Originally Posted by volume3d
Glasses can't help if you get bad draw
First part is about her last 4 GS where she played with all seeds.
Second paragraph her words about match against Kuznecova...'I started to play in the middle of 2nd set...fist match, huge court, you hope to get someone easy to play but I really dont have any luck in GS draws' 'Kuznecova is not so good this year but she won RG and was no2 in the world'
'We planned to stay in Paris a little bit longer but it is the best to forget Paris and start to prepare for grass season. I need to play qualies in Wimbledon... At least there I can't play against top players LOL'
Now they mentioned her win against top30 Vinci last year in Birmingham. SHe's playing Nottingham first....
'I dont want to talk about future plans , im 120th player in the world at the moment and that's it. I think that I can play more good matches in the future but sometimes I need a little more luck. Its ok to play against the seeded players but not in the first round...I feel good, I train hard and I hope to have more luck in the future.
She just said that she's happy with her new trainer.
Last paragraph is about her glasses lol... 'I know I look ridiculous but this is the only way'...She has problems with astigmatism .
Lines look blurry to me, base lines look like they are very very far away /but they are not lol / . I cant wear contacts so glasses are only solution.'
And that's it, sorry for my flop English
Thank you very kindly for the summary. It is appreciated!
Mirjana sounds very disgruntled, in some ways, and it sounds as if this will indeed be her last season if something significant does not happen between now and October.
That is sensible and rational -- the cost to even go to these events and participate is insane.
Yeah, she's had bad luck with draws at Slam events, but there's a difference between meeting a Schiavone and a Kuznetsova and producing some respectable tennis, maybe losing 7-5 7-5, and just handing easy matches to such opponents in head-freaking cackles of screaming nonsense (crazy errors).
She had great opportunities to win in her two biggest Slam showdowns, against Jankovic in 2010 and Cibulkova (that witch) last year in the Wimbeldon heartbreaker.
She should have won both those matches, but she didn't, and it is not easy to come back from such lost opportunitites,
I give Mirjana a lot of credit for persevering, but she needs to implement those little mental bits soon, or it's absolutely over.
She still does not have the sort of career-thrilling, earth-shattering "win" that her talent deserves. Jankovic would have been the Big Change, but she flubed it and was so exhausted.
I'd rather look at her results as a triumph. Not everyone could return from her past and crack the Top 100. No way.
She does not want to plan for a long-term career, obviously, at this stage, but she and her coach ought to be focusing upon making one really big run ... anywhere. Just one WTA-level title, one good Slam foray.
Mirjana could do this ... if she gets that last bit of her head together.