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06/07/13

11 Smrikva Bowl players on Junior Wimbledon 2013... Belinda BENCIC and Gianluigi QUINZI are the junior Wimbledon Champions; Ana KONJUH reached semifinals while Borna CORIC, Laslo DJERE and Nikola MILOJEVIC reached quarterfinals...

There were several Smrikva Bowl players that I noted competing in the Main Draw of this year Junior Wimbledon 2013… actually the exact number is 11… :)...

... 11 out of 128 were at the beginning (8,6%)...

... 8 out of 64 were in the second round (12,5%)...

... 6 out of 32 in the third round (18.8%)...

... 6 out of 16 in the quarterfinals round (37,5%): Borna CORIC, Laslo DJERE, Gianluigi QUINZI, Nikola MILOJEVIC, Belinda BENCIC and Ana KONJUH

... 3 out of 8 in the semifinals round (37,5%): Gianluigi QUINZI, Belinda BENCIC and Ana KONJUH

... 2 out of 4 in the finals round (50%): Gianluigi QUINZI and Belinda BENCIC...

... and Belind BENCIC and Gianluigi QUINZI corwned themself the junior Wimbledon Champions... only a month ago she won also the junior Roland Garros, while Ana Konjuh was the winner of the Junior Australian Open…

In the following you can read more detailed results related to former Smrikva Bowl players on this year Junior Wimbledon 2013 played in London this week:


Boys:

Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner
1st round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Samm Butler (GBR) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Johannes Haerteis (GER) 6:3, 7:5
3rd round: Gianluigi Quinzi – Johan Sebastien Tatlot (FRA) 6:1,6:1
Quarterfinals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Nikola Milojevic (SRB) 6:4, 6:3
Semifinals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6:4, 6:4
Finals: Gianluigi Quinzi – Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7:5, 7:6

Borna Coric (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Borna Coric – Naoki Nakagawa (JPN) 7:5, 6:4
2nd round: Borna Coric – Quentin Halys (FRA) 6:4, 7:6
3rd round: Borna Coric – Filippo Baldi (ITA) 6:4, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Hyeon Chung (KOR) 6:7, 3:6

Laslo Djere (SRB) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up
1st round: Laslo Djere – Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6:3, 3:6, 6:3
2nd round: Laslo Djere – Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6:7, 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Laslo Djere – Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 3:6, 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Laslo Djere – Maximilian Marterer (GER) 3:6, 4:6

Nikola Milojevic (SRB) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 consolation draw winner
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Jamie Malik (GBR) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Nikola Milojevic – Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Nikola Milojevic – Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 7:5, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Nikola Milojevic – Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) 4:6, 2:6


Girls:

Belinda Bencic(SUI) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Freya Christie (GBR) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Greetje Minnen (BEL) 6:0, 6:4
3rd round: Belinda Bencic – Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6:4, 4,:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Belinda Bencic – Jamie Loeb (USA) 6:2, 6:3
Semifinals: Belinda Bencic – Louisa Chirico (USA) 6:0, 6:3
Finals: Belinda Bencic – Taylor Townsend (USA) 4:6, 6:4, 6:1

Ana Konjuh (CRO) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Akvile Parazinskaite (LTU) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Harriet Dart (GBR) 6:1, 7:6
3rd round: Ana Konjuh – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Ana Konjuh – Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6:3, 6:2
Semifinals: Ana Konjuh – Taylor Townsend (USA) 6:2, 6:7, 5:7

Katie Boulter (GBR) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Katie Boulter – Adrijana Lekaj (CRO) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Elise Mertens (BEL) 3:6, 6:3, 1:6

Jana Fett (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Jana Fett – Victoria Rodriguez (MEX) 6:2, 7:5
2nd round: Jana Fett – Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 3:6, 1:6

Maia Lumsden (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Petra Uberalova (SVK) 6:4,3:6,1:4 ret

Gabriella Taylor (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player
1st round: Gabriella Taylor – Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 1:6, 1:6

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 2:6, 4:6

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.


06/07/13

Selected photos of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition are available in the Photo Gallery...

18th Smrikva Bowl Photo Gallery 2013


04/07/13

Andjela Skrobonja, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 and "La Bottega" di Smrikve player, won the under 12 Serbian National Championship 2012

The under 12 Serbian National Championship 2012 was played in Belgrade this week and I just received the news that Andjela Skrobonja, 16th Smrikva Bowl player and periodical “La Bottega” di Smrikve student, in the finals defeated Ksenija Tmušić, 16th Smrikva Bowl runner up…

Andjela Skrobonja (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011

Quarterfinals: Andjela Skrobonja – Aleksandra Stankovic 6:0, 6:0
Semifinals: Andjela Skrobonja – Jovana Babic 6:0, 6:4
Finals: Andjela Skrobonja – Ksenija Tmusic 3:6, 6:2, 7:5

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.


04/07/13

The Japanese 2013 Smrikva Bowl team left Smrikve this morning... Kaoru, Remika, Hibiki, Rio, Erika and Masaya... :)

After the Smrikva Bowl Kaoru, Remika, Hibiki, Rio, Erika and Masaya... stayed in Smrikve… :)

... and we spent some nice tennis moments together… with Ari, Leki, Ivan, Julia and other tennis friends arriving to Smrikve these days…

Himari and Toru went to Porto San Giorgio… and the rest of the team stayed in Smrikve…

Erika, Rio and Remika :)

Kaoru supervise the Japanese team… and on court number three Miro is supervising Max, Karlo and Dasha... during their morning practice…

Yesterday Remika assisted me in having a lesson with a friend from Milan Maurizio, big tennis fun, who was happy to have the #1 girl from Japan under 10 helping him to improve his tennis game…

... and the most special day… was the sea day…

we walked from Smrikve till the seaside… to swim :)...

and this was the most special day ;)...

I hope to see some of you again in Smrikve!

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.


30/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... and the cake and swimming pool day :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 18th annual started with the Staff gathering…

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 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Opera… :)

Noa Krznaric from Croatia and Kylie Bilchev from Great Britain are ready for their Smrikva Bowl finals…

Jaime and Erika are ready too, to assist Noa and Kylie in their game…

... and here is Noa in action… left handed forehand…

... Kylie’s backhand…

... again Noa...

and Kylie’s inside out forehand…

Noa serving…

Kylie serving…

Last year winner of the girls draw was watching both finals… Himari Sato :)...

Jaime and Erika again :)...

Today Noa played better than Kylie and crowned herself the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 girls draw winner…

Happy moment for Noa…

Portugal, Japan and Spain... before the boys finals start…

The boys Main Draw final was played between Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia...

... entering the Smrikva court…

Anamarija...

Noa...

Sofia...

Alejandro’s inside out forehand…

Carlos’ backhand…

again Alejandro in action…

Holgar was part of the ball boys team…

as well as Erika...

Jovan...

and Jovana...

Alejandro’s serve…

and today… Alejandro was more successful than Carlos and he took the first place in the boys Main Draw…

Happy smile…

Andjela and Sarah enjoyed the finals too…

... and here is the picture of this year ARMADA ESPANOLA... three great players… Carlos, Alejandro and Daniel...

...getting ready for the awarding ceremony :)....

The first surprise for the public and her new friends will be performed by Tea :)... street dancer and talented tennis player…

and after Tea’s gift to all the public… the awarding ceremony was ready to start…

...Johnathon Price from Great Britain… the Consolation Draw boys semifinalist…

Lovre Erceg from Croatia… the Consolation Draw runner up…

and Adi Dagan from Israel… the Consolation Draw winner…

Remika Ohashi from Japan… the Consolation Draw girls semifinalist…

Alena Falei from Belarus… the Consolation Draw runner up…

and Tea Lukic living in Germany… won the Consolation Draw for the girls…

Daniel Rincon Yague from Spain… the Main Draw semifinalist…

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia from Spain… the Main Draw runner up…

and Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain… the Main Draw winner…

Kornelia Huncak from Croatia… the Main Draw semifinalist…

Kylie Bilchev from Great Britain… the Main Draw runner up…

and Noa Krznaric from Croatia… the Main Draw winner…

... another surprise for the present public and awarded players was the Balun dance… traditional Istrian dance… :)

... and before the third surprise… Ena Baltic arrived to take her Consolation Draw trophy for the semifinals… and Art Dance Bubamare gave her the trophy ;)...

Art Dance Bubamare... ready to dance :)...

the last dancing surprise was made by a second Art Dance group…

... all together… before Noa and Alejandro taste their bikes :)...

Noa and Alejandro...

traditional ball signature…

:)...

... and a picture with Himari Sato who last year signed the same ball ;)....

and now the bike ride started by Noa... :)

and followed by Alejandro...

another tradition… the CAKE :)...

always particular… and tasty ;)...

3 R… Rio... Renata... Remika :)

...Tea and Ena...

Holgar...

... and the pool is ready ;)... although clouds covered Smrikve sky few moments after…

Jaime, Jovan and Johnathon... enjoying the cake…

... and very brave girls jumped into the swimming pool :))...

... both Noa and Alejandro as winners get the bicycle :)... one week training award at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris... possibility to get international Wilson contract... and Main Draw wild card for the next year Porto San Giorgio edition... an important European under 12 tournament played in Italy…

and I hope each kid will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent… it was another great week of tennis in Smrikve…

and THANKS to ALL the participants… FOR MAKING from the 18th ANNUAL… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


29/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Sixth Day finals results... the winners of the 18th Annual are... Noa Krznaric from Croatia and Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Results


29/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 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 semifinals day started with the rain… and instead of the usual with very early warm up of the players we had warm up with the tea at the Smrikva Bowl tennis room ;)...

The rain was heavy… and it stop at 11:00 AM…

... at 12:00 PM the courts were almost ready…

and at 12:30… Noa and Kornelia started their semifinals at the court number one… and Noa qualified into the finals of the 18th annual…

... soon after the court number two was ready… and Kylie played with Lydia... and Kylie qualified into the finals too…

On the court number three Remika played with Alena... and Alena became the first finalist of the Consolation Draw… while on the court number one the boys finals started between… Alejandro and Daniel... and Alejandro was better today and we’ve got the first Main Draw boys finalist…

... on the court number two a very tight match was played between Hamad and Carlos... and Carlos turned the match in the super tie break and qualified into the finals too…

... and yesterday was the day dedicated to BRIONI Excursion :)... the animals… the boat… the train… :))... nice day for kids…

the change in the schedule because of the rain made that various players that wished to visit the island stayed to play their semifinals… and the rest of the group went to visit the National Park…

Lucia and Arista... :)

... maybe some parts of the islands may look like part of South Africa to Arista ;)....

Himari Sato, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, was in Trieste over the last week… and yesterday she joined her friends and… here you can see her on Brioni with Hibiki and Masaya...

girls from Australia, South Africa and Mauritius on Brioni… :))... Anđela, Arista and Sarah... ;)

Alina...

Rio... :)

Jovan’s brother ;)....

Safari…

Diana and Sofia...

Boškarin… Mate Balota… Tijesna Zemlja…

Monika and Sara...

Gal...

Friends from Slovenia…

Sarah… Anđela… and Arista :)... you’ve got a friend in me ;)...

...seagull made a show for the Smrikva kids from Brioni till Fazana…

...:)...

... ;) ... Jovan...

After we returned from the Brioni islands the IGRA was read to start… we had unexpected situation of 3 teams in the finals thus round robin was the system who helped us to determine the winners…

It was a long night and many kids played and watched…

Sofia...

Fran...

Lucia...

Alejandro and Daniel went till the end of the game…

...Noa, Fran, Kornelia and Dorian helped Alejandro and Daniel to make spectacle nice for the crowed…

and the trophies, together with t-shirts signed by Donna Vekic, were the gifts for the first and second team… while for the third team Ana Ivanovic’s gifts were given…

With Alejandro and Daniel’s picture we go into the finals day…

Today is the day of the FINALS on the schedule… starting at 9:00 AM


28/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fifth Day Results... the finalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fifth Day Results


28/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game continued... :))... and the day when the semifinalists were known...

The quarterfinals day started as usual with very early warm up of the players… following the old Common Sense saying “why the early bird gets the worm..” :)...

... and let’s see through the pictures the major actors of the day…

On the court number one in Smrikve the first quarterfinals match was played between Noa Krznarić and Anđela Lopičić...

Anđela did her best running all around the court but today Noa played better and successfully qualified into the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 semifinals…

Above the court number three… the supporters of Remika and Erika who played for the Consolation Draw semifinals gathered to cheer for them… and in the group of Rio, Hibiki, Masaya... there is another rising tennis talent… Adriano Hunčak’s sister… very soon she will be joining the senior Hunčak team… :)

... and her brother Adriano and friend Dorijan will help her… and maybe in the following days she will have the opportunity to play with her new friends from Japan… Hibiki and Masaya :)...

Jaime from Portugal was enjoying the match on the court number two where Kornelia Hunčak was playing with Andrea Mrvić for the semifinals of the Main Draw…

... and Kornelia was better today than Andrea and the same as Noa in the upper part of the Draw she qualified into the semifinals…

On the court number one… the second girls quarterfinals match was played between Maria Iordache and Kyle Bilchev...

... and Kylie won today… showing such a nice technique and the feel for the game…

... at the same time on the court number two… Iva Divac was playing with Selin Lydia Sepken....

and Lydia... was more successful today…

The supporters Filip and Petar... enjoying the match with friend…

On the third court the Consolation Draw was played between Alena and Jovana...

... and of the courts… we find… here… Renata’s smile… :))

and couple of meters right… there are also Daniela’s and Noa’s smiling :))...

Renata and Daniela are twins and sister of Kornelia... and cousins of Adriano... all family Hunčak... Adriano has a sister that soon will join the team… and although not relative to them Dorijan is also part of their team :)... team from Kastav…

... just few instructions… before…

... Tarik Redžić can enter the court number one… and play with Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez...

Hamad was there attending his turn… taking time to concentrate for his match…

Nicki was there too… to enjoy the match…

... Tarik played hard but today Alejandro was more successful in making points… and he become another Smrikva Bowl semifinalist of the 18th annual…

Adriano and his new friend from Japan… Hibiki, Masaya, Erika, Remika and Rio found new friends in Istria… Hunčak family…

Renata Hunčak....

Kyle with her father… after the match…

Ahmed with smartphone :)....

Alejandro....

On the court number two… Daniel Rincon Yague was playing with Holger Rune for the place in the semifinals…

and windy day surprised more Holger than Daniel... thus Daniel with better game today was able to qualify into the semis…

Marko Jovanović with Stefan Popovic’s brother Nemanja attending the quarterfinals match of the boys Main Draw between Hamad Međedovic and Stefan Popović...

Stefan Popović played better the first set…

... but after loosing the second set… he did not find the way to take the Momentum on his side from Hamad who qualified into the semifinals…

The last quarterfinals match of the boys Main Draw was played between Danilo Raičević and… Carlos Garfia who played better today… and become the third semifinalist from Spain…

Jerome and Jovan... new Smrikva friends :)...

and it was already time for the “IGRA” game… at 3:00 PM the first matches started… and here are Marko and Stefan preparing for the action :)....

Just one player from Slovenia is missing on the picture… Gal, Aljaž, Gašper, Aleks... :)

Arista and Anna...

...focus… and concentration :)...

... a surprise is going to happen on the court number one… and Anđela is giving final instructions to Tea :)))

Tea is very talented girl… and a part of growing as a tennis player…

she is also one of the best street dancer in her age in her country where her family is living today…

and for the “IGRA” spectators… she honored us with her dance…

Andrew attending his turn…

Alejandro also :)...

it is easy to smile with Jaime... and Johnathon knows something about it… ;)

Daniel...

the girls :))

and boys ;))

Piotr and Adi played together :)...

Remika... very special on the court and off the court…

Kylie and Sophia...

Magdalena...

Fran’s supporting team… :)

Jovan ;)

Fran :)

Nađa... :))

with Kylie and Sophia we can close today’s article… great players on the court and great dancers outside the ;)

Today the semifinals will start at 9:00 AM and after the Brioni Island excursion the “IGRA” game will continue :)...


28/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 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 semifinals day started with the rain… and instead of the usual with very early warm up of the players we had warm up with the tea at the Smrikva Bowl tennis room ;)...

The rain was heavy… and it stop at 11:00 AM…

... at 12:00 PM the courts were almost ready…

and at 12:30… Noa and Kornelia started their semifinals at the court number one… and Noa qualified into the finals of the 18th annual…

... soon after the court number two was ready… and Kylie played with Lydia... and Kylie qualified into the finals too…

On the court number three Remika played with Alena... and Alena became the first finalist of the Consolation Draw… while on the court number one the boys finals started between… Alejandro and Daniel... and Alejandro was better today and we’ve got the first Main Draw boys finalist…

... on the court number two a very tight match was played between Hamad and Carlos... and Carlos turned the match in the super tie break and qualified into the finals too…

... and yesterday was the day dedicated to BRIONI Excursion :)... the animals… the boat… the train… :))... nice day for kids…

the change in the schedule because of the rain made that various players that wished to visit the island stayed to play their semifinals… and the rest of the group went to visit the National Park…

Lucia and Arista... :)

... maybe some parts of the islands may look like part of South Africa to Arista ;)....

Himari Sato, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, was in Trieste over the last week… and yesterday she joined her friends and… here you can see her on Brioni with Hibiki and Masaya...

girls from Australia, South Africa and Mauritius on Brioni… :))... Anđela, Arista and Sarah... ;)

Alina...

Rio... :)

Jovan’s brother ;)....

Safari…

Diana and Sofia...

Boškarin… Mate Balota… Tijesna Zemlja…

Monika and Sara...

Gal...

Friends from Slovenia…

Sarah… Anđela… and Arista :)... you’ve got a friend in me ;)...

...seagull made a show for the Smrikva kids from Brioni till Fazana…

...:)...

... ;) ... Jovan...

After we returned from the Brioni islands the IGRA was read to start… we had unexpected situation of 3 teams in the finals thus round robin was the system who helped us to determine the winners…

It was a long night and many kids played and watched…

Sofia...

Fran...

Lucia...

Alejandro and Daniel went till the end of the game…

...Noa, Fran, Kornelia and Dorian helped Alejandro and Daniel to make spectacle nice for the crowed…

and the trophies, together with t-shirts signed by Donna Vekic, were the gifts for the first and second team… while for the third team Ana Ivanovic’s gifts were given…

With Alejandro and Daniel’s picture we go into the finals day…

Today is the day of the FINALS on the schedule… starting at 9:00 AM

... it was another long and nice day… and it is hard to know what will remain as feeling in the seeds of today… but I hope they will learn growing that…

...Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as
the strawberries knows nothing about grapes…. ;)


27/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fourth Day Results... the semifinalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Fourth Day Results


27/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the third day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they learned "IGRA" game... :))... and the quarterfinalists were known...

... there is a say… coming from Africa… : “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up and knows that it will have to outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed… And, every morning in Africa a lion wakes up and knows that it will have to outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death…

... Thus, in Africa, it doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle. When that sun comes up, you had better be running.” ;)

The third day was the day when we get to know the 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalists:...

Maria Iordache Alexandru from Romania…. who played for the quarterfinals with Nađa Mrkić from Montenegro…

Kyle Bilchev from Great Britain… who qualified playing with Teodora Gutić from Serbia…

Selin Lidya Sepken from Turkey… who made it playing with Milena Jevtović from Serbia, living in Italy…

Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez from Spain… was better today than Vojta Veigert from Czech Republic… on the court number three…

Tarik Redžić from Bosnia and Herzegovina… defeated the best ranked Croatian player, Andriano Hunčak, to qualify into the quarterfinals…

...and Tarik had his friend supporting him nearby the fence :)... o yes… this is Ahmed :)...

In the area of the court number one several spectators gathered to watch Iva Divac and Sofia Matiushova match…

Adi and Alejandro...

... and Iva Divac from Serbia… was better today and qualified into the quarterfinals…

Teodora and Anđela... were in the first row :)

... in the second row… you can see… Tea ;)...

while… on the other side… Sofia’s friend Diana...

... and some supporters enjoyed the grass till their brothers or friends were attending for the match… and this is Luca’s sister :)...

... on the court number two Daniel Rincon Yague from Spain… defeated Alen Bill from Umag – Croatia…

while at the same time on the court number three Hamad Međedović from Serbia… was better today than Andrew Milovanov from Ukraine – Ireland…

... another picture of Daniel serving… to qualify into the quarterfinals…

while some players were on the court… some were taking rest for their turn… and here is… Luka...

Ahmed and Tarik... who was relaxing after his enter into the quarterfinals…

Sarah and Sophia...

Remiko and Erika... enjoying Blaki’s company :)... and I am sure Blaki would sing… “you’ve got a friend in me” ;)

on the court number three Carlos Alcaraz Garfia from Spain… was playing against Luca Nardi to enter his quarterfinals…

... although seems Pocahontas… this is Tea... very talented tennis player but also street dancing Champion… :)

Jovana....

Jovan Sinadinovic tried his best against Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune from Denmark… but Hoger was better today…

Jerome... watching… and enjoying the match…

Danilo Raičević from Montenegro still attending his turn… and he will be better today than Timofey from Belarus…

and here is one of Holger’s serves that helped him to qualify into the quarterfinals…

Stefan Popović from Serbia… was better today than Thomas Santaguida from Canada… and qualified into the quarterfinals too…

This was the last match of the Main Draw today and than the Consolation Draw continued…

I am pleased to recall that the day before already qualified Noa Krznarić from Croatia… Anđela Lopičić from Serbia… Andrea Mrvić from Serbia and Kornelia Hunčak from Croatia…

“Bleki I like you…” – Maja...

“I like you too Maja”- Bleki…

“You’ve got a friend in me”.... “You’ve got a friend in me” :))

Nađa taking care of her little sister… :)

Luka with her sister… :)

Jaimie Ribeiro de Faria... the first player ever on Smrikva Bowl from Portugal… he made smile a lot of people during his game igra match… nice memories for many people who were present :)...

Alen... Andrew... and Bartol... the game continues out of the court… ;)...

Gabriele... still not in Wimbledon…. but tasting countryside grass in Smrikve :)...

Maja starts to worm up for the match… on Smrikve running path… nearby the little zoo…

Ahmed... this time on the picture without his friend Tarik… but Tarik is not far away for sure… ;)...

Hibiki and Masaya...

Ena...

Tea and Lucia....

... and Adi played the last match of the singles of the day with Jerome...

and than… at 6:00 PM we started to choose the names for the GAME IGRA :)

Aleksa is here…

Luka is here…

Hamad is here…

Gabriele is here…

Suleyman Sarp and Jaime are here too…

and as promised to the parents and coaches at 6:30 PM the SMRIKVA BOWL FORUM was held… and the game “IGRA” started…

and you can see that four players are on the court… and kids’ lough made me think this was the GAME of the DAY... the real one :))...

...today after the single matches the game “IGRA” will continue :))....


26/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Third Day Results... the quarterfinalist of the 18th annual are known...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Third Day Results


26/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the second day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they became AMBASSADORS...

Yesterday a bit after 7:50 PM the Smrikva Bowl became Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors... the ceremony started at 6:00 PM… and I would be pleased to walk you via pictures also today through the second day of the 18th annual…

The first match of the day on court number 1 started with Noa Krznaric and Diana Yanotovskaya...

... Adam and Niki early in the morning…

... the Main Draw was played in Smrikve and it was the day to enjoy the art of tennis of our little tennis talents… here is Noa in action…

and Diana serving…

... concentrating and preparing for the match…

On the court number 3 Daniela Huncak played with Andrea Mrvic... and here is Daniela in action…

... watching and attending their turn… Aleksa Krivokapic will soon be going on the court number one to play with Vojta Veigert... it is time to concentrate…

... and here is older Daniela Huncak’s sister Kornelia playing with…

Jovana Cvetkovic...

Himari Sato, last year Smrikva Bowl winner, is playing ETA under 12 tournament in Trieste and she came for couple of hours with her coach Toru to say hello :)....

Mateja with his family… enjoying the match…

and on the court number three… Abedallah Shelbyh was playing with…

Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez... both boys showed their extraordinary skills…

and just a bit later… on the court number one… Vojta Veigart...

... and Aleksa Krivokapic a very artistic match… and allowed the public to enjoy in their tennis art…

Carlos and Alejandro... cached on the bench among the lavenders that overview the courts number two and three… :)...

Stepanov Timofey still attending his turn with his brother… :)

while on the court number one Andrew Milovanov and…

Gasper Sitar were showing their tennis skills…

little brothers of the players always find the way to have fun too… outside the courts ;)...

... new friendships… family friendships can always happen…

“You take picture… and I can imagine taking picture”... is the name of the following ;)...

Andrew made it… and his coach Romano is proud to shake his hand… and encourage him for the next challenges…

capturing the moment…

of another tennis talent…Stepan Baum who was playing with Stepanov Timofey...

Teodora and Andjela... the hug… :)

Gasper Sitar is looking at the picture the family made during the match… a lot of nice strokes…

Magdalena Jukic and Andrew Milovanov... teaching Andrew’s little brother using orange balls ;)...

... and one of the last matches of the day on court number two were played between Patrick Brady and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia... both great boys…

At 6:00 PM everything was ready for the Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony… :)

... the books were there with certificates enclosed in each donated book to the Smrikva Bowl library…

... the picture to put the signiture was there too…

and the gift package where the little Ambassadors had an item to take into pocket for the end of the Ceremony ;)...

... Brady...

... Danilo...Aleksa... Niki still attending to hear their names… :)

...Milena...

...Iva...

...Arista...

...Mateja...

...Sarah...

...Sarah... the globe… the racket… and the names :)...

...Tea...

...Magdalena... and Gabriele... attending…

...the names…

...Gabriele...

...Anna...

... attending… and thinking :)...

... Remika... Rio...Masaya... Hibiki...Erika...

...Noa...

... :)...

Ready for the old olive tree story… :)...

... memory gift…

... of that moment…

planting an old olive tree…

Vojta and Stepan...

... Imagine…

... visualize…

... feel…

... the wind…

... the effort you put in you to prepare…

... and reach…

... go the distance…

... dream…

... no limits… when you imagine…

... you can…

... you do…

.... you are :)...

... it was a nice match ;)...

and TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH ice cream… :))

GOOOL… :)

Today it is expected to be another long day… a lot of matches are on the schedule…

In the evening… at 6:30 PM the Smrikva Bowl FORUM is on schedule… and at 7:00 PM the funny doubles IGRA will start :)...


25/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Second Day Results

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Second Day Results


25/06/13

Some pictures of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 actors :)... taken during the first day of their Smrikva Bowl...

I like to repeat that when I think of Smrikva Bowl I try to imagine it as a theatre... ...year after year we work hard to set a stage where the world’s talents can gather…

All these different actors, great talents, very special kids, arriving from different cultures, have different dreams,...

... and today the reporting story starts with the picture of Noa, Iva and Teodora...

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their will, dreams and hard work… they are the ones who write the most different stories…

Their little brothers and sister find the way to have good time too :)... Lucia’s brother from the Netherland is having good time with Andjela’s brother from Australia… they remind me a bit Donna Vekic’s brother Bruno and Gianluigi Quinzi’s brother Gianluca during the 2005 edition :))...

Today at 7:00 PM they will become Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors and I would be pleased to walk you via pictures through the first day… thus you get to meet some of the actors playing in this year edition… :)

The world of the past year Champion Himari helped Smrikva to have her successor on this year Smrikva Bowl… Rio, Remika, Erika, Hibiki, Masaya :)...

Today girls played in Smrikve and boys were in another Club playing the first round… thus let’s meet first this year girls side :)...

Bruno Sampras, member of the Smrikva Bowl Staff, is helping Milena and Ivana to choose who is going to serve…

and the game can start with Milena’s serve...

...the Smrikva clay is ready for the new Smrikva Bowl generation…

and outside the courts is most of the time… smile, smile and smile… 3 smiles for you… from Iva, Noa and Andjela... :))

... if there was a music on…

... you could have imagine this dance with the rackets….

... yes… surprised… but with smile ;)... on the court serious… but outside always time with friends to have a little bit fun…

... I stile have to learn how to pronounce the name of Kylie and I promised to learn it before Saturday :)... it seems to be more easy name to pronounce for me the one of Sarah from Mauritius ;)...

... we can be serious too… it seems… ;)... but Helena and Andjela are smirking :))...

... and Iva is taking serious the idea to prepare for the song that we could sing together… and while the rain interrupted the last matches… here is Iva with me practicing in front of Luca Appino who was selected as tutor for our song performance ;)...

... Smrikva was always the informal moment to exchange ideas… and tomorrow night we will make a FORUM with a larger group of parents and coaches interested in sharing experiences…

... and I am pleased to use Tea’s backhand to hit the ball in the new day…

and the new Smrikva day is starting… the AMBASSADOR’s NOMINATION DAY… :) ... the ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 PM… and today also some boys from the Main Draw will be hosted at the Smrikve theater while the Consolation Draw will taste the Surida courts…


24/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws and Results...

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 Draws amd Resičts


24/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 started today at 8:30 with presentation of 102 tennis talents from 36 countries and all the continents...

Early this morning the talents started to gather for their Smrikva Bowl beginning…

With the new countries Smrikva Bowl has reached 62 countries represented on the tournament over the years…

... and on the 18th annual there are 36 countries represented and many more nations because many Smrikva Bowl kids do have more than one passport :)

The draws were ready early this morning and the first matches started…

... and Luca Appino, Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member, was present at the opening ceremony and welcomed the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 generation :)...

Tomorrow at 6:00 PM 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 players will be nominated Ambassadors and will plant as per tradition an Olive Tree.

The creation of the Smrikva Bowl Library started last year and the Smrikva Bowl players brought new books representing the culture of the places they are coming from and tomorrow at 6:00 PM each book will be presented… and the century old olive tree of the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 generation will be planted…

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.


24/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 players list

World in Smrikve ... there are five new countries from which we expect to have new Ambassadors nominated this year: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ireland, Jordan and Portugal thus with the new countries Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors will be spread in 61 countries and all the continents after this year nomination.

The level of the players is expected very high again this year… there are many talented players among 102 registered participants... and probably this year we are again in the line with the highest concentration of tennis talents in an annual since 1996…

The names of the players that honored us with their arrival to Smrikve this year are the following:

Girls

Noa Krznarić (CRO)
Ana Vilček (SRB)
Anna Kantor (HUN)
Antonia Ružić (CRO)
Diana Yanotovskaya (RUS)
Jelena Ristić (AUT)
Maja Radišić (SLO)
Mare Žunić (CRO)
Anamarija Kovačević (SRB)
Anđela Lopičić (SRB)
Ena Baltić (BIH)
Alisa Barmashyna (UKR)
Arista Siebrits (RSA)
Andrea Mrvić (SRB)
Daniela Hunčak (CRO)
Erika Matsuda (JPN)
Sophia Weiland (GER)
Monika Temkova (MKD)
Jovana Cvetković (SRB)
Lucia Hodanić (NED)
Kornelia Hunčak (CRO)
Sofia Cerezo (ESP)
Maria Turdache Alexandru (ROM)
Esma Berberović (BIH)
Jovana Živanović (SRB)
Anđela Micić (AUS)
Nađa Mrkić (MNE)
Kylie Bilchev (GBR)
Rio Osoegawa (JPN)
Renata Hunčak (CRO)
Teodora Gutić (SRB)
Lucia Millan (ESP)
Remika Ohashi (JPN)
Alina Gavrish (AZE)
Milena Jevtovic (SRB)
Ivana Stanković (BIH)
Alena Falei (BLR)
Selin Lidya Sepken (TUR)
Sarah Introcaso (MUS)
Sofia Matiushova (RUS)
Sara Sinadinovski (MKD)
Tea Lukić (SRB)
Magdalena Jukić (CRO)
Iva Divac (SRB)

Boys

Adriano Hunčak (CRO)
Filip Mandović (SRB)
Francesco Castellano (ITA)
Bartol Borse (CRO)
Tarik Redžić (BIH)
Jovan Bjelica (SRB)
Nikolaus Stoiber (AUT)
Andrey Chirkaev (RUS)
Abedallah Shelbyh (JOR)
Alejandro Turriziani Alvarez (ESP)
Aljaž Jeran (SLO)
Vojta Veigert (CZE)
Fran Mitrović (CRO)
Aleksa Krivokapić (MNE)
Lennart van Wimersma (NED)
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (DEN)
Masaya Tsuruoka (JPN)
Marko Jovanović (SRB)
Andrey Marshall (GBR)
Stjepan Majcan (CRO)
Suleyman Sar Pinar (TUR)
Jovan Sinadinović (BIH)
Gal Emeršič Potočnik (SLO)
Gabriele Brancatelli (USA)
Alen Bill (CRO)
Juan Pablo Perissutti (ARG)
Mateja Janičijević (SRB)
Jaime Ribeiro de Faria (POR)
Daniel Rincon Yague (ESP)
Hamad Međedović (SRB)
Lovro Majcan (CRO)
Vardhan Karkal (IND)
Gašper Sitar (SLO)
Adam Filagić (AUT)
Timofey Shchekachev (RUS)
Andrew Milovanov (IRL)
Adi Dagan (ISR)
Stefan Popović (SRB)
Piotr Kusiewicz (POL)
Ahmed Hurtić (BIH)
Max Šunjić (CRO)
Val Novak (SLO)
Thomas V Santaguida (CAN)
Jérôme Kym (SUI)
Petar Bašić Palković (SRB)
Dorijan Biondić (CRO)
Danilo Raičević (MNE)
Stepanov Timofey (BLR)
Luka Vidović (CRO)
Hibiki Arimoto (JPN)
Stepan Baum (CZE)
Johnathon Price (GBR)
Patrick Brady (THA)
Lovre Erceg (CRO)
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (ESP)
Aleks Vincek (SLO)
Luka Došen (CRO)
Luca Nardi (ITA)

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 AM this morning while, tomorrow at 6:00 PM 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 players will be nominated Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors that will be followed by the Olive Tree planting ceremony…

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.


23/06/13

18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 players final registration process was concluded today...

Yesterday we started the registration process for the 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 edition…

... and today the registration process was concluded in the afternoon…

... the trophies are ready… and the players arrived to Smrikve from 36 countries and all the continents for the 18th annual…

They reached the ancient Roman town… famous for its Arena… that at the time was the town of Hercules ;)...

it was another long day… and the first opportunity to meet this year Smrikva Bowl tennis talents…

... and as per tradition every player to register for the tournament has to bring a book representing the culture of the place he or she is coming from thus contribute to create the Smrikva Bowl Library.

This year is the year of biographies… and some great great books arrived with this year SMRIKVA BOWL generation…

During the Ambassadors nomination ceremony on Tuesday the book they brought will be exchanged with their Ambassadors’ certificates :)...

During the final registration process the players get the final instructions and tips that should help them in understanding the weekly program… to remember to wear the t-shirt and cap they get for the opening ceremony that is scheduled for tomorrow morning 8:30 AM…

... and not to forget the racket during the Ambassadors’ nomination ceremony when they will plant their Olive Tree… :)

Every book that they bring is signed… thus the special Smrikva Bowl library is the library with names… the little talent names that will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on talents on the Smrikva Bowl Forum that will be held on Wednesday evening before the Smrikva Bowl game IGRA starts :)

The courts were full of talents that were tasting Smrikva Bowl clay courts… for some of them coming from far away it is the first experience on clay thus something to remember… :)

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.

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve