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Keraj
Sep 28th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Upcoming schedule:


Oct 3 Tokyo

week off

Oct 17 Zurich

Oct 24 Hasselt

Keraj
Sep 28th, 2005, 12:38 PM
This is according to her own words from:
http://www.radiomayak.ru/sports/05/09/26/39257-audio.html
My Russian sux :p but i think i understand that part correctly :)

Kind of surprising that she decided to skip Moscow...

Dementirilenko
Sep 28th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Oh, she will not play at Filderstadt? That's sad to hear, I wanted so much to see her there......but ok, maybe I will come to Zürich

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 28th, 2005, 04:13 PM
will she play the Quebec challenge?

houseoflords
Sep 30th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Maria is currently ranked #28. She won't be playing any more challengers, so I wouldn't count on seeing her in Quebec

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 30th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Maria is currently ranked #28. She won't be playing any more challengers, so I wouldn't count on seeing her in Quebec

Bell Challenge?

the cat
Sep 30th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Masha really should play Moscow if she's offered a wildcard or can in the maindraw with her ranking. I would think that with Makiri being born and raised in Moscow that she badly would want to play the Ladies Kremlin Cup in Moscow for the first time. Especially after finally winning her first WTA Tour singles title. But I don't get the feeling Masha is eager to play Moscow. :scratch:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 30th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Masha really should play Moscow if she's offered a wildcard or can in the maindraw with her ranking. I would think that with Makiri being born and raised in Moscow that she badly would want to play the Ladies Kremlin Cup in Moscow for the first time. Especially after finally winning her first WTA Tour singles title. But I don't get the feeling Masha is eager to play Moscow. :scratch:

I mean.. Moscow is just another tournament... she has to think more of herself, than Russia. Russia is not going to boost her ranking...

Ravsieg
Sep 30th, 2005, 11:16 PM
It's probably the Yonex - Japan commitment that makes her a must at next week, then she'll have to rest for Moscow...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 1st, 2005, 06:56 AM
she has more possibility of winning at Japan Open than at the KC

Tati & Dani
Oct 1st, 2005, 08:22 AM
She plays in Hasselt ? :woohoo:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 1st, 2005, 08:24 AM
I wish she could play the Bell Challenge... that would be cool if she wins it as Sharapova won..

Keraj
Oct 5th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Well she may play in Moscow, after all...
She asked for a WC, today.

Ravsieg
Oct 5th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Sad. I don't expect good things to come out of this.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 5th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Well she may play in Moscow, after all...
She asked for a WC, today.

Where did you find so?

Keraj
Oct 6th, 2005, 06:40 AM
On that Russian forum... wtatour.ru

DuLeafs
Oct 6th, 2005, 08:21 AM
On that Russian forum... wtatour.ru

A very informative one :yeah:

Sharapower
Oct 6th, 2005, 02:51 PM
A very informative one :yeah:

But in Russian :sad:

Dan23
Oct 6th, 2005, 03:02 PM
translators can be handy ;)
...but after a while you can recognise a few bits here and there...

atm looks like a week off after Moscow then Hasselt

Sharapower
Oct 6th, 2005, 03:22 PM
4 weeks in a row in tournament, it's kinda tough !!!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 6th, 2005, 09:17 PM
she is my hero... geez... and the AFL-CIO works on child labour? :rolleyes:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 17th, 2005, 07:38 AM
Good luck in Zuriche

gary
Oct 17th, 2005, 12:15 PM
she doesn't play Zurich..

Dementirilenko
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Yep, she isn't in the main draw as far as I know.

Zoltan83
Oct 18th, 2005, 01:04 PM
But she will play Hasselt :D

KirilenkoRulz
Oct 19th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Maria ranked 9 in Hasselt Main Draw

http://www.sport.be/gazdefrancestars/2005/eng/speelsters/

And unless Maria comes across the pond to play in Philly (actually the suburbs of Philadelphia as the tournament is being played at Villanova University) and/or Quebec City, this should wrap up a very nice 2005 for her.

Ravsieg
Oct 19th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Yes, this was definitely an awesome year! :D I'm so proud of being your fan, Maria...

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Oct 19th, 2005, 06:52 PM
:)

Zoltan83
Oct 19th, 2005, 11:51 PM
I hope that I could see her there :)

Keraj
Oct 21st, 2005, 04:50 PM
Masha also withdraw from Hasselt... she isn't in the main draw.
So Moscow was her last tournament in 2005...

KirilenkoRulz
Oct 22nd, 2005, 05:32 PM
Maria must have withdrawn just before the MD was set, she is clearly no longer in the player listing or in the main draw. Most of Maria's internet sites still show her playing as I write this, so the move is very recent. Even her .ru site is silent on any withdrawl. I hope she is ok and just decided to rest.

In any event, it does appear Maria's 2005 season has ended and what a wonderful year it turned out to be for her. Congratulations to Maria and all of her fans. When success comes to someone as nice, classy and sweet as Maria it is special. Time to pause and "smell the flowers", it would be fun to hear everyone's reflections on 2005. In a few months we can start to get excited about what is in store for Maria and her fans in 2006.

Zoltan83
Oct 22nd, 2005, 08:44 PM
:sad: Sad that she isn't there :sad:
Maybe next year :D

Dementirilenko
Oct 23rd, 2005, 11:21 AM
Hmm, I can't reflect on Maria's whole season, cause I am a fan of her since Bejing, were she won her first title. I liked her from the first moment on and started to become a fan of her. The last weeks were really amazing for her, and full of success. I think if she is able to continue on this way next year, the season 2006 will be the "Masha - year".

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2005, 03:53 PM
...so the move is very recent. Even her .ru site is silent on any withdrawl. I hope she...

To be honest, Maria's official website isn't of much help. Hopefully it will improve as Maria becomes more and more successful.

Derek.
Oct 23rd, 2005, 04:48 PM
It's been a great 2005! :bigclap: I am very anxious for 2006! :dance:

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 1st, 2005, 01:22 AM
An update on Maria's Official website, wow... " Maria has finished this season. Now she will have a rest and in two weeks will start to practice again and to prepare for tournaments in Australia." Well, I guess that makes it official. Only two weeks off and she starts up again.

Dementirilenko
Nov 1st, 2005, 06:34 PM
Thanx for the news! maria deserves her holidays. I am interested to see her at Australia next year. She will do a great job there.

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 15th, 2005, 01:32 PM
I put this on the Cheering thread but posting it here as well... The Gold Coast tournament is January 1-7, 2006 --- only 7 weeks away. Big Maria already committed. Then Sydney is January 8-15. Players must commit by first week in December so we will see if Makiri goes back to Sydney in 2006 (my guess is she will). Then the Australian Open runs for two weeks starting January 16 (no doubt Maria will play the Open). It has been 5 weeks since Maria lost at the KC so she has had a nice holiday. I don't know for sure, but it is possible she comes to Florida for 5-6 weeks of training in Boca Raton. Back to Moscow Oblast for two weeks of Christmas holiday and then its off to Australia for the month of January.

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 15th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Here is the link to the 2006 tour schedule as of Nov 9

http://www.wtatour.com/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=/global/pdfs/events/2006/TourCalendar.pdf

After Jan in Australia looks like Toray (Tokyo), Thailand, India, Dubai, Doha in Feb. Then the US in March for Indian Wells (2 weeks), Miami (2 weeks) and Amelia Island 1st week April. Then off to Warsaw, Berlin, Rome to get ready for the French Open.

A date to circle on the calendar, September 18, 2006 when Makiri DEFENDS her China Open title.

Dementirilenko
Nov 15th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Thx KirilenkoRulz!!

so.krist!na
Nov 20th, 2005, 04:46 AM
Maria will play ASB Classic:angel:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 21st, 2005, 04:58 AM
Those are good news! :D

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 21st, 2005, 12:03 PM
Nice article about Maria playining the ASB Classic in the New Zealand Herald. A #3 Seed would be nice.

"Tennis: Kirilenko to play ASB Classic

20.11.05
By Michael Brown

The quality of the ASB Classic received another boost when world No 25 Maria Kirilenko confirmed she will come to Auckland in January.

The 18-year-old Russian is not only seen as one of the rising stars on the WTA Tour capable of breaking into the world's top 10, but also one of the queens of an increasingly glamorous women's tennis circuit.

She is expected to be seeded third for the tournament and joins fellow Russian and world No 9 Nadia Petrova, Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova (19), No 41 Marion Bartoli and defending champion and world No 28 Katarina Srebotnik.

The full list of players will be announced on Wednesday and tournament director Richard Palmer expects to name at least 10 players inside the world's top 50. It will be one of the strongest fields in the tournament's history. The cut-off is likely to sit at around 85.

"We are sitting pretty nicely," Palmer said. "I am very happy with what we've got when you look at what's against us."

The ASB Classic clashes with the Hopman Cup, a tier-three event on the Gold Coast and exhibition matches in Hong Kong, all of which account for 42 of the world's top women players.

Kirilenko has progressed up the rankings after starting the year at 111. She claimed her first WTA Tour singles title in September, toppling then world No 1 Maria Sharapova in the semifinal of the China Open, and has won two doubles titles, including the 2004 DFS Classic in Birmingham with Sharapova.

New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic will be handed one of the two wild-card spots.

ceciliaf92
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:11 PM
Maria told me she was in Saddlebrook right now, is this in Florida? :confused:

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 23rd, 2005, 12:38 PM
Cecilia - Yep, it is just north of Tampa Bay, Florida which is the west coast (on the Gulf of Mexico). Here is the url to their tennis website:

http://www.saddlebrook.com/tennishome.html

Kind of figured she would come back to Florida for her "winter" training as she has been at the Chris Evert Acadamey in the past. CEA is in Boca Raton, Florida on the east coast (Atlantic Ocean).

BTW, big Maria has her new home in Longboat Key, Florida which is just south of Tampa. Longboat Key has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. We should be happy for both Maria's they are reaping the rewards of their talents.

Langers
Nov 23rd, 2005, 12:57 PM
Maria told me she was in Saddlebrook right now, is this in Florida? :confused:
So you have contact with Maria? I envy you! :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 24th, 2005, 12:45 AM
Yeah... that is close to the Evert Tennis Academy...

KirilenkoRulz
Nov 30th, 2005, 02:42 PM
From the ASB Classic website. Makiri should get the 4 seed. Note that the article/release mentions that Makiri is a prospect to end 2006 in the top 10. May be some PR hype here, but would be nice... so long as she stays the same awesome person we got to know in 2005.

"Kirilenko and Doushevina are two of the rising stars of tennis. The first is 18 years old and the second turned 19 last month.

Kirilenko made a final at Beijing the semis at Hyderbad and Tokyo as well as the quarters at both Doha and Guanqzhou in 2005 and is rated as a real prospect to reach the top ten within the next 12 months.

The 2006 ASB Classic featuring the Sovereign singles and doubles will be held January 2-7, 2006 at the ASB Tennis Centre, 1 Tennis Lane, Parnell with qualifying on Saturday 31 December 2005 and Sunday 1 January 2006.

ASB Classic 2006 Player Entry List:

1. 9 – Nadia Petrova(RUS) 2. 17 – Elena Likhovtseva(RUS) 3. 19 – Daniela Hantuchova(SVK) 4. 25 – Maria Kirilenko(RUS) 5. 27 - Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 6. 38 – Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 7. 39 – Vera Dushevina(RUS) 8. 40 – Marion Bartoli (FRA)"

http://www.aucklandtennis.co.nz/asb_bank_c...est+Field+Ever+

Ravsieg
Dec 2nd, 2005, 10:53 PM
Good luck Maria! Gotta get a seed above 24 so that you avoid a top 8 on the 3rd round! :)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 3rd, 2005, 12:36 AM
Winning this tournament could be a morale boosting accomplishment... I sincerely hope that her first tournament becomes outstanding..

KirilenkoRulz
Dec 5th, 2005, 03:42 PM
From an article on Dokic getting a wild card to ASB. Frankly, I could do without a Dokic-Kirilenko match to start off 2006.

"Jelena Dokic will attempt to resurrect her tennis career starting in Auckland next month after the former world No 4 was granted a wildcard to the ASB Classic... 'She's been in the top-10 and beaten some of the top players.' Dokic, who has five career singles titles, was suppose to play in Auckland in 2004, but was a late withdrawal citing 'personal reasons.'

'I think she'll be good for the tournament. Imagine Dokic against (world no 19 Daniela) Hantuchova or (No 25 Maria) Kirilenko in the first round.'"

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 5th, 2005, 05:30 PM
I would love to see Maria killing a possible giant-in-the-rise..... :p

Dan23
Dec 5th, 2005, 11:26 PM
Maria will play at Sydney after Auckland :hatoff: :cool:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:16 AM
she is playing two oturnaments before Australian Open?

Dan23
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:33 AM
she is playing two oturnaments before Australian Open?
Yes sir :cool:
Auckland 2-7 January and Sydney 8-14 January before the AO which starts on the 16th ;)

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:48 AM
that sucks...

Dementirilenko
Dec 6th, 2005, 11:27 AM
that sucks...

...but should be a good preperation for her. :)

King Aaron
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:40 PM
that sucks...
It would be better than playing Auckland and then resting for a week. Or not playing at all before the Aussie Open.

Dementirilenko
Dec 6th, 2005, 05:31 PM
It would be better than playing Auckland and then resting for a week. Or not playing at all before the Aussie Open.

Hmm, I think Maria should play one tourney before Melbourne starts, maybe sydeny or something like that.....

KirilenkoRulz
Dec 7th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Hmm, I think Maria should play one tourney before Melbourne starts, maybe sydeny or something like that.....henner - I put this on the Cheering Thread but will copy it here just for reference....

Putting it all together Makiri's January, 2006 schedule is:
2-7 January - ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand
8-14 January - MediBank International, Sydney, Australia
16-29 January - Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia

Note that Sydney has shortened their week and will end on Saturday, with the woman's final on Friday night. This allows the players an extra day to travel to Melbourne from Sydney. Thanks to Sarah for that insight.

As I write this, only 26 days until Makiri's 2006 schedule starts... Luis, inching closer!

KirilenkoRulz
Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:36 PM
Makiri will play Toray in Japan starting 30 January 2006, in the #13 position on the players list. Five Russians out of the 23 players listed, they sure seem to like playing in Asia. Note that Hingis is in as a wildcard.

(Name) (Naityonality) RNK EX
1 Lindsay Davenport ???? USA 1 3
2 Maria Sharapova ??? RUS 4 1
3 Elena Dementieva ??? RUS 8 9
4 Serena Williams ???? USA 11 8
5 Nathalie Dechy ???? FRA 12 15
6 Anastasia Myskina ??? RUS 14 13
7 Nicole Vaidisova ??? CZE 15 20
8 Ana Ivanovic SCG 16 18
9 Elena Likhovtseva ??? RUS 17 16
10 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 19 17
11 Jelena Jankovic SCG 22 19
12 Tatiana Golovin ???? FRA 24 20
13 Maria Kirilenko ??? RUS 25 43
14 Katarina Srebotnik ????? SLO 27 46
15 Ai Sugiyama ?? JPN 29 30
16 Kveta Peschke ??? CZE 30 34
17 Klara Koukalova ??? CZE 35 40
18 Shuai Peng ?? CHN 36 31
19 Marion Bartoli ???? FAR 37 41
20 Shinobu Asagoe ?? JPN 38 37
21 Roberta Vinci ???? ITA 41 51
22 WC Akiko Morigami ?? JPN 49 47
23 WC Martina Hingis ??? SUI ?

Dementirilenko
Dec 23rd, 2005, 08:00 PM
Tanks for the infos, Walt. Hopefully Makiri will make a good job there....I am sure she will, hehe.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 26th, 2005, 03:27 AM
she will have a good run in auckland ive got a feeling about it

Dementirilenko
Dec 26th, 2005, 11:24 AM
she will have a good run in auckland ive got a feeling about it

you are not alone, hehe, you are not alone!

Ravsieg
Dec 26th, 2005, 10:40 PM
I'm not going too overboard since this style of hardcourt isn't her speciality.. but it's enough to top almost everybody anyway.

KirilenkoRulz
Jan 23rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
After not hearing anything new on the "official" Makiri site, a frenzy of activity (two new items):
13:51:06 22-01-2006 NEXT TOURNAMENTS.
1."Toray Pan Pacific Open"(Tokyo,JPN). 2. "Dubai Duty Free Women's Open"(Dubai,UAE). 3. "Qatar Total Open"(Doha,QAT).

13:37:02 22-01-2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN.
Maria is out of the Australian Open after she lost the third round of the women singles to 1st seed Lindsay Davenport of the USA in three sets 4/6 6/4 2/6. In the first round Maria has beaten E.Linetskaya 6/1 3/1 and in the second round Maria defeated G.Voskoboeva 7/6 6/4. Maria is still in the doubles(with Gisela Dulko) and mixed doubles(with Igor Andreev).

Toray Pan Pacific is next week (30 Jan week) which will make it 5 weeks in a row for her. Then two weeks off (weeks 6 Feb & 13 Feb). Then Dubai is 20 Feb week, and Doha 27 Feb. If she follows form from last year she will then come to the United States for Indian Wells (California) which is a two week tournament (6 March & 13 March) and then Miami NASDAQ (Florida, also a two week event 20 March & 27 March). If this is what she does, will make it 6 weeks in a row, but the last 4 will be in two week tournaments.

KirilenkoRulz
Feb 7th, 2006, 12:12 PM
As expected, Makiri now formally on the Players List for the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, California, USA from 6-19 March 2006. Last year the event had a 128 person main draw with 32 seeds. Sitting at the 16th position in the players' list, can't think of a single reason why Makiri should not get a seed. Last year she did very well at this tournament winning three matches and making it to the fourth round. Lots of rating points to defend.

1 Davenport, Lindsay 1 USA
2 Clijsters, Kim 2 BEL
3 Sharapova, Maria 4 RUS
4 Pierce, Mary 5 FRA
5 Henin-Hardenne, Justine 6 BEL
6 Dementieva, Elena 9 RUS
7 Dechy, Nathalie 13 FRA
8 Myskina, Anastasia 14 RUS
9 Vaidisova, Nicole 16 CZE
10 Safina, Dinara 19 RUS
11 Pennetta, Flavia 20 ITA
12 Groenefeld, Anna-lena 21 GER
13 Ivanovic, Ana 22 SCG
14 Jankovic, Jelena 23 SCG
15 Golovin, Tatiana 24 FRA
16 Kirilenko, Maria 25 RUS :bigclap:
17 Medina Garrigues, Anabel 26 ESP
18 Sugiyama, Ai 27 JPN
19 Bartoli, Marion 28 FRA
20 Koukalova, Klara 31 CZE
21 Mirza, Sania 32 IND
22 Dulko, Gisela 33 ARG
23 Safarova, Lucie 34 CZE
24 Chakvetadze, Anna 36 RUS
25 Peschke, Kveta 37 CZE
26 Asagoe, Shinobu

houseoflords
Feb 7th, 2006, 08:23 PM
She should get a seed. Clijsters likely will withdraw, so that moves her up to 15 on the list and who knows who else will pull out (Henin could get another stomach ache)

King Aaron
Feb 8th, 2006, 05:06 PM
She should get a seed. Clijsters likely will withdraw, so that moves her up to 15 on the list and who knows who else will pull out (Henin could get another stomach ache)
She is already seeded, though a Top 16 seed would be great. :)

AK-DH Fan
Mar 28th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Does anybody know what her claycourt schedule is like. I'd love to see her Amelia Island or the Family Circle Cup.. Does anybody know or does she start in Europe??

KirilenkoRulz
Mar 29th, 2006, 01:33 AM
Does anybody know what her claycourt schedule is like. I'd love to see her Amelia Island or the Family Circle Cup.. Does anybody know or does she start in Europe??The only things I have seen confirmed for Makiri is she will play in the Fed Cup the third week in April (in Europe) and the J&S Warsaw May 1st week. The players lists are out for both Amelia Island and the Family Circle tournaments and Makiri's name is not on either list. So, it looks like Makiri is off to Europe through Wimbledon and won't be back to the US until the start of the USOpen 2006 Series.

AK-DH Fan
Mar 29th, 2006, 02:24 AM
The only things I have seen confirmed for Makiri is she will play in the Fed Cup the third week in April (in Europe) and the J&S Warsaw May 1st week. The players lists are out for both Amelia Island and the Family Circle tournaments and Makiri's name is not on either list. So, it looks like Makiri is off to Europe through Wimbledon and won't be back to the US until the start of the USOpen 2006 Series.

Ok thanx... sad I won;t see her play on the green clay, but I bet she could use the rest

Keraj
Mar 29th, 2006, 11:15 AM
After Warsaw Masha will play in Berlin, and then most presumably in Rome (like last year).

houseoflords
Apr 6th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Maria's upcoming schedule. Taken from her official site with dates added

April 17: Fed Cup
May 1-7: J&S Cup (Warsaw, Poland)
May 8-14: Qatar German Open (Berlin, Germany)
May 15-21: Internazionali d'Italia (Rome, Italy)
May 28-June 11: French Open

RonnieB33
Apr 13th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Maria's upcoming schedule. Taken from her official site with dates added

April 17: Fed Cup
May 1-7: J&S Cup (Warsaw, Poland)
May 8-14: Qatar German Open (Berlin, Germany)
May 15-21: Internazionali d'Italia (Rome, Italy)
May 28-June 11: French Open

It appears we should add Strasbourg on May 22 to the list. Makiri could be the #2 seed in this Tier III $175K event right before Roland Garros.

Strasbourg Full Entry List (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=230925)

More practice on the red stuff, chance to pad her point totals, maybe even pick up a title (!!!!), but she also loses a week to rest before the big Grand Slam event.

so.krist!na
Apr 14th, 2006, 11:28 AM
I hope Makiri can take part in Strasbourg...I think she can get the champion!

houseoflords
Apr 22nd, 2006, 12:09 AM
Maria will team with Dinara Safina as Russia's doubles team in the 1st round Fed Cup tie against Belgium. They will face Belgium's Caroline Maes & Kristen Flipkens

Ravsieg
Apr 22nd, 2006, 05:11 PM
Good choice. :)

Zoltan83
Apr 23rd, 2006, 01:38 AM
Maria will team with Dinara Safina as Russia's doubles team in the 1st round Fed Cup tie against Belgium. They will face Belgium's Caroline Maes & Kristen Flipkens
Not sure yet... I mean if the score between russia and belgium is tied, the belgian double team could change. It could be Justine and Kim together who will play the doubles in this case.

houseoflords
Apr 23rd, 2006, 02:42 AM
Yes doubles could change but as of now she is scheduled to play. Personally, I'd keep her on the team even if Clijsters & Henin-Hardene play. Those two don't play a lot of doubles. Maria does. Maria has become a pretty good doubles player. If I was to replace someone on the Russian team, I'd replace Dinara, but then again I'm not the captain.

KirilenkoRulz
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:37 PM
With the Fed Cup over, Maria now has a week off leading into her European Clay court season. She is slotted #12 in next week's Warsaw J&S Cup which means no seed and "the luck of the draw". Last year she won in the first round and then lost to Kimmy C in the second round so Maria has 25 points to defend.

Ravsieg
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Chances are it'll go better, but we'll hope. Good luck Maria. :)

Dementirilenko
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:35 PM
With the Fed Cup over, Maria now has a week off leading into her European Clay court season. She is slotted #12 in next week's Warsaw J&S Cup which means no seed and "the luck of the draw". Last year she won in the first round and then lost to Kimmy C in the second round so Maria has 25 points to defend.

I think there's a difference between the Makiri of the beginning of 2005 and the Makiri we see right now. Maria improved a lot during the last months and so I think that a Quaterfinal would be a nice result for her this year at Warsaw.

KirilenkoRulz
Jul 3rd, 2006, 01:35 PM
As it appears that Masha will be taking the next 4 weeks off, want to post the facts for all the new Masha fans because there seems to be a bit of mis-information floating on this forum. After Wimbledon in 2005, starting in August (which on my calendar is well into the second half of the calendar year) Maria played 5 hard court tournaments in North America where she compiled a 3 wins - 5 losses record. She was eliminated in the first round twice and in the second round 3 times. In one tournament, New Haven, she actually failed to qualify but got in as a lucky loser. I thought this (New Haven) was the low point of Masha's pro career. So, in fact, Masha did not dramatically improve when the 2005 tour left the clay and grass for the hard courts. After North America she had 3 magical weeks in Asia where she won Beijing (China Open) made the 3rd round in Guangzhou and the 4th round in Tokyo. She then ended the year with a very poor loss to Bepa Z in her hometown of Moscow. The details:

North America
- San Diego August 7 - 1st round loss
- Los Angeles August 14 - 2nd round loss
- Toronto August 21 - 1st round loss
- New Haven August 27 - eliminated in the qualifiers, in as a LL, 2nd round loss
- US Open September 10 - 2nd round loss.

Asia
- Beijing September 24 - Won the Tournament!!! (a Tier II)
- 10/2 Guangzhou October 2 - 3rd round loss (a Tier III)
- 10/9 Tokyo October 9 - 4th round loss (a Tier III)

Last Tournament of the Year in 2005
- Moscow October 16 - 1st round loss.

In sum, Masha's post Wimbledon second half of 2005 saw her play 9 tournaments with the following results:
- 1st round losses - 3
- 2nd round losses - 3
- 3rd round losses - 1
- 4th round losses - 1
- 5th round win - 1

KirilenkoRulz
Jul 3rd, 2006, 02:00 PM
Regarding the second half of the year schedule, I am going to assume Masha will not play in the 2nd round (losers bracket) Fed Cup for the Russia Federation. Also, her history has been to come to North America for the hardcourt season after Wimbledon, so I will assume that will be the case this year. Here are the next tournaments Masha would likely be considering:
July 17 - Cincinnati, Ohio (Tier III)
July 24 - Stanford, California (II)
7/31 - San Diego, California (I)
8/7 - Los Angeles, California (II)
8/14 - Montreal (the Rogers Cup, was in Toronto last year, I)
8/21 - New Haven, Conneticut (II)
8/28 for two weeks - US Open, New York City (GS)

Masha typically does not play for more than 6 weeks in a row, so if you start at the US Open for two weeks and count backwards, she would resume playing on July 31st in San Diego. This is in fact where she resumed tournament play in 2005.

daandaan
Jul 3rd, 2006, 05:41 PM
Thx for the info
Let's wait and see what she does

KirilenkoRulz
Jul 13th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Masha will not be playing in the Fed Cup second round. Went to the Fed Cup site and here is who they have listed as the Russian Federation Team for the July 15-16 matches:
Elena D
Anna C
Elena Vesnina
Vera Dushevina.

Russia Federation is playing Croatia in the losers bracket.

Here is the url in case you wish to check it out:

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100007802

houseoflords
Jul 23rd, 2006, 06:03 AM
According to Maria's official website, she will play in 4 tournaments leading up to the US Open, which begins August 28 (can't wait. i'll be there once again). The schedule is as follows:
July 31: Acura Classic - San Diego, CA
August 7: JP Morgan Chase - Los Angeles, CA
August 14: Rogers Cup - Montreal, Canada
August 21: Pilot Pen - New Haven, CT

KevBeep
Jul 23rd, 2006, 08:47 PM
Wowww That's Great !!! Makiri will come at Montreal !!!! It's not very far for me :) !!!!! Com'on Maria win this title !!!

Zoltan83
Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:51 PM
And I'll not be able to go to Montreal this year :sad:

KevBeep
Jul 24th, 2006, 03:47 AM
If I gone there I will take some picture of this beautiful tennis woman and I will give you here !

Zoltan83
Jul 24th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Thanks :) And try to take some pictures of Gisela Dulko too :angel:

KevBeep
Jul 24th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Perfect I Very like Gisela Dulko !! It's sure that if I have the occasion I will take very some pictures !!!