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jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:14 AM
0-15*

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:15 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:16 AM
15-30*

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:16 AM
15-40*
maria is struggling to return her serve.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:17 AM
30-40*

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:18 AM
2-2

maria's forehand is sitting up for benesova(-

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Too passive from Kiri, 2-2.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:19 AM
0-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:20 AM
0-30..hold kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:21 AM
0-40(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:22 AM
broken to love:sad:
2-3

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:24 AM
0-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:25 AM
0-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:25 AM
0-40...3 break points for kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:26 AM
3-3

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:28 AM
0-30....maria why break if you can't hold your own serve(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:28 AM
15-40

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:30 AM
30-40

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:31 AM
deuce!!! keep fighting maria, you just saved 3 break points-)

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:31 AM
3-4

break back kiri!

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:32 AM
I've never seen Benesova play this well before :eek:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:34 AM
0-15..good start kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:34 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:35 AM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:35 AM
30-30

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:35 AM
I've never seen Benesova play this well before :eek:

Agreed, she's hardly missing and hitting so cleanly.

Kiri needs to step it up to win this match :unsure: She needs to play like WTLkiri ;)

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:36 AM
stupid benesova!!! plays average against everyone else and doesn't miss anything against kiri!
3-5

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:37 AM
stupid benesova!!! plays average against everyone else and doesn't miss anything against kiri!
3-5

She should start missing soon...? :sobbing: 5-3

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
0-30

maybe she given up in this set(-

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
Agreed, she's hardly missing and hitting so cleanly.

Kiri needs to step it up to win this match :unsure: She needs to play like WTLkiri ;)

That level of play is not something ever seen on the WTA tour :D

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
15- 30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
30- 30

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Two impressive points, STAY AGRESSIVE GURL :tears:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:39 AM
40-30!

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Where did this Iveta come from? Normally when I watch her she's a lazy, pissed off loser who gives up in matches :lol:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:41 AM
deuce...hold kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:41 AM
Benesova always tends to feel competitve against women who are better looking than her...that's why she use to play well against vaidisova as well (when vaidisova was in good form).

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:42 AM
set point(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:42 AM
3-6:sad::sad:

win it in 3 kiri!!!:bounce::bounce:

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:43 AM
3-6, this is going to be a fun year :lol:

I don't think she is playing bad per se (DFs aside), she just needs to hang in there.

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Benesova is playing well and Kiri is way too passive. If she weathers the storm and Iveta cracks she'll have a chance :shrug:

Toilet break :inlove: :inlove:

Protoss
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Argh. Maria broken for 3-6 1st set at Ad Benesova from 0-30 to 30-30 to 40-30 (2nd serve)to 40-40 (2nd serve) on a double fault. :( Win it in 3 Maria.

ezone
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Will Benesova come back down to earth ???

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:48 AM
30-0...benesova serving well(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:48 AM
40-0 (-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:48 AM
40-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:49 AM
40-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:50 AM
deuce!! great fightback kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:50 AM
adv benes.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:51 AM
0-1

hold now kiri!

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:52 AM
My stream died, I don't really wanna watch anymore :help: 1-0

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:52 AM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:52 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:53 AM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:53 AM
30-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:55 AM
30-40
doesn't look like kiri has the gameplan to beat her:sad:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:55 AM
deuce!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:55 AM
adv kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:56 AM
yay she held serve!
1-1

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:57 AM
0-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:58 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:58 AM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:59 AM
40-15...kiri struggling to break her(-

looks like if kiri were to win this set, it will have to be in the tie-break.

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:00 AM
She's just pushing it back down the middle :rolleyes: Attack! Stop playing shitty passive tennis.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:00 AM
40-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:01 AM
1-2

kiri is hitting it straight to her and hoping she makes an unforced error, kiri you won't win like that (-

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:01 AM
Her court positioning is totally off - she's standing well behind the baseline during the rallies and hitting a lot of her errors because she is not ready for the shot.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:03 AM
she will be lucky to win this game, even if she does she will have Pavlyuchenkova and Zvonareva waiting for her(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:03 AM
0--15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:04 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:05 AM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:05 AM
15-40:sad::sad:

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Hot mess!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:08 AM
1-3

30-00

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:08 AM
1-4

easy hold for benesova (-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:11 AM
0-30:mad::mad:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:11 AM
15-30

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:12 AM
Good volley :awww: Fight girl!

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:13 AM
deuce...

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:14 AM
why wasn't maria volleying and playing with that gameplan from the start of the match?? might be to late now(-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:14 AM
deuce #2

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:17 AM
adv kiri!

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Kiri's footwork is beyond dreadful in this match.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:19 AM
1-5

over:sad:
she has to be injured or something, isn't moving as well as were use to seen her.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:20 AM
so many UE's :sobbing: :sad:
what a big letdown :(

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:20 AM
30-0 (-

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:22 AM
3-6 1-6:sad::sad:
seriously maria what's happening:(

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:22 AM
That was painful to watch...

Protoss
Jan 20th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Very dissapointing Maria. :( Benesova holds for 6-1 2nd set. :( The match was 1 hour 18 minutes long.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 20th, 2011, 05:13 AM
What a shame Kiri, you are out so early from AO :sad:

kirivanovic
Jan 20th, 2011, 07:10 AM
At least, she won in doubles:sad:

Celeborn
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Disappointing loss. Although Benesova played great she should normally find a way to win it. Maybe she's ill or something? She needs to step it up but it won't be easy to do so...

Droolv
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Well done Doubleskiri :yeah: Rest up tomorrow, she has the day off.

bad_angel_109
Jan 20th, 2011, 09:51 AM
crap match, no effort. it was like she didnt even want to win/play that match *sigh* but it was cute when she yelled davai :)

Rovegun
Jan 20th, 2011, 10:42 AM
first of all I would like to say Maria didn´t play badly but Iveta was easily much better and outplayed her... they had almost the same number of winners and unforced erros... Iveta scored 7 or 8 aces I think Maria didn´t any.... like I said Iveta was much better she did know what to play on Maria and Maria didn´t know what to do.. Iveta´s serve, forehand and backhand all were dangerous a lot... she could hold her serve, she broke Maria´s serve there were a lot of deuces but Iveta won almost all of them... it was the main difference between both players but Iveta absolutely deserved the win and big credit to her for her great performance.. she seems to be in a good shape so I hope she will beat Nastya...

the worst what we were scared of happened... Maria will lose a lot of points I think 400 points and she´ll be lucky if she keeps her position inside the top 32 and is seeded at Indian Wells and Miami... and she has still a lot of points to defend ahead of her... last season was her best one she was in a very good form and we waited she can go higher this season and she still can but it will be much tougher than last year... we´ll see I hope this early exit doesn´t mean anything bad for Maria because fault is in her self and she´s fit so I am looking forward to her next match... there´s no reason why to fall the rankings down...

I can see I´m a bad luck for Maria she lose when I am watching.. bad record for me.. :(

MK Ultra
Jan 20th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Maria wasn't100%, and that showed.She has to win matches now, to get her ranking up again. Iveta played out of her mind displaying a form of a life-time, so i'm not to worried, plus there's also doubs and mixed.I have a little feeling about this......Maria can concentrate on her doubles wich didn't happen last year, and hopefully rest a little bit too, so tha tshe can come back and win some matches:cheer:

PS: What will Maria's ranking be next week:hysteric:

Stevecw
Jan 20th, 2011, 04:46 PM
I didn't see it, but sounds like she mustn't have been 100%. Never expected her to lose this badly :(
But sounds like Iveta was awesome :(

Good luck to Kiri in mixed doubles.

Break My Rapture
Jan 20th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Oh dear God. :o

VIKA?
Jan 20th, 2011, 05:43 PM
At least she's still in doubles:tears:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:37 PM
to be honest i have always concentrated more on her singles than her doubles:sad::sad:

did maria make an announcement or say something after the match against iveta?

Nikkiri
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:27 AM
Was at the match yesterday.. and the one against Oprandi. Def not playing like she is capable of. Started well against Oprandi but started to struggle with serving in the 2nd. was hitting puff ball serves. Spoke to the trainer, took some medicine and had her legs rubbed a few times. Against Benesova she was just bad.. Benesova played a great match, really wasn't expecting that from her but she was helped a lot by Kiri. Maria isn't hitting the ball with much power or depth. Hopefully it's not going to reflect her year. Great match in doubles though, Azarenka didn't play that great but still they only dropped 1 game. Hopefully Vika is gonna take it serious.. cause then I can see them going far. Took lots of pics anyways :p

Even spoke to her parents! said sorry about the loss and wished Maria a good year. They said they would pass it on. :D

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 21st, 2011, 09:14 AM
she actually played well in doubles from what i heard, hit the ball with depth but also accuracy (the kirilenko were use to), so maybe its not an injury concern but just an off day for maria in singles.:sad:

Nikkiri
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:07 AM
Maria just has a different presence about her while playing doubles. She's confident. If she could carry that over to singles more often she wouldn't have these dumb losses.

Protoss
Jan 21st, 2011, 11:22 AM
Maria wasn't100%, and that showed.She has to win matches now, to get her ranking up again. Iveta played out of her mind displaying a form of a life-time, so i'm not to worried, plus there's also doubs and mixed.I have a little feeling about this......Maria can concentrate on her doubles wich didn't happen last year, and hopefully rest a little bit too, so tha tshe can come back and win some matches:cheer:

PS: What will Maria's ranking be next week:hysteric:
At the moment it's #24. There are a couple of players still in the Australian Open that can pass her though.

Protoss
Jan 21st, 2011, 03:12 PM
Good luck in doubles and mixed Maria. :)

Rovegun
Jan 21st, 2011, 05:23 PM
good luck!

Protoss
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:13 AM
Maria/Azarenka won the 1st set 6-2 and just held for 3-0 2nd set. :) Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:29 AM
Azarenka holds for 6-1 2nd set at Ad Azarenka from 15-30 to 40-30 to 40-40. :) Good job Maria/Azarenka. :) The match was 1 hour long.

Droolv
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:57 AM
Vikkiri is doing well! Next up is a tough match against 8th seeded Chan/Radwanska :armed:

Nikkiri
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:51 AM
Oh god Aga is playing doubles? awkward :hysteric:

MK Ultra
Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:05 AM
Kiri plays mixed in court 2:cheer:Stream:bounce::bounce:

Celeborn
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:54 AM
Even spoke to her parents! said sorry about the loss and wished Maria a good year. They said they would pass it on. :D

Oh, cool :worship:. What are they like? Do they speak english?

bad_angel_109
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:57 AM
mixed dubs tomorrow. i'll be there. have decided i'll buy another ground pass to watch vika & maria's match on monday

VIKA?
Jan 22nd, 2011, 12:31 PM
Good luck Maria:)

Break My Rapture
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Vikkiri is such a good doubles team. :eek: They barely drop games.

Protoss
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:13 AM
Yay!!! Maria/Zimonjic win 7-6 (6) 6-1. :) Good job Maria/Zimonjic. :) The match was 1 hour 6 minutes long.

the cat
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 PM
Maria wasn't100%, and that showed.She has to win matches now, to get her ranking up again. Iveta played out of her mind displaying a form of a life-time, so i'm not to worried, plus there's also doubs and mixed.I have a little feeling about this......Maria can concentrate on her doubles wich didn't happen last year, and hopefully rest a little bit too, so tha tshe can come back and win some matches:cheer:

PS: What will Maria's ranking be next week:hysteric:Makiri did not seem ready for Oz this year and her getting ripped apart by Iveta Benesova makes me think Maria's going to Hong Kong for the money was not worth it.

I also wish Maria's singles game was good enough where she didn't want to play all 3 events at the grand slams. That's too tiring for the slight of might Maria because if she makes the second week of a grand slam in singles she will be tired and that's what happened to Makiri last year on Oz.

Break My Rapture
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:21 PM
Keep kicking ass in mixed please. :bigclap:

watchdogfish
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:01 PM
I'm glad Maria's partnering Zimonjic in mixed doubles. She's a very good doubles player and could win lots of big tournaments if she took it a little more seriously.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 24th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Kiri/Vika win the first set 6-2:)

SOA_MC
Jan 24th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Makiri did not seem ready for Oz this year and her getting ripped apart by Iveta Benesova makes me think Maria's going to Hong Kong for the money was not worth it.

I also wish Maria's singles game was good enough where she didn't want to play all 3 events at the grand slams. That's too tiring for the slight of might Maria because if she makes the second week of a grand slam in singles she will be tired and that's what happened to Makiri last year on Oz.

You can't say that :speakles: you have to make excuses.

Droolv
Jan 24th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Vikkiri won 6-2 6-1 and play Chuang/Hsieh tomorrow in the quarterfinals :armed:

Also tomorrow, Maria has her mixed second round match against Arvidsson/Petzschner.

Nikkiri
Jan 24th, 2011, 09:27 AM
No one tried to make excuses for her loss. She played poorly and she lost.

Good win in doubles. Tomorrow she will play two matches. On her Birthday, so hopefully it's a good day.

Nikkiri
Jan 24th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Oh, cool :worship:. What are they like? Do they speak english?

They seemed really nice, I didn't have a long conversation with them but they seemed to understand me :lol: Maria's mum was at all her practice sessions. They seem like a really supportive family, it was nice to see.

kirivanovic
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Glad that Vika didn't pull out this time:lol:. They seem to be a very impressive team. For the next round, Vika's power will help them against the asians.

Protoss
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Good job Maria/Azarenka. :)

Celeborn
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:03 AM
They seemed really nice, I didn't have a long conversation with them but they seemed to understand me :lol: Maria's mum was at all her practice sessions. They seem like a really supportive family, it was nice to see.

That sounds really nice.

Good win today and good luck for tomorrow.

Caralenko
Jan 24th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Doubles queen. :cheer: Keep winning.

Caralenko
Jan 24th, 2011, 12:49 PM
You can't say that :speakles: you have to make excuses.

Why are you even here? Run off to Wozniacki's forum, dick.

SOA_MC
Jan 24th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Why are you even here? Run off to Wozniacki's forum, dick.

It was sarcasm you #@$^%$^ irritating troll :weirdo:

Break My Rapture
Jan 24th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Get it Vikkiri. :dance:

MK Ultra
Jan 24th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Match Summary
Chan(TPE)
Radwanska(POL) Azarenka(BLR)
Kirilenko(RUS)


1st Serve % 40 of 49 = 82 % 35 of 44 = 80 %

Aces 0 1

Double Faults 2 1

Unforced Errors 14 11

Winning % on 1st Serve 15 of 40 = 38 % 22 of 35 = 63 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 3 of 9 = 33 % 4 of 9 = 44 %

Winners (Including Service) 12 29
Receiving Points Won 18 of 44 = 41 % 31 of 49 = 63 %

Break Point Conversions 1 of 2 = 50 % 3 of 4 = 75 %

Total Points Won 36 57

Fastest Serve Speed 155 KMH 161 KMH

Average 1st Serve Speed 135 KMH 138 KMH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 119 KMH 121 KMH

29 winners in a 62 61 doubles match is awsome:hearts:

Stevecw
Jan 24th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Good luck to Maria & Zimonjic in Mixed next round :yeah:

And to Maria in doubles as long as Vika doesn't decide to pull out again.

Caralenko
Jan 24th, 2011, 11:41 PM
It was sarcasm you #@$^%$^ irritating troll :weirdo:

All your 'sarcasm' in this forum is getting really tiring.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 25th, 2011, 05:01 AM
won in doubles 5-7 6-3 6-2 :woohoo: :)
nice b-day pressie for Maria ;)

Protoss
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:09 AM
Good job Maria/Azarenka. :)

Nikkiri
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:27 AM
Won mixed too 6-3 6-4 :cheer:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:28 AM
why couldn't maria play like this in singles:sad:

Protoss
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Good job Maria/Zimonjic. :)

kirivanovic
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Great day for her birthday:). Vikkiri are in 1/2 final:worship:

Celeborn
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Good fight today against tricky opponents. Good luck for tomorrow! A final would be great :).

Protoss
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:55 PM
So has Igor been to any of Maria's matches at this Australian Open?

Break My Rapture
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:54 PM
:inlove: Keep pwning in doubles please!

Stevecw
Jan 25th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Well done to Maria in mixed & doubles. Good wins :yeah:

Droolv
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:39 AM
6-2!

Protoss
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Yay!!! Maria/Azarenka win 6-2 6-4. :) Great job Maria/Azarenka. :) The match was 96 minutes long.

Nikkiri
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:45 AM
so happy :sobbing: first gs final

WeekendeR
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:13 AM
Yeah!!!!!!!! Condrats to every fan of Maria!

Protoss
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Maria/Zimonjic won the 1st set 6-1. :) Zimonjic just held for 1-1 2nd set at 40-15. :)

Natash.
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:10 AM
I think it has taken a few matches for Kiri to get back in shape. Maybe I shouldn't be but I think she will be fine in the next few tournaments. :hug: Go Kiri in doubles :)

Protoss
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:25 AM
Tiebreak in Maria's mixed doubles match. Please win the 2nd set tiebreak Maria/Zimonjic.

Protoss
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Yay!! Maria/Zimonjic won the 2nd set tiebreak 7-2. :) Good job Maria/Zimonjic. :) The match was 1 hour 9 minutes long.

kirivanovic
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:33 AM
The final in doubles will be against Dulko/Pennetta, it will be a tough match. On mixed, their most difficult match will be the 1/2 final, the final should be easier, they have a great chance to win the tournament:)

Nikkiri
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:15 AM
It's gonna depend a lot of Vika. Kiri is a pretty reliable player, safe, good volleys but Vika is streaky. I really hope they can win as I see Dulko and Pennetta having a lot more chances at a slam but with Kiri and Vika if they continue playing together it's always gonna come down to how much Vika cares.

VIKA?
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:37 PM
omg so happy:inlove: I hope they win this title so badly!! can't wait for the final.

Break My Rapture
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Imagine if she'd win both GS doubles titles here. :hearts: That would be an awesome present for her birthday.

Keep going Vikkiri and with Zimonjic too. :yeah:

Droolv
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM
A grand slam final :sobbing: Well done Vikkiri, please become grand slam champions!

And congrats in the mixed too. DOUBLESGOATKIRI

Stevecw
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Great wins :yeah: Good luck in mixed doubles, win it :)

Sergius
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:34 PM
PJC81tFTkog
They are so lovely together :inlove:

Rovegun
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Vika speaks Belarusian or Russian in this video? are both languagues much different or not? because Vika said something she cannot remember how it says in Russian I think....

Break My Rapture
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Cute. :hearts:

Sergius
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:22 PM
She speaks Russian, I think most of the Belarussians know it ( or I daresay all of them), Russian is the official language in Belarus. I've never been there but I have plenty of friends from Belarus and they speak only Russian. And the language is very similar to Russian.
She simply forgot a word, that happens even to me :lol: That's why they were laughing :happy:
That was like
Vika: last year I started playing with Maria and I liked it cause our team has such a congenial... uuumm... congenial... yeah, congenial
The reporter: congenial what?
Vika: when I'll remember the word I'll tell you
Maria: congenial atmosphere
Vika: Yes, thank you. Congenial atmosphere. We always invigorate each other.

Rovegun
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:18 PM
thanks that´s funny!:lol: yeah, I forget some words sometimes in my languague too... I know that well even if they wanted to kill you you can´t remember that word:D

Nikkiri
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Aww that's cute. I wish there would be an interview with them in English too :lol:

kirivanovic
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Safina is in the fed cup team but not Maria:lol:

Stevecw
Jan 27th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Nice interview even if I didn't understand any of it!! They seem to get along well, and Maria looks great :)

Rovegun
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Safina is in the fed cup team but not Maria:lol:

I don´t know why Safina who is out of form... I don´t know Maria´s not there maybe it´s because of she plays Fed Cup the week after in Pattaya...

Sergius
Jan 27th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Safina is in the fed cup team but not Maria:lol:

Tarpischev said that he had included in the team those girls who wanted to play. I guess Maria is just not interested in it :shrug:

bad_angel_109
Jan 28th, 2011, 02:04 AM
stupid murray-ferrer match, ive given up trying to get tix. too late now - takes me over 1 hr to get into the city.

http://twitpic.com/3u1cx8 - fail, haha

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 02:19 AM
I really like the new thread title. :)

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Maria's doubles match has begun, Maria serving. :)

Natash.
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Kiri is so talented :sobbing: Davenport spot on with her assessment on Kiri. :(

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:18 AM
Maria holds for 1-0 1st set at love. :) Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Flavia holds for 1-1 1st set at 40-30 from 40-0. Hold Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Azarenka holds for 2-1 1st set at love. :) Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Dulko holds for 2-2 1st set at Ad Dulko from 15-30 to 30-30 to 30-40 to 40-40. :( Hold Maria.

Whoa. I didn't realize it at the time but I just went back and checked and as it turns out this was my 20,000th post!!! :) Yay me!! :) :p

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 3-2 1st set at Ad Maria from 0-30 to 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve) to 40-30 to 40-40. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Maria/Azarenka break for 4-2 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15 (2nd serve there) (Flavia serving). :) Hold Azarenka.

oleada
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:46 AM
I've never really followed Kiri, but I'm a Vika and Flavia fan so obviously had to watch. So impressed with her play! Awesome angles and great at the net.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:46 AM
Whew. Azarenka holds for 5-2 1st set at 2nd Ad Azarenka from 15-40 to 40-40 to Ad Azarenka to 4-40. :) Break for the set Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Maria/Azarenka break for 6-2 1st set at love (Dulko serving). :) Stay focused Maria/Azarenka. The match is 34 minutes long.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Argh. Maria broken for 0-1 2nd set at Ad Dulko/Flavia from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :( Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Maria/Azarenka break for 1-1 2nd set at 2nd Ad Maria/Azarenka from 30-15 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40 to Ad Maria/Azarenka to 40-40 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there) on a 2nd serve (Flavia serving). :) Hold Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Azarenka holds for 2-1 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0. :)

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Maria/Azarenka break for 3-1 2nd set at Ad Maria/Azarenka from 15-30 to 30-30 to 30-40 to 40-40 (Dulko serving). :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 4-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:23 AM
Argh. Flavia holds for 2-4 2nd set at 2nd Ad Flavia from 0-30 to 30-30 to 30-40 to 40-40 to Ad Flavia (2nd serve) to 40-40. :( Hold Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Uh oh. Azarenka broken for 4-3 2nd set at 30-40 from 15-40. :( Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:35 AM
Oh geez. Dulko holds for 4-4 2nd set at Ad Dulko from 0-30 to 40-30 to 40-40 to Ad Maria/Azarenka to 40-40. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 5-4 2nd set at love. :) Break for the match Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:42 AM
Argh. Flavia holds for 5-5 2nd set at 40-15 on a 2nd serve. :( Hold Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Sigh. Azarenka broken for 5-6 2nd set at 30-40 from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :( Break Maria/Azarenka.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Stop choking Maria/Azarenka. :(

Mar's
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Azarenka :(:(:(:(
MaKiri is playing alone since 4-2...

Caralenko
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Fucking disgustingggggggg.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 04:53 AM
Sigh. Dulko holds for 7-5 2nd set at Ad Dulko from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :( Win it in 3 Maria/Azarenka. The match is 1 hour 36 minutes long.

Maria/Azarenka were up 4-1 2nd set 30-0 and with a break point at 40-30 for 5-1. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Maria holds for 1-0 3rd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30. :) Break Maria/Azarenka.

ezone
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:01 AM
First was the New York Jets; yesterday Woz and now Kirilenko...can't watch....I would really love to see her win a grand slam even if it's doubles.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:04 AM
Flavia holds for 1-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 15-30 (only 1st serve of the game there). Hold Azarenka.

Mar's
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:08 AM
.........

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Sigh. Azarenka broken for 1-2 2nd set at 30-40 from 15-40. :( Break Maria/Azarenka.

Mar's
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:10 AM
Over... I think :/

ezone
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:10 AM
azarenka choke

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:13 AM
Dulko holds for 3-1 3rd set at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there). :( Hold Maria.

Caralenko
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:17 AM
When was the last time Azarenka held?

I die.

Caralenko
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:17 AM
What a fucking choke.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:18 AM
Sigh. It's over now. Maria broken for 1-4 3rd set at Ad Dulko/Flavia from 30-15 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:20 AM
When was the last time Azarenka held?

I die.
She held for 2-1 2nd set.

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:23 AM
Flavia holds for 5-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 40-0 to 40-15 (double fault there) on a 2nd serve.

Dulko/Flavia have only gotten in 25% of their 1st serves in the 3rd set. :rolleyes:

Protoss
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Sigh. Awful. So dissapointing. Azarenka broken for 1-6 3rd set at 30-40 from 15-30 to 30-30. :( The match was 2 hours 10 minutes long.

Maria/Azarenka got all their 1st serves in during the 3rd set in contrast to Dulko/Flavia getting in only 25% of their 1st serves.

Celeborn
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:27 AM
:( :( :(

It was all in their hands :(. What a choke...

whoaduh
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Maria can hold her head high knowing she was the best player on the court, it's just too difficult to win 1 against 2. Still, i feel sick for her.

HowardH
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:37 AM
Maria :hug:. She played good tennis, and was unlucky to not win in straight sets.

cosmoose
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Vika - "I would like to thank our coaches..."
Maria - "They are gone."
:lol:

Nikkiri
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:55 AM
I knew it would depend on Vika. She really just fell apart. Kiri did too by the end of it. Vika was just so negative. Shame really. Still proud of the way Maria played in the first set. Didn't seem too overwhelmed by it all.

Better luck in mixed.

bad_angel_109
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:57 AM
I really like the new thread title. :)thanks. bit of a shame it only lasted about 2hrs lol.


sooo close. omfg. i wonder if it would've made a different if i was there to cheer them on especially in the last few games of the 2nd set. soo close


http://twitpic.com/3u32xt - they lost communication

Caralenko
Jan 28th, 2011, 08:36 AM
They're failing in Mixed at the moment.

Droolv
Jan 28th, 2011, 08:51 AM
... and it's all over :tears:

Nikkiri
Jan 28th, 2011, 08:53 AM
What a rough day. :sad:

kirivanovic
Jan 28th, 2011, 09:44 AM
If Maria keeps playing with Nenad and Vika, she should win a slam soon. Nenad is one of the best doubles players and Vika is powerful which makes a good combination with Maria's skills.It's disappointing because Vikkiri should have won that but i hope that it will give them motivation to keep playing together.

Caralenko
Jan 28th, 2011, 10:08 AM
:sad:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cWMcS21qkbpK/1000x.jpg

Nikkiri
Jan 28th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Pretty much how I'm feeling

Celeborn
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Tough loss:mad: If they could have only taken one of those break points at 4:1 or 4:3... After that it was pretty much over, Pennetta and Dulko stepped it up and Vika checked out...

Break My Rapture
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:19 PM
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED. :hysteric:

Rovegun
Jan 28th, 2011, 03:21 PM
they should have been 4-1 40-0 in second but Vika made it out and it was 4-1 30-15 instead of and there was a break of the match... but they are young and I hope they will win one...

King Aaron
Jan 28th, 2011, 05:13 PM
:sad: A really really good opportunity for a slam. It sucks that Vika they choked. Maria didn't really seem to care in the 3rd anymore, but they played really well for a set and a half. Let's hope for one better at the French.

:lol: @ the "We lost, so they're gone" comment. :sobbing:

the cat
Jan 29th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 4-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria/Azarenka.
The lose a grand slam doubles final the way Kirilenko and Azarenka did in Oz 2011 is horrible. :fiery: But they have only themselves to blame being up a set and 4-1. :mad: :o :rolleyes: I don't know how they can ever recover from this as a team because that was a major meltdown and no showing in the third set only made it worse. :(

On a side note is there a Russian or Belarusian female tennis player with a good serve and strong mental toughness? I can't think of one. All of them meltdown in tough spots in matches and their poor serving hurts their games so much. :banghead:

Stevecw
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Tough on Maria, but Vika messed that one up with some wild errors. Would love to see her get a new partner in doubles.

kirivanovic
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:23 PM
CaroWozniacki : Enjoying my last night in Melbourne! Dinner on the beach with my parents, Kirilenko, her parents, Mats and Sven

bff:inlove:

Nikkiri
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Wozniacki should do something useful and take pictures for us! GOSH :lol:

kirivanovic
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:44 PM
She's only able to push the balls, not the buttons on the camera:(

the cat
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Tough on Maria, but Vika messed that one up with some wild errors. Would love to see her get a new partner in doubles.Maria and Vika play well together so maybe they'll play this season together. I would like to see Masha play with someone who has a reliable serve. But for now it's Vika and I'm okay with that. It's just neither of them can count on each other's serve in the clutch. :(

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 30th, 2011, 12:04 AM
kiri now ranked 26th:sad:
needs to make sure she steps it up, before she falls outside the top 30.

Nikkiri
Jan 30th, 2011, 03:26 AM
She lost 500 points and she's still 26 that's pretty good. Btw she will move into the top 10 in doubles.

Protoss
Jan 30th, 2011, 03:27 AM
She lost 500 points and she's still 26 that's pretty good. Btw she will move into the top 10 in doubles.
Doubles specialist Kiri. :p

Nikkiri
Jan 30th, 2011, 04:06 AM
It's just nice that even though she failed to defend her QF points we can still take some positives from this AO.

Sven was blogging during the open and had a few things to say about Maria:

Tonight we had a wonderful, farewell dinner, together with Maria Kirilenko, Caroline Wozniacki and both of their parents plus some local friends!

I will not see them until Indian Wells as both of them are leaving tomorrow!

Today was the day of which the wheelchair competition started but before I continue I want to congratulate Maria Kirilenko (part of our team) for reaching the finals of the women’s doubles here in Australia and it was her birthday yesterday! She also won her mixed doubles match and is into the semis!


After the hit with Esther Vergeer (who had another interview before her practice- they show great interest here in Australia) Maria Kirilenko had a warm-up for her doubles! I always enjoy spending time with Maria she has a great sense of humor and told me she is more relaxed now (she had to defend her quarter final from last year but felt too much pressure this week) now she is in both doubles and mixed and I would not be surprised that she will have a great run!

Nikkiri
Jan 31st, 2011, 11:17 AM
Maria is ranked 25 now because Dementieva removed herself from the rankings.

whoaduh
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:55 PM
Maria has only one point to defend in the next two tournaments total. Maybe she can climb right back up.