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Maria Kirilenko
RUS Ranking 25
2005


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Sydney Jan 16 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko - C Horiatopoulos-WC 6-1 6-2
Qual 2 D Chladkova(4) - M Kirilenko 6-0 6-2


Australian Open Jan 30 2005
1 M Kirilenko - A Kapros 5-7 6-2 6-4
2 A Ivanovic - M Kirilenko 6-1 6-1


Pan Pacific Open Feb 6 2005
1 M Kirilenko - S Peng 6-3 6-2
2 D Hantuchova(8) - M Kirilenko 4-6 6-0 6-2


Hyderabad Feb 13 2005
1 M Kirilenko(8) - T Poutchek-LL 6-3 6-1
2 M Kirilenko(8) - M Santangelo 3-6 6-3 7-64
QF M Kirilenko(8) - N Li(1) 6-4 6-3
SF S Mirza - M Kirilenko(8) 6-4 7-64


Doha Feb 27 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko(8) - A Kapros 6-1
Qual 2 M Kirilenko(8) - A Kremer 6-4 6-2
Qual 3 M Kirilenko(8) - S Stosur(2) 6-2 6-1
1 M Kirilenko-Q - L Safarova-Q 6-3 6-1
2 M Kirilenko-Q - P Schnyder(5) 6-0 1-6 6-2
QF A Mauresmo(1) - M Kirilenko-Q 6-2 6-2


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Dubai Mar 6 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko - T Li 6-74 7-65 6-1
Qual 2 A Ivanovic(8) - M Kirilenko 7-5 6-1


Indian Wells Mar 20 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko(1) - T Pisnik 6-74 6-3 4-0
Qual 2 M Kirilenko(1) - K Mc Cain(23) 6-1 6-3
1 M Kirilenko-Q - T Perebiynis 6-0 6-1
2 M Kirilenko-Q - E Bovina(8) 6-3 6-1
3 M Kirilenko-Q - A Medina Garrigues(28) 6-4 6-4
4 C Martinez(23) - M Kirilenko-Q 7-5 6-3


Miami Apr 3 2005
1 M Kirilenko - A Chakvetadze 7-5 6-3
2 A Mauresmo(1) - M Kirilenko 4-6 6-4 6-1


Warsaw May 1 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko(1) - R Kuti Kis 6-0 6-0
Qual 2 M Kirilenko(1) - G Navratilova 6-3 6-2
Qual 3 M Kirilenko(1) - M Pastikova(6) 2-6 6-1 6-4
1 M Kirilenko-Q - I Benesova 6-1 6-2
2 K Clijsters-WC(7) - M Kirilenko-Q 6-2 6-1


Berlin May 8 2005
1 M Kirilenko - F Zuluaga 6-3 6-1
2 J Henin-Hardenne(12) - M Kirilenko 2-6 6-1 6-3


Rome May 15 2005
1 S Farina Elia(13) - M Kirilenko 6-4 6-1


Roland Garros June 5 2005
1 E Birnerova-Q - M Kirilenko 2-6 7-5 6-3


Birmingham June 12 2005
1 M Kirilenko(15) - Y Fedak 6-3 6-2
2 J Jackson-Q - M Kirilenko(15) 6-2 6-3


Hertogenbosch June 19 2005
1 M Kirilenko - K Peschke 6-4 6-3
2 D Safina(4) - M Kirilenko 6-4 7-62


Wimbledon July 3 2005
1 M Kirilenko - E Callens-Q 6-2 7-63
2 M Maleeva - M Kirilenko 6-2 6-3


San Diego Aug 7 2005
1 D Hantuchova(14) - M Kirilenko 7-65 6-1


Los Angeles Aug 14 2005
1 M Kirilenko - M Irvin-WC 4-6 7-5 6-2
2 M Sharapova(1) - M Kirilenko 7-67 6-2



Toronto Aug 21 2005
1 M Bartoli - M Kirilenko 6-4 3-0


New Haven Aug 28 2005
Qual 1 M Kirilenko(4) - A Parra Santonja 7-5 7-5
Qual 2 M Kirilenko(4) - C Gullickson-WC 7-5 7-67
Qual 3 J Jackson - M Kirilenko(4) 6-1 6-1
1 M Kirilenko-LL - S Farina Elia 6-1 6-3
2 A Chakvetadze - M Kirilenko-LL 6-3 6-3


US Open Sep 11 2005
1 M Kirilenko - L Pous Tio 6-2 6-3
2 V Williams(10) - M Kirilenko 6-1 6-3


Beijing Sep 25 2005
1 M Kirilenko - J Jackson-Q 7-5 7-5
2 M Kirilenko - A Nakamura-Q 6-1 7-63
QF M Kirilenko - T Sun-WC 6-1 6-3 S
F M Kirilenko - M Sharapova(1) 6-4 2-1
F M Kirilenko - A Groenefeld(9) 6-3 6-4


Guangzhou Oct 2 2005
1 M Kirilenko(4) - M Camerin 6-4 7-61
2 M Kirilenko(4) - A Parra Santonja 6-4 6-2
QF J Zheng(5) - M Kirilenko(4) 6-3 6-710 6-1


Japan Open Oct 9 2005
1 M Kirilenko(4) - A Morita-WC 6-4 6-4
2 M Kirilenko(4) - H Nagyova 6-4 6-2
QF M Kirilenko(4) - J Craybas 6-2 4-6 6-2
SF N Vaidisova(2) - M Kirilenko(4) 6-4 6-2


Moscow Oct 16 2005
1 V Zvonareva - M Kirilenko-WC 6-2 6-3

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2005 IN DETAIL

JANUARY

Made debut at Australian Open, defeating Kapros in 1r before loss to Ivanovic in 2r.

FEBRUARY
Advanced to 2r at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] with win against Peng before falling to No.8 seed Hantuchova in three sets; for second straight year, showed impressive form at Hyderabad (finalist in '04), reaching second career Tour SF as No.8 seed; defeated lucky loser Poutchek, Santangelo and top seed Li Na to reach SF before falling to Mirza in straight sets; solid week produces a new career-high of No.73 on Feb. 14 rankings; also reached SF in doubles at same event (w/Tanasugarn); as qualifier at Doha, reached fourth career QF and first at Tier II event with victories against qualifier Safarova and No.5 seed Schnyder before loss to top seed Mauresmo; victory against No.14-ranked Schnyder was career-best victory in only fourth match versus Top 20 player; moves to career-best No.67 on February 28 rankings.

MARCH
As qualifier at Indian Wells, had best career Tier I performance by reached 4r; defeated Perebiynis, No.8 seed Bovina and No.28 seed Medina Garrigues before loss to No.23 seed Martinez; also reaches SF in doubles at Indian Wells as qualifier with Salerni, falling to No.2 seeds Petrova/Shaughnessy; breaks into Top 50 in singles for first time on March 21 at No.48; defeated Chakvetadze in 1r at Miami before taking top seed Mauresmo to three sets in 2r loss.

APRIL
As qualifier at Warsaw, defeated Benesova in 1r match before straight sets loss to No.7 seed Clijsters in 2r match; also reached SF in doubles at Warsaw (w/Domachowska).

MAY
After 1r victory against Zuluaga in Berlin, fell to No.12 seed and eventual winner Henin-Hardenne in 2r; continues successful climb in singles rankings, moving to a new career-high of No.45 on May 9; in Rome singles debut, falls to No.13 seed Farina Elia in 1r; reached first doubles final of season at Rome (w/Medina Garrigues), losing to No.2 seeds Black/Huber in championship match; fell in 1r at Roland Garros for first time, losing to qualifier Birnerova in three sets.

JUNE
As No.15 seed at Birmingham, defeated Fedak in 1r before falling to Jackson in next match; defeated Peschke in 1r at 's-Hertogenbosch before falling to No.4 seed Safina in next round; records first singles victory at Wimbledon, defeating qualifier Callens in 1r before falling to Maleeva in next match.

AUGUST
Lost to No.14 seed Hantuchova in 1r at San Diego; defeated wild card Irvin in 1r at Los Angeles before falling to top seed Sharapova in straight sets; retired during 1r match at Toronto vs. Bartoli in 2nd set due to right knee pain; as lucky loser at New Haven, defeated Farina Elia in 1r before loss to countrywoman Chakvetadze in 2r; reached final in doubles at New Haven (w/Dulko), falling to Raymond/Stosur in championship match.

SEPTEMBER
Advanced to 2r at US Open, defeating Pous Tio in 1r before straight sets loss to No.10 seed Venus Williams; victory vs. Pous Tio was win No.100 of career; captures first career Tour title in first final of year at Beijing, defeating No.9 seed Groenefeld in final, 63 64; did not drop a set en route to title, defeating qualifiers Jackson and Nakamura, along with wild card Sun to reach SF; faced world No.1 Sharapova in SF, but advanced when Sharapova retired midway through second set with right pectoral muscle strain; makes Top 40 debut following Beijing title, reaching new career-high of No.28 on September 26; carried winning streak with her to Guangzhou and reached QF as No.4 seed, defeating Camerin and Parra Santonja before falling in three sets to Zheng.

OCTOBER
Continued strong play in Asia with SF finish as No.4 seed at Tokyo [Japan Open], falling to No.2 seed and eventual champion Vaidisova, also won second career Tour doubles title at Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Dulko); fell in 1r for first time in last six Tour events at Moscow (as WC, l. to Zvonareva).

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Year Highlights

SINGLES

Winner (1):
2005 - Beijing
Finalist (0)

Semifinalist (2):
2005 - Hyderabad, Tokyo [Japan Open].

Quarterfinalist (2):
2005 - Doha, Guangzhou

DOUBLES
Winner (1):
2005 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Dulko)

Finalist (2):

2005 - Rome (w/Medina Garrigues), New Haven (w/Dulko).

Semifinalist (4):

2005 - Sydney (w/Yakimova), Hyderabad (w/Tanasugarn), Indian Wells (w/Salerni), Warsaw (w/Domachowska).

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Grand Slam History

Australian Open: 2nd. Round
Roland Garros: 1st. Round
Wimbledon: 2nd. Round
US Open: 2nd. Round

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Year To Date Achievements

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles
1
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles titles 1
Prize Money $382,559
Win Loss Record - Singles 41-24
Win Loss Record - Doubles 27-16

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WTA Ranking History
Season-Ending Singles 2005-25; 2004-111; 2003-122; 2002-417
Career-High Singles No. 25 (October 31, 2005)
Career-High Doubles No. 25 (October 17, 2005)

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Finally is done... Hopefully it becomes useful to you.

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Thanks Luis

A lot of time and effort must have been put into that, great work!
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No problem... it is all for Maria and her fans...

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Great work, DZ, great work!

Elena Dementieva
Maria Kirilenko

Patty Schnyder, Anastasia Myskina
Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian

"I think I played well, I just finished at the wrong time."

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Luis - Awesome!!!! We all know this was a labor of love for you, thanks for sharing.
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Labor of love for myself? Sure What ever that means...

I am impressed by her ranking jump

2004-111 -> 2005-25

we could be having Maria in the top 15 by the end of this year to come...

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Ehem, labor of love for you to do this for Makiri.
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I don't htink she cares about my work... At leawst it can be useful if we have to go to defend her at the GM ...

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To be honest i have been so impressed by her year i wasnt expecting her to improve sooo much and play so well this year was a real suprise.
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