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Hayato
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:43 AM
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:hatoff: hats off to her!! :D

Her last main draw wtatour win was over Miriam Schnitzer, in Casablanca (July 29) 2001. Maria Jose leads in head to heads against Jankovic, Kirilenko, Schett, Schnyder and Testud. Also she pushed Venus 6-3 2-6 6-0 at the Australian Open 01. Her last 51 tournaments have been on clay!

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Today: Bogota 1R: Maria Jose Martinez (WC) def. Mathilde Johansson 6-3 6-1.

Maria Jose hit 10 winners and 8 unforced errors :tennis: Also she won the doubles 1R yesterday with Conchita Martinez Granados over Pous Tio/Yakimova 6-4 6-7(6) 6-1.

switz
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:48 AM
i noticed that. I never understood why she disappeared the last few years when she was quite a promising player.

was she injured :sad:

Veritas
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:49 AM
Congrats! Glad to know she's still around :)

Also she pushed Venus 6-3 2-6 6-0 at the Australian Open 01.

Wasn't that the match where she almost knocked Venus' head off after smacking a ball out of frustration? :tape:

Hayato
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:58 AM
Wasn't that the match where she almost knocked Venus' head off after smacking a ball out of frustration? :tape:

I can't remember if that happened or not.. :lol:

Yeah switz I think it was injury but she might have got married...on wtatour.com they now call her 'Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez' :shrug: but maybe that's just her full name.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:59 AM
Congrats!!

Sonf@
Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:36 AM
Maria José Martínez Sánchez is her full name ;)

Yeah, she almost hit Venus's head :angel:

Also, she had been playing shitty 2002 and 2003 seasons, and starting 2004, she decided to stop for a while. She's always been a little mental-case, but also she's got the quality to get to the top 100 or even higher, only if her forehand worked... :tape: (which seems to start running now)

Last year she decided to come back, she played two tournament without much success, but then she won the third she played at Vigo 10K (played on hardcourts) and has started to play competitively again. In not much more than three months, she went from being unranked to be in the top 380, which is quite a success. With just one more tournament in doubles, she almost finished top 100 in doubles.

Hope that her tennis career can last a bit more in the elite ;).
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Some quick facts:

-She won the Orange Bowl 99 over Pitu Salerni 6-4 6-1.
-She was runner up at the Aus Open Jrs 00 and semifinalist at RG Jrs 00, where she won the doubles title with Anabel Medina.
-She's won four wta doubles titles with Anabel Medina (Acapulco, Porto, Bol and Basel 01)
-She's got wins over Schnyder, Schett, Testud, Medina, Jankovic, Kirilenko, Grande...

Alberto
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:22 AM
vamos María José!! :)

crazillo
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:26 AM
Go Maria, I always liked her name. :D

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:55 AM
vamos

~Carsten~
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:57 AM
:) hey great!
congrats maria!

*Jool*
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:58 AM
vamos María Jose ! :yeah:

good to see you back :yeah: hope you can make your way back to top 100 ...



now will Ana Alcazar come back ? :retard: (I liked her )

anabel
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:37 AM
Mariajo :bounce: :bounce: Finally :woohoo:

vamos María Jose ! :yeah:

good to see you back :yeah: hope you can make your way back to top 100 ...



now will Ana Alcazar come back ? :retard: (I liked her )

OMG! I cant believe someone even remember her. I would LOVE that come back too, but it isn't happening any time... :sad:

*Jool*
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:40 AM
I know

she(Ana) had such an ephemere career :sad:

spiceboy
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:58 AM
I know

she(Ana) had such an ephemere career :sad:

Only player (with MJ Fernandez) to win Orange Bowl U16 & U18 back-to-back.
Still being a junior player she played her first WTA Quarterfinal, qualified for Roland Garros MD and was close to enter the Top 100.

Sadly, retired at only 19 :sad:

Carmen Mairena
Feb 22nd, 2006, 01:50 PM
Finally María José!!! :woohoo:

Meelis
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:31 PM
Congrats!

propi
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:44 PM
Only player (with MJ Fernandez) to win Orange Bowl U16 & U18 back-to-back.
Still being a junior player she played her first WTA Quarterfinal, qualified for Roland Garros MD and was close to enter the Top 100.

Sadly, retired at only 19 :sad:
Wasn't that 1/4 in Bol???
Ana :(
María José :bounce: Maybe she could team again with Anabel and try to get into Madrid :p

Ellery
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:39 PM
Well done, Maria Jose!

matthias
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:41 PM
congratulation

patricktav2003
Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:54 PM
vamos Maria!!
:bounce: :woohoo:
im so happy for her
I really want her back in the tour!!!!!!!!!!

Lapin
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:01 PM
:eek: Wow, how strange: I was just thinking about her yesterday and wondering what happened to her.... Thanks for the update! :D

-sugi-
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:01 PM
:dance:

Sonf@
Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:04 PM
Maria José lost today to Lourdes Dominguez (Ranked 61) 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2

still a great match against her old-time tennis coleague

she was down 5-7 2-5 and managed to get to the third set. Seems that she's following the right way ;) :worship:

*Jool*
Feb 24th, 2006, 10:44 AM
suerte en 2006 Mariajo , I hope you 'll be back full time and that success will come ;)

anabel
Feb 24th, 2006, 12:19 PM
Vamos Mariajo!!