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Dawn Marie
Jan 29th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Could someone tell me when she will be playing next? :wavey:

Krzysiu.
Jan 29th, 2008, 09:50 PM
good quest. im also looking forward the next makiri appearance

RonnieB33
Jan 29th, 2008, 11:23 PM
My guess would be Doha and Dubai and then Indian Wells and Miami. But that's just a guess.

Dawn Marie
Jan 30th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Ok Thanks alot. Where is her schedule? I want her to do well. She only needs more mental strength. This kid wasn't that far from reaching her first slam final. She had Dani on the ropes and could of beat Ana.

Labamba
Jan 30th, 2008, 09:04 AM
My guess would be Doha and Dubai and then Indian Wells and Miami. But that's just a guess.

According to the entry lists, that's correct. :) She might have to play qualifying in Dubai, the field there is very tough.

So no 'easy' tournaments for Maria, she'll concentrate on the bigger ones.

only_one_maria
Jan 30th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Having played so many tournamens last year, Maria's ranking may seem artificially high to some. However, I look at it a bit differently. If she plays fewer events, I reckon her form should improve and she'll be a better player.

RonnieB33
Jan 30th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Having played so many tournamens last year, Maria's ranking may seem artificially high to some. However, I look at it a bit differently. If she plays fewer events, I reckon her form should improve and she'll be a better player.

While she has played 28 events over the past calendar year which is among the highest number on the tour, only the best 17 events count. (Actually, what it really is is that the Grand Slams + Miami count and then your Best 12 outside of those. This is why her first round losses at Wimbledon and Miami count towards her ranking.)

My guess is that she will play less events, too, and that she'll reach further into the events than the second round in more of them this year. From here until August, none of the results she will be defending will be in tournaments where she's won more that one match. So, this is a perfect time for her to improve her ranking. It will be tougher when the American hardcourt season begins because her results were very good.

It'd be nice if we knew where she was playing, though.

Krzysiu.
Jan 30th, 2008, 09:55 PM
could someone give a link(s) to entry lists of tournaments that maria is sure to participate?

only_one_maria
Jan 31st, 2008, 11:06 AM
While she has played 28 events over the past calendar year which is among the highest number on the tour, only the best 17 events count. (Actually, what it really is is that the Grand Slams + Miami count and then your Best 12 outside of those. This is why her first round losses at Wimbledon and Miami count towards her ranking.)

My guess is that she will play less events, too, and that she'll reach further into the events than the second round in more of them this year. From here until August, none of the results she will be defending will be in tournaments where she's won more that one match. So, this is a perfect time for her to improve her ranking. It will be tougher when the American hardcourt season begins because her results were very good.

It'd be nice if we knew where she was playing, though.

She must start playing better on clay and grass. There are a lot of points to be made up there. She had her major breakthrough in many people's eyes on clay (FO 2004) and she potentially has a very good game for grass. Hopefully Van Harpen will make a difference here. The problem, I suspect, has been tactics.

Dan23
Jan 31st, 2008, 12:40 PM
Maria should be playing at the following: :cool:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1

Krzysiu.
Jan 31st, 2008, 05:31 PM
Maria should be playing at the following: :cool:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1

could you add dates to that tournaments?

Labamba
Feb 2nd, 2008, 12:21 PM
Maria should be playing at the following: :cool:

Doha T1
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying)
Bangalore T2
Indian Wells T1
Miami T1

Bangalore could be a good place to gain some points as we know how she likes to play in India :cool:

Sharapower8
Feb 2nd, 2008, 01:05 PM
Too bad she's not playing Paris :sad:

Shimizu Amon
Feb 2nd, 2008, 01:10 PM
That are some big tournaments she's going to compete in.
And a lot of points to earn for her.

Krzysiu.
Feb 2nd, 2008, 10:59 PM
So, when exactly Maria play. This week? Doha? Is there any schedule?

Dan23
Feb 3rd, 2008, 12:04 PM
could you add dates to that tournaments?
Yep ;)

Doha T1 : February 18 - 24
Dubai T2 (possibly qualifying) : February 25 - March 1
Bangalore T2 : March 3 - 9
Indian Wells T1 : March 12 - 23
Miami T1 : March 26 - April 5

Krzysiu.
Feb 3rd, 2008, 03:51 PM
sooo, actually Makiri is going to play next February 18?? and what means T1 and T2?

Anahi
Feb 3rd, 2008, 07:43 PM
maria should play in Acapulco :) haha

Natash.
Feb 3rd, 2008, 08:29 PM
Good luck Masha in Doha! :hug:

Krzysiu.
Feb 4th, 2008, 04:32 PM
post Doha draw if available, please

houseoflords
Feb 4th, 2008, 07:12 PM
T1 means Teir 1 which is the toughest tournaments. T2 is Tier 2 and so on. Draws don't come out this far in advance. The come out a few days before the tournament starts. To get an idea who is play what tournaments, you have to look at the entry lists

Krzysiu.
Feb 4th, 2008, 07:44 PM
ok, thx dude/ so Maria will compete in the toughest category tournament in Doha.

dulkogii
Feb 5th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Acapulco! :banana :

Krzysiu.
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:14 PM
What do you think?

Two important tournaments are in the same week.

1) Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Maria's home
2) Sunfeast Open in India, when she won last year one of her two WTA events

Which tournament will Maria choose?

Labamba
Feb 11th, 2008, 02:03 PM
What do you think?

Two important tournaments are in the same week.

1) Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Maria's home
2) Sunfeast Open in India, when she won last year one of her two WTA events

Which tournament will Maria choose?

Kremlin Cup for sure. Too bad they are in the same week. :(

Krzysiu.
Feb 11th, 2008, 05:41 PM
If Kremlin Cup then not Sunfeast Open. Didn't she promise Hindi people that she play there also in 2008?

houseoflords
Feb 11th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Maria should defend her title at the Sunfeast Open. She seems to really play well in that part of the world. She hasn't had any success at the Kremlin Cup.

Krzysiu.
Feb 11th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Maria should defend her title at the Sunfeast Open. She seems to really play well in that part of the world. She hasn't had any success at the Kremlin Cup.

but it is her homeland

Krzysiu.
Apr 2nd, 2008, 09:10 AM
So what now? Does Maria play in Amelia Island?

Nikkiri
Apr 2nd, 2008, 09:30 AM
Estoril Open is next up for Maria :)

Krzysiu.
Apr 2nd, 2008, 12:31 PM
Estoril Open is next up for Maria :)

When is it and where is Estoril? :confused:

Nikkiri
Apr 2nd, 2008, 02:36 PM
April 14 in Portugal

Labamba
Apr 2nd, 2008, 03:31 PM
It's Tier IV, Maria will be one of the top seeds

should be a good place to win some match(es) on clay :)

Krzysiu.
Apr 2nd, 2008, 03:50 PM
clay? is it also on Warszawianka court where she arrives at the end of April.

Natash.
Apr 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
I believe Maria will be the top seed. :) Flavia P is also one of the top seeds.

Krzysiu.
Apr 4th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Cuz majority of girls stay in USA for Charleston tourney

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 19th, 2008, 06:03 PM
How looks Maria's schedule now?

Roland Garros
Barcelona
Rosmalen
Wimbledon

and then?

Los Angeles and Montreal I assume. Then US Open.
I kinda guess she will play Tokyo, Beijing as well.
Moscow, Zurich?

Krzysiu.
May 19th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Fun story that Kolkata and Moscow are in the same week.

She won Kolkata last year and Hindians just love her. Moscow - home sweet home :kiss:

only_one_maria
Jul 5th, 2008, 12:37 PM
According to the official site Masha is having a week off and then heading to Switzerland to work with Van Harpen prior to the Tier IV in Slovenia. It's a funny schedule this summer with the olympics commencing August 11th. So she will have a week's rest after the Roger's Cup and then perhaps two more tournaments before The US Open in Cinncinati and New Haven.

Then if I was her scheduler I'd go with Tokyo, Beijing, Kremlin Cup, Zurich and Linz.

Krzysiu.
Jul 5th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Then if I was her scheduler I'd go with Tokyo, Beijing, Kremlin Cup, Zurich and Linz.

Scheduler? I'd love to be her ballboy! :p

So any info if she chooses homeland or Kolkata?

Nikkiri
Jul 5th, 2008, 02:21 PM
I'm pretty sure she's playing Kremlin Cup.

Krzysiu.
Jul 5th, 2008, 02:24 PM
I'm pretty sure she's playing Kremlin Cup.

Tragedy for Hindi people ;(

Sharapower8
Jul 5th, 2008, 02:28 PM
I'm pretty sure she's playing Kremlin Cup.

Yay ! I hope so, I might see her :drool:

Krzysiu.
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Yay ! I hope so, I might see her :drool:

A piece of sentiment :angel: I've heard about Maria Kirilenko for the first time then she played against Isia Radwańska at Kremlin Cup 2007 :banana:

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:15 PM
From what I've gathered here is where Maria's lead up to the US Open will take place:

Portoroz
Montreal
Cincinatti
New Haven
US Open

:wavey:

Natash.
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:17 AM
She never does well in Moscow. :o :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:25 AM
She never does well in Moscow. :o :sobbing:

Time to change that. :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:53 PM
From what I've gathered here is where Maria's lead up to the US Open will take place:

Portoroz
Montreal
Cincinatti
New Haven
US Open

:wavey:

Where did you find it out?

only_one_maria
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
From what I've gathered here is where Maria's lead up to the US Open will take place:

Portoroz
Montreal
Cincinatti
New Haven
US Open

:wavey:

Those were the ones I guessed. Masha has a real advantage in not playing the olympics (nice as that would be) and those 2 tournaments before the US Open might have some big names missing.

Droolv
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Where did you find it out?

Go to the "Upcoming tournaments" section of the board, andthere are all the different tournaments. Click and look through the "Early Entries" threads and maybe ask like everyone else if Maria's on the list or not ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:12 PM
She's not on the Cincinnati list now.

SOA_MC
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:23 PM
She's not on the Cincinnati list now.

Why?:eek: It's a huge opportunity to pick up some major points while other players are at the Olympics

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Why?:eek: It's a huge opportunity to pick up some major points while other players are at the Olympics

A bit of confusing, it looks like she's in afterall :)

Krzysiu.
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Go to the "Upcoming tournaments" section of the board, andthere are all the different tournaments. Click and look through the "Early Entries" threads and maybe ask like everyone else if Maria's on the list or not ;)

Oh trick like that. I've never been there. Thx :D

drake3781
Jul 19th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Is she in or out of Cincinnati? I guess you all don't know. :confused:

Natash.
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Is she in or out of Cincinnati? I guess you all don't know. :confused:

I think in. :lol: Ivanovic Fan made a mistake I think. :p

Nikkiri
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Her website doesn't have her as playing there but she's in the list.

Krzysiu.
Jul 19th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Is she in or out of Cincinnati? I guess you all don't know. :confused:

I think she goes there cuz it's during Olympic Games.

Warrior
Jul 24th, 2008, 08:19 PM
She needs to play many tournaments before USO, cause she's defending more than 200 pts.

only_one_maria
Jul 25th, 2008, 09:16 AM
She needs to play many tournaments before USO, cause she's defending more than 200 pts.

Yes, but you need to be wary of burn-out. Last year she lost her last 4matches of the season, so she should have a good chance to make up points then.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Do they play the Wta tournament in Cincinatti at the same place as they play the Atp tournament?

Rod the Bama
Aug 6th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Yes they do.

Droolv
Aug 6th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Upcoming Schedule

Aug 11 - Cincinnati
Aug 18 - New Haven
Aug 25 - US Open

Sept 15 - Tokyo

Maria will be playing for 3 straight weeks :eek:

Protoss
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Yes they do.
Well, that's good I suppose. I think a fast hard court be better for Maria than the slow hard court in Montreal.

only_one_maria
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:38 AM
Well, that's good I suppose. I think a fast hard court be better for Maria than the slow hard court in Montreal.

Well her coach keeps saying she should play best on slow courts. Speaking of him, there's a good interview with Eric on the official website. He says in all his years on the tour, he's never known a crowd like Montreal. He says they did chear for Maria - but only when she made a double fault :lol: Also he thinks it will take 3 weeks to fully recover from the virus.

As for 3 tournaments in a row, well that's how the season can work out. She could do very well at both Cinncinati and New Haven, but she musn't burn herself out before New York.

kirivanovic
Aug 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Upcoming Schedule

Aug 11 - Cincinnati
Aug 18 - New Haven
Aug 25 - US Open

Sept 15 - Tokyo

Maria will be playing for 3 straight weeks :eek:

I hope that she won't go too far in New Haven.That's sad to say but if we want her to do very well at New York,she'll need some rest and some time to adapt to the US Open's courts and conditions even if New Haven is not very far from NYC...

Krzysiu.
Aug 7th, 2008, 07:21 PM
My question from beginning of this year: Moskva or Kalkuta?

Protoss
Aug 8th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Well her coach keeps saying she should play best on slow courts. Speaking of him, there's a good interview with Eric on the official website. He says in all his years on the tour, he's never known a crowd like Montreal. He says they did chear for Maria - but only when she made a double fault :lol: Also he thinks it will take 3 weeks to fully recover from the virus.

As for 3 tournaments in a row, well that's how the season can work out. She could do very well at both Cinncinati and New Haven, but she musn't burn herself out before New York.
A faster court would have helped Maria put away balls and end points quicker. Maybe I'm confusing it with a different match, but wasn't that a problem against Dubois?

I don't get why he says that.

Krzysiu.
Aug 14th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Sweetie: Moskva or Kolkata?

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2008, 05:07 AM
I really hope she plays Moscow. I don't like it to play all the small tournaments.

So already choose Seoul instead of Beijing.

only_one_maria
Aug 15th, 2008, 10:40 AM
I hope she plays Tokyo, Beijing, Kremlin Cup, Zurich and Linz. That would be 24 tournaments. Should be enough for anyone. Since working with Van Harpen she's played a lot of the smaller events.

Krzysiu.
Aug 15th, 2008, 11:24 AM
But if she goes to Kolkata we will see her in sari :hearts:

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2008, 11:29 AM
I'm almost 99.9% sure she's playing Kremlin Cup. ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2008, 05:25 PM
I hope she plays Tokyo, Beijing, Kremlin Cup, Zurich and Linz. That would be 24 tournaments. Should be enough for anyone. Since working with Van Harpen she's played a lot of the smaller events.

She already entered Seoul, so it won't be Beijing.
I REALLY hope she plays Zurich.
It's the only tournament left this year that I can attent.

Krzysiu.
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:26 PM
She already entered Seoul, so it won't be Beijing.
I REALLY hope she plays Zurich.
It's the only tournament left this year that I can attent.

In Seul they also put some beautiful clothes on Maria :hearts:

Droolv
Sep 19th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Upcoming Schedule

Sept 22 - Seoul
Sept 29 - Tokyo
Oct 13 - Zurich
Oct 20 - Linz

Finish the year off strong MK :armed:

Labamba
Sep 22nd, 2008, 05:23 PM
^I think it's safe to say Moscow will be added to that list.