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mikireturns
Jul 1st, 2011, 05:17 PM
How?? She didnt defend her Wimbledon pnts from last year, so that'll drop her about 55 points..........even if she makes 60 here those will just counter the ones she lost correct?

Incorrect. The (so far) ranking of 86 already factors-in the loss of her 2010 Wimbledon points. She'll be at least 86 on Monday, and if she keeps winning (esp. with her confident form and as the only seed left in the draw) she could be even higher.:cool:

SERVivor
Jul 1st, 2011, 06:36 PM
I expect the Rus match to be very compeititive. Rus upset Clisters at the French Open, although Kim played like crap the last set and a half. It's winnable, but should be close.

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 1st, 2011, 07:25 PM
:cheer: 2 more, Miki!

Pebbles
Jul 1st, 2011, 09:16 PM
Miki :) Don't think she'll have much trouble with Rus *touches wood*

tennisfanML09
Jul 1st, 2011, 09:18 PM
what a sweet win!:lick::bounce:
i think Mirjana's next opponent A.Rus could be a tricky one but also as somebody already said: this is "new" Mirjana; Mirjana in form,confident Mirjana so it could end up much different then their previous match at the beggining of the year. hope Mirjana will show her form in this match tomorow, and hope for nice results in her upcomming tournaments also-bastaad and palermo....:)

networthy
Jul 1st, 2011, 09:25 PM
Trivia alert: Mirjana has won more points so far in Cuneo (36) than in her first eight tournaments of the year (Auckland, Sydney, AO, IW, Nassau, Miami, Charleston, Stuttgart).

After today's win, I need to edit that comment:

Mirjana has won more points so far in Cuneo (70) than in her first eleven tournaments of the year (67, from Auckland, Sydney, AO, IW, Nassau, Miami, Charleston, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome) :eek: :tape:

networthy
Jul 1st, 2011, 09:37 PM
It has been a looooong wait, but it's finally time to update Mirjana's ranking progress:

March 2008: 700s
April 2008: 600s
May 2008: 500s
July 2008: 400s
April 2009: 300s
November 2009: 260s
January 2010: 250s
February 2010: 240s
May 2010: 200s
June 2010: 160s
July 2010: 150s
September 2010: 100s
October 2010: 90s
July 2011: 80s :aparty:

I'm so happy she beat Thorpe today. She had been stuck in the 90-110 range the past nine months :sobbing:

This will be her highest ranking since right after Wimbledon in 2000--exactly 11 years ago :sobbing:

mikireturns
Jul 1st, 2011, 09:46 PM
This tells us that, next year, if Mirjana is, say, starting 2012 around #65-70 in the world (though we are hoping for better ... I am hoping for something in the upper 50s), she needs to mix-it-up by adding 50K and 100K events along with playing ONLY those WTA events for which she can get direct entry from January-May. That way, she would most likely get direct entry to Hobart, AO, Memphis, Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, and the usual Eurpean suspects. If things gosomewhat to plan, she will have a good shot at being a Top 50 player by this time next year. Points and confidence. Points and confidence. If she maintains this form for the rest of the year and maintains her focus, and gets a kind draw at the US Open ... I don't want to rule anything out. We have seen dramatic improvement from her in such a short time this year.

And look -- Miss Lucic now has earned over $100,000 this year already. She's got herself a little tennis career going!

auntie janie
Jul 1st, 2011, 10:39 PM
6-7(6) 6-2 6-4

:)

croat123
Jul 1st, 2011, 10:51 PM
live scores available tomorrow :)

networthy
Jul 2nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
This tells us that, next year, if Mirjana is, say, starting 2012 around #65-70 in the world (though we are hoping for better ... I am hoping for something in the upper 50s)

Just for reference: If Mirjana doesn't win another point this year, she already has enough to finish the year at around 175.


If things gosomewhat to plan, she will have a good shot at being a Top 50 player by this time next year.

That's gonna be extremely tough--I'm not hopeful. She's defending more than 450 points the rest of this year. On top of that she'd need another 370 or so to bridge the gap between where she is now and the current #50 player.


If she maintains this form for the rest of the year and maintains her focus, and gets a kind draw at the US Open ... I don't want to rule anything out.

It's frustrating that she has lost in R1 at all three GS events this year. R1 wins are worth 100 points. Instead, she's stuck with 5 points for each event.

If she had won just one of those, she'd be ranked in the mid-70s; with two, she'd be in the mid-60s; and with three, she'd in the mid-50s. It shows just how important those R1 GS matches are.


And look -- Miss Lucic now has earned over $100,000 this year already. She's got herself a little tennis career going!

Good piece of info. I wasn't paying attention to it but, obviously, the money is very important for a traveling pro. It'll give her more options and some peace of mind.

mikireturns
Jul 2nd, 2011, 01:06 AM
[QUOTE=networthy;19836279]Just for reference: If Mirjana doesn't win another point this year, she already has enough to finish the year at around 175.

That's gonna be extremely tough--I'm not hopeful. She's defending more than 450 points the rest of this year. On top of that she'd need another 370 or so to bridge the gap between where she is now and the current #50 player.

It's frustrating that she has lost in R1 at all three GS events this year. R1 wins are worth 100 points. Instead, she's stuck with 5 points for each event.[QUOTE]

I know ... she has lots to defend, but now that she's found this form I am expecting her to come up with the goods and, quite frankly, I would like to see her win this event and any one of the next three events, which is certainly within the realm of "doability", given the fields, and which would help enormously, and then see her win two or three rounds at the Open.

She is ready, if the draw deities help just a touch. It is time, due to the unquestionable surge in her confidence and form.

xcrtbckhnd
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:07 PM
Great to see these string of wins from Miki!!!! Keep it going today and take it to Sorana next week!!!! (Sorry Sori, luv u too!)

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:13 PM
Miki 2-0 30-30
no clue who is serving

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:18 PM
miki 2-1 30-30
really want to know who is serving

Bastad draw:

17 SLO Polona Hercog [8] vs. GEO Anna Tatishvili
19 FRA Aravane Rezai vs. UZB Akgul Amanuradova
21 CRO Mirjana Lucic vs. ROU Sorana Cirstea
23 RUS Vesna Dolonts vs. CZE Lucie Safarova [3]

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:23 PM
here's Miki's part of the draw in Bastad:

17 SLO Polona Hercog [8] vs. GEO Anna Tatishvili
19 FRA Aravane Rezai vs. UZB Akgul Amanuradova
21 CRO Mirjana Lucic vs. ROU Sorana Cirstea
23 RUS Vesna Dolonts vs. CZE Lucie Safarova [3]

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:23 PM
2-3
lost a couple of tight games after having gp/bp

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:25 PM
Mirjana Lucic vs Arantxa Rus 2-3 0-15 (probably Rus on serve)

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:26 PM
Lucic vs Rus 30-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
Lucic vs Rus 40-15 2-3

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
now it's 40-15
no clue who is on serve hahaha

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Lucic vs Rus 40-30 2-3

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
Lucic vs Rus 2-3 40-40

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
Ad. Lucic

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
Lucic vs Rus 2-3 A-40

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
ajmo! 3-3

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
Lucic vs Rus 3-3

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
keep it going Miki, you can do it!!!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:31 PM
Lucic vs Rus 3-3 0-30

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:32 PM
still don't know who's serving

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:33 PM
Lucic vs Rus 3-3 15-40

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:33 PM
3-4
how couldn't they think of indicating who is serving??

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:34 PM
my guess is that miki serves next (which would mean that miki wasted a bp for 3*-0 earlier)

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:35 PM
yes, this way we can just wonder! :-(

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:36 PM
lucic vs rus 3-4 15-0

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:36 PM
15-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:37 PM
30-30

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:38 PM
4-4

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:38 PM
4-4

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:38 PM
right here miki...let's go

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:39 PM
rus had a game point

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:39 PM
c'moooooon Miki!

tennismaster8820
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:40 PM
who is serving? :lol:

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:42 PM
A-40 for Miki

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:44 PM
:shrug:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:45 PM
5-4 for miki!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:46 PM
15-0

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:46 PM
15-15

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:48 PM
got the first set! 6-4

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:48 PM
mirjana won first set 6-4

SERVivor
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:48 PM
first set in the bag 6-4. Nice to have livescoring. bet365 was supposed to have it all week but didn't.

