Ivo Karlović celebrates first title since 2010 SOCCER Dinamo Zagreb's Champions League qualification got off to a perfect start with a 5-0 win over Fola Esch. The return leg in Zagreb finished 1-0 in Dinamo's favor. Full Story Here: GNK Dinamo Zagreb 5 – 0 CS Fola Esch (Final) Croatia had three HNL teams in 2nd round Europa League qualification … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe: Summer Edition VI
SOCCER Tottenham's bid for youngsters Tin Jedvaj and Alan Halilović fell through, with AS Roma sweeping up Jedvaj for a €5m fee. Halilović is expected to stay at Dinamo for another season. More here: Halilović deal off, Jedvaj to Roma Genoa has confirmed their signing of Croatian defender Šime Vrsajlko for an undisclosed fee. Šime will look to get … [Read more...] about Croatian Around Europe: Summer Edition V
Marin Čilić won the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Sunday for the third time in his career, improving his record to 17-4 in the tournament. He made quick work of #29 Jurgen Melzer, winning 6-3, 6-1, in just over an hour. Čilić was dominant on his serve, never letting Melzer get to break point. The win gives Marin 250 ATP points and he may move up from #12 when the new rankings … [Read more...] about Marin Čilić wins PZB Zagreb Indoors/ Fed Cup recap
16 year-old Osijek-born Donna Vekić won her first ever Grand Slam match (in her first try) Tuesday afternoon against the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlaváčková in the first round of the Australian Open. Vekić made quick work of her opponent in the 6-1, 6-2 win, taking both sets in only one hour and 12 minutes. She will now face former world #1 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round … [Read more...] about Donna Vekić on the board!
Photo: World Tennis Magazine The first Grand Slam of the year kicks off from Melbourne on Monday, but what should we expect from the Croatians this time around at the Australian Open? Besides Croatia's 2005 Davis Cup title, Marin Čilić's 2010 Australian Open semifinal appearance and Ivan Ljubičić's 2010 BNP Paribas Open championship, Croatian tennis has been dormant, to … [Read more...] about 2013 Australian Open preview
Photo: Reuters Another Australian Open and another lackluster performance from Croatia's tennis players. Ivan Ljubičić, seeded at #28 for the Aussie Open, fell to Slovak qualifier Lukas Lacko in five sets during first round play while Ivan Dodig was forced to retire early due to injury after taking the first set from Portugal's Frederico Gil, also in the first round. That … [Read more...] about Karlović Serve No Problem for Federer
CroatianSoccerReport.com caught an exclusive interview with up and coming Croatian tennis player, Marin Čilić, while at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Ca. Wednesday. In route to the main stadium, we saw Čilić practicing on one of the outer courts with his trainer. When the 19-year old Čilić was asked how it felt to lose to fellow Croatian, Ivan Ljubičić, in the … [Read more...] about ČILIĆ INTERVIEW & LJUBIČIĆ UPDATE