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SOA_MC
Feb 9th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Maria is 178 points from the #30 ranking spot, so basically a QF apperance (225 points) will propell Maria back into Slam seeding territory easily.

Yes I know always first things first with Maria

Maria will start in qualifying because of the 6 week entry list rule.
Round 1 qualifying begins on Friday

Nikkiri
Feb 10th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Gonna worry about Maria actually qualifying.. Maria started the year well but anything is possible with her. Maybe she will get a WC?

Nena_xxx
Feb 10th, 2010, 11:36 AM
They should give Maria wild card. If she haven't deserved it, who did?

Slampova
Feb 10th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Are we sure she's even gonna play?? Didn't she pull out of Pattaya with a 'left adductor strain' :unsure::sobbing:??

Nikkiri
Feb 10th, 2010, 11:54 PM
As far as I know is she's on the qualifying list only. Maybe she won't play.. we'll have to wait and see :sad:

Protoss
Feb 11th, 2010, 04:29 PM
As far as I know is she's on the qualifying list only. Maybe she won't play.. we'll have to wait and see :sad:
Maria isn't in the qualifying draw. :scared:

aleksr
Feb 11th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Maria isn't in the qualifying draw. :scared:

Maybe WC?:cool:

Nikkiri
Feb 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Yeah WC seems very possible. Or maybe she's still gonna sit out for a bit.. it's not like she has any points to defend.

MH0861
Feb 11th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Looks like she may have that WC :cool: Just hope she is healthy :unsure:

SOA_MC
Feb 12th, 2010, 03:31 AM
Maria is it that difficult to email your official site webmaster to tell him what's going on? :rolleyes:

kirivanovic
Feb 12th, 2010, 09:20 AM
She received a WC:p

WeekendeR
Feb 12th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Yes!!! just appeared news about WC on her site :bounce:
Hope it will be good tournament for Maria and she will higher in ranking after it.

Break My Rapture
Feb 12th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Phew. :) still playing after all.

Nikkiri
Feb 12th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Hope she gets a good draw and is healthy :)

VIKA?
Feb 12th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Great she got a WC:)

hoping for a good draw:)

Stevecw
Feb 12th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Yep a WC for Maria and also my fellow fave Pennetta :bounce: I love Dubai decision makers!!!!

Slampova
Feb 12th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Just as long as she's healthy is fine by me. Even with a difficult draw a healthy in form Maria could go far...

SOA_MC
Feb 13th, 2010, 02:44 AM
Finally a little news :worship:

Were the WC's handed out after the Q draw was made? :confused:

MH0861
Feb 13th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Decent draw, R1 vs a Q (does MK ALWAYS draw a Q? :haha: ) and the qualifiers are not really too menacing :shrug: Potential R2 against Petrova, could be worse, definitely has a shot :D

Nikkiri
Feb 13th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Yeah not too bad. Hope she's feeling better now :) Go Kiri!

VIKA?
Feb 13th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Nice draw:) good luck Maria!

watchdogfish
Feb 13th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Not a bad draw all things considered :)

She's first up on Court 1 tomorrow!

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Good luck Maria. :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:04 PM
she probably got the hardest Q of them all in Kulikova
good luck Lil Masha

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:07 PM
:o :tears:

King Aaron
Feb 13th, 2010, 05:55 PM
One match at a time Maria. No post-AO letdown please. All the best tomorrow! :kiss:

Nena_xxx
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM
When is her match in CET time?

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Not a bad draw for Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:19 AM
The match has begun, Maria serving. :)

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Not a good start for Maria as she's broken for 0-1 1st set at love. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Maria holds for 1-2 1st set at 40-30 from 40-0 (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria.

Kulikova held for 2-0 set at 40-30 from 40-15 (df #1 there).

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:42 AM
Maria holds for 2-3 1st set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30. :) Break Maria.

Kulikova held for 3-1 1st set at 40-30 from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :(

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:44 AM
Kulikova holds for 4-2 1st set at love. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Maria holds for 3-4 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15. :) Come on Maria...break.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Maria just can't take her chances as Maria fails to convert a break point at 40-30 2nd serve and Kulikova holds for 5-3 1st set. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Maria broken for 3-6 1st set at 30-40 from 15-40. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 44 minutes long.

Is Maria back to her inconsistent self or is she still injured? :confused:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Can't say I'm surprised. Hasn't played since the AO was carrying an injury not easy playing someone who has already played several matches. But well apart from just being broken she seems much more into the match now. Maybe she can win in 3.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:13 AM
Kulikova holds for 1-0 2nd set from 0-40 and Ad Maria down, saving 2 break points with 2nd serves. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:18 AM
Maria broken for 0-2 2nd set at 30-40 from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there). :( Come on Maria...break.

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Well I hope she's still injured cause looks like she might eat a bagel.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:28 AM
At least avoid the bagel Maria.

Protoss
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Sigh. Maria broken for 0-6 2nd set at 15-40 on 2nd serve. :( The match was 1 hour 14 minutes long.

Maria won only 2 points in the last 3 games of the match. :(

If Maria isn't injured, then this is pretty dissapointing and a bit embarassing.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:45 AM
Masha :( :sad:
i knew she got the hardest Q but never expected something like this :sad:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:47 AM
A healthy Maria would have put up more of a fight. :sad: ah well, least she won't lose any points.

SOA_MC
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:52 AM
You will all be happy to hear, this is the end of my tournament thread starting days :worship:

Sorry to say but really a disappointing effort by Maria :( If she is this injury prone maybe she should give up playing doubles for good. :unsure:

watchdogfish
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:32 AM
Wtf happened? :speakles:

Officinale
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Kiri :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Well she still has her thigh taped up so I guess that might have been bothering her.

kirivanovic
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Ouch, i don't know if she could play doubles:rolleyes: . Better going back to Russia or going to see Igor who played better this week:eek::lol:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:39 AM
She and Aga have doubles final points to defend.

VIKA?
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:56 AM
god:lol: good luck in doubles:hug:

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:27 AM
:crying2: Kiri. :hug:

kirivanovic
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:32 AM
She and Aga have doubles final points to defend.

Well, honestly, i don't really care about her doubles' rank:lol: . I prefer seing her healthy:p

WeekendeR
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Well she still has her thigh taped up so I guess that might have been bothering her.

Yes, of course it might have been bothering her. But she was playing at AO with this... Then she said she did so just in case...
Maybe she was not in time to recover it after AO...
So who know how it really bothering her - we don't know...

WeekendeR
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Well, honestly, i don't really care about her doubles' rank:lol: . I prefer seing her healthy:p

I'm care about doubles cause I want to see her first everywhere :p
But about healthy I'm absolutely agree.

And i'm disappointed after result of match with Kulikova
I'm was wondering when people said that Maria have good draw at this tournament. On the draw was Petrova, Kuznetsova... and good qualify Kulikova which won over our Maria:sad:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Playing with a heavily strapped left thigh, Kirilenko never seemed to be in the match as Kulikova broke her in the seventh and ninth to take the set 6-3. In the second it was one-way traffic as Kirilenko showed signs of struggling with her left adductor strain, while Kulikova kept her opponent moving around to take set and match 6-0

:hug:

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Could you maybe edit out the top 30 part of the title. Bit disappointing seeing it every time.

Stevecw
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Well seems the injury was the problem here. Really hopes she pulls out of the doubles. Would be crazy to risk making it even worse by playing dubs!

Rest that injury Maria

watchdogfish
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Damn, can't this girl catch a break? :(

Nikkiri
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:48 PM
We all know Maria won't withdraw from doubles :lol: well at least she won't have to do so much work in doubles. Aga was a really good partner that way in Australia trying to do as much of the running as possible.

Stevecw
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:53 PM
We all know Maria won't withdraw from doubles :lol: well at least she won't have to do so much work in doubles. Aga was a really good partner that way in Australia trying to do as much of the running as possible.

Yeah sadly you are right. But wish she would pull out. Ok Aga can do most of the work, but it is still going to aggreviate Maria's injury more by playing :(
She needs rest and treatment, not making it worse by playing a few doubles games!

WeekendeR
Feb 15th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Could you maybe edit out the top 30 part of the title. Bit disappointing seeing it every time.

yes,... it is offensive to see it...

SOA_MC
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Everyone happy with the title change :rolleyes:

blah blah blah.

Nikkiri
Feb 15th, 2010, 07:03 AM
I'm sorry, It was just making me sad. :sad:

WeekendeR
Feb 15th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Resistance well done=))
don't worry
:yeah: :hug:

SOA_MC
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:51 PM
It's fine :) I'm just doing what I do crumbling to others :aparty:

I think Maria may have pulled out of doubles or it was very strange scheduling by organizers to put Aga as the second night match tonight.

watchdogfish
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:19 PM
I think she'll be seeded for the French. She's got plenty of time to do it anyway.

Maria and Aga are 3rd on Court 7 tomorrow :)


Court 7 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Chan/Zheng vs. Mirza/Ruano Pascual
2. Tathiana Garbin (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E1473,00.html?) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E13013,00.html?) (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Kirilenko/Radwanska vs. Amanmuradova/Kustova (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Cirstea/Pavlyuchenkova vs. Molik/Sfar
5. Chuang/Govortsova vs. Jans/Rosolska

Stevecw
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:39 PM
I wonder has she pulled out?? Their is message on her website put up a few mins ago says:

"Hello everybody !

As you know, I decided not to play in Pattaya to recover from my injuries from the Australian Open. I didn’t practice a lot for 10 days, and then I felt better. I got the Wild Card for Dubaï and so I decided to come and play. I tried to do my best but it was tough. I will take my time to be ready for Indian Wells and Miami.

Thank you for all your messages !

Maria"

:confused:

WeekendeR
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:57 AM
I wonder has she pulled out??

No... ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2010

COURT 7 start 12:00 noon

Not Before 3:00 PM
[8] M Kirilenko (RUS) / A Radwanska (POL) vs A Amanmuradova (UZB) / D Kustova (BLR)

WeekendeR
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Doubles game started :)
Good luck Masha & Aga!!!!!

aleksr
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Masha & Aga 6-3 :bounce:

WeekendeR
Feb 16th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Masha & Aga 6-3 :bounce:

Lets win second set girls!!!:)

aleksr
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:00 PM
6-3 6-2 :bounce::bounce::bounce:

WeekendeR
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:06 PM
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:
our girl won
:)

SOA_MC
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Wait Maria posts a message in which she mentions taking her time to recover so she will 100% for IW and Miami but then the very next day she goes and plays doubles :smash:

Well if Maria aggravates her injury it's her own fault.

WeekendeR
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Resistance anyway playing doubles is good for training. I think Masha do all right.

SOA_MC
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:00 PM
No training is good training with a adductor strain, a injury that forced her to pull out of a tournament the week before.

When has playing hurt ever worked out for Maria? Her best results have come when she is healthy and has underachieved playing not at 100%.

It's very simple why can't Maria get it?

And I don't want to hear about how she enjoys playing doubles. Well fine play doubles when you are not legitimately injured.

aleksr
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:07 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2010

COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
[Q] A Groenefeld (GER) vs [4] V Azarenka (BLR)
L Dekmeijere (LAT) / T Garbin (ITA) vs E Dzehalevich (BLR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS)
[8] M Kirilenko (RUS) / A Radwanska (POL) vs C Chuang (TPE) / O Govortsova (BLR)
[1] C Black (ZIM) / L Huber (USA) vs V Azarenka (BLR) / S Kuznetsova (RUS)

http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/Schedule/OOP.aspx

Nikkiri
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:03 PM
No training is good training with a adductor strain, a injury that forced her to pull out of a tournament the week before.

When has playing hurt ever worked out for Maria? Her best results have come when she is healthy and has underachieved playing not at 100%.

It's very simple why can't Maria get it?

And I don't want to hear about how she enjoys playing doubles. Well fine play doubles when you are not legitimately injured.

She mentioned she hasn't trained much for 10 days... going into IW like that would be stupid. Doubles doesn't require her to do as much. I think Maria knows what she can and can't handle.

Stevecw
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Hmm ok not so sure about keeping going with this doubles thing & the injury. Hope she knows what she is doing..but I'm sure she does so gotta trust her :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Kiri and Radwanska lead Chuang/Govortsova 6-4 *0-1. :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:17 PM
6-4 *3-4

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Broken :( 3-5*

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:22 PM
3-6 :tears: Kiri/Radwanska will start serving in the super-tiebreak.

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:26 PM
*2-1 Kiri/Aga ! Come on girls !

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:27 PM
2-3* :(

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:28 PM
2-4* :tears:

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:29 PM
*2-6 :crying2: come on girls ! fight !

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:30 PM
3-6*

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:31 PM
4-6*

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:31 PM
*4-7

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:32 PM
*5-7

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:33 PM
5-8* fight !

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:33 PM
6-8*

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:34 PM
*6-9 :bigcry:

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:34 PM
*7-9

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:35 PM
GSM Chuang/Govortsova 4-6 6-3 10-7 :hysteric:

HowardH
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:53 PM
Kiri :hug:

Nikkiri
Feb 17th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Never mind now she can go rest/prepare for IW :)