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Dementirilenko
Mar 1st, 2006, 03:15 PM
Maria's next tourney will be at Indian Wells next week. Its a 2 week - event, like a Grand Slam.

www.PacificLife.com.

Here's the official Entry List:

Davenport, Lindsay 1 USA
2 Sharapova, Maria 4 RUS
3 Pierce, Mary 5 FRA
4 Henin-Hardenne, Justine 6 BEL
5 Dementieva, Elena 9 RUS
6 Dechy, Nathalie 13 FRA
7 Myskina, Anastasia 14 RUS
8 Vaidisova, Nicole 16 CZE
9 Safina, Dinara 19 RUS
10 Pennetta, Flavia 20 ITA
11 Groenefeld, Anna-lena 21 GER
12 Ivanovic, Ana 22 SCG
13 Jankovic, Jelena 23 SCG
14 Golovin, Tatiana 24 FRA
15 Kirilenko, Maria 25 RUS
16 Medina Garrigues, Anabel 26 ESP
17 Sugiyama, Ai 27 JPN
18 Bartoli, Marion 28 FRA
19 Koukalova, Klara 31 CZE
20 Mirza, Sania 32 IND
21 Dulko, Gisela 33 ARG
22 Safarova, Lucie 34 CZE
23 Chakvetadze, Anna 36 RUS
24 Peschke, Kveta 37 CZE
25 Asagoe, Shinobu 39 JPN
26 Smashnova, Anna 40 ISR
27 Peer, Shahar 41 ISR
28 Benesova, Iveta 42 CZE
29 Castano, Catalina 44 COL
30 Morigami, Akiko 45 JPN
31 Frazier, Amy 47 USA
32 Vinci, Roberta 49 ITA
33 Diaz-Oliva, Mariana 50 ARG
34 Craybas, Jill 51 USA
35 Li, Na 52 CHN
36 Peng, Shuai 53 CHN
37 Razzano, Virginie 54 FRA
38 Suarez, Paola 55 ARG
40 Zheng, Jie 55 CHN
39 Granville, Laura 57 USA
41 Nakamura, Aiko 59 JPN
42 Domachowska, Marta 60 POL
43 Cho, Yoon jeong 61 KOR
44 Shaughnessy, Meghann 63 USA
45 Dominguez Lino, Lourdes 64 ESP
46 Serra Zanetti, Antonella 65 ITA
47 Sprem, Karolina 66 CRO
48 Bovina, Elena 67 RUS
49 Randriantefy, Dally 68 MAD
50 Vento-Kabchi, Maria 69 VEN
51 Raymond, Lisa 70 USA
52 Bammer, Sybille 72 AUT
53 Santangelo, Mara 73 ITA
54 Bychkova, Ekaterina 74 RUS
55 Brandi, Kristina 75 PUR
56 Loit, Emilie 76 FRA
57 Garbin, Tathiana 77 ITA
58 Washington, Mashona 78 USA
59 Ondraskova, Zuzana 79 CZE
60 Schruff, Julia 80 GER
61 Kutuzova, Viktoriya 81 UKR
62 Nagyova, Henrieta 81 SVK
63 Bondarenko, Alona 82 UKR
64 Gagliardi, Emmanuelle 83 SUI
65 Laine, Emma 85 FIN
66 Ani, Maret 86 EST
67 Foretz, Stephanie 87 FRA
68 Yan, Zi 88 CHN
69 Jackson, Jamea 89 USA
70 Kanepi, Kaia 90 EST
71 Kloesel, Sandra 91 GER
72 Sromova, Hana 92 CZE
73 Sanchez Lorenzo, Maria 93 ESP
74 Pironkova, Tsvetana 94 BUL

The defending Champion at this 2,100.000 Million Dollar Event is Kim Clijsters, who started her remarkable Comeback in 2005 by defeating lindsay Davenport in the final. She will not be able to defend her title because of an Injury.
Here are some more Infos on the Woman's Field:

Pacific Life Open News



DAVENPORT, SHARAPOVA, HENIN-HARDENNE COMMIT TO THE 2006 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

Eight-Time Pacific Life Champion, Former Wimbledon Champion, And Defending French Open Champion Will Lead Top Sony Ericsson Players To 31 st Annual Pacific Life Open

Indian Wells, Calif., January 18, 2006 –Lindsay Davenport, an eight-time Pacific Life Open champion; Maria Sharapova, a former Wimbledon champion; and Justine Henin-Hardenne, the defending French Open champion, have all committed to the Pacific Life Open, to be held March 6-19, 2006, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. These are just a few of the women’s tennis stars that will compete in the most-attended non-Grand Slam tennis tournament in the world.

Davenport, who has accumulated eight Pacific Life Open singles and doubles crowns, won six titles last year in addition to reaching the finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion and worldwide celebrity, won three tournaments in 2005, rising to the No. 1 ranking for a brief period. Henin-Hardenne, the 2004 Pacific Life Open champion, produced a strong showing in 2005, winning at the French Open, her fourth Grand Slam title, as well as three other tournaments.

Other Sony Ericsson players committing early to the tournament include Mary Pierce and Elena Dementieva. Pierce enjoyed a career renaissance winning two titles in addition to finals appearances at the US and French Opens. Dementieva also produced a strong campaign reaching the finals at three events, including the season-ending Tour Championship, as well as cracking the Sony Ericsson Tour Rankings Top Ten for the third straight year.

Superstars Anastasia Myskina and Tatiana Golovin of Russia, Nathalie Dechy of France, Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia have provided early commitments to the tournament as well.

The 48-player women’s qualifying draw will take place Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, and feed 12 players into the main draw, which will open on Wednesday, March 8. The women’s final will be held on Super Saturday, March 18, which also will feature men’s semifinal action.

About the Pacific Life Open

For information, or to buy tickets, navigate this site or call the Indian Wells box office, 800 999 1585 or 200-8000 or visit the box office, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210 .

About Pacific Life
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Good Luck to Maria, Elena D and Nastya!
The tourney will start on march 6th 2006

navyseals98
Mar 1st, 2006, 03:56 PM
I thought Justine was the defending champion? Kim won the Miami Nasdaq Open.

Dementirilenko
Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:27 PM
No, Kim has won both, Miami and Indian Wells.

so.krist!na
Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
Go go Mashenka :banana:

dan.
Mar 3rd, 2006, 07:10 PM
good luck makiri !!! think she will do well here :)

Andy.
Mar 5th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Good luck Maria i hope she can at least defend her points and maybe she will do one better this year and make the Quarters.

TeaMMashA
Mar 5th, 2006, 11:11 AM
I think she has played well enough to reach the quarters of course!! Go Makiri!! :bounce: :worship: :D

Keraj
Mar 5th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Masha will be #13 seed (unless someone else will withdraw) and that means she will have to play against #1-4 in the 4th Round so Quarter can be difficult to achieve, but who knows ;)

Draw will be made tomorrow...

Keraj
Mar 6th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Oh, I forgot about last WC (which will presumably go to a Top 20 player) so Masha will probably end up being #14 seed... which doesn`t change anything, she will have to play either Davenport, H-H, Sharapova or Dementieva in the 4th round. Of course if everything goes according to plan ;)

BTW, Does anyone know what happened to Walt ? :confused: Its kind of hmmm... strange without him. I hope he is OK and will come back soon :)

navyseals98
Mar 6th, 2006, 02:27 PM
I was asking the same thing about Walt. He must be really busy with his job, I hope that is it instead of something happening to him. I hope he is alright and will come back. :)

King Aaron
Mar 6th, 2006, 03:37 PM
BTW, Does anyone know what happened to Walt ? :confused: Its kind of hmmm... strange without him. I hope he is OK and will come back soon :)

It does seem a bit weird not having him around. Hope he's fine.

dan.
Mar 6th, 2006, 09:50 PM
she gets a bye and then plays winner of asagoe or sprem in next round

Andy.
Mar 6th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Here is the Draw

1) Justine Henin-Hardenne - bye
Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual
(WC) Brenda Schultz-McCarthy vs. Aiko Nakamura
(25) Mara Santangelo - bye
(18) Lucie Safarova - bye
Sandra Kloesel vs. (Q) qualifier
Shuai Peng vs. Stephanie Foretz
(14) Ai Sugiyama - bye

(12) Tatiana Golovin - bye
Maria Vento-Kabchi vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja
(17) Gisela Dulko - bye
(32) Jill Craybas - bye
Emma Laine vs. Hana Sromova
(WC) Alexandra Stevenson vs. (Q) qualifier
(6) Flavia Pennetta - bye

(4) Elena Dementieva - bye
(Q) qualifier vs. (Q) qualifier
(Q) qualifier vs. (Q) qualifier
(28) Sania Mirza - bye
(24) Iveta Benesova - bye
Na Li vs. (Q) qualifier
(Q) qualifier vs. (WC) Vania King
(16) Klara Koukalova - bye

(11) Maria Kirilenko - bye
Karolina Sprem vs. Shinobu Asagoe
Elena Vesnina vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova
(22) Anna Chakvetadze - bye
(29) Amy Frazier - bye
Mariana Diaz-Oliva vs. (WC) Shenay Perry
Severine Bremond vs. Zuzana Ondraskova
(8) Ana Ivanovic - bye

(7) Anna-Lena Groenefeld - bye
Julia Schruff vs. Tian-Tian Sun
(WC) Alexa Glatch vs. Martina Sucha
(26) Anna Smashnova - bye
(20) Marion Bartoli - bye
Ekaterina Bychkova vs. Henrieta Nagyova
Maret Ani vs. Antonella Serra Zanetti
(9) Nathalie Dechy - bye

(13) Anabel Medina Garrigues - bye
(Q) qualifier vs. Eleni Daniilidou
Kristina Brandi vs. Emmanuelle Gagliardi
(21) Shahar Peer - bye
(30) Emilie Loit - bye
Lisa Raymond vs. (Q) qualifier
(WC) Anna Tatishvili vs. Jamea Jackson
(3) Maria Sharapova - bye

(5) Anastasia Myskina - bye
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo vs. Mashona Washington
Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Kaia Kanepi
(27) Marta Domachowska - bye
(23) Catalina Castaño - bye
(Q) qualifier vs. Akiko Morigami
Samantha Stosur vs. (Q) qualifier
(10) Dinara Safina - bye

(15) Jelena Jankovic - bye
Sybille Bammer vs. Jie Zheng
Saori Obata vs. (Q) qualifier
(19) Martina Hingis - bye
(31) Laura Granville - bye
Tathiana Garbin vs. Alona Bondarenko
(WC) Ashley Harkleroad vs. Zi Yan
(2) Lindsay Davenport - bye

If Maria is on form she can do a lot with this draw Ana and Anna have not been in the best form lately so she will have a great chance to at least make the 4th round if not maybe even the quarter finals. But of course its one match at a time. Good luck Maria

TeaMMashA
Mar 6th, 2006, 11:55 PM
Pretty Good Draw! :)

navyseals98
Mar 7th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Maria should be able to get to the fourth round easily in my opinion.

TennisPlayingFox
Mar 7th, 2006, 01:19 AM
A pretty easy draw for the most part. Some of the possible opponents could be tricky but I see Maria at least making it to the fourth round.

Derek.
Mar 7th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Just do it Maria! :yeah:

Zoltan83
Mar 7th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Davaï Maria!!!
I hope that she will have a good result and that she will play in doubles with Dulko!

houseoflords
Mar 7th, 2006, 04:13 AM
A pretty good draw actually. She should make it to the 4th round and maybe even the quarters. Masha beat Ivanovic the last time, so the mental block is no longer there.
Davai Masha!! Kick butt!!

Keraj
Mar 7th, 2006, 05:53 AM
They used ranking from this Monday for seeding and Masha is #11 :D Strange but I won`t complain :lol:

To be honest, I think the draw is excellent. Rest is up to her.

Her first match won`t be before Friday...

so.krist!na
Mar 7th, 2006, 12:47 PM
Yeah,it`s a pretty good draw!
Come on Maria!
She'll face Chakvetadze and Ivanovic again,good luck!

navyseals98
Mar 7th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Masha should definitely beat Chakvetadze infact it could be an ugly match for Chakvetadze if you ask me! Go Masha!

King Aaron
Mar 7th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Not the easiest of draws. Maria can go far though. One match at a time and things will be fine. :hug:

Dementirilenko
Mar 7th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Thanks guyz for posting the draw. Well its really a good one. I am optimistic!!

Keraj
Mar 8th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Dulkolenko Team is back:

(4)Yan/Zheng vs Asagoe/McShea
Bartoli/Groenefeld vs Russell/Vanc
Gullickson/Tu vs Birnerova/Domachowska
Benesova/Strycova vs (6)Dulko/Kirilenko


As for the singles, bottom half of the draw plays first, so Masha will probably play on Saturday as she is in the top half.

navyseals98
Mar 8th, 2006, 03:21 PM
How far do we see Team Dulkolenko going? They have the potential to go all the way to the final where they most likely will meet Lisa Raymond/Sam Stosur. What do you guys think?

Keraj
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:10 PM
How far do we see Team Dulkolenko going? They have the potential to go all the way to the final where they most likely will meet Lisa Raymond/Sam Stosur. What do you guys think?

Semifinal, they can meet in the semi ;)
Actually its a pretty tough draw for Masha&Gisela as they have Yan/Zheng (AO champions) in the quarter. Hard to predict who will win that one...

houseoflords
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I'm just happy to see Masha & Gisela playing together again. They're such a good doubles team. They need to play together more often. They have a realistic chance to make the year end doubles championship, but they'll need to play together more than once every 5 tournaments.

The draw isn't bad, isn't great. Yan/Zheng will be tough but they're beatable.

Dementirilenko
Mar 9th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Well, the first match for Makiri will be tough. She will face Sprem or Asagoe in the second round. Both are really dangerous players, especially Asagoe. Good Luck Makiri!!

TeaMMashA
Mar 9th, 2006, 11:08 AM
Good Luck Makiri you can do it!

Zoltan83
Mar 9th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Dulkolenko Team is back:

(4)Yan/Zheng vs Asagoe/McShea
Bartoli/Groenefeld vs Russell/Vanc
Gullickson/Tu vs Birnerova/Domachowska
Benesova/Strycova vs (6)Dulko/Kirilenko


As for the singles, bottom half of the draw plays first, so Masha will probably play on Saturday as she is in the top half.
Vamos Dulkolenko :banana: They are playing today :bounce:

King Aaron
Mar 9th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I'm just happy to see Masha & Gisela playing together again. They're such a good doubles team. They need to play together more often. They have a realistic chance to make the year end doubles championship, but they'll need to play together more than once every 5 tournaments.

I think that will depend on Gisela. Maria will obviously be playing the bigger tournaments. Like the Middle East tournaments, Maria played there while Gisela decided to do the clay tournaments.

I hope they play together more often as well. :)

Keraj
Mar 10th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Dulkolenko lost 2-6 6-2 5-7 :sad: Masha&Gise saved 2 match points at 4-5 (15-40), and one more at 5-6 (0-40) but that was all...


In singles, Masha plays against Asagoe on Saturday

Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) d. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 64 46 63

and it was only second win in 2006 for Shinobu, her record this year is 2-6, so I can`t see her beating Maria.

Dementirilenko
Mar 10th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Yeah, Isee masha winning too, but Asagoe isn't that bad, we need to remember that!
Good Luck Makiri!

navyseals98
Mar 10th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Maria should win with no problem. Go Maria!

Zoltan83
Mar 10th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Dulkolenko :sad: Unexpected loss :sad:

King Aaron
Mar 10th, 2006, 05:10 PM
:sad: :sad: Not a good loss Maria/Gisela. :(

Keraj
Mar 10th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Yeah, Isee masha winning too, but Asagoe isn't that bad, we need to remember that!

Well, I`m not saying Maria will beat her 60 61, but anything other then a straight sets win for Masha would be a surprise to me. I know that Asagoe was around the Top 20 or so last year but she had won just two matches this year and was broken 7 (seven!) times by Sprem. I`m always very cautious about Masha`s chances but I don`t think Shinobu will trouble Maria.
The draw is good for Masha and lets hope she will take advantage of that. One thing which is worrying is that left knee brace... again :(

Pics from the practice (Thanks to whoever did these):
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PS. RonnieB33, I send you a private message yesterday, read it when you get the time :)

so.krist!na
Mar 11th, 2006, 03:26 AM
Maria's knee..OMG...

Keraj
Mar 11th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Maria's knee..OMG...
Yeah I know :awww:. After a couple of tournaments on hard courts she always ends up with this brace (ok not always but pretty often) and that`s worrying :( .

Anyway, Masha is scheduled to play today (Saturday). 4th match on Court 5:

Court 5 start 10:00 AM
V Spadea (USA) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
A Calleri (ARG) vs N Massu (CHI)
X Malisse (BEL) vs F Santoro (FRA)
M Kirilenko (RUS) vs S Asagoe (JPN)
L Safarova (CZE) vs (Q)J Kirkland (USA)
(4)Yan/Zheng vs Asagoe/McShea

But the weather forecast is bad (http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/Indian_Wells.html).

so.krist!na
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:36 AM
Hope Masha's knee is ok...
Good luck against Shinobu...

The_Pov
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Come on Makiri, hopefully it will be a convincing win.

King Aaron
Mar 11th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Good luck today Maria! :kiss:

:( at the knee brace.

Ravsieg
Mar 12th, 2006, 06:51 AM
Good luck! :D

Andy.
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Good luck today Maria

Dementirilenko
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Well, the rain stopped Makiri's first match. It is now scheduled for today as the first match on Court 4, starting 10.00 AM. Good Luck Masha!!!

navyseals98
Mar 12th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Good Luck Masha!

The_Pov
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:17 PM
She's about to start play:

C'mon Makiri! :bounce:

The_Pov
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Oh she's been broken already. :eek:

C'mon Makiri, break back

The_Pov
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:25 PM
It's ok she breaks back :)

The_Pov
Mar 12th, 2006, 05:58 PM
And she takes the first set 6-2

The_Pov
Mar 12th, 2006, 06:30 PM
And she wins :bounce:

6-2 6-1

Well done Makiri!

navyseals98
Mar 12th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Great win, Makiri!

Zoltan83
Mar 12th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Good victory :bounce:

Andy.
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Great first up win Maria, very impressive

Dementirilenko
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Great win Makiri!!!! Congrats!!! This was a perfect start! Next up is dangerous russian compatriot Anna Chakvetadze, another straight set winner of today. That will be a tough match, I am sure!

Derek.
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:39 PM
:yeah: Masha!

Dementirilenko
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Maria's next match is scheduled for today on Stadium 3. It will be the fifth match on this Court (The first one will start 10.00AM). Good Luck Masha!!

dan.
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:15 PM
good luck against anna today :)

The_Pov
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Good luck Makiri, we all know you can do it!

houseoflords
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:28 AM
A bad day for Maria. She lost rather easily to Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 6-2.

Maria didn't serve well at all. She got just 10 1st serves in in the 1st set. She won 7 of the points but that is too few 1st serves in. She served just 43% in the 1st set and had 5 double faults. Maria served a little better in the 2nd set getting 61% of her 1st serves in. She had two more double faults in the 2nd set.

Maria didn't really return the ball well either. She won just 13 points off of Chakvetadze's serve. Anna in turn won 30. Big difference. This is a little surprising considering how well Maria had been returning and the fact that Anna really doesn't have a dominating serve.
Time to regroup and prepare for the next tournament.

Zoltan83
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:58 AM
:sad: It wasn't a good day for her :sad:

Andy.
Mar 14th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Awww today was not a good day Anna has not been in good form and Maria was the big favourite. That is is something that she needs to work on more, that is playing well when she is expected to win.

Dementirilenko
Mar 14th, 2006, 10:52 AM
uiuiui that wasn't a good day for Makiri. She had such a big chance to reach the fourth round but it was a tough loss that stopped her. Now the tourney is over for her. Next up is Key Biscane. I will post more infos soon.

navyseals98
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:26 PM
She should of beaten Anna. Anna will probably lose in the next round. Overall in every category, Makiri is better than Anna. Anyway, tough loss, forget about it and focus on Miami, Masha!

The_Pov
Mar 14th, 2006, 03:32 PM
:sad: Oh that's a shame, I thought she could do so well here.

andrewbroad
Mar 14th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Anna really doesn't have a dominating serve.

I have to disagree with you there. The times I saw Anna play last year, she was pretty reliable at holding serve - a lot of service-winners and one-two punches.

But this result is a big surprise, simply from the fact that Maria has been on much better form than Anna since Anna's loss at the US Open.

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King Aaron
Mar 14th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Maria :sad: :( :( :sad: disappointing loss. Bad tournament overall. :sad:

The_Pov
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Maria :sad: :( :( :sad: disappointing loss. Bad tournament overall. :sad:

It was her serve that let her down in the end, I hope the knee is ok, and she was just being cautious, as Big Masha did say playing in the cold can bring up old injuries.

houseoflords
Mar 15th, 2006, 03:27 AM
I have seen Chakvetadze in person several times. I like her as a person and as a player but her serve gets her in trouble a lot. Her serve isn't dominating. When she's on, she gets it in but doesn't have a lot of power on. When she's off, well it isnt pretty. I've watched her lose several matches she should've won because her serve went away.

Still Maria should win more than 13 points on Anna's serve. It's not like Anna had a ton of aces. It is one thing to only win 13 points off the serve of someone with a ton of aces. Obviously it was just a bad day all around for Maria.

vince du chesnay
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:44 PM
maria lose ? but i wasn't inform this defeat, kiri will make better at the next tournament, i am disapointed, i am fed up with this defeat !!!!!! but maria is stil the most beautiful player of all !!!!! and the best !! maria i love you even in the defeat !!!!

King Aaron
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:19 PM
I have seen Chakvetadze in person several times. I like her as a person and as a player but her serve gets her in trouble a lot. Her serve isn't dominating. When she's on, she gets it in but doesn't have a lot of power on. When she's off, well it isnt pretty. I've watched her lose several matches she should've won because her serve went away.

Still Maria should win more than 13 points on Anna's serve. It's not like Anna had a ton of aces. It is one thing to only win 13 points off the serve of someone with a ton of aces. Obviously it was just a bad day all around for Maria.
Hmm, Anna's serve sounds a lot like Maria's last year, or when Maria wasn't as solid as she is now. A poster on GM said Maria played badly while Anna hit deep penetrating shots.