I saw her play in Stanford in '15.Well, she's used Stanford as a jumping-pad before, and it was a pleasure to see her fight in the quallies, in person, but I hope she doesn't come to Stanford.
As much as I'd love to see her.
The primary courts at Taube Stadium are awful --claustrophobic courts! If anyone knows or perceives what I'm saying. Cramped and crowded.
Even as a USTA league-player, I felt that court was BAD ENERGY.
Plus, Mirjana's two worst career matches happened there: McHale (1-6, 0-6) and Kops-Jonessss(?)
I want her to avoid Stanford, like she did last year.
As it turns out, my treat this year is going to be the French Open. It'll be the first time attending since 1993 ... after the horrid Monica-stabbing, and Mary Joe Fernandez blew-it, big time, against Steffi in the 3rd set.
I was living in Paris at that time ... just a young thing ... and loved the weird atmosphere of Roland Garros.
(all the courts smell like pigeon-shit, it's a somewhat depressing site and stadium, but somehow GLORIOUS because the Bois de Boulogne is there, and players are all in full-swing at that time of the year ... really getting their games going, and understated French drama.)
But this year's trip will be full of mixed feelings. My grandparents were "French American" (born in France but raised in the US) and I was raised mostly by my Grandparents, so had the benefit of that second language, which most Americans don't have, even nowadays.
But Paris has become an absolute shithole. Disgusting. Heartbreaking.
I have gone back ... 15 times ... since living there for two years in 1993-94.
In 1993 it was becoming grubby, but my friends and I could walk the streets at 2am, in Le Marais and other hot-spots, and be totally safe.
Two years ago in Paris I got mugged and slapped on my head by a "precious refugee" while walking down one of my favorite streets. Broad dayliight. Just before lunch. (Quelle dommage, sans aucun doute ... �� ... )
It was scary and awful. Believe me; after this piece of shit attacked (and I realized what was happening) I fought back and landed a punch right in his nose. It happened on rue de Sebastopol.
He took off, but the gendarmes had to be called. We all got over it, fairly quickly, but it exemplified how Paris has become a cesspit so fast.
All due to the "Assorted Cremes" philosophy of Leftist politics.
"Wee hee! Look at us! We've got one of every fruit! Because the most important thing is to have MANY things! Right?"
Yeah. Take it from a person who has lived it. Suck my ---grrffff.
Parisiens have always been annoying as it is, but even they have become destroyed.
I am not exactly in a position to attend matches in limos. I am lookjng forward to the Open tennis and RG, but I am disgusted about the stay in Paris.
It used to be my city. My favorite city, my heart, my inspiration.
I've kept giving it tons of chances, annually. It's a total slum.
I loathe the Left.
Yeah. I said it. And it feels gooooodddddddddd.
She's got a facebook page. It's updated quite often. If I had to bet, I'd say Ajmo is probably the one updating it. Or someone who writes just like him.Without any social media or website it is really hard to find out, where Miki plans to play next.
With her new ranking she will get into a lot more MDs and avoid qualifying for the rest of the year, if she can stay within Top 30.
I am really excited to see, what her schedule looks like. Probably all P5s, PMs and slams, but hopefully she will play a few premiers and internationals as well.
Next up is probably Indian Wells, I reckon.
She better come to Stuttgart. :lol: Or play one of the grass warm-ups in England, which I will probably attend this year as well.Yeah, IW, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome, Strasbourg, RG probably. Maybe Acapulco (would be nice so that she has a few matches before IW)
I would have expected her to spend a few more weeks at home in Florida. But who knows, she could still withdraw any time.Mirjana said today in press she entered Doha and Dubai qualies.
But also that considering the leg Doha will probably not happen.
I meant a medium, that she updates herself frequently. But I can absolutely understand that she would rather stick to her inner circle.She's got a facebook page. It's updated quite often. If I had to bet, I'd say Ajmo is probably the one updating it. Or someone who writes just like him.
I doubt she would go all the way to the Middle East just for Dubai Q. Hopefully she signed up for Acapulco.About Acapulco I read in interview with coach.
And here's from press:
Q. Do you know what your schedule is going forward?
MIRJANA LUCIC-BARONI: I'm not sure. I was in Doha, Dubai quallies. I don't think I'm going to make the first one just because of my leg. I need to recover a little bit. But, yeah, we're going to have to sit down a little bit and kind of see how I feel after a week or so and then decide from there.