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22/04/14

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, qualified for the Main Draw at 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - GODO 2014...

Dominic THIEM is playing this week 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – GODO 2014… in Spain… and ATP 500 series… Euro 2,127,035 prize money…

Dominic is currently ranked # 80 ATP and is the best ranked Smrikva Bowl player on ATP ranking list… this week he played better than Radek Stepanek and Marcel Granollers... and was very closed to reach quarterfinals…

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, at 62nd Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – GODO 2014:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Steven DIEZ (Can) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Marton FUCSOVICS (Hun) 7:5, 6:3

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Radek STEPANEK (Cze) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – M. GRANOLLERS (Esp) 3:6,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Santiago GIRALDO (Col) 6:4,4:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Steven DIEZ (Can) – #210 ATP
Marton FUCSOVICS (Hun) – #182 ATP

Radek STEPANEK (Cze) – #41 ATP
Marcel GRANOLLERS (Esp) – #31 ATP
Santiago GIRALDO (Col) – #65 ATP

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19/04/14

Donna Vekic, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, is in the winner at BMW Malaysian Open 2014 played in Kuala Lumpur... reaching #65 WTA ranking

Donna Vekic, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won the BMW Malaysian Open 2014 played in Kuala Lumpur… USD 250,000 worth tournament…

Donna is the first Smrikva Bowl player to win a WTA title…

Donna VEKIC – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #95 WTA

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Yung Chan (TPE) 3:6, 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 1:6,6:3,7:5
Quarterfinals: D.Vekic – Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 6:4,7:5
Semifinals: Donna Vekic – Shuai Zhang (CHN) 1:6,6:3,6:4
Finals: Donna Vekic – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 5:7,7:5,7:6

Players ranking:
Yung Chan (TPE) – #299 WTA
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – #75 WTA
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) – #81 WTA
Shuai Zhang (CHN) – #45 WTA
Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – #10 WTA

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.


19/04/14

Daria Solovyeva - Dasha, Kristijan Mesaros - Kiki, Luca Appino, Matej and Ivan Sabanov visited Smrikve during the last month...

Among others… Daria Solovyeva – Dasha, Kristijan Mesaros – Kiki, Luca Appino, Matej and Ivan Sabanov visited Smrikve during the last month…

Dasha spent all the late autumn, winter and spring preparing for tournaments… and this week she is playing Mladost Grill Open… a Cat2 under 14 tournament in Zagreb… a lot of quality training is creating day after day new fruits to collect ;)...

Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) – La Bottega di Smrikve 2011-2014

1st round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – J.KRUEMPELMANN (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Lian BENEDEJCIC (Slo) 6:2, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA -K.TSYGOUROVA (Sui) 6:1,6:0
Semifinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Iva ZELIC (Cro) 6:0, 4:0 ret.
Finals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – A.KARANUSIC (Cro) 6:2,3:6,6:7

There are many Smrikva Bowl players that I recognized in the girls Main Draw: Andja Karanusic (winner), Iva Zelic (semifinals), Lorena Gavric (3rd round), Katarina Duic Plumtree (3rd round), Lian Benedejcic (3rd round), Tina Cvetkovic (2nd round), Zaneta Malinovic (2nd round), Petra Vracevic (2nd round), Ziva Falkner (1st round), Karla Kilic (1st round), Noa Krznaric (1st round), Renata Cipetic (1st round), Kristina Novak (1st round), Borna Mahac (1st round), Anja Gal (1st round), Monika Dedaj (1st round), Anita Gavran (1st round)...

In boys Main Draw I am pleased to recall that Karlo Suevich and Yannik Steinegger reached the semifinals…

During “Istarska Rivijera” Futures tournaments it was a real pleasure to see Kiki... who spent over a year and a half of his life training in Smrikve while progressing from junior to professional tennis… it was a nice afternoon we spent together recalling UMAG ATP and recalling nice moments of his growing :)...

... also Luca Appino spent some days on one of the Futures played in Istria last month and he took time to made us a visit and to enjoy an evening and dinner at Smrikve :)...

Another special guests during the “Istarska Rivijera” Futures played in Pula were Ivan and Matej Sabanov... they played their last Smrikva Bowl in 2002… and currently are holding ATP ranking between #800 and #900…

They spent almost a week time in Smrikve… and we had the possibility to spend some time at “La Bottega” and it was a nice experience for all of us :)...

