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Belmont Lad
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Dear Lord Makiri, way to make things hard on yourself!! :fiery: Should have wrapped it up serving at 6-3 5-3 in under 90 minutes....or at 6-3 5-7 5-4....but at least you came back to take it in 3 hours +. Quite the start to the tourney! :unsure:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:58 AM
phew Lil Masha :banghead:
putting us threw hell & back
should have won in 2

at least she got job done :hug:

makirilenko
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Can't believe she went 3 sets with that mess of a player. Kiri always scaring me when she should have an easy win.

saul1333
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Good comeback from ahead..go Masha :yeah:

BlackPanther.
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:01 AM
Never do this again. Please.
KIIIIIRRIIII! :woohoo::woohoo:

Smitten
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:02 AM
Well if she is going to be top 20, she definitely should not lose to Oprandi. Well done for saving yourself the embarrassment.

VIKA?
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:06 AM
Oh dear Masha :sobbing: but well done, a win is a win:cheer:

AnomyBC
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Whew! Thank god! Way closer than it should have been, but I'll take it! At least all my favs seem to be winning so far, even if they insist on giving me these little scares every now and then :)

Setsuna.
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Well, it was an off day for Makiri i guess.:shrug:

Josh.
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Oh lord. What a start. :unsure:

goldenlox
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Just got thru, but in a good section of the draw.
Iveta next

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Oprandi is ranked 69, so ranking wise it compliments her that she is decent. Maria however should of closed it out in 2 sets, i am worried that she may be carring a shoulder injury (in sydney she was holding her shoulder against cibulkova, and seems to be struggling on serve)

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:29 AM
She also plays Benesova in round 2, who won today 6-0 6-1...maria will need to be at her best!:)

Noctis
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:29 AM
had a dream that she'll struggle.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:40 AM
:scared:

RandomShot
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:44 AM
:unsure:... I guess a win's a win?

Makiri :yeah:, please close it out quicker next time ;)

drgray
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:50 AM
umm.. phew.. on to the next one :help:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Bravo Kiri :cheer:

Derek.
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Maria. :unsure: :o ;)

PLP
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:24 AM
So many dramatic matches already. :lol:

SOOO relieved for Maria, excellent fight. Oprandi is a very talented player but you never know which Romina is going to show up...obviously she came to play. Hope she has a strong season.

Come on Maria!
:bounce:
:bounce:

MBM
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Go Makiri!!!

BepaMaria
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Makiri really needs to improve and stop choking:o. Should have been an easy win for her today. But I'm still happy that she got through in the end. Shes going to needs to raise her level of play against Benesova who is in the form of her life.

nevetssllim
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Romina. :sad: :hug: Such a good chance to pull off an upset!

Pops Maellard
Jan 18th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Kiri. :yeah:

Sergius
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:05 AM
This AO is full of dramatic and hard matches :lol:
Please, Maria, don't screw up, you have a nice draw till 4th round

Italian power
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Can't believe she went 3 sets with that mess of a player. Kiri always scaring me when she should have an easy win.Oprandi is a good player, she's a very funny player to watch and very good person...so respect for her please ;)

Tuckii
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:24 AM
Wow the beauties struggel ;)

First Hantuchova, then Ivanovic, Kirilenko still wins :worship:

Sergius
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:38 AM
She said she had legs cramps and spasms during the 2nd and the part of the 3rd :eek: that's way she couldn't close it out
Please be okay Kiri

Sharapovian
Jan 18th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Well done Kiri! :cheer:

But went to 3 sets, hopefully as each match goes on she will improve :yeah:

Hian
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Bebe :hug:
Don't understand why a loss for Makiri would have been embarassing :tape: Romina is a good player!

Ellery
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Romina :hug:

Freshi
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM
that was just close for Kiri

miffedmax
Jan 18th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Kiri!!!!

FORZA SARITA
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:16 PM
really close :eek: kimi :hug: 0 wins so far but at least you're fighting and not retiring :p
kick some asses in south america :hearts:

puppy777
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Makiri :unsure::)

gmak
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:49 PM
masha thank God :D :)
that was torture :scared: pheww

Stevecw
Jan 18th, 2011, 04:37 PM
That was all a bit too close, but great that she pulled through in the end :yeah: Improve and beat Benesova!

Fantasy Hero
Jan 18th, 2011, 05:47 PM
drop shot queen :sobbing:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:26 PM
I have to say my reaction to this scoreline was this....my how Romina Oprandi has improved on hardcourts.

Prior to this trip in Australia Romina's record on hardcourts has been woeful. Over the course of her career she has avoided hardcourts like the plague and notched up a mere 2 hardcourt victories over top 100 players, the most recent coming 4 years ago.

And yet, while Romina went 0-3 this year in Australasia she actually played very competitive tennis in all three matches against three very decent opponents. In her 1st 2 weeks down under she lost to CSN and Roberta Vinci by the scores of 63 76 and 76 63 respectively. Both very respectable scorelines against good opposition. But to take a player ranked in the top 20 to 8-6 in the final set far exceeds anything Romina has ever done previously on this surface. Taking account of all three results and one can only draw the conclusion that the days when Romina could not play on hardcourts are behind her.

I also can't help thinking that if Romina can take Kirilenko to 8-6 in the final set on hard, imagine what she will do when she gets back on the clay. Simply, although Oprandi has started her season 0-3, I think she looks in store for a very good year indeed.

Hian
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:30 PM
I have to say my reaction to this scoreline was this....my how Romina Oprandi has improved on hardcourts.

Prior to this trip in Australia Romina's record on hardcourts has been woeful. Over the course of her career she has avoided hardcourts like the plague and notched up a mere 2 hardcourt victories over top 100 players, the most recent coming 4 years ago.

And yet, while Romina went 0-3 this year in Australasia she actually played very competitive tennis in all three matches against three very decent opponents. In her 1st 2 weeks down under she lost to CSN and Roberta Vinci by the scores of 63 76 and 76 63 respectively. Both very respectable scorelines against good opposition. But to take a player ranked in the top 20 to 8-6 in the final set far exceeds anything Romina has ever done previously on this surface. Taking account of all three results and one can only draw the conclusion that the days when Romina could not play on hardcourts are behind her.

I also can't help thinking that if Romina can take Kirilenko to 8-6 in the final set on hard, imagine what she will do when she gets back on the clay. Simply, although Oprandi has started her season 0-3, I think she looks in store for a very good year indeed.

Agree, with everything you said.
I cannot wait for clay season, I'm sure Kimi will have some great results.
She said after the match that she's ok, and that the score is really good. She simply would like to have better draws in Grand Slam (well, she's right :lol:).
Good luck Bebe :kiss:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:46 PM
a win is a win, well done makiri :)

SOA_MC
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Don't worry Maria you can pick up those soon to be lost Slam points in MM's later this year :)