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Tennis Fool
Mar 2nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Unfortunately, she has Alexandra Panova again in the 2nd rd. of qualies. :ras:

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 2nd, 2008, 03:18 PM
Panova may not win her 1st round match, so maybe Mirjana will avoid her. But I'd rather see her play her and get some revenge. C'mon Miki - first just win the 1st round match!!!

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 2nd, 2008, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I don't expect Mirjana to get slammed again IF she meets Panova. I want revenge.

croat123
Mar 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM
got the first set 6-2...started off with two doubles but none since then and broken once

croat123
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:13 PM
6-2 6-3 :D:D should have been easier, but it looks like it was very windy

Sudtf
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:29 PM
:woohoo:

Congrats Mikica! That was a great match of yours. :) :worship:

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:44 PM
Nice job Miki. :yeah:

Now put up a better performance against Panova!

Kai
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:46 PM
Miki ;) :yeah:

Sudtf
Mar 2nd, 2008, 06:52 PM
Btw, fans... keep posting comments on her blog! ;)

croat123
Mar 3rd, 2008, 03:21 AM
win in under an hour :) panova tomorrow :sad::scared: please surprise me mikica!!

auntie janie
Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:49 AM
I hope she's figured out a way to beat Alexandra. Good luck, kid!

bruce goose
Mar 3rd, 2008, 04:02 PM
Folks,please forgive my lack of knowledge,but I clicked on the head-to-heads on the WTA Tour website and they didn't show anything between Mirjana and this Panova girl.Sometimes that website is very slow to post ITF tournament results so maybe that's why.I assume from your words that Panova has beaten Mirjana at least once yet I don't know anything about this woman.She is ranked in the 400 numbers and is only 18.Is she considered one of Russia's best young prospects,or did she only have one strong performance vs. Mirjana?:confused:I hope she's figured out a way to beat Alexandra. Good luck, kid!

croat123
Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:16 PM
she beat mirjana easily last weekend

bruce goose
Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:42 PM
Is Panova always that good or did she have a lucky day when she played perfect tennis?I've noticed that the tournaments sometimes organize the draws so that women face the same opponent that she had in the previous tourney.she beat mirjana easily last weekend

croat123
Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:43 PM
we don't know cause no one from the board was at the match. tournament draws are random, occassionally the same two players will play in back to back weeks, but that is just the luck of the draw

Jerraj
Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
:sad: ou, she lost again to Panova. It was 64 62

I hope clay would be better for her..

roxi
Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:54 PM
At least she won few more games!!!!!!!

croat123
Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:52 PM
a report in the challengers forum said she made way too many ues and that her serve was erratic :sad: keep fighting mikica :bounce::wavey:

AaronJoyB
Mar 4th, 2008, 02:01 PM
a report in the challengers forum said she made way too many ues and that her serve was erratic :sad: keep fighting mikica :bounce::wavey:
Ok..she played erratic, but if you have followed livescore she has had many close game that she lost at the end..so its a nice sign!

Sudtf
Mar 4th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Yes, she had her chances to stay more in the match... her game still needs some improving. But we have to credit her for the great job and efforts she's doing. Btw, a new event is on her schedule. Check out her blog and comment. :)

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 4th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Mirjana's game will always be high risk & hard-hitting. She'll gain more consistency with more matchplay.

She had her chances in this match, I feel like every game went to deuce.

Kai
Mar 4th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Miki :hug:

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:30 AM
What's her next few events?

croat123
Mar 6th, 2008, 05:20 AM
she isn't playing in redding, but is then playing the next two events after that

AaronJoyB
Mar 6th, 2008, 06:44 AM
What's her next few events?
if you check her blog you'll find everythighs on her schedule and more:wavey:

roxi
Mar 6th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Good luck Miki!!!! I hope u can improve your game a bit!!!

AaronJoyB
Mar 9th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Happy birthday Miki!!!
lets post wishes in her blog! http://bloguru.com/MirjanaL

bruce goose
Mar 9th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Happy birthday Miki!!!
lets post wishes in her blog! http://bloguru.com/MirjanaLIt looks like I'm the first one who posted Happy Birthday in her blog.I'm sure that others will follow and share their affection for such a lovely queen.:)

roxi
Mar 9th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Happy Birthday!!!!

croat123
Mar 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
happy birthday :D:D

Kai
Mar 9th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Happy Birthday Miki :hug:

Sudtf
Mar 9th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Happy Birthday to our gorgeous Mikica! ;)

May this year be her year.

Love you, Miki. :hearts:

tennismaster8820
Mar 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Happy Birthday!

MLF
Mar 11th, 2008, 12:48 PM
With the Indian Wells points coming off from last year Mirjana's ranking is about to plummet to below #700 :mad: I hope this doesn't deter her from continuing to play but she'd going to find it hard getting into challengers with that ranking.

croat123
Mar 11th, 2008, 05:27 PM
yeah, it sucks
luckily, she's going to be in two challengers pretty soon so she'll hopefully make up some of the difference

AaronJoyB
Mar 11th, 2008, 07:20 PM
She needs a very good result in Hammond and Pelham to climb again!
Ajmoooooo

roxi
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:40 PM
She needs a very good result in Hammond and Pelham to climb again!
Ajmoooooo

Like 2 wins???:help::help::help::confused::confused::conf used:
Go Miki hope u can do it!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bou nce:

AaronJoyB
Mar 12th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Like 2 wins???:help::help::help::confused::confused::conf used:
Go Miki hope u can do it!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bou nce:
2 wins will be amazing...
anyway she entered another 25 k!:kiss:

AaronJoyB
Mar 18th, 2008, 07:52 AM
She makes the cut for Hammond Quali draw

roxi
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Go Miki win the title!!!!

Sudtf
Mar 18th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Wow! That's great news for sure. Wasn't expecting she could enter Pelham that early too. :eek: :D

Ajmo Mikica! :yeah:

AaronJoyB
Mar 18th, 2008, 04:40 PM
and she is in a good position for JACKSON too!
AND ANOTHER ENTRY IN A CHALLENGER...

roxi
Mar 18th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Good news!!!

auntie janie
Mar 18th, 2008, 06:25 PM
She also entered the Monzon, Spain 75K as her 2nd choice for that Jackson week. I'm hoping she'll go over there and play that and then Estoril. Yes she is way down the entry list for Estoril at this moment -- 118th, as of yesterday -- but the qualy withdrawal deadline is still about 10 days away, and last year even bagel girls made the qualy draw there. She would just have to show up on the sign-in day and hope for a lot of no-shows, as always happens in the Tier 3s and 4s. I am confident she could get into qualies there.

She's also on the entry list for Charleston Tier 1, by the way. That is her first choice, over Estoril. I'm glad she's at least trying to get into some WTA events, even if her she's not quite ready for that level yet, tennis-wise.

AaronJoyB
Mar 22nd, 2008, 08:07 AM
Mirjana will not play Hammond due to a cold

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:39 AM
That's a shame -- what bad timing for that cold! :sad: I hope she feels better soon. :hug:

AaronJoyB
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:11 PM
That's a shame -- what bad timing for that cold! :sad: I hope she feels better soon. :hug:
she is really pissed cause of the cold but she said she will start to prepare for clay on Tuesday

croat123
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:44 PM
:sad: hope she gets well soon and is ready for the clay events :)

auntie janie
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:01 PM
she is really pissed cause of the cold but she said she will start to prepare for clay on Tuesday

I'm not surprised she's pissed off -- remember last year she had a cold that dragged on and on for weeks while she was playing. I'm sure she doesn't want that to happen again.

Her ranking plummeted this week to 713. :( So I really hope she'll get into Estoril qualies so she can start earning some decent points. Good thing she's starting now to prepare for the clay season. :)

spalato
Mar 27th, 2008, 02:03 PM
It's time for big fights and we all wants to see her on big stadiums!

AaronJoyB
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:35 PM
She will play today against Kara Leonard her first round match on Pelham Qualy!

ajmo Miki!

croat123
Mar 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM
6-0 6-0 winner :) (leonard is terrible though)
tatishvilli later today :scared:

tennismaster8820
Mar 30th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Wow, is she worse then Brie?
Anyways, good luck against Tatishvilli!

croat123
Mar 30th, 2008, 06:45 PM
no, i'm pretty sure she'd beat brie...she beat dewonder davis 6-2 6-0

croat123
Mar 30th, 2008, 06:45 PM
no, i'm pretty sure she'd beat brie...she beat dewonder davis 6-2 6-0 :-P

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 30th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Oh my, I didn't even realize she was playing.

Good luck vs. Anna T!

Ballbasher
Mar 30th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Miki :yeah:

tennismaster8820
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Fantastic win for Mirjana! She really needed it! :bounce:

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Wonderful. :hearts:

I really hope she can qualify now. Who does she play?

Kai
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Miki :hearts: :rocker2:

roxi
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Bravo Miki!!!!!!

tennismaster8820
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Is it true that Anna's father was telling bad stuff to Mirjana throughout the match? :eek:
That's strange? :unsure:

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Is there a detailed match report somewhere?

auntie janie
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:59 PM
Finally! Mirjana has won 3 matches in a row for the first time in years. :hatoff: Maybe she's cutting down on her errors and starting to find some rhythm at last. Hope she can keep going; why stop now? :)

croat123
Mar 31st, 2008, 08:50 PM
the last time miki won three matches in a row was at the 2002 us open...so 5 1/2 years ago. must feel great to get those wins

Kai
Mar 31st, 2008, 08:53 PM
Miki :hearts: :rocker2:

roxi
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:12 PM
Keep going Miki!!!

AaronJoyB
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:21 PM
She'll face Rampre in round 1

croat123
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:22 PM
tough match :scared: good luck mikica!!!!

auntie janie
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:55 PM
the last time miki won three matches in a row was at the 2002 us open...so 5 1/2 years ago. must feel great to get those wins

5 1/2 years! :eek: Wow, she must be pretty excited today. I wish she'd come post here and tell us how she feels. :D

Miki pulled out of Estoril today. Maybe she's hoping to get into Charleston; I hope she will.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 1st, 2008, 12:31 AM
Ajmo!!

An MD win would be incredible. :D

AaronJoyB
Apr 1st, 2008, 10:23 PM
She is scheduled to play at 5 pm cet on morrow

AaronJoyB
Apr 4th, 2008, 09:15 AM
a good Miki news on her blog!

auntie janie
Apr 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
a good Miki news on her blog!

GREAT news -- a qualy wild card for Amelia Island! :woohoo: Thanks for the news! :kiss:

You know I had to turn on the option to "see signatures" to find your link to her blog, Migrate. Now I've bookmarked the blog so I can go back to my Options and turn off signatures again -- I don't know how people can read this board with all the huge signatures on every post! :lol:

Kai
Apr 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM
great news :hearts:
Good luck Miki :rocker2:

croat123
Apr 4th, 2008, 05:38 PM
GREAT news -- a qualy wild card for Amelia Island! :woohoo: Thanks for the news! :kiss:

You know I had to turn on the option to "see signatures" to find your link to her blog, Migrate. Now I've bookmarked the blog so I can go back to my Options and turn off signatures again -- I don't know how people can read this board with all the huge signatures on every post! :lol:
i know, some of the sigs are ridiculous
mikica :D:D:D:D good luck!!! one win here = big points :)

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 4th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Great news. :D AJMO!

Off topic: Is Sprem playing AI?

croat123
Apr 5th, 2008, 12:11 AM
castano :scared:
yeah, sprem is in!

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 5th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Blah, that's a shitty matchup for Mikica. :( Anyway, look... she's gonna need to start at least competing with this caliber of player if she wants to make anything of herself again. Hopefully she can put up a nice performance.

tennismaster8820
Apr 5th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Castano again?
Hmmm, we'll see how much she improved I guess!
GL!

AaronJoyB
Apr 5th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Surely Castano is a tricky opponent for Miki's game..but this year Catalina is not in good shape like she was in Rome last year.
I can honestly say that in Rome 07..Miki was too tired..that was the main problem for her loss

auntie janie
Apr 6th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Castaño is a top-100 player and a claycourt specialist who plays week in and week out, so Miki's loss to her is no surprise. I know everyone is disappointed because of the way the match went, but for me, just seeing the score after the fact, I was happy that Miki won a set. I don't think she has the confidence in her game yet that she's going to need to win this type of match. But it's still a big step up from her two straight-set losses to Alexandra Panova!

So, presumably, it's back to the ITF tour for Mirjana. I just hope she'll keep trying week after week; sooner or later, her game will start clicking and her confidence can start to grow again.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 6th, 2008, 02:50 AM
I just hope she keeps at it and doesn't get discouraged.

croat123
Apr 6th, 2008, 03:07 AM
she on a few entry lists in europe
i actually wish she'd go and play 1 10k somewhere. she might be seeded and she can surely win it. just winning 5 matches in a row would help her the next time she is in a winning position against someone like castano to close it out

auntie janie
Apr 6th, 2008, 09:25 PM
I wish she'd play a 10K, too. I really think just one would do the trick, but it doesn't look like Mirjana is thinking that way.

Next week she's 19th alt. for the 100K in Sainte-Malo, so I think she'd need a WC to get in there. Not many alts have been getting into these European ITFs, and I seriously doubt she'd fly over there on the off chance she might get in. Then the following week, her first priority is Dothan, back in the US. It's a pretty confusing schedule, but maybe she has some hopes for some more WTA WCs as well.

auntie janie
Apr 7th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Oh, and Mirjana's also on the alt. list for Prague Tier IV, for 28 April. :)

spiceboy
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Mirjana has been awarded a Main Draw WC for $100K+H Saint Malo :bounce:

roxi
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Good luck!!! She needs one or two wins!!!!!

AaronJoyB
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Mirjana has been awarded a Main Draw WC for $100K+H Saint Malo :bounce:
this is not true
Itf website probably typed worng

AaronJoyB
Apr 11th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Lucic will play Charleston!!!
on her blog u can find a new pic too

croat123
Apr 11th, 2008, 08:56 PM
omg awesome!!!! good luck mikica!!

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 11th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Good luck. :kiss: She needs some wins desperately, especially after being so close against Castano.

roxi
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Good luck Miki!!!! It would be nice to see one more comeback from Cro girls!!!!!!

auntie janie
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Mirjana starts off against Brenda Schultz-McCarthy. :)

AaronJoyB
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Good luck against Brenda!

auntie janie
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:08 PM
She's off to a great start, 3-0 in 8 minutes. :)

auntie janie
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Brenda finally held: 5-1. Now I hope Mirjana will serve out this set with confidence!

auntie janie
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
And she did! 6-1 in 20 minutes. :banana:

Now let's see the same thing in the 2nd set -- sorry, Bren, but Miki really needs these 10 ranking points!

auntie janie
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Miki reaches 6-1 5-4 in under an hour -- can she serve out her biggest match in years without choking? Let's see how this game will go, point by point, according to the scoreboard ...

0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

SHE WON!!! :woohoo: :hug: :hearts: :aparty: :music:

Kai
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:01 PM
congrats Miki :worship:

Ballbasher
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Miki :bounce: :hearts:

networthy
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:08 PM
...and she gets ten very juicy ranking points! :drool:

With this win, she'll move up in the rankings from her current 721 to around 570! If she should beat Lepchenko tomorrow, she'd get another 6 points (5 more from qualies + 1 from MD) and move up to around 515.

Good luck, Mirjana!

croat123
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:13 PM
great job mikica :D:D

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Nice job Mirjana. :hearts:

Who's the Q2?

croat123
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:08 PM
lepchenko
i think it's winnable, she'll have to serve well though (like she did in all but two service games today)

AaronJoyB
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
she has 1 point for Amelia and 2 from pelahm to be added too

networthy
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:54 PM
she has 1 point for Amelia and 2 from pelahm to be added too

Damn, you're good!

OK, so Mirjana will move up to at least around the 540's--and if she beats Lepchenko, to around the 490's!

MLucicSuper
Apr 12th, 2008, 08:59 PM
go Miki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

542

roxi
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:51 PM
miki, you old count!!!!!!!!!! Get back in Top 100 as soon as possible!!! Love you roxi!!!!!!!!

Jerraj
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:59 PM
miki, you old count!!!!!!!!!! Get back in Top 100 as soon as possible!!! Love you roxi!!!!!!!!

:tape:

tennismaster8820
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:03 AM
:haha:

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:23 AM
LMFAO.

roxi :hug:

roxi
Apr 13th, 2008, 06:51 PM
She lost 6-4,4-6,1-6!!!

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Tough losses lately. :sad:

croat123
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:17 PM
yeah, tough loss :sad:
but her level is clearly going up...lepchenko is a solid player and mikica almost had her

roxi
Apr 13th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Next tournament???

tennismaster8820
Apr 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
:sad: She's close but just not good enough yet!

AaronJoyB
Apr 13th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Next tournament???
Dothan

roxi
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Dothan
Thanks:kiss:

AaronJoyB
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Thanks:kiss:
de rien:kiss:

auntie janie
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:06 PM
MIKI RANKING WATCH 2008:

This week Mirjana's ranking jumped from 721 to 677. :)

Of course a bigger leap will come next week when she gets those 10 Charleston points. Getting in the top 600 next week will mean she can get into more of the good ITFs without needing wild cards, and even into lot more WTA Tier 3 and 4s if she's willing to travel a lot.

auntie janie
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Dothan

She's still just 17th alt. there -- I think she'll need a WC to play. I hope she'll get one.

AaronJoyB
Apr 16th, 2008, 06:51 AM
She's still just 17th alt. there -- I think she'll need a WC to play. I hope she'll get one.
she is 15 now:)
In Prague she is 4 out:bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Since she's sure to get in Prague now -- if she doesn't withdraw -- will she still try to play Dothan, or not? I think she should -- if she could get 3 or 4 matches in Dothan it would be great, and she'd still have plenty of time to get over to Prague for qualies. :D

croat123
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:09 PM
i think miki will get an md wc for dothan (although i'd rather her play qualies)...they gave her one in 05 and 06

tennismaster8820
Apr 17th, 2008, 12:14 AM
It's so great that she's playing now wherever she can! Finaly commited! She must have some success sooner or later! :bounce:

AaronJoyB
Apr 17th, 2008, 07:15 AM
no wc in Dothan

Sudtf
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:08 PM
On Miki's blog you can find my present for Mikica fans. Enjoy it! ;)

roxi
Apr 18th, 2008, 12:25 AM
On Miki's blog you can find my present for Mikica fans. Enjoy it! ;)

Me like it!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Jerraj
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Mirjana withdrawn from Dothan! :confused:

auntie janie
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Mirjana withdrawn from Dothan! :confused:

Yes, she did. Maybe she's decided to go over to Europe and train there to prepare for Prague qualies. She wasn't very likely to get into the draw in Dothan anyway, so she might as well start training on red clay.

AaronJoyB
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Yes, she did. Maybe she's decided to go over to Europe and train there to prepare for Prague qualies. She wasn't very likely to get into the draw in Dothan anyway, so she might as well start training on red clay.
Yes, she skips Dothan to prepare Prague

Krijes Sedam
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Where can we see the Prague qualies list?

auntie janie
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:59 PM
We can't see it till the draw comes out next week.

It would be great if Miki would play doubles with Jelena Pandzic in Prague. :D

Sudtf
Apr 21st, 2008, 08:36 AM
My second wallpaper is available on Mikica's blog! :D

auntie janie
Apr 21st, 2008, 01:56 PM
MIKI RANKING WATCH 2008:

Mirjana's ranking leaped more than 100 spots this week to 551. This will make it a lot easier to get into the events she wants to play. :)

auntie janie
Apr 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
Mirjana's schedule after Prague:

I don't know what Mirjana's planning to do the week of May 5 -- maybe she's hoping for a Berlin WC? :confused:
But the following week, when she has 10 points to defend in Rome, she has entered a 50K in France. It's great to see that she keeps entering events just about every 2nd week; if she keeps it up, she will find the consistency she needs in her game and her ranking will keep on climbing, even if she doesn't get a Rome WC again.

Once she reaches the top 500, she can start entering the Tier I's and Tier II's again. :)

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 22nd, 2008, 07:40 PM
I'm proud of her progress. :)

croat123
Apr 22nd, 2008, 10:53 PM
it's great that she's committed to playing matches. and it's paying off too. she's winning more and the matches she's losing are getting more competitive (to the point that she probably should have beaten castano and lepchenko :p )
good luck this weekend miki!!

croat123
Apr 22nd, 2008, 11:14 PM
mirjana put down the 25K in caserta as her 2nd priority that week (during the italian open)

AaronJoyB
Apr 23rd, 2008, 04:35 PM
http://mirjanalucic.livejournal.com/

This is the new Miki's Blog!:wavey:

auntie janie
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:07 PM
mirjana put down the 25K in caserta as her 2nd priority that week (during the italian open)

Elena Bovina and Jelena Dokic are also on the Caserta list. I wish they'd all play there; it would be a great reunion of the old-timers. :D
But probably none of them will end up playing there, since Miki and Lena would rather play the 50K, and Jelena signs up for all the Italian challengers but always withdraws. :(

croat123
Apr 24th, 2008, 09:08 PM
there are quite a few players in the qualifying draw that mikica should be a favorite against...i hope she gets a good draw!!

AaronJoyB
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:02 AM
More news too come.....stay tuned on her blog!

tennismaster8820
Apr 25th, 2008, 03:51 PM
KURT 4 Start následuje
1. Dvouhra žen - kvalifikace - 1.kolo
Hrdinová, Eva CZE vs. Lucic, Mirjana CRO

First match on court 4! :bounce:
Good luck!

auntie janie
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Not the easiest draw --- why couldn't she draw Poglagen? :D Good luck, Miki! :wavey:

roxi
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Go Miki!!! Make us proud!!!

Krijes Sedam
Apr 26th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Ouch! :(
Hrdinová Eva CZE 6 6
Lucic Mirjana CRO 3 2

roxi
Apr 26th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Ouch! :(
Hrdinová Eva CZE 6 6
Lucic Mirjana CRO 3 2

:tape::tape::tape:

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 26th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Eh, that's kind of a shitty result. :sad: :o

croat123
Apr 26th, 2008, 03:52 PM
she served at 36% :sad: worst match of the year right there :(

AaronJoyB
Apr 26th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Bad match...I can say Miki didnt training In prague cause she arrived on Thurdsay and was raining and Friday too.
She didnt have the chance to try the courts but this is not an excuses

Kai
Apr 26th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Miki :hug:

auntie janie
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Bad match...I can say Miki didnt training In prague cause she arrived on Thurdsay and was raining and Friday too.
She didnt have the chance to try the courts but this is not an excuses

When I saw on the blog that she didn't arrive in Prague until Thursday, I thought, UH-OH :o ! In my opinion, she didn't have enough time to get over jetlag or get used to the Prague climate and conditions. But probably she had a good reason for heading over there so late.

Anyway, now she's in Europe, so she won't have to travel so far to get to her next events. The only important thing is to KEEP PLAYING. Every week, if possible! I'm sure she'll do better in her next tournament. :)

AaronJoyB
Apr 28th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Good luck next week Miki!

auntie janie
Apr 29th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Yay, she received a MD WC for Florence! I'm so glad she'll be playing next week, after not seeing her name on the entry lists. Thanks for the news on the blog, Migrate. :)

croat123
Apr 29th, 2008, 03:21 PM
thanks migrate :D that's great news!!

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 29th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Ajmo. :D Hope she can get a few wins under her belt, she needs some positive reinforcement.

AaronJoyB
Apr 30th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I will see her in Florence!

croat123
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:50 PM
that's great :D

auntie janie
Apr 30th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Excellent! I hope she'll give you a good show on the court. :D

I see she's moved into the qualy draw in Caserta now, the week after Florence. It's good she has a tournament to play if she doesn't get another Italian Open WC. See if you can find out what her plans are for the coming weeks, Migrate. :)

AaronJoyB
May 1st, 2008, 06:34 AM
Excellent! I hope she'll give you a good show on the court. :D

I see she's moved into the qualy draw in Caserta now, the week after Florence. It's good she has a tournament to play if she doesn't get another Italian Open WC. See if you can find out what her plans are for the coming weeks, Migrate. :)

Thanks:) As far as I know her plans are to play as much as she can...only in this way she'll find the form and the way to rise:worship:

xcrtbckhnd
May 4th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Draw for Florence is out! Lucic-Dokic possible quarterfinal!
MD
(1)Yuan vs Schaefer
Chieppa vs Zahlavova
Sassi vs Kustova
Palkina vs (8)Larsson

(4)Coin vs Vierin
Lucic vs Cabeza Candela
Dokic vs Gabba
Balsamo vs (6)Korzeniak

(7)Hradecka vs Xu
Virgili vs Sibille
E.Mayr vs Martinovic
Caciotti vs (3)Nagy

(5)Chakhnashvili vs Del Barrio Aragon
Melzani vs Pereira
Rustignoli vs Vaisemberg
Kristina Pliskova vs (2)Manasieva

WhatTheDeuce
May 4th, 2008, 07:24 PM
She's got a nice draw, I think both her first 2 rounds are winnable. A matchup with Dokic would be too awesome LOL.

Lee-Waters
May 5th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Mirjana plays on Tuesday :worship:

auntie janie
May 6th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Good luck against Candle Head, Mirjana! (although I usually root for Candle Head!)

Have a great time out there, Migrate. :)

Just Do It
May 6th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Mirjana won 6-3 6-3 :)

Jerraj
May 6th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Mirjana won 6-3 6-3 :)

that's great, thank you for score!

roxi
May 6th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Great win!!! Keep going Miki!!!

auntie janie
May 6th, 2008, 08:17 PM
:yeah:
Can't wait to hear from Migrate!

xcrtbckhnd
May 6th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Nice first round win for Mirjana!!! Keep up the solid play!!!

WhatTheDeuce
May 7th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Nice job Miki :D One more for the potential Lucic vs Dokic :drool:

croat123
May 7th, 2008, 02:00 AM
that's a solid win :) good luck in the next round!!

MLF
May 7th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Mirjana moves into the quarter finals in Florence with a 7-5 6-2 win over Florence Haring :D

roxi
May 7th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Bravo Miki!!! Migrate please give us report!!!

croat123
May 7th, 2008, 03:52 PM
solid win...haring made the semis in makarska last week

WhatTheDeuce
May 7th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Ajmo Mirjana :banana:

Now do your thing, Jelena!

Kai
May 7th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Miki :woohoo:

croat123
May 7th, 2008, 05:30 PM
i hope jelena makes it through...i just wish we could watch that one :(

AaronJoyB
May 8th, 2008, 07:54 AM
You can find report on Miki's blog later today

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 03:02 PM
you're awesome migrate

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 07:28 PM
current score: 6-3 5-7 0-0
drama :scared:

roxi
May 8th, 2008, 07:34 PM
current score: 6-3 5-7 0-0
drama :scared:

:eek::eek::eek::eek:

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 07:50 PM
1-4 in the third, i think it's over :sad:

auntie janie
May 8th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Aww, Mirjana. :sobbing: She needs these points more than JD does right now. I was hoping she could stay strong, the way she started out.

Oh, well, they both need the points.

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 07:55 PM
^^ what they needed was for this to be the final :sad:

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 08:09 PM
2-6 :crying2:
but this tournament should give us a lot of hope...good luck in caserta!!

Kai
May 8th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Miki :shrug:

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 08:33 PM
migrate says that mirjana was on her way to winning and that her serve then fell apart :sad:

roxi
May 8th, 2008, 09:05 PM
There's a light after all!! I think she can be top 100 again!!! Good luck Miki!!!!!!!!

auntie janie
May 8th, 2008, 09:13 PM
True, she played 2 1/2 good matches this week. She's getting closer! :)

In Caserta she'll probably be playing qualies, which I think is good. She won't be facing a player like Dokic in the qualies there,so maybe she can get some rhythm going in her game and work her way into the main draw, like Jelena did this week.

AaronJoyB
May 8th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Guys she is great..she hits good she is fit we can believe in her!

roxi
May 8th, 2008, 09:22 PM
She was leading 6-3,5-3 and had two MP on her serve and she choked!!!! Then Jelena started to play better and it was over!!!

roxi
May 8th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Guys she is great..she hits good she is fit we can believe in her!

:kiss::bounce::worship:

croat123
May 9th, 2008, 01:01 AM
she really should have won :sad: it made me so sad when i found out she served for it and had mps :crying2:
i guess matches like this are all part of the learning experience though. it was an awesome week, let's hope she can repeat next week (and maybe the organizers of RG or wimbledon will be kind enough to give a qwc)

WhatTheDeuce
May 9th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Mirjana :hug: It was sad rooting against her today, and it's a bit depressing that she blew such a chance. But as everyone said, it's been a good week for her and she should take positives from it and build.

Good luck in Caserta! :D I'll be on her side unless she meets Dokic again. :p

:hug:

auntie janie
May 9th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Mirjana :hug: It was sad rooting against her today

That's okay. I'm a fan of both, too, but I was rooting for Mirjana in their match. So it all evens out. :yeah:

I really hope they'll be on opposite sides of the draw in Caserta. Then after that, I hope Mirjana will get into some WTA events. I've noticed that she's entering every single one of them that she's allowed to with her current ranking, which means she's on every Tier 3 and Tier 4 entry list coming up. I have high hopes for her playing either Istanbul or Strasbourg.

xcrtbckhnd
May 10th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Mirjana seems to getting her form back bit by bit and that's very encouraging. She's definitely way fitter than her "glory days" so there's no reason she can't continue to move up the rankings with those amazing groundstrokes. I actually think she'll have even better results on hard courts this year. I really wish she'd play some grass event as well - her game would really come alive on that surface!
We still don't know for certain that she's in Caserta, right? I hope she does get in!

croat123
May 10th, 2008, 09:58 PM
jelena ended up winning the tournament easily. i guess this means mikica played well, definately better than earlier this year. i really hope she's in caserta and hopefully some grass events as well

xcrtbckhnd
May 11th, 2008, 12:48 AM
I'm hoping Mirjana will play Caserta as well and the draw should be out tomorrow. I think there's 17 confirmed in the entry list, + 3 WC's, + Dokic as SE, + 8 qualifiers, so we've got a total of 29 players for a 32 player draw, so Mirjana should get in hopefully. I'm thinking there's one more WC with her name on it hopefully!

AaronJoyB
May 11th, 2008, 07:22 AM
No Caserta for Miki

Krijes Sedam
May 11th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Not even through Qualies?

ajmo!
May 11th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Oh, no! I really hoped that Miki is going to get 4th WC...
Anyway..What's her plan??

auntie janie
May 11th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I wonder why she's not playing? Very disappointing. :(

xcrtbckhnd
May 11th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Sad not to see her in the draw? I wonder why she didn't play qualis at least?

WhatTheDeuce
May 11th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Jelena Dokic had some nice words to say about Mirjana in an interview she recently did for some Croatian magazine/newspaper. Translated from Croatian, thanks to JustDoIt:

"Mirjana played amazing, and she will soon score some nice results/wins because she is playing extremely well. I almost lost but it shows how I'm coping well with tough situations."

:)

croat123
May 11th, 2008, 07:58 PM
i saw that. nice words from jelena :)
i hope this doesn't turn out like zagreb last year where she pulled out at the last second and then took a year off

ajmo!
May 11th, 2008, 08:07 PM
i saw that. nice words from jelena :)
i hope this doesn't turn out like zagreb last year where she pulled out at the last second and then took a year off

I am afraid that something like that could happend.:devil:
But I think that Mirjana wants to play and that she took a week of to be positive that she will play Strasbourg qualies. If she would get into SF of caserta then she wouldn't be able to go to France. But if she doesn't play Strasbourg this is stupid. Cause she would have to play only 1 match in quali Caserta against some amater.
It would really suck if she would quit now when she finally started with good tennis..:drool:

auntie janie
May 13th, 2008, 11:32 AM
MIKI RANKING WATCH:

Mirjana stays in the same ranking neighborhood this week at 553, with no points added or lost.

Next week, though, she'll be losing her 10 points from her Rome qualy win last year -- but she'll only drop 3 points, thanks to the 7 points she earned in Florence. :angel: So her ranking won't fall down into the 700's again; this should land her somewhere in the 590's. And then she has NO MORE POINTS TO DEFEND for the rest of the year. She can only go UP from here! :dance:

Play again soon, Miki! You are right on the verge of a big breakthrough; don't keep us waiting too long. :D

auntie janie
May 15th, 2008, 02:35 PM
So where is Mirjana right now? What is she doing next? :confused:

croat123
May 16th, 2008, 03:05 AM
no news :sad:
she did commit to a strong challenger in rome starting june 2

AaronJoyB
May 16th, 2008, 06:03 AM
no news :sad:
she did commit to a strong challenger in rome starting june 2
do not worry!
Miki is not vanishin':wavey:

ajmo!
May 16th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Are all WCs for RG quailes out??

Krijes Sedam
May 16th, 2008, 09:46 AM
The official site says only:
Women's Qualifying Singles will be available starting monday, May 19.

AaronJoyB
May 16th, 2008, 10:16 AM
No Rg qually wc for Miki

ajmo!
May 16th, 2008, 11:47 AM
No Rg qually wc for Miki

That sucks!:crying2:
What about Strasbourg?
She is curentlly 27 alt. and looks like she will not get in...
They already gave QWC so maybe MD? Any chance?
P.S. Migrate, do you know why she pulled out of Caserta?:wavey:

AaronJoyB
May 16th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Mirjana didnt make the cut in Strasbourg..only few spot

auntie janie
May 16th, 2008, 08:28 PM
no news :sad:
she did commit to a strong challenger in rome starting june 2

Did you look at that field? :eek: I don't think Miki has much chance of getting in there, unless she can manage to snag a WC.

auntie janie
May 16th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Mirjana didnt make the cut in Strasbourg..only few spot

Too bad! :sad: She could have got in Istanbul qualies, but probably she didn't want to make the trip.

ajmo!
May 16th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Mirjana didnt make the cut in Strasbourg..only few spot

I saw that..:sad::bigcry::sobbing::tears:
Now she again didn't play for 2 weeks. You said that she ins't going to get a WC for RG so at least a month break, if she even makes qualies at Rome Tiro a Volo. That's to long!:help::topic:

AaronJoyB
May 19th, 2008, 12:11 PM
news on Miki on her blog!!!

croat123
May 19th, 2008, 01:59 PM
that's great!!! thanks as always migrate :D

roxi
May 19th, 2008, 02:58 PM
news on Miki on her blog!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

ajmo!
May 19th, 2008, 04:27 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

:worship::bounce::kiss::bigclap::yeah:

Kai
May 19th, 2008, 04:45 PM
thanks Migrate :hug:

WhatTheDeuce
May 19th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Great. :D

croat123
May 19th, 2008, 05:38 PM
i'm really excited now that she played such a tight match with dokic after seeing how well jelena has done :bounce:

AaronJoyB
May 19th, 2008, 07:11 PM
i'm really excited now that she played such a tight match with dokic after seeing how well jelena has done :bounce:
She is in ana mazing shape...hitting good and she is happy now...she deserves a lot

ajmo!
May 19th, 2008, 08:06 PM
She is in ana mazing shape...hitting good and she is happy now...she deserves a lot

Great! :bounce::) To bad she didn't make the cut in Strasbourg. it could of been amazing week. But anyway, I can't wait next week!:lick:

jela_dokic
May 20th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Come on Mirjana...:D

You can win this tournament as well as Jelena did... come and get it!!!

jela_dokic
May 21st, 2008, 01:09 AM
Mirjana´s next tournaments...:D

After Galatina (25K) she is schedule to play in Tiro a volo (75K - Italy) where she is alternate # 13 (june 02)

Then Mirjana is in alternate list in: (june 09)
* Campobasso (25K - Italy) # 141
* Marseille (75K - France) # 156
* Zlin (75K - Czheck Republic) # 132

Good Luck for Mikika in all that tourns...:D

Lucho...:D

croat123
May 21st, 2008, 01:24 AM
i'm happy to see her on so many lists....she's also trying to get into some of the wtas after rg :bounce:

jela_dokic
May 21st, 2008, 05:48 AM
wich tournament of WTA does Mirjana try to enter?

ajmo!
May 21st, 2008, 07:45 AM
wich tournament of WTA does Mirjana try to enter?

Birmingham:hearts:

ajmo!
May 21st, 2008, 10:29 AM
At the moment she is 12th alt. for Rome Tio a Volo. It's a strong playing field but she should get in...:)

AaronJoyB
May 21st, 2008, 11:30 AM
At the moment she is 12th alt. for Rome Tio a Volo. It's a strong playing field but she should get in...:)
She'll play in here:bounce:

croat123
May 21st, 2008, 04:22 PM
:woohoo:

Sudtf
May 21st, 2008, 04:36 PM
I can't wait for another fight here in Rome. :p Daje Simo'! :D

xcrtbckhnd
May 23rd, 2008, 07:33 PM
Very exciting that Mirjana will play here. Hopefully she'll do well. She'll need to come through qualifying, right? I see she is still on the alternates list, but there are 12 players who are MDO above her in qualies, so that should let her get into the quali field at least. Looks like Dokic is here as well, hopefully they won't have to play each other in qualifying!

jela_dokic
May 26th, 2008, 02:55 AM
by the moment she will be playing this week in Galatina (25K WC) and then she is alternate 8 in Tiro a Volo.... very good chances to make the cut and get a Quali place...:D

Good luck this week Mikika!

ajmo!
May 26th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Miki will play against Alberta Brianti in Galatina R1. It's ok draw. Miki can win this one, I hope she can win the tournament!

WhatTheDeuce
May 26th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Brianti's a pretty good player, I've seen her live. Won't be an easy match for Mirjana, I'll be impressed if she can win that.

Ajmo.

auntie janie
May 29th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Poor Miki, I hope she's not too disheartened. She's just got to keep at it ...

You will come out of this slump, Mirjana! Just keep fighting; I know your hard work will start to pay off very soon. We have faith in you! :)

Next up: she's moved up to 3rd alt. in the Rome 75K next week; she ought to get in. The following week she's in qualies in Zlin, also a 75K. Both great chances to pick up some decent points, but I think she needs a friendly draw to help her get rolling.

roxi
May 29th, 2008, 06:23 AM
Really bad draw, but if she continue playing good she'll win few matches, and that's all she'll need!!! Believe in yourself Miki!!!

ajmo!
May 29th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Poor Miki, I hope she's not too disheartened. She's just got to keep at it ...

Next up: she's moved up to 3rd alt. in the Rome 75K next week; she ought to get in. The following week she's in qualies in Zlin, also a 75K. Both great chances to pick up some decent points, but I think she needs a friendly draw to help her get rolling.

She is 2nd alt. in Rome cause Dokic got MDWC and week after she is on Birmingham list to, not only on challengers.:)

auntie janie
May 29th, 2008, 10:43 AM
She is 2nd alt. in Rome cause Dokic got MDWC and week after she is on Birmingham list to, not only on challengers.:)

Birmingham, that's right! I always forget about the WTA lists since we can't look at them. :(

In Rome she has finally moved into qualies. :)

jela_dokic
May 30th, 2008, 01:07 AM
does anyone knows what position Lucic have in Birmingham?

AaronJoyB
May 30th, 2008, 06:13 AM
does anyone knows what position Lucic have in Birmingham?

38th alt

ajmo!
May 30th, 2008, 08:38 AM
38th alt

She could get in. She has good chances.

AaronJoyB
May 30th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Rome 75 k:
Lucic to play Cristina Matera in round 1