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Nikkiri
Apr 11th, 2009, 01:51 PM
New thread get rid of the negative vibes in the other.

Tough field but very winnable first few matches. Good luck :D

(1)Alize Cornet v Stephanie Cohen-Aloro
Q v (wc)Nuria Llagostera Vives
Petra Cetkovska v Q
(wc)Estrella Cabeza-Candela v (5)Carla Suarez Navarro

(4)Kaia Kanepi v Q
Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez v Kirsten Flipkens
Anna-Lena Groenefeld v Severine Bremond
Camille Pin v (6)Maria Kirilenko

(7)Sara Errani v Mathilde Johansson
Tsvetana Pironkova v Lucie Safarova
Francesca Schiavone v Lourdes Dominguez-Lino
Nicole Vaidisova v (3)Anabel Medina Garrigues

(8)Sorana Cirstea v Q
Magdalena Rybarikova v Klara Zakopalova
Roberta Vinci v Pauline Parmentier
Petra Kvitova v (2/wc)Flavia Pennetta

Dinayer
Apr 11th, 2009, 02:32 PM
hopefully a good tournament for Maria! Davai :rocker:

SOA_MC
Apr 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Flavia asked for a WC like she was never planning to play :rolleyes::p

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 11th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Draw is ok, but Pin might be a problem.
It would be just great if Maria can succesfully defend her title.

DAVAJ!

King Aaron
Apr 11th, 2009, 06:37 PM
:scared: Tough field/draw. Anna-Lena (possibly) in the second round.

Rod the Bama
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:16 PM
I agree with y`all about the field. It is pretty tough looking, but at the time, the early matches look favorable for Makiri. If she can win a couple of matches and possibly upset Kaia Kanepi to reach the semifinals, it would be a good run for Makiri. Hopefully she`ll do well in Barcelona. This is a good opportunity for Makiri to get back in the right direction back on her favorite surface.

Droolv
Apr 11th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Good luck against Pin, Maria :rocker2:

schorsch
Apr 11th, 2009, 10:44 PM
:awww:

scherbatsky
Apr 11th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Good luck Maria! :D

Spiritof42
Apr 12th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Good luck in Barcelona Maria :)
Hopefully a live stream will be available for that tournament.

kirivanovic
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Maria hates to play moonballers,so she'll have to play a good 1st match.Her draw is ok,she has avoided the 2 best players (Flavia and Medina) until the final,so i think she can do well.

Droolv
Apr 12th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Maria and Flavia aren't playing doubles :speakles:

Nikkiri
Apr 12th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Focusing on singles, thats a good sign. :)

Protoss
Apr 13th, 2009, 04:41 AM
Hmmm. It's not a bad draw for Maria. She should be able to beat Pin. Groenefeld is somewhat of a wildcard in terms of her level of play but I think Maria would have a decent shot at beating her.

Please win at least one singles match Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

SOA_MC
Apr 13th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pista Central (from 11.00hrs)
1. Ani/Voracova vs. Safarova/Uhlirova
2. Schiavone vs. Domínguez Lino
3. Pin vs. Kirilenko
4. Martínez Sánchez vs. Flipkens
5. Cabeza Candela vs. Suárez Navarro (NB 18.00)

Rod the Bama
Apr 13th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Maria and Flavia aren't playing doubles :speakles:

I think that this is a good move by Makiri to step doubles, especially with her troublesome knee injury. Hopefully we`ll see her and Flavia back together by Rome.

Nikkiri
Apr 13th, 2009, 08:55 PM
The only thing that worries me is her knee the points on clay are much longer so I hope her knee is better now. Good luck Maria! :) There will be a stream for her match :hearts:

Labamba
Apr 13th, 2009, 10:07 PM
good luck Maria :angel:

the first match that we can watch on a stream in 09 :aparty: :woohoo:

Droolv
Apr 13th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Pista Central (from 11.00hrs)
1. Ani/Voracova vs. Safarova/Uhlirova
2. Schiavone vs. Domínguez Lino
3. Pin vs. Kirilenko
4. Martínez Sánchez vs. Flipkens
5. Cabeza Candela vs. Suárez Navarro (NB 18.00hrs)

:woohoo:

Thank you Barcelona tournament director :lol: Good luck Maria :armed:

Spiritof42
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:19 AM
the first match that we can watch on a stream in 09 :aparty: :woohoo:

It's about time! :bounce: :D

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:23 AM
The bet365 stream will work for this. A little small, but better than nothing, and free (unlike bwin). A shame that the atdhe stream seems to have gone away.

schorsch
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:55 AM
The only thing that worries me is her knee the points on clay are much longer so I hope her knee is better now. Good luck Maria! :) There will be a stream for her match :hearts:

but the surface is more forgiving... players with knee issues tend to struggle with them more on HC than grass and clay.

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Maria's match is on the scoreboard. :)

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Maria holds for 3-2 1st set after saving a break point. :) Maria started the match off 2-0. From following the scoreboard she seems to be struggling. Anybody watching this match?

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I'm watching it on bet365. Maria is struggling, it could easily have been 3-3 or even more.

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:07 PM
I'm watching it on bet365. Maria is struggling, it could easily have been 3-3 or even more.
What's wrong with Maria?

Maria holds for 5-2 1st set after saving a break point. :) Break for the set Maria.

Labamba
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:07 PM
fun match so far

I think Maria is playing quite well, very aggressive :D

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:08 PM
fun match so far

I think Maria is playing quite well, very aggressive :D
That's good to hear. :)

Is Maria overpowering Pin? :p

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Maria is facing break points every service game. She has served 45 points in only 4 service games, compared to Camille's 21 points. She went down 15-40 at least a couple of times. Actually she is quite lucky to be 5-2 up, Camille is not playing well on the breakpoints. Camille's fh is giving Maria a surprising amount of trouble, it is very deep and well placed although not mightily hard. Almost 50 min for 5-2. However the first set is almost over now. Maria is struggling with the forehand drive volley though.

Labamba
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Maria 6-2 :yeah:

excellent set, she's mixing it up well and coming to the net a lot which is nice to see

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:13 PM
There's the first set. Camille has asked for her coach. It's understandable given how many opportunities she lost in that set.

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Maria breaks for 6-2 1st set at Ad Maria from 40-15 to 40-40 to Ad Pin to 40-40. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 54 minutes long.

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Both players have struggled on serve. If Maria starts holding strongly Pin will have no chance.

Labamba
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:19 PM
That's good to hear. :)

Is Maria overpowering Pin? :p

outfoxing Pin :p

good angles, mixing top spin and slice

Labamba
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:22 PM
6-2 2-0

six games in a row now

SOA_MC
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Livestream link?

Please :awww:

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Maria holds for 3-0 2nd set. :)

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Livestream link?

Please :awww:

I'm using bet365 (www.bet365.com). But you have to register (it's okay, just give fake details). But you need to give them a real email, I created an extra gmail for this purpose. It's quite useful when other streams don't work. Unlike bwin, you never have to give them money to watch the stream, so no credit card details needed, but the image, like bwin, is small, maybe a quarter of the screen. That's why I prefer atdhe if it has it, but it doesn't. But the point and ball are clear.

SOA_MC
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks Howard

But it won't let me register right now :( I'll try again tomorrow I guess

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Maria holds for 5-0 2nd set. :) Maria broke Pin at 3-0 2nd set in a long game. Break for the match Maria.

Nikkiri
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Maria wins 6-2 6-0. Very good win for Maria. :)

Protoss
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Yay!!! Maria breaks for 6-0 2nd set. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 1 hour 32 minutes long.

Labamba
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM
6-2 6-0 :worship: :worship: :worship:

Pin is not the biggest test, but that was really good stuff from Maria :yeah:

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM
The scoreline doesn't do justice to how much Maria had to fight for that match. But once she figured out how to hold, she was always going to win.

kirivanovic
Apr 14th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Maria played a good match, very agressive with some really beautiful points.That's a very interesting first match on clay and it will give her more confidence for the other matches.

She had some troubles with her forehand high volleys:help: but the other parts were ok.

SOA_MC
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Maria will play Bremond next round after she upset ALG 7-6 6-2

Not sure what to make of that result was Bremond good or ALG bad?

King Aaron
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:46 PM
:yeah: Maria. Good win, judging from the score.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 14th, 2009, 05:51 PM
The draw looks good now.
Too bad I couldn't watch her play, but it's a very nice win.
Same score as her start of winning Seoul.

Keep it up Maria!

aleksr
Apr 14th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Wednsday, April 15, 2009

Pista Central (from 11.00hrs)
1. Brémond vs. Kirilenko
2. Vinci vs. Pennetta
3. Brémond/Kapshay vs. Cornet/Pin
4. Zec Peskiric vs. Martínez Sánchez (NB 17.30hrs)

Rod the Bama
Apr 14th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Good win for Makiri today. :clap2: She played well throughout the match, especially in the long games from what i`ve read. This is a nice start for Makiri in Barcelona.

watchdogfish
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:21 PM
That's more like it! :D
Hopefully Maria can make a good impact on this tournament, although she's still got Martinez-Sanchez and Suarez-Navarro in her half.

Keep it going Masha :worship:

Nikkiri
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:41 PM
That's more like it! :D
Hopefully Maria can make a good impact on this tournament, although she's still got Martinez-Sanchez and Suarez-Navarro in her half.

Keep it going Masha :worship:

Both whom she beat at this tournament last year :p

Droolv
Apr 15th, 2009, 12:34 AM
:bounce:

Good first-up win for Maria, she remained agressive through the entire match and hit many beautiful shots :hearts: Once she started easily holding serve Camille had nothing to hurt her with. Just please work on those drive volleys, they should be easy put-aways not missed oppertunities. Good luck against Sev, I'll only get to watch the first 20 minutes or so :tears: Why couldn't they put her second? :mad:

myse7en
Apr 15th, 2009, 12:55 AM
is it just me or does the girl in the tournament's pic look like maria?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/becks24/mk02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/becks24/rolandgarros24.jpg

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:25 AM
It is Maria :p

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Yes, the girl in the pic is definitely a painted version of Maria, since she is the defending champ I guess they decided to use her as the logo :lol:. And what a lovely logo it is :hearts:. Maria is in a long first set with Severine, she is serving for it now at 6-5.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Maria has won the first set, 7-5. She asked for her coach, judging from the gestures they seemed to be talking about her forehand.

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:15 AM
So Maria has a new coach?

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:21 AM
I'm watching it on bet365 again, the screen image is small, but I discovered that if you change the screen resolution you can make the image a bit bigger. However then the threads on tennisforum become huge :lol:. Or I guess you could find one of those online magnifiers. It's not really necessary though cos the ball is clear enough even if it is a wee bit small. Maria almost broke at the beginning of the set, from 0-30 Bremond held.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:24 AM
So Maria has a new coach?

I think that was just Eric Van Harpen? They were both gesturing like they were practicing rolling the wrist to hit a forehand, so I figured (and so did the commentator) that they were probably discussing her forehand. Wow, good dropshot from Bremond catches Maria.

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:26 AM
It wasn't Eric he is much older and they parted ways earlier this year.

kirivanovic
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:28 AM
The image is ok but too bad that channelsurfing no longer works,don't know what happened cos' that's the same with Monte Carlo:sad:.

Break for Maria who leads 2-1 in the 2nd set:)

About the coach,i didn't see him,i was eating but it could be a good news if Maria had a new coach...

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Oh ok, must be someone else. I never really look at the coaches so I can't recognise most of them. Yeah I don't know what happened to atdhe or channelsurfing but at least we have one working stream. That was a poor service game from Severine, apart from the amazing kick serve that Maria completely shanked. Maria needs to make her pay for that by holding here. Looks like she will.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:35 AM
The image is ok but too bad that channelsurfing no longer works,don't know what happened cos' that's the same with Monte Carlo:sad:.

Break for Maria who leads 2-1 in the 2nd set:)

About the coach,i didn't see him,i was eating but it could be a good news if Maria had a new coach...

What were you eating? I'm curious now. And hungry, I haven't had dinner tonight:drool:. Oh Maria is struggling in this game.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Maria holds to 3-1. One more break and it will be over.

kirivanovic
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:39 AM
:lol:Chicken nuggets with fries,i had to be quick:lol:

Tough hold but she managed to do it.She's playing less well than yesterday but Bremond helps her

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:43 AM
:lol:Chicken nuggets with fries,i had to be quick:lol:

Tough hold but she managed to do it.She played less well than yesterday but Bremond helps her

Sounds yummy :drool:. I love chicken nuggets and fries. Yes, Severine is helping her, too many errors.

watchdogfish
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Both whom she beat at this tournament last year :p

Wow deja vu? :lol: That would be quite ok :angel: :p

Thanks for the updates HowardH :yeah:

kirivanovic
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:56 AM
5-2 double break,it should be over now.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Wow deja vu? :lol: That would be quite ok :angel: :p

Thanks for the updates HowardH :yeah:

No problem. Maria is on her way now, the match is basically over. In the end Severine has not been as consistent as Maria, on the last point of her service game there she sliced her backhand into the net. 2-5 would require some kind of disaster to lose from here. And on the first point of her service game Maria out rallies Severine, forcing her to send a backhand long. Now 30-0, it's over.

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:01 AM
That's it, a good serve up the middle and Severine hits the forehand return long. 5 and 2. Bremond checks the mark but accepts that the serve was in, and they shake hands.

kirivanovic
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:01 AM
GSM Maria,she was pretty solid today again and it's her 1st quarter final of the year:)

Next match against MZP or MJMS:lol:

Protoss
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Maria holds for 6-2 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 40-15. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 1 hour 47 minutes long.

Droolv
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Very strong win for Maria today :) She was very agressive and it paid off once again :hearts:

First back to back wins of the year, good luck in the quarterfinals! :yeah:

Nikkiri
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Good win. :D first QF of the year.

VIKA?
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:32 PM
yay:bounce:

hope she can win more matches:bounce:

slutz
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:37 PM
So Maria has a new coach?


somebody from the adidas coaching staff i guess

Dinayer
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Kiri :bowdown:

keep it up!! :)

schorsch
Apr 15th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Who is it? The adidas coach, I mean.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 15th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Congrats, Maria!
2nd win in straight sets. Still hard to say how her form is, but it's good she has at least a QF.
Now probably Martinez Sanchez who has crushed last year in the final.

Keep it up!

Labamba
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:41 PM
congrats Maria :clap2: QF's :bounce:

shame I couldn't watch her match today, but it's good to hear she kept the level from yesterday :yeah:

VIKA?
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Maria will face Maria Martinez Sanchez:)

good luck Kiri:rocker:

bad_angel_109
Apr 16th, 2009, 06:05 AM
pennetta's out! :o the draw's opening up nicely for maria. re-match of last year's final! :bounce: c'mon maria, if u win this match im surrreeee u can defend ur title AND win the damn tourney again! :D

Spiritof42
Apr 16th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Keep winning Maria! :rocker2:
I'm using bet365 (www.bet365.com). But you have to register (it's okay, just give fake details). But you need to give them a real email, I created an extra gmail for this purpose. It's quite useful when other streams don't work. Unlike bwin, you never have to give them money to watch the stream, so no credit card details needed, but the image, like bwin, is small, maybe a quarter of the screen. That's why I prefer atdhe if it has it, but it doesn't. But the point and ball are clear.
Thanks for the info. I have been wary of opening an account on betting sites just to watch tennis, because I expected all of them to ask for credit card numbers to verify the user's ID. I didn't think one could get away with giving fake details. Now that sources like Atdhe or Channelsurfing have dried up (at least temporarily), I think I'll give Bet365 a try (assuming there won't be any IP address-based geographical restrictions preventing me from watching WTA events :o)

only_one_maria
Apr 16th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Masha wins 2 matches in a row :)

I wonder if the clay surface is more forgiving on her knee than the hard surfaces.

King Aaron
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:14 PM
:yeah: :D Two wins in a row.
Good luck in the QF tomorrow. :kiss:

aleksr
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Friday, April 17, 2009

Pista Central (from 12.00hrs)
1. Yakimova vs. Vinci
2. Martínez Sánchez vs. Kirilenko
3. Malek vs. Suárez Navarro
4. Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez vs. Schiavone/Vinci

Nikkiri
Apr 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Well done Caro :clap2:

A tournament win then a QF appearance to back it up is a great start to the clay season

:spit: I think you're in the wrong forum. :haha:

SOA_MC
Apr 16th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Hopefully I will be posting the same post about Maria in a couple weeks

Droolv
Apr 16th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I'll get to watch the match :banana: Go Maria :rocker2:

Topspin2
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:46 AM
I hope Maria will win. Go Masha!!!

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:27 AM
I'll get to watch the match :banana: Go Maria :rocker2:

me too :bounce:

good luck Maria :angel:

HowardH
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Maria is about to take the court against Martinez Sanchez. I won't be able to watch because ever since I installed a new antivirus last night bet365 and bet fair stopped working for me. :sobbing: I can login but can't watch the video, it either tries to connect forever (on bet365) or tells me "connected to server but unable to locate live stream" on bet fair. :sad: :help: I tried uninstalling the antivirus but it still wouldn't work, something has changed, and no matter what I try I can't figure out what. At least you guys can tell me what is happening.

HowardH
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Good start for Maria. I wish I could see :sobbing:. About to be 3-0 up.

HowardH
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Or maybe not. :o Wait, yes, 3-0. :bounce:

HowardH
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Rain delay, Maria up 4-1.

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:33 PM
rain delay :fiery:

it better not disrupt Maria's rhytm

Nikkiri
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Maria was playing so well. :sobbing: hopefully she wont lose focus.

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:37 PM
It has been a very good start again :) Maria is a totally different player on clay compared to other surfaces

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:40 PM
shitty rain delay :ras:
im hoping maria can stayed focused during this delay - however long it may be - and just keep working her mojo :lol: she can win, she's up 3 breaks dammit. plz don't choke after play has resumed maria.

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Rain :o

Good start Maria, stay focussed and finish the set strong :)

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 12:52 PM
it sucks even more since all the good live streams have dried up :mad:

only_one_maria
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:07 PM
It makes little snese to me given the game Maria has that she should do better on clay. I wonder how much trouble her knee is giving her on hard courts?

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:14 PM
They should come back soon as the sun is shining now:rolleyes:

The music is :tape::help:

They're back now!!!Hum no,Martinez Sanchez was back and Maria came 2 mins later :D

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Another break for Maria who leads 5-1:worship:

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:39 PM
set point!!! :D

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:40 PM
First set to Maria 6-1 :rocker2:

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:41 PM
6-1,for the moment,there is no match,Maria is playing a lot better and Sanchez can't find any solution

Protoss
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Maria holds for 6-1 1st set at love. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 33 minutes long.

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:41 PM
let's go maria, let's goooo!!!!! one set down, just 1 more to go! :yeah:

HowardH
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Looks like this second set will be closer.

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Looks like it's raining again:o:mad:

Protoss
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Grrr...match suspended due to rain at 40-40 on Maria's serve at 1-2 2nd set. :( That's gotta be a bit of a tough situation to return to if the rain delay is long. If only Maria had taken one of her 2 game points already. :(

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:10 PM
another rain delay :rolleyes:

Maria's level was starting to drop in the 2nd set, so this might not be bad...

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:19 PM
stupid rain! i wanna wait til maria wins this match til i go to bed. nearly 12.20am. rain come to melbourne and fill up our water catchments, ur more than welcome here. just let maria finish AND win her match already. so annoying rain delays :ras:

Nikkiri
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM
It's absolutely pissing down. :sobbing:

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:33 PM
I think that Aussie guys can go to sleep,if you look at the rain now,they won't play until at least 1.30 hour or even more.Hum,maybe,they'll continue the match tomorrow if it keeps falling like that as there is a thunderstorm in Barcelona:(

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:40 PM
I think that Aussie guys can go to sleep,if you look at the rain now,they won't play until at least 1.30 hour or even more.Hum,maybe,they'll continue the match tomorrow if it keeps falling like that as there is a thunderstorm in Barcelona:(1 and a half hour delay? r u serious? im sick atm and im staying up for this match :banghead: tnx for the heads up. im going now, hopefully maria will have won the match when i wake up in 10 hours or so. its 12.40am now. :mad:

davai maria! im hoping u can win and dont choke.

kirivanovic
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Well,yeah,at least that if you look at the rain...Now,no more images from Barcelona but hard to imagine that they'll play again soon.As there is no tarp,they'll need a lot of time to prepare the court.So,good night to all the Aussies:sad:

bad_angel_109
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:57 PM
they dont have any tarps? :o wat kind of tourney is this? could at least have a few tarp coverings as a precautionary i reckon. well im off to bed. g'night. stay focused and keep fighting maria :hug:

VIKA?
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Today I went there and I saw Kiri's match, she played very very well so I hope she will win:)

and btw the the court looks like a pool so they won't play today :o

slutz
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:11 PM
i hope the break dont kill her rhythm

SOA_MC
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:21 PM
It shouldn't break her rhythm, Maria is just a better player than Martinez Sanchez at the end of the day, so no nerves in closing it out

Just go for the win and don't be passive

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Any news? Will they continue today?

SOA_MC
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:30 PM
I'm guessing no more play today

http://i41.tinypic.com/21zpkm.png

Labamba
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:18 PM
:lol:

so it's two matches tomorrow (hopefully)

Nikkiri
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:55 PM
It shouldn't break her rhythm, Maria is just a better player than Martinez Sanchez at the end of the day, so no nerves in closing it out

Just go for the win and don't be passive

If only it were that simple with Maria :rolls:

_lotti_
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Go Go Go Maria!!!!!:bounce:
I´m sure you win!!!:)
How many ponits she has do defeted????
Any Change in her Ranking?:confused:

Droolv
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Thank god I didn't stay up after the last rain delay :lol:

Pista Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Martínez Sánchez vs. Kirilenko (tbc)
2. Malek vs. Suárez Navarro (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Schiavone vs. Vinci (NB 14.30hrs)
4. [Malek or Suárez Navarro] vs. [Martínez Sánchez or Kirilenko]

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Again I'm not able to watch her match. Only the final if she even gets there.
For now it looks really good, noo set lost in this tournament.
Hopefully 2 wins tomorrow.

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:45 AM
At least there is good weather today! :)

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:47 AM
And they're back underway, Maria holds for 2-2 ;)

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:05 AM
I can't get the stream to work today, does it work for you guys?

and Maria is losing the 2nd set :mad:

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:07 AM
I can't get the stream to work today, does it work for you guys?

and Maria is losing the 2nd set :mad:

Maybe try Bet365?, only takes a minute to sign up for a free account to watch and the stream is playing smoothly

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Maria isn't playing as well today and Martinez Sanchez is much better :sad:

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Sanchez plays better than yesterday and Maria less good than yesterday, 1 set all

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Martinez Sanchez takes the second 6-3, she's playing much better :tears:

Go Maria, win the final set :armed:

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Maria isn't playing as well today and Martinez Sanchez is much better :sad:

:lol:I didn't see your message before writing mine:lol:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Martinez Sanchez is so lucky :rolleyes: Maria was absolutely killing her yesterday. :(

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:13 AM
6-1 3-6

fight Maria :awww:

slutz
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:14 AM
hopefully mystery coach found the right words

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Maybe try Bet365?, only takes a minute to sign up for a free account to watch and the stream is playing smoothly

I've tried that, but for me it says the stream is over :confused:

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:18 AM
I've tried that, but for me it says the stream is over :confused:

I'm using Bet365 and mine's still working :shrug:

Maria holds for 1-0 ;)

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Break for Maria who leads 2-0:)

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Maria breaks for a 2-0 lead :)

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
2-0 up now, im feeling the momentum changing back! :)

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
:lol: we all posted at the same time

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:25 AM
Maria's serves keep getting overruled and the umpire wont get off her ass and check even though the first time she overruled she was wrong :rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Yeah but i was the 1st:bounce:

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:28 AM
3-0 :rocker2: Close it out Maria :)

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:29 AM
The umpire must be Lynn Welch's sister:rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:37 AM
4-0, it should be over now;)

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Breaks again for 4-0 :bounce:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:38 AM
4-0, it should be over now;)

Don't say that she'll hear you :sobbing:

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:38 AM
looking much better now :D

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Don't say that she'll hear you :sobbing:

She's not a choker on clay:angel:



:help:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:43 AM
5-0 :inlove:

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:44 AM
Well the third finish 6-1 or 6-0? ;)

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:52 AM
A bagel :drool:

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Really good 3rd set for Maria:worship:..Too bad that she wasn"t able to win the 2nd set because Suarez Navarro will make her play long hours:mad: but the 3rd set was quick,so Maria will be ok later.

Some great shots in this 3rd set:hearts:

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:55 AM
:woohoo:

great third set...didn't even face a break point :banana:

good luck in the semis

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:09 AM
:woohoo:

A bagel final set :drool: MJMS played much better in the second to win the set but in the third set Maria stepped in up and crushed MJMS, who had a terrible last set :lol: Maria hit some really good shots and hopefully she can rest up well for her semi later today. Thank god clay has finally came, good luck in your first semifinal of the year! :yeah:

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Hopefully somebody will put up the 3rd set to download :yeah:

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Maria plays Carla later today who beat Malek 6-4 6-0 :unsure:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 11:28 AM
No offense to Malek but she was lucky to find herself in the QF . It will be a tough match but not impossible. Maria beat her last year at this tournament after RG in which Carla had a good run at. Go Maria :D

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:51 PM
im soo glad she won :D
now im wondering whether i should stay up to watch the live scores or go to bed, lol. anyone know approx. wat time maria's match will be in australian times? if that makes sense lol.

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Her match will be starting in a few mins. The previous match has just finished.

Zumoq
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Good luck, Maria! :)

It's a tough opponent, but she can do it.

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Yup starting here at 3am according to Bet365, Up late watching the football so ill play her match in the background i think :)

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:01 PM
yay maria to serve first!

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Good job Maria. :) 1st semifinal of the year...cool. :)

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:19 PM
oh god, plz dont tell me carla's gonna break maria :(

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Broke back at least! 4-4

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Oh geez...Maria gets the break back to 4-4 1st set only get to get broken after being up 40-15 on her serve, including a double fault on her 2nd game point. :(

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Bugger that first set just slipped away didnt it :sad:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Hopefully she'll play better in the 2nd set. Just a few too many errors and those dfs :(

Dav.
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:06 PM
C'mon, Maria!

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:24 PM
break!!

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:30 PM
plz break! and win the 2nd set, then i can finally go to bed thinking that's ur gonna win the match in aout 30 mins and i'll (hopefully) sleep nicely :)

shae lynn
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:33 PM
she leads 5-1 in the 3rd set !!!

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Maria holds for 6-1 2nd set at love. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 29 minutes long.

bad_angel_109
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:39 PM
im off to bed. 2.40am on a sunday morning and i go back to uni tomorrow, fantastic :rolleyes: win this match maria! u can do it.

shae lynn
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:41 PM
She already breaks leading 0-1 *

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:52 PM
She brakes again, now this time, hopefully she can hold her own

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Whew...Maria holds for 3-1 3rd set on her 4th game point after being up 30-0 and saving 2 break points. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Maria breaks for 4-1 3rd set. :) Hold Maria.

shae lynn
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Now leading 4-1 and serving !!!

Calliope.
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Broken :o Come on Makiri!!

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Uh oh. Maria broken for 4-2 3rd set at 30-40 from 30-0. :( Break Maria.

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Broken :o Come on Makiri!!

She is just trying to make things more exciting ;)

Calliope.
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:21 PM
She is just trying to make things more exciting ;)

:lol:
So I can see her for some more minutes :p

Calliope.
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:24 PM
5*-2 ;)

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Maria breaks for 5-2 3rd set after saving a game point. :) Hold Maria.

Calliope.
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Makiri won :woohoo: :hearts:

Protoss
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:31 PM
Yay!!!! Maria holds for 6-2 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30. :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 24 minutes long.

CamBWFC
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
:worship: Got there in the end!

5.30am, think its time for bed :hatoff:

Nikkiri
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Love the clay :inlove:

VIKA?
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:53 PM
:woohoo:

go Kiri:D, she played amazing:D

VIKA?
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:59 PM
oh btw Igor was there supporting her:D

kirivanovic
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM
OMG what a match,i'm more tired than if i had played this match:lol:.Here they showed it on tv and the commentators were sooo stupid :mad: .Maria didn't play a good 1st set with too many mistakes,then a good 2nd set as Suarez began to be tired and the 3rd set was crazy,Maria didn't play well but managed to make Suarez miss with some moon balls at the end:lol:.

Maria is the queen of Barcelona and will show it again tomorrow:worship:

watchdogfish
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Wow excellent Maria :D Now finish it off tomorrow

Hopefully this is the start of the KiriRevival :banana:

Labamba
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:23 PM
great win :worship:

very gutsy play from Maria :rocker2:

good luck in the final :angel:

the cat
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Well done Maria. Winning 2 matches in one day is not easy especially for a player of Maria's slight stature. Now I hope Maria rests up for the final.

bruce goose
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Can't describe how pleased I am to be watching Makiri in vivid color on Mexican TV:D:D:D.Our channel TVC Deportes is showing a tape delay of her SF vs. CSN.Que milagro!!We get the beautiful Makiri instead of being visually assaulted with yet another hopelessly boring men's soccer game between Bora Bora and the Canary Islands:rolleyes:.Even though I know the result,I'm still gonna watch to the end.She's about to lose the 1st set before she comes back and kicks ass in the last two:cool:

In case there are any Suarez Navarro fans here,I'll try to be as gentle as possible when I say that it's an awkward transition when the camera switches from Maria to Carla:eek:.I used to think the ballet was dorky when I was a kid,but now I understand why people enjoy its wondrous grace.Even with that unsightly strap on her knee,Makiri's athletic beauty is something to behold:hearts:,and I invite anyone to view the awesome YouTube video that Krzysiu put together which features Maria and Domachowska....For NOW,I'm headed back to watch the Barcelona Queen:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Kiriber
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:17 PM
So good.

She's totally on her way to becoming very famous in Spain. :hearts:

Warrior
Apr 18th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Definately the best win of the year.

Zumoq
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I had a feeling that Maria would make a comeback on red clay. ;)

Good win today, hopefully she can secure the title now! :D

Droolv
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Maria :inlove: What a win! :angel:

Good luck in the final :worship:

bad_angel_109
Apr 19th, 2009, 06:50 AM
im so glad maria won :bounce: time for the final, she can def win this. im still annoyed at the tourney directors making her play 2 matches (well 1 and a half, give or take) on the same day just coz they didnt have any tarps and there was some rain (thunderstorm i know but idc). rest up darlin' and win the final and defend ur title. i cant imagine if she does win wat it'll do for her confidence. i will do wonders i know :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM
So awesome she made the final!
Too bad I couldn't watch a thing of it, but I'm proud of her.
Gladly I can watch the final today and hopefully it's as succesfull as last year.

DAVAJ!!!!!

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving.

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Maria broken for 0-1 1st set after being up 40-15. :( Break Maria.

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:21 AM
:( Not a very good start. Can you see how Maria is playing?

CamBWFC
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Maria broken for 0-1 1st set after being up 40-15. :( Break Maria.

You say Break Maria everytime i notice :p

Not the best start :sad:

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Now 0-40 hmph. I can't see what is going on, what is happening out there? Oh, 0-3 :fiery:

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
You say Break Maria everytime i notice :p

Not the best start :sad:
Just trying to encourage her to break. :)

Uh oh...Maria broken for 0-3 1st set at love. :( Wake up Maria.

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Maria is having trouble dealing with Vinci's shots. :(

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Maria is having trouble dealing with Vinci's shots. :(
Hmmm. Can you elaborate a bit?

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Well have you seen Vinci play? she's just slicing and Maria is having a hard time adjusting to it she needs to be more patient.

slutz
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:37 AM
5-0 it seems like its one of thoose days

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Well have you seen Vinci play? she's just slicing and Maria is having a hard time adjusting to it she needs to be more patient.
No, I don't think I've ever seen Vinci play.

Given that Maria leads the head to head 2-1 having won the last pretty easily (6-1 6-2 last year on hard court) and winning their clay court match 6-4 6-3 back in 2006, I'm pretty surprised by how much Maria is struggling.

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:37 AM
She can't do anything, it's awful to watch :sad:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Vinci's first serve is very good too

Calliope.
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:39 AM
6-0 :sad:

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Bagel's can be good luck charms. :help: Maybe? When the match turns around Vinci won't know what hit her. Assuming the match does turn around. Here comes the second set.

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Ouch...bagelled in only 30 minutes as Vinci holds for 6-0 1st set at 40-15. Win it in 3 Maria.

Maria had 3 game points in her previous service game prior to being broken for 0-5.

CamBWFC
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Crucial to hold this first game!

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:46 AM
If only Vinci would hit a normal fucking shot :weirdo:

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:49 AM
If only Vinci would hit a normal fucking shot :weirdo:

Of course Vinci won't do that, she knows if she plays normal Maria will beat her :lol: But Maria has beaten her before right? So what's so different? Oh, looks like Maria will finally break Vinci.

CamBWFC
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:51 AM
New Racquet, First Game :dance:

watchdogfish
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Finally :worship:
Now fight fight fight and take it in 3 :rocker2:

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Whew. Yes!! Maria wins a game as she converts her 4th break point to break for 1-1 2nd set. :) Hold Maria.

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
The real match starts now.

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Of course Vinci won't do that, she knows if she plays normal Maria will beat her :lol: But Maria has beaten her before right? So what's so different? Oh, looks like Maria will finally break Vinci.

Well i'm sure she doesn't know how to anyways :lol:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:55 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/GIFS/huh.gif

Pretty much describes the first set :sobbing:

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:00 PM
:speakles: How did you create that gif so fast? :hearts: This set is completely different, the pressure is on now. Maybe Roberta will succumb? This game could lead to a 4-1 lead very quickly.

watchdogfish
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:01 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/GIFS/huh.gif

Pretty much describes the first set :sobbing:

Awesome gif :rolls:
She looks pretty pissed off there :lol: :awww:

Vinci's not serving so great this set, this could be Maria's chance :bowdown:

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Thats from yesterdays match actually :lol:

Protoss
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Uh oh. Maria broken for 2-3 2nd set at love after having 2 break points in the previous game. Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:08 PM
This is pretty much over. She can't do anything.

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Thats from yesterdays match actually :lol:

Oh :lol:. I was wondering how you could possibly watch the match, post on this forum and simultaneously and effortlessly create a gif that described the mood of the set. SuperNikki.:drool:. Oh dear, the turn around doesn't seem to be happening. This is a terrible position, 2-4, so much pressure on this service game.

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:16 PM
At least she broke Roberta when she served for the match at 5-2. But this service game is so hard, so much pressure :help:. 15-30 well that doesn't help the pressure much.

kirivanovic
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:19 PM
This match is awful to watch,the commentators on tv are pissing me off and Vinci's game is also pissing me off.

Maria should try moonballs on her fucking backhand:mad:. Like that,she couldn't slice.

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:20 PM
She held! :bounce: Maybe Vinci will choke some more?

HowardH
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:22 PM
It's over :sad:

Calliope.
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:22 PM
No :sad:
At least she lost to Roberta and it's not so bad to me as I like Roberta too :p

kirivanovic
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Over now,it was a no match.Maria looked tired from yesterday's matches,maybe it can explain her number of UE and the fact that she didn't really want to play long points.Vinci's backhand is:help::mad::mad::mad::mad:

CamBWFC
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Bugger! That didnt turn out too good :banghead:

Pizza-nille
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:26 PM
That poor poor baby :( anyone know if she was injured again?

kirivanovic
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:26 PM
OMG this commentator here:help:,i don't even want to write here what he says,otherwise,i would risk a ban:lol: