I'm curious on how you rate Makiri's 2007 season.:scratch: Let's look back on how she did this year. She won a Women's Double title with Martina Hingis earlier this year in Doha (do you guys remember that?).:yeah: She reached the QuarterFinals in San Diego & Los Angeles.:clap2: She reached two consecutive finals, winning the title in Kolkata and losing to Venus in Hansol Korea.:bigclap:
Slam results: Australian Open-3rd round loss (same result in 06)
Roland Garros- 2nd round loss (made it to 3rd in 06)
Winmbledon- 1st round loss (same result in 06)
U.S. Open- 3rd round loss (same result in 06)
Disconcerting trend was her 4 consecutive 1st round losses to close the season.:sad:
Rod the Bama
Nov 14th, 2007, 08:57 PM
I thought Makiri`s year was average. While it has had it`s good moments like Makiri winning the doubles title in Doha and then her first singles title in a couple of year at Kolkata, it also has had some disappointing moments like her lackluster results in the grand slams and the four straight first round losses to close ou the year.
Nov 14th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Strange year of little Maria...A title+ few victories with top players make this year better than 2006...But...terrible beginning+great summer+4 matches losing streak at the end is really strange...Anyway it was OK year, and I hope next will be better...that girl has a potential to be at least top20 player. She has power, she has game, and it'd be sad if she'd waste it...
Nov 16th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I'd say exeptional ! She made an amazing season, just because she sucked those last years but this year she woke up and I'm really proud of her results :) Keep going this way Makiri :kiss:
Nov 16th, 2007, 07:33 PM
I will not say that is was super great but I'm realy happy with her season!
okay, she had some realy bad loss but she also won a title this year and this make me realy happy! I hope it will give her some confidence
I can't wait to see how she'll play next year!
Nov 19th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Obviously the fact that Maria hasn't made massive rankings progress this year is a disappoitment, but I'll be positive because she really improved in the second half of the season.
Okay, she finished with 5 straight losses, but 4 of those were in 3 sets against tough opponents.
Nov 20th, 2007, 12:20 AM
We all know Masha can do better but I'm happy that she was able to win a title in singles and doubles. I'm not going to have too much expectations at the moment because of the really weird ending to 2007. But I feel that she is starting to get more comfortable about her game and her coach has been helping a lot. :)
Nov 20th, 2007, 03:23 PM
For me it was average season....I know she can do better...but despite that I am satisfied, especially with the title (althought she beat Daniela)....good year but I wish her better next year....:)
Nov 26th, 2007, 05:23 AM
I was split between average and above average. I ended up voting for above average. She had some really good parts of the season but also some very dissapointing results.
Dec 3rd, 2007, 06:42 PM
Definetely this yearis a LOST year for Maria.Sheshuld have been already in top ten but ufortunately she couldnt manage it ;if she had improved we would have taked about Maria this year.All the other youngers have made a huge step in their career-but Maria.
I hope she does not waste another year like this year because she is really a talented girl.
Dec 17th, 2007, 05:01 PM
i think that her year was alright and towards the end of the year was alot better and next year will hopfully be a good year for maria :D
Dec 17th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Definetely this yearis a LOST year for Maria.
No. She won WTA title and ITF. She ended year in top30...Thats not lost year...Just remember her great summer, and victories against great players like Jelena, Marion, or Daniela...She had shameful losing streak at the end of the year, but she mainly lost to good players...
Dec 17th, 2007, 10:46 PM
I would have to rank Makiri's 2007 season as above average. She recently won the ITF title in Dubai this past weekend, making it two singles titles plus a doubles title.:yeah: I'm looking for a more consistent year in 2008 with a marked improvement in the Slams along with more singles/doubles titles. It's time for Makiri to show the rest of the WTA World she's a formidable force to reckon with next year.:devil:
Dec 18th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Above average, #25 in the rankings at the moment and the direction she has taken since the summer has been right. :)
Dec 20th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I think Maria had an average year in 2007. I want more in 2008. She really needs to make the second week of a major next year. And with a good draw she can.
Dec 20th, 2007, 07:29 PM
I think she's trying hard and doing the best she can.
Maria has good movement, decent power and is very solid at the net.
But it's taking her a long time to put all the pieces together.
I think she will keep improving and get into the top 10 in 2 or 3 years, maybe 2008. But if she finishes 2008 inside the top 20 that will be okay.
Maria is moving in the right directions.
Some players mature early, some get there at a later age.
SIN DIOS NI LEY
Dec 20th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Better than Igor´s season
Dec 22nd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Average. It would have been a poor season if not her summer results and the Kolkata and Seoul results.