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kirilenko_ishot
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:42 PM
Ai Sugiyama JPN (26)
v
Melanie South GBR

Maria Kirilenko RUS
v
Alize Cornet FRA

should be able to beat the young french girl cornet, currently ranked 140, 1st round exits at both french and australian opens this year.
if she manages to get to the third round, she will probably have a match against sharapova!!

in doubles:

Aravane Rezai FRA
Julia Vakulenko UKR
v
Maria Kirilenko RUS (12)
Elena Vesnina RUS (12)

Kirilenko_fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 12:21 AM
Yes I'm hoping for a win over Cornet. It's going to be tough against Sugiyama (assuming Sugiyama wins her first round match) in the second round though - Kirilenko's played her twice this year, both times going to three sets ending with Makiri losing. She's definitely capable of beating Sugiyama, she just needs to keep on fighting!

heytennis
Jun 23rd, 2007, 12:28 AM
Maria has been close to beating Sugiyama twice this year. I think third time's the charm. Maria played well against Jankovic so I think she has what it takes to make the third round.

JimM
Jun 23rd, 2007, 12:53 AM
This is a tough draw for Maria. Young Alize has been playing extremely well, while Maria as you all know has struggled. Plus grass is not her best surface.

Alize lost her qualie in a marathon 3 setter vs Govortsova losing the 3rd set 14-12, but made the draw as LL!!

I'm looking at this tie with more than a little trepidation. She should have beaten Jelena at the DFS, but.........

Good Luck Maria!!!

Natash.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 01:33 AM
Come on Masha! You can do it. Alize is a young girl and will probably look to avenge her loss in qualies but just keep on fighting.

Alize is very talented but if Masha can play her game, then she should have no problems.

Sugiyama has beaten our Masha twice but I remember Petrova doing the same but the third time they met, Masha crushed Nadia. :D Maybe heytennis is right about third time's the charm.

aime
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:07 AM
Not an easy draw. GOOD LUCK MASHA!

so.krist!na
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:44 AM
not an easy draw for Maria. :shrug: but she has been playing better now.
good luck Maria!

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
Good luck Makiri!:) Let's have a good strong showing at Wimbledon this year!:yeah: Hopefully, the new addition of a coach will help her game.;)

doris_hdz
Jun 23rd, 2007, 05:59 PM
Good Luck Maria!!

Rod the Bama
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
I think that Makiri should win her first round match and the projected second round match against Ai will be a tossup. If she can get past her to get to the third round where she`ll very likely play Masha, then it would be pretty good for her on the singles tournament. As for doubles, i don`t if she and Elena V has teamed up in the past, but i think that they could get a couple of wins with the favorable early draw they got. After that it`ll get very tough in the third round with them likely meeting up either against Molik/Santanglo or the Bondarenko sisters. I really hope that Makiri can have a nice showing in Wimbledon overall. A couple of wins there will help build some much needed positive momentium heading into the US hardcourt season.

Kirilenko_fan
Jun 24th, 2007, 11:15 AM
I think this is the first time Makiri and Elena have played together. Should be interesting to see how they do! :cool:

eye2eye
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Tough draw but it could be worse she should make 3rdround but as well she can go down in 1st Alize is playing really good right now and has nothing to lose

sharapovarulz1
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:49 PM
I do believe Makiri can make the 3rd round, if she plays like she did against Jankovic then.........well don't really need to say anything more!

Topspin2
Jun 24th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Though Cornet also is 140 in the world, it all is equally dangerous to Maria. I wish Maria of good luck!!! :bounce:

Vassili
Jun 24th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Davaļ Makiri :bounce:

sharapovarulz1
Jun 24th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Good luck Maria!

JimM
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:10 AM
Удача Мария!

