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So Disrespectful
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:04 PM
:bounce: First WTA main draw victory since Indian Wells 2007, and just her third dating way back to US Open 2002!

AaronJoyB
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Nice score and a great MD win in a Wta event after long time!:worship::worship::worship:

hdfb
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:04 PM
:woohoo: Great stuff!!!

Graf~Dokic
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Great... :) :woohoo: Keep it up, Mirjana!

Kworb
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Well done Mirjana. :sobbing: After 2.5 years of hard work she's finally getting somewhere.

AaronJoyB
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Great... :) :woohoo: Keep it up, Mirjana!


yessssss

Ballbasher
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Miki!!!!! :yeah: :D :inlove: :worship: She really deserved that rather soft opener. :woohoo: Done great here already, wonder how she can do against Sprem or Kris. :p Don't expect a win, but a nice match would be good. She definetely should have gained some confidence.

croat123
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:06 PM
44 minutes
1 ace/0 dfs
62% first serve
90% first serves won
77% second serves won
5/9 on bps
welcome to 1997 :worship:

Daniel K
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Nawww how lovely. Keep it going Mirjana.

Hayato
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:06 PM
3 games :woohoo:

croat123
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Miki!!!!! :yeah: :D :inlove: :worship: She really deserved that rather soft opener. :woohoo: Done great here already, wonder how she can do against Sprem or Kris. :p Don't expect a win, but a nice match would be good. She definetely should have gained some confidence.
It'll be interesting to see. Hope she can keep it close and I think I'll have to cheer for her over K-lina :hug:

MLF
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Really pleased she's won 3 matches here already, I hope she can win a few more :)

Freakan
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:08 PM
15 games in 44 minutes :lol:

Nicolas
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:10 PM
:banana: Fantastic!!!!! she must be thrilled

igralec33
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Oh, Mariana :o Back to ITF, please. But I am not even sure she can win matches there. :unsure: :sobbing:
Congrats to Mirjana! :) Nice to see her doing well after so long time. ;)

Pops Maellard
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Marijuana. :smoke: :worship:

jimbo mack
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM
:bounce: what a win for mirjana, so so happy for her. she has a good shot at qualifying for wimbledon imo

Aaron.
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Fluke title :lol:

ajmo!
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:24 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :inlove:
we have been waiting for something lile this for so long.
she's was fighting a lot, had bad moments but now she's back! :banana:

tennismaster8820
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Fantastic win Mirjana! :banana: :dance:
Hopefully there will be many, many more WTA wins in her career still! :yeah:

burn
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Solid win. Keep it up :)

John.
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Mirjana -Congrats :bounce:

jimbo mack
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:33 PM
she must be in top 200 after securing this win?

So Disrespectful
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:46 PM
she must be in top 200 after securing this win?

She's already there at 195! :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Nicely done Miki! :yeah: All that work on the ITF circuit is finally starting to pay off :D:bounce:

TS
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:55 PM
What a shame she only gets 15 pissy little points for winning a round in the MD. But anyway, a great return to the WTA tour for Mirjana. She deserves some good fortune :)

Beat
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:03 PM
15 pissy little points

:lol:

well done, ML!

LindsayRulz
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Congrats Mirjana :D Did she make the cut for the Wimbly qualies?

So Disrespectful
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Congrats Mirjana :D Did she make the cut for the Wimbly qualies?

Looks like she'll make it I think.

Boreas
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Duque can't even win matches on clay and then she goes play a grass event and humiliate herself:spit:

Kai
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:21 PM
congrats Miki :hearts:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 7th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Mirjana :inlove:

Quietly rising in the ranks with pretty much no one except her fans noticing. Now qualifying for a WTA draw and winning a match in the MD - amazing stuff.

Keep fighting, Mirjana! :hearts: She still hits the ball so beautifully...

Navratil
Jun 7th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Well done Mirjana. :sobbing: After 2.5 years of hard work she's finally getting somewhere.

Hard work? Don't believe that she's working hard. Otherwise a girl with that talent should win more matches... :lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 7th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Hard work? Don't believe that she's working hard. Otherwise a girl with that talent should win more matches... :lol:
Don't make comments on stuff you have no idea about. :lol:

She's fought through thick and thin over the last few years to get to where she is now. She started working with a new coach recently and she's fitter than she ever has been. She seriously looks amazing.

rucolo
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Great, Mirjana!:hearts::bounce:

Finally! So happy for her.

Hope she keeps this form up!

:bounce: First WTA main draw victory since Indian Wells 2007, and just her third dating way back to US Open 2002!

:eek::worship:

simonsaystennis
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Mirjana :) So happy for her and for her dedicated fans! I'm interested to see what she can do at Wimbledon!

basset
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:12 PM
great win!!

Matt01
Jun 7th, 2010, 04:15 PM
The grassGOAT is back :hearts:

croat123
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Hard work? Don't believe that she's working hard. Otherwise a girl with that talent should win more matches... :lol:
she went all the way down to 25K qualies to get back to this level :o

Lulu.
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Congrats Mirjana. :D

Nice to see that her hard work is paying off.

*Jool*
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:21 PM
congrats - nice to see her still hanging on :yeah: that's dedication and love for the sport ! well done

( :secret: MDM :o )

ajmo!
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:22 PM
miki's real fans, who were following her when she was losing in those 25k qualies now that she was working hard, others can inform before posting something :p

cellophane
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Who's next?

earthcrystal
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Well done! :)

ajmo!
Jun 7th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Barrois or Sprem, oen of them is next

machinist
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Oh, I'm really pleased for her! I would love if she had a succesful comeback! It would give me more pleasure than a comeback of Dokic or Karatancheva.

