Mitsova’s plan to success

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Next stop to European Championships: Croatian International.

Mitsova’s plan to success


Mariya Mitsova was the ultimate winner in Croatia (Photo: Mark Phelan)


Mitsova’s plan to success


4/1/2018 11:25 AM

Published by

Mireille van Daal

The Croatian International 2018 is over. With a big field of European participants, the last day of the tournament consisted of all European finals. Eight different nations were represented in the finals, so the strengths were evenly distributed through the different events.

Mariya Mitsova (Bulgaria) was responsible for one of the two titles Bulgaria took home. She was the favourite to win the tournament and her dominance was clear until the final.

— The final was definitely my hardest match, the Dane was fighting really hard.

— I made a lot of unforced errors which dragged the control of the game out of my hands. But in the end of both games I’m happy I managed to focus and take the win.

Read: Next stop to European Championships: Croatian International.

Put work into practice

That has meant a tournament win in Croatia for Mitsova without any game loss. Also in mixed doubles she put out a good performance. Only in semi-final she and Dimitar Yanakiev went down for the later winners Pawel Pietryja and Aneta Wojtkowska (Poland).

— My coach and I have been working on a few particular things in my game the last few weeks and I’m happy I managed to put them into practice this weekend.

— I am overall pleased with my performance!

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An overview of the finals

Women’s singles

Mariya Mitsova (Bulgaria) beats Iben Bergstein (Denmark): 22-20 22-20

Mixed doubles

Pawel Pietryja/Aneta Wojtkowska (Poland) beat Jaromir Janacek/Sabina Milova (Czech Republic): 21-10 21-10

Men’s singles

Daniel Nikolov (Bulgaria) beats Geogrii Karpov (Russia): 21-12 21-12

Women’s doubles

Ksenia Evgenova/Anastasiia Semenova (Russia) beat Marion Le Turdu/Melanie Potin (France): 19-21 21-11 21-14

Men’s doubles

Peter Lang/Thomas Legleitner (Germany) beat Philip Birker/Dominik Stipsits (Austria): 21-14 21-11

Find all the results of the Croatian International 2018 here.







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