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Vincent
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:32 AM
:D Way to Go Kim!


But what's with you when you were up two match points!? Two DFs in a row!! :o

NyCPsU
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:34 AM
kim :woohoo:

Vincey!
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Masha:sad:..but take your revenge at the AO :p

Vaidisova
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Congrats Kim!

MistyGrey
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
:woohoo:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
:woohoo: Kim. Great win :yeah:

Now do well at the Austrailian and reach the semis (or final if Venus doesn't play :p )

myxomatosis
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Maria :sobbing:

But congrats to Kim :)

Now go out and kick some ass at the AO Masha! :armed:

Lukullus
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:38 AM
Kim, I love you! The second set must have been quite breath taking, especially the tie-break (10-8)

You did it in Hong Kong, you can do it in Melbourne! :devil: :hearts:

jes_022
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Modiac.
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Maria :sad:

She kept smile to the crowd though she lost.

Congrats Kim!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:41 AM
Omg I'm so happy at the moment :D That's a great win which can give her confidence before AO :D
Maria hope you'll do great in AO :hug:

babolat-blast
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:42 AM
What a nice suprise to start the day with!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:44 AM
Nice going Kimmy:bounce: Seemed like a great tourney for both ladys to get some strong practice and match play in :bounce:

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:44 AM
Congrats Kim well done

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:45 AM
:woohoo: great effort & congrats kim. dethroning masha puts you in good stead coming into sydney & the AO. if you can beat masha in hong kong (even if it's an exho) you can beat her at the AO :D plus you defended your title at hong kong which is even better :yippee:

now go & kick some butt in australia :yeah:

commiserations to masha.

rockstar
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:46 AM
kim :banana: :woohoo:

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:49 AM
Maria :sad:

She kept smile to the crowd though she lost.

Congrats Kim!

:awww:

dorotek23
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:55 AM
Kim, great win. :worship: :worship:
Wonderful star of the season. Good luck in AO :yeah:

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:58 AM
Maria :hug: :hug: : sad: , Kim ,congrats enjoy your win ! :)

Modiac.
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Pic of prize ceremony.

http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/6/9/ChrisonWong,20070106165842.jpg

lienie18
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Kim :bounce:
Now also win from her when it really counts :angel:

pancake
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:06 AM
She got her 1st match point when it's 6*-5 in the tie-break, so I guess she had never been up 2mps:confused:? And shouldn't it be 10-8 in the tiebreak?

Ferosh
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:07 AM
:woohoo:

ChandaRubinFan22
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:07 AM
great win :worship:

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:07 AM
Kim sees her opportunity.
If her backhand is producing winners like it was in the summer before her injury, then all the girls on tour better watch out.
She would be the favorite to win this if that's the case.

jas_aussie
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:08 AM
Well done Kimmy!!

Mileen
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:08 AM
Well done Kim! H2H Kim-Maria: 5-2. (4-0; 4-2; 5-2)

Uranus
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:08 AM
Hehehe! Well done Kimmie! Great sign for the AO :D

Vut
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:11 AM
congrats!

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:14 AM
Kim :bounce:
Now also win from her when it really counts :angel:

:p be happy that she won this time ,and will see next time when they will met [when it counts ] :p

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Pic of prize ceremony.

http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/6/9/ChrisonWong,20070106165842.jpg

she has a smile bigger than kim , looking at this picture you think that she's the one who won the FINAL :lol: . i guess it doesn't hurt to much loosing at an exo , she will be just fine at AO

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:18 AM
Kim ! Go Kim

<Sven>
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:19 AM
:woohoo:
Congrats with your second Hong Kong title Kim Kong ;)
This would also be a dreamfinal for the AO... Hopefully with the same result :D
Anyway, good luck for your Australian tours Kim and Masha!

jazar
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:20 AM
i thought the score would have been the other way round. but well done kim :) . she probably have a good run at the AO

Shimizu Amon
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Congrats Kim. I'm sad though that Maria didn't win :bigcry:.
But it's a good warm up for the AO and I'm sure she's gonna kick some major ass over there. I'll for sure keep my fingers crossed. Go Masha!

Derek.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:22 AM
OMG Kim! :eek: :woohoo:

Maybe she is the favorite for the Australian Open! :hearts:

Great job! :banana:

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:23 AM
:p be happy that she won this time ,and will see next time when they will met [when it counts ] :p

oh we will see ;) :p

nice pic of kim with her trophy :yeah:

Geertvg
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:24 AM
:woohoo: Great way to start the year. Very important for the confidence. :yeah:

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:25 AM
Well done Kim! H2H Kim-Maria: 5-2. (4-0; 4-2; 5-2)

does a win at an exo counts in H2H ? cause i don't think so ,remains 4-2 ;) :p

Princeza
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:26 AM
she has a smile bigger than kim , looking at this picture you think that she's the one who won the FINAL :lol: . i guess it doesn't hurt to much loosing at an exo , she will be just fine at AO


yeah it will be totally different
but congrats kim

Brooklyn90
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:26 AM
does a win at an exo counts in H2H ? cause i don't think so ,remains 4-2 ;) :p

no it doesn't cout as H2H

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:27 AM
does a win at an exo counts in H2H ? cause i don't think so ,remains 4-2 ;) :p

true ;)

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:29 AM
but kim won so that's all that matters :yeah: yeah kimmy :rocker2:

papru
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:29 AM
Kimmie :woohoo: :inlove: :D :banana: :aparty:

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:31 AM
oh we will see ;) :p

nice pic of kim with her trophy :yeah:

what trophy the bigger one :p ? cause i see one in Maria hands as well :lol: :p i'm having one bad day ,it will be easier if you just stub me with a knife instead of this :p

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:35 AM
what trophy the bigger one :p ? cause i see one in Maria hands as well :lol: :p i'm having one bad day ,it will be easier if you just stub me with a knife instead of this :p

:lol: :p poor you. no, i'm sure masha will rebound from this loss & crush her next opponent at the AO 1st round 6-0 6-0 :D

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:36 AM
true ;)

:kiss: enjoy your moment of happines , congrats for Kim ! she deserve it ! [not any player can say that she beat her on a tie break ] :hug: , no excuse me but i have to bang my head on something :help:

ce
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:36 AM
i didnt expected this,but well done kim:bounce:

Sexysova
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:37 AM
It's a little surprise for me :) but congratulation to Kim, she is realy very good player :) she can be no.1 :)

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:39 AM
:lol: :p poor you. no, i'm sure masha will rebound from this loss & crush her next opponent at the AO 1st round 6-0 6-0 :D

she did something like 6-0 6-0 with something in between [was it a set ? :lol: ], in a semi [US ],she doesn't need first round for that :p

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:40 AM
:kiss: enjoy your moment of happines , congrats for Kim ! she deserve it ! [not any player can say that she beat her on a tie break ] :hug: , no excuse me but i have to bang my head on something :help:

thanks i will :D but i can give you a :hug:

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:41 AM
she did something like 6-0 6-0 with something in between [was it a set ? :lol: ], in a semi [US ],she doesn't need first round for that :p

ok :D

-Makiri-
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:50 AM
Kim :woohoo:

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:58 AM
thanks , i needed that :kiss: :kiss: i will be just fine untill AO begins [good that she's not playing untill then cause she can give me an heart attack this girl :lol: ],after this can't promise anything i will start again with drama and :banghead: :woohoo: and act more like an :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: it was only an exo and i'm like this ..:lol: :kiss:

ok :)

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:00 AM
good job Kimmie :hug: :woohoo:

dont worry Maria it ain a real H2H match :hug: :sad:

nouf
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Maria Croft
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:24 AM
Congrats Kim!

and since it's only an exhibition I'm not so sad she lost, she has a nice smile on her face as well :D

morningglory
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:25 AM
congrats Kim!

ioni
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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cute , picture with kisses :kiss: :lol: in the first picture something 's wrong Maria's earing is about to enter in Kim mouth . :lol:

Filadidas
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Maria definitely deserved to lose!!!
She had no energy on the court, looking dejected throughout the whole match! Very annoying to look at her out there!

Kim did well.... Even though it was an exhibition, but she looked like she wanted to take it!!!

Kim..... if you meet Maria in the AO, you will definitely win!!!

oliverbecken
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:47 AM
WELL DONE KIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

terjw
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:48 AM
:woohoo: Kimmie. :D :yippee:
Next stop - to win at Sydney and then at Melborne - you can do it.

LUXXXAS
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Kim :banana:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:57 AM
:woohoo: Kimmie. :D :yippee:
Next stop - to win at Sydney and then at Melborne - you can do it.

:worship: :p

sapir1434
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Well done Kim :yeah:

Ntour
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:05 AM
now tha ju is ou of AO
I really want kim to win, especially seeing as it will be her last chance

great win kim! now win the AO

I<3Myskina
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Well done kim!

Great news! Sure you really want to retire?

nouf
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:13 AM
HQS thxs http://www.maria-sharapova.fr

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up!
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Win the AUS OPEN KIM!!!!

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:25 AM
:woohoo: Kimmie. :D :yippee:
Next stop - to win at Sydney and then at Melborne - you can do it.

right on :yeah:

WonderfulLee
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:25 AM
congrats Kim...

Goodluck in Sydney and Melbourne!

Mina Vagante
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:25 AM
kim:bounce:

denine
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Great job kim!! :D

gmak
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:29 AM
congrats kim :yeah:

good luck in AO masha :kiss:

LefandePatty
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Congratulations Kim! :rocker2: :banana: :D

Seems Patty did a pretty good job yesterday! :D

LostGlory
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:35 AM
it was an up and down match.....Maria broke first then kim run away with the first set, then in the 2nd Kim went 2-0 up and Maria took 4 in a row.....pretty shaky from Maria....Kim showed some amazing shots and it seems she is healthy and ready.....it was a top quality match ....

fifiricci
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:41 AM
Didnt see the match, but so glad Kim won, even with her dubious serving! I'm sure Maria is a tad rusty and we shouldn't place too much store by this result, maybe, but a win is a win and I'd like to see Kim getting back into the dominant position - last season she got owned by a whole host of top players that she used to own herself. ;)

LindsRox!
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:09 PM
I'm still cklinging onto the hope that this isn't her final ever year on tour!

Hagar
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:17 PM
This is so nice. Even though it was an exhibition, this win has broken the ban. Kim now knows that she can still beat Sharapova.

lindsayno1
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:20 PM
GREAT! Now do this again where it actually matters!!

Doc
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Good win for Kim, better she beats Maria here than in Australia.

Maria is usually a tougher animal when its a vital match.

TeaMMashA
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:48 PM
:sad:

Congratulations Kim

Jakub
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:52 PM
:bounce: :banana:

congratulations Kim
do the same during AO :D

Niunia
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Congrats Kim! I'm so happy:D

vwfan
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Yeah Kim. Let's take the Aus title!

She so owns Maria.:p

vwfan
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:29 PM
I hope that Serena takes Maria out in the third round of the Aus Open, keeping her from the #1 and adding insult to injury by beating her after such a long injury delay.

If Venus is out, Kim's my girl.

Mother_Marjorie
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:35 PM
:woohoo: great effort & congrats kim. dethroning masha puts you in good stead coming into sydney & the AO. if you can beat masha in hong kong (even if it's an exho) you can beat her at the AO :D plus you defended your title at hong kong which is even better :yippee:

now go & kick some butt in australia :yeah:

commiserations to masha.

People put WAY too much emphasis on the results of exhibitions. The results that matter are the real tournaments.

P_Fer
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:36 PM
congrats Kim! Glad to see you playing well!

Masha:sad: Nice tournament and good luck in AO

Sefo
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks guys for all those full res pictures here. Very nice.
Well done, Kim.
Good to see Maria smiling at loss. Hope this is a good lesson for her, and shall open her eyes for the AO. Good luck, Masha!

Mother_Marjorie
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:43 PM
I hope that Serena takes Maria out in the third round of the Aus Open,.
You are so funny! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Modiac.
Jan 6th, 2007, 02:46 PM
I've uploaded the video of the presentation.
Enjoy it: ;)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6DGLZRT3
http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/6/9/ChrisonWong,20070106165842.jpg

KClijsters
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Thank you Chrison ! :D

AlonsoFx
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:33 PM
:woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

:inlove:
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Congratulations Kim. :bigclap: :kiss: Seems to be having trouble closing out matches though.

Maria. :sobbing: :sad: Good try, and nice preperation for AO. Kick some ass Masha. :armed:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:39 PM
Kim :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

vettipooh
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Wtg, Kim!! Great win!!!! Keep it up!!! :bigclap::woohoo::banana: :bounce:

Craigy
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Wow, go Kim :eek:

.honey.
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:49 PM
I'm really glad about this. :woohoo:

jacobruiz
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Congrats, Kimmie! Glad to see you back in action!:worship:

Hope you shaken off the rust, Maria.;) Now win the AO!

.Andrew.
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Kim :woohoo: :worship: :banana: :rocker: Great win!

Maria :hug:

starr
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM
YAY Kimmie!

vw.
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Yeah Kim! :D

DarkchildSwiss
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM
congrats kim.

RJWCapriati
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:15 PM
:) :) :) :)

serenafan08
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Way to go Kim!!! :D :yeah:

hablo
Jan 6th, 2007, 06:44 PM
:woohoo:

Wayn77
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:16 PM
KIMSTER!:worship: :D :woohoo: :yippee:

akosiirwyn
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM
good effort masha, but it's just an exhibition anyways, so don't feel too bad.
congrats kim! good way to start off your last year.. :sad:

streag
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Both played patchy tennis mostly depending on who served against the wind :lol:
Sharapova was slow as snail very often didn't bother to run down the simplest balls. Kim for the most part looked very active and energetic. Though she had her moments spraying balls left and right whilst looking like disgruntled Princess You-Know-Who :lol:
Sharapova might be coming off hard physical training or perhaps some cold/flu. She lacked energy and her usual drive.

sweetpeas
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:33 PM
good win MS.KIM.PRETTY LADY!

Kitten63
Jan 6th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Well done Kim!
Good tournament Masha , it's nice to see her smiling after a loss.
Good luck to both of them at the AO.

IceSkaTennisFan
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:47 PM
If Kim can beat Maria in 2 sets this early in the season and after the injury at the end of last season, I hope she thinks twice about retiring so early. Whatever makes her happy, but she's doing so well now.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:51 PM
wow hong kong must be such a fun tournament. so many amazing players and so many cloose matches.

AJMO HONG KONG!

cheo23
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:54 PM
CONGRATULATIONS KIMMIE!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

its about TIME u GOT u're REVENGE against Miss Maria Sharapova....please DEFEAT HER AGAIN @ the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, if u meet in the FINAL!!!!!!!

WE LOVE U!!!!:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :yeah: :bigclap:

Geertvg
Jan 6th, 2007, 09:58 PM
If Kim can beat Maria in 2 sets this early in the season and after the injury at the end of last season, I hope she thinks twice about retiring so early. Whatever makes her happy, but she's doing so well now.

After the Hénin stiry she'll be even more determined to retire, and just stay with her man. She's lost 1 possible marriage already, wouldn't want the second one either :)

And if that's what makes her happy, we should be happy too :)

pka_liloo
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Yeeee-Haaaa, Kim!! :cool:

:kiss:

Leo_DFP
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Sweet revenge. Dominate the tour this year, Kim! I hope you win the AO. :bounce:

Leo_DFP
Jan 6th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Can someone upload this match with megaupload?

Mileen
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:22 PM
If Kim can beat Maria in 2 sets this early in the season and after the injury at the end of last season, I hope she thinks twice about retiring so early. Whatever makes her happy, but she's doing so well now.

I've seen some parts of the match on the news. Kim was really playing good! Really good, I'm impressed! Since about half a year or a few months ago, I started thinking her gaim is still riping (? good word ?). It's such a shame she won't have used her full potential.

meggz_star
Jan 7th, 2007, 02:24 AM
Congratulations to Kim. She played a great match :yeah:
Great effort by Maria for making it to the final :hug:

LindsayRulz
Jan 7th, 2007, 03:22 AM
Good job Kim! :)

Corswandt
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:12 AM
Good match, even more so considering it was an exho and the season has barely begun.

Maria played some of the best tennis I've ever seen from her. Her movement is better than in late 2006, and she can now stay in the rallies longer than ever before even when facing hard hitters who are also much better movers such as Clijsters. Her defensive skills have also improved, as has her effectiveness at the net (she can actually pull off easy to medium difficulty level volleys now), and her ability to construct points. The serve isn't up to late 2006 standards yet, but she was serving much better than on her previous HK matches and an exho played on an extremely slow court isn't the best way to rate it anyway. The early rounds of the AO should be enough for Maria to play herself into even better form.

Clijsters' performance was the opposite of her choke at the San Diego final: she never clearly outplayed Maria for most of the match like she did there, but played her best on the decisive points when it really mattered. Clijsters' game still seemed all over the place on the match vs Schnyder, but here it was a different story: rock solid consistency, excellent shot selection and almost always picking the correct moment to attack - and for once she saved the best of her relentless retrieving for points that actually mattered. She did get lucky about halfway through the second set, when she ended up winning a couple of games even though Maria was outplaying her - but from then on it she usually held the upper hand, and it was an entirely deserved win. One of the three main favourites to win the AO.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:31 AM
Masha :sad:

GQGuy1
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:34 AM
Kim once again stops Maria, I knew she would as I said before Kim, Justine, Venus, and Serena knows how to beat Maria at her own game because they can play it better.

austennis
Jan 7th, 2007, 06:47 AM
Awesome effort kimmie.. u should win sydney easy now.. and then on too the Aus open.. lets hope kimmie can get her 2nd GS in Melbourne..

October
Jan 7th, 2007, 07:33 AM
Great win Kim, keep it up!

October
Jan 7th, 2007, 07:34 AM
Great win Kim, keep it up!

LUIS9
Jan 7th, 2007, 07:40 AM
Kim, I love you! The second set must have been quite breath taking, especially the tie-break (10-8)

You did it in Hong Kong, you can do it in Melbourne! :devil: :hearts:

Finally she's restored her h2h with Sharpie. Hopefully she'l continue things this way where it will matter at the aussie open and the rest of this years slams.

Kimikim
Jan 7th, 2007, 07:40 AM
hehehehe.. :banana:

Mileen
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Finally she's restored her h2h with Sharpie. Hopefully she'l continue things this way where it will matter at the aussie open and the rest of this years slams.

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H2H Kim-Maria: 4-2. If this would officially count it would now be: 5-2.
History (not so long ago though): 4-0; 4-2; 5-2.

améliemomo
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:20 PM
kim will win aussie open this year
FACT

she won hong kong exo last year...

good luck to her:)

LUIS9
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:32 AM
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H2H Kim-Maria: 4-2. If this would officially count it would now be: 5-2.
History (not so long ago though): 4-0; 4-2; 5-2.

What I meant was that Clijsters shouldn't have lost to Sharapova in San Diego, but at the time Sharpie was playing better tennis and deserved the win. Especially considering Kimmie had a 4-1 H2H.

P_Fer
Jan 8th, 2007, 02:40 AM
When they played in San Diego, kimmie lead the H2H 4-0

Modiac.
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:24 AM
Video:2007 Hong Kong Exhibition Singles Final :
Sharapova vs Clijsters
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E8I6VOWO

rocksania
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:54 AM
masha will defat her in aus open surely.....
go masha go....

jamatthews
Jan 8th, 2007, 05:58 AM
Video:2007 Hong Kong Exhibition Singles Final :
Sharapova vs Clijsters
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E8I6VOWO

Thanx. :worship: