I thought she'd go for Hamburg, but good to see her play in her home country! Iva once said she didn't like playing tournaments in Croatia because of the pressure to win...but she has obviously had a change of heart! Wouldnt it be fantastic for her to have a win in front of the home fans?
Im not sure whether she has entered Madrid or Strasbourg in the week preceding Roland Garros...I hope she hasn't...it'd be good to have a week off before Paris.
For Rome and Berlin she is the qualifying lists, but Im sure she'll make it in the main draw somehow as she high up on the lists...someone is bound to withdraw
I am SO glad she entered Bol instead of Hamburg. The draw at Hamburg will be much stronger and I think Iva can get more matches in at the Bol tourney. Of course, we know that Iva is fully capable of beating anyone in the Hamburg tournament, but right now she is low in confidence and needs to get some wins, which I think she can do at the lower-tier Croatian Open.
Actually when i lived in Croatia, i lived in the small town which was not so far from the Bol, but i have never been to this tournament, i think it was first held after we moved to Czech rep., i'm not sure.
Hope Iva will play well here, and hope to see Mirjana here as well. All Croatian finale would be great
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zlatko, Ive heard that Bol (and the Croatian coast in general) is a very beautiful place I actually saw some pictures of Bol when the tourney was played last year...boy would I love to spend a holiday there! Have you (or anyone else?) been to the town of Bol?