In end… I am pleased to recall that this year Wilson is celebrating 100 years… and for many year Wilson is Smrikva Bowl friend…

... and I recently received from Spain and Smrikva Bowl friend Jacob Martin a memory gift Wilson 100 years… another gift from Smrikva Bowl friends Clement Morel and Renaud Vallon is the racket used by Grigor Dimitrov... and it is a gift dedicated to the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition… and the white t-shirt is Miro ’s annual gift from the always special designed Istarska Rivijera Futures t-shirts… :)

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15/04/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update April 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)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 67 WTA (Jan 2014)
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #91 WTA (Apr 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 – #79 ATP (Mar 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 15th of April 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.- # 72 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #95 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #109 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #196 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #307 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #369 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #383 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #391 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #403 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #408 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #472 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #505 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #547 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #578 on WTA.

• 13 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #84 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #294 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 351 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #419 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #449 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #460 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #464 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #473 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #474 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #546 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #552 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #565 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC- 2005 CD winner – #587 ATP.

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

BOYS:

#8 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#15 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#28 Nino SERDARUSIC

#78 Andre BIRO

#81 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS

#88 Filip KRALJEVIC

GIRLS:

#1 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#2 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

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

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

#16 Olga FRIDMAN

#24 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#41 Nina STOJANOVIC

#65 Katarina JOKIC

#72 Katie SWAN

#74 Michaela GORDON

#78 Ilka CSOREGI

#84 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#97 Seone MENDEZ

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #7)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicola KUHN #4, Yshai OLIEL #5, Andja KARANUSIC #7, Lucie KANKOVA #8, Ania HERTEL #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 #391 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 #307 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #825 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 #1828 on ATP single ranking list and #52 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #460 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #109 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, is currently ranked #464 on ATP list.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #888 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #996 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #449 on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #473 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #72 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #408 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 #84 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1102 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1256 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #546 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #72 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #613 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 #565 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #552 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #801 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is not ranked 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 #383 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #759 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #764 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 ranked #1101 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 #419 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 474 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #587 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #294 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1004 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1828 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #2083 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 #369 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #505 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #95 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #547 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #472 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #888 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #1018 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 #351 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2027 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 #1048 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #668 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #91 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #1214 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #994 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 #645 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 #198 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #158 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #455 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #330 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 198 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #578 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1822 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #229 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #505 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #102 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 #1652 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 #861 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #385 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #65 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #105 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #84 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #16 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #223 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #120 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #605 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #359 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 #155 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #801 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 #568 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #463 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #40 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 #745on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #232 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #508 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #913 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #98 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #200 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #58 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #72 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #894 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #1175 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #948 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 #135 in under 16 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #468 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #572 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #578 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1845 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 #74 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1449 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 #4 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #5 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #88 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #158 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #158 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #894 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #154 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #101 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 #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #59 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #45 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #55 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 #353 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 #55 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #616 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #206 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #64 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #87 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #29 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #403 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #325 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 #379 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 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, 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.


08/04/14

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 19th SMRIKVA BOWL 2014 CANDIDATES... The confirmation e-mails have been sent to all the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 candidates.

All the candidates that have indicated correct e-mail address in their application forms should have received the confirmation e-mail letters by 3rd of April 2014 of:

a) their acceptance
b) suggestion to join the waiting list
c) or impossibility to invite them to play this year Smrikva Bowl.

For the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available envisaged for this year edition of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)…

By taking into consideration that over 60 players who presented their candidacy indicated #1 ranking… over 95 players TOP 3 ranking… and over 115 players ranking into TOP 5…

… the decision was taken to extend the number of accepted players to our maximum potential of 112 players… 64 boys + 48 girls draws

Smrikva Bowl historical limit is 100 players and we confirmed 12 players above our traditional limit

The accepted candidates are from 35 countries and there are two new countries thus the total of countries represented on Smrikva Bowl since its foundation in 1996 may reach the number 64…

There are 35 players in total invited to join the waiting list…

… and there is no possibility to take into consideration other candidacies

The players that have not received any confirmation e-mail please inform Smrikve Tennis Club via e-mail: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it.

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31/03/14

The possibility to candidate players for the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition have been Closed on 30th of March 2014. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

Smrikva Bowl is traditionally limited to 100 players...

For the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 annual the application forms received exceeded by far the number of total places available of 96 players in total (48 + 48 Draws)...

The candidates are from over 35 countries...

As indicated in the application instructions: preference will have players born in year 2004... and top players from each country…

There are around 60 players being ranked #1… there are over 90 players being ranked into TOP3… and over 110 players being ranked into TOP 5

All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail of their acceptance or impossibility to invite them to play before April 8th, 2014.

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

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28/03/14

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

The 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 generation will be known in less than a week time… and… while few days ago I recalled the story of circle of life that is linked to our little Ambassadors and the old olive trees we plant…

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

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

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


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

Nowadays Smrikva Bowl Library consists of over 480 books from 52 countries… :)

…Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 62 countries and all the continents… and historically their task was to help us in our search of talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from 26th of March 2009… since Istria from Smrikve was put on line… they are also ISTRIA Cultural Ambassadors’ seeds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance to all the 19th Smrikva Bowl players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)


24/03/14

Spring is at the door... nature awakens... and soon the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 tennis talents generation will be known... :)

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

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

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

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


Smrikve, March 2008

AMBASSADORS’ OLD OLIVE TREE AND THE CIRCLE OF LIFE…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miodrag Bozovic


19/03/14

3 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draw in Miami at Sony Open 2014: Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Donna VEKIC the third round, while Dominic THIEM reached second round......

Dominic Thiem, Ajla Tomljanovic and Donna Vekic are in the Main Draws in Miami this week…

Donna VEKIC – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #94 WTA

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6:3, 7:5
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6:1, 6:1

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Kimiko Date-Krumm (Jpn) 7:6,6:2
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 7:6,7:5
3rd round: Donna Vekic – Petra Kvitova (Cze) 3:6, 4:6

Players ranking:
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) – #119 WTA
Johanna Larsson (SWE) – #91 WTA

Kimiko Date-Krumm (Jpn) – #93 WTA
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – #30 WTA
Petra Kvitova (Cze) – #8 WTA


Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #69 WTA

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) 3:6,7:6,6:1
3rd round: Ajla Tomljanovic-Varvara Lepchenko (Usa) 4:6,7:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) – #82 WTA
Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – #34 WTA
Varvara Lepchenko (Usa) – #49 WTA


Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked # 86 ATP…

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Rhyne WILLIAMS (Usa) 7:6, 6:1
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Peter POLANSKY (Can) 6:3, 7:5

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Lukas ROSOL (Cze) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Tommy Robredo (Esp) 4:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Rhyne WILLIAMS (Usa) – #153 ATP
Peter POLANSKY (Can) – #138 ATP

Lukas ROSOL (Cze) – #38 ATP
Tommy Robredo (Esp) – #17 ATP


Qualification Draw:
Petra MARTIC – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked # 95 WTA

1st round: Petra Martic – Kiki BERTENS (Ned) 6:3,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Kiki BERTENS (Ned) – #147 WTA

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.


18/03/14

Ana Ivanovic, Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member, donated again to the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition her signed dress and her UNICEF signed t-shirt :)...it is her seventh year in the row donation

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

Ana Ivanovic is among the best tennis players in the World and I am very pleased that Ana honored us for the seventh year in the row with few items donation also to this year Smrikva Bowl edition.

Over the years Ana donated signed t-shirts, dresses, caps and several of her tennis shoes and for the 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 edition she decided for the following combination :)...

her dress… and UNICEF t-shirt…

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

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

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

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

Believing in your goals is definitely the most important thing….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never Stop Smiling Ana! :)

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16/03/14

Viktor JOVIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist, is the winner of Open Super 12 - AURAY 2014

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

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

... below is the moment when Viktor qualified for the semifinals during his 17th Smrikva Bowl…

... and here is another moment with other Smrikva kids :)

His road this week toward the victory of OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY was the following:

1st round: Viktor JOVIC – Arthur CAZAUX (Fra) 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Viktor JOVIC – Romain BOUDON (Fra) 6:2,7:6
3rd round: Viktor JOVIC – Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (Esp) 6:1,6:1
Quarterfinals: Viktor JOVIC – Leandro RIEDI (Sui) 7:6,6:2
Semifinals: Viktor JOVIC – Jaroslav SMEDEK (Cze) 6:1, 7:5
Semifinals: Viktor JOVIC – J.Marc MALKOWSKI (Sui) 6:1,6:1

There are few parts of the matches uploaded on youtube and the following is from the finals…

I am also pleased to share the video recorded two years ago when Viktor lived in Dubai and trained at PSS Emirates Academy with Sigi Meeuws… currently Viktor is based in Belgrade…

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.


14/03/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 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)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 67 WTA (Jan 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 – #99 ATP (Feb 2014)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 14th of March 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 14 players TOP 600 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 68 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #98 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #103 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #146 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #198 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #267 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #376 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #388 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #393 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #446 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #459 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #509 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #547 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #589 WTA

• 12 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #101 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #289 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 337 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #377 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #428 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #435 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #448 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #484 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #502 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #531 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #563 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #574 ATP

• 2 boys and 3 girls… in total 5 players are in TOP 5 ITF
• 4 boys and 12 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#4 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#29 Nino SERDARUSIC

#79 Andre BIRO

GIRLS:

#1 Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#3 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up

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

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

#12 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

#13 Olga FRIDMAN

#24 Nina STOJANOVIC

#67 Michaela GORDON

#71 Ilka CSOREGI

#73 Christina MAKAROVA

#83 Viktoria KUZMOVA

#94 Katarina JOKIC

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #4)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Nicola KUHN #4, Yshai OLIEL #7, Andja KARANUSIC #7, Lucie KANKOVA #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 #393 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 #267 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #806 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 #1044 on ATP single ranking list and #52 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #502 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #98 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, is currently ranked #377 on ATP list.
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #878 on ATP list.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #990 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #435 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #68 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #459 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 #101 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1144 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1257 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #531 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #68 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #613 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 #563 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #574 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #800 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is not ranked 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 #388 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #760 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #727 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 ranked #1090 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 #428 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 484 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #337 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #686 on ATP list. .
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #289 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1003 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is not ranked ATP list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #27 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

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 #509 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #103 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #589 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #547 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #876 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #12 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1008 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 #337 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2000 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 #71 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #824 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #732 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #146 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #972 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #24 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

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

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #646 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #1126 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 #515 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #199 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #455 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #413 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Virginia PENA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Spain, is not ranked player.
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 198 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #170 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #607 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1205 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #105 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #264 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #562 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #166 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 #754 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
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 #846 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #377 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #94 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #149 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #83 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #13 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 #111 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #579 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #318 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 #257 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #790 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 #555 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #639 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #36 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 #38 in under 16 european ranking.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #536 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #547 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #879 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #93 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, is ranked #142 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #53 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #135 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #27 in under 14 european ranking and is ranked #871 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #879 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #925 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 #132 in under 16 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #471 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #571 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #773 on ITF ranking list.

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

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #67 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1444 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 #4 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #36 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #7 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #78 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #155 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #60 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #871 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #144 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #129 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 #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #20 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #50 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 #64 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 #721 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 #41 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #39 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #587 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #191 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #56 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #383 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #323 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 #362 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 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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12/03/14

15 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 were in the Main Draws of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2014 start... Viktor JOVIC is the winner while Lorenzo MUSETTI reached quarterfinals...

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

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

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

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 15 former Smrikva Bowl players…

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2014 are the following:


BOYS:

Viktor JOVIC (Srb) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Viktor JOVIC – Arthur CAZAUX (Fra) 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Viktor JOVIC – Romain BOUDON (Fra) 6:2,7:6
3rd round: Viktor JOVIC – Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (Esp) 6:1,6:1
Quarterfinals: Viktor JOVIC – Leandro RIEDI (Sui) 7:6,6:2
Semifinals: Viktor JOVIC – Jaroslav SMEDEK (Cze) 6:1, 7:5
Semifinals: Viktor JOVIC – J.Marc MALKOWSKI (Sui) 6:1,6:1

Lorenzo MUSETTI (Ita) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lorenzo MUSETTI – Paul THEATE (Fra) 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: L.MUSETTI – D.POLDERMAN DE JONG (Fra) 6:4,4:6,6:0
3rd round: Lorenzo MUSETTI – Johannus MONDAY (Gbr) 6:4, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Lorenzo MUSETTI – K.KUBIK (Cze) 2:6, 6:7

Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (Nor) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 quarterfinalist
1st round: Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE – Teo RUELLE (Fra) 7:6, 6:1
2nd round: H.Vitus Nodskov RUNE – D.BERGEROU (Fra) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: H.Vitus Nodskov RUNE – J.SMEDEK (Cze) 6:3,2:6,4:6

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (Esp) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up
1st round: Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – I.TREVISIOL (Fra) 6:4, 6:3
2nd round: C.ALCARAZ GARFIA – B.HEYNOLD (Gbr) 4:6,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – Viktor JOVIC (Srb) 1:6, 1:6

Liam LILES (Ned) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Liam LILES – Julien DANDO (Fra) 3:6, 7:5, 6:1
2nd round: Liam LILES – Romain FAUCON (Bel) 2:6, 7:6, 7:5
3rd round: Liam LILES – Kristian KUBIK (Cze) 1:6, 5:7

Fons VAN SAMBEEK (Ned) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Fons VAN SAMBEEK – Hugo DARIES (Fra) 6:7, 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Fons VAN SAMBEEK – T.GABBANINI (Fra) 6:3,3:6,4:6

Sebastian GIMA (Rou) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian GIMA – Arthur FERY (Fra) 1:6, 4:6

Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (Esp) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: A.GUERRERO MELGAR – Vincent DANIEL (Fra) 1:6,3:6


GIRLS:

Helene PELLICANO (Mlt) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Helene PELLICANO – Nirina LE CAMPION (Fra) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Helene PELLICANO – Indianna SPINK (Gbr) 6:1, 7:5
3rd round: Helene PELLICANO – Daria SNIGUR (Ukr) 1:6, 1:6

Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (Ger) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: L.MEYER AUF DER HEIDE – Apolline LAMY (Fra) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: L.MEYER AUF DER HEIDE – Daria SNIGUR (Ukr) wo

Kristyna LAVICKOVA (Cze) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kristyna LAVICKOVA – Diane PARRY (Fra) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Kristyna LAVICKOVA -Giulia MORLET (Fra) 3:6,6:4,3:6

Betina TOKAC (Tur) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Betina TOKAC – Lisa GENIEYZ (Fra) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Betina TOKAC – Emma RADUCANU (Gbr) 6:7,0:6

Julie BELGRAVER (Ned) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Julie BELGRAVER – Sarah HUYNH (Fra) 7:6, 6:2
2nd round: Julie BELGRAVER – Federica SACCO (Ita) 5:7,6:1,2:6

Noa KRZNARIC (Cze) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa KRZNARIC – Eva SCHWARTZ (Fra) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Noa KRZNARIC – Sofiya BABYCH (Can) 0:6, 1:6

Marion LESKI (Aut) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Marion LESKI – Louise CASTERAN (Fra) 2:6, 6:2, 3:6


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05/03/14

Five Smrikva Bowl players at Indian Wells: Dominic THIEM, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Belinda BENCIC (Wild Card), Donna VEKIC (Wild Card), Petra MARTIC

Five Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws in the US at Indian Wells…

... Dominic Thiem, Ajla Tomljanovic, Donna Vekic, Belinda Bencic and Petra Martic…

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked # 101 ATP…

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Matt REID (Aus) 7:6, 6:1
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Nicolas MEISTER (Usa) 6:4, 6:2

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Daniel Kosakowski (Usa) 6:2, 7:6
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Gilles Simon (Fra) 7:6, 6:2
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Julien Bennetteau (Fra) 6:7, 3:6

Players ranking:
Matt REID (Aus) – #221 ATP
Nicolas MEISTER (Usa) – #327 ATP

Daniel Kosakowski (Usa) – #366 ATP
Gilles Simon (Fra) – #23 ATP
Julien Bennetteau (Fra) – #65 ATP


DIRECTLY IN THE WOMEN MAIN DRAW ENTERED: Donna VEKIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Belinda BENCIC

Donna VEKIC – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #103 WTA

1st round: Donna Vekic – Olivia Rogowska (Aus) 6:0, 7:5
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – #130 WTA
Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – #11 WTA


Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #68 WTA

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – L.Dominguez Lino (Esp) 6:4,7:6
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Sloane Stephens (Usa) 4:6, 0:6

Players ranking:
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Esp) – #70 WTA
Sloane Stephens (Usa) – #18 WTA


Belinda BENCIC – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked # 146 WTA

1st round: Belinda Bencic – Heather Watson (Gbr) 5:7, 4:6

Players ranking:
Sharon Fichman (CAN) – #134 WTA


Qualification Draw:
Petra MARTIC – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked # 98 WTA

1st round: Petra Martic – Johanna KONTA (Gbr) 3:6, 6:4, 3:6

Players ranking:
Johanna KONTA (Gbr) – #116 WTA

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03/03/14

20 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the TIM ESSONNE 2014, SAINTE-GENEVIEVE-DES-BOIS - a TE under 14 Cat 1 tournament played in France; Anthony POPYRIN and Ania HERTEL reached semifinals, while Yshai OLIEL reached quarterfinals...

There are 20 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of TIM ESSONNE at SAINTE-GENEVIEVE-DES-BOIS (France)- a TE under 14 Cat 1 tournament…

Boys:

Anthony POPYRIN (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Anthony Popyrin – Jaimee F.ANGEL (Fra) 2:6,6:2,6:0
2nd round: Anthony Popyrin – Aidan MCHUGH (Gbr) 6:0, 5:7, 6:4
3rd round: Anthony Popyrin – Aaron SCHMID (Sui) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Anthony Popyrin – Y.BONDAREVSKIY (Rus) 6:4,7:6
Semifinals: Anthony Popyrin – A.AVIDZBA (Rus) 6:1,2:6,2:6

Yshai OLIEL (Isr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Martin BORISIOUK (Blr) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Samuel PUSKAR (Svk) 6:2, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – R. MOLLEKER (Ger) 6:3,4:6,2:6

Andreja PETROVIC (Nor) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Andreja Petrovic – L.WESTSTRATE (Ned) 4:6,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Andreja Petrovic – Rudolf MOLLEKER (Ger) 0:6, 1:6

Nico HORNITSCHEK (Ger) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: N.HORNITSCHEK – N.A.VARONA (Esp) 6:3,6:7,6:3
2nd round: Nico HORNITSCHEK – Evzen HOLIS (Cze) 4:6,1:6

Yannik STEINEGGER (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Yannik STEINEGGER -V. FRAGISTAS (Gre) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Yannik STEINEGGER – N.VYLEGZHANIN (Rus) 2:6,2:6

Matic PODLIPNIK (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Matic PODLIPNIK – R.BONNET FLORES (Fra) 2:6,5:7

Berke Eser COSKUN (Tur) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Berke Eser COSKUN – Axel CRETON (Fra) 2:6,2:6

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: N.A.VARONA-N.HORNITSCHEK (Ger) 3:6,7:6,3:6

Jan KUPCIC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Jan KUPCIC – Jakob HUETTEN (Ger) 3:6, 0:6


Girls:

Ania HERTEL (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Anna Maria JOVANOVIC (Fra) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Ania Hertel – Anja GAL (Slo) 6:7,6:2,6:1
3rd round: Ania Hertel – Elena MALYGINA (Est) 6:3, 4:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Ania Hertel – Sofya LANSERE (Rus) 7:5,6:4
Semifinals: Ania Hertel – Katarina ZAVATSKA (Ukr) 6:7,2:6

Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Jovana Vukovic – Diana MARTYNOV (Fra) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic – Marija ELENOVA (Mak) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Jovana Vukovic – Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) 4:6, 3:6

Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina C.SIEMERS – Emeline DARTRON (Fra) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Irina C.SIEMERS – Anna LOUGHLAN (Gbr) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: Irina C.SIEMERS – Georgia DRUMMY (Irl) 1:6,7:6,1:6

Dalila SAID (Egy) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Dalila SAID – Aleksandra STANKOVIC (Srb) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: Dalila SAID – Perla NIEUWBOER (Ned) 6:2,4:6, 6:0
3rd round: Dalila SAID – Sofya LANSERE (Rus) 6:2,6:7,2:6

Marija ELENOVA (Mak) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Marija ELENOVA – E.ANDRYUKHOVA (Ger) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Marija ELENOVA – Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) 3:6,3:6

Emma ZAKORDONIEC (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Emma Zakordoniec – Mila MEJIC (Srb) 2:6,6:4,7:5
2nd round: Emma Zakordoniec – Marley MANGA (Fra) 1:6,1:6

Anja GAL (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Anja GAL – Zeynep Naz OZTURK (Tur) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Anja GAL – Ania HERTEL (Pol) 7:6,2:6,1:6

Mandi FURAJI (Tan) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Mandi FURAJI – Tiphanie FIQUET (Fra) 1:6,0:6

Kristina NOVAK (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Kristina Novak – Marley MANGA (Fra) 4:6,3:6

Mila MEJIC (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mila Mejic – Emma ZAKORDONIEC (Pol) 6:2,4:6,5:7

Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela MARCULESCU – Clara BUREL (Fra) 5:7,6:4,2:6

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02/03/14

On March 3rd... the 2nd WORLD TENNIS DAY will be celebrated... ISTRIAN traditional international events: Istarska Rivijera... ATP Umag... Smrikva Bowl...

Tomorrow is celebrated the 2nd World Tennis Day... and I am pleased to share with Smrikve community an article published on Discover Istria from Smrikve…

World Tennis Day was launched by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and StarGames on March 4th, 2013… the goal of the initiative is to promote and celebrate tennis around the globe.

In 2010, ITF’s members approved the New Rule for the under 10 age group, also known as ITF’s Tennis10s program or Play & Stay program…

Since 2012, the New Rule is mandatory … and it is only the fifth rule change in the tennis’ history…

The change consisted in adapting the courts and the net to the children (making them smaller) and adapting the balls and rackets (making the balls slower and lower bouncing, and the rackets more appropriate with age)...

Some of you may have noted funny colored balls on the courts with kids: the red-yellow, the orange – yellow and the green – yellow…

The basic idea behind is to allow little kids to learn more easy… and after trying to remain on the courts… PLAY & STAY ;)....

The inaugural World Tennis Day was centered around two events in New York and Hong Kong featuring professionals competing, along with demonstrations of the ITF’s Tennis10s program.

The ITF also encouraged its 210 National Associations to support the day with their own club activities… and this year is expected to take place in around 70 countries…

In 2014, with the continuation of the special events in New York and Hong Kong, WTD is expanding to London…

I would like to take the opportunity of this Tennis Celebration Day… to recall for our Group just few traditional tennis events held in Istria… and would start with the oldest international tennis event in Croatia:

ISTARSKA RIVIJERA... (Istrian Rivijera)... arrived to its 42nd edition…

...consists of several ITF Futures tournaments played in different locations on the coast…

Istarska Rivijera attracted a number of tennis players at the start of their professional careers such as: Boris Becker, Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek, Petr Korda, Ivan Ljubicic...

This year will be played in Vrsar (starting 8th of March), Porec, Umag, Rovinj and Pula (ending 13th fo April)... more than a month of high quality spring tennis in Istria…

ATP UMAG... 25th edition… (July)

ATP Vegeta Croatia Open is the most famous tennis tournament in Istria… part of the ATP Tour 250 series (Euro 450.000)... the first edition was held in 1990 as the Yugoslavia Open… Goran Prpic defeated 18 years old Goran Ivanisevic in the finals… and four times Wimbledon winner, Fred Perry, attended the event just few days before his birthday (at the time ATP Umag was played in May)...

Carlos Moya won in UMAG five and Thomas Muster three times. They both became honorary citizens… and just to give you an idea of the organization quality I have to recall that the tournament received five ATP Awards of excellence: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and in 2011 obtained the Best Fan Experience ATP Award.

The last but not least… SMRIKVA BOWL... 19th edition… (end of June)

... one of the most prestigious under 10 tennis tournaments in the World… gathered around 1350 talents from 62 countries and all the continents…

In 2013, out of eight possible first places at junior Grand Slam tournaments former Smrikva Bowl players collected six of them: Anna Konjuh – Australian Open and US Open; Belinda Bencic – Roland Garros and Wimbledon; Gianluigi Quinzi – Wimbledon and Borna Coric – US Open…

For the end I am pleased to share how Play&Stay for kids looks like… the special guests in the video are President Barack Obama, along with tennis legends Chris Evert, on 10 and Under Tennis court hitting with the kids… enjoy… :)


27/02/14

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, reached the quarterfinals at USD 250.000 tournament played in Acapulco Mexico - Abierto mexicano TELCEL - HSCBC 2014

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #74 WTA reached the quarterfinals of USD 250.000 worth tournament Abierto mexicano TELCEL – HSCBC 2014

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (Svk) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Victoria DUVAL (USA) 6:3, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Ajla Tomljanovic -Shuai ZHANG (Chn) 1:6,7:5,2:6

Players ranking:
Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (Svk) – #35 WTA
Victoria DUVAL (USA) – #157 WTA
Shuai ZHANG (Chn) – #50 WTA

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24/02/14

14 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris 2014 - a TE under 14 Cat 1 tournament played in Stockholm (Sweden): Tomas Machac and Yshai Oliel reached quarterfinals...

There are 14 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris 2014 – a TE under 14 Cat 1 tournament played in Stockholm (Sweden)...

Boys:

Tomas MACHAC (CZE) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Tomas Machac – bye
2nd round: Tomas Machac – Anton ORNBERG (Swe) 7:5,6:2
3rd round: Tomas Machac – Leonid SHEYNGEZIKHT (Bul) 6:2,6:2
Quarterfinals: Tomas Machac – A.ZAKHAROV (Rus) 2:6,7:5,6:1

Yshai OLIEL (Isr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – bye
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Erik GREVELIUS (Swe) 6:1, 6:0
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Axel CRETON (Fra) 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Alexander SHEVCHENKO (Rus) 2:6,1:6

Anthony POPYRIN (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Anthony Popyrin – Gustaf NAVARP (Swe) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Anthony Popyrin – Tomas SOARES (Por) 3:6,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Anthony Popyrin – Daniel MICHALSKI (Pol)

Karlo SUEVICH (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – bye
2nd round: Karlo Suevich – Andreja PETROVIC (Nor) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Karlo Suevich – Alen AVIDZBA (Rus) 1:6, 0:6

Peetu POHJOLA (Fin) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Peetu Pohjola – Filip TENSING (Swe) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Peetu Pohjola – Alen AVIDZBA (Rus) 4:6, 0:6

Andreja PETROVIC (Nor) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Andreja Petrovic – Pavel SHUMEIKO (Ukr) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Andreja Petrovic – Karlo SUEVICH (Cro) 1:6, 1:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – bye
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Jakob GROENER (Nor) 3:6, 3:6


Girls:

Lucie KANKOVA (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lucie Kankova – bye
2nd round: Lucie Kankova – R.La Cour HILLINGSO (Den) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Lucie Kankova – Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) 4:6,6:4,1:6

Ania HERTEL (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – bye
2nd round: Ania Hertel – Simona WALTERT (Sui) 4:6,2:6

Iva ZELIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Iva Zelic – Aleksandra STEPANOVA (Rus) 4:6, 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Iva Zelic – Francesca JONES (Gbr) 5:7,2:6

Emma ZAKORDONIEC (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Emma Zakordoniec – bye
2nd round: Emma Zakordoniec – D.MARCINKEVICA (Lat) 5:7,0:6

Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Jovana Vukovic – bye
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic – Ekaterina SPIRINA (Rus) 3:6,6:3,6:7

Neli SUNJIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – bye
2nd round: Neli Sunjic – Sofya TRESHCHEVA (Rus) 0:6, 0:6

Paula JOUKANEN (Fin) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Paula Joukanen – Margaryta BILOKIN (Ukr) 3:6, 2:6

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24/02/14

Irina Cantos Siemers and Neli Sunjic, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 players, reached the finals at Stork International TE U14 Trophy - Oetwil am See, Switzerland

Irina Cantos Siemers and Neli Sunjic are both Smrikva Bowl players… and yesterday Irina’s mother informed me that they played the finals in both single and doubles…

The tournament was played in Oetwil am See, Switzerland… and was a Cat 2 level…

Detailed results of Irina’s and Neli’s results on Stork International TE U14 Trophy 2014 are the following:

Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (Bel) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos – Anabel MARAZZOTTA (Sui) 6:2,6:7,6:1
2nd round: Irina Cantos – Arabella KOLLER (Aut) 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Irina Cantos – Adriana SENKAROVA (Svk) 6:1, 6:2
Semifinals: Irina Cantos – Simona WALTERT (Sui) 6:1, 6:1
Finals: Irina Cantos – Neli SUNJIC (Cro) 6:4, 6:0

Neli SUNJIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – Sophie Julie ZEHENDER (Ger) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Neli Sunjic – Valentina URELLI RINALDI (Ita) 6:1, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Neli Sunjic – Franziska SZIEDAT (Ger) 4:6, 6:2, 6:0
Semifinals: Neli Sunjic – Aleksandra STANKOVIC (Srb) 6:2, 6:4
Finals: Neli Sunjic – Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (Bel) 4:6, 0:6

There was another Smrikva Bowl girl in the Draw: Mila MEJIC and she reached the 2nd round…

In the boys Draw the Smrikva Bowl players reached the following: Karol PALUCH (quarterfinals), Edoardo CECERE (2nd round), Yannik STEINEGGER (1st round), Damien WENGER (1st round).

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17/02/14

This week Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, become the first Smrikva Bowl player to reach TOP 100 ATP ranking

Smrikva Bowl was founded in 1996… and over the years has grown into a World tennis talents gathering… 1350 tennis talents from all the continents and 62 countries played Smrikva Bowl…

In 2013, out of eight possible first places at junior Grand Slam tournaments former Smrikva Bowl players collected six of them: Anna Konjuh – Australian Open and US Open; Belinda Bencic – Roland Garros and Wimbledon; Gianluigi Quinzi – Wimbledon and Borna Coric – US Open…

It was 2003 when Dominic THIEM played his Smrikva Bowl… in the finals he defeated George Morgan from UK… you can see Domi at age of 10 in the PHOTO GALLERY of THE 8TH SMRIKVA BOWL 2003 ...

... and yesterday, 10 years after his Smrikva Bowl, he become the first Smrikva Bowl player to reach TOP 100 ATP ranking…

He won many matches on his road… few years ago he was able to win Thomas Muster... last year he was able to win his idol Jurgen Melzer... and at the end of the last year he played a very tight match with Jo Wilfried Tsonga... last week he was able to play with another tennis star Andy Murray...

Top quality of the players on ATP and WTA tour doubled compared only to just a few decades ago… and the mountain to climb is every year higher and higher…

Dominic started playing tennis aged six… and his both parents are tennis coaches… his younger brother, Moritz, also played Smrikva Bowl… both Domi and Moritz were in Smrikve with their grandparents… and I still conserve the gift received from family Thiem and Mullner during their stay… it is in the library and we may open it when they return to Smrikve :)...

Domi’s talent is currently developed by his coach Gunter Bresnik... who dedicated his time in the past to the players such as: Boris Becker, Amos Mansdorf, Patrick McEnroe, Henri Leconte, Stefan Koubek, Patrick Baur, Vladimir Voltchkov… for many years Mr. Bresnik was Austrian Davis Cup Captain and for few years was also Sports Director of the Austrian Tennis Federation…

It is the historical achievement in the Smrikva Bowl story… almost 18 years after the tournament foundation Dominic THIEM become the first Smrikva Bowl player to reach TOP 100 ATP ranking…

Bravo

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