TENNIS Ivan Dodig reached his first Grand Slam final this weekend, falling in the men's doubles final to the Bryan Brothers. Read more here: Dodig/Melo fall to Bryan Bros. in Wimbledon doubles final Ana Konjuh reached the semifinals of the Juniors tournament at Wimbledon before falling in three sets to American Taylor Townsend. Ana played the … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe- Summer Edition IV
In a day that saw nine Croatians compete in the various tournaments underway at Wimbledon, Petra Martić was knocked out in the third round on the women's side and Ivan Dodig dominated Igor Sijsling to advance to the 4th round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Sunday is a day of rest at Wimbledon before play gets back underway Monday with Dodig vs Ferrer and … [Read more...] about Dodig advances to Round of 16!
Croatians Around Europe The World SOCCER The 2013 U-20 World Cup kicked off for Croatia on Sunday as they beat Uruguay 1-0 in Turkey. Croatia is without arguably their four best eligible players, Josip Radošević, Mateo Kovačić, Alan Halilović, and Tin Jedvaj, and are led by Atalanta forward Marko Livaja. Livaja, who picked up a yellow card inside the first … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe- Summer Edition II
The first round of the French Open didn't go quite as planned for Croatia's five players in the singles draw, with only one advancing and two losing to lower seeded players. MEN Marin Cilić was the lone Croat winner in round one, comfortably defeating #102 Philipp Petzschner 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in a 90 minute match. Marin took advantage of 12 break points on his cruise to … [Read more...] about French Open Round 1 Recap
The 112th running of the French Open kick off this Sunday, May 26th, at the Stade Roland Garros. Maria Sharapova and Rafa Nadal will look to defend their titles from 2012, with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams being the most likely to dethrone them. Croatia has five players in the main draw, and one favorite in the junior tournament. MEN Marin Cilic comes into … [Read more...] about French Open 2013 Preview
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
Group One play in the Fed Cup is set to begin tomorrow, with Croatia's ladies traveling to Israel to take part in the four day tournament. Their Fed Cup hopes took a hit on Sunday, when their top ranked player, #62 Petra Martić, was forced to pull out of the competition with an injury. She was replaced by 22 year old Teresa Mrdeža, ranked 189th in the world. This will be … [Read more...] about Fed Cup Preview