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yup
also, possibly stanford (maybe md there and in SD if enough people pull out). i haven't received any confirmation about stanford in that entry list thread though
 

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Without any social media or website it is really hard to find out, where Miki plans to play next. :p
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.
 

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Yeah, IW, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome, Strasbourg, RG probably. Maybe Acapulco (would be nice so that she has a few matches before IW)
 

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Mirjana said today in press she entered Doha and Dubai qualies.
But also that considering the leg Doha will probably not happen.
 

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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.
I saw her play in Stanford in '15.

I actually thought the facilities were nice.

The stadium is outdated and they have wood bleachers but the campus of Stanford U is very nice. And it's summer so it's quiet and not many people driving and walking around the campus. They even have free parking, if you look for it.

I would say the facilities at the Washington DC tournament are a little better, but it's much more crowded.

Paolo Alto looked very upscale and nice.

A funny aside: I arrive too early in Paolo Alto - about 530 am. I was used to EST time (3 hrs ahead) and I left Sacramento at like 3 AM because I thought I might get lost and/or traffic would be bad. I was surprised how heavy traffic was on the interstate in the middle of the night. Apparently, some people commute from the Sacramento area all the way to Silicon Valley. Anyway, when I got to Palo Alto, nothing was open. So, I found a strip mall parking lot and um, watered the bushes. LOLLL. Finally, I found a Starbucks that was open and contacted you all in the sub forum.

I really enjoyed my experience in Northern CA.

I was able to drive up by Truckee, in the Sierra Nevadas, down to Lake Tahoe.

Being on the east coast, I think Miki probably will play in Washington, DC rather than Stanford this year.

That's awesome that you will be attending the French Open

I have never been.

I did visit Paris with my (now deceased) wife in summer 2008. She was of Nigerian (Igbo) descent. She was raised in the Cameroons so was fluent in English and French. She had lived in Paris in the late '80s-mid '90s.

We walked all the way from our Hotel (near the Eiffel Tower) to Rolland Garros. It was about a 3 mile walk but was worth it. Most people were on vacation so we could walk right down the middle of some residential streets. When we found Roland Garros (it is not easy to see, even when you're right there) we asked the Security Guard at the entrance if we could walk inside the Gate and take a photo. Unfortunately, he wouldn't let us. LOL. We were probably the only people he saw there all day. We walked across the bridge that goes over the tunnell where Lady Di got killed. My wife was a good tour guide and spoke French. She was very helpful.

Sad to hear of the deterioration of that city. It was still pretty nice in '08.

And, I agree with you about "the Left."

I school some of the SJW's on here on the political sub-forum quiet often.
 

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Without any social media or website it is really hard to find out, where Miki plans to play next. :p
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'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.
 

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Yeah, IW, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome, Strasbourg, RG probably. Maybe Acapulco (would be nice so that she has a few matches before IW)
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. :D

Mirjana said today in press she entered Doha and Dubai qualies.
But also that considering the leg Doha will probably not happen.
:eek: I would have expected her to spend a few more weeks at home in Florida. But who knows, she could still withdraw any time.

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 meant a medium, that she updates herself frequently. :D But I can absolutely understand that she would rather stick to her inner circle. :)
 

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No, I am not updating it. Not the biggest fan of facebook recently, either.
Cool

A couple of us thought it sounded like you.

Yeah, face book has some craziness especially with the US political situation - the Pres. election divided many people.
 

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I think maybe Dubai could give Mirjana a WC. They don't have any home players. If not, I guess we might see her in Acapulco. That tournament starts in a month.
Also, just now I have seen that Charleston is week after Miami. :eek: Is that first time ever?
 

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Where did you see that Ajmo?

She'll be seeded (assuming she gets a WC or gets in as an alt). There are some very tricky players there, but the scheduling makes perfect sense. A few days off and then she'll start training again in Florida. Perfect warmup before IW without having to travel a lot. QF points to defend. Last DE right now is Brengle (#69) so it's quite a strong tournament.
 

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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.
 

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I want to ask a question to Servivor, and ma re and anyone in our knowledgeable group, really.

I'd like some candid opinions.

What do you guys think about the whole "ambience" of the post-match interview, on-court?

I have a big opinion about it (of course) but I would like hard core opinions about this specific issue from you guys.

Just shoot from the hip, if you would.

Thanks in advance.
 

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CAREERS IN FOCUS. A TALE OF TWO TITTIES: 1999 WIMBY SEMIFINALISTS (Lucic & Stevenson) And THEIR WEIRD TRAJECTORIES.
 

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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.
I doubt she would go all the way to the Middle East just for Dubai Q. Hopefully she signed up for Acapulco.
 

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^ I doubt it too--especially having just reached a new CH ranking, having won almost $1M AUD and with an iffy leg.

I'm sure at this point she just wants to go home, rest, recover and enjoy her new-found and much-deserved success. It would be reasonable, especially at her age and at this point in her career.

Acapulco would be good, though, so that she doesn't show up in IW without any match practice.
 

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By the way, with so few points to defend in the next two months, it's quite likely that she'll reach a new career-high ranking during that time
 
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