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Derek.
Feb 22nd, 2007, 10:44 PM
Good luck Maria. :hug:

TeaMMashA
Feb 22nd, 2007, 11:05 PM
Nice thread name! Good Luck Maria!

Benchwarmer1
Feb 23rd, 2007, 12:51 AM
i really, really hope that's the case

but GOOD LUCK MAKIRI :hug: :yeah:

GSM Petrova
Feb 23rd, 2007, 05:03 AM
Good luck Maria. :bounce:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Feb 23rd, 2007, 04:43 PM
Good luck Makiri.:) Hopefully, she'll get a decent draw and have a good showing here.:yeah:

Natash.
Feb 23rd, 2007, 07:42 PM
Good luck Maria! <3

soul
Feb 23rd, 2007, 09:19 PM
Maria
This is a must win tournament
I hope she be in her top of her form that at least she could gain her confidence
Wish her luck

Derek.
Feb 23rd, 2007, 11:56 PM
Maria looked confident in Dubai.

She was going for her shots and she was attacking the net.

If she wants to go far in Doha, she will have to do the same thing.

GSM Petrova
Feb 24th, 2007, 08:04 AM
I am hoping for a SF in Doha for Makiri. :)

soul
Feb 24th, 2007, 08:19 AM
I did not have the chance of watching her i Dubai but against a loss such a player against Hantuchova made me think like that

I hope she does much better tha Dubai at least a semi

soul
Feb 24th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Maria has a very tough draw again a seond round match against Hingis Very very pity for her
I wish her luck anyway

Derek.
Feb 24th, 2007, 07:32 PM
(6) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Catalina Castano (COL)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs. (wc)Selima Sfar (TUN)

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Q
(3)Martina Hingis (SUI) vs. BYE


Tough second round again. :(

Good luck Maria! :hug:

Slampova
Feb 24th, 2007, 08:59 PM
This is a must win tournament


I think that's a bit of an over-exaggeration. Yes, she has to do well here, but she has a possible clash with Hingis in the 2R which will be difficult. Nonetheless, good luck Maria! ;)

Slampova
Feb 24th, 2007, 09:01 PM
If she somehow manages to squeeze past Hingis, her QF is definitly winnable. Hopefully if it occurs it will be against Daniela again allowing Maria to have her revenge! :)

Derek.
Feb 24th, 2007, 10:53 PM
If she somehow manages to squeeze past Hingis, her QF is definitly winnable. Hopefully if it occurs it will be against Daniela again allowing Maria to have her revenge! :)


I would love to see them play each other again in the QF. :angel:

Natash.
Feb 25th, 2007, 12:20 AM
These draws certainly aren't helping her. :( But she said she wants to be in the top 10 and these are the matches she's going to have to win to make that goal. Good luck!

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 25th, 2007, 03:04 AM
Easy first round but it's going to be tough against Martina. Good luck Maria!

rockwithme
Feb 25th, 2007, 04:11 AM
ohhh, i sure hope it's not another early exit..please make it to the qf.

soul
Feb 25th, 2007, 07:52 AM
I think that's a bit of an over-exaggeration. Yes, she has to do well here, but she has a possible clash with Hingis in the 2R which will be difficult. Nonetheless, good luck Maria! ;)

First of all I wrote that before the draw is announced.Secondly it is not an over-exaggeratıon. It is just strong wish for Maria to make a big step for her career. Time is passing and alot of young stars are doıng better than Maria that she should have done already. Look at Anna she is in now top ten.Maria's ranking should be higher than now. Because she ıs a real brilliant tennis player.
I hope Im not understood wrong.:wavey:

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 25th, 2007, 09:33 AM
I would love to see them play each other again in the QF. :angel:
And so would I :D
I think Makiri would win if they did play again, but I wouldn't be surprised if Dani loses in the 1st or 2nd round as it is and Makiri has Martina who I love also :awww:

Hopefully MK knows Martina's game a bit now after dubs so good like little one :banana: :hug:

eye2eye
Feb 25th, 2007, 11:27 AM
I don't see it coming, he had some easy draws earlier and couldn't go deep (Pattaya for example ) and things are getting tougher , I don't see MAria winning with Martina, she doesn't have enough power to trouble Martina.

Derek.
Feb 25th, 2007, 04:07 PM
I don't see it coming, he had some easy draws earlier and couldn't go deep (Pattaya for example ) and things are getting tougher , I don't see MAria winning with Martina, she doesn't have enough power to trouble Martina.


You don't need power to trouble Martina.

Look at Sugiyama.

leo830301
Feb 26th, 2007, 04:13 AM
Easy for 1R, and Now, it's time to beat hingis!
Come on! Makiri!

JimM
Feb 26th, 2007, 07:58 AM
I don't see it coming, he had some easy draws earlier and couldn't go deep (Pattaya for example ) and things are getting tougher , I don't see MAria winning with Martina, she doesn't have enough power to trouble Martina.


It's skill and Guile Maria needs, not power. I agree with Soul. Maria should be further up the rankings than she is. Look at Chakvetadze!

I'm hoping Maria will be back in the #20's by the end of the year.

:)

SaintVana
Feb 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM
Hi i`m a new comer
I think Makiri needs more confidence
Hope she can reach a higher level in Doha

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 26th, 2007, 09:58 AM
You don't need power to trouble Martina.

Look at Sugiyama.
Exactly... U just need brains and thats what Makiri has, hopefully she uses them ;)

Solitaire
Feb 26th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Of course Maria has the game to beat Martina it's just a matter of believing so and putting together a good match. Martina will try to frustrate her but Maria can't let it get to her.

But first things first she has to get out of the first round.

rockwithme
Feb 26th, 2007, 03:06 PM
maria certainly has the foundations to make it as a top tenner..it's apparent now that she needs specialist development in aspects of her game to help her get there. so i really cant understand why she doesn't have a FT coach to foster that growth :confused:---and by "coach", i mean a third-party professional, not her father.

houseoflords
Feb 26th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Beating Hingis won't be easy, but you don't get to the top 10 without having to earn it. Maria wants to get to the top 10 and win a few titles this year. As I said last week, she has to start by beating a quality opponent. Maria can't even think about winning a title until she starts beating strong players. I know she has the ability to do so. She has done it in the past. Now, Masha has to believe in herself and do it again. Then, she will be able to get where she wants to be

Russian-fan
Feb 26th, 2007, 08:28 PM
No Makiri live on Eurosport Tuesday :sad:

I just read that Makiri plays Kremer Tuesday at 1.00 PM (CET) :)

Unfortunately, the match will take place on court 10. :p

Eurosport1 shows live tennis from Doha Tuesday from 1.00 PM (CET) :bounce:

But I am sure Eurosport does not show tennis from court 10. :sad:

Davai Makiri! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

JimM
Feb 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Good luck Masha!! Get out there and strutt yer stuff!!!!

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:):):)

fun_chumm
Feb 27th, 2007, 10:56 AM
Good luck maria! its warm up time! :D

Russian-fan
Feb 27th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Makiri beats Anna Kremer 6-1 6-2

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

That's real Russian GIRL-POWER :fiery: :fiery:

Congratulations Makiri!!! :worship: :worship:

Solitaire
Feb 27th, 2007, 01:23 PM
Congrats to Maria!! Now on to the tough part....

AK-DH Fan
Feb 27th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Yeah, good luck next round!!!! MArtina will be tough.

rockwithme
Feb 27th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Makiri beats Anna Kremer 6-1 6-2

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

That's real Russian GIRL-POWER :fiery: :fiery:

Congratulations Makiri!!! :worship: :worship:

:yippee:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Feb 27th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Great win Makiri!:bigclap: You can beat Hingis just believe in your game and most importantly YOURSELF!:yeah:

Vassili
Feb 27th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Good job Makiri ! :cool:
beat Martina now !!

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 27th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Nice win Makiri! Good luck against Martina! You can do it!

soul
Feb 27th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Well Done Maria The first step is over now it is the tough one I hope she does her job well and be closer where she really belongs

Russian-fan
Feb 27th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Makiri/Hingis beats Daniilidou/Woehr 6-4 6-3!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Wednesday Makiri plays Hingis at Centre Court as match #3.:)

Perhaps we can watch some of the match live on Eurosport1?:p

However good luck to Makiri!:rocker:

Davai Makiri!

Derek.
Feb 27th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Great job Maria! :D :hearts:

Nice solid win. :D

Good luck in the next round! :hug:

Talita Kumi
Feb 28th, 2007, 12:22 AM
:bounce:

so.krist!na
Feb 28th, 2007, 01:30 AM
:woohoo:Maria

Benchwarmer1
Feb 28th, 2007, 01:48 AM
GOOD JOB MAKIRI!!!

\m/^_^\m/

fun_chumm
Feb 28th, 2007, 05:27 AM
Double win!! nice!! i believe she can beat marti! :D good luck!

Andy.
Feb 28th, 2007, 10:30 AM
Great win for Maria there what a confident start. Good luck against Martina

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 28th, 2007, 10:59 AM
What an awesome win, I'm totally stoked with that and hopefully it does wonders for her confidence...

Good luck against Martina, I'm really interested to see if the doubles together is gonna advantage her or you and knowing each other's games! ;)

Russian-fan
Feb 28th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Makiri loses to Hingis 2-6 2-6 :sad:

Makiri is gifted and talented to be a member of Top-10. I have no doubts about that. Makiri showed this in the beginning of 1st set.
Today Hingis is just a better player.

Davai next week in IW, Makiri!:bounce:

soul
Feb 28th, 2007, 04:03 PM
I have been waiting for this result. As soon as possıble amrıa should get a real coach ıf she want to gaın tıtles and to become a tough opponent.
By thwe way congratulate Martına She really played great todat and she showed that she really wants thıs tıtle after loosıng ın Dubaı.
Marıa I hope she becomes a powerful unbetable player as soon as possıble

Vassili
Feb 28th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Makiri loses to Hingis 2-6 2-6 next week in IW, Makiri!:bounce:
i don't think ! she's not in entry list !!

Russian-fan
Feb 28th, 2007, 05:02 PM
i don't think ! she's not in entry list !!

She's not?? :confused:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Feb 28th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Makiri loses to Hingis 2-6 2-6 :sad:

Makiri is gifted and talented to be a member of Top-10. I have no doubts about that. Makiri showed this in the beginning of 1st set.
Today Hingis is just a better player.

Davai next week in IW, Makiri!:bounce:

Geez. I thought it was going to be a closer match than what the score reflects.:eek: Did anybody have the opportunity to watch the match??? Did Makiri's serve let her down??? Did she have a ton of UEs??? Did she come to the net at all or did she try to out hit Hingis from the baseline??? Makiri...:sad: ...:crying2: ...:sobbing: ...:hysteric:

Derek.
Feb 28th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Maria. :sad:

Andy.
Feb 28th, 2007, 10:22 PM
WOW that was a bit of a beat down. But still her strong showing in the first round should give her a little confidence for up and coming matches.

the cat
Feb 28th, 2007, 11:20 PM
Losing to Hingis is okay. But not by that scoreline. That was weak from Maria. :(

so.krist!na
Feb 28th, 2007, 11:26 PM
the scoreline was..:( :sad:

Benchwarmer1
Feb 28th, 2007, 11:30 PM
was the match at closer than the scoreline suggested?

Solitaire
Mar 1st, 2007, 02:40 AM
If your not confident and not playing well Martina can take your game apart. I was expecting a little more from Maria in this match. :sad:

Playing the top players is a good way to see where your game is at. Hopefully Maria will learn from this and change some things up.

Vassili
Mar 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM
She's not?? :confused:
yes i don't know why :sad:

Derek.
Mar 2nd, 2007, 02:43 AM
(WC) Hingis/Kirilenko (SUI/RUS) d. (3) Husarova/Peschke (SVK/CZE) 6-3 7-6(5)

Maria and Martina! :clap2:

~lollipop_girl~
Mar 2nd, 2007, 10:48 AM
Doubles :banana: :rocker2:
I want a title girls :devil: :armed: :nerner:
(and no I don't expect it so I'm not jinxing them ;))

Solitaire
Mar 2nd, 2007, 12:26 PM
Too late the jinx is set in motion. Damn You! :p



Keeping my fingers crossed.

