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schorsch
Oct 13th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Azarenka withdrew from the tournament and as Kiri was ALT nr.1 she moved into MD.

SOA_MC
Oct 14th, 2009, 01:56 PM
A good chance to go far if Maria gets a good draw :)

When is the main draw?

Хлоэ
Oct 14th, 2009, 05:23 PM
A good chance to go far if Maria gets a good draw :)

When is the main draw?

October,17th

Nikkiri
Oct 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM
A good chance to go far if Maria gets a good draw :)

When is the main draw?

And it depends on her knee too. Maria's never really done well in Moscow :(

Protoss
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:07 AM
And it depends on her knee too. Maria's never really done well in Moscow :(
Is Maria uncomfortable playing in front of her home crowd?

Nikkiri
Oct 15th, 2009, 04:02 AM
Is Maria uncomfortable playing in front of her home crowd?

Possibly, yeah. I think it would mean a lot to Maria to do well there. And there was that choke in 2006. She got quite angry.

http://i37.tinypic.com/2i21wex.jpg

kirivanovic
Oct 15th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Against Schiavone, it was a terrible match...

Maria has never won a match at the Kremlin cup, she always had really bad draws,so i hope it will change this year(Radwanska, Schiavone and twice Zvonareva).

Protoss
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Possibly, yeah. I think it would mean a lot to Maria to do well there. And there was that choke in 2006. She got quite angry.
What was the choke in 2006?

Who's that in your avatar btw?

Nikkiri
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:44 AM
What was the choke in 2006?

Who's that in your avatar btw?

She lost like 6-3 5-7 6-7 and I think she had a couple MPs

And she's an actress from the show Glee. :)

Protoss
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:49 AM
She lost like 6-3 5-7 6-7 and I think she had a couple MPs

And she's an actress from the show Glee. :)
Oh. Poor Maria. :sad:

I've never watched that show.

Nikkiri
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Oh. Poor Maria. :sad:

I've never watched that show.

Yeah hard to stomach in front of her home crowd :sad:

King Aaron
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I think Maria was even more gutted because she really wanted to win in front of her home crowd. :(

Oh well, let's hope for a good draw this year.

Protoss
Oct 16th, 2009, 08:58 AM
When does the main draw come out?

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:56 PM
When does the main draw come out?
17th of octobre :p
EDIT -- tomorrow :lol:

schorsch
Oct 16th, 2009, 10:35 PM
But I have to say in practically each of those matches she actually played really well :awww:

Nikkiri
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:19 AM
First round against Radwanska :o :sobbing:

Then either Wozniack or Errani. :tape:

SOA_MC
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Maria v Aga Radwanska first round

http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/grids/19/

VIKA?
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:30 AM
ohmy:sobbing: hopefully she beats her again:devil:

Nikkiri
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Hopefully she remembers how she beat her last time. Aggressive tennis. But Aga is in much better form right now and Kiri.. well depends on her knee and the pressure of playing at home. But I guess Aga might be tired esp if she ends up making the final in Linz.

kirivanovic
Oct 17th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Oh well, i'm not really surprised, a bad draw again, i guess she'll never win a match in Moscow:rolleyes: . Aga is in good form and will be tired but as she needs points to go to the Masters, it will be tough.

I hope to see Maria playing like in the US Open:hearts: and she would have good chances.

Break My Rapture
Oct 17th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Aga :sobbing:

Good luck Kiri ! I hope this match is gonna be broadcasted on ES :fiery:

watchdogfish
Oct 17th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Aga's got to be tired surely? :angel:

HowardH
Oct 17th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Aggressiveness is the key to playing well against Aga, as Petra showed today, of course without making too many errors as well, but I don't think Kiri is really very error prone anyway. It will be tough though, Aga is a very good defender and retriever, and just makes so few errors.

Aga might be tired right now, but in a day or so she will probably feel fresher :shrug:.

King Aaron
Oct 17th, 2009, 06:07 PM
:sobbing:

I hope Maria can play well and beat Radwanska. The last couple of weeks hasn't been that good for her. :(

Nikkiri
Oct 18th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Aga's got to be tired surely? :angel:

She has a few days to rest now. :tears: And she's hoping to do well here and make it to Doha..

Protoss
Oct 18th, 2009, 04:11 AM
She has a few days to rest now. :tears: And she's hoping to do well here and make it to Doha..
If the organizers are kind to Maria, they'll give her a monday start. :p

Aga is pretty much out of the YEC race. She has to win Moscow and hope Jankovic and Zvonareva don't do squat in Moscow.

Nikkiri
Oct 18th, 2009, 11:28 AM
If the organizers are kind to Maria, they'll give her a monday start. :p

Aga is pretty much out of the YEC race. She has to win Moscow and hope Jankovic and Zvonareva don't do squat in Moscow.

Oh I read somewhere her saying she still wants to try and make it. :lol:

Nikkiri
Oct 18th, 2009, 11:29 AM
(1)Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez v Govortsova/Kudryavtseva
Kondratieva/Zakopalova v Diatchenko/Dzehalevich

(4)Amanmuradova/Niculescu v Olaru/Palkina
Glatch/Jidkova v Koryttseva/Poutchek

Ar.Rodionova/Savchuk v Safarova/Szavay
Dushevina/An.Rodionova v (3)Kirilenko/Petrova

Bondarenko/Voskoboeva v (wc)Chakvetadze/Pavlyuchenkova
Senoglu/Shvedova v (2)Kleybanova/Makarova

King Aaron
Oct 18th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Isn't Vesnina playing Moscow? Anyway, interesting pairing. I think they could do well, probably even win the title. :)

SOA_MC
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:16 PM
No pics or any news of Maria from Moscow?

I would have thought with other Russians not playing Maria would get a little more local attention

SOA_MC
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Isn't Vesnina playing Moscow? Anyway, interesting pairing. I think they could do well, probably even win the title. :)

Vesnina is playing.

She has a opportunity to break into the top 20 for the first time in her career. I guess she wants to focus on that.

At least that's what I think

Nikkiri
Oct 19th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Vesnina had also been struggling with an injury recently.

King Aaron
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Aaah, I see.

I forgot that Maria played with Nadia before last year in Cincinnati. :yeah: Am liking their chances more and more.

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Ouch. Tough draw for Maria. :(

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Oh wow...Maria/Petrova win the 1st set 6-1 in 23 minutes 56 seconds. :) Stay focused Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Maria/Petrova held for 4-2 2nd set. :) Break Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 5-2 2nd set. :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Maria/Petrova broken for 5-3 2nd set. :( Break for the match Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Dushevina/Rodionova hold for 4-5 2nd set. :( Hold Maria/Petrova.

Stevecw
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:24 PM
6-1, 6-4
Great win girls :bounce:

Protoss
Oct 20th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Maria/Petrova hold for 6-4 2nd set at 40-15 (Maria serving). :) Good job Maria/Petrova. :) The match was 1 hour 4 minutes long.

VIKA?
Oct 20th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Girls:yeah:

King Aaron
Oct 20th, 2009, 04:57 PM
:yeah: Good job. All the best tomorrow.

I think Eurosport will be showing the match? My cable is fucked though. :fiery: I hate my life.

Break My Rapture
Oct 20th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Is Eurosport showing Kiri tomorrow? :hearts: Finally :sobbing:

Well played in doubles :)

Topspin2
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Eurosport showing it :)

Makiri good luck against Pushranska!!!

bad_angel_109
Oct 21st, 2009, 05:51 AM
good result in dubs :) now hopefully she can translate that into her singles match against aga. c'mon maria, u beat again the last time u two player - that was such a great USO match

Krzysiu.
Oct 21st, 2009, 06:46 AM
Do you guys can tell me if Maria has any coach now?

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:42 AM
Nice win in the doubles, good luck in a couple of hours :yeah:

Nikkiri
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:47 AM
Maria's match should be starting in about 20 mins or so. Depending when the other match finishes.

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:15 AM
Break first up :speakles: 1-0

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:23 AM
2-0 :rocker2: Great start!

HowardH
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:38 AM
I love the way Maria is being so aggressive. Some really nice net attacks. She easily could have gotten a second break there. But now she has to hold again.

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:57 AM
Down 0-40 but held :inlove: 5-3 :bounce:

Привет
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:58 AM
Go Kiri. :woohoo:

HowardH
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:02 AM
Great set from Maria :drool:.

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:03 AM
:woohoo:

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:20 AM
3-0 :yeah:

aleksr
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:20 AM
3-0 :bounce:

cosmoose
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:26 AM
Kiri is fierce today.
I love me some aggressive Kiri. :hearts:

Andreas
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM
Yay, saved bp and held :inlove: 63 52*
Please break for the win!

aleksr
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM
5-2:bounce:

HowardH
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:42 AM
1 more game.

Andreas
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:45 AM
Amazing points won by Maria :hearts: 30-0, 2 more!

Andreas
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:47 AM
And it's there! :D
She's so happy :awww: Finally a win in Moscow!

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:48 AM
Kiri :D:D

HowardH
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:49 AM
Good play from Kiri today. Aga wasn't quite 100% :hug: but good win with high quality tennis nonetheless.

shar1982
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:52 AM
Congrats !

Nikkiri
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:54 AM
So happy. She was so happy and relieved. :D

watchdogfish
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:57 AM
See, if she plays that aggressively more often she'll have great results!

Congrats Maria :hug: Her reaction was so cute :awww:

Droolv
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:03 AM
:woohoo: Yeah, fantastic win Maria :yeah:

Stevecw
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:10 AM
So happy with this win!! :woohoo:

Didn't see it (damn work :mad: ) But great that she played aggressive again!

Nice way to finally get 1st win in Moscow :yeah:

kirivanovic
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:18 AM
She really deserved to win, she played really well and aggressive. I'm surprised by her serve which was really efficient today with some aces and easy shots after some 1st serves.She went to the net quite often and showed how talented she is with her volleys and dropshots.

She finally won a match in Moscow and was really happy.That's great for her and i hope that she'll win other matches there. She can beat Wozniak if she keeps playing like that.

Protoss
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:22 AM
Woah...great job Maria. :)

Is there any video of Maria's reaction to winning?

Officinale
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:05 PM
Wahoo, that's so cool :D I was following the live scores during my lecture at uni :lol:

VIKA?
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:09 PM
So happy:woohoo: this is amazing:D keep going Kiri:yeah:

Vikkiri.
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:23 PM
I'm SO HAPPY :)
great job Makiri ♥

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:43 PM
what great news :angel: :D :)

Lil Masha ;) :woohoo: :D
pls back it up now vs Spoon girl

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2009, 12:57 PM
Spoon girl :rolls:

KV
Oct 21st, 2009, 04:16 PM
great scoreline :)

King Aaron
Oct 21st, 2009, 04:30 PM
:hearts:

Was watching the Eurosport stream, the little that I saw, she was amazing. :D

Labamba
Oct 21st, 2009, 05:42 PM
:woohoo:

so pleased with her performance today :worship: some positive feelings to end the year

let's hope she can keep this up tomorrow :angel:

Jayday
Oct 21st, 2009, 07:30 PM
watched the whole match and she really impressed me!
great way to win her first match at home :)
keep going against Wozniak:devil:

Stevecw
Oct 21st, 2009, 10:57 PM
2nd on Central Court tomorrow!
Looking forward to seeing this on Eurosport :)

Best of luck to her :yeah:

Busy day for Kiri tomorrow as she plays her doubles match on court 2 in the afternoon against Rodionova/Savchuk!

the cat
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:23 AM
Maria had a very nice win over Aga Radwanksa. :) It must have been a sweet win for Maria because Aga has beaten her in Moscow before. I just hope Wozniacki won't be too much for Maria in the second round. Especially since Caroline has taken Maria's Stella McCartney Adidas spokesmodel duties. Even though Maria and Caroline are friends Maria will want to beat her because Caroline took her endorsement.

Stevecw
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
Maria had a very nice win over Aga Radwanksa. :) It must have been a sweet win for Maria because Aga has beaten her in Moscow before. I just hope Wozniacki won't be too much for Maria in the second round. Especially since Caroline has taken Maria's Stella McCartney Adidas spokesmodel duties. Even though Maria and Caroline are friends Maria will want to beat her because Caroline took her endorsement.

Its actually Aleksandra Wozniak that Maria plays tomorrow :)
Not Caro ;)

Nikkiri
Oct 22nd, 2009, 05:36 AM
Yeah she isn't playing Caroline and even if she was.. I don't think Maria cares about the whole Stella crap anymore ;)

Could you please comment on the situation with Adidas?
I don’t see any trouble with Adidas as I knew that my contract is expiring after the US Open. But after the US Open I maintain our cooperation with them. We had a shooting session with David Beckham together. So I was moved to another division. And I would even say that it is better than was. We had a fruitful partnership with Adidas. They support me and I am not upset at all.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 06:57 AM
Sometimes in the past Maria has played challenger circuit tournaments after all the wta tournaments were over. Will Maria do that again this year?

bad_angel_109
Oct 22nd, 2009, 07:00 AM
soo glad maria won! :D time for wozniack(?). surely maria can beat her. btw i love her interview, so cute, mentions her father :awww:

shar1982
Oct 22nd, 2009, 07:06 AM
Davai!GL!

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:20 AM
The match has begun, Wozniak serving.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:38 AM
Maria holds for 2-2 1st set at 40-30 from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve). :) Break Maria.

Maria had 2 break points at 40-15 in the 1st game of the match, 1 of them a 2nd serve, but failed to convert. :(

Droolv
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:47 AM
3-3 ;)

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:48 AM
Maria holds for 3-3 1st set at love on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:49 AM
Wozniak holds for 4-3 1st set at love. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:56 AM
Maria holds for 4-4 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Break Maria.

Droolv
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:57 AM
Breaks to love :inlove: 5-4, serving for the set :armed:

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:58 AM
Maria breaks for 5-4 1st set at love. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:00 AM
Maria 30-0 on her serve after a 2nd serve. Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:02 AM
Maria 30-30 on her serve after a double fault. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:03 AM
Maria 40-30 on her serve from 30-30 after a 2nd serve. Take the set point Maria.

Droolv
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:03 AM
Woot, good start Kiri :worship:

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:04 AM
Whew...Maria holds for 6-4 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) to 30-30 (double fault) (2nd serve there). :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 44 minutes long.

Droolv
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:13 AM
Early break, *2-1 :)

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:13 AM
Maria breaks for 2-1 2nd set at 40-30. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:25 AM
Maria has squandered 2 game points in this game but saved 3 break points. Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:27 AM
Whew...Maria holds for 3-1 2nd set on her 3rd game point after saving 3 break points. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
Wozniak holds for 2-3 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 (double fault) on an ace. :( Hold Maria.

only_one_maria
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:37 AM
Come on Maria. I've got to go and catch a plane in 25 minutes.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:38 AM
Maria holds for 4-2 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM
Wozniak 0-30 on her serve. Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM
Wozniak 0-40 on her serve after a 2nd serve. Take the break point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:40 AM
Maria squanders 3 break points. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:40 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. Please take the break point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:41 AM
Maria squanders a 3rd break point. :( Break Maria.

Stop wasting your chances Maria. :(

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:42 AM
Ad Wozniak. :( Save the game point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Oh geez...Wozniak holds for 3-4 2nd set at Ad Wozniak from 0-40 to 40-40 to Ad Maria (2nd serve) to 40-40. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:47 AM
Maria holds for 5-3 2nd set at love. :) Break for the match Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:48 AM
Wozniak 0-30 on her serve. Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:49 AM
Wozniak 15-40 on her serve after a double fault, her 2nd of this game. Take the match point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:51 AM
Yay!!! Maria breaks for 6-3 2nd set at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (double fault there). :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 1 hour 30 minutes long.

only_one_maria
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:53 AM
Hurray :bounce:

and just in time.

Nikkiri
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:55 AM
Excellent :D from never winning here to winning 2 matches in a row :D

Vikkiri.
Oct 22nd, 2009, 11:19 AM
Congratulations Makiri'
It's frantastic :D

kirivanovic
Oct 22nd, 2009, 11:24 AM
She starts to play really well at the last tournament of the season:lol: . She managed to be aggressive and to dominate the game. Wozniak had to take risks as she wasn't comfortable with Maria's shots. Maria hasn't been broken in her 2 matches, i think it never happened before:rolleyes: . I'm really happy for her, i think it will give her confidence for next year to end this awful year like that at home:)

Droolv
Oct 22nd, 2009, 11:43 AM
:woohoo:

Another great win by Maria :yeah: Keep it up in the QF :)

Stevecw
Oct 22nd, 2009, 11:46 AM
Wow another great win!! :woohoo:

2 convincing wins in a row, so unusual but amazing to see that happening :)
And 2 matches without being broken also! :clap2:

Best of luck in doubles and more importantly in qf v Schiavone! :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:05 PM
just brill Lil Masha ;) :woohoo: :banana:

VIKA?
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
AWESOME:hearts: so so happy for her:bounce:

she has a nice chance against Schiavonne, come on Kiri:D

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
Maria/Petrova lost the 1st set 1-6 and were just broken for 0-2 2nd set at 40-40. :(

Stevecw
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:36 PM
5-4 ahead now and serving for 2nd set! Good comeback in this set :)

[A] [N] [T] [H]
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:43 PM
Yes Jankovic Has Qualified :)

Nikkiri
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:46 PM
Well ok :lol:

Stevecw
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:50 PM
7-5 Maria/Nadia win 2nd set! Good comeback :)

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:51 PM
Maria/Petrova won the 2nd set 7-5 from 1-4 down. :)

Stevecw
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:03 PM
Won Super Tb 11-9 Really great win, after being so far behind!! Nice boost for her singles qf :)

Protoss
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:04 PM
Maria/Petrova win the super tiebreak 11-9. :) Good job Maria/Petrova. :) The match was 1 hour 33 minutes long.

Maria/Petrova had a match point on their serve at 9-8 in the super tiebreak.

HowardH
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:11 PM
Good day for Maria.

Labamba
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:49 PM
Another great day for Maria! :D

Really convincing performance in the singles :yeah:

Schiavone will be tough, but Maria can do it :rocker2:

KV
Oct 22nd, 2009, 03:53 PM
Satisfying hometown tournament :)

King Aaron
Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:35 PM
:yeah: Maria's on fire. :sobbing: :D

Break My Rapture
Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:50 PM
Kiri :inlove:
Good luck against Franny :)

watchdogfish
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:11 PM
Maria's on fire :hearts: Congrats girl :yeah:

Stevecw
Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
Ok Maria is 2nd on Centre Court tomorrow

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kondratieva/Zakopalova vs. Amanmuradova/Niculescu
2. Maria Kirilenko vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Jelena Jankovic
4. ATP: Korolev vs. Marchenko (NB 16.30hrs)
5. Olga Govortsova vs. Vera Dushevina (NB 18.00hrs)
6. ATP: Stakhovsky vs. Youzhny (NB 19.30hrs)


Then in afternoon its doubles:
Court 2 (NB 16.00hrs)
1. Kirilenko/Petrova vs. A.Bondarenko/Voskoboeva

C'mon Kiri!!! You can do this!!! Proud Russian keep playing awesome at home!! :)

Natash.
Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:52 AM
So nice to see her do well in a big tournament and in Russia too :)

Good luck against Schiavone. :hug:

Craigy
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:12 AM
Going to be on Eurosport again. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif It's like Christmas. :lol:

Natash.
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:45 AM
Lucky :sad: If she wins, I get to see her on TTC though :)

shar1982
Oct 23rd, 2009, 07:07 AM
Good Luck!!!

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:37 AM
1-4 :help: Fight Maria :tears:

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:51 AM
Good hold from Kiri. And a little opening here. Schiavone is a very tough customer and is playing well today, so Maria has to make use of openings like this.

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
Has to hold here. Would be a shame to fight so hard to get the break back and then give away the set.

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:57 AM
:o. Fran is bringing it today, and so far Maria has almost, but not quite, been up to the challenge. 5-3 down.

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:00 AM
First set to Fran, 6-3 :( Get back in it Maria :armed:

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:01 AM
Strong set from Fran, 6-3. Maria needs to bring her best A+ game immediately at the beginning of this second set.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:02 AM
Schiavone holds for 6-3 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve). :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 47 minutes long.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:02 AM
She's not playing awful or anything just Fran doesn't give her as much time to set up her shots. Some nice shots from Maria at times.. just needs to try and play more consistent. And try to come into the net more she isn't gonna win this one on the baseline.

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:05 AM
Strong hold, 1-0 ;)

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:08 AM
Whoa, that drop volley from Fran. No way was that on. 1-1, but even though Maria is holding her own, Fran is really reading the game well today.

Maria needs to start winning some pts on Fran's dropshots.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:18 AM
Schiavone holds for 3-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 0-30 (2nd serve). :( Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:19 AM
Why did she have to get a red hot Fran :sad:

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:24 AM
Sigh...Maria broken for 1-4 2nd set at 30-40 from 15-30 to 30-30 (ace). :( Fight Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:28 AM
Maria breaks for 2-4 2nd set at love thanks in part to 2 double faults. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:34 AM
Maria has saved 4 break points, the 1st a 2nd serve. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:35 AM
Maria double faults to 3rd Ad Schiavone but saves her 5th break point. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:36 AM
Ad Maria after a 2nd serve. Take the game point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:37 AM
Maria squanders game point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:40 AM
Sigh...Maria broken for 2-5 2nd set at 4th Ad Schiavone from 15-40 to 30-40 (2nd serve) to 40-40. :( Fight Maria.

What's the point of saving 5 break points only to fail to convert your game point? :(

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:45 AM
What's the point of saving 5 break points only to fail to convert your game point? :(

Well she tried, never stopped fighting till the last point.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:45 AM
Schiavone holds for 6-3 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there) on 2nd serve. :( Very lame scoreline Maria...your other matches against Schiavone were much more competitive. :( The match was 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:50 AM
Maria will probably never have a better draw to make the final of Moscow. :sad: :(

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:54 AM
Schiavone holds for 6-3 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there) on 2nd serve. :( Very lame scoreline Maria...your other matches against Schiavone were much more competitive. :( The match was 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Do you actually watch the matches or just follow the stats. The scoreline might not look good but she tried her best, Fran was just in a different zone today. Nothing for Maria to be ashamed of at all.

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:57 AM
Fran was too good today. I thought Maria played quite well actually. Kiri's new aggressive play is a good thing.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:58 AM
Fran was too good today. I thought Maria played quite well actually. Kiri's new aggressive play is a good thing.

I think Maria would have beat most players playing the game she did today its just Fran was too good indeed.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 11:01 AM
Do you actually watch the matches or just follow the stats. The scoreline might not look good but she tried her best, Fran was just in a different zone today. Nothing for Maria to be ashamed of at all.
When they're on tv I try to watch them but they're not on that often. I've found watching tennis online to be not a very enjoyable experience as it's too hard to see the ball. :(

Who said anything about shame? Disappointment and frustration aren't the same thing as shame you know. :rolleyes:

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
Ahh bad luck Maria :hug: GL in the doubles :p

kirivanovic
Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:07 PM
Schiavone played a really good match and Maria couldn't do more. She tried to be aggressive or come to the net but Fran always found a solution with her variety.I'm not disappointed at all because Maria didn't play that bad and hit some good shots but it wasn't enough today.

I'm very happy about her tournament, she can be satisfied as well cos she finally won a match there (and even 2)and beat 2 good players. I hope that it will give her confidence for next year. If she keeps playing aggressively and with this attitude, she'll come back at an interesting level and will be back in the top 30.It was nice to see her smile or applause Fran during the match...but no more singles matches till next year :sad:

VIKA?
Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:19 PM
oh too bad she couldn't beat Schiavonne:( still a good tournament:hug:

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:52 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 2-0 1st set at love on double fault (Alona serving). :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

Maria/Petrova have won the 1st 8 points of the match. :)

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:00 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 4-0 1st set at love (Voskoboeva serving). :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

Alona/Voskoboeva have won 0/8 points on their serve so far. :rolleyes:

Maria/Petrova have only lost 2 points in the match so far winning 8/10 points on their serve. :)

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Whew...Maria/Petrova hold for 5-0 1st set at 40-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) to 30-30 to 30-40 on 2nd serve. :) Break for the set Maria/Petrova.

aleksr
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
6-0 :bounce:

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:10 PM
Wow...Maria/Petrova win the 1st set 6-0 in 21 minutes as they break at 40-40 from 15-15 to 30-30 to 30-40. :) Stay focused Maria/Petrova.

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:10 PM
The doubles title is still a possibility for Maria and Nadia :D.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:15 PM
Whew...Maria/Petrova hold for 1-0 2nd set at 40-40 from 0-40 (Maria serving). :) Break Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:16 PM
The doubles title is still a possibility for Maria and Nadia :D.
Maria hasn't won a doubles title so far this year. :sad:

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:18 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 2-0 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15 on 2nd serve (Voskoboeva serving). :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:23 PM
Whew...Maria/Petrova hold for 3-0 2nd set at 40-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 (ace) to 15-40 to 30-40 (2nd serve there) (Petrova serving). :) Break Maria/Petrova.

Nikkiri
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:23 PM
Maria hasn't won a doubles title so far this year. :sad:

Would be lovely to break the streak at home. :D

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:26 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 4-0 2nd set at 40-15. :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

I wonder if Alona is tanking to save energy for her singles semifinal.

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
What a good match for Maria and Nadia so far :eek:.

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
Would be lovely to break the streak at home. :D
Yes it would. :)

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:29 PM
Maria/Petrova hold for 5-0 2nd set at love. :) Break for the match Maria/Petrova.

aleksr
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:29 PM
5-0 :lick::bounce:

aleksr
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:33 PM
6-0 6-0 :worship:

Protoss
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:34 PM
Yay!!!! Wow...Maria/Petrova win 6-0 6-0 in 44 minutes 51 seconds as they break at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve). :) Great job Maria/Petrova. :)

HowardH
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:37 PM
Perfect match :bowdown:.

Droolv
Oct 23rd, 2009, 01:46 PM
Double bagel :haha: Perfect win girls :yeah:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2009, 04:49 PM
lost to Franny :sobbing::sobbing: But good end to a nightmare season :)

double bagel in doubles :eek: I think Maria & Nads have a pretty good shot here :D

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
:sad: :sad: Sad about the singles loss, she didn't play that badly but Schiavone was just too good. Those drop shots and passing shots :speakles: but if Maria had made a few of those easy shots, I wonder if it would have made a difference?

:bigclap: :yeah: Great job in doubles. The title is really within reach.

watchdogfish
Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
Fran be tricky so it's ok, Maria got 2 wins at home by playing great so hopefully she'll go into the off season in a good frame of mind :)

Double bagel in doubles :drool:

Droolv
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
4-1, good start :speakles:

aleksr
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:48 PM
6-2:bounce:

Droolv
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:50 PM
6-2 :rocker2:

Droolv
Oct 24th, 2009, 01:56 PM
2-1 on serve ;)

aleksr
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:00 PM
3-1 :bounce:

Nikkiri
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Looking good :)

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Maria/Petrova broken for 3-2 2nd set at 40-40 from 40-15 (Petrova serving). :( Break Maria/Petrova.

Zakopalova was serving at 1-2 2nd set.

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Maria/Petrova break for 4-2 2nd set at 40-30. :) Hold Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Maria/Petrova hold for 5-2 2nd set at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) on 2nd serve. :) Break for the match Maria/Petrova.

aleksr
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:14 PM
5-2 :lick::bounce:

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Kondratieva/Zakopalova 15-30 on their serve. Break Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Kondratieva/Zakopalova 15-40 on their serve. Take the match point Maria/Petrova.

VIKA?
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Well done girls:hearts: amazing tournament:worship:

aleksr
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:17 PM
6-2 6-2 :worship::bounce:
http://s60.radikal.ru/i170/0910/2b/d37efd0e269f.gif (http://www.radikal.ru)

Protoss
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!! Maria/Petrova win 6-2 6-2 in 56 minutes 40 seconds as they break at 40-15. :) Great job Maria/Petrova. :)

Nikkiri
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Nice tournament to end a forgettable year. :) Carry it over to next season.

Droolv
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:38 PM
:woohoo: Great to end the season on a good note :) Maria/Nadia :worship:

The nightmare of 2009 is over; Let's hope for big things in 2010 :armed:

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Was this final or semifinal ? :lol:

HowardH
Oct 24th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Nicely done Maria and Nadia :hearts:

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Okay I understood it was the final so,




Congrats Kiri & Nads :woohoo::woohoo::inlove:

King Aaron
Oct 24th, 2009, 06:26 PM
:hearts: :yeah: Congratulations girls. Great way to end the season. :)

Rod the Bama
Oct 24th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Congrats to Makiri on finally winning a title. :clap2: I`m so happy for her that she finally got over the hump after so many losses in the finals this year. This is a great way for Makiri to end what has been a tough year for her. Hopefully she can build off of this title win early next year.