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5-7 3-6

Tennis Fool
Jun 28th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Katya really needs to improve on her non-Slam performances if she is to avoid the possibilities of high seeds early in Slam draws.

Tennis Fool
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Katya in Montreal! Her section:

[6] Angelique Kerber (GER)
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
[11] ] Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

Tennis Fool
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Katya came out of nowhere to dispatch rising star and lucky loser, Ula Radwanska, 4 & 2 :lol:

Tennis Fool
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:38 PM
She then lost to #6 Kerber, 3 & 3. Their h2h is now tied 2 all.

Tennis Fool
Aug 15th, 2012, 05:18 AM

17 STOSUR, Samantha AUS
18 BYE
19 HALEP, Simona ROU
23 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS

Upset #15 Nadia Petrova, when Nadia retired 76(8) 31 down. Katya now leads the h2h, 4-2. Up next, Pavlyuchenkova.

Tennis Fool
Aug 16th, 2012, 04:42 AM
Actually, it was LL Ana Tatishvili, and Katya rolled over her 1 & 2. :)

Tennis Fool
Aug 17th, 2012, 06:15 AM
Fell to Stosur, 1 & 3. H2h evened to 1-all. Still a good tournament.

Tennis Fool
Aug 18th, 2012, 11:11 AM
New Haven:

(3)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Q v Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v (6)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

Come on, Katya, let's go for the upset!

Tennis Fool
Aug 21st, 2012, 01:08 AM
Lost 3 & 3. Now 0-4 :(

Tennis Fool
Aug 25th, 2012, 01:44 AM
USO. Her section:

Martinez Sanchez
S Williams

No one wants to be in the section with Serena, but Katya should be able to win her opening match against LL Eleni.

Tennis Fool
Aug 28th, 2012, 09:15 PM
Congrats to Katya for winning her opening match, 1 & 4, for her first USO victory since 2008! Now faces Elena V. in the second round. Katya holds a 2-0 h2h over her.

Tennis Fool
Aug 30th, 2012, 10:16 PM
And she defeated Elena once again, this time 3 & 4. She now has match her best ever effort at the USO, where she reached the 3rd rd in both 2007 and 2008. She will also be close to her career high ranking of #29.

If she meets Serena, at least she knows she can beat her on a hardcourt (see AO 12).

Tennis Fool
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:08 AM
She was featured in on the WTA Tour website just prior to the Olympics. Here's the interview:

Getting To Know... Ekaterina Makarova


Sometimes, life's not fair. Most players with a WTA title, a career-best ranking inside the Top 30 and a win over one of the greatest tennis players ever to hold a racquet would be household names in their homeland. That is, unless you come from Russia.

With seven (yes, seven!) players inside the Top 50, Russia is spoilt for choice in terms of tennis talent like no other country. So pity poor Ekaterina Makarova (http://www.wtatennis.com/player/ekaterina-makarova_2257889_10895), who despite the aforementioned achievements, sees six of her compatriots sitting above her in the rankings. She's not even the best player from her own city.

However, despite this fact the 24-year-old has managed to bag herself a spot on the Olympic team alongside Elena Vesnina (http://www.wtatennis.com/player/elena-vesnina_2257889_10548) in the doubles. And that's just as well, because she loves the Olympics. As wtatennis.com found out when it sat down with Russia's seventh best player. Sorry, Ekaterina.
How did you get into tennis?
EM: I began playing when I was about six. My friend was playing at the Luzhniki club in the Olympic park in Moscow and I came along one time. I really liked it and asked my parents if I could go back and then just started to play more and more.
Can you tell us about your family?
EM: We are just a normal family. My brother, Andrey, works in a bank, my father, Valery, is a businessman and my mother is called Olga and is a housewife who does everything for all of us!
Who coaches you at the moment?
EM: I'm working with Evgenia Manyukova and we have been working together for five years already. I also have a fitness coach and a physio who are also really important in getting me in shape and keeping me that way.
How would you describe your game?
EM: I'm playing pretty aggressive tennis and I really enjoy to play on fast surfaces, especially grass.
Who has been your toughest opponent?
EM: All of them are tough! It is difficult to pick out just one because there are so many good players that I have come up against. I can't choose!
Did you have a tennis idol growing up?
EM: I can say that my idol was Anastasia Myskina (http://www.wtatennis.com/player/anastasia-myskina_2257889_5484). I really love her game. I didn't try to base my game on her, but just watching her made me want to play because I just love her game. She's working with the Federation Cup now and I'm so happy sometimes when I'm also on the team and she's happy like to talk to me. That's an amazing feeling.
What has been you best memory in tennis so far?
EM: That would be beating Serena Williams (http://www.wtatennis.com/player/serena-williams_2257889_9044) at the Australian Open (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781%7E836,00.html) this year. She's a great player and it's really tough to play against her. But on that day, I don't know, I felt so comfortable and I really thought that I could beat her. I played so well that day and to beat such a great player at a Grand Slam was just an amazing feeling.
What are your goals for this year and your career?
EM: The Olympics are really important to me so for me it would be a dream to win an Olympic medal here in London. I don't really like to make too many goals as all I want to do is concentrate on my tennis and try and enjoy it. But if I had to choose one thing it would be the Olympics.
How far did you go in your education?
EM: I finished school and now I am studying at university. It's quite difficult to fit it around tennis because I am travelling so often, but I think it's an important and I try to study hard.
What do you like to do to for fun?
EM: I really like to dance! My favorite types of music are hip hop and R&B, although I also have another slightly embarrassing one: Roxette! Other than that I just like to do the usual things, like watching movies, meeting with friends and spending time with my family.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
EM: Shy!
If you could meet anyone in the world who would you like it to be?
EM: I've never thought about that. It's an interesting question. And a difficult one. I don't know the answer. I'll think about it and tell you another day!
If you weren't a tennis player what would you be doing now?
EM: I think I really wanted to be a dancer when I was younger, so I'd love to be a hip hop dancer or something like that.

Tennis Fool
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Went down to Serena, 4 & 0. Great USO for her, nonetheless.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Sep 6th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Makarova and Bruno Soares won the Mixed Doubles title on US Open!! :cheer:

6-7, 6-1 [12-10] over Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski

Congrats Katya and Bruno!!!

Sep 6th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Can you say "Ekaterina Makarova, U.S. Open Champion."

Why yes. Yes, I can.

In fact, I think I'll say it again.

"Ekaterina Makarova, U.S. Open Champion."

I think it rolls off the tongue rather nicely.

Well done, Ekat and Bruno!!!!! :bounce:

Sep 6th, 2012, 08:14 PM



Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 12:40 AM
Katya :woohoo:

Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 12:41 AM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2012+Open+Day+11+RLpm0hIzzY7l.j pg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2012+Open+Day+11+GXt8853VloWl.j pg

Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 12:44 AM
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To print this page, select "Print" from your browser's File menu.An interview with: EKATERINA MAKAROVA and BRUNO SOARES

Thursday, September 6, 2012

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How you both are feeling right now?
BRUNO SOARES: I'm very, very happy. Katia?
EKATERINA MAKAROVA: Me, too. I have, I don't know, have something different feeling. (Laughter.)
BRUNO SOARES: Best feeling. It's good.

Q. Can you tell us a little bit more about how you two ended up actually been playing together at the tournament this time?
BRUNO SOARES: We played twice, couple times. We know each other. I was actually sad to play with Gajdosova, Australian girl, that I have been playing with her. Katia actually asked me and I was sad. I told her that unfortunately I couldn't do it and she decide not to play. But couple minutes before the sign‑in, I thought I was out with Gajdosova, and I started like being for Katia, because with her I would be in. Five minutes to go, I'm here in the referee's office and I find out Katia is practicing in the park. So I had to run ‑‑ actually, my coach did that. He went running all the way over there and talked to her and called me like 30 seconds to go and said, You can sign. So very last minute, 11:59, I signed us in. I guess it work out.

Q. You seemed much more relaxed on court than Bruno. The end of the first set seemed a little bit nervous, and also at the match tiebreak. You hold things much better than him. Did you feel that?
BRUNO SOARES: The whole tournament.
EKATERINA MAKAROVA: Actually, no, I didn't feel that. I think I was more nervous than Bruno in this match, for sure. The tiebreak first set and the final tiebreak, I don't know, maybe I seem like too good, but inside I was really nervous. Like when it was 8‑4 for sure I started to be tight.

Q. Did you expect that you can win such hard player as won Raymond who had brothers Bryan?
BRUNO SOARES: Yeah, we knew we were pretty good team. When we saw the draw, they made very tough for us. We didn't know really what to expect against Mike and Lisa Raymond. Katia played them at Wimbledon. It wasn't that good, but it was grass. It was different surface. We just came to play, tried to do our best. After the first match we played really good, and we talked to each other and said, If we keep playing like this, for sure we're going to have a chance to win the title. That's what happened. We had an amazing second round, and after that we knew it was just a matter of keep playing good. We knew we were gonna have a chance.

Q. Bruno, what's her best shots, the best things she has on court?
BRUNO SOARES: Well, I think, I mean, overall she's very solid. She serves well; she's lefty; she's got good hands; good volleys. But in mixed, one thing that really helps us is because she returns really well. So I think we managed to keep putting pressure even when the guy is serving. That's very important in mixed. I mean, give us more room to work on our serve because we don't serve that big. I'm not a huge server, so I have to work a lot on my serve, as well, and Katia, too. So when we're returning good I think it adds a lot to our service game. That's for me the best thing because she keep putting pressure, I move forward the net, and that works well for both of us.

Q. Same question for you, too.
BRUNO SOARES: What do I do good?
EKATERINA MAKAROVA: Volleys, it's definitely volleys. Because I just returning, and then Bruno did everything else, like close all the court. (Laughter.) So I think in mixed for sure, like moving when the guy is moving really good and volleys. I'm like I'm just standing there on the baseline. (Laughter.)

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Sep 9th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Wow! Congrats,Katya!! Have not followed US Open much this year,but this is great news!!

Yes,US Open champion! :)

Tennis Fool
Sep 16th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Seoul draw:

9 (4) PETROVA, Nadia RUS
13 OPRANDI, Romina SUI
15 HERCOG, Polona SLO
16 (8) MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS

Tennis Fool
Sep 18th, 2012, 09:14 AM
Katya d. Polona, 4 & 1. Edging ever so closer to the Top 20. A win against Jamie will get her to about #22.

Tennis Fool
Sep 20th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Katya defeated Jamie, 63 75. Petrova or Matrinez Sanchez up next.

Tennis Fool
Sep 22nd, 2012, 12:47 PM
Katya, almost pulled off the upset against Caro, but not quite: 16 75 46.

Now 0-5 against her. Next time is a win!

Tennis Fool
Sep 23rd, 2012, 04:55 AM
Tokyo. Chance to break Top 20 here:

[3]A.Radwanska v BYE
Wickmayer v Jankovic
(wc)Garcia v Petrova
Q v [15]Kanepi
[10]Wozniacki v Q
Makarova v Hantuchova
Pavlyuchenkova v Scheepers
BYE v [7] Li

Tennis Fool
Sep 24th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Flubbed her opportunity, falling to Dani, 46 64 36. Now 0-2 against her. :(

Tennis Fool
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Beijing. I'd say she has the favor over Kirilenko.

Kirilenko v Makarova
Q v Pavlyuchenkova
Arvidsson v Cirstea
Halep v Sharapova

Tennis Fool
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:17 AM
Katya upset Makiri, 3 & 3!

Polona or Pavs, next.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Katya upset Makiri, 3 & 3!

Polona or Pavs, next.
Katya :hearts:

Maria is coming back from a injury, so that was kinda expected..

Good luck for her in the next round. :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Katya is officially in the Top 20 this week :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:33 AM
Katya pissed away *0-4, 40-AD down in 3rd set, to lose 67(5) 63 67(3)! :o

Pvt. Kovalenko
Oct 6th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Another Doubles title for Katya!!!


Congrats Elena e Katya!! :hearts:

Oct 6th, 2012, 06:30 PM
well done!! :bigclap:

Tennis Fool
Oct 6th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Good medicine after bad singles loss :p

Tennis Fool
Oct 13th, 2012, 11:07 AM

(5)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) v Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Urszula Radwanska (POL)
(3/wc)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v BYE

Oct 13th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Tough draw for Ekat....Domi is so inconsistent lately though, it's hard to say whether she'll win in straight sets or whether Ekat will grind out a win!

Tennis Fool
Oct 16th, 2012, 08:25 PM
Took the first set decisively, but fell in three: 62 46 26! Great effort though!

Oct 21st, 2012, 04:26 PM
Won the doubles with Elena against MaKiri and Nadia! :cheer:

Nov 4th, 2012, 04:53 PM

Edit: bigger version


Dec 12th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Katya looks so pretty in that picture. :yeah:

Hoping she has a good AO once again in 2013...:)

Tennis Fool
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:42 AM
Looks like she will be starting her season in Sydney.

Tennis Fool
Jan 4th, 2013, 12:50 AM
Katya finally showed her great potential in 2012, reaching the Top 20:
2012 20
2011 57

Question now is-- how much further does she go from here?

Here is her Sydney draw:

(5)Kvitova v Cibulkova
Lepchenko v Makarova
(wc)Rogowska v Kirilenko
Q v (3)Errani

It's not an easy one. Varvara is ranked one spot lower than her, and her form can't be told by her loss to Serena in Brisbane. Varvara did nothing in the warm-ups last year, so on paper Katya should win this round. She then either meets Kvitova or Cibulkova in the second round.

Losing Streak
Jan 4th, 2013, 07:33 PM
:eek: :worship:


Tennis Fool
Jan 6th, 2013, 08:39 AM
Katya starts her season with a win, although maybe a bit scratchy one-- defeating Varvara Lepchenko, 64 46 61. Wonder if she squandered any match points in that second set?

Dominika upset Petra, so that's who she faces in the next round. Still not an easy match-- Dominika won their only match in three sets last fall in Moscow. Time for some revenge!

Tennis Fool
Jan 8th, 2013, 03:52 AM
Katya, so close! :sobbing: Served for the match at 5*4 in the third, then made a mess of the tiebreak. :help: Loss 67(3) 61 67(1).

Has QF points to defend at the AO. Hope for a good draw, and to stay away from Dominika!

Losing Streak
Jan 8th, 2013, 07:04 AM
Katya :sobbing: :hug:

Losing Streak
Jan 8th, 2013, 02:11 PM
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+Sydney+International+Day+UE_mEG kkjS6l.jpg

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http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+Sydney+International+Day+_UJJt6 nC9oUl.jpg

Jan 8th, 2013, 10:30 PM
Katya teamed up with Erakovic this week in Sydney. Although they lsot first round, I would really like to see them team up at the AO, I think they have the potential to be a pretty solid team.

Have her and Vesnina split? Or is it only because Vesnina is playing Hobart this week?

Tennis Fool
Jan 8th, 2013, 11:14 PM
Good question.

Tennis Fool
Jan 11th, 2013, 01:21 AM
Katya's draw. A QF rematch against Sharapova is possible...


Losing Streak
Jan 11th, 2013, 06:37 AM
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [19] vs. Qualifier
Camila Giorgi (ITA) vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon (FRA)
Qualifier vs. Olivia Rogowska (AUS)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs. Marion Bartoli (FRA) [11]

One of the easiest sections IMO. :yeah: Everyone is pretty much a mess. :lol:

Jan 11th, 2013, 03:42 PM
I really like Katya's draw, she has the game to get past Marion if she makes the R32. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 12th, 2013, 05:58 PM
First she's got to get over Larcher de Brito, who actually leads their h2h, 1-0, but that was back in 2008.

Katya, don't lose again to this girl! :o

Losing Streak
Jan 14th, 2013, 02:06 AM
1st set for Katya, 6-2 :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jan 14th, 2013, 03:01 AM
She wins 6-2 7-5 :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 14th, 2013, 03:17 AM
Not sure about that second set, but a win's a win! :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Jan 14th, 2013, 07:06 AM
Katya gets Foretz Gacon. Their h2h is tied 1-all, but both meetings are from 2007, and Katya beat her easily at the USO.

Losing Streak
Jan 14th, 2013, 05:10 PM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2013+Australian+Open+Day+FGQQGP khMC1l.jpg


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2013+Australian+Open+Day+FP70fh lTntnl.jpg

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Losing Streak
Jan 15th, 2013, 06:49 AM
Melange's pic :hearts:


Losing Streak
Jan 16th, 2013, 03:22 AM
Wins 3 & 3 against Foretz-Gacon. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 16th, 2013, 03:42 AM
I was a bit worried, she was down 0-3 in the second, but pulled it out!

Losing Streak
Jan 16th, 2013, 04:39 PM
She looks great in magenta :D

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2013+Australian+Open+Day+YkUY0B w9Y5_l.jpg


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ekaterina+Makarova+2013+Australian+Open+Day+vi3ok3 ijzS_l.jpg

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Losing Streak
Jan 16th, 2013, 09:27 PM
Melange's pics :wavey:



Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Katya up first on MCA :)

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:54 PM
Finally she holds 4 - 3*

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:54 PM
BTW, h2h Marion leads 2-all, and they were blowout wins. 2010 Dubai, 26 06. 2011 Miami, 06 26.

Getting to 3-0 here was already a victory for Katya :unsure: Now Bartoli's even in the set.

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:58 PM
2 DFs :dance:

*5-3 Makarova.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:02 AM
0-40 to 40-all. :(

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:04 AM
5-4. :( :(

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:05 AM
That was bad Katya..

Jan 18th, 2013, 12:05 AM
Come on, Ekat!

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:13 AM
Broke again 5 - 6*

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:15 AM
What's going on? Someone getting treatment?

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:18 AM
Broke at love.

Can't see what's going on-- watching Keys/Kerber.

Anyway tiebreak. :unsure:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:18 AM
Tie Break

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:19 AM
Broke at love.

Can't see what's going on-- watching Keys/Kerber.

Anyway tiebreak. :unsure:
Nothing wrong, but just start raining..

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:19 AM
Rain delay coming.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:20 AM
Rain delay may be good for Katya. Talk to the coach, get back into a winning state of mind. Plus, Marion's a slow starter.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:23 AM
The match will continues.. :bounce:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:26 AM
*2 - 1

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:29 AM
That lob was :hearts:

4 - 2*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:32 AM
4 - 5*

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:32 AM
Katya is going to lose this match. She simply does not believe she can beat Marion, nor does she really know how to beat her.

Probably a bagel set coming up :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:33 AM

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:34 AM
You had your chances Katya..

6 - 7 on 1st set. Was 4 - 1 on TB..

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:38 AM
Probably a bagel set coming up :rolleyes:
Or not :p

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:40 AM
LOL. Katya breaks.. *1 - 0

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:42 AM
She holds 2 - 0*

Believe Katya..

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:47 AM
So many ups and downs for both.. Mixing nice shots and silly errors..

If Katya keeps her mind in place, she can win this...

*2 - 1

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:52 AM
Broken 2 - 2*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:58 AM
Marion holds *2 - 3

That's not looking good at all..

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:01 AM
Easy hold 3 - 3*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:04 AM
She breaks again *4 - 3

9 DFs from Marion :tape:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Go on Katya 5 - 3*

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:09 AM
2 more set points. This time on Bartoli's serve. Take one! :shout:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:10 AM

Now don't get bageled in the third!

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:10 AM
Davay!! 6 - 3

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:24 AM
Good start. A break up *2 - 0

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:24 AM
A break in the third, 2-0.

Katya, don't mess up this lead!

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:34 AM

I don't want to get too excited...

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:34 AM
She break again *4 - 0

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:35 AM
Hitting winners all over the court! :drool:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:36 AM
5 - 0* :cheer:

I think is over..

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:37 AM
Katya to return a bagel? :eek:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:41 AM
Katya, just serve it out now.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:44 AM
5-2. :sobbing:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:45 AM
:[ 5 - 2*

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:46 AM
Katya's choking.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:50 AM

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:53 AM
Katya testing your nerves..

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:53 AM
*5-3. :sad:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:54 AM
I think is over..
That was TOO early.. :(

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:55 AM
Look at where's Bartoli's standing for second serve. :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:56 AM
2 more mps! :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:57 AM
1 more.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:58 AM
Gone. :mad:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 01:59 AM
*5-4 :rolls:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:00 AM

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Katya is going to lose this match. :rolls:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:04 AM

Mp #4.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:05 AM
Second serve.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:05 AM
GSM, 76(4) 36 64!


Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:06 AM
Katya is going to lose this match. :rolls:
Thank You :)

Jan 18th, 2013, 02:08 AM
Katya. Always a model of consistency. :lol:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:14 AM
The suffering.. :hysteric:

At least she won..

Losing Streak
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:30 AM
Phewww, Katya. I really thought she was going to totally choke it away. :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:43 AM
^ Glad, she has some experience, or she may have blown it like Pervak, Putintseva, Cepelova, etc.

Anyway, Kerber up next. These two are former junior rivals, and the pro h2h is 3-2 Kerber. On hc, they are split, with Angie winning the last match.

Jan 18th, 2013, 04:18 AM
Can't believe I didn't notice she's playing with the new Steam 99S. I loooove that racquet :hearts: :drool:


Losing Streak
Jan 18th, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Tennis Fool
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:00 AM
Katya's up first on RLA. :)

Tennis Fool
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:20 PM
Myskina's in Makarova's box! :hearts:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:20 PM
Early break *2 - 1

Nastya Myskina is there.. :inlove:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:31 PM
Saves 2 BPs and holds 4 - 2*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Another break *5 - 2 :cheer:

She's playing really well.. Now serving for the set.. :unsure:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:41 PM
Broken on a DF 5 - 3*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:44 PM
Angie holds *5 - 4

Another chance to close the set.. :scared:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:50 PM
From 2 SPs to broken serve 5 - 5*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:53 PM
LOL, break Kerber again *6 - 5

Serving, again, for the set.. We going to TB..

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:58 PM
Yes 7 - 5 :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Jan 19th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Finally! 4 sps :lol:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:10 AM
Second set *1 - 2

Finally! 4 sps :lol:
And several jinxes throwed.. :lol:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:17 AM
Finally 2 - 2*

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:21 AM
Kerber holds *2 - 3

And ask for a MTO..

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:33 AM
*3 - 4

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:40 AM
Hold and breaks *5 - 4

Serving for the match...

Jan 20th, 2013, 12:40 AM
Serving for the match! :scared:

Can she steady her nerves?

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:43 AM
3 MPs

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:46 AM
YES!! 7 - 5 / 6 - 4 :cheer:

And using only 1 MP!! Quarter-Finals again. Well done Katya!! :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:48 AM

Defends her QF, stays in the Top 20!

To meet Flipper or that other girl!

Losing Streak
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:52 AM
Glad for her, even though I was rooting for Angie. She looked so happy! :D She has a weird voice, didn't imagine she sounded like this :lol: or maybe it were just the emotions. ;)

Hope she can take some trash in QF. :lick:

Jan 20th, 2013, 01:03 AM
I picked her and she won :D
I think she will do well vs Maria :D

Jan 20th, 2013, 01:22 AM
:cheer: omg!

Some reallly great defensive play and I love that Myskina watched!

Jan 20th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Reallt impressed by Katya in defending her QF rom last year and you can't say she had a cakewalk draw. Well done Katya :yeah. I believe she can give Masha her biggest challenge so far (although that's also easy to pick :oh:).

Jan 20th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Bourne-GOAT :inlove:

Jan 20th, 2013, 04:21 PM
2013 Australian Open - Day 7 (Ekaterina Makarova) x25

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Jan 20th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Tennis Fool
Jan 20th, 2013, 05:17 PM
^ Nice pics, thanks. :D

Jan 20th, 2013, 10:38 PM
Great pics. Ekat is so bubbly, just love her.

Tennis Fool
Jan 21st, 2013, 01:55 AM
Katya also just defended her points from doubles, by defeating Begu/Niculescu, with Vesnina.

Tennis Fool
Jan 22nd, 2013, 05:10 AM
Makarova match late because of Almugro :mad:

Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:25 PM
She played terribly against Maria. :sobbing:

Still, a great tournament for her. :inlove: If only she could play like this the whole year....I wish I knew why she was so streaky. :(

Pvt. Kovalenko
Jan 22nd, 2013, 03:00 PM
The Almagro-Ferrer drama, delayed the match too much :o

Anyway, was another good run in Australia. With time and experience, this kind of result will be more commom for her. Even going further on Grand Slams and winning more titles elsewhere..

Still a chance for a title here. Good luck with Vesnina in Doubles :cheer:

Jan 22nd, 2013, 03:49 PM
Still a good tournament for her. :cheer:

My favorite part of that match was her sitting-forehand-overhead-volley-return from the baseline. :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:45 PM
26 26. At least she closed Pova's bagel shop. :oh:

I don't think anyone was thinking of Makarova or her defending her QF points. It's great to just get her known more in TF and generally.

Tennis Fool
Jan 23rd, 2013, 07:45 PM
Still a chance for a title here. Good luck with Vesnina in Doubles :cheer:
Fell in doubles to the Italians, 2 & 4. Still her best doubles run in Oz.

Losing Streak
Jan 27th, 2013, 09:49 PM

Jan 28th, 2013, 02:54 PM
Yes, that one. It was reminiscent of some of the shots I make. :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Feb 6th, 2013, 10:01 PM


Losing Streak
Feb 7th, 2013, 08:42 PM
With Ekat Makarova and Margarita Gasparyan
Getting ready for the official team dinner��Me,Kate and Rita☺ #FedCup Will post another one with Maria��

With Ekat, Margarita again, and Kiri
Все в сборе����Прибыли на официальный ужин команд.All team together����Arrived to the official team dinner☺


the cat
Feb 10th, 2013, 01:58 PM
Ekat is looking to carry Russia past Japan and into the Fed Cup semi's today. She made up for her poor performance against Morita by whipping Date - Krumm 1 and 1. And Ekat is teaming up with Vesnina to lead the decisive doubles match 6 - 2 4 - 2. It's time for Katya and Lena to seal the deal.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Feb 10th, 2013, 02:18 PM
They made it! 6 - 2 / 6 - 2 :cheer:

Was awesome see Katya playing well, after the horrible match of yesterday..

the cat
Feb 10th, 2013, 02:22 PM
Sweet. Well done. Katya really made up for her singles loss yesterday. :yeah:

Feb 10th, 2013, 02:36 PM
well done,Katya :yeah:

Tennis Fool
Feb 11th, 2013, 07:17 AM
Now on to Doha.

Here's her section:

Petra Kvitova [7] - Bye
Carla Suarez Navarro - Ekaterina Makarova
Su-Wei Hsieh - Tadeja Majeric [Q]
Nadia Petrova [11] - Andrea Hlavackova

Katya has a really tough draw. CSN could play upsetter, as she's 2-1 against Katya, including the last two times they've played.

The good news is that Katya has nothing to defend until IW.

Losing Streak
Feb 11th, 2013, 09:40 PM













Losing Streak
Feb 12th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Katya destroyed CSN 1 & 2 in less than an hour :eek: :yeah:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 12th, 2013, 01:17 PM
wow that's good

doubles to follow

Tennis Fool
Feb 12th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Katya :eek: She must be living that Fed Cup feeling!

Petra up next. Katya has a good chance here-- Petra's not been on form, and they are even 1-all h2h. This is their first non-Eastbourne meeting. :lol:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Feb 13th, 2013, 05:08 PM
Katya lost to Kvitova 4 - 6 in the 1st set and retired at the second due to illness.. :sad:

Losing Streak
Feb 13th, 2013, 06:13 PM
Maybe fatigue after an intense FC week? Would be legit.

Tennis Fool
Feb 13th, 2013, 11:37 PM

Tennis Fool
Feb 17th, 2013, 07:11 AM
Hope she's recovered for Dubai! Here's her section:

Angelique Kerber [4] - Bye
Roberta Vinci - Qualifier
Varvara Lepchenko - Su-Wei Hsieh
Samantha Stosur [7] - Ekaterina Makarova

Too bad she drew a seed, but she has no points to defend here. Katya's 1-2 against Sam, and has never beaten her on a h/c.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Feb 20th, 2013, 01:54 AM
Lost to Samantha 3 & 1 :sad:

Those stats.. :tape:

Tennis Fool
Feb 20th, 2013, 02:46 AM
Katya, Sam and hardcourts don't mix :help:

Losing Streak
Feb 20th, 2013, 09:26 AM
I watched a bit of it and she was just awful :sobbing: :help:

Tennis Fool
Mar 5th, 2013, 12:50 AM
IW. Her section:

Ekaterina Makarova [17] - Bye
Bojana Jovanovski - Qualifier
Romina Oprandi - Magdalena Rybarikova
Lucie Safarova [16] - Bye

Has a bye this year, so will defend her second-round points. Besides that, not the easiest section. BoJo is a former juniors rival, and Katya is 1-0 against her in junior play. However, BoJo has had a great start to the year, so Katya will have to be careful.

Losing Streak
Mar 6th, 2013, 10:16 AM

Losing Streak
Mar 8th, 2013, 02:44 PM


Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 8th, 2013, 04:33 PM
Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco is her opponent..

What wasn't good, is a bit worse now.. :unsure:

Mar 8th, 2013, 06:57 PM

great photo.I love it!

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 9th, 2013, 01:15 PM
Katya & Lena won the first round doubles match 7-5 6-7(2) 10-6.. :)

Losing Streak
Mar 9th, 2013, 10:38 PM
She lost to Garbine 3-6 6-1 4-6 :sad: :hug:

Tennis Fool
Mar 9th, 2013, 10:54 PM
Welp. :hug:

On to Miami.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 10th, 2013, 03:09 AM
That sucks.. :sad:

Still that problem to hold the serve.. Plus, Blanco is playing well these days.. Unfortunately, the result is not a big surprise..

Well, good luck in Doubles..

Mar 10th, 2013, 08:58 AM

well,hope she can do better in doubles

Losing Streak
Mar 14th, 2013, 09:11 PM
Another nice pic by saul1333 :)


Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 14th, 2013, 10:56 PM
Katya and Lena V are in the Doubles Final!! Beat K. Date-Krumm and C. Dellacqua 4 - 6 / 7 - 6 (7 - 4) / 10 - 8 :cheer:

They need to play better to win.. Especially Katya..

Losing Streak
Mar 15th, 2013, 12:29 AM
Thanks to ib1b4u :)

















Mar 15th, 2013, 08:59 PM
Ekat and Lena V.


Mar 16th, 2013, 04:32 PM

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 17th, 2013, 02:30 AM
Thank You Katya :hearts:
Thank You Lena :hearts:

They made it!! Second PM title for the team! :cheer:

Beat Petrova / Srebotnik 6 - 0 / 5 - 7 / 10 - 6

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 17th, 2013, 03:40 AM
Indian Wells Champions :hearts:


Mar 17th, 2013, 06:46 AM


Mar 17th, 2013, 08:55 AM
Congrats girls!!! :D

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Elena+Vesnina+2013+BNP+Paribas+Open+Day+11+4v4gLpV 0jSbx.jpg

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Elena+Vesnina+2013+BNP+Paribas+Open+Day+11+lSOdFLG dIU0x.jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Elena+Vesnina+2013+BNP+Paribas+Open+Day+11+315Z9t_ qV22x.jpg

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Elena+Vesnina+2013+BNP+Paribas+Open+Day+11+KNIh5jk bd6Cx.jpg

Tennis Fool
Mar 17th, 2013, 09:34 AM
That's great :yeah:

Mar 17th, 2013, 09:42 AM
Congrats :hug:

Mar 18th, 2013, 02:35 AM
What a cute pair of champions!

Mar 18th, 2013, 06:48 PM
I know,I love this duo! Hope they keep playing together for a long time

Mar 18th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Katya has a tough draw in Miami. :unsure: She potentially plays Kuznetsova in the 2nd round and Ivanovic in the 3rd. :unsure:

Tennis Fool
Mar 18th, 2013, 11:50 PM
Here's her full section:

Errani vs BYE
Pironkova vs Hantuchova
Halep vs Lisicki
BYE vs Paszek
Makarova vs BYE
Dominguez Lino vs Kuznetsova
Beck vs U.Radwanska
BYE vs Ivanovic

She'd better bring her doubles form to her recent singles play, or she won't be defending those Rd16 points from last year :o Katya is tied 1-all against Sveta, so she is beatable, but Katya lost to her at IW in 2008. :unsure:

Losing Streak
Mar 20th, 2013, 06:48 PM
Thanks to BevsPics for the pics :)






Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2013, 11:32 PM
Opponent will officially be Sveta :)

Losing Streak
Mar 21st, 2013, 12:54 AM
Ugh :sobbing:

Losing Streak
Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:43 PM
Lost 4 & 4 to Kuzzy :awww: :hug:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 22nd, 2013, 05:02 PM
This draw of Miami was cruel.. Two early losses in a row.. :hug:

Hope in Doubles again..

Tennis Fool
Mar 22nd, 2013, 11:16 PM
Katya :hug: Now Sveta has the lead h2h, and is 2-0 on hardcourts.

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 23rd, 2013, 01:53 AM
Katya e Lena were playing Doubles, but the match was suspended on the 3rd game of 2nd set.. No natural light..

6 - 7 (4 - 7) / *2 - 0

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 23rd, 2013, 02:23 AM
Katya e Lena were playing Doubles, but the match was suspended on the 3rd game of 2nd set.. No natural light..

6 - 7 (4 - 7) / *2 - 0
Forget the post above.. Was a power blackout :o

Won the second set 6 - 3.. Match Tie-Break

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 23rd, 2013, 02:40 AM
Won the Match Tie-Break 10 - 6

One good result today, at least..

Mar 24th, 2013, 03:34 PM
No shame in losing to Sveta tbh...it was just a tough draw for Katya :shrug: :hug:

Pvt. Kovalenko
Mar 25th, 2013, 12:16 AM
Doubles in doing good

Win 7 - 6 / 6 - 0 over Pavs/Safarova

Mar 25th, 2013, 03:49 AM
Ekat is becoming quite the doubles queen.

Oh, I guess Lena V. helps. ;)

Mar 28th, 2013, 06:32 AM

posted by Vesnina on twitter:flying back home

Tennis Fool
Apr 20th, 2013, 02:18 PM

3 Kerber BYE
Pavlyuchenkova vs Makarova
Shvedova vs Vinci
Suarez Navarro vs 7 Wozniacki

Not an easy draw, to say the least. Katya is 1-3 against Nastia, but won their last meeting. However, she's 0-1 against Nastia on clay.

She didn't play here last year, so has no points to defend.

Tennis Fool
Apr 21st, 2013, 03:44 PM
Fed Cup, Katya defeated Dani Hantuchova, 63 46 64, to help bring the Russians even 2-all.

She and Vesnina will team up to win the doubles now. :)

Pvt. Kovalenko
Apr 21st, 2013, 06:23 PM
Katya e Lena beat Hantuchova and Cibulkova.. 4 - 6 / 6 - 3 / 6 - 1

Great win over Dani earlier and a solid match on the Doubles.. :cheer:

Bring Sttutgart..

Apr 21st, 2013, 06:25 PM
Congrats Katya!!! Player of the team imo!! Well done on reaching the final :D

Tennis Fool
Apr 21st, 2013, 06:35 PM
Russia :woohoo:

Apr 21st, 2013, 06:47 PM
some photos:










Tennis Fool
Apr 21st, 2013, 06:49 PM
Myskina :awww:

Apr 21st, 2013, 08:06 PM
It's just a treasure having that kind of player in the team. Katya saving Sborna for the 2nd time :inlove:

Apr 21st, 2013, 08:26 PM
Katya saved Russia in FC :cheer: She played so well. :yeah:

the cat
Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:09 AM
Ekat saved Russia again in Fed Cup. :D Just amazing performance today in singles and doubles. :) :cool:

Apr 22nd, 2013, 01:16 PM
Kate Reshetina ‏@KateProPhoto 6h

@EVesnina001 @NastiaPav @mkirilenko #EkaterinaMakarova наша победная сборная!!! Спасибо, девочки, за победу!!!


Apr 22nd, 2013, 06:16 PM
funny photo :D

Tennis Fool
Apr 24th, 2013, 10:48 AM

On court against her Fed Cup teammate now.

Tennis Fool
Apr 24th, 2013, 11:11 AM
Katya is really mentally tough. Saved two sps on her serve at 5-6 with winners.

Was up 4-0 in the tb, and Nastia came storming back to even it at 4-4. Katya stayed firm however, and got 2 sps at 6-4. Lost the first, won the second. First set, 76(5).

Tennis Fool
Apr 24th, 2013, 12:23 PM
Loses the second, 57.

Tennis Fool
Apr 24th, 2013, 12:52 PM
Myskina loses to Hingis against, 76(5) 57 46.

Match of the tournament?