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:49 PM
:bounce:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:50 PM
nice recovery imo...she came out in control, had a bp or gp for 3-0 in the first and then rus won three in a row. great job to get the set :)

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
40-40 first game of the 2nd set

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
rus won 1st game

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:53 PM
rus won 1st game second set

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:55 PM
1-1

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:58 PM
duece

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:03 PM
Rus leads 2-1

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:04 PM
Miki had about four GP

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:04 PM
...in the last game

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:06 PM
unfortunatly Rus leads 3-1 in the 2nd set

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:09 PM
miss lucic is 1-4 down in the second set

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:09 PM
ugh she wasted so many chances in this set already

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:11 PM
well, i hope she have the strenght in her self to push it hard and to come up as a winner in this match

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:16 PM
lucic is 1-5 down

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
:help:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:19 PM
2-5 now
it's ok, she can still do this

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
30-0 ajmo

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
2-5

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
c'mon girl!!!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
40-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
40-30

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
40-40

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
duece :fiery:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
ad. rus :o

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
40-a

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
nice miki :o
6-4 2-6
broken twice when she had gps

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:26 PM
...it's still not over, hope she can pick it up in the third set

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:29 PM
two game points

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM
15-40 2 bps ajmo

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM
game point

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
deuce

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
advantage lucic

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
ad. lucic!

Hele.
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
Come on Miki!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:32 PM
yessss 1-0 lucic

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:32 PM
yes!!! ajmo!!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
c'mon Miki, now's the moment!!!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
15-15

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
15-15...ajmo miki, fight!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
30-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
30-30

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:35 PM
30-30...huge point

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:35 PM
30-40 :-(

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:35 PM
duece!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:36 PM
deuce again

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:36 PM
please, c'mon Miki!!!!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:36 PM
ad. lucic come on!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:36 PM
GP Miki!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
no, deuce again

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
duece fight miki!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
A miki

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
Ad. Lucic

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:38 PM
Rus has A

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
duece fuck fight miki!!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
1-1 :-(

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
nooooooo 1-1

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
she's gotten broke 4 times so far after having gp

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
this is aughfull, she has game points and she can't convert them to get games!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
15-30 on rus's serve

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
c'mon, please don't give up, fight for it!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM
YES! Lucic 2-1
99% sure it's a break

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM
yessssss 2-1! c'mon Mirjana, you can do it! please get this game!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:42 PM
hold it girl!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:43 PM
15-0

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
15-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
15-15

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
30-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:45 PM
30-30 close again!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:45 PM
30-30 :scared:

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
30-40 :-( not again, please!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
2-2 what is going on!?

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
2-2 :sad:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
maybe we were wrong about who is serving?

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:47 PM
:help::awww:

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:48 PM
i hope we were!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
it seams they're both fighting hard...

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
3-2 Miki leads

xcrtbckhnd
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
Cmon miki!!!!!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
yes! come on miki

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
rus 40-0

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
3-3

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:54 PM
3-3

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:57 PM
40-15 to duece :scared:

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:57 PM
Adv. Close it Miki!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:58 PM
this is not good, Rus have a GP

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:58 PM
OMG lost the game :sad:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
oh no....

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
so many game points wasted in this match
WHO THE FUCK IS SERVING?!@!!?!?!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
and Rus leads 4-3 :-(

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:00 PM
it's clay after all

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:00 PM
...i really don't have a clue who's on serve now... :-(

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:01 PM
this could be a must win game for miki....

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:01 PM
Rus 30-0

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
they are now 2 hours on court

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
please Mirjana, win this f.... game

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
30-30

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
30-30.. fight miki!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM
30-30

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM
lucic vs rus 3-4 30-40 don't know who's on serve

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM
3-5.. this will be hard

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:04 PM
Mirjana 3-5 down

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:04 PM
shame, she had so much opportunities.....

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
that game at 3-3 she had 40-15 + adv :sad:
earlier this set, she had two games where she had bps. rus had 1 bp and used it

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
... maybe...

SERVivor
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
I think it is Lucic serving at 3-5.

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
30-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:06 PM
she still has chances...

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:06 PM
she has a GP!!!!

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:06 PM
actualy 2

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:07 PM
GP, please, now

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:07 PM
4-5..time to do it

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:07 PM
4-5 down, maybe, you never know... grind it girl, please!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:08 PM
come on miki! you can still do this

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
rus 15-0

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:10 PM
30-0

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:10 PM
ajmo miki!

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
30-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
Rus 2 match points :-(

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
2 MP's :sad:
really stupid that she got broken after 40-15 and adv.

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
2 MP rus :sad:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
2 MP's :sad:
really stupid that she got broken after 40-15 and adv.
+ she had 15-40 + adv early in the set on return

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:12 PM
1 MP rus

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:13 PM
Shit. lost.

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:13 PM
over :sad: and i really don't like rus so this hurts even more :mad:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:13 PM
she's lost so many close matches where she's had leads in the critical games :sad:

xcrtbckhnd
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:14 PM
Too bad!!!! but still a good touni overall

Ballbasher
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:14 PM
Oh Miki. :hug: :( She really has difficulties in three set matches! :o
It's not gonna be easier against Cirstea next week. :(

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:15 PM
i agree...good tournament
nice ranking boost
off to bastad with an extra day of rest

tennisfanML09
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
Mirjana lost against Rus 6-4 2-6 4-6; shame, she was fighting very hard, she had opportunities in this match, it was close.... hope this matches in Cuneo gave Mirjana the boost for Bastad and Palermo...
also, Cirstea suerly is winnable 1st round Bastad match. Good luck there Mirjana!

mikireturns
Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
Umph. Blown opportunities! Mirjana needs to convert a bit better on opportunities in tight matches. She puts herself in position often enough.

Let me say: It is not so easy to convert leads in tight, 3-set matches, whether one is a pro or a serious, rated recreational player. I can confirm that. You get a lead in a game and your opponent (unless they have no confidence at all and you can roll them in straights) fights all the harder to pressure your lead, particularly in a 3-set match. Frankly, the fact that you're playing three sets means everybody feels fairly confident and has a chance in every game.Just a fact.

Moreover, Rus is a player very much on the rise, too. She is bound for the Top 50 or better. I have no doubt about it and have thought so for awhile.

This was winnable for Miki (certainly very winnable), but she did much better than she did in Sydney, clearly, erased her Wimbledon debt by ten points in a 100K stopover, got some good matches in, and she will be eager to bounce back at Tour Level in Bastad against a player she has beaten before. Cirstea does not get a free pass next week. She is still in very good form.

GL Miki. Keep fighting the fight.

SERVivor
Jul 2nd, 2011, 07:01 PM
good week. Hopefully a couple of days rest before playing Cirstea. A Tuesday first round match would be ideal.

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2011, 07:02 PM
Also: Minella/Voegele won doubles :sad:

croat123
Jul 2nd, 2011, 10:49 PM
good week. Hopefully a couple of days rest before playing Cirstea. A Tuesday first round match would be ideal.
I kind of hope it's monday. I think she's found a good groove and shouldn't be too tired. Also, I think this tournament had streaming for both center court and court 1 last year...

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 3rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
Disappointing loss. :(

croat123
Jul 3rd, 2011, 02:03 PM
no doubles in bastad...probably a good decision so she can stay fresh for singles there and palermo

mikireturns
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:06 PM
Mirjana will play on Tuesday. She certainly has the form to beat Sorana and I think her game is the kind that can give Safarova's game trouble. She needs to stay frosty out there and think of all these great wins she's had in the past several weeks.

tennisfanML09
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:07 PM
i don't completly agree with you mikireturns;
this is how i see it:
cuneo was a great worm up for mirjana, now she must be focused, tough and rough with nothing else in her head but match that she'll play... it's not a question if she can do it, the question is will she do it...somehow i see the progress in all matches lately despite some painfull loses, it's a higer level now and she's ready for it. if she'll win her first match she'll have a nice challenge infront of her self and i belive that is just what she needs... i also belive she's hungry of those kind of matches and tennis so i'm optimistic...:wavey:

croat123
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:37 PM
dolonts beat safarova in a disgusting match...hopefully miki can take advantage of the draw

xcrtbckhnd
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM
dolonts beat safarova in a disgusting match...hopefully miki can take advantage of the draw

Thats a good opening in the draw for miki, hope she can take advantage but clay is a good surface for sorana so that match will be tough

mikireturns
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:46 PM
dolonts beat safarova in a disgusting match...hopefully miki can take advantage of the draw

I just saw that! What an opening, with the No. 3 seed exterminated ... Cirstea hasn't exactly been making headlines lately and Miki has four clay matches under her belt. She had better bring the stuff she's been showing off lately and kick some a$$. If she gets a lead, she'd best keep momentum. I would love to see her knock Hercog's lights out, too.:devil: Hopefully, her rankings bump into the 80s will inspire her to even hungrier levels.

Team Lucic ... GO.

SERVivor
Jul 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM
first on center court tomorrow at 11:00 am Bastaad time. Should have livestream. kudos to tournament for putting her on CC.

ajmo!
Jul 4th, 2011, 05:21 PM
nice :yeah:

croat123
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:13 PM
CC :D
5am wake-up :o

networthy
Jul 4th, 2011, 07:19 PM
5am wake-up :o

2am for me. I'll just stay up very late :)

Sammo
Jul 4th, 2011, 08:04 PM
It's the same time in Bastad as in Spain, but I have to go the academy at 11:30 :sobbing: And they probably won't start playing until 11:25 :sobbing:

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:19 AM
CC :D
5am wake-up :o
Same. Gonna try to wake up for it...

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:16 AM
:woohoo: live streaming :)

perfect time for me: 7pm

networthy
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:04 AM
I was planning on watching Mirjana's match on tennistv.com but just noticed it's blacked-out in the US :( :fiery: :shout:

Does anyone know where viewers in the US might be able to watch it?

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Streams are dead for me. :confused: :(

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Mirjana just started her match against Sorana Cirstea; she's onserve and it's 30-30

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM
I was planning on watching Mirjana's match on tennistv.com but just noticed it's blacked-out in the US :( :fiery: :shout:

Does anyone know where viewers in the US might be able to watch it?
http://www.lshunter.tv/tennis-live-streaming-video.html

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:10 AM
40-30

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:10 AM
hmmm, can't get any live stream link working

anyone find the live stream for Miki match?

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:10 AM
1-0

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:11 AM
0-15*

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:11 AM
0-30*

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM
15-40*

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM
none of the streams are working wtf!!!

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM
-_-

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:13 AM
30-40*

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:13 AM
1-1

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM
we NEVER get to see her matches :fiery:

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM
:sobbing:

just our luck :fiery:

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM
mirjana on serve 0*-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM
15*-15

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:15 AM
15*-30

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:16 AM
got it
http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/10/44/v-304554.html

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:17 AM
stream is on now :woohoo:

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:17 AM
2 dfs since i started watching...

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:18 AM
and an ace! 184kph ad. lucic

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM
40-40 struggling

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Miki struggles to hold now, 2 aces and 2 DFs in this game I think.

Sorana played pretty good so far

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
finally hold by Miki :bounce:

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
hard hitting :haha:
2-1*

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Phew.

Ajmo!

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
is this livestreaming free croat123??

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:23 AM
c'mon Miki, get the revenge from AO lost here please

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:25 AM
yikes...shitty returns on bps

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:25 AM
wasted 2 BPs :mad:

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM
she had 2 BP!!!

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM
really let that game go...

can't stand the commentator

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:27 AM
2-2

both players play descent tennis so far.
I am expecting lots of UEs pretty soon from both players :lol:

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:27 AM
well, if nothing else she must hold her serve!

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM
30-0 to 30-30 :scared:

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM
30-40
two good points from cirstea

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM
from 30-0 to 30-40 :scared:

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM
not good, 30-40

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:30 AM
duece!

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:31 AM
40*-a

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:31 AM
deuce again

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:31 AM
c'mon!

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:32 AM
struggling to hold again

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:32 AM
grrrr duece come on!

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:32 AM
deuce again.... she must hold now, it could be crucial
for first set!

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:33 AM
very nice from miki...duece

kfh_9118
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:33 AM
great drop shot to save the third BP :yeah:

tennisfanML09
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:33 AM
this was nice drop shot, she saved a break point!

croat123
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:33 AM
awesome forehand...Ad. Lucic