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29/08/14

3 Smrikva Bowl players in the Qualification Draws of the Junior US OPEN 2014: Miomir KECMANOVIC, Lloyd George HARRIS and Maia LUMSDEN...

The qualification draw of the Junior US OPEN 2014 have 3 Smrikva Bowl players in the Qualification Draws out of 64: 2 boys and 1 girl…

BOYS:

Miomir KECMANOVIC (RSA) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Sam Riffice (USA) 7:6, 6:4
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Rafael Matos (BRA) 7:5,6:7,5:7

Lloyd George HARRIS (RSA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lloyd George Harris – Gianni Ross (USA) 3:6, 4:6

GIRLS:

Maia LUMSDEN (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Ellie Halbauer (USA) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Maia Lumsden – Siqi Cao (CHN) 6:3,4:6,7:5

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23/08/14

5 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draw of US OPEN: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Donna VEKIC and Belinda BENCIC... Dominic THIEM reached the fourt round and Belinda BENCIC the quarterfinals

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

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

... and this time… there were five former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of a Grand Slam… US OPEN: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC (qualified), Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Donna VEKIC and Belinda BENCIC...

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #44 ATP, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6:3, 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – E. Gulbis (LAT) 4:6,3:6,6:4,6:3,6:3
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6:4, 6:2, 6:3
4th round: Dominic Thiem -Tomas Berdych (CZE) 1:6,2:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Lukas Lacko (SVK) – #85 ATP
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – #12 ATP
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – #21 ATP
Tomas Berdych (CZE) – #7 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #190 ATP, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6:4, 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: B.Coric – Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6:7,6:4,4:6,2:6

Qualification round:
1st round: Borna Coric – Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 1:0 ret.
2nd round: Borna Coric – Stefan Kozlov (USA) 2:6, 6:2, 6:2
3rd round: Borna Coric – Jimmy Wang (TPE) 7:6, 6:1

Players ranking:
Lukas Rosol (CZE) – #33 ATP
Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) – #80 ATP

Thiemo de Bakker (NED) – #135 ATP
Stefan Kozlov (USA) – #849 ATP
Jimmy Wang (TPE) – #132 ATP


Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #59 WTA, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6:4, 4:6, 6:1
3rd round: Belinda Bencic – Angelique Kerber (GER) 6:1, 7:5
4th round: Belinda Bencic – Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7:6, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Belinda Bencic – Shuai Peng (CHN) 2:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) – #64 WTA
Kurumi Nara (JPN) – #32 WTA
Angelique Kerber (GER) – #7 WTA
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – #10 WTA
Shuai Peng (CHN) – #40 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #79 WTA, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6:2, 3:6, 1:6

Players ranking:
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) – #39 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #55 WTA, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – C.Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6:3,2:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) – #16 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #225 WTA, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 4:6, 3:6

Players ranking:
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) – #143 WTA

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #116 WTA, at US OPEN 2014:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Urszula Radwanska (POL) 1:6, 6:4, 4:6

Players ranking:
Urszula Radwanska (POL) – #172 WTA

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12/08/14

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

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #59 WTA (Aug 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #44 ATP (Aug 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #193 ATP (Aug 2014)

As of 12th of August 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 16 players TOP 600 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 55 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #59 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #79 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #107 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #208 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #256 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #297 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #356 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #429 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #461 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #478 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #520 on WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #532 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #539 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #585 WTA
Christina MAKAROVA, “LM”/SB 2006 – #588 WTA

• 11 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #55 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #193 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #288 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #290 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 307 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #362 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #375 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #382 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #402 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #518 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #573 ATP

• 5 boys and 13 girls… in total 18 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#23 Nino SERDARUSIC

#41 Andre BIRO

#73 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

#74 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#87 Filip KRALJEVIC

GIRLS:

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

#19 Olga FRIDMAN

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

#34 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#36 Katarina JOKIC

#48 Michaela GORDON

#61 Gabriella TAYLOR

#66 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#73 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#74 Seone MENDEZ

#78 Maia LUMSDEN

#79 Katie SWAN

#97 Nina POTOCNIK

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

2 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #3, Nicola KUHN #5, Olga Danilovic #6, Andja KARANUSIC #7, Ania HERTEL #9, Lucie KANKOVA #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; her current ranking is #1269 on WTA list

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 #256 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #926 on ATP list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #34 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #573 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #208 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, best ranking #170 on ATP list (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #672 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #922 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #290 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #375 on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #1090 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #55 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #478 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #44 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1114 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1304 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #603 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #55 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #532 on WTA list.

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


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

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #382 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #518 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #834 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #761 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #1115 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #714 on WTA ranking list.

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

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


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

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

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #288 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 362 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #307 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #402 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #193 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1258 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1228 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2139 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #356 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #461 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #79 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #429 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #539 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #913 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #878 on WTA ranking list.

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

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


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

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #307 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1453 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2076 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #1006 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #585 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #59 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is not ranked on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #637 on WTA list

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #588 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #213 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #159 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #255 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #437 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 107 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #94 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #520 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is not ranked on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #141 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #200 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #600 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #203 on ITF ranking list.

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


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

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1878 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #251 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #689 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #36 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #78 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #34 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #19 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #213 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #61 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #796 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #324 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 #146 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #381 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #1797 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #342 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #104 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #182 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #365 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #344 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #1637 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #377 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #79 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #816 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #691 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #960 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #996 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1532 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #168 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #522 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #347 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1234 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #48 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1573 on ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #3 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #150 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #180 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #212 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #816 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #187 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #53 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #39 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #98 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 ranked #301 on 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 ranked #91 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #63 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #938 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #247 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #159 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #134 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #1007 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #409 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #162 in under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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05/08/14

Matej Sabanov, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, currently ranked #670 ATP returned to Smrikve again :)

Matej Sabanov and his brother Ivan played Smrikva Bowl in 2002… and it was a pleasure to see them again this spring in Smrikve… they stayed in Smrikve to play “Istarska Rivijera” Futures…

We spent nice time together at the time at “La Bottega” library… and Matej recently won his first Futures and decided to return for little holiday in Smrikve…

... for couple of days I am enjoying to overview morning practice with Max... and is a great fun for everybody…

and just when Matej arrived… Lara had to go home… actually to Zlatibor mountain for another two weeks tennis camp experience… and the following pictures are from the last days with her group of friends… enjoying to serve a bit…

... enjoying a lot the swimming pool :)...

... enjoying Rovinj by night with family and her Smrikva friends… Charlise, Tara and Stefo... :)

... during that visit to Rovinj we were lucky to reach Pula while giants were lighting... the shipyard cranes always reminded me of dinosaurs who lived in our area million of years ago… and for all of us was a nice moment :)

There is another talented boy who is visiting “La Bottega” di Smrikve during his vacation in Istria… it is probably one of the most talented kids in Croatia in his age group… born in 2006 with already impressive talent development… Fran Rakonic from Slavonia… it was a pleasure to meet him and spend some time on the court together…

... and the last picture… is again Lara with her older Smrikva friends group: Leki, Ivan and Marko...

It is a hello picture till the next year meeting :)

I am pleased to share that Daria SolovyevaDasha was successful again last week… after her return to Smrikve from Bulgaria where she won a category 1 ETA U16 tournament...

Dasha went to Austria… where she won another category 2 ETA U16 tournament... I am looking forward to see her trophies upon her return to Smrikve ;)....

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03/08/14

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, reached the finals at ATP 250 Kitzbuhel and TOP 50 ATP ranking, while Borna CORIC reached the quarterfinals at ATP UMAG reaching TOP 200 ATP ranking

Dominic THIEM played the finals this week… at home ATP tournament in Austria… an ATP 250 series… and with this week results he will confirm his TOP 50 ATP ranking and is the second Smrikva Bowl player, after Petra Martic, to reach TOP 50 ranking in the World..

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, at Kitzbuhel 2014:

1st round: Dominic Thiem – Joao SOUZA (Bra) 7:6, 3:6, 7:5
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Jiri VESELY (Cze) 6:3, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – M. GRANOLLERS (Esp) 6:4, 7:5
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Juan MONACO (Arg) 6:3, 6:1
Finals: Dominic Thiem – David GOFFIN (Bel) 6:4,1:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Joao SOUZA (Bra) – #110 ATP
Jiri VESELY (Cze) – #70 ATP
M. GRANOLLERS (Esp) – #28 ATP
Juan MONACO (Arg) – #81 ATP
David GOFFIN (Bel) – #78 ATP

... just a week before… Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, 2013 junior US OPEN winner, and currently ranked # 194 ATP became the third Smrikva Bowl player to reach the TOP 200 ATP ranking… Born is only 17 years old player and in his home country in UMAG – an ATP 250 series… he showed another time his tennis talent qualities reaching the quarterfinals…

1st round: Borna Coric – Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: Borna Coric – Horacio ZEBALLOS (Arg) 7:6, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Fabio FOGNINI (Ita) 7:4,6:7,3:6

Players ranking:
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (Fra) – #47 ATP
Horacio ZEBALLOS (Arg) – #121 ATP
Fabio FOGNINI (Ita) – # 19 ATP

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26/07/14

So many nice people and friends visiting Smrikve over the last weeks... Karlo Suevich, Iva Avejic, Luca Appino, Romy Bitorajac, Lloyd, Hazel, Cathal, Milan, Lara, Charlise, Dasha, Chin,... and their families :)

Couple of weeks ago I had pleasure to see again Karlo Suevich... he visited Smrikve with his father and spend some moments playing with our Karlo and Max…

I was impressed by how Karlo grew over the last year :)... he played the last finals of his Smrikva Bowl in 2011 and is currently ranked #15 on ETA under 14 ranking list…

There was another surprise… one afternoon Iva Avejic with her family showed up in Smrikve…

...a surprise visit for a week vacation… she played Smrikva Bowl in 2003… quite some time ago and it was nice to recall some people of her generation…. Ajla Tomljanovic... Dominic Thiem... and also to learn more about his current university :)...

Another nice surprise was to see the whole Luca Appino family in Smrikve… Patrizia, Nicolo and Letizia...

Luca was in UMAG because his alumni Ante Pavic was competing on this ATP tournament…

... we spent a very nice night together with some other friends… a big “kotlovina” dinner… quite special…

... and as usual Luca was there to help another little dream became reality… to one Rafael Nadal big fun he provided a big hug via WhatsApp :))...

For me it is always a pleasure to meet kids who like to learn… and I love to spend time with them…

... and, among others, over the last weeks there was a family from Scotland… they stayed with us for two weeks… and all 3 children are big tennis lovers…

I spent some nice moments on the court sharing my knowledge with all of them: Lloyd, Hazel and Cathal... nice kids ;)...

From Holland I had pleasure to spend a week time with Milan Gal another very talented boy… always read to improve and learn… a big fighter and hard working young player…

He is training with some historical Smrikva Bowl friends in Holland and I was glad that after only a week time both me and him were impressed by some little tips he was able to incorporate in his game ;)...

... and also I am having pleasure to see again Lara Stojanovski and her family…

She is spending her tennis vacation with family and friends in Smrikve… year after year… and her talent keeps growing… and her sister is always there to help collect the balls… a great start ;)...

... we spend each night reading inspiring stories… every night before going to sleep tennis stories… ;)

... and not only Lara and Tara like to hear it but also Sale and Tomo enjoy them too :)...

... also Charlise from Genova is here with her grandparents… Smrikve is her summer home :)... and they all in their group usually compete for an ice cream… almost every training ;)...

Romy Bitorajac with her father Dario and family… and some friends… also visited us :)

Romy is currently training and Clijster Academy… and it was a pleasure to see her… on the court she reminds me Ajla Tomljanovic very much…

Marko Boltuzic visited us also and enjoyed playing with Dasha, Karlo and Max…

and Dasha... Daria Solovyeva just recently returned from Bulgaria where she played one final and won one Category 1 tournament under 16 although she is still only 14 years old… and this helped her to reach #6 ranking on ETA under 14 ranking list… it is her best ranking :)... and now she is again on the tour ;)...

... it was a big pleasure to see Borna Coric and his family in Umag… and even more pleasure to look how he brought his talent towards his 100% potential… impressive…

I had pleasure also to see Mili Poljicak... this year first seed player from Split… he enjoyed with his father some matches the same Chin and me and other friends did this year…

... we spent nice time on the court and off the court… tasting excellent food at Buscina, Nono and Pergola restaurants that were associated with this year ATP…

... and not only UMAG but also Motovun (Motowhat) Konoba Mondo experience and Feral remain the experience :)...

... and for the end while more and more kids are visiting us as usual during the summer time… I wish to share one saying the following picture reminds me…

... it is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry saying… and he beleived that: Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction…. “Ljubav ne zahtjeva da dvoje ljudi gledaju jedno u drugo, već da zajedno gledaju u istom pravcu”....

I like it the way I like Smrikve friends ;)

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11/07/14

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

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #63 WTA (Jul 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #55 ATP (Jun 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 11th of July 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 15 players TOP 600 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 55 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #63 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #72 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #137 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #177 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #274 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #314 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #376 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #413 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #459WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #473 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #500 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #534 on WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #536 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #553 WTA

• 12 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #57 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #240 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 301 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #325 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #346 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #382 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #386 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #457 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #460 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #494 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #571 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #589 ATP

• 6 boys and 13 girls… in total 19 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#21 Nino SERDARUSIC

#40 Andre BIRO

#69 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#83 Filip KRALJEVIC

#87 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

#96 Miomir KECMANOVIC

GIRLS:

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

#17 Olga FRIDMAN

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

#33 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#37 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#38 Katarina JOKIC

#47 Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#48 Michaela GORDON

#70 Seone MENDEZ

#74 Maia LUMSDEN

#75 Gabriella TAYLOR

#79 Katie SWAN

#94 Nina POTOCNIK

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

2 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #1, Nicola KUHN #7, Olga Danilovic #6, Andja KARANUSIC #7, Lucie KANKOVA #8, Ania HERTEL #8)

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; her current ranking is #459 on WTA list

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 #274 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #883 on ATP list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #39 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #494 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #177 on WTA list. Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, best ranking #170 on ATP list (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #850 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #957 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #386 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #382 on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #1182 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #55 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #413 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #55 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1108 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1225 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #571 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #55 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #553 on WTA list.

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


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

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #460 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #589 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #751 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #629 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #859 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #690 on WTA ranking list.

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

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


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

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

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #325 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 346 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #301 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #457 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #240 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1181 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1269 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2113 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #376 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #536 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #72 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #473 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #500 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #898 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #946 on WTA ranking list.

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

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


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

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #301 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1438 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2057 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #1029 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #605 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #63 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is not ranked on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #655 on WTA list

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #594 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #210 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #163 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #275 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #420 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 137 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #94 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #534 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is not ranked on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #147 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #201 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #573on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #200 on ITF ranking list.

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


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

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1798 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #254 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #365 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #38 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #37 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #17 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #208 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #75 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #836 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #374 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 #148 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #365 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #803 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #329 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #96 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #178 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #353 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #380 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #1798 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #356 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #37 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #79 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #802 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #671 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #929 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1706 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #249 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #514 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #338 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1185 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #48 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1514 on ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #1 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #170 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #134 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #157 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #802 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #195 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #39 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #112 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #53 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #204 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #52 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #63 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 ranked #294 on 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 ranked #72 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #47 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #839 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #132 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #106 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #75 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #890 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #313 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #154 in under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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


07/07/14

Daniel Rincón and Alejandro Turriziani recently crowned under 12 doubles Champions in Spain

I just received the news from Daniel’s father that Daniel and Alejandro won doubles at under 12 National Championship just concluded in Spain…

...and their first double experience started with victory of “IGRA” game during their Smrikva Bowl :)

They are both extraordinary single players too… Alejandro Turriziani won 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 while Daniel Rincon reached the semifinals during the same edition…

Bravo por la Armanda Espanola! ;)

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.


03/07/14

Selected photos of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition are available in the Photo Gallery...

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Photo Gallery


03/07/14

11 Smrikva Bowl players were in the Main Draws of the Junior Wimbledon 2014... Michaela Gordon reached the quarterfinals

The Junior Wimbledon 2014 have 11 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws out of 128: 10 girls and 1 boy…

Several former Smrikva Bowl players who would be eligible to play also the Junior Wimbledon 2014 moved into professional tennis ATP and WTA:

Borna CORIC – 1996 – Junior US OPEN winner 2013

Gianluigi QUINZI – 1996 – Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013

Donna VEKIC – 1996 – currently ranked TOP 100 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 1997 – Junior ROLAND GARROS and Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013 – currently ranked TOP 100 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 1997 – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN and Junior US OPEN winner 2013

... and the following are the top Smrikva Bowl players on this year Junior Wimbledon:


GIRLS:

Michaela GORDON (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Michaela Gordon – Sandra Samir (EGY) 6:1, 3:6, 6:0
2nd round: Michaela Gordon – Isabelle Wallace (GBR) 6:2, 5:7, 8:6
3rd round: Michaela Gordon – Maia Lumsden (GBR) 6.2, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Michaela Gordon – K.Schmiedlova (SVK) 3:6, 3:6

Gabriella TAYLOR (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player
1st round: Gabriella Taylor – Katherine Sebov (CAN) 7:5, 6:1
2nd round: Gabriella Taylor – Tami Grende (INA) 6:4, 6:4
3rd round: Gabriella Taylor – Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP) 6:7, 4:6

Katie BOULTER (GBR) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Katie Boulter – Priscilla Hon (AUS) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Margot Yerolymos (FRA) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Katie Boulter – Tornado Alicia Black (USA) 1:6, 2:6

Maia LUMSDEN (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – C.Bellis (USA) 6:7, 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Maia Lumsden – Dalma Galfi (HUN) 7:5, 6:3
3rd round: Maia Lumsden – Michaela Gordon (USA) 2:6, 1:6

Ivana JOROVIC (Srb) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Kaitlyn McCarthy (USA) 6:1,4:6,6:3 2nd round: Ivana Jorovic – Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP) 2:6, 5:7

Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 semifinalist
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – K.Steffensen (USA) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova-Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 3:6,2:6

Seone Mendez (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Seone Mendez – Holly Hutchinson (GBR) 6:3, 2:6, 8:6
2nd round: Seone Mendez – Francoise Abanda (CAN) 0:6, 4:6

Anastasia Mikheeva (GBR) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 4:6, 3:6

Katie SWAN (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Ioana Loredana Rosca (ROU) 4:6; 4:6

Jana FETT (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Jana Fett – Dalma Galfi (HUN) 5:7, 3:6


BOYS:

Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Nino Serdarusic – Marcelo Zormann (BRA) 7:6,1:6,7:9

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.


29/06/14

Some pictures of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 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 19h 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 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Opera… :)

Tea Lukic from Germany and Aliona Falei from Belarus are ready for their Smrikva Bowl finals…

... entering the Smrikve Central court with their bag assistants…

... preparing for the game…

... ready to take sides…

Tea serving…

Aliona serving…

Today Tea played better than Aliona and crowned herself the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 girls Main Draw winner… last year they both played Consolation draws at Smrikva :)...

In the boys Main Draws finals we see on the picture Ante Cikojevic from Germany and Patrick Brady from Thailand being ready for their Smrikva Bowl finals…

ready to choose who is going to serve…

Patrick serving…

Ante in action…

Tomas with Petja, Mili, Lovro, Ivan, Luka and Leah was part of the ball boys team…

... and here is Patrick after his today’s victory…

The awarding ceremony started by awarding again Ivan Sodan and Luka Mikrut for they Game IGRA victory…

and after recalling the players who already went home such as Divna Ratkovic, Matija Samardzic, Krsta Petrovic, Enrico Baldisserri and Danil Soboliev we started to award the remaining players…

Teodora Nikolic asked Emma Valletta to give her the trophy for her consolation draws semifinals…

Naomi Kuzmina asked her friend Liza to give her the runner up trophy…

... and here is Stela Peeva receiving her trophy for the victory of this year Consolation Draw…

Krsta and Matija who reached boys Consolation Draw semifinals were already on their way towards home…

and here is Nicolas Kobelt the runner up of the boys Consolation Draw…

... and Kalin Ivanovski the winner of the boys Consolation Draw has been awarded by Boris...

Linda Fruhvirtova was among the youngest players of this year edition and she reached the semifinals…

Emma Valletta was another semifinalist and she asked Tea Lukic to give her the awarding trophy… for her semifinals…

Aliona Falei went to change thus she was a bit late at the awarding ceremony… and here is the t-shirt donated by Ana Ivanovic – UNICEF Ambasador to the girls Main Draw winner…

Tea Lukic... last year Consolation Draw winner… and this year Main Draw winner…

... Tea choose Lasse to give her the trophy for her victory…

:)

... and the Main Draws boys finals started with awarding the runner up… and Ante choose Mili Poljicak to give him the trophy for his victory…

and Patrick choose his younger brother :)...

... almost ready to celebrate with the cake and the swimming pool… traditional dance group Balun from Vodnjan made a performance for the Group…

and after Aliona Falei took her trophy for the second place in the Main Draw…

the winners started the traditional signing of the ball…

Tea...

and… Patrick....

:)

the winners :)...

together with other awarded players…

and the famous bike ride of the Smrikve Central court… with Tea...

and Patrick with my dad who thought many pilots to fly supersonic jets and here is helping Patrick with bigger bike than he is used to…

the cake for everybody :)...

and promised pool with the winners for all the players ;)...

jump…

and jump… and jump :)...

time to go home… and time to conclude this year edition… the remained player were asked to describe with one word their Smrikva Bowl experience…

and Tea wrote… HVALA... meaning thank you…

while Patrick wrote… VERY FUN... :D…

... both Tea and Patrick 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 and Kopar Open... two important European under 12 tournaments…

It was a very particular edition… and I hope most of the kids will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent… another great week of tennis in Smrikve…

and THANKS to ALL the participants… FOR MAKING from the 19th ANNUAL… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)

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29/06/14

19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 Press Release

PULA, CROATIA 23 rd JUNE – 28 th JUNE 2014

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 – tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 – gathered 126 boys and girls from 35 countries. It was another successful annual and Smrikva Bowl from this year counts its Ambassadors in 64 countries and all the continents.

The proof of the Smrikva Bowl importance is given by the names of the winners:
• Vilim Visak (CRO) -Natali Zuliani (CRO) 1996
• Zeljko Peric (CRO) -Ivana Lisjak (CRO) 1997
• Filip Kovacic (CRO) – Mateja Horvat (CRO) 1998
• Borko Mudronja (CRO) – Astrid Besser (I) 1999
• Adelchi Virgili (I) – Tereza Mrdeza (CRO) 2000
• Marin Draganja (CRO) – Petra Martic (CRO) 2001
• Javier Marti (ESP) – Martina Caregaro (I) 2002
• Dominic Thiem (A) – Jennifer Ren (UK) 2003
• Ivan Levar (CRO) – Saska Gavrilovska (SRB) 2004
• Matteo Donati (I) – Saska Gavrilovska (SRB) 2005
• Gianluigi Quinzi (I) – Eleonor Dean (UK) 2006
• Sacha Merzetti (I) – Virgina Pena (ESP) 2007
• Luka Panic (SUI) – Katarina Jokic (BiH) 2008
• Alvaro Regalado (ESP) – Katie Swan (UK) 2009
• Nicola Kuhn (ESP) – Jovana Vukovic (SRB)2010
• Duje Ajdukovic (CRO) – Olga Danilovic (SRB) 2011
• Goran Zivotic (SRB)- Himari Sato (JPN) 2012
• Turriziani Alvarez (ESP) – Noa Krznaric (CRO) 2013
• John Brady (UK) – Tea Lukic (SRB) 2014

John Brady from UK, living in Thailand, won the boys finals, while Tea Lukic from Serbia, living in Germany, won the girls finals.

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

19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 MAIN RESULTS

Boys:

Finals:
Patrick Brady (UK) – Ante Cikojevic (GER) (4:0, 4:0);

Semifinals:
Patrick Brady (UK) – Enrico Baldisserri (ITA) (4:2, 4:1);
Ante Cikojevic (GER) – Danil Soboliev (UKR) (5:4, 4:1);

Quarterfinals:
Patrick Brady (UK) – Lun Obrul (SLO) (5:3, 4:1);
Ante Cikojevic (GER) – Elias Engquist (SWE) (1:4, 4:0, 10:5);
Enrico Baldisserri (ITA) – Mili Poljicak (CRO) (5:3, 4:1);
Danil Soboliev (UKR) – Dragomir Draganov (BGR) (1:4, 4:2, 10:8).

Girls:

Finals:
Tea Lukic (SRB) – Aliona Falei (BLR) (5:3, 4:1);

Semifinals:
Tea Lukic (SRB) – Emma Valletta (ITA) (4:0, 4:2);
Aliona Falei (BLR) – Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) (4:0, 4:2);

Quarterfinals:
Tea Lukic (SRB) – Joelle Steur (NED) (5:3, 4:2); Aliona Falei (BLR) – Lea Rupnjak (SRB) (4:0, 5:3);
E. Valletta (ITA)– Patricie Kubikova (CZE) (2:4,5:4,10:8)
L. Fruhvirtova (CZE) – Charlotte Kempenaers Pocz (AUS)
(2:4, 4:2, 13:11).

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

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.


28/06/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Sixth Day finals results... the winners of the 19th Annual are... Patrick BRADY and Tea LUKIC

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Results


28/06/14

Some pictures of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 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 morning started with the Girls semifinals matches…

On the court #1 Aliona Falei, from Belarus, last year Consolation Draw finalist, was able to qualify for the finals…

…playing with one of the youngest Smrikva Bowl players on this year edition… Linda Fruhvirtova, from Czech Republic…

… on the court #1 Tea Lukic, Serbian living in Germany, last year Consolation Draw winner, was able to qualify for the finals…

playing with Emma Valletta, this year Lemon Bowl finalist, from Italy…

… in boys semifinals… Patrick Brady, Thailand, was able to qualify for the finals…

playing with Enrico Baldisseri from Italy…

on the court #2 Ante Cikojevic, from Germany, was able to qualify…

playing with Danil Soboliev from Ukraine…

and on the picture below you can see supporters of Kalin Ivanovski, Macedonian living in Austria, who qualified for this year Consolation Draw finals…

Matia Samardzic from Montenegro played with Kalin and before departing received his trophy for the semifinals reached…

… and her friend Divna Ratkovic also from Montenegro received her trophy for the Consolation Draw semifinals before departing…

…soon after the group started to organize for the transfer to Fazana to take the boat for Brioni Islands…

… and here are on the gateway to Brioni: amigos… Elias, Luis and Javier :)…

ready to go :)…

the boat is here… ;)

almost like in Jamaica ;)

the first stop for the kids was Safari bar where a goat became a new friend… :)

the beauty…

and the wise olive tree… big like a dinosaur… :)

Nerya and Liza… learning a new language :)…

and on our way back to Fazana there was a flight competition among seagulls who showed us their ability to catch some bread flying above us :)…

… somebody stayed at home in Smrikve to train for their finals matches… and here you see… Luka with todays finalist Tea and Patrick

Leah and Jaquelyn are ready to watch IGRA Game… :)

Enrico has to go home after he reached semifinals in the Main Draw and after he played various IGRA matches…

Nicolas and Raffaele are ready to play ;)…

Maj Premzl and Lun Obrul will be the runner up of this year edition…

Ivan, Leki and Marko from the Staff enjoying the game :)

… and here on the left side you see Luka Mikrut and Ivan Sodan who will win IGRA

IGRAIGRA.. IGRA.. :) ;)…

… and after Davis Cup support of the Croatian and Slovenian parents… Luka and Ivan reached the victory… and Maj and Lun second place…

… a good reason for all to jump together and celebrate! :)

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

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27/06/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Fifth Day Results...the finalist of the 19th annual Draws are known...

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Fifth Day Results


27/06/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Order of Play for the sixth day, Saturday 28th of June...

To view the Order of Play for the sixth – finals – day of this year Smrikva Bowl – 28th of June – please open the following PDF file link:

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Order of Play for the sixth day, Saturday 28th of June


27/06/14

Some pictures of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 actors :)... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game started... :))... and the day when the semifinalists were known...

The quarterfinals day started with continuation of the matches delayed for the weather and as usual the courts were very early filled for the warm up of the players… following the old Common Sense saying “why the early bird gets the worm..” :)...

By the end of the fourth day we get to know all the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 semifinalists of the Main Draw:...

Linda Fruhvirtova from Czech Republic…. although one of the youngest players on this year Smrikva Bowl… Linda is showing extraordinary tennis skills…

... and she played for the semifinals with another very talented and strong player from Austrlia, Charlotte Kempenaers Pocz on the court #1…

The other semifinals, followed by on the court #1, was played between Tea Lukic... last year Smrikva Bowl Consolation Draw winner… very talent modern dance dancer… and very talented tennis player…

... who played with Joelle Steur from Holland… another great player of this year edition…

On the court #2, the quarterfinals was played between, Aliona Falei from Belarus… last year Smrikva Bowl Consolation Draw finalist… another growing talent…

and she played with Lea Rupnjak from Serbia…

On the court #1 the boys quarterfinals was followed with Enrico Baldisseri from Italy… showing great mental skills during his Smrikva Bowl…

and he played with Mili Poljicak from Croatia…

... Enrico’s friends… Eduardo, Nicolo Padoano and Nicolo Tressoldi were watching the match…

... and after Enrico’s qualification into semifinals they run into the court to celebrate his victory with him…

another quarterfinals on the court #1 was played between Danil Soboliev from Ukraine…

... and Dragomir Dianov Draganov from Bulgaria… both developing talents…

... on the court #2… Emma Valletta from Italy…

played with Patricie Kubikova from Czech Republic…

Patrick Brady played also on the court #2…

... with Lun Obrul from Slovenia… as most of the players of the day both Patrick and Lun showed high level tennis and mental skills…

As it happen yesterday… with several rain interruptions… the last boys quarterfinals… were played with thunders…

and both players… Ante Cikojevic from Germany…

and Elias Enquist from Sweeden… showed a lot of power and talent in their strokes…

at the same time Smrikva kids around the courts find time to enjoy other games…

and here is the soccer group of the day :)...

... with Alberto defending…

and after the match… a supppper nice picture all together celebrating :)...

... as I wrote… Tea Lukic is not only developing her tennis talent… but also her dancing skills…

... and I pleased her if she could open the IGRA game with just a little gift for the players and parents… and she did it… with raindrops… thus IGRA started after an hour interruption to prepare the courts…

... but during the day Sun was most of the day with us… :)

and for the end of today’s article I will be pleased to share just few actors cached during the day… like here Bor and Maj...

Jaquelyne...

Teodora...

Divna and Luka...

Joelle... :) in “La Vita e’ bella” ;)...

... with her friend Florentine... another bike lover… ;)

Noa with friends… at the worm up area…

smile…

for another smile… Alexi...

Raffaele...

Nicolas...

Divna...

Sora...

Rio...

Kyoka...

Krsta...

... and IGRA... ;)...

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

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27/06/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Fourth Day Results...the semifinalist of the 19th annual Draws are known...

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Draws and Fourth Day Results


27/06/14

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Order of Play for the fifth day, Friday 27th of June...

To view the Order of Play for the fifth day of this year Smrikva Bowl – 27th of June – please open the following PDF file link:

19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 Order of Play for the fifth day, Friday 27th of June


26/06/14

Some pictures of the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 actors :)... taken during the third day of their Smrikva Bowl ... 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.” ;)

On the second day we already had the names of few girls quarterfinalist and by the end of the third day was the day when we get to know all the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 quarterfinalists of the Main Draw:...

Linda Fruhvirtova from Czech Republic….

... who played for the quarterfinals with Florentine Dekkers from Holland on the court #1…

Lea Rupnjak from Serbia….

... who played for the quarterfinals with Patricija Paukstyte from Lituania on the court #2…

... the third match for the quarterfinals was played between Aliona Falei from Belarus and Irene Artigas from Spain…

Mili Poljicak from Croatia…

who played with Aejandro Pinilla Tome from Spain…

Patricie Kubikova from Czech Republic…

who played with Liza Krokihna from Russia…

Tea Lukic who lives in Germany…

played with Lara Bozunogullary from Turkey…

... Tea with Rio and Kyoka just after the match…

and the games at the “wimbledon” grass court is also always full with various age groups player ;)...

... on the court #1 Enrico Baldisserri from Italy…

played with Svetlin Keremedchiev from Bulgaria…

on the court #3 Lun Obrul from Slovenia….

played with Luis Utrilla from Spain…

on the court #2 Patrick Brady living in Thailand qualified to the quarterfinals too…

on the court #1 Dragomir Dianov Draganov from Bulgaria…

played with Noa Vukadin from Croatia…

on the court #2 Danil Soboliev from Ukraina…

played with Pedro Rodenas from Spain…

... and on the court #3 Ante Cikojevic from Germany played with Dan Vasile Duta from Romania…

games out of the courts are always of interest :)... here you see a sort of rugby… with Mili and Luis on the ground… and Carlos, Elias and Alejandro around ;)...

... and now… Carlos lead the game with Luis ;)...

Erika and Emma seems dancing “La Bella adormentata nel bosco*... :)

before the rain interrupted the game Elias Engquist from Sweeden…

played with Alberto Sanna from Italy… that was another great match of the day…

... we had two rain interruptions during the day…

and the rain will delay the IGRA game start for today…

but kids continue to enjoy Sarko company…

and not only… Neriya found a little bird…

Erika always ready for a big big smile :D…

boys do not forget that the World Championship in Brasil is going on ;)... and soccer is one of the great complementary sports to tennis in developing coordination skills we discussed later during the FORUM…

... o yes…

... this kind of skills should be developed at early age… coordination and balance… very important for tennis… ;)

the FORUM covered various subjects… mostly was related to the management of the pressure kids can receive in tennis at too early age..

but around the courts kids kept lowering the pressure they can feel on the court ;)...

... with sisters… like Petja...

or with friends like Noa and Luka

and the last I wish to share with many parents who assisted yesterday FORUM Jeremy Rifkin’s investigates of the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society… and maybe they find a bit of links with what was shared yesterday ;)...

Today it is expected to be another long day… a lot of matches are on the schedule… and the IGRA game should start this afternoon…

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