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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #16
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Re: Iva Mekovec cheering thread

Bonfiglio, R3: Iva MEKOVEC (CRO) defeated Sofiya KOVALETS (UKR) (9) 6-4 6-0

Iva bageled the #21 junior player in the world (and CH #13)

With this, Iva will move up from #365 to #205-210. That's a huge jump in just one tournament!

The draw just keeps getting harder and harder for Iva though: In the QF she plays the #4 seed, M. Gonzalez (#12; CH #11) If anything, it'll be excellent experience for Iva to play such a high-ranked player.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #17
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great week for Iva
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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #19
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Big congratulations to Iva Even with R3 here she made her best ever junior result (both, in terms of result, and in terms of points gained), but with this QF she made another huge step forward. GA junior tournaments are some of the toughest there are in the calendar and there is just 5 of them, so they're the equivalent of Premier 5 tournaments like Indian Wells on the WTA tour. Now imagine someone ranked 365 reaching the quarters of a tournament like IW from qualies! Sounds quite amazing.

Good luck against Gonzalez, just go out there are do your best, you definately have nothing to lose!
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(Q)Iva Mekovec (CRO) d. (4)Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 26 61 76(2)
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the other players in the semis are seeded 1, 3 and 6. She plays Danica Kovinic (MNE) for a place in the finals of a GA!!!!
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Truly amazing! Unbelievable! Such a tough match against one of the highest seeds and also after having to qualify - and she wins Absolutely impressive This'll push her to around #155; who would've thought about that a week ago!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #24
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Junior section of the ITF website states that entries into GA tournaments are done 4-6 weeks before they start. What this means for Iva. If entry into Wimbledon would be 4 weeks before it starts, that means the ranking used would be the one used at the time the French Open starts. And if Iva's points from Bonfiglio would be added immediately after the finals, she could stand a chance of entering Wimbledon this year...if she would've at least made the finals here. Reaching the finals would get her to right around #100, and that might be enough for a quali draw (64 MD + 32 QD). BUT (there's always that but...), in that case her post-Bonfiglio points could be used only if the deadline were 4 weeks and only if her Bonfiglio points would've been added immediately and not, say, a week later. To make matters even more complicated, if she would've won Bonfiglio her ranking would rose to around #75, but then it's questionable if it would be enough for a 64 player main draw.

OK, I definately got carried away with this...
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iva served for it at 5-4 in the third, choked a bit, but dominated the tb
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Great tournament for Iva!
It's good name for tennis players from Croatia!
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Great tournament for Iva!
She lost today but overall this was just great week! Well done!
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Re: Iva Mekovec cheering thread

Considering the score (2 & 1), she probably ran out of fuel in the tank - at least I hope that was the reason Anyway, great week indeed, one heck of a run at one of the most important tournaments in the calendar. Congrats!
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Well done Iva!!! I really didn't expect this, what a nice surprise. This probably guarantees her a top 300 position now (I haven't checked but am pretty sure), which is really great considering she was in the 450's just some weeks ago.
Nobody posted about it, but this week Iva moved up to 161 in the rankings! That's a huge jump in just one week, from 365.

She's now the third highest-ranked Croat girl, behind Donna and Silvia.
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Truly amazing! Unbelievable! Such a tough match against one of the highest seeds and also after having to qualify - and she wins Absolutely impressive This'll push her to around #155; who would've thought about that a week ago!
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Nobody posted about it, but this week Iva moved up to 161 in the rankings! That's a huge jump in just one week, from 365.

She's now the third highest-ranked Croat girl, behind Donna and Silvia.
My guess was 155, but OK, I'll settle for 161 Yeah, senior Roland Garros started these days so our minds drifted away from juniors slightly. But great news definately, congrats Iva!
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