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Nikkiri
Oct 2nd, 2009, 08:31 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/nvozz8.jpg

(1) Dinara Safina (Russia) - Roberta Vinci(Italy)
[WC] Shuai Zhang (China) - Iveta Benesova (Czech Republic)
[WC] Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) - Alisa KleybaNova (Russia)
Magda Rybarikova(Slovakia) - (14) Marion Bartoli (France)

(10) Flavia Pennetta (Italy) - [WC] Xin Yun Han(China)
[WC] Maria Kirilenko (Russia) - Qualifier
Sabine Lisicki (Germany) - Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
Sorana Cirstea (Romania) - (7) Vera Zvonareva (Russia)


(4) Elena Dementieva (Russia) - Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany)
Elena Vesnina (Russia) - Qualifier
Qualifier - Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)
BYE -(16) Li Na (China)

(12) A-Radwanska (Poland)-BYE
Qualifier - Patty Schnyder (Switzerland)
Qualifier - Gisela Dulko (Argentina)
Maria Jose- Martinez Sanchez (Spain) - (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark)


(6) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) - Jie Zheng (China)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) - [WC] Lu Jingjing (China)
Agnes Szavay (Hungary)-Alona Bondarenco (Ukraine)
Sara Errani (Italy) - (11) Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)

(15) Samantha Stosur (Australia) - Alize Cornet (France)
Aravne Rezai (France) - Alex Wozniak (Canada)
Sybille Bammer (Austria) - Anastacia Pavliuqinkova (Russia)
Vera Dushevina (Russia) - (3) Venus Williams (USA)


(8) Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)-BYE
Virginie Razzano (France) - Shuai Peng (China)
BYE-Maria Sharapova (Russia)
Qualifier - (9) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)

(13) Nadia Petrova (Russia) - Qualifier
Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) - Carla Navarro (Spain)
Qualifier - Ekat Makarova (Russia)
Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) - (2) Serena Williams (USA)

cosmoose
Oct 2nd, 2009, 08:52 AM
Haven't found the draw anywhere online yet but according to this picture Maria will play another qualifier :lol:

http://i34.tinypic.com/2re5nqe.jpg

There should be a law against having all your faves in the same quarter.
This is ridiculous!

Nikkiri
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:02 AM
I know :sobbing:

kirivanovic
Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:17 AM
Flavia again?:mad:

She didn't play well in Tokyo but i don't really like this draw.

Stevecw
Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
There should be a law against having all your faves in the same quarter.
This is ridiculous!


I agree. 3 of my 4 favourites all in the same little section :tape: :confused:

Hopefully Maria can at least beat the qualifier. Then Flavia up next probably. Won't be easy, but if Flavia plays as bad as she did this week then Maria would have a great chance :)

VIKA?
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:25 PM
Well, it's not a bad draw:shrug: she can beat Flavia:) but first beat the Q please:lol:

go Kiri:)

Nikkiri
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:42 PM
Maria isn't playing doubles here.

Caralenko
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
Best of luck Kiri! If you can get past the qualifier, I will be content :yeah: Rack up those points!

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:19 AM
Masha got K Bondarenko
good luck Lil Masha :angel:

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:24 AM
I don't know what to think about Bondarenk:lol: she's good form lately but we never know with this girl.

Good luck Maria:D

Nikkiri
Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:34 AM
Of course Maria gets the worst qualifier :)

Well they played this year during Maria's epic slumping period and she won after a bagel in the 2nd set :tape: but Katya was also struggling.. now they both seem to be playing much better so I really don't know. :(

Nikkiri
Oct 3rd, 2009, 12:47 PM
COURT 1 Starting At: 11:00 AM
Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) vs Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)
Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) vs Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR)
Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (SVK) vs Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ (ESP) vs Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 01:13 PM
No livestream I guess:(

Stevecw
Oct 3rd, 2009, 01:36 PM
Ok Bondarenko, won't be easy....but Maria should be capable of winning this one.

Probably will take 3 choketastic sets tho!! :)

Labamba
Oct 3rd, 2009, 06:33 PM
not many easy draws here

best of luck Maria :angel:

Break My Rapture
Oct 3rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
Best of luck against Kateryna.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:09 AM
Tough draw for Maria. :(

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Maria's match has begun, Bondarenko serving.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Maria - K. Bondarenko

K. Bondarenko starts serving.

00-15 DF1
00-30
15-30 Ace 1
30-30
30-40
40-40
ADV
Ace 2

0-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:42 AM
15-00
30-00
40-00
40-15

1-1

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:44 AM
15-00
30-00
30-15 Df 2
40-30

1-2

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:46 AM
A bit annoying that Maria couldn't break in that last service game of Bondarenko's as Bondarenko double faulted twice.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:47 AM
15-00 Ace 1
30-00
40-00

2-2

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:48 AM
I guess these courts must be fast or there's some poor returning going on as only 1 point out of 16 1st serves has been lost by either server.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:49 AM
15-00
30-00
40-00

2-3

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Hold Maria :scared:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Uh oh. Maria 0-30 on her serve after a double fault. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Ugh...Maria 0-40 on her serve. :( Save the break points Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:53 AM
00-15
00-30 Df 2
00-40

2-4

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Sure, 2 service games and lost only 1 point, but now broken at love.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Maria broken for 2-4 1st set at love. :( Break Maria.

