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Nikkiri
May 2nd, 2009, 03:01 PM
(1) Iveta Benesova vs (WC) Neuza Silva
Jarmila Groth vs Mathilde Johansson
Barbora Strycova vs Qualifier
Akiko Morigami vs (7) Shahar Peer

(3) Sorana Cirstea vs Kimiko Date-Krumm
(WC) Frederica Piedade vs Maret Ani
Olga Govortsova vs Qualifier
Yanina Wickmayer vs (5) Petra Kvitova

(8) Anna-Lena Groenefeld vs Pauline Parmentier
Kristina Barrois vs (WC) Maria Joo Koehler
Qualifier vs Alla Kudryatseva
Kirsten Flipkens vs (4) Sabine Lisicki

(6) Ekaterina Makarova vs Petra Cetkovska
Severine Bremond vs Melinda Czink
Julie Coin vs Maria Emilia Salerni
Qualifier vs (2) Maria Kirilenko


Tough section with Makarova who is in the final this week and then Lisicki, but hopefully she can do well here and defend her title. Good luck. :D

Labamba
May 2nd, 2009, 04:20 PM
could have been worse, the first two rounds are ok

It's all about her mindset and getting the tactics right

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
I like the draw:) but Lisicki...:scared:

King Aaron
May 2nd, 2009, 06:10 PM
I think Makarova is not that big a problem, the bigger/biggest problem would be Lisicki IMO. And of course, Maria herself. :rolleyes:

All the best Masha!

Rod the Bama
May 2nd, 2009, 06:33 PM
The draw isn`t bad looking early on, but will obviously get much tougher starting with a likely quarterfinal matchup against Ekaterina Makarova. Even if Makiri gets past that past, there`s a likely semifinal meeting against Sabine, who has been on a roll lately. I really hope that Makiri does in Estoril next week. It`s time for her to get it together in singles and Estoril is the perfect place to do so IMO.

Nikkiri
May 2nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
I think Makarova is not that big a problem, the bigger/biggest problem would be Lisicki IMO. And of course, Maria herself. :rolleyes:

All the best Masha!

No, not after the final today. :lol: but yes it all depends on Maria. :tape:

kirivanovic
May 2nd, 2009, 11:13 PM
With Maria's luck,i wouldn't be surprised if she played Larcher de Brito in the 1st round:rolleyes: .

It depends on Maria of course,her draw is okay i think.

No livestream on bet365 this time:sad: .I remember last year and they broadcasted it:mad:

Droolv
May 2nd, 2009, 11:19 PM
Good luck Maria, I'll be away until Friday so hopefully when I get back she will still be in the tournament :)

Nikkiri
May 3rd, 2009, 11:37 AM
Maria will play doubles this week with Sorana again. :)

We played for the first time with Sorana and for the first time we reached the final together. I think it is not bad. We will play in Estoril again and there we will try to do better! :-)


We :sobbing:

VIKA?
May 3rd, 2009, 11:39 AM
yay:banana:

aleksr
May 3rd, 2009, 04:04 PM
MONDAY, 4 MAY, 2009

CENTRAL start 11:00am
WTA - I Benesova (CZE) vs [WC] N Silva (POR)
Not Before 1:45 PM
ATP - P Capdeville (CHI) vs [5] D Nalbandian (ARG)
Not Before 4:00 PM
ATP - O Hernandez (ESP) vs [WC] R Machado (POR)
WTA - [1] S Cirstea (ROU) / M Kirilenko (RUS) vs E Ivanova (RUS) / A Yakimova (BLR)

King Aaron
May 3rd, 2009, 04:17 PM
We :sobbing:
Maria finally confirms it, she has multiple personality disorder. Unfortunately, the suckier tennis player seems to be the more dominant one. :sobbing:

kirivanovic
May 3rd, 2009, 06:07 PM
Lol,her english will improve if she keeps writing diaries:angel:

Nikkiri
May 3rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Maria finally confirms it, she has multiple personality disorder. Unfortunately, the suckier tennis player seems to be the more dominant one. :sobbing:

Oh god :rolls:

Nikkiri
May 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
With Maria's luck,i wouldn't be surprised if she played Larcher de Brito in the 1st round:rolleyes: .

It depends on Maria of course,her draw is okay i think.

No livestream on bet365 this time:sad: .I remember last year and they broadcasted it:mad:

Her match is still being played its around the 3 hours and 30 min mark so maybe that wouldn't be such bad luck. :lol:

kirivanovic
May 3rd, 2009, 09:00 PM
I don't understand why she doesn't have a WC but she still has 1 match to play against Bovina:lol:

I love your sig:haha:

Nikkiri
May 4th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Thanks :lol:

CENTRALITO start 11:00am
[WC] F Piedade (POR) vs M Ani (EST) - WTA
[Q] S Fichman (CAN) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS) - WTA

Go Maria!!

VIKA?
May 4th, 2009, 05:27 PM
She isn't playing on the center court:speakles:

anyway good luck Kiri:kiss:

Nikkiri
May 4th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Theres only one WTA match on the main stadium :rolleyes: and of course that goes to Larcher de Brito vs Peer. :o

VIKA?
May 4th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Theres only one WTA match on the main stadium :rolleyes: and of course that goes to Larcher de Brito vs Peer. :o

Michelle?:awww: she lost today:shrug:

aleksr
May 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Michelle?:awww: she lost today:shrug:

Lucky Losers:cool:

VIKA?
May 4th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Lucky Losers:cool:

Oh! I didn't know:p

thanks:)

anyway Maria should play on the ceneter court:o

kirivanovic
May 4th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Center court or centralito, that's the same, there is no crowd there:lol:

Maria and Sori should begin their doubles soon.

Nikkie,isn't it something like 4am in Australia right now?:lol:

aleksr
May 4th, 2009, 06:38 PM
1st set 6-3 ;)

VIKA?
May 4th, 2009, 06:41 PM
:banana:

one more set girls:D

kirivanovic
May 4th, 2009, 06:45 PM
4 games in a row,great job Kiristea:worship:

Nikkiri
May 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM
They are showing the match on Bwin but you need money in your account to watch. :hysteric:

Nikkiri
May 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Center court or centralito, that's the same, there is no crowd there:lol:

Maria and Sori should begin their doubles soon.

Nikkie,isn't it something like 4am in Australia right now?:lol:

It's nearly 5 am now. I am nocturnal :lol:

kirivanovic
May 4th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Lol,you're just living like an European, that's all:shrug::lol:

3 all in the 2nd set,that's more difficult than expected

aleksr
May 4th, 2009, 07:20 PM
6-3 6-4 http://i015.radikal.ru/0904/7e/6c4fbf02cb17.gif (http://www.radikal.ru)

Protoss
May 4th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Yay!! Maria/Cirstea hold for 6-4 2nd set at 40-30. :) Good job Maria/Cirstea. :) The match was 1 hour 14 minutes long.

VIKA?
May 4th, 2009, 07:22 PM
:bigclap::banana:

kirivanovic
May 4th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Good match:), now she needs to play well in singles.

Topspin2
May 4th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Great job girls :drool:

Labamba
May 4th, 2009, 10:06 PM
solid win today :cool:

play well in the singles now :angel:

Bwin has a stream for Centralito

Rod the Bama
May 4th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Good win for Makiri. She and Sorana delivered a nice performance today, which is a good way to bounce back from the tough loss on Saturday. Hopefully Makiri can carryover this over to her first round match tomorrow.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Not a bad draw for Maria. She should be able to get the semis with it.

Good luck Maria. :)

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Not a bad draw for Maria. She should be able to get the semis with it.

Good luck Maria. :)

Should should never be used with Maria. :o :lol:

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Maria's match has begun. Fichman held for 1-0 1st set at 40-15. Maria just held for 1-1 1st set at 40-15. :)

The scoreboard has been acting really weird for me today. It keeps switching between today's matches and yesterday's. :rolleyes: It's happening with the Rome scoreboard as well.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Maria holds for 3-1 1st set. :)

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 12:58 PM
This girl moonballs a lot and we all know how much Maria can struggle with them. They are frustrating her a little at the moment just missing off a few of them after having to play the extra ball.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Maria now 3-4 1st set as she was broken at love and then Fichman held for 4-3 in a long game. :( Come on Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Uh oh. Maria broken for 3-5 1st set, she was up 3-1. Fight Maria.

VIKA?
May 5th, 2009, 01:06 PM
OH dear, Kiri was 3-1 up and now 5-3 down:o

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Maria is trying to play aggressive but Fichman gets everything back then throws in some moonballs or a drop shot and Maria is screwed. Also she lets out a loud scream when Maria misses sometimes. :o

VIKA?
May 5th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Yay Maria breaks back:bounce:

now hold:scared:

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Maria breaks for 4-5 1st set at 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Much better game then from Maria. :)

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Whew...Maria breaks for 6-5 1st set at Ad Maria from 40-0 to 40-40. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:33 PM
2 set points gone, break point saved. Hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:34 PM
2nd break point saved, this one with a 2nd serve. :) Please hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:36 PM
3rd set point gone. :( Please hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:37 PM
4th set point gone after Maria hit her 1st ace to get it. Hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Maria saves a 3rd break point, again with a 2nd serve. :) Please hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Sigh...5th set point gone. Hold Maria.

It really shouldn't this hard to close out a set against someone ranked outside the top 200. :(

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 01:43 PM
She is frustrating Maria to the max pushing everything back, rather frustrating to watch add Fichman's grunt and bratty attitude at times I feel like turning it off. :o

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Argh...Maria broken for 6-6 1st set after having 5 set points. Please win the 1st set tiebreak Maria.

number_six
May 5th, 2009, 01:47 PM
this is embarassing..wake up maria c'mon

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Fichman is standing about 4 feet behind the baseline and Maria is just trying to outhit her she should try hitting some drop shots and coming in.

Dazbog
May 5th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Where are you guys watching this?

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Fichman is standing about 4 feet behind the baseline and Maria is just trying to outhit her she should try hitting some drop shots and coming in.
How well does Fichman move though?

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 01:55 PM
I am watching on Bwin and well she moves good, Maria is throwing everything at her and she's getting it all back.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Oh geez...2 more set points gone for Maria in the 1st tiebreak, 1 on Fichman's serve, the other her own. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 01:59 PM
8th set point gone, 3rd set point Maria had in this 1st tiebreak. Maria is now facing set point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 02:02 PM
Maria loses the 1st set tiebreak 8-10 having 3 set points in the tiebreak and 8 in the set as a whole. :( The match is 1 hour 40 minutes long.

Topspin2
May 5th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Masha wtf? O_o

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 02:11 PM
It's alright its not as if she's playing badly. Fichman may not be able to keep it up.

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 02:14 PM
This is mind-boggling. The first set lasted close to 1h45 and Masha lost it after having 8 set points. Lots of energy already spent on this match, and the way things are going lots more will be needed to turn it around. :help:

I am watching on Bwin and well she moves good, Maria is throwing everything at her and she's getting it all back.
Did you have to put money in your Bwin account in order to be able to watch the streams, or is it possible to use completely fake information (i.e. no credit card number needed) like with Bet365?

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 02:21 PM
I had to put money in my account to watch. :sad:

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Why has this season gone so badly for Maria? :sad:

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Her knee, her terrible offseason, splitting with her coach, lots of bad luck? Everything seems to be against her this season. of course throw in her inconsistency and theres not much to work with this year, maybe the end of the season will be better. *sigh*

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Maria has won the 2nd set 6-4 :bounce:

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Maria takes the 2nd set.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Holy crap...Maria breaks for 6-4 2nd set at love. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 2 hours 35 minutes long.

Maria started off the 2nd set up 2-0 but then fell behind 2-4. Maria was down 0-40 at 4-4 2nd set but held on her 2nd game point. :)

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 03:01 PM
... and starts the final set by being broken at love. :o

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Damned,it seems to be a crazy match.Maria should have finished it in straight sets if she had 8 SP but she was able to stay focused.If she won this match,i'm sure that she would be very happy even if this Fishman is 200th in the world.

I hate moonballers:mad:, her attitude seems to be stupid too according to your comments:rolleyes:

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Damned,it seems to be a crazy match.Maria should have finished it in straight sets if she had 8 SP but she was able to stay focused.If she won this match,i'm sure that she would be very happy even if this Fishman is 200th in the world.

I hate moonballers:mad:, her attitude seems to be stupid too according to your comments:rolleyes:

She's really obnoxious, this match has been hard to watch. She's also got one very annoying grunt :lol:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Worse than Larcher de Brito? :lol:

I'm quite lucky not to have a bwin account then:rolleyes:

How is Fishman (i'm sorry,i prefer Fishman than Fichman)? Is she quite small and a bit fat or a small slim like Pin?

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:19 PM
Well it's not so in your face but its just annoying in the start it sounded like she was sneezing or coughing :lol:

From this stream it's kinda hard to tell but she isn't a small girl like Pin or anything.

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Omg, a tall moonballer who is coughing :haha: . 3 hours of a lot of fun for the lucky people who are able to watch that!!!

Break for Maria who leads 4-2:)

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Maria makes a shot must have been right on the line and Fichman screams unbelievable :o :lol:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Broken back of course,it would have been too easy...

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Maria tried to do a drop shot then and it didn't even make the net :o

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:29 PM
It seems that Sori isn't doing better against the grandma:o:mad:

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Omg, a tall moonballer who is coughing :haha: . 3 hours of a lot of fun for the lucky people who are able to watch that!!!

Fichman is quite short. Probably no taller than Cibulkova. She looked a bit chubby the last time I saw her, but that was a while ago.

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Serving for the match. Sorry but I have little hope she will close it out here :haha:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:32 PM
5-3 now!!! If Fishman can't hold her serve,it will help Maria because it would be weird to see Maria holding now:rolleyes:

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Don't be a pessimist :D

Davaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Fichman is quite short. Probably no taller than Cibulkova. She looked a bit chubby the last time I saw her, but that was a while ago.

From the angle of this stream its really hard to tell :lol:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:38 PM
And she held:bounce::worship:

Hard and deserved win for Maria, after a 1st set like that,usually, she loses like 6-1 in the 2nd set but this time,she stayed in the match and that's very positive.

Let's pray that she won't play singles tomorrow against Salerni because she must be quite tired.

Protoss
May 5th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Yes!!!! Whew. Maria holds for 6-3 3rd set at 40-15. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 3 hours 17 minutes long.

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Props to her for not giving up as many other players would have. Good luck in the next round :)

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2009, 03:40 PM
She won! :eek: :D:woohoo:

After a 3h17-long clay court battle!

Maria the Spartan! :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
May 5th, 2009, 03:45 PM
phew Masha, that would have been embarrassing :help:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Sori also won:),tough day for both of them.They need some rest now.

King Aaron
May 5th, 2009, 04:12 PM
:o Maria, thank goodness she pulled that one out. 3 hours to beat Fichman? :tape:

Looks like Kirilenkoretarded tried to show herself today. Thank goodness Winnaria prevailed. :help:

aleksr
May 5th, 2009, 06:31 PM
WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY, 2009
CENTRALITO start 11:00am
[1] I Benesova (CZE) vs J Groth (SVK) - WTA
F Fognini (ITA) vs [WC] G Gaudio (ARG) - ATP
M Salerni (ARG) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS) - WTA
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs O Hernandez (ESP) - ATP
[3] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) vs P Cetkovska (CZE) / M Salerni (ARG) - WTA

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Doesn't get a day off to rest. :(

VIKA?
May 5th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Kiri:bounce::banana:

but I expected a victory in two easy sets:o

good luck tommorrow Kiri:bounce:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 09:07 PM
I think that the final is saturday,that's why she doesn't have a day off:(.

It will be tough...

Ana has just won,not a bad day for my favs:)

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I think that the final is saturday,that's why she doesn't have a day off:(.

It will be tough...

Ana has just won,not a bad day for my favs:)

We have the same faves :lol:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Hehe,our faves are the best:lol: .Except Igor,do you like other atp players? (wta players are more or less the same:lol:)

Did you see Ana's match today? I just saw the last game:(.

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Hehe,our faves are the best:lol: .Except Igor,do you like other atp players? (wta players are more or less the same:lol:)

Did you see Ana's match today? I just saw the last game:(.

A few more ATP players like Verdasco, Safin and Djokovic and a few others but I don't follow the ATP as closely.

I did, she played well first 3 games were really solid then Fran started to play better then Ana was superb to end the match. I am just so happy she decided to just win and not mess around like Maria. :lol:

kirivanovic
May 5th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Well... Safin used to be my favorite player until... Djokovic and until he became the biggest choker in Russia:tape: .But i still like Marat of course.

I really like Verdasco,he's very talented and has a very "pure" game.I also like Gulbis for the same reason but he's a 2nd Marat.



We have the same faves :lol:

:lol:

Good morning anyways:haha:

Nikkiri
May 5th, 2009, 10:06 PM
I've actually been to sleep today :lol: got up again for Ana's match :p

Warrior
May 5th, 2009, 11:59 PM
:o Maria, thank goodness she pulled that one out. 3 hours to beat Fichman? :tape:

Looks like Kirilenkoretarded tried to show herself today. Thank goodness Winnaria prevailed. :help:

Whoa, and people were complaining about what I called Maria. Did you get a bad rep yet?

Spiritof42
May 6th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Only one WTA match on center court. :rolleyes:

Good luck against Salerni!

watchdogfish
May 6th, 2009, 10:13 AM
A win's a win, at least she came through.

Good luck in Round 2 Masha:rocker2:


Well... Safin used to be my favorite player until... Djokovic and until he became the biggest choker in Russia:tape: .But i still like Marat of course.

I really like Verdasco,he's very talented and has a very "pure" game.I also like Gulbis for the same reason but he's a 2nd Marat.

It would be wonderful if Marat could do a Goran and come from nowhere and win another slam before he retires :hearts: I think his mind's already retired though :sad:

The way Ernie plays tennis is really beautiful to watch but he's too talented to be losing 1st and 2nd rounds :sobbing:

kirivanovic
May 6th, 2009, 11:16 AM
I've actually been to sleep today :lol: got up again for Ana's match :p

Wow,you slept more or less 3 hours then:lol:

kirivanovic
May 6th, 2009, 11:18 AM
It would be wonderful if Marat could do a Goran and come from nowhere and win another slam before he retires :hearts: I think his mind's already retired though :sad:

The way Ernie plays tennis is really beautiful to watch but he's too talented to be losing 1st and 2nd rounds :sobbing:

Of course,it would be wonderful but his only chance would be to win the US Open,so i'm not really confident:lol: .If he stopped choking,maybe he could go far on some tournaments anyways.

Nikkiri
May 6th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Wow,you slept more or less 3 hours then:lol:
3 hours :worship:

Igor :(
[LL] L Kubot (POL) d [3] I Andreev (RUS) 32 ret. - rib

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 12:54 PM
3 hours :worship:

Igor :(
[LL] L Kubot (POL) d [3] I Andreev (RUS) 32 ret. - rib

oh Igor:sobbing:

what happenned:awww:?

Protoss
May 6th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving.

Warrior
May 6th, 2009, 02:34 PM
4-2 keep it up

Protoss
May 6th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Maria won the 1st set 6-3. :) Stay focused Maria.

Warrior
May 6th, 2009, 03:09 PM
3-0

aleksr
May 6th, 2009, 03:19 PM
6-3 6-0:bounce:

Warrior
May 6th, 2009, 03:19 PM
very convincing win

Nikkiri
May 6th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Very good win, needed it after yesterdays fiasco. :)

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Wow Kiri:eek::bounce:

Protoss
May 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Yay!! Good job Maria. :)

watchdogfish
May 6th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Much better :yeah:
Now play like that for another 3 matches :unsure:

kirivanovic
May 6th, 2009, 04:49 PM
oh Igor:sobbing:

what happenned:awww:?

Rib problem after a serve. He stopped the point and called the trainer. Then,after the medical time out,he missed a 1st serve, threw the ball for his 2nd serve but didn't hit it and retired :( .I hope it's not too serious....

Great job Maria!! I didn't expect a so easy and quick win but that's really positive.Next round against Makarova.

Ana:help:

Nikkiri
May 6th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Rib problem after a serve. He stopped the point and called the trainer. Then,after the medical time out,he missed a 1st serve, threw the ball for his 2nd serve but didn't hit it and retired :( .I hope it's not too serious....

Great job Maria!! I didn't expect a so easy and quick win but that's really positive.Next round against Makarova.

Ana:help:

Wow that doesn't sound too good. :unsure: :sad:

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Rib problem after a serve. He stopped the point and called the trainer. Then,after the medical time out,he missed a 1st serve, threw the ball for his 2nd serve but didn't hit it and retired :( .I hope it's not too serious....

Great job Maria!! I didn't expect a so easy and quick win but that's really positive.Next round against Makarova.

Ana:help:

oh:awww:

I hope he can get well soon.

kirivanovic
May 6th, 2009, 05:17 PM
He played quite well and saved some BP with really good points.About his injury,i'm a bit scared for Roland Garros.

MJMS in quarter final in Rome:haha:

THURSDAY, 7 MAY, 2009
CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[6] E Makarova (RUS) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS)
Not Before 1:45 PM
M Gicquel (FRA) vs [4] J Blake (USA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] [WC] G Simon (FRA) vs F Fognini (ITA)
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs J Blake (USA) / R Kendrick (USA)

CENTRALITO start 11:00am
[8] A Groenefeld (GER) vs [4] S Lisicki (GER)
[3] S Cirstea (ROU) vs Y Wickmayer (BEL)
[8] F Serra (FRA) vs J Monaco (ARG)
E Butorac (USA) / S Lipsky (USA) vs M Fish (USA) / D Martin (USA)

COURT #1 start 12:00 noon
S Greul (GER) vs [7] A Montanes (ESP)
L Friedl (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) or [WC] P Sousa (POR) / J Sousa (POR) vs [4] M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
[1] S Cirstea (ROU) / M Kirilenko (RUS) vs J Coin (FRA) / M Pelletier (CAN)

COURT #2 start 12:00 noon
J Groth (SVK) vs [7] S Peer (ISR)
[3] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) or P Cetkovska (CZE) / M Salerni (ARG) vs A Dulgheru (ROU) / N Silva (POR)
W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs [2] P Cuevas (URU) / D Vemic (SRB)
S Fichman (CAN) / K Marosi (HUN) vs [2] S Peer (ISR) / Z Yan (CHN)

Nikkiri
May 6th, 2009, 05:19 PM
THURSDAY, 7 MAY, 2009

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[6] E Makarova (RUS) vs [2] M Kirilenko (RUS)
Not Before 1:45 PM
M Gicquel (FRA) vs [4] J Blake (USA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] [WC] G Simon (FRA) vs F Fognini (ITA)
[3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs J Blake (USA) / R Kendrick (USA)

COURT #1 start 12:00 noon
S Greul (GER) vs [7] A Montanes (ESP)
L Friedl (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) or [WC] P Sousa (POR) / J Sousa (POR) vs [4] M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
[1] S Cirstea (ROU) / M Kirilenko (RUS) vs J Coin (FRA) / M Pelletier (CAN)

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 05:21 PM
He played quite well and saved some BP with really good points.About his injury,i'm a bit scared for Roland Garros.

MJMS in quarter final in Rome:haha:



What's so funny?:awww:

she's playing very well this year;)

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Finally Kiri is playing in the center court:D

kirivanovic
May 6th, 2009, 05:26 PM
What's so funny?:awww:

she's playing very well this year;)

Maria destroyed her last year and beat her this year in Barcelona. She had a very lucky draw in Rome.If Maria had gone there,she would have played Jankovic or Azarenka in the 1st round as usual:angel:

VIKA?
May 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Maria destroyed her last year and beat her this year in Barcelona. She had a very lucky draw in Rome.If Maria had gone there,she would have played Jankovic or Azarenka in the 1st round as usual:angel:

yes but Mariajose improved a lot! just compare her results;)

bruce goose
May 6th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Well,I wasn't going to submit a negative post but I feared that Makiri was going to lose after yesterday's marathon match.Credit goes to her valor for taking charge early against Salerni.She ended things quickly to let her body recuperate and she showed great determination to not let the 3-hour drama vs. Fichman affect her today.She and Lisicki are definitely the 2 best gals remaining in the draw....Fight on,Makiri:)!!!

SOA_MC
May 7th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Go Maria defend your title :)

Ananko.
May 7th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Livestream there somewhere to see the match today Maria?

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 7th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Afterall I'd better go to Estoril instead of Rome.
I'm glad Maria is in the QF here again.
Now let's make it another win.

DAVAJ!!

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Maria holds for 5-4 1st set at love. :) Break for the set Maria.

Maria had a break point at 4-3 1st set 40-30 but failed to convert it.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:05 AM
I tried to find news of Igor's injury but i didn't find anything:sad:

Maria is leading 5-4, Makarova is serving and i don't see the match:o

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:11 AM
I knew Maria from before but now, since we played doubles the last two weeks, we started to get closer and I started to know her better. She is a great girl and a great player. She is very professional on and off the court. I really enjoy playing with her because we do have fun on the court, we enjoy playing and that is the most important.

We were trying to find out a few days ago where we saw each other first time, but was hard I always thought she is one of the nicest girls on tour and now that I know her better, Im sure of that. She is very polite and always with a great attitude.

At the beginning, my agent contacted her to play together in Fes, and then we both agree to play also Estoril. Its a pleasure to play with her and I hope we will have a good week here in Estoril.

All the best

Sorana:hearts:

5 all,Maria missed a SP

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Maria fails to a convert a set point on 2nd serve at Ad Maria after saving 2 game points down 15-40 as Makarova holds for 5-5 1st set. :( Hold Maria.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Maria fails to a convert a set point on 2nd serve at Ad Maria as Makarova holds for 5-5 1st set. :( Hold Maria.

It would have been tough to have a set point at deuce:lol:

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 6-5 1st set at 4th Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40 to Ad Makarova to 40-40. :) Break for the set Maria.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Maria got that set point due to errors from Makarova then on sp she hit it just out, then Makarova played much better hitting two winners down the line.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Maria breaks for the set. :) 7-5

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Maria requested to speak with her coach, too bad I can't hear what he's telling her to do this time :lol:

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Maria breaks for 7-5 1st set at love as Makarova double faults on set point, her 3rd double fault of the game. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 9 minutes long.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Wow, double fault and set for Maria 7-5:). This match is long again,not so good as Maria will also play doubles later.

But Lisicki is out ;)

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Maria requested to speak with her coach, too bad I can't hear what he's telling her to do this time :lol:

Oh no:lol:,is it the same clown than in Fs?

Damned,Masha is gonna lose this set:mad: . Already 0-30:lol::lol:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Makarova breaks to love:haha:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Yeah looked like the same guy. :lol:

Serve has gone off in this game.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Maria got that set point due to errors from Makarova then on sp she hit it just out, then Makarova played much better hitting two winners down the line.
ah. Thanks for the info. :)

Do you know when the other 2 breaks of serve in the 1st set happened? Just wondering.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:34 AM
I only started watching at 4 all.

Maria has been serving some good outwide serves but in that game her serve wasn't really doing anything.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Leave Maria alone,come back to Spain or wherever you're from and stay there,coach:help:

"Vamos Maria, pump your fist after her double faults, you'll win this match":worship:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Maria just did an excellent moonball :worship: :lol:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Fishman taught her how to do:cool:

0-2 :drool:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:42 AM
She's rushing way too much now. Not going for much on her serve either.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Gets one break back with a return winner.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:53 AM
She needed 3 games to forget what her coach told her. Now,she should break again.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Needs to get more first serves in, when she doesn't shes in trouble like then.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 11:59 AM
5-2 now, forget this set and don't request your "coach" please.:tape:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:01 PM
She is just tanking this game. She lost focus in this set.. forget about it and win the 3rd.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Well, 68% of 1st serves in the 2nd isn't so bad but her stats on 2nd serve are awful, 0 point out of 6 won

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Makarova holds for 6-2 2nd set at love. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 1 hour 43 minutes long.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Maria is taking a bathroom break. :angel:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Better than a coach break:lol:. This guy should talk to Makarova,it would help Maria.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Taking her precious little time :tape:

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 12:10 PM
oh Kiri:speakles:

win the third please:sobbing:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Already broken...Does she seem tired or something?

At least,Sori is back on track.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:15 PM
She seems a little tired not patient at all like in the first set. Attitude has changed too.

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM
2-0 down:o

come on Kiri:armed:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Ah ok,it doesn't look good...Attitude has changed since she called the clown,maybe just a coincidence:rolleyes:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:21 PM
She's hitting really stupid errors right now. It seems she only wanted to play one set of tennis today.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Makarova isn't winning points right now Maria is losing them. :o

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:26 PM
If she's tired,maybe she can't play long rallies and she tries to finish the point quickly. She played a very long match against this Fichman and even if yesterday,it was a short match, this 1st round has its importance.

3-1 now,too bad because she was back to deuce.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:33 PM
If she could just be a little bit more patient she would have broken back by now. Ridiculous errors off first and second serves.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:35 PM
She missed a BP. 4-2 for Makarova

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:38 PM
5-2,it's all over now:tape:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Yeah so this is pretty much over I don't see any fight in her really

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM
After Lisicki's defeat, i really thought that Maria could win this tournament again. Too bad,maybe in doubles:rolleyes:

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM
two MPs:sobbing:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:42 PM
After the first set she just didn't seem to care anymore. Didn't really get annoyed with self much just like she knew it was going to happen. I dunno how to explain it.

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Well,good 1st set and then her coach arrived:worship:

Sori's match doesn't look better though.

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Oh no:sad:

Kiri:hug:

how did she play?:awww:

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Very dissapointing Maria. :(

Please win the doubles at least.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Oh no:sad:

Kiri:hug:

how did she play?:awww:

She played well from what I saw in the first set. Not very well in the last 2 sets though as the score suggests.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 12:49 PM
After the first set she just didn't seem to care anymore. Didn't really get annoyed with self much just like she knew it was going to happen. I dunno how to explain it.
That's weird. I could understand not caring if she had lost the 1st set but she won it. :shrug:

Maybe her coach said something to upset her. :shrug:

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 12:50 PM
She played well from what I saw in the first set. Not very well in the last 2 sets though as the score suggests.

oh:o

thanks Nikkie:kiss:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:52 PM
That's weird. I could understand not caring if she had lost the 1st set but she won it. :shrug:

Maybe her coach said something to upset her. :shrug:

It was a long set maybe she just got tired she was hitting stupid errors trying to finish the points off too quick.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 12:55 PM
Well could have been worse, she could have lost to Fichman. Please do well in Madrid Maria you need the points.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
It was a long set maybe she just got tired she was hitting stupid errors trying to finish the points off too quick.
Maybe. :shrug:

Hopefully she doesn't have to play doubles for a while.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Sorana is still playing so it wont be for a while anyways :)

HowardH
May 7th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Maria :sad:. I know Makarova is improving but still.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 01:25 PM
I knew Maria from before but now, since we played doubles the last two weeks, we started to get closer and I started to know her better. She is a great girl and a great player. She is very professional on and off the court. I really enjoy playing with her because we do have fun on the court, we enjoy playing and that is the most important.

We were trying to find out a few days ago where we saw each other first time, but was hard I always thought she is one of the nicest girls on tour and now that I know her better, I’m sure of that. She is very polite and always with a great attitude.

At the beginning, my agent contacted her to play together in Fes, and then we both agree to play also Estoril. It’s a pleasure to play with her and I hope we will have a good week here in Estoril.

All the best

Sorana:hearts:

5 all,Maria missed a SP

That's sweet :hearts: It's like they've fallen in love or something :lol:

Forgetting the match now... :angel:

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Whew...Maria/Cirstea hold for 1-3 1st set at 40-40.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Seems like a bad day for Kiri and Sori. Hopefully they'll break back.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Whew. Another tough hold for Maria/Cirstea as they hold for 2-4 1st set at 40-40 from down 0-30 and 30-40. :) Please break Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Coin/Pelletier hold for 5-2 1st set at 40-40 from 15-30 to 40-30. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Maria/Cirstea hold for 3-5 1st set at 40-30 from 0-30 down. :) Break Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Coin/Pelletier hold for 6-3 1st set at 40-30 from 15-30 down. Please win it in 3 Maria/Cirstea. The match is 33 minutes long.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Maria is serving to start off the 2nd set.

HowardH
May 7th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Don't tell me Maria and Sori are going to lose all their matches today.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Cirstea holds for 3-0 2nd set. :)

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Maria holds for 4-1 2nd set at 40-15. :) Break Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Maria/Cirstea break for 5-1 2nd set at 40-15. :) Hold Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Cirstea holds for 6-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30. :) Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Cirstea. The match is 1 hour 2 minutes long.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Maria/Cirstea get the minibreak back to 4-5 in the super tiebreak on a Pelletier double fault, in the previous point Pelletier hit an ace. :) Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Maria/Cirstea lose a minibreak to 4-6 but hold for 5-6 in the super tiebreak. Break Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Maria/Cirstea get the minibreak back to 6-7 in the super tiebreak. Hold Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Maria/Cirstea lose a minibreak to 7-8 in the super tiebreak on a 2nd serve. Break Maria/Cirstea.

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Oh no tough loss :bigcry:

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Maria/Cirstea lose the super tiebreak 7-10. The match was 1 hour 14 minutes long.

Protoss
May 7th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Poor Maria. :sad:

Nikkiri
May 7th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Yeah, bad day for the both of them :sad:

HowardH
May 7th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Oh dear. :sad: Maria and Sori :hug:. Just not their day.

King Aaron
May 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Maria :sad:

kirivanovic
May 7th, 2009, 04:55 PM
That's sweet :hearts: It's like they've fallen in love or something :lol:

Forgetting the match now... :angel:

Poor Igor, injured and now he's losing his Maria:haha:

Too bad for the doubles but it will give her more time to rest before Madrid

VIKA?
May 7th, 2009, 07:51 PM
What a day:o:sad::sobbing:

Droolv
May 8th, 2009, 08:25 AM
I was hoping when I got back Maria was still in the tournament but looks like she let me down. :sobbing:

Labamba
May 8th, 2009, 12:23 PM
It looked like Maria had no energy left after the tough first set :awww:

now there's a bit more time to rest before Madrid where a couple of wins would give big points