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Carmen Mairena
Sep 25th, 2005, 12:58 PM
ALG :sobbing: :sad:

Maria! Well done, a perfect tournament and hopefully the breakthrough to a higher level! Congrats! :worship:

Lennval
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Maria K!!!! Congrats

What a great tournament for her! Good victory over Anna-Lena!!

Chunchun
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:00 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

ALG missed an easy forehand volley on mp :sad:

tucker1989
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Great job Maria, what a great first title! Maria's closest match was against Jamea Jackson in round 1 (7-5, 7-5) very telling about Jamea's potential! ALG, your first title will definitely come soon!

Jackson.
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:01 PM
lil Masha :banana: :banana: :banana:

RussiansFan
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:01 PM
Well done Masha!!!
Nice job and great tournament!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Martian KC
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:02 PM
:bounce: Congrats Maria!!!!

DuLeafs
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:02 PM
:woohoo:

Amaaaaazing!!! :D :bounce:

Lady
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:03 PM
Yay!!! :woohoo:

Played so great for most of the match! :D

LTT
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Maria K! :eek: :worship: :D

SJW
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:05 PM
ALG :help:

Shoulderpova
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:06 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woo hoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::wooho o::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: :woohoo::woohoo:

DevilishAttitude
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:08 PM
Maybe Maria's not so weaponless after all. ;)

But time-out at 5-4 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

ALG was too defensive and it was just a little too late to come back :sad:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:10 PM
ALG :sad:

but congrats maria-although dodgy time out at 5-4

dansnewbeg
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:14 PM
yayyy... my honey won

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Well done Maria. :D

Where abouts will this put her in the rankings?

Hantuchov
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:19 PM
WD Lil Masha! :worship: :clap2: :hug: :banana:
What a week! :sport: :D

Poor ALG :sad: :sad:., but I'm sure she'll take her 1st title very soon! ;) :)

~|Naomi|~
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:20 PM
Makiri:angel:

DuLeafs
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Well done Maria. :D

Where abouts will this put her in the rankings?

Somewhere in top 30 :banana:

Portobello
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:22 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


Congrats maria for yr 1st title,great tournie for yu :yeah:

Wombat
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:25 PM
1st title for Maria Kirelenko!
Great news!

Ceze
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:26 PM
congrats Maria! :clap2: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=290#)

Andy.
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Well done Maria awesome tournament and congratulations on winning your first tournament and a tier 2 at that.

petey_pan
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:40 PM
:sad: good week anyway ALG

jamatthews
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:42 PM
I didn't really know much about Maria K before this week, but she's really impressed me in her last 2 matches...keep it up Maria.

roxi
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Well done Maria!!!!

hablo
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:56 PM
as predicted...

:woohoo: bravo masha k :clap2:

DementievaStyle
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:58 PM
She played well, only 18 so there could be a real future for her.

auntie janie
Sep 25th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Excellent! :bigclap:
I'm so happy for Maria. :aparty: Getting that first WTA title under her belt is a HUGE moment for a young player. I hope it's the start of big things for her.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:05 PM
great win Masha :woohoo: ;) :banana: ;)
well done ;) 1st of many :hug:

i missed the final :fiery: probs with electricity fuse box :mad:
just got it done :(

tennisrox
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Goo Makiri!She's finally living up to her promise!Maybe this is the break she needed...

Hoping for many more :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce:

morethanperfect
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:13 PM
congrats maria

Dexter
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Only that: :banana: :aparty: :bounce:

Dexter
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:14 PM
Somewhere in top 30 :banana:
If I'm not mistaken Masha will be #27 on Monday (ALG #23) :yeah:

vettipooh
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:26 PM
Congrats, Maria K. Nice job. :yeah:

iPatty
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Saw this match on TV. She played awesome for most of the match. ALG kept looping the ball so be more aggresive next time ALG! Congrats Maria!

Havok
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:34 PM
:woohoo: Makiri. She didn't drop a single set this whole event well done. ALG will definitely pick up a title, she's too good not to win one. Was still a nice week from her and she'll finish the year inside the top 20 for sure.

gary
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:35 PM
congrats Masha :woohoo: :yeah: :banana: :D
I'm so happy for her!!
what an awesome week!! :yeah:
keep going Masha :banana: :yeah:

Harju.
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:50 PM
ALG :banghead:

Makiri :yeah: - Finally a title. :worship:

~ The Leopard ~
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Good for little Masha, though she had some help from the gods with this one.

selyoink
Sep 25th, 2005, 02:57 PM
ALG :sad:

Still a good tournament but missed a golden opportunity.

Vut
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:29 PM
congrats! Maria

Meesh
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Congrats Maria... I wish we saw some of these finals in the US for this week!

wateva
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:35 PM
congrats makiri! i've been watching you since 2003 us open! now u've finally fulfilled your potential! well done! :)

gmak
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:43 PM
oh yes! :woohoo: :yeah: :aparty: :hug: :D :worship:

excellent week for masha, that was the breakthrough i was waiting for! ;)

keep going girl! :hatoff:

Ravsieg
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:54 PM
I just don't know what to say. Really... this completely caught me by surprise.. it's been rough times for me but it's paid back completely. I'm so happy I don't even know how to show it.

Finally she didn't choke big time under press pressure.
Finally she kept confident a whole week.
Finally she got a title. :D And a big one.

David Barker
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:16 PM
I'm really pleased for her, but lets not get too carried away. Sharapova was injured, Davenport withdrew as did Venus. Serena is way out of shape.

A good week definitely but would like to see her beating Top 10 players - or even getting close - before thinking she had really broken through. Her game seems way too one dimensional and lightweight to me - basing this on her defeat at the US Open recently.

vutt
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Her game seems way too one dimensional and lightweight to me.

Leightweight yes probably, but not one dimensional. Even Eurosport commentators said today that she has every shot from the book. ALG was th one who looked one dimensional today with her bang-bang strategy.

Good win for Kirilenko.
Btw who said that Adidas outfits can't look good :;):

starr
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Her game seems way too one dimensional and lightweight to me - basing this on her defeat at the US Open recently.

One dimensional?!?!?! :eek: :eek:

She is one of the few girls without a one dimensional game. She's got an all court game and moves to the net effortlessly and naturally. It's so much fun to watch.

The problem is that her game is too "lightweight" as you put it. She tends to get blown away by the big hitters.

starr
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:40 PM
Btw who said that Adidas outfits can't look good :;):

Maria always looks good. :) :) :)

I am so very happy for her. She deserves to have the happiness of winning a tournament at least once. I love watching her on the court.

goldenlox
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Maria is the third Russian teen to win a Tier II or better in 2005

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/BEJ11009251350.jpg

Russia's Maria Kirilenko poses with her trophy after winning over Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld during the women's singles finals of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept 25, 2005. Kirilenko won the final, 6-3, 6-4.

Atrixo
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Congratulations to Little Masha, on her first career title! :bounce:

A title will definitely be in Anna-Lena's future! :)

Both had quite a bit of luck on their way to the finals. But hey, you take what bounces go your way, and take advantage of them. Right? ;)

Hope Little Masha can make it two titles in a row! :D

--Zazou--
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Congrats!!! :yeah: :D

Paco
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:56 PM
:woohoo:

beauty_is_pink
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Maria!! :woohoo:
:worship:

cometz9
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Maria :hearts: :woohoo: first Tier 2 title of your career, many more to come :yeah: Finally see her breakthru at a higher level tournament and win against top players

morningglory
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:24 PM
:banana: :yeah: YEAHHHHHHH!!!!

Oermi
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Anna-Lena :sad:

furrykitten
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Great win for Maria K!.

Zhao
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Winners of Beijing Open = Winner of Australian Open??

2004 Champion

women = Serena Williams
men = marat safin

Will Nadal and little masha follow suit?? :eek::angel:

the cat
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Congrats to Maria Kirilenko on winning her first WTA Tour singles title and to the runner-up Anna-Lena Groenefeld for having a fine week in Bejiing and making it to the final. :D

Eugenia
Sep 25th, 2005, 06:14 PM
Congratulations Makiri!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :woohoo:

rrfnpump
Sep 25th, 2005, 06:36 PM
ALG :( :sad:

deja_entendu
Sep 25th, 2005, 06:39 PM
told ya so :p

congrats maria, knew you would win :woohoo:

and to the person basing their theories of maria k. on the us open -- you're a moron, that was one of the worst matches she ever played, making errors on every first shot she hit. blame the windy conditions or stadium, but this week is more typical of how she normally plays. :bounce:

Lemonskin.
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:03 PM
This is just too awesome :D

@m@nd@
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:21 PM
congrats maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:bounce:

new-york
Sep 25th, 2005, 08:36 PM
nice Maria.

xan
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:13 PM
MK looked very impressive today. She went into the match with a big-Masha type scowl and was right down to business. She produces a good serve and groundstrokes for a smaller player, and hit accurate shots to the lines from everywhere on court, coming to net quite a bit, and winning most of the rallies.

She didn't celebrate much when she won though.

ALG on the other hand was disappointing. She was tentative, couldn't keep the ball in on rallies, and managed to lose her serve 4 times in a row! :o

MK certainly has a future.

David Barker
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:17 PM
told ya so :p

congrats maria, knew you would win :woohoo:

and to the person basing their theories of maria k. on the us open -- you're a moron, that was one of the worst matches she ever played, making errors on every first shot she hit. blame the windy conditions or stadium, but this week is more typical of how she normally plays. :bounce:


Had to be an american being offensive!! I suppose it being windy didn't affect Venus....... Seen Maria K play like that several times, sadly.

lauryn
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Great tournament, congrats Maria! :yeah:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:56 PM
:sad: ALG 2 finals losses in PC and Beijing :(

Scotso
Sep 25th, 2005, 10:57 PM
ALG cost me $1500 vcash :( and lost! :sad:

Oh well.

Congrats Maria :)

Dawn Marie
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Congrats to Maria Kirilenko. She has a nice all court game. I also like the fact that she takes the ball early, she kinda reminded me of Hingis today but with power and serve. I wonder though if she can keep this up. Daniela won her title at Indian Wells and has had it rough, I hope she can go another direction. Although Daniela is playing great tennis.


Maria K has a good on-court personality, she is quiet and charming.

tobe
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:46 PM
Maria K has a good on-court personality, she is quiet and charming.

Well, her reaction after she won was quite non-charming for me. When shaking hands she didn't even look to ALG who said sth like "Good match" to her but she didn't even care. It was like Maria just lost and not that she's the winner...my first reaction was: "what a coky attitude" but maybe she was just not realizing that the won :confused: Whatever, dunno, found that a little bit disturbing but very classy from Anna-Lena though

deja_entendu
Sep 26th, 2005, 12:47 AM
:rolls: what's with the dani-maria comparisons? they are nothing alike. :help:

Dawn Marie
Sep 26th, 2005, 01:30 AM
:rolls: what's with the dani-maria comparisons? they are nothing alike. :help:

Figure it out for yourself idiot. If anything you should have said what is with the Maria K and Hingis comparison, but your'e not really a tennis fan just one of those people who watch to see their favorite play the game. I bet if Hingis never played tennis you would not be interested in the game now. Your'e not a true tennis fan.:) :tape:

RatedR Superstar
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:30 AM
congrats to Maria K :bounce:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:33 AM
Maria :eek: :eek: :worship:


Welldone. :D

deja_entendu
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:49 AM
Figure it out for yourself idiot. If anything you should have said what is with the Maria K and Hingis comparison, but your'e not really a tennis fan just one of those people who watch to see their favorite play the game. I bet if Hingis never played tennis you would not be interested in the game now. Your'e not a true tennis fan.:) :tape:

Um I've been like, actually playing the damn sport since was before Hingis was ever on TV :wavey: But you're right, I certainly wouldn't be such a fan of women's tennis if it weren't for her :hearts:

And a Hingis/Kirilenko comparison is far more credible than a Dani/Kirilenko comparison in terms of how they play. Hingis and Maria are both swift, undersized players with a good court sense. Dani is a slow power player with nice volleys.

cheo23
Sep 26th, 2005, 06:47 AM
Congratulations Miss CHINA OPEN CHAMPION: Miss MARIA KIRILENKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

Wow, U're 1st TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Keep Improving ON U're GAME, LIL MASHA!!! Looking forward to many more Titles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: OKAY! WE LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:

Daniel
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:15 AM
Well done Maria :D

DuLeafs
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:59 AM
If I'm not mistaken Masha will be #27 on Monday (ALG #23) :yeah:

:D Nice!! :rocker:

-SheLL-
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:30 AM
woot...go lil Masha...awwww.she looks sooo cute with her trophy and panda toy.....awww...just adorable....

Alenyaa
Sep 26th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Congratulations, Maria. Hopefully we'll get to see a lot more of you in the near (and distant) future!

tennisjam
Sep 26th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Cool

Derek.
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Yay Maria. :D

Craigy
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Derek :o

Jogi
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:21 PM
still the loss that hurts most for an ALG-fan :tears:
(ok, besides that moscow match vs Sharapöfken)

:inlove:
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Derek :smash:

ce
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:29 PM
:lol:

Natash.
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Good memories. :hearts:

Ravsieg
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:55 PM
It should be good, but it's tough to be remembered of this when she doesn't know anymore what to do on the court.