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JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Dang, had break point in first game of second set. The only time these two played Sesil lost the first set and won in 3.

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Don't let this be a momentum shift :bigcry:

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Wasted game point :(

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Ad Miki

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:19 PM
She's lost 3 points on her serve this game which is how many she lost the entire first set.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:20 PM
I don't expect this match to be a cake-walk. I have a feeling it will turn and be much closer than the first set.

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Break point for Sesil :scared:

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:22 PM
I don't expect this match to be a cake-walk. I have a feeling it will turn and be much closer than the first set.

Nooooooo... :bigcry:

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:24 PM
New break point! :(

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:25 PM
1-1

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Miki is worlds better than the player she was last year when Sesil won. She's got another ad point. She's going to keep fighting out there. The first set was another example of what she can do with her talent.

MAJOR HOLD FOR MIKI.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Noticed Mahut is 3-3 in 3rd. I really hope he qualifies too. At least he won't get Isner first round! :lol:

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:29 PM
And break point again wasted! :o

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:29 PM
1-2 :(

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:33 PM
From 30-0 to 30-30! :(

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:34 PM
2-2

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:38 PM
And break point wasted again! :o

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Wasted 4 break points in the second set but new chance already!

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:40 PM
And wasted break point again! :o

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:41 PM
Miki breaks! :bounce:

6-1 3-2!

MLF
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Kick on for home miki, don't let her back in! Sesil won't give up so imprtant that Miki keeps her mind on the job in hand.

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:44 PM
4-2

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:44 PM
4-2

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Not that this is over yet, but I was looking at the draw. There are some very tough qualifying spots. She could get Azarenka again. (or Zvonareva)

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:46 PM
4-3 :unsure:

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:49 PM
30-30 it's getting tight.

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Game point!

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:50 PM
40-40 :(

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Mirjana just one game away from the MD!!!

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:51 PM
5-3

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:51 PM
5-3. SO close!!!!!

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:53 PM
5-4 :(

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:53 PM
5-4. She just has to hold serve one more time. C'mon, Mirjana, fight!

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:54 PM
This will be a very telling service game. Can she hold her nerve?

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:55 PM
30-0

SERVivor
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:55 PM
come on baby

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:56 PM
30-30 :( :scared:

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Oy 30-0 to 30-30

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:56 PM
break point NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:57 PM
And break point! :o

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:57 PM
40-40 :scared:

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Nerve racking but nothing like round 1 yet.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:58 PM
match point

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:58 PM
mp ... big serve here and rush the net

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:59 PM
...and we have a winner! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Hele.
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Miki won! :bounce:

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 09:59 PM
hell YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Not that this is over yet, but I was looking at the draw. There are some very tough qualifying spots. She could get Azarenka again. (or Zvonareva)

There are some relatively winnable ones too: Molik, Scheepers, Ferguson, Oudin, another qualifier, Hercog, Pervak.

Qualifying spots
Safarova
Benesova
Shvedova [30]
Molik
Scheepers
Zvonareva [7]
Ferguson
Oudin
Another qualifier
Azarenka [10]
Pennetta [19]
Hercog
Pervak
Bammer
Wozniak

MLF
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Yay :worship: Tough 2nd set but she's through. Great work. Nice 1st round draw please. Miki in another slam main draw, love it :D

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:00 PM
I hope she gets the Molik draw with JJ in round 2. I mean honestly, she'd have a good chance to upset Jankovic, anybody would.

auntie janie
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:00 PM
YES!!!!!! :woohoo: :worship: :hug: Congrats, Miki! Very fine qualy run. :hatoff:

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:01 PM
5 Aces for Miki! And an automatic $19,000 payday, no matter what. Plus points.

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:02 PM
I would love the Molik draw. Almost a walkover, since Alicia has played like crap, and JJ is out of shape. But I'll take anyone.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Let's just hope she doesn't get Vera, Victoria or Flavia. All other spots would be fine.

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:04 PM
And to think ... 5 match points in Q1 and she would've been on her way home.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:04 PM
$19,000 bucks for getting through qualies? Dang, I picked the wrong career.

SERVivor
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:06 PM
match point................

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:08 PM
match point................

Almost ten minutes ago ;)

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Nooooooo... :bigcry:

And to think ... 5 match points in Q1 and she would've been on her way home.

I said it before she was down match point the other day. It was the 2-5 changeover and I said.... This is what fairytales are made of....Lucic saves match point in first round of qualies and gets to semis of main draw. Obviously I didn't know she'd be down the match point in the next game (or the other 4 in the tiebreaker). I just thought that the story line would be more dramatic if she makes a real run in the MD after saving match point. Stranger things have happened.

mikireturns
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:08 PM
She gets $19,000 for being in the 1st round. She won't get to keep the qualifying prize money since she has made it through, but she gets to keep the points earned.

SERVivor
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Yeah, my sorry browser got stuck. I hope she gets Oudin in rd. 1. She's very beatable right now, and in the U.S. the match would get alot of coverage because Oudin did so well last year at the Open.

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:13 PM
I really hope she can win at least one match in MD. She would probably jump up to around 120 with a win.

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:13 PM
So deserved, Miki. :worship: Well done! :inlove:

*prays for good draw placement* -> even just one win would be precious!

JLC
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:16 PM
The Oudin/Ferguson spots are interesting because Schiavone is still in in Paris (mentally) and doubtful to do much in NY.

networthy
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:22 PM
I really hope she can win at least one match in MD. She would probably jump up to around 120 with a win.

That would be *amaze* :drool:

rucolo
Aug 28th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Well done for Qualifying, Mirjana!:hearts::):yeah:

So happy for her.

Another Grand Slam MD!!!:bounce:

Can`t wait to see the placement.
Please no seeded player!

NyCPsU
Aug 29th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Drew Molik. Very winnable. :hearts:

Potential 2r with JJ. ;)

kfh_9118
Aug 29th, 2010, 01:09 AM
:woohoo:

hopefully she can make good use of this draw.

Ballbasher
Aug 29th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Definetely a better draw than at Wimbledon. :p However Alicia is no pushover and Miki's shots needs to land with the court first. All the best, would be an amazing win!!

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 29th, 2010, 02:14 AM
vs Molik 1R, possible 2R vs Jankovic

Quite a good draw IMO :D She'll play on Tuesday :yeah: AJMO!

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 29th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Congrats to Miki on making the MD . She's truly an inspirational player. :D

GL to her against Alicia :bounce:

Srodgers
Aug 29th, 2010, 02:24 AM
Ive really grown to like Mirjana :)

She's such a fighter and deserves to have a big breakthough :bounce:

JLC
Aug 29th, 2010, 04:12 AM
I picked the Molik spot earlier if you read through the posts.

Molik is definitely winnable. She hasn't done much since May (only won one match and that was at Wimbledon). Now a second round with JJ would be most entertaining. I would pick Lucic to win that simply for the fact that Jelena has had a terrible summer with hardly any matches, and who knows what aches and pains she will bring into the Open for a change. I actually wouldn't be shocked if Jelena lost in the first round.

ma re
Aug 29th, 2010, 06:26 AM
What a performance yesterday:hearts: I really didn't expect it to be so easy, it was so refreshing to see after all the drama in QR1. The draw placement is really good and I think she really has a shot at a win here. Before the qualies started, in another thread I said that I'd be happy with R2 from Miki and she could actually pull it off. Unfortunately, this match has about 0.0000001% chance of getting televised, but hopefully the one afterwards will get all the attention it deserves.

But let's not jump to conclusions, first things first, good luck against Molik:wavey:

Sasja
Aug 29th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Miki :woohoo:

Not a bad 1st round draw ofcourse. Although I like Alicia as well, I hope Miki will win this one :)

networthy
Aug 29th, 2010, 07:49 AM
It's a good draw placement for Mirjana but it's not guaranteed that she'll win. Molik, after all, was #8 in the world at one point. And, yes, she's in poor form, but players can come out of a slump at any moment.

Having said that, Mirjana likely comes in with much more confidence than Molik. Mirjana will have another significant advantage: having played three qualifying matches, she'll be much more familiar and comfortable with the conditions. That's a big part of the reason qualifiers win so many MD R1 matches.

ma re
Aug 29th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Molik won their only previous meeting, 2 & 4 on the hardcourts of Los Angeles in 2001. Miki got one revenge on this USO already, now hoping for another:)

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 29th, 2010, 08:30 AM
Ive really grown to like Mirjana :)

She's such a fighter and deserves to have a big breakthough :bounce:

Nice comment:wavey::wavey:

DokDi
Aug 29th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Mirjana NEEDS to win this. A great draw IMO. Good luck!;)

MLF
Aug 29th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I like Alicia but I really hope Miki wins this and i think she can. Molik's still got a very useful serve even if it's not what it was when she was way up the rankings so Miki will need to take care of her own service games. I hope she doesn't spray te ball and remembers that Alicia isn't as quick as the girls she played in qualies so maybe has a little more margin for error.

mikireturns
Aug 29th, 2010, 04:06 PM
All things considered, Molik is a mere shadow of the player she once was and will be coming into this event with confidence at a serious low. (Seeded third, she was beaten in the first round of the little Vancouver event by a girl ranked in the 880s). She was no great stunner at Wimbldeon, either, despite one win there.

I can't say with enough emphasis that, in 2001, Molik was on a high and Miki was on a serious downswing, distracted by family issues, etc. Miki has been playing more than well enough this summer to craft an "upset" over Alicia.

But, for those interested, our wonderful Miki got her first really noteworthy bit of big time press coverage in the USA, in the New York Times. It's a fine article and really worth reading because Miki has a chance to speak publicly about her "comeback" journey. It's for real ... she's back. Enjoy:

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/lucic-former-teenage-star-makes-grand-slam-comeback/

SERVivor
Aug 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM
good article. note the emphasis on her focus and no-nonsence appearance. She's all business.

networthy
Aug 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM
But, for those interested, our wonderful Miki got her first really noteworthy bit of big time press coverage in the USA, in the New York Times. It's a fine article and really worth reading because Miki has a chance to speak publicly about her "comeback" journey. It's for real ... she's back. Enjoy:

http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/lucic-former-teenage-star-makes-grand-slam-comeback/

Thanks for the article, hadn't seen it. :wavey:

networthy
Aug 29th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Another encouraging thing is that Mirjana doesn't play until Tuesday, which means she has today and tomorrow to rest and recover.

Still, let's not underestimate Molik. Besides, even if Mirjana loses, it won't be a disaster. She has already done more this week than many expected, and will walk away with $19K, 60 points and a ranking in the high 130s/low 140s.

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 29th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I know this is terrible to admit, but I'm expecting her to beat Alicia. :shrug: In fact, I'll actually be a bit surprised if she loses...

Ajmo Miki, I know you got this one! :toothy:

networthy
Aug 29th, 2010, 07:58 PM
^ It's hard not to fantasize. Whoever wins will get 100 points and $31,000.

Either way, Mirjana will leave the USO in a better position than when she arrived.

ma re
Aug 30th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Thanks for linking to that article Mikireturns, haven't seen it yet!

Yeah, I agree this is a big chance for Miki to earn a lot of points, and she really shouldn't blow it. I also agree that it's not a complete disaster even if she doesen't make it, but if she wants that top50 ranking, she can't afford to lose to the likes of Molik in main draws of slams. I'm sure she'll be fired up as she always is for these events, cause this is where real tennis is being played and serious business done. A run here (or at any other slam) can turn around someone's life, and let's hope that'll happen for Miki:)

croat123
Aug 30th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Just got home from a trip to see she won and drew Molik :D:D couldn't have turned out better :yeah:

croat123
Aug 30th, 2010, 08:39 PM
first up on court 6 tomorrow. was hoping it might be a tv court because of aussie viewers, but it's not :(

networthy
Aug 31st, 2010, 01:35 AM
I believe Mirjana is guaranteed to be at least in the 130s when the rankings come out after the USO :bounce:

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: 130s :aparty:

ma re
Aug 31st, 2010, 06:30 AM
first up on court 6 tomorrow. was hoping it might be a tv court because of aussie viewers, but it's not :(

Yeah, it would be asking too much for this match to be on one of the showcourts...Oh well, at least it's not in the middle of the night (my time) so I'll be following live scores.

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:15 PM
1:0 break immediately :)

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:16 PM
:bounce:

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:16 PM
0-30 :(

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:17 PM
1-1

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:28 PM
Molik cruising at the moment, she leads 4-1 :(

volume3d
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:38 PM
2:5

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:47 PM
am reluctant to comment on anything...my ulcer is waking up. am just sending positive energy to mirjana in hope to watch her in the next round with jankovic

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:47 PM
Back on serve , Mirjana to serve at 4-5, needs to be focused right here.

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:50 PM
5:5 :)

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:57 PM
Tiebreak time.....again.

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:57 PM
Tie break! :scared:

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2010, 03:59 PM
3-0 in the TB :p

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:00 PM
4-1 for Miki! :unsure:

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:01 PM
5-2

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:02 PM
5-4 after 5-1 :o

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:03 PM
5-5 :o

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:03 PM
Set point!

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:04 PM
First set! :bounce:

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:04 PM
Miki wins the 1st set :)

kfh_9118
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:04 PM
great fight back to win the first set, Miki :)

keep your focus

fouc
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:05 PM
wow, that was nerve-wrecking to follow, but she somehow always comes on top from those scary scorelines :eek: So happy! :)

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:05 PM
Phew, 1st set Miki, thought she was in trouble when she was 5-2 down in the first set as Alicia serves so well. Glad to see she held on for that tiebreak, almost let Alicia back in. Hopefully she can take it in two.

fouc
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:06 PM
I think it was a double fault on SP though, wasn't it?

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:07 PM
wu hu ! ! ! she did it. :)

fouc
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:21 PM
Mirjana *3-1 up :)

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:23 PM
7-6 4-1, so close now, just needs to maintain her concentration and nerve.

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:24 PM
4-1* :bounce:

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:27 PM
Miki serving for the match at 7-6 *5-1 :hearts:

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:30 PM
jankovic is loosing 4:0 in second set, after having won the first...who do u guys hope for ? the big brested romanian simona halep or jankovic ?

networthy
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:30 PM
OMG, 30-15. Just two points away...

networthy
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:30 PM
Double MP

fouc
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:31 PM
Won with an ace!:hearts:

fouc
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:31 PM
I really hope for Jankovic

vedranTennis
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:32 PM
I do to...so that we can watch her like normal people :) am sure she can win jankovic !

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:32 PM
Miki def Molik 7-6 6-1 :woohoo:

2nd round vs Jankovic or Halep

So happy for her :hearts:
The last time she reached the 2nd round of a GS was RG'02 :worship:

networthy
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:33 PM
She did it, she really did it! This is huge for her--her biggest win in many years!

Amazing story.

kfh_9118
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:34 PM
great win Miki,

good luck next round, she has a chance whoever she plays in the second round (Jankovic/Halep)

MLF
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:35 PM
She must be delighted, so pleased for her :D And pleased for her core fans here who've stuck around for a long time to see these results finally coming.

SERVivor
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:36 PM
I hope she plays Jankovic because she's a big name, it will be on a show court, and Jelena is playing pretty badly, so Mirjana providing the upset is a real posibility. Halep looks to be really steady and we know how these types bother Mirjana. Jankovic today is making alot of errors, so it's the perfect time for Lucic to be showcased.

auntie janie
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:38 PM
I'm so happy I could cry! Wish Mirjana could know how thrilled we all our for her, how much we love seeing her hard work pay off after all these years. :hearts:

Hele.
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:40 PM
:hearts: :sobbing:

networthy
Aug 31st, 2010, 04:46 PM
With this, Mirjana will make a huge move up in the rankings. Unless Martic pulls a rabbit out of her hat next week, Mirjana will become the #2 Croat, after Karolina :eek:

And less than 100 points away from the top 100 :eek: :eek:

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: 110s :aparty:

ma re
Aug 31st, 2010, 05:46 PM
Simply amazing, huge congratulations are in order:bounce: Of course, I had to be one of those who at one point lost pretty much all hope of ever seeing her really back, but oh well, we can all be wrong sometimes:o Whatever happens next is just a bonus, I wish she would just come out in R2 and enjoy herself on the court, cause she really deserved it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to follow livescore for this one (got a visit almost exactly at the time when the match started), but a win is all that matters right now. Really looking forward to the next round, and I don't even have to say how amazing an upset against someone like Jankovic would come as icing on the cake. Mirjana was twice in the third round in New York, and this is a slam where she was the most succesful in singles, after Wimbledon.

All in all, it's dificult to describe how important this win is. I hope she celebrates it properly and enjoys this success, cause she deserved it so much. And then in two days time back to business, hopefully with an equally good result.

Well done Miki, it's finally all coming together:hearts:

JLC
Aug 31st, 2010, 06:00 PM
Well, I called it days ago, before her placement in draw was set. After watching the Jankovic match, I honestly believe that Lucic has a real chance at a major upset. I am glad JJ pulled though because it will be much easier for someone like Mirjana to get fired up for a 10-top player than someone like Halep. I would think this match will get the Grandstand court and we all know that court has the recipe (and history) for upsets. This really could be Lucic's time.Unless JJ finds her form in the next two days, I pick Lucic in 2 close sets.

SERVivor
Aug 31st, 2010, 06:08 PM
MikiReturns is MIA from this board. Maybe he's at the Open.

ma re
Aug 31st, 2010, 06:11 PM
^^ I think he said he'll be there from the MD...

ma re
Aug 31st, 2010, 06:20 PM
Oh btw, I think it's now safe to say that whatever happens by the end of the year, she'll end this season with the best year-end ranking since 1999!

frenchie
Aug 31st, 2010, 08:41 PM
What's happening around Mirjana is very interesting lately

She should try to focus to end the year in top 100 now
another win here or in Québec main draw should help.

Next year will be interesting though
She'll have to travel more and enter bigger events with lots of points and money

Top 50 is doable

Come on
I can't wait

WhatTheDeuce
Aug 31st, 2010, 11:18 PM
Can't describe how amazing she is... We love you, Miki.

Just give it your best against JJ! She shouldn't feel any pressure. If she's hitting her spots, she can definitely make it interesting.

jela_dokic
Aug 31st, 2010, 11:37 PM
great win Miki!!! now get JJ Out of the USOpen...

and be back to top 100...the place you belong

majoli_seles
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:04 AM
saw some video on aussie tv of molik and lucic after the match was loverly to see such sportsmanship on the ladies tour!! ohh and miki's interview is up in video form on the us open offical site!!! and by the way i still have a heap of pics and vids to put up from wimbledon!! i have been soooo slack but i will get it done!! ps.
i got to speak wit her and got a photo!!!

networthy
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:48 AM
saw some video on aussie tv of molik and lucic after the match was loverly to see such sportsmanship on the ladies tour!! ohh and miki's interview is up in video form on the us open offical site!!! and by the way i still have a heap of pics and vids to put up from wimbledon!! i have been soooo slack but i will get it done!! ps.
i got to speak wit her and got a photo!!!

Ooooh, I'd love to see them, whenever you get the time...

croat123
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:49 AM
amazing :D:D
and her interview is great. can't find any clips though :(

SERVivor
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:50 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-08-31/201008311283282523514.html

here's the link to the text of her U.S. Open interview today. I have the impression she is totally focused on her tennis and is very apreciative of where she's at. And she's having fun. If she can keep this mindset against Jankovic on Thursday, watch out!!

ma re
Sep 1st, 2010, 06:32 AM
Coach...Jeff Russell:confused: How often does she change coaches?!

iGOAT
Sep 1st, 2010, 06:47 AM
Here are some pictures I took of Mirjana at the US Open today:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0003.jpgMijrana pumps her first after taking a 5-1 lead in the tiebreak
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0004-1.jpgMirjana towels off as they switch ends in the tiebreak
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0006-1.jpgMirjana's mighty serve
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0007-1.jpgMirjana prepares to return
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0008-1.jpgMirjana in ready position
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0017-1.jpgAlicia and Mirjana embrace after the match
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0018-1.jpgMirjana can't believe it
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0019.jpgMirjana smiling after winning
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0020-1.jpgMirjana hugging someone (she is in the background wearing a white visor)
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/szavay1/IMG_0021-1.jpgMirjana hugging someone else

You can also read my report on her match here: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=418468.

ma re
Sep 1st, 2010, 07:13 AM
^^ Thanks for the pics, report is great too:wavey:

coetzergambill
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:30 AM
great win for miki. so now get the upset miki!

and an article on the wta-site: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/20100831/jelena-mirjana-to-clash_2256076_2141244

croat123
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:48 AM
more good news...she's only one spot out of the MD in Canada :D that would be her first direct entry into a WTA MD in god knows how long

xcrtbckhnd
Sep 1st, 2010, 12:35 PM
Hey guys! I'm at the USO this week and saw Miki's first round. She played so well and was so happy after her match. I went up to her afterwards and gave her a quick handshake/high five and told her congratulations. She is incredibly accessible and friendly to all the fans. I'll be at her 2nd round as well unless it gets scheduled as the night match for tomorrow. I'll try to write more when I get back home.

Pebbles
Sep 1st, 2010, 12:38 PM
Great result and a great interview to go with it :) I really hope Mirjana can go one further and beat Jelena.

tennisfan5
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:49 PM
I think she has a real nice shot at jankovic. I'll be at her 2nd round match tomorrow--hope it's a day match!

rucolo
Sep 1st, 2010, 04:01 PM
Well done, Mirjana!:D:banana:

Important win.

Excited for R2 Mirjana vs Jelena.:hearts:

Finally we can see Mirjana on TV!

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-08-31/201008311283282523514.html

here's the link to the text of her U.S. Open interview today. I have the impression she is totally focused on her tennis and is very apreciative of where she's at. And she's having fun. If she can keep this mindset against Jankovic on Thursday, watch out!!

Great interview!:worship:

frenchie
Sep 1st, 2010, 07:13 PM
does anybody knows where Mirjana will play in the fall

I know she's playing Québec but after that event
She's not on the asian entry list.

Probably some ITF in America
I hope she stops playing them a 100K should be the minimum now

JLC
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:18 PM
3rd up on Louis tomorrow.

Ballbasher
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM
Enjoy yourself out there, Mirjana! :worship:

mikireturns
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:21 AM
Match report and long, long analysis at link, for those remotely interested:

http://lucicreturns.blogspot.com/2010/09/grand-slam-victory-over-molik-brings.html

Hectic and INSANE here, and I don't know how I will survive tomorrow. Tons of pics and stuff, but ... the whole nexus is tomorrow, and as of now I am far from my wheelhouse. God help her tomorrow. Our Miki on the line!

Solidarity with fellow Miki-Fans, forever.

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:20 AM
Jankovic WON :eek:...a doubles match yesterday, in three sets;)

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 09:29 AM
Miki's match could be the last before rain delays start - forecast for this evening is "light rain", and for tomorrow "heavy rain", according to BBC.

majoli_seles
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:50 AM
mikis match is supposed to be the third match tonight on aussie pay tv but they do tend to fuck with the prgraming so does anybody know a good streaming site?? the actual us open one does not work here!!! so excited to see her again!!! have my alarm already set for 1am aussie time!!!! yay really think she has a chance to beat jelena!! and i usualy love jelenna she is my third fav tennis player but next to monica seles knowone comes close to miki for me (well maybe lena D) so glad for her she is finaly getting back where she belongs and even with nothing more than she has already given she is a true champiob and a dammm loverly person and god knows she has the write not to be!!!!!

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:55 AM
Try

http://atdhe.net/

or

http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

I'd be really surprised if none of these show it.

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:10 PM
A bit more media coverage: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2010-09-02/201009011283376834640.html
Not all positive, but quite nice in general.

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:24 PM
Jankovic WON :eek:...a doubles match yesterday, in three sets;)

except she lost. :unsure:

Ballbasher
Sep 2nd, 2010, 01:41 PM
I don't expect her to win at all. She has just beaten one Top100 player this season and beating a Top5 players would be quite a HUGE step to take. I just hope she enjoys it and gives a nice account of herself. [& wear a new dress, not too fond of the purple one :angel:]. It's a great thing she is able to play yet another big match. :D

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:29 PM
except she lost. :unsure:

Then I must've seen a typo...:)

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM
Anyone kind of nervous this morning?

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:47 PM
JJ LOST her 1st round doubles match.

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:07 PM
Anyone kind of nervous this morning?

Can't say that I am, but I'll probably get excited as the day goes by...;)

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:09 PM
Matt Cronin is picking JJ in 3.

croat123
Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
the conditions are terrible for miki...it's extremely windy and i'm afraid jankovic is just going to out-junk her today :sad:

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:19 PM
The best part is that today we can just watch for the fun of it - no pressure, no expectations, just good old healthy cheering in a great spirit;) Have fun, folks:wavey:

ma re
Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:32 PM
Fish just beat Cuevas in straights, next up Kuznetsova vs. Sevastova. Last (and only) time they played Kuznetsova won 4 & 2, so this one might be short (but you never know with Kuzy:lol:).

Anyway, the only match that should be shown at the same time on tv is Federer's, other matches on tv courts aren't really that interesting, so I think there's a good chance we (who are in Europe) see this either on Eurosport or Eurosport 2 - thankfully I receive both...:)

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:28 PM
Can't say I'm particularly nervous for her. I'd really like her to put up a good showing out there and not be totally outclassed, but I'm not expecting a win by any means, so we'll see how it goes...

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:33 PM
Looks like ESPN2 will be showing Federer and TTC can't broadcast from Armstrong (per agreement with ESPN), so even though this is a show court, most likely I will have to watch online stream.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:35 PM
Looks like ESPN2 will be showing Federer
Yeah but I'm sure once Fed starts rolling over Beck they'll at least show us some glimpses of Jelena/Mirjana.

One can hope...

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:39 PM
Thank god she wasn't scheduled for Court 13 today. Fist match is still on and looks like it is far from being over.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:44 PM
Game, set, match Kuznetsova. Our girl is up next!!!

roxi
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:46 PM
Will this be aired on Eurosport, where can I watch it with commentary?

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:48 PM
soon they will start :eek: I'm so dieing to see Mirjana! Thank God for the stream

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:49 PM
ES won't probably show it, they're stuck with some boring men's stuff. Find a stream on livestreamhunter, atdhenet or fromsport.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:50 PM
US Open website will steam Armstrong in USA.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:03 PM
Lucic to serve

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:08 PM
Horrible first game, she needed to win that cause Jelena isn't settled in at all.

Bad feeling...

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:08 PM
0-1 break

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:09 PM
0-1*

Ballbasher
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
I don't expect her to win at all. She has just beaten one Top100 player this season and beating a Top5 players would be quite a HUGE step to take. I just hope she enjoys it and gives a nice account of herself. [& wear a new dress, not too fond of the purple one :angel:]. It's a great thing she is able to play yet another big match. :D
I like the outfit much better right now. :p
But not taing her chances well. :o

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:11 PM
Yes, great point :hearts:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
1st fist pump!

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
1-1

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
She breaks right back :yeah:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:15 PM
40-0, to deuce.

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
From 40-0 tot 40-A :sad:

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
:help: :sad:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
Virginia Wade, who is commentating on the US Open stream needs to stick a dildo up her pussy.

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
1-2*

vedranTennis
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
guys was that an injury that she was whiping her leg ? she got me startled a bit ..

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:18 PM
Miki, how could you lose that game :mad:
break back please

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:18 PM
crazy errors so far

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:19 PM
I think she was wiping the sweat off her legs

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
any stream with good commentary?

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/console/console.html?ts=1283453444081&video=A&syn=&db=false&ref=www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html&alt=

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
Break point...cmon

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
Fucking hold now

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
4 games, 4 breaks 2-2

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
great break back, now hold please Miki, she could have been 4-0 now if not wasting all those GPs

Sasja
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
And another break :p

*2-2

vedranTennis
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
great returning ! I knew she would have an edge on her serve

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
fist pump!

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:25 PM
saved 2 BPs to hold her serve, finally :)

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:25 PM
Nice hold

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:25 PM
Virginia just said...WOW, she has a real chance to win this match. Duh, Wade.

fouc
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:26 PM
some ridiculously good stuff. jankovic is clearly puzzled :lol:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:27 PM
LOL. Pam Shriver just stuck her head in the ice cream cart cooler.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:27 PM
I have 2 TVs going (ESPN, The Tennis Channel) and the live stream!

Krijes Sedam
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:29 PM
If anybody hasn't found live TV streaming..
http://atdhe.net/23432/watch-us-open-jankovic-vs-lucic

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:29 PM
It's hard to get a rhythm against someone like Lucic. It's either hit or miss with not much in between.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
CMONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :armed:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
4-2

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
Hold Here

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
another break :bounce:

c'mon Miki

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:33 PM
It's hard to get a rhythm against someone like Lucic. It's either hit or miss with not much in between.
Very true. Sprem-like in that regard.

I laughed when Virginia hinted at Lucic's strokes not having enough margin. :lol:

Ugh BP

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:33 PM
Uggggggggggggggh

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
terrible service game from Miki, for the first time in this match

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
Wade is the worst commentator since Zina Garrison.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
The good thing is she'll always have a chance to break so long as she isn't missing returns. She looks like she believes in herself right now, which is a great sign.

Fight, Miki.

MLF
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
She's doing well so far, a few too many wayward forehands but that's to be expected, she hasn't played at this level very often for a very long time.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
Poor Cilic and Nishikori. The were the first match on and just started 5th set.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:36 PM
LMAO missed a forehand by 20 feet

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:42 PM
Hard to watch now :sad:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:43 PM
There is no rhyme or reason to her game. No "go to" shot.

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
Miki :fiery:

she seems to lose focus everytime she led 30-0 serving

Too bad she didn't win at important points, otherwise she could have won first set already 6-0 :sobbing:

break back Miki, c'mon hang in there

tennismaster8820
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
Terrible play from 4/2 up! :o
Like she has no experience, must be nerves!

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:49 PM
Seems like there is some Serb vs. Croat sportsmanship going on out there!!!!

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:49 PM
regroup for the next 2 sets please Miki

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:50 PM
Lucic called for medical.

Ballbasher
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
I hope she is fine. :unsure: She needs to keep the intensity up, but it will be really tough.

vedranTennis
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
this is bad. injury time-out

tennismaster8820
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:55 PM
It was noticable after one serve early in the match that she felt some pain there!
Hopefully can play normaly now again!

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Can't believe she's giving this away on DF's.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Get a damn serve in :mad:

Deuce..

vedranTennis
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:58 PM
come on mirjana fight !

Krijes Sedam
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:59 PM
too many unforced errors plus bad serve :(

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:59 PM
lost 5 games in a row now....

she had her chance, but now it seems that Jankovic will run away fast in this second set :sobbing:

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
5 games in a row. Ever since she complained about coaching.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
Yeah, she needed that first set.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:03 PM
What's incredibly frustrating is Jelena isn't even playing well, Mirjana is getting enough UE's from Jelena that she should be doing more in this match.

Ugh.

kfh_9118
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:03 PM
hopefully Miki will prove us all wrong and fight back :angel:

vedranTennis
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:08 PM
she had better statistics on the serve against molik. I guess this is because the fact that she is nervous...and as she said she needs more confidence. am glad to see that she is moving really really well around the court and is fit.

JLC
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:09 PM
triple break point