Maria had won 8/9 points on her 1st serve before losing all 3 1st serve points in that game. :(

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:56 AM
2-5 :o Fight Kiri! :crying2:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:57 AM
00-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30

2-5

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Bondarenko holds for 5-2 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15. :( Hold Maria.

Uber server Bondarenko is winning 88% (14/16) points on her 1st serve. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:02 AM
Argh...Maria 30-40 on her serve from 30-15. :( Save the set point Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:02 AM
15-00
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

2-6

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Maria loses the 1st set 2-6 in 28 minutes 47 seconds as she's broken at 30-40 from 30-15 on 2nd serve. :( Win it in 3 Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:09 AM
Argh...Maria squanders a break point on 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Argh...after saving 2 game points Maria again squanders a break point on 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:13 AM
Maria saved a 3rd game point on 2nd serve. :) Bondarenko saved a break point with an ace.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Maria squanders a 4th break point. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Maria saves a 4th game point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:16 AM
Maria saves a 5th game point. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:17 AM
Maria saves a 6th game point on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Maria squanders a 5th break point. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:19 AM
1-0 :lol:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Whew. Maria breaks for 1-0 2nd set on her 6th break point after saving 6 game points. :) Hold Maria.

That service game was 28 points long and about 13 minutes...wow.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:22 AM
Fantastic hold to love :yeah: 2-0 :)

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Maria holds for 2-0 2nd set at love. :) Break Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:25 AM
2-0 and 0-40 at Katya's serve. Keep fighting Maria!

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:27 AM
Maria breaks for 3-0 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-0 to 40-15 (ace there) on double fault. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:28 AM
Maria 0-30 on her serve. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:30 AM
Argh...Maria double faults to 15-40. :( Save the break points Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Maria broken for 3-1 2nd set at 15-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) (double fault there) on double fault. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Maria squanders a break point on 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Maria saves a game point on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Natash.
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Let's go Kiri!

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Maria saves a 2nd game point on 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:38 AM
4-1 :rocker2:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Maria breaks for 4-1 2nd set at Ad Maria after saving 2 game points. :) Please hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Maria holds for 5-1 2nd set at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) on 2nd serve. :) Break for the set Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Maria saves 2 game points. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Bondarenko holds for 2-5 2nd set at Ad Bondarenko from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there) on 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:54 AM
Hmmm...I wonder if this delay is a tactical timeout.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:57 AM
The match has resumed after about an 8 minute delay.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Maria 40-30 on her serve from 30-15 to 30-30 (double fault). Take the set point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Maria holds for 6-2 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30 (double fault there) on 2nd serve. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 26 minutes long.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Keep fighting Kiri :armed: Please hold :awww:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Maria breaks for 2-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) to 40-15. :) Please hold Maria.

Bondarenko held for 1-0 3rd set at love. Maria held for 1-1 3rd set at 40-15.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Just saw pics.. Maria has her hand taped up really bad :unsure:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Argh...Maria 0-30 on her serve after 2 2nd serves. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Just saw pics.. Maria has her hand taped up really bad :unsure:
What happened? Is it blisters?

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:14 AM
Maria 30-40 on her serve from 30-30. :( Save the break point Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:14 AM
http://i36.tinypic.com/2w3aqrq.jpg

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:15 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/35bwi36.jpg

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Maria broken for 2-2 3rd set at 30-40 from 0-30 to 30-30. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Dang...her hand looks pretty bad. :sad:

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:18 AM
She just can't catch a break with these little injuries :sobbing:

Maria broke again. :) well try and win please.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:18 AM
Maria breaks for 3-2 3rd set at 40-15. :) Please hold Maria.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:18 AM
3-2 Go Kiri :hearts:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Oh geez...Maria 0-30 on her serve. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Maria 15-40 on her serve from 15-30 after a 2nd serve. :( Save the break points Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Maria broken for 3-3 3rd set at 30-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) to 15-40 (2nd serve). :( Break Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Whoever holds first will win the match :lol:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:28 AM
Maria breaks for 4-3 3rd set at 40-30 from 40-0 to 40-15 (2nd serve there). :) Now please hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Oh geez...Maria 0-30 on her serve again. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:36 AM
Maria saved 3 break points from 0-40 down only to double fault on Ad Maria. :( Now Ad Bondarenko. :( Save the break point Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:37 AM
That was a big chance wasted :sobbing:

cosmoose
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:37 AM
one of these days, maria is going to come out to a match looking like this. :sad:
http://www.ccfitnessblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/michelin-man.jpg

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Oh geez...Maria broken for 4-4 3rd set at Ad Bondarenko from 0-40 to 15-40 to 30-40 (2nd serve) to 40-40 to Ad Maria to 40-40 (double fault). :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Bondarenko holds for 5-4 3rd set at love on 2nd serve ace. :( Hold Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Bondarenko held easily. So I guess thats it unless Maria can finally hold at the most important time.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Geez...Maria 30-30 on her serve from 30-0. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:43 AM
Maria 40-30 on her serve from 30-0 after a 2nd serve. Please take the game point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:43 AM
Maria squanders a game point. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:43 AM
Ad Maria. Please take the game point Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:44 AM
2-6 6-2 *4-5

15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
40-30
Deuce
ADV

5-5

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Maria holds for 5-5 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-30 to 40-30 (2nd serve) to 40-40. :) Break Maria.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Phew, 5 all :scared:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Geez...Bondarenko 30-0 on her serve. :rolleyes: Earth to Maria...

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:46 AM
15-00
30-00
40-00

5-6

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Force a TB Kiri :sobbing:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Bondarenko holds for 6-5 3rd set at love. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Bondarenko has won the last 4 points in a row on her 2nd serve. :(

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Maria 30-15 on her serve from 30-0. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Maria 30-30 on her serve from 30-15. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Maria 40-30 on her serve from 30-30. Please take the game point Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:52 AM
15-00
30-00
30-15
30-30
40-30

6-6

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 6-6 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Please win the 3rd set tiebreak Maria.

Droolv
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:54 AM
0-3 :scared:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Oh geez...Maria loses both her serves to 0-3 in the 3rd set tiebreak after Bondarenko held for 1-0 with a 2nd serve. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Bondarenko holds for 5-0 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :rolleyes: This is pathetic Maria. Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Maria loses another minibreak to 0-6 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :rolleyes: Save the match points Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Oh well.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Maria saves 1 match point as she holds for 1-6 in the 3rd set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Save the match points Maria.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
0-1
0-2
0-3
0-4
0-5
0-6
1-6
2-6
2-7

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Maria saves a 2nd match point as she gets a minibreak back to 2-6 in the 3rd set tiebreak after a 2nd serve. :) Save the match points Maria.

Nikkiri
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:59 AM
Nice effort anyways.. hopefully her hand isn't too serious :hug:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Maria loses the 3rd set tiebreak 2-7 from 0-6 to 2-6. :rolleyes: The match was 2 hours 24 minutes long.

Bondarenko won 12 out of her last 13 points on serve, including 11 in a row at 1 point and Bondarenko does not have that good a serve. :rolleyes: Bondarenko won 5 out of the last 6 points on her 2nd serve including 5 in a row. :rolleyes:

VIKA?
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:09 AM
oh no:tears: I thought she was going to win, it was so close!:o

Kiri:hug:

kirivanovic
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Kata is in good form, we can't blame Maria especially if she had a new tape again.I just hope that her injury isn't serious and that's great that she doesn't play doubles.

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Kiri :(:sobbing:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Will Maria be able to play in Osaka next week? :unsure:

cosmoose
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Will Maria be able to play in Osaka next week? :unsure:
I hope she will.
Even with loss to Kat, I think Maria's form is pretty good. Just need a little bit of luck to break through. :)

Nikkiri
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Will Maria be able to play in Osaka next week? :unsure:

Why wouldn't she?

kirivanovic
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:47 AM
He probably meant because of her wrist or hand:confused:

Protoss
Oct 5th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Why wouldn't she?
Well there is that injury to her hand. Who knows just how serious it is. :shrug:

Nikkiri
Oct 5th, 2009, 11:51 AM
She played the full match with no retirement hell she should have won it plus she has a bit of time to rest now. I think she'll be fine. :)
Hopefully some news on her site about the injury in the next few days or something.

the cat
Oct 6th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Will Maria be able to play in Osaka next week? :unsure:Maria is playing too many weeks a row again and her fragile body and sore left knee can't take it. Why does she punish herself like that? :scratch: Doesn't she or her agent know that will cut her career short? Losing a tough match to Bondarenko is no shame since Bondarenko is now the better tennis player. But Maria's penchant for losing close matches is very frustrating. :banghead: