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Droolv
Feb 15th, 2008, 08:43 AM
The main draw will be made tomorrow :D

Good luck Maria, hopefully you'll do well :worship:

Labamba
Feb 15th, 2008, 12:38 PM
hopefully a good draw, it's tough not being seeded here

good luck Maria :D

Sharapower8
Feb 15th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Go on Maria :kiss:

Natash.
Feb 15th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Good luck, Maria! :rocker2: First tournament since the Aussie Open. :D Looking forward to see how she does.

felipemia89
Feb 15th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Man its been a while since the last time I came to this thread.. Its good to be back.. Good luck Maria!!!!!

Krzysiu.
Feb 16th, 2008, 07:29 AM
He has a little break and it's good. He will be fresh on Doha courts. Good luck!

the cat
Feb 16th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Maria hasn't played in a few weeks so I hope she hasn't lost her good form from Melbourne. And I hope her knee is okay.

Natash.
Feb 16th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Has a qualifer in R1. There's a few tough qualifiers in the draw so Maria has to be on her toes. Afterwards, a possible encounter with Nadia Petrova.

Rod the Bama
Feb 16th, 2008, 07:59 PM
I think that the draw isn`t bad for Makiri. If she can play at the same level she showed in the Australian Open, then i can see her getting to the quarterfinals for a very likely meeting against Masha. So hopefully Makiri can take of care in business this upcoming week in Doha.

dulkogii
Feb 16th, 2008, 09:51 PM
4] SHARAPOVA, Maria vs. BYE
BONDARENKO, Kateryna vs. DANIILIDOU, Eleni
KERBER, Angelique vs. QUALIFIER
LISICKI, Sabine vs. MAURESMO, Amelie [14]
[10] PETROVA, Nadia vs. MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel
KIRILENKO, Maria vs. QUALIFIER
CHAN, Yung-Jan vs. WOZNIACKI, Caroline
BYE vs. BARTOLI, Marion [8]



Difficult draw!:(

Droolv
Feb 16th, 2008, 09:54 PM
I think is a great draw for Maria :D

I believe Maria can beat Nadia/AMG and Marion and set up a match with Sharapova :yeah:

Good luck Maria, you can do well here :worship:

Milito22
Feb 16th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Vamos!

Krzysiu.
Feb 16th, 2008, 10:37 PM
the first step is to pass rival from qualifying. and it could be Shvedova, Makarova or Ula Radwańska.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Feb 16th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Good luck Makiri with your 1st round match!:) Hopefully your knee has fully recovered and you have a strong showing here!:yeah:

Topspin2
Feb 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Good luck Makiri!!! :D

Nikkiri
Feb 17th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Maria has a good chance to reach the QF. She's had some time to rest and hopefully her knee is fine.
Good luck Masha :)

Vassili
Feb 17th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Davaļ Maria !

King Aaron
Feb 17th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Time to pick up where you left off Maria. :)

cindy
Feb 17th, 2008, 04:45 PM
good luck makiri! hope she'll do great

Krzysiu.
Feb 17th, 2008, 06:42 PM
does Maria participate in singles only? or is she going to defend her doubles title?

Topspin2
Feb 17th, 2008, 08:06 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008

COURT 1 start 3:30 pm
F Schiavone (ITA) vs [12] S Peer (ISR)
Y Chan (TPE) vs C Wozniacki (DEN)
M Kirilenko (RUS):D vs [LL] E Makarova (RUS)
L Safarova (CZE) vs D Cibulkova (SVK)

Sharapower8
Feb 17th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Best of luck little Maria :cool:

Krzysiu.
Feb 17th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Makarova was 2nd seed in qual.

Does Maria play in doubles?

What time is it in CET?

Droolv
Feb 17th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Yes she plays wiith Agnes :cool:

Szavay/Kirilenko vs Mirza/Schiavone ;)

Whole Draw Here (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/global/Pdfs/events/2008/doha_draws.pdf)

Labamba
Feb 17th, 2008, 10:52 PM
decent draw for Maria :) hopefully she will find her form quickly

good luck against Makarova :yeah:

dulkogii
Feb 17th, 2008, 11:25 PM
)Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) v BYE
Shvedova/Uhlirova (RUS) v (wc)Henke/Woerle (GER)
Kirilenko/Szavay (RUS/HUN) v Mirza/Schiavone (IND/ITA)
(7)Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual (ESP) v Ehritt-Vanc/Tanasugarn (ROU/THA)

(4)Chan/Chuang (TPE) v BYE
(wc)V.Williams/Wozniacki (USA/DEN) v Dushevina/Likhovtseva (RUS)
Rodionova/Rodionova (RUS) v Morigami/Nakamura (JPN)
(8)Garbin/Peer (ITA/ISR) v (wc)Safarova/Zvonareva (CZE/RUS)

(5)Dechy/Safina (FRA/RUS) v Petrova/Vesnina (RUS)
Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) v Husarova/A.Radwanska (SVK/POL)
Peng/Sun (CHN) v Kleybanova/Voskoboeva (RUS)
(3)Peschke/Stubbs (CZE/AUS) v BYE

(6)Yan/Zheng (CHN) v Jugic-Salkic/Navratilova (BIH/CZE)
Foretz/Sfar (FRA/TUN) v Morita/Niculescu (JPN/ROU)
Ditty/Hrdinova (USA/CZE) v Gagliardi/Schnyder (SUI)
(2)Srebotnik/Sugiyama (SLO/JPN) v BYE

houseoflords
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Not the easiest of draws, but not the worst. She can advance to meet Sharapova if she puts her mind to it. Her mindset is going to be a big key. I'm very interested to see how she responds to her collapse at the Aussie Open. It is an important moment for her. She should beat Makarova & can beat Petrova or Medina-Garrigues if her mind is right. After that, I think Wozniacki will beat Bartoli and advance to the 3rd round.
Hopefully Maria will rebound nicely and have a deep run in this tournament

Michael_21
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:48 AM
good luck in the first round and for the whole tournament makiri :D

JimM
Feb 18th, 2008, 11:08 AM
http://www.jimmorris6.fireflyinternet.co.uk/mashaflag.pnghttp://www.jimmorris6.fireflyinternet.co.uk/mashaflag2.png:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 18th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Good draw for Masha if she is in fine form

Krzysiu.
Feb 18th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Bellla Maria won first set 6-3. :bounce:

It started fantastic for Maria, 3-0. Then Ekaterina drew. Last three gems Masha won quicly without problems.

http://feb18.imgshare.us/PzH.jpg

... and lost second 5-7. Maria and Ekaterina fight eye for eye. :help:

http://feb18.imgshare.us/RTI.jpg

Krzysiu.
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Maria goes on - 6-3 5-7 6-0

Now Medina Garrigues (Petrova retirement when 6-2 1-2 for Spaniard)

http://feb18.imgshare.us/SHn.jpg

tough game they played more than 2 hours.
Tired Makarova lost third set easy.

http://img03.picoodle.com/img/img03/4/2/19/t_matchm_de39db3.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/2/19/f_matchm_de39db3.jpg&srv=img03)

felipemia89
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Maria Kirilenko defeated Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 5-7 6-0 !! VAMOS!!!

Labamba
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
well done Maria :bounce:

I like how she got mad and gave Makarova a bagel after dropping the second set :hearts:

good chance for R3 :)

Topspin2
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Good job Maria!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

KV
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:55 PM
good job done esp. in final set. :)

Milito22
Feb 18th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Vamos Maria! :smoke:

Natash.
Feb 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Maria. :yeah: :woohoo:

Rod the Bama
Feb 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Good win for Makiri. :clap2: I`m glad that she managed to shake off the rust and pull out the win. This is a good start for her in Doha.

the cat
Feb 18th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I hope Maria got the rust off her game in her first round match against Makarova and plays better in her next match.

Krzysiu.
Feb 18th, 2008, 09:40 PM
I love your signature, the cat.

dulkogii
Feb 18th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Mariki, good job girl!

Good luck next round !

Droolv
Feb 18th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Nice job Maria :yeah: A good recovery after the second set :worship:

Good luck against AMG :armed:

:woohoo:

Derek.
Feb 18th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Well done, Maria! :D

Good luck in the next round! :)

Kirilenko_Kamp
Feb 19th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Makiri won!:bigclap: As the Pips would sing:singer: "Take a train to Happy Town"...WOO-HOO!!!:woohoo:WOO-HOO!!!:woohoo: I'm happy now!:lol: Good luck in the 2nd round Makiri!!!:yeah:

RandomShot
Feb 19th, 2008, 07:55 AM
Good job Maria :)

Foot's Fingers
Feb 19th, 2008, 08:27 AM
Congrats

Pls beat AMG now

Michael_21
Feb 19th, 2008, 12:36 PM
well done makiri good luck in the next round :D

leo830301
Feb 19th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Nice job, Makiri! Good luck for the next round!

King Aaron
Feb 19th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Well done, play better next round Maria. :kiss:

Krzysiu.
Feb 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Centre Court (from 15.30hrs)
1. Srebotnik vs. Safina
2. Govortsova vs. Mirza
3. Schnyder vs. Paszek
4. Kirilenko/Szavay vs. Mirza/Schiavone

Maria and Agnes should play at about 7pm CET.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Agnes, Sania and Francesca would play their second match today. In that four only Maria isn't playing singles Tuesday.

dulkogii
Feb 19th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Kirilenko/Szavay (RUS/HUN) d. Mirza/Schiavone (IND/ITA) w/o (Mirza: cramping)

Krzysiu.
Feb 19th, 2008, 05:58 PM
So, promotion without game. Maria would have been only fresh player in that game. It's good for her because tomorrow her single event vs Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Krzysiu.
Feb 19th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Change of plans.

Maria & Agnes are anyway playing Makarova & Ula Radwańska.

Krzysiu.
Feb 19th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Maria Kirilenko & Agnes Szavay lost to Ekaterina Makarova & Ula Radwańska 4-6 3-6.

On centre court Russian mate defeated by Maria in singles with Polish 17-year-old were better than bella Maria and her Hungarian partner.

http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/2/19/t_ddm_7301510.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/2/19/f_ddm_7301510.jpg&srv=img37)

dulkogii
Feb 19th, 2008, 08:20 PM
I dont know what happend!:(:(:(

Maria!

Krzysiu.
Feb 19th, 2008, 10:06 PM
someone could explain why did Maria & Agnes play another doubles pair than it had been planned earlier?

dulkogii
Feb 19th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Court 2 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Yan vs. Safina
2. Schnyder vs. Cibulkova (NB 16.30hrs)
3. Medina Garrigues vs. Kirilenko
4. Kleybanova/Voskoboeva vs. Peschke/Stubbs

Natash.
Feb 20th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Agnes was hopeless. Made 3 double faults in a row after they got the break in the first set. :o

Droolv
Feb 20th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Good luck against AMG :rocker2:

Bad luck Maria/Agnes :sad: :hug:

Labamba
Feb 20th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Maria/Agnes not really clicking as a team so far + Agnes has been having some problems with her serve lately :awww:

good luck Maria in the singles today :rocker2:

I'd love to see her play rising star Wozniacki in the 3rd round :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 20th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Go Masha today

Krzysiu.
Feb 20th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Court 2 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Yan vs. Safina
2. Schnyder vs. Cibulkova (NB 16.30hrs)
3. Medina Garrigues vs. Kirilenko

So Maria should play not earlier than at about 4 PM CET.

Krzysiu.
Feb 20th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Bella Maria won first set 6-2.

http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/4/2/20/t_1stsetm_ddfd72b.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/2/20/f_1stsetm_ddfd72b.jpg&srv=img26)

Second set 7-5 for AMG. She won it by her second ace.

http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/4/2/20/t_2ndsetm_f311138.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/2/20/f_2ndsetm_f311138.jpg&srv=img27)

zwier
Feb 20th, 2008, 06:34 PM
What???!!! What happened???? She was leading 3-0 in the second set:eek: Did she get an injury?

Krzysiu.
Feb 20th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Anabel Medina Garrigues won bellissima Maria 2-6 7-5 6-1. :(

It's over in Doha. Yesterday Maria lost also doubles game. :bigcry:

http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/4/2/20/f_matchm_bf4648f.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/2/20/f_matchm_bf4648f.jpg&srv=img26)

houseoflords
Feb 20th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Not a good result for Maria. This is a match she should've won, but her serve let her down once aagin. She got broken in half of her service games. That is not a good stat at all and you're not going to win too many matches doing that. Maria's play in this tournament has done nothing to convince me that she is over Aussie Open collapse.

Topspin2
Feb 20th, 2008, 07:44 PM
wtf Maria :(

Nikkiri
Feb 20th, 2008, 07:54 PM
6-2 3-0 and hadn't faced a single break point then... what a collapse from Maria :sad:
Hope she can get it together again soon.

Natash.
Feb 20th, 2008, 08:04 PM
So embarrassing if she wasn't injured. :o

Sharapower8
Feb 20th, 2008, 08:12 PM
What happened sweetie? :sad::confused:

Rod the Bama
Feb 20th, 2008, 09:15 PM
What a disappointing loss for Makiri. :sad: This is a match that she should`ve won, but instead things really went downhill after midway in the second set. I really think that Makiri needs to get it together mentally, because she`s too good to be losing like this.

Droolv
Feb 20th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Not good Maria :sad:

Put this behind you. and hopefully do better in Dubai :yeah:

AMG :yeah:

Milito22
Feb 21st, 2008, 02:05 AM
:sobbing:

felipemiami
Feb 21st, 2008, 02:49 AM
forget the loss and come back strong in the next tournament :)

Labamba
Feb 21st, 2008, 10:38 AM
no words :sad:

Maria :(

Foot's Fingers
Feb 21st, 2008, 12:47 PM
lost being leading 62 30 :help:

the cat
Feb 21st, 2008, 02:14 PM
That was a major tank job by Maria against Anabel Medina Garrigues after leading 6-2 3-0. :eek: It's quite similar to the horrendous loss she had against Daniela Hantuchova at the Australian Open. :( Losing matches like these after dominating for the first set and early in the second set makes me question Maria's guts. I had hoped 2008 would be Masha's best year of her career. But after mentally crippling losses like these 2 I can't see how she can ever have a big year on tour because she loses alot of matches every year that she has control of. It seems like Kirilenko can't shake the bad habit of blowing matches. :sad: Losing matches is one thing but blowing matches is another. Every time I've thought Makiri's career was going to take off she goes on losing streaks and chokes matches away. It's sad because she's a good talent and likable girl who can play fine all court tennis when everything is working well for her. I think Eric Van Harpen has done a good job coaching Maria since last summer but he has his hands full with Maria because Makiri makes Daniela Hantuchova look like a mentally tough tennis player. :rolleyes: Losing matches to Daniela and Anabel early in the 2008 season isn't alarming to me. But how she lost to Dani and Anabel is alarming. :eek: I hope Maria can recover from these 2 devastating early season losses but I have my doubts.

And I question Maria taking a month off after the Australian Open. :scratch: Doing that cost her whatever good form she had in Melbourne. I think she should have played Antwerp which had a very soft draw. Masha could have done well there. Now the pressure is on Maria to avoid slipping back into a losing rut like she did last fall after playing good tennis for a couple of months after Van Harpen took over as her coach. I still hold out some hope that Maria can have a good 2008. Makiri needs to learn how to close out matches that she has control of. But she's 21 years old and already in her sixth season on the WTA Tour so she will have to work hard to change the way she's lost close matches for her entire career to this point. I hope Masha can improve on this crucial weakness in her game and her mentality. If she can her results will improve significantly.

King Aaron
Feb 21st, 2008, 03:14 PM
I think she needs to re-screw her head. I thought the chokes were over. If she wants to get in the Top 10 she better start winning these matches.

JimM
Feb 21st, 2008, 04:53 PM
Doha: Venus out, Kuzy out, Ana I out, Chaky out and Safina. Why did she not get some match play in before a Tier 1 of all tournies? Antwerp would have been ideal.

What a chance Maria had here. She is not on the MD list for Dubaias far as I can see. So if she is in the qualies, she has one tough gig ahead of her

The rising stars have all past Masha or about too. Caro is in the QF's along with Dominika and Aga. Rightly so

Krzysiu.
Feb 21st, 2008, 05:45 PM
It's quite similar to the horrendous loss she had against Daniela Hantuchova at the Australian Open. :( Losing matches like these after dominating for the first set and early in the second set makes me question Maria's guts.

;) That's right the cat. The same ache after both Daniela and Anabel wins. :( Maria had took advantage and then simply made disastrous fall. It's mental problem indeed. No doubt: Maria should has also adequate psychologist cuz her mentality isn't so strong now. :confused:

I repeat: perfect signature, the cat!! :worship:

the cat
Feb 22nd, 2008, 02:36 AM
;) That's right the cat. The same ache after both Daniela and Anabel wins. :( Maria had took advantage and then simply made disastrous fall. It's mental problem indeed. No doubt: Maria should has also adequate psychologist cuz her mentality isn't so strong now. :confused:

I repeat: perfect signature, the cat!! :worship:

Thanks Spy. I also think Maria should work with a sports psychologist so she can try to overcome blowing matches she has control of. I used to wish the same thing for Anna Kournikova and Elena Dementieva so they could deal with their serving problems which hurt their careers in big matches against power players who would punish their weak serves. But Anna and Elena never worked with a sports psyhcologist and I doubt Maria will either. :(

watchdogfish
Feb 22nd, 2008, 01:04 PM
That was a major tank job by Maria against Anabel Medina Garrigues after leading 6-2 3-0. :eek: It's quite similar to the horrendous loss she had against Daniela Hantuchova at the Australian Open. :( Losing matches like these after dominating for the first set and early in the second set makes me question Maria's guts. I had hoped 2008 would be Masha's best year of her career. But after mentally crippling losses like these 2 I can't see how she can ever have a big year on tour because she loses alot of matches every year that she has control of. It seems like Kirilenko can't shake the bad habit of blowing matches. :sad: Losing matches is one thing but blowing matches is another. Every time I've thought Makiri's career was going to take off she goes on losing streaks and chokes matches away. It's sad because she's a good talent and likable girl who can play fine all court tennis when everything is working well for her. I think Eric Van Harpen has done a good job coaching Maria since last summer but he has his hands full with Maria because Makiri makes Daniela Hantuchova look like a mentally tough tennis player. :rolleyes: Losing matches to Daniela and Anabel early in the 2008 season isn't alarming to me. But how she lost to Dani and Anabel is alarming. :eek: I hope Maria can recover from these 2 devastating early season losses but I have my doubts.

And I question Maria taking a month off after the Australian Open. :scratch: Doing that cost her whatever good form she had in Melbourne. I think she should have played Antwerp which had a very soft draw. Masha could have done well there. Now the pressure is on Maria to avoid slipping back into a losing rut like she did last fall after playing good tennis for a couple of months after Van Harpen took over as her coach. I still hold out some hope that Maria can have a good 2008. Makiri needs to learn how to close out matches that she has control of. But she's 21 years old and already in her sixth season on the WTA Tour so she will have to work hard to change the way she's lost close matches for her entire career to this point. I hope Masha can improve on this crucial weakness in her game and her mentality. If she can her results will improve significantly.

Good post :yeah: Maria seems to be the type of player that feeds off confidence - if she's feeling happy about her game she plays really well, if not she folds :sad: She needs to really work on trying to get through matches when her game isn't feeling right, something champions manage to do well.

On the positive side, though, this time last year Maria was 5-6 for the season and so far this year she is 6-3. She also got to the 4th round of a major for the first time, so she is heading in the right direction. Her three losses are disappointing ones, however, the Hantuchova and Medina Garrigues ones especially. Perhaps she felt the match was already over and lost her concentration as a result. She needs to remember the match isn't over until the last point is played. It's just so frustrating following her matches because she has a really refreshing game to watch, bags of potential to do well in her career and has a likeable personality. It would be a great shame if she lets her great talent go to waste. Come on Maria, show the tennis world what you've got!!

Krzysiu.
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:31 PM
The rising stars have all past Masha or about too. Caro is in the QF's along with Dominika and Aga. Rightly so

You mean Dominika as Cibulkova and Aga as Radwańska :tennis:? These two 18-year-olds are really rising stars.

I wonder how did you find out Aga. It is really short form of Agnieszka but in Poland A. Radwańska is known as Isia. :D