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TennisPlayingFox
Dec 29th, 2007, 08:16 AM
Maria is playing in Auckland. She is the number 2 seed, here is her part of the draw.

(5)Anabel Medina Garrigues(ESP) v Nicole Pratt(AUS),

Lindsay Davenport(USA) v Laura Granville(USA),

Qualifier v Pauline Parmentier(FRA),

Sara Errani(ITA) v (4)Michaella Krajicek(NED),

(6)Tamira Paszek(AUT) v Yanina Wickmayer(BEL),

Camille Pin(FRA) v Martina Muller(GER),

Meilen Tu(USA) v Klara Zakopalova(CZE),

Kaia Kanepi(EST) v (2)Maria Kirilenko(RUS).

She has a nice section of the draw and should do well. Good luck Maria!

Sharapower8
Dec 29th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Good luck lil' Masha ! Take your first tittle of the year :bounce:

Michael_21
Dec 29th, 2007, 03:17 PM
good luck maria hopfully a good start to the year with a title :D

daniela86
Dec 29th, 2007, 03:45 PM
The first 2 matches are winnable,then we may see an interesting match against Paszek :) but one match at time :p
Davai,udachi Maria,let's rock in 2008 ! :rocker2: :rocker:

Topspin2
Dec 29th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Maria good luck against Kanepi in first R

King Aaron
Dec 29th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Good luck Maria! Take it one match at a time. :kiss:

Labamba
Dec 30th, 2007, 05:29 PM
not a bad draw, good luck Maria :rocker2:

Natash.
Dec 31st, 2007, 01:08 AM
Hmm some interesting encounters with Kanepi and a possible match with Paszek.

Good luck, Masha! :hearts:

Crank
Dec 31st, 2007, 02:38 AM
Good luck in 2008 Maria K. !

cindy
Dec 31st, 2007, 11:02 AM
let see if your new coach is right! show them how great you are! best of luck makiri!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:55 AM
Maria had to fight for it but she pulled it off! 6-2, 2-6, 6-3! She was down a break in the third set. Nice fight Maria! Good luck in round 2!

Привет
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:40 AM
C'mon Masha! I hope she can start the year well and do well here in Auckland. :D

Michael_21
Jan 1st, 2008, 12:33 PM
well done maria good win in a tough first match of the season good luck in the next match

Sharapower8
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:11 PM
Good job Maria ! Good luck in next round :worship:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:42 PM
Way to grit it out Makiri!:clap2::devil: A real testy match to start the tourney.:eek: Shows how mentally & physically fit Makiri is for 2008.:yippee: Definitely a good sign of her state of mind.:) Good luck in the 2nd round!:yeah:

King Aaron
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:52 PM
:yeah:

Now get an easy win against Klara. :unsure:

Topspin2
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:20 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Arvidsson
2. Medina Garrigues vs. Davenport
3. Erakovic vs. Harkleroad
4. Zakopalova vs. Kirilenko
5. Daniilidou/Woehr vs. Koryttseva/Osterloh

Good luck Masha!!! :)

daniela86
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:40 PM
Congrats for fighting back in the 3rd set :D :rocker2: Keep it up and good luck against Klara! :rocker2: :rocker2: :D Davai! :rocker2:

Rod the Bama
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:41 PM
Tougher match than expected, but i`m glad that Makiri pulled out the win. :clap2: I`m very pleased with the way she came back from down a break in the third set.

Topspin2
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:57 AM
:bounce: Kirilenko def. Zakopalova 6-4 6-1 :bounce:

lovesouthafrica
Jan 2nd, 2008, 04:09 AM
A good start for Maria. Keep it up!!!

leo830301
Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:36 AM
Nice start! Nice win! two games in a row! Keep it going!

Sharapower8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 10:54 AM
Great Maria! Keep going :wavey:

Nikkiri
Jan 2nd, 2008, 11:29 AM
Paszek will be tough but she should be able to win it. Good luck Masha.:)

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:27 PM
Congrats Makiri on your 2nd round win over Zakopalova!:bigclap: Sometimes you need to have that one tough match in the tourney to get the ball rolling (previous 1st round). Good luck in the 3rd round Makiri!:)

King Aaron
Jan 2nd, 2008, 05:32 PM
Maria :yeah:

Rod the Bama
Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:04 PM
Good win for Makiri today. :clap2: I`m pleased with the improvement she showed from the previous match. Now Makiri really needs to step it up for her next match against Tamira.

Michael_21
Jan 3rd, 2008, 06:53 AM
makiri lost 2 tamira 6-1 6-3 but its only the first tournament of the year unlucky makiri better luck in the next tornament :)

Kirilenko_Kamp
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:59 PM
Tough loss Makiri.:bigcry::sad::crying2::sobbing::hysteric: Looking at the score, Tamira never gave Makiri a chance to settle into the match.:banghead:

HowardH
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:19 PM
From what I saw of the match, I actually think Maria will go on to have a very good year. She's trying to hit harder, but she's just not used to it, and therefore she is missing a little too much. But once she gets used to it she'll do well. At least that's what I'm hoping. :)

Droolv
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:40 PM
Maria :sad: Good luck in Hobart :yeah:

King Aaron
Jan 4th, 2008, 04:12 PM
:bigcry:

the cat
Jan 5th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Paszek routined Maria and that's dissapointing! :eek: Maybe Maria has a hard time playing younger players with a nothing to lose attitude.

Labamba
Jan 6th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Some nice stuff on the Auckland website:

Maria's video interview: http://www.asbclassic.co.nz/2008/01/05/james-mconie-talks-russian-tennis-with-maria-kirilenko
Maria's podcast interview: http://www.asbclassic.co.nz/podpress_trac/web/224/0/wildth.mp3 (from 13:00 minutes ->)

Krzysiu.
Feb 3rd, 2008, 03:59 PM
http://www.asbclassic.co.nz/2008/01/05/james-mconie-talks-russian-tennis-with-maria-kirilenko


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