View Full Version : $75K Albuquerque final: Mirjana Lucic(3) def. Lindsay Lee-Waters 6-1 6-4 !

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Great win today, good from the start. :yeah:
First title after Jackons 25K earlier this year and first pro title on hard. :eek:
She will move to #104 in rankings :worship:
Hope she plays next week in Las Vegas :)

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:27 PM
First title on HC! :yeah: :inlove: :D
Very solid returning in the final. :worship:
All the best next week. :yeah:

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Another great week for Mirjana, she really is on the way back. She must be so encouraged right now.

Nice week for Lindsay Lee Waters too, she works really hard and hopefully she can have a good finish to the season and have a profitable 2011.

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Miki :hearts: :woohoo:
Linds :hug:

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Biggest title for Mirjana since Bol 1998--12 years ago!

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Congrats Miki :yeah: She's getting soooo close to the top 100 :worship:

LLW :hug: Still a very solid week with scalping 78 pts and re-entering the top 200 at #195 :bounce:

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:33 PM

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:34 PM
So happy for her :) She fully deserves the success she's having right now :)

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:38 PM
:) Go Miki! Keep this up next week in Vegas please!

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:41 PM
amazing miki:)

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:42 PM
:ajmo: :armed: :bounce:

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:44 PM

Sep 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Bravo Miki, what a fighter

Sep 26th, 2010, 08:05 PM
A long time to wait, but I'm very happy for her:yeah:.

Steffica Greles
Sep 26th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Such a shame she didn't make this career choice in c2001 or even 2003.

Her problem back then was that she was still getting wild cards into events on the strength of her junior dominance and her early promise. She'd lose first round in almost every tournament, and never get any match practice. It was almost suicide tennis she played, just hitting 100 unforced errors per match.

Nowadays, she's hitting only 75 ue's a match :lol:, but I have noticed just a little effort to impart topspin. The errors are still WAY too casual though. I really don't understand how a player can give points away like that, because when she's hitting the ball in, she'd quite often be on top, even against top ten players.

It's not too late for her to reach the top 50, if she continues to make adjustments and stays fit. Like I say though, it's a shame she didn't drop a level and get match tough much sooner. She'd have been number one.

jimbo mack
Sep 26th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Well done mirjana :) and on hardcourts too :hearts:

still has a lot of points to defend before the year's over but this helps immensely. just want her to get direct entry into the AO so badly! would be a great reward for her hard work

Danke Anke
Sep 26th, 2010, 09:08 PM
I am just loving every second of this comeback story. She is just too GD talented to have been in the tennis doldrums for so long. I guess this win assures her a direct entry into the Australian Open.

What I also found ironic is that Tennis Channel was airing a commercial for "Best of Five" Tennis'
Biggest Fade Outs. Lucic and Stevenson were prominently featured in the commercial. I think they may be eating their words soon. Our Croatian Sensation is well on the way back.

Sep 26th, 2010, 09:15 PM

Sep 26th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Mirjana :)

This time its a proper comeback then. Hopefully she can keep on climbing.

Randy H
Sep 26th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Mirjana :hearts:

Sep 26th, 2010, 09:37 PM
miki :worship:
bit of sloppy serving, but overall very solid :D this is a huge step towards the AO main draw, but she still has some work to do
finally a title on hardcourts :yeah:

Sep 26th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Mirjana :bowdown: enjoy your title

Sep 26th, 2010, 10:37 PM
I don't know why, but I really like Lucic. I love a good underdog story. Hope she breaks the top 40 next year.

Sep 26th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I guess this win assures her a direct entry into the Australian Open.

Not quite. It's looking very likely but she still has 96 points to defend through the rest of the year.

still has a lot of points to defend before the year's over but this helps immensely.

It's not too many, just 96 points. For perspective, this week's win gave her 110 points.

Sep 26th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Very happy to see Mirjana back and winning :) Also nice to see Lindsay getting decent results. She clearly loves the game and still believes in herself, as it's gotta be tough playing the ITF circuit with two kids in tow.

Sep 27th, 2010, 12:44 AM
anyone find any pics/vids?? i really want to see her with a trophy :p

Sep 27th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Congrats to her and hoping for continued success!

Sep 27th, 2010, 05:27 AM
step by step sweety. keep going!

Sep 27th, 2010, 07:09 AM
well done! :D but LLW reaching the final here was an admirable effort, too.

Juju Nostalgique
Sep 27th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Congrats Mirjana! :woohoo: :bolt:

Sep 27th, 2010, 07:10 PM

Sep 27th, 2010, 07:11 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Way to go Mirjana!!

Is she going to be able to get in the AO?

Sep 27th, 2010, 07:12 PM
She's 99 now I think...

Sep 27th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Love this girl beyond words :inlove: Great job winning the title this week, very much deserved. And congrats to LLW as well. :)

2011 is gonna be a big year for Mirjana :hearts: Keep racking up the points for Melbourne! :banana: I want direct acceptance into MD!

cn ireland
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Congrats Mirjana:bounce:

Sep 28th, 2010, 01:25 AM
I love these comeback stories. Keep improving Mirjana!