How important is Hajduk to the city of Split? Mate Pavić locked up his first mixed doubles title at Wimbledon Thursday night. During the trophy presentation at Centre Court, Pavić used his "airtime" to find Ivan Perišić in the crowd and send him a public message: "Vrime je" (It's time). This is what every Hajduk fan is asking of the 34 year-old Perišić after rumors … [Read more...] about Pavić To Perišić: “Vrime Je”
The good times officially kicked off on February 17th, 2008, a few months after Croatia knocked "mighty" England out of EURO 2008 qualifying. Thank you all for being part of this incredible journey in “Uniting Croatian Fans Around The World!” It seriously wouldn't be the same without you guys talking shop, debating, and arguing on a daily basis. This has been the … [Read more...] about CROATIANSPORTS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!
Donna Vekić ran out of gas Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne in only her second ever Grand Slam quarterfinal match. She lost 3-6, 2-6 to Sabalenka, who was simply better and more powerful on the day. However, Vekić didn't do herself any favors in the 2-setter as she double faulted 13 times in the match and only hit her 1st serve in at a 50% conversion rate. It's a shame she lost … [Read more...] about #5 Sabalenka Ends Vekić’s Australian Open Dream; Next Stop: Indian Wells
After a turbulent 2nd set with over a dozen unforced errors, Vekić rallied in the 3rd set to defeat Czech 17 year-old Fruhvirtova 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Vekić will now play #5 Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinal round Wednesday in Melbourne. This matches the farthest Vekić has ever gone in a Grand Slam as she made it to the US Open quarters in 2019. … [Read more...] about Donna Vekić Punches Ticket To 1st Ever Australian Open Quarterfinal!
Vekić made quick work of Spaniard Parrizas Diaz Saturday afternoon in Melbourne winning 6-2, 6-2 and will now play in the 4th Round. She will play an unranked player from the Czech Republic; either Vondroušová or Fruhvirtová. Vekić has never got past the Aussie Open 4th Round and with one more win will book her ticket to the quarterfinals. She is Croatia's last singles player … [Read more...] about Donna Vekić Wins Again To Make The Australian Open Sweet 16!
Donna Vekić cruised past #18 Liudmila Samsonova Thursday night in Melbourne, winning 6-3, 6-0 and will now play in the 3rd Round of the Australian Open. This match only lasted 66 minutes which is important as you want to keep the mileage off the legs late in Grand Slam tournaments. Vekić will now play unranked 31 year-old Spaniard Nuria Párrizas Díaz in the Round of 32. Vekić … [Read more...] about Vekić Punches 3rd Round Ticket After Dismissing #18 Samsonova In 66 Minutes
Petra Martić easily won her 1st Round Australian Open match against Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 6-4 and will now play the winner of #23 Zhang/Tig in the 2nd Round. They have yet to start their match as rain obliterated the tennis schedule in Melbourne on Tuesday. Martić's best appearance at the Australian Open was a 4th Round finish in 2018. At the moment, she would be on course to … [Read more...] about Martić Wins Opening Match In Straight Sets, Vekić Goes Through After Tiebreaker
34 year-old Marin Čilic unfortunately had to bow out of the Australian Open tournament this year due to a knee injury. He is arguably Croatia's greatest tennis player of all-time and is currently ranked #18 in the world. Due to Čilić's absence, 26 year-old Borna Ćorić will be Croatia's only men's singles player at the tournament this year. However, before the seats ever got … [Read more...] about Ćorić Gets Bounced In Straight Sets On Day 1; Martić, Vekić To Carry Croatian Flag In Singles At 2023 Australian Open With Čilić Out (Injury)
#15 Marin Čilić is cruising at the 2022 US Open through the first two rounds and has yet to drop a set. After making it to the semifinals of the French Open this year, Čilić had to sit out Wimbledon due to testing positive for COVID. He beat Maximilian Marterer and Albert Ramos Viñolas in the first two rounds with minimal court time to keep his legs fresh. Čilić will now play … [Read more...] about Čilić Cruising At US Open, Martić Takes Down #4