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AaronJoyB
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:17 PM
:worship: anyway Maria K played so well and solid

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Awesome!!! :D

Great stuff for Masha K... knocking off a world #1!!! :eek:

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:18 PM
:sad: Poor Big Masha. Something wasn't right - she seemed to have trouble with an injury
It really had been a bad tournament for the big names.

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Any chinese speaker can explain why she has to retire?

Injury or illness?

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Awesome!!! :D

Great stuff for Masha K... knocking off a world #1!!! :eek:
Not in the circumstances. Injury is not to be celebrated.

AaronJoyB
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Injury

Carmen Mairena
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:19 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:20 PM
Any chinese speaker can explain why she has to retire?

Injury or illness?

She had some strapping on her chest, so it could be the return of the Pectoral problem? :confused:

Spunky83
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:21 PM
OMG...a Tier II with a German WOMAN in the finals! And she has the best chances to beat Maria tomorrow...I can´t believe it. Has the day finally come? The day that I won´t be called "tennis geek" anylonger?!?

Congrats to Maria K. and be better soon Maria S.

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:21 PM
Good luck to Maria K though, great opportunity for a Tier 2 title...

BigBabeTENNIS
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:21 PM
maria looked so injured her knee and shoulder were problems

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:22 PM
same injury she had over summer
pectoral strain :sad:

Maria Kirilenko didnt look too happy after she won either, had a tear in her eye :hug:

KingA
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Oh no.....

Happy to see Maria K to get to the final.... but not due to Maria S's injury!!!!!

Good Luck in the final, Maria K!

Get Well soon, Maria S!

Martian KC
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:23 PM
I'm glad to know that Maria K played well. She can hang with the big babes.

Portobello
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:23 PM
maria :sad: :sad:

take this title now,LiL maria

Shoulderpova
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Masha K looks so confident :)
Masha S looks doomed :sad:
Good luck Masha K tomorrow :yeah:

Maryamator
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Awesome!!!:D:D:D:D:D:devil:

Maria Croft
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Poor Maria!

Now better take some time and rest for Moscow! I want to see you play there!

I can't remember Maria ever giving up while playing, must be serious :sad:


Get better Maria :kiss:

Mathijs
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:25 PM
OMG Congrats on reaching the final Maria K, hope you can win now, would be very special if you would win your very first title!!!

Again will be hard for me to root for Maria K or ALG cuz both will play for their very first title, both deserve the title, so hoping on a great match....

*JR*
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Sorry, Sharky. Kongratulations, Kirilenkova. :D

Portobello
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Awesome!!!:D:D:D:D:D:devil:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Izzy,player injured's not sth to be happy about :mad:

gary
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:26 PM
win the title Masha K!!
Masha S :bigcry:
get well soon!!

beauty_is_pink
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:27 PM
yay Makiri!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
congrats! :hug:

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:27 PM
same injury she had over summer
pectoral strain :sad:
Is this the injury associated with her rapid spurt of growth?

Maria Kirilenko didnt look too happy after she won either, had a tear in her eye :hug:

Maybe she is sad to have beaten her friend this way;)

daniela86
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:30 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: So unfair,Masha is often injuried when she has great opportunities to achieve something.Here she could have won the title,at Los Angeles, she could have become the number 1 :sad: :sad: Get well soon Sharapova! :hug: :hug: :hug: I really hope you'll be ready and 100% healthy to defend your last year points and finish the year as the number one :D

Anyway,good luck in the final tomorrow Makiri :hug: :hug:

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:31 PM
What a WTA season this year?

So many injuries.
Who could have believe that Kim would be the only top player w/o injury after her long time absence due to injury?

Paco
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Kirilenko :woohoo:

Dexter
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Makiri :banana:

miracle_laser
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:36 PM
MASHA injured

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/24_1593879_2.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/24_1593879_1.jpg

~|Naomi|~
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Who could have believe that Kim would be the only top player w/o injury after her long time absence dur to injury?



Kim had an injury, she strained her medial ligament in her knee in Berlin and retired, then because of that she got a related hip injury.

Well done Makiri. Makiri vs ALG in the final:bounce:

Sad news for Maria, hope she recovers soon.

Maria Croft
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:42 PM
MASHA injured

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/24_1593879_2.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/24_1593879_1.jpg


:hysteric: :sobbing: :crying2: :tears: :sad:

Get better soon Maria! :kiss:

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:42 PM
Is that a patch on her chest?

starr
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Maria K!!! :woohoo:

That's a wonderful win for her. I'm so happy for her.

:sad: Maria S. :sad:

miracle_laser
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:46 PM
Yesterday right leg has a bandage
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-09-23/U397P6T12D1787338F44DT20050923220523.jpg

Toady right chest has a patch

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:47 PM
Get well the soonest, Masha!!

starr
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:47 PM
awww. I didn't read that Sharapova was injured. That makes it not quite so nice for Maria K. I'm happy that she advances, but I wish she had beaten a healthy Maria S.

I hope Sharapova finds the solution to that injury. She's carried it for quite some time now. I'm worried about her having these injuries at such a young age.

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:49 PM
awww. I didn't read that Sharapova was injured. That makes it not quite so nice for Maria K. I'm happy that she advances, but I wish she had beaten a healthy Maria S.

I hope Sharapova finds the solution to that injury. She's carried it for quite some time now. I'm worried about her having these injuries at such a young age.

Maybe the recurring pectoral problem will stop when she stops growing

wateva
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:50 PM
masha! :bigcry: win your first title now makiri!!!

Jen&RobbyFan
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:50 PM
wow MariaK 6-4 in the first!:D

MariaS plz get better :sad:

DomenicDemaria
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:52 PM
:sad: It's happening again!!! All the top players getting injured!!!!!! Makri and ALG in a tier 2 final. :eek: Full credit to them though, its not their fault Maria, Lindsay, Venus, Serena and Alicia all were injured or out of form.
:haha: At least they get to play now!!! :lol: weren't they supposed to play first round?

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:53 PM
Get well soon Masha i hope you will be OK

DomenicDemaria
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:55 PM
It was bound to happen to Maria S. It seems no one can escape injury! :sad: (unless your Amanda Coetzer :lol: )

DuLeafs
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:55 PM
:eek: :eek: Dude!!! :D :worship:

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:58 PM
:sad: It's happening again!!! All the top players getting injured!!!!!! Makri and ALG in a tier 2 final. :eek: Full credit to them though, its not their fault Maria, Lindsay, Venus, Serena and Alicia all were injured or out of form.
:haha: At least they get to play now!!! :lol: weren't they supposed to play first round?

If there is a bright side, at least it gives a chance to some of 2nd tier players to break through and get some confidence.

Maybe it is a chance like this Nadia Petrova needs to win a title.
Has any of these 2 won a title yet?

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:02 PM
I could be wrong but I don't think there has been a tournament this year where a top player did not have to withdraw before or during the tournament , or retire during a match. Reason: injury.

DomenicDemaria
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:03 PM
If there is a bright side, at least it gives a chance to some of 2nd tier players to break through and get some confidence.

Maybe it is a chance like this Nadia Petrova needs to win a title.
Has any of these 2 won a title yet?

True that. No none of them have so at least it gives one of them a chance to win their first title. Why didn't Nadia enter :haha: This was her best chance!!!!

chris whiteside
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:11 PM
What looked like a fantastic tournament turned out a real bummer.

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:12 PM
True that. No none of them have so at least it gives one of them a chance to win their first title.

Great. ALG seem to be promissing player. May be Maria K. will finally join a friend Maria S. in the winner circle, although she still has a long way to go.
Then we would be able to just say Maria, we would have to say Masha and Makiri or Mari S and Maria K
Why didn't Nadia enter :haha: This was her best chance!!!!

I am wondering the same thing. she does not seem to be opportunistic by seeking tournament she has a better chance of winning, although this was far from that?
And where is Sveta? She was the runner up last year, wasn't she

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:15 PM
And where is Sveta? She was the runner up last year, wasn't she

She's injured isn't she? She only really played the US Open because she was defending champion I thought...

DomenicDemaria
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:18 PM
She's injured isn't she? She only really played the US Open because she was defending champion I thought...

Yeah, i thought the same thing!

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:20 PM
What looked like a fantastic tournament turned out a real bummer.

Major disapointment indeed.

China wanted to raise the profile of this tournament because their long term goal is to steadly increase the quality of rating and eventuakly reach tier I. Then Make it 2 week tournament, and finally push for a 5 th grand slam status. i have watched few interviews where chinese reporters are trying the gage the reception that idea might get in the tennis world.

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:21 PM
She's injured isn't she? She only really played the US Open because she was defending champion I thought...
Ok, I did know what happened to her after the US open

the cat
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:24 PM
Good luck to Little Masha in the Bejiing final. :) And I hope Big Masha's right pectoral injury will improve with rest and that she will be ready to play in the Kremlin Cup in a couple of weeks. But it's alarming that this injury keeps flaring up on Sharapova. :eek: :(

Lennval
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Maria S get well soon!!

Maria K!!!! Take your first title!!! Go girl!!

~lollipop_girl~
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Poor (big) Masha! :sad:
My mouth dropped (metophorically speaking) when I saw this result coz I couldn't believe that in just a couple of months both my fav players have retired from at least one match. Wasn't last year meant to be the injury plagued year?...so what happened to this year being the "recovered" year? How long is it gonna take before we get a healthy tour again?
At least this final will be a sentimental one no matter what the result!
Get well soon big Masha :sad:
Congrats and good luck Lil' Masha :bigclap:

dylan24
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:34 PM
damn you shreekapova
fucking upsets continue all damn week

RenaSlam.
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:41 PM
As much as I don't care for Maria...it sucks that she's injured.

I hope she rests up along with the rest of the WTA TOUR!

Infiniti2001
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:42 PM
was this on the tennis channel?? :shrug:

Teemu
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Get well soon Maria! :hug:

tennisbum79
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:50 PM
was this on the tennis channel?? :shrug:

Don't know about Tennis channel, but it was online CCTV-5

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:55 PM
As much as I don't care for Maria...it sucks that she's injured.

I hope she rests up along with the rest of the WTA TOUR!

She joins the Williams sisters, Davenport, Capriati and pretty much any other big name on the injury list.

Leo_DFP
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:05 PM
:sad: It's happening again!!! All the top players getting injured!!!!!! Makri and ALG in a tier 2 final. :eek: Full credit to them though, its not their fault Maria, Lindsay, Venus, Serena and Alicia all were injured or out of form.
:haha: At least they get to play now!!! :lol: weren't they supposed to play first round?

That is too funny if that is true! :lol:

SelesFan70
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:28 PM
Apparently the crowd booed her when she announced she was retiring from the match. :rolleyes:

new-york
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:35 PM
wow!!! that's crazy, i hope it's not too bad. all the big players are out. i hope they'll be back soon and well to challenge eachother.

go Maria Kirilenko!!!!

Knizzle
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:41 PM
I kinda had a feeling Maria K would win. Get well Maria S!!

Harju.
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:46 PM
Little Masha :banana: :woohoo:

hablo
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:52 PM
maria K :eek::clap2:

so maria S was injured :scratch:
get well soon then !!!

DementievaStyle
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:55 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: So unfair,Masha is often injuried when she has great opportunities to achieve something.Here she could have won the title,at Los Angeles, she could have become the number 1 :sad: :sad: Get well soon Sharapova! :hug: :hug: :hug: I really hope you'll be ready and 100% healthy to defend your last year points and finish the year as the number one :D

Anyway,good luck in the final tomorrow Makiri :hug: :hug:

Would she of quit if she wasnt losing by one set and 2-1? I dont think so. If she was unable to play tennis, she shouldnt of played in the first place.

In my eyes she didnt "retire" she got "beaten" by a better player today. Simple as that.

goldenlox
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:59 PM
"I didn't see that she had a problem. It was a surprise for me when she called for the trainer," said Kirilenko, who lost her first final in Hyderabad last year.

"I was 17 when I played my first final and very nervous. Tomorrow I won't be afraid."

shadowsecret
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:00 PM
as if she would given up the chance to go to a third set if she could.. u can say i'm bias but come on! it was only 2-1 second set.. not 4-0 or something

PaulieM
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Not in the circumstances. Injury is not to be celebrated.
a win is a win, sure it's unfortunate that sharapova is injured but this is probably one of the biggest wins of kirilenko's career thus far and she should be proud and her fans should be happy.

Hantuchov
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Lil Masha! :woohoo: :hearts: :yeah: :D

Plz, now take your 1st title, c'mon! :bounce:

Good Luck to ALG, also, finally I'll be happy for whoever wins the final! :yippee: :hug:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Injuries really suck....when can we have all our top players back healthy again???

goldenlox
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:19 PM
"Even if I couldn't walk I'd want to finish the match," a dejected Sharapova told reporters. "It's something that I can't control. It's a very mysterious injury.

"It was getting worse and worse with every shot."

Sharapova's injury is the same right pectoral muscle strain that forced her out of last month's Los Angeles Open.

"In reality, yes it hurts and it's very painful. I had an MRI in L.A. and they said it was just a muscle problem or inflammation," said the Siberian-born teenager.

"It's kind of up and down and it comes unexpectedly. I took a week and half off to get ready for the U.S. Open and after all that it was still not better so that's a concern."

WonderfulLee
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:23 PM
yeah Maria K! hope can win ur first title!

Pengwin
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:45 PM
I'll rub it better Masha :sad:

Infiniti2001
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:47 PM
From the tennis channel site

Injured Sharapova quits during Beijing semifinal
9/24/2005 11:09:00 AM


BEIJING (AP) - Maria Sharapova quit because of a chest injury while trailing in the China Open semifinals Saturday, sending Russia's Maria Kirilenko into the title match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld.

Kirilenko, ranked 45th, was ahead 6-4, 2-1 and ``very surprised'' when Sharapova stopped. The decision by the top-ranked Russian prompted boos from the crowd at a tournament beset by injuries.

Sharapova said a muscle on the right side of her chest is inflamed, causing recurring pain. The problem began in Zurich, Switzerland, last October, and she said a switch to heavier balls in that tournament may have been a factor.

The pain ``comes on unexpectedly from day to day,'' she said. ``It's very mysterious.''

Sharapova said her father, also her coach, decided to end the match Saturday.

``I'm very disappointed, obviously,'' she said. ``With every shot, with every forehand and serve I hit, it got worse and worse.''

Groenefeld defeated Poland's Marta Domachowska 7-5, 6-3 in the other semifinal. The big-serving Groenefeld, ranked 30th, won the double's championship in Bali last week. Groenefeld and Kirilenko and will be going for a first WTA singles title.

Sharapova's pullout followed injuries to Serena and Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport.

Davenport withdrew before the tournament because of a lower back strain. Venus Williams pulled out before her quarterfinal because of a leg injury. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the second round to China's Sun Tiantian and attributed her poor play to an ailing leg.

Copyright © 2005 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Slumpsova
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:47 PM
the first time that i regret for Maria. she has the trophy in her hand :sad:
and there goes my PAW :o :fiery: :banghead:

AlexB
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:20 PM
was this on the tennis channel?? :shrug:


yes both semi's were and the final tommorow right before live coverage of the 2 argentina-slovak rep davis cup rubbers

King Aaron
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Maria K :kiss:

jacobruiz
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:26 PM
As much as I don't care for Maria...it sucks that she's injured.

I hope she rests up along with the rest of the WTA TOUR!


As much as you feel the need to continually remind us of your intense dislike of Maria...why don't you stay away from her threads?:confused:


Terribly disappointing for Maria - after all her hard work, to be plagued by this nagging and painful injury.:sad:

Good luck in the final, Lil' Masha.

vutt
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Let's face it for sake of competitive tennis we will have wonderful open ended final.

Congrats lil Masha!

morningglory
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:34 PM
:sobbing:

cheo23
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:53 PM
As much as you feel the need to continually remind us of your intense dislike of Maria...why don't you stay away from her threads?:confused:


:lol: Exactly...RenaSlam is just a ignorant Hater...she loves Miss Maria Sharapova so much she cannot stay away from Threads relating to her...Poor RenaSlam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

Anyways, this sucks Miss Masha. Seek a New Doctor to determine the correct treatment for these chest pains.....GET ALOT OF REST...if U gotta withdraw from Moscow go ahead & do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE U!!!! :hearts:

Good Luck in the Finals LIL MASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

serenafan08
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:54 PM
What is wrong with everyone on tour these days!?? :awww: First Lindsay withdraws, then an out-of-shape Serena loses, and now Venus and Maria both pull out. This - if there wasn't one before - is a serious wakeup call for an off season in professional tennis. There are just too many injuries right now, and it's ridiculous that the tour keeps pressuring players to play. Players need time to rest and get healthy, and right now 6 weeks isn't enough.

furrykitten
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:19 PM
I love both Maria's so I'm very happy for Maria K to get her career breakthrough.

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Maria :sad:

But congrats to Maria K. :D Take the title. :yeah:

Shoulderpova
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:22 PM
I thought RenaSlam is a boy :o :tape:

Ravsieg
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:31 PM
I still swing by the side that she didn't appear to be physically limited. I'm sparing harsher words.

~CANUCK~
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:45 PM
To bad sharapova, this was looking like your tourny to win :sad:
Congrats Masha K on a great win, and making the final, good luck against ALG.

Vut
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:54 PM
:sad: Sharapova

pav
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:45 PM
I thought RenaSlam is a boy :o :tape:

C'mon Renaslam, lower Your clothing,there is an element of sexual uncertainty here :confused:

hablo
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:03 PM
"I didn't see that she had a problem. It was a surprise for me when she called for the trainer," said Kirilenko, who lost her first final in Hyderabad last year.

"I was 17 when I played my first final and very nervous. Tomorrow I won't be afraid."

what interesting comments from little k :eek::p

maria didn't look injured to her ;) I wonder if there is a whole interview so we can see the context in which she made them :p

sounds like she will be ready tomorrow :bounce::davai:

hablo
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:06 PM
"Even if I couldn't walk I'd want to finish the match," a dejected Sharapova told reporters. "It's something that I can't control. It's a very mysterious injury.

"It was getting worse and worse with every shot."

Sharapova's injury is the same right pectoral muscle strain that forced her out of last month's Los Angeles Open.

"In reality, yes it hurts and it's very painful. I had an MRI in L.A. and they said it was just a muscle problem or inflammation," said the Siberian-born teenager.

"It's kind of up and down and it comes unexpectedly. I took a week and half off to get ready for the U.S. Open and after all that it was still not better so that's a concern."

I hope this won't be a reccuring injury for her.... (I'd hate to see her retiring young too)

we need more battles between top players on tour - plus I want to see her play Momo :angel:

Maria Croft
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Sharapova:"At the same time I want to congratulate Maria [Kirilenko]. She's a great player and a great person and we had a nice conversation after the match. I'd like to wish her all the best for the final."


Your so nice Maria :hearts:

@m@nd@
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:17 PM
get well soon maria :sad:

good luck in the final maria k

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:45 PM
she MUST have been injured. cuz there's no way in hell Kirilenko would take a set off of a healthy Sharapova.
get better soon Mashenka :yeah:

deja_entendu
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:59 PM
she MUST have been injured. cuz there's no way in hell Kirilenko would take a set off of a healthy Sharapova.
get better soon Mashenka :yeah:

something i would expect one with no understanding of tactical tennis to say

but anyway -- congrats makiri IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU :bowdown: :worship: too bad maria with the injury and everything, but no offense i'd much rather see Kirilenko/ALG then Sharapova/ALG which would be a slaughtering. i hope makiri can whip ALGs ass tomorrow :lick:

does anyone know kirilenkos new ranking??

xan
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Both girls looked really sad at the retirement. Maria had been carrying strapping on leg and chest.

I really do not like this recurring injury. Get well soon, Maria and get this injury sorted out!

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:02 PM
something i would expect one with no understanding of tactical tennis to say

but anyway -- congrats makiri IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU :bowdown: :worship: too bad maria with the injury and everything, but no offense i'd much rather see Kirilenko/ALG then Sharapova/ALG which would be a slaughtering. i hope makiri can whip ALGs ass tomorrow :lick:

does anyone know kirilenkos new ranking??

something i would expect a **** to say. :)
a healthy Sharapova wipes the floor with a Kirilenko 10 times out of 10. Maria S is way too good for her.

deja_entendu
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:04 PM
something i would expect a **** to say. :)

:lol:

Havok
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:23 PM
Makiri :D. Take the title!

Infiniti2001
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:46 PM
something i would expect a **** to say. :)
a healthy Sharapova wipes the floor with a Kirilenko 10 times out of 10. Maria S is way too good for her.

Bajan bitchslap :haha: Meanwhile, I'm indifferent as far Maria Sharapova is concerned, but even the blindman could see that she wasn't herself out there --- and the other Maria clearly took advantage of it while playing with way less errors. I have the match , I'll upload it in a bit.

P.S. Maria K attempted a drop shot earlier, I bet Miss deja would have cringed :lol:

le bon vivant
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:50 PM
Sarah you use the hell outta that word. :lol: :lol:

Ravsieg
Sep 24th, 2005, 09:54 PM
she MUST have been injured. cuz there's no way in hell Kirilenko would take a set off of a healthy Sharapova.
get better soon Mashenka :yeah:

It's not like we need to go much back in time to prove you wrong. :p

Stingray
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Didn't Kirlienko take a set of JHH on CLAY this year????

deja_entendu
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:37 PM
Didn't Kirlienko take a set of JHH on CLAY this year????

Yes she's a great player with a future in the top 10, but she, like, uses her brain on the court and stuff instead of hitting every shot as hard as possible :shrug: so she'll never get credit... kind of backwards isn't it? :lol:

Stingray
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Yeah I agree. Thankfully I think most fans realise that power doesnt necessarily mean better.

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Didn't Kirlienko take a set of JHH on CLAY this year????
all due respect to JHH (and i mean that) what matches DIDNT she lose a set on clay this year? :p

times JHH lost a set on clay in 05:

Jankovic
Peng
Davenport
Kuznetsova
Benesova
Peschke
Petrova
Martinez
Medina Garrigues
Kuznetsova

10 sets lost in 24 matches. thats how she chose to win her matches this year :cool: the one in bolds you would maybe expect. but do you see why that stat isnt that spectacular? :)

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Yes she's a great player with a future in the top 10, but she, like, uses her brain on the court and stuff instead of hitting every shot as hard as possible :shrug: so she'll never get credit... kind of backwards isn't it? :lol:
so she has no power yet deserves credit.
oh the irony. or is it hypocrisy? ;)

deja_entendu
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:50 PM
so she has no power yet deserves credit.
oh the irony. or is it hypocrisy? ;)

it's neither ironic, alannis, nor hypocritical; she does indeed have power, but it is without question that those with powerful shots are more hyped than those with soft hands, which is too bad for maria. all one has to do is look at sania mirza; kirilenko will be 10x better than her, but you would never know it listening to the hype machines

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:55 PM
it's neither ironic, alannis, nor hypocritical; she does indeed have power, but it is without question that those with powerful shots are more hyped than those with soft hands, which is too bad for maria. all one has to do is look at sania mirza; kirilenko will be 10x better than her, but you would never know it listening to the hype machines

i dont think Mirza is all that either so there :ras:
it is without question that those with blonde hair are more hyped than those without. but er. yeah. shes older than my Mashenka but she'll never be as successful. that is all :cool:

Ravsieg
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:40 PM
For some reason you skipped my post.. :p I wonder why..... :p

SJW
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:44 PM
Kirilenko took a set off of a healthy SHARAPOVA? :p

Ravsieg
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Nope, thanks to the umpire. :p Before you ask, I don't remember any physical complaint there.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 27th, 2005, 07:25 AM
This is serious... Even lil' masha was crying with her..