Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eliteville, California
Miki’s Return-to-Tennis “Countdown Thread”?
Hope springs eternal, fellow Lucicians!
Or, at least, it hops a bit, if not quite springs and leaps.
It seems we have finally been blessed with an update from Mirjana herself, courtesy of one of her Facebook fan pages:
After further injuring my shoulder at the Australian Open I am forced to miss my favorite tournament Indian Wells and Miami as well.I am doing everything in my power to get back on court as soon as possible and as healthy as possible .
I thank you all for continued support.
It looks like she fully intends to come back—maybe with that protected ranking we’ve been pondering—late this year or early next year?
I was thinking yesterday that she could STILL play qualifying at both the French Open and Wimbledon, if healthy enough to do so.
Maybe qualifying of a few clay warm-up events? Maybe a wild card main draw opportunity at the Bol WTA 125 that ma re mentioned?
That would be so great.
Her overall tennis game/form was still Top 50-ish, even with the shoulder and nerves.
She has long gotten into that pattern, that foundation, of playing safer percentages and always moving to control the middle of the court, move forward to net a bit. (Instead of just purpose-less, scatterbrained shotmaking ALL the time.)
The game that she’s been working to tighten is still “there.”
If she plays quallies in Paris, for example, I could see her making it through and winning some rounds ... up goes the ranking.
Anyhow, if anyone hears news about an imminent return, share share share.
(And Happy Birthday to Miss Mirjana—she’s 36 today!)