PDA

View Full Version : Maria in Cincinnati!


Droolv
Aug 9th, 2008, 11:43 PM
A dream draw :hearts: Don't screw up :sad:


(7) Ekaterina Makarova v Camille Pin
Sabine Lisicki v Anna Tatishvili
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (3) Maria Kirilenko

Kill the Kwalifier Kirilenko :rocker2: :lol:

Nikkiri
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Dubois is a Qualifier :scared: :lol:

Come on Masha :D

Dinayer
Aug 10th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Davai Masha :D

VIKA?
Aug 10th, 2008, 10:46 AM
come on Makiri:) , but Sabine Lisicki is so dangereous:scared:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Who cares about Olympics!

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

_AlbA_
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:05 PM
go, Makiri:bounce::kiss:You can:D:worship:

King Aaron
Aug 10th, 2008, 06:41 PM
All the best Maria. :yeah:

kirivanovic
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:44 AM
1st match for Maria tomorrow at 7pm (Cincinnati's time),the 1st match of the night session:cool: against Hsieh...

I don't like so much these small girls who run everywhere on the court and who are able to bore Maria:mad:.But Maria will win because she has a revenge to take on the 2nd round against Dubois:devil:.It will be tougher for Dubois without her crowd:tape: and she won't be playing the only tournament she plays well each year:lol:.

But 1st,beat Hsieh;)

Droolv
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Go Maria, she should thrash Su Wei :armed:

only_one_maria
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:15 AM
1st match for Maria tomorrow at 7pm (Cincinnati's time),the 1st match of the night session:cool: against Hsieh...

I don't like so much these small girls who run everywhere on the court and who are able to bore Maria:mad:.But Maria will win because she has a revenge to take on the 2nd round against Dubois:devil:.It will be tougher for Dubois without her crowd:tape: and she won't be playing the only tournament she plays well each year:lol:.

But 1st,beat Hsieh;)

I think she she avoid thinking about Dubois. Just win the match in front of her.

Protoss
Aug 11th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I think Rodina will beat Dubois.

Krzysiu.
Aug 11th, 2008, 03:20 PM
A dream draw :hearts: Don't screw up :sad:


(7) Ekaterina Makarova v Camille Pin
Sabine Lisicki v Anna Tatishvili
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (3) Maria Kirilenko

Kill the Kwalifier Kirilenko :rocker2: :lol:

How could that draw be when all the bests are in Beijing.

only_one_maria
Aug 11th, 2008, 03:32 PM
The next few weeks could be very interesting. I think Masha has about 200 pts to defend including USO, but she really should defend these at least. New Haven must be a big opportunity because there will be a lot of names missing.

Still, it's just Cinncinati for now.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Maria dropped to 25 this week, but with the points off from Toronto she goes back to 23. Now let's add some points to it.
Hsieh played great in the begining of the year.
Completely overplayed Bammer.

I hope Maria is 100% again, she should be. Then she actually should make the Semis easily.
But that word isn't a good combination with Maria.

Just look at it match by match.
Less than 6 hours to go!

GO GIRL!!!!

Krzysiu.
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:06 PM
So Sweetie is coming back to position she occupied for last 3 years :spit:

only_one_maria
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:55 PM
So Sweetie is coming back to position she occupied for last 3 years :spit:

Well, we'll see. Last week someone (Natash, I think) was calling her Maria Hingis. Now no-one would have said that a year ago. Perhaps she has learnt better shot selection which was her problem in the past.

We will see :)

I'll have to wait till the morning to get the result :(

Protoss
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Maria won 6-2 7-5 against Hseish. :) Of course, Hseish lost her previous matches while winning only 5, 1, and 2 games, so :rolleyes: :p.

I think the absence of the Canadian crowd and the faster surface should help Maria beat Dubois (although she should have done it the first time). Now get your revenge Maria. :)

Protoss
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:53 AM
So Sweetie is coming back to position she occupied for last 3 years :spit:
Maybe it's just me, but I'd say Maria's ranking was too high earlier in the year. She won her 2 Mickey Mouse clay court tournaments but generally didn't do too well elsewhere.

Nikkiri
Aug 12th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I'd say Maria's ranking was too high earlier in the year. She won her 2 Mickey Mouse clay court tournaments but generally didn't do too well elsewhere.

4th round in Melbourne 3rd round in Berlin and Rome, disappointing in Miami and Indian wells and the other 2 slams sure but she hasn't been that bad. Def deserved her spot in the top 20 and hopefully she can get back there. A hell of a lot better than the start of last year. :)

Anyways glad she won, now go beat Dubois like you should have in Montreal. :yeah:

Natash.
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:23 AM
Well, we'll see. Last week someone (Natash, I think) was calling her Maria Hingis. Now no-one would have said that a year ago. Perhaps she has learnt better shot selection which was her problem in the past.

We will see :)

I'll have to wait till the morning to get the result :(

Problem with Maria, sometimes she plays such a brilliant shot. And the next few points, poor shots.

But with the dropshots she's been hitting and that gorgeous slice and the way she moves around the court, I would say she's closer to Hingis than most players. Her shot selection has improved definitely. She's using her variety a lot more than she was early on last year. Working the angles a lot more.

The Maria Hingis was a bit of a joke but definitely the closest representation at least for me is Maria. But of course, she is Maria Kirilenko. :hearts:

Protoss
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Problem with Maria, sometimes she plays such a brilliant shot. And the next few points, poor shots.

But with the dropshots she's been hitting and that gorgeous slice and the way she moves around the court, I would say she's closer to Hingis than most players. Her shot selection has improved definitely. She's using her variety a lot more than she was early on last year. Working the angles a lot more.

The Maria Hingis was a bit of a joke but definitely the closest representation at least for me is Maria. But of course, she is Maria Kirilenko. :hearts:
Do you think she's closer to Martina than Aga Radwanska is?

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:48 AM
Nice win girl!
3 times broken but at least it was straigt sets.

She couldn't take revanche on Errani. But do it now against Dubois.

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Rod the Bama
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:07 AM
Not a bad win by Makiri last night. :clap2: Obviously there`s some improvement for her to do, but at least she won in straight sets. This is a good start for Makiri. Hopefully she can get some payback against Dubois tomorrow.

Krzysiu.
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Do you think she's closer to Martina than Aga Radwanska is?

Why do you compare Maria to Martina?

Natash.
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Do you think she's closer to Martina than Aga Radwanska is?

In some ways, yes. I think the way Kirilenko moves around the court so gracefully and effortlessly reminds me of Hingis and in some ways, Kournikova. But I think Aga's shot selection is much better than Kirilenko although Kirilenko has a better serve and I think more pop on her shots. Aga dropshot/lob combo is just gorgeous. :hearts:

I also think Maria's cute accent and candid (a.k.a adorable :hearts:) comments especially during her Australian Open win against Chakvetadze reminds me of a very young Hingis. :)

And I had made a small comparison to Maria and Martina when I was watching her in Montreal. :lol: Commentators did too actually. They compared her to Patty as well. So good compliments all around.

I would like Maria to keep her head in matches though. Sometimes she loses her concentration and it's actually becoming more of a habit. But she's winning matches and I can't really complain. :shrug:

Krzysiu.
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Isia is out of Beijing now. Do you think that Maria would have won any match there?

Droolv
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Nice win Makiri :yeah: Now revenge time :armed:

Dinayer
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Good job Maria!

revenge :devil:

Natash.
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:36 AM
Isia is out of Beijing now. Do you think that Maria would have won any match there?

Depends. A lot of players play above their normal level when playing for their country. :) Maria has shown that the nerves affect her in a negative way. :lol: But who knows?

only_one_maria
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:59 AM
A win is a win. Not really sure how good her opponent was. Just needs to stop losing concentration after the easy 1st set.

Droolv
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:06 AM
A win is a win. Not really sure how good her opponent was. Just needs to stop losing concentration after the easy 1st set.

The first set wasn't thaaaaat easy :p

She dropped 7 straight points before finally getting a point on the board :help:

only_one_maria
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:54 AM
The first set wasn't thaaaaat easy :p

She dropped 7 straight points before finally getting a point on the board :help:

Still it was 6-2. However 7-5 sounds like it was very close to a 3rd set. Not what you need int he 1st round.

Nikkiri
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:08 AM
The first set wasn't thaaaaat easy :p

She dropped 7 straight points before finally getting a point on the board :help:

Well It can take time to find your rhythm :p The rest was fine.

And it's possible that Su Wei started to play better in the 2nd set, still Maria got it done in 2 and didn't choke while serving for the match. Nothing to be upset about just yet. ;):)

Nikkiri
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:19 AM
A little bit I found.

"The first day is always difficult," said Kirilenko, who lost as an unseeded player to fourth-seeded Marion Bartoli in 2004, her only other appearance in the tournament. "I knew (Hsieh) from juniors, so I knew she'd be difficult, and I was having trouble with the tension on my strings. They were too loose."

_AlbA_
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Great job, Makiri:bigclap::)
GL vs Dubois:devil::devil:!!:bounce::kiss:

Zumoq
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:06 PM
OK start, and now she gets a chance to show Dubois who's really the best player, too.
It's payback time!http://i.pbase.com/u13/cmnoa/upload/38389426.sniper.gif

Good luck, Maria! :)

_AlbA_
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Hi, Zumoq:wavey:how long, no?:p

VIKA?
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Nice win Makiri:) , now please win Stephanie dubois in two sets and if it's possible 60-60:lol:

King Aaron
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Maria. :yeah: Now win in doubles too. ;)

Krzysiu.
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Depends. A lot of players play above their normal level when playing for their country. :) Maria has shown that the nerves affect her in a negative way. :lol: But who knows?

I know. China love Maria what they showed on China Open. They would do EVERYTHING to Maria pass her rivals. :lol:

_AlbA_
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Makiri and Nadia won the first match in doubles 60:eek::D36:(10 4:worship:
GOOOOO, Makiri vs Dubois:devil::bounce::kiss:

VIKA?
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:47 PM
PETROLENKO:woohoo::bounce: Nice win girls , I thinks the girls can win the title:) goo:D

and tommorrow Makiri against Dubois:devil: sorry stephanie this tournament it's for Makiri :D

Dinayer
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:30 PM
well done girls :D

Droolv
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Good win in doubles :)

Now destroy Dubois :devil:

dulkogii
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Center Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Pin vs. Lisicki
2. Dubois vs. Kirilenko
3. Cetkovska vs. Osterloh
4. Brengle/Frilling vs. Garbin/Washington
5. Ditty vs. Petrova (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Srebotnik vs. Dechy

_AlbA_
Aug 13th, 2008, 03:38 PM
GOOOOOOOOO!:bounce::kiss:Revenge, pliss:angel:!!

Protoss
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Maria down 1-4 1st set (1 break) against Dubois. :rolleyes: I just don't understand why Maria has such problems with Dubois.

Nikkiri
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Maria outdoing herself 1-6 :worship:

Protoss
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Maria lost the 1st set 1-6 to Dubois. :rolleyes:

If Maria can't turn this match around and win it in 3, then I hope she fires her coach. He seems to have made her into a player who plays like crap outside of clay. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Maria won the 2nd set 6-2 against Dubois. :) Now stay focused and win it in 3 Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
4-4 now. Looks like a repeat of Montreal.
I barely dare to watch it. I almost can't take another defeat.
PLEASE Maria win this one :help::help::help:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:07 PM
I lost a life again, but our girl won!!!

1-6 6-2 7-5

1-3 down in the 3rd. And 2-3 0-40

:worship::worship::worship:

Nikkiri
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:09 PM
I really don't know what to say :sobbing: Just so glad she won it this time. :D

Natash.
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:09 PM
:haha: Maria.

Scares the living crap out of me once again. :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:13 PM
:haha: Maria.

Scares the living crap out of me once again. :sobbing:

Maria loves to give her fans heart attacks. :hearts: Thats why we love her :inlove:

Zumoq
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Yes, oh yes! :banana:

But it sure was close :help: First part of the 3rd set ... :eek:

Good job, Maria! :) And good luck in the next round!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Maria loves to give her fans heart attacks. :hearts: Thats why we love her :inlove:

And I thought Ana was bad......:o

Nikkiri
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
And I thought Ana was bad......:o

We are lucky enough to support both. :sobbing:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:36 PM
We are lucky enough to support both. :sobbing:

Sometimes I don't know if it's lucky.
They give us HARD times!

kirivanovic
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I'm glad for Maria even if it wasn't really easy (as usual:angel:).That's great to win big fights like that especially after having lost another big battle 2 weeks ago against the same player:worship:.

And as I hate Dubois,I'm glad twice :lol:

Zumoq
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:42 PM
:haha: Maria.

Scares the living crap out of me once again. :sobbing:

Yeah, tell me about it.

http://i38.tinypic.com/2q199ft.jpg

Makiri fan has slight accident biting nails during an exciting 3rd set. :)

Dinayer
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Maria :yeah:

Slampova
Aug 13th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Congrats Maria. Step it up in the Quarters though please :)

Droolv
Aug 14th, 2008, 12:01 AM
*Phew* :lol: Just got through that one :p

Good tough fighting win Maria :yeah:

Now step up your game against Liscki :armed:

VIKA?
Aug 14th, 2008, 12:41 AM
OMG :help: Maria thanks for win this match, but the next please win in two straight sets:)

Makiri:worship: amaizing comeback.

Protoss
Aug 14th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Well at least Maria won this time against Dubois. :) It should have been a lot easier though.

The tournament organizers must have been concerned about our stress levels here as Maria doesn't play singles today. :p

It'll be interesting to see how Maria does against Lisicki and whether she can actually find some form on hard court.

Krzysiu.
Aug 14th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Yeah, tell me about it.

http://i38.tinypic.com/2q199ft.jpg

Makiri fan has slight accident biting nails during an exciting 3rd set. :)

Unfortunately for you Big Z.: I'm sure that anyone who is intelligent doesn't laugh with your "joke". :wavey:

only_one_maria
Aug 14th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Goodness me. Well, I hope this was just a bad day at the office and Masha did manage to win a tight match which is encouraging.

Does she need a semi-final to defend her points from last year?

Krzysiu.
Aug 14th, 2008, 12:28 PM
I want Maria to be flag-bearer of Russia team in London 2012 :banana:

Zumoq
Aug 14th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Quote from Maria :angel: after she defeated Dubois:

“I made a lot of mistakes in the first set,” said Kirilenko. “When the second set began, I decided I had to change up. I started hitting a lot of heavy balls and lobs, and I saw she didn’t know what to do with those. Sometimes, you have to win ugly.”

only_one_maria
Aug 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Quoting Zumoq quoting Maria

Quote from Maria :angel: after she defeated Dubois:

“I made a lot of mistakes in the first set,” said Kirilenko. “When the second set began, I decided I had to change up. I started hitting a lot of heavy balls and lobs, and I saw she didn’t know what to do with those. Sometimes, you have to win ugly.”

It's a good thing that she's thinking on the court.

BTW I think the idea of Makiri as flag bearer is :yippee: :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Aug 14th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Dedicated to Zumoq. It's our best table tennis player Natalka Partyka in today's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

http://a6.vox.com/6a00fae8c3d9db000b00fa969119a60002-pi

kirivanovic
Aug 15th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Masha and Nadia have won 6-3 6-3 in doubles:worship:.Great job girls!!!

They're in 1/2 finals now and will play against Woehr-Strycova (3) or Savchuk-Senoglu.

Dinayer
Aug 15th, 2008, 01:20 AM
:banana:

Protoss
Aug 15th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Maria plays Lisicki at 3 pm tomorrow.

Zumoq
Aug 15th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Maria wins first set 6-2 :)

This looks promising, but somehow I can never quite relax...

Zumoq
Aug 15th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Here we go again :help: 6-2 1-6

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Maria doing it to us again. :hearts:

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Maria wins 6-2 1-6 6-1

Lets just forget that 2nd set shall we. :p

Zumoq
Aug 15th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Yes! :D 6-1 in the last set.

I didn't require defibrillators this time, fortunately.

Congratulations on the win, Maria! :)

-- Big Z.

kirivanovic
Aug 15th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Haha no,it was less difficult than usual for us:lol: .

Congrats Maria for this match,a tough 2nd set and 2 great sets.She's in 1/2 finals against Petrova (or Osterloh).

Masha and Nadia will play in doubles later,I hope that they'll have fun before tomorrow's match.

Rod the Bama
Aug 15th, 2008, 10:32 PM
I`m glad that Makiri pulled out the win a few minutes ago. :clap2: She rebounded nicely after that lackluster second set. Hopefully she`ll show some improvement in tomorrow`s match. Also i hope that she and Nadia will do well in their doubles match later this evening.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Is there anyway to watch the SF? She won 3 times now but I wonder how she's playing.
Hopefully it gives her enough confidence and that she can beat Petrova for the 3rd time this year.

Keep it up Maria!

DAVAJ :bounce:

Warrior
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Is there anyway to watch the SF? She won 3 times now but I wonder how she's playing.
Hopefully it gives her enough confidence and that she can beat Petrova for the 3rd time this year.

Keep it up Maria!

DAVAJ :bounce:

Petrova seems to be in much better shape than Maria.

Droolv
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Maria likes winning tough doesn't she :lol:

Nice win Maria, least she got it together in the first and third :p

Good luck against Petrova :unsure:

Slampova
Aug 16th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Good luck against Nadia Maria. But another three setter? Stop doing this to us :lol:

Droolv
Aug 16th, 2008, 03:11 AM
GSM Maria/Nadia 6-2 3-6 10-4 :worship:

Into another doubles final :bigclap: :bounce:

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Good job in winning your singles and double match Maria. :)

I'm still not sure how well Maria is playing.

Petrova's had I suppose solid results in the summer hard court so far. The last time I saw her play against Jankovic a few weeks ago her ground game was a mess. I don't know if it's improved since then.

only_one_maria
Aug 16th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Maria dropped to 25 this week, but with the points off from Toronto she goes back to 23. Now let's add some points to it.
Hsieh played great in the begining of the year.
Completely overplayed Bammer.

I hope Maria is 100% again, she should be. Then she actually should make the Semis easily.
But that word isn't a good combination with Maria.

Just look at it match by match.
Less than 6 hours to go!

GO GIRL!!!!

I'm hoping now she will get a top 24 seed at the USO. I thought she was defending about 70 points this week so she shouldn't be dropping back now.

_AlbA_
Aug 16th, 2008, 12:27 PM
:yeah:Makiri:hug:
Good luck vs Nadia:kiss::bounce:

Dinayer
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Well done Marikiri :inlove: :banana:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2008, 06:49 PM
I'm hoping now she will get a top 24 seed at the USO. I thought she was defending about 70 points this week so she shouldn't be dropping back now.

She for sure is seeded 24th or better.
She's 22nd seed if she loses tonight.
A final is 20th seed and winning the tournament is 19th seed.

Droolv
Aug 17th, 2008, 12:25 AM
4-0 up :eek:

Bagel her Maria :yeah:

Droolv
Aug 17th, 2008, 12:36 AM
:woohoo:

First set to Maria 6-1 ;)

Now win it in 2 :armed:

Droolv
Aug 17th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Now win it in 2 :armed:

That's impossible for Maria to do :lol:

Petrova won the second 6-2 :rolleyes:

Cmon Maria FIGHT!! :hearts:

:bounce:

Zumoq
Aug 17th, 2008, 01:16 AM
This looks familiar ...

C'mon girl! :armed:

Protoss
Aug 17th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Maria lost 1-6 6-2 6-1 to Petrova. :rolleyes: I think this is a very dissapointing showing for Maria considering that she had won the last 3 matches against Petrova including twice this year and that she won the 1st set very easily.

Nikkiri
Aug 17th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Not sure what happened after the first set. Maybe someone who actually saw the match can fill us in. :shrug:

Disappointing of course..but its hard to comment without having seen it, she just needs to work on keeping her level up for the whole match. I'm sure Nadia changed things up in the 2nd but Maria's serve totally feel apart and it isn't the first time this has happened. Anyways a SF is nothing to be upset about considering she didn't play all that well all week it looks like. And hopefully a doubles title with Petrova :tape: sigh.

Masha :hug:

Dinayer
Aug 17th, 2008, 07:31 AM
maria :sobbing:

very disappointing :hug:

cindy
Aug 17th, 2008, 10:10 AM
so sad she couldn't makje it to the final esp. after her great start...anywat, a SF is good! hope she'll have a nice draw at the US open...she seems to be in great shape so let's keep the run!

KV
Aug 17th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Well done to make the semis after being in a slump on HC's. Petrova is a difficult player to beat, when she's on. :)

_AlbA_
Aug 17th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Makiri:hug::sobbing::bigcry:

Rod the Bama
Aug 17th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Makiri and Nadia just won the doubles with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-8. What a great win by the ladies. :clap2: I`m very pleased with how well they played in coming back from down 6-8 in the STB. Congrats to Makiri for winning her second doubles title of the year. :clap2:

Zumoq
Aug 17th, 2008, 10:33 PM
:D Nice job taking home another doubles title! :bounce:
Congratulations, Maria! :hug:

-- Big Z.

Droolv
Aug 18th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Doublilenko :hearts:

Congrats on your 5th doubles title :yeah:

Good luck in New Haven :)

the cat
Aug 18th, 2008, 04:16 AM
This loss to Petrova after winning the first set 6-1 is so frustrating to me because she did the same thing against Hantuchova at the 2008 Australian Open. :mad: :banghead: She took the first set from Daniela 6-1 and then folded. And she did it again yesterday against Petrova. Masha won the first set 6-1 and then fell apart. It's inexplicable.

only_one_maria
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:36 AM
This loss to Petrova after winning the first set 6-1 is so frustrating to me because she did the same thing against Hantuchova at the 2008 Australian Open. :mad: :banghead: She took the first set from Daniela 6-1 and then folded. And she did it again yesterday against Petrova. Masha won the first set 6-1 and then fell apart. It's inexplicable.

You are tough on her. She did just win a doubles title you know. Petrova said she played a lot better in the 2nd set, but I'd like to hear what Makiri has to say.

Anyway, that's 4 titles this year :worship:

Krzysiu.
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:04 PM
This loss to Petrova after winning the first set 6-1 is so frustrating to me because she did the same thing against Hantuchova at the 2008 Australian Open. :mad: :banghead: She took the first set from Daniela 6-1 and then folded. And she did it again yesterday against Petrova. Masha won the first set 6-1 and then fell apart. It's inexplicable.

Yes Kitty but I remind you that Daniela eased off at AO08. She decided to play then, from 0-0 in next set.

only_one_maria
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Yes Kitty but I remind you that Daniela eased off at AO08. She decided to play then, from 0-0 in next set.

I've no doubt Masha can lose focus sometimes when she's leading. What she has to remember is that against quality players like Dani/Nadia, they are never beaten :mad: But you always have to take the form of the opponent into account.

Krzysiu.
Aug 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Match against Daniela has been the one I will always bear in mind.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2008, 03:01 PM
This loss to Petrova after winning the first set 6-1 is so frustrating to me because she did the same thing against Hantuchova at the 2008 Australian Open. :mad: :banghead: She took the first set from Daniela 6-1 and then folded. And she did it again yesterday against Petrova. Masha won the first set 6-1 and then fell apart. It's inexplicable.

Dubois WON the first set 6-1 against Maria and leading a break in the 3rd. What about that then?

Krzysiu.
Aug 18th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Dubois WON the first set 6-1 against Maria and leading a break in the 3rd. What about that then?

Dunno but I know that all Maria matches should last as long as possible to give us a chance to watch her, stare and worship :worship:

Protoss
Aug 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM
This loss to Petrova after winning the first set 6-1 is so frustrating to me because she did the same thing against Hantuchova at the 2008 Australian Open. :mad: :banghead: She took the first set from Daniela 6-1 and then folded. And she did it again yesterday against Petrova. Masha won the first set 6-1 and then fell apart. It's inexplicable.
It's not the same because Maria actually led 3-1 30-0 in that 2nd set against Daniela.

Protoss
Aug 18th, 2008, 05:18 PM
You are tough on her. She did just win a doubles title you know. Petrova said she played a lot better in the 2nd set, but I'd like to hear what Makiri has to say.

Anyway, that's 4 titles this year :worship:
I don't think Petrova possibly playing better makes it ok though that Maria only won 3 more games in the match after the 1st set.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Dunno but I know that all Maria matches should last as long as possible to give us a chance to watch her, stare and worship :worship:

I knew there was a reason.

Krzysiu.
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:07 PM
I knew there was a reason.

You see :->