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What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

Could someone tell me when she will be playing next?

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good quest. im also looking forward the next makiri appearance
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My guess would be Doha and Dubai and then Indian Wells and Miami. But that's just a guess.

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Ok Thanks alot. Where is her schedule? I want her to do well. She only needs more mental strength. This kid wasn't that far from reaching her first slam final. She had Dani on the ropes and could of beat Ana.

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My guess would be Doha and Dubai and then Indian Wells and Miami. But that's just a guess.
According to the entry lists, that's correct. She might have to play qualifying in Dubai, the field there is very tough.

So no 'easy' tournaments for Maria, she'll concentrate on the bigger ones.
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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

Having played so many tournamens last year, Maria's ranking may seem artificially high to some. However, I look at it a bit differently. If she plays fewer events, I reckon her form should improve and she'll be a better player.

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Having played so many tournamens last year, Maria's ranking may seem artificially high to some. However, I look at it a bit differently. If she plays fewer events, I reckon her form should improve and she'll be a better player.
While she has played 28 events over the past calendar year which is among the highest number on the tour, only the best 17 events count. (Actually, what it really is is that the Grand Slams + Miami count and then your Best 12 outside of those. This is why her first round losses at Wimbledon and Miami count towards her ranking.)

My guess is that she will play less events, too, and that she'll reach further into the events than the second round in more of them this year. From here until August, none of the results she will be defending will be in tournaments where she's won more that one match. So, this is a perfect time for her to improve her ranking. It will be tougher when the American hardcourt season begins because her results were very good.

It'd be nice if we knew where she was playing, though.

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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

could someone give a link(s) to entry lists of tournaments that maria is sure to participate?
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While she has played 28 events over the past calendar year which is among the highest number on the tour, only the best 17 events count. (Actually, what it really is is that the Grand Slams + Miami count and then your Best 12 outside of those. This is why her first round losses at Wimbledon and Miami count towards her ranking.)

My guess is that she will play less events, too, and that she'll reach further into the events than the second round in more of them this year. From here until August, none of the results she will be defending will be in tournaments where she's won more that one match. So, this is a perfect time for her to improve her ranking. It will be tougher when the American hardcourt season begins because her results were very good.

It'd be nice if we knew where she was playing, though.
She must start playing better on clay and grass. There are a lot of points to be made up there. She had her major breakthrough in many people's eyes on clay (FO 2004) and she potentially has a very good game for grass. Hopefully Van Harpen will make a difference here. The problem, I suspect, has been tactics.

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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

Maria should be playing at the following:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1

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Maria should be playing at the following:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1
could you add dates to that tournaments?
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Maria should be playing at the following:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1
Bangalore could be a good place to gain some points as we know how she likes to play in India
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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

Too bad she's not playing Paris


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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

That are some big tournaments she's going to compete in.
And a lot of points to earn for her.

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Re: What Tournaments has Maria entered in 2008??

So, when exactly Maria play. This week? Doha? Is there any schedule?
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