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shae lynn
May 25th, 2007, 10:40 AM
hi everybody !

The FO start on sunday and here is Maria's quarter draw:

Sam Stosur (Aus)[n°27] vs Jamea Jackson
Maria Kirilenko (Rus) vs Maria Elena Camerin (Ita)
Qualifer vs Vania King (USA)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi ( Sui) vs Nicole Vaidisova (Cze)[n°6]

May 25th, 2007, 11:27 AM
She doesn't have a good draw! And it's clay...Hope she wins against Camerin, then she'll probably meet Stosur - tough one! Anyway...please win some matches!


May 25th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Actually, aside from MEC and possibly Sam, it's a decent draw. Nicole is injured. Jamea is just coming back and Vania isn't too well on clay. I'm more worried about MEC, strangely. She has decent results on clay.

May 25th, 2007, 03:11 PM
To be honest, I'm kinda worried with Makiri's 1st round match. Hopefully she'll avoid the ERES (Early Round Exit Syndrome)and pulls that match out eventhough she's been struggling lately with her form. Good luck Makiri at Roland Garros! Have a good showing at the 2nd slam of the year!

May 25th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Hopefully she's been working her butt off to get out of this slump and she gets that first win i'll be happy with that go Makiri do it for yourself! I don't think it's that bad a draw could have been worse.

May 25th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Makiri with the performance she has had this year so far without a coach absolutely

will have no chance.Im worried that if she cant pass her first round match.I m very

sorry for her.As I have been telling from the beginning she should get a coach and do

something immediately to change this bad row.
something immediately

Rod the Bama
May 25th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Another tough draw for Makiri. :( Still i really hope that she can somehow get a win. It`s been way too long since she had one.

May 25th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Maria's first three rounds are as follows:

Samantha Stosur AUS (27) vs. Jamea Jackson USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS vs. Maria Elena Camerin ITA

Qualifier vs. Vania King USA
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI vs. Nicole Vaidisova CZE (6)

We honestly could not expect a better draw for Makiri for the first two rounds. She could have just as likely faced Henin in the first round (like poor Elena Vesnina will), but instead she draws a player ranked below her. In addition, Stosur, Jackson, and Camerin have each won exactly one match in their careers at Roland Garros.

But as we all know, nothing should be taken for granted, starting with her first round matchup.

25-year-old Maria Elena Camerin is currently ranked #72 but that will move up about 10 places with her quarterfinal showing in Strasbourg, where she beat #44 Nicole Pratt and #79 Aiko Nakamura before losing to #4 Jelena Jankovic 3 and 4. Judging soly on this result, I would say she is playing decently coming into this tournament.

During the clay court season, Camerin had a 3rd round showing at Berlin (beating Chinese players Jie Zheng and Na Li in nearly identical 3-set scores before losing to Henin), sandwiched by 1st round losses in Budapest and Rome both to seeded players.

Here's a summary:

VS, III, HUNGARY, April 29, 2007, $ 175,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 73, Seed/Entry:

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H (2) MULLER, MARTINA GER 35 L 6-7(7) 6-3 7-5

VS, I, GERMANY, May 13, 2007, $ 1,340,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 64M/32Q/32D, Rank: 75, Seed/Entry:

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R64 H2H ZHENG, JIE CHN 41 W 3-6 6-3 6-4
R32 H2H (14) LI, NA CHN 18 W 4-6 6-3 6-3
R16 H2H (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL 1 L 6-1 6-3

VS, I, ITALY, May 20, 2007, $ 1,340,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 64M/32Q/32D, Rank: 66, Seed/Entry: W

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R64 H2H (10) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 13 L 6-1 6-2

Camerin has been competing in Roland Garros since 2001 winning exactly one main draw match. Here are her results since 2004:

GS, FRANCE, June 3, 2004, $ 5,982,126 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 128M/128Q/64D, Rank: 74, Seed/Entry:

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R128 H2H FRAZIER, AMY USA 35 W 6-3 6-2

GS, FRANCE, June 4, 2005, $ 5,301,154 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 128M/128Q/64D, Rank: 63, Seed/Entry:

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R128 H2H (31) SPREM, KAROLINA CRO 28 L 6-4 6-2

GS, FRANCE, June 10, 2006, $ 6,747,626 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 128M/128Q/64D, Rank: 55, Seed/Entry:

Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score

Camerin v Kirilenko has happened twice with Makiri the victor each time. But Makiri was playing much better then than she is now. In 2004, she was introduced to the world with her near upset of Serena Williams at Roland Garros. In 2005, she was on a winning streak which included the Beijing title. Still, she has got to have Makiri some confidence going against Camerin. Remember, take nothing for granted.

Kirilenko leads 2-0
2005 GUANGZHOU HARD (O) R32 M. KIRILENKO 6-4 7-6(1)

I hope I can do a match preview of Makiri vs. Stosur/Jackson and also Makiri vs. Vaidisova! Good luck, Makiri!

May 26th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Thanks for the info, RonnieB33. :yeah:
Camerin is a decent 1st-round opponent, certainly beatable if Maria plays well and believes in herself, but at this point we definitely can't take anything for granted. :unsure:

May 26th, 2007, 02:54 AM
good luck mariki!

May 26th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Good luck. :)

Thanks for the info. ;) Camerin's on a nice form.

May 26th, 2007, 05:31 PM
Davaï Makiri !! :kiss: :rocker2:

May 26th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Good Luck MAria!!!!! Go!!!

May 26th, 2007, 11:11 PM
It could be worse. Good luck Makiri! You can do it!

May 27th, 2007, 03:53 AM
thanks for the info :hatoff:
good luck maria!

May 27th, 2007, 08:49 AM
Good Luck Maria :hug:

MK hamster
May 27th, 2007, 07:50 PM
I remember watching MEC on TV, when she was playing Muller in Budapest recently; she was far from impressive ( I remember well, because I had a financial interest in the result ;) ).
Now, we all know that MaKiri has been far from impressive recently ( to put it mildly ! ), but I feel this is an ultimately winnable tie. And - fingers crossed - , if Maria can win this than a potential 2nd round tie with Stosur / Jackson wouldn't be too bad either...
Anyway, I'm sure this is probably the best draw we could have hoped for, for Kiri... I had this horrible feeling she was going to get a REALLY tough 1st round opponent...

MK hamster
May 27th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Has anyone got any news on the Doubles draw? It sais on the official site it should be on today...

May 27th, 2007, 09:50 PM

(1) Raymond/Stosur vs. Birnerova/Mirza
Craybas/Shvedova vs. Daniilidou/Woehr
Azarenka/Chakvetadze vs. Jans/Rosolska
Szavay/Uhlirova vs. (13) Garbin/Tu

(12) King/Kostanic Tosic vs. Gagliardi/Schiavone
Parmentier/Sanchez vs. Nakamura/Tanasugarn
Haring/Huck vs. Sun/Sun
Dechy/Mauresmo vs. (8) Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual

(4) Peschke/Stubbs vs. Coin/Pichet
Paszek/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Grandin/Granville
Muller/Navratilova vs. Harkleroad/Koryttseva
Morariu/Schnyder vs. (16) Camerin/Dulko

(11) Peer/Safina vs. Pennetta/Vinci
Ivanovic/Kirilenko vs. Jankovic/Li
Foretz/Pin vs. Cornet/Fedossova
Hradecka/Voracova vs. (7) Srebotnik/Sugiyama

(5) Chan/Chuang vs. Benesova/Voskoboeva
Bychkova/Obziler vs. Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja
Johansson/Sfar vs. Rezai/Vakulenko
Gajdosova/Morigami vs. (9) Likhovtseva/Vesnina

(14) Kuznetsova/Petrova vs. Molik/Santangelo
Mattek/Stewart vs. Ehritt-Vanc/Rodionova
Bremond/Cohen-Aloro vs. Hsieh/Perry
Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez vs. (3) Yan/Zheng

(6) Groenefeld/Suarez vs. Krajicek/Radwanska A
Kloesel/Razzano vs. Kudryavtseva/Laine
Cetkovsa/Safarova vs. Bondarenko/Bondarenko
Bammer/Schruff vs. (10) Husarova/Shaughnessy

(15) Dushevina/Perebiynis vs. Bartoli/Sequera
Lefevre/Vedy vs. Fedak/Kanepi
Poutchkova/Wozniak vs. Bardina/Poutchek
Loit/Pratt vs. (2) Black/Huber

Rod the Bama
May 27th, 2007, 10:45 PM
Team Hotties(Makiri and Ana) has a very tough draw starting with Jelena and Na Li. I really hope that they can get a win or two over in RG.

May 28th, 2007, 04:17 AM
GOOD LUCK TODAY MARIA! Please win this match!!!

May 28th, 2007, 08:17 AM
good luck maria!!!!! we believe in you!!!

May 28th, 2007, 03:36 PM
maria is playing great!!! she is finaly playing great!!!! she won the first set 6/3 and breaked in the second set!!!
davai makiri!!! you can do it!

May 28th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Maria up 4-0 in the second!

May 28th, 2007, 03:57 PM
5/0 and the rain stopped the match...damn rain! i hope makiri will come back on the court and will still be playing great like this!
davai kirikiki!

Rod the Bama
May 28th, 2007, 04:34 PM
This is a great showing for Makiri. :clap2: :) I`m really happy for her. Hopefully the rain can clear up soon so that she can finish the match.

May 28th, 2007, 04:49 PM
makiri will have to wait till tomorow to finish (and let's hope WIN) her match...f!ckin' rain!!! I hope she'll play as great tomorow...
good luck makiri!!!! davai!!!

May 28th, 2007, 04:50 PM
There's no way Maria can blow a 5-0 lead...

May 28th, 2007, 04:51 PM
good luck makiri! i mean well done...i didnt realise she was playin 2day

i hope she plays on thurs so i can watch her...if she does...i'll take loads of pics;)

May 28th, 2007, 04:54 PM
There's no way Maria can blow a 5-0 lead...

you never know...but i hope she will not or I will be :mad: and :sad: of course
no, no way...she will win!!!!! when I saw her trained she played a great tennis ans was enjoying it a lot

May 28th, 2007, 05:29 PM
you never know...but i hope she will not or I will be :mad: and :sad: of course
no, no way...she will win!!!!! when I saw her trained she played a great tennis ans was enjoying it a lot

That's great! Cause she has a good opportunity to defend her points

King Aaron
May 28th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Hopefully Maria gives us and herself a happy ending and a confidence booster tomorrow. It's just one more game, come on Masha! :kiss:

May 29th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Makiri, just slam the door shut on Camerin tomorrow and end the match with a bagle! Show no mercy on Camerin. I'm so glad she's playing strong, sound tennis. This victory will do wonders for her confidence. Good luck the rest of the way in your singles matches and doubles matches with Ana!

the cat
May 29th, 2007, 12:28 AM
Makiri needs to close out her match tuesday and move onto the second round where things will get tougher.

May 29th, 2007, 01:57 AM
Come on marikini!!

you can win tomorrow!

May 29th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Very good start from Maria, now all she has to do is close the door and shut her out and get ready for a tough next round. But extreamly well played so far.

May 29th, 2007, 05:42 AM
Great scoreline! :yeah: This is what we've been waiting for.
Go for the throat Maria! :bounce:


May 29th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Maria finishes Camerin off 6-0! Good luck against Stosur Maria!

May 29th, 2007, 11:16 AM
Maria. :yeah:

Stosur will be tough.

Good luck in the next round! :)

May 29th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Yay Maria! :)

May 29th, 2007, 11:36 AM
Good job Makiri :cool: :yippee:

May 29th, 2007, 11:54 AM
Good luck for the second round Makiri! It's gonna be more difficult than this match but I hope she manages to win somehow!

the cat
May 29th, 2007, 04:45 PM
Nice win for Maria over Camerin. But I expect Stosur to pose a major challenge for Makiri.

May 29th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Ind. femeninos - 1ª ronda.
A. Medina Garrigues (ESP)[24] contra Varvara Lepchenko (UZB)

seguido por
Ind. femeninos - 1ª ronda.
Gisela Dulko (ARG)[29] contra Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)

Ind. femeninos - 2ª ronda.
Samantha Stosur (AUS)[27] contra Maria Kirilenko (RUS)

Dobles masculinos - 1ª ronda.
Gregory Carraz (FRA)/
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) contra Lukasz Kubot (POL)/
Oliver Marach (AUT)

May 29th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Court 14 sorry

May 29th, 2007, 09:23 PM
good luck makiri! I'm sure she can do it! if she plays as great as her first round she'll do it! davai and good luck makiri!

May 30th, 2007, 04:28 AM
Saw a bit of Stosur's 1st-round match and she was playing well. Ain't gonna be easy, but Maria should feel more confident in her game after her great win over MEC.

Go Maria! :bounce:

May 30th, 2007, 04:30 AM
Good luck today Makiri! Play at least as well as in the first round!And...win this match!

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Go Masha :rocker2:

She said she feels quite comfortable on clay in Paris

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2007, 05:48 AM
she said when she had 2-2 was too nervous and arduously And was quite happy thatb rains began After break cruise easly and when rain started again she wanted to finish quickly and didn't wait for next day

Masha spent a lot of time watching Igor yesterday

May 30th, 2007, 07:36 AM
Igor Andreev defeated Andy Roddick, and this might be helpful to our makiri for her mood ^.^
Go for it! Let's make your own history, makiri!

May 30th, 2007, 02:07 PM
no live streaming then?

May 30th, 2007, 02:35 PM
maria lost her first set vs stosur 6/1...I hope she'll soon wake up!

May 30th, 2007, 03:55 PM
the rain stopped the match at 1/6 6/3 4/3 for maria of course! I hope she'll keep playing great like in the 2d set
davai maria!

the cat
May 30th, 2007, 07:06 PM
the rain stopped the match at 1/6 6/3 4/3 for maria of course! I hope she'll keep playing great like in the 2d set
davai maria!
She didn't. Stosur won the final set 7-5 and Maria let another great opportunity go by. Masha is poor close match player and it's haunting her career. :( And the fact that she has a poor serve kills Maria in close matches. :mad:

May 30th, 2007, 08:09 PM
I wish she would be aggressive right from the start. Not wait until she is a set down before really fighting. Still she did well on Net Approaches, but it was the timid 1st set that cost her the match. A bit more aggresion at the start might have brought a different result.

May 30th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Tough loss Makiri. Hopefully, you'll have better success in doubles with Ana! Btw, is anyone else having problems using the emoticons(smilies)??? I can't seem to make them work with my post replies.

May 31st, 2007, 12:04 AM
She didn't. Stosur won the final set 7-5 and Maria let another great opportunity go by. Masha is poor close match player and it's haunting her career. :( And the fact that she has a poor serve kills Maria in close matches. :mad:

I wouldn't say Maria's serve is poor, but she can indeeed serve poor.

If Maria got in more first serves it'd help a lot.

May 31st, 2007, 05:59 AM
:bigcry: Another tough one to swallow. :sobbing:

May 31st, 2007, 08:23 AM
stupid rain ! :( i'm too sad for her! :sad:

MK hamster
May 31st, 2007, 09:48 AM
I think some of you are being a bit too negative !
I, like the rest you, am very frustrated at MaKiri's 2nd round exit. I think the thing that a lot of us find hard to swallow, is that Maria perhaps should have won this. Looking at the statistics it appears that it was a very even match - it appears that MaKiri's break point conversions in the final set is what ultimately cost her :tears: :sobbing:
And as Jim rightfully points out Maria appears to have been timid in the 1st set; just 1 net approach ! then 7 out of 7 succesful approaches in the 2nd !
But, let's look at the positives: it doesn't seem that long ago that Maria was getting beaten by everyone on clay - going out in 1st round matches at tier IV tournaments; and now she has matched an in-form Stosur - who recently has had match points against Chakvetadze in Berlin, and beaten Mauresmo in Rome.
Obviously, it's disappoining that Maria loses some ranking points, but overall I think this tournament has been a success for her. Althouhg, she'll slip in the rankings after this tournament - with 1st round exits last year at 's Hertogenbosch and Wimbledon, hopefully we'll see some upward movement in Maria's ranking. :yeah:

Davai MaKiri !!!

MK hamster
May 31st, 2007, 09:54 AM
Maria and Ana are 4th on court 11 toaday against Jankovic and Li...

May 31st, 2007, 10:19 AM

May 31st, 2007, 01:54 PM

Rod the Bama
May 31st, 2007, 04:04 PM
What a disaster today. :sad: Ana and Makiri looked terrible out there. Very disappointing showing.

May 31st, 2007, 05:57 PM
they didnt play that badly...they just, yet again, failed to win the important points...it was by no means a beatdown and i was very impressed with makiri

MK hamster
May 31st, 2007, 11:04 PM
From Maria's old ITF profile:

Favourite Surface Hard, Clay

:scratch: :unsure: :eek:

Jun 1st, 2007, 10:56 AM
I remember when she used to be good at clay... man, what the heck is going on with Maria?

Jun 2nd, 2007, 10:39 AM
How Long and how many times wwe will see Maria's early round exists? Why doesnt she get a coach and why does she waste her talent? It is sure that Maria is not a less person than the top players even more telented than many. Maria, please time is passing do something immediately please

Agassi Fan
Jun 3rd, 2007, 06:57 PM
I took these pin on RG, on the first week.

Agassi Fan
Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:13 PM

Jun 4th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Well, I was very impressed with Makiri's BF today... that dude can really hit a FH...

Jun 4th, 2007, 06:49 PM
igor is a real great player and i'll like him as long as he loose to rafa when it's on clay court
I'm realy happy he def that marcos baghdatis that i don't like!

Jun 10th, 2007, 12:36 AM
How Long and how many times wwe will see Maria's early round exists? Why doesnt she get a coach and why does she waste her talent? It is sure that Maria is not a less person than the top players even more telented than many. Maria, please time is passing do something immediately please
What you say is somewhat true. Maria lacks of plenty confidence. I was relatively deceived that Maria didn't pass more rounds in RG. I really love her (she's indeed very very beautiful, very sexy and very nice to see evoluate on a tennis court) and her beautifull tennis. If their's one wish I'd like to see realized (exepect the fact that I'd like to see masha's game go more towards the net and accept to marry me !) is for maria to evoluate with all the young generation that sabords the top 10 (Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Golovin... which I all like !) and become our world n°1. She has a lot of talent to show and I'm very impatient to discover all its facettes !

Love you Maria !

Jun 10th, 2007, 02:34 AM
its pretty disappointing that her ranking has continued to slip as she keeps getting knocked out in the early stages of each tournament. i remember at the start of the year that there was talk that she would get a spot in the top 20, now she'll be lucky to stay in the top 50.
At least ana is doing well.

Another thing, does maria's official website (www.mariakirilenko.com) ever get updated? there is nothing about her ranking, current performance/news, the feedback page doesn't even work and the pictures are from 2 years ago. Ana's website (http://www.anaivanovic.com/) has a diary which she updates every day, she replies to fan mail/questions, she has a large picture gallery and theres heaps of news and scores. i know she is really busy, the least she could do is hire someone to update it for her, or i'm pretty sure heaps of guys would do it for free.