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So Disrespectful
Jun 10th, 2010, 01:59 PM
:bounce: I can't believe it! Mirjana saves 2 match points to win her second consecutive match at a WTA event for the first time since RG 2001 :eek:.

There were 8 breaks of serve, most of them coming in the third set. Karolina hit 18 double faults :help: :hug:

NyCPsU
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Karolina :help:

RenaSlam.
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Yikes.

Hayato
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Sprem :help: 18 double faults and missing 2 match points. :help:

Monzanator
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
18 DFs :o Gifted win :(

fouc
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:00 PM
EPIC! :worship: Good to know that the girl has some mental strength too. Who's in R3?

Daniel K
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:01 PM
:cheer:

Mashabator
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:01 PM
:banana: Mirjana :eek: Well Done!

Uranus
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:01 PM
That's why Karolina will never even be close to her old level again.

TeamUla
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Mirjana :banana: was serving for the match at 6:3 *5:4
Karolina :hug:

EPIC! :worship: Good to know that the girl has some mental strength too. Who's in R3?

Now it's 3rd round :p
against Rezai most probably :rolleyes:

.Andrew.
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Mirjana :worship:

So happy for her, it's great to see a player's hard work pay off. :yeah: Good luck in the next round. :)

Karolina :hug:

ajmo!
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Mirjana :crying2: :bounce: :bounce: :inlove:
waiting for this so long..next is rezai but it doesn't matter. she can lose or anything..
this, this is amazing..
:bounce:

tennismaster8820
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:04 PM
I should be happy for Mirjana but I'm not! :sad:
Terrible loss for Karolina, 18 DFs, really gifted this match! :(

Anyways Mirjana must be delighted with this win, good luck in next round!

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Mirjana :banana: Just so relieved that she pulled this out, should have finished it in 2. Good luck later today! :hearts:

Karolina :hug:

ce
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:05 PM
:inlove:
amazing :hearts:

Geertvg
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:06 PM
HA! Happy for Mirjana!! :D

doktor
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:06 PM
well done mirjana, didn't think she could do it, but glad to be proven wrong... GL next round...

Beat
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:09 PM
18 double faults and missing 2 match points.

:eek: wow, that's just ... bad.

nevertheless a great win for lucic. and hey, we got another 3rd set tiebreak!

darkangel23
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Mirjana :D

tonybotz
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:10 PM
i just fist pumped and screamed YES! at my desk at work... i'm so proud of Marjana - keep it up girl!:bounce::bounce:

Freakan
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Good for her:) I expect her to get a Wimbledon WC now.

Ballbasher
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Miki!!! :yeah: :inlove: :D Outstanding win! :speakles: This must feel great. :D All the best later, although probably very tired. :p Just enjoy it against hopefully Rezai.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:16 PM
I was confident Mirjana could do it until she totally fell apart serving for the match at 5-4 in the second. Up to that point she hadn't lost her serve once in the whole match but then she went into freefall bigtime, and lost her next 3 services games. At that point I gave up. When a player goes into freefall there is usually no coming out of it. But huge credit to Mirjana for fighting her way back, albeit with a lot of help from Karolina's many dfs.

Very relieved. Had Mirjana lost this match after being so close to winning it in the 2nd it would have been a major setback and quite likely all the positive results of her 1st three matches would have gone out the window. But she survived and fought back so that will feel good. Next match will be a toughy and just because Mirjana has had a nice week here we shouldn't assume she will effortlessly qualify next week at Roehampton. But she certainly has demostrated that if all goes well she certainly does have what it takes to get through the qualies next week. I will be crossing my fingers on that one. But on a more immediate level, I hope she gives a good account of herself in her next match here. :)

jasonbloom
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Mirjana :crying2: :bounce: :bounce: :inlove:
waiting for this so long..next is rezai but it doesn't matter. she can lose or anything..
this, this is amazing..
:bounce:

I think Lucic can also win Rezai. Lucic has her game and weapon, if she on, she can win Rezai.

fouc
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Good for her:) I expect her to get a Wimbledon WC now.

puh-lease. Still hasn't beaten top 100 here

John.
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:18 PM
WOW - Congrats Mirjana :yeah:

Freakan
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:22 PM
puh-lease. Still hasn't beaten top 100 here

I didn't say she deserved one. I just really think she'll get it. Few years ago they gave QWC to slumping Stevenson and Dokic. Lucic is probably one of the main contenders for the WC now.

xcrtbckhnd
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Just so happy for her results here, doesn't even matter to me what happens in her next match, but of course would love to see her pull that one out too!

MLF
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Great to see her winning some WTA matches this week. This win alone was a bonus win for her, anything else is icing.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:29 PM
I didn't say she deserved one. I just really think she'll get it. Few years ago they gave QWC to slumping Stevenson and Dokic. Lucic is probably one of the main contenders for the WC now.

I don't think she will, and to be honest I hope she doesn't. Much better for her to get into the main draw through qualifying. 1) Doing it that way will give her an extra 60 ranking points. 2) Getting into the main draw via qualifying will give her a lot more confidence going into her 1st round main draw match than if she had got a WC. 3) Yes, it's true she could lose in qualifying, but if she did lose in qualifying, it is highly unlikely she would have been able to win a match in the main draw anyway. 4) It would still be better to lose in the 2nd round of qualifying, which would gain her 40 ranking points, than to lose in the 1st round of the main draw with a WC which would gain her only 5 ranking points.