JimM
Mar 2nd, 2007, 07:41 PM
Hingis/Kirilenko def Groenfeld/Shaughnessy 6-2 6-0

The Wild Cards Strutt their Stuff!!!!!

match Serve 74% in 72 won

2nd serve 47%

Break points saved 100% (none)

2 Aces

NO dblf's

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so.krist!na
Mar 2nd, 2007, 11:15 PM
OMG,they did it! :eek: :woohoo:
well done martina/maria! :yeah:
take the title now :p

Benchwarmer1
Mar 3rd, 2007, 12:59 AM
Hingis/Kirilenko def Groenfeld/Shaughnessy 6-2 6-0

The Wild Cards Strutt their Stuff!!!!!

match Serve 74% in 72 won

2nd serve 47%

Break points saved 100% (none)

2 Aces

NO dblf's

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those are some incredible stats, TAKE IT HOME :rocker2:

Derek.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:29 AM
Great job again, Maria and Martina! :clap2:

mdsc8
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:27 AM
my two favorites!!! GO GET THE TITLE GIRLS!

fun_chumm
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:31 AM
OMG! great fight.!

Sharapower8
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:35 AM
well done girls !!!

Solitaire
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:00 PM
:bounce: They won 6-1 6-1 Very nice win for Maria & Hingis! :D

JimM
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:14 PM
WOOO HOOO They Won 6-1 6-1 Well done Champs

Way to do it Team!!!

Great Stats

2 aces

1 dblf

1st Serve 80% in 86% won

2nd Serve 71% won

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XCoco
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:28 PM
:banana: ... Congratulations girls! :yeah:

Maria's 3rd doubles title! :D ... Keep playing more doubles with Martina! ;) .

the cat
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:44 PM
Congrats to Markiri (Martina and Makiri) on winning their first doubles title together in Doha. These 2 lightweights really outmuscled the competition. :smash: :eek: ;) I hope playing with Hingis and winning a doubles title with her helps Maria improve her confidence and helps her singles game.

go_russia
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:50 PM
she will play doubles with Ivanovic in IW

Derek.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:00 PM
:banana:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:48 PM
Congrats to Makiri & Hingis!:bigclap: Maybe they will play more doubles together eventhough I like the Makiri & Ana tandem.;) Makiri should savor this moment since it's been awhile since she stood up on the awards podium.:) Hopefully, this title win will ignite Makiri's singles game!:yeah:

martin806
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:53 PM
Congratulations girls waw :)

JimM
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:18 PM
she will play doubles with Ivanovic in IW

Masha is not playing Indian Wells. Her name is not on the entry list

As of 03/03/2007

Main Draw Entry List

1. SHARAPOVA, MARIA (RUS, wta# 2)
2. KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA (RUS, 4)
3. PETROVA, NADIA (RUS, 6)
4. HINGIS, MARTINA (SUI, 7)
5. DEMENTIEVA, ELENA (RUS, 8)
6. SAFINA, DINARA (RUS, 10)
7. JANKOVIC, JELENA (SRB, 11)
8. VAIDISOVA, NICOLE (CZE, 12)
9. CHAKVETADZE, ANNA (RUS, 13)
10. IVANOVIC, ANA (SRB, 14)
11. LI, NA (CHN, 16)
12. PEER, SHAHAR (ISR, 17)
13. GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA (GER, 19)
14. SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA (ITA, 20)
15. BARTOLI, MARION (FRA, 21)
16. GOLOVIN, TATIANA (FRA, 23)
17. MOLIK, ALICIA (AUS, SR)
18. ZVONAREVA, VERA (RUS, 24)
19. SUGIYAMA, AI (JPN, 26)
20. STOSUR, SAMANTHA (AUS, 27)
21. PENNETTA, FLAVIA (ITA, 29)
22. MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL (ESP, 30)
23. ZHENG, JIE (CHN, 31)
24. GARBIN, TATHIANA (ITA, 33)
25. BONDARENKO, ALONA (UKR, 34)
26. MULLER, MARTINA (GER, 36)
27. BREMOND, SEVERINE (FRA, 37)
28. POUTCHKOVA, OLGA (RUS, 38)
29. SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN (USA, 39)
30. REZAI, ARAVANE (FRA, 40)
31. BAMMER, SYBILLE (AUT, 42)
32. LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA (RUS, 43)
33. PERRY, SHENAY (USA, 44)
34. KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA (NED, 45)
35. LOIT, EMILIE (FRA, 46)
36. BARDINA, VASILISA (RUS, 48)
37. CASTANO, CATALINA (COL, 50)
38. DECHY, NATHALIE (FRA, 51)
39. PENG, SHUAI (CHN, 52)
40. OPRANDI, ROMINA (ITA, 54)
41. CAMERIN, MARIA ELENA (ITA, 55)
42. DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES (ESP, 56)
43. DULKO, GISELA (ARG, 57)
44. KING, VANIA (USA, 58)
45. RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA (POL, 59)
46. PRATT, NICOLE (AUS, 60)
47. ARVIDSSON, SOFIA (SWE, 61)
48. PIN CAMILLE FRA 62
49. CRAYBAS JILL USA 64
50. NAKAMURA Aiko JPN 65
51. PIRONKOVA Tsvetana BUL 66
52. YAKIMOVA Anastasiya BLR 68
53. RUANO PASCUAL Virginia ESP 69
54. SAFAROVA Lucie CZE 70
55. TANASUGARN Tamarine THA 71
56. GRANVILLE Laura USA 72
57. FEDAK Yuliana UKR 73
58. GAJDOSOVA Jarmila SVK 74
59. JIDKOVA Alina RUS 74 SR
60. CHAN Yung-jan TPE 75
61. LAINE Emma FIN 76
62. KANEPI Kaia EST 77
63. RAZZANO Virginie FRA 78
64. SUN Tiantian CHN 79
65. SUCHA Martina SVK 82
66. BIRNEROVA Eva CZE 83
67. BENESOVA Iveta CZE 84
68. BYCHKOVA Ekaterina RUS 85
69. MORIGAMI Akiko JPN 86
70. VINCI Roberta ITA 87
71. HARKLEROAD Ashley USA 88
72. SPREM Karolina CRO 89
73. TU Meilen USA 90
74. DOMACHOWSKA Marta POL 91
75. WOZNIAK Aleksandra CAN 92
76. WC Gold/Silver Exempt
77. WC-WOZNIACKI Caroline DEN 160
78. WC-OSTERLOH Lilia USA 113
79. WC-MATTEK Bethanie USA 125
80. WC-ROLLE Ahsha USA 137
81. WC-LUCIC Mirjana CRO
82. WC-TATISHVILI Anna GEO
83. WC-ALBANESE Lauren USA 302
84. WC-Brenda Schultz-McCarthy NED

dulkogii
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:23 PM
Good luck Marikii!

dybbuk
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:41 AM
great job Makiri! hopefully she can get some confidence from this win :woohoo:

kirilenko_ishot
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:04 AM
She has played a lot of tournaments and done a lot of traveling over the last few months. Perhaps she is saving herself for the Sony ericsson open. She got to the forth round last year, only to lose to Sharapova.

daandaan
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:40 AM
Any news of Maria and Hingis playing more doubles together? I think they are a great pair

Vassili
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Congratulations girls ! :kiss: :cool:

JimM
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:59 PM
She has played a lot of tournaments and done a lot of traveling over the last few months. Perhaps she is saving herself for the Sony ericsson open. She got to the forth round last year, only to lose to Sharapova.

You maybe right. Resting up. Ana I said they were playing IW, but things seemed too have changed with Martina there now. I like Ana and Masha, But Masha will learn much much more from Martina. Only 2nd outing as a pair, and beat the top seeds in Doha! Given a hard choice between Ana & Martina, I have to go for Martina as a partner for Masha.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Mar 5th, 2007, 02:30 PM
You maybe right. Resting up. Ana I said they were playing IW, but things seemed too have changed with Martina there now. I like Ana and Masha, But Masha will learn much much more from Martina. Only 2nd outing as a pair, and beat the top seeds in Doha! Given a hard choice between Ana & Martina, I have to go for Martina as a partner for Masha.

I totally agree.:) Playing more often with Hingis would benefit Makiri in the long run.;) Learning Hingis' match preparations and court craftiness would be a great mentoring tool for her, plus Martina's a proven champion.:yeah: Ana & Makiri is more eye-candy for the fans, but I still like seeing them playing together.:hearts: I hope this doesn't put a strain on their friendship.:unsure: