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post #31 of 5008 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2003, 04:49 PM
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She's into the maindraw at Wimbledon as a few higher ranked players have withdrawn.

Make the most of it!!!
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post #32 of 5008 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2003, 12:02 PM
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seles, you might want to change k-lina's weight in the bio section (it says 82kgs )

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post #33 of 5008 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2003, 03:33 AM
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Updated - yeah bad typo!! lol

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post #34 of 5008 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2004, 11:16 PM
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Some pics of Karolina from Australia 2004 (before the Australian open)
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post #35 of 5008 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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ks from Gaz de France 2004

World Ranked 48th, Croatian Karolina Sprem, returns the Ball to her Opponent, World Ranked 18th, Italian Francesca Schiavone, 12 February 2004, at the Peter of Coubertin Stadium in Paris during the Second Round for 12th Open Gaz of France, an Indoor of Tournament of Tennis for the Women. AFP PHOTO JACQUES DEMARTHON AFP/JACQUES DEMARTHON/jd-lc
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The World Ranked 48th, Croatian Karolina Sprem, returns the Ball to her Opponent, The World Ranked 18th, Italian Francesca Schiavone, 12 February of 2004, at the Peter of Coubertin Stadium in Paris during the Second Round for 12th Open Gaz of France, an Indoor of Tournament of Tennis for the Women. AFP PHOTO JACQUES DEMARTHON AFP/JACQUES DEMARTHON/jd-lc
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Miami 2004.....very good tournament for Karolina so far!



Sunday, March 28, 2004:

Karolina Sprem of CroatiabeatMaria Vento-Kabchiof Venezuela 4-6 6-3 6-0

Monday, March 29, 2004
Main Draw Third Round

Karolina Sprem of Croatia beatSvetlana Kuznetsovaof Russia 3-6 7-5 6-4

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post #37 of 5008 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2004, 11:37 AM
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Thanx for the piccies fan22! K-lina

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post #38 of 5008 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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Karolina had a great Tournament at the Berlin Ladies German Open...
reaching the Semi-Finals before falling to Venus Williams of the USA


Karoline Sprem from Croatia is pictured during her match against Venus Williams from the US in the half-final of the German Open WTA tennis tournament in Berlin, 08 May 2004. Williams won in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL URBAN

Venus Williams (L) of the US walks past Croatian opponent Karolina Sprem during their semi-final of the German Open WTA tennis tournament 08 May 2004 in Berlin. Williams wins 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL URBAN

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thanks to M&M for sharing these pics of K-Lina at the practice courts at Berlin
originally posted in the tournament thread....
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thanks to M&M for sharing these pics of K-Lina at the practice courts at Berlin
originally posted in the tournament thread....
more in ORANGE...
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next she plays Daniela Hantuchova in rd. 1 at the Telecom Italia Open in Rome.....
sorry guys, but I gotta root for Daniela in this one (she needs a good win to help her confidence)...good luck to both girls for a great match!
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From Fed Cup match with Belgium....
see below for pic of Karolina serving to Kim Clijsters
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BREE, BELGIUM: Croatia's Karolina Sprem serves against Belgium's Kim Clijsters, 25 April 2004 during the Federation Cup first round match between Belgium and Croatia in Bree. AFP PHOTO/BELGA PHOTO PETER DE VOECHT (Photo credit should read PETER DE VOECHT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sprem Named Player of the week:
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May 10, 2004
Player of the Week: Karolina Sprem

BERLIN - 19-year-old Croatian Karolina Sprem, one of the most touted young players on the WTA Tour, lived up to her promise this past week by reaching the semifinals at a Tier I event for the first time in her career, nearly outplaying Venus Williams, who was riding a 14-match winning streak, for a place in the final.

Sprem's successful week in Germany also landed her this week's WTATour.com Player of the Week honors.

Beginning the week with a routine 64 62 win over German wild card Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Sprem then survived a tough second set challenge from 42nd-ranked American Meghann Shaughnessy, winning 62 76, for a round of 16 match-up with top-seeded Kim Clijsters of Belgium. Citing a left-wrist injury, Clijsters withdrew from the tournament, landing Sprem a spot in the quarterfinals against Australian Open semifinalist Fabiola Zuluaga.

Although she had lost their only previous meeting, Sprem confidently dismantled her 23rd-ranked Columbian opponent 63 63, moving into the semifinals and getting an opportunity to play against arguably the hottest player on the tour at the moment, third-seeded American Venus Williams.

Sprem came onto the court poised and ready to play her best tennis, and it showed, as Williams witnessed, along with the rest of the centre court crowd, a stunning array of winners and controlled aggression from the Croatian. Sprem won the first four games of the match and held on to take the first set 62. Although Williams regrouped, cut down on her errors and took advantage of a lapse in focus from her younger opponent to take the second set 63, Sprem started the deciding set right where she left off in the first set, breaking the Williams serve and racing out to a 3-0 lead.

In a closely contested final set, Williams managed to play her way back and take the match 64, fighting off an ankle injury as well as a brave and fearless opponent. Though Sprem had ten more unforced errors than Williams, she had twice as many winners.

"I think she just came out there swinging," said Williams. "She started to hit winners, she was hitting and doing well... I guess it evened out in the end."

Describing herself as a disciplined person, Sprem's focus and persistence wavered as she became more and more tired after her exciting run and being pushed to the limits by Williams.

"At 3-0 I felt my legs start to get tired," she said. "It was a great experience for me because Venus is definitely one of the best players out there."

Though it is her first semifinal of a Tier I event, it is not the first time that Sprem has made it deep into a Tier I draw. Just over a month ago, she fought her way through to the quarterfinals of the NASDAQ-100 in Miami, with a win over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova along the way before being stopped in straight sets by Eleni Daniilidou of Greece.

Beginning the year ranked 59th in the world, her solid performances so far this season propelled her to begin the German Open ranked 28th. Her strong performance in Berlin will move Sprem up to 25th on Monday's WTA Tour Rankings.
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