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20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 - one of the most particular under 10 tennis tournaments in the World will be played between (20th) 22nd - 27th of june 2015 in Smrikve... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow story"...

19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 BOYS and GIRLS FINALS ARE ON SMRIKVA BOWL YOU TUBE CHANNEL


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015:

20th SMRIKVA BOWL 2015 Presentation and Application Form (pdf ~1.5 MB)

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and be sent by fax to Smrikve at Fax Number or e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred.

20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 is reserved for the players born in 2005 ONLY.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2015 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received…

Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2015.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it


To learn more about ISTRIA – the region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit:

Istria from Smrikve ...CULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, museums, major cultural events, cuisine, top restaurants and the best olive oil and wine producers.

ISTRIA is a rising World cultural destination worth visiting in every season…


19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Results, Press Release, Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results, and Photo Gallery

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Photo Gallery

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Results

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Press Release

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2014)

Historical Smrikva Bowl Photo Gallery (1996-2014)

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23/10/14

It is a world tennis news: "17-Year-Old Borna Coric Notches First Top 3 Win in Basel"... in the quarterfinals was able to win Rafael Nadal...

Borna Coric, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, made the most of his wild card into the Swiss Indoors Basel by taking out 6th-seeded Ernests Gulbis for his first top 20 win, 7:6, 6:3… and only few days after in the quarterfinals 2nd-seeded Rafael Nadal for his first top 3 win, 6:2, 7:6

Borna won his maiden Grand Slam match this summer when he defeated Lukas Rosol at the US Open, was also a quarterfinalist in UMAG this July… I enjoyed his matches this summer… and at the tournament in UMAG he became the second youngest quarterfinalist in Umag history, and the youngest since Rafael Nadal in 2003.

At the beginning of the week Borna took advantage of an uninspired performance made by Ernest Gulbis, earning 14 break points against and converting three en route to his fifth tour level victory of the season.

… after Gulbis… Borna faced Andrey Golubev (#66 ATP) in the second round in Basel… and 6:4, 6:4 victory allowed him to play and win his childhood idol Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals…

Borna said after winning Glubis that this was his biggest win on the Tour but not the best match ever… the best match ever was the one he played against Janowicz in Davis Cup…

Still looking to learn how Borna lived match with Rafa…

Last week I made TOP 100 ATP/WTA list and included Borna’s profile on the list as the first future Candidate to reach TOP 100 ATP and after this quarterfinals victory over Nadal he may enter the Club…

Borna CORIC – 2005 SB player – #122 ATP (Oct 2014)
Junior US Open 2013 winner
Date of birth: 14th of November 1997

His performance on Swiss Indoors (ATP World Tour 500) played in Basel this week is the following:

1st round: Borna Coric – Ernest Gulbis (Lat) 7:6, 6:3
2nd round: Borna Coric – Andrey Golubev (Kaz) 6:4, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Rafael Nadal (Esp) 6:2, 7:6
Semifinals: Borna Coric – David Goffin (Bel) 4:6,6:3,3;6

Ranking of the players:
Ernest Gulbis (Lat) – #13 ATP
Andrey Golubev (Kaz) – #66 ATP
Rafael Nadal (Esp) – #3 ATP
David Goffin (Bel) – #28 ATP

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


16/10/14

Top 100 ATP/WTA Smrikva Bowl Club

Top 100 ATP/WTA Smrikva Bowl Club list former Smrikva Bowl players who reached TOP 100 ATP or WTA ranking during their career… as of October 2014 list is the following:

Belinda BENCIC
Marin DRAGANJA
Ana KONJUH
Ivana LISJAK
Petra MARTIC
Dominic THIEM
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC
Donna VEKIC

Top 100 ATP/WTA Smrikva Bowl Club Candidate

Borna CORIC
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ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Junior Roland Garros 2011 runner up
Date of birth: 3rd of September 1993

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #29 ATP doubles (Oct 2014)
Date of birth: 13th of May 1991


WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #33 WTA (Sep 2014)
Junior Roland Garros 2013 winner
Junior Wimbledon 2013 winner
Date of birth: 10th of March 1997

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Date of birth: 7th of May 1993

Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Date of birth: 28th of June 1996

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Date of birth: 19th of January 1991

Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Date of birth: 19th of March 1987

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #100 WTA (Oct 2014)
Junior Australian Open 2013 winner
Junior US Open 2013 winner
Date of birth: 27th of December 1997


TOP 100 Candidate

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #122 ATP (Oct 2014)
Junior US Open 2013 winner
Date of birth: 14th of November 1997


13/10/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update October 2014)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players ranking…

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #33 WTA (Sep 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #100 WTA (Oct 2014)

TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #122 ATP (Oct 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 13th of October 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 22 players TOP 700 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #33 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 66 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #83 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #100 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #194 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #253 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #290 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #324 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #343 WTA
Katie BOULTER, 2006 player, – #431 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #505 on WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #521 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #532 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #528 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #541 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #580 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #586 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #604 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #605 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #615 WTA
Christina MAKAROVA, “LM”/SB 2006 – #687 WTA

• 13 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #33 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #122 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #315 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #359 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 370 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #391 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #404 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #416 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #445 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #528 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #543 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinalist – #647 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #696 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #30 ATP

• 4 boys and 12 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#37 Nino SERDARUSIC

#39 Andre BIRO

#65 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

#99 Miomir KECMANOVIC

GIRLS:

#5 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up, Junior ROLAND GARROS 2014 runner up

#18 Olga FRIDMAN

#26 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

#36 Seone MENDEZ

#37 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#54 Gabriella TAYLOR

#56 Katie SWAN

#66 Maia LUMSDEN

#71 Nina POTOCNIK

#76 Katarina JOKIC

#80 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#85 Michaela GORDON

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #8)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #3, Nicola KUHN #5, Lucie KANKOVA #5, Ania HERTEL #10)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)... IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #290 on WTA list. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #789 on ATP list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #30 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #528 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #194 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #787 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #170 on ATP list (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #647 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #944 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #315 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #445 on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #947 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #66 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #605 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #532 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #38 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1116 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1710 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #696 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #66 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #528 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #604 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #416 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #543 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #814 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #988 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #826 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #714 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #404 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 359 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #370 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #391 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #122 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1382 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1084 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1442 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #324 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #434 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #83 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #343 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #580 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #615 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #370 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1206 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1418 on ATP list.
Gabriele MOGHINI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #213 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #541 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #731 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #521 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #33 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is not ranked on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #586 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #587 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #207 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #185 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1653 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #241 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #659 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 100 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #71 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #505 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is not ranked on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #186 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #552 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #156 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1694 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #1005 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #616 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #758 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #66 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #946 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #743 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #253 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #774 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1222 on WTA ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1093 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #144 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #245 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #288 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #99 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #222 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #380 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #275 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #1222 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #351 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #190 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #56 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #630 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #624 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #848 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #664 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1404 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #146 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #480 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #318 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1328 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #85 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1623 on ITF ranking list.


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #1119 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #310 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #191 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #191 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #19 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #163 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #630 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #218 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #2073 on ITF ranking list.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #639 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #807 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #166 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #767 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #1386 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #932 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1853 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #295 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #94 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #77 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #285 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #156 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #154 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #652 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #415 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #85 in under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION... and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION...

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION...

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


10/10/14

This week: Borna CORIC (reached semifinals in Tashkent), Belinda BENCIC (finals) Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (reached quarterfinals in Tianjin), Ana KONJUH (quarterfinals in Osaka), Dominic THIEM (2nd round in Shanghai)

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked 139 ATP, is in the semifinals in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – USD 125,000 ATP Challenger – made the following result:

1st round: Borna Coric – Sergey BETOV (Blr) 7:6, 6:0
2nd round: B.Coric – Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (Rus) 4:6, 6:4, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Dusan LAJOVIC (Srb) 7:5, 7:6
Semifinals: Borna Coric – Lukas LACKO (Svk) 5:7, 6:7

Players ranking:
Sergey BETOV (Blr) – #877 ATP
Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (Rus) – #130 ATP
Dusan LAJOVIC (Srb) – #69 ATP
Lukas LACKO (Svk) – #83 ATP


Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #34 WTA, at Tianjin (China) 2014 – USD 250,000 WTA – made the following result:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Lin ZHU (Chn) 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Romina OPRANDI (Sui) w.o.
Quarterfinals: Belinda Bencic -Su Wei HSIEH (Chn) 6:4,4:6,6:2
Semifinals: Belinda Bencic – Shuai PENG (Chn) 3:1, ret.
Finals: Belinda Bencic – Alison RISKE (USA) 3:6, 4:6

Players ranking:
Lin ZHU (Chn) – #144 WTA
Romina OPRANDI (Sui) – #132 WTA
Su Wei HSIEH (Chn) – #160 WTA
Shuai PENG (Chn) – #24 WTA
Alison RISKE (USA) – #60 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #69 WTA, at Tianjin (China) 2014 – USD 250,000 WTA – made the following result:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Nadia KICHENOK (Ukr) 5:7, 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Ying-Ying DUAN (Chn) 6:4, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Ajla Tomljanovic – S.PENG (Chn) 6:7, 6:2, 5:7

Players ranking:
Nadia KICHENOK (Ukr) – #181 WTA
Ying-Ying DUAN (Chn) – #143 WTA
Shuai PENG (Chn) – #24 WTA


Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #113 WTA, at Osaka (Japan) 2014 – USD 250,000 WTA – made the following result:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Jie ZHENG (Chn) 4:6, 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) 6:2, 3:6, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Ana Konjuh – Zarina DIYAS (Kaz) 7:6,4:6,6:2

Players ranking:
Jie ZHENG (Chn) – #77 WTA
Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) – #38 WTA
Zarina DIYAS (Kaz) – #39 WTA


Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #44 ATP, at Shanghai (China) 2014 – ATP Master USD 6,521,695 – made the following result:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6:3, 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Novak Djokovic (Srb) 6:4, 7:6

Players ranking:
Lukas Rosol (Cze) – #26 ATP
Novak Djokovic (Srb) – #1 ATP

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


06/10/14

We collected olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 Ambassadors - Istrian olive oil - one of the best in the World and Smrikva kids are "seeds of the legends"...

Yesterday was a very long day… 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 Smrikva Bowl olive oil collection day…

... with over 20 friends we started to gather for the olive oil collection at 8:00 AM…

... and we returned home at 10:00 PM from the olive mill with anther golden green annual :)

It is the 2015 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)...

In Smrikve is considered 2014 production because the next year every new Smrikva Bowl Ambassador will receive a bottle of it.

We moved from Smrikve to Fazana to collect the first part of the day…

later on we moved from Fazana to Valbandon… Villa Taste to collect the second part of the day…

... and than we finally reached Smrikve again…

and continued to collect at SMRIKVE LOUNGE… and all around Smrikve…

from the olive trees which hold names over 1000 players who planted some of our trees from 64 countries and all the continents…

In Smrikve we produce Istrian olive oil that has over 2000 years old tradition in olive oil making and was considered among the best one in the Roman Empire and today is still considered among the best one in the World.

During the Smrikva Bowl we use to give to every Smrikva Bowl Ambasador a bottle of oil as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

We are already able to produce special and limited collections of the Smrikva Bowl olive oil from the Smrikva Bowl centuries old olive trees planted by some of the future tennis Champions… the long road full of sweat and tears… and in end smile :)

Last year Smrikva Bowl kids won six out of eight potential first places at the Junior GRAND SLAM Tournaments… and they are already generations who planted olive trees in Smrikve:

Ana KONJUH, 2007 Smrikva Bowl generation, is the winner of Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN and Junior US OPEN...

Belinda BENCIC, 2006 Smrikva Bowl generation, is the winner of Junior ROLAND GARROS, and Junior WIMBLEDON...

Gianluigi QUINZI, 2006 Smrikva Bowl generation, is the winner of Junior WIMBLEDON...

Borna CORIC, 2005 Smrikva Bowl generation, is the winner of Junior US OPEN...

and this year two players reached TOP 40 ATP and WTA ranking for the first time… Dominic THIEM and Belinda BENCIC

The tradition of the olive oil production started to develop in Istria during the time of the Emperor Augustus. Thanks to the olive oil Pula was for few centuries one of the richest towns in the Roman Empire and this is one of the main reasons why Pula got its magnificent Arena.

It is important to say that at the time olive oil was not used only as the salad dressing as we use it today but it was used also for lighting thus it was important as todays are important the sources of energy we use. It was the gold of its period. This explain the status and importance Pula had during the Roman Empire time.

Romans had deep knowledge of olive oil making and we do know that they had five different olive oils quality ranking:

1. Oleum ex albis ulivis: first quality olive oil made by green and white olives
(THIS IS WHAT WE DO FROM THE SMRIKVA BOWL OLIVES)
2. Viride: olive oil made by the olives that started to become black
3. Maturum: olive oil made by mature olives
4. Caducum: olive oil made by olives collected from the ground
5. Cibarium: olive oil made by rotten olives

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started the tradition of planting an old Olive tree. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth today.

On Brioni island there is an olive tree from the beginning of the 4th century that is one of the oldest olive trees in Europe… and many Smrikva Bowl kids visit it every year…

Marcus Valerius Martialis, native from Cordoba, who lived in the 1st century AD, during the Roman Empire times, celebrated Istrian olive oil with the following verses: “Uncto Corduba Laetior Venafro Histra Nec Minus Absolute Testa”. The translation in English would be: “Cordoba, you being more fertile than the olive oil region of Venafro and so perfect as the oil (amphora) from Istria”.

To learn more about ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL and the Region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit:

Istria from Smrikve ...CULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, museums, major cultural events, cuisine, top restaurants and the best olive oil and wine producers.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve and SMRIKVE LOUNGE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.

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Linked in Istria from Smrikve