Monica_Rules
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Good stuff

25 points in the bag. Hopefully she can keep going

hurricanejeanne
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Awww, congrats Mirjana! :D

ce
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:23 PM
:inlove:

cn ireland
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:57 PM
Great to see Lucic winning WTA MD matches again:banana:!!

Hope she keeps this run going:)

croat123
Jun 7th, 2010, 08:28 PM
anyone see it?

~Eclipsed~
Jun 8th, 2010, 06:11 AM
Such a nice win in a WTA MD. Her next opponent will be tough, but I think she can keep it going! :D

Geertvg
Jun 8th, 2010, 12:43 PM
:d

Brashkoala
Jun 8th, 2010, 01:35 PM
i can't believe this is only her third main draw wta match win since 2002!!!!!

what has she been up to the last eight years?????

lazy, if you ask me.

ajmo!
Jun 8th, 2010, 02:18 PM
i can't believe this is only her third main draw wta match win since 2002!!!!!

what has she been up to the last eight years?????

lazy, if you ask me.

lazy?
better inform yourself. she was out of tournaments due to so many problems, money was the biggest one. she wasn't playing almost 5 years. she was working so hard for this.
:mad: i really don't like you now

LegionArgentina
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Mariana why are you playing on grass when you have some big challengers on clay :o
You could go Wimbledon without practice like Rossana did last year

Just Do It
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Mirjana and Jelena, the stooges doing fine this week :inlove:

Boreas
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:18 PM
lazy?
better inform yourself. she was out of tournaments due to so many problems, money was the biggest one. she wasn't playing almost 5 years. she was working so hard for this.
:mad: i really don't like you now

She must have been the only one with financial problems on ITF tour:eek:

Vaxey
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Mirka! Wow, it's fantastic! Mirjana come back!

ajmo!
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:35 PM
She must have been the only one with financial problems on ITF tour:eek:

10 years ago she was not on ITF Tour, she was TOP 50. and when she left Croatia she only had around 20 000$. enough said. really don't like when people are tying to be sarcastic and they have no clue about her story.
she was out of tennis for 5 years and and don't wann tell anything else. if you wanna cheer her, do it, if you wonna bitch around do it. i know my heart will always be with her. even if she next year falls back at #500. Ajmo Mirjana!

Brashkoala
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:07 PM
winning three matches on the tour in eight years with as much talent as she had (has) can only be attributed to her laziness and wanting to get seriouss about it every now and then.

ajmo!
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:12 PM
winning three matches on the tour in eight years with as much talent as she had (has) can only be attributed to her laziness and wanting to get seriouss about it every now and then.

she was trough a lot of problems. don't you get it?
if she was that lazy she wouldn't be making a comeback, she was fighting like hell for 3 years just to get into top 200.
and she wasn't on tour this last eight years..she's was back in 2007.

tennismaster8820
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:24 PM
winning three matches on the tour in eight years with as much talent as she had (has) can only be attributed to her laziness and wanting to get seriouss about it every now and then.


Talent means not that much.
Most important is mental strength and hard work.
Mirjana was always hard worker and she seems to be getting confidence and mental strength now too.
Of course she needed a lot of time to deal with her situation and come to piece with everything that happened so she could move on.
But yeah you call it laziness! :o :tape:

croat123
Jun 8th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Don't waste time responding to haters...especially those that just pull shit out of their ass
27 tournaments in 2009, enough said

So Disrespectful
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:35 AM
i can't believe this is only her third main draw wta match win since 2002!!!!!

what has she been up to the last eight years?????

lazy, if you ask me.

I imagine it took Mirjana a long time to deal with the abuse she and her family were dealt by her father.

Just look at how many ITFs she's played recently and the sort of shape she's in now compared to 5 years ago, then tell us she's lazy.

danieln1
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:37 AM
I knew it was kind of a bye for Lucic!!!

Sund7101
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:18 AM
This is a feel good win. I hope she can keep it up.

meteor
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:48 AM
congrats to mirjana, but mdm is hardly a test on grass. i wish her well for the tournament. she's been away from top notch tennis for too long.

SERVivor
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Sprem or Barrios will be a tougher test in round 2. That will give us a good barometer of where Lucic is at.

Hayato
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Wow, it's so funny to see everyone bagging Mariana on grass. She's played like 5 grass court matches in her entire career! :weirdo: It has nothing to do with the surface, she's just going through a slump like all players do.

It's good to see Mirjana get some bigger wins again, even if it is against one of my favs.

Aaron.
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:54 AM
Mariana sucks on grass, clay whatever surface period.

I'm still in shock on how she won a title :tape:

Hayato
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:02 AM
Mariana sucks on grass, clay whatever surface period.

I'm still in shock on how she won a title :tape:

So everyone keeps saying :yawn: Next...

Lachrymarum
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Wishing Mirjana all the best against Barrois/Sprem in R2.
I'm trying not to get my expectations too high for her.
I'll be ecstatic if she can just get back into the top 100.

Carotastrophe
Jun 9th, 2010, 01:28 PM
WOW! Lucic playing some good tennis! Good Luck round 2!