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peterlein
Aug 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM
..after a sensational grass-season, with the win of the bronzemedal as the final highlight, maria is back on hardcourt this week

this time, luck wasn't on her side, kiri (12) has to play venus williams (WC) in R1 :tape:

williams leads 3-0 in their H2H, but they didn't meet for 5 years!

the other matches in their quarter are:

sheepers - mchale
zheng - hantuchova
bye for sara errani (7)

well, a tough first round for maria, but I hope she can take this hurdle

DAVAI Maria!!! :cheer:

totauk
Aug 13th, 2012, 03:54 AM
She has to be favourite to beat Venus. Hopefully she can build upon the form and confidence from London and upset a few of the higher seeds too.

Protoss
Aug 13th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Doubles anyone? :p

Hidalgo
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:16 PM
..after a sensational grass-season, with the win of the bronzemedal as the final highlight, maria is back on hardcourt this week

Wonderful playing in London! Bravo,Maria!:worship:

peterlein
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Doubles anyone? :p

BYE in R1 and Gajdosova/Zakopalova or Cibulkova/Hantuchova in R2

they could meet Errani/Vinci in the semis

Hidalgo
Aug 14th, 2012, 01:01 PM
BYE in R1 and Gajdosova/Zakopalova or Cibulkova/Hantuchova in R2

they could meet Errani/Vinci in the semis

Errani/Vinci are very familiar opponents:D Madrid, Rome 2012:(

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 01:45 PM
Kiri vs venus first match on center court, begin is at 11 AM (local time). Eurosport will show the match live from 17.15 PM on (CET).
I will be back home from work right in time to watch it :-)
DAVAI maria!! :cheer:

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Protoss
Aug 14th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Tough draw for Maria in singles. :(

Good luck in singles and doubles Maria. :)

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:31 PM
so here we are, venus leads 3-2*, kiri saved 3 bp's from 0-40 in her last service game! hold again maria!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:33 PM
yeah, kiri holds to love, *3-3, now break kiri

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:35 PM
to love hold for venus as well, 4-3*...hold maria

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:41 PM
and venus breaks...:( *5-3, break maria, come on!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:45 PM
first set goes to venus, 6-3..win it in three maria

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM
good hold for maria to take a 1-0* lead, break her!! :)

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 04:56 PM
sigh, maria had two breakpoints, very unlucky not to get that game :( *1-1...hold maria

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:00 PM
maria holds, *2-1, break now, the momentum is yours!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:04 PM
quick hold for williams, 2 games all, maria hold please!!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:09 PM
williams breaks on DF kiri :( :( *3-2

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:17 PM
rebreak for maria!!! :cheer: *3-3, now hold!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:21 PM
break for venus, *4-3

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:25 PM
williams hold with 3 aces, now hold maria, please!!!!!!!!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:32 PM
maria holds for *5-4, now break to stay in that match please!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:37 PM
kiri still fighting, breaks for *5-5!! hold please!

Protoss
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Come on Maria.

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:41 PM
next break, next chance for venus to serve it out...kiri break again, please!!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:46 PM
tiebreak!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:54 PM
and maria wins the 2nd set in the tiebreak!! 6-3, 6-7(5)!! win it in three! :cheer:

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Wow, 2nd set Kiri 7-5 in TB, never expected this after each time she was broken!

Great 2nd serve there to win set!! :woohoo:

Keep it going now, crowd are gone very quiet :)

Protoss
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Whew. Maria wins the 2nd set tiebreak 7-5 from 0-2 to 4-2 to 4-3 (2nd serve) to 6-3 to 6-4 (2nd serve) to 6-5 (2nd serve) on a 2nd serve. :) Stay focused Maria. The match is 1 hour 42 minutes long.

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:01 PM
She left Venus sitting there a long time, :lol: Long break!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:04 PM
quick hold for venus, 1-0*...maria please hold this time

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:08 PM
yeahh, she holds, *1-1, now break please :)

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:10 PM
solid hold from v. williams, 2-1*..hold maria

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Ok 2-1* needs a hold here badly, still wondering if that overly long break was a good idea...next few games will prove it

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Too many df's :(

Protoss
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:17 PM
Ok 2-1* needs a hold here badly, still wondering if that overly long break was a good idea...next few games will prove it
When you have the momentum why would you do something like that? :confused:

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:19 PM
broken & then Venus wins to love to go 4-1 up :(

Not looking good

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:21 PM
When you have the momentum why would you do something like that? :confused:

No idea at all :confused: She should have be ready to get going again as fast as possible after winning that set in the way she did. Mad decision, and its costing her badly now it seems :(

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:25 PM
kiri holds from 0-40!! :) *4-2, break now!!1

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Amazing hold tho, looked like it was pretty much over there at 0-40. This game will be interesting now!!

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:28 PM
williams holds, serving great...5-2*, please hold maria!!! DAVAI

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Ok 5-2* hard to see her pull it back from here :(

Protoss
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Maria broken for 2-6 3rd set from 40-0 up on a double fault. :rolleyes: The match was 2 hours 24 minutes long.

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:36 PM
that reflects the whole match, venus wins wins on DF kiri, kiri was up 40-0 in that game

Stevecw
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Lost, horrible way to lose it with another DF :(

Hidalgo
Aug 14th, 2012, 06:41 PM
lost but she was playing very well:wavey:

Celeborn
Aug 14th, 2012, 07:48 PM
She played only average for me :shrug:. Way too many errors, especially double faults. I don't know, but she looked so unfocused at times to me. Still could have won, but the bath room break after the 2nd set which allowed Venus to regroup was really stupid, sorry.

Let's hope for a better tournament next week, the draw was really unlucky.

the cat
Aug 14th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Tough loss for Makiri. I guess her game was a bit messy. I think that was due to the Olympic hangover for her. Playing Venus is a tough first round match. But Kiri played so clean in the Olympics that to know she lost to Venus and played sloppily is dissapointing even though it's somewhat understandable. Now she needs to get down to work because it's hardcourt season and all of a sudden Kiri has lost 3 singles matches in a row.

NYKiriFan
Aug 14th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Definitely the combo of Olympic hangover and hard court adjustment was no good for her. Her serve was just a disaster today. I'm sure she can do better on hard court once she has the opportunity to build up her game against weaker players.

peterlein
Aug 14th, 2012, 09:04 PM
She played only average for me :shrug:. Way too many errors, especially double faults. I don't know, but she looked so unfocused at times to me. Still could have won, but the bath room break after the 2nd set which allowed Venus to regroup was really stupid, sorry.

Let's hope for a better tournament next week, the draw was really unlucky.

/signed.

it's unusual for kiri to make so many double faults. It's really tough to play your first match on hardcourt after a long time against a player like venus :shrug:
right, the bathroom break was so unnecessary, you don't need that after you won a set from 3-5 down in a great way in the tiebreak
at least she never gave up, great fighting spirit! :) just a bad way to end it, losing the service game after 40-0 on DF

well, let's just forget cincinnati, and let's see what happens in new haven, she needs some match practice for the USO. I am sure we will see the totally focused Maria back then :wavey:

btw, celeborn, du sprichst auch deutsch oder? ich ebenfalls, ist meine muttersprache :)

Tennis Fool
Aug 15th, 2012, 06:23 AM
She's never defeated Venus. Now 0-4. Last time they played was 5 years ago :oh:

Celeborn
Aug 15th, 2012, 01:48 PM
@Makiri: ja, tatsaechlich bin ich sogar Deutscher ;). Du auch also? Zum Tennisfan geworden bin ich damals durch Steffi und Boris, die Helden meiner Kindheit ;). Habs dann ne Weile nicht mehr so verfolgt, jetzt wieder ziemlich intensiv, hauptsaechlich wegen Maria.

peterlein
Aug 15th, 2012, 09:08 PM
@Makiri: ja, tatsaechlich bin ich sogar Deutscher ;). Du auch also? Zum Tennisfan geworden bin ich damals durch Steffi und Boris, die Helden meiner Kindheit ;). Habs dann ne Weile nicht mehr so verfolgt, jetzt wieder ziemlich intensiv, hauptsaechlich wegen Maria.

hehe, sehr schön, ansonsten "muss" ich immer auf englisch mit anderen kiri fans diskutieren ;) also ich bin italienischer staatsbürger, bin aber aus südtirol, und hier sprechen wir deutsch :)
oh ja, als kind war ich auch steffi fan, damals gab's noch herrliche und ausführliche berichterstattung vom tennis auf zdf, ard und auch rtl!
geht mir gleich, leider bin ich ziemlich spät zum riesenfan von maria geworden. Bald wird's ein jahr, seit dem epischen tiebreak gegen stosur bin ich erst richtig aufmerksam auf sie geworden. Seitdem beschäftigte ich mich mehr mit ihr und mittlerweile ist sie mir richtig ans herz gewachsen :) nun verfolge ich ihre matches und somit die WTA intensiver als je zuvor
wenn du lust hast kannst mich mal auf fb oder twitter suchen, peter hellweger mein name, diskutiere gerne über maria ;)

Celeborn
Aug 16th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Cool, hab dir mal bei FB ne Freundschaftsanfrage geschickt, hoffe zumindest sie ging an den Richtigen.

peterlein
Aug 16th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Cool, hab dir mal bei FB ne Freundschaftsanfrage geschickt, hoffe zumindest sie ging an den Richtigen.

Ja ist an die richtige adresse gelangt, schon angenommen :-)

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