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_lotti_
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Maria is playing in Horbart...
She is withdraw from Sydney.
The article about Hobart:



Moorilla Hobart International further strengthened
December 12, 2006

In another major boost for the Moorilla Hobart International, a further seven of the world’s top 50 players have confirmed their attendance, tournament organisers announced today.

After the final entry deadline, the updated player list now includes world No.28 Flavia Pennetta, Russian glamour girl and world No.30 Maria Kirilenko, world No.32 Alona Bondarenko, past champion Jie Zheng, rising Russian star Olga Poutchkova, world No.39 Severine Bremond and Russian former top 15 player Elena Likhovtseva.

The strongest player field in the tournament’s history now boasts a staggering 17 of the world’s 50 players, headlined by seven-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world No.13 Anna Chakvetadze.

:D

~lollipop_girl~
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Oh the news just keeps getting worse and worse for me now :sobbing: :ras:

Ravsieg
Dec 14th, 2006, 03:31 AM
I'm glad it happened.

Sorry for you who'd watch her in Sydney, but lower tournaments will help her.

Has she been reading this forum? :angel:

Langers
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:02 PM
I'm glad it happened.

Sorry for you who'd watch her in Sydney, but lower tournaments will help her.

Has she been reading this forum? :angel:
Yes and no. I think that it’s essential that she gets off to the best start possible to the season and the best chance of that happening is playing against lower ranked opponents. If she can proceed deep into the tournament then it will be a great confidence booster ahead of the Australian Open.

However in the long run you’re not going to significantly improve your game playing against low ranked opponents. She would get a better indication of where she’s at if she was to play in Sydney. But I guess considering her shaky 2006 season its best that she gets off to a winning start and by playing in Hobart that should eventuate. If it doesn’t, we could be in trouble…

Ravsieg
Dec 21st, 2006, 12:58 PM
Yes and no. I think that it’s essential that she gets off to the best start possible to the season and the best chance of that happening is playing against lower ranked opponents. If she can proceed deep into the tournament then it will be a great confidence booster ahead of the Australian Open.

However in the long run you’re not going to significantly improve your game playing against low ranked opponents. She would get a better indication of where she’s at if she was to play in Sydney. But I guess considering her shaky 2006 season its best that she gets off to a winning start and by playing in Hobart that should eventuate. If it doesn’t, we could be in trouble…

That's quite what I mean, at this point I'd value getting her confidence back over improving her game.

goldenlox
Dec 22nd, 2006, 11:43 PM
Hobart is the right decision. Sydney will be as tough as any Tier I

TennisPlayingFox
Dec 23rd, 2006, 02:13 AM
Glad shes playing in Hobart. She should be able to string together some wins and get good preparation for the Australian.

goldenlox
Dec 24th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Maria won't win matches in Hobart unless she starts to play better.
She really was off form for most of 2006, and that will have to change.

houseoflords
Dec 25th, 2006, 05:46 AM
I believe that playing lower tournaments is the right move for Maria at this point. She has to get her confidence back first. Her game isn't going to improve if she doesn't have confidence. Maria has a better chance of getting that confidence back playinig in lower tournaments than losing early in Tier I's.

goldenlox
Dec 25th, 2006, 11:16 AM
Careers are very fragile at Maria's age.
Last spring, I thought Linetskaya, Kirilenko and Chakvetadze were all close in ability.
Now one is out of the sport, one is almost top 10, and Maria is drifting in the rankings.
It's important for Maria to really focus. This sport is mental. Everyone in the top 100 can play.
You need to show up ready to compete for every match, or almost every match.

morningglory
Dec 26th, 2006, 11:05 AM
:bounce: AAAh hopefully the long break would "refresh" her form a bit... a new year, a new start! Good luck Makiri! :kiss:

(pls get a good draw *crosses fingers* no 1st rnd VS Serena)

JimM
Dec 26th, 2006, 11:48 PM
:bounce: AAAh hopefully the long break would "refresh" her form a bit... a new year, a new start! Good luck Makiri! :kiss:

(pls get a good draw *crosses fingers* no 1st rnd VS Serena)

Ana Ivanovic said she is not playing doubles for the first months of the new season. Maybe Maria should do the same. She really dosent need that knee to start acting up. It would be great if she made the QF's.

JimM
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:14 PM
Careers are very fragile at Maria's age.
Last spring, I thought Linetskaya, Kirilenko and Chakvetadze were all close in ability.
Now one is out of the sport, one is almost top 10, and Maria is drifting in the rankings.

I'm really sorry for what happened too Evegenia Linetskaya. She had such potential. :( The Florida Police have her former "Coach" on the wanted list. Her "father" should have been charged as well.

Mirjana Lucic suffered the same sort of abuse, but I hear that she might be rejoining the ITF circuit this year. It would be great if Evgenia could as well.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 1st, 2007, 09:08 AM
I'm really sorry for what happened too Evegenia Linetskaya. She had such potential. :( The Florida Police have her former "Coach" on the wanted list. Her "father" should have been charged as well.

Mirjana Lucic suffered the same sort of abuse, but I hear that she might be rejoining the ITF circuit this year. It would be great if Evgenia could as well.
:eek: ok I feel really stupid but what the hell happened? :eek:

JimM
Jan 1st, 2007, 11:47 AM
"26.08.2005

Russian tennis player Evgenia Linetskaya was reportedly assaulted by her father

Tennis fans are already used to Russian girls winning one tennis tournament after another. However, fame is often accompanied with quite unpleasant situations, which newly-made stars have to deal with from time to time. One of the rising stars of the Russian tennis, Evgenia Linetskaya, had to withdraw from last week's tournament in Toronto after she had been allegedly attacked and beaten by her own father.

Australia's Sydney Morning Herald wrote about the incident, which the teenage tennis player had to experience because of her father, who also works as her manager. According to the newspaper, the incident occurred in the beginning of August in California, where Linetskaya, 18, was participating in one of the WTA tournaments. Evgenia had to ask for medical help one day on account of cuts and bruises on her head.

Linetskaya's father, Semyon Linetsky, 49, was soon arrested on the suspicion of causing bodily damages to the tennis player. The man told the police that he had a fight with his daughter because of Evgenia's wish to drive his car, although she did not own a driver's license. Most likely, however, the father and the daughter fought because of Evgenia Linetskaya's money – about $250,000 according to the official WTA website – which she earned on tennis courts.

The girl's father was moved to one of the jails of San Diego, from where he was subsequently released on bail. Evgenia did not wish to press charges against her own father, but the man was prohibited from accompanying his daughter at her tournaments and from visiting any tennis tournaments in California at all. The tennis player herself was provided with a bodyguard.

Evgenia was supposed to take part in the New Haven tournament this week, although she eventually had to withdraw from the game. For the time being, it is not known if she is going to appear in New York next week, for the US Open tournament. The WTA declined any comments in connection with Evgenia Linetskaya's incident. An official WTA spokesman said that the WTA does not interfere into tennis players' personal matters.

It is noteworthy that Russian tennis players' parents have managed to obtain rather ambiguous reputations. Russia's tennis star No.1 of the end of the 1990s, Anna Kournikova, has virtually stopped her tennis career and preferred to be a model. As long as Anna agreed to go out on the tennis court, she refused to play for Russia's squad supposedly on account of her mother's persistent requests."

Now she is in Israel and protected, If that man tries that on again, he'll be the one needing a hospital. I've put a forum for her on my site, and will keep it updated with in when its available

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~lollipop_girl~
Jan 1st, 2007, 01:32 PM
OMG :eek: Thats insane, that poor girl :awww:
I really hope sometime soon she can come back on the tour but she has to feel and actually be safe first... Thats really terrible :awww: :sad:

JimM
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Qualifying 1st round Results (Some matches not played due to rain)


(1)NAKAMURA, Aiko vs KEOTHAVONG, Anne
GALLOVITS, Edina d. (WC)WHEELER, Christina 62, 62
YUAN, Meng d. KOPS-JONES, Raquel 64, 63
ZAKOPALOVA, Klara d. (5)GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila 63, 62

(alt)FUDA, Ryoko vs SPEARS, Abigail
(WC)WLODARCZAK, Karolina vs FORETZ, Stephanie
DOMACHOWSKA, Marta d. (WC)D'AMELIO, Lisa 63, 62
MEUSBURGER, Yvonne vs (7)BIRNEROVA, Eva

(3)RADWANSKA, Agnieszka d. (WC)WISHINK, Anna 60, 62 :)
KUDRYAVTSEVA, Alla d. SEQUERA, Milagros 63, 64
POUTCHEK, Tatiana vs SPREM, Karolina
(6)BARDINA, Vasilisa d.GRANDIN, Natalie 62, 63

(4)RUANO PASCUAL, Virginia vs OBZILER, Tzipora
POUS TIO, Laura vs SAVCHUK, Olga
AZARENKA, Victoria vs SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava
GAGLIARDI, Emmanuelle d. (8)MORIGAMI, Akiko 64, 76

Derek.
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:13 AM
Main Draw:


(1) Anna Chakvetadze vs. Lourdes Dominiguez Lino
Qualifier vs. Olga Poutchkova
Severine Bremond vs. Michaella Krajicek
Qualifier vs. (7) Jie Zheng

(4) Maria Kirilenko vs. (WC) Sania Mirza
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Romina Oprandi
(WC) Alicia Molik vs. Jelena Kostanic
(WC) Jessica Moore vs. (6) Alona Bondarenko

(5) Mara Santangelo vs. Maria Elena Camerin
Roberta Vinci vs. Catalina Castano
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. (3) Flavia Pennetta

(8) Martina Muller vs. Lucie Safarova
Sofia Arvidsson vs. Serena Williams
Sybille Bammer vs. Ashley Harkleroad
Elena Vesnina vs. (2) Anabel Medina Garrigues

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Tough first round. :(

Good luck Maria! :hug:

Langers
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Another tough draw. :o She just needs to beat Mirza because her quarter isn’t too bad.

morningglory
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:30 AM
oy! A tough 1rnd to start with... :unsure:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Good luck Makiri in your 1st round match against Sania!:) Play up to your strengths and attack your opponent's weaknesses. Remember to use all the VARIETY repertoire you have your game girl (net volley, side spin, slice, foot speed, etc.);) Hopefully, this tourney will be a thrilla in Moorilla for our Makirilla!:)

so.krist!na
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:25 PM
tough draw :(
still good luck :hug: try your best maria! :yeah:

goldenlox
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:00 AM
It's not a tough draw. Sydney has a tough draw.
If Maria loses early here, it's probably going to be a long year

Langers
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:08 AM
It's not a tough draw. Sydney has a tough draw.
If Maria loses early here, it's probably going to be a long year
Down 4-6, 1-4. :o

Langers
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Game over. 4-6, 4-6.

mdsc8
Jan 8th, 2007, 03:53 AM
poor MaKiri.:hug: Hope to see you LONGER in AO.

JimM
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:14 AM
Poor kid has had no luck in the draws at all. Just like last year.
She has moved up 1 place in the rankings. Now #29

Lets hope she can start too find some form at the AO

AK-DH Fan
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:19 AM
Maria:( Hope she can grind into next weeks draw. She really needs to find her form

Andy.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:40 AM
Poor Maria, Sania has been in great form of late. Lets hope she can work ahard on her game this week and really find that form of hers.

FedExpress
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:08 AM
Poor Maria :sad: I hope she can get better results and the AO.

goldenlox
Jan 8th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Her game is a mess now. This is a dinkfest compared to Sydney.
Maria needs to turn things around , or she will rarely win a match.

morningglory
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:17 PM
:( another 1st rnd exit

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:18 PM
...And the disturbing trend continues...Poor Makiri:sad: :sobbing: :hysteric:

the cat
Jan 8th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Her game is a mess now. This is a dinkfest compared to Sydney.
Maria needs to turn things around , or she will rarely win a match.

I see Scoldenlox (Goldenlox) is at it again. :mad: ;) This was a tough draw for Maria because Mirza is a tough matchup for her. Unless Masha is playing really well Mirza will overpower her and routine her. And I bet this is what happened.

I hope Masha gets a player she can beat in the first round of Oz so she can start to build her confidence back up.

2moretogo
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:29 PM
She is on a rollercoaster it seems within her matches. Hopefully, a couple of matches at AO will put a stop to it.

~lollipop_girl~
Jan 9th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Poor MK, Sania was playing GREAT tennis last week so it was tough for Makiri :awww: :hug:

See I knew she should have come to Sydney, even if it was just for dubs, so I could have seen her! :p