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cosmoose
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:47 AM
Kiri's quarter
to be honest, it's not that bad! :D

Stosur [6] v Bye
Falconi [wc] v Dulgheru
Davis [wc] v Martic
Bye v Petrova [30]

Kirilenko [20] v Bye
Begu v Hradecka
Martinez Sanchez v Dominguez Lino
Bye v Lisicki [11]

MH0861
Mar 6th, 2012, 04:36 AM
Nice draw! Should defend her points, and definitely a good set of seeds to get in Lisicki and Stosur. Go MK :hearts:

Remix13
Mar 6th, 2012, 07:29 AM
Good luck :cheer:

At least she will win against bye :lol:

peterlein
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Kiri's quarter
to be honest, it's not that bad! :D

Stosur [6] v Bye
Falconi [wc] v Dulgheru
Davis [wc] v Martic
Bye v Petrova [30]

Kirilenko [20] v Bye
Begu v Hradecka
Martinez Sanchez v Dominguez Lino
Bye v Lisicki [11]

yeahhh, that looks good!!! :bounce:
she really could defend her points, would be great :)
and then I would like to see the match kiri-sam :drool:

hehe yeah, she should at least beat that "Bye"-girl...who is that? she plays a lot of matches but is loosing all the time :D

btw: I like the title of the thread :)

MH0861
Mar 8th, 2012, 04:03 AM
Doubles win :yeah:

SeMany
Mar 10th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Iīm really not a fan of the russian ladies except of maria and vesnina...and I'm really lookin' forward to that she will be the number 3 of the russian girls in the olympic race:worship:

pavlyuchenko,kusnetzowa and petrowa struggle so she has a big chance;)

Protoss
Mar 10th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Good draw for Maria. :)

Good luck in singles and doubles Maria. :)

MK Ultra
Mar 10th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Good luck, Kiri. :cheer:

Rovegun
Mar 10th, 2012, 09:49 PM
itīs going to be a pretty tough battle against Begu... I donīt want to say it but I can see a three setter... come on, Maria! fingers crossed!

Protoss
Mar 11th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Maria is in a tiebreak in the 1st set after being up 5-2 (I think). :( Please win the 1st set tiebreak Maria.

Protoss
Mar 11th, 2012, 03:14 AM
Whew. Maria wins the 1st set tiebreak 7-4 from 5-1 to 5-3 to 6-3. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 27 minutes long. Dang.

Protoss
Mar 11th, 2012, 03:24 AM
The match resumes after about a 5 to 7 minute delay.

Protoss
Mar 11th, 2012, 04:18 AM
Maria holds for 6-4 2nd set. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 35 minutes long.

Maria was up 4-2 2nd set but got broken for 4-4. She broke back for 5-4 2nd set though. :)

cosmoose
Mar 11th, 2012, 04:20 AM
Had 3 mps and didn't even waste one!

Mental giant that Kiri! :worship:

Remix13
Mar 11th, 2012, 06:45 AM
Maria holds for 6-4 2nd set. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 35 minutes long.

Maria was up 4-2 2nd set but got broken for 4-4. She broke back for 5-4 2nd set though. :)

2h35 :eek:

Typical Maria. She loves to spend hours on court against lower ranked players :lol:

Now Dominguez Lino the spanish junk pusher, at least 3H ;)

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:51 PM
I hope Maria won't be sick like lots of other players there :(

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:19 PM
*1-0 Kiri.

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:32 PM
*2-1 Kiri.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:37 PM
3-1* :-)

is there a live stream somewhere, or no TV cameras at all on the court?

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:38 PM
3-1* Kiri.

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:38 PM
3-1* :-)

is there a live stream somewhere, or no TV cameras at all on the court?

I think livestream is a dream :(

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:41 PM
*4-1 !!! yeah :-)

no livestream? damn!! :-(

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:46 PM
4-2* :-( does she already start choking? break her kiri!!!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:49 PM
3 break points! :-) break her!!!
and she DID it, no break point wasted, good girl ;-) *5-1
now serve for the match!!

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Kiri has won 16/22 (73%) of return points. I don't think Lourdes can hold serve against her.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:50 PM
uuuups, she serves for the set, not yet for the match :D

MK Ultra
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Well she has only held serve once, so... Better win those return games.

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Well she has only held serve once, so... Better win those return games.

Indeed. The surface is so slow/servers so bad that holding serve is more important than a break ^^

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:55 PM
6-2 !!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:56 PM
and Kiri takes the set!!! yesssss 6-2!!!!!! keep on going little masha :-) stosur and petrova are playing a three-setter right now

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Maria won the 1st set 6-2. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 41 minutes long.

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:01 PM
About a 4 minute delay between the 1st and 2nd set.

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:04 PM
She breaks again !

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:04 PM
2nd set starts with another break from kiri!! :-) *1-0

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:10 PM
lino breaks back, 1-1* ...

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:12 PM
I know these are slow conditions in Indian Wells but Maria only won 38% of points on her 1st serve in the 1st set. :rolleyes: She only won 29% (2/7) of points on her 1st serve in her 1st service game of the 2nd set. :(

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Whew. Tough hold by Maria for 2-2 2nd set. :) Now break Maria.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:31 PM
YESSS kiri!!!! *3-2 now!! but kiri is struggling with her serve, I guess....

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:37 PM
WTF is wrong with her serve ?!?

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:39 PM
oh oh.....
*3-4!!! kiri please hold it now!!

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 4-4 2nd set from 0-30 and Ad Dominguez Lino down. :) Now break Maria.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:48 PM
puuh, kiri holds it this time, but it was very tight...4-4*, now a break kiri, why not? ;-)

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Argh. Dominguez Lino holds after facing a break point at 30-40. :( Hold Maria.

I can imagine that Maria is playing like crap out there today. :(

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM
no break, although having a break point at *30-40 :(
*4-5 now!! hold it kiri, you can win it in two!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Argh. Dominguez Lino holds after facing a break point at 30-40. :( Hold Maria.

I can imagine that Maria is playing like crap out there today. :(

I think so too :crying2:

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:00 PM
2nd set goes to dominguez lino! nice choke kiri

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Oh geez. Maria broken for 4-6 2nd set at 30-40 from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve) on a 2nd serve. :( win it in 3 Maria. The match is 1 hour 45 minutes long.

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Maria being on court less than 2 hours? No way. To a third set we go.

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:02 PM
I don't understand why Kiri struggles so much so often against lower ranked opponents. Sigh.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I don't understand why Kiri struggles so much so often against lower ranked opponents. Sigh.

maybe she loves spending hours on the court? :scratch: :lol:

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Maria..

Ununderstandable... Seriously she can't lose to LDL :help:

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:11 PM
The match has resumed after about a 10 minute delay.

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Maria's patented changing of the clothes between sets.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:23 PM
*1-2 seems that DL can hold it easily...:(

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Now Maria has to be a mental giant...

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Medical time out ?

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:30 PM
yes!! we need the MENTAL GIANT from the pattaya open!!!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Medical time out ?

it seems so :rolleyes:
let's pray it's not little masha again :sad:

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:33 PM
it seems so :rolleyes:
let's pray it's not little masha again :sad:

Well whoever it is, hope it isn't serious.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Well whoever it is, hope it isn't serious.

I do agree :)

Remix13
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
2-2*

Ok, I go to bed. She should have won in 2 sets. Sick of this :(

I hope she'll win though :angel:

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 2-2 3rd set from 0-30 to 15-30 to 15-40 (2nd serve) to 30-40 (2nd serve) to 40-40 to Ad Dominguez Lino to 40-40 to 2nd Ad Dominguez Lino (2nd serve) to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :) Break Maria.

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Kiri really toughed that game out. 2-2

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:43 PM
yes, is this our mental giant? let's hope so!! now go for a break!!!!!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:45 PM
ok, no chance to break, now hold it!! *2-3

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 3-3 3rd set after saving a break point. :) Please break Maria.

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 10:59 PM
Dominguez Lino holds for 4-3 3rd set at love. :rolleyes: Hold Maria.

Dominguez Lino has won 16/19 points (84%) on her serve (10/11 on 1st serve with 2 aces, 6/8 on 2nd serve) in the 3rd set so far. :rolleyes:

MH0861
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:01 PM
This is a new low :tape: Keep fighting, Maria!

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 4-4 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-30 (df I think) to 30-40 to 40-40 (2nd serve there) on a 2nd serve. :) Now break Maria.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:07 PM
This is a new low :tape: Keep fighting, Maria!

she really does!! it's 4-4* now!!

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:08 PM
3 break points!!!!! do not waste them, please!!!!!!

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Maria breaks for 5-4 3rd set at 40-15 from 40-0. :) Now hold Maria.

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Wow, where did that game come from... after LDL had been dominating on her own serve lately. Kiri decided to stop messing around.

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:14 PM
2 match points, OMG, please do it kiri!!!!

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:16 PM
2 match points gone, the 1st on a 2nd serve. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Ad Maria. :) Please take the match point Maria.

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:17 PM
yesss! hopefully get a stream next match

Protoss
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Whew. Yay!!!!! Maria holds for 6-4 3rd set at Ad Maria from 40-15 to 40-30 (2nd serve) to 40-40. :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 3 hours 2 minutes long...dang.

kirivanovic
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Easy:cool:

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:19 PM
6-2, 4-6, 6-4!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! wow what a fight kiri!!!! I am proud of you, you never gave up, saving a lot of breakpoints in the decider!! and you managed to break your opponent in the right moment!! that was MENTAL GIANT again! I am impressed by that :-)

peterlein
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Maria saved 15 out of 20 break points in this match!! WOW WOW WOW, that's a quote of 75 %!! and she won 7 out of 10 break points, so 70 %!! so, WHO is the MENTAL GIANT? any questions? ;-)

whoaduh
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Awesome stuff! Next up... an equally tired Petrova after her 3 set, two tie break match against Stosur.

Rovegun
Mar 12th, 2012, 11:36 PM
well done Maria! so happy she won... after the first set it looked it could have been an easy match but some trouble came, unfortunately.... but Maria never gave up and she won in the end... it looks as if itīs a pure breakthrough in IW... last time she was in R16 in IW was in 2005!!! in next round Maria faces her doubles partner Petrova who had a pretty tough match as well against Stosur... I believe Maria will win sheīs able to do it and make QF.... good luck Maria!!! hope the match will be streamed at least unless on TV....

Remix13
Mar 13th, 2012, 08:43 AM
2h35 :eek:

Typical Maria. She loves to spend hours on court against lower ranked players :lol:

Now Dominguez Lino the spanish junk pusher, at least 3H ;)

Can I predict the future (at least concerning Kiri's matches) :lol:

Very glad she finally won :D

I didn't look at the livescore after 2-3 third set, going to sleep, but I didn't sleep that well thinking Maria was struggling against LDL (I've nothing against LDL, but she's barely top100...) :(

At least Nadia played a long match too, so they are quite equal on this point. Maria has a chance, but she has to step up her game, especially on her serve (conceded 20 BP :eek:), Petrova is no LDL.

Oh, I've a friend who goes to Indian Wells today, he's gonna see Kiri normally, also Sharapova, Radwanska and Ivanovic + Federer & Tsonga !!! It will be amazing :cool:
I hope he could see Kiri beat Nadia and post photos here !

Davai Masha :cheer:

Remix13
Mar 13th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Has anyone news about Maria's health, I read she may be sick (with the strange virus there) or injured ?

Damn she has physical troubles in every tournament so far :bigcry:

MK Ultra
Mar 13th, 2012, 12:28 PM
OMG y'all Kiri hit a tweener again. Shame she still lost the point :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LtjkifAewY&feature=g-all-u&context=G2cba5e2FAAAAAAAACAA

Kiri was hitting so clean. :O I guess we all underestimated LDL and the hassle she can be.

Remix13
Mar 13th, 2012, 01:56 PM
OMG y'all Kiri hit a tweener again. Shame she still lost the point :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LtjkifAewY&feature=g-all-u&context=G2cba5e2FAAAAAAAACAA

Kiri was hitting so clean. :O I guess we all underestimated LDL and the hassle she can be.

Interesting, LDL is such a moonballer. It must be terrible for girls with limited power to beat her :help:

Maria might have gone crazy, but managed to stay quite calm in the 3rd set and finally won. Hopefully she is fine health wise for today's match.

Protoss
Mar 13th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Interesting, LDL is such a moonballer. It must be terrible for girls with limited power to beat her :help:

Maria might have gone crazy, but managed to stay quite calm in the 3rd set and finally won. Hopefully she is fine health wise for today's match.
I believe Lisicki is the 1st top 30 win on hard court for LDL. :shrug:

Remix13
Mar 13th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Well Lisicki is in poor form now...

whoaduh
Mar 13th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Maria is last up on stadium 3... no stream it seems...

Remix13
Mar 13th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Maria is last up on stadium 3... no stream it seems...

As usual no stream for Kiri :sad:

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 12:58 AM
sucks we don't get a stream.

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 01:48 AM
The match has begun. Maria is serving

0-15 (double fault)
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30

Maria holds 1-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Nadia serving

0-15
15-15 (ace)
30-15
40-15 (ace #2)
40-30
deuce
ad - Maria

Maria breaks! 2-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 01:56 AM
Maria serving

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

Maria takes the first 3 games. 3-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

Nadia holds. 3-1

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:11 AM
Maria serving

15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
deuce
ad - Maria
deuce
ad - Maria
deuce
ad - Maria

Maria holds! 4-1

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:16 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40

Maria breaks again! 5-1

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:21 AM
Maria serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

Maria takes the first set 6-1 in a blistering 34 minutes.

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:30 AM
Second set - Nadia serving

0-15
15-15 (ace #3)
30-15
40-15
40-30
deuce
ad - Maria

Maria breaks!! 1-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:34 AM
Maria serving

15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30

Maria holds with an ace! 2-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:38 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
30-0 (ace #4)
30-15
30-30
30-40

Maria breaks again!! 3-0 (9-1)

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:45 AM
Maria serving

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30

Maria holds again. Unbreakable Maria. 4-0

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:47 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
30-0
40-0

Nadia with a quick hold. 4-1

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:51 AM
Maria serving

15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

Maria with a quick hold also. 5-1

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:55 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
30-0 (ace #6)
40-0
40-15
40-30
deuce!!
ad - Nadia

Nadia holds with her 7th ace. 5-2

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:00 AM
Maria serving for the match...

0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40

Nadia gets her first break. 5-3

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:03 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

Nadia holds. 5-4

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Stop choking Maria. :(

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:10 AM
Maria serving for the match for the second time...

0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40
30-40

Nadia breaks again and we are back on serve. 5-5

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:10 AM
kiri better not blow this after serving for the match twice!

cosmoose
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:11 AM
5-5

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Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:12 AM
Maria trying for one of the worst chokes of all time going from 6-1 5-1 to 6-1 5-5 so far. :rolleyes: Break Maria.

Slampova
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:15 AM
This is like one of those epic chokes that is more epic than the other epic chokes :lol:
4-0 and 5-1 leads to 5-6 :sobbing:

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Nadia serving

15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

Nadia holds. 5-6

Slampova
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:20 AM
I actually can't believe Kiri choked so bad... After those huge leads of 4-0 and 5-1 she loses the set 5-7 :sobbing:

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:21 AM
So disgusted. Maria broken for 5-7 at 15-40 from 0-30 to 15-30 (2nd serve) (2nd serve there). :rolleyes: Win it in 3 Maria. The match is 1 hour 35 minutes long.

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:21 AM
Maria serving to stay in the set...

0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

and the second set goes to Nadia. 5-7 ...wow. Can't stick around for the thrid set but i have faith Maria can still get her nerves under control and pull it off.

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Kiri is going to have to do something special to win this now.

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:30 AM
The match has resumed after about a 10 minute delay.

cosmoose
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:32 AM
7 in a row...

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:41 AM
Whew. Took 5 game points starting at 40-0 but Kiri finally won a game again. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:44 AM
And Maria is in the lead again, not that it's meant much tonight. :p Maria breaks for 2-1 3rd set at 40-30 from 40-0. :) Hold Maria.

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:47 AM
this break seems longer than a regular changeover

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:52 AM
The match has resumed after about a 7 to 8 minute delay. :confused:

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:57 AM
Whew. Maria holds for 3-1 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 (2nd serve) to 40-40 on a 2nd serve. :) Now break Maria.

cosmoose
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:04 AM
Kiri up double break. We've been here before....

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:05 AM
Maria breaks for 4-1 3rd set at Ad Maria from 15-40 to 30-40 to 40-40 (2nd serve there). :) Hold Maria.

Slampova
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:10 AM
If she blows this 4-1 lead I think I'll honestly cry :sobbing:

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:10 AM
The match has resumed after about a 6 minute delay. :confused:

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:15 AM
Maria broken for 4-2 3rd set at 15-40 from 0-40 (2nd serve there). :( Break Maria.

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:20 AM
Maria breaks for 5-2 3rd set at 40-15. :) Now hold Maria.

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:20 AM
5-2 this seems similar. Better not blow it this time.

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:25 AM
Match point gone. :( Hold Maria.

GoMasha23
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:26 AM
Kiri wins!

Protoss
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:27 AM
Whew. Yay!!!!!!!!! Maria holds for 6-2 3rd set at Ad Maria from 30-15 to 30-30 (2nd serve) to 40-30 to 40-40 (2nd serve). :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 41 minutes long.

MH0861
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:28 AM
I cannot believe she recovered so well to win after the huge meltdown, what a win! :yeah:

cosmoose
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:35 AM
one of these days, i'll be found dead in front of my computer and the screen will show live scoring of Maria Kirilenko.

Slampova
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:56 AM
Woooo, glad she made it through after that brainfart in the second :)
Maria vs Maria now :D

PS Kiri is one win away from a return to the top 20. Not sure she can beat Masha here and if he doesn't she should get there at Miami :cheer:

Remix13
Mar 14th, 2012, 08:26 AM
Nice win for Maria, fortunately she didn't explode after the 2nd set choke :)

Next is Shasha, it should be streamed at least ;)

Celeborn
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:18 AM
Wow, great tournament so far and know a match against the other Maria, what more can we ask for ;). The match at the Australian Open was so good, I think she likes to play Sharapova and always has a chance. Can't wait :)

By the way, some of Sharapova's fans seem to be still so bitter about, pretty strange, considering that Kiri is probably her best friend on tour...

Remix13
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Some people here think losing to Kiri is the most shameful thing as they consider her as the worst player ever (alongside with Brie Whitehead) :rolleyes:

I don't understand this hate against Maria.

jimmy_the_greek
Mar 14th, 2012, 12:10 PM
at least she gets to rest tomorrow:)

Slampova
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Wow, great tournament so far and know a match against the other Maria, what more can we ask for ;). The match at the Australian Open was so good, I think she likes to play Sharapova and always has a chance. Can't wait :)

By the way, some of Sharapova's fans seem to be still so bitter about, pretty strange, considering that Kiri is probably her best friend on tour...

I don't get this either :sobbing: I'm a huge fan of both and whenever they play there is always a positive in that one of them will be the winner and advance to the next round :) I don't hate the winner lol, I was very happy for Kiri when she beat Maria at AO :)

Celeborn
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:39 PM
I don't get this either :sobbing: I'm a huge fan of both and whenever they play there is always a positive in that one of them will be the winner and advance to the next round :) I don't hate the winner lol, I was very happy for Kiri when she beat Maria at AO :)

Aww, thank you, so nice to read. I also like Sharapova a lot, she is such a classy, stylish and intelligent young lady ;). I hope she will win another slam, which would be a truly great victory.
Tomorrow I will root for Kiri though ;). But a loss to Maria wouldn't be so bad, at least for me. There are other players where it is much much worse...

whoaduh
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:24 PM
"I thought my game was awesome until 61 51, but then Nadia started playing very well," Kirilenko said. "I wasn't making any mistakes - she was playing very aggressively and running well too, and I was very surprised. But I made sure to stay focused and not get upset, and just start fighting again in the third set."


Many players would have disappeared in that third set. Great job, Maria!

CR3WLFC
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:33 PM
QF :worship:

Nina.
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:41 PM
I'm so happy that she made the QF :sobbing: great result already :bounce: I hope for a good match against the other Maria and maybe I'll finally watch some tennis again :lol:

By the way, some of Sharapova's fans seem to be still so bitter about, pretty strange, considering that Kiri is probably her best friend on tour...

To be honest, there are so many Maria S. trolls around here who go totally overboard with hating on the players she loses to. Once in her forum, somebody posted me a link to the Vika forum and told me to get out because I said I liked Vika too :rolleyes: it's ridiculous.

Rovegun
Mar 14th, 2012, 07:06 PM
I havenīt already thought I will have a reason to say it but thankfully the time has come... Maria still can be a regular Top 20 player! pretty bad we donīt have streams of her matches but the QF should be televised because she plays Big Masha... so happy for our Little Maria sheīs still been improving and hopefully she will settle in the Top 20 for a long time... good luck tomorrow!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 10:24 PM
"....if Sharapova is hoping Kirilenko's exertions have left her low on gas, she is in for a shock. Kirilenko is rapidly carving out a reputation as the WTA's iron woman, having won eight of her nine three set matches in 2012 - three of which came during a run to the final in Pattaya City. There is more to the World No.23's game than just superhuman energy reserves, though; as befitting the owner of 10 doubles titles, Kirilenko is as comfortable at the net as the baseline and possesses the court craft to trouble anyone on her day. The players have met four times, with two wins apiece, the most recent coming at the first round of the 2010 Australian Open when Kirilenko triumphed, naturally, in three sets."

The Iron Woman!

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Just put on the espn3 stream, and kiri is wearing tape on her thigh. I don't think she was wearing that the other rounds.

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:15 PM
It's funny.... people yelling out "c'mon Maria!" ...you have to be more specific!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Just put on the espn3 stream, and kiri is wearing tape on her thigh. I don't think she was wearing that the other rounds.

Hopefully it's nothing that will affect her play...

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Kiri is playing well so far.

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Kiri is playing well so far.

Yeah, although it's hard to tell against Sharapova... she's hitting the ball long often so far. Hopefully Kiri doesn't let her get into a groove.

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:29 PM
She is serving really well so far!

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Kiri out to a 3-0 lead!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:31 PM
"She's going to choke." says Sharapova's coach.

Remix13
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:33 PM
"She's going to choke." says Sharapova's coach.

Yes, he knows Kiri really well :lol:

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Yes, he knows Kiri really well :lol:

Yeah, I guess she has made a reputation for herself at this point.

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:37 PM
A dominating couple of games from Sharapova :(

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Yes! Broke her right back!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:45 PM
I haven't seen Kiri come to the net or try to change up the pace so far

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM
2 aces in a row to go up 5-2!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Wow. Back to back aces. :)

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:47 PM
That down the line shot was sick!

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Serving it out for the set. any predictions?

whoaduh
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:51 PM
three aces in a row!!!

GoMasha23
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Kiri takes the first set!

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Two challenges won for Kiri

GoMasha23
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:02 AM
Kiri gets the early break!

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:15 AM
haha, Kiri even smiled a little after that shot down the line

peterlein
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:38 AM
what an exciting match, well, kiri missed a lot of bp's in that 4th game of the 2nd set to move up with a break to 3-2....ok I must go to sleep now, let's hope kiri can win this, she plays really good :) good night

Remix13
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:41 AM
I think I should go to sleep too... Just watching a couple of games and dodo ;)

GoMasha23
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:53 AM
kiri gets the break back! back on serve.

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:53 AM
yeesssss! Broke her!

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:20 AM
2 set points saved so far

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:22 AM
yeesss, huge hold!

GoMasha23
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:33 AM
hopefully Kiri can fight back in the third set.

GoMasha23
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:35 AM
now for the long bathroom break.

whoaduh
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Well Kiri played really well most of the night but there was just that stretch where she lost 6 straight games and her body language was telling that she gave up for a little while. definitely a mental lapse. Really good tournament though. Hopefully she can keep this up.

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Obviously disappointing that Kiri lost but honestly she exceeded my expectations for this tournament. The level of play she produced in those first two sets tonight was phenomenal. No doubt if she keeps up this form in Miami her long awaited return to the top 20 will come :)

cosmoose
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:54 AM
btw, Kiri is getting torched at GM.

"Kirilenko foul play at its worst" seriously? :rolleyes:

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2012, 04:23 AM
Ahwell, people will get over it and move on to something new soon...always the way in GM :shrug:

I don't think there will be any love lost between the two Marias... Things happen in the heat of the moment. With the two of them being friends do people honestly believe that Kiri purposely acted this way to hinder Masha? And we've seen much worse on the wta :help: Serena Williams anyone? And even though Serena has had some wtf outbursts it hasn't made me respect her any less. These things happen. The players move on and get over it and so should the posters in GM :weirdo:

Remix13
Mar 16th, 2012, 08:31 AM
I watched the match until 6-3 2-4, Kiri played really well, that's encouraging ! The game at 2-2 was a big turn in the match I think, with Shasha saving 6 BP (Kiri was a bit too passive on 2 or 3 of them though). I didn't expected Maria K. to break back after that, too bad she finally lost 7-5 :sad:
After that she was probably exhausted both physically and mentally.

Great tournament from Kiri, really near a big upset :worship:

Now a good rest before Miami, she can win a few matches there too :cheer:

btw, Kiri is getting torched at GM.

"Kirilenko foul play at its worst" seriously? :rolleyes:

Poor Maria is always torched at GM, they're stupid. I still don't get why they hate her... Oh yes, they're stupid :o

Remix13
Mar 16th, 2012, 09:09 AM
OK Kiri is maybe a bit excessive with her bathroom breaks, which could be annoying... But it's in the rules so she's in her right.

LoL @ this racket hitting thing :lol:

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 09:28 AM
What do you expect from idiots in GM? :lol: It's just a place to out troll each other basically. It's better for us to just stay here in Kiri's forum. Anything she does will never be good enough anyways, even after the way she played the way she has been playing I'm sure they are still calling her mediocre and whatever else. Thought she played fantastic for a set and a half. Much to be happy with. Keep believing. :D

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Obviously disappointing that Kiri lost but honestly she exceeded my expectations for this tournament. The level of play she produced in those first two sets tonight was phenomenal. No doubt if she keeps up this form in Miami her long awaited return to the top 20 will come :)

Nice to see a Sharapova fan in here and being nice too. Thanks! and congrats on Sharapova's win.

kirivanovic
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:45 AM
It was intentional but it's not worse than Sharapova's shouts that could awake a dead man and bother her opponents.

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM
The hindrance call was correct obviously but I doubt she did it with the intent on disturbing Sharapova, more like just something to motivate herself without realizing. Kiri isn't like that. But if it makes them feel better to call her a cheat and whatever else.. let them. Who are they? just some little annoying shits on internet forum.

Natash.
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:17 PM
That commentary thread was probably the most annoying thing to read ever but oh well. :lol: Then I saw it was the usual ones that claim she's always cheating and with that claim to have seen all of her matches too that call her grunt fake and whatever.

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Well TF is full of experts you know.

Rovegun
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:27 PM
first of all I donīt read that GM thread so I donīt care about people there but I believe there is not too much smart to read...

well I think our little Maria played fantastic and on the top 10 level for 2 sets... in the third she was obviously tired both physically and mentally... Maria played some strong and amazing groundstrokes and she showed her current great form... shame she couldnīt approach the net much more often but itīs no wonder because itīs very tough to approach the net against such a aggressive player like Big Masha is... I am very satisfied with the way Makiri played and as I said a few days above I believe now she can be a regular top 20 player right now if she keeps her level of the play.. it is time to make another step in her career....

first months of the new season are just amazing! hope she can keep it going...

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Haters.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m09b5uqXOj1qlyfz3.gif

Celeborn
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:01 PM
I'm super happy with her level of play, it's fantastic. I watched it till 5:5 second set, pity she couldn't win.

The hindrance call was correct to me, but I doubt it was intentionally to hinder Sharapova, just to fire herself up. Very much the same as with Serena against Stosur. To call it the worst foul is just pathetic. Did someone watch it till the end? How was the handshake?

So many good signs. Of course some Sharapova fans will always they it was all about Sharapova playing poorly, but this is rubbish. What do they expect? That she doesn't make one single error? I think she played well on her part, never saw a match of her without some errors, some of them are always unnecessary.

She is getting some haters, she does something right :D.

NYKiriFan
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:03 PM
She did the racket thing, and she got punished, so not sure what the big deal is. Everyone engages in some gamesmanship. Anyone who doesn't think the rules are harsh enough should complain about the rules, not her. I thought it was a great match for 2 sets. I'm thrilled that Kiri is continuing to challenge top players on a regular basis. Screw GM.

Natash.
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:04 PM
Well TF is full of experts you know.

:lol: :sobbing: Right? Talking out of their asses 24/7 :(

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:13 PM
I'm super happy with her level of play, it's fantastic. I watched it till 5:5 second set, pity she couldn't win.

The hindrance call was correct to me, but I doubt it was intentionally to hinder Sharapova, just to fire herself up. Very much the same as with Serena against Stosur. To call it the worst foul is just pathetic. Did someone watch it till the end? How was the handshake?

So many good signs. Of course some Sharapova fans will always they it was all about Sharapova playing poorly, but this is rubbish. What do they expect? That she doesn't make one single error? I think she played well on her part, never saw a match of her without some errors, some of them are always unnecessary.

She is getting some haters, she does something right :D.

Kiri was very disappointed.

http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/ea/fullj.f9467dbe5da33efc8545e5e1b3dcefc4/f9467dbe5da33efc8545e5e1b3dcefc4-getty-509695122.jpg


http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/5b/fullj.c4031e037be70c48bd9e686e844c0f91/c4031e037be70c48bd9e686e844c0f91-getty-509695124.jpg


http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/74/fullj.690150daa7519913aa98075b871402ea/690150daa7519913aa98075b871402ea-getty-509695139.jpg

cosmoose
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Kiri's response to the haterz.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k118/cozmoose/Kiri-mad.gif

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:10 PM
http://wtaangels.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/kirilinda.html

You can see it there also don't forget to vote in the poll! Bitch is winning! :lol:

Remix13
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:17 PM
lol, haters on GM are morons :devil:

Nevertheless, we have to admit Kiri didn't show her bright side there... I saw the video of the incident and I can't figure out why she did that :confused:

The most important is that she played great tennis of course (even if she lost at the end) ;)

Remix13
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:21 PM
http://wtaangels.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/kirilinda.html

You can see it there also don't forget to vote in the poll! Bitch is winning! :lol:

She was quite bitchy yesterday :lol:

Let's say she's far more talented, sexy and beautiful than bitchy ^^

cosmoose
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Having watched the video, it seemed more of a reflex than conscious decision to hinder.

But we all know what a blatant cheater Kiri is....so i'm sure it was fully intentional :rolleyes:
Tapping her racquet on the court? my gosh, she could have KILLED Sharapova for God sake!
This Kirilenko hooligan must be stopped! I call for lifetime ban!

the cat
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Having watched the video, it seemed more of a reflex than conscious decision to hinder.

But we all know what a blatant cheater Kiri is....so i'm sure it was fully intentional :rolleyes:
Tapping her racquet on the court? my gosh, she could have KILLED Sharapova for God sake!
This Kirilenko hooligan must be stopped! I call for lifetime ban!Agreed. But Makiri needs to stop tapping her racquet on the court during the point. The controversy of Kiri doing that last night against Maria Sharapova hurt Kiri in her chances to upset an in form Sharapova. That would have been a great win for Makiri. Thankfully she is playing some good tennis early this season. Now I hope she can stay healthy in 2012 and have a fine season.

Celeborn
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:48 PM
Kiri was very disappointed.

Thank you. She is looking in her eyes at least, not too bad. Did she shake hands with the umpire?

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Thank you. She is looking in her eyes at least, not too bad. Did she shake hands with the umpire?

She did. I was surprised :lol:

GoMasha23
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Its funny how all the Sharapova fans are calling Kiri a cheater. Who the hell knows what kiri was thinking when she slammed her racket, and Kiri has never done anything to cheat before. They are completely classless. Personally in this match I thought Sharapova was the classless one. She would scream common! as loud as she could whenever she won a point, even when Kiri would hit an error. As a tennis player myself, that is the most classless thing.

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Apparently everything Kiri does is cheating though. The injuries the bathroom breaks.. the grunts. They just know everything. Really disappointing from them.

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Agreed. But Makiri needs to stop tapping her racquet on the court during the point. The controversy of Kiri doing that last night against Maria Sharapova hurt Kiri in her chances to upset an in form Sharapova. That would have been a great win for Makiri. Thankfully she is playing some good tennis early this season. Now I hope she can stay healthy in 2012 and have a fine season.

This is the first time she's ever done anything like this. It's such an overreaction. Sharapova won the set and the match. Seriously It would be understandable if it actually made a difference.. but it didn't.

Rovegun
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:41 PM
myself didnīt understand why Makiri did that IMO obviously it was her intention but it happened she was punished by right... she did it for the 1st time so I wouldnīt take it too serious it was just her mistake and she wouldnīt do it once again hopefully....

sometimes I wonder why in tennis you SHOULD make a handshake with an opponent because sometimes it looks as if both players almost donīt touch each other....

Celeborn
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:51 PM
She did. I was surprised :lol:

Probably because she realized the umpire was right. Actually very classy, don't you think? ;-) This so ridiculous.

Slampova
Mar 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Apparently everything Kiri does is cheating though. The injuries the bathroom breaks.. the grunts. They just know everything. Really disappointing from them.

Not all of us are like that :sobbing:

Nikkiri
Mar 16th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Not all of us are like that :sobbing:

I know :p you are very nice! Nice to see a Sharapova fan not wanting to rip Kiri's limbs off :lol:

Vikkiri.
Mar 16th, 2012, 07:23 PM
They are so stupid.. So annoying.

Kiri is one of the most nicest players i've ever seen and great spirit. But yeah the hidrance was ok, and I understand the umpire. But at last, Kiri play really good and her game is amazing. Good luck for the next, your real fan are behind us!

Protoss
Mar 16th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Pretty good 1st set or so from Maria. :)

Dropping her serve from 40-0 at 0-3 3rd set created too big hole a comeback from.

Kind of lame to end the match on a double fault though.

watchdogfish
Mar 16th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Apparently everything Kiri does is cheating though. The injuries the bathroom breaks.. the grunts. They just know everything. Really disappointing from them.

They're still sore from 2010 Aussie Open :p

ezone
Mar 17th, 2012, 06:50 AM
I've seen much worse. Sharapova was louder than normal on her return and it might have bothered Kirilenko, who is as competitive as anyone. Cheating ? Having your dad tell you to eat a banana as well as making coaching jestures from the stands is just as worse.

The last time I saw someone banging their stick was at a hockey game.

Celeborn
Mar 17th, 2012, 11:38 AM
I've seen much worse. Sharapova was louder than normal on her return and it might have bothered Kirilenko, who is as competitive as anyone. Cheating ? Having your dad tell you to eat a banana as well as making coaching jestures from the stands is just as worse.

The last time I saw someone banging their stick was at a hockey game.

Right! They do it indeed in hockey, maybe she watched it too much :D. This went totally out of proportion, Sharapova got the point (correct call), end of story. Kiri didn't even complain that much, look at what Serena did in comparison.

Turning point to me was the game at 2:2 second set, where she wasted all those break points. Really wasted, she didn't play those points well enough, it wasn't like the other Maria fired one ace after another.

Hopefully she continues to play that well, than the top 20 ranking will come, maybe even more.

Nikkiri
Mar 17th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Sharapova and the top girls can do no wrong though. HBICs etc etc.

ezone
Mar 17th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Right! They do it indeed in hockey, maybe she watched it too much :D. This went totally out of proportion, Sharapova got the point (correct call), end of story. Kiri didn't even complain that much, look at what Serena did in comparison.

Turning point to me was the game at 2:2 second set, where she wasted all those break points. Really wasted, she didn't play those points well enough, it wasn't like the other Maria fired one ace after another.

Hopefully she continues to play that well, than the top 20 ranking will come, maybe even more.

Kirilenko has taken her game to another level. Hopefully, her ankle is good to go. Kirilenko seems to go thru a stage like that 2-2 second set in all her matches. Obviously it's mental.

Protoss
Mar 17th, 2012, 09:21 PM
I wish Maria was doing better in doubles this year.