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Nikkiri
Oct 16th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Do we not care? :lol: final tournament of the year. Still unclear as to why she picked Lux over Moscow.. but lets hope she does well anyways.

R1 against Suarez Navarro if she wins Parmentier or Benesova.

Good luck :cheer:

GoMasha23
Oct 16th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Possible Q final against Vika. That would be a good match. No dubs here either, so they gave up on the last YEC spot, what a shame.

Nikkiri
Oct 16th, 2011, 10:31 PM
King and Shvedova are in Moscow too so it was a long shot.

Remix13
Oct 17th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Last tournament of the year indeed :sad:

Hopefully she could finish the year on a good note, at least QF, even better if Vika retires of something like that. Too bad she doesn't play Moscow, top players must have super additional fees in Luxembourg :lol:

I'm afraid she is already in "holiday" though... The match against Navarro should be streamed so we will see ;)

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Not a bad draw for Maria aside from Vika in the quarters. :p

Please do well in your final tournament of the year Maria. :)

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:05 PM
The match has begun, Maria serving. :)

Remix13
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:37 PM
4-4, hold Maria...

Remix13
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:47 PM
5-6... Break back Maria :(

Remix13
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:52 PM
6-6, Tb...

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Maria breaks for 4-3 in the 1st set tiebreak. :) Hold Maria.

Maria was up 3-1 in the 1st set tiebreak.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Maria holds for 5-4 in the 1st set tiebreak. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Maria breaks for 6-4 in the 1st set tiebreak. :) Take the set point Maria.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Suarez Navarro holds for 5-6 in the 1st set tiebreak. :( Take the set point Maria.

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Maria takes the set!

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Whew. Maria wins the 1st set tiebreak 7-5 from 0-1 to 3-1 to 3-2 to 3-3 to 4-3 to 4-4 to 6-4 to 6-5. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 58 minutes long.

Maria was down 3-1 1st set.

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Maria down 3-0 in second set. Hold Maria!

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Maria down 3-0 in second set. Hold Maria!
She's won only 4 points to 12 for Suarez Navarro in the 2nd set. :(

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:15 PM
the trainer is out to see kiri.

kirivanovic
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:16 PM
KneeKiri:hearts:

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:17 PM
she is taking a medical time out.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:21 PM
she is taking a medical time out.
Does it seem serious?

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:22 PM
The match has resumed after about a 10 minute delay.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 1-3 2nd set at Ad Maria from 0-30 to 30-30 to 30-40 to 40-40 (2nd serve). :) Now break Maria.

kirivanovic
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Nice injury time out:worship:

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Maria gets the break back! her knee seems to be fine.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Maria breaks for 2-3 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-15 (2nd serve) to 30-30 to 30-40 (2nd serve) to 40-40 (2nd serve) on a 2nd serve. :) Now hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Maria broken for 2-4 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-40 to 40-40 on df #2. :( Break Maria.

kirivanovic
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:42 PM
I think that she's injured cos she's coming too much to the net and not in good conditions. Maybe she wanna save some power for the 3rd set.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Suarez Navarro holds for 5-2 2nd set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-30 (2nd serve there) on an ace. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Maria holds for 3-5 2nd set at 40-15. :) Break Maria.

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Maria drops the second set.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Sigh. Suarez Navarro holds for 6-3 2nd set at 40-15 on a 2nd serve. :( Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 1 hour 46 minutes long.

GoMasha23
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Navarro is taking a medical, she looks in pain. seems to be her foot.

kirivanovic
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Ankle

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:57 PM
The match has resumed after about an 8 minute delay.

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 3-0 3rd set at Ad Maria from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :) Now break Maria.

Maria breaks for 2-0 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-30 to 40-30 (2nd serve) to 40-40 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there). :)

Protoss
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Suarez Navarro retires. :sad: The match was 2 hour 13 minutes long.

Remix13
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Navarro retired at 7-6 3-6 3-0 15-0

Hopefully she will recover fast. I also hope Maria's knee is not too bad...

Nikkiri
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Obviously not the way we want a win.. and not good to see her having problems with her knee. Hopefully she will be okay for Benesova. Revenge would be nice.

Celeborn
Oct 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Not a very nice ending, but congrats anyway, it was quite a good match imho. Good luck against Benesova! Will be interesting to see how she copes with her compared to the match at the AO. A quarterfinal against Vika would be great. Actually I would really like to see this as Vika is probably my 2nd favorite player, so even a loss wouldn't be so bad for me ;).

Remix13
Oct 19th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Maria withdrawn (not so surprising), ankle injury. I'm surprised it's not knee but it's sad anyway :sad:

Get well soon Masha ;)

Nikkiri
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Wtf. Ankle injury? strange. Not the way I wanted the season to end.

Celeborn
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Sad news :(. Maybe there is still a small chance for Fed Cup final? Any news about this? Or how bad the injury is? In the best case it could be precaution ;).

Protoss
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM
I went to take a snooze earlier and thought that I might have missed this match when I woke up. So much for that...heh.

Poor Maria. :sad: I thought her knee was bothering against Suarez Navarro. :confused: What a sad, dissapointing ending to the season. :sad:

Have a nice offseason Maria. :)

Vikkiri.
Oct 19th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Masha.. so sad. But great end season as well, and thanks for this year again. :)
She will play in Fcup? i hope seriously.. because is she not play FC, no JO for her :bigcry:

kirivanovic
Oct 19th, 2011, 05:19 PM
See you in 3 months Maria:sad:

Tweety Snape
Oct 19th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Have a good offseason Maria!

MK Ultra
Oct 19th, 2011, 10:08 PM
:sad: Hopefully she'll play FC!
Hoping for a better 2012.:awww:

the cat
Oct 20th, 2011, 04:41 AM
Why didn't Makiri play in Moscow her hometown where she did so well last year in singles and doubles? That makes no sense. Moscow is her home tournament. She has never skipped Moscow before has she?

Maria has just finished her 9th year on the WTA Tour. :eek: She had an okay year with some very good wins. But Masha needs to make 2012 her best year yet. :yeah: She is so much fun to watch play and she's one of the best all court players in women's tennis. I hope Makiri has a great offseason. :)

Celeborn
Oct 20th, 2011, 09:05 AM
I still think she wanted to play her last tournament together with Vika to have a chance to qualify for the doubles YEC. In the end they didn't even enter doubles because it was a lost cause already. So my guess is that Vika wanted/had to play Luxemburg instead of Moscow for some reason.

I really hope for the Fed Cup final nevertheless. Especially as this tie could very well go down to doubles (Kvitova is terribly good in my eyes) and I don't really like any of the possible doubles combination of the pre announced team. Kiri could indeed be very helpful with this :worship:. And Makarova has no form right now (judging by her results) and the fact that she played in the semis finals is not enough for a nomination for me. I would think differently if she had played both ties, first round and semis finals, but one is not enough, at least for me.

Also I would really like to see Kiri one more time this year :).

the cat
Oct 20th, 2011, 03:46 PM
I still think she wanted to play her last tournament together with Vika to have a chance to qualify for the doubles YEC. In the end they didn't even enter doubles because it was a lost cause already. So my guess is that Vika wanted/had to play Luxemburg instead of Moscow for some reason.

I really hope for the Fed Cup final nevertheless. Especially as this tie could very well go down to doubles (Kvitova is terribly good in my eyes) and I don't really like any of the possible doubles combination of the pre announced team. Kiri could indeed be very helpful with this :worship:. And Makarova has no form right now (judging by her results) and the fact that she played in the semis finals is not enough for a nomination for me. I would think differently if she had played both ties, first round and semis finals, but one is not enough, at least for me.

Also I would really like to see Kiri one more time this year :).Thanks for the information. I am still mad Makiri didn't play Moscow. :mad: I think that was nuts. :crazy: I thought Kirilenko winning hometown title would be a dream of hers. But I guess not. :rolleyes: Azarenka not playing Moscow after winning the title over Kirilenko in last years final is puzzling to say the least. :confused: What players chooses not to defend their singles title by playing another tournament the same week the following year? It's pretty much unheard of. :banghead:

And didn't Vika and Kiri win the Kremlin Cup doubles title last year? I would think they would have wanted to defend their doubles title. Maybe Azarenka and Kirilenko got some good appearance fee money to play Luxembourg. But neither of them need money so I hope that's not the reason they skipped Moscow. If Maria wants to play Fed Cup for Russia and the Olympics for Russia next year I would think skipping her hometown tournament when she is a hometown star would be a bad move for for Maria with the Russian tennis leaders watching what she is doing. They can't be pleased Makiri the Muscovite snubbed her hometown tournament and a tournament in Luxembourg. If Maria thinks Shamil Tarpischev is not watching and paying attention she is wrong.

peterlein
Oct 20th, 2011, 05:48 PM
First of all, I want to say Hello to everyone :wavey:

After reading through this forum, I am finally a registred user now :cool:

I'm glad to be a part of Kirilenko's Orchestra :)

Since the epic tiebreak at the usopen I am following every match of makiri (on tv, livestream or livescores ;))
I was so impressed how she kept fighting there, and I love her style to play
and as we know, she probably is the most lovely tennis player on the tour :hearts:

to topic: I'm very sad about the season ending as well. Maria should have played in moscow!!! She still could have get a wildcard, after it was clear that azarenka wouldn't play doubles with her at luxemburg..or not?

now I can't wait for the next season, want to see Makiri play again as soon as possible, it's so fun to watch her :D

Nikkiri
Oct 21st, 2011, 11:30 AM
No they didn't win the doubles title in Moscow. I think it's good for Maria to play more international events, perhaps strange to pick one over her home tournament but I'm sure she had her reasons. It's over now and she has an injury so there's no point in dwelling on it. Since Maria won't be playing for a while I'll be going on hiatus for a bit.

GoMasha23
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:41 PM
is there any new information about the injury?

Celeborn
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:40 PM
There is a new diary entry on her website :hearts:. But nothing about the injury, so I would assume it isn't to bad. On a side note, nothing about a potential fed cup final either, so probably thats not happening.

Was a good season in the end, especially the 2nd half of course. One could even say she saved her season by this, she came from very much behind in the race to get a top 30 ranking in the end. Hopefully her next season will be good from the beginning ;).

the cat
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:40 AM
There is a new diary entry on her website :hearts:. But nothing about the injury, so I would assume it isn't to bad. On a side note, nothing about a potential fed cup final either, so probably thats not happening.

Was a good season in the end, especially the 2nd half of course. One could even say she saved her season by this, she came from very much behind in the race to get a top 30 ranking in the end. Hopefully her next season will be good from the beginning ;).
Makiri is on the Russian Fed Cup final team. :) But too bad she chose not to play Moscow her hometown tournament this year :rolleyes: to follow Viktoria Azarenka to Luxembourg :eek: because Domiika Cibulkova who has less power than Maria won the 2011 Ladies Kremlin Cup indoors. Credit to Cibulkova though. But I never imagined her winning an indoor tournament because the serve and power are so important indoors.
Maria had a pretty good year. She had some good wins and is easily one of the best all around players on the WTA Tour. But she should win a couple of tournaments a year with her skills and fine all court play. Cibulkova wins the occasional tournament. I'd like to see Makiri do that as well in 2012. I know Kirilenko has 5 WTA Tour singles titles in 9 years on the WTA Tour. But let's be honest that is not enough titles for a player of Makiri's ability. Little Masha has in my opinion underacheived somewhat in her career. She is having a nice life and is a good and successful tennis player. But I have always felt Maria could be a much better player than she is. Maybe she will mature as a player in her mid to late 20's likie so many women's tennis players have done in recent years. Although my main concern about Maria is whether her somewhat fragile body and battered knees can hold up for a few more years of punishing tennis on the WTA Tour.

Nikkiri
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:15 AM
"Cibulkova wins the occasional tournament" That was her first :lol:

Celeborn
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Maybe her best years are still to come. She has a more complex game than most and maybe she needs more time to develop as a player because of that. It is easier to bash (or push ;) ) everything than to mix things up. But she has a shot at the top 20 next year and not with this one outstanding results which propels her upwards but with constant top 20 results all over the year which give me hope that she has a good chance staying there if she reaches it.

Protoss
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:51 PM
So who will be Maria's regular doubles partner next year? I assume that Vika wil cut down on the doubles due to her injury issues so that would leave Maria needing someone else to be her usual doubles partner.

Nikkiri
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Petrova?