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Krzysiu.
Apr 4th, 2008, 07:02 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/graphics/logos/estoril.jpg Seedings will be based o April 7th WTA Ranking so Makiri should be No.1. Next Pennetta, Knapp and Garbin.

Krzysiu.
Apr 4th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Photos from Estoril 2007 are really stunning.

http://www.estorilopen.net/2/en/players/photogallery/photos/04292007/f_party4.jpg

Droolv
Apr 4th, 2008, 09:20 AM
A 2007 Estoril collection graphic collection will soon be up so we can all use them :angel:

Krzysiu.
Apr 4th, 2008, 11:49 AM
A 2007 Estoril collection graphic collection will soon be up so we can all use them :angel:

:confused: will be up ?? It's already up.

Beauty avie, droolv ;)

Droolv
Apr 4th, 2008, 11:56 AM
I mean I'm going to make some Estoril 2007 graphics :p

Yes new avie for me :D

Krzysiu.
Apr 4th, 2008, 02:59 PM
No problem, droolv3. We'll be pleased as Punch :]

Pics from Estoril are special, don't you think so?

Droolv
Apr 5th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Graphics up in avie thread :angel:

Krzysiu.
Apr 5th, 2008, 12:14 PM
great work droolv3!

Natash.
Apr 5th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Last year, Masha lost in the first round to a virtual unknown in a tough 3 set match. This was during Masha's slumping period and I hope Masha can live up to her seeding. :angel:

Nikkiri
Apr 5th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Last year, Masha lost in the first round to a virtual unknown in a tough 3 set match. This was during Masha's slumping period and I hope Masha can live up to her seeding. :angel:

That was awful :sobbing:

Natash.
Apr 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM
That was awful :sobbing:

Yes. :mad: :o

Clay is not her favorite surface but she has a game for all surfaces. The way she grinded down Chakvetadze makes me feel that she can do well on this surface :)

But we might just get slumping Maria and I expect that. :o

Krzysiu.
Apr 6th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Makiri will be the greatest star in Estoril. WTA at least cuz Federer will be there also ;p

Main draw ceremony staged at the Sponsors Village on Saturday, 12th April.

Nikkiri
Apr 6th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Yes. :mad: :o

Clay is not her favorite surface but she has a game for all surfaces. The way she grinded down Chakvetadze makes me feel that she can do well on this surface :)

But we might just get slumping Maria and I expect that. :o

Yeah sadly slumping Maria is going into Estoril :sad: but as one of the top seeds this is the perfect time to break this stupid slump :D


And the video in your sig :inlove: haha i capped that :p

Krzysiu.
Apr 6th, 2008, 03:12 PM
And the video in your sig :inlove: haha i capped that :p

Yep, great idea with this sig. :worship: Beauty :bounce:

Natash.
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Yeah sadly slumping Maria is going into Estoril :sad: but as one of the top seeds this is the perfect time to break this stupid slump :D


And the video in your sig :inlove: haha i capped that :p

:lol: Great interview. :yeah: Mods made me take it off. :ras: :sobbing:

I think she was one of the top seeds last year as well. This year, she is the top seed so we'll see. :tape: She says she has been practicing on clay. :)

Nikkiri
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:43 PM
:lol: Great interview. :yeah: Mods made me take it off. :ras: :sobbing:

I think she was one of the top seeds last year as well. This year, she is the top seed so we'll see. :tape: She says she has been practicing on clay. :)

Boo mods :ras: And yeah she was like the #6 seed. This time she'll play better though :angel:

Krzysiu.
Apr 6th, 2008, 09:50 PM
I think she was one of the top seeds last year as well. This year, she is the top seed so we'll see. :tape: She says she has been practicing on clay. :)

Does she? :rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Apr 6th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Does she? :rolleyes:

On her website yep.

Krzysiu.
Apr 7th, 2008, 11:26 AM
We must open new thread with Maria's interviews.

SOA_MC
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Estoril Draw Maria #2 seed

(1) Pennetta vs Meusburger
Benesova vs (WC) Silva
Pironkova vs Dubois
Kerber vs (8) Pin

(4) Safarova vs Flipkens
Kremer vs Ani
Kloesel vs Savchuk
Osterloh vs (7) Arvidsson

(6) Zakopalova vs Bardina
Q vs De Los Rios
Q vs Niculescu
(WC) Piedade vs (3) Knapp

(5) Garbin vs Q
(WC) De Brito vs Mamic
Kleybanova vs Cetkovska
Q vs Kirilenko (2)

SOA_MC
Apr 12th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Please win a match Maria:awww:

Nikkiri
Apr 12th, 2008, 03:18 PM
A tough little section there.. hopefully she plays well can get a win or two. Good luck Maria.

Natash.
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Tough section. :o

Win a match, Maria. :lol:

Droolv
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Good luck Maria :yeah: Hopefully she gets a crap qualifer :p

Rod the Bama
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:02 AM
The draw is interesting looking. At this point i hope that Makiri can get a win. Hopefully she can do that and more in Estoril.

dulkogii
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:17 AM
I like this draw!
Mariki have a lot chance here!

Labamba
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:36 AM
qualifier never has anything to lose, it won't be that easy for Maria

win a match please :angel:

King Aaron
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:31 PM
All the best Masha. :unsure:

Vassili
Apr 13th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Davaï Maria !

Topspin2
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Good luck Maria!!! :D

Droolv
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:24 PM
[1]Kirilenko/Pennetta vs Grandin/Pin

Maria and Flavia should do well here :D Good luck :yeah:

Nikkiri
Apr 14th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Maria and Flavia :hearts:

Topspin2
Apr 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM
COURT 1 start 11:00am
ATP Qualifying - O Marach (AUT) vs S Vagnozzi (ITA)
WTA - [1] M Kirilenko (RUS) :)/ F Pennetta (ITA) vs N Grandin (RSA) / C Pin (FRA)
WTA - L Osterloh (USA) vs [7] S Arvidsson (SWE)
ATP - F Mayer (GER) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)

Nikkiri
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Finally a win in doubles :p

(1)Kirilenko/Pennetta def Grandin/Pin 61 63

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Congrats Makiri & Flavia!:yeah: Hopefully this early round success in doubles will translate to a win in singles for Makiri!;) It certainly feels good to see her win a match whether it's singles or doubles.

daniela86
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Very solid win in doubles :D :D Congrats girls :hug: and best of luck in singles Masha :hug: :kiss:

Krzysiu.
Apr 14th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Oh yeah! Smile after match at last! C'mon girls. Davai Maria, forza Flavia!

Topspin2
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:02 PM
15.04.08
COURT 1 start 11:00am
O Patience (FRA) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
[1] F Pennetta (ITA) vs Y Meusburger (AUT)
[Q] S Vogele (SUI) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS):)
[4] J Nieminen (FIN) vs D Gremelmayr (GER)
D Kustova (BLR) / M Marrero (ESP) vs S Dubois (CAN) / E Rodina (RUS)

Good luck Maria!!!

Krzysiu.
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:27 PM
:0 Maria had to play vs Kleybanova. What happened?

Nikkiri
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:28 PM
:0 Maria had to play vs Kleybanova. What happened?

That's 2nd round if they both make it ;)

Krzysiu.
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Nikkie, Maria starts in 2nd rnd.

Estoril, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am
losers' prize: $1,925 US; points: 15
#25 Pennetta OR #83 Meusburger v #132 Benesova OR #190 Silva
#32 Kirilenko OR q v #70 Kleybanova OR #100 Cetkovska
#37 s3 Karin Knapp ITA v #122 Niculescu OR q
#40 Safarova OR #199 Flipkens v #103 Kremer OR #138 Ani
#51 Garbin OR q v #232 Larcher de Brito OR #470 Mamic
#60 s6 Klara Zakopalova CZE v #96 de Los Rios OR q
#62 s7 Sofia Arvidsson SWE v #91 Savchuk OR #109 Kloesel
#69 Pin OR #80 Kerber v #71 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL

Spiritof42
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Maria has to play 1st round. There are no BYEs for the top seeds in Estoril.

Good luck Masha. Please win some matches, OK? :awww:

Rod the Bama
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Good win for Makiri in doubles today. :clap2: It`s nice to finally see her get a win. Hopefully this will translate over to singles tomorrow.

Droolv
Apr 14th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Well done Makiri and Flavia :hatoff:

Maria has broken the slump :hearts:

Good luck for the rest of the tournament :p

- Kirilenko, in yet another lengthy practice session (yesterday she was also there); wannabe model or not, she sure "works her butt off", as the other Maria would say.

Good to see Maria's training hard :yeah:

blackcrave
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:15 AM
go maria! you can do it

Krzysiu.
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Oh, yes. Mea culpa...

:cat: C'mon Maria.

Live on Portuguese RTP!

SOA_MC
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Yes finally Maria won a match, How long has it been since she last won?

Krzysiu.
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:29 PM
:cat: Maria won after long time. Too long. It was 18th February our sweetie defeated Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 in Doha 1st rnd.
But guys and girls, it's only doubles yesterday...

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:48 PM
15.04.08
COURT 1 start 11:00am
O Patience (FRA) vs V Hanescu (ROU)
[1] F Pennetta (ITA) vs Y Meusburger (AUT)
[Q] S Vogele (SUI) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS):)
[4] J Nieminen (FIN) vs D Gremelmayr (GER)
D Kustova (BLR) / M Marrero (ESP) vs S Dubois (CAN) / E Rodina (RUS)

Good luck Maria!!!

two of my favourite players in the world playing back to back in that Court 1, I wish I could be there! :D

good luck Maria :rocker2: I don't know this Vogele girl at all...

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:50 PM
oh, and nice win yesterday in doubles with Flavia :cool:

Krzysiu.
Apr 15th, 2008, 01:37 PM
:cat: Maria warming up on Court 1. Could somebody cap match to let everbody watch it later?

SOA_MC
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:04 PM
two of my favourite players in the world playing back to back in that Court 1, I wish I could be there! :D

good luck Maria :rocker2: I don't know this Vogele girl at all...

She's 18 and ranked 206 in the world if Maria dosen't win this it would be the worst lost in her losing streak

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Maria takes the first set 6-4 after being down 2-4* :bounce:

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Doesn't look like shes serving that great but she's fighting for her points, 8/10 break points saved.

Now don't fall asleep in the 2nd. ;)

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:38 PM
oh no, not again :help:

Maria goes from 5-1* to 5-5*

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:42 PM
oh no, not again :help:

Maria goes from 5-1* to 5-5*

Wouldn't be Maria without the lil choke :smash: :rolls:

Serving for the match for the 3rd time now.

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Tiebreak :o :help:

felipemiami
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:51 PM
tie-break time.. OMG.

felipemiami
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Maria is a perfection at chocking lol.. hope she wins it in 3.. I hope!!

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Oh lovely, same old story. Will it be a better ending this time? :scared:

felipemiami
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Oh lovely, same old story. Will it be a better ending this time? :scared:

yep :)

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:26 PM
deja vu

Maria *5-1 :scared:

felipemiami
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:31 PM
She WON!! thank GOD!!

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Maria WINS 6-4 6-7(2) 6-1 :woohoo:

thank god, this time Maria fought back after the choke

Rod the Bama
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I`m so glad that Makiri finally won the match. :clap2: She rebounded nicely after that second set, but there`s still a lot of work for her to do.

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Oh dear.. thank god is all i can say.

kirivanovic
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:42 PM
She'll always surprise us.After the choking 2nd set,i was sure that she would have lost as usual in the 3rd set with a 6-1 or 6-0 but this time,she was able to find her game.

This match was quite long (2.40hrs),so i hope that she won't play tomorrow against Kleybanova or Cetskova who are playing right now.

daniela86
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:59 PM
It's so nice to see her winning again :D :banana: Congrats Makiri :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: and good luck in the second round :bounce: I also hope they play on Thursday :unsure: Davai! :rocker:

Krzysiu.
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Bravissimo per la nostra bella ragazza ;*

First set:

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/607/66413014zp9.jpg

Second set:

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2982/82722298ai9.jpg

Third set:

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4351/30489781qi7.jpg

Full match stats:

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2144/41523375rl0.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:46 PM
nearly made a meal of it
hope she can relax now after this win

c'mon Masha ;)
find some confidence pls :hug:

Topspin2
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:23 PM
omfg :eek::woohoo:

only_one_maria
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Well a 2hr40min match against the world no.206. It's hardly a good sign. I just can't work out what is wrong with her.

Krzysiu.
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:24 PM
First singles match won since 18th February

Mashak
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Pfuw... That was close again!
But very happy she can win again, since a while.. :cool: :D

dulkogii
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Mariki, very well job baby!

You need more confiance!

Droolv
Apr 15th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Finally the drought has broken :lol:

Hopefully this win will give Maria some confidence ;)

Nice fighting win Maria :yeah:

Nikkiri
Apr 16th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Well a 2hr40min match against the world no.206. It's hardly a good sign. I just can't work out what is wrong with her.

Well great attitude. She had been playing low on confidence usually she would have just folded in that third set but she didn't. It's not great.. but she won a match and to me thats a good sign. We should at least try to remain positive.

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 02:14 AM
:cat: As that match lasted really long it's not said next would be the same. Maria is propably physical weaker but mental stronger now. And that was her real problem in last months. Love you Maria.

Spiritof42
Apr 16th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Well, it's a start.
Looked like déjà vu all over again for a while. I'm glad she didn't let it slip away this time. :)

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 09:25 AM
Today in Estoril

COURT 1 start 11:00am
WTA - T Pironkova (BUL) vs [8] C Pin (FRA)
ATP - [1] J Coetzee (RSA) / W Moodie (RSA) vs O Marach (AUT) / M Mertinak (SVK)
WTA - [1] M Kirilenko (RUS) / F Pennetta (ITA) vs D Kustova (BLR) / M Marrero (ESP) - After Suitable Rest
Not Before 5:30 PM
ATP - B Pashanski (SRB) / O Rochus (BEL) vs I Minar (CZE) / J Vanek (CZE)

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Second-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko also suffered a few problems against Swiss qualifier Stefanie Vogele, who is ranked No. 206 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings.

Kirilenko, who is searching for her third career singles title, saved 14 break points to triumph 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1 in two hours and 39 minutes.

She will next play Czech Petra Cetkovska who cruised past Russian Alisa Kleybanova 6-2, 6-2.

http://www.estorilopen.net/4/common/photos/NewsArticles/kirilenko_estoril25.jpg

SOA_MC
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Well lets not get to excited she lost serve 5 times and lost a set against the world #206 She will need a better performance before she's truly out of this slump.

Nikkiri
Apr 16th, 2008, 02:08 PM
I doubt anyones too excited or now expecting her to win the tournament because of one win. But it's a step in the right direction. It was a tougher match then it should have been but she actually fought for her points and didn't fold like she usually would.

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 02:35 PM
:cat: Maria & Flavia won first set 6-2 against Kustova / Marrero.

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8711/14608383cp3.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 16th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Estoril QF: (1)Kirilenko/Pennetta def Kustova/Marrero 6-2 6-3

:banana:

Rod the Bama
Apr 16th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Another good win for Makiri and Flavia. :clap2:

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Girls made it quickly. Less than an hour.

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5430/67365132vt5.jpghttp://img370.imageshack.us/img370/9158/65790471gw3.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 16th, 2008, 06:55 PM
CENTRAL start 11:00am
WTA - P Cetkovska (CZE) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS)

CENTRALITO start 11:00 am
ATP - J Vanek (CZE) vs [8] M Berrer (GER)
WTA - [5] T Garbin (ITA) vs S Mamic (CRO)
WTA - [1] M Kirilenko (RUS) / F Pennetta (ITA) vs A Rodionova (RUS) / O Savchuk (UKR)

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM
:cat: Not too tough efforts but erm...

Do you think Maria & Flavia make such efficient and aprrehending double as Maria with Martina when they were winning Dubai title last year?

Maria is now the highest seed in Estoril after Flavia lost to Benesova.

Droolv
Apr 16th, 2008, 10:56 PM
:woohoo:

Great win girls :yeah: Win the title :hearts:

MK has had 3 wins in Estoril :p

Krzysiu.
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:23 PM
:woohoo:

Great win girls :yeah: Win the title :hearts:

MK has had 3 wins in Estoril :p

:cat: More than in all tourneys after Aussie at all.

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:01 AM
:woohoo:

First set to Makiri 6-3 :yeah: Well done :worship:

Now dont choke and close the match in 2 sets :angel:

BTW A highlight from that set was her fightback from 40-0 down at 4-3 to win the game :bowdown: Fantastic stuff :clap2:

blackcrave
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:02 AM
hope she wins

SOA_MC
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:03 AM
:woohoo:

First set to Makiri 6-3 :yeah: Well done :worship:

Now dont choke and close the match in 2 sets :angel:

Wow 2 single wins in one tournament:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Nikkiri
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Yay 2nd set my fave :unsure: :lol:

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:11 AM
C'mon Maria. Cetkovska - Kirilenko 3-6

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4493/42802235je3.jpg

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Cetkovska finally broken. 2-5. one step to quarters.

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:35 AM
:cat: Well done. By second matchpoint. Last game full of unexpected stress. 3-6 2-6

2nd set:

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1348/83145272ri8.jpg

Full match stats: 3 double faults and only one breakpoint not won (it was first matchpoint...)

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/723/81455278bq3.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Well done Maria :hug:

Sharapower8
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Keep going this way Makiri :bounce:

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Now #51 Garbin OR #470 Mamic

blackcrave
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:45 AM
yey!!! maria won the game... go maria!!! Good luck

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Maria and Flavia would go out on the Centralito court just after Maria's rival in QF would be settled.

SOA_MC
Apr 17th, 2008, 12:00 PM
2 matches in a row:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Rod the Bama
Apr 17th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Very good win by Makiri. :clap2: I`m very pleased that she showed some improvement from the previous.

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 01:32 PM
There must have been some positive impulse in her mind that provides her to wins now ;D

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:19 PM
much better win for Maria :dance:

and also doing really well in the doubles :worship:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Congrats Makiri!:bigclap: A stronger performance in the 2nd round. Let's keep the winning streak going!:yeah:

daniela86
Apr 17th, 2008, 04:30 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap: Congrats for the wins in single and doubles :D :rocker2: Take both titles Maria :rocker2: :rocker2: I'm so pleased for her :hug:

dulkogii
Apr 17th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Mariki!

you start winning :banana:

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 06:06 PM
:cat: Flavia actuated by her lost, Maria excited by her win. Well done, girls. Title is yours.

Topspin2
Apr 17th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Juhuuuuuuu i am so happy for Maria!!! Real great day for Makiri! :D

Krzysiu.
Apr 17th, 2008, 06:26 PM
The best, Topspin2 this year. Just after win over Chaki in Melbourne at least...

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Great win in doubles Maria and Flavia :yeah:

Go for the title! :bowdown:

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Central (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Sousa vs. Gil (tbc)
2. Garbin vs. Kirilenko (NB 11.00hrs)
3. ATP: Federer vs. [Sousa or Gil] (NB 13.45hrs)
4. ATP: Gicquel vs. Davydenko (NB 15.45hrs)

Good luck Maria ;) Anyone going to be in the live scores thread cheering Makiri on with me :awww:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:03 AM
I'll probably be around :hug:

But following her matches makes me sick :awww: :lol:

Spiritof42
Apr 18th, 2008, 06:51 AM
First straight-set win in singles since the Australian Open! :yeah: :D

I don't think Maria has ever played Garbin before. Good luck!

blackcrave
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:40 AM
you can do it maria... i think this is the first time that they are playing with each other

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Yeah, this is the first time playing each other.

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I'll probably be around :hug:

But following her matches makes me sick :awww: :lol:

:cat: Why, Nikkie?

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:31 AM
:cat: Why, Nikkie?

Cause she makes me nervous :awww:

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:37 AM
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7594/84045136dy4.jpg

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:08 AM
You'll be in the live scores thread spycimir right? :p

I'll be there cheering her on :yeah:

Her match should be starting very soon :dance:

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:43 AM
:cat: Rather not, droolv cuz I'm interested only in Maria's result.

She's a babe. Won over Tathiana like a thunder. 6-0!! :banana:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:45 AM
:drool: Now she better not go sleepies in the second

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:46 AM
25 mins. Maria devastated Tathiana.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6759/90752218yi8.jpg

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:57 AM
Wow Maria's up 6-0 2-0 :eek:

Keep it going Maria :yeah:

SOA_MC
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:21 AM
Maria wins 6-0 6-1:yippee: finally getting out this slump

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:24 AM
:cat: Tathiana razed to the ground.

2nd set:

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3847/78370061uy1.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:27 AM
:woohoo:

Awesome Masha should have been a double bagel though ;)

SOA_MC
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:27 AM
I'll probably be around :hug:

But following her matches makes me sick :awww: :lol:

Bet you didn't feel sick following the match today:p

Mashak
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Absolutely great score, Maria! :bounce:
This is the way you have to play all of your matches.. :cool:
Congrats! :D

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:29 AM
:cat: Chapeau bas! Good sign is service. Only one double fault and 3/4 efficiency of 1st serve. 77% of total points won in 1st game.

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/134/45346087bo4.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Bet you didn't feel sick following the match today:p

I still did :haha:

Just waiting for her to mess it up :p but she didn't :woohoo:

SOA_MC
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Soon it will be time to change my sig:hehehe:

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Soon it will be time to change my sig:hehehe:

I've always been hot volcano!

SOA_MC
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:37 AM
I've always been hot volcano!

What?:confused:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:41 AM
:haha:

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:42 AM
A total beatdown :eek: Naerly a double bagel :drool:

Awesome win Maria :yeah: This should be a real confidence booster :cool:

Good luck in the semis :worship:

Sharapower8
Apr 18th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Maria :worship::worship::worship:

Mashak
Apr 18th, 2008, 12:54 PM
:haha:

Aw I love your siggie, Nikkie! :kiss:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Aw I love your siggie, Nikkie! :kiss:

Thank you :hug:

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2008, 01:05 PM
wow Maria :bowdown:

she must love these damp conditions, good luck in the semis tomorrow :)

there might be a livestream for Maria's match...hopefully no rain *crosses fingers*

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Too bad that she couldn't double bagelled Garbin:lol:

No,i'm joking,this is an impressive result for Maria.I didn't expect that especially after her 1st round against Vogele:eek:.Garbin is not a bad player on clay and Masha destroyed her.That's very positive for the future!!

It's raining in Estoril,so we don't know yet who will play against our Masha.Maria beat twice Zakopalova on the past (one time on clay in 2006 in Berlin and in Auckland this year both in straight sets),and she didn't play against Knapp.

With these quick matches,Maria mustn't be tired even if she has played a lot of matches since the beginning of the week.I hope no rain for tomorrow if she has to play 2 matches.

This is a small tournament with not so good players,but Maria needed it to have more confidence!! Last year,in Estoril,she lost against an unknown player and then,she was awful on clay.This year,she begins well the clay season and that's definitely a great sign for the future! (and to be seeded in Roland Garros,that's not a bad idea to win some matches ;) )

Davai Maria for tomorrow:worship::bounce:

Topspin2
Apr 18th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Great win for Makiri :drool::hearts:

Rod the Bama
Apr 18th, 2008, 02:37 PM
What a great win for Makiri. :clap2: I didn`t expect her to deliver such a beatdown. It`s nice to see her open her own bakery. ;)

King Aaron
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:32 PM
:eek: Wow. Good work Maria, keep it going.

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:36 PM
What a great win for Makiri. :clap2: I didn`t expect her to deliver such a beatdown. It`s nice to see her open her own bakery. ;)

What?

And would we finally get the chance to see Maria's matches in something called HIGHLIGHTS??

the cat
Apr 18th, 2008, 05:26 PM
It's good to see masha playing some good tennis again. Winning her first match in Estoril was huge. She must have felt such relief after that win even though she almost blew the match.

Natash.
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Amazing scoreline, Masha. :drool: :hearts:

felipemiami
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:15 PM
holy cow!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Masha getting back to some good form ;) :D
amazing what a struggling win can do for you.

good luck vs Kookie tomorrow

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Masha's SF is gonna be live on some betting sites at Midday

try www.bet365.com (http://www.bet365.com)

Topspin2
Apr 18th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Good luck Makiri!!! :D Take first final in 2008

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9752/kirizaknu2.jpg

dulkogii
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Come On Mariki!!

Nice score baby

Krzysiu.
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Masha's SF is gonna be live on some betting sites at Midday

try www.bet365.com (http://www.bet365.com)

Yes, but result you can see everywhere. Where are highlights? Why Portugals broadcast only ATP matches? :mad:

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008

Central (from 12.00hrs)
1. Zakopalova vs. Kirilenko
2. ATP: Federer vs. Gremelmayr (NB 14.50hrs)
3. ATP: Serra vs. Davydenko

Centralito (from 12.00hrs)
1. Benesova vs. Ani
2. Doubles Final: Kirilenko/Pennetta vs. Jugic-Salkic/Senoglu (after suitable rest)


Good luck in your singles and doubles Makiri :yeah:

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Yes, but result you can see everywhere. Where are highlights? Why Portugals broadcast only ATP matches? :mad:

You can watch the whole match on that site for example, not just scores. ;)

blackcrave
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:31 AM
YES!!! go mariki!!! win both titles.. you are the best

Spiritof42
Apr 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Wow. Didn't see that one coming. :banana:

Keep going Masha! :yeah:

Droolv
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:05 AM
Friday - quarterfinals

Kirilenko d. Garbin 6-0, 6-1

Wasn't there, but saw the 1st set on TV when I got home (I still didn't know the score then :eek: ). You'd never tell who was the experienced claycourter from watching this. That Kirilenko wouldn't have as much trouble dealing with Garbin's junk as other players was expected; what I didn't expect was for her to be so patient and so consistent from the baseline. She was using that heavy topspin FH she's been working on with van Harpen (unbelievably grumpy, but I suppose he's a competent coach) as of late to move the ball around, and defended herself very well. It was Garbin who was making all the errors, often after long rallies.

From GM, a report from Corswandt :D

craverojor
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:16 AM
Mariki amaizing score!

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Kick some ass today, Mashaaaa! :woohoo: :cool:

Sharapower8
Apr 19th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Come on Maria you can reach the final :bounce:

Droolv
Apr 19th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Won't be in the live scores thread so cheer extra loud for me :angel:

Hopefully when I return home, I see Maria's in the final :D

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Hmm terribly start for Maria.. Zakolapova just broke through Maria's serve.. :(

0-1* down and 40-40 on Klara's serve.. Come on Maria! :woohoo:

SOA_MC
Apr 19th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Maria lost first set 6-2:sad:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 12:22 PM
:cat: Chin up, sweetie! 6-2

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3254/34260132bx5.jpg

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 12:41 PM
second set 6-3* :cool: Great job Maria! :woohoo:
Now finish it! :cool:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Must do it. 3-6

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9635/90031154mz8.jpg

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Maria took an early break, lo lead 1*-0... But now already 1*-2 down.. :p
Come on Maria!!

SOA_MC
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:29 PM
4-4 3rd set:scared:

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:37 PM
5-5... 0-30! Come on! :cool:

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:37 PM
And there's the breakkkkkkkk! :cool: Maria leading 6*-5 in the final set :woohoo:

SOA_MC
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:42 PM
6-5 Duece

blackcrave
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:42 PM
OMG.. close fight... 6-5 and 40 all

blackcrave
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So Happy I Almost Cried
She Won!!!! Go Maria!!!!

Ronchi-
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Wooow , Maria Won :d

SOA_MC
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Maria wins 2-6 6-3 7-5:woohoo:

Mashak
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Yaaaaaaaaay!! :woohoo:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Awesome Masha

She was so cute in the last game :hearts: Good luck in the finals :p

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 19th, 2008, 01:56 PM
great comeback Masha ;) :D :)

she was looking out of it at 2-6 2-3* down

loved the dropshots :drool: ;) :D
well done Masha ;)
take the title tomorrow :hug:

Natash.
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Thank god you pulled it out Masha! Great job against an always tough opponent!

3-0 against Kookie now. :angel:

Topspin2
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!! Maria in Final!!! :D
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/241/mashazf4.jpg

wales1994
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Well done maria
come o n and win the title!!!!

Droolv
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Awesome fighting win Maria :worship:

Good luck in the final, I know you can win it :D

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Yippie! Yappie! Yahooie!:lol: Makiri's in the Finals!:bigclap: Me happy now!:crazy: Now take the title and make us all proud of you.:yeah: Can you say 1st Clay court title?!?

Rod the Bama
Apr 19th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Another good win for Makiri. :clap2: I`m so proud of her for coming back like that today. :yeah: Hopefully she and Flavia can bring home the doubles title in a few minutes.

Warrior
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:37 PM
How good is her opponent in the final?

blackcrave
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:40 PM
where can i see the video of that play? please send me a link..thanks

Warrior
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Maria just won the doubles title! :yeah:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Pennenko :worship:

Rod the Bama
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Great job by Makiri and Flavia of winning the doubles title. :clap2: :yeah: It`s great to see Makiri winning her first doubles title in over a year.

SOA_MC
Apr 19th, 2008, 04:56 PM
6-4 6-4 for the Kirilenko/Pennetta team well done girls:worship:

Now rest up for tomorrow Maria:angel:

daniela86
Apr 19th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Wow Maria :worship: :worship: What a great fight :hearts: Huge congrats :D
Congrats for the doubles title too :rocker2: :rocker:

Natash.
Apr 19th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Congrats on the doubles title, Maria! :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 05:37 PM
:cat: It's too much for me. Too much beauty to overwhelm.

5-7 3rd set vs Zakopalova

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/3024/13418236dm7.jpg

Stats of full match which guided Maria to great final:

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9100/44470064cb9.jpg

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:00 PM
:cat: Chapeau bas! Maria & Flavia. Estorl Open 2008 Doubles Winners.

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/5396/94250513tw5.jpg

Cat123
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Wow. I don't follow Maria at all (though I have a soft sport for a few other Russian girls) but I'm mightily impressed with her efforts today. Good luck tomorrow, win another title! :bounce:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:09 PM
And my question is still the same: would we finally get the chance to see Maria's play in any highlights?

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:21 PM
And my question is still the same: would we finally get the chance to see Maria's play in any highlights?

I have the whole match if i can i will try to upload it later.

Milito22
Apr 19th, 2008, 06:58 PM
congrats girls! :rocker2:
:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
I have the whole match if i can i will try to upload it later.

Please, Nikkie. You are lucky in Austrlia. Tennis is popular there... :cool:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:22 PM
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/584/29021528lr3.jpg

Labamba
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:37 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Maria :hearts: perfect day

Benesova has been playing some great tennis lately and comes into the final maybe as a slight favourite. Hopefully Maria keeps fighting like today and the thigh injury won't hamper her play. :hug: Maria on TV for two days in a row. :D

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I can't watch it on TV :mad:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Please, Nikkie. You are lucky in Austrlia. Tennis is popular there... :cool:

They actually don't show much womens tennis on tv here. I capped it from the livestreaming.

dulkogii
Apr 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Congrats Maria and Flavia :hearts:

Droolv
Apr 19th, 2008, 11:01 PM
:woohoo:

A doubles titles :D Well done girls ;)

Good luck in the final today, you can do it Maria :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Apr 19th, 2008, 11:51 PM
They actually don't show much womens tennis on tv here. I capped it from the livestreaming.

I'm sure good thing would be posting here some links to streams then everybody get the chance to see matches. :bounce:

blackcrave
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:41 AM
congratulations Maria for winning the doubles title

Spiritof42
Apr 20th, 2008, 06:59 AM
This has been an exciting week. :D
Here's hoping for a perfect finish tomorrow :bounce:

Nikkiri
Apr 20th, 2008, 07:38 AM
I'm sure good thing would be posting here some links to streams then everybody get the chance to see matches. :bounce:

It was posted here somewhere but i think http://www.bet365.com will be streaming it.

Ronchi-
Apr 20th, 2008, 12:04 PM
3-3 .. maria just broke back :D

SOA_MC
Apr 20th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I Log on just when a rain delay is called:o

wales1994
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:33 PM
shes 1 game 4rm takin thetitle

come on maria

shae lynn
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:38 PM
She just won 6-4 6-2 !!!

Congrats Maria !!!

SOA_MC
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Maria wins 6-4 6-2 Maria is undefeated on clay in 08:worship:

Rod the Bama
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Congrats to Makiri for winning her third career title and first on clay. :clap2: She played another good match today. I`m so proud of her for playing so well this week in winning the singles and doubles titles. This is a great start to the clay court season. Hopefully this will get Makiri back in the right direction.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:57 PM
what a perfect week for Lil Masha ;) :hug:
after the turmoil, this double triumph seems all the sweeter

we cant take weeks of turmoil though

still its better to win titles than 2r/qf all time.

Nikkiri
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Glad to have winning Masha back :hearts: singles and doubles titles, well done. Now don't go back into a slump please ;)

Droolv
Apr 20th, 2008, 01:59 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Awesome job Maria :yeah: Great win today :worship:

Congrats on a fanatastic week ;) After losing something like 5 round 1's to turn it around and go undefeated in a tournament on not your strongest surface is absolutely amazing :bowdown:

Good luck for the rest of the clay court season Maria :cool:

:bounce: :dance: :bigclap: :bounce: :dance: :bigclap: :bounce: :dance: :bigclap:

KV
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Awesome stuff :)

Topspin2
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Congrats Maria :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

felipemiami
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Vamos!!! Great Job Maria!!!

blackcrave
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM
yey!!!!! she won the title.. so proud of her...
CONGRATULATIONS MARIKI!

drgray
Apr 20th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Yay Makiri!!! You won a tournament that you were favored to win!! And it was a complete sweep of Estoril! :worship::bounce::worship:

dulkogii
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Come on Mariki! Congrats!

I´m so happy for you :banana:

Natash.
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:47 PM
So happy! :hearts: 3rd WTA title! Amazing job, Maria! So proud!

VIKA?
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Congrats Makiri


:banana:

Krzysiu.
Apr 20th, 2008, 04:12 PM
:cat: And how to understand women... 4th rnd of Grand Slam for the first time, then disastrous time in Asia and USA, now fantastic victory. No matter what and when, we love you Maria. Thanks for giving us that wonderful smile. You're heartbreaker.

Krzysiu.
Apr 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/263/79873923dc5.jpg

Labamba
Apr 20th, 2008, 06:28 PM
3rd title for Maria :woohoo:

She played some great clay court tennis this week, mixing spins and angles, using drop shots, coming to the net once in a while. I always thought her game would be good on clay, now she got the tactics right. I guess Van Harpen is doing something right after all :)

Keep this form and attitude up for the rest of the season :bounce:

Vassili
Apr 20th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Congrats, Pozdravlenija, Bravo Maria :cool: :worship: :woohoo::banana: I'm proud of you :kiss:

Mashak
Apr 20th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Greaaaaaaaaaaaat Mariaaaa! :woohoo: :D YES!

the cat
Apr 20th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Well done to Maria on winning her third career singles title. :) I never expected this Estoril title from Makiri on slow red clay after her game struggled so much since the Australian Open (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=12996341&posted=1#). Masha is probably the most inconsisent tennis player I've ever seen. :mad: Maria makes Anna Kournikova look like she was a consistent player. ;)

Sharapower8
Apr 20th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Great win Makiri, I'm so proud of you :hug:

Krzysiu.
Apr 20th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Well done to Maria on winning her third career singles title. :) I never expected this Estoril title from Makiri on slow red clay after her game struggled so much since the Australian Open (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=12996341&posted=1#). Masha is probably the most inconsisent tennis player I've ever seen. :mad: Maria makes Anna Kournikova look like she was a consistent player. ;)

:lol::lol::lol:

Andy.
Apr 21st, 2008, 01:50 AM
HOW Fantastic. Its great to see her win another title and get her year back on track WoooHooooo

Nikkiri
Apr 21st, 2008, 02:19 AM
Well done to Maria on winning her third career singles title. :) I never expected this Estoril title from Makiri on slow red clay after her game struggled so much since the Australian Open (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=12996341&posted=1#). Masha is probably the most inconsisent tennis player I've ever seen. :mad: Maria makes Anna Kournikova look like she was a consistent player. ;)

Oh come on now Maria has 3 singles titles something Anna doesn't. ;)

She is inconsistent but that's what makes her Maria. :p But I do hope she builds on this and does well all year.

morningglory
Apr 21st, 2008, 02:22 AM
Slump is over! :bounce:
Now turn this season around and get back to AO form!

Spiritof42
Apr 21st, 2008, 05:19 AM
Perfect run for Maria in Estoril, winning the title in both singles and doubles. :bigclap:
Although it's "only" a Tier IV, the fact that nobody saw it coming makes this one special. :banana:

Mashak
Apr 21st, 2008, 07:41 AM
She really needed something like this!! :woohoo:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 21st, 2008, 03:23 PM
Congrats Makiri!:bigclap: We are all proud of you!:) What a way to kickoff the clay court season with a sweep of both titles in Estoril.:crazy: Now let's get another title to put on your mantle. Btw, ask Flavia if she would be your doubles partner at the French Open. I think you girls click together on clay.:yeah:

Krzysiu.
Apr 21st, 2008, 03:48 PM
:cat: I wonder how they pair up for doubles.

- Hey Flavia, would you be my doubles partner, please?
- Oh, no problem

Sharapower8
Apr 21st, 2008, 05:20 PM
:cat: I wonder how they pair up for doubles.

- Hey Flavia, would you be my doubles partner, please?
- Oh, no problem

:lol: I also have wondered

Krzysiu.
Apr 21st, 2008, 10:44 PM
:cat: And why, the hell, we get to know about Maria's doubles partner just before matches? Isn't here any agent or real HUGE tennis fan who can find out such info? Or maybe there isn't such info earlier revealed? I'm sad of it anyway.

Droolv
Apr 21st, 2008, 11:09 PM
Maria is playing with A-Rad for the clay-court season ;)

http://www.mkirilenko.com/?p=201

saniapower
Apr 22nd, 2008, 11:26 AM
great win :yeah:

http://www.kirilenko.info/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_c506b622a608aba3c157762ij2.jpghttp://www.kirilenko.info/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_Dubai_Iconic_shoot_067.jpghttp://www.kirilenko.info/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_wimbledon_photoshoot2005-6.jpg


Maria Kirilenko defeated Iveta Benesova in the Estoril Open final on Sunday afternoon to complete her first sweep of the singles and doubles titles at a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event. So she is undefeated on clay in 2008 but how long......best of luck :yeah:

Krzysiu.
Apr 22nd, 2008, 12:08 PM
"Everything works so well with Flavia but we will not play together for the next tournaments. Flavia will play with Francesca Schiavone and me with Agnieska Radwanska. But I hope that we will play together."

Great news :drool: