PDA

View Full Version : Dubai - R1 def. Niculescu 63 60 R2 against Ivanovic


MK Ultra
Feb 18th, 2012, 07:56 PM
R1: Niculescu





...



R2: Ivanovic or Schiavone




...




R3: Wozniacki, Pavlyuchenkova or Qualifier


Try not to loose to her again...

Nikkiri
Feb 18th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Not an ideal R1 esp if Kiri's knee is injured? Good luck though!

https://yfrog.com/a/img734/3468/ltake.jpg

peterlein
Feb 18th, 2012, 10:19 PM
very difficult draw agaign...but yes kiri, please, beat HER!
time to take revenge

Remix13
Feb 19th, 2012, 06:58 AM
No way she loses against Niculescu again :(

I don't like this knee pic :(

Vikkiri.
Feb 19th, 2012, 09:42 AM
Maria play doubles with Lisicki again. Why she play doubles with her knee?
Davai Kiri, take your revenge from Beijing :hearts:

NYKiriFan
Feb 19th, 2012, 07:41 PM
I like the draw. With 28 players, nothing's going to be easy. Drawing #7 Schiavone for potential R2 and #3 Wozniacki for potential R3 is the best chance anyone could ask for to reach the semis. Hope she can avenge the Beijing loss and see what she can do.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:48 AM
I like the draw. With 28 players, nothing's going to be easy. Drawing #7 Schiavone for potential R2 and #3 Wozniacki for potential R3 is the best chance anyone could ask for to reach the semis. Hope she can avenge the Beijing loss and see what she can do.

I agree the draw is not that bad considering Schiavone and Woz form, but Maria has to beat the horrible Niculescu first... She tends to get crazy against her :mad:

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:14 AM
The match has begun, Maria serving. :)

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Maria holds for 1-0 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15. :) Break Maria.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:18 AM
Already started :eek:

Come on Maria !

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Niculescu holds for 1-1 1st set at 40-30 from 15-15 to 30-30 (ace there). Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Maria broken for 1-2 1st set at Ad Niculescu from 30-15 to 30-30 to 40-30 to 40-40 to Ad Maria to 40-40 (double fault there). :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:35 AM
Niculescu holds for 3-1 1st set at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 (2nd serve there, 1st 2nd serve of the match from Niculescu) on a 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:37 AM
I hate Niculescu :mad: :mad: :mad:

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Maria holds for 2-3 1st set at 40-15 on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Hmmm. About a 7 minute delay before play resumed.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Maria breaks for 3-3 1st set at Ad Maria from 40-15 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Maria holds for 4-3 1st set at 40-15. :) Now break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Maria breaks for 5-3 1st set at 40-30 from 40-15. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Maria holds for 6-3 1st set at 40-15. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 48 minutes long.

Nice comeback from 3-1 down for Maria. :)

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Maria breaks for 1-0 2nd set at Ad Maria from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve) to 40-30 to 40-40 (ace #2). :) Now hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 2-0 2nd set at 2nd Ad Maria from 40-0 to 40-15 to 40-30 (2nd serve) to 40-40 to Ad Niculescu to 40-40 to Ad Maria to 40-40. :) Now break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Maria breaks for 3-0 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Maria holds for 4-0 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0 on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:29 AM
Maria breaks for 5-0 2nd set at 40-15 from 40-0. :)

Protoss
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Maria holds for 6-0 2nd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-30 to 30-40 (2nd serve) to 40-40 (2nd serve). :) Great job Maria. :) The match was 1 hour 24 minutes long.

MK Ultra
Feb 20th, 2012, 11:45 AM
:yeah: Was a really nice match from her.

Remix13
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Oh nice :worship:

Awfulescu deserved that bagel :devil:

peterlein
Feb 20th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Oh nice :worship:

Awfulescu deserved that bagel :devil:

yeah so deserved :p

what a sweet revenge for beijing, thank you kiri :worship:

you are right, the draw isn't that difficult as it looks!!

now that she has beaten "awfulescu", she could go quite far in this tournament! she will face ana or schiavone in round two, I would prefer to see her play against ana (she is my second favorite player ;))
if kiri plays like in the last weeks, she can surely beat both of them :angel:

then maybe former no. 1 caroline, but as you said, she isn't at her best at the moment..
but let's play R2 first ;)

DAVAI KIRI :hearts:

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:34 AM
I've read on GM that Lisicki said on Twitter Maria is injured, any news :confused:

That sucks so much :mad:

Vikkiri.
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:45 AM
Oh no... I hope it's only for play her single match tomorrow.

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:52 AM
Kiri is so fragile, her body might be made of crystal :sad:

Vikkiri.
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:54 AM
I seriously hope she is ok... She have a really good draw now, poor Baby Kiri :hug:

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:07 AM
Her singles match is tomorrow so maybe she could play, but it's quite unlikely... Damned, she had a chance against Ana or Schiavone :(

Could we send her to a secret research laboratory in order to make a cybernetic, unbreakable, never injured Maria :confused:

I'm sure such things exits in the USA :lol:

Celeborn
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:09 AM
Hopefully it is mainly precaution. I mean, Vika did it in doubles all the time last year, maybe she learned her lesson :devil:. I seriously hope she can play tomorrow, she has a nice draw and a good form too, let's hope for the best :).

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:14 AM
Her knee was taped yesterday, It's not a good sign. This knee, as reliable as a Renault car, will never leave her peaceful :(

Celeborn
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:16 AM
Well, I've seen some quite old Renault cars still driving, can't be too bad ;)

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:24 AM
Well, I've seen some quite old Renault cars still driving, can't be too bad ;)

I've seen lots of Renault broken down on the side of the roads :lol:

Anyways it's not kind to compare Maria with a Renault, she's more like an old school Ferrari : beautiful, highly effective but fragile ;)

Remix13
Feb 21st, 2012, 01:24 PM
Apparently it's a neck injury and she pulled out also in singles :bigcry:

It's too sick :(

NYKiriFan
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:30 PM
We posted this in GM too, but she's in the OOP tomorrow, a WTA employee is citing the OOP to say she's still in singles, so it looks like the AP story that said she's out was wrong.

I can't blame Lisicki & Kirilenko for wanting to pull out of doubles. They both have some good opportunities in singles, Lisicki got bumped up to a bye when Kvitova pulled out. I hope that's all this is really.

Vikkiri.
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:48 PM
Ana's fans says Masha.K is out.. someone have an infos ? Kevin Fischer is sure about this?

MK Ultra
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:59 PM
Ana's fans says Masha.K is out.. someone have an infos ? Kevin Fischer is sure about this?

Probably wishful thinking.:shrug::lol: I dunno all the people saying Kiri is out are using AP as a source so... Guess we'll find out tomorrow.

Vikkiri.
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:01 PM
Probably wishful thinking.:shrug::lol: I dunno all the people saying Kiri is out are using AP as a source so... Guess we'll find out tomorrow.

i thinks and i hope so. Kick her ass baby :devil:

NYKiriFan
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:18 PM
I hope she is indeed well.

Beyond The Baseline @SI_BTBaseline (https://twitter.com/#!/SI_BTBaseline/status/172017415931166720)
Correction: Kirilenko withdraws from doubles, still in singles. Will face Ivanovic tomorrow. #wta
12:58 PM - 21 Feb 12 via TweetDeck

Kevin Fischer @Kfish_WTA (https://twitter.com/#!/Kfish_WTA/status/171988951521951744)
@Daszmarelli Kirilenko is 2nd match on court 1 Wednesday vs. the winner of Ivanovic/Schiavone
11:05 AM - 21 Feb 12 via web

kirivanovic
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:24 PM
No tv coverage:mad:

peterlein
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:33 PM
I hope kiri can play tomorrow!! every time she is in good shape she gets an injury, poor girl!! :( DAVAI KIRI, let's hope for the best :-)

Nikkiri
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:21 AM
Fucking neck injury. This blows, she always picks up some kind of injury when she's playing well. Hopefully she will be alright and give Ana a good match.

Celeborn
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:42 PM
Meh, 0:3, bad start, stupid injury :(. Really bad luck, especially as the tournament kind of fells apart with Vika's withdrawal.

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
Lost 1st set 2-6, Maria is clearly not at 100%...

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:09 PM
It seems she has problems while serving...

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:18 PM
Only breaks in this 2nd set, hopefully Maria will hold her serve...

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:22 PM
If Ana hold, that's not good :(

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:59 PM
TB in 2nd set, Maria had a 4-2 lead in this set... Let's hope she win the TB.

Vikkiri.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:04 PM
SHE IS THE BEST FIGHTER EVER ! Davai Kiri, this match is for you :hearts:

Celeborn
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:09 PM
Unnecessary loss. So much bad luck with injuries :(.

Remix13
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:11 PM
2-6 6-7, at 100% I'm sure she would have sent Ana back to home :sad:

NYKiriFan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:47 PM
So frustrating. She had obliterated Ana in Tokyo, and I bet next round she could've caught Wozniacki looking ahead to Vika and amended that 0-5 H2H. One day it'll all come together.

peterlein
Feb 22nd, 2012, 05:59 PM
2-6 6-7, at 100% I'm sure she would have sent Ana back to home :sad:

yes, you are so right!!! kiri was in such a good shape, she played so great against niculescu (who is in great shape too..) in the first round...
It was very promising and I was full of confidence for dubai...she really had great chances..
and then I heard about her injury, it made me so sad :/

so her next tournament will be indian wells, right? I hope she can be at 100 % again....all the best kiri, we love you :hearts:

Protoss
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:52 PM
So frustrating. She had obliterated Ana in Tokyo, and I bet next round she could've caught Wozniacki looking ahead to Vika and amended that 0-5 H2H. One day it'll all come together.
It's a little hard to be looking ahead to someone who was no longer in the draw. :rolleyes:

Nikkiri
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:23 AM
Gave it her best. A little rest will be good now. :hug:

Protoss
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:21 PM
I wonder who Kiri will play doubles with in Indian Wells and Miami. I don't think a doubles partnership with Lisicki is likely to bring a lot of success if they keep on playing together.

MK Ultra
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:37 PM
^Probably Nadia.

Nikkiri
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:53 PM
Someone in Nadia's doubles match today retired...