (I just have feel she is getting it very relaxing, etc. Even she said she need someone "tko će je lupiti po glavi"
). She is REAL talent. In my opinion MOST talented out of all mentioned girls! I just wander if she has coach like Rodriguez that she easily would be top 10! I mean (no offence and big respect: look at Halep and her game - I pretty agre with this statement Simona Halep - achieving a lot with apparently very little
). Petra is much bigger talent! I would even compare her with Federer in "talent" terms. Maybe you call me crazy but just to remind you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6OAfXHd9Pc
. This video is from 2010. When she was 19. Soon she will be 23...can not be called "young" player any more...Years are passing and she is FAAAAR away of fulfilling her potential...I really wonder will she be in the same category as Lucic and Sprem for few more years...in category of "real" wasted talents!