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23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.9 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 23rd SMRIKVA BOWL 2018 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) as indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 is reserved for the players born in 2008 ONLY

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2018 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received… Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2018.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2018.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@ yahoo.it

4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents FAMILY WEEK (SBTTFW) with Luca APPINO 14th-21st & 22nd-29th April 2018 Presentation and Application (pdf ~0.28 MB)



22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Press Release

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2017)

News

21/09/17

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - ready to start 23rd annual Smrikva Bowl 2018 "seeds of the Legends" research

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

I was 23 when starting the Smrikva story back in 1996… and today is 21st of September 2017, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to open the 23rd annual candidacy process…

22 editions are behind… over 1800 former players are spread in 85 countries writing the “seeds of the Legends”story… and making quite important impact in their communities…

World map

… over 920 signed books are kept in the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1300 names carried with pride by 12 old Smrikva Bowl olive trees… creating something special and still difficult to understand…

… 29 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered so far by 22 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 19 professional ATP/WTA titles…

… 13 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… and there are always Smrikva Bowl names among the winners of the most prestige under 12, 14, 16, 18 tournaments around the World…

… but Smrikva Bowl story is more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds who in most different ways year after year inspire us to go beyond our imagination…

It is time to start “seeds of the Legend” research for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition… and I have to thanks so many Smrikva Ambassadors for doing their best to continue Smrikva mission…

I am pleased to recall that the 4th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2018 edition with Luca Appino and me will be held for the first time for 2 weeks from 14th-21st and from 22nd till 29th of April 2018 due to very high number of participation requests…

21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day…

The SBA Day is celebrated on the same day as World Peace Day… to me civil society and peace are pillars for any talent development…

Some years ago for all the Smrikva Bowl candidates was introduced the obligation to observe the Smrikva Bowl Fair Play and Sportsmanship Code of Conduct and I am pleased to share one hint with the seeds… more you train more become natural to lead by example… always and only after many mistakes he have the chance to become better…

Many years ago we started to plant old Olive tree during Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth… and during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a piece of land close to the root and donate the name to the tree…

Olive tree is a nice symbol in various cultures… and his age is a symbol of responsibility between generations.

Cartoons always helped me to say something… and The Lion King is nice one to share again our Olive Tree story… the Circle of Life story…

We are all born without knowing much about life on this earth…

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

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Peace is always an instable equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. Knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important… and all pillars of the civilization path.

Books are a human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with our cummulated personal experience and this is among reasons why I started the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library story. Given the fragility of the circle of life it is easy to lose personal and general knowledge.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from our personal experiences. We are those who represent the current civilization.

Today people live an average of about 80 years… and what we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated, which our institutions pass onto future generations…

World Peace Day is a good day to start the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail the selection process for the 23rd annual will be open.

23rd Smrikva Bowl will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (23rd) 25th till 30th of June 2018. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2008.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it as a theater where we work hard for a year to set the stage… and every year we gather kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their dedication to write the most different & inspiring stories…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event but I always believed that more then one will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 29 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” goes beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will find their way in other professional fields…

I do not know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing tennis because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they like the game. What I do know is that sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field need very long time to reach and master the excellence.

Some people come to Smrikve thinking that it is an very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help to explain to new candidates and their families that Smrikva Bowl is something more than competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/

Smrikva Bowl “more than tennis” idea… will remain to the interpretation of each Ambassador and Smrikva Bowl friend… of their feelings because they are the one who are helping to write the Smrikva story…

Smrikva Bowl Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 85 countries thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families… Our quantities are very limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed always for the Smrikva Bowl palyers that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be by far one of the most prestige in the World…

This year Croatia and Istria registered the record numbers of travelers and I am grateful to all those who visited us and contributed to the growth… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… SBA are helping us in scouting talents but also in spreading the word about Istria as cultural tourism destination worth visiting… and my dream is that “Istria from Smrikve” Legacy may be recognized one day for that thanks to the Smrikva seeds…

The number of the invited players in 2018 will be again 96 players (48 girls and 48 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2008 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your candidacy for the 4th SBTTFW 2018 please let me know…

… for the end of this long presentation… being today World Peace Day… my wish to Smrikva players is to continue to inspire… and may some of them may make true Nelson Mandela’s words when he observed the power of Sport saying: “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can…”

Thank you for your time, for visiting us and for sharing with friends to visit Smrikve.

Mio


14/09/17

Yesterday we collected grapes and started the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 - Smrikve Malvazija wine production

We just collected grapes and started 2018 Smrikve wine production… the wine collection of limited 150 bottles will be made as per tradition… and around 100 bottles will be donated to the families participating the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition…

As per tradition we will do our best to make good wine…

Smrikve Malvazija is thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors spread in 85 countries and all the continents. Last year we created a limited collection of 150 bottles and never above 200 bottles… it is always a gift of our family to the Smrikva Bowl families and to our friends.

Wine and gastronomy are part of a culture and wine bottle that we give to every Smrikva Bowl family is part of our cultural gift that every year we are pleased to make to our guests coming from all around the World.

The wine making is the tradition in Smrikve since 1957…

The wine production is a passion for many Istrian families and my grandfather Mate was a great lower of wine and wine making. The first thing he made in 1957 when he settled in Smrikve was planting the vineyard.

Probably not many Smrikva Bowl readers do know the story how my grandfather agreed to take out a row of vineyard to create the space for the court where today the Smrikva Bowl finals are played.

My father, me and my Uncle continue the wine making tradition in Smrikve…

Several years ago I bought a vineyard close to the vineyard planted by my grandfather and today my father and me are doing our best to get the best from what Malvasia grapes can give.

The first phase of the processing the grapes started yesterday…

We collected the grapes but also separated the juice of the rest to obtain the golden color that usually our Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) wine has. Now for two days the fermentation will be blocked to allow the wine to start its transformation process cleaner than it is today after the collection.

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) and during the Smrikva Bowl we use to give a bottle of wine to every family as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl. Probably one day this bottles might be something special if our kids continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story with their results.

Wine as part of the culture…

In the regions where the wine is produced the wine was always part of the culture of the particular site. Also the wine we produce is part of the Smrikve tradition and this is the reason why we are pleased to give a bottle to every family that come to visit us for the Smrikva Bowl.

There is an old Istrian saying: ”Vino od loze i mliko od koze” and “Kruh je za tilo a vino je za dušu”. The translation from Croatian is difficult because you loose the feel of the language. Goat is the symbol of Istria and the meaning of the first saying would be: ”Wine from the grapevine and milk from the goat” and the meaning of the second would be: “Bread is for the body, wine is for the soul”.

With yesterday collection as I said we started the process of transforming the grapes into wine for the 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 edition of Malvazija.

The main Istrian wines are: Malvazija, Terran, Refosc and Muscatel.

The glory of the Istrian wine dates back to over 2000 years ago…

For those who are not familiar with Istrian wine I am pleased to remined the reader that Istrian wine was considered one of the best in the Roman Empire, around 20 centuries ago, and was preferred by Livia Drusilla, also known as Iulia Augusta, the wife of the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

Livia Drusilla’s preferred wine was the Istrian wine Pucinum. Livia is considered one of the most influent women in the beginning of the Roman Empire era. It is not know what wine it was because todays wines were brought in Istria mostly by Venetians.

Todays Istrian Malvazija’s story is related with Serenissima… the Venetian Republic

The story of Istrian Malvazija, cultivated in Istria since the end of the 16th century, is fascinating and it relates to the Venetians.

At the beginning of the 15th century the Venetians occupied Peloponnesus in Greece. In the Peloponnesus region there is a town Monemvassia, also named Malvasia. From this town the Venetians started to import the wine into Venice and the other areas controlled by the Venetian Republic.

This wine was so successful and became so famous all over Europe that Venetians decided to plant huge vineyards on the biggest Greek island, Crete.

Between the 16th and 18th century Malvasia become the most important wine in Europe. In 1570 the Turks conquered Crete and Venetians decided to plant Malvasia vineyards in other areas that had friendly relations with Venice which, at that time, also included Istria.

In end Malvasia is in Istria since the above mentioned period while it is not known the sort of the wine that was preferred by the wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla – Julia Augusta.

Giacomo Casanova in his diary talks about another Istrian sort and another great wine…

Giacomo Casanova visited Vrsar several times and in his diary he describes a good wine Refosc and nice women… That Refosc could be Terran too because if you look at the grapes you will hardly note the difference and today Refosc is mostly cultivated in the Slovenian part of Istria while in other areas the dominant sort is Malvasia.

Another excellent wine can be found around Momjan area made of Muscatel sort.

On Istria from Smrikve you can learn much more…

To learn more about Istrian gastronomy and wine please visit the E-book about Istrian cultural heritage on www.smrikve.com/istria/ named “Istria from Smrikve” or join Discover Istria from Smrikve group on Linked In.

The grapes are very nice this year… and the wine should be extraordinary again…

From today… the most important part of wine transformation process starts ;)… and at the beginning of November we will make the first quality level tasting check :)…

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 and SMRIKVE LOUNGE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


11/09/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update September 2017)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA (Sept 2017)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #123 WTA (Sep 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA (Sep 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA (Sep 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP (Jul 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #158 ATP (Sep 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP (Jul 2017)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 11th of September 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 53 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #40 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #47 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #87 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #123 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #131 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #146 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #176 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #179 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #184 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #187 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #223 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #228 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #229 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #248 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #249 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #256 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #261 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #309 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #311 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #318 WTA

Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #350 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #356 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #363 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #426 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #437 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #443 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #452 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #459 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #469 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #482 WTA

Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #493 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #501 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #516 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #537 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #542 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #590 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #601 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #606 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #621 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #624 WTA

Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #690 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #696 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #729 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #772 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #780 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #814 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #816 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #826 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #837 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #841 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #875 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #882 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #922 WTA

• 31 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #56 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #95 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #158 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #159 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #189 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #230 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #232 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #293 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 298 ATP

Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #301 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #309 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #347 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #354 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #372 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #451 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #481 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #520 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #547 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #660 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #680 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #707 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #738 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #756 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #803 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #821 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #848 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #891 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinals – #920 ATP

Jeffrey SCHROSCH – 2005 player – #993 ATP

• 10 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #17 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #25 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #26 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #41 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #44 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #52 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #58 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #61 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #80 ATP

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

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #6 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #11 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #42 Tomas MACHAC
- #81 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #92 Duje AJDUKOVIC
- #97 Damien WENGER

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 winner (doubles), Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #57 Lea BOSKOVIC – Junior USOPEN 2017 runner up (doubles)
- #58 Tatiana PIERI
- #61 Ania HERTEL
- #68 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #71 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)

1boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo Musetti #10, Olga DANILOVIC #6)

4 boys are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Luca NARDI #1, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3, Jerome KYM #6)

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

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #228 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #451 ATP

Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #103 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #141 ATP doubles
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #87 WTA


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #293 ATP
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #301 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #520 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #738 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #920 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #305 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #179 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #426 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #821 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #146 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #179 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #875 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1048 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #480 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #803 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #862 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #729 WTA
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 2004 player, #882 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #56 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #95 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #159 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #298 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #347 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #354 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #47 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #123 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #176 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #229 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #248 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #437 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #501 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #841 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #298 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #2072 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #184 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #223 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #249 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #256 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #318 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #350 WTA


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

BOYS
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #547 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #707 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1299 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #47 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #187 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #309 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #443 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #624 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #780 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #158 ATP.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

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

BOYS
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #372 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #848 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1018 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1161 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #131 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #493 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #590 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #601 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #606 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #772 WTA


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE 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
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #189 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #309 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #481 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #756 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1469 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1517 ATP doubles
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #165 ITF
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #162 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #363 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #459 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #469 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #537 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #696 WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #123 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #307 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #452 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #482 WTA


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 (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #232 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #891 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #97 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #354 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1191 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #61 ITF
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #68 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #71 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #102 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #205 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #810 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #261 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1213 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #91 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #181 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #256 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #367 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #408 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #427 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #832 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1011 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1164 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2280 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #516 WTA
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #166 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #216 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #271 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #351 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #790 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #82 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #474 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #558 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #643 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #652 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #701 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #763 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #918 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1664 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #1935 ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #922 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #1130 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1219 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #180 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #235 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #260 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #425 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #466 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #499 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #641 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #829 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1172 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1453 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., not yet ranked ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #17 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #22 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #33 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #45 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #56 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #67 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #91 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #94 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #122 ETA U14
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #130 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #140 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #175 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #278 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1086 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #54 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #70 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #101 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #106 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #173 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #49 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #66 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #99 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #108 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #111 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #149 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #161 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #173 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #175 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #198 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #214 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #392 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #466 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #34 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #93 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #204 ETA U14
Veronica SIRCI (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #404 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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02/09/17

9 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Draws of the Junior US OPEN 2017: Olga Danilovic win her 3rd junior Grand Slam doubles title

Nice to recognize 9 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws of the Junior US OPEN 2017

GIRLS:

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Anhzelika ISAEVA (RUS) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) 7:6,6:4
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Naho SATO (JPN) 6:0,7:5
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) 5:7,1:6

Olga Danilovic win her 3rd junior Grand Slam doubles title and bring total Smrikva Bowl junior Grand Slam titles to 29 titles.

Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Victoria FLORES (USA) 6:4,4:6,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – En Shuo LIANG (KOR) 2:6,7:6,6:4
3rd round: Paula Arias Manjon – A.ANISIMOVA (USA) 3:6,2:6

qualification draw:
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Lea Ma (USA) 3:6,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – Violet Apisah (PNG) 6:7,6:4,6:4

Mihalea Loredana MARCULESCU (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Angelica BLAKE (USA) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Sofya LANSERE (RUS) 4:6,2:6

Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Hailey BAPTISTE (USA) 3:6,7:5,6:4
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) 6:7,4:6

Qualification Draw:
Ania HERTEL (POL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Ania Hertel – Gabriella Price (USA) 7:5,6.3
2nd round: Ania Hertel – Monica Cappelletti (ITA) 7:5,2:6,0:6

Sina ZUGER (SUI) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Sina Zuger – Yasmine Mansouri (FRA) 3:6,7:6,6:1
2nd round: Sina Zuger – Nikki Redelijk (USA) 5:7,6:4,4:6

Charlotte OWENSBY (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Maja Chwalinska (POL) 6:1,6:0


BOYS:

Main Draw:

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Ryan GOETZ (USA) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Uisung PARK (KOR) 7:5,4:6,0:6

Tomas MACHAC (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – Zizou BERGS (BEL) 7:6,6:7,6:3
2nd round: T. Machac – Sam RIFFICE (USA) 3:6,0:6

Qualification Draw:

Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lorenzo Musetti – Ajeet Rai (NZD) 6:4,7:5
2nd round: Lorenzo Musetti – Govind Nanda (USA) 3:6,7:6,1:6

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24/08/17

21 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws at US OPEN 2017

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

In 2013… out of eight possible first places former Smrikva Bowl players collected six first places: Ana Konjuh (Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open), Belinda Bencic (Junior Roland Garros and Junior Wimbledon), Gianluigi Quinzi (Junior Wimbledon) and Borna Coric (Junior US Open)…

… and since 2009 there are 22 Smrikva Bowl players holding 28 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

… and this time… there were 21 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws and Qualification Draws of this third Grand Slam in the season… US OPEN 2017: Dominic Thiem, Ana Konjuh, Borna Coric, Donna Vekic, Alex De Minaur, Tommy Paul, Ajla Tomljanovic, Petra Martic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Claire Liu, Nikola Milojevic, William Blumberg, Jana Fett, Ivana Jorovic, Nina Stojanovic, Irina Bara, Katie Boulter, Camilla Rosatello, Martina Trevisan, Ashley Lahey, Olga Ianchuk.

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #8 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Alex De Minaur (AUS) 6:4,6:1,6:1
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Taylor Fritz (USA) 6:4,6:4,4:6,7:5
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7:5,6:3,6:4
4th round: D.Thiem – J.Martin del Potro (ARG) 6:1,6:2,1:6,6:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Alex De Minaur (AUS) – #187 ATP
Taylor Fritz (USA) – #108 ATP
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – #34 ATP
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) – #28 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #62 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Jiri Vesely (CZE) 7:6,7:6,6:2
2nd round: Borna Coric – Alexander Zverev (GER) 3:6,7:5,7:6,7:6
3rd round: Borna Coric – Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4:6,3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Jiri Vesely (CZE) – #55 ATP
Alexander Zverev (GER) – #6 ATP
Kevin Anderson (RSA) – #32 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, currently ranked #187 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4:6,1:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Dominic Thiem (AUT) – #8 ATP

Tommy PAUL, Little Mo/Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, curretly ranked #159 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – Taro Daniel (JPN) 1:6,6:4,6:4,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Taro Daniel (JPN) – #118 ATP

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #160 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) 7:6,4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) – #105 ATP

William BLUMBERG, Little Mo/Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, currently ranked #654 ATP, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: William Blumberg – Cem Ilkel (Tur) 2:6,4:6

Players ranking: Cem Ilkel (Tur) – #238 ATP


Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #52 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Shuai Peng (CHN) 6:0,6:2
3rd round: Donna Vekic – Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) – #71 WTA
Shuai Peng (CHN) – #24 WTA
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – #17 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #227 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7:5,6:4
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Johanna Larsson (SWE) – #56 WTA
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) – #78 WTA

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #86 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) – #10 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #135 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Venus Williams (USA) 3:6,6:3,2:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Usue Arconada (USA) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Basak Eraydin (TUR) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Francoise Abanda (CAN) 6:3,6:4

Players ranking:
Usue Arconada (USA) – # 242 WTA
Basak Eraydin (TUR) – #172 WTA
Francoise Abanda (CAN) – #118 WTA
Venus Williams (USA) – #9 WTA

Claire LIU (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010, currently ranked #293 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Claire Liu – Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 6:7,6:7

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Claire Liu – Caroline Dolehide (USA) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Claire Liu – Sesil Karatantcheva (BGR) 4:6,6:4,7:6
3rd round: Claire Liu – Victoria Kamenskaya (RUS) 6:1,6:3

Players ranking:
Caroline Dolehide (USA) – #159 WTA
Sesil Karatantcheva (BGR) – #224 WTA
Victoria Kamenskaya (RUS) – #189 WTA
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) – #92 WTA

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #22 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6:4,0:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – #42 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Katie BOULTER, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #250 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Katie Boulter – Daniele Collins (USA) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Katie Boulter – Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6:4,2:6,6:4
3rd round: Katie Boulter – Ipek Soylu (TUR) 7:6,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Daniele Collins (USA) – #153 WTA
Danka Kovinic (MNE) – #106 WTA
Ipek Soylu (TUR) – #163 WTA

Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #131 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Jana Fett – Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) 6:3,5:7,6:2
2nd round: Jana Fett – Barbara Haas (AUT) 6:4,2:6,6:1
3rd round: Jana Fett – Danielle Lao (USA) 6:1,1:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Montserrat Gonzalez (PAR) – # 248 WTA
Barbara Haas (AUT) – #154 WTA
Danielle Lao (USA) – #218 WTA

Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #243 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Camilla Rosatello – Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 5:7,6:4,6:3
2nd round: Camilla Rosatello – Danielle Lao (USA) 3:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) – #153 WTA
Danielle Lao (USA) – #218 WTA

Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #144 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Petra Krejsova (CZE) 3:6,6:2,6:2
2nd round: Martina Trevisan – Lesley Kerkhove (NED) 0:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Petra Krejsova (CZE) – # 226 WTA
Lesley Kerkhove (NED) – #170 WTA

Irina BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #192 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:

1st round: Irina Bara – Myrtille Georges (FRA)
2nd round: Irina Bara – Bernarda Pera (USA) 3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Myrtille Georges (FRA) – # 223 WTA
Bernarda Pera (USA) – #146 WTA)

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #184 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Kaia Kanepi (Est) 2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Kaia Kanepi (Est) – # 421 WTA

Ashley LAHEY (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #456 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ashley Lahey – Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 6:0,7:5

Players ranking:
Sofya Zhuk (RUS) – #148 WTA

Olga IANCHUK (UKR) – 10th Smirkva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #213 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Olga Ianchuk – Allie Kiick (USA) 1:6,6:2,4:6

Players ranking:
Allie Kiick (USA) – #633 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #181 WTA, at US OPEN 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 2:6, 5:7

Players ranking:
Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) – # 150 WTA

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