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Lucas_Arg
Aug 13th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Since I'm a Maria fan I want her to win Moscow, in fact, alongside RG, is the tournament which I want Maria to win the most.
The fact that is played in Russia should make Maria want to play there so bad! I could understand she not playing only if she is playing Doha, if she is close to it, go to Moscow, lift the trophy and then qualify would just:drool::drool::drool:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Aug 13th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Since I'm a Maria fan I want her to win Moscow, in fact, alongside RG, is the tournament which I want Maria to win the most.
The fact that is played in Russia should make Maria want to play there so bad! I could understand she not playing only if she is playing Doha, if she is close to it, go to Moscow, lift the trophy and then qualify would just:drool::drool::drool:

IMHO: No, the crowd in Moscow don't deserve to see her playing live there never again. Incredible disgusting behavior, "support" for Maria against Safina in 2005. (IKR, despite this in 2006-2007 she was there)

We'll see! :)

swissmr
Aug 13th, 2010, 01:38 AM
She has never done herself justice in Moscow so I would like to see her have a good run there. I really thought she was going won it in 2006, that injury seemed so random.

Lucas_Arg
Aug 13th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Last year the final was Schiavone vs Govortosva :help::help::help:
They will receive Maria incredible well

Shimizu Amon
Aug 13th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Please no. She has a terrible track record there.
The surface isn't her best and besides that I believe that she puts herself under a huge amount of pressure.
So if it's up to me, Maria can just let this tournament pass her by.

NewShoulderPlz.
Sep 10th, 2010, 01:45 PM
There is a preliminary agreement with M.Sharapova about her participation in Kremlin Cup-2010. Final confirmation will come up next week.

http://twitter.com/VladasLasitskas

istase2000
Sep 10th, 2010, 02:04 PM
There is a preliminary agreement with M.Sharapova about her participation in Kremlin Cup-2010. Final confirmation will come up next week.

http://twitter.com/VladasLasitskas

oh wow
i think this is good for masha to get her ranking up. Hopefully she wins at least one (hopefully more) tournaments this year :D

joão.
Sep 10th, 2010, 02:19 PM
:d

NewShoulderPlz.
Sep 10th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Yevgeny Kafelnikov personally negotiated with Maria Sharapova on her possible visit to Moscow at the Kremlin Cup-2010.

http://twitter.com/VladasLasitskas

lefty24
Sep 10th, 2010, 03:25 PM
IMHO: No, the crowd in Moscow don't deserve to see her playing live there never again. Incredible disgusting behavior, "support" for Maria against Safina in 2005. (IKR, despite this in 2006-2007 she was there)

We'll see! :)

What happened there in 2005?

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 10th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Yevgeny Kafelnikov personally negotiated with Maria Sharapova on her possible visit to Moscow at the Kremlin Cup-2010.

http://twitter.com/VladasLasitskas

Negotiated? Pay her whatever the f*ck she wants.:lol:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 10th, 2010, 03:50 PM
It will help her ranking a lot considering she has 800 points to defend.

Break My Rapture
Sep 10th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Great news. :hearts:

claypova
Sep 10th, 2010, 04:25 PM
its a premier tournament with a weak field:shrug: lots of points up for grabs, so i hope she does play here.

JamieOwen3
Sep 10th, 2010, 06:06 PM
she needs to be in the top ten by the australian open!! well i want her to be :lol: but yes if she's serious about getting her ranking up she should play more tournaments as she's playing less matches than 2005-2006 as she'snot making the latter stages of the slams like then, im happy to hear about the negotiations but stop negotiating and ask her what her price is so they can pay her whatever she wants :rolls:

Doc
Sep 10th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Maria has never done well in Moscow for some reason. I think she feels under pressure to win - a bit like Mauresmo at RG. Also the surface is slow and doesn't suit her.

goldlion
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:02 AM
Well maybe Moscow has been struggling to sell tickets.

But it indeed is a good tournament to grab some extra points.

Lucas_Arg
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:27 AM
Please please Kafelnikov give her the money!!!!!!!!
And after Moscow let's go to Doha!

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Please please Kafelnikov give her the money!!!!!!!!
And after Moscow let's go to Doha!

:haha:
Funny.

Next year...probably... ;)

Lucas_Arg
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:52 AM
:haha:
Funny.

Next year...probably... ;)

She still has chances. Most of the top players collapse during this kind of tournaments and I expect Maria to have deep runs at Tokyo and Beijing. And as I said before I'd love to see her play Moscow again.

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 11th, 2010, 03:26 AM
She still has chances. Most of the top players collapse during this kind of tournaments and I expect Maria to have deep runs at Tokyo and Beijing. And as I said before I'd love to see her play Moscow again.

Maybe she still has chances - but only on paper. That's all! Anything else is a big illusion.
She'll be at LA during the YEC. :)

Tokyo will be very heavy, 36 players of the TOP 40 will (want) play there. No BYE, I bet as early exit. Bejing - hard field too.

Moscow: she'll fall down on the rank after Tokyo and then have a chance: unseed on the draw. About Maria and her luck, sure it's will be a first round match against the #1 seed.

But unlike I said before,now I just want to see her playing in Moscow, would be nice because it's a great idea.

Vartan
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:54 AM
There is no way she can qualify for Doha...

goldlion
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:20 AM
Maybe Doha officials will consider giving her a WC if she wins 2 of the upcoming 3 tournaments??

claypova
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Maybe Doha officials will consider giving her a WC if she wins 2 of the upcoming 3 tournaments??

There are no WCs in Doha

Julian.
Sep 11th, 2010, 06:27 AM
I actually wish Maria will play Moscow and then Bali. :awww:

Sp!ffy
Sep 11th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Why do you guys want her to play in Doha so bad?
You really wanna see her play against top players? :hysteric:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 11th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Why do you guys want her to play in Doha so bad?
You really wanna see her play against top players? :hysteric:

IKR.

I'm not ready to see her get thrashed. :hysteric:

Vartan
Sep 11th, 2010, 08:05 AM
With her luck, I'm sure she will land in the group with Stosur and Schiavone. I can't guarantee that she will actually beat them though, :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 11th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Masha for Bali 2010! :cheer:

xan
Sep 11th, 2010, 11:45 AM
IKR.

I'm not ready to see her get thrashed. :hysteric:

Maria actually has done well in the YEC format. The round robin means she feels less pressure, and she always seems to like playing as the underdog.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 11th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Maria actually has done well in the YEC format. The round robin means she feels less pressure, and she always seems to like playing as the underdog.

It's 2010, she hasn't really convinced me when playing against top players so far. I don't expect her to do well if she gets into YEC. At least she's not losing to scrubs now, which is a good thing.

Effy
Sep 11th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Maria has never done well in Moscow for some reason. I think she feels under pressure to win - a bit like Mauresmo at RG. Also the surface is slow and doesn't suit her.

this. Though i'd love to see Maria here in Moscow again :drool:

goldlion
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:32 PM
There are no WCs in Doha

I thought it was mentioned last year about granting WC for Clijsters?

But then it was not fair for those who fought hard for the last shot, i.e. Jankovic.

So the WC issue dropped.

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
I thought it was mentioned last year about granting WC for Clijsters?

But then it was not fair for those who fought hard for the last shot, i.e. Jankovic.

So the WC issue dropped.

They thought about a wildcard for Kim, because she had only played 3 tournaments and actually won a slam.:rolls: I don't see what Masha has done ("She won Memphis & Strasbourg" :spit:) that would justify a WC in the first place.:shrug:

Go to Bali, Mash. ;)

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:49 PM
I remember someone saying that the last spot is actually WC. But they usually (or always) give it to the eighth player on the race.

Nina.
Sep 11th, 2010, 03:05 PM
I remember someone saying that the last spot is actually WC. But they usually (or always) give it to the eighth player on the race.

I think that is/ was the case. But even Kim wasn't offered a WC and she won a slam coming straight out of retirement. Giving one to Masha would be hilarious :shrug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 11th, 2010, 03:19 PM
I think giving a wildcard to anyone would be a slap in the face for the 8th player who actually qualified. :shrug:

Nina.
Sep 11th, 2010, 03:25 PM
that's true as well :)

Julian.
Sep 12th, 2010, 03:53 PM
From Kremlin Cup website:

Maria Sharapova will play the Kremlin Cup this year

10.09.2010

There is a preliminary agreement with Maria Sharapova about her participation in 2010 Kremlin Cup.

Final confirmation will come up next week.

http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/1395

Lucas_Arg
Sep 12th, 2010, 04:03 PM
OMG I'm so exciteeeeeeeeeeeeeeed
I love Kremlin Cup.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 12th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Masha :cheer:

Jovana.
Sep 12th, 2010, 04:09 PM
holy crap ajde!! :eek:

cyannnnn
Sep 12th, 2010, 04:10 PM
hope she will not find a excuss after pekin to not come in moscow

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 12th, 2010, 04:28 PM
DAVAI :banana:

Craig.
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:10 PM
I think she realized she needs the points if she wants draws to stop fucking with her :lol:

Effy
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:12 PM
WOW just fucking WOW
will get to see her again :devil:

Break My Rapture
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:17 PM
ZOMG amaze. :cheer: Good decision, Masha.
I assume this also means she basically gave up on Doha. :rolls:

madmax
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:38 PM
ZOMG amaze. :cheer: Good decision, Masha.
I assume this also means she basically gave up on Doha. :rolls:

why?:rolleyes:If she defends her Tokyo title and wins Moscow, she might very well and qualify for it

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:41 PM
I think she realized she needs the points if she wants draws to stop fucking with her :lol:

This!

&

ZOMG amaze. :cheer: Good decision, Masha.
I assume this also means she basically gave up on Doha. :rolls:

This!

:lol:

Julian.
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:43 PM
^ or she might try to qualify for Doha by playing Moscow!

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 12th, 2010, 05:46 PM
why?:rolleyes:If she defends her Tokyo title and wins Moscow, she might very well and qualify for it

gave up Doha, sure! She don't wanna to play in Moscow then. Before the YEC :weirdo:

Lucas_Arg
Sep 12th, 2010, 06:09 PM
She would have to win and be the runner up at Tokeyo and Beijing AND win Moscow for qualify I think.

Break My Rapture
Sep 12th, 2010, 06:42 PM
She is so not gonna travel from Europe to where-ever Doha is. I think that's rather obvious.

Sharapovian
Sep 12th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Great news :cheer:, now we all get to see Maria play in another tournament! :D :yeah:

Can Maria even qualify for Doha? I mean is she able to get enough points from these next few tournaments?
She might be able to but others who haven't qualified yet will probably have to play worse :rolleyes:

Maria Croft
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:03 PM
I'm so happy she's going to play Moscow, not because she'll do well, because she never does well in Moscow...but because she adds another tournament to her year which I think is a great decision :yeah:

Nina.
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:40 PM
She is so not gonna travel from Europe to where-ever Doha is. I think that's rather obvious.

:sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM
:sobbing:

:awww::hug:

Vartan
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Isn't Doha only 3 hours away form Moscow?

Not like she has any chance of qualifying...

Sp!ffy
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Wait so is she still playing in Beijing? :weirdo:

Vartan
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:58 PM
She has to :lol: It's a Premier Mandatory.

Nina.
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:03 PM
I think it's about 4-5 hours

slamchamp
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Well playing in the YEC did wonders for the confidence in 2007 :drool: So if that happens it can be really good

Nina.
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:17 PM
but it's just not gonna happen :shrug:

Julian.
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Isn't Doha only 3 hours away form Moscow?

Not like she has any chance of qualifying...

Yes, Doha-Moscow isn't really that far actually :lol:

Sp!ffy
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:34 PM
She has to :lol: It's a Premier Mandatory.

Oh yeah. :lol: So how does Maria adding another tournament to her schedule mean she is giving up for Doha? :lol: If anything, I would think that it means she is trying harder. :weirdo:

Vartan
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Moscow is held the week before Doha.

Maria Croft
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:59 PM
I really don't think she cares about making the YEC, I just think she wants to improve her ranking so she doesn't draw the #1 seed in the 4th round again.

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:01 PM
I think it's about 4-5 hours

5 hours, 10 minutes with Qatar Airways. :D


*edit*

Maria might not care about the YEC, but I'm sure Nike and the $70 million dollar deal care. I mean, she's got a dress and all.:lol:

Vartan
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:02 PM
5 hours, 10 minutes with Qatar Airways. :D


*edit*

Maria might not care about the YEC, but I'm sure Nike and the $70 million dollar deal care. I mean, she's got a dress and all.:lol:

Bali, :worship:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Moscow is held the week before Doha.

And we all know that Masha runs out of gas if she has to play two consecutive weeks.:(

Julian.
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Bali is there for a reason :sobbing:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Bali, :worship:

http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/43678/2850132900040801909S425x425Q85.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/462804189_ca25c30dc5.jpg

http://www.smarttravelasia.com/TopHotels/images/Bulgari1.jpg

:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

atominside
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:43 PM
yess..so happy to see the fucking dress!!

claypova
Sep 12th, 2010, 11:14 PM
bali :scared: Li Na is going to play there :scared:

Kitten63
Sep 12th, 2010, 11:15 PM
I thik it's great that she's playing Moscow.

istase2000
Sep 13th, 2010, 01:53 AM
bali :scared: Li Na is going to play there :scared:

:lol:
I think maria should play if she's fit - and she can get revenge on li na :hearts:

but happy maria still has 3 more tournaments this year!
Get some ranking points girl!

gc-spurs
Sep 13th, 2010, 02:30 AM
2 revenge vouchers against Na!
:armed:

Monzanator
Sep 13th, 2010, 07:19 AM
I remember someone saying that the last spot is actually WC. But they usually (or always) give it to the eighth player on the race.

Doesn't a Grand Slam Winner ranked outside the Top 8 get a Wild Card into YEC (I believe last time this was the case with Gaston Gaudio on the men's side)?

Maria rocks
Sep 13th, 2010, 10:51 AM
oh wow
i think this is good for masha to get her ranking up. Hopefully she wins at least one (hopefully more) tournaments this year :D

Yeah i think its a great oppurtunity for her just what she needs.

Slampova
Sep 13th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Moscow ftw :cheer:

MestZ
Sep 13th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Can she still qualify for YEC?

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 13th, 2010, 02:25 PM
no way ;)

ideoxo
Sep 13th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Is that even official, I mean did she confirm to play Moscow?
And I think she has a chance to qualify for YEC if she plays Beijing, Tokyo and Moscow and go deep in every tournament of course but she is not planning to play YEC because it's right after Moscow.

JamieOwen3
Sep 13th, 2010, 05:46 PM
maybe the reason she's playing moscow is because she either wants to try and get the points for a chance to qualify and/or she figured she hasn't done enough to qualify so she'll play moscow and wear her YEC dress there :lol:

slamchamp
Sep 13th, 2010, 05:48 PM
she plays moscow cause hse needs match play..wins, confidence..all of that

JamieOwen3
Sep 13th, 2010, 06:10 PM
yeah well im happy she's playing there, everytime she's played there she gets huge support.So i believe she should thank them for their huge support by winning the tournament ;) :lol: :devil:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 13th, 2010, 06:30 PM
She might use that WTA Finale dress. :cheer:

nelsondan
Sep 13th, 2010, 09:18 PM
It was kind of nice to look back at her 2006 doodles about Moscow---she had to pull out because of injury, but she had a good time there, anyway. I think she likes the food. She told a stories about reading Lolita, and about two grannies wanting a t-shirt.....


Let me start this little paragraph by saying that my dad has been in Russia since the Open. So during lunch on our second day in Moscow, we're all sitting there pretty beat, all quiet in our thoughts thinking 'here we are again'. Out of nowhere my dad goes "I'm absolutely exhausted, this jet-lag!" And this was said with a straight face. Mike and I are usually pretty good with replying, but couldn't construct a sentence after that one.

I just finished reading this well-known book called 'Lolita'. You know how some books are hard to put down because either something is about to happen or you're dying to know if they will finally hook up ( at least I do, haha), well this one was so shocking that I couldn't put it down. The writing was beautiful but the story.....pretty crazy!

After my pulling-out press conference, I did a small autograph session for the Bank of Moscow. They laid out posters, programs, t-shirts, and tennis balls.......fans got to choose whichever item their heart desired. The t-shirts were very popular and just as there was one remaining, I saw these two pretty old grannies next up in line. Both of them realized that there was just one shirt left, sprinted towards it (at a granny pace), grabbed it from both ends and literarily started tackling one another. The one with the bandana won, and I honestly think the other one is still desperate to get a good hit at the winner. Who cares about the autograph! They need a free shirt!!

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 13th, 2010, 09:37 PM
R.I.P. Lovely Doodles.:tears:

Lucas_Arg
Sep 13th, 2010, 11:38 PM
This thread was like a premonition.
Maybe I will pray and start a new one: The Maria needs to play Sydney/Paris/Dubai/Miami/Sttutgart/Eastbourne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

perseus2006
Sep 14th, 2010, 12:44 AM
It's time to change the title of this thread to include all of the Fall Toutnaments.

Pova's chances for getting into the YEC are not brilliant. To do it,
she would have to overtake Fran who is currently #8 and hope that
ARad and Elena (and others) don't do it better.

Here's how the Ranking Points lay out from the end of the USO on 9/13/2010.
The stats show the points #7 to #10 need to defend from the 2009 tournaments
along with Pova's. The "Fall Start" column shows the net points each player
has to build on from the begining of the 2010 Fall Tournaments.



Defending points from 2009 Tournies Fall
9/13 Seoul Tokyo Beijing Linz Osaka Moscow Start
---- ----- ----- ------- ---- ----- ------ -----
7 Stosur 4950 60 5 280 4605
8 Schiavone 4670 30 1 80 200 470 3889
9 ARad 3995 350 700 130 1 2784
10 Elena 3945 1 250 3694
15 Pova 3450 800 140 2510


Points available from the 2010 Fall Tournaments:


R64 R32 R16 QF SF F W
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Tokyo 1 70 125 225 395 620 900

Beijing 5 80 140 250 450 700 1000

Moscow 1 60 120 200 320 470


YEC chances in view of all of this are dim at the very best. Pova will need
to win her three Fall Tournaments just to have an opening and, even then, hope
for someone, or more, to drop out of the YEC.

I am sure that Pova can add and subtract. Therefore, I believe she is just
trying to earn points for better positioning for 2011. But, of course, nothing
will happen if you don't try...

Doc
Sep 14th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Who onearth is "Pova"? :mad:

JamieOwen3
Sep 14th, 2010, 06:28 PM
a shorter way of saying sharaPova :lol:

Vartan
Sep 14th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Maybe if Maria starts saying Vamos again, she will start winning :angel:

Sharapovian
Sep 14th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Vamos all the way :cheer:, if it works! It works for Rafa :D

I have never heard her say it though :shrug:

Vartan
Sep 14th, 2010, 07:18 PM
I think it was 2005-2006?

Sharapovian
Sep 14th, 2010, 07:37 PM
I think you're right, it was round about 2005/2006 :) Although you can't hear her say it in this video you can kind of tell she is saying Vamos at the end :D
0NkWx_MGD7A

Vartan
Sep 14th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I think you're right, it was round about 2005/2006 :) Although you can't hear her say it in this video you can kind of tell she is saying Vamos at the end :D
0NkWx_MGD7A

Come on and Vamos look the same :( So I can't say for sure.

Sharapovian
Sep 14th, 2010, 07:58 PM
IKR, probably because they mean the same thing :lol:

Mashabator
Sep 15th, 2010, 01:48 AM
She looks so hot there :hearts:

Sp!ffy
Sep 15th, 2010, 02:00 AM
I remember Sharapova said "Vamos" in Stanford, I think.


...I think maybe against Radwanska.

gc-spurs
Sep 15th, 2010, 02:09 AM
If I had to stake my life on either 'Come On' or 'Vamos' for that video, I'd go with Vamos.

Nina.
Sep 15th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Who onearth is "Pova"? :mad:

Not to be confused with Poova, Maria's evil twin who plays really crappy tennis. She's been around too often :p

Reptilia
Sep 15th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Bit slow on the uptake but :woohoo: she's playing Moscow!!

Lucas_Arg
Sep 20th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Where is the final confirmation?

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 20th, 2010, 05:28 AM
Where does it say she's playing Moscow? :eek:

Julian.
Sep 20th, 2010, 06:23 AM
Where does it say she's playing Moscow? :eek:

Kremlin Cup official site: http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/1395

gc-spurs
Sep 20th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Its next week already! maybe it won't happen

Julian.
Sep 20th, 2010, 06:34 AM
Yeah, why they haven't posted the final confirmation? :unsure:

slamchamp
Sep 20th, 2010, 03:54 PM
what is next week?? tokyo is next week

slamchamp
Sep 20th, 2010, 03:55 PM
oh I got it

Julian.
Sep 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
Is this some kind of confirmation from Tarpishchev that Masha will play?

Shamil Tarpishchev: there will be no insignificant matches at Kremlin Cup-2010!
22.09.2010

«Kremlin Cup is in the top-6 world's best tennis tournaments. For this reason, of course, the composition of players is imposing. But there is still an intrigue: both male and female lists will possibly be augmented with extra strongest tennis players, including perhaps even Serena Williams. So we can not say that the current lists are in their final version.

Speaking about foreign players, I’d rather mention Tsonga. I think the audience will like him. He’s interesting, even unique player. His style of playing, speed, demeanour will be attractive for fans. The same thing was with Safin. When he played, people came to watch him, no matter if he was in good shape or not, they wanted just to see his match. I think Tsonga has got the same charm and charisma as Marat does.

Another interesting player is Marcos Baghdatis. We can expect any result: he plays fast and he’s got good technic. Tipsarević after his marriage has shown phenomenal results – he won two gold points for Serbia in the Davis Cup. Also Ukrainian players Sergei Stakhovsky, Oleksandr Dolgopolov and Ilia Marchenko are in good shape. But their style is very familiar to us, they represent our Soviet tennis school, and we are really glad that Ukraine has got such strong players.

If talking about potential winners, I can say that the struggle will be really hard as all the players are of the similar high level. Hard fights can be expected just from the first rounds – all the matches will be interesting! But, of course, first of all, we are awaiting the results of our players. Nikolay Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny play wonderfully at the moment. Both of them are able to win the Kremlin Cup. It would be a real celebration for the Russian fans!

We look forward to seeing a bright struggle between women as well. This year our girls had a lot of injuries. But fortunately it’s over, and now Dementieva, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova, Sharapova increase their good results. We’ll be happy to see any Russian girl as a winner of the Kremlin Cup!

In Russia our tennis players always play better, so I hope that the love of tennis fans and special Moscow mood will help Russian tennis players to win the competition, which for more than 20 years maintains good tennis image of Russia.

http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/1414

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:01 PM
^^Doesn't sound like a confirmation to me.

Andy.
Sep 23rd, 2010, 10:11 PM
Im really extcited to see Maria playing more tournaments to finish off her season. I really hope she plays Moscow and Bali. If she does well in all of her season end tournaments we can expecft a nice ranking coming into 2010. Is there a possibility of top 10 if she does well?

denny5576
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Maria will play in Moscow's "Kremlin Cup" . The tournament director had confirmed it. The confirmation is in Russian.

Here is the confirmation:
Генеральный директор Кубка Кремля Игорь Тихонко подтвердил участие россиянки Марии Шараповой в Кубке Кремля. По словам Тихонко, руководству турнира остается только урегулировать с менеджерами спортсменки некоторые детали.

«То, что Мария Шарапова приедет в Москву – это точно, сейчас мы обсуждаем нюансы. Нам осталось решить, где Мария будет жить, каким самолетом лететь и так далее. Так что сейчас вопросы проживания россиянки в отеле, авиабилеты и прочее – для нас главные», – приводит слова Тихонко корреспондент Sports.ru Софья Тартакова.
http://www.sports.ru/tennis/73230661.html

Sharapovian
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:20 PM
:yippee: Maria is playing Moscow.....Yay :cheer:

Vartan
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:21 PM
:cheer:

Jovana.
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:21 PM
hell yeah Mother Russia :banana:

Break My Rapture
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Yay. :cheer:

Solidus
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Excelsior!

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:37 PM
good decision! :cheer: :cool:

Julian.
Sep 24th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Good decision Masha :yeah: Now play Bali as well :cheer:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:17 PM
:woohoo:

Tina.
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:31 PM
awesome!

Kitten63
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Great news :bounce:

Lucas_Arg
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Good decision Masha :yeah: Now play Bali as well :cheer:

If she wins Tokyo (which is not so crazy) and has strong runs at Beijing and Moscow she should qualify in Doha.

Julian.
Sep 24th, 2010, 11:28 PM
If she wins Tokyo (which is not so crazy) and has strong runs at Beijing and Moscow she should qualify in Doha.

She definitely should play Doha if she manages to qualify but if she doesn't please play Bali. :lol:

gc-spurs
Sep 24th, 2010, 11:58 PM
Shot Maria!! Win all three? :p

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:51 AM
:cheer:

Shot Maria!! Win all three? :p

Such a Kiwi expression :worship:

claypova
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:59 AM
:woohoo:

gc-spurs
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:12 AM
:cheer:



Such a Kiwi expression :worship:

Shot bro!

Vartan
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:29 AM
Let's be realistic, she is not qualifying for Doha.

Lucas_Arg
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Let's be realistic, she is not qualifying for Doha.

Why not? She won Tokyo last year playing some crap crap tennis (no serve), this year she is playing better. She should step up her game, thats obvious, but she is capable.

Vartan
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:38 AM
She needs to win both Tokyo & Beijing.

shaktincredible
Sep 25th, 2010, 03:24 AM
i really want Sharapova to play Bali because i'll be in Bali on november :hysteric:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Sep 25th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Why not? She won Tokyo last year playing some crap crap tennis (no serve), this year she is playing better. She should step up her game, thats obvious, but she is capable.

LOL. Wake up, please. . . She is not playing at YEC.

Ridiculous

denny5576
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:24 PM
LOL. Wake up, please. . . She is not playing at YEC.

Ridiculous
Why do you hurry with conclusions? Until theoretically is possible to qualify the door is opened….
It is important to pay attention to the fact that players can eliminate or substantially reduced the chances of other players to qualify for Doha.

For example theoretically in Tokyo is possible:
- RADWANSKA loses in III round (KUZNETSOVA)
- Azarenka loses in III round
- SCHIAVONE loses III round (Sharapova)
- PEER loses II round (Kanepi)
- JANKOVIC loses in II round or III round
- LI Na loses in II round (Pennetta) or III round (DEMENTIEVA)
- DEMENTIEVA loses in II round (SHVEDOVA) or III round (Pennetta or Li Na)
- Li Na or DEMENTIEVA lose in 1/4 final (ZVONAREVA)

Such or similar scenario substantially reduces the chances of 7 players and opens the door for other players, one of which could be Maria.
I am not saying Maria will qualify, because no one knows or could know now. But the chance exists. So thinking about that chance cannot be named “Ridiculous”.

Monzanator
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:33 PM
She'd still need to win two of the three and be in QF or even SF in the other one. That would be a tall order even for the 05/06 Pova let alone now.

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:44 PM
Let's just wait and see. There's no point in doing all kinds of calculations now, other than ruining the fun of seeing her play again.;)

Monzanator
Sep 25th, 2010, 12:52 PM
That's the best part now that all the pressure is gone. I've ceased my hopes of YEC long time ago, so now it's all about those little triumps and the eventual big ones will be considered as a pleasant surprise rather then a complete must. She'll win another Premier/Mandatory in the future and even another Slam perhaps :tape: Did you notice her interview before the Capra match when she said she still considers herself a young person? :haha: ;)

denny5576
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:08 PM
She'd still need to win two of the three and be in QF or even SF in the other one. That would be a tall order even for the 05/06 Pova let alone now.
No. It is not obligatory “to win two of the three and be in QF or even SF in the other one”.
But I do not like entering in a discussion how many points exactly are sufficient.
My remark is – in professional sport anything is possible. So, unless there is not a theoretical chance, we should not rule out anything.
Only 2 months ago the most secured thing in WTA was the number one spot of Serena. Who thought Serena will make such a gift to Karo? No one.
I am sure you did not even think that one or two from the qualified for Doha players could not play there because of injury or another reason. Such case changes completely the race and makes it much easier to qualify.
Do not rule out that Serena will not play till the end of the season and that Venus will also not play in Doha.
And also please do not forget Maria could qualify for Doha as a reserve player, but to play there.
Because anything can happen Maria and other players simply must try to get as many points as possible from each tournament.

denny5576
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Let's just wait and see. There's no point in doing all kinds of calculations now, other than ruining the fun of seeing her play again.;)
Correct.
:worship:

gc-spurs
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:13 PM
That's the best part now that all the pressure is gone. I've ceased my hopes of YEC long time ago, so now it's all about those little triumps and the eventual big ones will be considered as a pleasant surprise rather then a complete must. She'll win another Premier/Mandatory in the future and even another Slam perhaps :tape: Did you notice her interview before the Capra match when she said she still considers herself a young person? :haha: ;)

Is she not? She's no teen, but I'd defs still call her young.

Monzanator
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:17 PM
I know she is young, but when you see Vaidisova retiring at 20 you might wonder what the cut off age really is ;) She's been around for a long while now even though she's only 23. And if she feels she can't regain that pre-shoulder injury form, she might as well consider retirement well before 30. She's got all the money and probably will be making millions long after she's retired too, so it's all about the passion for the game methinks.

No. It is not obligatory “to win two of the three and be in QF or even SF in the other one”.
But I do not like entering in a discussion how many points exactly are sufficient.
My remark is – in professional sport anything is possible. So, unless there is not a theoretical chance, we should not rule out anything.
Only 2 months ago the most secured thing in WTA was the number one spot of Serena. Who thought Serena will make such a gift to Karo? No one.
I am sure you did not even think that one or two from the qualified for Doha players could not play there because of injury or another reason. Such case changes completely the race and makes it much easier to qualify.
Do not rule out that Serena will not play till the end of the season and that Venus will also not play in Doha.
And also please do not forget Maria could qualify for Doha as a reserve player, but to play there.
Because anything can happen Maria and other players simply must try to get as many points as possible from each tournament.

Somebody else did the maths earlier and figured out that scenario. But of course it's every man for himself. I've counted myself of seeing Maria in YEC though :shrug:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:18 PM
She is still in her early twenties. :shrug:

Sharapovian
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Maria is still young IMO, just because she has been playing tennis for so long it probably feels like she is 'old'.

claypova
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:51 PM
it feeels like maria's been around forever :sobbing:

Jovana.
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:02 PM
23's young in my bloody book.

JamieOwen3
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:07 PM
jesus christ :lol: remember when venus and serena were 23? no one saw them as old ;) maria is a young cool chick, and u bitches remember that :p

:D

Monzanator
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:09 PM
We all know that :devil: But if she pulls the plug on all her fans then... :help:

JamieOwen3
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:12 PM
then i will support her in whatever she does although ill be heartbroken :sobbing:
she won't retire in the next few years trust me, nothing gives her the thrill as much as tennis does! she's a competitor so tennis is number 1.

Monzanator
Sep 25th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Let's hope Vujacic won't become the second coming of Radek... :o :tape:

gc-spurs
Sep 25th, 2010, 03:01 PM
I know she is young, but when you see Vaidisova retiring at 20 you might wonder what the cut off age really is ;) She's been around for a long while now even though she's only 23. And if she feels she can't regain that pre-shoulder injury form, she might as well consider retirement well before 30. She's got all the money and probably will be making millions long after she's retired too, so it's all about the passion for the game methinks.




Yeah lets not use Vaidisova as the measuring stick. It is about the passion for the game, and I'm pretty sure she still has a lot of it, and doesn't seem to be the type to walk away without leaving all of herself out on court. She's young now, she was an infant before.

Solidus
Sep 26th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Meh, I find this talk ridiculous, just look at when Venus started playing big, and she's still playing well into her thirties, the same applies for Serena and many other athletes who are currently included, or have been included within the WTA.

Also, Maria is no Vaidisova, there's nothing to tell me that she lacks passion for the game, and to suggest that Maria would just cut-and-run now that she has got the money is just :o

NewShoulderPlz.
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Good luck Maria :lol:

-
Serena Williams and her team, submits the request to the Russian visa.Agent Jill Smoller has already sent to our side all required documents

http://twitter.com/VladasLasitskas/status/25673327876

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:18 AM
^^Just saw that. Now things could get interesting.:lol:

Reptilia
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:22 AM
So glad she decided to play Moscow. Bitch better play Bali and get some points!

Wait, will she even qualify for Bali ranked in the 20's?:help:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:32 AM
^^Yes. :rolls:

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Bring on Moscow!

claypova
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:47 AM
^ this. :sobbing:

Julian.
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:48 AM
So glad she decided to play Moscow. Bitch better play Bali and get some points!

Wait, will she even qualify for Bali ranked in the 20's?:help:

Yes. :lol:

Here is the race and Maria's position right now: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=403768

claypova
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:51 AM
this guy posted the entrylist on GM(now moved to Moscow forum), and Maria's not on it :scared:

Julian.
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:52 AM
^ It wasn't the most up to date entry list I guess :unsure:

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 5th, 2010, 09:53 AM
^^I hope so.:o

cyannnnn
Oct 5th, 2010, 03:43 PM
someone know if her season is off or she will play moscow because don't see her on the entry list....

Maria Croft
Oct 5th, 2010, 05:44 PM
this guy posted the entrylist on GM(now moved to Moscow forum), and Maria's not on it :scared:

That's a good thing, we really don't need another 1R loss right now.

canadia
Oct 5th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Maria's picture is on the main page of the Kremlin Cup Website and it cites her as a participant...

denny5576
Oct 6th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Maria's agent confirmed today to Moscow tournament organizers that Maria will not play any tournament this year. Her season has ended.

Monzanator
Oct 6th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Not even Bali?

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 6th, 2010, 02:44 PM
What? When? Where? did you read that?

Julian.
Oct 6th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from Kremlin Cup - 2010
06.10.2010

As the agent of the well-known Russian tennis-player has informed the 2010 Kremlin Cup press-service, Maria finishes her tennis season and will not play tournaments this year anymore, including 2010-Kremlin Cup.

http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/1471

I guess that includes Bali as well :spit:

denny5576
Oct 6th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Not even Bali?
I wrote the agent's words exactly as I got it. Of course the agent did not mention Bali, but I do not think Maria will play Bali after canceling her participation in Moscow.
Seems Maria's decision was taken today and Bali organizers are not informed yet.

canadia
Oct 6th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Well, I hope this means that she will go home and get serious about getting in shape for 2011. I think she realized in losing to Kimiko, who at 40 is in better shape than Maria, that she needs to improve her fitness levels. She will never win another grand slam until she does that. I hope that loss was a really good wake up call for her.

Lucas_Arg
Oct 6th, 2010, 03:49 PM
That's the right decision. She doesn't need another early loss, it would hurt her confidence.
She needs to reevaluate everything now, start fresh. Take a vacation and then start to train, hard, improving her fitness is a must.
She should play a real tournament before AO. Hong Kong is another stupid decision.

nelsondan
Oct 6th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Has pregnancy been ruled out?

slamchamp
Oct 6th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Has pregnancy been ruled out?please don't scare me!:scared:

nelsondan
Oct 6th, 2010, 05:39 PM
please don't scare me!:scared:

Well, I was thinking about all those photos with Sasha where she looked so happy---and wondering about the nature of what was bothering her physically---but this photo makes me think there is no reason to worry much about that being the reason her season is over.

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/597/23707china20102122563lo.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/23707china20102122563lo.jpg/)

Shimizu Amon
Oct 6th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Just happy to read that her season is over. What a dissapointment in the end.
I had such high hopes for the hard court season.

Well hopefully Maria will find out whatever is holding her back and that she can come back on the tour next year and kick some major butt.