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MK Ultra
Aug 25th, 2011, 05:39 PM
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/9380706021/1/tumblr_lqhwlzj3381qhks75
Kiri's section

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n610/David_Ramalheira/trj.jpg

Let's make the third round, shall we?

Remix13
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Oh Maria will have to defeat her russian comrades. Draw could have been worse, Makarova and Dushevina are quite out of form, don't know about Sevastova.

Let's go Masha :cheer:

Nikkiri
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Ugh, Makarova. Idk she had these fluke runs every now and then. Plus she and Dushevina are good friends of Maria. Good luck!

Protoss
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:26 PM
When's the doubles draw come out? Will Vikkiri be back in action?

Celeborn
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Not easy, Makarova is actually quite difficult, especially for a 1st round. But its not too bad I think, she has her chances against Bartoli, she is due for a big win.

kirivanovic
Aug 26th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Not very confident about this draw.

MaKi
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Go Maria, reach the semi-final so I can see you!

:cheer::cheer::cheer:

Vikkiri.
Aug 27th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Davai Maria :cheer:

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2011, 03:34 PM
I think she can pass R1 quite easily..Makarova is not playing well at the moment :)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 28th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Difficult draw. Didn't makarova take out Ivanovic at this years Aussie Open...lets take it one game at a time, before we start jumping toward rounds 3 and 4...let's go kiri!!

Break My Rapture
Aug 28th, 2011, 10:28 AM
If only Kiri would play in the form she displayed against Agatha in R2 back in 2009, she could go far here as Makarova and Bartoli are not in good form at all and Dushevina is a BYE to everyone who plays well. :sad:

Tweety Snape
Aug 28th, 2011, 06:55 PM
Masha's got this, guys. ;)

cosmoose
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Kiri's match will be the third after 11am on court 7.
not streamed :(

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Not a bad draw for Maria.

Good luck in singles and doubles Maria. :)

GoMasha23
Aug 29th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Kiri is playing dubs with Petrova. What happened to Vika?

Remix13
Aug 29th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Kiri is playing dubs with Petrova. What happened to Vika?

Vikkiri :sad:

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Maria lost the 1st set, unfortunately, i'm not surprised.

MaKi
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Kiri, wake up!!!!! Please!! :bowdown:

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:27 PM
She woke up and took the 2nd set 6-1:)

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Maria holds for 6-1 2nd set. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 40 minutes long.

MaKi
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Don't choke this time Maria, please :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Maria holds for 2-2 3rd set at 40-15 (I think). :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Makarova holds for 3-2 3rd set after facing 5 break points. :( Hold Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:07 PM
30-30....hold your serve maria!!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:08 PM
40-30 Gp

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:08 PM
3-3

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Whew. Kiri holds for 3-3 3rd set from 15-30 down. :) Break Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:10 PM
15-15...break her maria!

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Makarova holds for 4-3 3rd set at 40-15. :( Hold Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:12 PM
3-4..hold now maria!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:14 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:14 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:15 PM
40-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:17 PM
4-4

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:18 PM
30-30....break her now kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:20 PM
deuce.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:22 PM
4-5...hold now please kiri!

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Argh. Makarova holds for 5-4 3rd set at Ad Makarova from 30-15 to 30-40 to 40-40. :( Hold Maria.

Maria is now 0/6 on break points in the 3rd set. :rolleyes:

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:24 PM
15-00

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:24 PM
30-00

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:24 PM
30-15

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:25 PM
I hate livescores:mad:

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:27 PM
40-15...this US open scores thing ain't good. We can't even see how many points Maria has won in total.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:28 PM
5-5!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:29 PM
maria is struggling to break her serve:(

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:30 PM
40-15...this US open scores thing ain't good. We can't even see how many points Maria has won in total.

You can calculate it if you're logical with the stats.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:32 PM
5-6..hold now please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:34 PM
15-0

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:35 PM
We're gonna have a tie break, they both served well in this set.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:35 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:35 PM
40-0

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Maria holds for 6-6 3rd set at love. :) Please win the 3rd set tiebreak Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:36 PM
6-6...how nerve raking that a tiebreak will decide this match:(

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Tb: 1-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:38 PM
TB: 2-0..good start kiri:)

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Maria holds for 2-0 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Hold Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Tb: 2-1

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Tb: 3-1

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Maria breaks for 3-1 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Maria breaks for 4-1 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Hold Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Tb: 4-1

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Tb: 4-2

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Maria holds for 5-2 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Break Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Tb: 5-2

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Maria breaks for 6-2 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Take the match point Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Tb: 6-2

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Tb: 6-3

kirivanovic
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Very good!I was worried about this match because Maria always has troubles against russian but she managed to win:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:45 PM
4-6 6-1 7-6 (3)....Good luck in the 2nd round kiri:))

Protoss
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Yay!!!!!!! Maria holds for 7-3 in the 3rd set tiebreak. :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 57 minutes long.

MaKi
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Yes!!!!!! 3 hours long! How tough it is to follow her... I'm exhausted! Go Maria! :woohoo::woohoo:

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 29th, 2011, 11:11 PM
She now plays the winner of Sevastova and Dushevina...:) Probably a bit more confident now:)

NYKiriFan
Aug 29th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Nice :) It was a tough opening-round draw, but I like the draw better going forward. Dushevina takes first set against Sevastova 6-3.

NYKiriFan
Aug 30th, 2011, 12:13 AM
It's on vs. Dushevina (6-3, 6-4 winner)

Get her back for the bouquet (http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/ticker.aspx?articleid=13452&zoneid=6)!

Kirilenko said that before Dementieva tossed the bouquet, that Dementieva winked at her to go to the middle of the pack and try to catch it. But she had no such luck. "All the girls were trying to catch it and then suddenly from somewhere Dushevina came and sprinted and stole it from me," Kirilenko said with a laugh.

Tweety Snape
Aug 30th, 2011, 01:30 AM
^ :lol:
Yeah Kiri! Great to see her gutting out a win like this.

Remix13
Aug 30th, 2011, 06:19 AM
Oh Yeah :woohoo:

I almost collapsed following the livescore, but she finally did it :worship:

Great fight and happy end for Maria :inlove:

After so many cruel 3-sets losses, this win is really delightful ! Believe it or not, she held all her service game in final set, and then she outclassed Makarova in the TB ! No choke this time ! Great Masha :worship:

Next is Dushevina, another tough match with a countrywoman, Davai Maria :cheer:

MaKi
Aug 30th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Just 6 more matches and the title is yours !!! Davai !!

:cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

Remix13
Aug 30th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Just 6 more matches and the title is yours !!! Davai !!

:cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

Yes, six 3-hours matches with 3 sets & TB and Maria will rise the USO Cup and fill it with deserved tons of ice cream :)

Break My Rapture
Aug 30th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Wow Kiri! :worship: Great win.

If she loses to Dushevina it will mean that she played like shit.

Droolv
Aug 30th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Woo well done Kiri! Now crush Dushevina pl0x ;)

Celeborn
Aug 30th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Phew, that was too close for my liking, but happy she got through in the end :bounce:. Next round should be a little easier and if (big if I admit) she can pass Bartoli I actually quite like her draw.

By the way, I don't understand Vika here, she has such a tough draw with Serena, why doesn't she want to play doubles? I'm sure they can win a slam together but well, if you don't play you can't win :(0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 30th, 2011, 02:38 PM
She should beat Dushevina. She needs to step it up against Bartoli though (assuming they meet in the third round). Cake loves to go for second serves:sad:

Protoss
Aug 30th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Phew, that was too close for my liking, but happy she got through in the end :bounce:. Next round should be a little easier and if (big if I admit) she can pass Bartoli I actually quite like her draw.

By the way, I don't understand Vika here, she has such a tough draw with Serena, why doesn't she want to play doubles? I'm sure they can win a slam together but well, if you don't play you can't win :(0
Yah, that's a bit confusing about Vika not playing doubles.

Vikkiri not playing doubles here hurts their chances of making the YEC. :(

King Aaron
Aug 30th, 2011, 09:13 PM
:yeah: Pulled of the win. Now beat Vera. :kiss:

NYKiriFan
Aug 31st, 2011, 12:02 AM
Darn, the only seeded men's or women's singles players not on the show courts Wednesday are Maria & Nadia. :p

I can understand most of the decisions, higher-seeded players or Americans. I don't get Pennetta (26) vs. Oprandi on 11 though. The All-Russian match is so much more compelling than the All-Italian match. Must be the mob influence. :devil:

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:43 AM
Maria again on court 7,of course with no stream :sad: :mad:

At least she will have her habits on this court as she played 3 hours on it on Monday :lol:

Please win this Maria, R3 against Bartoli or McHale will be streamed for sure (well with the conspiracy against Maria, it's not even sure versus Barto...). See you on Arthur Ashe Stadium (or Armstrong) for a match versus McHale :devil:

But now, stay focused on Bepa Dushevina. Davai Lil'Masha :cheer: :inlove: :cheer:

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 08:20 AM
Good luck Kiri!!! Please don't disappoint:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:13 PM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:14 PM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:15 PM
40-15
2 game points for Kiri

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:17 PM
1-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:18 PM
0-15

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:19 PM
30-15...break her kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:19 PM
30-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:20 PM
30-40...Break point for Kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:22 PM
Adv Kiri...2nd break point for Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:28 PM
2-0!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:30 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:31 PM
3-0!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:34 PM
0-15...break her again kiri:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:35 PM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:37 PM
4-0!!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:38 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:39 PM
40-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:39 PM
5-0!!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:43 PM
5-1...serve it out now kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:45 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:47 PM
6-1!!! Exceptional way to start off...keep going kiri!

Protoss
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:48 PM
Maria holds for 6-1 1st set at love. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 33 minutes long.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:48 PM
0-15..break her kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:49 PM
0-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:50 PM
0-40

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:50 PM
1-0!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:53 PM
0-40...hold your serve Maria!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:54 PM
1-1..break back kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:57 PM
1-2

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:58 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:00 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:00 PM
40-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:01 PM
2-2!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:03 PM
30-15..break her kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:03 PM
30-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:04 PM
30-40..break point for kiri:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:04 PM
3-2!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:08 PM
0-30...hold please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:08 PM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
30-30

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
4-2!!

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:11 PM
15-15

Cleffa
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:11 PM
Where are you watching this match I couldn't find it on bet365 or oleoletv they only have matches like zvonareva and safarova...

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:12 PM
15-40:) break her now kiri:)

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
30-40
bp

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
5-2!! serving for the match now:)

Protoss
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
Maria breaks for 5-2 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

Cleffa
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
15-40:) break her now kiri:)

Got the break now serve for the match!!:hearts:

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:15 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:16 PM
30-15

miffedmax
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:16 PM
Good to see Lil' Masha playing well.

Sorry, but I had to be nuetral last match.

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
40-15!!
Match Point

jimmy_the_greek
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:18 PM
6-1 6-2!!

Cleffa
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:19 PM
yes congrats now hopefully they'll stream makiri's match in round 3!

Protoss
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:19 PM
Maria holds for 6-2 2nd set at 40-15. :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 1 hour 4 minutes long.

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:24 PM
yes congrats now hopefully they'll stream makiri's match in round 3!

Great easy win for Makiri :woohoo:

She showed Bepa Dushevina who's the boss :cool:

Next match will be streamed, I'm confident about that.

MaKi
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:26 PM
Great job Maria! :clap2:

sannyak
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:28 PM
But it would be nice if Maria on Friday could play so well,as it is today!

Nina.
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:47 PM
Congrats :cheer: it's nice to see her winning easily after a tough first round

Tweety Snape
Aug 31st, 2011, 08:11 PM
Impressive Kiri! :eek: Great way to get revenge on that bouquet. :lol:
McHale next, should definitely be streamed.

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 08:52 PM
Yes, as McHale is american it will be on a main court and streamed (I hope not in night session, It's a bit late in Europe :lol:)

McHale could be a really tough opponent, she's the rising star of the moment... Was she really good or it was Barto who played like crap ?

Tweety Snape
Aug 31st, 2011, 09:24 PM
I only watched, seriously, the last point, so I can't really say. :shrug:

kirivanovic
Aug 31st, 2011, 10:54 PM
After her long 1st match, it's perfect to win so quickly. She doesn't have a bad draw, she can still win a couple of matches.

NYKiriFan
Aug 31st, 2011, 11:11 PM
I haven't watched the match yet, but Bartoli's been lousy all US Open series, didn't beat anyone ranked higher than 40. When I saw her at Stanford, she injured herself midway through first set despite having walkovers previous two rounds? Please. Not surprised she's gone, and I was thrilled Kiri drew her.

McHale's had some nice results but hasn't strung two top wins together in a tournament yet. Regardless, it's a favorable 3rd round draw.

Celeborn
Sep 1st, 2011, 07:53 AM
A quick win against Dushevina, very nice ;). Now against McHale (I never would have guessed), I watched a bit of the 2nd set against Bartoli, she is a good olayer for sure, but if Maria uses her variety nicely I like her chances. Looking forward to it, good luck :)

GoMasha23
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:16 PM
Kiri's round 3 match will be the night match on Ashe!

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:18 PM
wow, that's cool :)

GoMasha23
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Does anyone know if Kiri has played on Ashe before?

MK Ultra
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:27 PM
Last year vs Sveta. It was very windy, not the best match to judge...
Kiri and Petrova defeated McHale and Marino 1 and 1.:D

Tweety Snape
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:54 PM
Amazing. :hearts:

NYKiriFan
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:18 PM
From New Haven last week (http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2011/08/23/sports/doc4e53c4031ecc1796466439.txt), not encouraging... :rolleyes:

Kirilenko will likely have to play Na in a featured night match. The Russian doesn’t necessarily view that as a good thing. “I’m not quite used to night sessions,” Kirilenko admitted. “It’s more difficult to see the ball.”

Well I hope the night loss to Li Na last week was a good learning experience, and she's more used to night sessions now! :cool:

Remix13
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:23 PM
Hopefully the lights are better in NY than in New Haven, anyway I'm not sure McHale is used to night sessions too...

I'm going to sleep early today, tomorrow will be a long day with Maria playing in night session (middle of the night here) :lol:

Davai Maria :cheer:

Edit : Nice win in dubs against McHale/Marino, it will boost Maria's confidence !

kirivanovic
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Of course, the light is much better on the Ashe stadium and Mchale is much less used than her to play on night session. Should be an interesting match with the crazy crowd there.

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:42 PM
I would say McHale has never played on Ashe before so the chances are pretty equal condition-wise. It's gonna be interesting how they deal with the crowd.

GoMasha23
Sep 1st, 2011, 10:30 PM
It sucks that the crowd will not be on Kiri's side.

NYKiriFan
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:41 AM
She'll be fine. She was great against Serena at Stanford. Of course a bit larger stage here. :p

NYKiriFan
Sep 2nd, 2011, 05:16 AM
Cronin's Picks (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2011-09-01/201109021314931705218.html?promo=home)
I'm looking forehand to watching this contest because I like to watch both players go about their work: McHale because she's improved so much in the past nine months, and Kirilenko because she has become a master of point construction. :)
McHale's upset of Marion Bartoli certainly signaled that she'll be heard from in years to come. Not only was she able to dictate with her forehand, but she hit her backhand strong both crosscourt and down-the-line while showing off a well-placed first serve. More importantly, she moves extremely well, doesn't seem to tire easily and competes as well as any American player currently on tour outside of Serena Williams.
ok, whatever.

Kirilenko will likely never win a major :mad:

but she has soft hands, quick feet and can mix it up. She's too small to hang with some of the super elite players, but if you look at her record over the past two years, when she's been healthy she's a tough out for anyone. :worship:
This match will be a grind fest that could last two and half hours. Some may think that this match up Kirilenko will be easier for McHale than the Bartoli clash, but it won’t be because the Russian will give her a lot of different looks.

Bartoli has been awful since Stanford, and she might as well've gift-wrapped that first-set tiebreak to McHale. Kiri's not going to give McHale anything easy like that.

Credit to McHale for taking full advantage of some brain-dead efforts by Woz & Bartoli this summer, but I'm not yet convinced she can beat a veteran with a head on her shoulders.

Still, McHale has shown she can be resourceful all summer long and will come through in three daring sets.

Ok, whatever, if Kiri's going to keep flying under the radar this summer, that's cool. :cool:

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 09:45 AM
Please win Kiri:))

NYKiriFan
Sep 2nd, 2011, 02:43 PM
I would say McHale has never played on Ashe before so the chances are pretty equal condition-wise. It's gonna be interesting how they deal with the crowd.
McHale's had an Ashe night match before, lost to Sharapova in straight sets I think last year. So McHale has more experience now, but she also has the burden of expectations being unrealistically high tonight.

NYT (http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/what-to-watch-on-friday/) gets it, kind of
Although her ranking is lower than Bartoli’s, Kirilenko is in some ways a tougher matchup for McHale. The Russian veteran plays a similar baseline game, but is a much quicker around the court and will be less bothered by McHale’s looping shots. Kirilenko is also an outstanding doubles player, who is not afraid to finish points at the net.
Except that Kiri isn't just a tougher matchup for McHale. Kiri's simply much better than Bartoli this hardcourt season, period. :worship:

Luos
Sep 2nd, 2011, 07:17 PM
Even more tense than usual about this match :crazy:

It's interesting reading the previews from Cronin etc looking at it from the McHale perspective. I agree with him on one thing anyway, should be a ton of long points considering the way they both play. McHale has impressed me quite a bit when I've seen her against Makarova at Wimbledon and now Bartoli, she's been composed and played smart in the big situations and I like her game.

Wins against Kuznetsova and Wozniacki as well, even if they were useless mode are big strides...

Maria's a more capable and adaptable player than the GM mug squad give her credit for though. If she plays to form I think she's got this :scared:

King Aaron
Sep 2nd, 2011, 10:21 PM
:yippee: I'm excited to see her play later. Good luck Maria, you can do this. :kiss: :yeah:

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:22 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:22 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:23 PM
40-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:24 PM
40-15..take the game points kiri:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:25 PM
40-30..hold please kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:26 PM
deuce..hold your serve Maria!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
adv kiri:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:28 PM
1-0:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:29 PM
0-15...break her kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM
0-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:31 PM
30-30..break her now please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:32 PM
30-40
bp:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:32 PM
deuce..

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:34 PM
adv mchale

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:34 PM
deuce.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:35 PM
1-1

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:37 PM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:37 PM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:38 PM
30-30..hold please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:39 PM
40-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:40 PM
deuce..

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:40 PM
adv kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:41 PM
2-1:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:45 PM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:46 PM
30-30...break her please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:46 PM
30-40

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:47 PM
3-1:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
40-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
4-1:)

Natash.
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
Very smart playing from Kiri so far. :)

GoMasha23
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:53 PM
Kiri is playing very well so far.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:54 PM
0-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:54 PM
0-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:54 PM
0-40:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:55 PM
15-40..break her now please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:55 PM
5-1:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:56 PM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:56 PM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
40-0:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
40-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
40-30...take the set point kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 2nd, 2011, 11:59 PM
deuce...hold for the set kiri!!

Natash.
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:01 AM
Oh god :lol: :(

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:01 AM
5-2...break her now kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:03 AM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:04 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:05 AM
15-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:05 AM
30-30...break her please kiri!!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:07 AM
30-40..take the set point please kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:07 AM
deuce...

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:08 AM
adv kiri...c'mon kiri don't let this one slip away!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:09 AM
6-2!!!!

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:11 AM
Kiri!

Just got home from the youth's lesson for the 2nd set.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:12 AM
15-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:13 AM
30-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:13 AM
40-0

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:13 AM
1-0:)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:15 AM
30-0.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:17 AM
1-1

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:17 AM
Oh, God, we get it McHale is American. Now shut up.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
0-15..hold kiri!

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
15-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:19 AM
30-15

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:20 AM
30-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:20 AM
40-30

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:22 AM
2-1:)

Cleffa
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Lol the crowd was muted when Maria hit an ace...

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Break her now.

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:35 AM
Great point. Wrong player won, but a great pont.

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:35 AM
I like Kiri's outfit.

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:37 AM
What eyes!

Cleffa
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:40 AM
I like Kiri's outfit.

I remember her last year's blue outfit was pretty good too but this is certainly not bad either lol. Man hard to tell which is better cause she looks good in most outfits.

kirivanovic
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:44 AM
Was too good to be true, she had to get injured again/

MH0861
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:45 AM
Oh no :unsure:

Cleffa
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:49 AM
Come on finish the match and we'll see how the injury goes later on. Hopefully it's just a sock problem.

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:49 AM
Fight, Kiri!

miffedmax
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:51 AM
She is gimpy. I think a day off and some strapping will help for next round

kirivanovic
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:53 AM
She played amazingly well especially with her volleys:worship: .I just hope that she'll be able to play her next round without problems.

MK Ultra
Sep 3rd, 2011, 12:57 AM
That was just AMAZING play from Kiri!
Way to shut up the haters!:hearts: