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19/01/14

25 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the 32nd Les Petit As 2014 edition... Nicola KUHN and Claire LIU reached the finals... Andja KARANUSIC reached quarterfinals...

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

In the qualification draws out of 96 players there were 15 Smrikva Bowl players and two of them qualified: Andrei Taica RADU and Olga DANILOVIC…

... and out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized in total 25 former Smrikva Bowl players (15 girls and 10 boys)

First round… 25 out of 128 players (19,5%)...

Second round… 11 out of 64 players (16,9%)...

Third round… 6 out of 32 players (18,8%)...

Quarterfinals… 3 out of 16 players (18,8%)...

Semifinals… 2 out of 8 players (25%)...

Finals… 2 out of 4 players (50%)...


BOYS

Nicola KUHN (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Nicola Kuhn – Nini Gabriel DICA (Rou) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Nicola Kuhn – Axel NEFVE (Usa) 4:6,7:5,6:1
3rd round: Nicola Kuhn – Alexey ZAKHAROV (Rus) 6:4, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Nicola Kuhn – Jake HERSEY (Gbr) 6:4, 6:0
Semifinals: Nicola Kuhn – Roscoe BELLAMY (Usa) 7:5, 6:1

Finals: Nicola Kuhn – Rayane ROUMANE (Fra) 7:5,5:7,1:6

Riccardo PERIN (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player
1st round: Riccardo Perin – Evzen HOLIS (Cze) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Riccardo Perin – Leonid SHEYNGEZIKHT (Rus) 6:3,6:2
3rd round: Riccardo Perin – Jake HERSEY (Gbr) 0:6, 5:7

Mischa LANZ (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player
1st round: Mischa Lanz – Clement TABUR (Fra) 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Mischa Lanz – Alen AVIDZBA (Rus) 2:6,0:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Zhao LINGXI (Chn) 2:6, 4:6

Mihailo POPOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo Popovic – Stefan PALOSI (Rou) 3:6, 4:6

Damien WENGER (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player
1st round: Damien Wenger – S.GRUNDTVIG (Nor) 6:2,4:6,4:6

Tomas MACHAC (Cze)-15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Tomas Machac – Nikolay VYLEGZHANIN (Rus) 1:6,3:6

Karlo SUEVICH (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – Alexey ZAKHAROV (Rus) 6:7,7:6,1:6

Yshai OLIEL (Isr)- 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Jake HERSEY (Gbr) 4:6, 4:6

Andrei Taica RADU (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
qualifications:
1st round: Andrei Taica Radu – bye
2nd round: Andrei Taica Radu -Stefan TELKEDZHIEV (Bul) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Andrei Taica Radu – Louis DELCOUR (Fra) 2:6,6:2,7:6

1st round: A.Taica Radu – C.SANCHEZ JOVER (Esp) 6:3,2:6,1:6


GIRLS

Claire LIU (USA) – 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Neli SUNJIC (Cro) 7:5, 6:0
2nd round: Claire Liu – Francesca JONES (Gbr) 6:3, 6:0
3rd round: Claire Liu – Mihaela L.MARCULESCU (ROU) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – A.POTAPOVA (Rus) 3:6, 7:5, 7:5
Semifinals: Claire Liu – Katarina ZAVATSKA (Ukr) 6:2, 6:4
Finals: Claire Liu – Bianca V.ANDREESCU (Can) 4:6,5:7

Andja KARANUSIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Andja Karanusic – E.ZAKORDONIEC (Pol) 6:3,4:6,7:6
2nd round: Karanusic – RANDRIANASOLOSON (Mad) 6:4,3:6,7:5
3rd round: Andja Karanusic – A.PRISACARIU (Rou) 6:2,6:7,7:5
Quarterfinals: Andja Karanusic – E.BOLTON (Usa) 6:3,6:7,5:7

Paula ARIAS MANON (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manon – Lucie KANKOVA (Cze) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Paula Arias Manon – Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) 7:6, 6:1
3rd round: Paula Arias Manon – Katarina ZAVATSKA (Ukr) 2:6,6:7

Mihaela Lorena Marculescu (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: M.L.Marculescu – Maria TANASESCU (Can) 7:5, 7:6
2nd round: M.L.Marculescu – Gergana TOPALOVA (Bul) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: M.L.Marculescu – Claire LIU (Usa) 3:6, 2:6

Dalila SAID (Egy) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Dalila Said – Sofya TRESHCHEVA (Rus) 7:5, 6:3
2nd round: Dalila Said – Selma S.CADAR (Rou) 7:6,0:6,2:6

Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Jovana Vukovic – Costanza TRAVERSI (Ita) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic – Paula ARIAS MANON (Esp) 6:7,1:6

Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) – “La Bottega” 2011-2014
1st round: Daria Solovyeva – Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (Fra) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Daria Solovyeva – Abigail DESIATNIKOV (Usa) 5:7,5:7

Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
qualifications:
1st round: Olga Danilovic – bye
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Manon LEONARD (Fra) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – C.GIRBAU ROMERO (Esp) 6:1,6:0

1st round: Olga Danilovic – Anna KYNCLOVA (Cze) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Maria BUDIN (Gbr) 4:6,6:2,4:6

Ania HERTEL (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Xiyu WANG (Chn) 5:7, 6:3, 5:7

Neli SUNJIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – Claire LIU (Usa) 5:7, 0:6

Lucie KANKOVA (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Lucie Kankova – Paula ARIAS MANON (Esp) 1:6, 1:6

Costanza TRAVERSI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Costanza Traversi – Jovana VUKOVIC (Srb) 3:6,1:6

Marija ELENOVA (Mak) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Marija Elenova – Sofya LANSERE (Rus) 2:6, 2:6

Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (Bel) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – A.PRISACARIU (Rou) 3:6,2:6

Emma ZAKORDONIEC (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Emma Zakordoniec – A.KARANUSIC (Cro) 3:6,6:4,6:7

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19/01/14

7 Smrikva Bowl players were in the Main Draws of the Junior Australian Open 2014... Jana FETT reached the finals and Ivana JOROVIC reached quarterfinals... in doubles... Katie BOULTER and Ivana JOROVIC reached the finals...

The Junior Australian Open Grand Slam 2013 had 7 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws out of 128: 6 girls and 1 boy…

Several former Smrikva Bowl players who would be eligible to play also the Junior Australian Open 2014 moved with their game into senior tennis:

Borna CORIC – 1996 – Junior US OPEN winner 2013

Gianluigi QUINZI – 1996 – Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013

Donna VEKIC – 1996 – TOP 100 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 1997 – Junior ROLAND GARROS and Junior WIMBLEDON winner 2013

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


GIRLS:

Jana Fett (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Jana Fett – Nicole Kraemer (AUS) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: Jana Fett – Shilin Xu (CHN) 3:6, 6:4, 7:5
3rd round: Jana Fett – Isabelle Wallace (GBR) 3:6, 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Jana Fett – Olivia Hauger (USA) 6:2,3:6,6:3
Semifinals: Jana Fett – Kimberly Birrell (AUS) 6:0, 6:4
Finals: Jana Fett – Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 2:6, 1:6

Ivana Jorovic (Srb) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Michelle Pits (AUS) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Ivana Jorovic – Jil Belen Teichmann (SUI) 6:2, 6:3
3rd round: Ivana Jorovic – Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Ivana Jorovic – Ziyue Sun (CHN) 3:6,5:7

Katie Boulter (GBR) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Katie Boulter – D.Tatachar Venugopal (IND) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 6:4,6:3
3rd round: Katie Boulter – Ziyue Sun (CHN) 2:6, 4:6

Seone Mendez (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Seone Mendez – Shilin Xu (CHN) 2:6, 1:6

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 1:6, 2:6

Michaela Gordon (USA) – 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Michaela Gordon – Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 2:6, 6:1, 4:6


BOYS:

Nino Serdarusic (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005
1st round: Nino Serdarusic – Alexander Zverev (GER) 3:6, 4:6

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18/01/14

15 Smrikva Bowl players in the qualification draws on the 32nd Les Petit As 2014 (Tarbes - France)... qualified players are: Olga Danilovic and Andrei Taica Radu

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France…

Last week I was pleased to recognize 15 top Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws in BOLTON… one of the most important tournament in Europe for the under 14 age group before Les Petits As… and two Smrikva Bowl players reached the finals… Nicola KUHN won the boys final and Andja KARANUSIC was very close to do it…

This week the qualification started for Les Petits As played in Tarbes…

There are around 40 top Smrikva Bowl kids I recognized on the Les Petits As Acceptance List…

... and in the qualifications… out of 96 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 15 former Smrikva Bowl players (7 girls and 8 boys)


BOYS UNDER 14

Andrei Taica RADU (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Andrei Taica Radu – bye
2nd round: Andrei Taica Radu -Stefan TELKEDZHIEV (Bul) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Andrei Taica Radu – Louis DELCOUR (Fra) 2:6,6:2,7:6

Anthony POPYRIN (Aus) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Anthony Popyrin – bye
2nd round: Anthony Popyrin – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 6:2, 6:2
3rd round: Anthony Popyrin – HUDD Emile (Gbr) 2:6, 3:6

Rafael IZQUIERDO LUQUE (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Rafael Izquierdo – Edoardo GRAZIANI (Sui) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Rafael Izquierdo – Emile HUDD (Gbr) 3:6,6:4,4:6

Ewen LUMSDEN (GBR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ewen Lumsden – bye
1st round: Ewen Lumsden – Arthur HUGOUNENQ (Fra) 0:6, 4:6

Tomas CURRAS ABASOLO (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Tomas Curras Abasolo – bye
2nd round: Tomas Curras Abasolo – Y.IAKOVLEV (Fra) 3:6, 4:6

Yannik STEINEGGER (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round Yannik Steinegger – Dorian BAHLOUL (Fra) 1:6, 1:6

Andrin SANER (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Andrin Saner – Luka PAVLOVIC (Fra) 6:4,4:6,2:6

Cameron KERR (GBR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Cameron Kerr – Louis DELCOUR (Fra) 4:6, 2:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – bye
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Manon LEONARD (Fra) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – C.GIRBAU ROMERO (Esp) 6:1,6:0

Iva ZELIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist
1st round: Iva Zelic – Oceane MIALON (Fra) 6:1, 1:6, 6:1
2nd round: Iva Zelic – Kira REUTER (Gbr) 6:4, 6:3
3rd round: Iva Zelic – Sofya TRESHCHEVA (Rus) 6:3,4:6,1:6

Joanne ZUGER (Sui) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Joanne Zuger – bye
2nd round: Joanne Zuger – Andrijana STOILKOVIC (Srb)

Alexandra HUNTER (Gbr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Alexandra Hunter – bye
2nd round: Alexandra Hunter-Randy RANDRIANASOLOSON (Mad)

Benedetta IVALDI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Benedetta Ivaldi – bye
2nd round: Benedetta Ivaldi – Emeline DARTRON (Fra)

Camilla CEPPELLINI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Camilla Ceppellini – Svenja OCHSNER (Sui) 3:6, 1:6

Mandi FURAJI (Tan) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Camilla Ceppellini – L.CORTEZ LLORCA (Esp) 0:6,3:6

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14/01/14

15 Top Smrikva Bowl players on BOLTON Nike Junior International Teen Tennis 2014; the winner is: Nicola KUHN; Andja KARANUSIC runner up;reached semifinals: Irina CANTOS SIEMERS; reched quarterfinals: Yshai OLIEL, Dalila SAID, Alexandra HUNTER, Claire LIU

In January many top kids under 14 gathers at BOLTON in Great Britain for Nike Junior International Teen Tennis… I was pleased to recognize 15 top Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draw…

... BOLTON is the most important tournament in Europe for the under 14 age group before Les Petits As… unofficial World Championship under 14 which starts after Bolton… there are around 40 top Smrikva Bowl kids on the Les Petits As Acceptance List…

BOYS UNDER 14

Nicola KUHN (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Nicola Kuhn – bye
2nd round: Nicola Kuhn – Alexander Maarten JONG (Ned) 6:0,6:1
3rd round: Nicola Kuhn – Brandon MURPHY (Gbr)
Quarterfinals: Nicola Kuhn – Roscoe BELLAMY (Usa) 3:6,6:2,6:1
Semifinals: Nicola Kuhn – Axel NEFVE (Usa) 6:1,6:2
Finals: Nicola Kuhn – Andrew FENTY (Usa) 6:3, 6:1

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – bye
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Aidan MCHUGH (Gbr) 5:7, 7:5, 6:1
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Jack DRAPER (Gbr) 6:4, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Andrew FENTY (Usa) 4:6,2:6

Karlo SUEVICH – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – Hugo GASTON (Fra) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Karlo Suevich – Sebastian GRUNDTVIG (Den) 6:1,6:2
3rd round: Karlo Suevich – Roscoe BELLAMY (Usa) 2:6, 0:6

Andrei Taica RADU – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Andrei Taica Radu – Bradley BUCKLAND (Gbr) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Andrei Taica Radu-Daniel MICHALSKI (Pol) 6:2,1:6,3:6

Cameron KERR (GBR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Cameron Kerr – Simone CAMPOSEO (Ita) 2:6, 3:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Josh WILSON (Gbr) 6:1, 1:6, 6:7

Ewen LUMSDEN (GBR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ewen Lumsden – Maxim VERBOVEN (Bel) 5:7,6:2,6:7


GIRLS UNDER 14

Andja KARANUSIC (CRO) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Andja Karanusic – bye
2nd round: Andja Karanusic – Megan HOPTON (Gbr) 6:4, 6:4
3rd round: Andja Karanusic – Clara FROGET (Fra) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Andja Karanusic – B.V.ANDREESCU (Can) 6:3,6:0
Semifinals: Andja Karanusic – I.CANTOS SIEMERS (Bel) 6:1,6:1
Finals: Andja Karanusic – M.TANASESCU (Can) 6:7,7:6,6:7

Irina Cantos Siemers (BEL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – bye
2nd round: Irina Cantos – J.A.LAWRENCE TAYLOR (Gbr) 6:2, 6:2
3rd round: Irina Cantos – Ester ADESHINA (Gbr) 6:3, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Irina Cantos – Dalila SAID (Egy) 6:3,6:2
Semifinals: Irina Cantos – Andja KARANUSIC (Cro)

Dalila SAID (Egy) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Dalila Said – bye
2nd round: Dalila Said – Hannah DAVIES (Gpr) 6:1, 6:4
3rd round: Dalila Said – Abigail DESIATNIKOV (Usa) 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Dalila Said – Irina CANTOS (Bel) 3:6,2:6

Alexandra HUNTER (Gbr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Alexandra Hunter – Juliette COLARD (Fra) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Alexandra Hunter-Francesca JONES (Gbr) 7:5,4:6,6:3
3rd round: Alexandra Hunter – Judith VAN KESSEL (Ned) 7:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: A.Hunter – M.TANASESCU (Can) 4:6,7:5,4:6

Claire LIU (Usa) – 9th”Little MO”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – bye
2nd round: Claire Liu – Elisabetta COCCIARETTO (Ita) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Claire Liu – Lisa ZAAR (Swe) 6:0,6:2
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – Ali COLLINS (Gbr) 4:6, 4:6

Neli SUNJIC (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – bye
2nd round: Neli Sunjic – Maria TANASESCU (Can) 7:5,3:6,2:6

Ania HERTEL (Pol) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – bye
2nd round: Ania Hertel – Esther ADESHINA (Gbr) 3:6,4:6

Benedetta IVALDI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Benedetta Ivaldi – Hannah DAVIES (Gbr) 7:5, 3:6, 1:6

From tenniseurope.org I am pleased to share the article where Nicola Kuhn, Andja Karanusic, Alexandra Hunter, Yshaio Oliel are mentioned…

Tanasescu & Kuhn claim Teen Tennis titles

The Tennis Europe Junior Tour sprang back into life last week, with a total of four tournaments played across the continent.

The week’s most prestigious tournament was the Nike Junior International Teen Tennis in Bolton (GBR). The second Category 1 14 & Under event of the season, Teen Tennis once again attracted a strong field of players from all over the world, many of whom have travelled to play back-to-back Category 1 events here and in Tarbes.

Transatlantic players left their mark on the tournament, accounting for three of the four titles on offer. Of those Canada’s Maria Tanasescu was arguably the most impressive. Unseeded, she blasted her way through the girls’ singles draw, beating three seeds on her way to the final where she faced top seed Andja Karanusic (CRO). Their showdown will long be remembered at the tournament as a war of attrition, with the Canadian eventually emerging victorious after a punishing 7-6(3) 6-7(6) 7-6(4) battle to claim her first title on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour.

A day earlier, Tanasescu had teamed up with compatriot Bianca Vanessa Andreescu to claim the doubles title over home hopes Ali Collins & Alexandra Hunter. The Canadian pair picked up where they left off last summer, having formed a successful partnership that reaped four consecutive doubles titles on European soil.

In the boys’ event, second seed Nicola Kuhn (GER) eased to a 6-3 6-1 win over eighth seeded American Andrew Fenty. Fenty had caused a pair of upsets on his way to the final (notably top seed Yshai Oliel of Israel in the quarterfinals) but had no answer to the German, who will shoot several spots from his current ranking of 11 next Tuesday.

Kuhn fell just short of a title sweep, having earlier been beaten in the doubles final alongside partner Carlos Sanchez Jover (ESP). The pair had survived champion’s tie breaks in all three of their early matches but was beaten in straight sets by America’s Roscoe Bellamy & Keenan Mayo in the final.

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14/01/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update January 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 – #122 ATP (Nov 2013)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 14th of January 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.- # 67 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #94 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #109 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #179 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #241 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #352 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #403 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #417 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #452 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #462 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #551 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC- 2005 player – #566 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #580 WTA

• 12 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #136 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #312 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #300 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 327 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #420 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #448 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #449 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #477 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #493 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #525 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #565 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #596 ATP

• 2 boys and 3 girls… in total 5 players are in TOP 5 ITF
• 3 boys and 12 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#2 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#26 Nino SERDARUSIC

GIRLS:

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

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

#4 Ivana JOROVIC

#20 Nina STOJANOVIC

#28 Katie BOULTER

#48 Jana FETT

#56 Michaela GORDON

#64 Ilka CSOREGI

#65 Christina MAKAROVA

#86 Katarina JOKIC

#94 Giulia PAIRONE

#99 Viktoria KUZMOVA

1 boy is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #10)

1 boy and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #2, Lucie KANKOVA #5, Andja KARANUSIC #7)

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 #403 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 #179 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #801 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #1053 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #477 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 #312 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 #448 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #67 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #462 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 #136 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #946 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1260 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #525 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #67 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #639 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 #596 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #808 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 #352 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #781 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #717 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 #1086 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 #420 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 493 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #327 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #703 on ATP list. .
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #300 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1008 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 #26 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 #417 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #551 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #96 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #566 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #580 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #882 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #48 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1037 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 #327 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1979 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 #64 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #835 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #809 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #187 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #975 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #20 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 #65 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #638 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #803 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 not ranked player.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #216 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #424 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #389 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 # 241 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #152 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #643 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1005 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #101 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #340 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #550 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #149 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #639 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 #530 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 #816 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #346 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #86 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #207 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #99 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1158 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #120 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #219 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #184 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #548 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 #225 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #770 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 #430 in under 16 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #10 in under 16 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U16) and is ranked #758 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #26 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 and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Serbia, is ranked #20 in under 16 european ranking.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #32 in under 16 european ranking.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #29 in under 16 european ranking.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #56 in under 16 european ranking.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #89 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #128 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #90 in under 16 european ranking and is ranked #206 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking and is ranked #865 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #80 in under 16 european ranking and is ranked #1016 on ITF ranking list..
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #76 in under 16 european ranking.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #77 in under 16 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #119 in under 16 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #50 in under 16 european ranking and is ranked #444 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #65 in under 16 european ranking and is ranked #592 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #99 in under 16 european ranking.

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

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #56 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1416 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 #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #56 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Slovenia, is ranked #134 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #42 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking and is ranked #865 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #147 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #12 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #110 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 #11 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #27 in under 14 european ranking.
Donia ABDEL-AZIZ, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Great Britain, is ranked #37 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #50 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 #698 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 #24 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is ranked #550 in under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #159 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #34 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #48 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #182 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #301 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 and “La Bottega” di Smrikve visiting student, from Serbia, is ranked #329 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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14/01/14

Six Smrikva Bowl players at AUSTRALIAN OPEN Main Draw: Dominic THIEM, Belinda BENCIC and Ajla TOMLJANOVIC reached the second round...

Six Smrikva Bowl players at AUSTRALIAN OPEN…

...this is the first time that six Smrikva Bowl players started in the Main Draw of a Grand Slam Tournament… three players qualified: Dominic Thiem, Ana Konjuh and Belinda Bencic while other three players entered directly the Main Draw: Petra Martic, Ajla Tomljanovic and Donna Vekic…

Dominic Thiem, Belinda Bencic and Ajla Tomljanovic reached the second round…

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked # 137 ATP…

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Rik De Voest (RSA) 3:6, 7:5, 10:8
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Matthias Bachinger (Ger) 6:3,0:6,6:3
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Martin Klizan (SVK) 6:2, 7:5

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Joao Sousa (POR) 5:7,6:4,6:3,7:6
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 4:6,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Rik De Voest (RSA) – #170 ATP
Matthias Bachinger (Ger) – #167 ATP
Martin Klizan (SVK) – #107 ATP

Joao Sousa (POR) – #51 ATP
Kevin Anderson (Rsa) – #20 ATP


Belinda BENCIC – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked # 186 WTA

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Nastassja Burnett (ITA) 6:1,7:5
3rd round: Belinda Bencic – Marta Sirotkina (RUS) 6:2, 6:4

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 6:4,4:6,6:3
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Na Li (CHN) 0:6, 6:7

Players ranking:
Sharon Fichman (CAN) – #106 WTA
Nastassja Burnett (ITA) – #170 WTA
Marta Sirotkina (RUS) – #134 WTA

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) – #69 WTA
Na Li (CHN) – #4 WTA


Ana KONJUH – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked # 239 WTA

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Diana Marcinkevica (LAT) 6:4, 6:0
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 6:2,6:7,6:4
3rd round: Ana Konjuh – Olga Savchuk (UKR) 6:0, 6:3

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Na Li (CHN) 2:6, 0:6

Players ranking:
Diana Marcinkevica (LAT) – #218 WTA
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) – #133 WTA
Olga Savchuk (UKR) – #187 WTA

Na Li (CHN) – #4 WTA


Tereza MRDEZA – 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, currently ranked # 179 WTA

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Tereza Mrdeza – Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6:4, 0:6, 6:8

Players ranking:
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) – #143 WTA


DIRECTLY IN THE MAIN DRAWS ENTERED: Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Petra MARTIC and Donna VEKIC

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #75 WTA

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 3:6, 7:6, 6:4
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Sloane Stephens (USA) 6:3,2:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Tadeja Majeric (SLO) – #117 WTA
Sloane Stephens (USA) – #13 WTA


Petra MARTIC – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked # 109 WTA

1st round: Petra Martic – Annika Beck (GER) 0:6, 0:6

Players ranking:
Annika Beck (GER) – #53 WTA


Donna VEKIC – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #93 WTA

1st round: Donna Vekic – Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 3:6, 1:6

Players ranking:
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) – #143 WTA

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31/12/13

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, qualified for DOHA - Qatar Exxon Mobile Open 2014 USD 1.195.000, and Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, defeated Roberta VINCI in Aucland.

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked # 139 ATP qualified for DOHA – Qatar Exxon Mobile Open 2014… USD 1.195.000 worth tournament…

After 3 rounds of qualifications he qualified for the Main Draw…

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Donald Young (Usa) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) 1;6, 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Matthias Bachinger (Ger) 6:3,4:6,7:6

Players ranking:
Donald Young (Usa) – #96 ATP
Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – #163 ATP
Matthias Bachinger (Ger) – #159 ATP

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Peter Gojowczyk (Ger)

Players ranking:
Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) – #162 ATP

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, getting Wild Card in the first round defeated Roberta VINCI, the #1 seeded player of the USD 250.000 worth tournament played in Aucland – New Zealand.

Roberta Vinci is currently ranked # 14 on WTA list while Ana KONJUH is #259 WTA. Ana Konjuh few days ago turned 16 and this she won two junior Grand Slam titles: Australian Open and US OPEN.

In the second round Ana played 6:2, 2:6, 2:6 with Lauren Davis, currently ranked #70 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.


29/12/13

Viktor Jovic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist, and Teodora Vujicic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 player, are the winners of the Indoors Serbian National Championship under 12; Goran Zivotic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, reached the finals...

I just received the news that Viktor Jovic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist, and Teodora Vujicic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 player, are the winners of the Indoors Serbian National Championship under 12…

Goran Zivotic, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, reached the finals… and another two Smrikva Bowl players of the 17th annual: Uros Jovic and Andjela Vidovic reached the semifinals…

In the following interview published on Serbian Tennis Federation website: Viktor Jovic explains that he started to play tennis in Singapour and because of his father’s job he is developing his talent in Dubai…

Goran Zivotic explains how missing two match balls can be a learning experience… and Teodora Vujicic explained how this victory was her dream and is a nice present for the end of the year…


Na terenima Impuls hola u Beogradu održano je državno prvenstvo Srbije u konkurenciji do 12 godina za sezonu 2014.

Kod dečaka odigran je veliki broj izjednačenih i neizvesnih mečeva, u istom ritmu protekao je I finalni susret. U borbi za trofej našli su se Goran Životić i Viktor Jović. Do viktorije Viktor je stigao rezultatom 3:6, 7:6(4), 6:1.

U polufinalu Životić je savladao Lazara Milićevića 6:1, 6:1, dok je Jović bio bolji od prezimenjaka Uroša Jovića 7:6(3), 6:1.

Singapur – Beograd, via Dubai, pa titula

Viktor Jović je osvojio titulu prvaka za 2014. godinu na Dvoranskom prvenstvu Srbije održanom u “Impuls Holu” na Novom Beogradu. Interesantan je put kojim je mališan stigao do Beograda.

Rođen 24. januara 2002. godine, tenisom je počeo da se bavi u Singapuru, gde mu je otac poslovno boravio.

– Počeo sam da igram tenis u Singapuru kada sam napunio četiri godine. Sada sam u Dubaiju, gde mi otac radi i tamo treniram šest puta nedeljno, a imam i kondicione pripreme tri puta nedeljno. Za sada uspevam da uskladim školu i obaveze na sportskom polju.

Viktoru je ovo najveći uspeh, ali namerava da nastupi i na letnjem prvenstvu.

– Kada se završi školska godina dolazim iz Dubaija u Srbiju u junu gde ću provesti tri meseca, a možda ću nastaviti da živim u Srbiji, a tata bi ostao u Dubaiju. Na neki način sam navikao na visoke temperature u Dubaiju, gde je sada blizu 40 stepeni Celzijusa, a leti je i 50. Dnevne obaveze u školi mi se završavaju oko 15 časova, zatim završavam zadatke, a uveče treniram, naravno napolju, ali su u to doba dana temperature vazduha podnošljive.

Viktoru je uzor Novak Đoković.

– Voleo bih da moj tenis bude kao Novakov. Jednostavno, nema slabog mesta u njegovoj igri. Svaki udarac je doveden do perfekcije, kondicija mu je fantastiučna, borbenost, samopouzdanje, ma, sve je vrhunsko…

Viktor je svojom igrom istakao i kandidaturu za dres sa grbom Srbije i sigurno je da će biti jedan od uzdanica reprezentacije u kategoriji dvanaestogodišnjaka.

Kada se ne iskoriste šanse ode titula

Goran Životić je izgubio finalni meč u tri seta. A imao je dve meč lopte koje, na svoju žalost, nije iskoristio. Naravno, u tenisu svoje šanse moraš da dovedeš do dobitka, inače…

– Propustio sam priliku, mogao sam i morao ovaj meč da dobijem. Ne bi mi bilo toliko krivo da nisam imao priliku, ali šta da se radi. I to je neko iskustvo koje će mi dobro doći. Kažu, na greškama se uči. Nadam se da će ovakvih propusta biti mnogo manje u budućnosti.

Goran je rođen 14. januara 2002. godine, a tenis je počeo da igra sa pet godina u sportskom društvu Partizan iz Žarkova. Sada mu je daleko lakše jer su mu roditelji otvorili teniske terene i sada trenira u TK Adventage. Finale Dvoranskog prvenstva Srbije je samo nastavak odličnih rezultata.

– Prošle godine, u Puli, na svetskom prvenstvu za desetogodinjake, osvojio sam prvo mesto. Sada sam takođe došao do završnice na prvenstvu Srbije i moja želja je da nastupim za reprezentaciju na prvenstvu Evrope.

Goran je učenik OŠ Miloš Crnjanski i za sada bez velikih napora uskladio je učenje i sport. Nikad nije zadovoljan postignutim. Svestan je da u tenisu samo rad i odricanje donosi uspeh.

– Za sada, moj najbolji, zapravo, najsigurniji udarac je dvoručni bekhend. Mnogo, zaista mnogo moram da radim na sebi kako bih napredovao. Ambiciju imam, samopouzdanje takođe, a samo radom, toga sam svestan, mogu postići nešto u tenisu. Koliko sam ambiciozan? Mnogo, a istovremeno sam s obe noge na zemlji.

Goran zna tenis i zna koliko može. Tu svoju ambiciju želi da pretvori u nešto opipljivo, da je pretoči u uspeh. A za to ima “štofa”.

Dvoransko prvenstvo Srbije u konkurenciji do 12 godina za takmičarsku 2014. održano je na terenima Impuls hola u Beogradu.

Kod devojčica trijumfovala je Teodora Vujičić. U ženskom finalu snage su odmerile Vujičićeva i Milana Vulin, a do trijumfa stigla je Teodora rezultatom 6:1, 2:6, 6:4.

U polufinalu Vujičićeva je savladala Anđelu Vidović 6:2, 6:2, dok je Milana bila bolja od Sofije Đunisijević 6:1, 6:1.

Teodora san pretvorila u javu

Teodora Vujičić je stigla do najvišeg stepenika. Osvojila je prvo mesto na Dvoranskom prvenstvu Srbije. Uspeh o kome je sanjala i san koji se ostvario.

– Da, sanjala sam da stignem do ove titule i san mi se ostvario. Zaista lep poklon za Novu godinu. Nije bilo lako. Naprotiv. Mojoj drugarici i suparnici u finalu sve čestitke. Odlučile su nijanse, a te nijanse su krasile moju igru. Naravno da sam prezadovoljna.

Teodora je rođena u Beogradu 28. jula 2002. godine, a svoje prve teiniske korake napravila je u TK Oazi. Sada je članica TK Kolonijal, a trener joj je Dejan Vukojičić.

-Ovaj uspeh mi je omogućio da igram za reprezentaciju Srbije, to mi je velika čast. Predstoje nam borbe na ekipnom prvenstvu Evrope gde su nam ambicije da stignemo što dalje. Pobeda na ovom prvenstvu mi je pokazala da mogu mnogo. Želim da nastavim sa uspešnim igrama i uz ETA turnire jedva čekam i prvenstvo države na otvorenom. Doduše, zbog mog načina igre više volim tvrde terene, ali kako sada dolazi sezona turnira na zemljanim podlogama mislim da ću se brzo adaptirati.

Teodora smatra da joj je glavno oružje forhend. Sa tim udarcem napada, a svesna je da mora popraviti bekhend. A uzori?

-Pre svih Novak Đoković i Serena Vilijams.

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24/12/13

2014 Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl Greetings letter... Sve najljepše... Auguri...

Dear Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl friends!

It is Greetings time… time to stay with the family… and it is time to recall moments of the journey… moments of the year…

During 2013 Smrikva kids wrote another page of the story of the “Legends of tomorrow”… and the story of the big little Champions of today ;)!…

The first tennis ball bounced in Smrikve just three decades… but since 1996, Smrikva Bowl – a particular tennis talents gatherings on our planet – per tradition gathers the seeds of the “Legends of tomorrow”…

Smrikva kids grow… and this year out of eight possible first places at junior Grand Slam tournaments they collected six of them… and one of them… a girl, who just turned sixteen, a week ago was crowned 2013 ITF World Champion…

…every December, Florida became the Kingdom of junior tennis… Smrikva kids also this year conquered many top places at: Eddie Herr International, “Little Mo” International, NIKE Junior Tour Master, Orange Bowl and Prince Cup – American Tennis Cup…

At the beginning of the year, in France, also Les Petit As – Tarbes and Super Open 12 – Auray 1st places trophies were conquered by Smrikva boys…

… and for the first time this year… there are several Smrikva kids with respectable ranking among “the big” ones… there are six of them among TOP 200 WTA and ATP players and 19 among TOP 500…

It is already possible to foresee that Smrikva kids will collect the most prestigious trophies of the tennis game… and more than one may write the name on the stars in the sky reserved to great tennis players… and some of them may be titled the “Legend” … I always believed that Smrikva kids will write life stories that will inspire generations to come by example…

…our highest aspirations may be hidden in the sunshine… many of us may never reach them, but we can all look up and appreciate the beauty of a dream, believe in dreams… and try to follow where they lead… enjoying the journey… and never forgetting that for our family and friends we are the sunshine the way we are…

… and one more wish to Smrikva kids and friends… as observed, by a gentlemen who led by example and recently passed away after 95 springs on earth… “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.”

Best wishes in 2014 with hope to see you in Smrikve!

Mio


Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikvi i Smrikva Bowl-a,

Prosinac je vrijeme čestitanja… vrijeme želja… vrijeme koje rado provodimo uz svoje najmilije… i isto tako je vrijeme za prisjetiti se jedne godine…

…2013.godine… su djeca i prijatelji Smrikve zajedno sa svojim obiteljima ispisali još jednu stranicu priče “Legendi sutrašnjice” i velikih malih šampiona današnjice ;)!…

Prva teniska loptica je odskočila u Smrikvama prije manje od tri desetljeća… a od 1996.godine, Smrikva Bowl – taj čudesan susret teniskih talenata do 10 godina – tradicionalno okuplja sjeme “Legendi sutrašnjice”…

Djeca Smrikve rastu… i ove godine od osam mogućih prvih mjesta na juniorskim Grand Slam turnirima… djeca Smrikve su ih prikupila šest… i jedna od njih, prije tjedan dana, je počašćena titulom 2013 ITF World Champion…

…ljubitelji tenisa znaju da svakog prosinca, Florida postaje kraljevstvo juniorskog tenisa… i djeca Smrikve su i ove godine dostigla završnicu na: Eddie Herr International, “Little Mo” International, NIKE Junior Tour Master, Orange Bowl and Prince Cup – American Tennis Cup…

A početkom godine, u Francuskoj, su i najviše pehare turnira Les Petit As – Tarbes i Super Open 12 – Auray podigli dečki Smrikve…

Od ove godine… po prvi puta je šest djece Smrikve sve bliže vrhu svjetske ljestvice “velikih”… TOP 200 WTA e ATP… a 19 njih je ovog mjeseca među prvih 500 igrača svijeta…

Može se polako naslutiti… da će više djece Smrikve kroz vrijeme osvojiti najprestižnije turnire… više njih će upisati svoje ime na zvijezdama koje su rezervirane za velikane teniskog sporta… a nekoga će oslovljavati i “Legendom”… odavno vjerujem da će napisati priče koje će inspirirati svojim primjerom…

U zrakama svjetlosti lebde najviše aspiracije djece Smrikve, a i nas samih… mnogi ih možda nećemo dostići, ali svi možemo gledati daleko i prepoznati njihovu ljepotu, vjerovati u nadu… i pokušati slijediti snove… uživajući u putovanjima spoznaje… pamteći da smo za naše najbliže baš mi ta svjetlost… jednostavno onakvi kakvi jesmo…

… i još jednu želju za djecu Smrikve… da je nose u svojim dostignućima… kako nas primjerom svojim uči “čovijek” koji je prije par tjedana napustio život na zemlji prehodavši 95 proljeća pod zvijezdama… “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.”

Sve najljepše u 2014.godini i doviđenja u Smrikvama,

Miodrag


Cari amici di Smrikve e dello Smrikva Bowl!

E’ il tempo per gli Auguri… il tempo per stare insieme con i propri cari… ed e’ anche il momento per ricordare una parte del viaggio che fa parte della vita… un anno…

… 2013 era l’anno nel quale gli amici di Smrikve ed i ragazzi Smrikva insieme alle loro famiglie hanno scritto un’altra pagina della storia delle “Legende del domani” e dei grandi piccoli campioni di oggi ;) !…

La pallina di tennis ha rimbalzato a Smrikve per la prima volta meno di tre decennia fa… e dal 1996, Smrikva Bowl – uno dei piu’ particolari incontri under 10 del nostro pianeta – raduna per tradizione i semi delle “Legende del domani“…

I bimbi Smrikva crescono… quest’anno da otto possibili primi premi nel singolare ai tornei Grand Slam per i juniores… ne hanno collezionati sei… ed una di loro, appena sedicenne, venne incoronata nell’ultima settimana 2013 ITF World Champion…

…ogni Dicembre, Florida diventa il Regno del junior tennis… ed i ragazzi Smrikva anche quest’anno hanno conquistato le vette piu’ alte in molte categorie a: Eddie Herr International, “Little Mo” International, NIKE Junior Tour Master, Orange Bowl e Prince Cup – American Tennis Cup…

… all’inizio dell’anno, in Francia, le corone dei tornei Les Petit As – Tarbes e Super Open 12 – Auray sono state anche quelle conquistate dai ragazzi Smrikva…

E da quest’anno… per la prima volta sei ragazzi Smrikva si trovano tra “i grandi”… tra i primi 200 WTA e ATP… e 19 tra i primi 500…

Dopo 18 anni… e’ possibile scorgere… che diversi ragazzi Smrikva collezioneranno i piu’ prestigiosi trofei nel mondo del tennis… diversi scriveranno il proprio nome sulle stelle che nel cielo sono riservate ai grandi tennisti… e qualcuno verra chiamato “Legenda“… ho sempre creduto e credo che scriveranno storie che ci ispireranno con l’esempio…

… come credo che nei raggi della luce sono nascoste le aspirazioni piu’ alte di molti bambini Smrikva, e di noi stessi… molti potrebbero mai raggiungerle, pero tutti possiamo guardare in alto, credere in nostri sogni… e tentare di seguirli… gustandoci il viaggio… e non dimenticandoci che per i nostri cari siamo noi questa luce…

… un’altro sogno per i bimbi Smrikva da portare nel cuore, come ci insegno’ un signore che questo mese lascio’ la vita terrena: “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.”

Auguri per il 2014 di cuore ed arrivederci a Smrikve,

Mio


20/12/13

42 Top Smrikva Bowl players on 52nd Junior Orange Bowl 2013 out of 512; Claire LIU is the winner U14; DE MINAUR runner up; reached semifinals: KECMANOVIC, ALVAREZ VARONA, reached quarterfinals: NEFF, POPOVIC, POPYRIN, OLIEL, STEWART, DANILOVIC, LAHEY

I was pleased to recognize a lot of Smrikva Bowl players names on Eddie Herr International, NIKE Junior MASTER, “Little Mo” International, Prince Cup, and I am also pleased to recognize Smrikva Bowl players names on this year 52nd Junior Orange Bowl 2013 – International Tennis Championship.

Many juniors did well on various tournaments played this month in Florida:

At NIKE Junior Tour MASTER 2013... Winners: Anastasia MIKHEEVA and Max STEWART (U14); Runner up: Mihailo POPOVIC (U12); Quarterfinals: Adam NEFF, Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (U12); Yshai OLIEL, Karlo DIVKOVIC (U14).

At EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2013: Miomir KECMANOVIC (u14) and Adam NEFF (u12) are the winners… Lea BOSKOVIC (u14) and Ingrid NEEL (u16) reached semifinals; Olga DANILOVIC (u12) quarterfinals.

At PRINCE CUP 2013: Olga DANILOVIC (winner U12).

At 7th LITTLE MO International 2013 edition: Charlotte OWENSBY (winner U10), Alexandra EALA (winner U8); reached finals: Michael Francis II EALA (U11) and Noa KRZNARIC (U10); Mateja JANICIJEVIC (semifinals U10).

The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship has a rich history of bringing some of the world’s most promising young tennis players to South Florida, including Juan Martin Del Potro, Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Monica Seles, Chris Evert, Jim Courier, Mary Jo Fernandez…

...and I am pleased to recall that three years ago George Morgan, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, won the under 18 age group, two years ago Dominic Thiem, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, won the under 18 age group… and last year Ana Konjuh, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, and Laslo Djere, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, won the under 18 age group…

This week the 52nd edition of the Junior ORANGE BOWL 2013 is played in under 12 and under 14 age groups and several top Smrikva Bowl players are in the Draws…

In the first round there were 42 Smrikva Bowl players out of 512 total players in four Main Draws (8,2%)

In the second round there were 28 Smrikva Bowl players out of 256 players in four Main Draws (10,9%)

In the third round there were 18 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 players in four Main Draws (14,1%)

In the fourth round there were 14 Smrikva Bowl players out of 64 players in four Main Draws (21,2%)

In the quarterfinals there were 11 Smrikva Bowl players out of 32 players in four Main Draws (34,4%)

In the semifinals there were 4 Smrikva Bowl players out of 16 players in four Main Draws (25%)

In the finals there were 2 Smrikva Bowl players out of 8 players in four Main Draws (25%)

... and Claire Liu (Usa) – 9th”Little MO”/Smrikva Bowl 2010 player won the under 14 age group!


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Nicolas Alvarez Varona (ESP) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nicolas Alvarez Varona – Nicholas Garcia (Usa) 7:5, 6:1
2nd round: N.Alvarez Varona-Sebastian Dominguez (Gtm) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Nicolas Alvarez Varona – Dongju Kim (Kor) 6:4, 6:0
4th round: N.Alvarez Varona – Adrian Andreev (Bgr) 4:6, 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals:Nicolas Alvarez Varona -C.Kingsley (Usa) 6:3, 6:1
Semifinals:N.Alvarez Varona – W.Marek (Pol) 5:7, 7:5, 6:7

Adam Neff (USA) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Adam Neff – Arturo Perales (Mex) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Adam Neff – Vinicius Saleme (Bra) 6:0, 6:0
3rd round: Adam Neff – Tyler C. Zink (Usa) 6:3,6:3
4th round: Adam Neff – Chun Hsin Tseng (Twn) 7:5, 6:7, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Adam Neff – S.Grundtvig (Dnk) 6:7,7:5,1:6

Mihailo Popovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo Popovic – Matic Dimic (Svn) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Mihailo Popovic – Matheus Almeida (Bra) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Mihailo Popovic – Fumiya Yoshino (Jpn) 6:2, 6:1
4th round: Mihailo Popovic – William P. Grant (Usa) 6:2, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Mihailo Popovic – W.Marek (Pol) 6:2,6:7,4:6

Alejandro Serrano Osoba (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Alejandro Serrano Osoba-Kevin Chahoud (Lbn) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Alejandro Serrano Osoba-Nathan Arimilli (Usa) 6:4,6:2
3rd round: A.Serrano Osoba – Brandon Nakashima (Usa) 1:6,4:6

Ryotaro Koshiba (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Yair Sarouk (Isr) 0:6, 2:6

Matija Zugic (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Matija Zugic – Minjong Park (Kor) 2:6, 1:6

Michael Francis M. Eala (Phl) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Francis M. Eala – Thomas S. Yu (Usa) 4:6, 3:6

Peetu Pohjola (Fin) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Peetu Pohjola – Juan Cerundolo (Arg) 1:6, 0:6

Tim Tekavec (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Tim Tekavec – Blaise D. Bicknell (Usa) 6:7, 7:6, 4:6

Ajdin Muharemovic (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Ajdin Muharemovic – Fumiya Yoshino (Jpn) 3:6, 6:7

Filip Misolic (AUT) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip Misolic – Brandon S. Nakashima (Usa) 3:6, 3:6

Lancelot Carnello (Swe) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Lancelot Carnello – Adrian Andreev (Bgr) 2:6, 1:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 14

Alex de Minaur (AUs) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Alex de Minaur – Will Davies (Gbr) 6:1, 7:5
2nd round: Alex de Minaur – Alexander del Corral (Usa) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Alex de Minaur – Duarte Vale (Prt) 6:2, 6:1
4th round: Alex de Minaur – Alan Rubio (Mex) 6:2, 2:6, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Alex de Minaur – Max Stewart (Gbr) 6:2, 2:6, 6:1
Semifinals: Alex de Minaur – M.Kecmanovic (Srb) 6:4, 6:2
Finals: Alex de Minaur – Axel Geller (Arg) 7:6, 5:7, 2:6

Miomir Kecmanovic (Srb) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Jean Philippe Murray (Lca)6:1,6:0
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Kaloyan Dimitrov (Bgr) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Alafia Ayeni (Usa) 6:4, 6:3
4th round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Patrick Kypson (Usa) 4:6,6:4,6:1
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Sam Riffice (USA) 6:4, 6:4
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – A.de Minaur (Aus) 4:6, 2:6

Alexei Popyrin (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: A.Popyrin – Brannagh Pattison Blouin (Can) 6:0, 6:2
2nd round: A.Popyrin – Yili LL Zheng (Chn) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: A.Popyrin – Matthew K. Rodriguez (Usa) 6:1, 6:2
4th round: A.Popyrin – Samuele Ramazzotti (Ita) 6:3, 2:6, 6:3
Quarterfinals: A. Popyrin – Kyrylo Tsygura (Usa) 2:6, 6:7

Yshai Oliel (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Félix Auger-Aliassime (Can) 6:1, 7:6
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (Ind) 6:1,6:0
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Karl Friberg (Swe) 7:6, 6:1
4th round: Yshai Oliel – Toru Horie (Jpn) 6:3, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Axel Geller (Arg) 4:6, 2:6

Max Stewart (Gbr) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Tatsuriki Noda (Jpn) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Max Stewart – Kody Pearson (Aus) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Max Stewart – Finn Bass (Gbr) 6:3, 6:1
4th round: Max Stewart – Kento Perera (Usa) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Max Stewart -Alex de Minaur (Aus) 2:6,6:2,1:6

Samuele Ramazzotti (Ita) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up
1st round: Samuele Ramazzotti – Blake M. Croyder (Usa) 0:6,0:6
2nd round: Samuele Ramazzotti -N.S.Schachter (Usa) 6:3,3:6,6:0
3rd round: Samuele Ramazzotti – Trent J. Bryde (Usa) 6:2,4:6,6:4
4th round: Samuele Ramazzotti – Alexei Popyrin (Aus) 3:6,6:2,3:6

Karlo Divkovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Karlo Divkovic – Brian Shi (Usa) 4:6, 7:6, 6:2
2nd round: Karlo Divkovic – Ryohei Tagata (Jpn) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Karlo Divkovic – Alan Rubio (Mex) 4:6, 0:6

Noah S. Schachter (Usa) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Noah Schachter – Roger Hidalgo Herrera (Ven) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Noah S. Schachter – S.Ramazzotti (Ita) 3:6,6:3,0:6

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Esp) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist
1st round: Alejandro Davidovich – Joshua B. Arnold (Tto) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Alejandro Davidovich -Trent J.Bryde (Usa) 2:6,0:4 ret.

Andrej Jokic (BiH) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Andrej Jokic – Richard Thongoana (Zaf) 6:3, 2:6, 6:1
2nd round: Andrej Jokic – Ergi Kirkin (Tur) 6:1, 1:6, 5:7

Nicolas Merzetti (Ita) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Nicolas Merzetti – Igor Karpovets (Ukr) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Nicolas Merzetti – Vasil Kirkov (Usa) 4:6,6:2,5:7

Roko Savin (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Roko Savin – Finn Bass (Gbr) 4:6, 0:6

Karol Paluch (Pol) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Karol Paluch – Daniel Mateescu (Usa) 6:3, 3:6, 4:6


Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Sara Dahistrom (Swe) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Naho Sato (Jpn) 6:2, 1:6, 6:1
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Loudmila Bencheikh (Fra) 6:4, 7:5
4th round: Olga Danilovic – Sanyukta Gawande (Usa) 6:0, 6:4
Quarterfinals: O.Danilovic – Hurricane T.Black (USA) 2:6,3:6

Andjela Skrobonja (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Andjela Skrobonja – Lia Karatantcheva (Bgr) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Andjela Skrobonja – Noa Krznaric (Cro) 6:4, 6:0
3rd round: Andjela Skrobonja – Anna Laguza (Ukr) 6:4,4:6,2:6

Luisa Meyer auf der Heide (GER) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: L.Meyer auf der Heide- Nicole Hammond (Usa) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: L.Meyer auf der Heide-A.Vagramov (Can) 6:7,6:0,6:0
3rd round: L.Meyer auf der Heide- O.Gorchanyuk (Can) 1:6, 4:6

Himari Sato (Jpn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Maria Cerda (Chl) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Himari Sato – Emma D. Navarro (Usa) 3:6, 1:6

Noa Krznaric (Cro) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – Elizaveta Volkova (Usa) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Andjela Skrobonja (Srb) 4:6, 0:6

Zoe Kruger (Rsa) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Zoe Kruger – Corina Spasojevic (Can) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Zoe Kruger – Xiyu Wang (Chn) 0:6, 2:6

Sophia M. Weiland (Ger) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Sophia M. Weiland – Amanda Anisimova (Usa) 0:6, 0:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Claire Liu (Usa) – 9th”Little MO”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Aukse Maciulaityte (Ltu) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Claire Liu – Maria Kozyreva (Rus) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Claire Liu – Duzhima Duzhima (Chn) 6:1, 6:3
4th round: Claire Liu – Kelly Chen (Usa) 6:4,5:7, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – Kylie A. McKenzie (Usa) 7:6,1:6,6:4
Semifinals: Claire Liu – Abigail Desiatnikov (Usa) 4:6,7:6,6:3
Finals: Claire Liu – Marketa Vondrousova (Cze) 6:4, 6:2

Ashley V. Lahey (Usa) – 8th”Little MO”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Ashley Lahey – Emma Scott (Usa) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Ashley Lahey – Isabelle Boulais (Usa) 6:4, 7:5
3rd round: Ashley Lahey – Nicole Conard (Usa) 7:5, 6:4
4th round: Ashley Lahey – Alessia Welti (Sui) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Ashley Lahey – M.Vondrousova (Cze) 0:6, 1:6

Alessia Welti (Sui) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Alessia Welti – Julieanne M. Bou (Pri) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Alessia Welti – Nefisa Berberovic (BiH) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Alessia Welti – Sofija Zecevic (Can) 6:2, 3:6, 6:4
4th round: Alessia Welti – Ashley V. Lahey (Usa) 0:6, 1:6

Tatiana Pieri (Ita) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – Marlee Zein (Usa) 6:0, 6:3
2nd round: Tatiana Pieri – Arianna Capogrosso (Ita) 6:4, 6:3
3rd round: Tatiana Pieri – Olesia Pervushina (Rus) 7:6, 7:5
4th round: Tatiana Pieri – Abigail Desiatnikov (Usa) 1:6,2.6

Arianna Capogrosso (Ita) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist
1st round: Arianna Capogrosso – Mandisa H. Walle 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Arianna Capogrosso – Tatiana Pieri (Ita) 4:6, 3:6

Anastasia Mikheeva (Gbr) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Olga Basko (Rus) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Kylie A. McKenzie (Usa) 5:7,3:6

Andreea Rosca (Rou) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist
1st round: Andreea Rosca – Maria Mateas (Usa) 6:3, 7:5
2nd round: Andreea Rosca – Destanee Aiava (Aus) 5:7,2:6

Kristina Novak (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Kristina Novak – Jodie-Anna Burrage (Gbr) 2:6,6:1,2:6

Sina Zueger (Rou) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Sina Zueger – Jaimee Fourlis 1:6, 6:7

Irina Cantos Siemers (BEL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – Kelly Chen (Usa) 2:6, 1:6

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19/12/13

Belinda Benicic, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, and winner of this year Junior Roland Garros and Wimbledon single titles was named 2013 ITF World Champions

Belinda BENCIC is only the third Swiss player, after Roger Federer and Martina Hingis, to be named ITF World Champion in any category after securing the year-end No. 1 girls ranking.

The 16-year-old was unbeaten until late July, winning 39 straight matches and two Grand Slam titles, at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. She was also a quarterfinalist at the US Open and ended the year with six titles and an overall 42-2 singles win loss record.

I am pleased to recall other 3 Smrikva Bowl junior players who made extraordinary results during this year in the junior tennis and were probably the candidates for the election: Ana KONJUH (winner of the junior titles at AUSTRALIAN OPEN and US OPEN), Gianluigi QUINZI (winner of junior Wimbledon) and Borna CORIC (winner of junior US OPEN).

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17/12/13

Olga DANILOVIC (u12), 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, is the winner of AMERICAN TENNIS CUP - PRINCE CUP 2013

PRINCE CUP 2013 – Junior Tennis Championships
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club – Miami, Florida USA

December 7th – December 21st, 2013.

The qualification draws at Orange Bowl just started and some of the Prince Cup draws just concluded… as I wrote in the previous articles December in Florida is the tennis Kingdom for the junior tennis: Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr International, Little Mo International, Prince Cup… from this year named American Tennis Cup…

This year Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, won the under 12 age group cathegory.

GIRLS UNDER 12

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Abril MARQUINA 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Sofia Plotnikova 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Mana Kawamura 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Veronika Pepelyaeva 6:0, 6:0
Semifinals: Olga Danilovic – Ekaterina Vinnik 6:1, 6:2
Finals: Olga Danilovic – Sofiya Babych 6:3, 6:3

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Himari SATO (quarterfinals), Ksenija TMUSIC (2nd round), Andjela SKROBONJA (1st round).

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13/12/13

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

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

Many juniors did well on various tournaments played this month in Florida:

At NIKE Junior Tour MASTER 2013… Winners: Anastasia MIKHEEVA and Max STEWART (U14); Runner up: Mihailo POPOVIC (U12); Quarterfinals: Adam NEFF, Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (U12); Yshai OLIEL, Karlo DIVKOVIC (U14).

At EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2013: Miomir KECMANOVIC (u14) and Adam NEFF (u12) are the winners… Lea BOSKOVIC (u14) and Ingrid NEEL (u16) reached semifinals; Olga DANILOVIC (u12) quarterfinals.

At 7th LITTLE MO International 2013 edition: Charlotte OWENSBY (winner U10), Alexandra EALA (winner U8); reached finals: Michael Francis II EALA (U11) and Noa KRZNARIC (U10); Mateja JANICIJEVIC (semifinals U10).

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.- # 77 WTA (Nov 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 – #122 ATP (Nov 2013)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 13th of December 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 10 players TOP 500 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 77 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #96 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #107 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #176 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #183 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #255 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #351 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #392 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #415 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #456 WTA

• 11 players TOP 600 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #139 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #310 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 329 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #351 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #412 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #413 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #444 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #458 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #492 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #568 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #594 ATP

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

BOYS:

  1. Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
  2. Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
  3. Nikola MILOJEVIC
  4. Laslo DJERE
  5. Nino SERDARUSIC
  6. Franko MIOCIC
  7. Matteo DONATI

GIRLS:

  1. Belinda BENCIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 and Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
  2. Ana KONJUH – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner and Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
  3. Ivana JOROVIC
  4. Nina STOJANOVIC
  5. Christina MAKAROVA
  6. Katie BOULTER
  7. Jana FETT
  8. Michaela GORDON
  9. Ilka CSOREGI

3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Belinda BENCIC #1, Ana KONJUH #2, Ivana JOROVIC #4)

3 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #1, Miomir KECMANOVIC #4, Max STEWART #10)

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

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 #*392 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 #*176 on WTA list*.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*804 on WTA list*.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #1052 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*458 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*107 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 #*310 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*444* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #77 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #456 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked # 976 WTA and her best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*139 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #943 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1260 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #77 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #622 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 #568 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #594 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #809 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 #351 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #776 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #706 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 #1081 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 #413 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 492 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #329 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #715 on ATP list. .
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #351 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #74 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #41 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 #415 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #652 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*96 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #561 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #574 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 #55 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1035 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 #329 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #2003 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 #72 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #756 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #806 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #183 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #974 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #17 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 #21 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #629 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #901 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 #1532 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #74 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #324on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #584 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #516 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 # 255 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 #11 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #637 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #1137 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #126 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #394 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #734 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #230 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #726 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 #797 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 #1166 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #557 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #119 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #231 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #161 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1515 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #264 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #245 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #202 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #529 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #381 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 #399 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #867 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 #233 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #1 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #111 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 and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Serbia, is ranked #4 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #31 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #230 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #61 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #27 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #17 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #35 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #376 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #675 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #42 in under 14 european ranking.

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

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #70 on ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #65 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #111 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #17 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #218 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Slovenia, is ranked #390 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #61 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #362 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #46 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #277 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #23 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #41 in under 14 european ranking.

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

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


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

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

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

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player and “La Bottega” di Smrikve visiting student, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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.


11/12/13

Smrikva Bowl players at NIKE Junior Tour MASTER 2013, Winners: Anastasia MIKHEEVA and Max STEWART (U14); Runner up: Mihailo POPOVIC (U12); Quarterfinals: Adam NEFF, Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (U12); Yshai OLIEL, Karlo DIVKOVIC (U14)

During December Florida is the tennis Kingdom of junior tennis with important tournaments such as: Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr International, Little Mo International, Prince Cup… and this year also the NIKE Junior Tour MASTER is again played in Florida at Club Med Sandpiper.

In 2006 was played in La Manga (Spain), in 2007 – Turin (Italy), in 2008 – Club Med Sandpiper (USA – Florida), 2009 – Club Med Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), 2010 – Club Med Columbus Isle (Bahamas) and over the last three years at Club Med Sandpiper in Florida.

NIKE Junior Tour MASTER 2013 is played in under 12 and under 14 age groups and several top Smrikva Bowl players are in the Draws:


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Mihailo Popovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo Popovic – Tamas Christofer Cseh (Hun) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Mihailo Popovic – Filip Misolic (Aut) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Mihajlo Popovic* – T. Leblanc-Claverie (Fra) 6:2,6:3
Semifinals: Mihajlo Popovic – Wojtek Marek (Pol) 6:1, 6:7, 6:1
Finals: Mihajlo Popovic – Adrian Andreev (Bul) 1:6, 4:6

Adam Neff (USA) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Adam Neff – Joubert Klopper (Rsa) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Adam Neff – Yunchaokete Bu (Chn) 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Adam Neff – Jack Draper (Gbr) 4:6, 2:6

Nicolas Alvarez Varona (ESP) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nicolas Alvarez Varona – Kristof Minarik (Svk) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Nicolas Alvarez Varona -J.Cerundolo (Arg) 3:6,6:3,6:4
Quarterfinals: N.Alvarez Varona -A.Andreev (Bul) 1:6,7:6,6:3

Ajdin Muharemovic (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Ajdin Muharemovic – Tycho Korporaal (Ned) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Ajdin Muharemovic – Jack Draper (Gbr) 1:6, 0:6

Filip Misolic (AUT) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip Misolic – David Mulas Zelensk (Ukr) 7:5, 6:3
2nd round: Filip Misolic – Mihailo Popovic (Srb) 2:6, 2:6

Stipan Madzar (CRO) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Stipan Madzar – Yunchaokete Bu (Chn) 6:0, 6:7, 4:6

Tim Tekavec (SLO) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Tim Tekavec – Amador Salazar (Chi) 1:6, 6:3, 4:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 14

Max Stewart (Gbr) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – bye
2nd round: Max Stewart – Anze Arh (Slo) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Max Stewart – Matteo Martineau (Fra) 6:4, 5:7, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Max Stewart – Karlo Divkovic (Cro) 6:1, 6:1
Semifinals: Max Stewart – R. Molleker (Ger) 6:4, 6:2
Finals: Max Stewart – Juan Otegui (Arg) 3:6, 6:4, 6:1

Yshai Oliel (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – bye
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Gabriel Currlin (Sui) 6:1, 6:4
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Andreas Kramer (Aut) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Nicaise Muamba (Can) 4:6,6:4,2:6

Karlo Divkovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Karlo Divkovic – bye
2nd round: Karlo Divkovic – A. Herress (Mar) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Karlo Divkovic – R. Thongoana (Rsa) 6:4, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Karlo Divkovic – Max Stewart (Gbr) 1:6, 1:6

Andrej Jokic (BiH) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Andrej Jokic – bye
2nd round: Andrej Jokic – William Howells (USA) 1:6, 1:6

Alexei Popyrin (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – bye
2nd round: A.Popyrin – R. Thongoana (Rsa) 5:7, 6:7

Alejandro Davidovich (Esp) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist
1st round: Alejandro Davidovich – R. Thongoana (Rsa) 1:6,7:6,1:6


Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Luisa Meyer auf der Heide (GER) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Luisa Meyer auf der Heide – L.Steenkamp (Rsa) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Luisa Meyer auf der Heide-O.Oliynykova (Cro) 7:6,6:3
Quarterfinals:L.Meyer auf der Heide -Anisimova (Rus)3:6,3:6

Nina Geissler (SUI) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nina Geissler – R. Hondiashvili (Isr) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Nina Geissler – A. Bakaldina (Sui) 2:6,5:7

Ksenija Tmusic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: K.Tmusic – A. Garcia Mendez Partid (Mex) 2:6,6:2,3:6


Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 14

Anastasia Mikheeva (GBR) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – bye
2nd round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Nefisa Berberovic (BiH) 6:3,6:2
3rd round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Zinovia Vaneva (Bul) 4:6,6:2,6:2
Quarterfinals: Anastasia Mikheeva – Rebeka Masarova (Sui)
Semifinals: Anastasia Mikheeva – A.Kulikova (Rus) 4:6, 6:3, 6:4
Finals: Anastasia Mikheeva – M. Vondrousova (Cze) 6:2, 6:4

Claire Liu (Usa) – 9th”Little MO”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – bye
2nd round: Claire Liu – Lea Boskovic (Cro) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Claire Liu – Anastasia Kulikova (Rus) 6:7,6:4, 4:6

Irina Cantos Siemers (BEL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – bye
2nd round: Irina Cantos – Csenge Furak (Hun) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Irina Cantos – M. Vondrousova (Cze) 5:7, 0:6

Alessia Welti (Sui) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Alessia Welti – bye
2nd round: Alessia Welti – Jovana Vukovic (Srb) 6:2, 6:0
3rd round: Alessia Welti – Zhina Du (Chn) 4:6, 1:6

Jovana Vukovic – JOKA (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Jovana Vukovic – Ariella Maria Curci (Ita) 6:1, 7:5
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic – Alessia Welti (Sui) 2:6, 0:6

Paula Arias Manon (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manon – bye
2nd round: Paula Arias Manon – Zhina Du (Chn) 5:7, 4:6

Kristina Novak (Slo) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Kristina Novak – bye
2nd round: Kristina Novak – Avital Vulf (Isr) 2:6, 5:7

Lea Boskovic (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Julita Saner (Swe) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Claire Lliu (Usa) 3:6, 2:6

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


11/12/13

Smrikva Bowl players on the 7th "Little Mo" International 2013 edition: Charlotte OWENSBY (winner U10), Alexandra EALA (winner U8); reached finals: Michael Francis Ii EALA (U11) and Noa KRZNARIC (U10); Mateja JANICIJEVIC (semifinals U10)

During December Florida keeps being the tennis Kingdom of junior tennis…

After completion of the Eddie Herr International where several Smrikva Bowl players made very well… the Nike Junior Master is still on going and many top Smrikva players are in the Draws…

Today the 7th “Little Mo” International 2013 edition will be completed…

Years ago MCB Tennis Foundation created the Little Mo International Open that is today a global tournament open to the players in age groups under 8 – 12.

Charlotte Owensby, last year Smrikva Bowl semifinalist, and Noa Krznaric, this year Smrikva Bowl winner, played the finals in the under 10 age group…

... but there are several former Smrikva Bowl players who made great on 7th “Little Mo” International 2013. Please find below detailed results:


Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 8

Alexandra Eala (Phi)- 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 visiting player
1st round: Alexandra Eala – bye
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Eala – Anja Petkovic (Srb) 6:0, 6:0
Semifinals: Alexandra Eala – Alexis Nyborg (Usa) 6:0, 6:0
Finals: Alexandra Eala – Violet Robbins (Usa) 6:0, 6:0

I had a pleasure to meet Alexa during her brother’s Michael Francis Ii Eala Smrikva Bowl edition… and I had pleasure to spend quite some time with her on the court while training her brother before the tournament…


GIRLS UNDER 10

Charlotte Owensby (USA) -17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – bye
2nd round: Charlotte Owensby – Madison Sieg (Usa) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Charlotte Owensby – Juliette Begin (Usa) 6:0, 6:1
Semifinals: C.Owensby – D.Tomashevskaya (Can) 3:6, 6:4, 10:4
Finals: Charlotte Owensby – Noa Krznaric (Cro) 1:6,7:5,11:9

Noa Krznaric (CRO) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – bye
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Chloe Tsang 6:0, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Noa Krznaric – Sierra Sandy (Usa) 6:0, 6:1
Semifinals: Noa Krznaric – Bryn Johnson (Usa) 6:0, 6:0
Finals: Noa Krznaric – Charlotte Owensby (Usa) 6:1,5:7,9:11


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 10

Mateja Janicijevic (Srb) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Mateja Janicijevic – William Ross (Usa) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Mateja Janicijevic – Niki Stoiber (Aut) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: Mateja Janicijevic – William Mroz (Usa) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Mateja Janicijevic – Peter Dragar (Usa) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: M. Janicijevic -Nicolas Pinzon (Col) 7:5,5:7,8:10

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Thomas V. Santaguida (quarterfinals), Niki Stoiber (2nd round)


BOYS UNDER 11

Michael Francis Ii Eala (Phi) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Michael Francis Ii Eala – bye
2nd round: Michael Francis Ii Eala – Santiago Perez 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Michael Francis Ii Eala -Samuel Paquette (Can) 6:1,7:5
Quarterfinals: Michael Francis Ii Eala – Jacob Lowen (Usa) 6:2,6:2
Semifinals: Michael F. Ii Eala – Bobby Genovese (Usa) 6:0, 6:1
Finals:M.Francis Ii Eala-S.D.Collado (Gua) 6:0, 1:6, 9:11


BOYS UNDER 12

Lancelot Carnello (Swe) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player
1st round: Lancelot Carnello – Cameron Goldstein (Usa) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Lancelot Carnello – Nicholas Gore (Usa) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Lancelot Carnello – Taha Baadi (Usa) 2:6,5:7


SMRIKVA BOWL AND “LITTLE MO” FRIENDSHIP RELATIONSHIP…

Little Mo

There is a long term friendship relationship between Smrikva Bowl and “Little Mo”...

In 2002, the Smrikve Tennis Club joined forces with the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation and created the first-ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls under 10 and named it the “Little Mo”/ Smrikva Bowl.

This event was a unique and traditional meeting of the youngest and most talented players in the World.

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


06/12/13

Miomir KECMANOVIC (u14) and Adam NEFF (u12) are the winners at EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2013: Lea BOSKOVIC (u14) and Ingrid NEEL (u16) reached semifinals; Olga DANILOVIC (u12) quarterfinals.

In memory of a man… 6th of December 2013…

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2013 – Junior Tennis Championships
IMG/Bollettieri Academies,
Bradenton, Florida USA

November 28th – December 8th, 2013.

This prestigous Junior International tournament was founded in 1987 by Eddie’s grandson (Glenn Feldman) to honor his grandfather for his life’s passion and success of bringing the world’s best junior tennis players together to compete. Eddie Herr was the founder of the Orange Bowl…

Over the past 20 years the Eddie Herr International Junior Tournament attracted players from over 136 nations and has served as a springboard to the professionals such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Anna Kournikova, Mardy Fish, Xavier Malisse, Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic – to name just a few.

Few years ago two Smrikva Bowl winners won also Eddie Herr International… Katarina Jokic, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, won the under 12 age group, while Dominic Thiem, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, won the under 18 age group… and Ana Konjuh, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, won the under 18 age group last year…

This year Miomir KECMANOVIC and Adam NEFF won respective under 14 and under 12 age groups.

I recognized many Smrikva Bowl names in the Main Draws of this year edition…

Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Adam Neff (USA) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Adam Neff – Gabriel Dica Nini (Rou) 6:0, 7:5
2nd round: Adam Neff – Liam Draxl (Can) 7:5, 6:1
3rd round: Adam Neff – Chun Hsin Tseng (Chn) 3:6, 6:3, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Adam Neff – T.A.Tirante (Arg) 3:6,6:2,6:4
Semifinals: Adam Neff – Blaise Bicknell (Jam) 6:1, 6:1
Finals: Adam Neff – Adrian Andreev (Bgr) 6:3, 1:6, 6:3

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Peetu Pohjola (3rd round), Mihailo Popovic (2nd round), Tim Tekavec (2nd round), Ryotaro Koshiba (1st round).


BOYS UNDER 14

Miomir Kecmanovic (SCG) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Malik Bhatnager (Can) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Vasyl Kiselov (Usa) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Kirkov Kiselov (Usa) 6:3, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Nicolas Mejia (Col) 6:1, 6:1
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Brian Cernoch (Usa) 6:0, 6:2
Finals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Patrick Kypson (Usa) 6:2, 6:1

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Yshai Oliel (2nd round), Noah Schachter (2nd round), Andrej Jokic (2nd round), Karol Paluch (1st round).


BOYS UNDER 16

Jakop Aljaz Kaplja (SLO) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Jakop Aljaz Kaplja – Luis Marcano (Bes) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Jakop Aljaz Kaplja – Raheel Manji (Can) 2:6, 1:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Nicolo De Fraia (1st round)


BOYS UNDER 18

Tommy Paul (1st round), Nino Serdarusic (1st round), William Blumberg (1st round).


Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Gia Cohen (USA) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – S.Rogozinska (Pol) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Sanyukta Gawande (USA) 6:3, 6:0
Quarterfinals: O.Danilovic -Anastasia Potapova (Rus) 4:6,4:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Luisa Meyer auf der Heide (2nd round), Noa Krznaric (2nd round), Lana Brezanin (1st round), Andjela Skrobonja (1st round).


GIRLS UNDER 14

Lea Boskovic (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Aleksandra Kuznetsova (Rus) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Anzhelika Isaeva (Ukr) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Lea Boskovic – Shweta Sangwan (Ind) 6:1, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Lea Boskovic – Vanessa Wong (Can) 6:2, 6:4
Semifinals: Lea Boskovic – Sofia Sewing (Usa) 1:6, 2:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Irina Cantos Siemers (2nd round), Kristina Novak (1st round)


GIRLS UNDER 16

Ingrid Neel (USA) – part of the “Little Mo” team in 2008
1st round: Ingrid Neel – Dominique Schaefer (Usa) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Ingrid Neel – Gabriella Pollner (Usa) 7:6, 6:4
3rd round: Ingrid Neel – Julia Eshet (Usa) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Ingrid Neel – Alexa Bortles (Usa) 6:4, 6:2
Semifinals: Ingrid Neel – Sydney Riley (Usa) 6:1, 2:6, 3:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Seone Mendez (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Seone Mendez – Marie NORRIS (Usa) 1:6, 7:6, 6.3
2nd round: Seone Mendez – Ilka CSOREGI (Rou) 6:4, 6:7 6:2
3rd round: Seone Mendez – Varvara FLINK (Rus) 0:6, 6:7

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Ilka Csoregi (2nd round), Bianka Bekefi (1st round), Katarina Jokic (1st round), Michaela Gordon (1st round).

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25/11/13

Last week end the 15th International Tennis Symposium was held at Centro Pavesi in Milan (Italy) promoted by UISP and GPTCA

I spent this week end at Centro Pavesi in Milan participating the 15th International Tennis Symposium... as per tradition the Symposium gathered many interesting speakers and it was again an opportunity to learn something new…

The event was this year mainly promoted and supported by UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti) and GPTCA (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)...

GPTCA is a quite a new fast growing tennis association of Profesional Coaches – certified by ATP – and chaired by Alberto CASTELLANI... Alberto CASTELLANI and Claudio PISTOLESI were the main facilitator of this year event because this year Symposium was combined with GPTCA Certification Course…

After the welcome year of the Symposium president Mr. Massimo Rossi over the week end many former top players, today coaches, World level tennis personalities shared their experience with the group: Alberto CASTELLANI, Claudio PISTOLESI, Antonio Quirino CIPOLLA, Claudio MEZZADRI, Sandra CECCHINI, Barbara ROSSI, Federico RICCI, Claudio GRASSI, Patricio REMODEGUI, Adriana SERRAZANETTI, Erasmo PALMA, Dragos Madalin LUSCAN, Laura GOLARSA, Gianni CLERICI, Toni NADAL, Jonas SVENSSON...

The first topic presented was named “The transition from Junior to professional player”... and was presented by Claudio PISTOLESI and Antonio Quirino CIPOLLA... Antonio Quirino, a part of helping his son to reach high levels at ATP list was also the coach of Claudio PISTOLESI when he was a kid… it was a very interesting experince sharing…

Claudio GRASSI also participated in this part… and shared his personal Futures experiences…

The following topic was presented by Claudio MEZZADRI and facilitated by Claudio PISTOLESI... and the experience was mainly related to Roger FEDERER growing experience at some critical moments…

The title of the topic was “Professional Coaching: the first Federer in Davis Cup and plazing a final against the strongest Team of all times”.

Claudio MEZZADRI was the Swiss Davis Cup Team Leader at the time Federer was 17 years old… it was a very interesting story presentation he shared with the group… of some little details that ex-post can help you get some personality details of the Champion people learn to know more about later on…

A big surpise was meeting Mr. Gianni CLERICI... maybe to the people who joined tennis recenlty this name may not mean a lot… but for those who had a pleasure to read his articles or books felt reference while he joined the event…

Mr. CLERICI wrote the most read tennis book in the World… it is one of the very few journalist members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame…

... and just recently I read his last book 60 years of Wimbledon which is another of his artworks… with many details and hints that help you understand better how this game eveloved and the key actores of the game over time…

Another experience sharing moment was the moment dedicated to Interviews and interaction with Coaches and top 100 ATP and WTA Players… Antonio Quirino CIPOLLA, Sandra CECCHINI, Barbara ROSSI, Federico RICCI, Claudio GRASSI, Patricio REMODEGUI and Adriana SERRAZANETTI shared their tennis and coaching experiences…

After interviews Patricio REMODEGUI and Adriana SERRAZANETTI made some court exercises with the group of students… and for me, a part of enjoying the presentation, it was a real pleasure to watch at work the coach who helped Robin KERN in his tennis growth… and Robin played Smrikva Bowl in 2002 and today is around 350 ATP ranking… Giulia LAMBIASE is another of his students and Giulia also played Smrikva…

The title of the topic presented by Adriana and Patricio was: “Professional Coaching: creativity as basis of different exercises for high level players”...

At the end of the day… Erasmo PALMA shared part of his last book “Art, education and performance”...

I read the book and the elements shared with the group were part of the last Chapter in the book and are those elements some of the best coaches of today started understand the importance of… the difference between agressivness and fighting… very important for the game such as tennis is…

Professional Coaches are always on the edge… and the importance of preserving the body at high levels is a concern of many professionals in our sport… and it was a plesure to listen to a young professional invited by Alberto CASTELLANI who basically presented the mobile gym… you can take everywhere with you and that can help you to use your body to prepare and can help you in your streching too…

Dragos Madalin LUSCAN presented the “TRX Suspension Training”... 1 chilo you can take in your beg and avoid so many problems to your body simply using your body… the mobile gym Alberto called it… to prevent and avoid injuries…

Laura GOLARSA hold another lesson… and shared the method she prefer to use in her tennis Academy… and she focussed on her experience with the high level women tennis…

... the performance she shared with the group was titled: “Professional Coaching: exercises to improve the basic strokes with high level women players”

...another, not announced thus not expected, surprise was meeting Jonas SVENSSON... Jonas is today a Professional Coach dedicating his time to the young tennis players and he was part of the tennis World when players from Sweeden dominated the World tennis…

... and after hearing the story of Federer when he was young… the UNCLE TONY shared the story of RAFAEL NADAL... although my friend Luca APPINO shared many moments on Rafa with me I was so pleased to learn things I did not know on Rafa…

He made two lessons: “My Coaching with Rafa” and “The exercises of Rafael Nadal, 8 time winner of Roland Garros and #1 in the world”...

Uncle Tony NADAL... if you ask me to look for just a few words to describe him… I would use words humble and simple... probably the same words one would use to describe the greatness of Rafa…

TONY made a great lesson… not only a tennis lesson but also a life lesson… and as always he tried to make it simple… very simple… real and normal…

... experts gatherings and allowing them to share their knowledge with the others is always a special pleasure to assist at…

Alberto CASTELLANI, a part of being a coach, is a great fun of culture, art and history thus his presentation are usually coloured with deep notes related with culture that I always enjoy…

Alberto, as I wrote at the beginning, is among other, also the President of the ATP Global Professional Tennis Coach Association… he coached several top ATP players but is also the founder of Tennis Academy called “Il Perugino: the Art of Tennis” which name at least in part reflect his personality…

I can only say that it was another “good year” for the Symposium… :)

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17/11/13

Grega Kokalj, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 semifinalist, Mark Mesaric, La Bottega di Smrikve friend and Bor Artnak visited "La Bottega" di Smrikve...

The last time I saw Grega Kokalj playing in Smrikve was on his Smrikva Bowl semifinals match in 2008… he visited Smrikva Bowl finals for couple of years… but he did not play at the time because of the tournament… and when I was informed that he is planning to visit Smrikve with his club friend Mark Mesaric and a young and talented boy Bor Artnak, it was a really pleasure for me…

We spent three hours on the court… had fun with little Bor… and we made a nice learning session useful for everybody…

... in sharing knowledge with Bor we had opportunity to exchange ideas among ourselves…

It was a very nice Saturday meeting of the old and very talented Smrikva tennis friends :)

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14/11/13

This week two rising players on WTA and ATP Challengers: Anna KONJUH, 12th SB 2007 runner and this year Junior Australian Open and US Open winner, in Dubai (UAE); Borna CORIC, 10th SB 2005 player and this year Junior US Open winner, in Yokohama (Japan)

This week Borna CORIC is playing USD 50.000 ATP Challenger played in Yokohama in Japan, while Ana KONJUH, reached the semifinals at USD 75.000 WTA Challenger in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)...

Both Borna, played Smrikva Bowl in 2005, and Ana, who played Smrikva Bowl in 2007, are the winners of this year Junior US Open, while Ana Konjuh is also winner of another Junior Grand Slam played traditionally at the beginning of the year – Australian Open..

For those who understand Croatian I am pleased to share the following video registered after their arrival from New York couple of months ago when they crowned themselves US OPEN Junior Champions

Borna CORIC is currently ranked # 396 on ATP ranking list, while Ana KONJUH is ranked # 272 WTA… and Challengers is the road for both of them to access ATP and WTA World…

Let’s see their results on respective Challengers in the following:


Borna CORIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, keeps progressing moth after month on ATP ranking list…

This week Borna’s result at USD 50.000 Challenger played in Yokohama, Keio Challenger International Tennis Tournament 2013, is the following:

1st round: Borna Coric – Germain GIGOUNON (Bel)
2nd round: Borna Coric – Blaz KAVCIC (Slo) ret.
Quarterfinals: B.Coric- P.-H. HERBERT (Fra) 6:2, 3:6, 6:7

The ranking of the player played is the following:

Germain GIGOUNON (Bel) – #240 ATP
Blaz KAVCIC (Slo) – #102 ATP
Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (Fra) – #162 ATP


Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, the same as Borna keeps progressing month after month on WTA ranking list…

Ana’s Main Draw result at USD 75.000 Challenger played in Dubai are the following:

1st round: Ana Konjuh – Nadiya KICHENOK (Ukr) 6:7, 7:5, 7:6
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Reka-Luca JANI (Hun) 5:7, 6:3, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Ana Konjuh-Lyudmyla KICHENOK (Rus) 3:6,7:6,6:4
Semifinals: Ana Konjuh – Jana CEPELOVA (Svk) 6:7,6:4,6:7

The ranking of the player played by Ana are the following:

Nadiya KICHENOK (Ukr) – #108 WTA
Reka-Luca JANI (Hun) – #248 WTA
Lyudmyla KICHENOK (Rus) – #193 WTA
Jana CEPELOVA (Svk) – #93 WTA

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12/11/13

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

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

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.- # 79 WTA (Oct 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 – #122 ATP (Nov 2013)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)

As of 12th of November 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 10 players TOP 500 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 77 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #94 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #111 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #182 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #212 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #272 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #343 WTA
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #381 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #438 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #449 WTA

• 11 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #122 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #300 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 371 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #396 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #403 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #409 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #444 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #452 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #585 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #595 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #623 ATP

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

BOYS:

#2 Borna CORIC – Junior US OPEN 2013 winner

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI – Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner

#5 Nikola MILOJEVIC

#6 Laslo DJERE

#53 Nino SERDARUSIC

#80 Franko MIOCIC

#92 Matteo DONATI

GIRLS:

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

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

#10 Ivana JOROVIC

#18 Nina STOJANOVIC

#21 Christina MAKAROVA

#33 Katie BOULTER

#56 Jana FETT

#71 Ilka CSOREGI

#74 Michaela GORDON

3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Belinda BENCIC #1, Ana KONJUH #2, Ivana JOROVIC #4)

3 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #1, Miomir KECMANOVIC #4, Max STEWART #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 #381 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 #182 on WTA list.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #796 on WTA list.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #1054 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #444 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #111 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 #300 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #452 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #77 on WTA list.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #438 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


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

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #122 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #960 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1333 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #77 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #679 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 #585 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #623 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 #343 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is ranked #758 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #693 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 #960 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 #403 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 595 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #371 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #758 on ATP list. .
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #396 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1032 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #80 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #53 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 #449 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #698 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #94 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #587 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #583 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is ranked #864 on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #56 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1039 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 #371 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #167 on ITF ranking 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 #844 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #793 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #212 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #109 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #951 on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #18 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 #21 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #615 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #439 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 #1418 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #70 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #326 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #433 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #515 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 # 270 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #175 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #10 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #854 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #837 on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #130 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #719 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #235 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #612 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 #753 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 #1097 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #527 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #132 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #236 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #160 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1391 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #172 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #287 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #209 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #517 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #468 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 #444 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #860 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 #208 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #1 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #102 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 and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Serbia, is ranked #4 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #25 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #30 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #293 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #67 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #19 in under 14 european ranking.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #34 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #60 in under 14 european ranking.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #41 in under 14 european ranking.

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

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


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #63 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #102 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #16 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #195 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player and “La Bottega di Smrikve” visiting student, from Slovenia, is ranked #336 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #67 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #327 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #44 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #246 in under 14 european ranking.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #40 in under 14 european ranking.

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

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


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

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

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

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player and “La Bottega” di Smrikve visiting student, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


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

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

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

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

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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