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bad_angel_109
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Here's hoping Maria arrives in Melbourne tomorrow :)

SOA_MC
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:45 AM
She's still in Sydney playing doubles with Radwanska

They won today:woohoo:

SOA_MC
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:49 AM
Wait was this a sneak attempt to start a tournament thread?:p

bad_angel_109
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:22 AM
Wait was this a sneak attempt to start a tournament thread?:pLol, i realized she was still in Sydney when I saw her name in the live scores playiong dubs with Radwanska.

this might be a sneaky attempt to make a tournament thread :p

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:29 PM
It's Maria's best slams.
4th round last year and never lost the 1st round (SO FAR)

Nikkiri
Jan 15th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Yeah, no luck for Maria at all. First round against Errani. Just perfect :)

Warrior
Jan 15th, 2009, 11:12 PM
This is not good. If she loses 1st round, how far down in rankings will she drop?

SOA_MC
Jan 15th, 2009, 11:13 PM
That sucks someone who is seeded playing someone just outside of the seedings :(

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 15th, 2009, 11:15 PM
This is not good. If she loses 1st round, how far down in rankings will she drop?

At least 32. So maybe not as bad as you may think.
Lost the last 2 against Errani and I don't like her at all.
I hoped for Kuzy in round 3 but it's Zvonareva.
If Vera is healthy, I see no chance for Maria.

But first round 1. She never lost here the first round so please keep it that way.

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 15th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Not the best of draws but hopefully she can get by Errani. Good luck Maria!

SOA_MC
Jan 16th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Maria's quarter

Jelena Jankovic SRB (1) v Yvonne Meusburger AUT
Kirsten Flipkens BEL v Rossana De Los Rios PAR
Nathalie Dechy FRA v Qualifier
Qualifier v Ai Sugiyama JPN (26)
Sybille Bammer AUT (24) v Lucie Safarova CZE
Petra Cetkovska CZE v Marina Erakovic NZL
Qualifier v Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
Melanie South GBR v Marion Bartoli FRA (16)
Nadia Petrova RUS (10) v Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ
Sania Mirza IND v Marta Domachowska POL
Karin Knapp ITA v Monika Wejnert AUS
Galina Voskoboeva KAZ v Agnes Szavay HUN (23)
Maria Kirilenko RUS (27) v Sara Errani ITA
Monica Niculescu ROU v Qualifier
Maria Elena Camerin ITA v Edina Gallovits ROU
Magdalena Rybarikova SVK v Vera Zvonareva RUS (7)

SOA_MC
Jan 16th, 2009, 01:10 AM
We shouldn't forget Kuznetsova is in serious doubt for the AO if she withdraws Maria moves to the 26th seed and plays a Qualifier

Protoss
Jan 16th, 2009, 01:13 AM
We shouldn't forget Kuznetsove is in serious doubt for the AO if she withdraws Maria moves to the 26th seed and plays a Qualifier
I don't know if that'd actually be an improvement. :shrug:

Nikkiri
Jan 16th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Oh well Maria is just going to have to step it up. It's tough, from what I saw earlier this week it doesn't look good but that was her first match of the season and she was ill the previous week so I don't think thats the best thing to go by.. but Errani is in great form and leads the h2h 2-0 a qualifier would probably be a better first round for Maria but I don't see Sveta withdrawing.

SOA_MC
Jan 16th, 2009, 01:26 AM
I don't know if that'd actually be an improvement. :shrug:

Not saying it is, Just saying we shouldn't forget Kuznetsova is in doubt and what that could mean for Maria

Droolv
Jan 16th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Tough first round opponent but you can do it Maria :rocker2:

bad_angel_109
Jan 16th, 2009, 05:26 AM
Argh. Errani. Man, she was playing alright imo in Sydney/Brissy, I forget which tourney :lol: But surely Maria will be able to win this match.

only_one_maria
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Well Errani is a tough 1st round draw. But can we get things in perspective. This is a woman who has only ever won 2 matches in Grand Slam events. I always feel better about Makiri against a small opponent rather than a ballbasher.

VIKA?
Jan 16th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Mariaa:sobbing:

hope you can beat Errani:armed:

kirivanovic
Jan 16th, 2009, 09:47 PM
As she lost twice against Errani,we can consider that she has nothing to lose:help:

Well,if Kuzi wanna withdraw,i won't blame her though.

Anyway,Maria has the skills to destroy Errani:fiery:

Labamba
Jan 16th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Errani is a nightmare first round opponent :(

She won't give it away, so Maria has to play really well and smart. Gotta be aggressive and construct the points wisely. Maria won't beat her in consistency as we have seen before. Please put this match on a TV court :)

Warrior
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Errani is a nightmare first round opponent :(

She won't give it away, so Maria has to play really well and smart. Gotta be aggressive and construct the points wisely. Maria won't beat her in consistency as we have seen before. Please put this match on a TV court :)

If Maria wants to win this, she needs to change her game plan.

Nikkiri
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Maria needs to start listening to her coach, In Sydney he got quite annoyed because she wasn't doing what he told her too.

Warrior
Jan 17th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Maria needs to start listening to her coach, In Sydney he got quite annoyed because she wasn't doing what he told her too.

details please

Droolv
Jan 17th, 2009, 04:46 AM
details please

See here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14754919&postcount=56) ;)

bad_angel_109
Jan 17th, 2009, 07:17 AM
I saw Maria today at the qualies! :D Unfortunately i didnt get to see her train/practice, me and louisa looked EVERYWHERE for her but had no luck. I got her to sign my AO program AND my ipod touch, hehe. i didnt think it was possible but she's even more gorgeous in person :hearts: she was wearing a black tee and i think black shorts i cant remember. i didnt get any pics :( but at least i got her autograph twice! :D

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 17th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Schedules out for day 1. Maria will be third on court 13

VIKA?
Jan 17th, 2009, 07:41 AM
good luck Maria:bounce:

only_one_maria
Jan 17th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Schedules out for day 1. Maria will be third on court 13

Unlucky for Errani?

From what I've seen Makiri does lack depth at times with her groundstrokes, particularly when she's struggling. Better to go down all guns blazing than remain passive.

SOA_MC
Jan 17th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Come on Maria put it all together on Monday :)

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Did anyone see/watch Maria practice yesterday? :scratch: I looked everywhere and still couldnt find her until louisa saw her and i had a few secs to ask her to sign my program and my ipod.

Brian4Canada
Jan 18th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Not trying to be a pesimist but if Maria plays like usual she is screwed. Kirilenko is a good doubles player and if her opponent has a tendency to hit short we need to see some old school kirilenko. A la come to net as much as possible and on crucial points dont go into a pusher mind set which i know is difficult to do.Btw i think it hilarious u got ur ipod signed. at a basketball camp i went to i had steve blake (nba player) sign a baseball 2 years in a row. hope she can get some wins.

Droolv
Jan 18th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Maria and Flavia are seeded seventh in doubles and have a pretty good draw :hearts:

(7) Kirilenko/Pennetta vs Dekmeijere/Wozniak
Moore/Ferguson vs Ketohavong/Jugic-Salkic
Peer/Wozniacki vs Kudryavtseva/Makarova
(12) Dellacqua/Schiavone vs Cetkovska/Suarez Navarro

The Bondarenkos (who they've beaten before) are in their quarter ;)

:bounce:

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 03:47 AM
What time is Maria's match again? i forget

Rod the Bama
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:53 AM
It doesn`t an exact time. Usually it will start at least a half hour to 45 minutes after the previous match. Makiri will be playing the third match on Court 13. So it should be something about 2-3 in the afternoon down under.

As for the doubles draw, i like Makiri and Flavia`s draw. Hopefully they`ll go on a nice run.

In fact i really hope that Makiri will do well in Melbourne.

Protoss
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Tough draw for Maria. If she happens to beat Errani, she presumably plays Niculescu who she struggled quite a bit with last time, losing sets 2 & 3 6-2 and 6-1. I suppose just beating Errani would be a pretty good accomplishment.

Good luck Maria. :)

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:53 AM
It doesn`t an exact time. Usually it will start at least a half hour to 45 minutes after the previous match. Makiri will be playing the third match on Court 13. So it should be something about 2-3 in the afternoon down under.

As for the doubles draw, i like Makiri and Flavia`s draw. Hopefully they`ll go on a nice run.

In fact i really hope that Makiri will do well in Melbourne.ah ok, thanks. i reallly hope Maria practices in the morning, she has to doesnt she? :scratch: coz i'll be getting there around 10-ish, give or take. i reallllly wanna see her practice :hearts:

Nikkiri
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:05 AM
If she loses this will be her 3rd straight 1st round loss at a GS, she's too good for that :sobbing: Please Maria just play like we all know you can. :awww:

Good to see her playing doubles with Flavia again this year :hearts:

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Are u going tomorrow Nikki? U wanna meet up & cheer Maria on from the stands? :) I'll be watching Maria's match if I cant find Daniela practicing anywhere, lol. Allez Maria!

Nikkiri
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:09 AM
I wish I were going! :sad: Can't afford to go to Melbourne this year. But well tell Maria I love her ;) :p

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Lol, aww too bad. Alright I'll tell her that both u & me love her, if i can get close enough and the security dont escort me away :p hehe. i saw her yesterday, standing right in front and next to her when she signed my ipod. she was sooo gorgeous :angel:

Nikkiri
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:15 AM
I know, its hard to believe but shes even more gorgeous in person :hearts: I got her autograph in Sydney. Was she really shy? :p

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:23 AM
i was amazed with i saw her walking to me (well really, walking in my direction) :hearts: lol, i was only in her presence for like 10 seconds in which she signed my program and ipod. was she shy when u met her? aw thats so cute.

Nikkiri
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Yeah she was shy :p and I saw her a few times during the week and she just seems really shy like all the attention makes her feel strange lol but of course she was very nice. :)

bad_angel_109
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:39 AM
aww thats so adorable :tongue: lol. she didnt say anything to me i dont think, i cant remember, lol. when she finished signing my ipod i said "thanks and good luck for the tournament Maria" and i think she said "thanks" lol. she was walking back into the players' area or something out of bounds to the public. no sign of igor tho, bit of a shame as i was hoping to get his autograph too.

i gtg prepare and get some sleep, im going there early tomorrow and i'll be looking for maria practicing on the courts. :)

Nikkiri
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Yeah she's not much of a talker :lol: Anyways have fun :bigwave: I hope she wins so you can go back and see her :p

TeamCaro
Jan 18th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Yeah, i saw Maria in Sydney as well.:D :D
She was doing excercises next to the practice courts and when she finished i asked for a photo. We had the photo but she started walking before i could ask her for an autograph. I called out "Maria" in slight desperation :awww:, she was about a good 7-10m away from me now and to my great surprise she turned round, saw me with my pen, and in her little accent said "After the match, ok? :)"
I could only muster a nervous "ok" because i was melting inside :hearts: :drool: :drool:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Probably can't watch a thing about her match, but I SOOOOOOOOOO want her to win this one.
I just can't take it if she loses in round 1 again.


DAVAJJJJJJJJJJJJ MARIA!!!!!!!!!!

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Terrible start, Maria's been broken twice and trails 0-3 :sobbing:

TeamCaro
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:49 AM
And with 4th round points to defend :sad:

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:51 AM
0-5 now :tape: Come on Maria, fight back :awww:

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:52 AM
All I can do is laugh :haha: :shrug:

Natash.
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:54 AM
All I can do is laugh :haha: :shrug:

:sobbing:

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:56 AM
She's better than this, a bagel by Errani really now? She's probably playing little puff balls up the middle of the court again. Not gonna get her anywhere. I hope shes still feeling effects from her virus otherwise this is just embarrassing.

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:58 AM
A bagel from Errani :help: Step it up Maria, your so much better than this :sad:

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:06 AM
Game Kirilenko :eek: 1-0*

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Lets play a game, how many games will Maria win from now on. I'm gonna go with 2.

Dazbog
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:09 AM
I know this isn't really the right place to post this, but muller/feliciano lopez is just unbelievable..longest match in history of the aussie open..13-12 fifth set :P

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:13 AM
2-1* :cool: Break her now Maria :bounce:

Warrior
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:18 AM
2-2

this is a nightmare

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:22 AM
3-2 ;) This is your Maria, break the moonballer NOW :armed:

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:27 AM
*3-3 :unsure: Please hold :yeah:

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Game Maria, 4-3* :banana:

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Has she even had a break point? :weirdo:

TeamCaro
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:33 AM
It must've taken a huge dent in her confidence losing 6-0 the first ser but good fightback from Maria.

Always knew she had the Heart :)

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:35 AM
A long break it's been since she held :speakles: Maybe Errani's injured? :devil:

Protoss
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:44 AM
The match has resumed.

Warrior
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:52 AM
hopeless

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Errani's serving out the match :(

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:55 AM
:hearts: great start to the year.

Droolv
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:57 AM
It's all over, all those points from last year are gone :mad:

Prepare to get bashed in GM :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:01 AM
All they have is the same lame old jokes about her saying shes gonna be #1, I wouldn't even worry about those idiots.

VIKA?
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Maria:sobbing:

Protoss
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:07 AM
So was Maria passive in this match?

Nikkiri
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Most likey, shes always playing passive lately.

We'll need to wait for someone who was there to let us know.

only_one_maria
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:40 AM
I just don't know what to say :o

Ever since Eric decided clay was going to be her best surface, she's forgotten how to play tennis.

But I'm optimistic about the doubles.

kirivanovic
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:01 AM
I definitely hate this Errani:mad::mad:.

I don't know what happened for Maria but she must have made a lot of mistakes as Errani doesn't make a lot and only runs and moonballs :rolleyes:.

If someone was brave enough to see the match,please share your impressions:sad:.

Now,she really has to play well in doubles, at least a 1/4 to earn some confidence...

Labamba
Jan 19th, 2009, 11:35 AM
:sobbing:

Maria probably had no idea how to play her. Also the preparation was far from ideal due to the virus.

better luck in the doubles :hug:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 19th, 2009, 12:14 PM
:speakles: :sad:
omg that was just horrible :sad:

Errani pls stay away from Masha :armed:

TeamCaro
Jan 19th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Love her dress though..:unsure:

only_one_maria
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:06 PM
However bad the results, she's still Makiri and she still looks :drool:

That makes it so much easier to support her.

bruce goose
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Here's a question: Did Makiri make an enemy by refusing to date the spoiled brat son of some WTA executive?That's TWO tourneys in a row where she was paired with highly-talented,hungry young players...IN THE FIRST ROUND:(....Who's her NEXT 1st Round opponent going to be?Serena or Jankovic?:rolleyes:.I hope that she HAS started to recover from that virus...and that we'll soon see the form that got her a career-high ranking in the Top 20 during 2008.VAMONOS MAKIRI!!:bounce:

Warrior
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Here's a question: Did Makiri make an enemy by refusing to date the spoiled brat son of some WTA executive?That's TWO tourneys in a row where she was paired with highly-talented,hungry young players...IN THE FIRST ROUND:(....Who's her NEXT 1st Round opponent going to be?Serena or Jankovic?:rolleyes:.I hope that she HAS started to recover from that virus...and that we'll soon see the form that got her a career-high ranking in the Top 20 during 2008.VAMONOS MAKIRI!!:bounce:

Who's that?

bruce goose
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Who's that?Don't know,'Warrior';I'm just speculating...I just remembered that Stosur,a tough draw in her home of Australia,was Makiri's slated opponent in Brisbane.That's three brutal 1st-rounders in a row...Stosur,Kleybanova and Errani

the cat
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:08 AM
I just don't know what to say :o

Ever since Eric decided clay was going to be her best surface, she's forgotten how to play tennis.

But I'm optimistic about the doubles.
This may be true. I thought Eric Van Harpen would be a great coach for Maria. But he hasn't helped her game grow like I thought it would. And Masha getting dominated by the likes of Kleibanova and Errani to start 2009 is frightening to me. :scared: That should not be happening. Now Masha's ranking will drop as will her confidence. What a shame. :(

Also Masha is now approaching middle age for a WTA player and I wonder if she can improve in the future. I have my doubts. I have been a tennis fan for a long time and I never remember a player who has suffered as many crushing losses and heartbreaking losses as Maria. :bigcry: Not even Anna Kournikova. What makes Makiri's stuggles so frustrating is that she has very nice tennis skills and she should be a better player than she is. :banghead: She is a good tennis player but should be even better and more consistent. And the fact that Masha is so likable makes her tough losses and hard times even harder to take.

bad_angel_109
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:06 AM
i watched maria's match. i made a sign saying 'Allez Maria' during the first coupple of games of the 1st set, haha. she signed it afterwards too :) i'll b watching the kirilenko-pennetta dubs match too. altho i saw pennetta practicing today it wasnt with maria :(

Nikkiri
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:21 AM
i watched maria's match. i made a sign saying 'Allez Maria' during the first coupple of games of the 1st set, haha. she signed it afterwards too :) i'll b watching the kirilenko-pennetta dubs match too. altho i saw pennetta practicing today it wasnt with maria :(

How did she play? and what was the problem? :tape:

SOA_MC
Jan 20th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Court 14

Tamira Paszek(AUT) / Ipek Senoglu(TUR) vs. Klaudia Jans(POL) / Alicja Rosolska(POL)
Sebastian Prieto(ARG) / Martin Vassallo Arguello(ARG) vs. Ivo Karlovic(CRO) / Jean-Claude Scherrer(SUI)
Maria Kirilenko(RUS)[7] / Flavia Pennetta(ITA)[7] vs. Liga Dekmeijere(LAT) / Aleksandra Wozniak(CAN)
Agnes Szavay(HUN) / Elena Vesnina(RUS) vs. Chia-Jung Chuang(TPE)[8] / Tiantian Sun(CHN)[8]

Rod the Bama
Jan 20th, 2009, 04:15 PM
I hope that Makiri can get off to a good start in doubles with Flavia today. It would be nice to see them pick up where they left off of last year.

VIKA?
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Good luck girls:)

Zumoq
Jan 20th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Good luck to Maria and Flavia! :)

Since Maria's singles performance was a bit of a letdown, I hope she at least can get a good doubles run here.

Droolv
Jan 21st, 2009, 04:39 AM
GSM Kirilenko/Pennetta 3-6 6-2 6-1 :yeah:

Nikkiri
Jan 21st, 2009, 04:40 AM
I'm sure they just had to get used to playing together again :angel: good win.

Rod the Bama
Jan 21st, 2009, 04:44 AM
Good win for Makiri and Flavia. :clap2: They really came back strong after the first set. This is a nice start for them in doubles.

VIKA?
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:17 AM
great match girls:bigclap::banana:

bad_angel_109
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:29 AM
How did she play? and what was the problem? :tape:I think i was like the alternative to u, cheering madly for Maria and wat not :lol: i made a 1 or 2 min vid of her warm up (i cant upload & post it just i cant find the stupid CD i need to make my camera work on my comp :( ).

omfg, where do i start with her singles match on monday? the chair umpire was blind as a bat! :mad: quite a few balls (about 6 or 7) were inside the line or just clipped it or on the other hand a bit out and the chair umpire called it IN! or out if it jus clipped the line. plus the ballkids werent much help either, especially one ballkid couldnt catch/stop the ball from rolling past them! and they were taking a bit longer than necessary to catch the ball and return to their ballkid spot. the couple of balls they couldnt stop wasnt rolling fast or anything :rolleyes: AND i think it was during the first couple of games of the 2nd set where Maria asked the ump to tell the ball kids to not mix the new balls with the match/already used balls and do u know wat happened? they mixed them up :o

i also saw the remarkable dubs match today with pennetta. i seriously thought they were gonna lose in straight sets. again i made a couple of vids of maria warming up and one of the match i think along with some pics. i also saw maria and flavia practicing together (got some vids and heaps of pics) AND i got a pic with maria afterwards! :bounce: but im NOT posting it coz i look soo retarded :lol: but the blonde in the pic looks gorgeous, as usual :angel:

