Happy birthday Maria! :D :bdaycake: :aparty: I really hope Maria can make her 23rd birthday a special one with a huge quarterfinal win over Jie. :tennis: :cool:
P.S. - I never knew when I nicknamed Maria Kirilenko Makiri on the Sanex WTA Tour message board about 7 years ago that that nickname would stick and become a well known nickname for her. :yeah: I enjoy reading articles where the writer refers to Maria as Makiri. :) ;)
Jan 25th, 2010, 07:29 PM
She has always been nicknamed Makiri because people think that Masha is for Maria Sharapova but in Russia, all the Maria are nicknamed Masha...I don't like the nickname Makiri, i prefer Kiri or Masha.
Jan 25th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Happy birthday Maria! :bounce: Great pics with the cake :)
Celebrate by reaching the semis :yeah:
Rod the Bama
Jan 25th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Happy Birthday Makiri! :aparty: :hearts: I hope that you will do well later tonight.
Jan 26th, 2010, 03:25 AM
A belated happy birthday- and here's hoping this year is a good one for Maria. Even with a loss today, it has been a good start to the year for her.