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RonnieB33
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:15 PM
The 2007 US Open main draw came out today. Here's Maria's early section of the draw:

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SREBOTNIK, Katarina SLO [22]
MOLIK, Alicia AUS

KIRILENKO, Maria RUS
MULLER, Martina GER

KOSTANIC TOSIC, Jelena CRO
VESNINA, Elena RUS

VAKULENKO, Julia UKR
HANTUCHOVA, Daniela SVK [9]
-------------------------------------

So, she plays Muller whom she destroyed last week. Then she's set to play #22 Srebotnik, who beat her in Stanford earlier this summer 0 and 6. If she gets by that, she could face #9 Daniela! All winnable matches. Probably as good a draw as you could hope for. I wish she could've faced Stosur earlier who is struggling.

Now what happens if Zvonareva or S Williams pulls out and they give Maria a seed? Do they redo the draws? Do they put Maria in the place of the spot where Vera or Serena were? Anyone know?

Mashak
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:23 PM
Muller in the first round...
I'm okay with that.. :rolleyes:
I think it's a good draw for Maria..

Don't know about the "re-draw" Ronnie.. :confused:
Maybe in this early stadium they might do a re-draw, in which Maria would be seeded.. ?

Rod the Bama
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
The draw looks favorable for Makiri and with the way she has been playing lately, i could see her reaching the round of 16.

Warrior
Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:30 PM
After Muller the draw gets tricky for Maria. The next possible opponents are not tough but tricky. I don't think she's ever beaten them before.

Topspin2
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:17 PM
If to take US Open Draw it has developed for Maria concerning successful, could be and is worse. I so think, that to Martina Muller Masha will pass without special problems since one week ago Masha in easy struggle has beaten it in two sets. As to others tennis players, I do not undertake yet to do what or forecasts. We live we shall see. Good luck Makiri!!! :)

dulkogii
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:28 PM
I like this draw! Maria have a lot of change!

saint2
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:30 PM
Easy draw, shes main favourite to win this section to me...More than Kata and Dani.

dulkogii
Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:33 PM
I like this draw! Maria have a lot of change!

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:31 PM
A pretty good draw. Kata and Dani won't be easy though. Good luck Makiri!

Michael_21
Aug 23rd, 2007, 05:14 AM
not a bad draw but it could have been a little easier than having molik and vesnina srebotnik and hantuchova

sannyak
Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
I think it's good draw for Maria,after all the draw in this part,such player's there
ara some at who against Maria already to play,and be at who already defeat(Müller,
Petrova),so know the rival's well and she sure know,what will be needed to play.
(I think the 31(Radwanska) and 32(Krajicek)seed not got better draw.)
I wish they would good play Maria and would succeed again 3(or 4)matches win,as in
Los Angeles and in San Diego.
Question,whether in Toronto for injury remain mark?
Come on Maria!

only_one_maria
Aug 23rd, 2007, 11:06 AM
I'm comfortable with this draw. There isn't a player in Maria's quarter of the draw who really scares me. I would expect a tough match against Srebotnik and Dani won't be any pushover, but having Petrova and Kuznetsova as potential 4th round/quarter-final opponents is as good as she could expect.

I don't think either Petrova or Kuznetsova is in great form at the moment, so Maria should not lack belief if she faces these players.

King Aaron
Aug 23rd, 2007, 05:59 PM
Tricky draw, not unbeatable but they're good too. Hope Maria's at her best and brings her summer form to Flushing Meadows. Take it a match at a time, best not to look ahead. ;)

Kirilenko_Kamp
Aug 24th, 2007, 02:31 PM
If Makiri plays in her current form from San Diego & L.A., she will go deep in the draw. Like Aaron said, just take one match at a time. Good luck Makiri at Flushing Meadows. Play your game, treat every point as a match point, go for your shots, and FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Sharapower8
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Pretty nice draw for her :D
Davai Makiri ! :worship:

Crank
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:28 PM
I hope the 3rd tour .. for perhaps looking it on my new HD TV :o

Ballbasher
Aug 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Níce draw go Maria :D

Natash.
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Good luck Maria. Hopefully you'll bring that summer form and go far. :armed: I believe in you! :yeah:

so.krist!na
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:53 AM
martina muller again :p well this draw is not bad,i hope there will be a Maria-Daniela match in 3rd round. :)

JimM
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:14 AM
If Maria can play her best here, I believe she can make the QF's. Nobody can play their best all the time, but I hope she can. And still time too take WTA title #2 before the end of the season :)

Good luck Maria! You can do it!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jorn
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:05 PM
She won't reach the QF, even I hope so!

Good Luck Masha! :)

Nikkiri
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:53 PM
I hope she can play well, good luck Maria.:D

only_one_maria
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:27 PM
She can definitely reach the quarter finals, I can't understand any of her fans being negative. The only thing that worries me is her knee.

Still she should just take it a match at a time and leave the dreaming to us!

Vassili
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Davaï Maria !!

Rod the Bama
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:05 AM
The ladies doubles draw was released eariler today and Makiri is playing in it. She`ll be teamming up again with Elena Vesina. :D Here`s their section of the draw:

[i]Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) & Tiantian Sun (CHN) (8) vs Ashley Harkleroad (USA) & Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
Stephanie Foretz (FRA) & Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS) vs Madison Brengle (USA) & Ashley Weinhold (USA)
Iveta Benesova (CZE) & Galina Voskoboeva (RUS) vs Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) & Camille Pin (FRA)
Akiko Morigami (JPN) & Meilen Tu (USA) vs Maria Kirilenko (RUS) & Elena Vesnina (RUS) (11)
Agnes Szavay (HUN) & Vladimira Uhliriova (CZE) (14) vs Jamea Jackson (USA) & Chanda Rubin (USA)
Petra Cetkovska (CZE) & Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) & Jasmin Woehr (GER)
Paola Suarez (ARG) & Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs Marta Marrero (ESP) & Selima Sfar (TUN)
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) & Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) vs Alicia Molik (AUS) & Mara Santanhelo (ITA) (4)

Makiri and Elena`s section of the draw has some tough teams there, but at the same time i think that the Blonde Bombers as i like to call Makiri and Elena, has a good shot of going on a nice run. They played very well together at Wimbledon and i really think that they can do it again at the US Open.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 27th, 2007, 04:15 AM
There section looks pretty nice until the third round. Good luck girls!

Mashak
Aug 27th, 2007, 08:51 AM
All the best luck for you Maria in your first round match! :cool:
Kick some ass!!

:woohoo:

Sharapower8
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Come on girls ! :bounce:

Topspin2
Aug 27th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Makiri good luck ageinst Muller!!! :wavey:

DownTheLine21
Aug 28th, 2007, 03:19 AM
She can definitely reach the quarter finals, I can't understand any of her fans being negative. The only thing that worries me is her knee.

Still she should just take it a match at a time and leave the dreaming to us!

I agree. She could really surprise here and make the QF, especially if she keeps up the level she had throughout the summer (specifically at the start of the Ivanovic match).

JimM
Aug 28th, 2007, 06:51 AM
Maria's match is the 2nd match on Court 12. Play starts 11am

Good luck Maria!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sharapower8
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Good luck Makiri :kiss:

Michael_21
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:54 AM
go maria good luck in your first match against muller :D

King Aaron
Aug 28th, 2007, 03:54 PM
Good luck Masha! :kiss:

only_one_maria
Aug 28th, 2007, 04:13 PM
The first match has already finished. She should be starting very soon!

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 28th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Maria takes the first set 6-3! Keep it up Makiri!

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 28th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Maria def Muller 6-3, 6-1! Great job Maria!

Mashak
Aug 28th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Mariaaaaaaaaaa great win! :D
Congrats :woohoo:

Rod the Bama
Aug 28th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Good win for Makiri. :clap2: She did a good job of taking care of business again against Martina. Plus i`m happy to see her continue the good play that she has shown lately. This is a good start for Makiri.

Natash.
Aug 28th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Great job, Masha!

JimM
Aug 28th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Great start Maria! Now more of the same PLEASE!!

http://www.jimmorris6.fireflyinternet.co.uk/mashaflag.png

doris_hdz
Aug 28th, 2007, 07:29 PM
gO mArIa!!!!

cyclone7
Aug 28th, 2007, 07:40 PM
2 JimM

In your signature please replace words "мое место" for "мой сайт". Because "место" in Russian means 'place', and 'site' related to internet is strictly "сайт". So now your signature means 'please visit my place of Maria' and it's not nice because 'place' in Russian also can mean 'part of the body'. :)

Topspin2
Aug 28th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Great win Masha!!! :bounce:

the cat
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:19 PM
I expected a closer match than it was. But Masha routined Muller again so she must be confident and her sore left knee must be okay.

JimM
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Maria will face Srebotnik again, who has a 2 -0 win advantage over Maria. Their last meeting was in Stanford where MAria played two tough 3 set matches the previous day, and had barely 18 hours rest before she had to face Srebotnik.

Hopefully it will be a very different outcome in R2

Beat the crap out of her Maria!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Topspin2
Aug 28th, 2007, 09:11 PM
:worship: Makiri good luck ageinst Srebotnik! :worship:

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2997/unbenanntbl5.png

MagicMilan
Aug 28th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Great win :D
Now continue your good form and take advantage of a great draw :hearts:

DownTheLine21
Aug 29th, 2007, 03:06 AM
I think Kirilenko has an excellent chance to beat Srebotnik in the 2nd round.

Nikkiri
Aug 29th, 2007, 04:29 AM
Maria is playing mixed doubles too :unsure: with Igor
5th match on court 15

Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Kirilenko (RUS)/
Igor Andreev (RUS).
v
Nathalie Dechy (FRA)/
Andy Ram (ISR)

Rod the Bama
Aug 29th, 2007, 06:05 AM
I had a feeling that Makiri would be playing mixed doubles with Igor sooner or later. I hope they can keep the PDA to a minimum. Also don`t forget that Makiri will also be playing doubles with Elena Vesina. :D

Sharapower8
Aug 29th, 2007, 08:42 AM
Maria is playing mixed doubles too :unsure: with Igor



:lol: :lol:
Great team ! Davai :devil:

Nikkiri
Aug 29th, 2007, 09:56 AM
I had a feeling that Makiri would be playing mixed doubles with Igor sooner or later. I hope they can keep the PDA to a minimum. Also don`t forget that Makiri will also be playing doubles with Elena Vesina. :D

Oh yeah they are up 3rd on the same court i forget, i was just surprised to see her playing with Igor also.. i hope she's not playing too much and ruining her chances of taking advantage of her draw.

only_one_maria
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:59 AM
What are they playing at? Has she gone mad? I suppose this does suggest that the knee problem can't be too bad, but she's going to burn herself out if she goes on like this!

I'm sure her and Igor will have some fun, but I doubt her coach will be too happy.

Vassili
Aug 29th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Good win ! :cool: Davaï Maria !!

cindy
Aug 29th, 2007, 11:42 AM
good win! congrats! keep on!

Kirilenko_Kamp
Aug 29th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Congrats Makiri with your 1st round win! It's great to see Makiri continue playing in good form from San Diego & L.A. Good luck with your 2nd match with Srebotnik. I'm also concerned that she's playing mixed doubles with Igor along with the women's doubles. I hope it doesn't jeopardize her chances in the singles department especially with Dani falling out in her section of the draw yesterday. But, again she needs to take each match one at time. Focus on beating Katarina first then move on to the next round. The draw is looking very promising for Makiri. Just play your game Makiri, go for your shots, treat every point as a match point, and FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

dulkogii
Aug 29th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Good luck mariki!

you can do it agaian Katerina!

Michael_21
Aug 29th, 2007, 05:08 PM
good win yesterday maria and now beat srebotnik 2morrow she beat molik who is another of my favourites :( so smash her maria :D

Rod the Bama
Aug 29th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Well Makiri`s doubles match has just ended and unfortunately she and Elena were routed 4-6, 1-6. :sad: Very disappointing showing from the two beauties. :( I was really hoping that they would go on a nice run. I guess Makiri was saving much of her energy for her mixed doubles match with Igor. ;)

Topspin2
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Makiri and Lena :sad:
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8708/unbenanntoy8.png

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Maria and Kata will be the third match on court 7 tommorow. Good luck Maria!

Rod the Bama
Aug 29th, 2007, 11:55 PM
The mixed doubles match has just ended and unfortunately Makiri and Igor were taken to the bakery. :sad: I know know they were playing against a pretty good team in Ram and Dechy and likely had dinner plans, but still it`s not too much for Makiri and Igor to be much more competitive. The only postitves from the doubles matches today is that Makiri got in some work on the courts and her schedule load is greatly lessened. She needs to play much better tomorrow.

sannyak
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:06 AM
After very confident win one very important match follow for Maria.
Alter all if finally would succeed defeat for Maria at Srebotnik be opened the road
to match for the quarterfinals.
I wish they would good play Maria and would succeed again win!
But Maria why take on too much at doubles match,when would important in singles well
appear,and the knee injury was not long ago.

only_one_maria
Aug 30th, 2007, 10:09 AM
Well, I just hope that these defats haven't affected her confidence going into the 2nd round singles.

It is only human that she would have noticed Daniela's defeat, but she must not look ahead of the match in front of her against Srebotnik. I'll make Maria favourite, but it'll be another nail-biter.

JimM
Aug 30th, 2007, 10:51 AM
The mixed doubles match has just ended and unfortunately Makiri and Igor were taken to the bakery. :sad: I know know they were playing against a pretty good team in Ram and Dechy and likely had dinner plans, but still it`s not too much for Makiri and Igor to be much more competitive. The only postitves from the doubles matches today is that Makiri got in some work on the courts and her schedule load is greatly lessened. She needs to play much better tomorrow.

She has 3rd Ranking point to defend here Rod. I would much prerfer she concentrated on singles, more so as her ranking is hanging in the 30's. But she knows whats best for her. Ronnie and I spoke to her on a radio chat prog, and she said singles and doubles at a tournie didnt matter, you could be all fired up for a singles and lose. She loves playing doubles and said it helped her a lot.

Just hope she dosent settle down to be a doubles player. Dani H did for a long time.

Good Luck Maria!!

KV
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Masha's done it, defeat Kata in straight sets into 3rd round of US-Open. :bounce:

Rod the Bama
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Another good showing from Makiri. :clap2: Nice to see her get some payback. :) I guess yesterday`s doubles matches were good for something after all. :lol: Anyway i`m very pleased that Makiri got another win this afternoon to reach the third round.

Slampova
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Vakulenko could be tough, but I can finally see Maria breaking the 3R barrier :o

Crank
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Exellent victory finally the third turn .. Beat Vakulenko please !

JimM
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:15 PM
I'm so happy I could do a lap of honour around me kitchen!!!!

Way to go Maria!!!

the cat
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:49 PM
That's an excellent win for Maria over Srebotnik especially after Katerina routined Masha in their last match. :) Now Masha really needs to win her next match against Vakulenko and maeke it to the fourth round and second week of a grand slam for the first time in her career. But Julia is a big girl with a power baseline game that can trouble Maria. :eek:

On a side note I'm glad Makiri has doubles and mixed doubles out of the way so she can concentrate on her singles game and not have the doubles and mixed doubles tire her out for singles.

MagicMilan
Aug 30th, 2007, 10:27 PM
First time she beat Katarina, this deserves :worship:
Now on to Julia, haven't seen her play on the US but I remember her matches on clay before she injured her wrist, she was the last person to beat Kim. She'll be very tough to beat but hopefully Maria will show her some :tennis: skills
Ajde :bounce:

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 30th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Nice job Maria! Now beat Julia! It won't be easy but you can do it!

Topspin2
Aug 30th, 2007, 10:46 PM
Great win for MaKiri!!! :woohoo:

next is Vakulenko

http://i7.tinypic.com/473ix5f.jpg

Maria good luck!!! :rocker2:

Sharapower8
Aug 30th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Great job Makiri :kiss: :cool:
Vakulenko should be good :p

Topspin2
Aug 30th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Marias outfit :hearts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfDqUsMpzg
She look great!:drool:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:25 AM
Congrats Makiri on your 2nd round victory over Srebotnik! I'm glad Makiri doesn't have to worry about doubles anymore and can now just focus on her singles which is way more important. This is an excellent opportunity for her to go deep in the draw with Dani gone. Vakulenko is another formidable obstacle Makiri needs to hurdle over which I think she can do. Makiri just play your game, be aggressive and go for your shots, play each point as a match point, and FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

DownTheLine21
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:37 AM
Kirilenko really fought through a close match today. It's great to see her in such good form. Vakulenko will be a formidable opponent, but Maria seems really confident. I think she will prevail.

dulkogii
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:55 AM
Good job mariki!

you can do it the next round!

doris_hdz
Aug 31st, 2007, 01:48 AM
Good luck Maria!!!

DownTheLine21
Aug 31st, 2007, 02:53 AM
Love the headline about Maria on the WTA Tour Homepage: "The Summer Revival Continues..."

Michael_21
Aug 31st, 2007, 06:42 AM
good win maria u smashed her :D good luck in the next match :D

Natash.
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:41 AM
I'm a little worried about this match. Just brings back memories of last year in her 3rd round match against Rezai. :scared:

Derek.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:33 AM
Great win, Maria! :D

Good luck in the next round! :)

Vassili
Aug 31st, 2007, 04:07 PM
Great win Maria :kiss: Davaï Maria !!

King Aaron
Aug 31st, 2007, 05:39 PM
I'm a little worried about this match. Just brings back memories of last year in her 3rd round match against Rezai. :scared:
Different Maria's. ;) Last year she was having a bad summer and was down on confidence. I'm sure she'll do much better this time around. Here's hoping for a win. :)

leo830301
Aug 31st, 2007, 05:42 PM
Nice win, and An wonderful chance to go further!

JimM
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:01 PM
Jankovic is a better palyer than Julia, and Masha beat Jelena. If she keeps the same focus its the QF's for her :):):)

Go Maria!!!

http://www.jimmorris6.fireflyinternet.co.uk/mashaflag.png

JimM
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:05 PM
Marias outfit :hearts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfDqUsMpzg
She look great!:drool:

Что случилось с форумами? Они не там теперь!

Crank
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:32 PM
Что случилось с форумами? Они не там теперь!



What :confused: :lol:

sannyak
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:15 AM
After tragic Wednesday came one successful Thursday!
I very happy,that for Maria such self-confidently successful win!
I much tight expect to match.Yet good this so.
I think,that next match will be easier,but for the rival also sure grown up confindene,
that she defeat one TOP-10 player,and still be in tournament.
Yet,therefore I hope,that the same will be the final result,as on Australian Open in
early Year,and Maria win!
FInally then would work out 3win on Grand Slam tournament also!
Yet on the next matches also may yet good enough chance of victory for Maria.
(Petrova or Szávay against.)
I wish they would good play Maria and would succeed again win!
Come on Maria!

the cat
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:59 PM
Vakulenko took the first set from Maria 6-2. I was afraid Julia would give Masha alot of trouble and she is. Hopefully Masha can pick her game up in the second set.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:11 PM
Maria is now down a break 2-1 in the second. Davai Maria! You can do it!

cindy
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:57 PM
maria lost 2/6 4/6...it's all over...too sad...

JimM
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:58 PM
She lost 6-2 6-4:sad: But what a fight she put up! The scoreline is not a true reflection on the way she played. She fought so very very hard, but it was not to be. But she defended her points here, and beat quality players to do that.

I am so proud of the way she fought on!!

And she has only been with Eric van Harpen since June! This season is still there for her, and next will be even better!

She will have a wee rest now, and the its Kolkata India.

Well tried Masha!!

Aces 3
Double Faults 4
Unforced Errors 25
Winning % on 1st Serve21 of 36 = 58 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 13 of 32 = 41 %
Winners (Including Service) 18
Receiving Points Won 22 of 63 = 35 %
Break Point Conversions 1 of 7 = 14 %
Net Approaches 8 of 16 = 50 %
Total Points Won 56
Fastest Serve 110 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 101 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 90 MPH

Topspin2
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:21 PM
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1790/unbenanntad1.jpg :(

Natash.
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:37 PM
I hope your right, Jimm. :sad:

Good luck in Kolkata, Masha. :hug:

the cat
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:01 PM
Little Masha came up small again in a big spot for her in a grand slam. :(

the cat
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:27 PM
Maria's first and second serve averages were higher than the much bigger and stronger Vakulenko's were. Thus Masha should have been able to hold serve better than she did. Maria is still an up and down player and that dissapoints me. :(

JimM
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:51 PM
Maybe its time you supported somebody else then.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:43 PM
I'm quite saddened with the result here. If Makiri had pulled out a victory over Julia, who knows how far in the draw she could of gotten especially with Big Masha out the picture now. Another opportunity lost. I'm still optimistic and the outlook is good with Makiri's vastly improved game that we've seen in San Diego & L.A. I sense a positive vibe in her and her game compared to last year. I just want to see her snatch another singles title before the season ends. Let's hope Makiri & Van Harpen can make it happen.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:21 PM
Hey, I've read on another thread that at the end of Makiri's match with Vakulenko, she smashed her racket and gave Julia a cold handshake at the net. Is this true??? Can anybody prove this with a pic or video clip???? It's like Moscow revisited. She did the same thing last year against Schiavone. Even Makiri realized the great chance she had to get to the quarters at the US Open. Another opportunity lost.

killercars
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:23 AM
I was at the match. Maria pretty much played like crap the entire match with numerous unforced errors at critical points in the match. With Julia serving for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd, Maria was up 15-40 with a chance to even the match. She lost both points (including dumping an easy 2nd serve return into the net) and had another break point which she also didn't convert. Match point was an easy forehand sitter than Maria hit wide. Then she smashed her racquet to the ground, but surprisingly didn't break the raquet. I didn't notice anything unusual with the handshake at the end though.

Michael_21
Sep 2nd, 2007, 02:14 PM
unlucky maria even tho its only the 3rd round its still a good result i think

only_one_maria
Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:18 PM
I'm massively disappointed in the result but i won't criticise Masha for it. It would have been silly to get carried away with the Jankovic win and likewise no-one should berate Masha on one poor performance. This is her 1st loss to a lower ranked player since Wimbledon and she hasn't had a bad match since then, so i wouldn't call her form inconsistent.

I'm not worried about the racket abuse either. The match had finished and you can't internalise everything. I prefer that to Kournikova-style blankness as it proves that Masha DOES care. Maybe she could have shown a bit more class towards her opponent on this occasion, but we all know Masha is a fine woman.

Nikkiri
Sep 2nd, 2007, 03:29 PM
Bad luck Maria :hug:

Still she had a couple of good wins, hope she forget this and remain positive in her next tournaments :)

sannyak
Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:40 AM
Poor Maria again no knew exceed she herself shadow!She at the same time and at the
same place defeat as last year at such times.
After matchpoint she was very furious.
This comprehesible,because she also would very belovedwin,and in the last minute
almost successful turn at matches,but chiefly,see that what surmountable rival's
stay in competition.
With that defeat almost successful ruin,the in Amerika summer's 10win!
Maria sometime break through at hitch which between the Grand Slam 3rd and 4rd
round?
I think for Eric Van Harpen yet very much work will have with Maria in this theme.
Maria should be in head stronger.(Because it's of great importance.)
I'd like it very much,that very for long he co-operate like this successful,as in
the summer with Maria.Then maybe one day turn out well,maybe coming in future.
Now that so come into being in next two week,it would be good Maria have a good rest,
and very much prepare for the Asian tour,that she not just one on matches win!