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15/04/13

35 Smrikva Bowl and La Bottega di Smrikve players were in the Main Draws at MLADOST GRILL 2013 ETA under 14 tournament played in Zagreb; reached semifinals: Andrej JOKIC , Lea BOSKOVIC and Andja KARANUSIC ; reached quarterfinals: Karlo DIVKOVIC

This week an ETA under 14 tournament is played in Zagreb – Mladost Grill Open and I recognized many SMRIKVA BOWL kids in the Main Draws…

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws there were 35 former Smrikva Bowl and La Bottega di Smrikve players (12 girls and 23 boys)

In the second round there were 19 Smrikva Bowl and La Bottega di Smrikve players (8 girls and 11 boys) out of 64.

In the third round there were 10 Smrikva Bowl players (5 girls and 5 boys) out of 32.

In the quarterfinals there were 4 Smrikva Bowl players (2 girls and 2 boys) out of 16: Karlo DIVKOVIC, Andrej JOKIC, Lea BOSKOVIC and Andja KARANUSIC.

In the semifinals there were 3 Smrikva Bowl players (2 girls and 1 boy) out of 8: Andrej JOKIC, Lea BOSKOVIC and Andja KARANUSIC.


BOYS

Andrej JOKIC (BiH) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Andrej Jokic – Luka MRSIC (Aut)
2nd round: Andrej Jokic – Lukas VONTOBEL (Sui) 6:2, 6:1
3rd round: Andrej Jokic – Hrvoje PLUKAVEC (Cro) 6:3, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Andrej Jokic – Giacomo GIUNTA (Ita) 6:3, 6:2
Semifinals: Andrej Jokic – Gabriel CURRLIN (Sui) 5:7, 3:6

Karlo DIVKOVIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Karlo Divkovic – Gasper TOPCIC (Slo) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Karlo Divkovic – Jakub PAUL (Sui) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Karlo Divkovic – Nicola VIDAL (Cro) 7:5,2:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Karlo Divkovic – Jerko BRKIC (Cro) 5:7, 6:2, 4:6

Renzo PARO (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Renzo Paro – Nico HORNITSCHEK (Ger) 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Renzo Paro – Federico REBECCHINI (Ita) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Renzo Paro – Gabriel CURRLIN (Ita) 3:6, 2:6

Frane NINCEVIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Frane Nincevic – Yan BONDAREVSKIY (Rus) 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: Frane Nincevic – Jan VEHOVEC (Slo) 6:7, 7:5, 7:6
3rd round: Frane Nincevic – Jerko BRKIC (Cro) 5:7, 4:6

Karlo SUEVICH (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – Fabio SANTAROSSA (Sui) 6:7, 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Karlo Suevich – Leon KAH (Ger) 6:4, 6:1
3rd round: Karlo Suevich – Giacomo GIUNTA (Cro) 2:6, 1:6

Luka MIKLAVCIC (Slo) – La Bottega di Smrikve
1st round: Luka Miklavcic – Stipan MADZAR (Cro) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: Luka Miklavcic – GERRudolf MOLLEKER (Ger) 1:6, 2:6

Roko SAVIN (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Roko Savin – Alexandr MELNITSKIY (Rus) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Roko Savin – Mattia FRINZI (Ita) 2:6, 4:6

Yannik STEINEGGER (Sui) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Yannik Steinegger – Marko ZALUKAR (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Yannik Steinegger – Gabriel HUBER (Aut) 2:6, 2:6

Jan VEHOVEC (Slo) – La Bottega di Smrikve
1st round: Jan Vehovec – Goran TUFEKCIC (Ger) 3:6, 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: Jan Vehovec – Frane NINCEVIC (Cro) 7:6, 5:7, 6:7

Andrej OMERAGIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Andrej Omeragic – Tobias WAGNER (Sui) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Andrej Omeragic – Giacomo GIUNTA (Ita) 4:6,6:4,4:6

Lukas VONTOBEL (Sui) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lukas Vontobel – Matej-Vinko PRIMORAC (Cro) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Lukas Vontobel – Andrej JOKIC (BiH) 2:6, 1:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Rudolf MOLLEKER (Ger) 0:6, 6:3, 0:6

Kosta PETROV (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Kosta Petrov – Mattia FRINZI (Ita) 3:6, 1:6

Karlo KRANIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Karlo Kranic – Andrej GRUBISIC (BiH) 1:6, 1:6

Borna SEATOVIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Borna Seatovic – Nicola VIDAL (Ita) 2:6, 2:6

Nemanja POPOVIC (Srb) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Nemanja Popovic – Jakub PAUL (Sui) 6:3, 3:6, 0:6

Gasper TOPCIC (Slo) – La Bottega di Smrikve
1st round: Gasper Topcic – Karlo DIVKOVIC (Cro) 0:6, 0:6

Filip MISOLIC (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip Misolic – Gabriel CURRLIN (Sui) 1:6, 1:6

Vito TONEJC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Vito Tonejc – Pero CVJETINOVIC (Srb) 2:6, 2:6

Nico HORNITSCHEK (Ger) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Nico Hornitschek – Renzo PARO (Cro) 3:6, 2:6

Grgo DUJMOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Grgo Dujmovic – Luca STAEHELI (Sui) 1:6, 4:6

Stipan MADZAR (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Stipan Madzar – Luka MIKLAVCIC (Slo) 2:6, 1:6

Matic PODLIPNIK (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Matic Podlipnik-Federico REBECCHINI (Ita) 0:6,6:4,0:6


GIRLS

Lea BOSKOVIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Tina CVETKOVIC (Slo) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Nadine KELLER (Sui) 6:0, 6:0
3rd round: Lea Boskovic – Petra PUPIC (Cro) 6:0, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Lea Boskovic – Emma GENNARI (Ita) 6:0, 6:0
Semifinals: Lea Boskovic – Ylena IN-ALBON (Sui) 3:6, 5:7

Andja KARANUSIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Andja Karanusic – T. SCHWIENBACHER (Ita) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Andja Karanusic – Luna MILOVANOVIC (Sui) 6:4, 6:1
3rd round: Andja Karanusic – Emma LENE (Fra) 6:3, 2:6, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Andja Karanusic – Petra ROBIC (Cro) 6:3, 7:5
Semifinals: Andja Karanusic – O.ANDRIEIEVA (Ukr) 3:6, 2:6

Neli SUNJIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – Maria KUEN (Ita) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Neli Sunjic – Sarah NIKOCEVIC (Ger) 6:3, 7:6
3rd round: Neli Sunjic – Klara MRCELA (Cro) 1:6, 3:6

Petra PUPIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Petra Pupic – Sophie MUNTEAN (Fra) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Petra Pupic – Eliz MALONEY (Uk) 7:6, 3:6, 6:1
3rd round: Petra Pupic – Lea BOSKOVIC (Cro) 0:6, 2:6

Ana BISKIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Ana Biskic – Varvara PARIYSKAYA (Rus) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Ana Biskic – Lara PROSENJAK (Slo) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Ana Biskic – Ylena IN-ALBON (Sui) 4:6, 3:6

Lorena GAVRIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Lorena Gavric – Elizaveta POPOVA (Rus)
2nd round: Lorena Gavric -Oleksandra ANDRIEIEVA (Ukr) 2:6,2:6

Lian BENEDEJCIC (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Lian Benedejcic – Dragana RADISIC (BiH) 6:3, 7:6
2nd round: Lian Benedejcic – Emma GENNARI (Ita) 2:6, 1:6

Anja GAL (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Anja Gal – Iva KRIVIC (Cro) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Anja Gal – Evelyne C.A. TIRON (Rou) 4:6, 5:7

Dragana RADISIC (BiH) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Dragana Radisic – Lian BENEDEJCIC (Slo) 3:6, 6:7

Martina BOKULIC (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Martina Bokulic – Lea ROMAIN (Fra) 4:6, 1:6

Tina CVETKOVIC (Slo) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Tina Cvetkovic – Lea BOSKOVIC (Cro) 2:6, 2:6

Dea LAKO (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Dea Lako – Judith VAN KESSEL (Fra) 4:6, 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.


12/04/13

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, reached the quarterfinals at BNP Paribas Katowice in Poland

Petra Martic, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #91 on WTA list, reached the quarterfinals in Poland… BNP Paribas Katowice 235.000 USD WTA tournament…

Petra’s road towards the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Katowice 2013 was the following:

1st round: Petra Martic – Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 6:7, 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Petra Martic – Anna Schmiedlova (Svk) 6:4, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Petra Martic – Petra Kvitova (Cze) 3:6, 2:6

The ranking of the players that Petra played is the following:

Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – #90 on WTA list
Anna Schmiedlova (Svk) – #186 on WTA list
Petra Kvitova (Cze) – #8 on WTA list

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


10/04/13

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update April 2013)

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

As of 10th of April 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 4 players TOP 200 WTA

Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #83 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #91 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #151 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2002 runner up – 2003 semif.- # 171 WTA

• 2 players TOP 300 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #193 ATP
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #268 ATP

• 6 boys and 10 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#2 Nikola MILOJEVIC (TOP 5)

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI (TOP 5)

#4 Laslo DJERE (TOP 5)

#5 Borna CORIC (TOP 5)

#15 Franko MIOCIC

#93 Andre BIRO

GIRLS:

#1 Ana KONJUH (TOP 5)

#4 Belinda BENCIC (TOP 5)

#12 Christina MAKAROVA

#28 Nina STOJANOVIC

#30 Ilka CSOREGI

#39 Katie BOULTER

#76 Giulia PAIRONE

#81 Camilla ROSATELLO

#92 Jana FETT

#94 Irina Maria BARA

2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Ana KONJUH #1, Belinda BENCIC #3)

4 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #2, Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #4, Max STEWART #9, Alexei POPYRIN #10; Andreea Amalia ROSCA #1)

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

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

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

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

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #151 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #583 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #408 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #91 on WTA list (TOP 100 WTA). Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.
Indire AKIKI, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #628 on WTA list.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #193 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #537 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #171 on WTA list; best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #899 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #268 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #892 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1764 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #171 on WTA list* best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Jennifer REN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Great Britain, not currently ranked on WTA list.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #620 on WTA list.

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


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

BOYS
Ivan LEVAR, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Croatia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #777 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #700 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is ranked #1668 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.

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

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is ranked #844 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

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

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #981 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #5 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked 914 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #2 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #499 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF).
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #1425 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1438 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #15 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #445 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #94 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #896 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #83 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #541 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #81 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #1022 on WTA list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #92 on ITF ranking list.

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

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


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

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #449 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #93 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #132 on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #30 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #138 on ITF ranking list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF)
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #76 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #28 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #12 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #866 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #337 on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #136 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #128 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #485 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #129 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #284 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #978 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and #1 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and 862 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #104 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100) and 746 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #121 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #163 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #598 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #245 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #559 on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #544 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #918 in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #385 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #505 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #154 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #313 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #31 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #326 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #17 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #272 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1130 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #11 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #125 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #38 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #295 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #67 in Europe in under 16 cathegory (TOP 10 TE U14) and is ranked #246 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #74 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #718 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #260 on ITF ranking list.

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


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

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

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #4 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #76 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is ranked #287 in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #28 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #44 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #23 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #72 in under 14 european ranking.

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

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #107 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #76 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #20 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #216 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #44 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #292 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #100 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #303 in under 14 european ranking.

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

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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.


04/04/13

Dominic Thiem, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, played in Istria two ITF USD 10.000 tournaments - ISTARSKA RIVIJERA... in Rovinj he gave up in the finals while in Vrsar his oponent gave up in the finals... and this week he reached #292 ATP

Dominic Thiem, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, cracked into TOP 300 ATP players with the last week victory in Vrsar and the finals played in Rovinj two weeks ago at USD 10.000 ITF tournaments.

The tournaments just concluded are traditionally played in Istria in spring and are famous in the tennis world as ISTARSKA RIVIJERA. The tournament has been played for already 40 years…

Dominic’s road towards the victory in Vrsar was the following:

Dominic Thiem (Aut) – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Matej Svjetlicic (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Nikolaus Moser (Aut) 6:3, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – Borut Puc (Cro) 6:0, 7:6
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Martin Podzus (Aut) 6:4, 6:4
Finals: Dominic Thiem- Pere Riba (Esp) 2:6, 6:3, 3:1 ret.

...while his road to the finals in Rovinj as follows:

Dominic Thiem (Aut) – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Oliver Golding (Gbr) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Miljan Zekic (Srb) 6:3, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – Jaroslav Pospisil (Cze) 6:1, 7:6
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Josko Topic (Cro) 6:4, 4:6, 7:6
Finals: Dominic Thiem- Miloslav Mecir (Svk) 5:5 ret.

Before concluding the article I am pleased to recall one of the many important moments for Dominic, dated end of October 2011, when he had the opportunity to play with the Austrian tennis legend Thomas Muster at Stadthalle… and obtain the victory 6:2, 6:3…

Dominic is younger and belonging to a new generation but that victory was important…

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03/04/13

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 18th SMRIKVA BOWL 2013 CANDIDATES... The confirmation e-mails have been sent to all the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 candidates.

All the candidates that have indicated correct e-mail address in their application forms should have received the confirmation e-mail of their acceptance or impossibility to invite them to play by 3rd of April 2013.

For the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available envisaged for this year edition of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)... thus the decision was taken to extend the number of accepted players to the maximum potential Smrikva Bowl number of 128 players… 64+64 Draws...

The accepted candidates are from 38 countries.

Smrikva Bowl historical limit keeps being 100 players and we accepted 28 players above our limit, thus there is no possibility to take into consideration other candidacies...

The players that have not received any confirmation e-mail but have sent the application form via fax please inform Smrikve Tennis Club via e-mail by writing to: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it.

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31/03/13

The possibility to candidate players for the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition is Closed on 30th of March 2013. The candidates that have applied please read the following...

Smrikva Bowl is traditionally limited to 100 players...

For the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)...

The candidates are from 38 countries. There are six new countries that might be represented for the first time at the Smrikva Bowl: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ireland, Jordan, Peru and Portugal.

Total number of Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors countries may reach with this year the 63rd country…

As indicated in the application instructions top players from each country will be preferred. In addition, the preference will have players born in year 2003.

All the candidates will receive the confirmation e-mail of their acceptance or impossibility to invite them to play before April 8th, 2013.

The players that do not receive any information e-mail by the 8th of April please inform via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it

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29/03/13

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

The 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 generation will be known in less than a week time… and… while few days ago I recalled the story of circle of life that is linked to our little Ambassadors and the old olive trees we plant…

... today I would be pleased to recall another story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

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

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



In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl Library… and since than each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent part of his culture of origin to be shared with other Smrikve friends…

Nowadays Smrikva Bowl Library consists of over 380 books from over 46 countries… :)

…Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 57 countries and all the continents… and historically their task was to help us in our search of talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from 26th of March 2009… since Istria from Smrikve was put on line… they are also ISTRIA Cultural Ambassadors’ seeds.

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

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

I find it as an important concept. Today people live an average of about 80 years. What we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated till today, which our institutions in part are able to pass onto future generations… sometimes this is not easy at all…

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

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

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

Thanks in advance to all the 18th Smrikva Bowl players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)


26/03/13

Spring is at the door... nature awakens... and soon the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 tennis talents generation will be known... :)

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

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

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

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


Smrikve, March 2008

AMBASSADORS’ OLD OLIVE TREE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobel 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. It is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems and this is why knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important.

Miodrag Bozovic


24/03/13

Ana Ivanovic, Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member, donated again to the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition and "La Bottega" di Smrikve her signed dress, cup and tennis shoes collection :)...her sixth year donation

I’ve just received the gifts for this year Smrikva Bowl kids from our Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member and Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic :)

Ana Ivanovic is among the best tennis players in the World and her funs are spread all over the World… I am very pleased that Ana accepted for the sixth year in the row to donate few items to the Smrikva Bowl kids.

Over the years Ana donated signed t-shirts, dresses, caps and several of her tennis shoes and for the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition she decided for the following combination :)... it is similar to the combination she used on Hopman Cup dress... also known as the ITF World Mixed Team Championships…

This year Smrikva Bowl kids will get her signed dress and signed tennis shoes… while at “La Bottega” di Smrikve library – classroom her cup will be permanently exposed…

I am sure that 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 kids will love Ana’s gift and I am also sure that this gift will inspire them to do better and better in tennis… step by step ;).

Ana Ivanovic gave few years ago an interview to Montenegro Family and I am pleased to post her words again because they are of interest for the Smrikva comunity, our Smrikva Bowl talents and the new talents we expect this summer in Smrikve…

When you were five your wish was to play tennis. Today, you are the main reason why many five-years-old kids want to play tennis. For the children you meet, often you’re seen as an idol. How do you feel while meeting them?

It’s one of the biggest honors, I can tell you that. It’s not something I ever thought about when I was trying to become a professional: you dream about winning tournaments and competing in big stadiums, but this is a whole different side to being a professional. I can see that many children look up to athletes and I take my responsibility very seriously. It’s a great honor for me to maybe inspire some kids to play tennis, and I love spending time with children.

Is it true that the dreams come true if you believe in them, considering the fact that you dreamed of winning a Grand Slam…. and the dream came true. Or is more needed for the fulfillment of a dream?

Believing in your goals is definitely the most important thing. If you don’t believe you will achieve them, you have no chance really. It’s also important to have a good support team around you, starting with your family. I have been lucky in that respect: my parents never pushed me into anything, they always understood me and supported me in the best way possible. My management has also done a great job for me. They help me to focus only on tennis.

What advice would you give to the parents whose children want to practise a sport?

The most important thing is that parents are supporting their children, and that children are playing tennis because they want to play it – not because their parents want them to play. If this is the case then I would encourage parents to support their children, never to push them, and to make sure that the child’s happiness is the overall priority.

Ana Ivanovic motto is also “Never stop smiling” :)... and in below video Nole is making her smile ;)...

An Ana Ivanovic supporter made a nice video named:”That’s Why She’s The One” but it is not any more available and in every part of that video Ana’s smile spread like the sunshine spread through the clouds :)... and when I watched that video for the first time it made me thinkg of Timon and Pumbaa’s motto: “Hakuna Matata” :)... not having that video available any more I found this one which ends with Ana’s moto :)... never stop :))...;)

In 2008 Ana Ivanovic started to donate signed t-shirts to the Smrikva Bowl finalists. Since than she won Roland Garros and reached also the ranking #1 in the World...

Katarina Jokic, Maia Lumsden, Katie Swan, Paula Arias Manon, Jovana Vukovic – JOKA, Olga Danilovic, Ksenija Tmusic, Himari Sato and Luisa Meyer Auf Der Heide received Ana’s gift and I hope that her gift will inspire them to keep doing their best in tennis…

On September 17th, 2007 Ana Ivanovic has been officially named the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador. On that day, in relation with the nomination, Ana said “This is a great honor for me to be invited to be UNICEF Ambassador. I love children, and I relish this opportunity to help them in some small way.”

With her gifts Ana showed that she loves children and this way she also helps Smirkva Bowl development “in some small way”.

“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.” said Nelson Mandela.

Never Stop Smiling Ana and thank you again from Smrikve and this year kids! :)

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23/03/13

The Appino Tennis Academy (ATA) U10 & U12 Talent Detection International Championship will be held in Sanremo, Italy from April 15th to 21st, 2013.

Luca Appino is a long term Smrikva Bowl friend and Golden Honorary Member since this title was established. Luca was for many years Babolat Director Of Sports Marketing and contributed to built up Babolat from a string company to one of the largest racquet manufacturers in the World. He is also credited for signing contracts with players such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Carlos Moya, Dinara Safina, Nadia Petrova, Aravane Rezzai, etc.

In 2009 Luca Appino decided to start, in collaboration with Toni Nadal, to share his experience through TENNIS TALENT that over time evolved into ATA – APPINO TENNIS ACADEMY Path to Success Program. The main service is focused on helping junior talented players and their parents in building their professional tennis career.

The Appino Tennis Academy (ATA) U10 & U12 Talent Detection International Championship will be held in Sanremo, Italy from April 15th to 21st, 2013..

For more information and to register please visit:

www.appinotennis.com

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19/03/13

4 Smrikva Bowl players at Sony Open in Miami, Floridy (USD 4,195,765): Donna VEKIC, Belinda BENCIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Petra MARTIC... Ajla TOMLJANOVIC reached the fourth round and Donna VEKIC reached the second round of the Main Draw

There are four Smrikva Bowl players at Sony Open played in Miami, Floridy (USD 4,195,765) this week: Donna VEKIC, Belinda BENCIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Petra MARTIC...

Donna Vekic, from Croatia, born in 1996, and Belinda Bencic, from Switzerland, born in 1997 entered the qualification draw… while Ajla Tomljanovic, from Croatia, born in 1993, received a wild card for the main draw and Petra Martic, from Croatia, born in 1991, is in the Main Draw.

Their current ranking on WTA list is the following:
Petra MARTIC – # 91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – # 95 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC- 242 # WTA
Belinda BENCIC- # 502 WTA


MAIN DRAW

Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinals
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Ksenia PERVAK (Kaz) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Julia GOERGES (Ger) 7:6, 6:2
3rd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Andrea PETKOVIC (Ger) 0:6,6:4,7:6
4th round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Kirsten FLIPKENS (Bel) 7:6, 4:6, 3:6

Ksenia PERVAK (Kaz) – # 99 WTA
Julia GOERGES (Ger) – # 26 WTA
Andrea PETKOVIC (Ger) – # 162 WTA
Kirsten FLIPKENS (Bel) – # 28 WTA

Donna Vekic (Cro) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Donna Vekic – Yulia PUTINTSEVA (Kaz) 7:6, 6:0
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Elena VESNINA (Rus) 4:6, 2:6

Yulia PUTINTSEVA (Kaz) – # 93 WTA
Elena VESNINA (Rus) – # 32 WTA

Petra Martic (Cro) – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner
1st round: Petra Martic – Stefanie VOEGELE (Sui) 3:6, 3:6

Stefanie VOEGELE (Sui) – # 72 WTA


QUALIFICATION DRAW

Donna Vekic (Cro) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Donna Vekic – Marta SIROTKINA (Rus) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Valeri SAVINYKH (Rus) 4:6, 6:3, 6:4

Marta SIROTKINA (Rus) – # 121 WTA
Valeri SAVINYKH (Rus) – # 132 WTA

Belinda Bencic (Sui) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) 3:6, 6:7

Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) – # 98 WTA

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18/03/13

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won 21st Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) - ITF Grade 1 tournament just concluded in Malaysia...

I just received a good news from Borna Coric’s Smrikva Bowl fun living in Thailand and he informed me that Borna did well on his tour in Far East and won both single and doubles at Grade 1 ITF tournament just concluded in Malaysia…

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won 21st Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) – ITF Grade 1 tournament… and after this victory Borna Coric jumped to #4 ranking on the ITF ranking list...

This week there are 6 SMRIKVA BOWL players in total among TOP 5 ITF ranked players:

Nikola MILOJEVIC – #2 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 C.winner
Gianluigi QUINZI – #3 ITF – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner
Borna CORIC – #4 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
Laslo DJERE – #5 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up

Ana KONJUH – #1 ITF – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up
Belind BENCIC – #4 ITF – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player

Borna Coric’s road towards the victory of 21st Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) was the following:

1st round: Borna Coric – bye
2nd round: Borna Coric – Dukyoung Kim (Kor) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Borna Coric – Evan Hoyt (Gbr) 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Bradley Mousley (Aus) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: Borna Coric – Takashi Saito (Jpn) 6:1, 6:3
Finals: Borna Coric – Ku Keon Kang (Kor) 6:3, 5:7, 6:3

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14/03/13

Daria SOLOVYEVA - Dasha, "La Bottega" di Smrikve friend, is the winner of Cup der Nordverbaende, an ETA under 14 tournament played in Isernhagen, Germany

Daria SOLOVYEVA – Dasha, “La Bottega” di Smrikve 2011-2013 guest, from Moscow, won single and double finals at an ETA under 14 tournament played in Isernhagen, Germany…

Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) – La Bottega di Smrikve 2011-2013

1st round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – J.KRUEMPELMANN (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Opheline DEPOILLY (Fra) 7:6, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA -Simona WALTERT (Sui) 7:5,6:4
Semifinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Alisa DIERCKSEN (Ger) 6:3, 6:2
Finals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Kristina KISLYAK (Rus) 4:6, 6:1, 6:1

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13/03/13

39 Smrikva Bowl players in Istria this week on ETA under 12 tournament ISTRATURIST OPEN played in UMAG; the winners are: Filippo MORONI and Olga DANILOVIC; runner up: Duje AJDUKOVIC and Betina TOKAC; emifinalist: Sergiu MANCIOC, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Iva ZEL

This week an ETA under 12 tournament is played in UMAG in Istira and I recognized many SMRIKVA BOWL kids in the Main Draws…

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws there were 39 former Smrikva Bowl players (17 girls and 22 boys)

In the second round there were 23 Smrikva Bowl players (9 girls and 14 boys) out of 64.

In the third round there are 15 Smrikva Bowl players (6 girls and 9 boys) out of 32.

In the quarterfinals there were: Sergiu MANCIOC, Filippo MORONI, Filip MISOLIC, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Duje AJDUKOVIC, Jan KUPCIC, Emilija KOJCIC, Iva ZELIC, Petra VRACEVIC, Betina TOKAC, Olga DANILOVIC... (6 boys and 5 girls) 11 out of 16.

In the semifinals there were: Sergiu MANCIOC, Filippo MORONI, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Duje AJDUKOVIC, Iva ZELIC, Betina TOKAC, Olga DANILOVIC... (4 boys and 3 girls) 7 out of 8.

In the finals there were : Filippo MORONI (winner), Duje AJDUKOVIC (runner up), Olga DANILOVIC (winner), Betina TOKAC (runner up)... 4 out of 4.

Detailed results are as follows:


BOYS

Filippo MORONI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Filippo Moroni – Lovro SUEVICH (Cro) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Filippo Moroni – Milos MILAKOVIC (BiH) 6:1, 6:3
3rd round: Filippo Moroni – Simeon KOSTOV (Bul) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Filippo Moroni – Filip MISOLIC (Aut) 4:3 ret.
Semifinals: Filippo Moroni – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 6:2,7:6
Finals: Filippo Moroni – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 6:2,3:6,6:3

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:2
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Ulas B.ULUSOY (Tur) 6:0, 1:6, 6:3
3rd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 6:0, 6:2
Semifinals: D.Ajdukovic – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) 2:6,7:6,6:1
Finals: Duje Ajdukovic – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6,6:3,3:6

Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinals
1st round: Sergiu Mancioc – Tim TEKAVEC (Slo) 7:6, 6:4
2nd round: Sergiu Mancioc – Roko HORVAT (Cro) 7:5, 6:1
3rd round: Sergiu Mancioc – Giuseppe DE CAMELIS (Ita) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Sergiu Mancioc – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 7:5, 6:2
Semifinals: Sergiu Mancioc – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6,6:7

Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nemanja Malesevic – Borna Devald (Cro) 4:6,7:6,0:6
2nd round: Nemanja Malesevic – Benedikt EMESZ (Aut) wo
3rd round: Nemanja Malesevic-J.CUETO RAMOS (Esp) 7:6,3:6,7:6
Quarterfinals: Nemanja Malesevic – Donovan LILOV (Bul) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: N.Malesevic – D.AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 6:2,6:7,1:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:2
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Ulas B.ULUSOY (Tur) 6:0, 1:6, 6:3
3rd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 6:0, 6:2
Semifinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH)

Jan KUPCIC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Jan Kupcic – Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH) 5:7, 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Jan Kupcic – Frederik ENGELMANN (Usa) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: Jan Kupcic – Filip KROLO (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Jan Kupcic – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 0:6,2:6

Filip MISOLIC (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip Misolic – Aziz HELALI (Tun) 4:6, 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Filip Misolic – Admir KALENDER (Cro) 6:4, 6:0
3rd round: Filip Misolic – Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (Slo) 6:2, 2:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Filip Misolic – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 3:4 ret.

Javier CUETO RAMOS (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Javier C.Ramos-M.ANDREJIC GOLJAR (Slo) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Javier Cueto Ramos – Pavel VERBIN (Rus) 4:6,6:3,6:1
3rd round: Javier Cueto Ramos – N.MALESEVIC (BiH) 6:7,6:3,6:7

Nico SCHMALZL (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nico Schmalzl – Drazen PETROVIC (BiH) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Nico Schmalzl – Giacomo MAGNANI (Ita) 6:4, 6:3
3rd round: Nico Schmalzl – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 1:6, 3:6

Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip J. Planinsek – Bruno KREIDLER (Ger) 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Filip J. Planinsek – Tamas K.CSEH (Hun) 3:6, 6:4, 7:5
3rd round: Filip J. Planinsek – Filip MISOLIC (Aut) 2:6, 6:2, 2:6

Roko HORVAT (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Roko Horvat – Daniil KOTOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Roko Horvat – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 5:7, 1:6

Ivan BRAJKO (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Ivan Brajko – Radislav PROTCHENKO (Rou) 6:0, 6:2
2nd round: Ivan Brajko – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 2:6, 3:6

Grgo DUJMOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Grgo Dujmovic – Yusuf CETINTAS (Tur) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Grgo Dujmovic – Donovan LILOV (Bul) 2:6, 1:6

Tim TEKAVEC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Tim Tekavec – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 6:7, 4:6

Drazen PETROVIC (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Drazen Petrovic – Nico SCHMALZL (Aut) 2:6, 2:6

Lovro SUEVICH (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lovro Suevich – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6, 2:6

Michele VIANELLO (Ita) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Michele Vianello – Tamas Krisztofer CSEH (Hun) 3:6,4:6

Borna DEVALD (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Borna Devald – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:0

Mai VIDOVIC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Mai Vidovic – Vlad MARCU (Rou) 0:6, 0:6

Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Vanja Dobrnjac – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 4:6, 7:6, 2:6

Alberto ORSO (Ita) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Alberto Orso – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 1:6, 2:6

Matija VOLAREVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Matija Volarevic – Filip KROLO (Ger) 2:6, 3:6

Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ajdin Muharemovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 7:4, 1:6, 1:6


GIRLS

Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Renata CIPETIC (Cro) 6:3, 6:0
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Marija VICIC (Slo) 6:2, 6:0
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Zeynep Naz OZTURK (Tur) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Andreea VELCEA (Rou) 7:5, 6:1
Semifinals: Olga Danilovic – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 6:2, 6:2
Finals: Olga Danilovic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 6:2, 6:0

Betina TOKAC (Tur) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Betina Tokac – Lora KRALJ (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Betina Tokac – Victoria ALLEN (Uk) 6:1, 2:6, 6:4
3rd round: Betina Tokac – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Betina Tokac – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 6:1, 6:3
Semifinals: Betina Tokac – Iva ZELIC (Cro) 6:0, 0:6, 6:3
Finals: Betina Tokac – Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) 2:6, 0:6

Iva ZELIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Iva Zelic – Ambra VERZELETTI (Ita) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Iva Zelic – Zala ULE (Slo) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Iva Zelic – Emily MEYER (Aut) 6:1, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Iva Zelic – Emilija KOJCIC (Srb) 6:1, 6:3
Semifinals: Iva Zelic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 0:6,6:0,3:6

Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Petra Vracevic – Alja BELINGER (Slo) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Petra Vracevic – Monika DEDAJ (Cro) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Petra Vracevic – Reka BARTOSIK (Hun) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Petra Vracevic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 1:6, 3:6

Emilija KOJCIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Emilija Kojcic – Eva LYS (Ger) 7:6, 7:6
2nd round: Emilija Kojcic – Flavia MARCACCINI (Ita) 7:6, 6:4
3rd round: Emilija Kojcic – Iulia Bianca ILINCA (Rou) 6:3, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Emilija Kojcic -Iva ZELIC (Cro) 1:6, 3:6

Ziva FALKNER (Slo) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Sofia ANTOLINI (Ita) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Kristina KOZAKOVA (Svk) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Ziva Falkner – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 4:6, 2:6

Nina GEISSLER (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nina Geissler – Melanie PAJAS (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Nina Geissler – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 3:6, 7:5, 2:6

Monika DEDAJ (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Monika Dedaj – Lara KAISER (Aut) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Monika Dedaj – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 1:6, 2:6

Pia LOVRIC (Slo) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Pia Lovric – Alessia TAGLIENTE (Ita) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Pia Lovric – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:4, 2:6, 1:6

Katarina CALIS (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Katarina Calis – Sara ROMANELLO (Slo) 4:6, 6:1, 0:6

Kornelia HUNCAK (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kornelia Huncak – Zala ULE (Slo) 4:6, 2:6

Lana BREZANIN (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Lana Brezanin – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:2, 6:1

Lora KRALJ (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lora Kralj – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 2:6, 0:6

Katarina Duic PLUMTREE (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: K.D.PLUMTREE – Zeynep Naz OZTURK (Tur) 0:6, 1:6

Valentina CAVIC (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Valentina Cavic – Marija VICIC (Slo) 3:6, 1:6

Renata CIPETIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Renata Cipetic – Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) 3:6, 0:6

Melanie PAJAS (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Melanie PAJAS (Cro) – Nina GEISSLER (Aut) 1:6, 0:6

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.


12/03/13

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2013)

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

As of 7th of January 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 2 players TOP 100 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #98 WTA

• 1 player TOP 200 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #195 ATP

• 6 boys and 10 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#2 Nikola MILOJEVIC (TOP 5)

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI (TOP 5)

#4 Laslo DJERE (TOP 5)

#6 Borna CORIC (TOP 10)

#17 Franko MIOCIC

#76 Matteo DONATI

GIRLS:

#1 Ana KONJUH (TOP 5)

#5 Belinda BENCIC (TOP 5)

#15 Christina MAKAROVA

#31 Ilka CSOREGI

#42 Nina STOJANOVIC

#63 Camilla ROSATELLO

#69 Giulia PAIRONE

#70 Irina Maria BARA

#76 Ivana JOROVIC

#89 Katie BOULTER

3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Ana KONJUH #1, Belinda BENCIC #3, Olga FRIDMAN #8)

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #2, Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #3, Alexei POPYRIN #9; Andreea Amalia ROSCA #1, Alessia WELTI #10)

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

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

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

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

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #157 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #594 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #368 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #91on WTA list (TOP 100 WTA). Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.
Indire AKIKI, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #563 on WTA list.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #195 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #536 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #253 on WTA list; best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #927 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #305 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #779 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1781 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #253 on WTA list* best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Jennifer REN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Great Britain, not currently ranked on WTA list.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #572 on WTA list.

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


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

BOYS
Ivan LEVAR, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Croatia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #776 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #714 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is ranked #1672 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.

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

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is ranked #847 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

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

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #76 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #991 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked 915 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #556 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #2 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF).
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #6 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #1421 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #208 on ITF ranking list, and is ranked #1431 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #17 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #447 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #70 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #923 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #98 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #506 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #63 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #1050 on WTA list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #121 on ITF ranking list.

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

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


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

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #556 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #31 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #142 on ITF ranking list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #5 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF)
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #69 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #42 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #15 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #871 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #404 on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #128 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #89 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #534 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #115 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #267 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #937 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and #1 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and 865 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #111 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #71 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100) and 754 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #131 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #108 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #602 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #291 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #494 on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #532 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #888 in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #322 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #483 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #122 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #379 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #35 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #516 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #18 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #429 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1108 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #8 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #123 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #29 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #297 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #24 in Europe in under 16 cathegory (TOP 10 TE U14) and is ranked #301 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #63 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #720 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #248 on ITF ranking list.

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


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

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

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #89 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #3 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #66 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is ranked #189 in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #19 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #84 in under 14 european ranking.

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

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #141 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #66 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #253 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #272 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #90 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #284 in under 14 european ranking.

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

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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11/03/13

Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 consolation draw winner, reached the finals at TIM ESSONE 2013 cat 1 ETA under 14 tournament played in Sainte-Genevieve des Bois (France), while Patrik RIKL semifinals and Alessia WELTI quarterfinals...

TIM ESSONNE is a very important under 14 ETA tournament, ranked cathegory 1, that was just concluded at SAINTE-GENEVIEVE DES BOIS in France, and Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 consolation draw winner, from Australia, made the best result among Smrikva Bowl players.

His road towards the finals of TIM ESSONNE 2013 edition was the following:

1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Dominik Hruncak(SVK) 6:4, 6:3
2nd round: Alexei Popyrin – Maxime Fischer (FRA) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Alexei Popyrin – Ronetto Van Tilburg (NED) 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Alexei Popyrin – Matteo Martineau (FRA) 7:6, 6:1
Semifinals: Alexei Popyrin- Constantin B. Kouzmine(FRA) 6:4,6:4
Finals: Alexei Popyrin – Corentin Moutet (FRA) 5:7, 4:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players at TIM ESSONE 2013 made the following results:

BOYS
Patrik RIKL (semifinals), Karlo DIVKOVIC (2nd round), Tomas MACHAC (2nd round), Renzo PARO (2nd round), Roko SAVIN (1st round), Karol PALUCH (1st round), Karlo SUEVICH (1st round), Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (1st round).

GIRLS
Alessia WELTI (quarterfinals), Ana BISKIC (3rd round), Ania HERTEL (1st round), Georgie WALKER (1st round), Lian BENEDEJCIC (1st round), Lucie KANKOVA (1st round), Arianna CAPOGROSSO (1st round), Giulia TURCONI (1st round), Neli SUNJIC (1st round), Lea BOSKOVIC (1st round).

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09/03/13

Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, is the WINNER of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2013

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

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

Three years ago the winner of the girls draw was Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, few years ago the winner was Anastasia MIKHEEVA 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, and last year the winner was Paula Arias MANON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up :)…

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 9 former Smrikva Bowl players… and Mihailo POPOVIC is in the WINNER of this year edition.

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2013 are the following:


BOYS:

Mihailo POPOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Mathys ERHARD (Fra) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Alexandre HILLHOUSE (Fra)6:3,6:2
3rd round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Filip C. JIANU (Rou) 6:1,4:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: Mihailo POPOVIC – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: Mihailo POPOVIC – Jacob FEARNLEY (Uk) 4:6, 6:3, 6:1
Finals: Mihailo POPOVIC -Daniel FAINBLUM (Can) 3:6,6:3,6:0

Daniel SALAZAR (Esp) -16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Daniel SALAZAR – Loris ZISSWILLER (Fra) 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Daniel SALAZAR – Manuel MASSIMINO (Ita) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Daniel SALAZAR – Daniel FAINBLUM (Can) 4:6, 4:6

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA-Thomas NOEL (Fra) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA- Joris MORET (Fra) 6:1, 6:3
3rd round: N.ALVAREZ VARONA-Jacob FEARNLEY (Uk) 7:6,5:7,5:7

Mattia BELLUCCI (Ita) -15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Hasni KOUIDRI (Fra) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Marin DELMAS (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
3rd round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 3:6, 0:6

Manuel MASSIMINO (Ita) -16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Manuel MASSIMINO – Nicolas LAFONT (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Manuel MASSIMINO – Daniel SALAZAR (Esp) 3:6, 1:6

Sebastian GIMA (Rou) -17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian GIMA – R.BONNET FLORES (Fra) 6:7, 1:6

Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: A.SERRANO OSOBA – E.B.MOMO ANDRE (Fra) 4:6,5:7


GIRLS:

Vesna SAVIC (Sui) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Vesna SAVIC – Maeva MAXCH (Fra) 6:4, 7:5
2nd round: Vesna SAVIC -Lea FALENTIN (Fra) 4:6, 3:6

Daniela ALVAREZ MENDOZA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Daniela ALVAREZ MENDOZA – E.BATAILLE (Fra) 1:6,0:6


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08/03/13

Jovana Vukovic - JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, and Yshai OLIEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist, reached the semifinals at Aaron Krickstein under 14 ETA Tournament played in Tel Aviv, Israel

Jovana Vukovic – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, and Yshai OLIEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist, played an ETA under 14 tournament inTel Aviv, in Israel.

Their road towards the semifinals is the following:

Jovana Vukovic – JOKA (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: J.Vukovic – Polina HOROSHEVSKAYA (Rus) 4:6,7:5,6:1
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic -Valentina KHALTURINA (Rus) 6:0,7:5
Quarterfinals: J.Vukovic – Angelina SHAKHRAYCHUK (Ukr) 6:3,6:4
Semifinals: Jovana Vukovic – T. MAKAROVA (Rus) 6:7,2:6

Yshai OLIEL (Isr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai OLIEL – Gleb MITYURIN (Rus) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Yshai OLIEL – Chih Chi HUANG (Tpe) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Yshai OLIEL-Alexander SHEVCHENKO (Rus) 6:1,7:5
Semifinals: Yshai OLIEL-Mikhail SOKOLOVSKIY (Rus) 5:7,1:6

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07/03/13

Four years of "Istria from Smrikve"... and First Appino International Championship Talent Detection 2013 for U10 and U12


7th of March 2013, Smrikve

Dear travellers, book readers and Smrikve tennis friends,

On 26th of March 2009, “Istria from Smrikve” virtual book was published on line with aim to attract travellers in my native Region… AND…

WHY THIS LETTER TODAY?...

It is the World Book Day… actually the World Book Day is a yearly event celebrated worldwide on 23rd of April, but in the United Kingdom is celebrated on first Thursday in March.

“Istria from Smrikve” is in English… and today my grandfather Mate would celebrated 94 years… without his decision to move his family to Smrikve also Istria from Smrikve would have not been written… thus I decided to take the opportunity of the British Day of the Book to share few relevant updates related to the book and ALSO few general spring news from Smrikve for the young tennis fans :)...

Over the last four years over 500.000 people visited “Istria from Smrikve”. This E-book is ALL about culture… written for travellers… where you can find information about places, music, cuisine, olive oil, wine, people, events, museums… described in 600 virtual pages, with over 2000 pictures, 30 old town maps… and over 120 selected videos of places and families worth visiting in Istria…

The initial database featured 200 TOP restaurants, olive oil and wine producers has grown into over 300. 100 families have already created nice websites and today you can visit most of them through “permanent exhibition” recently created on “Istria from Smrikve”... you can find them as recommended place to stay, wine or olive oil to taste, restaurant or event to attend…

“Istria from Smrikve” is NOT a commercial website but a real option and keeps being promoted by word of mouth…

A bit more than 200,000 inhabitants, lovely hilltops, beautiful nature, crystal blue sea, excellent food, olive oil, outstanding wine, many towns and villages inhabited for over 3000 years. This is in very few words what my E-book is about :)...

ISTRIA from SMRIKVE virtual book

The Smrikva Bowl word of mouth is still one of THE keys in attracting of the future travellers… since 1996 Smrikva Bowl gathered over 1250 tennis talents from 57 countries and all the continents… very soon, after 30th of March, this year annual tennis talents will be known… and another GOOD YEAR is expected… our SMRIKVE Ambassadors’ network should grow to over 60 countries… there are already top tennis talents from over 30 countries who presented their candidacy for the 18th annual…

Every day… many Smrikva kids with their efforts and results write the above story… at the beginning of the year among TOP 5 juniors on ITF world ranking list 5 of them played SMRIKVA BOWL...

Several tennis talents, former Smrikva Bowl players, have visited or are planning to visit “La Bottega” di Smrikve tennis school during the year and I look forward to meet with some of you :)...

For those who love to relax... bear in mind that there are still few weeks available at the new SMRIKVE LOUNGE...

SMRIKVE LOUNGE website

For the end of this Book Day letter… just one more NEWS, relevant for the Smrikva young tennis fans and their families… being under 10 and under 12…

I am pleased to share the fact that Luca Appino, Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member, will hold in mid April 2013 the first Appino International Championship Talent Detection for U10 and U12… the tournament will be held in San Remo (Italy) where Luca is dedicating his time to tennis talents as we love to do at “La Bottega” di Smrikve…

All Smrikva kids born in the requested age groups are eligible and welcome… and for those who still do not know Luca I am pleased to recall that he contributed to built up Babolat from a string company to one of the largest racquet manufacturers in the World and is credited for scouting at early age Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Kim Clijsters… being all #1 tennis World Champions…

First APPINO INTERNATIONAL 2013

Enjoy the soon coming spring and hope to meet some of you for EASTERN HOLIDAYS in Smrikve!

Regards,


Miodrag Bozovic

P.S. those on LINKED IN are invited to join Discover Istria from Smrikve Group… if you click on the following link and follow the instructions you can join the Group.

Discover ISTRIA FROM SMRIKVE on LINKED IN

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27/02/13

Zvonimir Babic won the Croatian Indoor National Championship under 18

Zvonimir Babic played Smrikva Bowl twice in 2004 and 2005 and from time to time he visits Smrikve with his family.

Currently Zvonimir mostly plays ITF tournaments but this week he played the Croatian Indoor National Champion under 18 in Zagreb and crowned himself the Champion.

His road towards the victory was the following:

1st round: Zvonimiri Babic – Žarak 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Zvonimiri Babic – Samardžija 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Zvonimiri Babic – Bilješko 6:3, 2:6, 6:4
Semifinals: Zvonimiri Babic – Svjetličić 6:4, 6:4
Finals: Zvonimiri Babic – Zgombić 3:6, 6:4, 6:2

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