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Sep 9th, 2015 04:49 AM
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Mima totally looked like a wee Nancy Allen! So funny. I loved Nancy and always enjoyed lil'Mima (except when bitch heat Evonne at Aussie in 1980 and then I hastily made a minerature voodoo doll of her and spent all of thanksgiving dinner secretly pushing pins in while I fed the dog under the table).
Did mima vacillate between a one and two handed bh or primarily two hands with slice added for variety? I remember she seemed to pattern her game (and racquet and hair?!) on mid70s Chrissie.
Sep 8th, 2015 02:24 AM
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I loved Mima. I was thrilled with her run at the 1983 French Open. At that point, it looked like her best tennis was behind her. Yet, she really came up with some big wins at that tournament. Well deserved!
Sep 7th, 2015 09:05 PM
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Great pix, Rollo! I never realized how much Mima resembled American actress Nancy Allen, who was kind of popular in the late '70s/early '80s and was in movies such as "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill," and "Blow-Up" all of which were directed by Brian DePalma, who just happened to be the husband, of yep, you guessed it, Nancy Allen. Funny, once they divorced Nancy fell out of the spotlight.
Sep 7th, 2015 02:43 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:41 PM
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Winning the French in 1977

Sep 7th, 2015 02:39 PM
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Roland Garros finalist in 1983

Sep 7th, 2015 02:36 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:33 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:32 PM
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With Nikola Spear

Sep 7th, 2015 02:32 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:31 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:15 PM
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:12 PM
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A photo from Maribor

May 19th, 2013 10:43 PM
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Honestly I found her quite boring, basically she was just a much much much worse version of Chris Evert's game, but it was still great for such a small country to have a player of her caliber.
May 3rd, 2013 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by spiceboy View Post
Home Tribute For Mima
Roland Garros winner inducted
to Slovenian Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Mima Jausovec, who was recently enshrined in the Slovenian Athletes Hall of Fame, which was established by the Society of Slovenian Sports Journalists in 2011. Jausovec was, of course, French Open champion in 1977 and runner-up in 1978 and 1983, when she lost to Chris Evert. And, while many of today’s top players hail from Central and Eastern Europe, Jausovec was a trailblazer for the region.

“In the past years when I played under Yugoslavia, tennis was not the most popular sport and I was really the only woman tennis player from the country traveling around until Monica Seles came along,” she notes. “There were a few men, such as Nikola Pilic and Zeljko Franulovic. Still, I was twice athlete of the year in Yugoslavia. “I come from a town called Maribor, which is very close to the Austrian border. Tennis was always big — they played most of the Davis Cup ties there and most of the successful women's tennis players from the past came from the area. But in 1991, we separated from Yugoslavia and became the country of Slovenia.”

After her tour days ended,
Jausovec was Fed Cup captain for Yugoslavia and then from 1991 for Slovenia. In 1992 she opened a tennis club in Maribor, which she still runs along with her brother Zoran, who was her coach on the tour. She has also been a member of the Slovenian Olympic Committee and last year was the coach for Slovenia’s tennis team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. “That was a great experience, being among the best athletes, living in the Olympic village and watching different sports,” she recalls.

Jausovec proudly reports that her son, Tim, born in 1991, is now a junior at Stanford University. “After I visited the new WTA office in St. Petersburg recently, I went to visit him at Stanford, where they had parent's weekend.
“I also met with my old friends from tennis who also graduated from Stanford, Barbara Jordan and her sister Kathy Jordan, with whom I used to play doubles.
We had lunch
together and remembered the nice times we've shared on the tour.”

Jausovec, who was
involved in the former WTA event in Portoroz, Slovenia for six years, added: “I love to be connected to tennis, so I will try to put a new tournament together in the future. Meantime, I love to visit events like Miami and I go to the French Open every year, where I connect with my best friend Virginia Ruzici, who lives there with her family. Her daughter Caroline and my son Tim are very good friends too. As you can see, my life is still around tennis, which I love!”

Thanks for the post! Mima was always one of my favorites!
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