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nouf
Dec 9th, 2004, 09:28 AM
Nouf first news! :rolleyes:

Toray Pan Pacific Open Tokyo, Japan
January 31 - February 6, 2005
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,300,000
Draw: 28M/32Q/16D
Surface: Carpet/Indoors
Tournament Director: Toshio Noji
Official Web Site:
http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp

For frenchies! http://mashafan.free.fr/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=64&mode=&order=0&thold=0

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Sharapova to return to Japan for Pan Pacific

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova will take part in the 2005 Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament, organizers said on Thursday.

The Russian, who won October's Japan Open, will be the tournament's No 2 seeded player and will be challenged by top seeded Lindsay Davenport of the United States.

"I'm so excited to return to Japan," Sharapova said in a statement released by organizers. "I love playing in Tokyo for the best tennis fans in the world."

The Pan Pacific Open, a WTA Tier 1 event, runs from January 29 to February 6 indoors at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

mashafan.free.fr news again! :-)

Lemonskin.
Dec 19th, 2004, 06:43 PM
:D Even though it doesn't have any posts in it, I like nouf's Tokyo thread waaaay better than Duiz's, because it was here first.

Duiz could take example from such a fine, upstanding young citizen as nouf :)

Andy Mac
Dec 24th, 2004, 12:43 AM
Gooo Marrriaa

faust
Dec 24th, 2004, 04:19 AM
y did duiz make a duplicate?? ;)

thanx for the info nouf...go maria!! :bounce:

nouf
Dec 24th, 2004, 11:25 AM
sure its duplicate of duiz!

i was first! :-)

Edward.
Dec 24th, 2004, 01:17 PM
Yes, Nouf was first!

And Luis made a duplicate to be a pain in the ass.

Dan23
Jan 27th, 2005, 11:37 PM
Coming up next week...Good luck Masha :hatoff:

Current Entry List
1 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 1
2 MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS) 4 :worship:
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 5
4 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 6
5 Patty Schnyder (SUI) 14
6 Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 17
7 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 21
8 Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 24
9 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 25
10 Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 28
11 Lisa Raymond (USA) 30
12 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 31
13 Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 37
14 Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 40
15 Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 43
16 Klara Koukalova (CZE) 46
17 Kristina Brandi (PUR) 47
18 Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 48
19 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) 51
20 Alina Jidkova (RUS) 55
21 Jill Craybas (USA) 59
22 [WC] Miho Saeki (JPN) 252
+ Qualies etc..

Andy Mac
Jan 28th, 2005, 12:11 AM
Goo Mashaa

Andy.
Jan 28th, 2005, 01:16 AM
Good luck Masha move on from dissapointment and do your best.

Maria Croft
Jan 28th, 2005, 07:14 AM
Go Maria !! win your first tier 1 tournament !!

~CANUCK~
Jan 28th, 2005, 09:03 PM
Go masha. Kick some ass in this weak teir 1 :D, great chance to win a big event

Josh B.
Jan 28th, 2005, 09:23 PM
GO MASHA!!!!!!

faust
Jan 29th, 2005, 02:08 AM
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go maria! like as everybody said!
good luck! kick the no.1's ass!

.

no1mariafan
Jan 30th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Davenport (1) -bye
Obata vs. Seaki
Nakamura vs. q
Benesova vs. Jankovic (7)

Kuzntesova (3) -bye
Pratt vs. q
Peng vs. Kirlenko
Jidkova vs. Hantuchova (8)

Sugiyama (5) vs. Vinci
Asagoe vs. q
Morigami vs. S.Lorenzo
Dementieva (4) -bye

Likhosteva (6) vs. Parra
Craybass vs. Panova
Vento-Kabchi vs. q
Sharapova (2) -bye

A possible meeting with Elena in the Semis :D

Dan23
Jan 30th, 2005, 11:23 AM
Thanks Tweedy ;)
Not too bad a draw for Masha, she shouldnt play until Wednesday..CMON Maria :hatoff:

Dan23
Jan 30th, 2005, 11:28 AM
BTW Cmon Masha K too :D

Fostin
Jan 30th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Masha wins the tournament! ;)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jan 31st, 2005, 01:09 AM
Ajde Maria!

faust
Jan 31st, 2005, 09:04 AM
.

she got a bye...ha!

.

MaitaBaby
Jan 31st, 2005, 09:28 AM
Good draw for Masha. :) I'm hoping for a Masha-Elena SF.. but that's still a long way to go.. Kick ass in the next round Mash!! :D

Andy.
Jan 31st, 2005, 10:07 AM
Lets hope Maria doesnt play untill wed or thurs she needs all the rest she can get seeing she is playing next week too.

Szymanowski
Jan 31st, 2005, 07:30 PM
Good luck Maria, you can win this. Its played indoors on a very fast surface. Should suit Maria's game.

I think Maria is the tournament favourite to win. I have to check!
Dude, she's #2 seed :p she can win tho

especially if davenport's not at her best :D

Teemu
Jan 31st, 2005, 07:44 PM
I think Maria may very well be considered as the favourite, even though she's seeded 2nd. Out of these players, her game has been by far the most impressive this season. If I'd have to pick her toughest opponent, I'd say Dementieva. Ofcourse the conditions will be quite different than in the AO but that should only favor Maria. She really has a great chance to win here, and I hope she does.
Go Masha!

no1mariafan
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:37 PM
Court 1-11.00

Aiko Nakamura vs. Ryoko Fuda
Akiko Morigami vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
Maria Sharapova vs. Maria Vento-Kabchi

Third on court. Time doesnt mean a lot to me in Japan.

Maria Croft
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:58 PM
Good luck to Maria for her match tomorrow !!

Andy.
Feb 1st, 2005, 08:45 PM
Good luck today Maria vento should be a good first match for her to get into stride.

Fostin
Feb 1st, 2005, 08:46 PM
can we watch the match LIVE from any website??

Dan23
Feb 1st, 2005, 10:39 PM
Good timing :D
Tokyo's only 1hr ahead of here :banana:
Good luck Masha :hatoff:

Andy Mac
Feb 1st, 2005, 11:42 PM
so that means its 14 hrs ahead of toronto..right danny?

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 12:12 AM
Correct :D
The match should start in around 4-5 hours from now..

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Feb 2nd, 2005, 03:08 AM
http://img199.exs.cx/img199/2254/lolman2ic.gif

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 04:06 AM
Duiz :smash: :)

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 04:11 AM
all i can sat about that guy is i hope the rest of his life is going well

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:07 AM
Match has started :D

Masha 0-1

Shoulderpova
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:09 AM
Masha 0-1 :eek:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:12 AM
Come on Maria

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:13 AM
Maria got broken and is down 0-2 :(
Cmon Masha get it back...

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:13 AM
Crap 2/0 already i hope Maria is not to tired to play

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:15 AM
w00t Maria broke back straight away :D
*1-2

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:16 AM
Good 2/1 Maria is warming up

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:17 AM
Wait its 1-3 now :scratch:
Maybe Maria served 1st and was broken??

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:18 AM
What another break come on Maria she must be making a mountain of errors.

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:20 AM
Good 3/2 staying in touch

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:20 AM
She must be in a bit of a let down after such a big event it will take her a while to be in full stride.

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:20 AM
Masha 2-3* now, pretty sure...
CMON Masha get the break back

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:23 AM
So the story is Maria is one break behind with Vento to serve now and Maria hopefully will break back.

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:24 AM
They have been sitting on 3/2 for a while Maria must be trying hard to break back.

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:24 AM
And she does 3 all

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:24 AM
Yeah 3-3
got the break back anyhow :D

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:25 AM
Shes getting going slowly but surely :D

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
3-4 now and I assume that means Maria was broken again :sobbing:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
4/3 Vento come on Maria raise your game.

lakan kildap
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:29 AM
Where are you getting scores? Is it on already?

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:30 AM
Vento is not a player with any weapons to challenge top players she must be just getting the ball back in play and letting Maria make the errors.

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:31 AM
The tournament Web site

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:32 AM
Good 4 all i would predict that Maria just served and leveled and now it would be vento to serve

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:32 AM
I was right the first time :lol:
Its 4-4* unless theyre breaking in every game :D

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:33 AM
Time for a break Maria :yeah:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:40 AM
Looks like another tough game. Come on Maria break

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:41 AM
Awww I think thats the break :D
*5-4 :yeah:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:45 AM
sure does look like a break Serve it out masha

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:46 AM
If she wins this first set i would predict a much easier second with more confidence and rhythem.

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:47 AM
:eek:
5-5

lakan kildap
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:47 AM
the scoreboard does not refresh automatically?

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:47 AM
Crap 5 all Maria is definatly not playing at her best. She just has to keep fighting

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:49 AM
A Japanese guy in the scoring thread says Maria is serving now at 5-5 :lol:
So were wrong again :hehehe:

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:50 AM
the scoreboard does not refresh automatically?
Nope, youve gotta do it yourself ;)

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:50 AM
Maria 6-5*
Break and take the set Maria :yeah:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:51 AM
So Maria just held serve for 6/5

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:53 AM
i Have to go now i will be back later to see the score Good luck Maria. keep up the good work Dan

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:57 AM
So I think this is what happened: :lol:
Masha was broken 0-1
MVK held 0-2
Masha held 1-2
MVK held 1-3
Masha held 2-3
MVK held 2-4
Masha held 3-4
MVK was broken 4-4
Masha held 5-4
MVK held 5-5
Masha held 6-5
MVK held 6-6

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:58 AM
i Have to go now i will be back later to see the score Good luck Maria. keep up the good work Dan
See ya later Andrew :)

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:02 AM
Masha won the TB 7-3 :banana:
7-6 0-0

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:08 AM
7-6(3) 1-0 :D

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:12 AM
2-0 2nd set...Maria's got a break :yeah:

ginger_fish668
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:17 AM
Go Masha! :) :bounce:

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:20 AM
3-0 now :tennis:

waratahsrock
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:21 AM
5-0, this has been a strong fightback from maria after a rusty start!

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:22 AM
Another break (or 2) Masha up 5-0 :banana:

waratahsrock
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:23 AM
Brilliant stuff masha, thanks for the updates dan.

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:24 AM
..and a bagel to finish :yeah:

Maria wins 7-6(3) 6-0..
great finish after a sluggish start :D

ginger_fish668
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:27 AM
Yay Masha! :clap2: Now rest well before your next round! :yeah:

Thanx Dan! :D

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:31 AM
Brilliant stuff masha, thanks for the updates dan.
Yay Masha! :clap2: Now rest well before your next round! :yeah:

Thanx Dan! :D:hatoff:

mandy7
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:08 AM
:woohoo: good job Masha!

Edward.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:23 AM
Well done, Miss Sharapova! :yeah:

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:39 AM
Well done Masha after that slow start and me and Dan had no idea who was serving at the start she cruised to the finish in style. Good luck in the next round.

no1mariafan
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:55 AM
Well Done. Looked like she needed to get used to the surface. :woohoo:

Szymanowski
Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:06 AM
Wish she'd start dominating matches from start to finish when she should really win them.

but well done:D

Maria Croft
Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:42 AM
Maybe not the best start but good enough !! good luck in the next round Maria !!

MaitaBaby
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:17 AM
well done Mash!! :) keep it up!
when's her next match?

faust
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:57 AM
.

what a very peculiar match....indeed a "very slow" start from her there...
a tie break at the first and a love set after...
maybe she needs a jumpstart for the next...lol.

.

MaitaBaby
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:09 AM
faust, did you get to see the match live?

faust
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:17 AM
.

no...i just update myself through here...
i doubt it'll be shown here...

did u?

.

MaitaBaby
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:55 AM
nope.. :(
do you have sports plus? they show WTA matches..maybe they'll show this tourney.. they're delayed tho.. they showed hongkong when the AO was starting already.

Andy Mac
Feb 2nd, 2005, 01:16 PM
damn im like the last one ot find out cuz im in fackin canda...so all yu bastards are up first! lolol....YAH MASHA..GOOD WIN..

elbi
Feb 2nd, 2005, 01:37 PM
nope.. :(
do you have sports plus? they show WTA matches..maybe they'll show this tourney.. they're delayed tho.. they showed hongkong when the AO was starting already.


Maybe they will show the semis or the finals, not sure though. Good thing we have Sports Plus though delayed telecast, it’s better than nothing. Unlike Star and Solar, which mostly feature ATP and grand slams only.

I was able to watch Zurich, the WTA Tour championships, and the Watson’s challenge (which they actually showed live). That’s why I try to check these channels regularly because they don’t always follow the TV sked (like in star sports, they showed the Thai exhibition live also).

Oh look, they’re showing the WTA Tour Championships right now! Masha vs Sveta… :bounce:

waratahsrock
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:38 PM
Is Maria's next match being played today or tomorrow?

Dan23
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:44 PM
Maria's QF will be on Friday against the winner of Likhovtseva/Craybas :)

Andy.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
Maria should be fairly confident about both of those opponents

Dan23
Feb 3rd, 2005, 07:34 AM
Good luck in the QF tomorrow Maria :hatoff:
..and for the rest of the tournament :)

MaitaBaby
Feb 3rd, 2005, 08:54 AM
Maybe they will show the semis or the finals, not sure though. Good thing we have Sports Plus though delayed telecast, it’s better than nothing. Unlike Star and Solar, which mostly feature ATP and grand slams only.

I was able to watch Zurich, the WTA Tour championships, and the Watson’s challenge (which they actually showed live). That’s why I try to check these channels regularly because they don’t always follow the TV sked (like in star sports, they showed the Thai exhibition live also).

Oh look, they’re showing the WTA Tour Championships right now! Masha vs Sveta… :bounce:

Yeah, I've noticed that Sports Plus show WTA tourneys. Didn't know that the Watson's challenge was shown live. Hmm.. I didn't get to see it. :sad: Well, hopefully they'll show the SF or finals of the Pan Pacific. Oh and yeah, they're sked's screwed up. LOL

no1mariafan
Feb 3rd, 2005, 01:08 PM
Center Court (from 13.00hrs)

1. Likhovtseva vs. Sharapova
2. Asagoe vs. Dementieva
3. Davenport vs. Benesova
4. Kuznetsova vs. Hantuchova

Good Luck Masha!

Maria Croft
Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:42 PM
if maria wins this I can see her on tv in the semi final !! eurosport will show the semi and final matches of tokyo !! Good luck Maria !!

Josh B.
Feb 3rd, 2005, 05:42 PM
C'MON MARIA!!!!!!!!!!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!

MaitaBaby
Feb 3rd, 2005, 11:50 PM
I hope I'll get to see it live. :)
Good luck Masha!!!!

waratahsrock
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Hey everyone, an update on Maria's QF, so far so good!
Maria has taken the first set 6-3

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:54 AM
I wll continue the scores if you like. it is currently 6/3 2/1 to Masha

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Its now 6/3 3/1 to Masha keep it up girl what an improvement on their last meeting 18 months ago

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:04 AM
Its now 4/1 to Maria in the second set :bounce:

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:05 AM
Masha is traveling comfortably at the moment and leads 6/3 4/2

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:07 AM
:mad: :eek: There has been a break back ots now 6/3 4/3 to Masha

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:15 AM
Maria now leads 5/3 in the second set after taking the first 6/3 :D

waratahsrock
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:16 AM
Great stuff Maria! 6-3 6-3, a solid workout.

Roll on the semi finals!

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:17 AM
Game set and Match Sharapova 6/3 6/3 another good victory over a tough opponent. Good luck in the semi finals Masha.

Maria Croft
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:55 AM
great win from Maria !! C'mon Maria, go all the way and win this !!

waratahsrock
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Asagoe defeated Dementieva!
Maria plays Asagoe in the Semi Finals.

Go Maria, kick some ass!

Edward.
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:28 AM
Very, very good! :yeah:

A very comfortable victory against a good opponent, and a considerably easier semi final than she could have hoped for.

She has a real chance of winning this tournament now.

Andy.
Feb 4th, 2005, 07:31 AM
Yes she does Asagoe has caused her some trouble in the past and this surface suits her game but Maria is in form at the moment and is the clear favourite to make the final. Good Luck Maria

ginger_fish668
Feb 4th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Great win Masha! :bounce: I'm kinda relieved that she's not playing LenaD in the semi...that said, better not underestimate Asagoe. Still, the odds favour Maria!

Teemu
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Hmm, Asagoe is good but I still wouldn't have though she'd drop Elena, and in straight sets. I was kinda hoping for that match with Maria & Elena but oh well, as long as Maria is there it's good enough for me. :)
Congrats on making it to the semi's Maria! Keep up the good work and best of luck for the match!

no1mariafan
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:20 AM
Well Done Masha!!

Its a shame we cant see an elena rematch, but id much prefer asagoe anyday.

Nice one Andrew and waratah for the scores!

faust
Feb 4th, 2005, 09:03 AM
.

bad luck for lena...losing to asagoe was a fluke!
maria and asagoe, surely maria can get this by quick...
goo luck maria...

.

Daniel
Feb 4th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Good luck in semis :kiss: :D

Szymanowski
Feb 4th, 2005, 10:28 AM
Well done, I thought Likhotseva would b more trouble than this ;)

Glad she had a more solid match this time round!
Gd luck in the nxt round:D

Josh B.
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:17 PM
WELL DONE MARIA!!

GO MARIA!!!!

waratahsrock
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:00 AM
Hi all, just got in the door!
Looking pretty good so far, Maria won the first set 6-1 and it's all level at 3-3 in the second set.
C'mon Maria finish her off!

waratahsrock
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Still all square in the second set, 4-4

faust
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:10 AM
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i say cmon' and eat her alive!

.

waratahsrock
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:18 AM
5-5

waratahsrock
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:25 AM
6-6, tie break time!
C'mon Maria

waratahsrock
Feb 5th, 2005, 04:32 AM
You little beauty!
Maria has taken the tie break, and wins the match 6-1 7-6
Great stuff Maria, Good luck in the final!

Edward.
Feb 5th, 2005, 10:18 AM
Excellent.

Now Maria needs to push for her first Tier I victory.

no1mariafan
Feb 5th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Great stuff.

Heres the test now, against Lindsay. Go win your first tier I!

Maria Croft
Feb 5th, 2005, 12:21 PM
This is a great change to win her first Tier 1, good luck in the final Maria !!

Josh B.
Feb 5th, 2005, 01:10 PM
GO MARIA!!!!!!!!!

GOOD LUCK , AND TAKE THAT TIER 1 !!!!!!!!

Szymanowski
Feb 5th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Think she has a great chance, if she can dominate this one from the beginning, i think she'll have the best chance, I don't see her choking this one. If she starts badly and goes behind, I can really see her coming back to take this one. I have a real good feeling about this one!

she just needs to come out confident and play her game well...


GOOD LUCK!!! :D

Teemu
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Great tournament for Masha, one more to go for the title. Should be an interesting match against Lindsay, especially since both girls had a bit of a disappointing end to the AO, despite their great result.
Best of Luck for the Final Maria! I hope you'll take this one. :)

MaitaBaby
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Great work and
Good luck Maria!!!!!!! :)

andrewbroad
Feb 5th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Maria reached the final with a 6-1 7-6 (7/3) win over Shinobu Asagoe - congratulations!


Order of play for Sunday (finals):

Centre Court (13:00 Japanese time = 04:00 GMT)
1. Singles final: LINDSAY DAVENPORT [1] v MARIA SHARAPOVA [2]
2. Doubles final (after suitable rest for Davenport): Davenport/Corina Morariu vs JANETTE HUSÁROVÁ/ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA [2]

Davai Maria!

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/shara/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sizzlingsharapova/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:19 AM
I will do the live scores for the final its 1-1 in the first set with Maria serving first i believe

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:22 AM
Maria leads 2-1 in the first set on serve i believe

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:23 AM
i show she lead 3-1

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:25 AM
4-1

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Maria has come out on fire at the moment lets hope she can keep up this level. :D

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:30 AM
5-1

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:31 AM
4-1

Thanks for doing the scores with me Well done Maria to be 5-1

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:32 AM
6-1 woooohoooo

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Wow first set Masha 6-1

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:33 AM
are you watching on the toray web site?

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:34 AM
Brilliant stuff Maria, one down, one to go!

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:37 AM
Yeah i am watching the website

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:39 AM
are ya just watchin the scorecard or does it have live video?

~SunFlower~
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Yeah i am watching the website

:lol: even the scoreboard has no point by point... we all rely on this :(

:)masha:) do your best

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Is there an injury there has been a long break?

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:42 AM
are ya just watchin the scorecard or does it have live video?

just watching numbers unfortunately

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:42 AM
0-1

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:44 AM
Davenport wins the first game i believe that is a hold and not a break

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:46 AM
0-2

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:48 AM
0-3

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:49 AM
MMM a bit of a laps from Masha early on in the second better now than latter i believe she can pull it back

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:50 AM
c'mon maria! fight!

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Linsay may have found her range now and errors are probably coming into the Sharapova game

Princess Sarah.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:51 AM
marias gonna win
what r u ppl worried about

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:54 AM
1-3

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Maria holds she stays in tough and is only a break behind

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:57 AM
1-4

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Davenport holds so Maria is still only a break behind but at the moment it looks like we are going to a third

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:01 AM
2-4

Arhivarius
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:01 AM
2:4

~SunFlower~
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:01 AM
:cat:masha6124:cat: do your best

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Maria holds so again she is still there with Linsay and could break now to get back on serve

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:02 AM
2-5

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:04 AM
Davenport holds so Maria will be serving to stay in the second set at 5-2

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:07 AM
3-5

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Come on Maria break back so you dont have to battle it out in three

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:10 AM
break lindsay now! lol

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:10 AM
3-6

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:10 AM
Bugger!
C'mon Maria

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:11 AM
So into a third set we go this is where Maria's fighting qualities should shine through

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:12 AM
ugh!
c'mon mash.. 6-0 the 3rd!

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:14 AM
1-0

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:17 AM
1-1

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:20 AM
2-1

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:25 AM
2-2

Mr Anderson
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:26 AM
whos serving first? its gonna be a close one

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:28 AM
2-3

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:28 AM
this is nerve wracking

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:31 AM
3-3

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:32 AM
did lindsay break masha?

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:33 AM
i dont know i cant tell, they're either both holding or breaking

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:34 AM
4-3

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:34 AM
hopefully masha just served and will now break the dav and then serve for the match:)

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:36 AM
oh, ok. :)

c'mon mash!!

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:36 AM
4-4

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:37 AM
yeaah,hopefully..

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:39 AM
ahhh! games are going fast..

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:39 AM
5-4

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:43 AM
5-5

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:45 AM
ooohhh god!!!
let's go mash!

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:49 AM
im having problems with the toray page

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:51 AM
its telling me page cannot be displayed, does anyone have any update?

Mr Anderson
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:52 AM
whats the adress?

no1mariafan
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:53 AM
Tiebreak i think.

Come on Masha!!!

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:53 AM
http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/

no1mariafan
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:55 AM
2-2 in tiebreak.

no1mariafan
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:56 AM
4-2 Maria :woohoo:

no1mariafan
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:57 AM
5-2 double break i think for Maria!

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:00 AM
the best place to go is eurosport.com it gives live scores and a bit of a point by point rundown.
C'MON MARIA!

pinkfrog
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:00 AM
wooohoooo masha won!!!!!!!

no1mariafan
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:01 AM
YEEESSSS 7-5 in the tiebreak.

Maria has her first tier I in the bag, Well DONE Masha!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:01 AM
STUNNER!
This is brilliant, well done Maria on winning your FIRST Tier I.
Superb effort, a new number 3 in the world.
You little beauty!
Woooooooohooooooooo!

waratahsrock
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:02 AM
by the way, thanks for the scores andrew - great effort throughout the whole tournament! and pinkfrog and no1maria fan.
Well done Maria!

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:07 AM
what's a Tier 1? LOL. Sorry I don't know much about the WTA. I just began following it when Masha started to rise.

ginger_fish668
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:28 AM
Congrats Maria!!!! Fantastic job of denying Lindsay! Someone mentioned on the GM that she almost has the complete set of trophies...cool!

MaitaBaby, tennis tournaments are graded differently. There are the grand slams, the year end championship, then the tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and challengers. How they are graded, I'm not really sure. I think prize money would be one factor....

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:30 AM
oh, ok. Thanks for the info! :)

denzuko
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:39 AM
there's an info here: http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/english/outline/
or you can download official rules here: http://www.wtatour.com/thewtatour/officialrules/rules.pdf

Shoulderpova
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:40 AM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
Masha :worship::worship:
win more titles this year Masha :yippee::yippee:

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Well done Masha im so happy congratulations on your first tier 1 win i had to leave half way through commentry but came back to an awesome result. Woo Hooooo

denzuko
Feb 6th, 2005, 05:49 AM
She's world #3 now, with 4332 rank points... if my calculation's right.
Only 4 points less than #2.

MaitaBaby
Feb 6th, 2005, 06:30 AM
there's an info here: http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/english/outline/
or you can download official rules here: http://www.wtatour.com/thewtatour/officialrules/rules.pdf

Thanks! :)

Teemu
Feb 6th, 2005, 07:07 AM
Congrats Maria, for the win and the new ranking. :)
Keep on having a great year 2005!

Wenicole
Feb 6th, 2005, 07:22 AM
40 winners, 29 faults. She really specializes in the fast place. But she still get good performance at AO, so she is really improving!

Maria Croft
Feb 6th, 2005, 08:14 AM
I'm so happy !! her first tier 1 in tokyo !! and a new ranking !!!! Go Maria !!!!

Mr Anderson
Feb 6th, 2005, 08:54 AM
was it a good game, or was it disapointing in the standard of play? ie unforced errors

daniela86
Feb 6th, 2005, 08:57 AM
Many worships to Masha :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: I'm so proud of her!! Big big congrats!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :) now, her record for 2005 is 9/1 :yippee: :yippee: masha rocks and i'm sure she'll be number 1 very soon!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :bigclap: good luck for Paris now!! :D :cool:

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:04 AM
Im really happy it was a tough match and i three letter down to the wire it should get the Australian Open Semi out of her head.

Josh B.
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:05 AM
WELL DONE MASHA!!!!!


HER SPEECH WAS VERY GOOD AT THE END!!!!

Josh B.
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:07 AM
Might go into the GM to rub it in a little!!! :p

Anyone wanna join???? :D :D :D

Cheney
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Great masha~
But i can't watch the match ToT

Josh B.
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:44 AM
was it a good game, or was it disapointing in the standard of play? ie unforced errors


Ill answer it mate!

It was a very good game to watch, both players played high quality tennis.

I could not tell who was going to win it.

The standard of play was fantasic.

Edward.
Feb 6th, 2005, 12:13 PM
This girl never ceases to amaze me.

Congratulations to Maria on her first Tier I victory. :yeah:

Dan23
Feb 7th, 2005, 03:41 AM
:clap2::clap2:
Great win Maria...its great to have a Tier I under her belt..:D

:banana: :worship: :banana:

Dan23
Feb 7th, 2005, 03:47 AM
wow, im glad my question was answered to such a high standard, maybe i should ask it in a room who isnt full of obsessive freaks...
I dont think youre going to get many replies asking like that :unsure:
Youre welcome to leave any time you like :hatoff:

Mr Anderson
Feb 7th, 2005, 08:38 AM
Ill answer it mate!

It was a very good game to watch, both players played high quality tennis.

I could not tell who was going to win it.

The standard of play was fantasic.
Thankyou for your reply.

faust
Feb 7th, 2005, 08:51 AM
.

the two did play pretty well...
maria did it undoubtedly...
a title and still more to go...
congratulations maria!

.

Mr Anderson
Feb 8th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Due to advice, and if you havnt read it yet, I have officaly appoligised if my previous statement offended anyone in anyway.

Lemonskin.
Feb 8th, 2005, 06:40 AM
Due to advice, and if you havnt read it yet, I have officaly appoligised if my previous statement offended anyone in anyway.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/lemonskin/mranderson2.jpg

Edward.
Feb 8th, 2005, 06:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/lemonskin/mranderson2.jpg

:haha: :haha:

Lemonskin.
Feb 8th, 2005, 06:57 AM
:haha: :haha:
^_^

Mr Anderson
Feb 8th, 2005, 07:56 AM
wow u went to all that effort for me? I feel so special...and slighty aroused ;)

Dan23
Feb 8th, 2005, 11:43 AM
He even made 2..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/lemonskin/mranderson.jpg

:haha:
Good one Levo :D

Edward.
Feb 8th, 2005, 02:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/eddyday/mrandersoncopy.jpg

:p

Josh B.
Feb 8th, 2005, 03:33 PM
That is absolute class!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Wish i could do that! :sad:

Lemonskin.
Feb 8th, 2005, 07:19 PM
:haha: what a sad bunch we are XDDD

Josh B.
Feb 8th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Hehe!

We could do one of them with Mr T!!

I PITY THE FOOL!!

Mr Anderson
Feb 9th, 2005, 07:06 AM
meh, i did a Mr T one, but i really couldnt be assed posting it lol