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24/03/17

Spring is at the door... nature awakens... and soon the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 tennis talents generation will be known... :)

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree…

… in many countries the olive tree is a symbol of peace… while the age of the Smrikva Bowl olive tree is a symbol of intergenerational responsibility…

… every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to try to understand and to learn to preserve all that each of us is born with…

… the spring moment when nature wakes up… is also the moment when the new Smrikva Bowl generation will be identified… and to me it is a nice moment to recall the story of the circle of life… :)

Smrikve, March 2008

AMBASSADORSOLD OLIVE TREE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

The Lion King cartoon is an artwork and most of the life messages one can find in it are in line with the Smrikva Bowl. They are in line with the message of the Ambassadors’ Olive Tree; they are in line with the values of friendship and love; they are in line with empathy. Love, friendship and empathy are all Cosmopolitan values per excellence, as far as people and humanity are concerned.

The relationship between Mufasa, Sarabi and Simba reminds me of both: parents and family love, but also about the intergenerational responsibility.

Timon, Pumbaa and Simba relationship reminds me about love between friends. Pumbaa also make me think about empathy, intuition and loyalty. The relationship between Simba and Nola reminds me again about the importance of love. Rafiki, the wise old baboo, with his many centuries old tree reminds me about the importance of knowledge and experience of the older.

There are many other particular moments that every person on its own, based on his or her own life experience, discover by watching these artworks.

You might be interested to know that most of the characters’s names in this cartoon have a particular meaning in Swahili language: Simba means “lion”; Nala means “gift”, and love is for me one of the greatest gifts that people can receive and give during their life; Sarabi means “mirage”; Pumbaa means “dull-witted” or “stunned”; and Rafiki means “friend” :). These names with their meanings make me think of the American Indians and the way they used to give the names to their people.

Every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to understand and to learn, to preserve all that each of us is born with.

When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it.

The intergenerational responsibility alone will allow future generations to enjoy the beauty of life, the sunsets and the seasons of the earth. Enjoy the circle of life.

“The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow…”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. It is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems and this is why knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important.

Miodrag Bozovic


14/03/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2017)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #33 WTA (Feb 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA (Jan 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #194 WTA (Mar 2017)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #190 ATP (Feb 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #145 ATP doubles (Feb 2017)

As of 14th of March 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 50 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #33 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #86 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #128 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #130 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #151 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #194 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #225 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #231 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #244 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #276 WTA

Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #304 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #307 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #327 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #330 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #349 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #362 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #381 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #387 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #401 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #407 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #433 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #456 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #462 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #489 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #538 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #541 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #552 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #559 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #572 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #587 WTA

Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #607 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #613 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #623 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #627 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #634 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #655 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #661 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #664 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #670 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #679 WTA

Claire LIU – 2010 player – #699 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #700 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #718 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #741 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #807 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #822 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #849 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #875 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #897 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #997 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #9 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #59 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #159 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #192 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #194 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #218 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #262 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #280 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 298 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #327 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #450 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #482 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #549 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #550 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #636 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #651 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #666 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #695 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #718 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #724 ATP

Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #728 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #768 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #803 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #810 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #822 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #874 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #944 ATP

• 8 boys and 12 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #4 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #8 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #10 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #19 Alexei POPYRIN
- #44 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #58 Tomas MACHAC
- #86 Max STEWART

GIRLS:
- #9 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #38 Seone MENDEZ
- #44 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #50 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #63 Ashley LAHEY
- #67 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #74 Wiktoria KULIK
- #77 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #85 Tatiana PIERI
- #95 Michaela GORDON
- #96 Lucie KANKOVA

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #4, Cezar CRETU #7, Eric VANSHELBOIM #8, Olga DANILOVIC #5, Helene PELLICANO #10)

5 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Luca NARDI #4, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #10, Maria TIMOFEEVA #2, Noa KRZNARIC #7, Kylie BILCHEV #8, Selin Lydia SEPKEN #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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #276 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #549 ATP


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

BOYS
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #107 ATP doubles.
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #111 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #655 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #159 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #550 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #768 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #803 ATP.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #266 ATP doubles.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #266 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #433 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #664 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #9 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #822 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, #1434 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #231 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #627 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #664 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #849 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #450 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semiff, #666 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifF, #695 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #538 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #59 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #192 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #194 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #218 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #298 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #482 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #86 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #225 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #244 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #304 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #327 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #407 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #623 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #997 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #298 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1142 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #128 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #130 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #349 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #362 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #456 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #462 WTA


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #724 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1143 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, #1576 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #33 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #151 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #307 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #587 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #661 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #807 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #327 ATP.
Eduardo NAVA (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, is not ranked on ATP list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, # 728 ATP.
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #810 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1143 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1565 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #194 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #401 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #489 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #552 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #700 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 822 WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #679 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #262 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #651 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #874 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1099 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1472 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1552 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #86 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #134 ITF
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #583 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #387 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #559 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #613 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #670 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #875 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1131 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., #1236 WTA
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, #96 ITF
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #146 ITF
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, #168 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #339 ITF
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, #374 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #200 ITF

Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #718 WTA
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #63 ITF


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #718 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #944 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #58 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #355 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1137 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #44 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #67 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #77 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #126 ITF
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, #197 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #273 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #339 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #699 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #819 ITF


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 (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #161 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #308 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #541 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #556 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #626 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #633 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #639 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1077 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1348 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #1873 ITF
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #897 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #218 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #292 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #342 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #471 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #680 ITF


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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #279 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #747 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #802 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #826 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1102 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1109 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1681 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1681 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #161 ETA U16
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #183 ETA U16
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, #752 ETA U16
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012 semif., #777 ETA U16
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1368 ETA U16

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #130 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #169 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #200 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #244 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #336 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #440 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #933 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #943 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1005 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1014 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1308 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #1884 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #2 ETA U14
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #23 ETA U14
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, #250 ETA U16
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, #255 ETA U16

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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #4 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #10 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #20 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #36 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #41 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #44 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #49 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #58 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #58 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #71 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #131 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #212 ITF & #7 ETA U14
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #8 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #10 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #25 ETA U14
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #90 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #102 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #135 ETA U14

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
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #29 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #30 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #47 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #74 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #79 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #85 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #91 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #114 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #117 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #124 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #180 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #200 ETA U14

GIRLS

Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #32 ETA U14
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #33 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #68 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #313 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #548 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

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.


04/03/17

Smrikva Bowl Library story and the spring... JRL once said... "books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind..." ;)

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation will be selected in less than 30 days… and today I will be pleased to recall a story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

…it is the story of heritage… but as written in the title… it is again a story related to the spring via pollen … but this time is a kind of mind pollen… ;)…

James Russell Lowell compared books to the bees and I like it… “books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind…”


In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl library. Each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover.

Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 78 countries and all the continents. Historically their task was to search the talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from this year they are also our Cultural Ambassadors.

The old olive tree Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors plant every year is a symbol of friendship and intergenerational responsibility and Smrikva Bowl’s idea of children, sport, music and culture that are able to pass all frontiers are incorporated in the creation of this Smrikva Bowl Library.

I used to write in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy that we are those who represent the current civilization.

This is an important concept. Today people live an average of about 80 years. What we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated until today, which our institutions pass onto future generations.

The books represent the greatest human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with cumulated personal experience of our daily lives. But given the fragility of the circle of life it is very easy for people to ignore these facts and lose sight of our human knowledge. It takes just a few generations to lose this great heritage.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social and civil progress is slower and more complex. Humans learn throughout their whole lifetime, from books and schools, but we also mostly learn from our personal experiences.

Smrikva Bowl mission is to develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people and humanity…

Thanks in advance to all the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)

Miodrag Bozovic


26/02/17

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, win Rio Open 2017 - played in Brazil - ATP 500 Tournament on clay... 8th ATP title in his career

In 2015, NICEUMAGGSTAAD… in 2016, BUENOS ARIES, ACAPULCO, NICE and STUTTGART… and this year RIO DE JANEIRO the 8th ATP title… Bravo DOMINATOR! ;D

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #8 ATP, is the winner of Rio Open 2017 – ATP 500 Tournament and the results were the following:

1st round: Dominic Thiem – Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) 6:4,7:5
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Dusan Lajovic (Srb) 6:2,7:5
Quarterfinals: D. Thiem – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 6:2,6:3
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Albert Ramos Vinola (Esp) 6:1,6:4
Finals: Dominic Thiem – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) 7:5, 6:4

Players ranking:
Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – #96 ATP
Dusan Lajovic (Srb) – #97 ATP
Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – #51 ATP
Albert Ramos Vinola (Esp) – #26 ATP
Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – #25 ATP

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20/02/17

21 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 were in the Main Draws of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2017 start... Linda Fruhvirtova & Dino Prizmic are the winner and Branko Djuric is runner up

OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY is played since 1985 and many top world players played this tournament considered one of the most important under 12 International Tournaments in the World.

Some of the known names are: Les Français Richard GASQUET, Gaël MONFILS, Paul-Henri MATHIEU, Julien BENNETEAU, Tommy ROBREDO, Raphaël NADAL, Mickaël YOUZNY, Féliciano LOPEZ, Amélie MAURESMO, Justine HENIN, Kim CLIJSTERS and Dinara SAFINA.

Over the last years several Smrikva Bowl players won OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY: Maia LUMSDEN, Anastasia MIKHEEVA, Paula ARIAS MANON, Mihailo POPOVIC, Victor JOVIC

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 21 former Smrikva Bowl players…

In the 2nd round there were 14 SB players out of 64…

In the 3rd round there were 7 SB players out of 32…

In the quarterfinals there were 5 SB players out of 16…

In the semifinals there were 3 SB players out of 8…

In the finals there were 3 SB players out of 4… Branko Djuric, Dino Prizmic and Linda Fruhvirtova

The winner of the girls single and double draw is Linda Fruhvirtova… the winner of the boys final is Dino Prizmic.

In doubles girls finals there were two Smrikva Bowl girls: Linda Fruhvirtova and Jaquelyn Ogunwale

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2017 are the following:


BOYS:

Dino PRIZMIC (Cro) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterfinalist
1st round: Dino PRIZMIC – Said AITALI (Fra) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Dino PRIZMIC – Andre MEGRABIAN (Bel) 6:1,4:6,6:1
3rd round: Dino PRIZMIC – Kilian FELDBAUSCH (Sui) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Dino PRIZMIC – Jakub MENSIK (Cze) 7:6, 6:4
Semifinals: Dino PRIZMIC – Alexander BLOCKX (Bel) 7:6,6:3
Finals: Dino PRIZMIC – Branko DJURIC (Srb) 6:2,5:7,7:5

Branko DJURIC (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 winner
1st round: Branko DJURIC – Jules CABY (Fra) 6:0,6:2
2nd round: Branko DJURIC – Gilles Arnaud BAILLY (Bel) 6:4,6:3
3rd round: Branko DJURIC – Antoine GHIBAUDO (Fra) 6:2,7:5
Quarterfinals: Branko DJURIC – Maxim ZHUKOV (Rus) 6:1,6:0
Semifinals: Branko DJURIC – Vojtech PETR (Cze) 6:3,7:5
Finals: Branko DJURIC – Dino PRIZMIC (Cro) 2:6,7:5,5:7

Giacomo NOSEI (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Giacomo NOSEI – Andrea M’CHICH (Fra) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Giacomo NOSEI – Nicolas NIOX CHATEAU (Fra) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Giacomo NOSEI – Arthur GEA (Fra) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Giacomo NOSEI – Vojtech PETR (Cze) 2:6,3:6

Marc MAJDANDZIC (Ger) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Theo MOTTIER (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Nicolas TREBUCHET (Fra) 6:4, 6:1
3rd round: Marc MAJDANDZIC – Alexander BLOCKX (Bel) 6:3,4:6,3:6

Filippo ROMANO (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Filippo ROMANO – Alexandre FRIGOUT (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Filippo ROMANO – Antoine GHIBAUDO 7:6,1:6,0:6

Theodore PURKIS (Gbr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Theodore PURKIS – P. BARBIER GAZEU (Fra) 7:5,6:1
2nd round: Theodore PURKIS – Maxim ZHUKOV (Rus) 0:6,3:6

*Aleksa PISARIC * (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Aleksa PISARIC – Alexis ARNAL (Fra) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Aleksa PISARIC – Gabriel DEBRU (Fra) 1:6,6:7

Andrea MEDURI (Ita) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Andrea MEDURI – Hoan MOURET (Fra) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Andrea MEDURI – A.BLOCKX (Bel) 6:3,0:6,0:6

Walker ALLEN (Usa) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Walker ALLEN – Patrick SCHOEN (Sui) 4:6,2:6

Viktor MARKOV (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Viktor MARKOV – Iannis FERNANDES (Fra) 1:6,1:6

Mikalai BANKOU (Blr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mikalai BANKOU – Nicolas TREBUCHET (Fra) 1:6,3:6


GIRLS:

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (Cze) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 semifinalist
1st round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Emma JOUY (Fra) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – D.SHUVYRDENKOVA (Rus) 6:0,6:0
3rd round: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Victoria MBOKO (Can) 6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Celine NAEF (Sui) 6:3,6:0
Semifinals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 6:3, 6:4
Finals: Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – Karolina KOZAKOVA (Cze) 6:2,7:5

Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (Uk) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Clemence THOUARD (Fra) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Iulia GHERMAN (Mda) 6:0,7:5
3rd round: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – Noheila RAMDANI (Fra) 6:3,3:6,6:3
Quarterfinals: Jaquelyn OGUNWALE – L.HAVLICKOVA (Cze) 7:6,2:6,2:6

Mio MUSHIKA (Jpn) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mio MUSHIKA – Nel COLLIDOR (Fra) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Mio MUSHIKA – T.S.R. RAJAONAH (Fra) 6:2,7:5
3rd round: Mio MUSHIKA – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 2:6,4:6

Mao MUSHIKA (Jpn) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Mao MUSHIKA – Shanice ROIGNOT (Fra) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Mao MUSHIKA – Naroa ARANZABAL (Esp) 2:6,0:6

Lola RADIVOJEVIC (Isr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Lola RADIVOJEVIC – Agostina BREVAL (Fra) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Lola RADIVOJEVIC – Sofia COSTOULAS (Bel) 1:6,2:6

Julia ZLATEVA (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Julia ZLATEVA – Beverley A. NYANGON (Fra) 6:3,6.3
2nd round: Julia ZLATEVA – Constance LEVIVIER (Fra) 3:6,3:6

Leticia TAROCCO (Cro) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Leticia TAROCCO – Astrid LEW YAN FOON (Fra) 5:7,2:6

Anja PETKOVIC (Srb) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Anja PETKOVIC – Juliette BAHRI (Fra) 2:6,1:6

Tea ZIVIC (Fra) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Tea ZIVIC – Iulia GHERMAN (Mda) 2:6,3:6

Anastasia A.NIKOLOVA (Bul) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Anastasia A.NIKOLOVA – N.RAMDANI (Fra) 4:6,7:6,5:7

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15/02/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update February 2017)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #36 WTA (Jan 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA (Jan 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #145 ATP doubles (Feb 2017)

As of 15th of February 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 48 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #36 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #85 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #125 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #129 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #149 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #220 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #230 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #236 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #239 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #280 WTA

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #288 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #299 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #307 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #330 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #331 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #359 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #373 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #387 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #407 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #410 WTA

Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #415 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #422 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #439 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #461 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #468 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #490 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #541 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #549 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #555 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #560 WTA

Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #572 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #596 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #604 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #613 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #614 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #648 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #659 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #667 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #677 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #680 WTA

Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #710 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #737WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #806 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #818 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #851 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #860 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #875 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #902 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #61 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #157 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #181 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #209 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #218 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #245 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 292 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #294 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #297 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #430 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #486 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #554 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #562 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #642 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #654 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #659 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #699 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #724 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #730 ATP

Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #768 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #800 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #806 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #812 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #819 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #857 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #928 ATP

• 8 boys and 11 girls… in total 19 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #4 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #8 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #10 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #16 Alexei POPYRIN
- #38 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #79 Max STEWART
- #82 Tomas MACHAC

GIRLS:
- #11 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #33 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #34 Seone MENDEZ
- #48 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #63 Ashley LAHEY
- #66 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #68 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #73 Wiktoria KULIK
- #83 Tatiana PIERI
- #97 Michaela GORDON

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Cezar CRETU #5, Lorenzo MUSETTI #6, Eric VANSHELBOIM #7, Olga DANILOVIC #4, Helene PELLICANO #10)

4 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Luca NARDI #4, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #8, Maria TIMOFEEVA #2, Noa KRZNARIC #4, Kylie BILCHEV #9)

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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #299 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #554 ATP


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

BOYS
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #118 ATP doubles.
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #119 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #288 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #157 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #562 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #768 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #812 ATP.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #299 ATP doubles.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #299 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #422 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, not ranked


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #819 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, #1443 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #230 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #549 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #851 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., not ranked


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #430 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semiff, #654 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifF, #699 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #490 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #61 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #181 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #209 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #218 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #292 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #486 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #85 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #236 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #239 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #307 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #330 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #415 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #648 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #292 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1144 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #48 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #123 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #361 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #428 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #446 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #468 WTA


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #724 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1145 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, #1579 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #36 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #149 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #280 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #596 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #614 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #875 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #297 ATP.
Eduardo NAVA (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, is not ranked on ATP list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, # 800 ATP.
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #806 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1102 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1569 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #220 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #407 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #439 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #555 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #806 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 818 WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #680 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #245 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #659 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #857 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1140 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1475 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1557 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #79 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #126 ITF
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #564 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #387 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #560 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #604 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #667 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #860 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1137 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., #1237 WTA
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, #65 ITF
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, #164 ITF
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #221 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #255 ITF
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, #363 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #204 ITF

Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #710 WTA
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #63 ITF


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #730 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #928 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #82 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #341 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1143 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #33 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #66 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #68 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #121 ITF
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, #189 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #255 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #354 ITF
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, #1127 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #677 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #575 ITF


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 (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #154 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #299 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #510 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #524 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #613 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #618 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #633 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1038 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1310 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #1849 ITF
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #902 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #205 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #294 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #453 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #457 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #608 ITF


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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #330 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #719 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #796 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1064 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1200 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1582 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1652 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1652 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #106 ETA U16
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #161 ETA U16
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, #614 ETA U16
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012 semif., #745 ETA U16
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1178 ETA U16

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #127 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #130 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #136 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #243 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #349 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #709 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #915 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #998 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #1056 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1743 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #2 ETA U14
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #32 ETA U14
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #116 ETA U16
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #143 ETA U16
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, #235 ETA U16
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, #242 ETA U16

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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #4 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #8 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #12 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #21 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #31 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #36 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #45 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #50 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #56 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #82 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #105 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #112 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #199 ITF & #4 ETA U14
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #9 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #11 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #20 ETA U14
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #81 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #95 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #117 ETA U14

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
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #14 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #22 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #59 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #64 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #74 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #92 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #92 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #95 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #110 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #175 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #180 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #35 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #57 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #376 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #513 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

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.


07/02/17

The Smrikve c Code story... is a story about virtue developed by training and wish to learn...

Smrikve c Code was created years ago…

The birth of this article was inspired by the Smrikva Bowl kids’ ability to use rackets and the Star Wars knights to use their lightsabers…

It is a kid’s story about virtue created by long hours spent in training and wish to learn… day after day… year after year… decade after decade…

Smrikve, October 2010

The Star Wars “Return of the Jedi” is the first film I remember seeing with my dad at the cinema… it was 1983 and I was 10… the cinema was named “Istra”… I was the same age as the Smrikva Bowl players we host every year in Smrikve :)…

In the introduction of this article I would just underline that I like the way Jedi use the lightsabers and I like the way Smrikva Bowl kids use their rackets :)… Smrikve c Code is a story about virtue created by training and wish to learn…

My dad was pilot and for me watching The Star Wars with him at the cinema was a particular experience … I had many questions and he, as usual, with smile and pleasure answered to each of my questions…

Dad used to take me with him on the airport when I was little… and I remember him entering the cockpit of the plane with pilot helmet watching towards me and giving me the sign that he was ready to fly… than he turned on the engine of the plane and watched towards me again with smile in his eyes…

I stayed about 100 meters from the airplane with his colleagues and watched him taking his plane towards runway…

From the place where I stayed only part of the runway was visible because of the wood and he took the plane in the area that was invisible to me to prepare for the takeoff… I was able to hear the force of the engine… and when the sound of the force started to increase I knew that my dad will be visible soon… his colleagues were telling me “be ready soon your dad will come”… and when he started to be visible on the back of the plane there was the fire… almost half length of the airplane had the fire extension formed by his engine and I just noticed his helmet in the cockpit and followed by my kids eyes his airplane reaching the sky…

The Jedi are characters in the Star Wars universe bound to a code of morality and justice and are trained in the use of the light side of the force. They learn to use the Force, and weapons, known as lightsabers, which emits a controlled energy flow in the shape of a sword, to serve and protect their Republic and the galaxy from conflicts or government instability…

Since long time ago I started to note the ability of Smrikva Bowl kids using the racket and thinking at the same time on Jedi’s ability to use the lightsaber :)…

Some of my students use Wilson’s ying & young damper… known as Tao sign… they like the symbol but are still too young to have an idea about it ;)… I will try to use this symbol to help me explain how little the difference could be in forming a balance in anything we do… every action has a reaction in our World… in the first classes of physics we learn Newton’s third law…

Tao is an abstract concept found in Taoism, Confucianism, and more generally in ancient Chinese philosophy and East Asian cultures.

While the word itself translates as “way”, “path”, or “route”… it is often used philosophically to signify the fundamental nature of the World we are used to living on Earth… it is often referred to as “the nameless”, because neither it nor its principles can ever be adequately expressed in words.

While the Tao cannot be expressed, Taoism holds that it can be known, and its principles can be followed. Much of Taoist writing focuses on the value of following the Tao – called Te (virtue) – and of the ultimate uselessness of trying to understand or control Tao outright. This is often expressed through yin and yang arguments, where every action creates a counter-action as a natural, unavoidable movement within manifestations of the Tao.

I used the above short explenation to introduce the Codes used in the Star Wars universe…

As in the Tao symbol there were knights trained to use the dark side of the force and the light side… this is the way how mankind functioned since the human written memory goes back…

For new ideas people have to go beyond… out of the known patterns by using their imagination… the kids are many times Master in this…

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”… :)

DARK SIDE (The Sith Code)

• Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
• Through passion, I gain strength.
• Through strength, I gain power.
• Through power, I gain victory.
• Through victory, my chains are broken.
• The Force shall free me.

LIGHT SIDE (The Jedi Code)

• There is no emotion, there is peace.
• There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
• There is no passion, there is serenity.
• There is no death, there is the Force.

The Jedi Code was rewritten by Grand Master Luke Skywalker upon reestablishing the Jedi Order:

• Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
• Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.
• Jedi respect all life, in any form.
• Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
• Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

Smrikve c code is the code…

…and… just one more thing…

… “La guerra no le hace a uno grandioso.”… ;)

I am pleased to close this article with Dire Straits and their Brothers in Arms song… starting with the sound of the thunder… The concert was made in 1988 to honour Nelson Mandela…

*BROTHERS IN ARMS *

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I’ve whittnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Miodrag Bozovic

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24/01/17

24 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the 35th Les Petits As 2017 edition... the winners are Maria TIMOFEEVA & Luca NARDI... Hamad MEDJEDOVIC is runner up &... Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE reached semifinals

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

… and out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized in total 24 former Smrikva Bowl players (10 girls and 14 boys)

In the 1st round there were 24 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 (18,8%)
In the 2nd round there were 18 Smrikva Bowl players out of 64 (28,1%)
In the 3rd round there were 9 Smrikva Bowl players out of 32 (28,1%)
In the quarterfinals there were 5 Smrikva Bowl players out of 16 (31,3%)
In the semifinals there were 4 Smrikva Bowl players out of 8 (50%)
In the finals there were 3 Smrikva Bowl players out of 4 (75%)

The winners are: Maria Timofeeva and Luca Nardi
Runner up: Hamad Medjedovic


GIRLS

Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS) – 17th SB 2012
1st round: Maria Timofeeva – V.KHREBTOVA (BEL) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Maria Timofeeva – Stela PEEVA (BLG) 6:1,6:2
3rd round: Maria Timofeeva – Beyda BAYKAL (TUR) 6:2,6:3
Quarterfinals: Maria Timofeeva – Elvina KALIEVA (USA) 7:6,6:1
Semifinals: Maria Timofeeva – Polina KUDERMETOVA (RUS) 6:4,6:3
Finals: Maria Timofeeva -Dasha LOPATETSKAYA (UKR)

Noa KRZNARIC (CRO) – 18th SB 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – Melissa BOYDEN (NED) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Anika JASKOVA (SVK) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Noa Krznaric – Ksenia ALESHINA (RUS) 3:6,6:3,6:1
Quarterfinals: Noa Krznaric – Cori GAUFF (USA) 5:7,3:6

Selin SEPKEN (TUR) – 18th SB 2013 semifinalist
1st round: Selin Sepken – Maria M.FIACAN (SUI) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Selin Sepken – Camille BELBERKA (FRA) 6:1,6:0
3rd round: Selin Sepken – O.SELEKHMETEVA (RUS) 3:6,0:6

Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA) – 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Matilde Paoletti – Amelia BISSETT (GBR) 7:5,4:6,6:3
2nd round: Matilde Paoletti – Jana KOLODYNSKA (BLR) 6:1,6:4
3rd round: Matilde Paoletti – P.KUDERMETOVA (RUS) 3:6,4:6

Stela PEEVA (BLG) – 19th SB 2014
1st round: Stela Peeva – Eleonore VIANO (FRA) 6:4, 2:6, 6:2
2nd round: Stela Peeva – Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS) 1:6,2:6

Antonia RUZIC (CRO) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Antonia Ruzic – Astrid CIROTTE (FRA) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Antonia Ruzic – Elvina KALIEVA (USA) 6:1,5:7,1:6

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE) – 20th SB 2015 semifinalist
1st round: L.Fruhvirtova – A.SHCHERBININA (RUS) 6:3,3:6,6:2
2nd round: Linda Fruhvirtova – F.I.A. KEITA (ROM) 6:4,6:7,1:6

Kylie Bilchev (GBR) – 18th SB 2013 runner up
1st round: Kylie Bilchev – V.I.G, POPA TEIUSANU (ROM) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Kylie Bilchev – V.PETROVSKAIA (RUS) 0:6,3:6

Charlotte OWENSBY (USA) – 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – V.SOLOVYEVA (RUS) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: Charlotte Owensby – D.LOPATETSKAYA (UKR) 2:6,1:6

Ana VILCEK (SRB) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Ana Vilcek – Bente SPEE (NED) 6:4, 5:7, 0:6


BOYS

Luca NARDI (ITA) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Luca Nardi – P. NGIJOL CARRE (FRA) 6:0,6:2
2nd round: Luca Nardi – Joel PIERLEONI (GBR) 6:3,7:5
3rd round: Luca Nardi – Mikhail GOROKHOV (RUS) 4:6,7:5,6:2
Quarterfinals: Luca Nardi – Toby Alex KODAT (USA) 7:5,6:2
Semifinals: Luca Nardi – Holger V.N.RUNE (DEN) 7:6,6:2
Finals: Luca Nardi – Hamad MEDJEDOVIC* (SRB) 6:2,7:5

Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB) – 18th SB 2013 semifinalist
1st round: Hamad Medjedovic – A. TURRIZIANI (ESP) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Hamad Medjedovic – Credit CHAIYARIN (THI) 7:5,6:3
3rd round: Hamad Medjedovic – M. KASNIKOWSKI (POL) 6:3,6:7,7:6
Quarterfinals: Hamad Medjedovic – Derrick CHEN (GBR) 3:6,6:3,6:4
Semifinals: Hamad Medjedovic – A.BERNARD (USA) 4:6,6:4,6:2
Finals: Hamad Medjedovic – Luca NARDI (ITA) 2:6,5:7

Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Holger V.N.Rune – Louis DAVEY (GBR) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Holger V.N.Rune – J.DOUS KARPENSCHIF (FRA) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: Holger V.N.Rune – Artem PODOROZHNYI (UKR) 6:3,6:1
Quarterfinals: Holger V.N.Rune – Leo RAQUIN (FRA) 6:1,6:2
Semifinals: Holger V.N.Rune – Luca NARDI (ITA) 6:7,2:6

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (Esp) – 18th SB 2013 runner up
1st round: Carlos Alcaraz – A. DE VILLEPIN (FRA) 6:0,6:2
2nd round: Carlos Alcaraz – Jerome KYM (SUI) 6:1,1:6,7:5
3rd round: Carlos Alcaraz – Toby Alex KODAT (RUS) 3:6,2:6.4:6

Daniel RINCON (Esp) – 18th SB 2013 semifinalist
1st round: Daniel Rincon – Sofiane OUARAZ (FRA) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Daniel Rincon – Mili POLJICAK (CRO) 6:2,6:4
3rd round: Daniel Rincon – Elmer MOLLER (DEN) 5:7,6:7,2:6

Mili POLJICAK (CRO) – 19th SB 2014
1st round: Mili Poljicak – T.DZIMISTARISHVILI (GEO) 6:4,6:2
2nd round: Mili Poljicak – Daniel RINCON (ESP) 2:6, 4:6

Jerome KYM (SUI) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Jerome Kym – Patrick BRADY (THI) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Jerome Kym – Carlos ALCARAZ (ESP) 1:6,6:1,5:7

Stefan POPOVIC (SRB) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Stefan Popovic -M.BASSEM SOBHY (EGY) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Stefan Popovic – A.PODOROZHNYI (UKR) 4:6,5:7

Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Aleksa Krivokapic – O. G. UMUR (TUR) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Aleksa Krivokapic – Leo RAQUIN (FRA) 3:6,0:6

Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Danilo Raicevic – Y. DJOUDER 6:7,6:2,0:6

Patrick BRADY (THI) – 19th SB 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Jerome KYM (SUI) 3:6, 0:6

Lovre ERCEG (CRO) – 18th SB 2013
1st round: Lovre Erceg – Martin DAMM (USA) 5:7,2:6

Luka MIKRUT (CRO) – 19th SB 2014
1st round: Luka Mikrut – C. BOUCHELAGHEM (FRA) 4:6,3:6

Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP) – 18th SB 2013 winner
1st round: Alejandro Turriziani – H.MEDJEDOVIC (BiH) 1:6,2:6

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21/01/17

10 Smrikva Bowl players are playing Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017... Yshai OLIEL played the finals

Nice to recognize 10 Smrikva Bowl players names playing Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017: 7 girls and 3 boys…

BOYS:

Main Draw

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th SB 2010 runner up
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Francesco Forti (ITA) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – M. Dellavedova (AUS) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Alexandre Rotsaert (USA) 6:0,6:0
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Menelaos Efstathiou (CYP) 6:3,6:3
Semifinals: Yshai Oliel – Yibing Wu (CHN) 6:4,3:6,6:2
Finals: Yshai Oliel – Zsombor Piros (HUN) 6:4,4:6,3:6

Alexei POPYRIN (AUS) – 14th SB 2009 CD winner
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Ajeet Rai (NZL) 3:6,6:3,6:4
2nd round: A.Popyrin – Alexey Zakharov (RUS) 3:6,0:6

Max STEWART (GBR) – 14th SB 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 4:6,2:6


GIRLS:

Main Draw:

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th SB 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – A. Cveticanin (AUS) 6:1,5:7,6:2
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Shuyue Ma (CHN) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Zeel Desai (IND) 5:3 ret.

Seone MENDEZ (AUS) – 14th SB 2009
1st round: S. Mendez – J. Rodriguez-Benito (USA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Seone Mendez – Emily Appleton (GBR) 6:4,3:6,2:6

Tatiana PIERI (ITA) – 12th SB 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – A. Brune Olsen (NOR) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Tatiana Pieri – Taylor Johnson (USA) 7:6,4:6,4:6

Zoe KRUGER (RSA) – 17th SB 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Zoe Kruger – Yuki Naito (JPN) 6:2,2:6,5:7

Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) – 14th SB 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Shuyue Ma (CHN) 3:6,4:6

Himari SATO (Jpn) – 17th SB 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Rebeka Masarova (SUI) 2:6,5:7

Mihaela MARCULESCU (ROM) – 15th SB 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Chengyiyi Yuan (CHN) 6:7,4:6

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16/01/17

Six Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Alex DE MINAUR, Ana KONJUH, Belinda BENCIC, Donna VEKIC... six played qualifications...

There are six former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of a Grand Slam… Australian OPEN 2017: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Alex DE MINAUR, Ana KONJUH, Belinda BENCIC, Donna VEKIC

In the qualification draws there were for the first time eight Smrikva Bowl players: Matteo DONATI, Laslo DJERE, Federico GAIO, Nikola MILOJEVIC, Nina STOJANOVIC, Ivana JOROVIC

The following are the results of the Main Draw:


Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #8 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – J.-L. Struff (GER) 4:6,6:4,6:4,6:3
2nd round: D. Thiem – J.Thompson (AUS) 6:2,6:1,6:7,6:4
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Benoit Paire (FRA) 6:1,4:6,6:4,6:4
4th round: Dominic Thiem – David Goffin (BEL) 7:5,6:7,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – #64 ATP
Jordan Thompson (AUS) – #75 ATP
Benoit Paire (FRA) – #46 ATP
David Goffin (BEL) – #11 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, currently ranked #301 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: A.De Minaur-Gerald Melzer (AUT) 5:7,6:3,2:6,7:6,6:1
2nd round: Alex De Minaur – Sam Querrey (USA) 6:7,0:6,1:6,

Players ranking:
Gerald Melzer (AUT) – #84 ATP
Sam Querrey (USA) – #31 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #57 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – A.Dolgopolov (UKR) 3:6,4:6,6:3,6:7

Players ranking:
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – #63 ATP


Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #36 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – K.Mladenovic (FRA) 6:4,6:2
2nd round: A. Konjuh – D.Gavrilova (AUS) 2:6,6:1,4:6

Players ranking:
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – #44 WTA
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – #26 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #99 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Lizette Cabrera (AUS) 7:5,6:2
2nd round: D. Vekic – Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 1:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Lizette Cabrera (AUS) – #192 WTA
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)- #20 WTA

Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #59 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Serena Williams (USA) 4:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Serena Williams (USA) – #2 WTA

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09/01/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update January 2017)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #36 WTA (Jan 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA (Jan 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #152 ATP doubles (Jan 2017)

As of 9th of January 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 51 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #36 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #48 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #97 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #148 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #223 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #237 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #246 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #265 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #280 WTA

Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #303 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #315 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #327 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #331 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #340 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #354 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #361 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #376 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #384 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #406 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #424 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #428 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #440 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #448 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #462 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #468 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #544 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #551 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #563 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #568 WTA

Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #579 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #598 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #603 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #610 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #611 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #621 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #672 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #675 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #677 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #680 WTA

Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #713 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #726 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #742WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #831 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #849 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #887 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #909 WTA
Inci OGUT – 2009 player – #910 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #964 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #939 WTA

Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #946 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #57 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #174 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #186 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #202 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #210 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #280 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #282 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 290 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #333 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #312 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #483 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #554 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #569 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #618 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #643 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #683 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #735 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #786 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #796 ATP

Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #800 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #802 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #815 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #820 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #828 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #859 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #934 ATP

• 8 boys and 12 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #5 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #7 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #11 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #13 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #18 Alexei POPYRIN
- #68 Max STEWART
- #88 Patrik RIKL

GIRLS:
- #9 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #12 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #31 Tatiana PIERI
- #37 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #43 Seone MENDEZ
- #50 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #53 Lucie KANKOVA
- #65 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #66 Ashley LAHEY
- #69 Wiktoria KULIK
- #87 Michaela GORDON

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Cezar CRETU #2, Eric VANSHELBOIM #6, Lorenzo MUSETTI #7, Olga DANILOVIC #4, Helene PELLICANO #10)

6 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Luca NARDI #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #7, Mili POLJICAK #8, Stefan POPOVIC #9, Maria TIMOFEEVA #2, Noa KRZNARIC #4, Kylie BILCHEV #9)

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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #303 WTA.
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #554 ATP.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #114 ATP doubles.
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #141 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #265 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #174 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #569 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #796 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #815 ATP.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #294 ATP doubles.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #294 ATP doubles.
Giacomo MICCINI (ITA), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #1371 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #424 WTA.
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 semif., #544 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #964 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #828 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, #1441 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #237 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #551 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #849 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #964 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #312 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semiff, #618 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifF, #643 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #406 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #57 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #186 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #202 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #210 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #290 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #483 ATP.
Luka ILIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #809 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #97 WTA.
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #246 WTA.
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #315 WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #331 WTA.
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #340 WTA.
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #462 WTA.
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #621 WTA.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #290 ATP.
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1152 ATP.

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #48 WTA.
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #123 WTA.
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #361 WTA.
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #428 WTA.
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #446 WTA.
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #468 WTA.


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #735 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1154 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, #1559 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #36 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #148 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #280 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #598 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #611 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #887 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #280 ATP.
Eduardo NAVA (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, is not ranked on ATP list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, # 800 ATP.
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #820 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1074 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1565 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #223 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #354 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #440 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #563 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #726 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 831 WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #672 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #333 ATP.
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #802 ATP.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #859 ATP.
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1152 ATP.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1462 ATP doubles.
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1536 ATP doubles.
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #68 ITF.
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #151 ITF.
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #662 ITF.
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (ESP), 14th SB 2009 winner, is not ranked on ATP.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #384 WTA.
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #568 WTA.
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #603 WTA.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #675 WTA.
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., #910 WTA.
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #946 WTA.
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1063 WTA.
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, #53 ITF.
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, #154 ITF.
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #219 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #301 ITF.
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, #353 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #189 ITF.

Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #713 WTA.
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #64 ITF.


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #786 ATP.
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #934 ATP.
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #111 ITF.
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #505 ITF.

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1018 WTA.
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #30 ITF.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #50 ITF.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #65 ITF.
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #172 ITF.
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, #176 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #301 ITF.
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #345 ITF.
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, #1128 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #677 WTA.
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #568 ITF.


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 (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #171 ITF.
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #428 ITF.
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #490 ITF.
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #504 ITF.
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #590 ITF.
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #608 ITF.
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #810 ITF.
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1268 ITF.
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1505 ITF.
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #1790 ITF.
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #909 WTA.
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #198 ITF.
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #329 ITF.
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #458 ITF.
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #460 ITF.
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #557 ITF.


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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #558 ITF.
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #758 ITF.
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #784 ITF.
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1170 ITF.
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1232 ITF.
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1600 ITF.
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1600 ITF.
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1600 ITF.
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #96 ETA U16.
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #141 ETA U16.
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, #471 ETA U16.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012 semif., #726 ETA U16.
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1161 ETA U16.

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #129 ITF.
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #132 ITF.
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #311 ITF.
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #336 ITF.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #399 ITF.
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #905 ITF.
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #910 ITF.
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1027 ITF.
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #1439 ITF.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1763 ITF.
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #2 ETA U14.
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #32 ETA U14.
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #123 ETA U16.
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #166 ETA U16.
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, #223 ETA U16.
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, #230 ETA U16.

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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14.
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #4 ETA U14.
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #7 ETA U14.
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #9 ETA U14.
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #22 ETA U14.
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #36 ETA U14.
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #46 ETA U14.
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #46 ETA U14.
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #60 ETA U14.
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #68 ETA U14.
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #74 ETA U14.
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #94 ETA U14.
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #104 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #191 ITF & #4 ETA U14.
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #9 ETA U14.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #12 ETA U14.
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #19 ETA U14.
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #71 ETA U14.
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #84 ETA U14.
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #106 ETA U14.

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
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #15 ETA U14.
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #21 ETA U14.
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #43 ETA U14.
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #43 ETA U14.
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #54 ETA U14.
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #78 ETA U14.
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #78 ETA U14.
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #80 ETA U14.
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #89 ETA U14.
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #93 ETA U14.
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #167 ETA U14.
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #195 ETA U14.

GIRLS

Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #31 ETA U14.
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #46 ETA U14.
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #60 ETA U14.
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #358 ETA U14.
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #497 ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

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.


06/01/17

"La Bottega di Smrikve" pupil Tara visiting Rome and playing Lemon Bowl :D

This week Tara, “La Bottega di Smrikve” pupil, had the opportunity to visit Rome and gain another valuable experience playing Lemon Bowl… a tournament established back in 1985… there were over 180 girls who competed in her under 12 age group… and in total over 1200 players played the event starting with pre qualification draws on 10th of December…

Many Lemon Bowl top players played Smrikva Bowl over the years and it was a pleasure to meet several players there competing in older age groups…

…after playing in Slovenia couple of times Tara had the opportunity to visit another country and see Rome thanks to her racket passport & day after day passion dedicate to her her tennis talent development :)…

I am pleased to share few pictures from this nice memory trip…

Here is the moment of departure… the dream team :)… Taki, Chin and Mimi :D… ready to go!

… New Penta 2000 Club host the event… and has many clay courts and several indoor artificial grass courts… and Tara had the opportunity to play on both…

…here is a moment before her first match… concentrating… relaxing… and recalling the Momentum… the invisible force… the wind :)…

Our family Shifu is sharing few easy thoughts from the far far away East before the talent can free on the court… relax and flow… ;)…

The tennis court where Taki played witn Valentina Gruarin… surrounded by “big broccoli” trees as Shifu likes to call them… :D…

… point after point…

… with beautiful winter sun over Rome… Taki reached the victory and entered among TOP 16 players out of over 180 in her age group…

… the match was scheduled for the early afternoon… and after streching we grab the opportunity to celebrate the day and go to see a bit of Rome… “la citta’ eterna”… :D

… beautiful “Oltare della Patria”… with “horses” as Shifu likes to call them :D…. and then more and more curiosities to see… it was so difficult to leave and park somewhere our car :))…

… and more and more to see… and get surprised… “Grande Roma”… “come sei bella”… Antonello Venditi would say… and we agree ;)…

… and there is so much to see driving with the car around… this is what Shifu call… an alien spaceship :)… beautiful and amazing exhibition place… we later learned it was “La Nuvola”… so impressive and nice…

… the second day… had a bit of rain and wind… and the schedule was uncertain… but we grab some time to drive till the sea… Ostia… very windy day…

… and the bad weather made the change of the schedule and the impossibility to play on clay outdoor so Taki played for the first time on syntetic grass indoor… with a very talented girl from Genova Vittoria Gibello…

… the initial lead Taki created was not sufficient to win the match that day… there were several balls very closed to the lines but with no possibility to check the marks the momentum changed… overall it was another great experience playing with very competitive Vittoria…

… happy with the experience… there were still many things to see… especially Fontana di Trevi was a must :)… Tara liked a lot how Toto’ sold it in the movie and she wish to see it ;)… and here we are nearby Quiriniale… the place were Italian President lives… the place you can see almost every day in Italian daily TV news…

… and behind us there is “Cupolone” as Venditti sing in one of his songs… Vatican… San Pietro…

and here is the beauty… :D

Fontana di Trevi… made by a guy from Switzerland as Toto’ said during his sale deal… Bernini from Berna :))))

…finally here :)

… our trio together :D

… and the next must see point was Piazza di Spagna… the famous spanish stairs… via Condotti…

… the place to enjoy…

just sit and relax…

… and on the way home… we found this beauty… the most beautiful ice cream shop with fantastic “gelato”…

… and for the end one of the breathtaking views which followed us on many parts of this trip…

Bella Roma…

It was a great pleasure to see some of the Smrikva Bowl players around the venue… Lorenzo Sciahbasi (1st round U12 Lemon Bowl 2017) with his family… Federico Bondioli (runner up U12 Lemon Bowl 2017) with the family… Emma Valletta (quarterfinals U14 Lemon Bowl 2017) with her father…

…and some other players Abedallah Shelbayh (winner U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Andrea Meduri (semifinals U12 Lemon Bowl 2017) , Erika Di Muzio (1st round U14 Lemon Bowl 2017)…

…there were other players I recognized in the draws but did not have pleasure to see: Giacomo Nosei (winner U12 Lemon Bowl 2017), Veronica Sirci (2nd round U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Emma Rizzetto (1st round U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Enrico Baldisserri (quarterfinals U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Nicolo’ Tresoldi (1st round U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Filippo Moroni (1st round U14 Lemon Bowl 2017), Giorgio Gatto (2nd round U12 Lemon Bowl 2017) and Emma Ghirradato (1st round U12 Lemon Bowl 2017)…

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.


17/12/16

Greetings from Smrikve... Sve najljepše... Auguri 2017

Dear Smrikve friends,

It is greetings time… time to stay with loved ones… time to recall moments of the gone year… and time to think about new destinations and dreams to full fill that may bring joy and energy to each of us and our loved ones…

… for years I kept believing that Smrikva Bowl kids and families will write by example stories that will inspire generations to come… and is easy to foresee that our seeds will collect the most prestigious trophies in tennis… and more than one will write the name on the stars reserved to the Legends, but not only…

21st Smrikva Bowl edition is behind us… and 1700 Smrikva Bowl seeds are spread in 78 countries…

They conquered a total of 23 junior GRAND SLAM titles… 14 professional ATP/WTA titles… 2 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking… and in prestige under 12, 14, 18 tournaments around the World there is always someone who reach the end of the Draws…

To have a dream is nice… but to have people who dream with you is even more nice… and for them we are always special simply by the way we are…

Thanks to all those who keep visiting Smrikve… bringing news… inviting friends to visit us… and my heart is smirking knowing that there are more and more players and families which in their dreams keep a little piece of Smrikve ;)….

We do our best to keep improving in different directions… and among others we upgraded some of our accommodation units this year again, but not only…

Long time ago we started to prepare 3rd Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2017… scheduled for 22nd – 29th of April… which is expected to be again a great development week guided by Luca Appino, credited for signing contracts with Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina, Carolina Wozniacki (all of them scouted when they were far away from becoming #1)…

Preparations for the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 edition started the day after the 21st annual finals and is expected to be another great annual… as of November there were already talents who presented their candidacy representing almost all the continents (only Antarctica is missing)…another good year is envisaged ;)…

I hope several Smrikva seeds will play prestige and traditional international tournaments (ETA, ITF, ATP) in Istria in 2017… this will be an opportunity to smile together in Smrikve…

… and one last thing… this year our olive trees made a lot of fruit… I hope next year some of you may think of joining us during collection days… to me collecting olives is a magic and relaxing moment… there are olive trees planted since 2005 by our little Ambassadors with over thousands names… and this year if each kid was with us to help there would be couple of kg for each to collect ;)…

Best wishes to you and your families,

Mio

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Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikvi,

Prosinac je vrijeme čestitanja… vrijeme želja… vrijeme koje rado provodimo uz svoje najbliže… i vrijeme je za prisjetiti se godine koja prolazi… a i trenutak za razmisliti o novim željama i putevima kojima krenuti koji mogu donijeti radosti i energije svakome od nas i onima koji su nam blizu…

… dugi niz godina vjerujem da djeca Smrikve, uz svoje obitelji, imaju prilike zapisati priče koje će primjerom nadahnuti generacije koje dolaze… i sve je lakše razaznati da će prikupiti najznačajnije trofeje u svijetu tenisa… i više njih upisati svoje ime na zvjezdama rezerviranim za Legende, ali i više od toga…

21. Smrikva Bowl je iza nas… i sjeme Smrikve broji 1700 talenata raširenih u 78 zemalja…

Već danas posjeduju impresivan životopis… 23 juniorske GRAND SLAM titule… 14 profesionalnih ATP/WTA titula… 2 igrača je dostiglo TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking… i zadnjih godina svaki najprestižniji turnir u svijetu do 12, 14 ili 18 godina uvijek ima poneko dijete Smrikve u završnici ždrijeba…

Sanjati je lijepo… ali imati ljude koji sanjaju uz tebe je još ljepše jer za najbliže koji uz nas sanjaju smo često posebni jednostavno onakvi kakvi jesmo…

Hvala svima koji nas posjećuju… donose vijesti… dovode svoje prijatelje… i srce mi se smješi znajući da ima puno djece koja u svojim snovima nose jedan mali dio Smrikve ;)…

Trudimo se biti vrijedni u svakom pogledu kao i naši mališani… tako smo i ove godine u Smrikvama napravili poneko poboljšanje u više smještajnih jedinica, ali ne samo to…

Duže vrijeme se radi na pripremi Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2017 koji će se održati od 22.-29. travnja… jedno razvojno iskustvo uz prijatelja Luku Appina, kojem se pripisuje otrivanje igrača poput Rafaela Nadala, Andy Roddicka, Kim Clijsters, Dinare Safina, Caroline Wozniacki dok su bili daleko od broja 1 na svijetu…

Isto tako 22. Smrikva Bowl-u 2017. je u punom jeku pripremanja… već na početku studenog su skoro svi kontinenti kandidaturama talenata bili predstavljeni (fali samo predstavnik Antarktika)… tako da se očekuje još jedna dobra godina…

Nadam se da će više djece Smrikve zaigrati poneki od prestižnih i tradicionalnih turnira (ETA, ITF, ATP) u Istri tijekom 2017.te pa da se možda i vidimo u Smrikvama…

… i za kraj… da ne zaboravim :)… ove godine su masline posebno dobro rodile… i želja mi je pozvati vas na berbu sljedeće godine… berba je uvijek poseban trenutak… trenutak mira i inspiracije… više je posebnih maslina koje rastu u Smrikvama od 2005.godine koje nose preko 1000 imena djece Smrikve… i da su ove godine svi došli nam pomoći bilo bi za svakoga par kila malsina za ubrati ;)…

Sve najljepše i vama i obiteljima!

Mio

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Cari amici di Smrikve,

E’ il tempo degli auguri… il tempo per stare insieme con i propri cari… il momento per ricordarsi dell’anno… ed il momento per pensare alle nuove mete di viaggio che possano portarci gioia ed energia…

… da anni credo che i ragazzi dello Smrikva Bowl scriveranno storie che ispireranno con l’esempio le nuove generazioni… ed e’ sempre piu’ facile scorgere che collezioneranno prestigiosi trofei nel tennis… e piu’ di uno scriverra’ il proprio nome sulle stelle riservate alle Legende, ma non solo…

21.esima edizione e’ dietro di noi… e 1700 semi dello Smrikva sono sparsi in 78 paesi…

Questi ragazzi hanno collezionato un totale di 23 titoli juniores negli GRANDE SLAM… 16 titoli professionali ATP/WTA… 2 sono entrati in TOP 10 ATP/WTA… ed in tornei prestigiosi under 12,14,18 nel Mondo c’e sempre qualcuno che arriva alla fine del tabellone…

Avere un sogno e’ bello… ed avere la gente che sogna insieme a noi e’ ancora piu’ bello perche’ per loro siamo noi stessi speciali semplicemente cosi’ come siamo…

Grazie a tutti che ci visitano… portano notizie… e continuano a portare nuovi amici… mi ride il cuore sapendo che ci sono sempre di piu’ coloro che portano dentro i loro sogni un piccolo pezzetino di Smrikve ;)…

Cerchiamo di migliorare ed abbiamo apportato migliorie anche quest’anno in diverse unita’ abitative e non solo…

Si lavora da tempo per il 3. Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2017 che si terra’ tra il 22. ed il 29. Aprile 2017… sarra’ una settimana di studio-crescita guidata dall’amico Luca Appino, al quale va il credito d’aver firmato giocatori come Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina, Carolina Wozniacki (scoperti quando erano molto lontani dal diventare #1 nel mondo)

22.esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl 2017 e’ in fase di preparazione dal giorno dopo la finale della 21.esima edizione… e dall’inizio novembre abbiamo quasi tutti i continenti gia’ rappresentati (manca solo l’Antarctica)… si attende un’altra grande annata di talenti…

Spero diversi sceglieranno di giocare tornei internazionali (ETA, ITF, ATP) di prestigio del 2017 in Istria per rivedersi a Smrikve…

…e l’ultima cosa… dimenticavo… quest’anno gli ulivi hanno fruttato cosi’ tanto che l’anno prossimo vi invito alla raccolta :D… per me la raccolta e’ sempre un momento magico e di relax… ci sono diversi ulivi speciali piantati dal 2005 ad oggi che portano oltre mille nomi dei nostri Ambasciatori… e quest’anno se venivano tutti i ragazzi ad aiutarci nella raccolta ci sarebbe stato per ciascuno un paio di chili di ulive da raccogliere ;)…

Un caro augurio a voi e le vostre famiglie,

Mio

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14/12/16

38 Top Smrikva Bowl players on 55th Junior Orange Bowl 2016 edition... Stela Peeva and Noa Krznaric reached quarterfinals...

Over the last five years Smrikva Bowl players made good results at ORANGE BOWL (2010-2016) and have won various times…

Under 18
George MORGAN – 8th SB 2003 runner up – winner 2010
Dominic THIEM – 8th SB 2003 winner – winner 2011
Laslo DJERE – 10th SB 2005 runner up – winner 2012
Ana KONJUH – 12th SB 2007 runner up – winner 2012
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist – winner 2015
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist – winner 2016

Under 14
Maia LUMSDEN – 13th SB 2008 runner up – winner 2012
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2013
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semifinalist – winner 2014

Under 12
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2011
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semifinalist – winner 2012
Borna DEVALD – 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist – winner 2014

This week the 55th edition of the Junior ORANGE BOWL 2016 is played for the under 12 and under 14 age groups and several top Smrikva Bowl players I recognized in the Main Draws…

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Stela Peeva (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Stela Peeva – Audrey Moutama (Fra) 6:2,4:6,6:2
2nd round: Stela Peeva – Dasha Plekhanova (Can) 4:6,6:0,7:6
3rd round: Stela Peeva – Meera Jesudason (USA) 6:3,6:3
4th round: Stela Peeva – Kelly Dowuona (Can) 6:0,6:4
Quarterfinals: Stela Peeva – Cori Gauff (USA) 1:6,0:6

Alexandra M. Eala (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Alexandra Eala – Margaret Navarro (USA) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Alexandra Eala – Qavia J. Lopez (USA) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Alexandra Eala – Reece Carter (Can) 6:1,7:5
4th round: Alexandra Eala – D.Benabraham (USA) 6:4,3:6,2:6

Aliona Falei (BLR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up
1st round: Aliona Falei – Eemma Namnieks (Est) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Aliona Falei – Kyoka Kubo (Jpn) 6:7,6:0,6:3
3rd round: Aliona Falei – Gracie S. Epps (USA) 6:3,4:6,7:5
4th round: Aliona Falei – Vivian D. Ovrootsky (USA) 4:6,4:6

Kyoka Kubo (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Maria Popova (Can) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Kyoka Kubo – Aliona Falei (Blr) 7:6,0:6,3:6

Denislava Glushkova (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Denislava Glushkova – Katerina Dimitrova (Blg) 6:2,7:6
2nd round: Denislava Glushkova – Solana Sierra (Arg) 6:7,5:7

Ela Nala Milič (SVN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Ela Nala Milič – Tatiana Muzykantskaya (Rus) 3:6,2:6

Neriya Yona (Isr) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Neriya Yona – Minseo Kim (Kor) 1:6,0:6

Lucija Ciric-Bagaric (CRO) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Lucija Ciric-Bagaric – Meera Jesudason (USA) 3:6,4:6

Tea Nikcevic (MNE) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Tea Nikcevic – Kristyna Beranova (CZE) 3:6,0:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Noa Krznaric (Cro) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – Lina M. Mohamed (USA) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Amber Fuller (Mys) 4:6,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Noa Krznaric – Hwi Won Wi (Kor) 6:2,6:3
4th round: Noa Krznaric – Gabriella Price (USA) 7:5,6:3
Quarterfinals: Noa Krznaric – Alexa Noel (USA) 1:6,5:7

Kylie Bilchev (GBR) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up
1st round: Kylie Bilchev – Malaika Rapolu (USA) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Kylie Bilchev – Camila Soares (Per) 6:3,7:5
3rd round: Kylie Bilchev – Lauren Anzalotta (USA) 6:3,6:3
4th round: Kylie Bilchev – Emma Raducanu (Rou) 2:6,4:6

Ziva Falkner (SVN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Jesse Doone (SMR) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Leyden Games (USA) 7:6,6:2
3rd round: Ziva Falkner – Savannah Broadus (USA) 1:6,6:2,0:6

Matilde Paoletti (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Matilde Paoletti – Maria Rizzolo (USA) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Matilde Paoletti – Tara Malik (USA) 6:4,7:5
3rd round: Matilde Paoletti – Natsumi Kawaguchi (Jpn) 4:6,6:2,1:6

Erika Matsuda (JPN) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Erika Matsuda – Alejandra Cruz (Mex) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Erika Matsuda – Erika Cheng (Bra)7:5,6:1
3rd round: Erika Matsuda – Holly M. Fischer (Gbr) 0:6,0:6

Teodora Vujicic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Teodora Vujicic – Zhenghui Tian (USA) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Teodora Vujicic – Lisa Pigato (Ita) 0:6,2:6

Sophia Weiland (Lux) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Sophia Weiland – Mara Guth (Ger) 1:6,0:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Dino Prizmic (Cro) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterfinalist
1st round: Dino Prizmic – Nathan Nguyen (USA) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Dino Prizmic – Nicholas Godsick (USA) 6:2,6:2
3rd round: Dino Prizmic – J. Velasquez (Col) 6:1,7:5
4th round: Dino Prizmic – Adolfo Vallejo (Pry) 5:7,2:6

Adam Kulig (POL) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Adam Kulig – Alejandro Montoya (Col) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Adam Kulig – Victor Lilov (USA) 0:6,0:6

Andrew Salu (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 quarterfinalist
1st round: Andrew Salu – Lachlan Robertson (Can) 6:1,7:6
2nd round: Andrew Salu – Jelani Sarr (USA) 6:4,4:6,1:6

Tymofii Milovanov (UKR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Tymofii Milovanov – Daniel Tariel (Kgz) 0:6,0:6

Patrick Brady (THI) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Lautaro Ballestros (Arg) 4:6,4:6

Zach Stephens (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Zach Stephens – Juan D.Velasquez (Col) 5:7,2:6

Lun Obrul (SVN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lun Obrul – Dinko Dinev (Bgr) 4:6,6:4,6:0

Sora Matsuda (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Sora Matsuda – Henrik Bladelius (Swe) 6:7,0:6

William Jansen (GBR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: William Jansen – Alvaro Pedraza (USA) 6:7,1:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Ryotaro Koshiba (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Richard J. Mallory (BMU) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – John A. Chin (Jam) 6:1,6:0
3rd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Alan Kam (Mex) 6:0,6:0
4th round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Toby A. Kodat (USA) wo
5th round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Jacobi B. Bain (Bhs) 6:3,3:6,4:6

Luca Nardi (ITA) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Luca Nardi – bye
2nd round: Luca Nardi – Armin Koschtojan (Ger) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Luca Nardi – Griffin Daehnke (USA) 6:4,6:1
4th round: Luca Nardi – Roman Burruchaga (Arg) 7:6,6:3
5th round: Luca Nardi – Alex S. Lee (USA) 3:6,2:6

Peter Alam (GBR) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Peter Alam – Pelayo Garcia (Esp) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Peter Alam – Hunter Heck (USA) 7:6,6:3
3rd round: Peter Alam – Gabriel Hurtado (Col) 7:5,6:3
4th round: Peter Alam – Spencer Brachman (USA) 4:6,4:6

Luciano T. Darderi (ARG) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Luciano Darderi – Jasper Surah (SMR) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Luciano Darderi – Aidan A. Carter (TTO) 6:0,6:3
3rd round: L. Darderi – S.de la Fuente (ARG) 6:3,1:6,1:6

Viktor Jovic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinals
1st round: Viktor Jovic – bye
2nd round: Viktor Jovic – Grant Durham (USA) 6:1,6:2
3rd round: Viktor Jovic – Koichiro Inada (USA) 6:7,6:2,2:6

Angel Guerrero Melgar (ESP) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: A.Guerrero Melgar – Shay Buchnik (ISR) 6:4,6:2
2nd round: A.Guerrero Melgar – Felix Gill (Gbr) 6:3, 7:6
3rd round: A.Guerrero Melgar – Marcus Mcdaniel (USA) 2:6,2:6

Frank Jonker (NLD) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Frank Jonker – Eli Gordon (USA) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Frank Jonker – Felipe Barbosa (Bra) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Frank Jonker – Xiaofei Wang (Chn) 0:6,0:6

Sebastian Gima (ROU) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Tony H. Huang (Chn) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Sebastian Gima – Buyun Chaokete (Chn) 1:6,1:6

Thijmen Loof (NLD) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Thijmen Loof – Alberto Sierra (CRI) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Thijmen Loof – N. Ionel (Rom) 3:6,6:7

Felix Nordby (NOR) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Felix Nordby – Hayden Postin (USA) 5:7,0:6

Fons van Sambeek (NLD) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Fons van Sambeek – N.Motaghedi (USA) 2:6,1:6

Michael Francis II M. Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: M.Eala – Shintaro Mochizuki (JPN) 6:4,4:6,0:6

Sean Kamyshev (ISR) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Sean Kamyshev – Rafael A. De Alba (Mex) 0:6,6:7

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10/12/16

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update December 2016)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #48 WTA (Oct 2017)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA (Nov 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #158 ATP doubles (Nov 2016)

As of 10th of December 2016 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #43 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #47 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #100 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #157 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #224 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #237 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #245 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #269 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #282 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #297 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #307 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #318 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #330 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #334 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #357 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #362 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #377 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #379 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #383 WTA

Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #406 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #432 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #439 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #452 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #474 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #485 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #535 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #549 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #560 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #574 WTA

Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #575 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #576 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #592 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #602 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #603 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #616 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #672 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #677 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #681 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #695 WTA

Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #710 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #749 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #751 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #826 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #844 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #879 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #903 WTA
Inci OGUT – 2009 player – #910 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #928 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK – 2009 player – #929 WTA

Pia CUK – 2006 player – #942 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #950 WTA

• 26 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #175 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #187 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #207 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #210 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #268 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #285 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 291 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #351 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #389 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #472 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #520 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #564 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #615 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #656 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #681 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #724 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #781 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #792 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #804 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #810 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #825 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #860 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #921 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #981 ATP

• 7 boys and 13 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #10 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #12 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #18 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #20 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #24 Alexei POPYRIN
- #28 Youssef HOSSAM

GIRLS:
- #8 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #34 Tatiana PIERI
- #48 Seone MENDEZ
- #53 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #59 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #63 Lucie KANKOVA
- #73 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner and Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 runner up
- #75 Michaela GORDON
- #79 Wiktoria KULIK
- #88 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #92 Ashley LAHEY

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Nicola KUHN #2, Yshai OLIEL #3, Yannik STEINEGGER #7, Olga DANILOVIC #7, Claire LIU #8)

2 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #3, Helene PELLICANO #3, Avelina SAYFETDINOVA #6, Kristyna LAVICKOVA #9)

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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, Vilim’s best ranking was #612 ATP in March 2006.
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, Ivana’s best ranking was #95 WTA in June 2006.
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, Atrid’s best ranking was #356 WTA in March 2009.
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #307 WTA.
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #520 ATP.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #113 ATP double.
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, is ranked #137 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #269 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #175 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #564 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, is currently ranked #804 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #158 ATP double.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #278 ATP double.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #278 ATP double.
Giacomo MICCINI (ITA), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is currently ranked #1363 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, is ranked #379 WTA.
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is ranked #575 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is ranked #928 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, is ranked #8 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #825 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, is ranked #1447 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #237 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, is ranked #535 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #844 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), ranked 3rd on 8th SB 2003, is ranked #928 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, is ranked #389 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #656 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #615 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #406 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #48 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #187 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, is ranked #207 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Consolation tournament winner, is ranked #210 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 10th SB 2005, is ranked #291 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #472 ATP.
Luka ILIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #1085 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #100 WTA.
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #245 WTA.
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #297 WTA.
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #318 WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #334 WTA.
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, is ranked #474 WTA.
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #576 WTA.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, is ranked #291 ATP.
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semifinalist, is ranked #1152 ATP.

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #43 WTA.
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #142 WTA.
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #362 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #432 WTA.
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterfinalists, is ranked #452 WTA.
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #485 WTA.


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #724 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), ranked 4th on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #1202 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, is ranked #1296 ATP.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #47 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007 player, is ranked #157 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #282 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterfinalist, is ranked #603 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #616 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #879 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #285 on ATP ranking list.
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #810 ATP.
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, is ranked # 1037 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1072 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1539 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #224 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #357 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #439 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #549 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, is ranked #751 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is ranked # 826 WTA.
Estea PEREZ-SOMARRIBA (ESP), 13th SB 2008, is not ranked WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), played 7th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #672 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #351 ATP.
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #792 ATP.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semifinalist, is ranked #981 ATP.
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Consolation Draw winner, is ranked #1157 ATP.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #2026 ATP.
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1112 ATP doubles.
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #111 ITF.
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #277 ITF.
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #876 ITF.
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (ESP), 14th SB 2009 winner, is not ranked on ATP.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, is ranked #383 WTA.
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #560 WTA.
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, is ranked #574 WTA.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #695 WTA.
Inci OGUT (TUR), ranked 3rd on 14th SB 2009, is ranked #910 WTA.
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #929 WTA.
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #950 WTA.
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #63 ITF.
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #181 ITF.
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #255 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #288 ITF.
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #409 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #274 ITF.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #710 WTA.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #92 ITF.


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #781 ATP.
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #921 ATP.
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, #175 ITF.
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #664 ITF.

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1047 WTA.
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, is ranked #30 ITF.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #59 ITF.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #88 ITF.
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #204 ITF.
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, is ranked #208 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #288 ITF.
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #396 ITF.
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1265 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), played 9th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #677 WTA.
Alexa BUTERA (USA), played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #635 ITF.


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
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #2070 ATP.
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #246 ITF.
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #572 ITF.
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #642 ITF.
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, is ranked #663 ITF.
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #772 ITF.
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #796 ITF.
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #1970 ITF.
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #903 WTA.
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #224 ITF.
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterfinalist, is ranked #378 ITF.
Betina TOKAC (TUR), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #524 ITF.
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #527 ITF.
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, is ranked #775 ITF.


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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #734 ITF.
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1012 ITF.
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1047 ITF.
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #1538 ITF.
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1620 ITF.
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #47 ETA U14.
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #55 ETA U14.
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #226 ETA U14.
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #352 ETA U14.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #423 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #150 ITF.
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #163 ITF.
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #352 ITF.
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #391 ITF.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #600 ITF.
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1003 ITF.
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1245 ITF.
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1328 ITF.
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1619 ITF.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1981 ITF.
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #11 ETA U14.
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #40 ETA U14.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #44 ETA U14.
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #71 ETA U14.
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #94 ETA U14.
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #97 ETA U14.
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #99 ETA U14.

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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013 player, is ranked #1786 ITF.
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #39 ETA U14.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #39 ETA U14.
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #59 ETA U14.
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #82 ETA U14.
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #206 ETA U14.
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #225 ETA U14.
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #238 ETA U14.
Daniel RINCON (ESP), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #326 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #315 ITF.
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #30 ETA U14.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #42 ETA U14.
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #281 ETA U14.

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 (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Mara GAE (ROU), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Yufei REN (CHN), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

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05/12/16

11 Smrikva Bowl players are at Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship 2016 - GRADE A under 18 ITF Tournament. Miomir Kecmanovic is the winner :D

ORANGE BOWL 2016 – Junior Tennis Championships – Grade A – under 18

After Eddie Herr International most of the under 18 age group players who attended that tournament are playing the Grade A – U18 age group ORANGE BOWL 2016


BOYS UNDER 18

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Joseph Honorio (USA) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Finn Bass (Gbr) 6:2,6:2
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Naoki Tajima (Jpn) 6:1,6:0
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Rudolf Molleker (Ger) 6:2,7:5
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Danny Thomas (USA) 6:3,6:4
Finals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Yibing We (Chn) 6:3,6:1

Yshai Oliel (SRB) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Yshai Oliel – S.Hernandez Ramirez (Col) 2:6,2:6

Max Stewart (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – O.Crawford (USA) 6:2,4:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Claire Liu (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Himari Sato (Jpn) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Claire Liu – Vanessa Ong (USA) 2:6,6:3,6:1
3rd round: Claire Liu – Carson Branstine (USA) 1:6,2:6,6:3

Mihaela Marculescu (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – A.Desiatnikov (USA) 7:6,3:6,6:3
2nd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Xiyu Wang (Chn) 6:3,2:6,7:5
3rd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Maja Chwalinska (Pol) 1:6,1:6

Olga Danilovic (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Ann Li (USA) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Peyton Stearns (USA) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Kaja Juvan (Slo) 4:6,0:6

Ashley Lahey (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Ashley Lahey – Malene Helgo (Nor) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Ashley Lahey – Kaja Juvan (Slo) 6:3,3:6,0:6

Irina Cantos Siemers (Ger) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: I.Cantos Siemers – Nicole Conard (USA) 6:2,6:4
2nd round: I.Cantos Siemers – V.Emma (USA) 6:4,1:6,3:6

Helene Pellicano (Mlt) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Helene Pellicano – Sofia Sewing (USA) 5:7,4:6

Himari Sato (Jpn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Claire Liu (USA) 3:6,0:6

Lea Boskovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Carson Branstine (USA) 4:6,4:6

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05/12/16

A nice article about Miomir KECMANOVIC written by David Wilson after Eddie Herr victory where Miro Hrvatin share how he first met Mišo back in 2008-2009...

I was pleased to add few pictures from various summers that Miso spent with Tanja in Smrikve where he first meet with Miro who is currently coaching him. Enjoy the article! :D

IMG’s Miomir Kecmanovic tries to solidify top ranking with Herr title

The IMG Academy senior regrouped after dropping his first set of the Eddie Herr Junior Championships.
By David Wilson – Bradenton Herald

Bradenton

Miomir Kecmanovic wasn’t even 9 years old the first time Miro Hrvatin had a chance to see him. The rising Serbian tennis star was in Hrvatin’s home of Pula, Croatia, for the 2008 Smrikva Bowl and the 8-year-old won a match as the field’s No. 4 seed.

It wasn’t until a few years later — Hrvatin can’t pinpoint exactly when — that the coach became convinced about Kecmanovic’s future success. Hrvatin estimates Kecmanovic was 12 or 13 when he came back to Pula simply to train with Hrvatin.

Kecmanovic was drawn by the seaside town and the training he had grown familiar with through his annual trips to the Smrikva Bowl. He wanted Hrvatin to push him.

It was the conditioning drills that finally got to Kecmanovic, Hrvatin remembered. Kecmanovic complained and complained, so Hrvatin asked him why he was there.

“If I have to become No. 1 in the world, I have to do it,” Hrvatin, who now coaches Kecmanovic full time, recalls the student telling him.

“That was pretty amazing for a kid,” Hrvatin said.

Five years later, Kecmanovic is there. The IMG Academy student sits atop the International Tennis Federation’s junior rankings, and he has a chance to add another significant junior title to his collection Sunday. Kecmanovic will face Canada’s Benjamin Sigouin, the No. 2 seed, in the final of the Eddie Herr International Championships at IMG Academy. Kecmanovic dropped his first set of the Eddie Herr on Saturday before regrouping to beat Turkey’s Ergi Kirkin, the No. 12 seed, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

The boys match will follow the girls, which begins at 9 a.m. in Bradenton. Sixth-seeded Varvara Gracheva, of Russia, will face Argentinian Maria Lourdes Carle, the No. 12 seed, in the girls final. The girls doubles championship was decided Saturday when Croatia’s Lea Boskovic and Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan teamed to beat Mexico’s Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez and the United States’ Sofia Sewing, 7-6, 6-3.

Kecmanovic, though, is the big draw this weekend. Since his surprise win at the Orange Bowl in Plantation last year, the 17-year-old has surged to the top of the rankings. He won last month at the Abierto Juvenil Mexicano in Mexico City and during the summer at the Prince George’s County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championship in Maryland. He reached the finals of the Osaka Mayor’s Cup in Japan and the junior U.S. Open in New York. He has played in nine futures tournaments on the ITF Men’s Circuit, reaching the finals of the USA F14 in Boca Raton.

“He’s growing day by day,” Hrvatin said. “His skills are already like a professional’s. His hand is very, very fast and getting faster day by day.”

Kecmanovic was fortunate to find tennis success at the time the sport’s popularity was exploding in Serbia. He began playing at 6 when the sport still possessed niche status in his hometown of Belgrade, but in 2011 the boom came. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ascended to No. 1 in the world with a win at Wimbledon. The clubs Kecmanovic played at started to become more tightly packed with young players who took up the sport in Djokovic’s shadow.

“A lot of people started playing tennis now because of him,” Kecmanovic said. “As soon as he hit No. 1 it just skyrocketed.”

He bounced between clubs and coaches around Belgrade throughout his childhood before finding a permanent home in Florida four years ago. He joined the Ascenders with his sights set on a No. 1 ranking, and last December the academy helped him break through.

He was the No. 9 seed at last year’s Orange Bowl, a relative long shot to get the biggest win of his career in one of the top junior fields. His path to victory, though, was dominant. He lost two sets the entire week and earned a three-set win against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on a tiebreak in the championship.

“Even I didn’t believe that I can win at first,” Kecmanovic said. “When I won it gave me a lot more confidence to know that I could play big tournaments and win.”

The win, Kecmanovic said, put him over the hump. Playing deep into tournaments has given him a chance to study top players and make constant improvements to his game. Hrvatin said the biggest difference is the speed of Kecmanovic’s hands — he now has a blistering serve, which plays well with his baseline-centric style.

He added one trophy to his collection Saturday when he and Sigouin beat Americans Govind Nanda and Alexandre Rotsaert, 6-0, 6-1, in the doubles championship. On Sunday, at the place he now calls home, he can complete a sweep — another first in a year full of them for Kecmanovic.

“He’s playing very good,” Hrvatin said. “He’s reached one level that’s a very good level for him at the moment and every match it gets higher.”

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28/11/16

30 Smrikva Bowl player at EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2016... Miomir KECMANOVIC is the winner; reached semifinals: Stela PEEVA, Irina CANTOS SIEMERS; reached quarterfinals: Denislava GLUSHKOVA,Alex EALA,Kylie BILCHEV, Lea BOSKOVIC

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2016 – Junior Tennis Championships
IMG/Bollettieri Academies,
Bradenton, Florida USA

November 23rd – December 4th, 2016.

This prestigious Junior International tournament was founded in 1987 by Eddie’s grandson (Glenn Feldman) to honor his grandfather for his life’s passion and success of bringing the world’s best junior tennis players together to compete. Eddie Herr was the founder of the Orange Bowl…

Over the past 20 years the Eddie Herr International Junior Tournament attracted players from over 136 nations and has served as a springboard to the professionals such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Anna Kournikova, Mardy Fish, Xavier Malisse, Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic – to name just a few.

There are various Smrikva Bowl players won won Eddie Herr International over the years… Katarina Jokic, Adam NEFF, Himari SATO, Noa KRZNARIC (U12)… Miomir KECMANOVIC (U14) Dominic THIEM & Ana KONJUH (U18)…

I was pleased to recognize many Smrikva Bowl names in the Main Draws of this year edition too… there are in under 12, 14, and under 18 age group… in total 384 players…

In the first round there were 30 Smrikva Bowl players out of 384 (7,8%)
In the second round there were 18 Smrikva Bowl players out of 192 (9,4%)
In the third round there were 10 Smrikva Bowl players out of 96 (10,4%)
In the quarterfinals there were 7 Smrikva Bowl players out of 48 (14,6%)
In the semifinals there were 3 Smrikva Bowl players out of 24 (12,5%)
In the finals there is 1 Smrikva Bowl players out of 12 (8,3%) – Miomir Kecmanovic who won both single and doubles titles.

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Stela Peeva (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Stela Peeva – Shuanghui Huang (Chn) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Stela Peeva – Mikayla Faure (Zaf) 6:3,6:3
3rd round: Stela Peeva – Rachel Gailis (USA) 6:1,1:6,7:6
Quarterfinals: Stela Peeva – Jade Haller (Che) 6:2,6:2
Semifinals: Stela Peeva – Katrina Scott (USA) 3:6,2:6

Denislava Glushkova (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Denislava Glushkova – V.Osuigwe (USA) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Denislava Glushkova – Eva Woydt (Aut) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Denislava Glushkova – Maria Drobotova (USA) 6:3,7:5
Quarterfinals: Denislava Glushkova – K.Scott (USA) 7:5,3:6,4:6

Alexandra M. Eala (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Alexandra Eala – Alexis Blokhina (USA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Alexandra Eala – Nadezda Khalturina (Rus) 7:5,6:1
3rd round: Alexandra Eala – Polina Yatsenko (USA) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Eala – D.Plekhanova (Can) 3:6,3:6

Kyoka Kubo (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Violeta Martinez (USA)
2nd round: Kyoka Kubo – Ava Grnja (USA) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Kyoka Kubo – Katrina Scott (USA) 0:6,2:6

Ela Nala Milič (SVN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Ela Nala Milič – Minseo Kim (Kor) 7:6,7:6
2nd round: Ela Nala Milič – Dasha Plekhanova (Can) 1:6,1:6

Anja Petkovic (SRB) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Anja Petkovic – Ava S. Grnja (USA) 3:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Kylie Bilchev (GBR) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up
1st round: Kylie Bilchev – Maria Rizzolo (USA) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Kylie Bilchev – D. Tomashevskaya (Can) 6:1,6.2
3rd round: Kylie Bilchev – Lisa Pigato (Ita) 6:3,6:4
Quarterfinals: Kylie Bilchev – N.Sengphrachanh (Can) 2:6,3:6

Charlotte Owensby (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Hwi Won Wi (Kor) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Charlotte Owensby – Alexandra Yepifanova (USA) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Charlotte Owensby – Emma Raducanu (Gbr) 3:6,2:6

Francesca Curmi (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Francesca Curmi – Abigail Rencheli (USA) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Francesca Curmi – Elaine Chervinsky (USA) 3:6,6:2,5:7

Matilde Paoletti (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Matilde Paoletti – Sara Zalukar (Cro) 6:1,7:6
2nd round: Matilde Paoletti – Natsumi Kawaguchi (Jpn) 0:6,3:6

Teodora Vujicic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Teodora Vujicic – Daniella Dimitrov (Bgr) 2:6,2:6

Ziva Falkner (SVN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Leena Bennetto (Can) 5:7,6:2,5:7

Erika Matsuda (JPN) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Erika Matsuda – Elaine Chervinsky (USA) 2:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Irina Cantos Siemers (GER) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – Maileen Nuudi (Est) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Irina Cantos Siemers – Xiyu Wang (Chn) 6:3,7:6
3rd round: I. Cantos Siemers – Morgan Coppoc (USA) 6:7,6:0,6:1
Quarterfinals: I. Cantos Siemers – Marta Kostyuk (Ukr) 1:6,6:3,6:2
Semifinals: I. Cantos Siemers – Varvara Gracheva (Rus) 2:6,2:6

Lea Boskovic (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Hurricane T.Black (USA) 3:6,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Abigail Desiatnikov (USA) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Lea Boskovic – Sofia C. Sewing (USA) 7:6,6:1
Quarterfinals: Lea Boskovic – Maria L.Carle (Arg) 3:6,0:6

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Kacie W. Harvey (USA) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Himari Sato – J. Rodriguez-Benito (USA) 2:6,7:5,3:6

Mihaela Marculescu (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Imani Graham (USA) 6:7,6:7

Helene Pellicano (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Helene Pellicano – C. Branstine (USA) 7:5,4:6,3:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Sora Matsuda (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Sora Matsuda – Meecah Bigun (USA) 6:3,5:7,6:3
2nd round: Sora Matsuda – Quoc-Uy Vo (VNM) 0:6,2:6

Zach Stephens (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Zach Stephens – Jayson Mbogoro (Ken) 0:6,0:6

Kaylan Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Kaylan Bigun – Lachlan Robertson (CAN) 4:6,6:3,1:6

Meecah Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semifinalist
1st round: Meecah Bigun – Sora Matsuda (JPN) 3:6,7:5,3:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Ryotaro Koshiba (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Andrej Jovanovic (Aus) 6:2,6:0
2nd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Adler Germinal (Hti) 6:0,6:1
3rd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Alexander Gaponenko (Isr) 2:6,3:6

Luciano T. Darderi (ARG) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Luciano Darderi – Connor W. McLeod (Nzl) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Luciano Darderi – Alexander Gaponenko (Isr) 1:6,3:6

Sebastian Gima (ROU) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Alexander Koussev (Bgr) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Sebastian Gima – Bu Yunchaokete (Chn) 6:4,2:6,4:6

Viktor Jovic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Viktor Jovic – Niroop Vallabhaneni (USA) 1:6, 4:6

Michael Francis II M. Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Eala – Santiago de la Fuente (Arg) 5:7-0:6

Drazen Petrovic (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Drazen Petrovic – Rafael A. De Alba (Mex) 6:4,2:6,2:6


BOYS UNDER 18

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Siphosothando Montsi (Zaf) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Max Stewart (Gbr) 6:1,6:1
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Gianni M. Ross (USA) 7:5,6:1
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – T.Etcheverry (Arg) 6:4,6:0
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Ergi Kirkin (Tur) 6:1,4:6,6:3
Finals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Benjamin SIGOUIN (Can) 6:2,6:1

Max Stewart (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Russell Benkaim (USA) 7:5,6:2
2nd round: Max Stewart – Miomir Kecmanovic (Srb) 1:6,1:6

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24/11/16

Last week end the 18th International Tennis Symposium was held at Centro Pavesi in Milan (Italy) promoted by Pro Camp MGM Italia, UISP and GPTCA

I spent this week end at Centro Pavesi in Milan participating the 18th International Tennis Symposium… as per tradition the Symposium gathered many interesting speakers and it was again an opportunity to learn something new…

This year the event was promoted by Pro CAMP MGMG Italia and sponsored again by UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti) and GPTCA (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)…

After the welcome word of the Symposium president Mr. Massimo Rossi over the weekend many speakers shared their experience with the group

Alberto CASTELLANI, Patricio REMONDEGUI, Javier DUARTE, Fabrizio SENATORE, Elena CASIRAGHI, Maurizio RAPELLINI, Oriana AMATA, Gianluca CARBONE, Jose PERLAS

The main theme was “HOW TO WORK ON THE COURT TO DEVELOP OUR YOUNG PLAYERS”…

The first topic presented was “The shots practice and biomechanical analysis”… and was presented by Patricio REMONDEGUI

Patricio REMONDEGUI helped Robin KERN in his tennis growth… and Robin played Smrikva Bowl in 2002 … Giulia LAMBIASE is another of his students and Giulia also played Smrikva… and over the weekend he presented some of the common elements in executing shots at ATP & WTA level…

The following topic was presented by Javier DUARTE…“Difference between coaching a top 10 tennis player with bringing a player to the top 10 level”

Javier Duarte Rocca has a very long coaching experience… his students won 36 ATP titles, played 3 Grand Slam finals, won Master of Hannover in 2008… and he was the first co-captain of the Spanish team to win Davis Cup… and 3 years technical director of the Spanish Tennis Federation….

Alex Corretja, Alberto Berasategui, Tommy Robredo and Albert Costa are some of his most prominent alumni… and his lessons included many example of his time with them together with some tips of the so called Spanish tennis teaching method…

Javier continued in the afternoon explaining some examples with on court exercises… and before his afternoon lesson Elena CASIRAGHI was showing some very important elements related with nutrition and importance of it to give to the player the possibility to restore his competition capacity in the best possible manner…

Elena was followed by Javier DUARTE with his afternoon on court class… another very interesting and intense exposition… famous “cubos” work followed by the coach on the net work…

It was a pleasure for all…

At the end of the day Fabrizio SENATORE and Maurizio RAPELLINI gave some very interesting scientific and statistical details related to modern tennis…

The second day started with short introduction made by Oriana AMATA who presented a research which shows the current studies about the impact of tennis towards vertebral column… very interesting…

… her presentation was followed by Gianluca CARBONE about the concept of Awareness in tennis… another very interesting presentation… having again focus on Spanish method with Carbone dedicated several years to study….

… the second day had another important Spanish school representative… Jose PERLAS who presented his coaching experience…

I am pleased to list only some of the most prominent alumni of Jose PERLAS which might be familiar to many people in tennis such as: Carlos MOYA, Albert COSTA, Guillermo CORIA, Juan Carlos FERRERO, Janko TIPSAREVIC, Nicolas ALMAGRO, Fabio FOGNINI… Javier SANCHEZ, Tomas CARBONELL, Carlos COSTA, Albert PORTAS, Feliciano LOPEZ; Jacob DIAZ, Fernando VICENTE…. in addition was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team for many years…

It was a very interesting presentation… with many interesting human details behind each coaching experience shared… and also his presentation had on court presentation… with some prominent young tennis players such as Federico ARNABOLDI, winner of this year Avvenire…

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

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07/11/16

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2016)

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 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #48 WTA (Oct 2017)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA (Nov 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #181 ATP doubles (Oct 2016)

As of 7th of November 2016 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 51 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #43 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #48 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #101 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #146 on WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #196 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #225 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #236 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #242 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #266 WTA

Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #282 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #315 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #319 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #332 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #339 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #343 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #361 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #368 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #372 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #401 WTA

Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #411 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #430 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #435 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #438 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #476 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #496 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #508 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #512 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #516 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #569 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #590 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #595 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #601 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #614 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #617 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #618 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #670 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #673 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #690 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #698 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #713 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #758 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #760 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #781 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #799 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #828 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #856 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #878 WTA
Inci OGUT – 2009 player – #910 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #930 WTA

Wiktoria KULIK – 2009 player – #966 WTA

• 26 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #9 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #185 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #206 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #207 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #277 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #287 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 322 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #355 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #386 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #499 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #557 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #569 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #572 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #610 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #638 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #667 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #718 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #801 ATP

Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #818 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #831 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #871 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #914 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #928 ATP
Luka ILIC – 2005 player – #961 ATP

• 8 boys and 14 girls… in total 22 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #7 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #13 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #16 Youssef HOSSAM
- #21 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #24 Alexei POPYRIN
- #30 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #96 Andrea GUERRIERI

GIRLS:
- #10 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #14 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #33 Tatiana PIERI
- #46 Seone MENDEZ
- #54 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner and Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 runner up
- #55 Katie SWAN – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 runner up
- #59 Lucie KANKOVA
- #66 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #70 Michaela GORDON
- #73 Ashley LAHEY
- #76 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #77 Wiktoria KULIK
- #88 Mihaela MARCULESCU

4 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Nicola KUHN #2, Yshai OLIEL #4, Yannik STEINEGGER #5, Cerzar CRETU #9, Olga DANILOVIC #7, Claire LIU #9)

3 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #7, Viktor JOVIC #10, Helene PELLICANO #3, Avelina SAYFETDINOVA #6, Kristyna LAVICKOVA #9)

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 BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, Vilim’s best ranking was #612 ATP in March 2006.
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, Ivana’s best ranking was #95 WTA in June 2006.
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, Atrid’s best ranking was #356 WTA in March 2009.
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #315 WTA.
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #557 ATP.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #116 ATP double.
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, is ranked #134 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #266 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #185 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #569 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, is currently ranked #638 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #188 ATP double.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #256 ATP double.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #256 ATP double.
Giacomo MICCINI (ITA), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is currently ranked #1381 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, is ranked #339 WTA.
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is ranked #476 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is ranked #930 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, is ranked #9 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #831 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, is ranked #1421 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #236 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, is ranked #516 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #781 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), ranked 3rd on 8th SB 2003, is ranked #930 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, is ranked #355 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #572 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #610 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #411 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #48 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #170 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, is ranked #206 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Consolation tournament winner, is ranked #207 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 10th SB 2005, is ranked #322 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #499 ATP.
Luka ILIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #961 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #101 WTA.
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #196 WTA.
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #242 WTA.
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #319 WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #343 WTA.
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, is ranked #512 WTA.
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #595 WTA.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, is ranked #322 ATP.
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semifinalist, is ranked #1141 ATP.

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #43 WTA.
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #142 WTA.
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #368 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterfinalists, is ranked #401 WTA.
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #430 WTA.
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #496 WTA.


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #718 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), ranked 4th on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #1195 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, is ranked #1318 ATP.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #48 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007 player, is ranked #146 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #282 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterfinalist, is ranked #614 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #618 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #878 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #277 on ATP ranking list.
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #818 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1008 ATP.
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, is ranked # 1060 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1532 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #225 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #361 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #438 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #508 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, is ranked #713 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is ranked # 828 WTA.
Estea PEREZ-SOMARRIBA (ESP), 13th SB 2008, is not ranked WTA
Nikolina JOVIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 player, is not ranked WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), played 7th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #673 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #386 ATP.
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #801 ATP.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semifinalist, is ranked #1135 ATP.
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Consolation Draw winner, is ranked #1193 ATP.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #2005 ATP.
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1100 ATP doubles.
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #106 ITF.
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #274 ITF.
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #855 ITF.
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (ESP), 14th SB 2009 winner, is not ranked on ATP.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, is ranked #435 WTA.
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #569 WTA.
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, is ranked #590 WTA.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #690 WTA.
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #856 WTA.
Inci OGUT (TUR), ranked 3rd on 14th SB 2009, is ranked #910 WTA.
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #966 WTA.
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #59 ITF.
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #108 ITF.
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #255 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #287 ITF.
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #459 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #370 ITF.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #760 WTA.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #73 ITF.


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #871 ATP.
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #928 ATP.
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, #211 ITF.
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #645 ITF.

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1054 WTA.
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, is ranked #30 ITF.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #76 ITF.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #88 ITF.
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #200 ITF.
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, is ranked #206 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #287 ITF.
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #392 ITF.
Marija ELENOVA (MKD), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1213 ITF.
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1242 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), played 9th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #670 WTA.
Alexa BUTERA (USA), played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #632 ITF.


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
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #2057 ATP.
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #236 ITF.
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #557 ITF.
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #624 ITF.
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, is ranked #644 ITF.
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #780 ITF.
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #1487 ITF.
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #1946 ITF.
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #14 ITF.
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #288 ITF.
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterfinalist, is ranked #483 ITF.
Betina TOKAC (TUR), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #524 ITF.
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #535 ITF.
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, is ranked #859 ITF.


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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #806 ITF.
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #988 ITF.
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1354 ITF.
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #1527 ITF.
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #2064 ITF.
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #11 ETA U14.
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #32 ETA U14.
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #51 ETA U14.
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #51 ETA U14.
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #55 ETA U14.
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #197 ETA U14.
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #304 ETA U14.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #365 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #152 ITF.
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #172 ITF.
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #339 ITF.
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #542 ITF.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #995 ITF.
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1038 ITF.
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1304 ITF.
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1599 ITF.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1973 ITF.
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #2247 ITF.
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #11 ETA U14.
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #39 ETA U14.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #43 ETA U14.
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #66 ETA U14.
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #82 ETA U14.
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #88 ETA U14.
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #90 ETA U14.

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
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013 player, is ranked #7 ETA U14.
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #40 ETA U14.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #40 ETA U14.
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #59 ETA U14.
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #80 ETA U14.
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #175 ETA U14.
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #182 ETA U14.
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #210 ETA U14.
Daniel RINCON (ESP), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #258 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #311 ITF.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #41 ETA U14.
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #43 ETA U14.
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #253 ETA U14.

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 (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Mara GAE (ROU), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Yufei REN (CHN), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

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