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Nikkiri
Apr 25th, 2009, 03:35 PM
(1/wc)Anabel Medina Garrigues v Camille Pin
Klara Zakopalova v Urszula Radwanska
Anne Keothavong v Maret Ani
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino v (5)Sorana Cirstea

(3)Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Galina Voskoboeva
Q v Melinda Czink
Lucie Hradecka v (wc)Nadia Lalami
Aravane Rezai v (8)Shahar Peer

(6)Ekaterina Makarova v Ioana Raluca Olaru
Akiko Morigami v (wc)Fatima El Allami
Petra Cetkovska v Yanina Wickmayer
Marta Domachowska v (4)Maria Kirilenko

(7)Roberta Vinci v Mariana Duque Marino
Q v Patricia Mayr
Jarmila Groth v Q
Q v (2)Alisa Kleybanova

Looks like a good draw for Masha :) good luck

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 25th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Good luck Makiri!!!:) Let's make it another clay final tourney appearance here in 2009.;) Hope the positive momentum from Barcelona continues on...:yeah:

SOA_MC
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Good draw but Wickmayer could be a problem :unsure:

kirivanovic
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:58 PM
I'm more worried by Cetkovska but yeah,pretty good draw.

Marta and Maria are good friends,so i hope that Maria will be able to play her best tennis.

A livestream will be available monday on bet365:)

Droolv
Apr 26th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Good luck Maria :angel:

CamBWFC
Apr 26th, 2009, 01:37 AM
A livestream will be available monday on bet365:)

:bounce:

Thats just what i wanted to hear :drool:

Nikkiri
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:14 AM
If Maria plays like she did in Barcelona to beat Carla then I don't see Wickmayer or Cetkovska being problems for her, Wickmayer is a headcase and Maria beat Cetkovska last year on clay. She played Marta in Warsaw last year even though it was just an exho it was on clay and Maria beat her comfortably.

Livestream :D great news.

bad_angel_109
Apr 26th, 2009, 11:46 AM
good luck maria. seeded 4th, good sign so far :p

watchdogfish
Apr 26th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I don't want to jinx her but I think Maria has a great chance of winning the title here.

VIKA?
Apr 26th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Good luck Kiri:kiss:

aleksr
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009

Court Mjid (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hercog vs. Védy (Singles Q Final)
2. Czink/Keothavong vs. Bennani/Lalami
3. Makarova vs. Olaru
4. Domachowska vs. Kirilenko
5. El Allami/Schaefer vs. Kondratieva/Lefèvre

Good luck,MaKiri!!!:cool:

VIKA?
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I think bet365 will show Kiri match.

Labamba
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:35 PM
good draw + clay court + livestream = :worship:

hot match with Marta tomorrow :hearts: shame they have to play already in the first round

If Maria plays like in Barcelona (pre-final), she should go far :rocker2:

kirivanovic
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Maria will play more or less at the same time than Igor:sad:,hard to follow both matches if bet365 broadcast the 2 main courts in Roma:(

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:35 AM
(1) Cirstea/Kirilenko vs. Fernandez-Brugues/Thorpe
Czink/Keothavong vs. (WC) Bannani/Lalami
(3) Cetkovska/Hradecka vs. Ani/Vinci
Hercog/Olaru vs. Pavlyuchenkova/Rezai

Groth/Zakopalova vs. Domachowska/Radwanska
(WC) El Allami/Schaefer vs. (4) Kondratieva/Lefevre
Pin/Vedy vs. Diatchenko/Mircic
Kapros/Shamayko vs. (2) Kleybanova/Makarova

:inlove: my perfect team. Go girls :bounce:

Rod the Bama
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Nice looking draws for Makiri in Fes. This is a good opportunity for her to build on her run to the finals in Barcelona. Hopefully she`ll give a good showing starting tomorrow against Marta.

SOA_MC
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:00 AM
Doubles? with her knee and this close to the French :help:

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:19 AM
Good draw for Maria. :)

I just wish she wasn't playing doubles. :(

Good luck Maria. :)

Droolv
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Top seeds in doubles :drool: Good luck today Maria ;)

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Look at her run in Barcelona I think her knee is fine now plus she's had a week off. The black tape is just precautionary. I don't think she would have played doubles here but maybe Sorana asked her and well they would be a good chance at the title.

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:13 PM
It's not raining in Fès,Maria should be happy:D

The stadium doesn't look very big anyways:rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Maria is about to play and for the moment,we have a black screen whereas it worked for the last match between Olaru and Makarova:help:

Now it works :)

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Maria is about to play and for the moment,we have a black screen whereas it worked for the last match between Olaru and Makarova:help:

Now is working for me.

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:53 PM
For me too now,not awesome quality but that's better than anything.

They're gonna try to play again in Roma,sorry Igor but Maria is playing :D

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving. :)

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Not a very good beginning but Maria is leading 4-1 thanks to all Marta's UE.

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Maria 4-4 1st set from up 4-1. :( Hold Maria.

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:29 PM
OMG now it's 4 all:tape:

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Marta is going to serve for the set:help:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:32 PM
She's not agressive at all.Maybe because of the beginning when Marta gave her all the points.She has to change her tactics now:help:

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Uh oh. Maria broken for 4-5 1st set. :( Break back Maria.

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:36 PM
64 for Marta:tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:37 PM
amazing collapse :help: :o
win for yourself, not give it to your best friend

Calliope.
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Makiri :o :tape: :help:

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Ugh...from up 4-1 in the 1st set Maria loses the 1st set 4-6. :rolleyes: The 1st set was 39 minutes long. Win it in 3 Maria.

Will Maria have her coach come down to talk to her?

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Maria playing like pure shit :o Of course today all Marta's shots are landing in.

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:45 PM
I can't believe Maria lost the 1st set to someone who only got 39% of her 1st serves in. :(

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:47 PM
With the way shes playing its not all that surprising.

watchdogfish
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:49 PM
What happened? :speakles:
She was 4-1 up when I went for dinner :tape:

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:50 PM
She took her brain out and misplaced it :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Masha's feet look like they stuck in glue
not moving them at all :help:

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Nice advice from her coach :lol: :tape:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Something is wrong in this match,Marta doesn't miss a lot of shots as usual and Maria doesn't look as quick as usual.

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Masha's feet look like they stuck in glue
not moving them at all :help:
Is her knee bothering her?

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:57 PM
did Masha run off to put a bet of Marta to win before ?

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Nice advice from her coach :lol: :tape:
What'd her coach say?

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Nice advice from her coach :lol: :tape:

What did he say? With my f***ing laptop,i can't put more sound :(.

I just heard the word mentally:lol:

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:58 PM
GOSH:hysteric:

1.3:sobbing:

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:59 PM
What'd her coach say?

Told her to make Marta uncomfortable by pumping her fist more and saying come on etc :tape:

slutz
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:00 PM
What'd her coach say?

that she should pump her fist when she makes a point or marta do a df

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Something is wrong with her, she either just doesn't want to be there or its her knee.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:00 PM
1-4* :help:

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:01 PM
:help:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Told her to make Marta uncomfortable by pumping her fist more and saying come on etc :tape:

:lol: She really needs a coach:( (a real one, not a clown)

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Same old story with Maria.. probably wont ever change, you think she's doing well again and she goes right back to her losing ways.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:02 PM
its one of the best tank jobs i've seen

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Told her to make Marta uncomfortable by pumping her fist more and saying come on etc :tape:
Hahah. What the heck kind of advice is that? :rolleyes:

Maria now down 4-1 in the 2nd set after being up 4-1 in the 1st set. Sigh.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:04 PM
lets see if Masha can win this set 6-4
then we gonna know something fishy is going on

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:08 PM
3.4

now it looks much better but still one break down.

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Finally,she's agressive:worship:, she needed one hour to understand that:rolleyes:

Probably too late though even if she's back to 4-3

watchdogfish
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Finally,she's agressive:worship:, she needed one hour to understand that:rolleyes:

Probably too late though even if she's back to 4-3

See us fans could probably coach her better than her coach :lol:

Another break please Maria :worship:

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:13 PM
5.3:sobbing:

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:15 PM
I guess she played doubles cause she knew she was gonna lose in singles :bigwave:

watchdogfish
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:17 PM
At least make her serve it out Maria :tape:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:23 PM
:smash::smash:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
all over

so disappointing :o :mad:

shae lynn
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
already over ! she lost 6-4 6-4.

better luck in doubles

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
:weirdo:

Protoss
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Very dissapointing Maria. :(

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Kiri:rolleyes::tape::hug:

she didn't play well:o

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Was it Marta's birthday today?

Nice present Maria:worship::clap2:

aleksr
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:32 PM
MaKiri:sad:
http://doodoo.ru/smiles/wo/angel.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/wo/index04.htm)

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I can't believe she wasted this chance at a title.. and knowing Maria this is just the beginning of yet another downwards spiral. :sad:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Her next tournament is Estoril,so she'll have another big chance i think.But if she plays like today,she'll have no chance.

Now,good luck in doubles if she's still motivated.

SOA_MC
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Have we worked out who this coach is yet or is it still her father?

I wish she would pull out of doubles now but she won't :yawn:

Nikkiri
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Why would she pull out of doubles? She needs more matches now and some wins after this shocker if they come from doubles so be it.

Also no idea who her coach is. he is some Spanish guy i think. Also her father doesn't seem to be there with her, her mother was.

watchdogfish
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:04 PM
It sounded a bit strained at the end but she should really go back to Eric Van Harpen. At least she could string a few wins together and win a handful of titles with him.

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:15 PM
For her confidence,she must play doubles if her knee is ok (because she didn't look good on her feet today).

About her coach,i don't know who this guy was but she really needs a real coach to improve her tactic.

SOA_MC
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Why would she pull out of doubles? She needs more matches now and some wins after this shocker if they come from doubles so be it.

Doubles matches hasn't help her singles play all year

Maria take some rest, get treatment on the knee, then get some solid practice in

Nice new sig Nikkie :hearts:

King Aaron
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Told her to make Marta uncomfortable by pumping her fist more and saying come on etc :tape:
LOL. This coach is priceless. :lol:

Masha :rolleyes: :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Her next tournament is Estoril,so she'll have another big chance i think.But if she plays like today,she'll have no chance.

Now,good luck in doubles if she's still motivated.


joint event and Igor will be there :inlove:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:40 PM
THAT'S IT!!!:fiery: I'm done with these crappy results!!!.:mad: Starting NOW, I will stop posting on Makiri's forum until she wins another SINGLES title (God only knows when that will happen) this year!:banghead: I guess you can say I'm going on strike. So in closing I bid you all farewell: GOODBYE (to my English speaking friends), ARRIVIDERCI (to my Italian friends), SAYONORA (to my Japanese Ninjas), AU REVOIR (to my French friends), HASTA LA VISTA (to my Spanish friends), CHAO TAM BIET (to my Vietnamese friends), MA SALAAM (to my Arabic friends), AUF WIEDERSEHEN (to my German friends), TOT ZIENS (to my Dutch friends), PAALAM (to my Filipino friends), LA REVEDERE (to my Romanian friends), NASHLEDANOU (to my Czech friends), FARVEL (to my Danish friends), DO SVIDANIA (to my Rusian friends), and finally ZAI JIAN (to my Chinese friends). Let's keep our fingers crossed that Makiri pulls it off in 2009!!!:scared:

kirivanovic
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:21 PM
joint event and Igor will be there :inlove:

Not for the moment but i think he'll ask for a wild card

http://www.estorilopen.net/2/en/players/

Kirilenko camp,i don't think that Maria cares about your strike:lol:

Droolv
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:58 PM
Maria :tape: That's a really disappointing result. :tears:

HowardH
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Oh wow, didn't expect that. :tape: Marta has hardly won anything lately, I guess she'll be happy. I can't believe that the coach said that, really? :help: You can win by pumping your fist more? :rolls: What kind of advice is that? I don't think intimidation tactics are going to work for someone nice like Maria, she needs to just play better tennis and use better strategy. Maybe she'll win the doubles? At least she can concentrate on that now.

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Doubles matches hasn't help her singles play all year

Maria take some rest, get treatment on the knee, then get some solid practice in

Nice new sig Nikkie :hearts:

Thanks! and lol well still she's a tennis player I'm sure she'd be very happy to get some wins in doubles to make up for this disappointment. of course if its her knee that is bothering her again it would be best to rest but I think its okay.. she didn't need a timeout or anything.

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:03 AM
LOL. This coach is priceless. :lol:

Masha :rolleyes: :tape:

Oh yes and well he told her to do these things if Marta double faulted :tape:

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:11 AM
Court Mjid (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hradecka vs Lalami
2. Medina Garrigues vs Pin
3. Dominguez-Lino vs Cirstea
4. Morigami vs El Allami
5. Cirstea/Kirilenko vs Fernandez-Brugues/Thorpe

They showed some doubles on the stream yesterday and I'm pretty sure I heard him say they would show more.. so well lets hope we see her match. :bounce:

SOA_MC
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:13 AM
I just feel it's time Maria to mix things up in a major way, do something different with how she prepares, trains, play tennis etc. etc.

Time for a few tough career decisions to be made. Because she is not moving forward with her current routine

Somethings gotta give

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:24 AM
Last week she had a week off and trained at the Sanchez-Casal academy and it made no difference what so ever.. this is just Maria, get used to it :sad: First things first she needs to hire a professional coach not some young guy with weak tactics for Maria to use. She played really well in Barcelona I can tell you that right now if she could have played like that here she would have been holding the trophy at the end of the week, but today was just awful a bad day at the office. I'm sure it doesn't help that Igor is pretty much the male version of her :tape: if they could both make some progress together that would be great.

watchdogfish
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Maria's fine when she plays her aggressive all court game, but as soon as she plays passively she's got no chance.

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Last week she had a week off and trained at the Sanchez-Casal academy and it made no difference what so ever.. this is just Maria, get used to it :sad: First things first she needs to hire a professional coach not some young guy with weak tactics for Maria to use. She played really well in Barcelona I can tell you that right now if she could have played like that here she would have been holding the trophy at the end of the week, but today was just awful a bad day at the office. I'm sure it doesn't help that Igor is pretty much the male version of her :tape: if they could both make some progress together that would be great.

They're both so talented,that's a shame to see that they're losing these kinds of matches.For example,i would not be surprised if Igor lost against Fish today (if they can play)missing a lot of BP like against Ljubicic.

Honnestly, a guy who advises Maria to pump her fist after Marta's double fault can't be a coach,she must have found him somewhere in Morocco and asked him to make her laugh during the breaks:lol::help:

bad_angel_109
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Maria's fine when she plays her aggressive all court game, but as soon as she plays passively she's got no chance.very true :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:28 PM
They're both so talented,that's a shame to see that they're losing these kinds of matches.For example,i would not be surprised if Igor lost against Fish today (if they can play)missing a lot of BP like against Ljubicic.

Honnestly, a guy who advises Maria to pump her fist after Marta's double fault can't be a coach,she must have found him somewhere in Morocco and asked him to make her laugh during the breaks:lol::help:

He already missed a bunch yesterday before the rain hell he should be leading 3-0 instead its 3-3 with him facing bps. :sobbing:

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Yes i know:smash:

AT 3-2 the umpire asked him in spanish if he wanted to stop the match as it was raining and he answered no asking if they were playing on the other courts.And now,he's facing 2 BP:lol::worship:

But Fish is really not a clay court player,if there is no wind when they'll play again,Igor will feel more comfortable and will not miss his passing shots like yesterday.

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Igor lost to Ginepri on clay last year so I really wouldn't be surprised to see him lose to Fish :tape:

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Yeah,true,we never know what to expect from him:tape:

It seems that it's no longer raining in Roma as they're preparing the courts...

Oh,it's Kiritard's thread,sorry to Igor's haters:lol:

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Yeah,true,we never know what to expect from him:tape:

It seems that it's no longer raining in Roma as they're preparing the courts...

Oh,it's Kiritard's thread,sorry to Igor's haters:lol:

Basically all the males here :lol:

They are so alike though, tough supporting them both :tape:

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Well,i'm a male but i like Igor:confused:

I liked him before his relationship with Maria and i was glad to see them together:hearts:.Igor's haters should understand that Maria is happy with her choker boyfriend and that's the most important.Even if they weren't together,Iggy's haters wouldn't have their chances with her anyway,so:lol:

Of course Maria is beautiful but she also has a great personality and her game is entertaining and wonderful when she's playing well.Even if she played like a shit yesterday,we all know (those who look at her tennis:lol:)that she's able to do a lot better and we'll keep cheering her.

Umbrellas in Roma:sad::tape:

Nikkiri
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Well,i'm a male but i like Igor:confused:

I liked him before his relationship with Maria and i was glad to see them together:hearts:.Igor's haters should understand that Maria is happy with her choker boyfriend and that's the most important.Even if they weren't together,Iggy's haters wouldn't have their chances with her anyway,so:lol:

Of course Maria is beautiful but she also has a great personality and her game is entertaining and wonderful when she's playing well.Even if she played like a shit yesterday,we all know (those who look at her tennis:lol:)that she's able to do a lot better and we'll keep cheering her.

Umbrellas in Roma:sad::tape:

Oh sorry :lol: I just know theres a few males here who aren't too fond of Igor :angel: more of a joke really :p

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Only a few?:lol:

Igor is the best, Igor rocks:rocker: ,his forehand is:drool: :devil::angel:

Finally,Marat and Tommy will begin their match:rain:

only_one_maria
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I haven't heard anything against Igor on here in a while. I think most guys now accept him and his role in Maria's life.

King Aaron
Apr 28th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Oh yes and well he told her to do these things if Marta double faulted :tape:
Maria must have been feeling really charitable when she hired this guy to be her coach.

It's just typical headcase Maria though. I'm not sure what exactly is the problem, it seems like after she won in Beijing she decided that she'll only play good tennis for 2-3 months of every season. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Speaking of Igor, he lost the 1st set 3-6 to Fish. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Maria's doubles match has begun, Fernandez-Bruges/Thorpe serving.

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 6-4 1st set. :) They were down 2-4. Stay focused Maria/Cirstea. The match is 36 minutes long.

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Igor wins the 2nd set 6-4 against Fish.

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Maria holds for 6-4 2nd set at 40-40 from 30-0 to 30-40. :) Good job Maria/Cirstea. :) The match was 1 hour 18 minutes long.

SOA_MC
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Igor's match is on TV in Australia, there is only 26 people watching :sobbing:

SOA_MC
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Igor out of Rome lost in a 3rd set tiebreaker *sigh

Protoss
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Igor lost to clay court clown Fish 2-7 in the 3rd set tiebreak after being up 4-2 in the 3rd set. :rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Another big choke for Igor who is trying to compete with Marat:worship: . I saw the end of the match,Igor's forehand wasn't efficient at all because of the heavy court but he should have won that one anyway.I'm wondering if he's not better on hard courts now:sad:.

If Maria and him have babies,i hope they won't play tennis:tape:

Congrats girls for the doubles;)

Droolv
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Good win in the doubles girls :)

Rod the Bama
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Good win in doubles for Makiri. :clap2: I`m pleased with the way she and Sorana came back from down 2-4 in the first set. This is a nice start for her in doubles.

BTW what a huge choke from Marat today. :help: Also i`m a bit sorry for Igor, but at the same time i`m more happy that Mardy got the win. :) Hey i`ve got to show my support for the guys on Team USA.

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Igor :spit: I knew it. No wonder Maria is such a headcase. :o It seems as though they swapped fave surfaces, Maria is much better on clay now days and Igor is better on hardcourt.

Anyways good doubles win I went to sleep when they were down 1-3 or something.

kirivanovic
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I don't know if they showed the doubles yesterday but probably not

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Keothavong vs. Domínguez Lino
2. Fernández-Brugues vs. Domachowska
3. Cirstea/Kirilenko vs. Czink/Keothavong (after suitable rest)

Igor should ask for a wild card in Estoril (i'm sure that he'll go there,so better asking for a wild card than helping Maria to choke:tape:) or play the qualies if he can't have a WC,he could at least win some matches (maybe).

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I checked the OPP and couldn't see the doubles match on it. So they're playing today on court 4?

kirivanovic
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Yes i guess,Czink had a long match earlier,so i think they'll play soon.

Cetkovska/Hradecka vs. Ani/Vinci was scheduled after Czink's match and it began 30 minutes ago,so Czink's match should have finished 45 mins ago.

King Aaron
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:24 PM
The doubles has just started. 1-0 to Masha/Sorana I think.

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
They win the first set 6-1 :)

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:39 PM
They win the first set 6-1 :)
In about 20 minutes. :) Stay focused Maria/Cirstea.

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Its 2-2 in the 2nd set but it isn't going as smoothly, they have been broken twice, after facing no bps in the first set. :rolleyes: :lol:

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Maria/Cirstea up 4-2 2nd set. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Maria/Cirstea break for 5-3 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-30 on a Keothavong double fault. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Maria/Cirstea broken for 5-4 2nd set at 40-40 from 30-40. :( Break for the match Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Czink/Keothavong hold for 5-5 2nd set. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
They really cannot hold serve :help: what the hell happened from total cruise control to this.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Uh oh. Maria/Cirstea broken for 5-6 2nd set at 30-40 on a Cirstea double fault. :( Break back Maria/Cirstea.

I thought Maria was supposed to leave the choking to singles. :p :(

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Czink/Keothavong hold for 7-5 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15. :( Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Cirstea. The match is 1 hour 8 minutes long.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 8-5 in the super tiebreak. They were up a double minibreak at 7-4.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Maria/Cirstea get a minibreak to 9-6 in the super tiebreak. Take the match point Maria/Cirstea.

aleksr
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:36 PM
MaKiri/Sorana win:worship:

Nikkiri
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:37 PM
They pulled it off :yeah: but major meltdown in the 2nd set :unsure: they are very lucky to have this win.

Protoss
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Yay!! Maria/Cirstea hold for 10-7 in the super tiebreak. :) Good job Maria/Cirstea. :) The match was 1 hour 21 minutes long.

kirivanovic
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Oh well,tougher than expected but they've won :).Next round against Vinci:mad:/Ani or Hercog/Olaru...they have a great chance to win their 1st tournament together,the sorceresses Black/Huber are not there:bounce:

Gulbis must be russian,i can't believe it:smash:

Warrior
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Maria's pretty good at picking out hot doubles partners. Did anyone notice? Sharapova, Ivanovic, Pennetta and and Cirstea!

watchdogfish
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Oh well,tougher than expected but they've won :).Next round against Vinci:mad:/Ani or Hercog/Olaru...they have a great chance to win their 1st tournament together,the sorceresses Black/Huber are not there:bounce:

Gulbis must be russian,i can't believe it:smash:

The horrible slump continues :sobbing: Why are Russian/ex-Soviet players so talented but total headcases? :ras: Marat and Igor are playing doubles together, right? :scratch:

Good fighting win for Maria and Sorana, I really hope they can go all the way and win the whole thing. Good luck on Friday girls! :D

Labamba
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:40 AM
atleast some wins in the doubles :cool:

the singles match on Monday was horrible though :sobbing: could barely watch it in the end

Labamba
Apr 30th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Igor should ask for a wild card in Estoril (i'm sure that he'll go there,so better asking for a wild card than helping Maria to choke:tape:) or play the qualies if he can't have a WC,he could at least win some matches (maybe).

Igor has signed-up to Belgrade, so he won't play Estoril. Which is kinda surprising since Maria will be there.

Droolv
Apr 30th, 2009, 09:40 AM
A major meltdown but they got there in the end :lol: Good luck in the semis girls :yeah:

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2009, 09:56 AM
:bounce::banana:

good luck girls:D

Nikkiri
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:11 AM
The horrible slump continues :sobbing: Why are Russian/ex-Soviet players so talented but total headcases? :ras: Marat and Igor are playing doubles together, right? :scratch:

Good fighting win for Maria and Sorana, I really hope they can go all the way and win the whole thing. Good luck on Friday girls! :D

I believe they pulled out. Probably couldn't handle anymore chokes. The two of them together would just be EPIC FAIL. :sobbing:

kirivanovic
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Oh yes,i didn't check Belgrade's entry list and Igor will play there.Maybe he'll win 1 or 2 matches there:rolleyes:.

Marat and Igor were supposed to play against Verdasco and Lopez in the 1st round again but they pulled out...Verdasco and Lopez pulled out too anyways:lol:.

aleksr
Apr 30th, 2009, 04:31 PM
MaKiri/Sorana against Hercog/Olaru

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 04:21 PM
Maria's doubles match is on the scoreboard. :)

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 04:37 PM
Maria/Cirstea held at 40-30 to begin the match and then broke for 2-0 1st set at 40-15. :)

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 04:54 PM
Maria/Cirstea held for 4-1 1st set. They had a chance for a double break lead at 3-0 1st set as they were up 30-0 and 40-15 but failed to convert the break points.

Nikkiri
May 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM
6-1 hopefully no repeat of the match the other day. Finish it in 2 please :)

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:00 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 6-1 1st set at 40-15 from 40-0. :) Stay focused Maria/Cirstea. The match is 28 minutes long.

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:07 PM
Maria/Cirstea break to start off the 2nd set. :)

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:14 PM
Maria/Cirstea break for 3-0 2nd set. :) Please stay focused Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:18 PM
Whew...Maria/Cirstea hold for 4-0 2nd set from 15-40 down. :)

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:26 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 5-1 2nd set at 40-15. :) Please break for the match Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:33 PM
Hercog/Olaru hold for 2-5 2nd set. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Maria/Cirstea were up 30-0 on Hercog/Olaru's serve but failed to take advantage of 2 straight 2nd serves. They saved a game point at 30-40 but failed to take advantage of another 2nd serve at 40-40.

Protoss
May 1st, 2009, 05:35 PM
Yay!!! Maria/Cirstea (Cirstea serving) hold for 6-2 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 after a doublefault. :) Good job Maria/Cirstea. :) The match was 1 hour 3 minutes long.

Nikkiri
May 1st, 2009, 05:35 PM
They won 6-1 6-2 :) good score. Hope they can win the title

King Aaron
May 1st, 2009, 06:31 PM
:yeah: Now win the title.

VIKA?
May 1st, 2009, 06:31 PM
:woohoo:

now get the title girls:)

kirivanovic
May 1st, 2009, 06:58 PM
Final against Kleybanova/Makarova who will have to play her final before.

I hope they'll win for their 1st tournament together.

only_one_maria
May 1st, 2009, 07:29 PM
:bounce:

Nikkiri
May 1st, 2009, 07:56 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/GIFS/Untitled-3-1.gif

:p

schorsch
May 1st, 2009, 08:16 PM
:hearts:

Droolv
May 2nd, 2009, 12:01 AM
Well done girls, this title is yours :rocker2:

Labamba
May 2nd, 2009, 01:54 AM
nice scoreline :cool:

take the title now girls :bounce:

Spiritof42
May 2nd, 2009, 08:31 AM
Why aren't Bet365 showing the doubles final? :mad:

I want to see team hotness in action, damn it! :sobbing:

Labamba
May 2nd, 2009, 05:22 PM
Any stream for the match? :awww:

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 05:39 PM
Maris's doubles match is on the scoreboard. :)

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 05:55 PM
Maria's doubles match has begun, Kleybanova/Makarova serving.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 06:25 PM
Kleybanova/Makarova hold for 6-3 1st set. :( Please win it in 3 Maria/Cirstea. The match is 30 minutes long.

Maria/Cirstea got broken to fall behind 0-2 in the 1st set. They had a break point at 40-30 at 0-2 1st set but failed to convert. They haven't come close to breaking since. :(

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
Maria was broken to start off the 2nd set but Maria/Cirstea broke back for 1-1 2nd set at 40-40 from 40-15. :)

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
Maria held for 3-2 2nd set at 40-40. :) Break Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
Maria/Cirstea break for 4-2 2nd set at 40-40 from 30-0 to 40-30. :)

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Cirstea holds for 5-2 2nd set. :) Break for the set Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Maria/Cirstea break for 6-2 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-0 (Makarova serving). :) Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Cirstea. The match is 1 hour 12 minutes long.

King Aaron
May 2nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
:unsure: Win the supertiebreak please.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
Uh oh. Maria/Cirstea down a minibreak at 4-7 in the super tiebreak. Fight Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:18 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 6-7 in the super tiebreak. Get the minibreak back Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Maria/Cirstea get the minibreak back to 7-8 in the super tiebreak. :) Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 8-8 in the super tiebreak but double fault to 8-9. :( Save the match point Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
Maria/Cirstea lost the super tiebreak 8-10. The match was 1 hour 28 minutes long.

My stupid scoreboard said that Makarova was the one who double faulted. :p

Nikkiri
May 2nd, 2009, 07:24 PM
So close :sobbing: but a good run for them as first time partners.

Rod the Bama
May 2nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Yeah what a tough loss for Makiri and Sorana. :sad: They made a nice comeback from down 4-7, but sadly came up short. I was really hoping that they could get those last two games when it was 8-8. Still it was nice run for them in their first time as partners. :clap2: Hopefully we`ll get to see them team up again at least one more time before the end of the year.

watchdogfish
May 2nd, 2009, 07:30 PM
10-8 in the final set, how unlucky :sad:

Still it was a good week doubles wise. Good luck in Estoril, Maria :hug:

Protoss
May 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Maria seems to be the bride's maid a lot. :sad:

Nikkiri
May 2nd, 2009, 07:33 PM
They may play doubles together in Estoril too as Flavia will be in Rome. :)

Rod the Bama
May 2nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
Yeah it`s her third time as the bridemaid`s maid in doubles in the last few months. I really hope that Makiri will finally get that elusive title soon. She`s due for it sooner or later.

King Aaron
May 2nd, 2009, 07:56 PM
:sad: :hug: So close, yet so far.
Kick ass in Estoril next week! :armed:

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
Oh girls :sobbing::hug:

still a great tournament:)

kirivanovic
May 3rd, 2009, 12:05 AM
For their 1st tournament together,that's a good performance.If they play Estoril,they'll win it:)

Droolv
May 3rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
Another runner-up finish :sobbing: However, good performance for their 1st tournament together :hug:

Labamba
May 3rd, 2009, 12:19 AM
so close :(

good effort though