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SOA_MC
Sep 11th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Good News: Maria is the defending champion :bigclap:
Bad News: Maria will probably have to win the tournament for any chance to break back into the top 50 :sad:

http://i27.tinypic.com/296ky89.jpg

Nikkiri
Sep 11th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Final thing Maria has to defend.. if she can go deep in the following tournaments does she have a chance to break back into the top 50? Anyways even if she ends the year poorly, next season she can pick up a shit load of points :lol:

only_one_maria
Sep 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Final thing Maria has to defend.. if she can go deep in the following tournaments does she have a chance to break back into the top 50? Anyways even if she ends the year poorly, next season she can pick up a shit load of points :lol:

Yes, though we thought that last year. Still I think players always do a bit better when they have a title/points to defend.

Nikkiri
Sep 11th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Yes, though we thought that last year. Still I think players always do a bit better when they have a title/points to defend.

Yep but this year she didn't win a match till March..and then we learned of her bad lead up to the new season. I don't think she could ever start a year so bad again.

SOA_MC
Sep 11th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Final thing Maria has to defend.. if she can go deep in the following tournaments does she have a chance to break back into the top 50? Anyways even if she ends the year poorly, next season she can pick up a shit load of points :lol:

TBE ranking thread has Maria at #53 after the US Open.

Not including Seoul Post USO Maria went 2-5 in 08. I think a Seoul SF or Final at least will be needed to end the year in the top 50.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 11th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Maria won't be top 50 if she doesn't win Seoul.

If you only count this year results, Maria is 60th. 193 points behind 50th Kanepi.
Good for next year is that Maria won only 1 match in the first 4 mandatory tournaments in 2009.
If you don't count New Haven, then Birmingham was the last tournament where she lost to a lower ranked player.

Wins over:
Kvitova 2x, Buryachok, Pavlyuchenkova, Chakvetadze, Scheepers, Shvedova, Radwanska, Koryttseva.

If she continues this, she easily will be top 50 again.

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 04:41 AM
Whats the field like here then? How are her chances at defending? I don't really care if she ends the year in the top 50 or not.. she'd been out of it for a while and next year for sure she will be back.

SOA_MC
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Whats the field like here then? How are her chances at defending? I don't really care if she ends the year in the top 50 or not.. she'd been out of it for a while and next year for sure she will be back.

The Entry list http://www.hansolopen.com/ go here then click the player link at the top

Some half decent players and Maria won't be seeded

SOA_MC
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:05 AM
Maria won't be top 50 if she doesn't win Seoul.

If you only count this year results, Maria is 60th. 193 points behind 50th Kanepi.
Good for next year is that Maria won only 1 match in the first 4 mandatory tournaments in 2009.
If you don't count New Haven, then Birmingham was the last tournament where she lost to a lower ranked player.

Wins over:
Kvitova 2x, Buryachok, Pavlyuchenkova, Chakvetadze, Scheepers, Shvedova, Radwanska, Koryttseva.

If she continues this, she easily will be top 50 again.

Not really impressive :unsure: I mean since when is beating Scheepers a good win?

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:15 AM
Not really impressive :unsure: I mean since when is beating Scheepers a good win?

Well I don't think that's exactly how he meant it, just wins over those players and no bad losses. Lets not forget all the missed chances against higher ranked players. So yes its just a matter of time before Maria will be back in the top 50.

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:18 AM
Tough field but Maria playing like she did against Radwanska.. she can still go far here. :)

SOA_MC
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:26 AM
As long as she doesn't draw Kleybanova or Groenefeld first round a.k.a power hitters. I'm fine.

:topic: Did Serbotnik play the USO? I can't remember seeing her name anywhere for a long time

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:27 AM
She could take Groenefeld.

And yes I believe she lost to Petrova? :lol:

SOA_MC
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Maria won't be top 50 if she doesn't win Seoul.

If you only count this year results, Maria is 60th. 193 points behind 50th Kanepi.
Good for next year is that Maria won only 1 match in the first 4 mandatory tournaments in 2009.
If you don't count New Haven, then Birmingham was the last tournament where she lost to a lower ranked player.

Wins over:
Kvitova 2x, Buryachok, Pavlyuchenkova, Chakvetadze, Scheepers, Shvedova, Radwanska, Koryttseva.

If she continues this, she easily will be top 50 again.

I think I did misunderstood this post.

Hopefully we will have better wins to talk about than those ones.

Nikkiri
Sep 12th, 2009, 05:45 AM
I'm sure it will be just a matter of time. Those wins aren't too bad though almost double bageled Kvitova a few weeks ago in qualies and she went on to take out Dinara at the USO and Shvedova who took out Jankovic. And she's been kinda unlucky finding form only to run into an inform player. USO she played great but then she runs into a red hot Na Li who of course didn't make any errors as she usually would. :lol: There might not be anything to be ecstatic about there but plenty to be optimistic about. :)

And this win.. is something to be very happy about. :D

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DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 12th, 2009, 09:23 AM
I think I did misunderstood this post.

Hopefully we will have better wins to talk about than those ones.

With my post I meant, she isn't losing anymore to these players. Radwanska was a nice win and she didn't had a problem with Kvitova, Shvedova and Pavlyuchenkova at all. Really nice scores.

In the past Maria had many bad losses.
Earlier this year she lost to Gallovits, Vinci, Domachowska, Makarova, Errani and Rogowska. She would beat them now and it's also time to beat Errani.

Last year so also lost to Zakopalova, Niculescu, Yan, Dubois, Errani, Dushevina.

If we don't count the retired in New Haven, her losses since Eastbourne were:

Dementieva 2x, Wozniacki 2x, Stosur, Jankovic, Pennetta and Li.
Especially in Bastad and Cincinnati she had her chances.

So I really have a reason to be positive.

only_one_maria
Sep 12th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Maria won't be top 50 if she doesn't win Seoul.

Patience is what is required. If she carries on her better form, the ranking will sort itself out.

SOA_MC
Sep 12th, 2009, 11:05 PM
DAVAJ MKirilenko I got what you were saying.

The last 4 months Maria isn't losing to players ranked around the same ranking as her. Which proves she should be ranked at least top 50.

Just needs to get a few 3rd or 4th round wins against higher`ranked opponents which she is getting closer to achieving.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 13th, 2009, 09:30 AM
DAVAJ MKirilenko I got what you were saying.

The last 4 months Maria isn't losing to players ranked around the same ranking as her. Which proves she should be ranked at least top 50.

Just needs to get a few 3rd or 4th round wins against higher`ranked opponents which she is getting closer to achieving.

Yes, but mostly she is unlucky with the draws. Stosur was in great form that time and Li was playing well too. The others were all top 10.
There are many players I like her to draw between rank 15 and 50.
Maria has a great record in Seoul so hopefully she will keep it this way.

SOA_MC
Sep 18th, 2009, 07:18 AM
For what it's worth the player Maria beat in last years final Sam Stosur has withdrawn from Seoul. Also Wickmayer and Errani have withdrawn.

Back to my trip.

I'm out till after the weekend :banana:

VIKA?
Sep 18th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Let's see how Maria plays here:D

Break My Rapture
Sep 18th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Hope Maria defends her title here!:D
Does anyone know if Eurosport has coverage of Seoul?:)

Protoss
Sep 19th, 2009, 08:27 AM
When is the draw?

Nikkiri
Sep 20th, 2009, 07:26 AM
(1)Daniela Hantuchova SVK v Ayumi Morita JPN
(wc)So-Jung Kim KOR v Chanelle Scheepers RSA
Kimiko Date Krumm JPN v (wc)Ye-Ra Lee KOR
Katarina Srebotnik SLO v (5)Alisa Kleybanova RUS

(3)Francesca Schiavone ITA v Q
Maria Kirilenko RUS v Q
Anastasija Sevastova LAT v Mathilde Johansson FRA
Urszula Radwanska POL v (7)Vera Dushevina RUS

(6)Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS v Angela Haynes USA
Q v Yung-Jan Chan TPE
Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR v Q
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER v (4)Sorana Cirstea ROU

(8)Sybille Bammer AUT v Ekaterina Makarova RUS
Magdalena Rybarikova SVK v Alberta Brianti ITA
(wc)Mi Yoo KOR v Meghann Shaughnessy USA
Andrea Petkovic GER v (2)Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP

Nikkiri
Sep 20th, 2009, 07:27 AM
I don't like it. Schiavone and Dushevina 2 players that Maria has trouble with :sobbing: Well good luck :hug: being a seed would have been nice :rolleyes:

Protoss
Sep 20th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I've never really understood why Maria has problems with Dushevina. :confused:

Nikkiri
Sep 20th, 2009, 10:01 AM
From what I know Dushevina was very good in juniors her and Kiri used to play at the same club.. maybe its some kinda mental problem :lol: no idea.

kirivanovic
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Not a good draw but we'll see what Maria is able to do with that.

SOA_MC
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:45 PM
What is it with my players getting qualifiers first round all the time :rolleyes: so I guess Maria doesn't play till Tuesday?

I would have preferred section 3 or 4 but if Maria is in good form she can win through

Nikkiri
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:03 PM
What is it with my players getting qualifiers first round all the time :rolleyes: so I guess Maria doesn't play till Tuesday?

I would have preferred section 3 or 4 but if Maria is in good form she can win through

Whats wrong with a qualifier? :lol: seeing how Maria isn't seeded a qualifier is a good first round :p

VIKA?
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Good luck Kiri:kiss: she can beat Schiavonne or Dushevina I'd say.

SOA_MC
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Whats wrong with a qualifier? :lol: seeing how Maria isn't seeded a qualifier is a good first round :p

Because I have to wait another day or two to find out will they will play.

It happens alot with my favorites.

Nikkiri
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Oh never really thought of it like that :lol: I see qualifier instead of a seed and I'm happy. :angel:

watchdogfish
Sep 20th, 2009, 04:30 PM
I like the draw, hopefully Maria can defend her title! :bounce:

King Aaron
Sep 20th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Gah. I would have preferred her to be in the 4th quarter. Oh well. One match at a time. At least she drew a qualifer. :shrug:

Brett.
Sep 21st, 2009, 10:38 AM
Sophie Ferguson will kick Maria's bum in first round! :p :D

Nikkiri
Sep 21st, 2009, 11:19 AM
Sophie Ferguson will kick Maria's bum in first round! :p :D

Oh did she draw Kiri? Bad luck Sophie then :hug: :angel:

aleksr
Sep 21st, 2009, 11:21 AM
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Yoo Mi vs. Meghann Shaughnessy
2. Kim So-Jung vs. Chanelle Scheepers
3. Maria Kirilenko vs. Sophie Ferguson
4. Andrea Petkovic vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
5. Francesca Schiavone vs. Yurika Sema

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/OrderOfPlay/0,,12781,00.html

VIKA?
Sep 21st, 2009, 01:27 PM
Go Kiri:armed:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:33 PM
Maria should win this one easily if her form is still there.
Schiavone can be a hard one.
First let's win tomorrow!

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!

Break My Rapture
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:33 PM
Go Kiri!:hearts:

KV
Sep 21st, 2009, 07:30 PM
Good luck at Hansol Korea Open

Droolv
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:55 AM
Soph :awww: Go Kiri :rocker2:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:16 AM
Kind of a tough draw for Maria. :(

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:38 AM
The match has begun, Maria serving.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:40 AM
Maria holds serve with 2 aces & 1 double fault

1-0

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:42 AM
Maria holds for 1-0 1st set at 40-30 with 2 aces in that game. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:51 AM
Maria held for 2-1 1st set at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

Ferguson held for 1-1 1st set at 40-15.

VIKA?
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:54 AM
2-2

come on Maria!

VIKA?
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:57 AM
Maria broken:(

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:58 AM
Ferguson breaks 2-3

Crap :(

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 06:58 AM
Argh...Maria broken for 2-3 1st set at 15-40. :( Break Maria.

Ferguson held for 2-2 1st set at 40-15.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Maria breaks for 3-3 1st set at 40-30 thanks in part to 2 dfs. :) Hold Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Maria breaks back 3-3

Come on Maria just finish this set off

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:11 AM
Ferguson breaks again 3-4

That's now 3 service breaks in a row

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:11 AM
Maria broken for 3-4 1st set at Ad Ferguson on 2nd serve after double faulting at 40-30. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:17 AM
Maria breaks for 4-4 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :) Now hold Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:21 AM
FFS Broken again 4-5

The return of Dumbkiri :worship:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:22 AM
Argh...Maria broken for 4-5 1st set at 30-40 from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve). :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:25 AM
How does Ferguson play?

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:26 AM
Dumbkiri :bigwave:

Can't say I'm happy to see you :(

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:28 AM
Ugh...Ferguson holds for 6-4 1st set at 40-30 from 15-30. :( Sigh. Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 49 minutes long.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:29 AM
How does Ferguson play?

Think I have seen her play once or twice :scratch:

A weaker version of Cornet but haven't seen her play recently

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:38 AM
Whew...Maria holds for 1-0 2nd set on her 4th game point. :) Break Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:51 AM
Maria breaks leads 3-1 second set

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:51 AM
Maria breaks for 3-1 2nd set at 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:57 AM
Maria holds for 4-1 2nd set at Ad Maria from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:00 AM
Losing a set to Ferguson :help: embarrassing.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:04 AM
Maria 5-1

But it's still not looking easy. Almost every service game is going to duece

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:05 AM
Maria breaks for 5-1 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-40 to 40-40 to Ad Ferguson to 40-40. :) Hold Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:07 AM
Double fault on set point :o

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:08 AM
Maria takes second set 6-1 :)

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:09 AM
Maria holds for 6-1 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 (double fault there after an ace). :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
Match resumes after about a 7 to 8 minute delay.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:26 AM
Maria must be playing like absolute shit :lol:

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:33 AM
Is Ferguson some sort of up and comer? :confused:

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:34 AM
Maria finally breaks 1-0 after a long long long first game

Hopefully she can routine win it from here

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:35 AM
Whew...Maria breaks for 1-0 3rd set on her 4th break point after saving 4 game points (another game point was double faulted away) thanks in part to 3 double faults. :) Hold Maria.

That game was 24 points long and lasted about 18 to 19 minutes long...wow.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:35 AM
Is Ferguson some sort of up and comer? :confused:

23 year old scrub who I don't think has ever been top 100

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:36 AM
No. :help:

This is the first WTA event she has qualified for I believe.

This is all Dumbkiri :bowdown:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:36 AM
Is Ferguson some sort of up and comer? :confused:
She's 23 and her best ranking is 144 which is her current ranking, so I'd say no. :shrug:

jack21
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:37 AM
Is Ferguson some sort of up and comer? :confused:

No she has been around for ages and really should have made it on tour by now but unfortunatelly she is ridiculously weak mentally.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
Broken. Ridiculous Maria. :rolleyes:

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
Haha. oh dear!
Come on Maria! don't pull a Sorana. :sad:

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
Give the break right back Maria good job :rolleyes:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:41 AM
Geez...Maria broken for 1-1 3rd set at Ad Ferguson after having worked so hard to get that break. :( Sigh. Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:41 AM
Haha. oh dear!
Come on Maria! don't pull a Sorana. :sad:

Maybe Maria and Sorana have somewhere else they'd rather be. :couple:
At least Sorana lost to very good player.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:43 AM
I think Ferguson might start getting tired right around now

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
Maria breaks for 2-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 40-15. :) Now please hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:48 AM
I think Ferguson might start getting tired right around now

She had a long match yesterday too.. but I don't think she's gonna go away somehow.. Maria needs to step it up and just hold her fucking serve. :rolleyes:

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:50 AM
So much drama already...and its just Ferguson! facepalm. shakes head.

I guess this is just the usual business for long time Maria fans? :lol:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:51 AM
Maria holds for 3-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there) on 2nd serve. :) Now break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:53 AM
So much drama already...and its just Ferguson! facepalm. shakes head.

I guess this is just the usual business for long time Maria fans? :lol:

With 2 players in the draw Maria has trouble with ahead of her if she wins :lol: great tournament this is gonna be :tape: :)

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:54 AM
No. :help:

This is the first WTA event she has qualified for I believe.

This is all Dumbkiri :bowdown:
This is the 3rd Wta tournament that Ferguson's been in the main draw without having been given a main draw wildcard.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:56 AM
Ferguson holds for 2-3 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :( Hold Maria.

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
This match is almost 2:30 hours :eek:

I hope Maria takes it easy after the match (if she wins!).
No afternoon practice!

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
Just break here then hold serve please

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
Maria holds for 4-2 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 to 40-40. :) Now please break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:02 AM
Ferguson 0-30 on her serve. Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:02 AM
Must be a whole lot of this going on today

http://i34.tinypic.com/am5jkp.jpg

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:02 AM
Bleh...Ferguson 15-30 on her serve after an ace. Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:03 AM
Ugh...Ferguson 40-30 on her serve from 15-30. :( Save the game point Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
Maria saves game point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
Ad Ferguson. :( Save the game point Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:05 AM
Maria saves game point. :) 2nd Ad Ferguson:( Save the game point Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:06 AM
This match is almost 2:30 hours :eek:

I hope Maria takes it easy after the match (if she wins!).
No afternoon practice!

Please a two and half hour singles match for Maria is nothing :rolleyes:

She normally plays a doubles match on top of a 2+ hour singles match :p

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:06 AM
Maria saves a 3rd game point, this one a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:07 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. :) Take the break point Maria.

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHH this game is taking forever :mad:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
Maria squanders break point. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
2nd Ad Maria. :) Take the break point Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:09 AM
Sophie had enough of this shit and gave it to Maria with her 11th df :lol:

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
Double break up :D Maria can't mess this up from here :woohoo:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
Whew...Maria breaks for 5-2 3rd set at 2nd Ad Maria on a double fault after saving 3 game points. :) Now please hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:11 AM
Double break up :D Maria can't mess this up from here :woohoo:
Please don't say things like that. :(

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:12 AM
Oh geez...Maria 0-30 on her serve. :( Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:12 AM
Double break up :D Maria can't mess this up from here :woohoo:

We're coming after you if she does. :mad:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:13 AM
Maria 30-30 on her serve from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve). Hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:14 AM
Oh geez...Maria 30-40 on her serve from 30-30 after a 2nd serve. :( Save the break point Maria.

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:14 AM
Please a two and half hour singles match for Maria is nothing :rolleyes:

She normally plays a doubles match on top of a 2+ hour singles match :p

so true. although I wish she would spare her body from so much grind. :help:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:14 AM
Maria saves break point. :) Now please hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:15 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. :) Please take the match point Maria.

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
Maria squanders a match point on a 2nd serve. :( Sigh. Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
Well clearly Kiri isn't playing her best today :help:

I was positive before the match...

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
2nd Ad Maria after another 2nd serve. :) Please take the match point Maria.

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
Please don't say things like that. :(

We're coming after you if she does. :mad:

What somebody being positive in Maria's forum god forbid :rolleyes::p

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:20 AM
Whew. Yay!!!! Maria holds for 6-2 3rd set at 2nd Ad Maria on 2nd serve after saving a break point at 30-40. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hour 41 minutes long.

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:20 AM
Well she found a way to win when things obviously were not going her way.. well done.. but she's gonna have to step it up big time if she wants to defend her title :sobbing:

cosmoose
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:21 AM
Maria is not playing doubles? good.
Go back to physio and get some good massage Maria! ;)

SOA_MC
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:23 AM
Maria wins 4-6 6-1 6-2

The last two were not as easy as the score might indicate but at least Maria manage to hold serve when things got tough.

That's me finding something positive :angel:

watchdogfish
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:35 AM
She won at least and it's her first match since the US Open so she can only get better :shrug:

kirivanovic
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:27 AM
I hope she won't play tomorrow then:help: especially against Schiavone because it can be very long with her (if she doesn't destroy Maria in straight sets and 2 hours:lol:).

I expected a better score:rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:29 AM
Igor the idiot just lost to another mug :rolls: :help:

kirivanovic
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:38 AM
Yes i've just seen that, 6-1 6-4 or 6-4 6-1 against Ventura:worship:

He should retire or stop his season at least:help:

Stevecw
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
Good that she managed to get the win in the end. Obviously must not have played anywhere near her best.

But it's the kind of match she probably would have lost earlier in the year, so that has to be a positive. :)

Gonna have to improve a lot to beat Schiavone tho, who has just won her match 6-1, 6-4

Droolv
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:41 PM
A win's a win :shrug: Go out and play your best against Schiavone :rocker2:

Break My Rapture
Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:29 PM
Good job Maria! Good luck against Franny.;)

KV
Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:52 PM
Job done :)

Labamba
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:58 PM
atleast she won :yeah:

good luck against Schiavone

King Aaron
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
:yeah: Whew. Well done. All the best against Franny. :unsure:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Kinda the same as against Scheepers.
I actually expected a simple 2 sets win. She was just too many times broken.
Gladly she stepped up in the last 2 sets.
Doesn't matter what the score will be in round 2, as long as she wins!

DAVAJ MARIA!!!!


(good that she doesn't play doubles)

VIKA?
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:08 PM
Great to see she kept fighting and finally won:) keep going Kiri:yeah:

watchdogfish
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
Yes i've just seen that, 6-1 6-4 or 6-4 6-1 against Ventura:worship:

He should retire or stop his season at least:help:

He what? :hysteric:
Nothing against Ventura but that's shameful :tape:

Protoss
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
He what? :hysteric:
Nothing against Ventura but that's shameful :tape:
Nah...Igor just wanted to come watch Maria play. :p :)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:42 PM
phew Lil Masha, had to turn PC off and clear room when builders turned up

had to check scores on my phone :lol:

was set all.......
so glad she came thru it.

cosmoose
Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:08 AM
He what? :hysteric:
Nothing against Ventura but that's shameful :tape:
Maybe it was Ace Ventura :lol:

SOA_MC
Sep 23rd, 2009, 02:42 PM
Thursday OOP

Center Court Starting at 11:00 am

Kimiko Date Krumm v Alisa Kleybanova
Francesca Schiavone v Maria Kirilenko
Daniela Hantuchova v Chanelle Scheepers
Anastasija Sevastova v Vera Dushevina
Petkovic/Rybarikova v Chuang/Yan

VIKA?
Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:49 PM
Come on Kiri:)

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Theres a stream for anyone interested.. the signup is all in Korean so be warned. :lol:

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 05:55 AM
The match has begun, Maria serving.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 05:56 AM
I'm watching. Nice start :)

HowardH
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:06 AM
How did you sign up? Did you just use google translate?

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:09 AM
How did you sign up? Did you just use google translate?

Followed this tutorial.. well actually someone I know did it for me. :)

http://wassereis.livejournal.com/15565.html

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Schiavone is getting treatment.

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Schiavone is getting treatment.
So is this is an actual injury and if so where?

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:14 AM
She left the court. Looked like her back but I'm not sure.

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:19 AM
The match has resumed after about a 10 minute delay.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Maria has a smaller white tape on her knee.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Kiri breaks again :inlove: 5-1

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Maria breaks for 5-1 1st set at 40-30 from 0-30 to 30-30 (double fault there). :) Hold Maria.

HowardH
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Followed this tutorial.. well actually someone I know did it for me. :)

http://wassereis.livejournal.com/15565.html

Thanks :drool:. I actually found this at the same time you posted it, but it gives me confidence to know someone has done it before using this guide... going through the process now. What a start for Maria.

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Maria wins the 1st set 6-1 in 29 minutes 52 seconds as she holds at 40-15 from 40-0 on 2nd serve. :) Stay focused Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Schiavone is struggling a bit with the injury.. but Maria is playing pretty solid tennis. :) Just keep the focus.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Thanks :drool:. I actually found this at the same time you posted it, but it gives me confidence to know someone has done it before using this guide... going through the process now. What a start for Maria.

Yeah I couldn't get the number bit :lol: but my friend seemed to have no problems at all. :)

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:31 AM
2dfs in a row and that 2nd serve was well out :tape:

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Oh geez...Maria with 3 double faults in her 1st service game of the 2nd set. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Yeah she's really not holding back with her serve.. oh well she held. :)

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Whew. What a weird service game for Maria as she holds for 1-1 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-15 (double fault) to 30-30 (double fault) to 40-30 (ace) to 40-40 (double fault). :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Argh...Maria squanders 2 break points as Schiavone holds for 2-1 2nd set. :( Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Schiavone retired. :awww:

Protoss
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Oh wow. Schiavone retires. The match was 44 minutes 51 seconds long.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Well she was playing well, Schiavone's injury wasn't that obvious but she was struggling a bit at times.

Nikkiri
Sep 24th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Maria is doing another autograph session later today :lol: gee they love her over there :p :inlove:

cosmoose
Sep 24th, 2009, 07:18 AM
^^ She should be made Honorary Korean! :lol:

You got to see the stream? I am jealous of you Kirstea.

VIKA?
Sep 24th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Better for Kiri:p more time to rest:)

kirivanovic
Sep 24th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Seoul is a wonderful tournament:hearts:

She'll probably play Dushevina in the next round,so it will be tough but she seems to have played better than her 1st round anyway.

Droolv
Sep 24th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Good signs before Schiavone's retirement :) Good luck in the QF :rocker2:

Oh and she's so popular in Korea :lol: Seoul :yeah:

SOA_MC
Sep 24th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Nice :) I was expecting a much tougher battle

Hope the score was a pick up in Maria's form and not just because Schiavone was injured

SOA_MC
Sep 24th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld
2. Maria Kirilenko vs. Vera Dushevina (NB 12.30)
3. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Kimiko Date Krumm (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
5. Gullickson/Kriz vs. Kleybanova/Makarova

Stevecw
Sep 24th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Great win!! Ok injury is bad way to end any match, but a 6-1 1st set is well impressive! :)

Good luck v Dushevina...u can win it!! This tourney is there to be won too..make it happen Maria :bigclap:

Labamba
Sep 24th, 2009, 03:54 PM
well done Maria :yeah:

tricky match tomorrow

King Aaron
Sep 24th, 2009, 04:39 PM
All the best against Vera tomorrow. You can do it Masha. :D

Break My Rapture
Sep 24th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Well done Lil' Masha.:woohoo:
Best of luck against Dushevina tomorrow!:yeah:

KV
Sep 24th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Didn't want Fran to retire, but I think Masha would've defeated a fully)fit Fran too.

the cat
Sep 25th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Beating Ferguson and Schiavone is nice but Maria really needs to beat Dushevina her childhood friend. Masha moves so much better than Vera and that should be important in their match. But Vera is playing well recently. She nearly beat Venus Williams at the U.S. Open so she should be tough for Maria to beat.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Maria has never beaten Dushevina before and Vera is playing really well right now.. It's gonna be a tough ask for Maria. Good luck :)

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:43 AM
And because Maria is still playing here she withdrew from Tokyo qualies. So she better win today :sobbing:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:48 AM
And because Maria is still playing here she withdrew from Tokyo qualies. So she better win today :sobbing:
They didn't give Maria a wild card? :(

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:50 AM
She has a WC into China Open.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:51 AM
She has a WC into China Open.
Yah, I know. I'm just wondering why she didn't get a wildcard for Tokyo. :(

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:52 AM
How many WCs can she get though? :lol:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:52 AM
The match has begun, Dushevina serving.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:53 AM
How many WCs can she get though? :lol:
I dunno. I'm thinking 4 for some reason but I don't have time to look it up at the moment.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Maria squanders 3 break points, the 1st one a 2nd serve, as Dushevina holds for 1-0 1st set at Ad Dushevina. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Maria broken for 0-2 1st set at 30-40 from 15-30 to 30-30 as she got only 1/6 1st serves in. :( Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:06 AM
I just don't get how Maria can't beat Dushevina. She is up 2-0 but she hasn't done anything :help:

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:10 AM
0-3 http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/z193.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/index.htm)

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:11 AM
And Kiri is the one actually trying to make things happen... :(

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Sheesh...Maria squanders another break point as Dushevina holds for 3-0 1st set at 2nd Ad Dushevina from 15-30 to 30-30 to 30-40 to 40-40 to Ad Dushevina to 40-40. :( As in Dushevina's 1st service game, she had 2nd serves at the deuces to get to her game points. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Maria holds for 1-3 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Now break Maria.

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:15 AM
1-3 http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/z043.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/index05.htm)

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:17 AM
Dushevina 30-40 on her serve from 30-30. Please take the break point Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Kiri breaks with a return winner. :)

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Maria breaks for 2-3 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Now hold Maria.

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:19 AM
2-3 http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/z055.gif (http://doodoo.ru/smiles/zlo/index06.htm)

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Kiri breaks with a return winner. :)
Cool. :) 1st or 2nd serve?

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Can't remember.

Really poor service game then. :o

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Maria broken for 2-4 1st set at 15-40. :( Maria's 2nd serve is very ineffective so far as she's only winning only 25% (2/8) of points on it and she's getting only 53% of her 1st serves in. :( Break Maria.

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:25 AM
2-4 :help:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:27 AM
Dushevina holds for 5-2 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15 (double fault). :( Fight Maria.

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:28 AM
2-5 :fiery:

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:28 AM
This match is so bad :lol: If I didn't love Kiri so much I'd just turn it off. :o

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:31 AM
Maria holds for 3-5 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there) on 2nd serve. :) Now break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Maria saves 2 set points. :) Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:35 AM
BH down the line to save set point.. let out a little scream :lol:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Maria saves a 3rd set point, this one a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:36 AM
BH down the line to save set point.. let out a little scream :lol:
hahah

Maybe that'll get Maria going. :)

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:37 AM
Maria saves a 4th set point. :) Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:37 AM
Maria plays better on set points than she has the whole match. :sobbing:

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:37 AM
4-5

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Whew. Maria breaks for 4-5 1st set at Ad Maria after saving 4 set points. :) Now hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:40 AM
She just plays so bad on her own service games. :help:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:41 AM
What the heck Maria? Maria 0-30 on her serve after a double fault, before that there was a 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Ace :lick:

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Amaze lob to win that point :worship:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Maria 40-30 on her serve from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) to 30-30 (2nd serve there). Please take the game point Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Maria squanders game point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. Please take the game point Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Good shot followed by bad shot over and over again :mad:

VIKA?
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:45 AM
5 all:bounce:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:46 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 5-5 1st set at Ad Maria from 0-30 2nd serve to 40-30 to 40-40. :) Now break Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:47 AM
3 bps :)

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Serving for the set. :D C'mon Maria!

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Maria breaks for 6-5 1st set at 40-15 from 40-0 (ace there). :) Now hold Maria.

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:51 AM
Maria 40-0 on her serve after 3 2nd serves. Take the set point Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:52 AM
7-5 :) great fightback

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:53 AM
Wow...Maria holds for 7-5 1st set at love. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 1 minutes long.

cosmoose
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:54 AM
ugh. I wanna watch this so bad!

Don't even ask about naver.com! I can't figure it out!!! :o

VIKA?
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:54 AM
amazing fight:worship: come on:bounce:

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:56 AM
ugh. I wanna watch this so bad!

Don't even ask about naver.com! I can't figure it out!!! :o

Did you try this?

http://wassereis.livejournal.com/15565.html

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Maria breaks first game of the 2nd set. :)

VIKA?
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:56 AM
How is she playing Nikkie?:awww:

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Maria breaks for 1-0 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 (2nd serve there). :) Now hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 06:58 AM
She wasn't playing that good till she was down those set points. She had her moments but was playing some really stupid shots at crucial times.
Much better now.. if only she could get a few more 1st serves in.

VIKA?
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Great:D

2-0:bounce: gotta go to school now:o hopefully she wins:D

Protoss
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Maria holds for 2-0 2nd set at love. :) Now break Maria.

cosmoose
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Did you try this?

http://wassereis.livejournal.com/15565.html
of course. but i think the registration process has changed since that tutorial.
thanks anyways. :)

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:03 AM
of course. but i think the registration process has changed since that tutorial.
thanks anyways. :)

Oh my friend used it to register for me, so it works :p I wasn't able to do it myself though. :o

aleksr
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:03 AM
3-0

Nikkiri
Sep 25th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Maria breaks again :D