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Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Internationaux de Strasbourg, May 15-22

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Tournament Information


2009 Final: Aravane Rezai def. Lucie Hradecka 7-6(2) 6-1
Location: Strasbourg, France
Category: International
Surface: Clay/Outdoors
Prize Money: 220,000
Website: http://www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr/

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Players

1. SHARAPOVA, Maria RUS, 12
2. VESNINA, Elena RUS, 33
3. MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP, 42
4. BAMMER, Sybille AUT, 56
5. PENG, Shuai CHN, 58
6. BALTACHA, Elena GBR, 59
7. SEVASTOVA, Anastasija LAT, 62
8. GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena GER, 65
9. KULIKOVA, Regina RUS, 67

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Main Draw

(1)[WC] Maria Sharapova v Regina Kulikova
Dia Evtimova v Tatjana Malek
Maria Elena Camerin v Julia Goerges
(WC) Pauline Parmentier v (6) Sybille Bammer

(3)[WC] Virginie Razzano v Kai-Chen Chang
Jill Craybas v Sofia Arvidsson
Julie Coin v Lucie Hradecka
Barbora Strycova-Zahlavova v (5) Anabel Medina Garrigues

(7) Anastasija Sevastova v Mariana Duque Marino
[WC] Kristina Mladenovic v Stefanie Voegele
Alla Kudryavtseva v Yvonne Meusburger
Kristina Barrois v (4) Shuai Peng

(8) Elena Baltacha v Sorana Cirstea
Ayumi Morita v Anastasia Rodionova
Alize Cornet v Yung-jan Chan
Vania King v (2) Elena Vesnina

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Results

Round 1: (1)[WC] Maria Sharapova def. Regina Kulikova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Round 2: (1)[WC] Maria Sharapova def. (Q)Dia Evtimova 6-3, 6-0
Quarterfinals: (1)[WC] Maria Sharapova def. Julia Goerges 7-6(2), 6-1
Semifinals: (1)[WC] Maria Sharapova def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Final: (1)[WC] Maria Sharapova def. Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-1

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Latests News

May 16, 2010
I just landed in Strasbourg, we had a really good week of practice at an academy in Spain. I am working hard on getting healthy, it has been a very frustrating 6 weeks but things are getting better.

May 18, 2010
"I played a pretty good opponent today," said Sharapova, the No.1 seed this week. "I was put in a situation where I had to come through when my opponent was playing well. Regina has a similar game to mine - big first serve, hits pretty big and attacks - I played well enough to win. It was a high quality match, especially for a first round."

A deep run here would give Sharapova a confidence boost heading into next week's French Open, as her first round exit in Madrid last week was her only other European clay court event this season.

"I need matches," said Sharapova, who is playing here for the first time. "I haven't had many this year. I got injured again with my elbow and missed a couple of big tournaments. I'm just trying to find my form again. This week is quite important, especially for the French Open - that's why I'm here."

Please see the rest in the articles thread.

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Schedule Of Play

Monday, May 23, 2010

Centre Court (from 1.50hrs)
1. Maria Sharapova vs Kristina Barrois

swissmr
May 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Well if she loses in the first round here then I will really be worried :tape:

MS17
May 9th, 2010, 01:38 PM
So everyone is try his chance and finally the point goes to Maja !! Hahaha

:happy:

GL .

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 01:39 PM
It just seems to me nobody now has a good reputation enough because practically all of us tried to post a thread then she's :weirdo:

I posted the Toronto thread on Maria's official forum if I'm not mistaken. Teerin has a good reputation. Ahem. If she loses again then let's face the facts, Maja is our Queen. :angel:

spb98
May 9th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Maria should do good in Strasbourg, the entry list is okay, but she have to get some wins here.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Seriously, has anyone made a tournament thread with a better layout than mine? I'm so :inlove:

oneandonly
May 9th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Teerinpie is that my banner? http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Yes it is. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif

Everything in this thread is stolen. But from all the great artworks and layouts I have collected, I have created a masterpiece. :worship:

oneandonly
May 9th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Thiefpie :lol:

Nina.
May 9th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Very nice layout Teerin :) Let's just hope her tennis is as good as your thread :rolleyes:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 9th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Very nice layout Teerin :)

I know.

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Shafanovic.
May 9th, 2010, 02:33 PM
nice :D

can i open one later on in the year :dog:?

slamchamp
May 9th, 2010, 02:57 PM
She needs match practisee.. even though I wouldn't be surprised if she loses in semis or something like that. I think she loses in purpose in these tournaments to have a few days off before RG:secret:

P_Fer
May 9th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Kick ass Maria! kthanks :)

Marilyn Monheaux
May 9th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Boring title, boring thread. I know. But all those other kinds seems to not be working. It's all you people's fault. :rolleyes:

Keeping it elegant and simple. And I know I totally cheat my way into making this thread. :rolls:

:speakles: How about "From the City that never sleeps to the Land of the Rising Sun: Tokyo 2009" or "Fight the Poova - Memphis 2010!" :awww:

Flashy is the way to go!:inlove:

Jacey
May 9th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Does anyone remember how Maria did last year before RG? How many matches was she able to play?

Marilyn Monheaux
May 9th, 2010, 04:40 PM
^^She made the QF, I think. That was 2-1 or 3-1, not sure...

oneandonly
May 9th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Last year in Warsaw Maria won 2 matches before going down to Bondarenko in the QFs.

Vartan
May 9th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Vesnina is on the other side of the draw, phew.

Maria Croft
May 9th, 2010, 07:44 PM
She will probably win a few matches here before she will tank, hope she finds some form.

MaitaBaby
May 9th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Not sure if she wants to win this title but I hope she goes deep. The draw is Memphis-like.

Eduardo Oliveira
May 9th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Go Maria!!!!!

joão.
May 9th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I can't believe she's already playing next week :lol: Amazeballs :inlove:

Andy.
May 9th, 2010, 10:29 PM
I really dont know what to expect. I have no expectations.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 10th, 2010, 03:33 AM
:speakles: How about "From the City that never sleeps to the Land of the Rising Sun: Tokyo 2009" or "Fight the Poova - Memphis 2010!" :awww:

Flashy is the way to go!:inlove:

That's because you posted it. :p

I'm going to become your co-lucky thread poster and I'll do it the elegant way and you do it the flashy way (if she wins Strasbourg :rolleyes: ).

Vartan
May 10th, 2010, 04:30 AM
That's because you posted it. :p

I'm going to become your co-lucky thread poster and I'll do it the elegant way and you do it the flashy way (if she wins Strasbourg :rolleyes: ).

But if she wins Strasbourg, she will be tired for RG :confused:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 10th, 2010, 04:37 AM
Tank in semifinals = win anyway. :lol:

I mean, maybe she won't tank this time. Maybe the reason she chose Strasbourg was because it's in France and she won't have to travel far to go to Paris (and yes, the appearance fees as well :rolleyes: ). But who knows really, we'll see. :shrug:

MaitaBaby
May 10th, 2010, 05:24 AM
(and yes, the appearance fees as well :rolleyes: )

Hey, the girl eats a lot. And she ain't grubbing no McD's.

Break My Rapture
May 10th, 2010, 03:22 PM
I just hope Maria wins a couple of matches here. :tears:

slamchamp
May 10th, 2010, 04:47 PM
I just hope Maria wins a couple of matches here. :tears:
of course she will..she'll play nobodies in the first rounds

Lefty.
May 10th, 2010, 04:53 PM
of course she will..she'll play nobodies in the first rounds

I don't think it's a 100% given that she even beats those these days. :o

s_j
May 11th, 2010, 04:45 AM
Given the quality of opponents in this draw, Maria should win the title and she should NOT be tired after it. First of all, players play back-to-back sometimes every week and Maria needs to get used to this if she's going to improve her form. Also, she shouldn't be needing to put in so much effort to defeat them, otherwise that will be worrying. Her biggest challenge is Vesnina... but didn't Elena get thrashed by Ivanovic two weeks ago? And Ana has been in a worse slump than Maria!

Vartan
May 11th, 2010, 05:44 AM
Given the quality of opponents in this draw, Maria should win the title and she should NOT be tired after it. First of all, players play back-to-back sometimes every week and Maria needs to get used to this if she's going to improve her form. Also, she shouldn't be needing to put in so much effort to defeat them, otherwise that will be worrying. Her biggest challenge is Vesnina... but didn't Elena get thrashed by Ivanovic two weeks ago? And Ana has been in a worse slump than Maria!

Ana knows how to play on clay though, unlike our beloved Masha.

Mr.Sharapova
May 11th, 2010, 10:28 AM
I just Hope Maria does Well in this tournament and gets some matches because she needs them:angel:Her serve was working well in Madrid even though she lost:aparty:Maybe Maria should try her best her and not tank the tournament as she did in Warsaw last year..!

slamchamp
May 11th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Given the quality of opponents in this draw, Maria should win the title and she should NOT be tired after it. First of all, players play back-to-back sometimes every week and Maria needs to get used to this if she's going to improve her form. Also, she shouldn't be needing to put in so much effort to defeat them, otherwise that will be worrying. Her biggest challenge is Vesnina... but didn't Elena get thrashed by Ivanovic two weeks ago? And Ana has been in a worse slump than Maria!

isn't shu shu peng also in the draw?:o

Maria Croft
May 11th, 2010, 07:38 PM
You know, I didn't give Maria much of a chance in Madrid, but that was just logical thinking. I don't see why she shouldn't make a deep run here or even win the title?

She lost to Peng last year after batteling for nearly 3 hours against Azarenka, not to mention she won Tokyo the week before that playing several 3 set matches as well. Besides, she already trashed Peng on clay before in 2005, she's not in 2005 form now obviously, but it's really difficult to say what form she's really in at the moment anyway.

I would also like to add that almost all players suck at playing back to back tournaments, not just Maria, who has won back to back tournaments before. I still wouldn't rule out a strategic tank if she would get far though.

Mr.Sharapova
May 11th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Henin,Kuznetsova,Safina,Dementieva,All lost in their first hurdle So No worries for Maria..

Reptilia
May 12th, 2010, 04:35 PM
When is the draw out?:lol:

Break My Rapture
May 12th, 2010, 04:53 PM
Probably Saturday, Friday at earliest. :tears:

schorsch
May 13th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Still hoping for a Sharanina doubles team here http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m003.gif

Vartan
May 13th, 2010, 01:56 AM
That would make her more tired though... But a good way to practice those awful volleys of hers.

Reptilia
May 13th, 2010, 02:00 AM
haha the vollys are the least of her problems atm

tvbsharapova
May 13th, 2010, 02:10 AM
come on masha

gc-spurs
May 13th, 2010, 03:40 AM
Still hoping for a Sharanina doubles team here http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m003.gif

That would be cool, however unlikely

denny5576
May 13th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Playing for the title means final on Saturday 22nd of May and having first match at RG the next day or Monday.
If you think Maria has chances for 1/4 final or even higher at RG, then she must have at least 2 days in Paris before her first match. So, the logic says Maria should not go for the title in Strasbourg and the 1/4 final should be the maximum.

s_j
May 14th, 2010, 07:17 AM
I think Maria should go for the title. She needs the match practice to be fair and she shouldn't need to exhaust herself in beating these players... If she finds herself struggling and getting tired just before RG, that would be worrying.

Maria Croft
May 14th, 2010, 07:47 AM
She's not winning Roland Garros anyway, so I don't see why she shouldn't go for the title to be honest.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 14th, 2010, 08:10 AM
^^Because she wants to win RG more than Straßbourg?:shrug:

btw, bet365 is streaming the matches from the 20th on.:)

Maria Croft
May 14th, 2010, 08:14 AM
I want her to win Roland Garros as well, but just because I want it doesn't mean it's going to happen. At this point a good showing (4th round) would already be amazing, especially considering her last couple of slam results.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 14th, 2010, 01:42 PM
I expect the draw to be released tomorrow. Yes?

Marilyn Monheaux
May 14th, 2010, 03:25 PM
^^I don't know. The website is in French and "Ego Latina sum".:lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 14th, 2010, 03:41 PM
^^I don't know. The website is in French and "Ego Latina sum".:lol:

Maybe that means English in French. Try it. :ras:

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2010, 03:54 PM
:haha: OMG Sorana Cirstea got a QWC. :weirdo:

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Maria, when are you gonna write us a nice doodle again? :rain:
Don't care if it is all about food, just write us one please!

slamchamp
May 14th, 2010, 04:29 PM
:haha: OMG Sorana Cirstea got a QWC. :weirdo:
LOL how pathetic

Marilyn Monheaux
May 14th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Maria, when are you gonna write us a nice doodle again? :rain:
Don't care if it is all about food, just write us one please!

Expect the next Doodle to appear right before the French Open. Girl's got to promote all her sponsers!:worship:
Maybe she'll say something about her new racket...

Marilyn Monheaux
May 14th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Maybe that means English in French. Try it. :ras:

I did. And failed.:tears:

You happy now?:hysteric:

xan
May 14th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Do well, Maria! :D

tvbsharapova
May 15th, 2010, 05:46 AM
go maria

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 05:50 AM
I did. And failed.:tears:

You happy now?:hysteric:

Ego = describes English-speaking people, Latina = latin based, Sum = equals. Ego latina sum = English. That was my theory. I was wrong. :hug:

MS17
May 15th, 2010, 06:58 AM
Good Luck MARIA ,

- Is the draw today ?

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 07:08 AM
Is today Saturday? Well at least for me it is. Someone said the draw will be released tomorrow but I don't know, if we're lucky it'll be out today hopefully.

tvbsharapova
May 15th, 2010, 07:32 AM
The match will live there in 19

Marilyn Monheaux
May 15th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Ego = describes English-speaking people, Latina = latin based, Sum = equals. Ego latina sum = English. That was my theory. I was wrong. :hug:

Lol whut? "Ego Latina sum" is my attempt of speaking Latin. Saying that I had Latin in school instead of French.:haha: Ego = I, Latina = Latin?, sum = I am.:lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Lol whut? "Ego Latina sum" is my attempt of speaking Latin. Saying that I had Latin in school instead of French.:haha: Ego = I, Latina = Latin?, sum = I am.:lol:

I thought you meant there was a language option available called "Ego latina sum" in that website. :rolleyes:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 15th, 2010, 09:55 AM
:rolls::rolls:

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 11:55 AM
WTF you guys. :haha:

Shafanovic.
May 15th, 2010, 01:26 PM
maria will win RG. LOL jk, she's MM queen now.

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Main draw will be made tomorrow at 11 AM CET.
I dislike main draw ceremonies on Sunday.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Ranking discussion anyone? She current sits at No. 12 but will fall a spot or two if she does not reach at least the semifinals (?) here. If she does, she'll earn 10 points, defending her Warsaw points from last year. She's sitting just outside the top 10 for a while now and seems she's not going to crack it again soon. She's 700 points behind No. 11, Victoria Azarenka, and she has 500+ points to defend at Roland Garros. Victoria has points to defend as well and if she does not do well, that can open up space for Maria to take her position. Doubt it though.

I haven't checked what others had to defend, but Dinara could be falling out of the top 20 after Roland Garros considering her current form and amount of points she's defending. So she can probably overtake Dinara only if she maintains her spot and not losing points as well. Anyone knows any other possibilities or what can or might happen after Roland Garros? What's the worst thing that could happen? I think someone posted the worst rank Maria could fall to and it wasn't so bad, like 15-17?

slamchamp
May 15th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Ranking discussion anyone? She current sits at No. 12 but will fall a spot or two if she does not reach at least the semifinals (?) here. If she does, she'll earn 10 points, defending her Warsaw points from last year. She's sitting just outside the top 10 for a while now and seems she's not going to crack it again soon. She's 700 points behind No. 11, Victoria Azarenka, and she has 500+ points to defend at Roland Garros. Victoria has points to defend as well and if she does not do well, that can open up space for Maria to take her position. Doubt it though.

I haven't checked what others had to defend, but Dinara could be falling out of the top 20 after Roland Garros considering her current form and amount of points she's defending. So she can probably overtake Dinara only if she maintains her spot and not losing points as well. Anyone knows any other possibilities or what can or might happen after Roland Garros? What's the worst thing that could happen? I think someone posted the worst rank Maria could fall to and it wasn't so bad, like 15-17?I think is more important for Maria to get some match play and get confidence cause shes really rusty. After that the rankings will come.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 03:32 PM
I know, but I am curious.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Here's Maria's list of possible third round opponents for Roland Garros:

17 - Shahar Peer
18 - Nadia Petrova
19 - Aravane Rezai
20 - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
21 - Vera Zvonareva
22 - Justine Henin
23 - Daniela Hantuchova
24 - Lucie Safarova

Marilyn Monheaux
May 15th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Here's Maria's list of possible third round opponents for Roland Garros:

17 - Shahar Peer
18 - Nadia Petrova
19 - Aravane Rezai
20 - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
21 - Vera Zvonareva
22 - Justine Henin
23 - Daniela Hantuchova
24 - Lucie Safarova

She'll get Dani or Nadia. Mark my words.:lol:

Nina.
May 15th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Shouldn't the draw be out soon? Didn't find any information on the homepage... :shrug:

gc-spurs
May 15th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I know, but I am curious.

ummm go to sleep

slamchamp
May 15th, 2010, 03:40 PM
She'll get Dani or Nadia. Mark my words.:lol:If she gets Nadia I'll laugh sooo hard:haha:

slamchamp
May 15th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Shouldn't the draw be out soon? Didn't find any information on the homepage... :shrug:someone said it's going out tomorrow I think

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 03:41 PM
That list is more than scary. If she gets MJMS, Justine, Aravane, Lucie, or Shahar.. :scared:

ummm go to sleep

No, you go to sleep. :rolleyes:

Nina.
May 15th, 2010, 03:41 PM
okay...then I'll wait patiently... ;)

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 03:42 PM
She'll get Dani or Nadia. Mark my words.:lol:

I hope. :unsure:

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Shouldn't the draw be out soon? Didn't find any information on the homepage... :shrug:

Tomorrow 11am ;)

:angel:

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 03:53 PM
That list is scary. :scared:
Hoping for a headcase aka Dani/Nadia/Vera. :D

gc-spurs
May 15th, 2010, 04:01 PM
hope she gets henin and just AO2008-bombs her way through!
(but not really, i want a nadia repeat. last years was the best reason to not sleep before my first uni exam)

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 04:06 PM
I actually want Lucie because she's injured now. :lol:

slamchamp
May 15th, 2010, 04:08 PM
I actually want Lucie because she's injured now. :lol:and masha will be eager to revenge her loss:hearts: But still I have NO IDEA of how she's playing,wating to see that in Strasbourg:bounce:

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 04:08 PM
That's not funny Teerin. :tears: I heard somewhere that she has a broken neck. :awww:

claypova
May 15th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Here's Maria's list of possible third round opponents for Roland Garros:

17 - Shahar Peer
18 - Nadia Petrova
19 - Aravane Rezai
20 - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
21 - Vera Zvonareva
22 - Justine Henin
23 - Daniela Hantuchova
24 - Lucie Safarova

i hope she draws bepa or nadia.
if she gets justine, :mad::mad:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 15th, 2010, 04:11 PM
It was her thigh wasn't it? :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 15th, 2010, 04:20 PM
^^Yes. The right one I believe.

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 04:43 PM
It was her thigh wasn't it? :lol:
:spit::sobbing:
pieterfail.

Michael.
May 15th, 2010, 04:49 PM
LOL PIETER. :bigcry: :hysteric:

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 09:43 PM
strastib says Maria is practicing tomorrow afternoon. :)

shaktincredible
May 16th, 2010, 03:50 AM
Here's Maria's list of possible third round opponents for Roland Garros:

17 - Shahar Peer
18 - Nadia Petrova
19 - Aravane Rezai
20 - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
21 - Vera Zvonareva
22 - Justine Henin
23 - Daniela Hantuchova
24 - Lucie Safarova

i really hope she get a tough or difficult draw. when people underestimate her, she will destroy them. just like AO 2008. Amen. :drool:

Lachy
May 16th, 2010, 04:07 AM
^^ Damn straiiiighttt!

Vartan
May 16th, 2010, 04:08 AM
She had a tough draw at Madrid...

Reptilia
May 16th, 2010, 04:23 AM
no Justine plz :(

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 07:17 AM
How many hours til' the draw?

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 07:32 AM
The draw is released. 1R vs Anna Chakvetadze. :rolls:













































NOT. When is the draw? :o

Maria Croft
May 16th, 2010, 07:41 AM
At this point it doesn't matter if she gets a tough or an easy draw. It's all about being healthy and finding some form, but if Poova shows up there is only so much she can do :tape:

Still, I'd rather have her screw up an easy draw than draw a difficult opponent, especially because she has no match rhythm right now.

oneandonly
May 16th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Draw should be out within the next hour. Hopefully. :unsure:

gc-spurs
May 16th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Draw's out

(1/wc)Sharapova v Kulikova
Q v Malek
Q v Goerges
(wc)Parmentier v (6)Bammer

(3/wc)Razzano v Chang
Craybas v Arvidsson
Coin v Hradecka
Zahlavova v (5)Medina Garrigues

(7)Sevastova v Q
(wc)Mladenovic v Voegele
Kudryavtseva v Meusburger
Barrois v (4)Peng

(8)Baltacha v Q
Morita v Rodionova
Cornet v Chan
King v (2)Vesnina

Reptilia
May 16th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Will Be funny if she loses to one of the Maria sharapova collection girls

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Mmmmm... Goerges could be difficult. We'll see how she does!:D

Good luck, Masha!!:bounce::bounce:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Not an easy draw. Didn't Regina reach quarterfinals/semifinals in Dubai?

Lachy
May 16th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Like seriously :scared: Kulikova is actually a decent player...she was smashing the ball in Dubai.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Are you guys really worried about the other girls?:rolls: This is lika Memphis 2.0 :lol:

tvbsharapova
May 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM
go maria

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Are you guys really worried about the other girls?:rolls: This is lika Memphis 2.0 :lol:

Regina is no Shenay. :rolleyes:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 10:33 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/11c59xk.jpg

Regina.. :rolls:

mashasabinefan1
May 16th, 2010, 10:33 AM
I saw kulikova in dubai and she was really good. tough first round!

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 10:35 AM
She also grunts.. :scared:

qFB4tWzSMFE

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Shit.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 16th, 2010, 11:12 AM
First page is updated.

Shafanovic.
May 16th, 2010, 12:22 PM
will there be streams?

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I think there won't be any streams until the 20th.:sad:

Shafanovic.
May 16th, 2010, 12:36 PM
you know what i realised.

masha hasn't won a televised match. and has won all of her matches that we have to follow through scoreboard (except madrid)

claypova
May 16th, 2010, 12:48 PM
omg :sobbing:

horrible draw :(

istase2000
May 16th, 2010, 01:00 PM
you know what i realised.

masha hasn't won a televised match. and has won all of her matches that we have to follow through scoreboard (except madrid)

:eek: u are right ! shld we follow just the scoreboard then? xD
how sad that we haven't watched masha win a match in 2010 :sad:

Shafanovic.
May 16th, 2010, 01:16 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/1h569u.jpg

Good luck my beloved Maria..

madmax
May 16th, 2010, 01:16 PM
:eek: u are right ! shld we follow just the scoreboard then? xD
how sad that we haven't watched masha win a match in 2010 :sad:

I watched her winning against Pushniacki in exho though:devil:

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 01:37 PM
I don't think I'm in the mood for following this match on the scoreboard.

gc-spurs
May 16th, 2010, 01:39 PM
you know what i realised.

masha hasn't won a televised match. and has won all of her matches that we have to follow through scoreboard (except madrid)

ho damn totally hadn't realised that! and its already may!

Jovana.
May 16th, 2010, 01:39 PM
God those stupid scoreboards are gonna kill me one day :o

Please win matches and be on TV Mash' :tears:

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 01:43 PM
God those stupid scoreboards are gonna kill me one day :o

Please win matches and be on TV Mash' :tears:
This. :sobbing: :rain:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 01:57 PM
ho damn totally hadn't realised that! and its already may!

And let me tell you something else: If it wasn't for Memphis, she'd be 1-3 this year.:secret::speakles:

gc-spurs
May 16th, 2010, 02:10 PM
And let me tell you something else: If it wasn't for Memphis, she'd be 1-3 this year.:secret::speakles:

To 2010 !!! :hatoff:

Shafanovic.
May 16th, 2010, 02:11 PM
i want masha to win a non-MM title :sobbing:

Maria Croft
May 16th, 2010, 02:38 PM
You people are hilarious :lol:

This draw couldn't be horrible, if Maria doesn't win it's because she herself is playing horrible.

Every match should be more than winnale, in whatever form Maria is currently in actually.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 02:40 PM
You people are hilarious :lol:

This draw couldn't be horrible, if Maria doesn't win it's because she herself is playing horrible.

Every match should be more than winnale, in whatever form Maria is currently in actually.

This.;)

crux
May 16th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Goodluck maria
HOw is the schedule?

Eduardo Oliveira
May 16th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Go Maria!

please win this tournament :angel:

I want to see on TV :o :sobbing:

Nina.
May 16th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Come on Maria, just win this tournament :)

Monzanator
May 16th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Potentially AMG in the semis (bet my ass she gets there :tape: ). Wasn't Maria's match vs AMG in Amelia Island 2008 her longest on the tour ever? That took 3 & 1/2 hrs IIRC :scratch:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Potentially AMG in the semis (bet my ass she gets there :tape: ). Wasn't Maria's match vs AMG in Amelia Island 2008 her longest on the tour ever? That took 3 & 1/2 hrs IIRC :scratch:

Yes, it was according to wikipedia.:D The score (7-6(3), 5-7, 7-6(1)) was incredible!:eek:

AMG is nowhere near the level, though. Neither is Maria, though.:unsure: If Maria makes the semis I expect this match to have like 100 combined UEs.:tape:

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Monday, May 17, 2010

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Maria Elena Camerin vs. Stéphanie Foretz (Singles Q Final)
2. Maria Sharapova vs. Regina Kulikova (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Alizé Cornet vs. Chan Yung-Jan
4. Vania King vs. Elena Vesnina

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Mariana Duque Marino vs. Anne Kremer (Singles Q Final)
2. Dia Evtimova vs. Naomi Cavaday (Singles Q Final; NB 12.00hrs)
3. Robson/Smith vs. Barrois/Woehr
4. Chuang/Hradecka vs. Bacquet/Georges

Court 3 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Sorana Cirstea vs. Ana Jovanovic (Singles Q Final)
2. Ayumi Morita vs. Anastasia Rodionova (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Craybas/Goerges vs. Kiszczynska/Tvaroskova
4. Védy/Washington vs. Mladenovic/Sfar

Good luck Maria. :hearts:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 16th, 2010, 05:10 PM
:woohoo: Can't wait!

Vartan
May 16th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Good luck Masha!

joão.
May 16th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Good luck Maria!

oneandonly
May 16th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Please win a match Maria :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Hey Moni, where are you going to Belgium? :p

oneandonly
May 16th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Hey Moni, where are you going to Belgium? :p
Just Brussels and Bruges (or whatever it's spelled :lol:). Don't have time for more unfortunately. :sad:

Kitten63
May 16th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Good luck Masha!!

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Just Brussels and Bruges (or whatever it's spelled :lol:). Don't have time for more unfortunately. :sad:
:rolls: You should go to Leuven. :tears: I live at like 15 minutes of the center of that city. :lol:
And hopefully the weather doesn't completely suck when you come because when it rains/is cold you can do even less things in Belgium. :p

Maria Croft
May 16th, 2010, 09:14 PM
A nice and early match.

Give it your best Maria :rocker2:

gc-spurs
May 16th, 2010, 09:56 PM
is it the same time zone as paris?

Shafanovic.
May 16th, 2010, 10:26 PM
Come on Maria!!!

nelsondan
May 16th, 2010, 11:45 PM
is it the same time zone as paris?

livescore.com says 10:15 gmt----that is 10 and a half hours from when I post this.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 03:22 AM
is it the same time zone as paris?

Does that make it around 10 PM for us? :unsure:

Vartan
May 17th, 2010, 03:28 AM
In 6.75 hours.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 03:39 AM
Exact same time of her match with Lucie in Madrid, no? I've got a bad feeling about this. But that's around the time I take a shower anyway. :rolls:

gc-spurs
May 17th, 2010, 04:18 AM
You stay in the shower this time!

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 05:12 AM
3:00AM my time. I love the clay/grass swing! :D

So no stream right?

Jacey
May 17th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Is the match NB 11 or NB 12 there time? I just don't want to wake up late.
To answer your ques. Maita there is no stream just livescore.

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Is the match NB 11 or NB 12 there time? I just don't want to wake up late.
To answer your ques. Maita there is no stream just livescore.

It's NB 12. It probably won't start til 1PM there so 4AM PST. :help: Do I really want to stay up that late or get up that early to see numbers on my screen? Gah. I probably will.

Jacey
May 17th, 2010, 05:35 AM
It's NB 12. It probably won't start til 1PM there so 4AM PST. :help: Do I really want to stay up that late or get up that early to see numbers on my screen? Gah. I probably will.

lmao..... Im thinking the same thing, gonna try and get a few hours of sleep then wakeup early for the match.
(also start my new job tomorrow, Maria wins, all is well, Maria loses, well....crap I don't want to think about that)

The things we do....all in the name of Maria Sharapova ;)

MS17
May 17th, 2010, 06:01 AM
Please, the time for Maria's match on GMT ?

Lachy
May 17th, 2010, 06:28 AM
I actually have a good feeling about this match. Therefore she will win :angel:

Vartan
May 17th, 2010, 06:33 AM
DT7os-ymfW4

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 06:35 AM
OMG Win!

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 09:22 AM
40 minutes?

Shafanovic.
May 17th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Come on Masha!!!!! :inlove:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 09:53 AM
5 minutes, is it? Anybody here? :scared:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Oh wait. That first match had to be finished first eh? I thought Maria's match would start at 12:00 sharp. Nevermind, still one set to go for the other Maria. :lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Damn. That means the match will start late and I am sleepy, I slept at 4 AM last night. :shout:

gc-spurs
May 17th, 2010, 10:07 AM
im sorted. i had an epic nap- i woke up and I didn't even know I had slept for so long and there was a drool patch on my blanket. those are the components of great naps.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Damn. That means the match will start late and I am sleepy, I slept at 4 AM last night. :shout:

Didn't everyone tell you to go to bed?:p

You should try power naps. Sleep for 15 minutes and you'll be fine.;)

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:29 AM
Nevermind. Her match is beginning in about 10 minutes if I'm right. Maria Elena Camerin def. Stephanie Foretz 6-3, 6-0. :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Match is over. Masha next.:D

Lachy
May 17th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Bring it on!

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Bonne chance, Maria. :awww:

Rafito.
May 17th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Let's do this Masha!

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Crap. I'm awake.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Crap. I'm awake.

Now you'll have to suffer.

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Now you'll have to suffer.

All in the name of her highness.

She's serving first. :p WHY.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Now you'll have to suffer.

And you'll have to shower.

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Go Maria!!!

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:41 AM
And you'll have to shower.

It rhymes. :hearts:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:42 AM
It rhymes. :hearts:

:inlove:

Sharapowerr
May 17th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Any livestream?

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:47 AM
No stream.:(

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2010, 10:48 AM
Let's get started. On scoreboard. Masha on serve.

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2010, 10:50 AM
A love game :inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:50 AM
4/4. 100%!:bowdown:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:50 AM
:inlove:

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Masha was not the first to hit a DF:kiss:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 10:52 AM
She HELD. What.

Mr.Sharapova
May 17th, 2010, 10:52 AM
4/4 thats a new thing:P

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 10:56 AM
0/3 BPs? Masha, you suck.

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Take those BPs!:weirdo:

madmax
May 17th, 2010, 10:56 AM
4/4 thats a new thing:P

and 4/4 BP's wasted as well

Mr.Sharapova
May 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
0/3 BPs? Masha, you suck.
Give her a Break Dumbass:fiery:

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Another BP!!!

Mr.Sharapova
May 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
and 4/4 BP's wasted as well

LOL the Serve does matter in this case If that is OK everything is OK:devil:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Give her a Break Dumbass:fiery:

:lol:

I take it we haven't met.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Give her a Break Dumbass:fiery:

:haha:

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
OMG :scared:

Rerun
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
impossible question

any livestreaming?

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
4 BPs wasted!:woohoo:

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
1 all :o

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
1-1 :fiery:

Lachy
May 17th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Hayooouuu

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Longest game ever. Regina George holds!

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Give her a Break Dumbass:fiery:

:rolls: You obviously have never been around the intense live scoring sessions over here.:lol:

Mr.Sharapova
May 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Come on Guys this is where the Real season of Maria begins Remember Warsaw she waisted So many opportunities and still won lol..!I'm just looking forward to her serving nothing else..

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Poova est ici. :rolleyes:

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:02 AM
DF #1 :inlove:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:02 AM
1st DF!:woohoo:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Lolerskates DF.

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Give her a Break Dumbass:fiery:

Welcome to wtaworld :lol:

Rerun
May 17th, 2010, 11:03 AM
ok, ill take this silence like no live streaming at all :o

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Tuez-la!

DT7os-ymfW4

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:03 AM
ok, ill take this silence like no live streaming at all :o

No livestream :(

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Still 100% on first serves!:speakles:

2-1!:D

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Well at least it 7/7 on her first serve :lol:

madmax
May 17th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Still 100% on first serves!:speakles:

serve is BACK!!!!:bounce::bounce::worship::worship:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Welcome to wtaworld :lol:

Where people are a crazy! :lol: And that includes myself.

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Still 100% on first serves!:speakles:

2-1!:D

:hearts:

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Where people are a crazy! :lol: And that includes myself.

yeah especially when there's no stream :lol:

AnywhereButHome
May 17th, 2010, 11:07 AM
any livestream?

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:08 AM
yeah especially when there's no stream :lol:

And when it's 4AM. ;)

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:08 AM
any livestream?

NO

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:09 AM
And when it's 4AM. ;)

Whoa, why on Earth are you not sleeping? :eek:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
NO

Rude. :sobbing:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Whoa, why on Earth are you not sleeping? :eek:

I was asleep then I woke up and her name was up on the SB. :tape:

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Masha lost a point on her 1st serve.:sobbing:




j/k:p

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Rude. :sobbing:

It's rude not to read the last 3 pages and then come asking for a f*cking stream when there is NO STREAM and I'm hating the LACK OF STREAM.:shout::hysteric:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Masha lost a point on her 1st serve.:sobbing:




j/k:p

:rolleyes:

crux
May 17th, 2010, 11:11 AM
come on maria

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Masha lost a point on her 1st serve.:sobbing:

:smash:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:12 AM
It's rude not to read the last 3 pages and then come asking for a f*cking stream when there is NO STREAM and I'm hating the LACK OF STREAM.:shout::hysteric:

:hysteric:

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Fierce Maja :hearts: :lol:

crux
May 17th, 2010, 11:13 AM
break her plz :D

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:13 AM
She's serving so well!:tears:

Reptilia
May 17th, 2010, 11:14 AM
whats the score? my live score has frozen :(

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 11:15 AM
break her!

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:15 AM
She's serving so well!:tears:

*fingers crossed it stays that way* Group f-ing hug! http://bravellir.com/gallery/d/10301-1/grouphug.gif

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:15 AM
DT7os-ymfW4

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Am I experiencing actual service holds on the WTA? 5 straight holds in this match!

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:19 AM
10/11 first serves won :hearts:

AnywhereButHome
May 17th, 2010, 11:20 AM
79% 1st serve :eek:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 17th, 2010, 11:20 AM
It's so quiet today. Where is everyone? :tears:

Jacey
May 17th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Just woke up, following u guys from my iPhone because I'm to lazy to get out of bed, please tell me Maria is doing well...

Omg nevermind just read her service hold % dang dang

Marilyn Monheaux
May 17th, 2010, 11:22 AM
10/11 first serves
3/4 second serves

:worship:

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:22 AM
79% 1st serve :eek:

Her opponent's right up there too.

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:22 AM
10/11 first serves
3/4 second serves

:worship:

Pretty bad. :tape:

Eduardo Oliveira
May 17th, 2010, 11:23 AM
ACE ! :hearts:

Ksenia.
May 17th, 2010, 11:24 AM
No way. She just lost 2nd point on her first serve.

MaitaBaby
May 17th, 2010, 11:24 AM
Regina got to 30 for the first time on Masha's serve. Hold now. NOW, Mash.