Uranus
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I don't think she will, and to be honest I hope she doesn't. Much better for her to get into the main draw through qualifying. 1) Doing it that way will give her an extra 60 ranking points. 2) Getting into the main draw via qualifying will give her a lot more confidence going into her 1st round main draw match than if she had got a WC. 3) Yes, it's true she could lose in qualifying, but if she did lose in qualifying, it is highly unlikely she would have been able to win a match in the main draw anyway. 4) It would still be better to lose in the 2nd round of qualifying, which would gain her 40 ranking points, than to lose in the 1st round of the main draw with a WC which would gain her only 5 ranking points.
Of course, but $$$.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Of course, but $$$.

True, that is indeed the one and only argument in favour of it being better if she gets a WC, and I have to admit it's a pretty good one. I'd still prefer her to get into the main draw through the qualies though.

Carotastrophe
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Lucic! :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:48 PM
2 in a row in a wta draw :eek::worship: :woohoo: Congrats Miki! :bounce:

Nice fight K-Lina :hug:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Lucic is the most random player i've ever seen :rolls: well done i guess :lol:

simonsaystennis
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:07 PM
She should definitely be considered for a Wimbledon Wild Card! Good job Mirjana.

Emiel Goelen
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Mirjana :eek:

Mastodon
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I hope she can continue in the tournament this is becoming a great little story.

LindsayRulz
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Mirjana :worship:

Aaron.
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
:eek:

Hashim.
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:20 PM
:tears:

matty
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:32 PM
I don't think she will, and to be honest I hope she doesn't. Much better for her to get into the main draw through qualifying. 1) Doing it that way will give her an extra 60 ranking points. 2) Getting into the main draw via qualifying will give her a lot more confidence going into her 1st round main draw match than if she had got a WC. 3) Yes, it's true she could lose in qualifying, but if she did lose in qualifying, it is highly unlikely she would have been able to win a match in the main draw anyway. 4) It would still be better to lose in the 2nd round of qualifying, which would gain her 40 ranking points, than to lose in the 1st round of the main draw with a WC which would gain her only 5 ranking points.

Good point!

hurricanejeanne
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:34 PM
:eek: I'm shocked that K-Lina had so many double faults :awww: but I'm really impressed that Mirjana held her nerve!

meteor
Jun 10th, 2010, 03:36 PM
congrats, mirjana :). amazing win against a tough opponent. it seems she's taking a page out of chakvetadze's book :lol:.

*Jool*
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:17 PM
awesome win for Lucic , congrats :yeah:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Lucic is the most random player i've ever seen :rolls: well done i guess :lol:
LOL, new fans.

Kai
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:36 PM
congrats Miki :inlove:

Graf~Dokic
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Mirjana :eek: :bounce:

Karolina :sad: :hug:

Where will this win put Mirjana in the rankings next week?

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Where will this win put Mirjana in the rankings next week?
Around 180

Ferg
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:37 PM
wow.

cellophane
Jun 10th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Great, now beat Rezai please!

croat123
Jun 10th, 2010, 05:43 PM
K-lina :hug: that serve... :sad:
MIKI :worship:

danieln1
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM
How many unforced errors please????

Great that she finally playing well!!!! First 3R since Wimbledon 99? :haha:

*Jean*
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Karolina :sad:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:17 PM
LOL, new fans.
i know her results, but really :lol: you cannot say she's not a random one, i mean, her first tournaments she seems to be destined to be n°1 beating a top 10 and many other good girls, then nothing...later she makes the Wimbly SF then cannot win a match for years :rolleyes: that's a bit random to me :p

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:19 PM
i know her results, but really :lol: you cannot say she's not a random one, i mean, her first tournaments she seems to be destined to be n°1 beating a top 10 and many other good girls, then nothing...later she makes the Wimbly SF then cannot win a match for years :rolleyes: that's a bit random to me :p
Fair enough ;)

Everyone should know who she is though. She's kicking ass and taking names, bitches. :armed:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Fair enough ;)

Everyone should know who she is though. She's kicking ass and taking names, bitches. :armed:

never said she isn't a great player when on :p

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 10th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Amazing win for her. If she could find a way to beat Rezai, I think she really might get a main draw WC. They still have three main draw WC's to give out (Lertcheewakarn just got the 5th for winning junior Wimby last year) and they don't have any Brits left who are suitable for it.

cn ireland
Jun 10th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Great win for Mirjana, well done:bounce:!

stangtennis
Jun 10th, 2010, 09:07 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/Watch/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-Classic/Match-Centre/?tab=order&day=10June2010
Lucic won 6-3 in the match tie-break6-3 :shrug:

rucolo
Jun 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM
K-Lina :sad::hug:

But good fight.:)

18 DFs is simply too much!:help:
Seems like K-Lina was very nervous.

Congrats, Mirjana!:hearts::yeah:

Sooo happy for her.

A shame she lost in next round.:(

Hope will be more successful this year!

égalité
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Amazing :bigcry:

Please keep this form up. It's long overdue :worship: