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Nikkiri
Aug 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM
R1 Errani. R2 Na Li.

Lets just get to New York. :cheer:

cosmoose
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:12 PM
:help:
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/Untitled-13.png

Nikkiri
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:42 PM
The funny thing is in juniors the H2H is quite the opposite. Even double bageled her. :lol:

cosmoose
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:02 PM
The funny thing is in juniors the H2H is quite the opposite. Even double bageled her. :lol:

Not surprising since Errani was (still is) annoying piece of trash.
Meanwhile, Kiri was a juniorGOAT. :hearts:
http://www.mariakirilenko.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/Kirilenko_USOpen_2002.jpg

Protoss
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:55 PM
R1 Errani. R2 Na Li.

Lets just get to New York. :cheer:
First let's do something about that embarrasing head to head against Errani. :p

MK Ultra
Aug 19th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Those matches in the head2head took place: - post AO 2008 slump;
- Portoroz, where Errani was the actual winner of the tournament;
- AO 2009 (knee)

So yeah Kiri, let's not lose to her again.

kirivanovic
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Against the fish, nice, another runner:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Kiri hasn't beaten her before....time for a change I think!!

Remix13
Aug 20th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Please Kiri don't lose again to this Errani :help:

Not surprising since Errani was (still is) annoying piece of trash.
Meanwhile, Kiri was a juniorGOAT. :hearts:
http://www.mariakirilenko.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/Kirilenko_USOpen_2002.jpg

If only it was not only Junior :sad:

cosmoose
Aug 20th, 2011, 09:19 PM
I guess Kiri is not playing doubles.
Good idea. Save your energy for USO.

Protoss
Aug 22nd, 2011, 06:54 AM
Please win your 1st round match against Errani.

Good luck Maria. :)

Celeborn
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:40 AM
Good luck Maria! Does anyone know if there is a stream tonight? She plays on the center court.

Remix13
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:58 AM
Good luck Maria! Does anyone know if there is a stream tonight? She plays on the center court.

I've seen on tournament website that TV coverage (ESPN2) starts on thursday, so I don't think there is any stream before thursday :sad:

We problably have to wait until USO to see Maria (assuming she wins a couple of matches there)

Nikkiri
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:54 AM
Even a web cam would do :sad: Stanford >> all US tournaments clearly. Good luck Kiri anyways.

Celeborn
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:26 PM
Okay, in this case I will not stay up and skip watching the scoreboard. Good luck anyway!

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:22 AM
Maria breaks for 3-1 1st set. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:29 AM
Maria held for 4-1 1st set. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:35 AM
Errani held for 2-4 1st set after saving a break point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:38 AM
Maria holds for 5-2 1st set at love. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:45 AM
Errani holds for 3-5 1st set after saving a set point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:58 AM
Maria broken for 5-4 1st set after being up 30-0, 40-30, and Ad Maria. :( Break for the set Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:07 AM
Sigh. Errani holds for 5-5 1st set on her 4th game point (I think). :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:09 AM
Ugh. I'm getting the feeling of New Haven 2009 for Kiri where she choked and then retired in her 1st match. :(

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:13 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 6-5 1st set from 0-30 and 15-30 2nd serve down. :) Break for the set Kiri.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:18 AM
Finally. Maria breaks for 7-5 1st set at 40-15. :) Stay focused Maria. Dang...the 1st set was 1 hour 18 minutes long.

cosmoose
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:25 AM
following Maria's live scoring is not good for your health.
In fact, I'm sure it decreases your life expectancy.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:31 AM
Whew...Maria holds for 1-0 2nd set after saving 3 break points. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:54 AM
Errani held for 4-2 2nd set. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:56 AM
Maria holds for 3-4 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30 (2nd serve ace there) on an ace. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:01 AM
Maria breaks for 4-4 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:08 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 5-4 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 (ace) to 40-30 to 40-40 (double fault) on a 2nd serve. :) Break for the match Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:12 AM
Errani holds for 5-5 2nd set at 40-15 on a 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:16 AM
Kiri holds for 6-5 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 (2nd serve there) on a 2nd serve. :) Break for the match Maria.

Protoss
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:21 AM
Yay!!!!! Maria breaks for 7-5 2nd set at 40-15 from 30-0 (I think) to 30-15. :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 21 minutes long.

Nikkiri
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:17 AM
Thank god :cheer:

Remix13
Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:32 AM
I'm just discovering the result and according to Protoss coverage, this was a tough tough match. 2h21 for 2 sets in the first round... It's a good victory in the way Maria's nerves didn't explode after going from 5-2 to 5-5 in 1st set. Fortunately I didn't follow livescore in the middle of the night in France, Cosmoose may be right, it's bad for life expectancy :lol:

Next match against Na Li, even if Na Li is not in her best shape this summer, I'm not too delusional about this match... Anyway good luck Maria :cheer:

kirivanovic
Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:21 AM
Glad that she didn't have to play 3 sets or she would have played 4 hours.

cosmoose
Aug 23rd, 2011, 11:34 AM
Glad that she didn't have to play 3 sets or she would have played 4 hours.

Maria Kirilenko is the answer to people asking why women don't play best of 5. :p

Remix13
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
Maria Kirilenko is the answer to people asking why women don't play best of 5. :p

Yes and Maria in a 5-sets match would make too many heart attack casualties among her fans :lol:

Celeborn
Aug 24th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Against Na Li tonight, but again no stream. I guess I just hope for another good message tomorrow morning ;). Good luck!

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Kiri broke for 3-1 1st set. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Sigh. Maria broken for 3-4 1st set on a double fault after having a few game points. :( Break Kiri.

MaKi
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:53 AM
OMG... She made the break, and now she's stuck in her head.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 4-5 1st set at 40-30 from 15-30. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:02 AM
Sigh. Li holds for 6-4 1st set at Ad Li from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) to 40-30 to 40-40 (2nd serve there) on a 2nd serve. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 50 minutes long.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Maria breaks for 3-1 2nd set at love. :) Now hold this time.

MaKi
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:21 AM
4-1. Two more games to hold for the set. Please please please please please !!!

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Maria holds for 4-1 2nd set at 40-15 from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) (ace there). :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:33 AM
Sigh. Li holds for 4-4 2nd set at love on an ace. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 5-4 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve there). :) Break for the set Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Li holds for 5-5 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30 to 30-30 (ace there). :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Maria broken for 5-6 2nd set at 15-40 (I think) on a double fault. :( Break Maria.

MaKi
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Tie break! Win Maria pleaaaase!

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Maria breaks for 6-6 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30. :) Please win the 2nd set tiebreak Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:52 AM
Maria holds for 1-0 in the 2nd set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Li holds for 2-1 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Maria broken for 2-3 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Li holds for 4-2 in the 2nd set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:55 AM
Li holds for 5-2 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Maria broken for 2-6 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :( Save the match points Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Maria holds for 3-6 in the 2nd set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Save the match points Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Maria breaks for 4-6 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :) Save the match points Maria.

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:59 AM
Sigh. Li holds for 7-4 in the 2nd set tiebreak. :( The match was 1 hour 47 minutes long.

Maria led 3-1 1st set and 4-1 2nd set. :(

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 02:01 AM
My prediction for Maria's US Open is a couple of long matches against lower ranked players and then choke against a seed. :shrug:

Luos
Aug 25th, 2011, 03:43 AM
My prediction for Maria's US Open is a couple of long matches against lower ranked players and then choke against a seed. :shrug:

I'd take that if it meant we got to see the choke against a seed on a livestream of any description ;)

Stanford's grimy webcam seems so long ago now :sad:

Another tough loss but I think it's probably harsh to call this one a choke compared to last week. It doesn't take much to get broken against Na, especially if she plays a couple of great points out of nowhere. Maria broke back to take it into the TB too so she was obviously fighting hard and still in the match mentally at least.

I'm not too disheartened by it. She should have beaten Schiavone and had a good chance to take this match all the way but they were both incredibly close matches against good players who she has poor h2hs against still. Considering where she was after Toronto with the injury and that debacle of a loss I think things could have looked a lot worse with the USO approaching.

Nikkiri
Aug 25th, 2011, 05:28 AM
No belief I guess. Giving top players good matches but choking leads. Still better than losing to lower ranked players.

I read she was miss hitting a lot of backhands, think that might have something to do with playing at night. After her win over Errani she said she wasn't used to playing at night and that it was difficult to see the ball well.

I agree about not being disheartened by it. She's putting herself in positions to beat top players. I'm sure she's gonna beat one soon. Better then how the year started.

cosmoose
Aug 25th, 2011, 05:33 AM
fuck fuck fuckity fuck!
excuse my french.

Remix13
Aug 25th, 2011, 07:35 AM
Hi all !

When I saw the score at first I was not surprised or disappointed, 2 closed sets are better than a double bagel slaughter or a heartbreaking 3-sets loss. Then I saw she had a 3-1 lead in first set and 4-1 lead in second :help:

Sleeping was a way better option than following livescore this night :lol:

Loss against Schiavone was indeed worse and Maria seems to be in a correct shape before USO, R3 in New York is a very achievable goal. Maybe she will stop choking against seeds there !

cosmoose
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Maria has fallen below Alisa Kleybanova in the ranking. :help:

Remix13
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Maria has fallen below Alisa Kleybanova in the ranking. :help:

Well at least she's seeded in USO. But she will probably be unseeded in 2012 AO... In 2010 she wasn't and then she had one of her best year, hopefully 2012 will be her best year !

Where do Alisa's points come from ? I don't remember seeing her play :sad:

Nikkiri
Aug 25th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Well she did fail to defend a SF. Wasn't a very favorable draw. Shit happens. If she can keep improving she will get some good results.

kirivanovic
Aug 25th, 2011, 11:13 AM
Can't wait to see her draw for the US Open, a bit of luck wouldn't be bad for once.