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Mika Stojsavljevic


Mika is a late 2008-born player.

Plays lots of sports. Has only releatively recently decided to specialise in tennis.  

Tall-ish, athletic girl. A slightly 'deliberate' sort of style. But it's obviously developing.  

Coached by Lewandowski (and maybe others) - and hence an LTA favourite.

She recently was runner-up in the U16 GB National Championships (to Hannah)

Currently ITF 269

 

AND - has just got a wildcard into Nottingham 25k, and beaten Emma Wilson (WTA 868) in two sets. 

 

 



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Sunday 28th of April 2024 08:09:03 PM

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Morning, CD. Mika has been playing tennis since the age of 5 - every day and her parents have targeted tennis as a career. Other sports were mainly at school - she hasn't had time to play anything but tennis, given the amount of hours she practises. She was at Reed Tennis School too re coaches.

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TW18 wrote:

Morning, CD. Mika has been playing tennis since the age of 5 - every day and her parents have targeted tennis as a career. Other sports were mainly at school - she hasn't had time to play anything but tennis, given the amount of hours she practises. She was at Reed Tennis School too re coaches.


 Interesting. To be honest, that's what I thought. I'd written before that she seems very 'schooled' to me.

But then the commentator on the U16 nationals was making a real big deal about the fact that she was pursuing multi sports and had only recently decided to focus on tennis. So I thought I must be wrong and went with the official version.

Glad to know, TW18, that it's not me going mad. But unfortunate for Mika, in a way, because it then eliminates the commentator's implied argument that she's got a lot of uproom. So I won't change my juniors Word file  



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Goes to prove perseverance and hours on court can, actually, matter more than natural talent. Apart from Hannah, of course, who always had that naturalness on court, since very young. Hannah played a lot of serious hockey too.

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TW18 wrote:

Goes to prove perseverance and hours on court can, actually, matter more than natural talent. Apart from Hannah, of course, who always had that naturalness on court, since very young. Hannah played a lot of serious hockey too.


 Oh, definitely. Tennis is quite a technical sport - you need to lay the foundations - very difficult to step into it, green, so to speak. But natural talent alongside training is the best biggrin

I'm a strong believer in keeping some level of multi-sports. Even if it's similar. i.e. Federer used to play squash every week. Lots of the French boys certainly did high-level football for a period of time. 



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Very impressed today watching Mika beat an in-form Kay Dunne today, 1 and 3, at the Roehampton 50k. Fairly brutal clean winners off both wings, and led 4-0 in the second, and just overhit a bit as the finishing tape swung into view.

From comments above, seems that both she and Hannah Klugman go to the same Reed tennis school?

This should give them the chance to play each other on a very regular basis - and given that they are currently the youngest 2 players in the WTA top 1000, then they could hardly dream of finding better practice partners; and that does seem to possibly already having an effect on their progression.

Best of 365 H2H for the school U16 tennis trophy over the next 12 months, then continue the rivalry in Grand Slam finals.

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Very impressed today watching Mika beat an in-form Kay Dunne today, 1 and 3, at the Roehampton 50k. Fairly brutal clean winners off both wings, and led 4-0 in the second, and just overhit a bit as the finishing tape swung into view.

From comments above, seems that both she and Hannah Klugman go to the same Reed tennis school?

This should give them the chance to play each other on a very regular basis - and given that they are currently the youngest 2 players in the WTA top 1000, then they could hardly dream of finding better practice partners; and that does seem to possibly already having an effect on their progression.

Best of 365 H2H for the school U16 tennis trophy over the next 12 months, then continue the rivalry in Grand Slam finals.


 Hannah has now quit Reed's school and is doing schooling by correspondence

And I believe Mika is at the Loughborough academy, no?

But, yes, I was there today and Mika was certainly terribly impressive 



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If I remember correctly, Mika used to be at St Benedict's in Ealing, and is now based in Loughborough. I think Hannah was at Wimbledon High School for normal studies, but used the facilities at Reed's on the weekend.

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Yes, sorry, you're right, Hannah has quit Wimbledon High - my slip

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Mika smashes into the top-1000

19/02/24

WTA 863 (+170)

Mika is the second youngest ranked player in the top-1000 (behind Hannah)

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Just dreaming now if these talented youngsters like Hannah and Mika can go on to become another Coco. Wouldn't it be great.

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An impressive rise from Mika. So many exciting prospects - fingers crossed they can stay healthy and injury free and eventually make a good full transition to seniors.

(Also, thank you for highlighting the achievements of the juniors and sharing your "inside knowledge", CD. It's much appreciated by those of us who don't know much about this side of the game.)

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Yes thanks CD, this forum has been so interesting to read since I joined

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15 year-old Mika has been having a great run at the W35 in Nottingham this week

Three wins over three top-600 ranked players

R1:- Mika Stojsavljevic (GBR) WR874 [WC] def Lucie Nguyen Tan (FRA) WR530 7-6(4) 6-4

L16:- Mika Stojsavljevic (GBR) WR874 [WC] def Jessica Pieri (ITA) WR544 6-0 6-4

QF:- Mika Stojsavljevic (GBR) WR874 [WC] def Hikaru Sato (JPN) WR579 1-6 6-2 6-2



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Friday 26th of April 2024 03:50:50 PM

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And the great run got even better as, on 28.04.24, Mika went on to take the title, beating Julie Belgraver (FRA) 7-6(7) 6-3

(and beating Tamira Paszek in the semis)



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