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go hingis
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:37 AM
We're all waiting for Venus vs Sharapova but I was interested to see if anyone thought Maria Kirilenko has a shot at taking Venus out.

I think Venus will be pumped but it depends which Venus turns up, if she starts off slowly and Maria stays confident I think she has a chance. She's taken Serena to three sets before, having a lead of 4/2 in the third at Roland Garros in 2004.

Head To Head Venus Leads 1-0
US Open 2005 Venus d Maria 6/1 6/3

Maria's best win this year is to Shahar Peer who Venus defeated in the final of her only tournament very easily.

So who thinks Maria has a chance, is going to win, or is going to lose?

Cat's Pajamas
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:38 AM
Maria sucks. I hate to say things or vote for Venus in 2 or whatever. But Vee will deliver a crushing :o

Venus would have to play terrible for Kirilenko to win.

Nicolás89
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:39 AM
i believe that bammer can beat serena, so :crazy:

go makiri:rocker2:

John.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:39 AM
I think she has a chance, but I think Venus is going to be fired up for this event, and will beat her in 2 sets

go hingis
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM
I'll say she has a chance, I wish she had more wins against the top girls. I think Maria would have had more chance if it was a first round match.

RJWCapriati
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM
No

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:51 AM
Of course Maria has a chance.

The good thing is that nobody is talking about her, all the focus is on Venus and the potential 3R with Sharapova.

Davai Maria K. :worship:

cellophane
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:53 AM
I don't think so.

dybbuk
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:59 AM
I would love to see Maria win. I don't think it will happen though. She has far too little confidence to beat Venus.

Then again, she knows she is he underdog, so...... :shrug:

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:06 AM
I want two votes. Yes, she has a chance. Venus has only played seven matches since Wimbledon. But Kirilenko isn't as good as Shahar Peer, and Venus bushwhacked Peer at Memphis. Fedak has a better chance, frankly. She's the one who get a chance to play Venus with rust still in her game. Kirilenko will (probably) face a Venus with a match under her belt.

Sometimes, the ranking system does tell us something. Kirilenko has played 26 tournaments in the twelve months. Venus has played six. Yet Venus is ranked #39, and Kirlenko #34.

jjames69
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:08 AM
if she plays here best game, and believes she can win, yes.

the williams have lost to lower ranked players than kirilenko.

Tennis Fool
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:10 AM
Oh, I thought you meant did she have a chance to win the whole thing :unsure:

klok
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:10 AM
She has a chance to beat her but if Venus brings her "A" game then she will win the match.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:58 AM
i believe that bammer can beat serena...

"can" and "Will" are two different things. It's relatively easy to say she can. That's already been proven.

IceSkaTennisFan
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:58 AM
No

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:07 AM
lol... Venus doesnt have to bring her A game...
Maria is not the same Maria in Beijing...

she doesnt hit the ball as deep as before..!!
her serve is attackable...
doesnt go to the net...
not fast enought to track down Venuss balls...

its simple...
she doesnt have any weapons to beat Venus...

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:12 AM
Other than Peer (#17), Venus hasnt faced a player ranked higher than 65 :rolleyes: .. We Shall see how she does when she faces the "real" players

Wayn77
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:15 AM
Of course Maria has a chance - she has game.

Shimizu Amon
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:23 AM
All is possible, but if Venus plays well she's going to crush Maria in 2.

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:50 AM
Kirilenko is ranked #34.

Compare Peer's game and Kirilenko's. What exactly is Venus facing that she hasn't already this year? Peer hits harder than Kirilenko, runs faster, and has just as good a serve. Also, Peer will fight for every single point. Will Kirilenko?

Lastly, Kirilenko hasn't made a QF this year, and she too, has beaten only one top 20 player.

Other than Peer (#17), Venus hasnt faced a player ranked higher than 65 :rolleyes: .. We Shall see how she does when she faces the "real" players

At #34, does Kirilenko somehow qualify as a 'real' player when Peer doesn't?

serena_fan
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:11 AM
No, Venus is going to kick her ass

afterall
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:43 AM
the williams have lost to lower ranked players than kirilenko.

Maybe you should take a look at Venus' run at the '06 AO.

Josh.
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:19 AM
she has a terrible draw, but if she doesnt beat venus i do see it going to aleast 3 sets. some random score tho

jrm
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:27 AM
Everyone who said she has a chance haven't got a clue about tennis :help:

If Venus crashed Peer who would crash Kirilenko ... you do the math

CORIA01
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:27 AM
She Has A Chance! But Will She Win It?
It Depends Alot On Venus Play

Adal
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:33 AM
She sure has chance.

gelrad
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:45 AM
Looking at Kirilenko past result and this year result shows that she has very rare success against the top players, where most of her wins are outside the Top 50.

Kirilenko only real success this year are agains Peer on a surface that Peer is not good at (At IW Kirilenko lost to Chakvetadze 6-4, 6-1 and then Chakvetadze lost to Peer 6-4 7-6), and against Pennetta that is now ranked 45...

So unless Kirilenko had done some major upgrade to her game or Venus is on a realy bad day. Kirilenko has no real chance.

Kirilenko did manage to get a set the last 2 years from Maria and Mauresmo, but it won't count muct against Venus with 3 titles here and a 1st round game "for practice".

Hayato
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:47 AM
Neither players have even won their first round matches yet! Jeez. Someone's hungry for vcash.
Go Yuliana. :hearts:

gelrad
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:49 AM
Neither players have even won their first round matches yet! Jeez. Someone's hungry for vcash.
Go Yuliana. :hearts:

I guess Kirilenko can win her game against Bye...:devil:

Kunal
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:54 AM
dont think she has a chance

ronim1
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:59 AM
Kirilenko's chance are slim to non existing.
Only if Venus will be injured again during tha match' Kirilenko might win.:wavey:

austennis
Mar 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM
I think both players always have a chance.. i would like this to be a little later in the tournament say round 4.. i think they both need deep runs here and i hope whoever wins this can makei it 2 r4 or qf

SoClose
Mar 21st, 2007, 01:09 PM
Venus will kick her ass

Highlandman
Mar 21st, 2007, 01:57 PM
No. Venus probably wins very easy like 6-2,6-2.....

Kirilenko_Kamp
Mar 21st, 2007, 02:37 PM
I think Makiri has a chance here. Venus is coming off a wrist injury and there's no better time to push her than here. Makiri will make it a more competitve match than what people think will happen. 3 sets... Makiri in an upset.;)

soul
Mar 21st, 2007, 02:58 PM
with this form Maria definetly has no chance at all. And if she goes on like this -without a coach the worst days are waiting fo Krilenko

Natash.
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:17 PM
Kirilenko is ranked #34.

Compare Peer's game and Kirilenko's. What exactly is Venus facing that she hasn't already this year? Peer hits harder than Kirilenko, runs faster, and has just as good a serve. Also, Peer will fight for every single point. Will Kirilenko?

Lastly, Kirilenko hasn't made a QF this year, and she too, has beaten only one top 20 player.



At #34, does Kirilenko somehow qualify as a 'real' player when Peer doesn't?

:lol: Comparing Peer and Kirilenko, we've already seen that Peer was obviously not much for Kirilenko in Tokyo. May have not been the trashing that was seen vs Venus but she easily defeated Peer as well. No one knows which Kirilenko and which Venus they will bring.

As we have seen in her results, Kirilenko hasn't been in the best of form but she has a chance. All players do.

~Eclipsed~
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:04 PM
Maybe you should take a look at Venus' run at the '06 AO.

I know jjames was agreeing with you.

Venus will win easily. 6-2, 6-1

ioni
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:06 PM
i can only hope but i don't think so !

Mina Vagante
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:08 PM
every-one has a CHANCE, but i dont think she will beat venus

~Eclipsed~
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:09 PM
Other than Peer (#17), Venus hasnt faced a player ranked higher than 65 :rolleyes: .. We Shall see how she does when she faces the "real" players

Yes, because as we all know Venus isn't capable of beating a top player.:rolleyes:

winone23
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:38 PM
Other than Peer (#17), Venus hasnt faced a player ranked higher than 65 :rolleyes: .. We Shall see how she does when she faces the "real" players

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: I can't stand how people try to down play Venus' win in Memphis. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I don't give a damn who Venus played, she could have very well lost in Memphis after her layoff and surgery BUT SHE DIDN"T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So many people her waiting and hoping Venus would lose so they could bash her and she didn't give them the satisfaction!!!!

winone23
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:42 PM
No

V-MAC
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:45 PM
Of course she has a chance. No point of her even bothering to turn up on the court otherwise. However, I would be really pissed off if Vee (considering that she beats Fedak first) lost to her.