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SOA_MC
Aug 14th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Qualifying draw

(9)Maria Kirilenko v Tatjana Malek
Michelle Larcher De Brito v (20)Petra Kvitova

SOA_MC
Aug 14th, 2009, 03:23 AM
I'm actually feeling really positive about Toronto, I feel if Maria can be that 10% better she can score a big win over a top 10 or 20 player.

Most of the top 20 aren't even playing that well

Nikkiri
Aug 14th, 2009, 05:36 AM
I am still upset at her having to qualify now :tears: But her game does seem to be coming together nicely, just a matter of time before she gets some big wins. Hopefully anyways.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 14th, 2009, 03:38 PM
I am still upset at her having to qualify now :tears: But her game does seem to be coming together nicely, just a matter of time before she gets some big wins. Hopefully anyways.

That's all cause of the first half of the season.
She has nothing to defend now till her title from Seoul.
If she can qualify and won't get a draw to play top 10 in the first 2 rounds, it can be a nice tournament.

only_one_maria
Aug 14th, 2009, 05:10 PM
She playing better, but she has to sort her serve out. Something that probably requires a coach.

King Aaron
Aug 14th, 2009, 07:13 PM
Who are the other players in qualies? Anyone of note? I'm sure she'll make it to the main draw.

Nikkiri
Aug 14th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Tricky draw for Maria, she will play Malek then if she wins the winner of Brito/Kvitova :unsure:

Nikkiri
Aug 14th, 2009, 10:54 PM
She playing better, but she has to sort her serve out. Something that probably requires a coach.

Her serve is not great but I don't think its too bad if you're going by the Jankovic match well.. she is pretty good at breaking serve to make up for her own crappy serve.

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Here is a list of possible main draw opponents if Maria gets through qualies

qualifier vs Kim Clijsters (Oh shit)
qualifier vs Stephanie Dubois (I hope so)
qualifier vs Samantha Stosur
qualifier vs Flavia Pennetta (12)
qualifier vs Kaia Kanepi
qualifier vs Ana Ivanovic (11) (No just no)
qualifier vs Daniela Hantuchova

There is also two qualifier vs qualifier spots in the main draw

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Ana please.

Droolv
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:24 AM
Interesting draw for Maria, make the main draw girl. :rocker2:

Protoss
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Here is a list of possible main draw opponents if Maria gets through qualies

qualifier vs Kim Clijsters (Oh shit)
qualifier vs Stephanie Dubois (I hope so)
qualifier vs Samantha Stosur
qualifier vs Flavia Pennetta (12)
qualifier vs Kaia Kanepi
qualifier vs Ana Ivanovic (11) (No just no)
qualifier vs Daniela Hantuchova

There is also two qualifier vs qualifier spots in the main draw
Dubois? Why would you want Maria to play her again? :( Maria choked to Dubois when they played in Canada and I believe choked to Dubois again in their next match but Dubois choked it back for Maria to win.

I might want Maria to play Kanepi if Maria does indeed qualify.

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:41 AM
Dubois? Why would you want Maria to play her again? :( Maria choked to Dubois when they played in Canada and I believe choked to Dubois again in their next match but Dubois choked it back for Maria to win.

I might want Maria to play Kanepi if Maria does indeed qualify.

Out of those listed besides the Q v Q matchup/s yes it's what I want, It might toughen Maria up to beat Dubois on her home turf

But I can deal with Kanepi if that happens :)

Stevecw
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Kanepi or Ana please :) Or a q v q match.!
But 1st lets deal with this difficult Qualifiers draw.
Won't be easy to get through...but if she does it will give Maria good confidence to take on hopefully Kanepi or Ana in 1st round :)

Good luck Maria v Malek :bigclap:

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Saturday OOP

Grandstand Court
10:00am

Michelle Larcher De Brito v Petra Kvitova
Maria Kirilenko v Tatjana Malek

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:04 AM
Good luck Maria, I am not that worried about Malek more worried about Kvitova.

Protoss
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Good luck Maria, I am not that worried about Malek more worried about Kvitova.
Isn't Malek one of the defensive type players doesn't do well against?

Kvitova's been in poor form so far since her return from injury.

kirivanovic
Aug 15th, 2009, 07:39 AM
I'm worried about Grunter de Brito but i think that Maria can qualify:rolleyes:

Protoss
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Please qualify Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

watchdogfish
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Hopefully Maria will get the Q vs Q spot, but I have a feeling if she qualifies she'll face either Kim or Ana :p

But she has to qualify first so good luck Maria, get some good singles wins under your belt :hug:

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Maria is on court

Malek serving

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Kvitova beat De Brito 6-3 6-4

She's up next if Maria wins

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Maria - Malek

Malek Starts serving:

15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15

0-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:48 PM
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV

1-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:52 PM
00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40

2-1! Break for Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:59 PM
00-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

3-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:03 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40

4-1!! Double break. Maria is going great so far.
Keep it up girl!

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
4-1

Looks like she's just doing what she has to

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:10 PM
00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

4-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:12 PM
00-15 DF 1
00-30
15-30
30-30
40-30

4-3

Common Maria keep your focus. Don't let her come any close. Just hold your serve.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:19 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV

5-3

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:25 PM
00-15
00-30
15-30
30-30
30-40 SP 1
Deuce
ADV
Deuce
BP SP 2
Deuce
BP SP 3

6-3 first set Maria :)

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:27 PM
:woohoo:

Maria broke Malek serve 3 out 5 times in first set

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:38 PM
Maria 6-3 1-1

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Maria 6-3 3-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:53 PM
2nd set

1-0
1-1
2-1
2-2

2 aces for Maria. 1 DF for Malek.

15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV

3-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:58 PM
00-15 DF 3
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
Deuce
BP
DF 4

4-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:03 PM
00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40

4-3

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:08 PM
00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30

4-4

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:11 PM
15-00
30-00
40-00

5-4

Labamba
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:11 PM
5-4

break now Maria!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:17 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
BP MP 1

6-4!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Ok, next is Kvitova. Good that she won in 2 sets, but she shouldn't have lost her serve when she made the break herself.

Anyway, good win and let's hope she qualifies!

Labamba
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:24 PM
well done Maria :clap2:

very nice match from her :) served well (no df's) and took her chances (1st mp)

SOA_MC
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Malek 10 service games broken 5 times

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Kvitova still worries me :lol: she may not be in form but she has the game to take Maria down if she's playing well. Anyways I do hope she qualifies :)

cosmoose
Aug 15th, 2009, 07:46 PM
As I just saw Pennetta's winning streak finally come to an end, I wondered how much difference in talent there is between Flavia, who just became top 10, and Maria?

I always viewed these two players as similarly talented, pretty even levels.
So if Flavia can somehow find a way to become top 10, Maria has a chance to do the same?

KV
Aug 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Pretty good win :)

Natash.
Aug 15th, 2009, 10:02 PM
As I just saw Pennetta's winning streak finally come to an end, I wondered how much difference in talent there is between Flavia, who just became top 10, and Maria?

I always viewed these two players as similarly talented, pretty even levels.
So if Flavia can somehow find a way to become top 10, Maria has a chance to do the same?

I think Maria is more talented but Flavia has more confidence. It wasn't too long ago when Maria was playing quite well and Flavia was struggling.

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Flavia was a late bloomer so Kiri might be do the same, Flavia is what 26/27?

Nikkiri
Aug 15th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Maria plays on grandstand 1st tomorrow starting at 10am.

Good luck, please qualify :hug:

Droolv
Aug 16th, 2009, 12:24 AM
Good win over a tricky player :rocker2: Now take down Petra, the main draw awaits :armed:

Stevecw
Aug 16th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Nice win today. Great to see job done in 2 sets :yeah:

Ok so Kvitova next, well she is very beatable. Hopefully in 2 sets again :)
Save the energy for main event where hopefully we get Kanepi or Ana ;)

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:19 PM
Maria's match has begun, Maria serving.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Maria - Kvitova

Maria starts serving.

15-00
30-00
40-00

1-0

Droolv
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:26 PM
DAVAJ MKirilenko please keep the livescoring going throughout the entire match :p

I'll have to go soon, so when I wake up I wanna see how the match turned out. :lol:

Thanks :kiss: Go Kiri :rocker2:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:26 PM
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV
Deuce DF 1
ADV
Deuce
ADV

1-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:27 PM
DAVAJ MKirilenko please keep the livescoring going throughout the entire match :p

I'll have to go soon, so when I wake up I wanna see how the match turned out. :lol:

Thanks :kiss: Gogogo Kiri :rocker2:

Sure no problem.

DAVAJ!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:28 PM
15-00 Ace 1
30-00
40-00

2-1

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Davai Maria:armed:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30 DF 2
Deuce
BP
DF 3

3-1!

Droolv
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
4-1 :bounce:

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
4-1:hearts: come on Kiri!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

4-1

King Aaron
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Looking good Maria. :yeah: Have to go off now, hopefully I'll come back to good news later. :D

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
00-15
00-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
Deuce
BP
DF 4

5-1

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Come on Maria, close the set:rocker:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:48 PM
00-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

6-1

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Maria holds for 6-1 1st set at 40-30 from 15-30. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 31 minutes long.

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:50 PM
yay:bounce:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:52 PM
00-15
15-30
15-40 Df 5

1-0!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 03:57 PM
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30 DF 1
40-30

2-0!

Keep it up girl!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:01 PM
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
30-40

3-0!!! 8 games in a row! DAVAJ!

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Maria breaks for 3-0 2nd set at 40-30 from 0-30. :) Stay focused Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:05 PM
15-15
30-15
40-15

4-0

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Maria holds for 4-0 2nd set at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:09 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

5-0!

Craigy
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Match duration time, please. :speakles:

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Maria breaks for 5-0 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there). :) Hold Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
52 minuts:speakles:

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Match duration time, please. :speakles:
About 52 minutes so far.

Nikkiri
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Woo Kiri

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Maria 40-15 on her serve. Take the match point Maria.

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM
one MP gone with a DF:lol:

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Kiri won:woohoo::hearts::bounce: what an amaze score,Maria:worship:

just 57 minuts:speakles:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:15 PM
15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30 Df 2

6-0

Protoss
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Oh wow. Maria wins 6-1 6-0 in 57 minutes 47 seconds as she holds at 40-30 from 40-15 (double fault there). :) Great job Maria. :)

Labamba
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:18 PM
wow :eek:

Maria made a statement that she doesn't belong in the qualies :yeah: great attitude

let's hope for a decent draw now

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Maria lost only 8 points on her own serve. 2 of them cause of DF's. Faced not even deuce.
Kvitova won only the 2nd game of the match.

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Hopefully she gets a decent opponent:scared:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Lil Masha ;) :yeah: :D :)
Q vs Q would be good

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Probably Clijsters, Hantuchova or Stosur.

Nikkiri
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Hoping for Ivanovic :angel: :lol:

SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:41 PM
I want Maria v Coin in a Q v Q match

SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Hoping for Ivanovic :angel: :lol:

Why? :confused: You want one of your favorites out in the first round?

Nikkiri
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Why? :confused: You want one of your favorites out in the first round?

Well lets be honest here if they don't draw each other they could both lose in R1 anyways but at least this way I'd have a winner for sure. :angel: So yes purely selfish reasons for me.

SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Well lets be honest here if they don't draw each other they could both lose in R1 anyways but at least this way I'd have a winner for sure. :angel: So yes purely selfish reasons for me.

But aren't you the one always tellng us to be more positive :scratch:

You need more faith :angel:

Nikkiri
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:18 PM
But aren't you the one always tellng us to be more positive :scratch:

You need more faith.

I don't see how that's me being negative its fact its not like I said they WILL lose and well Ana's form is :help: Bah you take me too serious...
Wouldn't it be nice to have a match and not be too upset when your fave loses? well thats what this would be for me :lol: thats it.

SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I don't see how that's me being negative its fact its not like I said they WILL lose and well Ana's form is :help: Bah you take me too serious...
Wouldn't it be nice to have a match and not be too upset when your fave loses? well thats what this would be for me :lol: thats it.

We think opposite on this. The very last thing I want in any tournament is two favorites meeting first round or early on.

p.s. I wasn't taking you seriously

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:37 PM
I don't see how that's me being negative its fact its not like I said they WILL lose and well Ana's form is :help: Bah you take me too serious...
Wouldn't it be nice to have a match and not be too upset when your fave loses? well thats what this would be for me :lol: thats it.

For me it would be the same, but I just hope that Maria plays another qualifier or Peer. That both can make the 2nd round.
May Maria draw Ana then I hope that Maria wins this time, cause lately she isn't lucky against top 10, 20 players.

Nikkiri
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:45 PM
For me it would be the same, but I just hope that Maria plays another qualifier or Peer. That both can make the 2nd round.
May Maria draw Ana then I hope that Maria wins this time, cause lately she isn't lucky against top 10, 20 players.

Oh of course I would rather they both got a nice draw and were able to win. I wasn't being 100% serious :lol: just a match without the stress.. well that sounds nice for a change :drool:

SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 06:11 PM
Moving on...

How many ranking points does Maria pick up for the two qualie wins?

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 16th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Moving on...

How many ranking points does Maria pick up for the two qualie wins?

30 but it won't give her any points cause her 16th result is Los Angeles 40 points.

schorsch
Aug 16th, 2009, 06:32 PM
[1]Black(ZIM)/Huber(USA) vs BYE
Kirilenko(RUS/Vesnina(RUS) vs Dubois(CAN)/Marino(CAN)[WC]
A.Bondarenko(UKR)/K.Bondarenko(UKR) vs Hrdecka(CZE)/Voskoboeva(KAZ)
Dushevina(RUS)/Rodionova(RUS) vs Grönefeld(GER)/Schnyder(SUI)[7]

[3]Stosur(AUS)/Stubbs(AUS) vs BYE
Senoglu(TUR)/Shvedova(KAZ) vs Chuang(TPE)/Pelletier(CAN)
Mirza(IND)/Schiavone(ITA) vs Amanmuradova(UZB)/Kudryavtseva(RUS)
Zvonareva(RUS)/Azarenka(BLR) vs Hsieh(TPE)/Peng(CHN)[5]


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[8]Mattek-Sands(USA)/Petrova(RUS) vs Kleybanova(RUS)/Makarova(RUS)
Jans(POL)/Rosolska(POL) vs Fichman(CAN)/Wozniak(CAN)[WC]
Yan(CHN)/Zheng(CHN) vs A.Radwanska(POL)/Wozniacki(DEN)
BYE vs Hantuchova(SVK)/Sugiyama(JPN)[4]

Llagostera Vives(ESP)/Martinez Sanchez(ESP)[6] vs King(USA)/Niculescu(ROU)
Mauresmo(FRA)/Kuznetsova(RUS)[WC] vs Husarova(SVK)/Parra Santonja(ESP)
Dulko(ARG)/Peer(ISR) vs Benesova(CZE)/Zahlavova Strycova(CZE)
BYE vs Medina Garrigues(ESP)/Ruano Pascual(ESP)[2]
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SOA_MC
Aug 16th, 2009, 06:38 PM
30 but it won't give her any points cause her 16th result is Los Angeles 40 points.

One or two more wins needed to get back in the top 50. Go get it Maria :armed:

And in Black/Huber quater again :rolleyes:

VIKA?
Aug 16th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Good luck girls:) btw WTF Huber and Black again:o

KV
Aug 16th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Magnificent result :)

watchdogfish
Aug 16th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Omg Maria alway seems to be in Black/Huber's half like Sharapova always seems to draw Petrova :lol:

Good win in qualis that's how she should be winning matches!

Here's hoping for a good draw later :scared:

schorsch
Aug 16th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Vesnilenko on Grandstand against Dubois/Marino from 11am local time 4th on court:
http://i26.tinypic.com/311tf9s.png

Droolv
Aug 17th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Wow, an under one hour beatdown :eek: Great win Maria :yeah:

Keep it up in the main draw :armed:

Nikkiri
Aug 17th, 2009, 01:41 AM
She got Flavia :lol:

Good luck Kiri :)

Stevecw
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Oh no, don't like draw at all :(
1st up its gonna be very hard to see Maria win.
And 2nd i hate seeing 2 of my favourite players against each other especially in 1st round :(

cosmoose
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:11 AM
oh noooooo. :help:

Nikkiri
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:24 AM
Flavia might be tired. This year Kiri played a close match against her when she wasn't playing that great. Now Kiri is playing better so is Pennetta sure but I think Kiri can do well against her regardless, Kiri could get her first big win here :)

kirivanovic
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Ouch, not the best draw but Maria has the abilities to beat her, she's more confident now,so i think she can play a good match:)

Droolv
Aug 17th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Flavia will be tough, surprise us Kiri :armed:

VIKA?
Aug 17th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Flavia:sobbing::sobbing: hopefully Kiri surprise us or at least takes a set:shrug:

King Aaron
Aug 17th, 2009, 01:19 PM
:speakles: Amazing beatdown Maria. :drool:
Eh, was hoping she'd draw Kanepi or something. But it isn't out of the question for Maria to pull off an upset. I believe in her. ;)

only_one_maria
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Good to see Maria's match lasted less than an hour. She needs more of those sorts of wins.

She can beat Flavia. Bookies quoting Maria at 11/4 - I think that is way over-priced.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 17th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Does she really need a bad loss to avoid a top 10 player?
Some players have a shit draw, but Maria gets at least a top 10 player in the first 2 rounds. Now it's even the first round. While there are only 10 player in the top 10.
If she even wins she gets probably the nr 18 and then top 10 again.

In 1 period she plays crap and after that the draw is crap.

SOA_MC
Aug 17th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Maria will beat Flavia

Get that big win we have been waiting for :rocker:

only_one_maria
Aug 17th, 2009, 06:39 PM
That's it. I'm risking £10 on Maria at 11/4 ;)

Never before and probably never again.

Nikkiri
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Flavia:sobbing::sobbing: hopefully Kiri surprise us or at least takes a set:shrug:

Oh come on its Flavia Pennetta not Dinara Safina. Kiri can beat her. :)

Nikkiri
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:34 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/w89qtg.jpg

watchdogfish
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:38 PM
I actually think Maria could win this match. She's got a good record against Flavia.

kirivanovic
Aug 17th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I see too much confidence here, i'm a bit scared now:lol:

VIKA?
Aug 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Oh come on its Flavia Pennetta not Dinara Safina. Kiri can beat her. :)

I hope you are right:p

Protoss
Aug 17th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Maria's doubles match has begun. Dubois/Marino held for 1-0 1st set at 40-15.

kirivanovic
Aug 17th, 2009, 10:40 PM
6-2...it seems to be an easy match and as i hate Dubois, it makes me happy :p

SOA_MC
Aug 17th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Maria and Vesnina won 6-2 6-7 10-6

Droolv
Aug 18th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Nice win girls, do your best against Bluber :armed:

SOA_MC
Aug 18th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Tuesday OOP

Grandstand - Starting at 11:00am

Shahar Peer vs. Monica Niculescu
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Maria Kirilenko vs. Flavia Pennetta

Protoss
Aug 18th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Ouch...tough draw for Maria. :(

Good luck Maria. :)

Nikkiri
Aug 18th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Lets do this Kiri!!!

Stevecw
Aug 18th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Nice doubles win! :yeah:

King Aaron
Aug 18th, 2009, 06:16 PM
:armed: Time to show your talents Maria. Good luck later today! :)

SOA_MC
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Maria to serve first

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Maria - Pennetta

Maria to serve

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Deuce
ADV

1-0!

only_one_maria
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Maria - Pennetta

Maria to serve

00-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Deuce
ADV

1-0!

That's the way to start. None of this serving to love nonsense ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:18 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
Deuce
BP

2-0!!!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:22 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Df 1

2-1

only_one_maria
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:23 PM
:sad:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:26 PM
00-15 Df 1
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30

2-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:32 PM
00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

3-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:36 PM
15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
Ace 1

3-3

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:53 PM
15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15
40-30 DF 2
Deuce
ADV
Deuce DF 3
BP
Deuce
ADV
Deuce
ADV
Deuce DF 4
ADV
Deuce
BP
Deuce
ADV
Deuce
BP
DF 5

3-4

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Common, Maria. BREAK BACK!!!!!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:57 PM
15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15

3-5

Nikkiri
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Whatever.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:08 PM
15-00
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV
Deuce
BP SP 1
Deuce
ADV
Deuce DF 6
BP SP 2

3-6

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Whatever.

Only 11 GP's wasted in her last 2 games.

aleksr
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:10 PM
3-6 http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/z193.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/index.htm)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Ace 2
30-15
30-30
30-40
Deuce
BP

1-0!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:18 PM
00-15 Df 7
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40

1-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:22 PM
00-15
00-30
00-40
15-40
30-40
Deuce
ADV Ace 3

1-2

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:27 PM
15-00
30-00
30-15
40-15

2-2

Nikkiri
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Only 11 GP's wasted in her last 2 games.

Just pathetic really. I have no other words.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:29 PM
15-00
15-15
30-15
40-15

2-3

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:35 PM
00-15
15-15
30-15
30-30 Df 8
30-40

2-4

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:38 PM
15-00
15-15 DF 2
30-15
30-30
40-30 Ace 4
Ace 5

2-5

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:41 PM
15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15 Df 9
40-30

3-5

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:43 PM
15-00
30-00
40-00

3-6

SOA_MC
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Maria is competing against top 10 players at least.

aleksr
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:47 PM
3-6 3-6 http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/z193.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/index.htm)

Nikkiri
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:49 PM
:rolleyes:

I don't even care anymore.

kirivanovic
Aug 18th, 2009, 11:55 PM
I didn't follow Maria's match livescore as i was watching Igor...I can't believe that he lost :sobbing: .He's such a retard :help:

About Maria's match, i'm a bit disappointed, i expected a better score.

Nikkiri
Aug 19th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Who is more retarded Maria or Igor.. hard one.

She had so many chances to hold while in front and blew them all with 9 dfs. I am disappointed I don't care if Flavia is top 10 blah blah, Kiri needs to stop fucking around and take her chances.

kirivanovic
Aug 19th, 2009, 12:10 AM
They're both really retarded, hard to make a choice between them.Igor missed easy shots on key points, he dominated the 1st 2 sets and should have won easily but always made stupid mistakes on bp or in the tie breaks.

If someone who doesn't know well tennis watched the match, he would have said that Igor was top 10 instead of the pusher.He was unbreakable during 2 sets and made some amazing shots but ... he's a retard and failed again.(but i still love his game no matter what happens)

It's the same with Maria, maybe Flavia is top 10 but i don't see any part of her game better than Maria (except confidence and mental of course).I don't mean that Maria should be a top 10 but she has the game to beat some top 10 especially not big hitters like Flavia, Radwanska, Wozniacki, Jankovic...

Droolv
Aug 19th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Why? :sobbing:

watchdogfish
Aug 19th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Bad luck Maria. Again she had her chances but didn't take them...ugh she's so frustrating to support! :lol: I think she just needs to trust her shots and be more confident out there on the court.

But ah well, hopefully some miracle will happen and Maria/Elena will beat Bluber tomorrow :unsure:

cosmoose
Aug 19th, 2009, 04:05 AM
I dare say Maria is just too nice to be a top competitor.
She doesn't have the killer instinct.

Maria is a lover! http://forums.superiorpics.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/default/love.gif Not a fighter? :lol:

VIKA?
Aug 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Oh Kiri :sobbing: this was expected, Flavia is playing awesome tennis right now.

Kiri:hug:

Labamba
Aug 19th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Flavia is so confident after all those wins, which Maria is not. :awww: That's the difference right here...

Well, atleast Maria is going in the right direction, but she needs more time :hug:

I heard she has asked for a WC into New Haven next week...let's hope she gets it! :) Having to qualify again wouldn't be nice.

HowardH
Aug 19th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Flavia is tired and this was a good opportunity for Maria to beat her. I think Maria is improving, her power off the ground definitely seemed better when I saw her play Caro a couple of times this year.

Flavia is confident right now. But there are things Maria needs to improve in her game, not only mentally, in order to rise more. Flavia currently has a little more power off the ground and on the serve. Maria needs to improve her ability to kill midcourt balls. She often lets the opponent off the hook when she has a midcourt ball. Also, when Maria is a little out of position or pulled wide she will often choose a safer shot such as a chip or looped shot, or her swing (particularly on the backhand) will become shorter, less powerful, and compromised. Whereas in the same position Flavia and some other better players would be able to hit a nearly normal topspin drive. Because of this Maria tends to lose the initiative in rallies against many top players (Caro not withstanding).

I have no idea why she was doublefaulting though, unlike many girls on the tour her serve is technically okay, so I guess that part was mental. Anyway, I do think Maria is capable of improving enough to rise high, but I do worry that she might not ever be able to do it.

King Aaron
Aug 19th, 2009, 05:07 PM
:sad:

Seriously, this isn't funny anymore. Anyone going to New Haven? We really need to have someone holding up a "Take your fucking chances Maria" sign.

Kirilenko_Kamp
Aug 19th, 2009, 06:26 PM
I don't know if you heard the news that while in Toronto, our hero Makiri decided to go to local hospital. What's that?!?!? It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
Anyways, there she met Dr. Kilpatient and had tests done including: blood, urine, stool samples, and standardized random rectal exam to see what's ailing her game. After looking at her results, Dr. Kilpatient advised Makiri that she suffers from a rare condition known as E.R.E.S. (Early Round Exit Syndrome). Makiri quickly retorted, "Surely you're kidding doc?" Dr. Kilpatient responded, "No, I am not kidding and don't call me Shirley."
He then advised her that she needs to raise her level of focus, intensity, and determination when on the court to cure her condition. He also added that she needs to improve on her serve and groundstrokes. Take the initiative and control the point.
Makiri replied "Doc you sure know what it takes to play good tennis. Are you a tennis coach part-time???" Dr. Kilpatient replied "No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn!":lol::lol::lol:

HowardH
Aug 19th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Kirilenko Kamp :lol:. Early Round Exit Syndrome. So true :sad:.

See Maria, Flavia is very tired, Virginie is taking advantage of it though you could not...

only_one_maria
Aug 19th, 2009, 07:29 PM
I don't know if you heard the news that while in Toronto, our hero Makiri decided to go to local hospital. What's that?!?!? It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
Anyways, there she met Dr. Kilpayshent and had tests done including: blood, urine, stool samples, and standardized random rectal exam to see what's ailing her game. After looking at her results, Dr. Kilpayshent advised Makiri that she suffers from a rare condition known as E.R.E.S (Early Round Exit Syndrome). Makiri quickly retorted, "Surely you're kidding doc?" Dr. Kilpayshent responded, "No, I am not kidding and don't call me Shirley."
He then advised her that she needs to raise her level of focus, intensity, and determination when on the court to cure her condition. He also added that she needs to improve on her serve and groundstrokes. Take the initiative and control the point.
Makiri replied "Doc you sure know what it takes to play good tennis. Are you a tennis coach part-time???" Dr. Kilpayshent replied "No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn!":lol::lol::lol:

Yep, okay.

I've also lost £10 as a result, but that's not important right now.

A loss is a loss is a loss. 9 dfs is too many. Only a good coach can help Maria with her serving problems. Hopefully these sorts of results might steer her in that direction.

Anyway, I like listening to this song whenever Maria losses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5CrqKQTgBY

HowardH
Aug 19th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Only one maria- that song is perfect for Maria! :lol: :sobbing: :hearts:.

cosmoose
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Flavia is so confident after all those wins, which Maria is not. :awww: That's the difference right here...

Well, atleast Maria is going in the right direction, but she needs more time :hug:

I heard she has asked for a WC into New Haven next week...let's hope she gets it! :) Having to qualify again wouldn't be nice.
I hope not. She needs to rest now.
If she plays NH, then she would be playing 5 weeks in a row heading into USO. too much!

Protoss
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Maria's doubles match has begun, Maria/Vesnina serving.

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Maria/Vesnina 2-1

All easy holds on serve

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Maria/Vesnina break :yeah:

Lead 3-1

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Broken back 3-2

Serve stats look good so far

7/11 first serve points

3/5 second serve points

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Maria/Vesnina broken again 3-4

Ofcourse the serving started to suck the very next service game

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Lost first set 4-6

Promising start but then went average

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Down 0-2 second set

SOA_MC
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Maria/Vesnina down 1-3 second set

I'm sure they'll lose 2-6 or 3-6 I'm off for breakfast

kirivanovic
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Ok,lose this match and get some rest before New Haven or the US Open.

kirivanovic
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:24 PM
2 DF for Vesnina at 5-5 2nd set, they look great together:lol:

Protoss
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Maria/Vesnina lose the 2nd set 5-7. :( The match was 1 hour 37 minutes long.

After being down a break at 1-3 2nd set, Maria/Vesnina rallied to go up 4-3 2nd set (on serve). They got broken for 4-5 2nd set but broke back for 5-5 2nd set at 40-40 from 40-15. Vesnina double faulted twice to lose their serve to 5-6 2nd set.

kirivanovic
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:31 PM
They lost 6-4 7-5, it could have been worse...She has 2 days before New Haven's qualies if she doesn't receive a WC...(and if she still wanna go there).

Nikkiri
Aug 19th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Flavia loses easy.. Oh Kiri :rolleyes: well with 9dfs she must have played terrible. This is so tiresome now.

Shame about doubles..

Stevecw
Aug 19th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Doubles loss had to be expected.

Maria is playing the best of the 2 right now, Elena is way way off form :(
Serves are killing both of them.

Maria needs to get back with Flavia or else even Sorana for USOpen doubles.

Hope she makes most of her rest now before New Haven :)

Nikkiri
Aug 19th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Kuznetsova and Shaughnessy have WCs into NH.. I don't think Maria will get one.

Stevecw
Aug 19th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Kuznetsova and Shaughnessy have WCs into NH.. I don't think Maria will get one.

Oh no, not more damn qualies :mad:

A few days rest would be great right now, if she had that yesterday it might have allowed her run a very tired Flavia very close or even win that match.

Its looks unlikely she will get WC, but we can live in hope.

schorsch
Aug 20th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Yeah, since Petrova will probably get the last one as she's asked for one as well :awww: