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watchdogfish
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Don't want to be a thread hog but there's no cheering thread for Stanford yet!

Maria plays Chaky in Rd1 :devil: but potentially Dementieva in Rd2 :scared:

Maria's section:
(7)Radwanska vs Cirstea
Hantuchova vs Wozniak
Chakvetadze vs Kirilenko
Keothavong vs (3)Dementieva

http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/Assets/Main+Singles+Draw.pdf

VIKA?
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I don't like this draw:o I don't know if Maria can win against Chaky:shrug: hopefully she can win a match:)

good luck.

Craigy
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Epic. Please beat her again. :inlove:

Kiriber
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Well crap. :help:

cosmoose
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Maria can beat Chaky.
Chaky hasn't played since Wimby. could be rusty.

kirivanovic
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Oh it will be a good choking match, let's see who's the best choker:lol:

Maria has a chance to win a match, i mean it's not impossible:rolleyes:

cosmoose
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Someone in the GM said that these two don't like each other at all.
Anyone here know the story between the two? :confused:

btw, I think I'm going to this match! lol. don't be jealous. ;)

VIKA?
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Someone in the GM said that these two don't like each other at all.
Anyone here know the story between the two? :confused:

btw, I think I'm going to this match! lol. don't be jealous. ;)

I would like to know it as well :confused:

you're so lucky:sobbing:

Natash.
Jul 25th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Nikkie's gonna love this :lol:

They have known each other for a long time I hear. In Miami I hear Chakvetadze called Maria an actress for her medical timeouts and such. Aussie Open was fun with Chakky bitching about how much Kiri was inside the baseline when Anna was serving. :lol:

watchdogfish
Jul 25th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Someone in the GM said that these two don't like each other at all.
Anyone here know the story between the two? :confused:

btw, I think I'm going to this match! lol. don't be jealous. ;)

Jealous :( Nah only joking, hope you have a great time! :D

Yeah there was a bit of bitching at the Aussie Open last year but Maria said in her interview there that she and Anna were friends when they were younger :)

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Anna has a bit of a moan to the umpire at about 9 mins in...:angel:


Anyway good luck Maria! If she plays like she did in their previous match she should be ok :)

Droolv
Jul 25th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Good luck Maria, make a good start on the US hardcourts :bounce:

cosmoose
Jul 25th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Jealous :( Nah only joking, hope you have a great time! :D

Yeah there was a bit of bitching at the Aussie Open last year but Maria said in her interview there that she and Anna were friends when they were younger :) Not anymore! :lol:

Anna has a bit of a moan to the umpire at about 9 mins in...:angel:
Chaky has such a sweet face but volcanic temper! :lol:
I think it would be smart for Maria to "irritate" Anna and watch her self destruct. :lol:

Nikkiri
Jul 25th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Nikkie's gonna love this :lol:

They have known each other for a long time I hear. In Miami I hear Chakvetadze called Maria an actress for her medical timeouts and such. Aussie Open was fun with Chakky bitching about how much Kiri was inside the baseline when Anna was serving. :lol:

:sobbing:

I just hope Kiri is smart and thinks back to the AO match I think because that was the last match they played Maria has the edge here.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/NikkieK/bitchy.gif

Nikkiri
Jul 25th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Maria will play doubles with Sorana this week :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 25th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Every match is tough here. Anna hasn't been in form for a long time and Maria is getting better the last weeks. So she really has a chance here, but she has to play good.

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!

SOA_MC
Jul 25th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Well crap. :help:

Ditto :(

Labamba
Jul 25th, 2009, 11:33 AM
tasty draw :devil: Maria vs Anna is a fun match-up for many reasons :D

best of luck Maria

VIKA?
Jul 25th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Maria will play doubles with Sorana this week :)

:inlove:

Stevecw
Jul 25th, 2009, 01:12 PM
This is a winnable match. Anna is not in form over the past few weeks. Maria has improved for sure in last few weeks, so i reckon she had great chance of winning it if she plays well. :)

And great that she is with Sorana in doubles again! :hearts:

only_one_maria
Jul 25th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Nikkie's gonna love this :lol:

They have known each other for a long time I hear. In Miami I hear Chakvetadze called Maria an actress for her medical timeouts and such. Aussie Open was fun with Chakky bitching about how much Kiri was inside the baseline when Anna was serving. :lol:


What's wrong with being inside the baseline when your opponent serves :)

schorsch
Jul 26th, 2009, 12:36 AM
http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html this is a stream for stanford atm. hopefully it will work next week as well.

VIKA?
Jul 26th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Why the sound it doesn't work?

NewShoulderPlz.
Jul 26th, 2009, 07:56 AM
davaaaiii Kiri!!! :bounce: Good luck against Chaky! :angel:

cosmoose
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Short video clip of Maria practicing at Stanford :)
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/?action=view&current=MOV08743.flv

cosmoose
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Stanford practice pictures
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08703.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08729.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08718.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08717.jpg

cosmoose
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:44 AM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08715.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08638.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08702.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08790.jpg

HowardH
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Chaky has such a sweet face but volcanic temper! :lol:
I think it would be smart for Maria to "irritate" Anna and watch her self destruct. :lol:

:lol: But I don't think Maria would be the kind of girl to do that on purpose. Unless that coach tells her to do something like that again...:tape:. I still don't think she would be comfortable trying to put Anna off, I actually think that backfired when she tried to do that against Marta, it made her feel uncomfortable and guilty.

cosmoose
Jul 27th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Maria will partner with Cirstea in doubles.


http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/Assets/Bank+of+the+West+Classic/2009+Doubles+Draw.pdf

Nikkiri
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Maria always in Black and Hubers section :rolleyes: :weirdo: :o

VIKA?
Jul 27th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Again Huber and Black:weirdo: good luck girls:angel:

Nikkiri
Jul 27th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Please please please beat Anna! I really would like to hear some of the excuses from posters such as sammy01 :lol:

HowardH
Jul 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Maria always in Black and Hubers section :rolleyes: :weirdo: :o

But at least they won't meet them until the semis, and the other choice is to be in the William sisters' half :help:

King Aaron
Jul 27th, 2009, 05:11 PM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/DSC08715.jpg
:hearts:

And nice to see she and Sharapova are still friends.

Dinayer
Jul 27th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Good luck Maria!
beat her :armed:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 07:28 AM
Ouch. Tough draw for Maria. :(

Please win your 1st round match Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I don't know if the livestream works but it won't be for her singles match...

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hantuchova vs. Wozniak
2. Stosur vs. Cibulkova
3. Jankovic vs. Haynes
4. Dubois vs. V.Williams
5. Cirstea/Kirilenko vs. Granville/Gullickson
6. S.Williams vs. Li (NB 19.00hrs)
7. Barte vs. Oudin

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Morita vs. Bartoli
2. Chakvetadze vs. Kirilenko
3. Kudryavtseva vs. Coin
4. Osterloh vs. Lisicki

Nikkiri
Jul 28th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Good luck today Maria :yeah: :) I hope she'll play her best and level the h2h with Anna

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Good luck Maria:) no livestream for Kiri?:sad:

also good luck Kiri and Sori:yeah:

King Aaron
Jul 28th, 2009, 06:36 PM
:armed: Come on today Maria! Time to get your summer started.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Maria broken for 3-4 1st set after having 5 game points, she double faulted on the 5th game point. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Maria breaks for 4-4 1st set at 40-30 from 40-0 on 2nd serve. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Maria holds for 5-4 1st set at love on 2nd serve. :) Break for the set Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Chaky 15-40 on her serve. Take the set point Maria.

Labamba
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Maria 6-4 :bounce:

shame there's no stream?

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Maria breaks for 6-4 1st set at 40-15. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 1 minute long.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Maria 6-4 :bounce:

shame there's no stream?
I think there's only a stream for stadium court.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Great stuff Maria! :yeah:
Same again now in this 2nd please! :)

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Early break in 2nd set for Maria! 2-0 ahead!! :clap2:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Maria breaks for 2-0 2nd set after saving 2 game points. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Maria has lost her 1st serve in this 2nd set, she's only gotten 1/7 1st serves in. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Maria broken for 2-1 2nd set at love. :( That's not how you respond to getting a break Maria. Break Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:36 PM
No, she is broken :(

Dinayer
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:40 PM
livestream?, please :)

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:41 PM
livestream?, please :)

There is no livestream for this court :(

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Maria holds for 3-2 2nd set at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

Dav.
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Close it out, Maria. :)

Nice to see her coming into good form at the start of the hardcourt season!

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:47 PM
oh 3-3 to love :(

Nikkiri
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:51 PM
BP :hysteric: why does she do this :sobbing:

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:52 PM
:sad: noooo Anna breaks for a 4-3 lead :(

C'mon Maria get back into this set!

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Argh...Maria broken for 3-4 2nd set at 30-40 from 30-15. :( 2 2nd serves in a row to set up break point. Maria is only getting 45% of her 1st serves in during this 2nd set. :( Break Maria.

Kiriber
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:54 PM
:sobbing::help:

watchdogfish
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:55 PM
:lol: typical Maira.
Fight back girl!

Dav.
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Maria's fans deserve some type of award. :sobbing:

...not the ones who show up only when she wins.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Chaky holds for 5-3 2nd set at Ad Chaky from 40-15 to 40-40 despite 2 double faults. :( Chaky won a 2nd serve point at 40-40. Chaky is winning 57% of points on her 2nd serve in the 2nd set. :( Hold Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 10:59 PM
5-3 down now, after getting it to deuce :(

Looks like we're on for a 3rd set :help:

And damn i have to go now. :mad: Hope its good news when i come back later!

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Maria holds for 4-5 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30, 2nd serve at 30-30. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Maria saves 3 set points from 0-40 down. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Argh...Maria squanders a break point after a 2nd serve led to the bp. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:09 PM
2nd Ad Maria. Take the break point Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Maria breaks for 5-5 2nd set at 2nd Ad Maria from 0-40 down. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Geez...Maria 15-40 on her serve. :( Save the break points Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Argh...Maria 15-30 on her serve from 15-0. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Sigh...Maria broken for 5-6 2nd set at 30-40 from 15-40. :( What the heck was the point of saving 3 set points Maria if you're just gonna get broken right back. Break Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:15 PM
:sobbing:

break again, don't go to a third set please:(

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Chaky 40-30 on her serve. :( Save the set point Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Chaky 30-30 on her serve from 30-15. Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Maria saves the set point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Chaky 40-40 on her serve from 40-30 as she double faults for the 2nd time in this game. Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Ad Chaky after a 2nd serve. :( Save the set point Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Damn, 5-7 :sobbing:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:20 PM
2nd Ad Chaky after a 2nd serve. :( Save the set point Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:21 PM
OMG Maria:rolleyes: you better win the third:o

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Sigh. Chaky holds for 7-5 2nd set. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 2 hours 2 minutes long.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Chaky seemed pretty clearly trying to choke but Maria wouldn't take it. :rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:23 PM
It seems that i didn't chose the best moment to be back at home:help:

At least, she didn't choke:lol:

watchdogfish
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Protoss relax this is just a typical Maria match :p

Labamba
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:28 PM
typical rollercoaster :D

fight Maria!

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Protoss relax this is just a typical Maria match :p
Maybe so, but relaxing when my favorites are playing is atypical for me. :p

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:29 PM
^ Yep it was never gonna be a straightforward 2 set win with Maria involved!! :D
Not her style!!

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:31 PM
There was about a 9 minute delay between the end of the 2nd set and the start of the 3rd set.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Maria holds for 1-0 3rd set at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Yes!! Breaks to lead 2-0. Same as start of 2nd set all over again! Want a different ending this time tho :)

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM
:bigclap::hearts:

davai Mash:D

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Maria breaks for 2-0 3rd set at 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:34 PM
2/0, that's great, it must be an interesting match...

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Wow, a double break wouldn't be bad as we know Maria:rolleyes:

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Holds for 3-0!! Break her again now!! :D

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Maria holds for 3-0 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30 on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Maria holds for 3-0 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30 on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Are you taking notes of what happens?:lol:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Maria needs to get more 1st serves during this 3rd set as she's only getting 36% of them in so far during the 3rd set. :(

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Ok 3-1 now. Just hold Maria!! No messing it up now please!! :)

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Are you taking notes of what happens?:lol:
Sometimes. It's useful to spot trends like 1st serve %s changing, big points not converted. I'd record winners/ues if matches are on tv.

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:49 PM
noooo :banghead: Broken

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Ouch, still a looooong way to go.

Kiriber
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Messing up a good lead :hearts:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Ad Chaky. Save the game point Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Chaky 40-40 on her serve from 40-15. Break Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Sometimes. It's useful to spot trends like 1st serve %s changing, big points not converted. I'd record winners/ues if matches are on tv.

Lol ah ok, well, when she's playing and i only can see the livescore, i find something else to do at the same time to avoid to become crazy:lol:

The choke has finally begun:angel:

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Oh dear:rolleyes:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Maria saves a 3rd game point on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:54 PM
:sad:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Maria saves a 4th game point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Ad Maria after double fault. Take the break point Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:56 PM
4-2:banana: don' choke and win your serve again!

Stevecw
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Yes!! A break for 4-2!!

Now please hold this time Maria!! :D

kirivanovic
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:56 PM
4-2, i bet for a tie break:drool:

Protoss
Jul 28th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Maria breaks for 4-2 3rd set at Ad Maria after saving 4 games points. :) Hold Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Oh God, Maria, buy a mental at the supermarket please:smash:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Aw ffs, she loses serve again. :(

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Kiri is such a choker:sobbing:

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:02 AM
The problem is that Chaky is also a big choker:haha:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Chaky 0-40 on her serve 0-30 after a 2nd serve. Take the break point Maria.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Chaky 0-30 on her serve from 0-15 after a 2nd serve. Break Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Well, if any player is able to hold her serve, Maria will win:hearts:

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Kiri starts with a double:worship:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Haha 5-3 now, another break!! :D

This match is just crazy!!

HOLD!! please!!

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Maria breaks for 5-3 3rd set at 40-15 from 40-0. :) Hold Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:05 AM
The problem is that Chaky is also a big choker:haha:

:rolls:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Oh geez...Maria 0-30 on her serve. :( Hold Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Well, break her Maria please:help:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Sheesh...Maria 0-40 on her serve. :rolleyes: Save the break points Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:08 AM
seriously:help:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Broken again! :help:
What a chokefest this is!

Hopefully Chaky can provide us with another horrible attempt at holding serve now!! :D

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:09 AM
When she was back to 30-40, i thought during 1 second that she would be able to do it but then i thought a bit more and realized that Maria was playing:o

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Davai Chaky, 4 double faults and Maria will win this match:bounce:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Chaky 30-30 on her serve from 30-15. Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Chaky 30-40 on her serve from 30-30. Take the match point Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:15 AM
MP!!! C'mon!

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:15 AM
1st MP:eek:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:15 AM
deuce :(

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Match point squandered. :( Break Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:16 AM
MP again!

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. Take the match point Maria.

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
GP For Anna:yawn:

Dav.
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Really, Maria? Really?

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
another mp gone :(

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Geez...another match point squandered, this one a 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Maria saves game point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Ad Chaky after a 2nd serve. :( Save the game point Maria.

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Maria please go see a sports psychologist :)

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:20 AM
2nd Ad Chaky. :( Save the game point Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:21 AM
:banghead::rolls:

Maybe tomorrow, the match will be over:lol:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Maria saves game point after a 2nd serve. :) Ad Maria now. Take the match point please Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:22 AM
No, mp gone again! :(

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Maria please go see a sports psychologist :)

Why sports psychologist?:rolleyes:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:22 AM
3rd match point squandered, another 2nd serve. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

watchdogfish
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:23 AM
:rolls: Maria doesn't like mps :sad:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:23 AM
3rd Ad Maria after a double fault. Please take the match point this time Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Great job Anna, 3 double faults left and Maria will win this match:worship:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:24 AM
4th match point squandered. :rolleyes: Quit freaking choking Maria. :( Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:24 AM
:o

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Holy shit, it''s still going :speakles: Come on Kiri :rocker2:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:25 AM
4th MP gone, this is hard to believe :(

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Geez...3rd Ad Chaky. :( Save the game point Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Let's hope for a crazy tie break now:wavey:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Maria 30-0 on her serve. Hold Maria.

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Oh no no no 5-5. 4 MPs not taken :banghead:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Damn it Maria. Maria squanders 4 match points, 2 of them 2nd serves, as Chaky holds for 5-5 3rd set. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

watchdogfish
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Oh Maria

http://kilo.naurunappula.com/nn/0/258/779/475569.jpg

Sorry it just had to be posted :p

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:28 AM
I want to cry :hysteric:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:28 AM
6-5, please break for the match :awww:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Maria 40-0 on her serve from 30-0 after a 2nd serve. Take the game point Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:29 AM
At least she didn't collapse as she used to do and she managed to hold:eek:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Maria holds for 6-5 3rd set at love. :) Why couldn't you do that at 5-3 3rd set Maria? Break for the match Maria.

Dav.
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Hold at love after all that. :spit:

She's used to this. :rolls:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Ok a hold at last!!

Break her! :)

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:30 AM
epic match

just wish we could see what's going on :lol:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:30 AM
6-6 tiebreaker :o

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Chaky 30-0 on her serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Chaky 40-0 on her serve. :( Save the game points Maria.

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:32 AM
At 4-2, i said we would have a tie break, i was right but would have preferred to be wrong

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Chaky holds for 6-6 3rd set at 40-15. :( Please win the 3rd set tiebreak Maria.

watchdogfish
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Tiebreak, oh goody! :D
Whoop her arse Maria :devil:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:33 AM
2-0 :)

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM
2-0 maria...she enjoys going 2-0 up it seems! :)

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Kiri will be dead today:help:

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM
What a match:hysteric: and Maria still has a doubles to play:help:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:36 AM
3-3 at the change-over :scared:

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM
OMG I am so nervous:scared:

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM
This match must be a "parody":lol:

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM
3-3 :rolls:

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM
4 all, i wanna die, cry or i don't know but win this fucking match please!!!!!!:sad:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:38 AM
5-4 :rocker2:

Dav.
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Anything you can do...:rolls:

Brian4Canada
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:39 AM
253 points in the match so far... holy shit, does Maria know that she is not on Clay.

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:39 AM
4-4

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
5th MP!!! Take this one!

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
holds both

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Please Chaky, make a double faults:o

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
2nd serve...

5-5 :(

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
5 all, shit :tape:

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:41 AM
5th MP i think

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:41 AM
Maria gets the minibreak to 6-5 from 5-5 in the 3rd set tiebreak. Please pretty please take the match point Maria.

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:41 AM
*6-5 !!!

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:42 AM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

:woohoo:

get in there! Maria :worship:

watchdogfish
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:42 AM
She's done it! :sobbing:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:43 AM
:woohoo: finally!!! she does it!! :D

Dav.
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Maria :worship: That was amazing ( and excruciating).

Now beat Elena. :angel::p

patre
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
ohhhh...thank God... you are the best maria...

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
:bounce::tape::hysteric::sobbing:

I don't even know what to say, Maria you're a so big mental midget but i fucking love your fighting spirit:hearts:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Maria wins the 3rd set tiebreak 7-5. :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 3 hours 24 minutes long.

Kiriber
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
:bounce:

Finally

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:44 AM
I need a very strong :drink: after that!!!
3 hours 25 mins of total madness!! :D

Brian4Canada
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:45 AM
257 points in almost 3 and a half hours on a hard court, WOW. Gonna be feeling it Tomorrow, No Doubt.

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:46 AM
AJDEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:sobbing:

OMG Maria:rolls: I am so happy you won but such a choker:spit::rolls: congrats :yeah:

killercars
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:47 AM
it was a miracle she didn't choke that match away. I wonder if she'll still play her doubles match later today.

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:49 AM
:hysteric:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 29th, 2009, 01:02 AM
So many leads wasted and then a mini break down in the last set.
But still she did it and we can be really glad about that.
Congrats girl, well done!!!

She's back in top 50 if Dushevina loses her next match and no final for Sharapova.

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Epic match :hysteric: :haha: Great fighting Kiri :yeah:

sammy01
Jul 29th, 2009, 01:25 AM
congrats to kirilenko, she (and her fans) gained a lot of respect from me tonight!

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Oh wow...Maria actually decided to still play doubles anyway.

Maria/Cirstea broken for 5-7 1st set at love. :( The match is 38 minutes long.

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:51 AM
congrats to kirilenko, she (and her fans) gained a lot of respect from me tonight!

Thank you :hug: Hopefully Anna will bounce back soon. :)

Both girls wanted this match so bad :sobbing: I admire Anna for not giving up even though it was killing me :lol:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Maria/Cirstea break for 6-3 2nd set at 40-15. :) Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Cirstea.

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 04:11 AM
Maria/Cirstea win the super tiebreak 10-5. :) Good job Maria/Cirstea. :) The match was 1 hour 22 minutes long.

Now please go get some rest Maria. :)

Warrior
Jul 29th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Thank you :hug: Hopefully Anna will bounce back soon. :)

Both girls wanted this match so bad :sobbing: I admire Anna for not giving up even though it was killing me :lol:

Yeah. It's a shame that they had to play each other in the first round.

cosmoose
Jul 29th, 2009, 08:42 AM
match point video!
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/?action=view&current=MOV09676.flv


I was so conflicted in this match. :) :sad:
Check out Masha's reaction! :eek: :bounce: :hearts:


btw, there was college water polo match going on right next to the court. It was so noisy!

kirivanovic
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:13 AM
And she plays again today:rolleyes:, thanks to the tournament's direction, she has no chance to win this match after having played 5 hours yesterday (of course, the Williams won't play today except their doubles:rolleyes:)

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:38 AM
stupid schedule :rolleyes:

Maria should have played 1st round on Monday like Dementieva did...

watchdogfish
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:43 AM
match point video!
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/?action=view&current=MOV09676.flv


I was so conflicted in this match. :) :sad:
Check out Masha's reaction! :eek: :bounce: :hearts:


btw, there was college water polo match going on right next to the court. It was so noisy!

Awesome reaction :hearts:
You were so lucky to be there, sorry about Anna :hug: and thanks for your fantastic photos too!

I can't believe she her dubs match later! :lol:
Just hope she's not spent for her match tonight :tape:

Natash.
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:43 AM
I hope Dementieva plays like shit to make up for this scheduling? :lol: Work your magic, Maria! :)

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Maria all I ask if that you try your best and not be double bagled :lol:

KV
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Nice to see Masha winning this kind of first round. :) Though feel sorry for Anna

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:03 PM
match point video!
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/?action=view&current=MOV09676.flv

What a reaction :hearts:

Good job on the pulling out a win in the doubles, but I'm scared that 5 hours oncourt will take it's toll on Maria tomorrow, Dementieva's had a day off and is the better player. :awww:

Prove us all wrong Kiri :rocker2:

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:06 PM
I love her reaction:inlove: thanks for the video and sorry for Anna:hug:

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I'm glad Kiri and Sori won:woohoo: but too many hours played by Kiri:scared: I just hope she can play a good match against Dementieva and please try to don't get a double bagel:sobbing:

btw,loving the tournament's direction:inlove::o

davai Masha:D

cosmoose
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Live score does not even begin to describe the match! :eek:

Match Reviews
vs. Anna.

First two sets were really sloppy.
Anna doesn't have much pace but she can really change directions, made Maria run all over the court.
Maria was just too defensive. Not being assertive.
But Anna strikes the ball really flat....sometimes too flat and she kept hitting UEs.
After second set, Maria took a bathroom break.

3rd set...when it got really interesting!
Maria came back from the break re-energized. She started playing more aggresively, attacking with more penetrating shots and taking it to Anna.
Then Anna responded. No more UEs, suddenly she started to paint the corners and came right back.
Then....neither player could hold a serve. but it wasn't really a choke-fest. Level of play really went up.

On one of the match points, it looked like Anna's ball was wide. Maria raised her hand in triumph, thinking she won...but no call from the line judge! Maria screamed in disbelief and proceeded to argue with the chair umpire.
Then on another match point, Anna's ball was CLEARLY LONG....but again no call! Maria became really emotional....and confronted the line judge and asked, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???"
Later when another Anna's ball was clearly out and the line judge correctly said "out", Maria screamed a mock compliment, "BRAVO!" to the line judge.

TB was like a mini 3rd set. up and down...just gut wrenching!
I posted a video clip of the final match point above.
Does anyone here speak Russian? What did Maria say after she won?

Lastly, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Maria's coach. What a cool and calm guy he was. :)
We were all asking him, "what should Maria do? What did you tell her?" But he rightly ignored us and focused instead on calming Maria after bad calls.

Doubles Match against Granville/Gullickson
This was basically Maria Kirilenko show.
I figured she would withdraw after that long match but after only one hour of rest, she came back for the doubles.
And I would have thought Cirstea would try to carry the match for tired Maria.
Instead Cirstea did a good imitation of a statute and Maria had to run around the court to cover for her slow partner.
After losing a fairly close first set, Maria's athleticism really showed as she dominated the net play with lunging volleys, overhead smashes, and timely lobs.
She has such a good net play, I don't know why she doesn't use it more in singles.


I just hope she has something left for Demented.
At least, her match will be the featured night match tomorrow.

GL MARIA!!!! :bounce:

Droolv
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 PM
On one of the match points, it looked like Anna's ball was wide. Maria raised her hand in triumph, thinking she won...but no call from the line judge! Maria screamed in disbelief and proceeded to argue with the chair umpire.
Then on another match point, Anna's ball was CLEARLY LONG....but again no call! Maria became really emotional....and confronted the line judge and asked, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???"
Later when another Anna's ball was clearly out and the line judge correctly said "out", Maria screamed a mock compliment, "BRAVO!" to the line judge.

Fiestykiri :fiery: Stupid umpire :rolleyes:

This was basically Maria Kirilenko show.
I figured she would withdraw after that long match but after only one hour of rest, she came back for the doubles.
And I would have thought Cirstea would try to carry the match for tired Maria.
Instead Cirstea did a good imitation of a statute and Maria had to run around the court to cover for her slow partner.
After losing a fairly close first set, Maria's athleticism really showed as she dominated the net play with lunging volleys, overhead smashes, and timely lobs.
She has such a good net play, I don't know why she doesn't use it more in singles.

Doubleskiri :hearts: Thanks for the reports :worship:

VIKA?
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Live score does not even begin to describe the match! :eek:

Match Reviews
vs. Anna.

First two sets were really sloppy.
Anna doesn't have much pace but she can really change directions, made Maria run all over the court.
Maria was just too defensive. Not being assertive.
But Anna strikes the ball really flat....sometimes too flat and she kept hitting UEs.
After second set, Maria took a bathroom break.

3rd set...when it got really interesting!
Maria came back from the break re-energized. She started playing more aggresively, attacking with more penetrating shots and taking it to Anna.
Then Anna responded. No more UEs, suddenly she started to paint the corners and came right back.
Then....neither player could hold a serve. but it wasn't really a choke-fest. Level of play really went up.

On one of the match points, it looked like Anna's ball was wide. Maria raised her hand in triumph, thinking she won...but no call from the line judge! Maria screamed in disbelief and proceeded to argue with the chair umpire.
Then on another match point, Anna's ball was CLEARLY LONG....but again no call! Maria became really emotional....and confronted the line judge and asked, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???"
Later when another Anna's ball was clearly out and the line judge correctly said "out", Maria screamed a mock compliment, "BRAVO!" to the line judge.

TB was like a mini 3rd set. up and down...just gut wrenching!
I posted a video clip of the final match point above.
Does anyone here speak Russian? What did Maria say after she won?

Lastly, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Maria's coach. What a cool and calm guy he was. :)
We were all asking him, "what should Maria do? What did you tell her?" But he rightly ignored us and focused instead on calming Maria after bad calls.

Doubles Match against Granville/Gullickson
This was basically Maria Kirilenko show.
I figured she would withdraw after that long match but after only one hour of rest, she came back for the doubles.
And I would have thought Cirstea would try to carry the match for tired Maria.
Instead Cirstea did a good imitation of a statute and Maria had to run around the court to cover for her slow partner.
After losing a fairly close first set, Maria's athleticism really showed as she dominated the net play with lunging volleys, overhead smashes, and timely lobs.
She has such a good net play, I don't know why she doesn't use it more in singles.


I just hope she has something left for Demented.
At least, her match will be the featured night match tomorrow.

GL MARIA!!!! :bounce:


Maria:rolls::hearts:

thanks for the report:yeah:

Stevecw
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Thanks for that report and the video of last point! :)
Didn't know about those calls going against Maria on the match points. It makes the win even more impressive that she recovered from those calls :clap2:

Good to hear that she played well in doubles too, so soon after her own match.

I really hope she can play well against Elena, and that she has something left to give. :)

Best of luck to her :yeah:

Nikkiri
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the reports :D

I remember this happened to her last year in Bangalore and she ended up crying and losing the match. Good to see she did not let it get how down this time and she still won the match :D

only_one_maria
Jul 29th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Well, I couldn't follow the match but pleased to see the result.

I saw the thread for Stannford had gone to 17 pages and thought WTF?

Labamba
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:48 PM
excellent reports :)

best of luck to Maria tonight :angel:

Protoss
Jul 29th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Live score does not even begin to describe the match! :eek:

Match Reviews
vs. Anna.

First two sets were really sloppy.
Anna doesn't have much pace but she can really change directions, made Maria run all over the court.
Maria was just too defensive. Not being assertive.
But Anna strikes the ball really flat....sometimes too flat and she kept hitting UEs.
After second set, Maria took a bathroom break.

3rd set...when it got really interesting!
Maria came back from the break re-energized. She started playing more aggresively, attacking with more penetrating shots and taking it to Anna.
Then Anna responded. No more UEs, suddenly she started to paint the corners and came right back.
Then....neither player could hold a serve. but it wasn't really a choke-fest. Level of play really went up.

On one of the match points, it looked like Anna's ball was wide. Maria raised her hand in triumph, thinking she won...but no call from the line judge! Maria screamed in disbelief and proceeded to argue with the chair umpire.
Then on another match point, Anna's ball was CLEARLY LONG....but again no call! Maria became really emotional....and confronted the line judge and asked, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???"
Later when another Anna's ball was clearly out and the line judge correctly said "out", Maria screamed a mock compliment, "BRAVO!" to the line judge.

TB was like a mini 3rd set. up and down...just gut wrenching!
I posted a video clip of the final match point above.
Does anyone here speak Russian? What did Maria say after she won?

Lastly, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Maria's coach. What a cool and calm guy he was. :)
We were all asking him, "what should Maria do? What did you tell her?" But he rightly ignored us and focused instead on calming Maria after bad calls.

Doubles Match against Granville/Gullickson
This was basically Maria Kirilenko show.
I figured she would withdraw after that long match but after only one hour of rest, she came back for the doubles.
And I would have thought Cirstea would try to carry the match for tired Maria.
Instead Cirstea did a good imitation of a statute and Maria had to run around the court to cover for her slow partner.
After losing a fairly close first set, Maria's athleticism really showed as she dominated the net play with lunging volleys, overhead smashes, and timely lobs.
She has such a good net play, I don't know why she doesn't use it more in singles.


I just hope she has something left for Demented.
At least, her match will be the featured night match tomorrow.

GL MARIA!!!! :bounce:
Thanks for posting the match reports. :)

Dang...I thought the match was dramatic enough just from the scoreboard. :p

That would have really sucked if Maria had lost the match with the bad call on match point. :scary:

Should Maria play with a different doubles partner than Cirstea? It would be nice if Maria didn't have to carry pretty much the whole load on a day like yesterday. :(

cosmoose
Jul 30th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Maria will take the stadium court in just about one hour.

Unfortunately, there is only the "security camera" feed available. (no sound :()
http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html
Choose "Court 1"

Golovinjured.
Jul 30th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Great reports. :inlove:

Stevecw
Jul 30th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Maria will take the stadium court in just about one hour.

Unfortunately, there is only the "security camera" feed available. (no sound :()
http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html
Choose "Court 1"

Oh wow i didn't realise it was that soon! I thought it was 2.5 more hours!
Are you sure its 1 hour...i was going to bed...now if thats true i will stay awake for it!!;)

Nikkiri
Jul 30th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Good luck today Maria. :D My internet is bad so I won't be able to watch the stream :crying2: :sad:

Golovinjured.
Jul 30th, 2009, 02:25 AM
Going to work in 30 mins. Fucker. :(

cosmoose
Jul 30th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Oh wow i didn't realise it was that soon! I thought it was 2.5 more hours!
Are you sure its 1 hour...i was going to bed...now if thats true i will stay awake for it!!;)
yes. her match is now in 30 minutes.
If you thought that was early, imagine how Maria's body feels right now :sad:

GL Maria :)