Droolv
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:50 AM
But how did Maria play in both the singles and the doubles? :lol:

bad_angel_109
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:02 AM
^ lol, well basically she was playing really well in the few few games of the 1st set. errani wasnt playing all that well imo. not saying maria wasnt playing very badly, just that *shrugs* im not 100% sure but i think the umpire's decisions about the line-calls got to her a bit, lingered in her mind a bit i reckon. then the first couple of games of the 2nd set maria played well, and then sara took a medical time-out (either thigh, buttock or hammy) coz her upper thigh was strapped. it was like 7 or 8 mins until errani came back. i think maria lost a bit of her mojo in that time :lol:

once again the umpire's decision not to over rule was bad imo. dubs match? overall the 1st set was average i spose. the 2nd set was good and then 3rd was even better :) maria played a few remarkable, not easy shots imo. few drop shots and a couple of slices and 2 (i think) aces. an old pervy man (who i actually thought was a medico lol) said that maria's serves were very wide, i jus nodded and continued to loudly cheer for maria. first i shouted "Allez" or "Alles Maria" but then the guy sitting next to me told me it was french not russian. so then i just shouted "go maria!" and "C'mon maria!" with a "vamos!" every now and then :p hehe

only_one_maria
Jan 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM
I think i was like the alternative to u, cheering madly for Maria and wat not :lol: i made a 1 or 2 min vid of her warm up (i cant upload & post it just i cant find the stupid CD i need to make my camera work on my comp :( ).

omfg, where do i start with her singles match on monday? the chair umpire was blind as a bat! :mad: quite a few balls (about 6 or 7) were inside the line or just clipped it or on the other hand a bit out and the chair umpire called it IN! or out if it jus clipped the line. plus the ballkids werent much help either, especially one ballkid couldnt catch/stop the ball from rolling past them! and they were taking a bit longer than necessary to catch the ball and return to their ballkid spot. the couple of balls they couldnt stop wasnt rolling fast or anything :rolleyes: AND i think it was during the first couple of games of the 2nd set where Maria asked the ump to tell the ball kids to not mix the new balls with the match/already used balls and do u know wat happened? they mixed them up :o

i also saw the remarkable dubs match today with pennetta. i seriously thought they were gonna lose in straight sets. again i made a couple of vids of maria warming up and one of the match i think along with some pics. i also saw maria and flavia practicing together (got some vids and heaps of pics) AND i got a pic with maria afterwards! :bounce: but im NOT posting it coz i look soo retarded :lol: but the blonde in the pic looks gorgeous, as usual :angel:


In the end makiri has to cope with whatever happens during the match. If the ballboys were useless it wa the same for Errani. Good result in the doubles. Bit of a worry to drop the 1st set, but at least that's given Kirinetta more playing time together. Doesn't look like they had too many problems in the second and third. Good to see they are playing a full 3rd set aswell for the Grand Slam Event.

Warrior
Jan 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM
3 sets? Wasn't this supposed to be easy matchup?

SOA_MC
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:39 PM
It was Maria and Flavia who pushed Black/Huber late last season a couple of times, I wouldn't count them out from being a legit title contender

kirivanovic
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:44 PM
Well,it was their 1st match together for a long time,so a 1st set like that is understandable.They managed to win easily the other sets,so they're ready to fight now :)

only_one_maria
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:14 PM
3 sets? Wasn't this supposed to be easy matchup?

:smoke: Calm down Warrior. Only 3 games conceded after that.

Warrior
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:30 PM
It was Maria and Flavia who pushed Black/Huber late last season a couple of times, I wouldn't count them out from being a legit title contender
Do you actually think they have a chance against Williams sisters?

Nikkiri
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:57 PM
Why so negative? :/

Warrior
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:44 AM
Why so negative? :/
Because there hasn't been much positive in her tennis career lately. So far there are no signs that she can turn it around.

Nikkiri
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:53 AM
Its only the start of the year....

I wasn't even talking about singles, she and Flavia won there first doubles match and your questioning them losing a set. :o

Protoss
Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:24 AM
Has Maria been to any of Igor's matches so far?

Nikkiri
Jan 22nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
I'm watching Igor right now, yet to see her.. but I wouldn't be surprised if she were watching.

bad_angel_109
Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
I watched the last 15 or 20 mins of Maria's practice session today. everytime i see her i wanna hug her tightly, never let go and kiss her :lol: im not gay but i'd definitely turn gay for Maria even if it was just for one night, haha. there were quite a few pervy guys at her practice session today, she gave one of them the towel that she used, i wanted it :sobbing: lol.

i got my 4th Maria autograph today, i was trying to think of something for her to sign for me - she signed my ipod and program at the qualies (sat 17th jan) and she signed my "ALLEZ MARIA" sign when she lost her singles match. but she signed my tennis ball that i found on the ground this morning :lol: i recorded bits of her praccie sess too.

oh and she was wearing see-though white shorts so im def sure that lead to most of the pervy guys there watching her. i was like the ONLY girl watching her train, LOL. :angel:

RandomShot
Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:31 AM
Poor Maria :sad:, really hope she can find some sort of form soon.

Made it past R1 w/ Pennetta in doubles though :yeah:

Labamba
Jan 22nd, 2009, 08:36 PM
good luck to the girls in doubles tonight...maybe the next match would be on a TV court (livestream) :angel:

Nikkiri
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:06 AM
Kirinetta win in convincing style this time.

6-1 6-2 :)

Rod the Bama
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:09 AM
Very good win for Makiri and Flavia. :clap2: It`s nice to see them show some improvement.

Nikkiri
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:30 AM
good luck to the girls in doubles tonight...maybe the next match would be on a TV court (livestream) :angel:

They will probably get a TV court next as they will most likely be playing Dellacqua/Schiavone

Zumoq
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM
Convincing win, girls! :D Continue like this!

Droolv
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:23 AM
Great win Maria and Flavia :yeah:

Good luck in the next round :armed:

Natash.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:58 AM
No use in being so negative. Yes, this is disappointing but Maria was unlucky with the draw like the tournament before. She wasn't 100% and tried to play.

VIKA?
Jan 23rd, 2009, 05:59 AM
:bigclap::banana:

bad_angel_109
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:17 AM
I saw Maria & Flavia's morning praccie sess today and then i saw them play their dubs match, got heaps of pics and a few vids too :)

kirivanovic
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
They can do very well this year in melbourne.They have a pretty good draw (which is unusual for them.Next match will be more difficult but not impossible at all:bounce:.

Labamba
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:37 PM
Kirinetta win in convincing style this time.

6-1 6-2 :)

nice win :cool:

They will probably get a TV court next as they will most likely be playing Dellacqua/Schiavone

yeah, hopefully Dellacqua/Schiavone win their match

Zumoq
Jan 24th, 2009, 12:32 AM
What a great tournament for the faves in your sig, Nikkie... :p

Nikkiri
Jan 24th, 2009, 12:59 AM
What a great tournament for the faves in your sig, Nikkie... :p

Yes fantastic :worship: :lol:

Flavia looked really out of sorts today seems to have an injury too :awww: hope she'll be okay to play doubles still. Would not be a nice birthday present for Masha if they had to withdraw.

Nikkiri
Jan 24th, 2009, 01:00 AM
What a great tournament for the faves in your sig, Nikkie... :p

Yes fantastic :worship: :lol:

Flavia looked really out of sorts today seems to have an injury too :awww: hope she'll be okay to play doubles still. Would not be a nice birthday present for Masha if they had to withdraw.

only_one_maria
Jan 24th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Yes fantastic :worship: :lol:

Flavia looked really out of sorts today seems to have an injury too :awww: hope she'll be okay to play doubles still. Would not be a nice birthday present for Masha if they had to withdraw.

That would be terrible :sad:

Nikkiri
Jan 25th, 2009, 05:39 AM
I think Maria's doubles match may be on Rod Laver tomorrow night.

I made a thread for Maria's birthday in GM if anyone wants to post. http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=368287

Protoss
Jan 25th, 2009, 05:47 AM
I think Maria's doubles match may be on Rod Laver tomorrow night.

I made a thread for Maria's birthday in GM if anyone wants to post. http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=368287
Why would a doubles match other than the final be on Rod Laver Arena?

How is Flavia's injury?

Just posted there. :)

Nikkiri
Jan 25th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Why would a doubles match other than the final be on Rod Laver Arena?

How is Flavia's injury?

Rod Laver Arena

19:30 Start
Men's Singles - 4th Round
James Blake(USA)[9] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[5]

Doubles TBA
- 4th Round

:shrug:


I'm not sure about Flavia's injury, but she still ended up playing mixed yesterday.

Droolv
Jan 25th, 2009, 07:04 AM
That match is a men's doubles match ;)

Maria and Flavia play third on show court 2 :p

Nikkiri
Jan 25th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Well that sucks, but I should have guessed ATP always gets priority. I thought maybe since Casey was playing it would be on a bigger court. Court 2 is okay though it should be on TV.

Droolv
Jan 25th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Yeah there should be a good stream for it ;)

Your banner is amaze, I dibs it after you've finished with it :drool:

Nikkiri
Jan 25th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Haha okay. I want it to be on TV so I can record it :p

bad_angel_109
Jan 25th, 2009, 10:52 AM
im soooo glad they havent scheduled the hantuchova-sugiyama match with the kirilenko-pennetta matches at the same time. i'll watch danka and ai's match first and then i'll find maria (hopefully still) practicing and then go and watch her dubs match :D

Labamba
Jan 25th, 2009, 10:31 PM
TV court :banana: first time we get to see Maria in 2009

livestreams in here for example: http://www.atdhe.net/

Rod the Bama
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:21 AM
I just saw on the official Australian Open site that Makiri`s doubles is a walkover with Dellacqua and Schiavone winning it. It`s likely that Flavia wasn`t able to go due to her foot injury. This really sucks that this has to happen on Makiri`s birthday. :sad: Oh well it`s on to the next tournament, where i hope Makiri will give a much better showing.

Nikkiri
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:28 AM
OMG how awful :sad: Maria must be so disappointed this was a good chance for them.

Well Flavia's injury must have gotten worse...as she still ended up playing mixed doubles the other day. :(

Droolv
Jan 26th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Oh that sucks :( They had a chance to progress deep this tournament, shame Flavia got injured :sad:

What a crappy birthday present :crying2:

Spiritof42
Jan 26th, 2009, 05:45 AM
Was really looking forward to watching the live stream of that doubles match. :sad:

Labamba
Jan 26th, 2009, 08:56 AM
:sad: they had a good chance to go far here

Flavia was fit enough for the mixed doubles yesterday but not for this :confused:

bad_angel_109
Jan 26th, 2009, 11:10 AM
ohh so thats wat happened. i had a bit of a feeling maria might've been injured and i was trying to think bak to all her matches and practice sessions to where maria might have injured herself. i was soooo looking forward to watching the dubs match. i sat right behind the players' chairs and as soon as i saw maria i would've leaned in as close as possible and called 'happy belated 22nd birthday for yesterday maria :D i dont really have anything to give u, so here *gives her present* they're tim tams, they're really nice with hot chocolate or milo' :lol:

i was literally running around asking all the info ppl wat they knew about the dubs match not being played, they couldnt tell me much. poor maria and flavia. i was sooo looking forward to a hantuchova-sugiyama V.S kirilenko-pennetta dubs match-up in the semi-final or something :worship:

kirivanovic
Jan 26th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Poor Maria :sad: ,she's very unlucky since the beginning of the season:rolleyes:.

I hope that Flavia's injury is not so serious.