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Remix13
Mar 19th, 2012, 12:43 PM
After her successful trip in California, where she reached QF and nearly defeated the other Maria, our lil' Maria is now under the sun of Florida :cool:

Hopefully she will have a nice draw, avoiding hungry alligators there :angel:

See you soon !

Remix13
Mar 19th, 2012, 05:36 PM
So Kiri is playing the winner of Larsson-Kleybanova, and eventually Schiavone and then Bartoli.

Nikkiri
Mar 19th, 2012, 05:42 PM
If Kiri keeps playing well I think its a good draw. No Serena or Azarenka or Pova. Good luck Kiri.

Remix13
Mar 19th, 2012, 05:49 PM
I'm a bit afraid of Kleybanova, no idea how she could play after such a long break :confused:

cosmoose
Mar 19th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Kiri gonna beat Klebs and everyone will be outraged that Kiri dared to beat cancer survivor! :rolleyes:

jimmy_the_greek
Mar 19th, 2012, 09:24 PM
After Kleybanova's unfortunate health problems, That would of taken a lot away from her preparation and training. (of course everyone's health is a main priority, and I am so happy for Kleybs that everything went well with her treatment). Schiavone and Bartoli have not been playing very well, so if Maria is on her game she can beat both of them. (probably in 3 sets though, because like i said she must love playing long matches).

Remix13
Mar 21st, 2012, 07:34 AM
So Kleybanova won, nice for her :)

But I've a bad feeling for Kiri, players who make come-backs always scare me... I don't want Kiri to be her next victim.

Alisa won their only meeting 6-2 6-2 in Sydney 2009. OK it was the worse year in Kiri's career. But I'm so afraid at the moment :help:

MK Ultra
Mar 21st, 2012, 09:22 PM
^^That was actually when it was Kiri the one who was sick.
I have a bad feeling about this match... Hopefully Kiri proves me wrong.

Protoss
Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:05 PM
Hmmm. Interesting draw for Maria.

Good luck Maria. :)

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 04:12 AM
Maria plays the 2nd match on court 2 tomorrow. Play begins at 11 am.

Remix13
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:31 AM
OK, I will be on the road to visit my parents, so I will miss the live... euh... livescore :lol:

I'm so nervous about this match though, Kleybanova is such a trap, like a big Florida alligator who hasn't eaten for months. Maria has to be 100% focused and not think about ice-cream, ice-hockey or ice-anything ;)

Rovegun
Mar 23rd, 2012, 12:57 PM
OK, I will be on the road to visit my parents, so I will miss the live... euh... livescore :lol:

I'm so nervous about this match though, Kleybanova is such a trap, like a big Florida alligator who hasn't eaten for months. Maria has to be 100% focused and not think about ice-cream, ice-hockey or ice-anything ;)

:lol: yeah, Masha should forget all the stuff around ice :lol:

now seriously it won´t be an easy match at all Alisa´s situation is like you would give her a Grand Slam trophy for her great fight against cancer and due to this Maria has to stay fully focused and not to think about what happened to Alisa in the last year... good luck Maria!

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:08 PM
match has started!!!
kiri takes an early break to lead *2-0 :-)
davai kiri!!

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:11 PM
alisa breaks back, it's a love game for her :(

2-1*

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:18 PM
alisa holds, it's *2-2 now...

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:35 PM
wohoooo!!! maria gets another break in a tight game to take a *4-2 lead!! :)
now hold kiri, come on!!

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:39 PM
kleybanova breaks back again, on a DF from kiri :/
4-3* now.....break again maria!!!

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:43 PM
alisa holds easily, 2 aces in this game, a love game....:/
*4-4 you must hold now kiri, please....

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:47 PM
puuuh, maria holds this time, now it's 5-4*
best moment for a break I guess :D gooo little masha

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:13 PM
Kleybanova holds for 6-6 1st set in a long game. :( Please win the 1st set tiebreak Maria.

Maria has been 2 points from the set a few times, sometimes there's been a 2nd serve from Kleybanova on that point but Maria hasn't taken advantage of it. :(

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:16 PM
Maria hits an ace to 3-1 in the 1st set tiebreak. :) Hold Maria.

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:17 PM
Maria holds for 4-1 in the 1st set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:17 PM
Maria breaks for 5-1 in the 1st set tiebreak on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:20 PM
Maria wins the 1st set tiebreak 7-1 from 2-0 to 2-1 to 3-1 (ace #1) to 4-1 (2nd serve) to 5-1 (2nd serve) to 6-1 (2nd serve). :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 19 minutes long...dang.

Remix13
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
Another long match. Well, Maria has probably more stamina (she's so fit, beautiful athlete :hearts:) so she should win...

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
yesss, well done kiri!!! she does always so great in the tiebreaks!! :-)
if she can win it in two...hm, no I guess in three, she likes to playing long matches as we know :D

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:41 PM
in the 2nd set, kiri is up to *2-1 with a break now!! :)
already 3 breaks in this set, let's hope kiri can hold this time..

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:49 PM
and kiri holds her service, yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!! 3-1*

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:50 PM
Maria holds for 3-1 2nd set at 40-30 from 40-15 on a 2nd serve. :) Break Maria.

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:01 PM
yeahh, kiri holds with an ace, it's her 2nd in this match :)
4-2*, now it's time to break her ;)

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:03 PM
Maria holds for 4-2 at love on ace #2. :) Break Maria.

Maria had a break point for 4-1 2nd set. :(

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:11 PM
Kleybanova holds for 3-4 2nd set on her 4th game point after saving a break point. :( Hold Maria.

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:20 PM
Whew. Maria holds for 5-3 2nd set on a 2nd serveafter saving 2 break points, one on a 2nd serve. :) Break for the match Maria.

peterlein
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM
and she wins it!!!!!!!!!! 7-6 and 6-3 for kiri!! great job maria :-)

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM
Yay!!!! Maria breaks for 6-3 2nd set at 40-30 from 15-30 to 30-30 (2nd serve) (df #4 there). :) Good job Maria. :) The match was 2 hours 24 minutes long...dang.

Protoss
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:55 PM
Maria is now 11-1 in tiebreaks from the start of the 2011 US Open on. :)

From the start of 2010 up til New Haven in 2011, Maria was 7-9 in tiebreaks.

Remix13
Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:59 PM
Oh Maria won in 2 ! 2h23, just a warm up for her :lol:

Great job !

Remix13
Mar 24th, 2012, 07:13 AM
Her next opponent is Ksenia Pervak ! Ksenia beat Schiavone in 3 sets :worship:

I really like Pervak but I hope Maria will win. Maria has to stay focused and it shoukd be OK.

Slampova
Mar 24th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Hantuchova is 100 points ahead of Maria at No. 20 in the rankings... She plays Ivanovic next so hopefully Ana does us a favour and puts her out meaning Kiri just needs a few more wins to get back in the Top 20 :cheer:

Protoss
Mar 25th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Maria/Petrova won 7-6 (2) 6-4 against Hseish/Peng. :) Good job Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Mar 25th, 2012, 02:23 AM
Maria plays the 3rd match on court 2 tomorrow. Play begins at 11 am.

Rovegun
Mar 25th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Maria defended her points again so it would be nice to get through to round 4 when it is possible... I think Pervak won´t be anything easy to play because she´s such a player you never know what to expect from but Maria with her from and her rankings should beat her unless in 2 then in 3 sets... good luck Maria!

MH0861
Mar 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Pervak has no weapons, so it could be a match like the LDL IW debacle :lol:

I am pleasantly surprised at MK's season so far given how badly it started :D

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Kiri leads *3-1 against pervak!! she already fired 3 aces, keep on going kiri :-)

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 06:55 PM
and she takes the first set!! 6-2 for kiri, after 38 minutes!! win it in two girl :-)

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 07:06 PM
the 2nd set starts great!! *2-0 for kiri :-)

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 07:12 PM
3-0* !!!!!!!! 4 aces so far for kiri! stay focused now and the win is yours :)

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 07:25 PM
another break for little masha!! :-) she leads *5-1 and is serving for the match ;-)

peterlein
Mar 25th, 2012, 07:29 PM
game, set and match for kiri!!!!!!! 6-2 and 6-1 !! wow!! the match was only 1h and 11min long. 4th round now against marion bartoli

Remix13
Mar 25th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Impressive Kiri :worship:

She lectured poor Ksyusha today ;)

Rovegun
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:24 PM
happy that Maria won so easily! I can´t wait to see her play against Marion it should be an interesting match... well done Maria!

Slampova
Mar 25th, 2012, 10:59 PM
Good work Kiri :)

She's 40 points behind Dani now, if she beats Marion she'll leapfrog both Dani and Vinci and will be No. 19 next week :oh:

Protoss
Mar 25th, 2012, 11:53 PM
Great job Maria. :)

Surprised it wasn't the typical Kiri long match against a lower ranked player. :p

GoMasha23
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:41 AM
Those in the states should put on espn. There is going to be a story on Ovie and Kiri is in the clip!

GoMasha23
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:54 AM
It was a really good story. They show Kiri eating dinner with ovie, and they talk about how Alex could not return her serve. They also say how the met is a secret. Kiri seemed very happy. here is the link to the video: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7734344

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:08 PM
*1-3...

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:11 PM
1-4*

Maria :facepalm:

Wake Up !!

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:19 PM
1-6 :(

6 games in a row for cakoli :facepalm:

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Maria should at least take a 2-h bathroom break after such a poor set :rolleyes:

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM
1-6 1-0*

Will Maria win a game :confused:

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:32 PM
1-6 *1-1

Maria finally stopped the bleeding...

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:39 PM
1-6 *2-1

Maria finally awake ?

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:44 PM
1-6 *2-1

Maria finally awake ?

Definitely not, 1-6 2-2*

Remix13
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:54 PM
1-6 2-4*

Ok, what's next tournament for Maria ?

peterlein
Mar 26th, 2012, 06:24 PM
1-6 and 2-6?!?!!!! kiri won only 3 games... :((( how is that possible after her great performances from the last few matches?! I mean marion is a top 10 player, but kiri in her actual shape can play like a top 10 player too....I guess she isn't consistent enough to beat them regulary...

Rovegun
Mar 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM
a bit confused by the result... it looked so easily for Bartoli to beat Maria hopefully she wasn´t injured or so... we know Maria´s from has been pretty good lately but todays result is very confusing I mean we saw Maria´s heroic performance against Big Masha in IW and expected at least the same fight against Marion... but not every day is a good one and now Maria will have a lot of time to prepare well for clay and I believe she can make some good results on clay in Europe.... still she gained some points on the US hard courts....

Protoss
Mar 27th, 2012, 09:22 AM
Ugh. I had hoped for a more competitive match from Maria.

Then again Bartoli did lead the head to head 4-1 and in their last match (2008) Maria lost 6-2 6-2.

Good luck in doubles Maria. :)

Vikkiri.
Mar 27th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Next tournament for Kiri is Estoril I thinks.
Anyway, good luck Kiri/Nadia against Vera/Svetlana :)

GoMasha23
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:11 PM
so she is going to take a month off after Miami? That seem a bit long.

Remix13
Mar 27th, 2012, 05:24 PM
She played Charleston last year, she could play Stuttgart too. No tournament in April would be long...

cosmoose
Mar 27th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Kiri is still in Miami playing doubles!

She and Nadia just won all Russian affair against Kuzzy/Bepa

Rovegun
Mar 27th, 2012, 08:01 PM
happy Maria and Nadia won it would be nice to bring some more points from Miami :)

Protoss
Mar 28th, 2012, 08:43 AM
I think Maria will be #14 or #15 in the YEC race on monday. :)

Vikkiri.
Mar 28th, 2012, 11:37 AM
Great win for Kiri/Nadia :) They have a big opportunity in this tournament!

Yes 1 month is really long.. maybe she will have a WC for Barcelone or other events.

Celeborn
Mar 28th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Does anyone know if she plays maybe Fed Cup against Serbia? As far as I understand it she needs to play to be eligible for the Olympics.

Now comes the clay season, where she can make up a lot of ground. Top 20 ranking should come ;)

MK Ultra
Mar 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I've read on twitter she is, but I'm not sure. ^^

peterlein
Mar 28th, 2012, 06:49 PM
kiri is doing great with nadia in the doubles right now!! they just won the first set 6-1 !!! woohooo :-)

peterlein
Mar 28th, 2012, 07:43 PM
the match is over, maria and nadia are in the semis!! :) so great to have kiri still in the tournament :)

Rovegun
Mar 28th, 2012, 07:54 PM
semis is great for Maria and Nadia! congratz girls! it would be nice to make the final and I also hope she will play Fed Cup.... good luck Maria in semis!

Protoss
Mar 29th, 2012, 09:45 AM
Good job Maria/Petrova. :)

Btw, Maria is the #3 Russian in singles. :) So if she'd played Fed Cup enough (or at least made herself), she'll be going to the Olympics singles and doubles. :)

peterlein
Mar 29th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Good job Maria/Petrova. :)

Btw, Maria is the #3 Russian in singles. :) So if she'd played Fed Cup enough (or at least made herself), she'll be going to the Olympics singles and doubles. :)

yeahhh, go for the olympics, maria!!! :bounce:
I would love to see her there :hearts:

Protoss
Mar 30th, 2012, 06:27 AM
Maria/Petrova play the 1st match on stadium court tomorrow at 12:45 pm.

Rovegun
Mar 30th, 2012, 11:48 AM
go for the final girls! good luck!

in my opinion Maria should play the Fed Cup tie next month because she´s in good shape in both singles and doubles... Tarpishchev should choose her to the team...

Rovegun
Mar 30th, 2012, 08:53 PM
yeah! well done girls! it´s great to be in the final of such a great tournament!

Protoss
Mar 30th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Great job Maria/Petrova. :)

Will there be coverage of the doubles final?

Protoss
Apr 1st, 2012, 02:40 AM
Maria/Petrova play the 2nd match on stadium court tomorrow. Play begins at 1 pm.

Rovegun
Apr 1st, 2012, 12:26 PM
Great job Maria/Petrova. :)

Will there be coverage of the doubles final?

I guess there won´t be any coverage because American TVs don´t show any doubles matches....

btw. good luck girls in the final!

MK Ultra
Apr 1st, 2012, 03:20 PM
I don't have much hope for today, but maybe someone will post the match at t3nnis tv or tennis haven.

MK Ultra
Apr 1st, 2012, 04:20 PM
Looks like she'l play Stuttgart. Qualies though :/

peterlein
Apr 1st, 2012, 10:04 PM
kiri and nadia won the title!!! :D well done girls!!! it's amazing!! :)

cosmoose
Apr 2nd, 2012, 12:01 AM
She is so happy!
http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/37/fullj.372874c5ba85bb3a151563ca3c4dde4b/372874c5ba85bb3a151563ca3c4dde4b-getty-142287988.jpg


Look at these Easter bunnies! :D
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1toetCo6w1qzimsao1_500.png

Protoss
Apr 2nd, 2012, 03:58 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!! Great job Maria/Petrova. :)

Remix13
Apr 2nd, 2012, 06:48 AM
Positive note to end this week in Miami. Good job, they had a great opportunity here and they took it :worship:

Happy they finally won a title (last title Moscow 2009) :)

Let's go for OG now !

Protoss
Apr 2nd, 2012, 07:45 AM
Maria is ranked 21st in singles and 8th in doubles. :)

In the YEC race, Maria is 15th in singles and 6th in doubles with Petrova. :)

Remix13
Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:20 AM
21st... She's grinding ranks 1 by 1 to the top 20. She lost in R1 of both Rome and Madrid, she has to play well there and she's back to top 20.

the cat
Apr 2nd, 2012, 04:15 PM
She is so happy!
http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/37/fullj.372874c5ba85bb3a151563ca3c4dde4b/372874c5ba85bb3a151563ca3c4dde4b-getty-142287988.jpg


Look at these Easter bunnies! :D
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1toetCo6w1qzimsao1_500.pngGreat photos of Makiri jumping or hopping like a bunny rabbit and of her and Nadia wearing Easter Bunny ears! :D And congrats to Maria and Nadejda on winning the doubles title in Miami yesterday. They really deserved it and needed it.

As for Maria I hope she can stay healthy this spring and do well and earn her highest ever singles ranking this spring. It's time for Kirilenko to get to the next level of success on the WTA Tour. Davai Makiri. :D

On a side note you can tell slender Maria has been working out because in the photo of Masha and Nadia holding thier doubles trophy Masha's right arm actually shows a little bit of muscle and not the usual pipecleaer arms she has. ;)

miffedmax
Apr 3rd, 2012, 02:55 AM
Maria has won a great victory for the LOB. :banana:

Rovegun
Apr 4th, 2012, 08:52 PM
21st... She's grinding ranks 1 by 1 to the top 20. She lost in R1 of both Rome and Madrid, she has to play well there and she's back to top 20.

yeah, her last year results were bad on clay if we don´t count RG so she has nothing to lose but a lot to win! come on Maria! Top 20 is waiting for you!