Good thread, but let's put it under the Mirjana sub-forum.
Hope Mirjana is home relaxing, resting and healing her body, counting the coins she earned in Australia, and planning her next move(s).
All I wanted from Mirjana before she retires was a strong GS performance and a new career-high ranking, so that *I* could exorcise within me the demons from her past. She did both last month, so I am now at peace with her career.
It would be great, of course, if she could win another title or reach another CHR (top 25?) but if she doesn't, it simply won't matter. From here on, it's all gravy, at least for this fan.
BTW ... I am totally on-page with you, in this regard, in this estimation.
This woman never needs to take another step on the court again.
She has crushed all of her doubters, thrilled her little bunch of fans, and she really has recaptured the whole WORLD.
Millions of people were touched and moved by Miki, beyond tennis, this past month.
I hope to HELL she is negotiating deals right now. Including publishing and endorsement deals.
Umm ... I'm fairly sure she IS signing some deals right now.
Absolutely. Her story is GOLD.
As for the rest ...
Yes, it's all gravy now, but Mirjana ABSOLUTELY should be aiming for Wimbledon.
She should have a map of Wimbledon on her bedroom wall (with sexy Daniele)
And that map should have Wimbledon in crosshairs.
Mirjana TOTALLY could win Wimbledon.
Her big beautiful game ... ohhhhhh
And when I say she needs it as a goal, I mean it in a good way:
Mirjana has EARNED the privilege of targeting Wimbeldon.
It's not a pipe-dream, or a far-fetched thing, anymore.
She could win it.
Part of winning something like that, for these pros, is proximity.
I mean, they have to be within hitting distance to start seriously talking with their team and assembling a team ABOUT a big title.
Miki is within striking distance of a title like that.
Not later, not yesterday, not ever.
Pressure is a privilege, as BJK said.
Miki never has to win another match, period.
But seeing as she is in this ... she needs to sink her teeth into that hunger for Wimby. And just USE her big game to achieve it.
USE HER BIG GAME.