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Nikkiri
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Well since I will be going I thought I would start this thread. Hope she's feeling all better now and able to play also that my presence will bring her good luck. :angel:

Mikey.
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Good luck Maria :D

Golovinjured.
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Good luck, Makiri.
Drink lots of orange juice to protect for viruses. :D

Droolv
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Hopefully she'll be ready to start 2009 with a bang :rocker2:

Good luck Maria ;)

Labamba
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Let's hope she is fully recovered to play :)

good draw please :angel:

SOA_MC
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I was waiting for you to start this thread take lots of pictures and Davai Maria:rocker2:

Natash.
Jan 9th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Have fun, Nikkie! :) :D

Vamos Maria! :armed:

Nikkiri
Jan 9th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Saw Maria today :inlove: :speakles:

Pics later :p

Nikkiri
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:07 AM
There were no signs of the illness, I watched her hit with Bammer today. She was serving well, returning well and striking the ball well. :) A picture, I'll post more later although they aren't very good. :sad: Right now I'm off to have a sleep :tape:

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/P1090348.jpg

King Aaron
Jan 9th, 2009, 08:58 PM
^Thanks. Glad she's healthy then. :D

Droolv
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:48 PM
Nice to hear she's hitting the ball well :cool:

Did you talk to her or get her autograph?

:bounce:

Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:13 AM
AMAZING! Great photo, Nikkie.
I hope you got her autograph..

Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Draws are out for Sydney. Maria's quarter;

(7) PETROVA, Nadia RUS vs CORNET, Alize FRA
KIRILENKO, Maria RUS vs KLEYBANOVA, Alisa RUS
(WC) STARR, Emelyn AUS vs QUALIFIER
CIRSTEA, Sorana ROU vs (2) SAFINA, Dinara RUS

Very nice singles draw for Makiri, not as good for the doubles though.
She's playing with Agnieszka Radwanska against (2) Ruano Pascual/Medina Garrigues first up.

Good luck Ms. Kirilenko. :hearts:

SOA_MC
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:37 AM
After seeing the rest of the draw I think this is good a section for Maria (Safina hasn't looked red hot yet) if the good Maria plays I can see QF

Nikkiri
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Yeah Sydney is a very tough field so there are no easy sections this one looks alright, she could win a match or two.
Good luck :) I will be there cheering her on guys :p

Droolv
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:53 AM
I like this draw, play your best Maria :rocker2:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Glad to hear Maria is 100% again.
Draw looks ok for her.

Just make Alisa run and if she's not making many UE's, then I believe Maria will take this one.

DAVAJ MARIA!!!

bad_angel_109
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Oooh I can't watch to watch Maria's match tomorrow (monday), its gonna be a great match :)

kirivanovic
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:51 PM
She has an okay draw,it could have been worse.Well,at least,i hope she'll win her 1st round and then all can happen because Petrova is more or less sick and Cornet is really beatable (she only knows to run).

LilMashaFan
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Good luck Maria!

Labamba
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:28 PM
decent draw :) good to hear she is fine

Droolv
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kirilenko vs. Kleybanova

Kill em Kiri :armed:

Zumoq
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Good luck, Maria! :bounce:

SOA_MC
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Good luck Maria:)

King Aaron
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:03 PM
All the best tomorrow Maria. :yeah:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:28 PM
5 hours 32 minutes.
Just can´t wait!

Nikkiri
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:51 PM
I will be there :bigclap:
Davai Maria!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:31 PM
I will be there :bigclap:
Davai Maria!

Have fun and support her as much as you can :bounce:

Droolv
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Maria drops the first set 2-6 :tape:

Fight back Maria :rocker2:

myse7en
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:02 AM
first set 6-2 to kleybanova :( although maria got 77% of her 1st serves in
go maria!! please win this!!

Dazbog
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:20 AM
where are you guys watching this match

Brian4Canada
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Well looks like she is well on her way to losing another and in fairly convincing fashion. If you are serving 70% first serves in you should really being doing much better. I cant see the match so I dont know if she is playing passive or what but with about 70% you should really be following that serve in and winning points at net. Also double faulting on game points... not the way you want to start your year definitely a real confidence loser. She held serve 2-5 but it would take a miracle to come back at this stage but who knows.

SOA_MC
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Match point for 3 minutes is something going on?:confused:

SOA_MC
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:46 AM
where are you guys watching this match

Here http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=2&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M001&ref=www.medibankinternational.com.au

There are no live streams

Warrior
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:55 AM
Match point for 3 minutes is something going on?:confused:

AK keep serving lets over and over again! JK Of course the match is over. :sad:

Protoss
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:55 AM
The match is off my scoreboard now.

With 70% of her 1st serves in but only winning 58% of points on her 1st serve, Maria is either just spinning her serves in or serving poorly. :(

kirivanovic
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:58 AM
Same scenario in both sets, i don't know what happened but it seems that Maria's serve is still easy to break:help:

Maybe Kleybanova was on fire but i don't think so.Well,Nikkie will tell us what really happened:sobbing:

I don't know how she'll defend her points next week.Doubles' draw is awful,so she won't have a lot of confidence before Melbourne...

SOA_MC
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:02 AM
AK keep serving lets over and over again! JK Of course the match is over. :sad:

I guess that's what happen:sad: I was holding to the hope the scoreboard would update and it would 5-5 or something:o

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:32 AM
I guess there wasn´t much to enjoy.

Droolv
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Oh Maria, not a good start :bigcry:

Golovinjured.
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:49 AM
Maria :sad:
Let's wait to hear from Nikkie about how the match went.
Kleybanova may have played Top 10 tennis. :unsure:

bruce goose
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:19 AM
:sad:Maybe she still wasn't 100% in bouncing back from the viral infection.If this is so,she'll have a whole extra week to recuperate before she's forced to play at the AO....ARRIVA,Makiri!!:bounce:

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Hey guys :sobbing:

Yeah she was lacking power today and she was a bit slow and sluggish. Kleybanova was just bashing everything to death :rolleyes: Maria wasn't able to deal with it. Maria seemed a bit intimidated by Kleybanova and I don't really blame her she was yelling at Maria's errors etc.

Golovinjured.
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Sasquatch Kleybanova. :rolleyes:
I thought it was a nice draw for Maria, is she still in the doubles with Aga?

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Sasquatch Kleybanova. :rolleyes:
I thought it was a nice draw for Maria, is she still in the doubles with Aga?

Yeah they play tomorrow afternoon :) I will be there :p

Golovinjured.
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Good, you promise to take lots of pictures?

:angel:

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Well duh. :p

Will post some from today soon too. :D :(

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:51 AM
A bit more about todays match, while I am really upset she lost, honestly there was not much she could she couldn't handle the power and her own power was lacking but seeing how its her first match and she was sick last week I don't think its anything to worry about yet, she just needs more matches. Needs a good draw in Melbourne.

Labamba
Jan 12th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Maria :hug: that virus came at a bad time

better luck in the dubs

King Aaron
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:07 PM
A bit more about todays match, while I am really upset she lost, honestly there was not much she could she couldn't handle the power and her own power was lacking but seeing how its her first match and she was sick last week I don't think its anything to worry about yet, she just needs more matches. Needs a good draw in Melbourne.
Thanks, and also for the other report.

:sad: Maria. Not being able to handle the power worries me though because 90% of the tour are power hitters now. :scared:
But seeing as she's coming off an illness and what not, I guess it's not too bad a loss. At least she still has doubles to get some match play.

4th round points to defend in Melbourne though. :scared:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:22 PM
A bit more about todays match, while I am really upset she lost, honestly there was not much she could she couldn't handle the power and her own power was lacking but seeing how its her first match and she was sick last week I don't think its anything to worry about yet, she just needs more matches. Needs a good draw in Melbourne.

I hope you're right and that it's just one match.
Mostly Maria can handle some power. She should be way shorter than Alisa. Hopefully Maria is 100% for Melbourne and win some matches there. At least a 3rd round.
Best draw would be playing Ana but I better can't wish for that.

Did it really look Maria isn't 100% yet or would you more say it was a bad day?

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:25 PM
I would say she's not sick anymore but she is feeling the effects of last week, it probably took a lot out of her. She was very weak hitting balls in the middle of the court a lot of the time, her serves had nothing on them really also she hit a few smashes which weren't good enough either. I really do believe this is just from her being sick last week and with more matches she will have some power back.

kirivanovic
Jan 12th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the report;)!

Let's hope that she'll be able to play her game with all her power then.That's difficult to recover from a serious virus especially when the weather is quite hot.

A decent draw next week wouldn't be so bad:help:

Protoss
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Woah...Maria/Aga won the 1st set 6-2 against Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual. :) The match is on serve at 1-1 in the 2nd set.

Protoss
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Yay!! Maria/Aga won 6-2 7-5 against Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual. :) Great job Team Maria. :) They were down a break at 4-2 and 5-4 in the 2nd set.

SOA_MC
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Nikkie will be cartwheeling all the home:)

Droolv
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Wow that's a fantastic win over a quality pair :worship:

Keep it going girls :angel:

Nikkiri
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Maria was amazing today! I will write up more later. I just got home and I seriously need to lay down. :lol:

Nikkiri
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Maria was a totally different player today, much more relaxed, she played amazing. Before the match started Maria was talking with Aga and laughing a lot, they seem to get along well. Maria was the best player on the court today, shes an amazing doubles player one day with the right partner I could see her winning a GS. :p

only_one_maria
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Great stuff.

An unexpected win is always the most pleasing.

kirivanovic
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Wow,i can't believe that they've won against multi-grand slams winners:bounce:.

That's what Maria needed and if she was the best player today,that's a really good thing.Now,they'll have to beat 2 other spanish:armed:

Labamba
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Maria was a totally different player today, much more relaxed, she played amazing. Before the match started Maria was talking with Aga and laughing a lot, they seem to get along well. Maria was the best player on the court today, shes an amazing doubles player one day with the right partner I could see her winning a GS. :p

sounds great :yeah:

Maria really needs the matches, even if they are doubles.

Zumoq
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the reports and all the pics, Nikkie! Inspiring stuff :D

It was a pity with the early singles exit, but still I hope you get to see a lot more of Maria before she leaves.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Maria was a totally different player today, much more relaxed, she played amazing. Before the match started Maria was talking with Aga and laughing a lot, they seem to get along well. Maria was the best player on the court today, shes an amazing doubles player one day with the right partner I could see her winning a GS. :p

Too bad it's just doubles now.
Great run with Igor at Wimbledon. Almost beat Black/Huber in Zurich.
And now a great win as well.
I rather see her doing it in singles. At least a good thing is that she seems to have some form back. But I'm really unsure if that says something about Melbourne.

SOA_MC
Jan 14th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Maria and Aga lost the doubles match 6-4 6-4

bye bye sydney :wavey::sad:

Protoss
Jan 14th, 2009, 10:41 AM
What the heck? How do they go from beating multiple grand slam winners yesterday to this loss?

Golovinjured.
Jan 14th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Bring on Melbourne :armed:

Nikkiri
Jan 14th, 2009, 12:52 PM
What the heck? How do they go from beating multiple grand slam winners yesterday to this loss?

Aga had a very tough match today she was tired. They didn't play bad just not as good as yesterday a few too many silly errors overall it was a good match though.

Droolv
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:09 PM
So Aga let the team down? :devil:

I reckon Maria should play doubles with Flavia at the AO ;)

Nikkie how did Maria play? How far next week do you think she'll go? :p

Nikkiri
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:37 PM
No I think it was equal :lol: on the last MP Maria hit it out, she let out a huge scream but then laughed it off :p Maria played really well in the doubles and not so well in singles so I dunno its hard to tell. I liked Maria and Aga they are funny together during the last game to decide who would recieve at 40-40 they played rock-paper-scissors :lol:

I also got Maria's autograph today :D

kirivanovic
Jan 14th, 2009, 11:51 PM
I liked Maria and Aga they are funny together during the last game to decide who would recieve at 40-40 they played rock-paper-scissors :lol:

I also got Maria's autograph today :D

And who won?:haha: