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jochem
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:20 PM
I guess Momo needed some time to get her game started again :rolleyes:
BTW she had matchpoint for 6-0 in the final set...

thelittlestelf
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Nice fight from Kirilenko.

mboyle
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
No, Maria just faded completely midway through the second. If she had been in better shape, she would have won. Mauresmo was terrible until 4-4 in the second. I don't think she'll go much farther here...

mboyle
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Three times Mauresmo went up 0-40 on Maria's serve, then lost the next five points:o .

-Kieron-
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Good try Maria :)

No Name Face
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:23 PM
i don't mean to bash momo, but something is so unsettling about her having the #1 seed...

RenaSlam.
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Whenever Amelie has pressure, she falters.

Teemu
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Congrats Amelie....
...but what a great effort from Maria! She's really getting there, gaining the experience, and in the future she'll be able to pull through matches like this. I bet the creeping thought "Oh my, I'm beating the world number two here." had a little, if just a little to do with her defeat. :)

AlexB
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:24 PM
maria has nothing to be ashamed of....the long rallies and heat broke her down

*Jean*
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:25 PM
Amelie...pfff..it was so hard...she has a quite pretty draw now, she has to go as further as possible ! Allez ma chérie !

jonny84
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:26 PM
Bad luck to Maria - it did look like there would be a major "upset" here when she lead 6-4 3-1 but it wasn't to be.

Maria you will get there one day. :)

creepy stalker
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:26 PM
And the infamous mboyle attacks Momo again.

Look at this way, she won despite not playing her best. She always struggles against young Russian players. And her last 2 loses were to Linetskaya and Safina. 'nuff said.

AlexB
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
mo - 37 winners and 39 ue
maria - 27 winners and 48 ue

creepy stalker
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
Whenever Amelie has pressure, she falters.
but did enough to win the match. ;)

jlamire
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:30 PM
No, Maria just faded completely midway through the second. If she had been in better shape, she would have won. Mauresmo was terrible until 4-4 in the second. I don't think she'll go much farther here...
Well next day will be another day...

lucashg
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:31 PM
It looked like Mauresmo played an awful 1st set and was heading that way til the middle of the second. I'm glad she placed herself together and won the match. Good luck, Amélie!

jochem
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:31 PM
i don't mean to bash momo, but something is so unsettling about her having the #1 seed...

Yes, I think so too... Lindsay and Serena as the top seeds are expected to go far and not be upset, with Momo and the Russian girls though (Myskina in Doha :rolleyes: ), your never sure (except Sharapova). Kim and Justine are quite stable too, even they are not fully fit... I guess Momo and a couple of Russian girls find it hard to cope with the pressure as the no.1 seed.

creepy stalker
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:33 PM
The fact remains Momo is still #1 seed whether she want to choke or tank her match, it is completely up to her.

JPrince
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:34 PM
The conditions are very hot and humid in Miami. Good win for Momo, but can't say she played great. Had Kirilenko not fizzled physically in the last set, there's no telling what could have happened. Hope Momo gains more confidence going into the 3rd round. She needs to be much more consistant being the #1 seed. Never thought I'd see her in pink either - but she looked cute :)

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:39 PM
in pink?

Bumsby
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:41 PM
I think if Kirilenko has lasted physically it would have been much, much harder for Momo to come back. But physical preparation is a part of tennis, so... glad she won this one, I hope she'll go far.

améliemomo
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:42 PM
very bad match from amélie.Where was her first serve??making too many errors but even though she managed to hold and beat her opponent.Great fight amélie.Hope she will raise her level for the next match especielly her first serve.

Great fight from maria also.

JPrince
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I think if Kirilenko has lasted physically it would have been much, much harder for Momo to come back. But physical preparation is a part of tennis, so... glad she won this one, I hope she'll go far.


No doubt Amelie was definitely more fit than Kirilenko which allowed her to take over the 3rd set. Even given the hot and extremely humid conditions she endured physically. That is one strong advantage she has over other players - her stamina. Amelie's one of the most, if not the most fit player on the tour and that's why she often has the upper edge in 3 setters.

hablo
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:48 PM
I'm too happy to criticize you, Momo, especially since the naysayers are doing such a great job already!!! :ras:

Go Momo, congratzzzzzzz on this victory. This match was good preparation, now go and win the tournie!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:50 PM
:banana:

Congrats Amelie :worship:

And well played Maria :)

(a little bit too well played for my liking ;) )

mishar
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:51 PM
C'mon give Amelie a little credit. When I'm playing crap like she was the first set I tend to give up or play even worse. She really played better as the match went on. The heat and humidity will be to her advantage and after Masha, her draw gets much easier. I think she's fine until the QF

Tati & Dani
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:53 PM
so close to victory makiri
i'm proud of you maria :yeah:
more luck next time

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:58 PM
C'mon give Amelie a little credit. When I'm playing crap like she was the first set I tend to give up or play even worse. She really played better as the match went on.

Well said :bigclap:

bandabou
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:13 PM
No doubt Amelie was definitely more fit than Kirilenko which allowed her to take over the 3rd set. Even given the hot and extremely humid conditions she endured physically. That is one strong advantage she has over other players - her stamina. Amelie's one of the most, if not the most fit player on the tour and that's why she often has the upper edge in 3 setters.

Except when it's against Serena.....;)

_LuCaS_
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Masha :sad: and such a good start

..ikke..
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Amelie :bounce:

SzavayFi
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Masha K :bigcry:

selyoink
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:41 PM
Good effort from Kirilenko but I'm glad Mauresmo is through. I want Nastya to have to beat all the top players she can en route to hopefully winning the title.

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:52 PM
Allez Momo!
BTW, I hope Ana defeats Nadia.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Masha :sad: so close

Sam's Slave
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:01 PM
i heard amelie wore pink? is it true?

eyesy
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:03 PM
yes, she had her pink outfit. :D

$pencer
Mar 26th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Congrats Amélie!

Linnie
Mar 26th, 2005, 09:18 PM
I'm too happy to criticize you, Momo, especially since the naysayers are doing such a great job already!!! :ras:

Go Momo, congratzzzzzzz on this victory. This match was good preparation, now go and win the tournie!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
:kiss:

A mini match report ;) :
Yes, Momo did play crappy in the first set and Maria played a little better. We were starting to lose hope at the start of the second, but midway through, she picked up her game and was able finally to break. The third set she raised her level, plus Maria started to tire a bit and make more errors. It was brutally hot and humid out there, plus the wind can play tricks on stadium court. Credit Momo's superb fitness for her coming through :D

Andy.
Mar 26th, 2005, 09:30 PM
To bad Maria but your getting closer every time.

Lemonskin.
Mar 26th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Masha K :bigcry:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:49 AM
Bad luck Maria. :sad:

Only 10 winners behind Momo? Sounds like she's beefed up her game. :hearts:

eyesy
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:31 AM
yeah, I think Kirilenko played well in the first set and the second. She was probably just tired under the heat and humidity.

Anyway, better luck next time. She has great potential. a good player

tennis4you_com
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:22 AM
Kirilenko is starting to get some better results as of late. I expect to see more from her this summer.

Harju.
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:25 AM
:yeah: Momo :woohoo:

She seem to always struggle in her first match :shrug:.

hablo
Mar 27th, 2005, 06:53 AM
:kiss:

A mini match report ;) :
Yes, Momo did play crappy in the first set and Maria played a little better. We were starting to lose hope at the start of the second, but midway through, she picked up her game and was able finally to break. The third set she raised her level, plus Maria started to tire a bit and make more errors. It was brutally hot and humid out there, plus the wind can play tricks on stadium court. Credit Momo's superb fitness for her coming through :D

thanks. it was soooooooooo tuff to cheer for her during the first set and first half of the second set of the match: alot of us were starting to believe it was ova!!! so that is why I am cutting her some slack after the match !! :lol: :angel: ;)

Drimal
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:14 AM
:worship: Allez Amélie! :worship:

Nice match Maria Kirilenko! :yeah: :hug:

rebel_ffighter
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:40 AM
This is what momo said after the match:
A. MAURESMO / M. Kirilenko
4-6, 6-4, 6-1
An interview with:

AMELIE MAURESMO


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It looked like it took you a little while to get comfortable out there.

AMELIE MAURESMO: Yeah, yeah, a set and a half to really...

Q. Was that you or her?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Was a little bit of both, I think. You know, she played really well, that first set especially. You know, I was ‑‑ I thought I was giving her too many free points and I wasn't really into my rhythm. You know, it took me a little time today, and I finally got my game together, put that ball back in, you know, a lot of variation as well. Was able to, you know, come back pretty strong in that second set, and then I think she got probably tired a little bit in the third set.

Tough one.

Q. How much was the heat a factor?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Maybe at the end of the match, you know, I was physically a little stronger so that, you know, I was capable of coming back on court after the break and really being able to give 100%. Maybe it wasn't really the case for her. And especially when you lose a second set, then, yeah, I guess it's tougher also mentally to come back and play strong.

Q. What does a match like that do for the rest of the week?

AMELIE MAURESMO: I think it's pretty good, actually, to come out of a match like that the beginning of a tournament. You know, it gives you, I think, a little confidence back after the disappointment of last week.

So, yeah, hopefully, you know, if I'm capable of really having a good recuperation, I guess I'm going to play tomorrow again, so I hope that it's going to be good.

Q. I had one question about Miss Golovin, a countrywoman. What do you think of her potential?

AMELIE MAURESMO: Well, you know, she's proved already a lot of things I think on the court. She's been playing pretty well last season, you know. She's hitting the ball hard. You know, she's a tough player. I think mentally she's pretty strong also. Still may be sometimes, you know, like when we say "junior," is like maybe she has to be on the right points more focused, focus on these points. But, you know, she's only like 17, I think. She's going to improve a lot. I think she has a lot of potential.

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~ The Leopard ~
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:08 AM
What's with, like, Lisa Raymond doing this interview on behalf of, you know, Amelie? :(

TonyP
Mar 27th, 2005, 02:53 PM
I had never seen her play before and I was very impressed by Maria's all court game. She came to net and volleyed very well, drop shotted well, and was good from the backcourt.

Her serve showed promise, but needs work, as does her conditioning. But she is a very talented player who, if she toughens up, could be a real contender.

andrewbroad
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Q. Out of the many Russian girls that are around, which one are your best let's say friends?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Maria Kirilenko.

Q. And out of the most famous ones?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: She's going to be famous.

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