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leo830301
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Good Luck!!!
Make your games!

soul
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Whatevre her draw is Makiri should make up her mind and has to get a neew step for her career and should win this match.The half of year has already been wasted it is very obvious that Makiri should do something about her rankings and most of all her tennis.
As I have been telling from the beginning that She should get a coach and I hope the rumours about Harpen is true.
JUST FIGHT AND GET THE FIRST ROUND MATCH MARIA

RonnieB33
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:19 PM
17-year-old Alize Cornet is ranked #139 currently and is coming off a win at Roland Garros in the juniors, according to other posters.

Her best result was a quarterfinal appearance on the clay in Acapulco earlier this year. Her best win was a straight set victory against Severine Bremond who was ranked #35 at that time. She lost to Venus Williams in the first round at Roland Garros this year, taking 7 games.

She qualified as a lucky loser to get into the Wimbledon main draw, beating #149 Emma Laine and #205 Monica Niculescu before losing to #154 Olga Govortsova.

I don't find any other grass court results for Cornet. I think Makiri should handle her quite easily even though Makiri herself has won only two grass court matches in two years.

Below is taken from the WTA Tour website.

ALIZE CORNET (FRA)

CAREER IN REVIEW
2004 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, reaching two QF.

2005 - Made Tour main draw debut at Roland Garros, reaching 2r (as WC; d. Jidkova in 1r, falling to No.3 seed Mauresmo); played rest of season on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r at Roland Garros again (as WC; l. to Garbin), also fell 1r at Australian Open (as WC; l. to Nakamura in 3s); won first two ITF Circuit singles titles at $25K ITF/Bari-ITA and $25K ITF/Padova-ITA.

YEAR IN DETAIL
JANUARY - Fell 1r at Australian Open (as qualifier; l. to No.15 seed Hantuchova).

FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Paris [Indoors] (as WC; l. to Golovin); impressive Tier III clay court swing, reaching 2r at Bogota (as qualifier; l. to No.6 seed and eventual champion Vinci) and career-first Tour singles QF at Acapulco (as qualifier; l. to No.5 seed Pennetta).

MARCH - Played on ITF Circuit.

APRIL - Played on ITF Circuit.

MAY - Reached second QF of season at Fes (l. to Wozniak 63 16 75, having held 3mp ahead 5-4 third set).

PERSONAL
Coached by Pierre Bouteyre ... Began playing tennis at age 8 after watching brother, Sebastien, play ... Father's name is Francis; mother's name is Patricia ... Enjoys playing piano and listening to music.

aime
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:56 AM
Masha is playing today! Good luck, play your best! This match is for you to win! Hope today won't rain!

kirilenko_ishot
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:18 AM
i think she played in the junior and senior draws at roland garros and the australian open. shes talented, but i think maria should win comfortably (but i'm still nervous cause she always loses these easy games!!)

RonnieB33
Jun 26th, 2007, 04:52 PM
First Set, 2-all, Makiri serving, Ad-out.

The Wimbledon On Demand Scoreboard is not showing any stats for this match.

Cornet converts and is up a break 3-2 in the first set.

OK, enough match updating for me!

Marat Safin fan
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Cornet is one of my most hated players and looks a lot like a rat so I really hope Maria doesn't throw this match away

RonnieB33
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Cornet is one of my most hated players and looks a lot like a rat so I really hope Maria doesn't throw this match away
Wow, hate is a strong word! Any particular reason besides the fact that she is currently up a set and a break against Makiri? Or is it just the rat-face?

cindy
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:27 PM
I have nothing against cornet for my part but if she defeat makiri I think i'll soon have something against her!

RonnieB33
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:32 PM
I have nothing against cornet for my part but if she defeat makiri I think i'll soon have something against her!And I'll join you on the bandwagon, which unfortunately, it looks like I'm heading towards the way this match is turning out. C'mon!!

Nikkiri
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Not looking good for Makiri

the cat
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Cornet leads Kirilenko 6-4 4-3 and with a break of serve in the second set. It's terrible that Maria can't impose herself or her game on this young French lightweight of a tennis player. :(

Benchwarmer1
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Makiri! what happened! you had a break point!! omg!!!!:fiery: :mad:

Rod the Bama
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:15 PM
What a terrible loss for Makiri. :sad: This was a match she should`ve won and instead she layed a huge egg. I don`t know what else to say other than this is without question one of her worst losses of the year.

Anahi
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:05 PM
i cant believe it :S

Topspin2
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:42 PM
OMG!!!:eek: MaKiri 4:6 4:6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:fiery: :mad: :help: :sad:

sharapovarulz1
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:52 PM
Unbelievable :eek: she out! I don't want to believe it :sad:

morningglory
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:56 PM
:(
Ah well her bf lost too... concentrate on DUBS now!

soul
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:44 PM
It is not a surprıse;this was the known and waited result from Maria.As long as she carries the same


attitude -without a coach - no succes will come and a talent a real sportwoman that spectators would

like to see will be out of radar.

As far as it seems that the whole year will be a lost year for Maria

what a pity

kirilenko_ishot
Jun 26th, 2007, 10:42 PM
another disappointing first round exit. looking at the stats she got a lot of her first serves in, 83%, but only managed to win 58% of points on the first serve. on the second serve, it is even worse, 33%. she has had this problem throughout many matches this year.

the cat
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:30 PM
I'm not surprised by this loss against Cornet. Maria is turning into a journeywoman type of a tennis player right before our eyes. :sad: It's so dissapointing because she has a good game and good skills. But she's not a smart player and doesn't have a good team of tennis people around her. And being 20 years old as Masha is almost middle age in women's tennis. Her career is in crisis right now. :(

Spiritof42
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Maria. :sad: :o :help: This is embarrassing.

Any optimism I had after her encouraging showing in Birmingham is now gone. :(

Vassili
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:27 AM
I'm very sad :sad: I hope that she'll have a respectable hard court season :rolleyes:

Davaļ Makiri in double :hug:

cindy
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:45 AM
maria maria maria...against cornet!!!! oh come on!!! it's so...there is no word...anyway as vassili said good luck with the doubles...try to do better (it will not be hard to do better than that...)

sannyak
Jun 28th, 2007, 09:07 AM
If I were in Maria place,I would-be leave total at Wimbledon(the doubles also).
Yet almost three week be Maria next tournament(Cincinnati).
During three week with new coach Maria maybe good prepare know for American
hard court season.

cindy
Jun 28th, 2007, 10:50 AM
I hope you're right sannyak...I realy hope you are

kirilenko_ishot
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:36 AM
good win in the doubles

Ladies' Doubles - 1st Rnd.

Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[12]/
Elena Vesnina (RUS)[12]
def

Aravane Rezai (FRA)/
Julia Vakulenko (UKR)

5-0 Ret.

next match is against:
Victoria Azarenka BLR
Anna Chakvetadze RUS

hopefully she can make up for her disappointment in the singles with a good performance in the doubles!!

RonnieB33
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Sorry, but I don't think anything she does in doubles can make up for the disappointment in losing to the #140 player in the world. Just sayin'.

kirilenko_ishot
Jun 29th, 2007, 11:17 PM
Sorry, but I don't think anything she does in doubles can make up for the disappointment in losing to the #140 player in the world. Just sayin'.

Yeah i know it wont make up for it, singles is always the most important, but we have to look at the positives (ie winning in doubles) or we will be permanently depressed for the rest of wimbledon :sad:

RonnieB33
Jul 3rd, 2007, 05:14 PM
After the rain delay, Team Vesnilenko storms back from 1-5 down in the third set to defeat Team Vikatadze (Azarenka/Chakvetadze) 6-7(3), 6-1, 8-6!! I followed the match from 1-5 to 4-5 and know that at least one match point was saved when Vika was serving. Don't know about the rest of it. In the quarterfinals, they will face the sixth seeded team of Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo who defeated the Bondarenko sisters 2 and 0. I guess I'm not depressed about Wimbledon anymore!

King Aaron
Jul 3rd, 2007, 05:44 PM
After the rain delay, Team Vesnilenko storms back from 1-5 down in the third set to defeat Team Vikatadze (Azarenka/Chakvetadze) 6-7(3), 6-1, 8-6!! I followed the match from 1-5 to 4-5 and know that at least one match point was saved when Vika was serving. Don't know about the rest of it. In the quarterfinals, they will face the sixth seeded team of Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo who defeated the Bondarenko sisters 2 and 0. I guess I'm not depressed about Wimbledon anymore!
Didn't know they had to fight THAT hard to win this. ;) :yeah: Congrats girls, I guess Masha wants to stick around longer. ;)

And there is a 3rd round before the quarters if I'm not wrong.

cindy
Jul 3rd, 2007, 06:03 PM
I left it was 1/5 I honestly thought "okay it's over" but what do I see!!!??? they won!!! wonderful!!! this will give them a lot of confidence I guess! congrats girls!

only_one_maria
Jul 3rd, 2007, 06:04 PM
I saw the score at 5-1 then gave up.

Got a big surprise when I saw the final result just now! The next round will be a tough one though and I think it is the round of 16, not the quarters.

Rod the Bama
Jul 3rd, 2007, 06:15 PM
What a great comeback win by Makiri and Elena. :clap2: I still can`t believe that they came back down 1-5. :eek: It`s great that Makiri gets to extend her stay at Wimbledon a little longer. :)

kirilenko_ishot
Jul 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
the next match will be against:

Alicia Molik AUS (6)
Mara Santangelo ITA (6)

so.krist!na
Jul 3rd, 2007, 11:38 PM
OMG what a match :eek: well done girls! :yeah:

cindy
Jul 4th, 2007, 01:18 PM
maria and lena lost today vs molik/santangelo...6/4 3/6 3/6...maybe they were a lil bit tired...it's sad, I realy thought that after this great match everything would have look easy for our team...btw molik/santangelo are a great team so no reason to be ashamed!

Rod the Bama
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:55 PM
I`m sad to see that Makiri and Elena lost today. :sad: Still i`m very proud of them though. :clap2: They made a nice showing in their first tournament together. Hopefully they`ll team up again, because their matches at Wimbledon shows that they have a lot of potential as a team.

kirilenko_ishot
Jul 4th, 2007, 11:55 PM
it was a great effort, i never expected them to get this far after she was convincingly beaten at the french open with ivanovic. hopefully she performs a lot better on the hardcourts!

dulkogii
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:31 AM
Mariaa!!:(:(

RonnieB33
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Makiri's Wimbledon is over as Team Vesnilenko went down to Team Molik/Santangelo 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Team Vesnilenko took the first set after converting on their only break point of the set. That break point would be the only one they would get for the rest of the match as they won only 20 points receiving out of 74 the entire match. Another curious stat: they won 22 of 46 net approaches during the match. Isn't someone always at net in doubles? Did they play back most of the match? Or is it simply when the person who is receiving or serving decided to goto the net? I'm still stuck in the era when doubles teams served and volleyed on every point, but maybe that's my own reckless style of play. And perhaps I'm real desperate to report anything on Makiri these days. Anybody know Makiri's schedule till the US Open?

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Makiri's Wimbledon is over as Team Vesnilenko went down to Team Molik/Santangelo 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Team Vesnilenko took the first set after converting on their only break point of the set. That break point would be the only one they would get for the rest of the match as they won only 20 points receiving out of 74 the entire match. Another curious stat: they won 22 of 46 net approaches during the match. Isn't someone always at net in doubles? Did they play back most of the match? Or is it simply when the person who is receiving or serving decided to goto the net? I'm still stuck in the era when doubles teams served and volleyed on every point, but maybe that's my own reckless style of play. And perhaps I'm real desperate to report anything on Makiri these days. Anybody know Makiri's schedule till the US Open?

I believe Makiri is playing in Cincinnati. :D