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King Aaron
May 7th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Singles Main Draw

(1)Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) v BYE
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v Q

Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
(16)Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Q

(11)Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Martina Hingis (SUI)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Emma Laine (FIN)

Marta Domachowska (POL) v Q
(5)Elena Dementieva (RUS) v BYE

(3)Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) v BYE
Mara Santangelo (ITA) v (wc)Sabine Lisicki (GER)

Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v Klara Koukalova (CZE)
(15)Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Roberta Vinci (ITA)

(9)Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) v Q
Michaella Krajicek (NED) v Sybille Bammer (AUT)

Jill Craybas (USA) v (wc)Martina Muller (GER)
(6)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v BYE

(7)Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v BYE
Catalina Castano (COL) v (wc)Sandra Kloesel (GER)

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v Q
(12)Ana Ivanovic (SCG) v Na Li (CHN)

(14)Ai Sugiyama (JPN) v Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Anna Smashnova (ISR) v Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)

Paola Suarez (ARG) v Maret Ani (EST)
(4)Patty Schnyder (SUI) v BYE

(8)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v BYE
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) v Jelena Jankovic (SCG)

Kveta Peschke (CZE) v Q
(10)Dinara Safina (RUS) v Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)

(13)Nathalie Dechy (FRA) v Jie Zheng (CHN)
Q v Q

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Gisela Dulko (ARG)
(2)Nadia Petrova (RUS) v BYE

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Maria plays against Roby Vinci tomorrow. She should win her first two matches. Good luck Masha! :kiss:

And she plays doubles with Gisela Dulko this time. :)

KClijsters
May 7th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Singles Main Draw

(1)Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) v BYE
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v Q

Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
(16)Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Q

(11)Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Martina Hingis (SUI)
Julia Schruff (GER) v Emma Laine (FIN)

Marta Domachowska (POL) v Q
(5)Elena Dementieva (RUS) v BYE

(3)Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) v BYE
Mara Santangelo (ITA) v (wc)Sabine Lisicki (GER)

Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v Klara Koukalova (CZE)
(15)Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Roberta Vinci (ITA)

(9)Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) v Q
Michaella Krajicek (NED) v Sybille Bammer (AUT)

Jill Craybas (USA) v (wc)Martina Muller (GER)
(6)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v BYE

(7)Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v BYE
Catalina Castano (COL) v (wc)Sandra Kloesel (GER)

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v Q
(12)Ana Ivanovic (SCG) v Na Li (CHN)

(14)Ai Sugiyama (JPN) v Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Anna Smashnova (ISR) v Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)

Paola Suarez (ARG) v Maret Ani (EST)
(4)Patty Schnyder (SUI) v BYE

(8)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v BYE
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) v Jelena Jankovic (SCG)

Kveta Peschke (CZE) v Q
(10)Dinara Safina (RUS) v Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)

(13)Nathalie Dechy (FRA) v Jie Zheng (CHN)
Q v Q

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Gisela Dulko (ARG)
(2)Nadia Petrova (RUS) v BYE

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Maria plays against Roby Vinci tomorrow. She should win her first two matches. Good luck Masha! :kiss:

And she plays doubles with Gisela Dulko this time. :)

Thanks for the draw ! :worship:

That week I'll have a schooltrip to London... We could choose between 4 destinations.... Now I see, I had better to choose Berlin (which was one of those destinations).. :p

TennisPlayingFox
May 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM
A pretty easy draw until she faces Henin. Good luck Maria!

georgekuo1017
May 8th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Go Masha K

TeaMMashA
May 8th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Probably the toughest side of the draw but liek someone said quite easy until Henin.

Goold Luck Maria!

Andy.
May 8th, 2006, 01:09 PM
Yeah Robi should be a problem on clay and she should be pretty compfortable getting to Justine. Good luck Maria have a great tournament

usatoffeefan
May 8th, 2006, 01:32 PM
this tournament is this week right? davai Makiri!!!

usatoffeefan
May 8th, 2006, 01:56 PM
no livescoring going on? cause maria is up 4-3 in the first set...

The_Pov
May 8th, 2006, 03:17 PM
Well done makiri, she won 6-4 6-3

TeaMMashA
May 8th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Congrats Maria well played!

houseoflords
May 8th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Well done Masha! A good win against a good clay court player.

King Aaron
May 8th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Well done Maria. :yeah: :kiss:

navyseals98
May 8th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Well done, Maria, great match.

usatoffeefan
May 8th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Well done Masha! A good win against a good clay court player.

and people say that Maria is no good on clay... pfff...
Great Win! she left me hanging when i had to leave the livescore module but other than that... tons of fun.

KirilenkoRulz
May 9th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Team Dulkolenko won their first round doubles match 61 61, nice start. Also Klara Koukalova won her singles match today so it will be Maria-Klara on Wednesday in the second round of singles. With both Sugiyama and Dechy losing in the first round and Maria matching her drop off points with the first round win, could turn out to be a nice week for Maria.

RonnieB33
May 9th, 2006, 05:40 PM
This will be the first meeting between the two.

Koukalova has an 8-9 record this year (including Fed Cup and the win vs. Danilidou in Berlin). In her last tournament in Warsaw, she got drubbed by #309 Radwanska 6-1, 6-2 after beating #45 Benesova 7-6, 6-4. She lost soundly to #108 Vania King in Indian Wells, whom Makiri beat solidly in Miami the following week.

I predict a straight-set win for Makiri tomorrow. Let's see what happens!

King Aaron
May 9th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Good win in doubles. :yeah:
Maria should beat Koukalova tomorrow. Good luck Masha! :kiss:

KirilenkoRulz
May 9th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Team Dulkolenko's next match just got set when

BENESOVA (CZE) / KRAJICEK (NED) vs. SREBOTNIK (SLO) / WOEHR (GER) 6:2, 6:2

So for the second week in a row Maria plays Misa Krajicek's team.

One other bit of sad news, Ana I had to withdraw from her match after winning the first set 61 but then lost the first two points of the second set before retiring with a thigh injury. Hope it is not serious.

houseoflords
May 9th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Maria is a good clay court player. She has had some success on clay, but she doesn't like to play on clay. Still, I think she has the potential to be a very good clay courter

Good to see Maria and Gisela snap their 3 match losing streak as a team. Hopefully, they'll get back to being the team they were last year.

KirilenkoRulz
May 10th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Maria beat Klara K today (Wednesday) 64 63:

Klara KOUKALOVA (CZE) vs. Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) 4:6, 3:6

Maria seems to like this score at the German Open, as it was the same score for her first match. On to the 3rd round tomorrow (Thursday) against the winner of Justine H-Mara S which will be played in a few hours.

Maria is not on the schedule for doubles today. Starting tomorrow there are only 4 days left in this tournament and 4 rounds to play still in both singles and doubles, so it would seem Maria will have both singles and doubles matches tomorrow.

TeaMMashA
May 10th, 2006, 03:17 PM
:yeah: Maria! Congrats!

RonnieB33
May 10th, 2006, 05:13 PM
It'll be Henin-Hardenne vs. Makiri tomorrow!

J. Henin-Hardenne def. M. Santangelo 6-4, 6-1

Makiri's win moves her past Sugiyama in the rankings. She'll move up one more if she beats JHH, and another if Hingis loses to Dementieva. Should these events unfold, Makiri will have an all-time high ranking of #21!

*cross fingers*

RonnieB33
May 10th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Steffi-Graf-Stadion, 11.30 Uhr / 11.30am
(1) Martina HINGIS (SUI) vs. Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
(2) Justine HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL) vs. Maria KIRILENKO (RUS)

Court 2, 12.00 Uhr / 12.00am
(1) RODIONOVA (RUS) / VANC (ROM) vs. DANIILIDOU (GRE) / MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)
after suitable rest / nach angemessener Pause
(2) DEMENTIEVA (RUS) / PENNETTA (ITA) vs. SALERNI (ARG) / STEWART (AUS)
after suitable rest / nach angemessener Pause
(3) DULKO (ARG) / KIRILENKO (RUS) vs. BENESOVA (CZE) / KRAJICEK (NED)

:wavey: Go Makiri and Dulkolenko!!! :wavey:

Zoltan83
May 10th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Good results in singles and doubles! :bounce:

Vamai Dulkolenko! And good luck makiri against JHH!

usatoffeefan
May 11th, 2006, 12:46 AM
beat JHH... you can do it... one of the most solid claycourters EVER but you know...

Andy.
May 11th, 2006, 02:42 AM
Good luck against Justine Maria, just go for it and believe

King Aaron
May 11th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Good solid win against Koukalova. :yeah:
All the best against Justine. :unsure:

georgekuo1017
May 11th, 2006, 01:33 PM
too bad for maria...

Dementirilenko
May 11th, 2006, 01:51 PM
The tourney ended for Makiri with a tough loss to Henin. She had no chance: 1.6, 0.6! Too bad!

usatoffeefan
May 11th, 2006, 01:52 PM
seriously? wow that must have been quick...

RonnieB33
May 11th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Wow, what a depressing morning for Makiri fans in the U.S. The first thing I did when I got to work was to look at the Thursday OOP + Scores thread in the WTA World Berlin Open blog. I read the comments in order from the beginning of the match till the end hoping for good news, but there was nary a one. Most disappointing, but nonetheless, a successful tournament. At least she improved her result from last year. We just hope that the injury isn't serious. The amount of tennis she plans to play seems to be non-stop through the end of June. She'll probably take July off to rest and heal before the hardcourt season in North America leading up to the US Open. However, if she has something serious, taking just a month off would not be a wise career decision.

RonnieB33
May 11th, 2006, 06:47 PM
So, how about Dulkolenko? Did they play and I missed it? Or did they quit due to an injury? I don't see any results, and Court 2 has now been taken by another doubles match scheduled for Court 1. I'm assuming they decided to rest the knee.

ceciliaf92
May 11th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Aww Masha :sad:
Hope her knee is ok :(

Greenout
May 12th, 2006, 12:27 AM
I hope her injury isn't serious. I seen Fed Cup on tv here, and watched her match against Clijsters. She was so nervous and not ready in the first set, but really had great stuff in the 2nd set, and did level it at 4-4. Justine, and Carlos had a good look at Maria's game in Belgium, so in a way- it's not shocking that she was given such a schooling. What I noticed, and bothered me in the Kim match was the 2nd serve. I've seen the Beijing final on TV last year, and her serves were better back then. Maybe it was nerves, but it looked really attackable.

Personally, I was upset by some of the comments up at GM. I like Maria alot (look at my Sig), and losing to Justine on clay isn't something to be shamed about. You can only get better by playing great players. It works both ways- Justine thinks Maria is a good player, and did the 3rd round Berlin match as if she was a top 15 player. Didn't lower her standards or disrespect Maria. She assumed it could go to three sets, like last year.

And no, I don't think Maria is hyped - she's underated IMHO. Kiri's style of play doesn't have a huge serve, maybe later on she'll develope one. Look at Nadia, this type of all court game with approaches at the net takes longer to adjust as a player.

On the other hand hard big hitting serves, or baseline bashing leads to career burn out with injuries.

People should let Maria, and even someone like Ana learn more then expect a grand slam now.


I think summer US hardcourt season should be great for Maria. Now that her ranking is higher, she'll have better draws.

:)

houseoflords
May 12th, 2006, 04:44 AM
There is no shame in losing to Henin-Hardene on clay or any surface for that matter. Winning only one game is disappointing however. For a player with Maria's ranking and ability, winning only one game isn't acceptable. She needs to do better. She has to do better if she wants to move up in the rankings and become the player she can be. Hopefully, the knee isn't serious and she'll rebound strongly.

houseoflords
May 12th, 2006, 04:52 AM
Maria's can't be too serious. She played doubles later in the day. Don't think she would've played if it was bad. Doubles result wasn't a good one though, a 6-3, 6-2 loss

King Aaron
May 12th, 2006, 10:36 AM
There is no shame in losing to Henin-Hardene on clay or any surface for that matter. Winning only one game is disappointing however. For a player with Maria's ranking and ability, winning only one game isn't acceptable. She needs to do better. She has to do better if she wants to move up in the rankings and become the player she can be. Hopefully, the knee isn't serious and she'll rebound strongly.
Agreed.

Doubles though, things have not been going well at all for the team of Maria/Gisela. I can't even remember when they last had a decent result, given their success last year. :(

KirilenkoRulz
May 12th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Doubles though, things have not been going well at all for the team of Maria/Gisela. I can't even remember when they last had a decent result, given their success last year. :(For the record, in 2006 Team Dulkolenko has played 4 tournaments and is 4 wins - 4 losses.
1. Australian Open - 3 wins got them to the Quarterfinals in a Grand Slam doubles tournament. They then lost in the Quarters.
2. Indian Wells - lost in the first round.
3. Miami - lost in the first round.
4. Berlin - won in the first round then eliminated in the second.