Originally Posted by Infiniti2001
I am not speaking out of my butt---the benefits are less .... It is imperative that a green card holder who becomes a citizen go to report it at the social security office... Please do your own some research.
I appreciated your comments very much -- you leveled some strong insight. Thank you.
As for Mirjana, well ... she is a thoughtful soul; I cannot imagine she would take any important decision lightly.
That being said, I do think that anyone who has truly followed her career knows she is Croatian to the proverbial Nth Degree.
Clearly, this was a decision that was made based upon a lot of factors.
Mirjana made almost $200K last year -- and, wow, she earned it -- but we have always had talented people changing citizenship when the time was right, for them.
How many of us need to remember that Martina Navratilova is American ... By a very tortuous choice she made quite a while ago? Martina was up-front about her citizenship, and to my mind, she added a lot of prestige to America. That's a compliment to Martina.
Same goes for Mirjana. I highly doubt her love for Croatia is dimmed, but by officially becoming a citizen, she adds a great deal of the importance of a fantastic country (Croatia) to the public tennis discourse of our country.
Yes, with her ranking and apparent dedication to keep fighting, it could get interesting as far as Fed Cup. I was also bewildered that some sort of string was not pulled for her, Olympics-wise, but that's politics and it must have always been awful for Mirjana ... Her WTA wins were in Bol. Sad, but one has gotten the distinct impression, over the years, that her father and uncle in Makarska are damaging forces, to say the least.
Whatever the case or actuality ... Congratulations to Mirjana of Croatia and America, and Happy Holidays to everyone, frankly.
Stay safe and happy these holidays, everybody!