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!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Feb 22nd, 2005, 02:02 AM
NASDAQ-100 Open

http://images.nasdaq-100open.com/header/head_12.jpg

Miami, FL, USA
March 23 - April 3, 2005
Tier I
Prize Money: $3,115,000
Draw: 96M/48Q/32D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Adam Barrett

Entry list: (As of 2/18/05)

1 Serena Williams USA
2 Maria Sharapova RUS :bounce: :worship:
3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS
5 Anastasia Myskina RUS
6 Elena Dementieva RUS
7 Venus Williams USA
8 Alicia Molik AUS
9 Vera Zvonareva RUS
10 Nadia Petrova RUS
11 Nathalie Dechy FRA
12 Patty Schnyder SUI
13 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL
14 Elena Bovina RUS
15 Karolina Sprem CRO
16 Elena Likhovtseva RUS
17 Francesca Schiavone ITA
18 Paola Suarez ARG
19 Ai Sugiyama JPN
20 Tatiana Golovin FRA
21 Amy Frazier USA
22 Fabiola Zuluaga COL
23 Shinobu Asagoe JPN
24 Jelena Jankovic SCG
25 Daniela Hantuchova SVK
26 Gisela Dulko ARG
27 Magdalena Maleeva BUL
28 Anna Smashnova ISR
29 Iveta Benesova CZE
30 Jelena Kostanic CRO
31 Flavia Pennetta ITA
32 Conchita Martinez ESP
33 Marion Bartoli FRA
34 Klara Koukalova CZE
35 Lisa Raymond USA
36 Meghann Shaughnessy USA
37 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
38 Shuai Peng CHN
39 Eleni Daniilidou GRE
40 Vera Douchevina RUS
41 Anna-lena Groenefeld GER
42 Samantha Stosur AUS
43 Maria elena Camerin ITA
44 Dinara Safina RUS
45 Kim Clijsters BEL
46 Marta Marrero ESP
47 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN
48 Emilie Loit FRA
49 Denisa Chladkova CZE
50 Martina Sucha SVK
51 Mashona Washington USA
52 Alina Jidkova RUS
53 Nicole Vaidisova CZE :worship:
54 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS
55 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
56 Tathiana Garbin ITA
57 Ana Ivanovic SCG :worship:
58 Dally Randriantefy MAD
59 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
60 Virginie Razzano FRA
61 Barbora Strycova CZE
62 Jill Craybas USA
63 Marta Domachowska POL
64 Katarina Srebotnik SLO
65 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
66 Marlene Weingartner GER
67 Abigail Spears USA
68 Nicole Pratt AUS
69 Kristina Brandi PUR
70 Marissa Irvin USA
71 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP
72 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP
73 Anna Chakvetadze RUS
74 Claudine Schaul LUX
75 Tatiana Panova RUS

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Feb 22nd, 2005, 02:05 AM
Main Draw:

WTA Miami

Mauresmo (1) - Bye
Chakvetadze - Kirilenko
Kirkland - Morigami
Bye - Smashnova-Pistolesi (30)

Hantuchova (20) - Bye
Strycova - Mandula
Parra Santonja - Tatishvili
Bye - Sprem (16)

Petrova (10) - Bye
Ivanovic - Q
Srebotnik - Vaidisova
Bye - Jankovic (18)

Koukalova (32) - Bye
Randriantefy - Q
Uberoi - Q
Bye - Kuznetsova (6)

=================

Dementieva (4) - Bye
Sucha - Linetskaya
Kutuzova - Ruano Pascual
Bye - Maleeva (27)

Golovin (22) - Bye
Haynes - Q
Perebiynis - Marrero
Bye - Bovina (13)

Dechy (12) - Bye
Washington - Raymond
Q - Clijsters
Bye - Frazier (24)

Pennetta (26) - Bye
Mirza - Sanchez Lorenzo
Vento-Kabchi - Schaul
Bye - Myskina (5)

=================

V Williams (8) - Bye
Groenefeld - Q
Medina Garrigues - Weingartner
Bye - Zuluaga (25)

Suarez (17) - Bye
Q - Q
Peschke - Karatantcheva
Bye - Schnyder (11)

Likhovtseva (15) - Bye
Benesova - Chladkova
Razzano - Craybas
Bye - Sugiyama (21)

Bartoli (28) - Bye
Q - Domachowska
Douchevina - Loit
Bye - S Williams (3)

=================

Molik (7) - Bye
Tanasugarn - Pratt
Brandi - Jackson
Bye - Dulko (29)

Henin-Hardenne (19) - Bye
Stosur - Spears
Lee-Waters - Llagostera Vives
Bye - Zvonareva (9)

Schiavone (14) - Bye
Shaughnessy - Q
Q - Jidkova
Bye - Asagoe (23)

Safina (31) - Bye
Irvin - Q
Daniilidou - Garbin
Bye - Sharapova (2) :worship:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 8th, 2005, 04:28 AM
About two weeks left.... ;)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Next Week beigns the fun!

Bump^^

Andy Mac
Mar 20th, 2005, 05:47 PM
thats quite a scary draw!

Maria Croft
Mar 20th, 2005, 05:52 PM
Get your revenge !!

Andy.
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:22 PM
If she does play and is Physically Ok i think maybe a semi final. Although if she gets over her last loss well she could be into the final or beyond

Szymanowski
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Much as I'd love to see her bounce back to win it, I say give it a miss. A break isn't gonna hurt, is it?

But Whatever Maria + team Masha think is best, I'm with them all the way;)

Szymanowski
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:51 PM
really nice to see so many ppl saying she'l be champ;)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:59 PM
thats quite a scary draw!

That is only the entry list... wait for the draw.... :eek:

Maria Croft
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:21 AM
Go for broke !!

MaitaBaby
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:40 AM
That is only the entry list... wait for the draw.... :eek:

:lol:



I hope Maria goes all the way here...forget about the love match and be great again!

BUBI
Mar 21st, 2005, 09:06 AM
4th Round, I think :tape:

Edward.
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:20 PM
I can't see her winning this. I can't see her even reaching the semi's.

Maria Croft
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:30 PM
I will be happy if she will play and is fit, if she plays like that a QF or SF is bound to happen !!

Edward.
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:49 PM
She'll reach the semis or final. Then get murdered 6-0 6-0 by Serena.

Doc
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:57 PM
Maria should enter unless she is really unwell

no1mariafan
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:30 PM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/draws/Event3Round1Segment4.html

Henin, Molik, Vera all in her quarter! :eek:

Serena in semis if they both get there.

Dan23
Mar 21st, 2005, 10:35 PM
Maria's 1/4 of the draw: :D

[7]Alicia Molik (bye)
Tamarine Tanasugarn VS. Nicole Pratt
Kristina Brandi VS. Jamea Jackson
[29] Gisela Dulko (bye)

[19] Justine Henin-Hardenne (bye)
Samantha Stosur VS. Abigail Spears
Lindsay Lee-Waters VS. Nuria Llagostera Vives
[9] Vera Zvonareva (bye)

[14] Francesca Schiavone (bye)
Meghann Shaughnessy VS. Qualifier
Qualifier VS. Alina Jidkova
[23] Shinobu Asagoe (bye)

[31] Dinara Safina (bye)
Marissa Irvin VS. Qualifier
Eleni Daniilidou VS. Tathiana Garbin
[2] Maria Sharapova (bye)

Maria Croft
Mar 21st, 2005, 11:11 PM
Doesn't seem like a bad draw at all !!

Andy.
Mar 21st, 2005, 11:19 PM
She has a pretty tough draw in my Opinion. In her half she has Vera, Justine Alicia and Serena/Venus. If she is OK and on her game she should at least make the Qtr finals if not the Semis. Maria will have some tough matches but i think she can get thru them. Good luck Masha i hope she is OK

Edward.
Mar 21st, 2005, 11:27 PM
Yuck.

Maria Croft
Mar 22nd, 2005, 12:09 AM
Yuck.


Do you have some sort of problem ??

Dan23
Mar 22nd, 2005, 01:02 AM
Is that the same Edward there as before?? :D
You seem to making some interesting posts lately Ed :hatoff:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 02:13 AM
The draws are now up and running...

:rolleyes: @ Daniel

Andy Mac
Mar 22nd, 2005, 02:39 AM
:haha: at daniel and luis!

Dan23
Mar 22nd, 2005, 02:46 AM
The draws are now up and running...

:rolleyes: @ Daniel
:ras: @ Luis

Yes the draw is in here :yeah:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:10 AM
:haha: at daniel and luis!
Aren't we a cool bunch of friends?

I am prowd of being Maria Sharapova fan. Hey... we don't have anymore trolls as we use to do in the past. We are on good times. And the good times are also coming for Maria, since she is up to win the Roland Garros in about two months... :D

I feel happy that now our board is prosperous once more...

Andy.
Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:22 AM
Thats a nice thing to say. Lets hope Masha can smash the competition at Miami

Dan23
Mar 22nd, 2005, 03:29 AM
Aren't we a cool bunch of friends?

I am prowd of being Maria Sharapova fan. Hey... we don't have anymore trolls as we use to do in the past. We are on good times. And the good times are also coming for Maria, since she is up to win the Roland Garros in about two months... :D

I feel happy that now our board is prosperous once more...
I am also proud :yeah:
The upcoming tournaments especially after Maria's rest in April are going to be great.
There may also be some Fed Cup in there too :D

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:04 AM
I am also proud :yeah:
The upcoming tournaments especially after Maria's rest in April are going to be great.
There may also be some Fed Cup in there too :D


:rolleyes: Maria hasn't been putted on the team.... I saw that they were going to play with someone not long ago... and it didn't have maria on it yet.

Dan23
Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:05 AM
:rolleyes: Maria hasn't been putted on the team.... I saw that they were going to play with someone not long ago... and it didn't have maria on it yet.
Last I heard she was likely to be included Luis :hatoff:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:11 AM
Last I heard she was likely to be included Luis :hatoff:

I know.... I also heard that Myskina was being tolerable.... but when I saw the lineup for tha matches... and the team players... there was no maria in it.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:12 AM
Let's try to not to get offtopic... let's go ot the chering thread... I'll show you what I've found...

Shoulderpova
Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:02 AM
Go Masha :bounce:

Edward.
Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:38 AM
Aren't we a cool bunch of friends?

I am prowd of being Maria Sharapova fan. Hey... we don't have anymore trolls as we use to do in the past. We are on good times. And the good times are also coming for Maria, since she is up to win the Roland Garros in about two months... :D

I feel happy that now our board is prosperous once more...

Flooding the board with your endless bullshit does not equate to the board being prosperous.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:48 AM
Flooding the board with your endless bullshit does not equate to the board being prosperous.


Do we have anymore Marcova, 12345happy, bernd, or any n00b stalking around? No.

Also, I am not flooding the forum. Some people just never replies. Also the new threads were jsut made up right now in pro of the clay season coming up.

Anyways, our discussion is spamming this thread, and if you are sincerely concerned about my crime, please PM me... Thank you Mr. Day.

Edward.
Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:52 AM
Do we have anymore Marcova, 12345happy, bernd, or any n00b stalking around? No.

Also, I am not flooding the forum. Some people just never replies. Also the new threads were jsut made up right now in pro of the clay season coming up.

Anyways, our discussion is spamming this thread, and if you are sincerely concerned about my crime, please PM me... Thank you Mr. Day.

Ok. Stop bumping your stupid threads for tournaments that are a long way off, or haven't even confirmed.

End.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 22nd, 2005, 07:54 PM
Is she playing any doubles?

Maria Croft
Mar 22nd, 2005, 08:12 PM
don't think so

Szymanowski
Mar 22nd, 2005, 11:01 PM
hope not. concentrate on singles till she knows she's back where she belongs. won't be long;) if she has an early exit, maybe enter the doubles?

Maria Croft
Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:29 AM
Maria is gonna kick some ass in Miami !! C'MON Maria !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 23rd, 2005, 05:39 PM
I think the awards are going to be confidence boosters..

Maria Croft
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:16 PM
Her first match is against Daniilidou, she got to the SF last year in Miami, if that's not a test I don't know what is !!

Edward.
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:18 PM
*Tries to feel optimistic about tournament*

Nope. Give up.

Maria Croft
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:21 PM
Go Maria !! I believe in you !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:38 PM
Her first match is against Daniilidou, she got to the SF last year in Miami, if that's not a test I don't know what is !!

So the first match already pasted away?

Maria Croft
Mar 23rd, 2005, 11:49 PM
She will play her first match on Friday !!

MaitaBaby
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:12 AM
She'll kick ass for sure!
Go Maria! Good luck!

Dan23
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:19 AM
*Tries to feel optimistic about tournament*

Nope. Give up.
It'll be OK Eddy ;)
Masha seems to be going OK, sounded pretty upbeat in the recent interviews

Andy.
Mar 24th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Maria will be fine she has had quite a few days off and she is ready to show the tour she deserves that Player of the year award. Maria will be out for revenge this week.

Andy Mac
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:49 PM
dans right ed.....she doesnt seem exhausted at all anymore....i think she wil do lright mate...stay optimistic!

Edward.
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:52 PM
A few days makes no difference.

I refuse to believe she is in ideal shape for this. Physically or mentally.

Maria Croft
Mar 24th, 2005, 08:35 PM
A few days makes no difference.

I refuse to believe she is in ideal shape for this. Physically or mentally.


whatever, Maria is fine and she is gonna show it to you !! Go Maria !! Good luck tomorrow !!

Andy.
Mar 24th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Players are never 100% OK physically its all part of life on the tour. Maria will be fine she wouldnt be here if she wasnt.

Teemu
Mar 25th, 2005, 07:59 AM
A few days makes no difference.

I refuse to believe she is in ideal shape for this. Physically or mentally.

I don't know about ideal, but if she chose to play then she's ready. It's been a week already, and from what I've seen and read from her interviews, she seems fine.
Best of Luck for the match Maria, and the whole tournament ofcourse. :)

no1mariafan
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Singles: 2nd Round
1. Carlos Moya (ESP) [5] vs. James Blake (USA) WC

Women's Singles: 2nd Round
2. Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)

Men's Singles: 2nd Round
3. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Andy Roddick (USA) [2]

Women's Singles: 2nd Round
4. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Good Luck Masha!

Edward.
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:56 AM
I don't know about ideal, but if she chose to play then she's ready. It's been a week already, and from what I've seen and read from her interviews, she seems fine.
Best of Luck for the match Maria, and the whole tournament ofcourse. :)

I'm sure she "felt" ready for Lindsay too.

She really looked fit and refreshed from the way she played in that match.

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Maria will be fine. She just got a huge boost and has had almost a week off and she got to see her mum Maria is great at turning things around and im sure she will.

Teemu
Mar 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM
I'm sure she "felt" ready for Lindsay too.

She really looked fit and refreshed from the way she played in that match.

I think she's admitted that she ran out of energy in that match, didn't find a new gear to fight it out (and the fact that Lindsay just played too well and solid). Days like that are out there waiting for each and every one of us, you know. She has been very positive and open about it afterwards, and really has given nothing to worry about. She's had a week off with family and friends, and is ready to move on as far as I can tell.
I suggest you do the same. :)

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I think she's admitted that she ran out of energy in that match, didn't find a new gear to fight it out (and the fact that Lindsay just played too well and solid). Days like that are out there waiting for each and every one of us, you know. She has been very positive and open about it afterwards, and really has given nothing to worry about. She's had a week off with family and friends, and is ready to move on as far as I can tell.
I suggest you do the same. :)


Couldn't have said it better !!

Andy Mac
Mar 25th, 2005, 03:10 PM
well shes def not 100% fit physically..she does need id say..some more time to rest..but mentally...shes always 100%!:p

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 04:45 PM
lol @ queen Maria + eddy :p

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Go Maria !! Kick some ass tonight !! Good luck !!

no1mariafan
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Another retirement the match before Masha! Lets hope it doesnt have the same effect as the last time....

Match will start anytime now. Good Luck Masha!

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:41 PM
Another retirement the match before Masha! Lets hope it doesnt have the same effect as the last time....

Match will start anytime now. Good Luck Masha!


yeah, but this time al least the match had already started !! so she should be ready !! Good luck Maria !!

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:54 PM
3-0 Maria !!

no1mariafan
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Maria took the first set 6-0! :woohoo:

Wouldn't it be ironic for another double bagel to occur!

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:03 PM
6-0 !! isn't that amazing !! Go Maria !!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Maria is obviously a fan of the saying what goes around comes around. Keep it up Masha

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Maria leads 1/0

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:12 PM
Game point for a 2/0 lead

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:13 PM
And its 2/0 Masha

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:21 PM
2-1 second set Maria serving

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Masha leads 3/1 keep it up girl

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Some match stats 2 aces for Masha none for Daniilidou
Masha's fastest serve is 106 m/ph
and she has 7 winners to 4

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Woo Hoo Masha breaks and leads 4/1 in the second set

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Maria is going strong !! 4-1 !!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:39 PM
Crap She was leading 4/1 and its about to be 4/3 come on Masha lift your level again. Finish it

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:41 PM
As i thought Its 4/3 Masha must have fallen off that supreme level she was playing at

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Masha leads 40 15

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:47 PM
Masha keads 5/3

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:48 PM
2 match points

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:49 PM
Its back to duece

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:50 PM
c'mon Maria!!!!!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:50 PM
funily enough and quite a suprise Maria has less winners 8 to 11

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:51 PM
5-4 !! serve it out Maria !!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Its 5/4 maria will be serving for the match

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:53 PM
C'mon Maria!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Masha wins 6/0 6/4

Maria Croft
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Nice win 6-0 6-4 !! strange that she only had 8 winners !!? Must have played it save I guess, but I'm happy she won and with her first 6-0 of the year !! Go Maria !!

Andy.
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:56 PM
She was really playing so well but Daniillidou really lifted her game in the second set. Maria played well though and this is a good atart to the tournament.

KV
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Comfortable win well done Masha. :)

Teemu
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:57 PM
6-0 6-4
Congrats Maria!
Nice to see you back out there, obviously enjoying it. :)
Best of Luck for the next round!

no1mariafan
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Well Done Masha!!

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 09:59 PM
I'm quite surprised that's her first (positive) 6-0 set of the year.

WELL DONE MARIA!!

Edward.
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Yippee.

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:14 PM
don't be so sarcastic Ed, please

Edward.
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Elaborate on what part of my post you found sarcastic, please.

Szymanowski
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:28 PM
well, you are normally a calm reserved poster who says exactly what he thinks, and would normally have a bit more to say about a win than this. but extatic words like 'yipee'; I don't think they tend to crop up in your posting all that much. + you didn't put an exclamation mark, or a full stop.

The fact is she's playing where you don't think she should be.

Unless I get you wrong, you're being moody, just cheer up a bit;)


(love you really, ed!)

Edward.
Mar 25th, 2005, 10:33 PM
I am being moody. I didn't want Maria to play here. I wish she would listen to her coach. Thats what he's for.

But whatever. Congratulations. :woohoo: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :woohoo: :aparty: :bounce: :bounce:

waratahsrock
Mar 25th, 2005, 11:49 PM
I'm quite surprised that's her first (positive) 6-0 set of the year.

WELL DONE MARIA!!

Congratulations Maria! I'm glad she isn't suffering any after effects from Indian Wells.

And that wasn't the first time this year that she had a 6-0 set, remember the australian open against Na Li?

Andy.
Mar 26th, 2005, 12:49 AM
Maria looked very nice too she has a pink version now of her Yellow dress. Good luck against Irvin

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 26th, 2005, 04:41 AM
Great job maria.. it is time to tell 'em that spirit is the only thing that matters....

franny
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:09 AM
I think this was Maria's fourth bagel of the year. She beat Lindsay lee-waters 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, Na Li 6-0,6-2, Vento-Kabachi 7-6, 6-0, and now Eleni 6-0, 6-4.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:44 AM
nice stat granny... :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:45 AM
Maria is up to play against Marissa Irvin..

Maria Croft
Mar 26th, 2005, 09:31 AM
I think this was Maria's fourth bagel of the year. She beat Lindsay lee-waters 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, Na Li 6-0,6-2, Vento-Kabachi 7-6, 6-0, and now Eleni 6-0, 6-4.


oh yeah, I forgot about those lol, Good luck against Irvin !!

Andy Mac
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:49 PM
:woohoo: YEAHHH :yeah: nice one mashaa

Andy.
Mar 26th, 2005, 09:47 PM
Maria's game should be too strong for Irvin, this should be another straight sets demolishion job.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:55 PM
Go mashamoto!

no1mariafan
Mar 27th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Singles: 3rd Round
1. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [13] vs. Vincent Spadea (USA) [21]

Men's Singles: 3rd Round
2. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) [26] vs. Marat Safin (RUS) [3]

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
3. Marissa Irvin (USA) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Women's Singles: 3rd Round
4. Shahar Peer (ISR) Q vs. Serena Williams (USA) [3]

Szymanowski
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:06 PM
she'd better win, otherwise I've lost all my Vcash;)

Szymanowski
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Just wondering Eddy, do u reckon it would areally be better for Maria to have a relatively early exit, so she can get some rest? (not meant to be provocaive, or making a point, just curious)

Edward.
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Just wondering Eddy, do u reckon it would areally be better for Maria to have a relatively early exit, so she can get some rest? (not meant to be provocaive, or making a point, just curious)

I don't really care.

no1mariafan
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Match is about to start!

Good Luck Masha!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:04 PM
Marissa Irvin (USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova (RUS) 0-0 *0-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Irvin will begin serving...

^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-0 *0-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:10 PM
O hope Maria goes fast an painless on her... perhaps a double bagel would be nice...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:12 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-0 *30-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:12 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-0 *30-30

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:13 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-0 *30-40 Break Point Sharapova

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-1 *0-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-1 *30-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:15 PM
wrong score...

Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-1 *0-30

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-1 *15-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:17 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-2 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:18 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-2 *15-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:19 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-2 *30-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:20 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 0-2 *40-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:20 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-2 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:22 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-2 *15-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:23 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-2 *30-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:24 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-2 *30-30

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:25 PM
3-1 Maria !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-3 *0-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:26 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-3 *15-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:26 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-3 *30-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:27 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-3 *40-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:27 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 1-3 *40-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:28 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-3 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-3 *0-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-3 *0-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-3 *15-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:33 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:33 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *0-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:34 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *0-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:35 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *0-40 Triple Break Point

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:36 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *30-40 Triple Break Point

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:37 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *DEUCE #1

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:38 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *AD-Irvin

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:38 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *DEUCE #2

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:39 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-4 *AD-Sharapova Break Point Sharapova

Edward.
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Tank.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-5 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:42 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-5 *15-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-5 *15-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-5 *15-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:44 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-0 *0-0

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Nice first set !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:47 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-0 *15-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:48 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-0 *30-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:48 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-0 *30-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:49 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-0 *40-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:50 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:50 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *15-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:51 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *30-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:51 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *30-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:52 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *30-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *30-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-1 *AD-Sharapova

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:55 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *15-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:55 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *30-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:56 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *30-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:57 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *30-30

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:57 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *40-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:58 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *DEUCE #1

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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:59 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-2 *AD-Sharapova

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:00 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *0-0

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:01 PM
very impressive so far from Maria !!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *0-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *0-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *15-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *15-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-3 *30-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:05 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:06 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *15-15

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:07 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *15-30

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:08 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *30-40

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:08 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *DEUCE #1

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:09 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *AD-Sharapova

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:10 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *DEUCE #2

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:11 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *AD-Irvin

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:11 PM
^Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-4 *DEUCE #3

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:12 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-5 *0-0

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Mar 27th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-5 *15-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-5 *15-30

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Marissa Irvin(USA) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(RUS) 2-6, 0-5 *15-40 Double Match Point Sharapova

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:17 PM
6-2 6-0 Sharapova !! amazing win !! Go Maria !!!!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:17 PM
[2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Marissa Irvin (USA) 6-2, 6-0

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:18 PM
another 6-0 set win for Maria !!

Teemu
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Looking good Masha. :)
Congrats for the very impressive win, and best of luck for the next round!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:22 PM
NASDAQ-100 OPEN - THIRD ROUND

match statistics:

M. Irvin 2 0
1st serve: 42%
Aces: 3
Double faults: 1
Points won on 1st serve: 15/22 (68%)
Points won on 2nd serve: 9/30 (30%)
Winners: 11
Unforced Errors: 22
Break Point Conversions: 0/0 (0%)
Net Approaches: 12/15 (80%)
Total Points Won: 35
Fastest Match Serve Speed: 113 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed: 103MPH

M. Sharapova 6 6
1st serve: 65%
Aces: 6
Double faults: 3
Points won on 1st serve: 23/26 (88%)
Points won on 2nd serve: 6/14 (43%)
Winners: 25
Unforced Errors: 16
Break Point Conversions: 5/11 (45%)
Net Approaches: 14/18 (78%)
Total Points Won: 57
Fastest Match Serve Speed: 106 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed: 98 MPH

time of play - 1:05

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:26 PM
18 times at the net and won 14 points there !! that's amazing !!

Edward.
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Yay.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Masha plays next Shinobu Asagoe.... which defeated Schiavone..

Kick her butt Masha!!

no1mariafan
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Nice one Masha.

Wouldnt of known the score without Duiz's point by point updates.

Andy.
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:18 PM
Another impressive win, This is good for her the shorter the matches the better. Good luck next round

PaulHopkins
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Excellent win Masha well done! :worship: Next up is Shinobu Asagoe - not an easy opponent at all but I think Masha would win in 2 sets.

boffaloraa
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Some HQ from the match :)

http://img96.exs.cx/img96/6610/20050327t211456z01mia05drtrids.th.jpg (http://img96.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img96ℑ=20050327t211456z01mia05drtrids.j pg)http://img58.exs.cx/img58/1174/20050327t211537z01mia06drtrids.th.jpg (http://img58.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img58ℑ=20050327t211537z01mia06drtrids.j pg)http://img58.exs.cx/img58/5269/20050327t212723z01mia07drtrids.th.jpg (http://img58.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img58ℑ=20050327t212723z01mia07drtrids.j pg)

Tatiana Golovin FC (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/tati_golovin88/)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:36 PM
thanks baffalofa!

Daniel
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:18 AM
Good l uck in the 4R :bounce:

Dan23
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Nice to see Maria has started the tournament so well :clap2:
Keep it up Masha :rocker2:

Nice pics too :yeah:

no1mariafan
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:03 AM
Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Singles: 3rd Round
1. Guillermo Coria (ARG) [4] vs. Taylor Dent (USA) [31]

Women's Singles: 4th Round
2. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) [23] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Men's Singles: 3rd Round
3. Andre Agassi (USA) [9] vs. Arnaud Clement (FRA) Q

Women's Singles: 4th Round
4. Alicia Molik (AUS) [7] vs. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) [19]

Maria Croft
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:25 AM
C'MON Maria !! Another QF is waiting !! Good luck vs Asagoe !!

Andy.
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Nice to see Maria has started the tournament so well :clap2:
Keep it up Masha :rocker2:

Nice pics too :yeah:

Good to see you again. I think Masha Should win this one quite well.

no1mariafan
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:58 AM
M. SHARAPOVA/E. Daniilidou
6-0, 6-4
An interview with:

MARIA SHARAPOVA

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria, please.

Q. How were you feeling, or did you have something from when you lost to Davenport?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: It was a long time ago.

I forgot about it. Yeah.

Q. Did you really forget?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Of course, yeah. I won the first set 6‑Love, so you think I remembered?


FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

no1mariafan
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:59 AM
M. SHARAPOVA/M. Irvin
6-2, 6-0
An interview with:

MARIA SHARAPOVA

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria, please.

Q. You've reached the fourth round two years in a row. It seems like last year the loss to Serena went rather easily. But so much has changed in a year. How do you feel from now until then?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, I feel like I'm a much more experienced player than I was a year ago. Getting to the fourth round seems a little more normal than it did last year. Mostly I don't have to play a higher seed than me. It's a little bit easier going into a fourth round than it was last year having to play Serena, which was the highest seed.

You know, I'm definitely playing a lot better than I was, and I feel more confident just because of the experience I've gotten.

Q. When you see Justine in the same quarter of the draw, does that make you feel anxious to play her? Have you played her yet?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, I don't remember playing her, no. But, you know, every match I'm expecting a tough one. You know, right now I'm just worried about my next one.

Q. Is it odd having these press conferences where nobody asks questions?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, actually, it's really good. It's very convenient (smiling).

Q. Were you ever a ball girl?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: No, no.

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Not the greatest interviews ever.

Maria Croft
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:03 PM
her Miami interviews are short and weird ?!

Edward.
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:05 PM
The interviewers are retarded.

"Were you ever a ball girl?"

What a dumbass question.

Andy Mac
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:21 PM
yeah that is a pretty stupid question....LETS GO MASHA!

Maria Croft
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Maria beats Asagoe with 6-1 6-2 !! very impressive win !! I saw this match live !! she was really strong and confident in the second set, even did a drop shot lol !! her movement in this match was also very good !! Go Maria !!

Andy Mac
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM
:yeah: yeah masha....becuz of the weather postpone in the sawgrass golf pga thing......they played that instead of maria:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Andy.
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Another great win Masha, she has really learnt after IW to conserve her energy for later rounds. Keep it up girl two tough players await.

no1mariafan
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:41 PM
M. SHARAPOVA/S. Asagoe
6‑1, 6‑2
An interview with:

MARIA SHARAPOVA

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Maria, please.

Q. How did you see the match today inside the court?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I thought it went well. I was ready for a tough match because the last time I played her, which was in Tokyo, we had a really good second set, which could have gone either way. So I knew I had to be ready this time.

But I thought I did everything pretty well. I served well when I needed to, and I broke her.

Q. Would you like to have a more challenging match in this tournament?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think even ‑‑ it just seems like the score has been really easy. I think I've gotten a few challenges in a few games.

I'd rather win like this than have tough matches and physically be ‑‑ feel a little weak next round.

Q. I'm sure that you expect to win this tournament. Do you feel like it's a revenge of Indian Wells maybe?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I don't think about it as revenge. I just think about it as another tournament in which I want to perform really well and hopefully win.

Q. What happened in that match, what do you feel inside, what happened inside you in that match?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: It was two things: One was that it just wasn't my day. I just wasn't able to find a way to fight, which I usually do even when I'm down, you know, a set and a break or two breaks. I usually find a way to open the door, and I don't think I found a chance to do that at all.

And one thing was that Lindsay was just playing too good, and I wasn't playing well at all. So, you know, when your opponent's hitting winners off both sides, it's hard to find a rhythm. Plus you're making errors when you get a chance to win a point. You know, that's not a great combination, so...

Q. Was it your confidence at some moment in the match?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: It wasn't about confidence. I felt pretty good going into the tournament. I had a big record, I won two titles before the tournament. It was nothing. I think it was just the day. It was just not my day, I mean. It's over, I don't really want to look back anymore.

Q. Who are your toughest opponents that you see in the tournament now?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I don't. I just try to focus one match at a time. I don't really try to focus on who I might play in the final or whatever. I think every opponent can be a challenge. You just have to be mentally and physically ready for it.

Q. I don't know if you answered this already, but were you aware that your countrywomen both just lost, Kuznetsova and Myskina?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I had no idea.

Q. You feel like you're holding the banner for Russia today?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, I hope so.

Q. What does that tell you about the depth of the talent on the tour, when two Grand Slam champions go down on the outside courts in the same day?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, you can't win every single day, that's just a fact. You know, it's impossible to win every single match, and it's one of those days where, you know, they lost. And, I mean, everyone's going to have a moment like that. There's only one winner in a tournament. So out of how many people in this draw, they're all going to be considered losers and only one's the winner. Unfortunately, that's just the sport we're in where, you know, you're either the winner, but the chance of that is slim, you know (laughing).

Q. I guess Kim Clijsters is a dangerous floater?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, she's definitely back. She just won a title and is playing some great tennis. But, you know, after what she's been through and being injured so long, it's great to see her back.

Q. It's possible the Williams sisters will meet in the next round. Before you were like, you know, doing so well, as a fan, did you look forward to those matches, and do you feel like maybe the interest is not quite there as it used to be?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: To tell you the truth, I could care less (laughing). There are other things that I'm more worried about than that.

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Resembling a normal interview!

Dan23
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Good to see you again. I think Masha Should win this one quite well.
Hey Andrew :yeah:
...and you were right ;)

Nice 4R win now a big QF against JHH who just beat Molik....should be a huge match and a good chance for Maria to get a good start in the H2H against the former #1 :D :cool:

Dan23
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:55 PM
BTW there sure are some retarded questions being asked to Maria in the last few interviews :lol:

Andy.
Mar 29th, 2005, 12:33 AM
I really dont like JHH so i hope Maria blows her off the court with some awesome power. I can smell a 3 setter. I hope she wins because Aussie Pay TV is showing the Semi finals and Finals

Dan23
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:18 AM
I really dont like JHH so i hope Maria blows her off the court with some awesome power. I can smell a 3 setter. I hope she wins because Aussie Pay TV is showing the Semi finals and Finals
:eek:
Are Fox showing it :banana:
I had a look and couldnt see it on there...

Andy.
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:27 AM
I had a look on the Internet and it said they were showing the Semi finals on Friday and Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Dan23
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:32 AM
I had a look on the Internet and it said they were showing the Semi finals on Friday and Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
:woohoo:

Maria Croft
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:39 AM
Maria vs Justine today !! I hope Maria wins in 2, if not she has to win in 3 !! I so don't wanna see Justine get past Maria in her first tournament !! Good luck Maria !!

MaitaBaby
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:43 AM
Can't wait for her match against Justine. I think she'll get this one. :)

no1mariafan
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Singles: 4th Round
1. Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) [26]

Women's Singles: Quarterfinal
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) [19] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Men's Singles: 4th Round
3. Andre Agassi (USA) [9] vs. Gaston Gaudio (ARG) [7]

Men's Singles: 4th Round
4. Roger Federer (SUI) [1] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO) [18]

I needed this one, one match after if i was having any chance watching it :sad:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:21 AM
cOme MAria!

Josh B.
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:25 AM
WELL DONE MARIA!!!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:26 AM
WELL DONE MARIA!!!

:worship:

:D

Josh B.
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:27 AM
haha, its been a while since i posted my big red writing.

Im getting back into the trend!

Szymanowski
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:46 AM
Well, that sounds like it was convincing :D

Andy.
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:55 AM
I want to see her slam Justine off the court and show her who the real tennis royalty is. Im really nervous about this match it will be tough.

Shoulderpova
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:06 PM
some minutes to go
I'm very nervous :(

KV
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:39 PM
some minutes to go
I'm very nervous :(
No need to be nervous in the first set. Masha took it 6-1 :D

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:56 PM
[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-0 *15-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:57 PM
[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-0 *30-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:58 PM
[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. ^[2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-0 *15-40

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:58 PM
^[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-1 *0-0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:59 PM
^[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-1 *0-15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:00 PM
^[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-1 *0-30

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:01 PM
^[19]Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs. [2]Maria Sharapova(USA) 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 0-1 *15-30