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Spunky83
May 27th, 2004, 06:20 PM
Oh my God, that match was absolutely great! That girl is amazing, its a pity that she didnt have the guts to win the third...good fight, Serena!

Why do I always love the game of the russian girls???

Dava
May 27th, 2004, 06:24 PM
She reminds me of Dementieva with a good serve though, the way she can run around the ball and hit the most amazing winner.

crazillo
May 27th, 2004, 06:27 PM
She reminds me of a more-aggresive Maleeva with a better serve and a bit less variety (drop shot). She is also like Daniela was two years ago.

DelMonte
May 27th, 2004, 06:30 PM
i haven't seen her play but anyone who comes out and plays fearless tennis like that is worth keeping an eye on. wow.

daniela86
May 27th, 2004, 06:30 PM
She reminds me of a more-aggresive Maleeva with a better serve and a bit less variety (drop shot). She is also like Daniela was two years ago.

I agree with you :bounce: :yeah: :D :worship: :kiss:
I love Masha :worship:

carot
May 27th, 2004, 06:31 PM
She sure is great! :D

fammmmedspin
May 27th, 2004, 06:34 PM
The girl has smarts too. Really innovative shot choices made in Hingis time.

MartinaI
May 27th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Great match, great girl! She's got a new fan in me for sure! Pity she just couldn't close it out, that was only inexperience. Looking forward to seeing her at Wimbledon. She has real talent, a proper tennis player not just an athlete!

She looks very like Sharapova, they could almost be sisters!!

Josh
May 27th, 2004, 06:35 PM
I also think she looked a bit like Elke Clijsters, with a better game of course. ;)

Her BH is very Hingis-like.

7~LV3
May 27th, 2004, 06:35 PM
omg...russians here and there...sooner or later, they wont be able to fit in the top 10 :drool:

SJW
May 27th, 2004, 06:36 PM
not my type of player really, sorry, no hopping on this bandwagon for me :)

propi
May 27th, 2004, 06:38 PM
She puts the ball everywhere in the court she wants :eek: she's doing everything great!!!
Nice angles, great backhand, fantastic forehand :D
And the best of all!! she wasn't hard hitting the ball once and again!! :bounce: just mixing the pace and playing with the whole court :bounce:

*adds Kirilenko to faves list*

crazillo
May 27th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Really like a more-aggressive Maleeva. Good to see someone young to play like that.

Hewitt225
May 27th, 2004, 06:42 PM
damn, she was hot too...what is with all these hot girls at this french open? dulko, golovin, kirilenko....

Habsudovafan
May 27th, 2004, 06:43 PM
I loved her play. I can add a new favourite to my list!

mentos
May 27th, 2004, 06:45 PM
what's her rank? is she viktor's sis?
i'll have to see her play before i can answer the thread starter's question. I can't just go by one well-fought match against a williams--although that's the only criterion for some.

6.45PM
May 27th, 2004, 06:46 PM
i do! she is very talented. when u look at her, you get the impression she is all fragile and vulnerable!but wow! :)looking forward to see her play again :)

Martian KC
May 27th, 2004, 06:48 PM
I think she's the most well balanced Russian.:o Maria^_^

Erdinger
May 27th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Yeah, Maria K. is great! I knew it since she was in the final of Hyderabad.
Now I saw her the first time on TV :drool: . It was an awesome match. :yeah:

I think it's time for her coming out party, I hope in Wimbledon. :cool: :bounce:

katrientje
May 27th, 2004, 06:50 PM
I was impressed too, but I thought especially her movement is outstanding, she's always able to get in position to hit the next ball.
And I haven't seen many players return Serena's serve like she did

fammmmedspin
May 27th, 2004, 06:55 PM
omg...russians here and there...sooner or later, they wont be able to fit in the top 10 :drool:
Frankly they wouldn't look amiss as the top 10.:) Every other tennis power could adopt one?

Meesh
May 27th, 2004, 06:57 PM
They (ESPN Mary Carillo) just said that she is dating Rafael Nadal and practices in Croatia and at Chris Evert's Academy in Florida.

katrientje
May 27th, 2004, 06:58 PM
If this is true about her dating Nadal, that would be such a cute couple

IIOoIaMaGirLoOII
May 27th, 2004, 06:58 PM
how do they communicate?? i thought nadal can't speak english..

Meesh
May 27th, 2004, 07:01 PM
Not sure but Mary always has the scoop!

Cariaoke
May 27th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I'd have to see her playing style tonight on tape but I'll give her props for pushing my girl. :D

Knizzle
May 27th, 2004, 07:06 PM
She took Serena to 3 sets which means she will be a favorite to make the SF at Wimbledon for Jon Wertheim. :tape:

victory1
May 27th, 2004, 07:07 PM
She took Serena to 3 sets which means she will be a favorite to make the SF at Wimbledon for Jon Wertheim. :tape:
:D That's all it takes. I'm sure now she will also win Wimbledon!:p

Martian Willow
May 27th, 2004, 07:09 PM
...I do... :dance:

CJ07
May 27th, 2004, 07:12 PM
:lol: probably :tape:

MisterQ
May 27th, 2004, 07:39 PM
She has a great game! Confidence in coming to the net, good volleys, great from the back of the court, excellent reflexes and improvisation in tight situations. I hope she will continue to improve.

LindsayRocks89
May 27th, 2004, 07:42 PM
she is very good, i wish her the best in the future!! :bounce:

Black Mamba.
May 27th, 2004, 07:43 PM
She played really well, she played Serena really tough. However, we need to remember it was just one match I will hold off calling her a great player until I see her duplicate this type of match against other top players. Don't get me wrong she throughly outplayed Serena through most of the match, but I would like to see how she does against other top players.

Rocketta
May 27th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Oh Oh! Bye Bye Sprem bandwagon...:bolt:

Hello Kirilenko bandwagon!! :wavey:

:lol:

j/k, she may be the real deal....we'll see. :)

Spunky83
May 27th, 2004, 07:55 PM
Oh Oh! Bye Bye Sprem bandwagon...:bolt:

Hello Kirilenko bandwagon!! :wavey:

:lol:

j/k, she may be the real deal....we'll see. :)

lol...I like both...they just need some time

TheBoiledEgg
May 27th, 2004, 07:59 PM
yes to join her bandwagon :p
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=3553356#post3553356


Masha, 1st time i saw her on TV :)
1st time i've seen her play since 2002...... improved alot :)

you'll see more of her again and clay is ok for her but she is at her best on hard :)

jbone_0307
May 27th, 2004, 08:00 PM
She reminds me of Maria Sharapova except she is more consistent and she was serve and volleying and not just staying at the baseline.

Jarrett
May 27th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Now she is good! A lot better than that girl that played Cap in the 1st round. She went out there playing well the entire match except for that one game in the 3rd that she double faults twice. It is what cost her the match. But she is one to watch FOR SURE. I think she is just as good as Maria. Doesn't have all the power but has more variety. They also look very similar in stance, hair, etc.

DA FOREHAND
May 27th, 2004, 08:16 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

AK-DH Fan
May 27th, 2004, 08:21 PM
She reminds me of Maria Sharapova except she is more consistent and she was serve and volleying and not just staying at the baseline.

I agree. Her backhand reminds me of Sharapova and also her atitude/intensity. She was always positive. I liked that she didn't just slug from the baseline. She played defence, came to the net and used all the angles of the court. I am definately a new fan because she seems like an all court player. I can see her winning on any surface because she is so versitile. Hope to see her play at Wimbledon.:bounce:

Edward.
May 27th, 2004, 08:28 PM
She's a very cool girl and has a great future ahead of her!

goldenlox
May 27th, 2004, 09:37 PM
Maria K. -

http://www.mariakirilenko.com/img/gal2/02.jpg

selesfan87
May 27th, 2004, 09:40 PM
I like her, another rising star! We really are treated at the moment with all these young players.

Martian KC
May 27th, 2004, 09:55 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Green eyed monster! :mad:

volta
May 27th, 2004, 10:02 PM
well shes good but she aint all that (im not hating the girl so dont kill me just yet). i think that Sharapova is way better.