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Nikkiri
Aug 2nd, 2009, 08:10 AM
No thread yet? :p

Draw is out. Maria has a nice section. Marion would be tough but she has been having some tough matches in Stanford with the final still to be played. Obviously can't look too far ahead with Maria though :lol:

(9) BARTOLI, Marion FRA vs NICULESCU, Monica ROU
QUALIFIER vs KIRILENKO, Maria RUS
(WC) KING, Vania USA vs BAMMER, Sybille AUT
BYE vs (6) IVANOVIC, Ana SRB


Good luck :bounce: I want Kiri vs Ana :tears:

kirivanovic
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:53 AM
I like this draw.I'm always scared when Maria plays a qualifier in the 1st round but it could have been worse. Bartoli will probably have a fake injury tonight,so we never know what to expect with her:rolleyes: .

Maria/Ana would be awesome but there is Bammer and...Ana's brain:help:

Nikkiri
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:45 AM
If she can make it to Ana it would be just like LA 2007 beating Bartoli and playing Ana :p

And the US hard court season 2007 was when Kiri upped her game maybe the same will happen this year :inlove:

Dinayer
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:14 PM
I hope so :inlove:
Davai Maria :)

Protoss
Aug 2nd, 2009, 05:54 PM
When does the doubles draw come out?

watchdogfish
Aug 2nd, 2009, 08:06 PM
Could've been worse :shrug:
The great Kiri revival starts here! :banana:

Dav.
Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:02 PM
Keep up the improved form, Kiri. :)

The potential qualifiers aren't too intimidating and you never know with Bartoli. She'll be tired, though. A match vs. Ana would be very interesting!

schorsch
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:15 AM
(1) Stosur/Stubbs (AUS/AUS) vs Ruano Pascual/Zheng (ESP/CHN)
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/RUS) vs Kirilenko/A.Radwanska (RUS/POL)

(4) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) vs Poutchek/Savchuk (BLR/UKR)
A.Bondarenko/Vesnina (UKR/RUS) vs Kleybanova/Makarova (RUS/RUS)

Garbin/Schiavone (ITA/ITA) vs Shaughnessy/Spears (USA/USA)
King/Niculescu (USA/ROU) vs (3) Pennetta/Raymond (ITA/USA)

Cirstea/Wozniacki (ROU/DEN) vs Chuang/Yan (TPE/CHN)
(WC) Craybas/Gullickson (USA/USA) vs (2) Hantuchova/Sugiyama (SVK/JPN)

schorsch
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:38 AM
App.ly Marion withdrew.

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:36 AM
(3) Pennetta/Raymond

:unsure:

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 07:00 AM
Updated draw

(13) STOSUR, Samantha AUS vs NICULESCU, Monica ROU
(Q) SCHEEPERS, Chanelle RSA vs KIRILENKO, Maria RUS
(WC) KING, Vania USA vs BAMMER, Sybille AUT
BYE vs (6) IVANOVIC, Ana SRB

Droolv
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:35 AM
Kiri vs. Sam round 2 :inlove: Make it happen girls :rocker2:

kirivanovic
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:35 AM
I would have preferred Bartoli because with Stosur's serve, it will be tough as Maria's serve is pretty bad.

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:48 AM
I'm not even going to comment untill Kiri makes round 2 :lol:

Protoss
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:05 PM
I'm surprised Maria and Flavia aren't playing doubles together.

Protoss
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:15 PM
I'm not even going to comment untill Kiri makes round 2 :lol:
Wouldn't it be nice to be fairly confident in Maria beating players like Scheepers who is 25 and has a career best ranking of #137? :)

kirivanovic
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:24 PM
I'm surprised Maria and Flavia aren't playing doubles together.

Maybe Flavia didn't appreciate that Maria played with Sori and reached the 1/2 finals last week:rolleyes: .Or maybe Flavia considers that if she plays with Raymond, she will have more chances to win the title.Raymond played with Peschke at the beginning of the year until RG,so i guess Peschke is injured...So Kirinnetta will be back soon (or Kiristea:hearts:)

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:33 PM
I dunno why but Flavia fans are really happy about them parting ways. :confused: :lol: Flavia could do worse than playing with Maria.

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:57 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to be fairly confident in Maria beating players like Scheepers who is 25 and has a career best ranking of #137? :)

Maria could beat a top 10 player and be on a massive winning streak and I'd still be worried :haha: :sobbing:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 3rd, 2009, 06:00 PM
First round draw looks good.
Not let's see how Maria in this form does against lower ranked players.
Hopefully she will beat them with pretty consistency.
Tomorrow we know more!

kirivanovic
Aug 3rd, 2009, 06:55 PM
I dunno why but Flavia fans are really happy about them parting ways. :confused: :lol: Flavia could do worse than playing with Maria.

They're jealous cos' no one is looking at Flavia during their matches:lol:

Sure, Flavia could do worse, for example, playing with Sori or Caro who are not the best doubles players in the world:D

King Aaron
Aug 3rd, 2009, 07:25 PM
Hopefully Maria can win her 1st round match. ;)
I would've preferred it if Marion did not withdraw. :lol: I think Stosur is a lot more tougher.

watchdogfish
Aug 3rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to be fairly confident in Maria beating players like Scheepers who is 25 and has a career best ranking of #137? :)

I still remember Maria losing to #200-and-something Ozegovic a couple of years back :scared: :lol: Just anything is possible with Maria :p

Hopefully she won't get screwed over by the schedule this week!

Good luck Maria :hug: She could meet Sam in the 2nd round of both doubles and singles! :lol:

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
They're jealous cos' no one is looking at Flavia during their matches:lol:

Sure, Flavia could do worse, for example, playing with Sori or Caro who are not the best doubles players in the world:D

Well apparently it's cause Kiri has no charisma :lol: :o

Natash.
Aug 3rd, 2009, 07:59 PM
:spit: :haha: at Kiri not having charisma.

Go Kiri vs Scheepers! Scheepers shouldn't really trouble Kiri except that she's consistent and moonballs a bit. :D

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
:spit: :haha: at Kiri not having charisma.


Sorry Kiri doesn't go around flipping umpires off. :lol:

kirivanovic
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:14 PM
Ah ok... I didn't know that Raymond had charisma:haha:

cosmoose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:48 PM
I just have one request Maria, BE AGGRESSIVE! :D

Maria should have no problems with Scheepers Creepers. :lol:

And isn't Sam due for a slump right about now? ;)

Nikkiri
Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:55 PM
From twitter

thedoublebagel: Kirilenko is practicing. AGAIN.
16 minutes ago from mobile web

:worship:

watchdogfish
Aug 4th, 2009, 12:39 AM
She's a practise freak...literally! :lol:

My friend and I went to Eastbourne a couple of years ago and Maria was there practising like just after the gates had opened. So we took a few pictures then left to see what matches were happening and when we went back to the practise courts a couple of hours later there she was on a different court practising...again! :lol: Actually it got a bit embarrassing cos almost literally everytime we went back to the practise area Maria was there. She must've thought we were stalking her or something :lol:

cosmoose
Aug 4th, 2009, 02:39 AM
frankly, I think Maria practices too much.
Don't leave all your best shots on the pratice court! ;)

schorsch
Aug 4th, 2009, 05:28 AM
Starting at 11am:

Court5

Kimiko Date-Krumm(JPN) vs Sabine Lisicki(GER)

Chanelle Scheepers(RSA) vs Maria Kirilenko(RUS)

Samantha Stosur(AUS) vs Monica Niculescu(ROU)

Nikkiri
Aug 4th, 2009, 07:44 AM
When I saw her in Sydney she practiced a lot too :lol: I saw her in the morning then she was leaving.. in the afternoon I went back and she was there again :lol:

Labamba
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:48 AM
fairly confident about today's match if she's not too passive

tough draw after this one though :unsure:

cosmoose
Aug 4th, 2009, 02:21 PM
fairly confident about today's match if she's not too passive

tough draw after this one though :unsure:I think that is the key to every match by Maria. ;)

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Hmmm...tough draw for Maria. :(

Please win your 1st round match Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

Topspin2
Aug 4th, 2009, 05:20 PM
good luck Maria!!!

kirivanovic
Aug 4th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Sabine!!!!!!:smash:

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:04 PM
DAVAJ MARIA!!! You can do it!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:04 PM
0-30 to 40-30 GP

kirivanovic
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Hey Maria,don't play 4 hours please:rolleyes:

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Finally holds after a long first game 1-0 :D Go on girl!

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Maria holds for 1-0 1st set in an 8 1/2 minute game that involved 12 points. :) Break Maria.

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Broken for 1-2 :sad: Step it up Maria!!!

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Maria only getting 53% of her 1st serves and winning 0/8 points on 2nd serve so far. :( Get some 1st serves in, spin the 1st serve in if you need to.

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Maria breaks back 2-2!!! :D

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Hmm, it's not too bad so long as she breaks back soon. Right away would be good. She's going to do it. Wait, still another BP... There we go, 2-2. I don't think she needs to change the first serve, surely this 0% on second serve can't last much longer.

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Good lord it's going to be another break-fest. :o

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:30 PM
What is happening on her second serves? Does this girl have a big fh she can use to attack it or something? Never seen Chanelle play.

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Why can't Maria hold? :help: 3-4 down.

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Oh geez...Maria broken for 3-4 1st set at love. :( Break Maria.

Maria is now winning 1/12 points on her 2nd serve with 2 double faults. :rolleyes:

watchdogfish
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Apparently Maria's 2nd serve is holidaying in Stanford :p

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:39 PM
What is happening on her second serves? Does this girl have a big fh she can use to attack it or something? Never seen Chanelle play.
Natash wrote earlier in the thread that Scheepers is consistent and moonballs a bit. :shrug:

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Seems Maria's left her serve at the hotel? Break after break after break :yawn::sobbing:

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:40 PM
And Chanelle holds first after the barrage of breaks. :speakles:

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Scheepers holds for 5-3 and Maria serving to stay in the first set :unsure:

kirivanovic
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Exactly the kind of player Maria likes to play against...

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Natash wrote earlier in the thread that Scheepers is consistent and moonballs a bit. :shrug:

:o Great, now Maria is losing her serve against moonballers. :help: I suppose the second serve initiates a long rally where Maria misses first. omg she held :drool:. She has a great chance of breaking back here, this set isn't over.

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:45 PM
*Faints* Maria holds serve with an ace. Break back now kiddo!

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Well thats a bumer :( The match aint over yet better luck in the second set Maria!!!

watchdogfish
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM
4-6...

Seriously Maria start getting your act together, you shouldn't be losing to moonballers :o

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Scheepers holds for 6-4 1st set at 40-15. :rolleyes: Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 47 minutes long.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Natash wrote earlier in the thread that Scheepers is consistent and moonballs a bit. :shrug:

dont remember seeing much of a moonballer in chani when i seen her
she's got some flat shots too, on her FH, but still Masha shouldnt be losing to ITF players

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Common Maria, you should win these matches easily now.
Get it back together!

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:55 PM
She lost her serve again? :weirdo:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:55 PM
broken again WTF :smash:

i swear its those bloody pom poms on her shoes

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:58 PM
dont remember seeing much of a moonballer in chani when i seen her
she's got some flat shots too, on her FH, but still Masha shouldnt be losing to ITF players

Hmm, interesting, so I guess we have to reserve judgement on how Chanelle plays until we see more of her. Regardless, so far this is not a good match from Maria.

HowardH
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:00 PM
broken again WTF :smash:

i swear its those bloody pom poms on her shoes

:lol: The cursed pom poms. Well she broke back anyway, that's more or less normal for this match, two breaks to start the set, business as usual.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:00 PM
when exactly did Maria start wearing pom poms on her shoes ?? its affecting her serve i'm sure.
weighing her down :tape:

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:04 PM
A rare service hold :lol: 2-1 Keep it up Maria

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:11 PM
2 bps saved :scared:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:12 PM
3-2
now break her Masha

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:18 PM
A run of games :unsure: Hold now Maria :)

kirivanovic
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:19 PM
She's improving:worship:

And Sori choked:(

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:25 PM
come on take the second set maria ! :)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:33 PM
6-3 :) :D
keep it going in 3rd
win it ok
i gtg now .........

Slampova
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Maria wins the 2nd 6-3. Gotta go to bed now got workin a few hours so hopefully when I check back it will be good news. Nitenite folks :)

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Whew...Maria holds for 6-3 2nd set after saving 2 break points. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 32 minutes long.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:35 PM
6-3 that's better but still she's already 1,5 hour an court and a victory is not even close.

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:35 PM
come on maria !

watchdogfish
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Night night TBE and Caoimhan!

Keep our nerves intact in this set Maria :scared:

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Hmmm...about a 7 minute delay between the end of the 2nd set and the start of the 3rd set. :confused: Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:48 PM
Maria breaks for 1-0 3rd set at 40-15 and then holds for 2-0 at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:48 PM
maria broke ! good job !

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Maria breaks for 3-0 3rd set at 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:52 PM
come on maria take the match !

Protoss
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Whew...Maria holds for 4-0 3rd set at 40-30 from 0-30 down, she hit an ace at 30-30. :) Break Maria.

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:59 PM
come on maria break for 5-0 !

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Maria breaks for 5-0 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve). :) Hold Maria.

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:04 AM
come on maria match point !

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Maria broken for 5-1 3rd set after hitting an ace to set up to match point at 40-30 and another ace to save a break point at Ad Scheepers. :( Break for the match Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:12 AM
A bagel would have been nice, but I'm glad she won.
Congrats girl!

6 aces.

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Maria breaks for 6-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) to 40-15. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 12 minutes long.

Rod the Bama
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:14 AM
GSM. Makiri wins it 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Good win for her. :clap2: She did a good job of stepping up her play in the last two sets. Obviously it would`ve been nice to see her get a bagel, but i`m glad that she got a breadstick. It`s nice to see Makiri take someone to the bakery for a change. :)

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:14 AM
:bounce:

Droolv
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:27 AM
:woohoo:

Good to see Maria fought back after losing the first set :yeah: Well done girl :)

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:27 AM
who does she play now ?

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:28 AM
expected win. (kinda ;))

Craigy
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:29 AM
So glad she came through. It was obvious that she would make things tough for herself, it's Kiri. But a win is a win and that's what matter. :hearts:

Nikkiri
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:34 AM
So glad she came through. It was obvious that she would make things tough for herself, it's Kiri. But a win is a win and that's what matter. :hearts:

:bigclap:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:41 AM
I'm glad for her,she gave me a reason to smile today:sad: even if it was tough for her as always.Sori also won and didn't choke too much against Gruntcher de Brito :worship:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:03 AM
who does she play now ?

Probably Stosur:rolleyes:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:04 AM
oh crap :(

KV
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Sigh of relief Masha won :)

Nikkiri
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Probably Stosur:rolleyes:

:(

I want Kiri vs Ana :hysteric:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Well, go to church now and don't stop praying until the match then:lol:

watchdogfish
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Maria beat Sam the last time they played during the Seoul final, so who knows :shrug:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:24 AM
but sam is playing really well , but you never know maria could be amazing . we'll see

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:44 AM
The problem is Maria's serve...It's very hard to break Stosur and it's pretty easy to break Maria,so...

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:45 AM
yeah , stosur does have one of the best serves on tour , atleast thats what i think .

