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01/12/17

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

16 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #190 WTA (Nov 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #199 WTA (Nov 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP (Nov 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #151 ATP (Nov 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP (Oct 2017)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 – # 197 ATP doubles (Nov 2017)

As of 4th of December 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #44 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #54 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #90 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #98 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #103 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #130 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #138 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #184 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #191 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #194 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #200 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #205 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #225 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #226 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #232 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #250 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #256 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #264 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #297 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #301 WTA

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #324 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #338 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #341 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #377 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #393 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #425 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #446 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #452 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #464 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #477 WTA

Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #482 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #503 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #517 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #525 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #527 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #534 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #555 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #635 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #650 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #677 WTA

Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #752 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #770 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #784 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #789 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #798 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #871 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – # 879 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #883 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #884 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semif. – #894 WTA

Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #912 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #946 WTA
Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #963 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #975 WTA

• 31 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #5 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #152 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #158 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #207 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #208 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #241 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #252 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #257 ATP

Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #267 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #288 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #294 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #302 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 329 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #415 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #436 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #465 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #518 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #603 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #615 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #708 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #733 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #756 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #785 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #786 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #789 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #805 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #835 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #891 ATP

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

BOYS:
- #3 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #7 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #36 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #40 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #45 Tomas MACHAC
- #83 Lorenzo MUSETTI

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #7 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #54 Ania HERTEL
- #58 Tatiana PIERI
- #61 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #70 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #71 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #87 Himari SATO

1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga DANILOVIC #5)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #6, Jerome KYM #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… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national 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, #226 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #415 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #125 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #132 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #90 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #252 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #257 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #436 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #756 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #789 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #197 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #1301 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #377 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #5 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #835 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #130 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #205 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1105 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #733 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #1308 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #784 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #883 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #88 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #158 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #267 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #302 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #329 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #54 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #103 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #184 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #232 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #297 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #425 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #525 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #884 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #329 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #98 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #191 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #200 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #250 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #264 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #393 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #288 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #518 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #805 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1466 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #44 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #194 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #225 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #452 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #635 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #770 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #152 ATP


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, #294 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #708 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1168 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1131 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #138 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #446 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #503 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #527 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #975 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #677 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
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #207 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #208 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #465 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #615 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #785 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1707 ATP
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #227 ITF
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #736 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #301 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #482 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #517 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #650 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #798 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #123 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #428 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #464 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #534 WTA


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, #241 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #786 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1000 ATP doubles
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #45 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #413 ITF

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #879 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1185 WTA
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1185 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #54 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #70 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #227 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #1363 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #256 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1317 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #106 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #179 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #233 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #235 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #289 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #305 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #486 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #750 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #935 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2491 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #324 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #180 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #233 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #237 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #717 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #2225 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #83 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #471 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #473 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #527 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #561 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #573 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #722 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #802 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1246 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1393 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #2095 ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #894 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #946 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1085 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #156 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #160 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #215 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #244 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #284 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #293 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #418 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #732 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #934 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1146 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1225 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #6 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #10 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #15 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #22 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #28 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #41 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #53 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #65 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #74 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #76 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #97 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #115 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #120 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #129 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #224 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #224 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #561 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #743 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1126 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #2129 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #57 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #185 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #217 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #93 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #103 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #115 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #120 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #137 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #166 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #180 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #197 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #197 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #362 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #377 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #417 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #32 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #67 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #121 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #191 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #330 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #753 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1118 ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #61 ETA U14
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf. , #85 ETA U14
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #111 ETA U14
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #1301 ETA U14
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #217 ETA U14
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #388 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #753 ETA U14
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1189 ETA U14

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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26/11/17

24 Smrikva Bowl player at EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2017...

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2017 – Junior Tennis Championships
IMG/Bollettieri Academies,
Bradenton, Florida USA

November 22nd – December 3rd, 2017.

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 & U18) Dominic THIEM & Ana KONJUH (U18)…

I was pleased to recognize many Smrikva Bowl names in the Main Draws of this year edition too…

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Alexandra M. Eala (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Alexandra Eala – Blanka DeMicheli (USA) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Alexandra Eala – Sein Myoung (Kor) 6:2,6:4
3rd round: Alexandra Eala – Ela Nala Milic (SVN) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Eala – Martyna Ostrzygalo (CAN) 6:2,6:4
Semifinals: Alexandra Eala – Brenda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 2:6,4:6

Ela Nala Milic (SVN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Ela Nala Milic – Isabelle Zhu (CAN) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Ela Nala Milic – Ada J.De Alcantara (USA) 6:2,6:4
3rd round: Ela Nala Milic – Alexandra Eala (PHI) 2:6,2:6

Emma Roeck (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Emma Roeck – Maria F. Martinez H.(MEX) 6:1,7:5
2nd round: Emma Roeck – Martyna Ostrzygalo (CAN) 0:6,6:4,1:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Daniela Porges (USA) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Carri Hayes (USA) 6:0,6:7,6:1
3rd round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Gavriella Smith (USA) 2:6,6:2,6:1
Quarterfinals: Linda Fruhvirtova – Ryoko Ikeda (JPN) 6:3,3:6,7:6
Semifinals: Linda Fruhvirtova – Hina Inoue (USA) 6:2,6:0
Finals: Linda Fruhvirtova – Vivian Ovrootsky (CZE) 6:7,4:6

Selin Lidya Sepken (TUR) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Selin Lidya Sepken – Nika Vesely (USA) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Selin Lidya Sepken – Danielle Tuhten (CAN) 6:3,2:6,6:3
3rd round: Selin Lidya Sepken – Emily de Oliveira (USA) 6:0,6:4
Quarterfinals: Selin Lidya Sepken – Clarine Lerby (NLD) 6:3,4:6,4:6

Kyoka Kubo (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Rebecca Lynn (USA) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Kyoka Kubo – Sophie Williams (USA) 7:6,6:3
3rd round: Kyoka Kubo – Elaine Chervinsky (USA) 1:6,6:4,6:2
Quarterfinals: Kyoka Kubo – Vivian Ovrootsky (USA) 6:7,3:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Ziva Falkner (SVN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Elvina Kalieva (USA) 6:1,6:4
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Karolin Berankova (CZE) wo
3rd round: Ziva Falkner – Angelica Blake (USA) 6:4,6:4
Quarterfinals: Ziva Falkner – Y.MANSOURI (FRA) 7:5,4:6,1:6

Avelina Sayfetdinova (RUS) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Avelina Sayfetdinova – Natasha Subhash (USA) 6:1,7:5
2nd round: Avelina Sayfetdinova – Vanessa Ong (USA) 6:1,4:6,6:2
3rd round: Avelina Sayfetdinova – Oona Orpana (FIN) 6:4,5:7,5:7

Mihaela Marculescu (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Stefania Rogozinska (POL) 6:7,6:7
2nd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 3:6,1:6

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Katie Volynets (USA) 6:7,4:6,0:6

Ania Hertel (POL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Clara Burel (Fra) 4:6,4:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Andrew Salu (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Andrew Salu – Haitam Aboufirassi (CAN) 6:1,7:6
2nd round: Andrew Salu – Zach Scott (CAN) 6:3,6:3
3rd round: Andrew Salu – Learner Tien (USA) 0:6,2:6

Kaylan Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Kaylan Bigun – Stewart Aronson (CAN) 6:3,4:6,7:5
2nd round: Kaylan Bigun – Jake Young (USA) 6:3,4:6,6:1
3rd round: Kaylan Bigun – Lennon Jones (USA) 0:6,1:6

Walker Allen (USA) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Walker Allen – Andrew Rundle (USA)
2nd round: Walker Allen – Chanhee Han (Kor) 3:6,6:2,1:6

Meecah Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semifinalist
1st round: Meecah Bigun – Lawrence Ivanov (CAN) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Meecah Bigun – Andrew Delgado (USA) 2:6,1:6

Zach Stephens (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Zach Stephens – Thomas Faurel (USA) 1:6,1:6

Matthias Uwe Kask (CAN) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Matthias Uwe Kask – Imran Hazli (MAL) 1:6, 0:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Adi Dagan (ISR) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Adi Dagan – Alexander Bernard (USA) 2:6,3:6

Patrick Brady (THI) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Jewon Jeon (PRK) 2:6,3:6


BOYS UNDER 16

Sebastian Gima (ROU) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Phillip McMurray (USA) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Sebastian Gima – Hayden Postin (USA) 6:1,6:1
3rd round: Sebastian Gima – Zachery Lim (USA) 6:4, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Sebastian Gima – Leighton Allen (USA) 3:6,5:7

Angel Guerrero Melgar (ESP) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Angel Guerrero Melgar – Trinity Grear (USA) 6:3,0:6,7:6
2nd round: Angel Guerrero Melgar – Tony Huang (USA) 7:5,6:3
3rd round: Angel Guerrero Melgar – Nicholas-David Ionel 4:6,3:6

Michael Francis II M. Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Eala – Harrison Gold (USA) 7:6,2:6,1:6


BOYS UNDER 18

Cezar Cretu (Rou) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Cezar Cretu – Tyler Zink (USA) 6:2,2:6,6:7

Thomas Machac (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Thomas Machac – Jack Draper (GBR) 4:6,2:6

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13/11/17

Last week end the 19th 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 19th 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

Massimo RAPETTI, Patricio REMONDEGUI, Stefano GALBANI, Laura GOLARSA, Jean Philippe FLEURIAN, Alberto CASTELLANI, Rainer SCHUTTLER, Dirk HARDORFF, Jellali ISSAM, Paulo ESCALONA, Saeid AHMADVAND, Dragos LUSCAN, Dimitros KATSANOS, Mark TUEN-MATTHEWS, Duje TOMASOVIC*, Carlo ROSSI, Aldo ANTONELLI, Stefano TAMORRI, Otello SORATO, Jose PERLAS

The main theme was “THE RESILIENCE IN TENNIS”…

The first topic presented was “Nutrition and Supplments for Tennis Player”… and was presented by Massimo RAPETTI from Enervit…

It was a very interesting presentation with a lot of valid information about omega 3 and omega 6 impact on the players recovery and match preparation…

The following speaker were Patricio REMONDEGUI and Stefano GALBANI… and the presentation was focused on how Pat helped Stefano in his development…

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 various elements including some exercises loved by David Nalbandian…

The following moment was dedicated to Master graduation of two famous coaches and players: Dirk HARDORFF and Rainer SCHUTTLER… their tutor was Alberto CASTELLANI… and the commission of Newport Research University was composed by PHD Prof. Aldo Antonelli, Dott. Stefano Tamorri, Dott.ssa Frenzi…

Dirk HARDORFF discussed the thesis on JET LEG… a very interesting topic affecting a lot tennis players… Dirk Hordorf coached Alex Radulescu, Rainer Schuettler, Janko Tipsarevic, Yen Hsun Lu… he was Vice President of German Tennis Federation, Captain of Davis Cup of Taiwan…

his alumni, former #4 ATP, and coach of Ricard Berankis, Rainer SCHUTTLER discussed a thesis PAIN AND FATIGUE IN TENNIS… another interesting subject where Rainer pointed out of how physical recovery for him resulted always more easy compared to the mental recovery…

The following topic was presented by Laura GOLARSA…“building a player”

Laura Golarsa was WTA player and is the founder of her own academy in Milan and was explaining the importance of getting friendly with new technology in order to help own student in their development….

Laura was followed by Jean Philippe FLEURIAN and Alberto CASTELLANI which presented ISMCA: the health of the mind and TIGA: the performance accelerator…

Jean Philippe Fleurian was ATP player and for years member of French Tennis Association… the presentation was very interesting explaining the importance of setting goals in order to accelerate your performance… to know where you are going and how to go there…

The following presentations was a surprise in the program… being this GPTCA symposium for the first time also A Level certification there were a lot of high level coaches attending to get the exam… and Alberto Castellani decided to present several of them choosing an exercises they like to do…

So everything started with Dirk HARDORFF from Germany

… followed by Pat RAMONDEGUI from Argentina living in Italy showing an exercise David Nalbandian loved to do…

next presentation was held by Jellali ISSAM from Tunis living in Dubai… Damir DZUMHUR, Roger FEDERER, Viktor JOVIC are only some of the players who come from time to time to visit Jellali in Dubai…

… next was Paulo ESCALONA from Chile living in Germany who showed exercises that Paula Suarez loved to od…

Jean Philippe FLEURIAN from France and USA showed again one of the exercises he likes to do on the court…

Davis Cup Captain from Iran, Saeid AHMADVAND showed some tactics exercises…

and former physical trainer of current #1 WTA player Simona Halep, Dragos LUSCAN from Romania showed some exercises he likes to do…

Dimitros KATSANOS from Greece and Germany showed some great coordination skills development exercises…

Dimitros was followed by Mark TUEN-MATTHEWS from UK, his daughter Tzarina played Smrikva Bowl… and he showed some nice visualization exercises with a promising young player from Malasia…

Mark was followed by Laura GOLARSA from Italy… she played several nice exercises…

and Duje TOMASOVIC from Croatian made few exercises too…

At the end of the day Dragos LUSCAN showed many exercises again… very impressive the importance of progression and periodisation…

The second day started with Carlo ROSSI who presented several on the edge level researches he performed over the years related with children… the title of the presentation was “Easy Tennis: games and exercises for a fun and functional learning”… very interesting and inspiring…

Carlo Rossi was followed by Otello SORATO and Stefano TAMORRI… Otello is the founder of Mind Room Lab and the presentation was focused on “Use of Technology for Mental Improvement”… in particular it was virtual reality using MOT – multiple object tracking task via VR – brain tracker… very useful for concentration improvement…

… his presentation was followed by Jose PERLAS… who presented part of his coaching experience… and the title of his presentation was “How we won Roland Garros with my players”

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 last year Avvenire… and Patrick ELIAS

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

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06/11/17

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

15 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #199 WTA (Nov 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP (Nov 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #157 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP (Oct 2017)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 6th of November 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 54 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #44 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #56 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #89 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #132 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #151 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #165 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #183 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #199 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #202 WTA

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #214 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #219 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #220 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #222 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #233 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #250 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #263 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #295 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #299 WTA

Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #323 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #340 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #368 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #386 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #455 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #458 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #461 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #465 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #479 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #481 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #513 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #517 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #529 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #547 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #548 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #584 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #633 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #672 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #711 WTA

Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #756 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #766 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #779 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #803 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #836 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #856 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #868 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semif. – #881 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #895 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #903 WTA

Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #919 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #934 WTA
Angela *FITA BOLUDA*- 2009 player – #950 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – # 981 WTA

• 32 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #88 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #156 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #159 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #208 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #210 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #230 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #231 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #241 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #254 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #263 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #294 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 306 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #332 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #398 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #436 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #467 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #537 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #613 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #713 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #714 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #717 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #786 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #801 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #809 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #832 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #875 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #918 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #976 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 semif. – #997 ATP

• 7 boys and 8 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #4 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #8 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #18 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #96 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #100 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #9 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #36 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #54 Tatiana PIERI
- #55 Ania HERTEL
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #74 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #96 Giulia PEONI

1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga DANILOVIC #5)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #6)

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… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national 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, #222 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #398 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #121 ATP doubles
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #128 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #89 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #241 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #254 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #436 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #786 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #875 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #225 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #151 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #368 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #4 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #832 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #151 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #202 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1053 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #717 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #1263 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #432 ATP (Oct 2016)

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #803 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #903 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #48 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #88 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #156 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #263 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #306 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #332 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #56 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #98 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #214 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #250 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #295 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #529 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #868 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #306 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #165 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #199 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #219 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #233 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #386 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #230 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #537 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #801 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1513 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #44 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #183 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #220 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #455 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #633 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #756 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #159 ATP


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, #294 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #714 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #997 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1130 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #132 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #461 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #513 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #584 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #934 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #766 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., #208 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #210 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #467 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #713 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #809 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #185 ITF
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #202 ITF
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #717 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #299 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #479 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #481 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #672 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #919 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #114 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #252 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #458 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #517 WTA


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, #231 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #918 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #1008 ATP doubles
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #417 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1208 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #55 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #74 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #113 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #227 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #1338 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #263 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1294 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #104 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #229 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #234 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #283 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #303 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #394 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #504 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #779 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #913 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2419 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #465 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #171 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #242 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #277 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #712 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #2175 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #96 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #463 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #472 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #537 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #566 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #661 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #792 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #827 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1206 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1353 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #2034 ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #881 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #895 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1122 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #172 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #192 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #216 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #273 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #308ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #426 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #496ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #678 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #989 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1206 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1342 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #11 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #20 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #34 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #50 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #62 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #71 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #75 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #114 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #117 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #117 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #180 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #217 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #561 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #731 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1113 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #2089 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #56 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #185 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #37 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #102 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #114 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #117 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #150 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #163 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #193 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #194 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #355 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #341 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #407 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #32 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #121 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #192 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #325 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1105 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 73 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 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 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.


27/10/17

We collected olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 Ambassadors - Istrian olive oil - one of the best in the World and Smrikva "seeds of the Legends" are making it more and more special year after year...

It was another very long day in Smrikve… the second olives collection day for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition-generation…

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

… and we returned home very late in the evening from the olive mill with anther golden green annual :)… it was almost 1:00 AM in the morning… a very full day :D…

It is the story of the 2018 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2018 production because the next year every new Smrikva Bowl Ambassador will receive as per tradition a memory bottle of it during the Ambassador’s nomination ceremony.

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

later we moved to Villa Taste…

collecting olives is always wonderful family…

and friends time :)

cheers!!!

after Valbandon we moved back to Smrikve… for a small food break…

before we continued to collect the olives at Smrikve Lounge and those nearby Smrikve Malmsay vineyards… and Villa Smrikve garden…

wonderful LOUGNE… green and blue sky…

so lucky to collect olives with this kind of weather…

… and the day was again too short to collect all…

… we had a great team… but olives keep being great with us…

Smrikva Bowl trees planted by today’s famous player had a lot of olives… the first one planted in 2005 had again over 50 kg…

Our olive trees hold names of over 1300 players coming from 85 countries and all the continents…

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

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

We are already able to produce special and limited collections of the Smrikva Bowl olive oil from the Smrikva Bowl centuries old olive trees planted by some of the future tennis Champions…

The long road full of sweat and tears… and in end smile :)

It was so nice that some tourists stop to collect olives with us :D… and they were helping to collect on the olive planted by this year Smrikva Bowl players… and the olive planted by Ana Konjuh and her generation who reached this year #20 WTA ranking… the tourist did not know that… they kept speaking in French and Italian saying how wonderful time they have with possibility to join us…

Since 2009, 22 Smrikva Bowl kids won 29 Junior GRAND SLAM Tournaments in total…

very soon senior GRAND SLAM titles will come…

…and last year two players reached TOP 10 ATP and WTA ranking for the first time… Dominic THIEM and Belinda BENCIC… and so far 13 reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA and 27 players are among TOP 200 ATP/WTA… and we are close to 90 players among TOP 1000 ATP/WTA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


06/10/17

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

14 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #45 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA (Oct 2017)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

13 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)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP (Oct 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #157 ATP (Oct 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP (Oct 2017)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #199 ATP (Oct 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 2nd of October 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #42 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #46 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #85 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #98 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #136 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #171 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #178 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #190 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #193 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #196 WTA

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #197 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #212 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #214 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #218 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #257 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #262 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #263 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #271 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #300 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #312 WTA

Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #346 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #350 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #352 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #377 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #427 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #433 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #452 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #468 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #487 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #490 WTA

Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #511 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #513 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #521 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #535 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #539 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #547 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #567 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #599 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #629 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #697 WTA

Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #712 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #726 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #770 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #784 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #820 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #828 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #842 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #850 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #864 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #878 WTA

Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #894 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #941 WTA

• 30 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #57 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #98 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #150 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #157 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #182 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #218 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #228 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #276 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #279 ATP

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 293 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #299 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #330 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #346 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #348 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #402 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #476 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #538 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #591 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #616 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #722 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #725 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #762 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #764 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #792 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #836 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #883 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #944 ATP
Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #987 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #18 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #28 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #29 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #44 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #47 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #51 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #55 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #62 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #88 ATP

• 9 boys and 8 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #5 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #6 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #18 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #48 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #88 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #94 Duje AJDUKOVIC
- #100 Damien WENGER

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #7 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #37 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #56 Tatiana PIERI
- #57 Ania HERTEL
- #66 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #71 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #98 Giulia PEONI

1boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo Musetti #9, Olga DANILOVIC #5)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #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… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national 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, #218 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #402 ATP

Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #103 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #135 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #85 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #276 ATP
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #279 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #538 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #722 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #944 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #284 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #178 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #377 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #836 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #171 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #178 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #878 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1050 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #725 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #1086 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #432 ATP (Oct 2016)

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #864 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #941 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, #98 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #150 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #293 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #346 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #348 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #46 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #98 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #197 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #271 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #300 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #427 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #511 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #850 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #293 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #2016 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #190 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #196 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #212 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #214 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #262 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #352 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #199 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #591 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #792 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1541 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #42 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #193 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #263 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #433 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #629 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #726 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #157 ATP


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, #330 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #764 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1155 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1063 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #136 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #513 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #567 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #599 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #770 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #842 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., #182 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #299 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #476 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #762 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1618 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, not ranked ATP
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #160 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #162 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #350 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #468 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #490 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #535 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #697 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #131 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #349 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #452 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #487 WTA


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, #228 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #883 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #100 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #360 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1211 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #57 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #66 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #71 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #102 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #213 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #811 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #257 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1263 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #94 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #181 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #259 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #289 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #305 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #435 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #507 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #761 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1037 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2346 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #521 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #169 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #214 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #265 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #504 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #795 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #88 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #461 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #480 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #561 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #651 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #657 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #772 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #930 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1174 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1666 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1984 ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #894 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1100 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1125 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #185 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #207 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #260 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #414 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #416 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #428 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #488 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #868 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1183 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1305 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1482 ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #10 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #19 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #35 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #51 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #60 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #69 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #74 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #112 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #115 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #115 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #144 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #179 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #339 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1094 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #38 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #57 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #105 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #110 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #185 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #74 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #101 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #112 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #115 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #151 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #163 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #189 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #190 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #306 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #338 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #472 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #32 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #38 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #193 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #323 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1100 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 73 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 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 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.


21/09/17

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - ready to start 23rd annual Smrikva Bowl 2018 "seeds of the Legends" research

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

I was 23 when starting the Smrikva story back in 1996… and today is 21st of September 2017, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to open the 23rd annual candidacy process…

22 editions are behind… over 1800 former players are spread in 85 countries writing the “seeds of the Legends”story… and making quite important impact in their communities…

World map

… over 920 signed books are kept in the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1300 names carried with pride by 12 old Smrikva Bowl olive trees… creating something special and still difficult to understand…

… 29 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered so far by 22 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 19 professional ATP/WTA titles…

… 13 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… and there are always Smrikva Bowl names among the winners of the most prestige under 12, 14, 16, 18 tournaments around the World…

… but Smrikva Bowl story is more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds who in most different ways year after year inspire us to go beyond our imagination…

It is time to start “seeds of the Legend” research for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition… and I have to thanks so many Smrikva Ambassadors for doing their best to continue Smrikva mission…

I am pleased to recall that the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2018 edition with Luca Appino and me will be held for the first time for 2 weeks from 14th-21st and from 22nd till 29th of April 2018 due to very high number of participation requests…

21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day…

The SBA Day is celebrated on the same day as World Peace Day… to me civil society and peace are pillars for any talent development…

Some years ago for all the Smrikva Bowl candidates was introduced the obligation to observe the Smrikva Bowl Fair Play and Sportsmanship Code of Conduct and I am pleased to share one hint with the seeds… more you train more become natural to lead by example… always and only after many mistakes he have the chance to become better…

Many years ago we started to plant old Olive tree during Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth… and during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a piece of land close to the root and donate the name to the tree…

Olive tree is a nice symbol in various cultures… and his age is a symbol of responsibility between generations.

Cartoons always helped me to say something… and The Lion King is nice one to share again our Olive Tree story… the Circle of Life story…

We are all born without knowing much about life on this earth…

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

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “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.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Peace is always an instable equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. Knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important… and all pillars of the civilization path.

Books are a human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with our cummulated personal experience and this is among reasons why I started the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library story. Given the fragility of the circle of life it is easy to lose personal and general knowledge.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from our personal experiences. We are those who represent the current civilization.

Today people live an average of about 80 years… and what we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated, which our institutions pass onto future generations…

World Peace Day is a good day to start the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail the selection process for the 23rd annual will be open.

23rd Smrikva Bowl will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (23rd) 25th till 30th of June 2018. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2008.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it as a theater where we work hard for a year to set the stage… and every year we gather kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their dedication to write the most different & inspiring stories…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event but I always believed that more then one will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 29 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” goes beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will find their way in other professional fields…

I do not know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing tennis because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they like the game. What I do know is that sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field need very long time to reach and master the excellence.

Some people come to Smrikve thinking that it is an very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help to explain to new candidates and their families that Smrikva Bowl is something more than competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/

Smrikva Bowl “more than tennis” idea… will remain to the interpretation of each Ambassador and Smrikva Bowl friend… of their feelings because they are the one who are helping to write the Smrikva story…

Smrikva Bowl Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 85 countries thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families… Our quantities are very limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed always for the Smrikva Bowl palyers that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be by far one of the most prestige in the World…

This year Croatia and Istria registered the record numbers of travelers and I am grateful to all those who visited us and contributed to the growth… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… SBA are helping us in scouting talents but also in spreading the word about Istria as cultural tourism destination worth visiting… and my dream is that “Istria from Smrikve” Legacy may be recognized one day for that thanks to the Smrikva seeds…

The number of the invited players in 2018 will be again 96 players (48 girls and 48 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2008 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your candidacy for the 4th SBTTFW 2018 please let me know…

… for the end of this long presentation… being today World Peace Day… my wish to Smrikva players is to continue to inspire… and may some of them may make true Nelson Mandela’s words when he observed the power of Sport saying: “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can…”

Thank you for your time, for visiting us and for sharing with friends to visit Smrikve.

Mio


14/09/17

Yesterday we collected grapes and started the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 - Smrikve Malvazija wine production

We just collected grapes and started 2018 Smrikve wine production… the wine collection of limited 150 bottles will be made as per tradition… and around 100 bottles will be donated to the families participating the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition…

As per tradition we will do our best to make good wine…

Smrikve Malvazija is thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors spread in 85 countries and all the continents. Last year we created a limited collection of 150 bottles and never above 200 bottles… it is always a gift of our family to the Smrikva Bowl families and to our friends.

Wine and gastronomy are part of a culture and wine bottle that we give to every Smrikva Bowl family is part of our cultural gift that every year we are pleased to make to our guests coming from all around the World.

The wine making is the tradition in Smrikve since 1957…

The wine production is a passion for many Istrian families and my grandfather Mate was a great lower of wine and wine making. The first thing he made in 1957 when he settled in Smrikve was planting the vineyard.

Probably not many Smrikva Bowl readers do know the story how my grandfather agreed to take out a row of vineyard to create the space for the court where today the Smrikva Bowl finals are played.

My father, me and my Uncle continue the wine making tradition in Smrikve…

Several years ago I bought a vineyard close to the vineyard planted by my grandfather and today my father and me are doing our best to get the best from what Malvasia grapes can give.

The first phase of the processing the grapes started yesterday…

We collected the grapes but also separated the juice of the rest to obtain the golden color that usually our Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) wine has. Now for two days the fermentation will be blocked to allow the wine to start its transformation process cleaner than it is today after the collection.

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) and during the Smrikva Bowl we use to give a bottle of wine to every family as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl. Probably one day this bottles might be something special if our kids continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story with their results.

Wine as part of the culture…

In the regions where the wine is produced the wine was always part of the culture of the particular site. Also the wine we produce is part of the Smrikve tradition and this is the reason why we are pleased to give a bottle to every family that come to visit us for the Smrikva Bowl.

There is an old Istrian saying: ”Vino od loze i mliko od koze” and “Kruh je za tilo a vino je za dušu”. The translation from Croatian is difficult because you loose the feel of the language. Goat is the symbol of Istria and the meaning of the first saying would be: ”Wine from the grapevine and milk from the goat” and the meaning of the second would be: “Bread is for the body, wine is for the soul”.

With yesterday collection as I said we started the process of transforming the grapes into wine for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition of Malvazija.

The main Istrian wines are: Malvazija, Terran, Refosc and Muscatel.

The glory of the Istrian wine dates back to over 2000 years ago…

For those who are not familiar with Istrian wine I am pleased to remined the reader that Istrian wine was considered one of the best in the Roman Empire, around 20 centuries ago, and was preferred by Livia Drusilla, also known as Iulia Augusta, the wife of the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

Livia Drusilla’s preferred wine was the Istrian wine Pucinum. Livia is considered one of the most influent women in the beginning of the Roman Empire era. It is not know what wine it was because todays wines were brought in Istria mostly by Venetians.

Todays Istrian Malvazija’s story is related with Serenissima… the Venetian Republic

The story of Istrian Malvazija, cultivated in Istria since the end of the 16th century, is fascinating and it relates to the Venetians.

At the beginning of the 15th century the Venetians occupied Peloponnesus in Greece. In the Peloponnesus region there is a town Monemvassia, also named Malvasia. From this town the Venetians started to import the wine into Venice and the other areas controlled by the Venetian Republic.

This wine was so successful and became so famous all over Europe that Venetians decided to plant huge vineyards on the biggest Greek island, Crete.

Between the 16th and 18th century Malvasia become the most important wine in Europe. In 1570 the Turks conquered Crete and Venetians decided to plant Malvasia vineyards in other areas that had friendly relations with Venice which, at that time, also included Istria.

In end Malvasia is in Istria since the above mentioned period while it is not known the sort of the wine that was preferred by the wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla – Julia Augusta.

Giacomo Casanova in his diary talks about another Istrian sort and another great wine…

Giacomo Casanova visited Vrsar several times and in his diary he describes a good wine Refosc and nice women… That Refosc could be Terran too because if you look at the grapes you will hardly note the difference and today Refosc is mostly cultivated in the Slovenian part of Istria while in other areas the dominant sort is Malvasia.

Another excellent wine can be found around Momjan area made of Muscatel sort.

On Istria from Smrikve you can learn much more…

To learn more about Istrian gastronomy and wine please visit the E-book about Istrian cultural heritage on www.smrikve.com/istria/ named “Istria from Smrikve” or join Discover Istria from Smrikve group on Linked In.

