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New thread about our best young player till age 16.
I opened thread because of today's article in Večernji list about her.
Mario Velić author of the artcile.
Will just write it down here, I guess some of you migt be interested.

A nema ni 15 Tena Lukas najbolja među našim tenisačicama do 16 godina
Više gledam muškarce jer od njih mogu više naučiti

Dva velika uspjeha u samo tjedan dana bila su dovoljna mladoj kaštelanskoj tenisačici Teni Lukas da svima jasno pokaže svoj talent. Potkraj travnja okitila se titulom najbolje na jakom ITF turniru u Mostaru, gdje je redom pobjeđivala mlade reprezentativke susjednih zemalja. A onda je tjedan dana poslije potvrdila svoju dominaciju u Hrvatskoj, postavši državna prvakinja među tenisačicama do 16 godina, iako će sama tek za mjesec dana proslaviti 15. rođendan.
- U oba sam natjecanja ušla opuštena, nisam se ničim zamarala. Jednostavno sam sama sebi govorila: "Bit će što bude". I to mi se isplatilo - priča nam Tena.

Ima neka tajna veza

Isplatili su joj se i brojni treninzi i odricanja. Savki dan više od četiri sata druži se s reketom. Cijela obitelj joj pomaže, tata Ivica je trener, brat Feliks sparing partner, a sestra Tajna brine se o fizičkoj pripremljenosti.
- Cijela je obitelj u tenisu, tako sam i ja počela. S pet godina uzela sam reket u ruke. Najprije je to bila igra. Sad je ozbiljnije, a drago mi je trenirati s ocem, sestrom i bratom - kaže Tena.
Jedino majka Margita, profesorica tjelesne kulture i nekadašnja košarkašica, nije uključena u treninge.
- Moja je zadaća logistika - objašnjava Margita.
A Teni će trebati prilična logistička podrška jer je očekuje Europsko prvenstvo za tenisačice mlađe od 16 godina u Moskvi. Očekuje je puno treninga, ali i traženja sponzora jer put do ruske prijestolnice nije jeftin.

Nitko kao sestre Williams

Sama Tena ne boji se rada i odricanja, iako ponekad nije lako školske obveze, a pohađa srednju Turističku školu u Trogiru, uskladiti sa svakodnevnim treninzima.
- Moram posebno zahvaliti razrednici i ravnatelju, koji imaju jako mnogo razumijevanja - kaže Tena.
A kad ne uči i ne trenira, Tena ne bježi od tenisa. Uzor su joj sestre Williams, naši Ivanišević i Ančić, često gleda njihove mečeve.
- Draže mi je gledati muškarce nego cure. Bolji su, od njih mogu puno naučiti - ne skriva Tena.
Brat Feliks za sestru kaže da mora još popraviti kretanje, a njezine ostale adute, posebno jak servis, osjetit će protivnice u Moskvi.

Uz članak je objavljena njena slika ispod koje piše: Jako dobar forhend i dvoručni bekhend te sjajan servis Tenini su aduti.
 

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Tena is playing this week qualifying of ITF Bol 10K.
This is how it went so far:
Rd 1:
vs bye
Rd 2:
def. Ekaterina Strogonova (RUS) 62 63
Rd 3:
def. Katerina Kaminkova (CZE) 62 61
FQR:
vs. Donna Vekic (CRO)
 

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First MD win for Tena! :bounce:
 

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^ Who would have guessed that out of Njiric (#3 seed), Akiki (#5 seed), Milas and Lukas, Lukas would go the furthest in Brcko!
 

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$10,000 Brcko, R2: Tena LUKAS (CRO) defeated Barbara SOBASZKIEWICZ (POL) (7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 :yeah:

Tena is through to her first ITF QF! Who knows how she'll do, but she got a lucky break: instead of playing the top seed, Zlochova (#362), she'll play LUZ (#725), who crushed Zlochova 61 62 :eek:

Good luck, Tena! Regardless, it has already been a successful tournament for her.
 

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Wow, great win! :bounce:
I hope she plays more to get rank soon! :D
 

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:eek: This is already surprise! :eek: I hope she can continue like this on next tournaments too! :cheer:
 

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Final

(Q) Tjasa SRIMPF (SLO) defeated (Q) Tena LUKAS (CRO) 6-3 6-3

No singles title for Croat this week. :(
Hopefully Tena got much confidence from this week and will continue winning in the future!
Great week!
 

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This was great week for Tena, no matter this loss in final! After this, she is defenitely "one to watch" carefuly! :D I hope she can continue in this way in next tournaments too! :bounce:
 

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Tena strikes again at the 10k event in Vinkovci.
She beat Mariana Drazic(Cro) in the first round. 6-3 2-6 6-2 Congrats :D

btw, this girl Drazic, is also one to watch out for, she hasnt played any Junior events so far, but I saw her last year in Croatia.
Seriously this girl has a HUGE game. If she just continues to focuse on tennis, I think she could be something.
 

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(SE)Tena Lukas (CRO) d. (Q)Anneliese Tepper (AUS) 63 62 :yeah:
Nice job. Already another great success after last weeks final. She could go deep here.
But next opponent is Akiki, obviously Tena is the underdog here, but she could make it. Loads of confidence for her lately.
 

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This QF is showing her tournament last week was not only coincidence. Akiki seems to be a favorite but I believe Tena also has her chances. But what seems to be more important to me - only one more tournament with win and she has a ranking! :bounce:
 

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:bounce:
 

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This week she plays 10k Dubrovnik and in R1 she beat Curic, 6-3 6-4. Next opponent is WTA 540th Juhaszova. Good luck. ;)
 
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