Kirilenko_Kamp
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:58 AM
The thing you Makiri fanatics fail to realize is that this is all part of the Master Plan. Yeah, Makiri could have EASILY beaten Miss Scheepers Creepers in straight sets. The way I see it, once she stepped onto the court, she realized that the forecast called for mostly sunny skies and said to herself "Gee, it's such a nice sunny day, Igor helped apply Coppertone to my back, I'll just stretch this match to three sets so I could work on my tan!!!" See, it's all part of the Makiri Master Plan!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:36 AM
good to see she won comfy in the 3rd :bounce: :D
now for Stosur, i'm sure she can take her to the cleaners also

Nikkiri
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Its a shame she has Stosur next who is in really good form.. looks like Vania King is going to take out Ivanovic :rolleyes:

SOA_MC
Aug 5th, 2009, 07:36 AM
Well at least now she's winning first round matches :p

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 07:37 AM
come on maria beat stosur so you can play ivanovic .

Droolv
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Kiri vs. Sam :inlove: Good luck Kiri :p

-----------------------------

Court 7 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Chakvetadze vs. Kleybanova
2. Stosur vs. Kirilenko (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Hsieh/Peng vs. Poutchek/Savchuk
4. Kudryavtseva/Rodionova vs. Kirilenko/A.Radwanska

:bounce:

Nikkiri
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:00 PM
The problem is Maria's serve...It's very hard to break Stosur and it's pretty easy to break Maria,so...

Yeah, sadly this is the case. Ughhh.

Good luck Kiri! we are behind you.

Stevecw
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Very true about Stosur having a very difficult serve to break :eek:
So Maria needs to serve better than she has been doing to stand a chance.

Hopefully she can play near her best and lets hope that's enough :)
Next round v a very off-form Ana is a great chance for whoever wins this match.

Good luck Maria :yeah:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Well done Kiri:D:woohoo::bounce: I expected an easier result but at least you won:)

now against Stosur:o let's pray :sobbing:

only_one_maria
Aug 5th, 2009, 02:01 PM
The thing you Makiri fanatics fail to realize is that this is all part of the Master Plan. Yeah, Makiri could have EASILY beaten Miss Scheepers Creepers in straight sets. The way I see it, once she stepped onto the court, she realized that the forecast called for mostly sunny skies and said to herself "Gee, it's such a nice sunny day, Igor helped apply Coppertone to my back, I'll just stretch this match to three sets so I could work on my tan!!!" See, it's all part of the Makiri Master Plan!!!!

KK - We need to see you more often on here.

Well a win is a win. I hope it hasn't taken too much out of her like last week.

Labamba
Aug 5th, 2009, 03:53 PM
hopefully Maria can put in a big performance today and beat Stosur again

good luck girl :rocker2:

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Didn't Kiri serve something like 6 aces in the last match? :angel:

Stosur is due for a bad match! she is over due!!! :lol:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Maria's match has begun, Stosur serving.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Davai Maria:rocker:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:39 PM
maria had early break points at 15-40 on stosurs serve but lost them .

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Maria wasted 3BPs:scared:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Maria starts breaking Stosur's serve:eek::hearts:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM
1st break for Maria, nice to do that on Stosur's 1st game of serve.

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM
good job maria :)

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Oh BP:o

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:45 PM
deuce , good job nice save

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Saved:bigclap:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
2-0:woohoo:

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Good start! :D

Slampova
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Breaks then holds to take a 2-0 lead. Couln't have asked for a better start :D

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:47 PM
great start maria , keep it going .!

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:47 PM
2-0:woohoo:

Lol,it's just the beginning, keep some energy if the match is as long as against Chaka:lol:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Now keep holding your serve please:angel:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:49 PM
easy hold for stosur, now you hold to maria !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:51 PM
come on Masha! 2-1

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:54 PM
I wanna watch this match! :fiery:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Oh Kiri missed two GPs:sad:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:56 PM
and now DF and BP to Stosur:worship:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:56 PM
oh no , not a good time maria !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:57 PM
two all:tears:

Slampova
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Broken :sobbing:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Way to throw away your serve Maria...Maria broken for 2-2 1st set after having 2 game points. :( You can't afford to be so casual with your serve today Maria.

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 09:59 PM
come on maria ! dont let up !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:01 PM
3-2 Stosur:rolleyes:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:02 PM
maria's lead sure lasted long .

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:05 PM
If Maria keeps helping Stosur with her double faults, it won't last very long:rolleyes:

Slampova
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:06 PM
2 doubles in the one game and Maria's broken :sobbing: 4-2 Break back Maria!!!

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:07 PM
From up a break at 2-1 1st set 40-15 to being broken for 2-4 on a double fault...sigh. :(

Maria is having another horrible set with her 2nd serve, winning only 1/8 points on it with 3 double faults. :(

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:07 PM
2-4:hearts: totally amaze:worship:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:07 PM
please break her now maria !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:08 PM
2-5:yawn:

This set is lost:o

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:08 PM
um....how did it go 2-5 in like 5 minutes? :mad:

Craigy
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:15 PM
What the hell? :unsure:

9% of 2nd serve points won. That's really pathetic.

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:15 PM
5 DF in 4 games of serve:rolleyes:

Well, she lost the 1st set 6-2 in Seoul:p

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:15 PM
well , theres still the second set!

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Oh geez...Maria broken for 2-6 1st set thanks in part to 2 double faults in this game. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 38 minutes long.

From a freaking collapse...from up 2-1 1st set 40-15 to broken for 2-6 1st set. :rolleyes:

Maria won only 1/11 points on her 2nd serve in the 1st including 5 double faults. :rolleyes:

Slampova
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:15 PM
A run of 6 games in a row for Stosur now. This is shocking Maria :help:

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:16 PM
5 DF in 4 games of serve:rolleyes:

Well, she lost the 1st set 6-2 in Seoul:pIts all part of Maria's master plan! :hearts:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Its all part of Maria's master plan! :hearts:
To what? Annoy the freaking crap out of her fans? :p :(

watchdogfish
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Maria needs to get a second serve, pronto :tape:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Yay!!! Maria won another game as she held for 1-1 2nd set. :) Break Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:27 PM
2-1 Stosur, Kiri had BP:o

:help:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:30 PM
:mad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VuZnAoZJ_g

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:32 PM
^^:lol:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Well, 2 GPs:) don't waste them please.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:33 PM
2 all :woohoo:

davai Kiri:)

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:34 PM
To what? Annoy the freaking crap out of her fans? :p :(

That is the mystery. We not ask what Makiri is doing on the court, just accept and support her faithfully as possible! ;)

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:34 PM
:mad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VuZnAoZJ_g

:haha: :haha:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:37 PM
3-2:( come on Maria:o when are you going to break:o?

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:37 PM
come on maria !!! hold serve !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Oh my:help:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:42 PM
3-3:)

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:44 PM
BP:bounce: tak it please!

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:44 PM
deuce:worship: Kiri is the number one wasting chances:bowdown:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Damn it Maria...you had a break point with a 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Another one, come on:sobbing:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:45 PM
ahh break point come on !

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
yes she did it !

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
And she breaks:woohoo::bounce::hearts: davai Kiri:D

now hold please okithx:)

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Don't choke now please, don't be broken back:rolleyes:

Craigy
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Please consolidate! :tears:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Maria breaks for 4-3 2nd set from 15-40 down, Stosur double faulted at 40-30. :) Hold Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:49 PM
0-30:hearts: how great Maria.

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Maria :nerner: ,when will you change?:yawn:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Geez...Maria broken for 4-4 2nd set at love. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Such a joke:yawn:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:53 PM
At 1-1 2nd set, i thought she would have lost 6-4 but i hadn't foreseen that she would have broken Stosur once.I hope i'll be wrong:help:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Maria did 5 DFs:tape:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Two aces in a row for Stosur and 5-4:yawn:

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:55 PM
oh maria .

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:55 PM
I guess Stosur will close the match here:sad:

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:56 PM
It's easier when you have a good serve and when you can serve 2 aces in a row when it's a difficult moment:rolleyes:.

Maria can double fault, Stosur can serve an ace:lol:

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Stosur holds for 5-4 2nd set on back to back aces after Maria saves 2 game points to get to 40-40. Hold Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 10:58 PM
0-30:bowdown: bye bye LA:o

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:00 PM
0-30:bowdown: bye bye LA:o
There's still doubles. :)

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Too predictable:sad::sad:

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:01 PM
at least it was competitive 2nd set.
I'm not too sad.

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:02 PM
26-46:sad: oh Maria:bigcry: when are you going to take your chances?:o

expected result but I expected more from Maria:sad::o

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Maria broken for 4-6 2nd set at 30-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 to 15-40. :( The match was 1 hour 24 minutes long.

If only Maria hadn't lost her serve after breaking in the 2nd set or lost her serve up a break at 2-1 40-15 in the 1st set...sigh.

Maria's 2nd serve still sucked in the 2nd set, just not as much as the 1st set. Maria won 33% (2/6) points on her 2nd serve in the 2nd set. :(

Michael.
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:04 PM
well , she still has doubles with aga ,

nice try maria :hug:

VIKA?
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:04 PM
She needs to improve her serve right now:(

Protoss
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:09 PM
One thing Maria did well according to the stats is handle Stosur's 2nd serve. Stosur won only 43% (13/30) of points on her 2nd serve for the match and won only 52% (13/25) of points on her 2nd serve when she got it into play (she had 5 double faults). :)

A lot of times Stosur wins much higher %s on her 2nd serve than today. :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Wasted chances here.
2-1 up and 40-15 in first set but lost it 2-6.
Till 3-3 in the 2nd set, Maria was the only one with a BP. She breaks for 4-3 and that was the last game she won.
This is really TOO bad. She had her chances.

watchdogfish
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Wasted chances here.
2-1 up and 40-15 in first set but lost it 2-6.
Till 3-3 in the 2nd set, Maria was the only one with a BP. She breaks for 4-3 and that was the last game she won.
This is really TOO bad. She had her chances.

Same old Kiri, always wasting her chances :sad:

Well good luck in doubles :shrug:

Nikkiri
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Well I guess the fact she had chances against a really in form player is encouraging? I just wish she'd start using them :sobbing:

Maria only won 3 points on a 2nd serve? :o :help:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Well I guess the fact she had chances against a really in form player is encouraging? I just wish she'd start using them :sobbing:



I guess so.

At least no bad losses in her last 5 tournaments.
Lost to:

Dementieva
Wozniacki
Wozniacki
Dementieva
Stosur

But didn't win a set either.

kirivanovic
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:40 PM
No Ana/Maria:tears:

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Maria is back with Aggie for the doubles match.
Good luck girls!

Droolv
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Aww bad luck Kiri :hug: Shame she couldn't take her chances to push it to three sets :tears:

Good luck in the doubles :)

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Maria's doubles match has started, Kudryavtseva/Rodionova serving.

Droolv
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Maria and Aga hold for the first set, 6-2 :yeah:

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:08 AM
Maria/Aga hold for 6-2 1st set at 40-15 from 40-0 (double fault) (Maria serving). :) Stay focused Maria/Aga. The match is 26 minutes 11 seconds long.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:22 AM
What the heck? Maria/Aga down 0-4 in the 2nd set. :(

Michael.
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:33 AM
2-4 now

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Maria/Aga down 2-5 2nd set. :( Fight Maria/Aga.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Maria/Aga broken for 4-6 2nd set. :( Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Aga. The match is 1 hour 5 minutes long.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:53 AM
Maria/Aga hold for 6-1 in the super tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria/Aga.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova hold for 2-7 in the super tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria/Aga.

Michael.
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:54 AM
come on maria/aga take the super tiebreack !

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:55 AM
Maria/Aga broken for 8-3 in the super tiebreak. :( Break Maria/Aga.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Maria/Aga break for 9-4 in the super tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Take the match point Maria/Aga.

Protoss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Maria/Aga win the super tiebreak 10-4. :) Good job Maria/Aga. :) The match was 1 hour 16 minutes long.

Michael.
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:58 AM
good win . :)

HowardH
Aug 6th, 2009, 04:16 AM
At least she won one of her matches today. It looks like Sam has done what Maria hasn't been able to do- rise to the next level. Maria has been threatening players like Caro recently at least though, and I don't think this is that bad a loss. But nice win in doubles.

Michael.
Aug 6th, 2009, 04:41 AM
she will get her next time !

Rod the Bama
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Obviously a mixed bag for Makiri today.

First in the singles match against Sam Stosur, Makiri had a couple of good opportunities when she was up a break a couple of times, but unfortunately she couldn`t build on them and was instead broken.

As for the doubles match, she and Aga did a good job of stepping up their play in the super tiebreaker.

Overall i`m happy that Makiri got a win today. :clap2:

Nikkiri
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Well good win in doubles :yeah:

Natash.
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Sorry Kiri doesn't go around flipping umpires off. :lol:

:spit: :haha: I think Kiri is just fine going to the movies with her multiple personalities.

Michael.
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:56 AM
aga/Maria will now play stosur/stubbs next ,

Nikkiri
Aug 6th, 2009, 06:00 AM
:spit: :haha: I think Kiri is just fine going to the movies with her multiple personalities.

Poor charismatic Flavia and her upgraded doubles partner lost :(:sad:

Droolv
Aug 6th, 2009, 08:57 AM
:woohoo: Good win Maria and Aga :yeah:

Some revenge in tomorrow's doubles? :p Flavia :lol:

Stevecw
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Good that at least Maria got to win the doubles match :)

Pity about the missed chances in the Stosur game. From good positions, it was a wasted opportunity :(
But at least her game seems to have improved in the past few weeks.

Good luck to her and Aga in v Stosur/Stubbs :)

only_one_maria
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Another disappointing loss. At least Maria has found some form but what has happened to her serve?

Doubles win is consolation, but what's all this business about Flavia and charisma? Is that why she ditched Maria?

kirivanovic
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Well, Maria won one more game than Ana:help::help:. I don't know what Ana should do if even with Sven,it doesn't work anymore:sad:

Good luck in doubles Maria, take your revenge:mad:

Nikkiri
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Ana should just go be her boyfriends cheerleader. Pathetic.

Maria would have beaten her too. :(

kirivanovic
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:51 PM
I don't know if Maria would have won but it would have been a close match.

Ana shouldn't have bfs, maybe she would play tennis again:rolleyes:

aleksr
Aug 7th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Good luck in doubles Maria, take your revenge:mad:
M. KIRILENKO/A. RADWANSKA def S. STOSUR/R. STUBBS[1] 6-3 7-6(3)
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Rod the Bama
Aug 7th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Good win for Makiri and Aga. :clap2: They really did a great job against the Aussies. Plus it`s nice to see Makiri get some payback on Sam Stosur. :devil:

Protoss
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:02 AM
Good job Maria/Aga. :)

Michael.
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:19 AM
payback !
good luck against shushu/susu or vania/monica

Michael.
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:24 AM
okay i lied, good luck against shushu/susu or vesnina/alona

Stevecw
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Nice win Aga/Maria! :)

At least its partial revenge on Sam.
But she is on fire in singles as proven by her demolition job on Ivanovic tonight :eek:

So maybe Maria did good to even win 6 games off her, with many missed chances & also to beat her in doubles :)

Good luck in semis Makiri & Aga :yeah:

Droolv
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Some revenge on Sam :lol: Well done Maria and Aga, good win. :yeah:

Michael.
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:05 AM
good luck against shushu and susu