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Nikkiri
Dec 6th, 2011, 02:37 PM
My first thought was of Kiri freaking out :lol: :awww:

Vikkiri.
Dec 6th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Kiri :hearts: she is so beautiful :)

peterlein
Dec 6th, 2011, 10:07 PM
hm, I can't help, but is kiri getting even more beautiful by each day? :shrug:
how does she do that?? :hearts:

GoMasha23
Dec 7th, 2011, 03:56 AM
does anyone know Kiri's 2012 tourney schedule?

Nikkiri
Dec 7th, 2011, 06:32 AM
All I know is that she's starting in Sydney. 3 out of MD so probably has to play Q's which is insane.

Nikkiri
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:11 AM
Vote :worship:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=449107

So much drama in that thread :lol: anyone who hasn't already voted should vote Kiri and beat those sneaky anci tards :oh:

Sergius
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:13 AM
^ you're one of ancitards as well :rolleyes: :lol:

Nikkiri
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:15 AM
I am a normal Ana fan! I cannot be grouped with them! :ras: I'm a kiritard :oh:

Remix13
Dec 9th, 2011, 08:05 AM
I am a normal Ana fan! I cannot be grouped with them! :ras: I'm a kiritard :oh:

Kiritards :cheer: :lol: :lol:

Apparently Ana has more fake accounts votes, so Maria deserves to win this poll ! Anyway she deserves to win bacause she the goddess of hotness :hearts:

Nikkiri
Dec 9th, 2011, 11:20 AM
I really miss Kiri diary entries and pictures :sad: I hope her website posts something soon. :hysteric:

Nikkiri
Dec 9th, 2011, 12:14 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/ame5vc.jpg

guess she will be using the new racquet.

GoMasha23
Dec 9th, 2011, 03:53 PM
what racquet is that?

Nikkiri
Dec 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM
EZONE Xi. Ivanovic's racquet too.

Nikkiri
Dec 10th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Kiri isn't playing in the Czech league anymore.. neither is Igor btw. :lol:

Remix13
Dec 10th, 2011, 04:44 PM
She must be too busy celebrating her victory in 2011 hottest player TF contest :lol:

Hopefully she will train hard this winter to get ready for AO though :angel:

Celeborn
Dec 11th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Probably better to stay in the US and practice. Plus watching some hockey :).

Only thing is that we probably won't get any news before january...

MK Ultra
Dec 11th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Kiri is playing that Vika exo, too.

Nikkiri
Dec 11th, 2011, 10:55 PM
She is?

Celeborn
Dec 12th, 2011, 11:04 AM
What Vika exo? When and where is it?

Nikkiri
Dec 12th, 2011, 11:17 AM
The one in the Barbados? I didn't hear anything about Kiri being there. Unless Vika is playing another?

Nikkiri
Dec 13th, 2011, 10:25 AM
From yesterday :cheer:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw50rbKFQe1qzimsao1_500.png
http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw50rbKFQe1qzimsao2_500.png

Remix13
Dec 13th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Lucky guy :)

Nikkiri
Dec 13th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Washington Caps star Alexander Ovechkin was seen cuddling up to his pro tennis player girlfriend, Maria Kirilenko, at the D.C. nightclub Josephine's on Saturday night. According to a Yeas & Nays spy, he spent most of the night at a private table smooching with Kirilenko and enjoying bottle service with other members of the hockey team, including Brooks Laich. Ovie sported a white T-shirt and posed for pictures at his table throughout the night.


http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvy27yl39z1qzimsao1_250.gif

peterlein
Dec 13th, 2011, 07:13 PM
@agronsky

so where are these pictures? ^^

kirivanovic
Dec 13th, 2011, 07:33 PM
In Alex's computer/phone;)

peterlein
Dec 13th, 2011, 07:40 PM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvy27yl39z1qzimsao1_250.gif

In Alex's computer/phone;)

;)...or on his twitter account, maybe :lol:

GoMasha23
Dec 21st, 2011, 04:25 PM
looks like Kiri wont be playing any events before the AO.

JimM
Dec 21st, 2011, 05:41 PM
She has few points to defend in OZ. Nadia has withdrawn from Sydney also. Maybe they are aiming for the dubs title?

Nikkiri
Dec 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM
Why bother even playing the AO then Kiri... I can't even..

Nina.
Dec 21st, 2011, 08:46 PM
No warm up at all? Not even an exo? :confused:

Nikkiri
Dec 21st, 2011, 08:53 PM
Does watching ice hockey count?

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu44/Nikkiri/gifs/tumblr_lanoylnsaA1qcuf5eo1_500.gif

Break My Rapture
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:04 PM
She's not gonna start fulltime WAGging, is she? :o

Nina.
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
Does watching ice hockey count?

:sobbing:

Nikkiri
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
She has the chance to get a career high ranking with barely anything to defend till RG and she decides to skip playing tournaments leading up to a GS. I dunno what she is thinking.. well she is obviously not thinking.

Nina.
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:27 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, there's so much chance in the beginning of the year. Also I don't see why she would think not playing a warm-up tournament would benefit her.
Oh well, I will wait patiently and see how she'll start into the season. Just hope it's not a decision she made just because she wants to spend more time with her boyfriend.

Nikkiri
Dec 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
She might still get into Sydney as she is 3rd Alt there but she really should have thought about playing Auckland and Hobart. I thought perhaps the reason she wasn't playing Brisbane or Auckland was because she had to qualify for Sydney... but that obviously wasn't it. I'm glad she's happy in a relationship and nothing against him at all.. but at least with Igor spending more time with him still meant spending time playing tennis. Oh well fingers crossed everything goes smoothly next year. I can't handle another shitty start to the season.

Celeborn
Dec 22nd, 2011, 09:01 AM
Strange. This isn't like her at all. For now I just assume she is somehow guaranteed to get in, maybe a Wild Card or something. Otherwise I really don't know what to think... Can't seriously go to the AO without any matches beforehand...

Nikkiri
Dec 22nd, 2011, 10:18 AM
She def thinks shes getting into Sydney.. but it's just silly of her to assume and not be better prepared. I spoke to her coach on twitter last month and he said Sydney was her first tournament. But I still wish she was playing the week before too.

kirivanovic
Dec 22nd, 2011, 10:39 AM
I guess she doesn't want to spend the new years eve in a plane or in Australia:rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Dec 22nd, 2011, 12:12 PM
Hello.. earth to Kiri.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu44/Nikkiri/tumblr_luzhsa0j7r1qhe51q.gif

Remix13
Dec 22nd, 2011, 09:18 PM
Hello.. earth to Kiri.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu44/Nikkiri/tumblr_luzhsa0j7r1qhe51q.gif

:lol:

Kiri's trying space tennis, she's already a century ahead ! Or she's practicing moonballs :lol:

May she come back to earth in January :angel:

JimM
Dec 23rd, 2011, 06:39 AM
In 2009 her then coach Eric van Harpen wanted her to play Auckland and Hobart where she would have been seeded. She didnt and opted for (if I remember) Brisbane and Sydney and we know how that nightmare turned out. I agree she has passed up a great chance to boost her self up the rankings by missing these gigs. She played some weird Club tournament last year, but what use are they other than practice. Its points she needs, and with Kivitova, Lisicki et al, I think she will struggle from here on. Maybe the new racquet will be a Wonder Weapon!:) As she no longer has contact with her "Official Website" the only news we are likely to hear is from ppl at tournaments etc and the odd article.

A Tennis court is the loneliest place in the world, more so when its all going wrong. I wonder if her new BF will be as supportive as Igor was? I wonder who dumped who?

Nikkiri
Dec 23rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
She wrote an entry in Russian on her website last month.. so I think she does have contact with her website.

JimM
Dec 23rd, 2011, 03:10 PM
She wrote an entry in Russian on her website last month.. so I think she does have contact with her website.

Not anymore. The last one was in Russian sent to her friends, and Damien got it. I sometimes used to check the grammar for him before he posted her messages. Maybe she will change her mind and start sending them again?.

kirivanovic
Dec 23rd, 2011, 03:49 PM
I don't think that she wants to interract a lot with her fans or wants to receive crazy messages from crazy people. She's also a bit shy and doesn't really like people's attention about her private life or her beauty. That's why i was surprised to see her with Alex as she won't be quiet anymore when she'll be in Russia.

Nikkiri
Dec 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
That's really disappointing tbh. We support her so much I don't think it would kill her to appreciate it more. Im actually quite annoyed.

Celeborn
Dec 23rd, 2011, 06:27 PM
Yes, she could really tell us something. But if she doesn't want to talk about her boyfriend it might be not so easy to write something. But she is hopefully prepared for a lot of questions during the Australian Open, they will come for sure.

Also, if you don't want to tell us anything, at least play good there ;-).

By the way, I also like her to a certain extent because she is not on twitter and a bit secretive, it fits more with being a star. But she is one of the players with a huge (and cool;) ) fan base, maybe the biggest of lower ranked players, I hope she knows that. Therefor I think she should really write something from time to time.

kirivanovic
Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:29 PM
Maybe she would interact more if she was less attractive. If she was on twitter or facebook, she would receive many messages from sick or stupid people criticizing, stalking or annoying her. Okay, maybe she could have a twitter and do like some players who only write there but never answer their fans(don't think that they read their tweets either:lol:).It would be better than nothing cos she's hilarious but i understand why she's not there.

About her website, i have no idea, i don't know if she reads her comments and i don't know what people write there but she just doesn't like attention. We can't change her even if she likes playing in front of a big crowd:shrug:

Nikkiri
Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:48 PM
All she would have to do us write a paragraph every now and then you know like, I'm in wherever training blah blah blah and it would make us happy. Surely that's not too hard. I like she's not completely out there whoring up attention even though she easily could but she should give us something.

Ana is a good example she's not on twitter but she uses Facebook and her website to communicate with fans. Answers questions and writes a monthly diary entry or something.

It's a shame cause yes she really is funny and sweet. Her old diary entries were always so fun.

kirivanovic
Dec 23rd, 2011, 08:01 PM
Ana's website is professional whereas Maria's website is hold by a guy who doesn't know her a lot i think. So i guess they don't have a lot of contact. Her agents should advise her to give us more updates cos as you said, it wouldn't kill her. I prefer reading her crazy texts in crazy english than corrected texts on which she can't tell whatever she wants. She should ask her team or a professional to create her a facebook page to write more updates and to check the comments and delete them when they're stupid. Maybe she thinks that she isn't famous enough to do that or she's just a lazy girl:lol:.

Nina.
Dec 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
All she would have to do us write a paragraph every now and then you know like, I'm in wherever training blah blah blah and it would make us happy. Surely that's not too hard. I like she's not completely out there whoring up attention even though she easily could but she should give us something.

I agree completely. I don't need her to write some statement about her relationship status or her thought process in starting to date Alex, stuff like this. But I'd just like to know what she's doing tennis-wise and what her plans are. Of course I wouldn't mind some fun stuff on the side :lol:

MK Ultra
Dec 23rd, 2011, 09:52 PM
Not anymore. The last one was in Russian sent to her friends, and Damien got it. I sometimes used to check the grammar for him before he posted her messages. Maybe she will change her mind and start sending them again?.

You have contact with him, right? Maybe you could get him to ask her to write more often?

Nikkiri
Dec 24th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Not sure why she even bothered to get a website if it's such a hassle for her. i started posting at my Kiri blog again.. if you want to read more up to date stuff.. though it's hard to find news :p http://mariakirilenkoupdates.wordpress.com/

JimM
Dec 24th, 2011, 02:55 PM
You have contact with him, right? Maybe you could get him to ask her to write more often?

Damien is a Sports Journalist and has to cover a lot of ground, so it was a task for him latterly as Maria became better known. He told Maria that she really needed a professionally made Website, however, Maria said she did not want that and was happy with what he was doing. What happened after that I dont know, but he said he has no contact of any kind with Maria now.

I have been following Maria since 2005 and she never was interactive with her fans. Its understandable that she doesnt want some nutcase pestering her on Facebook or Twitter, but the odd note to say she is ok and training hard is all thats needed. Its this lack of info that the members of my forums (and elsewhere) find hard to take or understand.

ps

Maria always wanted her grammar checked and corrected if needed.

Nikkiri
Dec 24th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Sighhhh Maria. How disappointing.

cosmoose
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Hello.. earth to Kiri.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu44/Nikkiri/tumblr_luzhsa0j7r1qhe51q.gif

I was going to reblog this! :lol:

MK Ultra
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:28 PM
So Maria IS playing Sydney after all, at least according to her website (Facebook; Twitter). Apparently her website will be back soon... Remodel? Do you know anything about this, JimM?

cosmoose
Dec 27th, 2011, 10:31 PM
So Maria IS playing Sydney after all, at least according to her website (Facebook; Twitter). Apparently her website will be back soon... Remodel? Do you know anything about this, JimM?
I think Kiri always knew that she would get the WC from Sydney.
She probably had a handshake agreement about getting a WC if she doesn't get into main field.
Anyways, let us all rejoice! Kiri has come back down to earth and ready to kick some booty down under!!

Tweety Snape
Dec 28th, 2011, 01:31 AM
:bounce: Go get 'em Kiri!

Nikkiri
Dec 28th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Kiri obviously reads what we say here. :lol: But lets hope her site actually does come back :lol:

JimM
Dec 28th, 2011, 10:44 AM
So Maria IS playing Sydney after all, at least according to her website (Facebook; Twitter). Apparently her website will be back soon... Remodel? Do you know anything about this, JimM?


I'm afraid not, I know as little as the rest of our crew here. Perhaps there is a revamp of her existing website? Originally there were forums there, perhaps they will be re-instated? As usual we will have to wait and see. I really hope Maria will be a bit more forthcoming with news.

kirivanovic
Dec 28th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Well, hello Maria then if she's reading us:lol:

Nikkiri
Dec 28th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Her website is back.. and its the same as it always was :happy:

Jim I saw this comment from you


JimM

I wonder if it will do her any good? It appears that she is in Oz training at the Rockhampton facility. She seems to be focusing on the AO and so far, not playing any of the run-up tournaments. She has few point to defend down-under, Lost R1 Sydney and R2 AO so anything is a bonus.


Rockhampton? where did you hear that? :lol:

JimM
Dec 28th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Her website is back.. and its the same as it always was :happy:

Jim I saw this comment from you



Rockhampton? where did you hear that? :lol:

Somebody Twittered it. Not sure if it was a joke or now

JimM
Dec 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM
PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.

Main Draw Entry List: So FAr

1 7 Vera Zvonareva 07/09/1984 RUS 5435
2 18 Dominika Cibulkova 06/05/1989 SVK 2755
3 24 Daniela Hantuchova 23/04/1983 SVK 2095
4 28 Maria Kirilenko 25/01/1987 RUS 1930

JimM
Dec 29th, 2011, 10:44 AM
"There are three remaining wildcards for female players still to be confirmed, including two WTA Top 20 wildcards."

MK Ultra
Dec 31st, 2011, 05:48 PM
New Website!:cheer:

JimM
Dec 31st, 2011, 07:27 PM
New Website!:cheer:


All we need now is some news from her now and again, preferably not in Russian :(

Tweety Snape
Dec 31st, 2011, 07:54 PM
It looks nice. :) I wish I could read Russian. :angel:

Break My Rapture
Dec 31st, 2011, 08:06 PM
Kiri's new website looks great! Much better now.

Nikkiri
Dec 31st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Looks awesome :cheer:

Nikkiri
Jan 1st, 2012, 02:29 PM
My dears!

Happy New Year to everyone! May you be happy, healthy and loved! Let your dreams come true, I hope all your troubles will stay in the previous year, and the new one will bring only good and love to us. Because the happiness is when you love and you are loved.

Maria


Her new diary entry is very lovely. do you think maybe kiri is in love or something? :p

Celeborn
Jan 1st, 2012, 06:09 PM
it seems so :).

btw, your Kiri tumblr is just great :worship:

Nina.
Jan 1st, 2012, 08:47 PM
the new website looks very nice :yeah: and we got a message too :bounce:

Nikkiri
Jan 2nd, 2012, 03:44 AM
it seems so :).

btw, your Kiri tumblr is just great :worship:


Thank you :D

Protoss
Feb 2nd, 2012, 03:40 AM
Maria wrote on her website that she's feeling fine now. :)

peterlein
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:50 PM
:bounce: ;)

http://http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20120220/kirilenkos-deja-vu-pennetta-wins-too_2256076_2617847 (http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20120220/kirilenkos-deja-vu-pennetta-wins-too_2256076_2617847)

NYKiriFan
Mar 15th, 2012, 08:36 AM
http://m.TennisChannel.Com/mobile/news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=10480

Sweet interview (Matt Cronin)

Rovegun
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:56 AM
http://m.TennisChannel.Com/mobile/news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=10480

Sweet interview (Matt Cronin)

very positive interview! Maria feels very confident right now about her goals and game which makes me very curious about this season... the start of the season is very good and hopefully she can keep it going and make other good results like in IW (still is not over here)... I really hope she can improve her career ranking this season and make the top 15... she´s still young and her best results still can come... good luck today!

Remix13
Mar 15th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Nice interview, thanks :)

peterlein
Mar 15th, 2012, 10:55 PM
very positive interview! Maria feels very confident right now about her goals and game which makes me very curious about this season... the start of the season is very good and hopefully she can keep it going and make other good results like in IW (still is not over here)... I really hope she can improve her career ranking this season and make the top 15... she´s still young and her best results still can come... good luck today!

I do agree!! very interesting interview, I like Maria's attitude, she is really special :)

peterlein
Jul 4th, 2012, 10:29 PM
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2012-07-03/201206261340714876877.html

a little interview from the official wimbledon homepage... :)

Protoss
Aug 21st, 2012, 04:17 AM
Maria got an Audi for winning the bronze medal at the Olympics. :)

http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/8286384/caroline-wozniacki-continues-streak-wins-new-haven

the cat
Aug 22nd, 2012, 03:00 AM
Sara Errani, Maria Kirilenko Win On Stadium Court in Day Two Of New Haven Open


August 20, 2012|By PAUL DOYLE, pdoyle@courant.com, The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN — — Maria Kirilenko may cherish the bronze medal she earned at the London Olympics (http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-20/news/hc-new-haven-open-day-0821-20120820_1_maria-kirilenko-sara-errani-new-haven-open#), but her award was almost overshadowed by a gift from her president.
Kirilenko and fellow Russian Nadia Petrova finished third in the Olympic doubles competition, leaving with bronze medals. But Russian President Vladimir Putin rewarded his country's medal winners with something special.


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"Audi," Kirilenko said Monday at the Connecticut Tennis Center. "It's a good car (http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-20/news/hc-new-haven-open-day-0821-20120820_1_maria-kirilenko-sara-errani-new-haven-open#)."
Kirilenko, who won her first match at the New Haven Open, has not driven her newcar (http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-20/news/hc-new-haven-open-day-0821-20120820_1_maria-kirilenko-sara-errani-new-haven-open#). The Audi is with Kirilenko's mother in Russia, waiting for the new owner.
"I really want to say thanks," Kirilenko said.
Not that winning a bronze medal wasn't significant for a player who's been on the cusp of breaking into the top 10 in the world. Kirilenko is currently 14th, the highest ranking of her career.
She advanced (http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-20/news/hc-new-haven-open-day-0821-20120820_1_maria-kirilenko-sara-errani-new-haven-open#) to the Wimbledon quarterfinals this summer before playing well at the Olympics, losing in the singles bronze medal match while winning the bronze in the doubles.
Now she's preparing for the hard-courtU.S. Open. New Haven, where she advanced to the semifinals in 2010, is an ideal tuneup.
"I'm playing here every year," Kirilenko said. "The atmosphere here is quiet, not as loud as some tournaments. It's good also to have some matches before theU.S. Open. So many courts here, you can practice here as well."
Kirilenko, the seventh seed, opened with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Shahar Peer on Stadium Court. It wasn't an ideal performance — there was a double-fault in the first set — but she adjusted to the hard-court game and was satisfied.
"It's tough to play first matches, especially after [playing on] grass court," she said. "It's difficult to start first matches on hard court. It's different movement, different bounces, different balls … you have to have some matches to, to win some matches, to have some confidence."
Kirilenko, 25, is close friends with Maria Sharapova and her celebrity has risen off the court. Her boyfriend, NHL star Alex Ovechkin, was cheering for her at theOlympics (http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-20/news/hc-new-haven-open-day-0821-20120820_1_maria-kirilenko-sara-errani-new-haven-open#) and the relationship has created some Internet buzz.
Could she be poised for another deep run in New Haven? She says she is confident after playing well in London.

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"I'm enjoying this moment," Kirilenko said.
Her next match is Tuesday night against Germany'sMona Barthel, who earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory over tour veteran Daniela Hantuchova Monday. Hantuchova was ranked as high at No. 5 in the world in 2003.
Errani Advances
In the first match on Stadium Court Monday, Sara Errani earned a 6-4, 7-5 victory over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Errani, No. 10 in the world and the fourth seed in the tournament, was a finalist at the French Open earlier this year.
Errani will face Carla Suarez Navarro in the first match of the day on Stadium Court Tuesday.
Also Monday, Sweden'sSofia Arvidsson eliminated American Melanie Oudin, 6-4, 6-1. Oudin lost in a qualifier Sunday, but gained a slot in the main draw as a "lucky loser."
Oudin was once considered a rising star when she climbed to theU.S. Openquarterfinals in 2009. She rose to No. 31 in the world, but has plummeted to No. 107 and continues to struggle with her game.
In a battle of Americans Monday afternoon, Nicole Gibbs defeated Alexa Glatch, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. Gibbs will face 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, the No. 5 player in the world and the No. 2 seed, Wednesday night.
The prime time match Tuesday will pit No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska against Olga Govortsova at 7 p.m. Govortsova advanced with a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Vera Dushevina Monday.
Radwanska, ranked No. 2 in the world, lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon finals this year.

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misH@
Aug 23rd, 2012, 09:01 PM
http://www.newhavenopen.com/news/we_met_a_girl_named_maria/

NYKiriFan
Aug 26th, 2012, 02:49 PM
From after the final of the NH Open (reposted from NH Open thread):
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/08/26/sports/doc50394b2bbd313042803568.txt

NYKiriFan
Aug 26th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Kiri gets shot of the day, facing break point 30-40 in Saturday's New Haven final vs. Kvitova at 6-7, 5-2. Ironically, she goes on to lose 5 straight games, 3 on serve after this.

http://www.wtatennis.com/video/20120825/new-haven-shot-of-the-day-saturday_2256553_2900512

the cat
Aug 26th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Kiri gets shot of the day, facing break point 30-40 in Saturday's New Haven final vs. Kvitova at 6-7, 5-2. Ironically, she goes on to lose 5 straight games, 3 on serve after this.

http://www.wtatennis.com/video/20120825/new-haven-shot-of-the-day-saturday_2256553_2900512

Maria does not know what momentum means. For her to lose such a bruatal first set only to go up 5-2 in the second set with 2 breaks of serve and then lose 5 straight games with error after error blew me away. :fiery: Kiri made only 1 UE against Kvitova in the London Olympics in the 22 games they played But yesterday was a different story in the New Haven final. Petra was beatable and Kiri should have beaten her. Maria had all the momentum in the second set and then folded. It's not like Kvitova was playing great. She was playing pretty well but there is no way she should have won 5 straight games to take the match and the title. :rolleyes: Too bad for Kiri. That would have been a nice title for her to have. Kiri says she was unlicky after the match. That may be true. But she had her chances in this match and did not take them. Again.

kr1s71an
Oct 1st, 2012, 10:22 AM
Kirilenko gets the second WC for the Tournament of Champions in Sofia!!! :) Bulgarian source (http://tenniskafe.com/wta/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B8/%D0%B4%D1%80%D1%83%D0%B3%D0%B8/item/3002-%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D 0%BE-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B8-%D0%B2%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0-wc-%D0%B7%D0%B0-%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0-%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D1%88%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BA%D 0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5-%D0%B2-%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%8F)

peterlein
Oct 4th, 2012, 09:26 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/doublesnews/20121004/kirilenko-petrova-pushed-make-semis_2256567_2939419

great fighting spirit these days by kiri/nadia :)