Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eliteville, California
Re: Mirjana's Spring Hardcourt Swing 2014
I actually think the loss of ALG as a dubs partner is not the worst scenario for her. She and ALG were too similar in style. Hopefully other partners will be more complementary to Lucic's playing style. And she does need doubles: it constitutes the bulk of her income, if she's playing regularly, and that makes such a huge difference for these journeyman pros struggling to afford the high cost of a pro tennis lifestyle.
I'm more concerned with how she let the match to Majeric slip away after such a promising start, so many opportunities, a fine comeback, and then a match point on her serve. Majeric is indeed in solid form right now, but she's ranked beneath Mirjana and was down match point ... never, ever anything less than a disastrous scenario. Hopefully Lucic can right the ship and perform well in doubles and then in Miami. She needs a few more matches under her belt again, and I hope she gets them before the French Open and Wimbledon.
Won't be easy.