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Cheer for us, said Ruzic

30.05.2022.

The draw of the WTA Makarska Open by Valamar has been drawn. Tena Lukas got Chinese Xiya Wang, Antonia Ružić got Bosnian tennis player Deu Herdželaš, Tara Wurth got Hungarian Rék Jana, and Marijana Dražić got Austrian Julia Grabher.

Cheer for us, said Ruzic

The fate of 32 young girls was determined on the terrace of the Places by Valamar hotel. Not exactly their life path right now, not to be dramatic, but what’s going to happen to them this week got its direction on Monday at 3:30 p.m. That is when the draw for the WTA 125k tournament in Makarska began.

"Welcome to the first edition of the WTA 125k Makarska Open", greeted the director Feliks Lukas gathered on the terrace, in a relaxed atmosphere, with champagne and strawberries and a breeze that was just enough to cool the crowd.

Serbian tennis players Aleksandra Krunić and Olga Danilović and Croatian hopeful Antonija Ružić were at the table with director Lukas. Supervisor Roberto Raineri from Italy was the "head of the parade".

"We are going to the draw immediately because the players don't have time to lose, they have to go to training," said director Lukas.

"Who am I playing with?" cried Danilović.

The sun "burned" on the screen, so she couldn't see well, but she soon found out that her rival was the Japanese Eri Hozumi.

Then the audience's favorite, Aleksandra Krunić, took the microphone.

"I hope that a lot of people will watch us in Makarska." The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of problems and now it means a lot to us that more people are watching. Let them enjoy our tennis ", said Aleksandra Krunić, already well known to Croatian viewers.

"Yes, it's nice that we finally have the opportunity to enjoy the draw ceremony, which we couldn't do for a while because of the COVID-19 protocol. I hope for good matches and that we will eat well here ", Olga Danilović made everyone laugh.

Tournaments in Croatia are especially important for domestic players. Antonija Ružić is a rising girl, and she will have her premiere on the big stage here.

"I am excited and happy, thank you Feliks for allowing me to have my first WTA tournament here in Croatia. Cheer for us ", said Antonija Ružić.

Finally, the message was sent by Director Lukas:

"Thanks to Makarska, led by Mayor Zoran Paunović, and Valamar, who hosted us at the Places by Valamar Hotel. I can promise it will be even better next year. I don't know about the ranking of the tournament for the next year, whether it will grow, but I can announce that we'll try to be better on every field. "

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