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Lese-Ratte
Dec 8th, 2007, 01:23 PM
Maria will play tournament ITF in Dubai (10-16 december).

patch.
Dec 8th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Really :eek: I hope she dosnt withdraw - great chance to end a season with a title ;)

Natash.
Dec 8th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Really should win this but good luck Masha. :scared:

Topspin2
Dec 8th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Good luck Makiri! You win this title :)

soul
Dec 9th, 2007, 12:41 PM
:eek: :eek: What wiil be theuse for maria to play such a tournament:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Ballbasher
Dec 9th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Good decision in my eyes :D R1 against Aniko Kapros who's slumpug big time lately but she can be dangerous as she was in R4 in Paris once.

Sharapower8
Dec 9th, 2007, 04:28 PM
GOod luck Makiri ! Can we follow her on any livescores?

Lese-Ratte
Dec 9th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Yeah,i think it is a brilliant idea she could finish season of nr 25 Great !!!! She should win !!!

Nikkiri
Dec 10th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Good luck Masha. :)

A couple of positive quotes from her:

"I am here to win," Kirilenko promised.

"I treat this tournament as any other competition on the tour, and each time I step out on court I want to win," she added.

"I have been practising very hard for the past three weeks.

"I take all tournaments seriously and I want to win this one too," Kirilenko smiled.

"I am in good shape at the moment and I hope I can go all the way here," she added.

Topspin2
Dec 10th, 2007, 10:11 PM
ITF Dubai
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2972/40946477kg9.jpg
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2230/67690037nv6.jpg

Kirilenko_Kamp
Dec 11th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Good luck Makiri in Dubai!:) Let's have a strong showing here and take the title!:yeah:

JimM
Dec 11th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Cirstea, Olaru and Muller all withdrew. Reckon playing Masha scared the pants off them :)

Ballbasher
Dec 11th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Maria won 6-3 6-4 :D But she'll play dangerous German Sabine Lisicki now.

Topspin2
Dec 12th, 2007, 01:00 AM
:bounce:Masha 6-3 6-4!!! :bounce:

Ballbasher
Dec 12th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Dubai R2:
Kirilenko(1) d. Lisicki 6-3 6-3 :)
A poster in the Thread said that she didn't outclass Sabine at all but Sabine is pretty talented

In QF she'll play fellow Russian Ekaterina Bychkova who seems to be in good form good luck Maria :D

Rod the Bama
Dec 12th, 2007, 10:07 PM
I`m very pleased to see Makiri is off to a good start in Dubai. :) Hopefully these matches will give her some positive momentium heading into the new year. I really hope that she can keep it going and win the title.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Dec 13th, 2007, 01:46 AM
It's great news to hear Makiri's won her first two round matches in Dubai.:) I just don't understand why some people questioned her decision to enter this tourney.:scratch: You have to remember that Makiri suffered 4 consecutive 1st round losses towards the end of the season.:eek: Nobody wants to end the year on a sour note like that. Like Rod the Bama said, hopefully she can have something positive to build on heading towards the 2008 Aussie Open.:yeah: Good luck Makiri in your next match! The title is yours for the taking!:D

Natash.
Dec 13th, 2007, 01:51 AM
Ekat is a tough customer. Maria needs to be ready.

Ballbasher
Dec 13th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Maria beat Bychkova easily according to a poster in the Challenger Thread but her next opponent is Marina Erakovic who seems to be in great form.

JimM
Dec 13th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Waht was the score?????? And is it confirmed?

Vassili
Dec 13th, 2007, 06:28 PM
yes :cool:

Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) (1) defeated Ekaterina BYCHKOVA (RUS) (5) 6-2 6-2 !

King Aaron
Dec 13th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Masha :yeah: :kiss: Looks like she's playing into form nicely. :)

JimM
Dec 13th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Good luck Masha!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

patch.
Dec 13th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Masha :woohoo:

Natash.
Dec 13th, 2007, 08:18 PM
Good job, Maria. :)

But Marina is in great form. :scared:

Topspin2
Dec 13th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Maria well done! :woohoo:

Warrior
Dec 13th, 2007, 09:35 PM
I wanted Maria to play smaller tournaments and she exceeded my expectations. I wonder why she chose to play chellenger. Did they give her a big appearance fee? Good luck Maria, but if you don't win here it would be very embarassing!

Kirilenko_Kamp
Dec 14th, 2007, 03:18 PM
I wanted Maria to play smaller tournaments and she exceeded my expectations. I wonder why she chose to play chellenger. Did they give her a big appearance fee? Good luck Maria, but if you don't win here it would be very embarassing!

This tourney is exactly what the doctor ordered for Makiri. It will be beneficial for Makiri's psyche. She's getting that winning attitude back that was evident in San Diego, L.A., Kolkata and Japan. She and her coach probably discussed this after her horrible slump she sufferred towards the end of the season. Yes, she was probably offered a nice appearance fee, but she also was given the #1 seed as well! Wouldn't that motivate you to enter??? I don't think Makiri has ever been seeded so high in a tourney before in her career. She's also trying to position herself to a better seeding for the Aussie Open as well. Whether she wins it all or not, I'm going to proud of what she accomplishes here.

Vassili
Dec 14th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) (1) defeated Marina ERAKOVIC (NZL) 6-3 4-6 6-2 :cool:

Natash.
Dec 14th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Good job, Maria! Good luck against Rodina! Step it up a notch.

Rod the Bama
Dec 14th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Good win for Makiri. :clap2:

Ballbasher
Dec 14th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Solid! :cool:
I don't rate Rodina as high as Erakovic personally!

Topspin2
Dec 15th, 2007, 11:10 AM
Maria Good luck in Final! :)

Please, give the Vote for Maria
http://www.wtatour.ru/index.php?showtopic=14919&st=20

Pris
Dec 15th, 2007, 11:34 AM
hey, Topspin, u posted on Busters?

Topspin2
Dec 15th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Pris :spit::smash:

JimM
Dec 15th, 2007, 01:35 PM
Great effort from young Marina! Good luck Masha!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Topspin2
Dec 15th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Dubai 1/2

http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__026.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__027.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__028.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__024.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__015.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__017.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/normal_14Dec2007__019.JPG
http://www.dubaitennis.com/photogallery/albums/ahtc2007/14Dec2007__023.JPG

patch.
Dec 15th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Kirilenko just won the final :bounce::bounce:

great way to end the season :woohoo:

JimM
Dec 15th, 2007, 04:32 PM
Please gives scores, dont just say she won

Nikkiri
Dec 15th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Final

Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) (1) defeated Evgeniya RODINA (RUS) (8) 7-5 6-2

:)

Natash.
Dec 15th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Any trophy pictures? :hearts:

patch.
Dec 15th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Any trophy pictures? :hearts:

hopefully nicer than the last one

but with a stuffed toy of course :p

Natash.
Dec 15th, 2007, 05:15 PM
hopefully nicer than the last one

but with a stuffed toy of course :p

Definitely! :worship:

Beijing = Stuffed panda
Kolkata = Stuffed sun
Dubai = ?

King Aaron
Dec 15th, 2007, 06:38 PM
Masha! Congratulations. :yeah:

Warrior
Dec 15th, 2007, 07:13 PM
How many points does she get for the win?

Vassili
Dec 15th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Well done Maria ! :kiss:

saint2
Dec 15th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Nice to end year with a title even if its only itf..

Topspin2
Dec 15th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Well done Makiri!!! :)

Rod the Bama
Dec 16th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Great job Makiri! :) :clap2: This is a great way to end the year and get some positive momentium heading into the new year.

Ballbasher
Dec 16th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Yay! :woohoo: Great way to finish the season and great preparation for the next one :D

Sharapower8
Dec 16th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Great job Makiri ! Hope you'll do as good next year :worship:

the cat
Dec 17th, 2007, 02:43 AM
There was pressure on Maria to win this ITF title and she did. :) Now she finishes 2007 on a good note and heads into 2008 in seemingly good form. And I hope playing this ITF tournament means Makiri will be playing some smaller events in 2008 so she can rack up some easy wins against inferior competition to help build her confidence and win total.

Michael_21
Dec 17th, 2007, 04:55 PM
well done maria :D

Kirilenko_Kamp
Dec 17th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Congrats Makiri on a very satisfying win!:bigclap: A nice way to closeout the 2007 season. You got that winning attitude back, your spirits are up, your confident now with your game, and you got momentum rolling in the right direction towards the 2008 Aussie Open!:) Well done Makiri!:yeah:

Labamba
Dec 18th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Congrats Maria :yeah:

hopefully a good sign for things to come in 2008 :angel:

JimM
Dec 19th, 2007, 09:41 PM
I sent this too the Dubai tournie office today.

"Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you please post the photos of Miss Maria Kirilenko being presented with her Trophy. Many many People are waiting to see them.

Thank you very much,

Yours

Jim M"

saniapower
Dec 20th, 2007, 04:30 AM
Congrats Maria

hopefully a even better 2008 waiting for u