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Maria Kirilenko Is Good!

I saw her for the first time vs. Serena last night and she is now one of my favorite players, is anyone else impressed? I love her groundstrokes, they're just lovely. She's also a very gorgeous young girl, but I'm talking tennis ability...Does anyone else think she's a future Top 10ner?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2004, 09:58 AM
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Didn't see it. But on RG website that was the match that was tauted to be the match of the day and it sure lived upto expectations results wise. Don't know how good the tennis was though as i didn't see it.
At the same time this could have been another sprem, fights like hell against venus and wimpers out of the FO.

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Only God knows if she's a future top tenner. There are so many other people, who have that potential and someone would not fit into the top-10. But, yeah. Maybe she is a future top ten player.

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2004, 10:14 AM
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future top 10ner or not she is one awesome player

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Masha played amazingly against Serena... she uses her brain on court, which is good to see, and was placing the ball where she wanted pretty much at will until 4-2 in the decider. She's had some awful losses, though, so clearly she's not always like this... we shall see.
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What impressed me the most was her willingness to go to the net. And unlike Sharapova, who just bashes the ball, she didn't overplay a lot of balls.

This chick is the complete package if she holds it all together.
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i saw her play and it took me about 3 minutes to became a fan
she's awesome, i love her (on court that is )
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She's good, but I don't know about the top 10, it's pretty crowded up there.

Top 20 definitely, top 10 maybe.

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she reminds me of a more PRECISE Sharapova. More COmposed.

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she reminds me of a more PRECISE Sharapova. More COmposed.
I thought the same thing, but I fear that age/maturity will rob her of that confidence she exudes from not having the pressures the other players do, no points to defend, absolutely nothing to lose.

I was very impressed.

Yes, it is crowded in the top ten, they'll be like crabs trying to scamper over each other trying to get to the top, but the best and strongest will survive.
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Still mad they didn't show the match here... instead showing Ferrero's loss 3 times.


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i think there are a few Russians better than her...
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Yes I think right now there are better Russians then her (Kuznetsova, Safina, Sharapova especially) but shes the youngest of the lot, and I think given time her game will mature and develope (or at least hopefully it will, I dont want her to do a Vera Z and just stick to the same game that she was playing when 16).

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her serve looks pretty fragile...maybe she should take lessons from Svetlana
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Yes it was her serve which broke down in the end...she reminds me of Dementieva actually, in more ways then one

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