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Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

Bye bye red dirt, hello green/yellowish grass!

Looks like Kiri is taking next week off.
Then its UNICEF Open, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and Wimbledon.

What results will make Kiri fans happy?

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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

If she doesn't lose against player ranked below her I would be quite happy

At least 1/4 in 's-Hertogenbosch, 1/2 would be great.

At least 1/16 in Wimbledon to defend her points. 1/8 would be a good performance, I really hope Maria could do this, the draw will be determinant. Anything better and Maria would be a tennis goddess in my eyes (is she already one ?)
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

First time I watched Kiri in Rosmalen she lost to Cirstea.
Then beat Olaru and lost to Flipkens.
So I'd say QF this year!


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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

She always seems to struggle a bit on grass despite having a good all court game with beautiful volleys. Why do you guys think that is?
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

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She always seems to struggle a bit on grass despite having a good all court game with beautiful volleys. Why do you guys think that is?
I think the fast pace grass courts give Kiri less time to retrieve balls.
Kiri does have a good volleys and net play. Perhaps serve and volley could be her secret weapon at Wimbledon.

is that why Kiri was practicing them at Rome?

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Oh I like the idea of Maria's secret weapon for Wimbledon
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

With her weak serve, she better not tries serve and volley
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

Maybe she could try ancestral chip & charge
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Maybe she could try ancestral chip & charge
that requires one handed backhand slice. I'm not sure if that is part of Kiri's repertoire.

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that requires one handed backhand slice. I'm not sure if that is part of Kiri's repertoire.

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Well, ok...

She could create the marvellous "Kirichip & Charge" with her incredible two handed slice
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

's-Hertogenbosch draw:

[1] K Clijsters (BEL) vs. M Niculescu (ROU)
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
L Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs. A Chakvetadze (RUS)
K Date-Krumm (JPN) vs. [6] M Kirilenko (RUS)

[4] F Pennetta (ITA) vs. A Bondarenko (UKR)
J Dokic (AUS) vs. A Kudryavtseva (RUS)
R Marino (CAN) vs. J Larsson (SWE)
[WC] K Flipkens (BEL) vs. [8] K Zakopalova (CZE)

[7] R Vinci (ITA) vs. P Hercog (SLO)
A Dulgheru (ROU) vs. Qualifier
[WC] L Robson (GBR) vs. A Parra Santonja (ESP)
A Brianti (ITA) vs. [3] Y Wickmayer (BEL)

[5] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs. S Halep (ROU)
B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs. K Barrois (GER)
[WC] K Bertens (NED) vs. S Errani (ITA)
Qualifier vs. [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS)


Terrible draw.
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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

Go Maria!




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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

Good luck for the grass season Maria

Even tough this is not her best surface, I believe in Lil' Masha
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Good luck but not an easy start

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Re: Grass is always green on Kiri's lawn

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Good luck but not an easy start
Yes the first round seems harder than the possible 2nd round...

Is Kimiko really that good ?

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