Now this is advice: Mirjana Lucic at Australian Open
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

World number 79 Lucic-Baroni upset Pliskova to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne - 18 years after she reached the same stage at Wimbledon.

The 34-year-old hardly played in the early years of the century because of a series of personal issues.
"I can't believe this, this is crazy," said Lucic-Baroni.

"The only thing I can say is God is good. I can't believe I'm in the semi-finals again. I feel a little bit in shock right now.

"I know this means a lot to every player but to me this is overwhelming, this has truly made my life and everything bad that has happened OK."
Lucic-Baroni was a tennis prodigy, winning junior titles at the Australian and US Opens, and winning the Australian Open doubles with Martina Hingis in 1998.

She went on to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon the following year, losing to Steffi Graf.
Lucic-Baroni and Williams will meet for the first time since Wimbledon 1998 in Thursday's semi-final, which begins at 03:00 GMT.

"It is really happening for the mid-30s," said Williams.
"Mirjana - it is so good to see her back out and inspiring to see her in the semi-finals. Whatever happens there will be someone in the final in their mid-thirties."

And here is Mirjana Lucic giving the best advice ever to any athlete that's struggling...


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