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Protoss
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:48 PM
After retiring in Seoul and withdrawing from Tokyo, Maria is in the singles and doubles draws for Beijing. :) I just hope that isn't too much for someone with a recent injury.

Here's her quarter of the singles draw:

5 Kerber
Bye
Qualifier
Zheng Jie

WC Zheng Saisai
Hsieh
Scheepers
10 Caro

13 Maria
Makarova
Qualifier
Pavlyuchenkova

Arvidsson
Cirstea
Halep
3 Sharapova


Here's her semi of the doubles draw:

8 Kops-Jones/Spears
Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova
Govortsova/Niculescu
Hantuchova/Peng

WC Tang/Tian
WC Yan/Zheng Saisai
Bye
3 Makarova/Vesnina

7 Groenefeld/Peschke
Cornet/Date-Krumm
Dellacqua/Jans-Ignacik
Hsieh/Medina Garrigues

WC JJ/Petkovic
Jurak/Marosi
Bye
2 Maria/Petrova

Remix13
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Tough draw...

MK Ultra
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Looks like we started threads at the same time. :lol:

peterlein
Sep 29th, 2012, 11:25 AM
I am so happy to see maria back in action, tournaments without her are kind of boring :p

her draw is pretty difficult, a lot of strong and in-form russians in her way...

first one is ekaterina makarova: they are 2-2 in the H2H, kiri won both matches on hard, and ekat both on clay. 3 of the 4 matches were 3-setters. So it will be very close again I guess...

next would be pav...

good luck maria :kiss:

Protoss
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:57 AM
Tough singles draw for Maria. :(

Good luck in singles and doubles Maria. :)

MK Ultra
Sep 30th, 2012, 04:28 AM
Kiri to start in a few minutes. Stream: http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis#

Jorn
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:02 AM
1-3... Does any Streaming works?

Jorn
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:13 AM
2-4...

Jorn
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:24 AM
*3-5 saved sps... :)

Jorn
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:22 AM
She lost 36 36. :sad:


GL in dubs!

Protoss
Sep 30th, 2012, 07:39 AM
Oh Maria. :( I hope the injury situation is ok.

peterlein
Sep 30th, 2012, 01:15 PM
that's the typcial luck kiri always has :rolleyes:
she had a nice draw in tokyo, nadia gets that draw and wins the tournament
.. back on court in peking and has to play one of the toughest unseeded player in R1

Jorn
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Even Caroline beat Makarova so i wonder how tough she is... ;)

peterlein
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Even Caroline beat Makarova so i wonder how tough she is... ;)

hey, makarova used to be a serious opponent for serena lately ;)

Remix13
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:32 AM
Kiri is cooked for the rest of the year it seems...

peterlein
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:10 PM
Kiri got a wildcard for the tournament of champions in Sofia, Bulgaria :)

GoMasha23
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:53 PM
great news on the wildcard! she really need the opportunity for some extra points.

Protoss
Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:13 AM
Super tiebreak in Maria's doubles match. Come on Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:25 AM
Maria/Petrova win 6-3 3-6 10-6. :) Good job Maria/Petrova. The match was 1 hour 27 minutes long.

peterlein
Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Maria/Petrova win 6-3 3-6 10-6. :) Good job Maria/Petrova. The match was 1 hour 27 minutes long.

great, kiri/nadia!!! :cheer:

but it was a really close one! :hehehe:

maria/nadia saved 11 of 13 bp's (85%), JJ and petko 3 of 5 (60%)
and total points won: 60 to 62

so apparently they did great on the big points :worship:

next are grönefeld/peschke, DAVAI KIRI/NADIA :cheer:

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Another day, another super tiebreak for Maria/Petrova. Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Petrova.

Protoss
Oct 4th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Yay!!!! Maria/Petrova win 7-6 (5) 6-7 (4) 10-6. :) Good job Maria/Petrova. :) The match was 2 hours 21 minutes long.

peterlein
Oct 4th, 2012, 09:07 AM
YEAAHHHH, maria and nadia are in the semis :)

another close win, just like yesterday...

they saved 12 of 15 bp's (grönefeld/peschke 4 of 7) and won 91 of 184 (49 %) points

next are Kops-Jones/Spears or Makarova/Vesnina

DAVAI girls! :cheer:

Remix13
Oct 4th, 2012, 09:13 AM
The match was really close. It's only doubles but I guess it's good for Maria's confidence.

peterlein
Oct 4th, 2012, 01:12 PM
kiri/petrova's contender for the last spot at the YEC, Kops-Jones/Spears, lost their QF! :)

so makarova/vesnina next for maria/nadia! good luck girls! :cheer:

peterlein
Oct 5th, 2012, 09:24 AM
no chance today for kiri/nadia, they lost 4-6 and 5-7

it wasn't even that close as it looks, they had no single breakpoint during the whole match :(
they just won 50 of 117 points (43%), but again they saved 71% of the bp's (5 of 7)

so will they play doubles in moscow too?

Protoss
Oct 5th, 2012, 11:35 AM
no chance today for kiri/nadia, they lost 4-6 and 5-7

it wasn't even that close as it looks, they had no single breakpoint during the whole match :(
they just won 50 of 117 points (43%), but again they saved 71% of the bp's (5 of 7)

so will they play doubles in moscow too?
My guess would be yes. Besides the YEC angle, I think they'd want to maximize their playing time in front of their home crowd by playing doubles as well as singles.

MH0861
Oct 8th, 2012, 01:07 AM
SFs in Beijing is a great result, considering Maria's been injured and Nadia was definitely exhausted. Hope they do great in Moscow so they don't get pipped out of Istanbul by that Tier IV team :lol:

NYKiriFan
Oct 8th, 2012, 10:01 AM
SFs in Beijing is a great result, considering Maria's been injured and Nadia was definitely exhausted. Hope they do great in Moscow so they don't get pipped out of Istanbul by that Tier IV team :lol:
Exactly. Clearly they're one of the top 4 teams and it would be ridiculous if they didn't make it.

They're up 322 now, but they don't play this week and in Osaka that other team is No. 1 seed and could get up to 280 points or even 200 for just the final, and be a lot closer headed to Moscow (though I have no idea whether the other team plays Moscow or Luxembourg.)

the cat
Oct 11th, 2012, 01:32 AM
My guess would be yes. Besides the YEC angle, I think they'd want to maximize their playing time in front of their home crowd by playing doubles as well as singles.
Is Kiri playing Moscow? If so she should only be playing singles. Time for Kiri to focus on singles in 2013 so she can make a real run at the top 10. Kiri and Nadia are a good doubles team but they struggle in finals and big matches. I would just as soon have Maria rest up and then start training for 2013 rather than work so hard to make the doubles YEC. But I know most posters here want Kiri in Istanbul so I hope you get your way. But part of me would rather have to resting up for 2013. I think Kiri played so much tennis during the summer that she's worn out in the fall.

Celeborn
Oct 11th, 2012, 09:37 AM
Yes, she is playing Moskow, probably singles and doubles. Nadia and Maria are very close in qualifying for the doubles YEC, it would be stupid not to try being so close. But in principle I'm totally with you, she should skip doubles for the next few years from 2013 onwards. Azarenka did it this year and look how much her results in singles improved.

And our Masha can win her doubles slam anytime at the end of her career.

Ollie.
Oct 11th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I hope Maria plays well in Moscow, both singles and doubles..I'm kinda worried about her results atm tbh...the US Open was a disappointing result, and Beijing was horrible too. :( Hoping her injury isn't too serious. :)

Ollie.
Oct 13th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Hmm, playing Vesnina first in Moscow, which could be tough. Although Maria has beaten her twice. ;)