The grapes are very nice this year… and the wine should be extraordinary again…

From today… the most important part of wine transformation process starts ;)… and at the beginning of November we will make the first quality level tasting check :)…

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


11/09/17

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

14 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #123 WTA (Sep 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

12 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)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP (Jul 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #158 ATP (Sep 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP (Jul 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 11th of September 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 53 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #40 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #87 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #123 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #146 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #179 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #184 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #187 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #223 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #228 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #229 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #248 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #249 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #256 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #261 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #309 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #311 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #318 WTA

Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #350 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #356 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #363 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #426 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #437 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #443 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #452 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #459 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #469 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #482 WTA

Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #493 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #501 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #516 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #537 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #542 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #590 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #601 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #606 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #621 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #624 WTA

Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #690 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #696 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #729 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #772 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #780 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #814 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #816 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #826 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #837 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #841 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #875 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #882 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #922 WTA

• 31 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #56 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #95 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #158 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #159 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #189 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #230 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #232 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #293 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 298 ATP

Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #301 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #309 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #347 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #354 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #372 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #451 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #481 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #520 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #547 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #660 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #680 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #707 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #738 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #756 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #803 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #821 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #848 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #891 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #920 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #993 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #17 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #25 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #26 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #41 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #44 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #52 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #58 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #61 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #80 ATP

• 9 boys and 7 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #6 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #11 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #42 Tomas MACHAC
- #81 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #92 Duje AJDUKOVIC
- #97 Damien WENGER

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #57 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #58 Tatiana PIERI
- #61 Ania HERTEL
- #68 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #71 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)

1boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo Musetti #10, Olga DANILOVIC #6)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Jerome KYM #6)

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… and in 2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national 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, #228 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #451 ATP

Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #103 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #141 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #87 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #293 ATP
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #301 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #520 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #738 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #920 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #305 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #179 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #426 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #821 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #146 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #179 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #875 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1048 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #480 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #803 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #862 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #729 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #882 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #56 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #95 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #159 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #298 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #347 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #354 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #47 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #123 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #176 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #229 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #248 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #437 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #501 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #841 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #298 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #2072 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #184 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #223 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #249 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #256 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #318 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #350 WTA


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

BOYS
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #547 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #707 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1299 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #47 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #187 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #309 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #443 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #624 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #780 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #158 ATP.


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, #372 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #848 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1018 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1161 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #131 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #493 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #590 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #601 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #606 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #772 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., #189 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #309 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #481 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #756 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1469 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1517 ATP doubles
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #165 ITF
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #162 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #363 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #459 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #469 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #537 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #696 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #123 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #307 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #452 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #482 WTA


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, #232 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #891 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #97 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #354 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1191 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #61 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #68 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #71 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #102 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #205 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #810 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #261 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1213 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #91 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #181 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #256 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #367 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #408 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #427 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #832 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1011 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1164 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2280 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #516 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #166 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #216 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #271 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #351 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #790 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #82 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #474 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #558 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #643 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #652 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #701 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #763 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #918 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1664 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1935 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #922 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1130 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1219 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #180 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #235 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #260 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #425 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #466 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #499 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #641 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #829 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1172 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1453 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., not yet ranked ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #17 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #22 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #33 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #45 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #56 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #67 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #91 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #94 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #122 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #130 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #140 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #175 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #278 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1086 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #54 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #70 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #101 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #106 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #173 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #49 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #66 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #99 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #108 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #111 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #149 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #161 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #173 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #198 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #214 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #392 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #466 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #93 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #204 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #404 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on 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 73 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 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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02/09/17

9 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Draws of the Junior US OPEN 2017: Olga Danilovic win her 3rd junior Grand Slam doubles title

Nice to recognize 9 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws of the Junior US OPEN 2017

GIRLS:

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Anhzelika ISAEVA (RUS) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) 7:6,6:4
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Naho SATO (JPN) 6:0,7:5
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) 5:7,1:6

Olga Danilovic win her 3rd junior Grand Slam doubles title and bring total Smrikva Bowl junior Grand Slam titles to 29 titles.

Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Victoria FLORES (USA) 6:4,4:6,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – En Shuo LIANG (KOR) 2:6,7:6,6:4
3rd round: Paula Arias Manjon – A.ANISIMOVA (USA) 3:6,2:6

qualification draw:
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Lea Ma (USA) 3:6,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – Violet Apisah (PNG) 6:7,6:4,6:4

Mihalea Loredana MARCULESCU (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Angelica BLAKE (USA) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Sofya LANSERE (RUS) 4:6,2:6

Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Hailey BAPTISTE (USA) 3:6,7:5,6:4
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) 6:7,4:6

Qualification Draw:
Ania HERTEL (POL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Gabriella Price (USA) 7:5,6.3
2nd round: Ania Hertel – Monica Cappelletti (ITA) 7:5,2:6,0:6

Sina ZUGER (SUI) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Sina Zuger – Yasmine Mansouri (FRA) 3:6,7:6,6:1
2nd round: Sina Zuger – Nikki Redelijk (USA) 5:7,6:4,4:6

Charlotte OWENSBY (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Maja Chwalinska (POL) 6:1,6:0


BOYS:

Main Draw:

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Ryan GOETZ (USA) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Uisung PARK (KOR) 7:5,4:6,0:6

Tomas MACHAC (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – Zizou BERGS (BEL) 7:6,6:7,6:3
2nd round: T. Machac – Sam RIFFICE (USA) 3:6,0:6

Qualification Draw:

Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lorenzo Musetti – Ajeet Rai (NZD) 6:4,7:5
2nd round: Lorenzo Musetti – Govind Nanda (USA) 3:6,7:6,1:6

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24/08/17

21 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws at US OPEN 2017

Over the last five years there were traditionally about 10 former Smrikva Bowl players at the beginning of the Junior Grand Slam Draws…

In 2013… out of eight possible first places former Smrikva Bowl players collected six first places: Ana Konjuh (Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open), Belinda Bencic (Junior Roland Garros and Junior Wimbledon), Gianluigi Quinzi (Junior Wimbledon) and Borna Coric (Junior US Open)…

… and since 2009 there are 22 Smrikva Bowl players holding 28 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

… and this time… there were 21 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws and Qualification Draws of this third Grand Slam in the season… US OPEN 2017: Dominic Thiem, Ana Konjuh, Borna Coric, Donna Vekic, Alex De Minaur, Tommy Paul, Ajla Tomljanovic, Petra Martic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Claire Liu, Nikola Milojevic, William Blumberg, Jana Fett, Ivana Jorovic, Nina Stojanovic, Irina Bara, Katie Boulter, Camilla Rosatello, Martina Trevisan, Ashley Lahey, Olga Ianchuk.

The following are the results obtained:

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

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Alex De Minaur (AUS) 6:4,6:1,6:1
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Taylor Fritz (USA) 6:4,6:4,4:6,7:5
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7:5,6:3,6:4
4th round: D.Thiem – J.Martin del Potro (ARG) 6:1,6:2,1:6,6:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Alex De Minaur (AUS) – #187 ATP
Taylor Fritz (USA) – #108 ATP
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – #34 ATP
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) – #28 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #62 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Jiri Vesely (CZE) 7:6,7:6,6:2
2nd round: Borna Coric – Alexander Zverev (GER) 3:6,7:5,7:6,7:6
3rd round: Borna Coric – Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4:6,3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Jiri Vesely (CZE) – #55 ATP
Alexander Zverev (GER) – #6 ATP
Kevin Anderson (RSA) – #32 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, currently ranked #187 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4:6,1:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Dominic Thiem (AUT) – #8 ATP

Tommy PAUL, Little Mo/Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, curretly ranked #159 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – Taro Daniel (JPN) 1:6,6:4,6:4,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Taro Daniel (JPN) – #118 ATP

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #160 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) 7:6,4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) – #105 ATP

William BLUMBERG, Little Mo/Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, currently ranked #654 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: William Blumberg – Cem Ilkel (Tur) 2:6,4:6

Players ranking: Cem Ilkel (Tur) – #238 ATP


Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #52 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Shuai Peng (CHN) 6:0,6:2
3rd round: Donna Vekic – Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) – #71 WTA
Shuai Peng (CHN) – #24 WTA
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – #17 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #227 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7:5,6:4
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Johanna Larsson (SWE) – #56 WTA
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) – #78 WTA

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #86 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) – #10 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #135 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Venus Williams (USA) 3:6,6:3,2:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Usue Arconada (USA) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Basak Eraydin (TUR) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Francoise Abanda (CAN) 6:3,6:4

Players ranking:
Usue Arconada (USA) – # 242 WTA
Basak Eraydin (TUR) – #172 WTA
Francoise Abanda (CAN) – #118 WTA
Venus Williams (USA) – #9 WTA

Claire LIU (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010, currently ranked #293 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Claire Liu – Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6:7,6:7

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Claire Liu – Caroline Dolehide (USA) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Claire Liu – Sesil Karatantcheva (BGR) 4:6,6:4,7:6
3rd round: Claire Liu – Victoria Kamenskaya (RUS) 6:1,6:3

Players ranking:
Caroline Dolehide (USA) – #159 WTA
Sesil Karatantcheva (BGR) – #224 WTA
Victoria Kamenskaya (RUS) – #189 WTA
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) – #92 WTA

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #22 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6:4,0:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – #42 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Katie BOULTER, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #250 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Katie Boulter – Daniele Collins (USA) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6:4,2:6,6:4
3rd round: Katie Boulter – Ipek Soylu (TUR) 7:6,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Daniele Collins (USA) – #153 WTA
Danka Kovinic (MNE) – #106 WTA
Ipek Soylu (TUR) – #163 WTA

Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #131 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Jana Fett – Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 6:3,5:7,6:2
2nd round: Jana Fett – Barbara Haas (AUT) 6:4,2:6,6:1
3rd round: Jana Fett – Danielle Lao (USA) 6:1,1:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) – # 248 WTA
Barbara Haas (AUT) – #154 WTA
Danielle Lao (USA) – #218 WTA

Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #243 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Camilla Rosatello – Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 5:7,6:4,6:3
2nd round: Camilla Rosatello – Danielle Lao (USA) 3:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – #153 WTA
Danielle Lao (USA) – #218 WTA

Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #144 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Petra Krejsova (CZE) 3:6,6:2,6:2
2nd round: Martina Trevisan – Lesley Kerkhove (NED) 0:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Petra Krejsova (CZE) – # 226 WTA
Lesley Kerkhove (NED) – #170 WTA

Irina BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #192 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:

1st round: Irina Bara – Myrtille Georges (FRA)
2nd round: Irina Bara – Bernarda Pera (USA) 3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Myrtille Georges (FRA) – # 223 WTA
Bernarda Pera (USA) – #146 WTA)

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #184 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Kaia Kanepi (Est) 2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Kaia Kanepi (Est) – # 421 WTA

Ashley LAHEY (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #456 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ashley Lahey – Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 6:0,7:5

Players ranking:
Sofya Zhuk (RUS) – #148 WTA

Olga IANCHUK (UKR) – 10th Smirkva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #213 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Olga Ianchuk – Allie Kiick (USA) 1:6,6:2,4:6

Players ranking:
Allie Kiick (USA) – #633 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #181 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 2:6, 5:7

Players ranking:
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) – # 150 WTA

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08/08/17

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

14 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #50 WTA (Jul 2017)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #137 WTA (Jul 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #140 WTA (Jul 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #146 WTA (Jul 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #189 WTA (Jul 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

12 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)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP (Jul 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #174 ATP (Jul 2017)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP (Jul 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 7th of August 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #22 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #51 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #86 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #137 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #138 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #148 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #174 on WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #179 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #184 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #200 WTA

Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #216 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #225 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #226 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #237 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #240 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #250 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #273 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #287 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #303 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #339 WTA

Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #352 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #363 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #397 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #419 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #453 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #455 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #463 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #464 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #465 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #481 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #496 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #500 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #514 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #539 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #542 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #553 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #582 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #607 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #639 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #651 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #660 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #673 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #735 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #754 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #770 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #785 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #823 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #839 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #848 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #874 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #880 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #920 WTA

• 29 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #55 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #104 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #174 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #250 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #252 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 264 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #311 ATP

Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #324 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #326 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #341 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #383 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #464 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #481 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #542 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #551 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #558 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #657 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #676 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #738 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #742 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #768 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #792 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #842 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #891 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #904 ATP

• 12 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #16 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #21 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #27 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #39 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #41 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #49 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #54 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #89 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #93 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #95 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #96 ATP

• 8 boys and 7 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #3 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #8 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #92 Damien WENGER
- #93 Lorenzo MUSETTI

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles) Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #29 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #59 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #60 Ania HERTEL
- #69 Tatiana PIERI
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)

1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga DANILOVIC #7)

5 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Luca NARDI #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3,Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #6, Maria TIMOFEEVA #5)

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, #240 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #464 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, #102 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #137 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #86 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #311 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #341 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #542 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #738 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #312 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #312 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #226 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #455 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #842 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #148 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #226 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #880 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1061 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #676 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #792 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #860 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #735 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #55 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #104 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #157 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #264 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #324 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #481 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #51 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #137 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #184 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #216 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #225 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #419 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #553 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #848 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #264 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1432 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #179 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #200 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #237 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #250 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #352 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #397 WTA


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

BOYS
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #551 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #742 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1236 ATP
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, not ranked

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #22 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #174 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #273 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #464 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #582 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #754 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #174 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, #383 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #891 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1102 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1945 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #138 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #465 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #542 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #607 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #660 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is not ranked on WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #785 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., #184 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #326 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #558 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #768 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1479 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1514 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #104 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #167 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #363 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #463 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #496 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #500 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #651 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1172 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., not ranked WTA
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, not ranked WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #123 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #301 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #453 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #481 WTA


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, #250 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #904 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #92 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #344 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1091 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #62 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #87 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #99 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #211 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #485 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #281 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1149 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #125 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #180 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #266 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #483 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #484 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #761 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #844 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #969 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1141 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2218 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #514 WTA
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #201 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #231 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #263 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #341 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #615 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #93 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #509 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #582 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #631 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #717 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #797 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #876 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1391 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1895 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #148 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #176 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #196 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #298 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #359 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #426 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #495 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #546 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #592 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #628 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #872 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1150 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1500 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., not yet ranked ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 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
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #25 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #30 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #32 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #70 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #78 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #92 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #104 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #104 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #175 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #233 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1076 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #49 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #64 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #87 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #158 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #60 ETA U14
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #69 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #104 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #116 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #123 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #132 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #150 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #205 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #183 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #184 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #316 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #348 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #22 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #55 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #189 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on 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 73 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 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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09/07/17

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

13 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 – #28 WTA (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #57 WTA (Jun 2017)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 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 – #157 WTA (Jun 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #167 WTA (Jul 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #73 WTA doubles (May 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)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #124 ATP (Jun 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #177 ATP (Jun 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 – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

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

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #29 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #58 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #135 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #146 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #155 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #158 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #159 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #167 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #183 on WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #211 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #238 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #245 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #264 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #269 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #281 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #287 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #294 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #297 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #299 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #326 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #361 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #383 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #429 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #447 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #470 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #482 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #484 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #496 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #500 WTA

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #529 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #539 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #550 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #551 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #561 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #592WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #593 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #632 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #663 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #673 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #678 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #682 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #685 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #723 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #724 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #758 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #775 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #840 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #849 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #850 WTA

Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #881 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #971 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #45 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #123 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #162 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #177 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 243 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #244 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #255 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #297 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #355 ATP

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #367 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #472 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #501 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #506 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #516 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #550 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #567 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #570 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #637 ATP

Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #700 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #718 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #730 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #740 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #758 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #801 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #838 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #907 ATP

• 8 boys and 8 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #9 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #13 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #20 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 finals and doubles winner
- #39 Tomas MACHAC
- #90 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #99 Max STEWART

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #15 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #26 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #62 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #64 Tatiana PIERI
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #87 Ania HERTEL
- #99 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Olga DANILOVIC #5)

5 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #2, Luca NARDI #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #4, Jerome KYM #5, Maria TIMOFEEVA #4)

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, #245 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #570 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, #101 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #159 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #135 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #162 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #472 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #514 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #147 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #277 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #277 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #299 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #383 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #718 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #167 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #299 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #678 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1069 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #700 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #740 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #801 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #758 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #45 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #123 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #177 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #243 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #297 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #506 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #58 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #146 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #211 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #269 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #294 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #592 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #840 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #243 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1252 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #155 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #159 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #238 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #264 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #429 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #447 WTA


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #758 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1173 ATP
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, not ranked

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #29 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #183 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #297 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #539 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #551 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #775 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #355 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, #550 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #907 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1339 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1878 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #158 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #496 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #500 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #632 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #682 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 850 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #881 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., #244 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #367 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #637 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1053 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1473 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1512 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #99 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #161 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #361 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #470 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #484 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #550 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #663 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1174 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., not ranked WTA
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, not ranked WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #112 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #287 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #482 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #593 WTA


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, #501 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #838 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #39 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #415 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1091 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #62 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #87 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #99 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #211 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #485 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #281 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1149 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #130 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #176 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #263 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #454 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #518 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #711 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #810 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #999 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1186 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2102 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #529 WTA
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #199 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #230 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #284 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #333 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #605 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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., #90 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #475 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #575 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #644 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #690 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1031 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1144 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1556 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #178 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #183 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #213 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #232 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #343 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #421 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #482 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #543 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #580 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #615 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #840 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1113 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1279 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., not yet ranked ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 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., #2 ETA U14
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #4 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #5 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #38 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #55 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #60 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #87 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #99 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #100 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #108 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #129 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #168 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #208 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1043 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #35 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #80 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #95 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #120 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #140 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #45 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #86 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #97 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #107 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #127 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #141 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #156 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #181 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #250 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #250 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #10 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #46 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #89 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #108 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #177 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on 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 73 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 79 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 84 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 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.


08/07/17

11 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Main Draws of the Junior WIMBLEDON 2017: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Claire Liu are the Champions, Olga Danilovic win doubles title

So nice to recognize 11 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Junior WIMBLEDON 2017

BOYS:

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA (Esp) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Nicolas Mejia (COL) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Dan Added (FRA) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Oliver Crawford (USA) 6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Yibing Wu (CHN) 6:2,6:4
Semifinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – P.Kypson (USA) 6:4,6:4
Finals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – A.Geller (ARG) 7:6,6:3

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Alexandre Rotsaert (USA) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Matteo Martineau (FRA) 4:6,4:6

Max STEWART (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Naoki Tajima (JPN) 4:6,4:6

Tomas MACHAC (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – Hamish Stewart (GBR) 6:4,5:7,1:6


GIRLS:

Claire LIU (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Tatiana Pieri (ITA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Claire Liu – Mahak Jain (IND) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Claire Liu – En Shuo Liang (TPE) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – Carson Branstine (CAN) 4:6,6:1,6:1
Semifinals: Claire Liu – Sofya Lansere (RUS) 6:1,6:3
Finals: Claire Liu – A. LI (USA) 6:2,5:7,6:2

Katie SWAN (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Lara Schmidt (GER) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Katie Swan – Caty Mcnally (USA) 6:0,6:3
3rd round: Katie Swan – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 4:6,6:2,1:6

Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Emiliana Arango (Col) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – Xin Yu Wang (Chn) 1:6,3:6

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Ann Li (USA) 2:6,4:6

Mihalea Loredana MARCULESCU (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Sofya Lansere (RUS) 7:6,3:6,4:6

Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Mahak Jain (Ind) 6:7,6:4,4:6

Tatiana PIERI (ITA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – Claire Liu (USA) 2:6,1:6

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.


25/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... the cake and swimming pool day :)

Smrikva Bowl finals are played since 1996 with linesman and ball boys… and at 8:30 AM everything was ready for the final act of this year 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Opera stage… :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 22nd annual started with traditional Staff gathering…

… and this is the view that those who reach Smrikva Bowl finals see before entering the stage… the entrance to the finals…

… over 100 invisible hands that make MORE THEN TENNIS a reality for a week… year after year…

The girls finals are per tradition scheduled at 9:00 AM and it always start with flower pictures of the finalists…

… the Main actors of this year Opera final act were Rositsa Dencheva from Bulgaria and Shanice Roignot from France :)…

… here is the Chair Umpire Damir giving Rositsa and Shanice the final instructions before their opera start… enjoy the game and let’s the public enjoy your tennis talent level…

On the court #2 the girls were at same time ready for the Finals… and their Chair Umpire Dragan was giving them the final instructions for the game… The finals was played between Lucija Rastočić from Croatia and Alana Subasic from Australia…

Lucija was able to collect more points during the finals and was the winner of the day…

and here we return to see Rositsa in action…

… it was a lovely tennis day… for all the people who gathered around the court #1 where all the 22nd annual finals were played… and here is Shanice in action…

… and again Rositsa…

Shanice

… at the same time after girls Consolation finals at the court #2 the boys Consolation finals started… between Jovan Tomović from Montenegro and Marko Retelj from Slovenia… Today Jovan was able to win the Consolation Draw

From the first edition ball kids are part of the stage… and I wish to thanks: Tayio, Kurara, Mai, Sofia, Aranai, Ivan, Mees, Tim, Ivaylo, Susanna, Farah and Dora for making the finals of today special :D

… this year Rositsa Dencheva was able to collect more points then Shanice Roignot and take the bike for the first time to Bulgaria …

Rositsa Dencheva crowned herself the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 edition winner… and is the first winner from Bulgaria in Smrikva Bowl history… here are the two girls after shaking hands…

I am sure this is only one of the first meetings for the most Smrikva kids and there will be many matches in the future for most of them… and many opportunities to measure their skills development…

… and after the girls exhibition of their skills it was the time of boys…

Two boys to reach the finals were Roben Gavani from Bulgaria and William Rejchtman Vinciguerra from Sweden.

The garden of Smrikve during Smrikva Bowl always remind me a bit of a Central Park… and here are the ball kids again ready to assist the finals…

the final instructions from the Chair Umpire Damir… to Roben and William and the boys were ready for their game show exhibition…

here is Roben in action…

… William …

and Roben again after his last point…

… a very interesting and inspiring experience for the most young children who are starting to love tennis…

Lefty Roben Gavani showed a very high tennis talent level during the whole tournament… and in the finals was able to win today… this is the moment when the boys are ready to shake hands…

soon after the finals we were ready for the awarding ceremony…

there were many awards given today… and here are the winners: Roben and Rositsa…

the traditional signature of the US OPEN ball donated by Justin Lee in 2009… Rositsa…

and here is Roben…

picture together for the memory wall….

and winners’ bike ride :D

started with Roben…

… followed by Rositsa bike ride…

and here is the cake before swimming pool :D

… and before leaving for home the winners and awarded players invited all the friends into the swimming pool :)

It was a super particular edition… and I hope most of the kids will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent…

Thanks to all the participants… players… families… coaches… Smrikva Bowl Staff and friends… for making 22nd annual… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


25/06/17

22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 Press Release

PULA, CROATIA 19 th JUNE – 24 th JUNE 2017

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 – tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 – gathered 111 boys and girls representing over 40 Smrikva Bowl countries. It was another successful annual and Smrikva Bowl from this year counts its Ambassadors in 84 countries and six continents.

Smrikva Bowl winners:

• Vilim Višak (CRO) Natali Zuliani (CRO) 1996
• Željko Perić (CRO) Ivana Lisjak (CRO) 1997
• Filip Kovačić (CRO) Mateja Horvat (CRO) 1998
• Borko Mudronja (CRO) Astrid Besser (ITA) 1999
• Adelchi Virgili (ITA) Tereza Mrdeža (CRO) 2000
• Marin Draganja (CRO) Petra Martić (CRO) 2001
• Javier Marti (ESP) Martina Caregaro (ITA) 2002
• Dominic Thiem (AUT) Jennifer Ren (UK) 2003
• Ivan Levar (CRO) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2004
• Matteo Donati (ITA) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2005
• Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) Eleonor Dean (UK) 2006
• Sacha Merzetti (ITA) Virgina Pena (ESP) 2007
• Luka Panic (SUI) Katarina Jokić (BiH) 2008
• Alvaro Regalado (ESP) Katie Swan (UK) 2009
• Nicola Kuhn (ESP) Jovana Vuković (SRB) 2010
• Duje Ajduković (CRO) Olga Danilović (SRB) 2011
• Goran Životić (SRB) Himari Sato (JPN) 2012
• Turriziani Alvarez (ESP) Noa Krznarić (CRO) 2013
• Patrick Brady (UK) Tea Lukić (SRB) 2014
• Branko Đurić (MNE) Alena Kasatkina (RUS) 2015
• Kaylan Bigun (USA) Ela Nala Milič (SVN) 2016
• Roben Gavani (BGR) Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) 2017

Roben Gavani from Bulgaria won the boys finals, while Rositsa Dencheva also from Bulgaria won the girls finals.

The winners won, among other, the mountain bikes – the traditional Smrikva Bowl prize – a week stage at Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, and Wilson International support.

22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 MAIN RESULTS

Boys:

Finals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) (4:2,4:2)

Semifinals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – Štepan Sklenička (CZE) (4:2,4:1)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)–Duje Markovina (CRO) (3:5,4:0,10:4)

Quarterfinals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – Timofej Derepasko (RUS) (4:1,0:4,10:4)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) – Vuk Kruščić (SRB) (4:2,4:0)
Štepan Sklenička (CZE) – Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR) (4:2,4:0)
Duje Markovina (CRO) – Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR) (5:4,4:1)

Girls:

Finals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Shanice Roignot (FRA) (5:3,4:5,10:4)

Semifinals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Li-Ya Chu (TWN) (5:4,4:0)
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – Mai Goto (JPN) (4:1,5:4)

Quarterfinals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB) (4:1,4:0)
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – Antonina Czajka (SWE) (4:1,4:2)
Li-Ya Chu (TWN) – Tara Kurepa (USA) (5:4, 4:2)
Mai Goto (JPN) – Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR) (5:4, 4:2)

Thanks to the all Smrikva Bowl supporters and especially to the:
Smrikva Bowl Friends, Staff, Golden and Honorary Members!


24/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Main Draw winners are: Roben GAVANI and Rositsa DENCHEVA - Consolation Draw winners are: Jovan TOMOVIĆ and Lucija RASTOČIĆ

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

Main Draw:
Boys:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – winner
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) – runner up

Girls:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – winner
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – runner up

Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Jovan Tomović (MNE) – winner
Marko Retelj (SVN) – runner up

Girls:
Lucija Rastočić (CRO) – winner
Alana Subašić (AUS) – runner up


23/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors :)... taken during the Fifth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game winners were known... :))... and the day when the finalists of this year edition were known... the BRIONI day :)

The fifth day was the day when the semifinalist of the Main and Consolation Draw were known… but was also the day of Brioni Islands visit and the day of the “IGRA” Game finals :)

I am pleased to present the list of the actors of the Day who make it to the finals in their singles and towards the victory in special “IGRA” doubles…

MAIN DRAW FINALIST:

BOYS
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

GIRLS
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

CONSOLATION DRAWS FINALIST

BOYS
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

GIRLS
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

BOYS “IGRA” GAME WINNERS and RUNNER UPS:

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Elizara Yaneva (BGR)

Milan Matović (SRB)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

After the presentation of the actors of the Day… I am pleased to share a little piece of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day celebrated on 21st of September… because today we spent on Brioni Islands… once upon a time named the Islands of Peace…

Smrikve, September 2010

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21st and this day has been elected to be also the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ Day.

It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many people. For the first time this holiday was celebrated in 1981.

The Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day, although celebrated on the same day as the World Peace Day, is dedicated to civilisation, intergenerational responsibility and tennis. Without civil society in a modern world there is no guarantee for peace.

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the third Tuesday of September (the opening day of regular sessions of the General Assembly) as the International Day of Peace devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and civilisation values.

In 2001, the day was changed from the third Tuesday to specifically the twenty-first day of September. A new resolution was passed by the General Assembly, sponsored by the United Kingdom (giving credit to Peace One Day) and Costa Rica (the sponsors of the original day) to give the Day of Peace a fixed date and declare it as a global ceasefire day.

In 1991, on September 21st, I left Smrikve for Milan, it was the war time in my country, 5 years before, on the same day, in 1986, I sailed with a boat to Dubrovnik with school friends living a nice life time memory experience.

Having our calendar year 365 days if we live for some time and create our own experience we learn that the same day can remind us something nice and something not nice… it is a circle…

Not nice could be compared to a mistake in tennis… we learn from the mistakes. They help us understand what is not good or what we do not do properly…

To end this comment I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobal Prize for Peace who was guest speaker to one of Ambrosetti’s Young Leader Group meetings. It is a tradition that every guest dedicate few words to the Group and he wrote down the following:

“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.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. The knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important. They are all parts of the civilisation path.

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try not. Do or do not “ :)

If people believe in the future there is future. If people do not believe in the future there is no future.

Miodrag Bozovic

… and tomorrow is the FINALS Day… the day of the Cake…

Awarding Ceremony Day… and the Day of the Swimming Pool :D

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D


23/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 5th DAY results and ORDER OF PLAY for the 6th day 24th of June

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 24th of June, 6th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 5th DAY Results

Today, at 1:40 PM we depart from SMRIKVE for BRIONI ISLAND trip

At approximately 7:00 PM we return from the Island trip and will play the IGRA GAME.

FINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

FINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)


22/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when the children participated lucky draw :)... and pictures with few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story...

During the long Fourth Smrikva Bowl Day the semifinalist of all the single draws and IGRA game were known :)…

… and I am pleased to take the opportunity to share few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story with our new Ambassadors generation ;)…

SEMIFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Mai Goto (JPN)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

Just few promised words behind Smrikva ;)…

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

What does that mean?…

CULTURE, CHILDREN, SPORT and MUSIC are part of the Smrikva Bowl idea of the cosmopolitan world. It is a matter of civilization …

…a truly wise windy, product of imagination, once whispered… “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” (M.Y.)… and fairy tales seems to help that beauty…

… but I am sure you will cross in the future with the following opinion… “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” (A.E.)…

I noted that all of you are very calm during hard points… and usually in tennis game, as well as in many other fields, it does not matter what goes wrong but your reaction to it…

… we received special gifts for the Lucky Draw from… Dominic Thiem, Katie Swan, Borna Coric, Nicola Kuhn, Tereza Mihalikova, Donna Vekic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Matteo Donati, Alex De Minaur, Gianluigi Quinzi, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Nick Bollettieri, Judy Murray, Patrick Mouratoglou, Luca Appino, Vjeran Friscic…

… and their success could teach us how fear and anger are for the brain the same as cramps for the muscles…

and… what Master Yoda noted “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”…

… in tennis seems to be the same… if you want to win more… you master your skills and believe in your game ;)

There are different ways to look at sport. There are different ways to look at music, culture, love and also to children.

The vision of sport preferred in Smrikve can be described and extended to: culture, music and children using the following Nelson Mandela – Madiba’s words…

… “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.”

… a wise men living in China 2500 years ago once observed… “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.” … hmmm… sounds very interesting… hm hm :)

an interesting opinion…

… and to set your heart right you need good characters… those who wish to contribute to the greater public good had to begin by working on themselves…

… only then they will see progress radiate out from their personal circles to society at large…

Today is the semifinals day… the BRIONI Islands Day… and IGRA GAME Day :D… a lot to do and a lot to see ;)….

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve