Hope she stays with Prpic. So close, again. She needed better R1 draw to get it going. Something like in Wimbledon.
I'm sad because she was very competitive against top 20 player and lost by inch. It's a huge points loss. If she won a round or two(and draw opened for even more) she would be able to play the rest of the season without much pressure.
She'll leave Australia with 0 points. Surely by this two scoreline (in only two matches she played) that's not right, she should had won more.
yea, Gronefeld is a very good doubles player and her partner, while old, is still a great doubles player. But Lucic and JJ have the natural talent. Can they put it together for two or three sets. We'll see
A lot of the seeded doubles teams have already fallen to smart player combos already (Can Kimiko Date-Krumm blow our minds any further? Unreal, that woman.) and if Mirjana and JJ have more chance to find their groove as a pair, the talent is surely there. If they have an inspired day ... Who knows? At least they both are still in Oz, playing on the Grand Slam Stage, fighting for a win. Hope they have fun and go for it.
Looks like Mirjana's first chance to win a singles match will come indoors at the $100K in Michigan starting 4 February. She is seeded #8 there. After that, she is 2nd or 3rd ALT for Memphis. Really hope she can catch fire at one or both of those events. This incredibly hard work is going to pay-off for her. She deserves it. One event can change everything and I do still believe she has come out with her strongest play (for season-opening) considering the competition -- an obviously determined Cepelova and a Top 20 lefty like Safarova.