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Nov 1st, 2012 10:13 AM
Umshyi
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaKiri rulezzz View Post
yeah, apparently, something was wrong with her. She didn't find the right weapons to disturb arvidsson's game. Still, Maria had her chances in the 2nd set, when she broke back to *2-3, and when the netcord helped her saving a matchpoint at 30-40. Then, she even had a breakpoint for *4-5, but she unfortunately couldn't convert it. Could have been a turnaround visit this..
or not...it just wasn't her day

let's hope for more luck tomorrow in the doubles
If she had used key moments it would have been easy win for her
Oct 28th, 2012 01:57 AM
the cat
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Fair points. But if Kiri has been injured and sick this past fall with knee and back issues and an illness then she should cut back on her schedule in the future. No doubt the grind of the tour after 10 years is wearing on Maria. It would anybody.
Oct 26th, 2012 11:03 AM
peterlein
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

I do agree with you, MK Ultra and Celeborn!

...it's maria's best season ever, she probably will end it in the top 15! That's awesome!!
and her game hasn't been a disaster since the olympics, not at all!
Let's look back:
her first tournament after these amazing olympics was cincinnati, where she had to play venus williams in R1. Yeah she lost, but it was close, and it's not a shame to lose to venus.
Then she easily reached the final in new haven, and she really had chances to win it against an in-form petra kvitova.
At the USO, she played great against scheepers, and in R3 against hlavackova she didn't feel well and there were first signs of an injury (she wore a knee tape)
In september, she had to withdraw from seoul and tokyo due to a back injury. Her comeback match at beijing was tough, makarova is a tricky opponent

Yeah and at moscow, she showed some great tennis and a big fight in the first two rounds. Unfortunately, she picked up a cold right for the QF against arvidsson. So she was without energy and lost it. She still managed to secure a place at the YEC in the doubles.

So I guess her season after the olympics wasn't that bad, considering her injuries and some bad luck.
Oct 25th, 2012 12:08 PM
Celeborn
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Yeah, she played a very good tournament in Moscow, nothing to be worried about. I think this season was her best so far, both in achievements as in her level of play. For me that was top 10 worthy whenever she was fully healthy. Perhaps minus the clay season.

Personally I think she should cut down her doubles schedule and totally focus on singles. I think a berth into the top 10 is not out of question then, although of course she would need some luck as well.
Oct 24th, 2012 08:06 PM
MK Ultra
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Dude relax. She has a back and knee injury. She was sick against Arvidsson. She played 3 tournaments after the USO and only completed 1 match before Moscow. She exceeded my expectations in Moscow by winning 2 matches and she played great against Shvedova. Arvidsson also almost beat Wozniacki. As for the doubles, Kiri and Nadia's goal wasn't to win the tournament. The SF was the real final for them. And now she's going to Istanbul.
Oct 24th, 2012 07:07 PM
the cat
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Nice Moscow tournament for Maria. She loses to Arvidsson in her hometown on her home court? Unreal. Kiri's singles game has been a disaster since the Olympics. And Kiri and Nadia lost the Moscow doubles final in a close match. Gee what a surpise. But they made the doubles YEC so good luck to them there.

As for Kiri's offseason I hope she gets away from tennis because she needs a good start to 2013 to make up for her terrible finish to 2012. She has alos played 10 years on the WTA Tour so I would like for her to hire a personal trainer to travel with her and help her recover from the physically draining matches and travel. The rigors of the tour have to be so hard to deal with.

Maria's major events this year deserve the grades of C (Australian Open), F (French Open), B+ (Wimbledon) and F (U.S. Open). I think those are fair grades. Kiri sure had some highs and lows this year.
Oct 21st, 2012 04:12 PM
Protoss
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

No. Makarova/Vesnina win the super tiebreak 10-8 from 8-4 (2 minibreaks) to 8-5 (2nd serve) to 8-7 to 9-7 to 9-8 (2nd serve). The match was 1 hour 22 minutes long.
Oct 21st, 2012 03:56 PM
Protoss
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Maria/Petrova win the 2nd set 6-1. Please win the super tiebreak Maria/Petrova. The match is 1 hour 6 minutes long.

Maria/Petrova lost the 1st set 6-3.
Oct 21st, 2012 03:30 PM
Ollie.
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Yay MaKiri! It would be amazing if she won Sofia...keeping my fingers crossed.
Oct 21st, 2012 12:11 PM
peterlein
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Quote:
Originally Posted by Protoss View Post
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maria/Petrova hold for 7-5 6-4 at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 (2nd serve there). Great job Maria/Petrova. The match was 1 hour 38 minutes long.

Maria/Petrova were down 3-1 2nd set and I believe led 5-3 1st set.

Congrats on making it to the YEC Maria!!!
so deserved!!!

I hope they can grab the title in moscow too now!!

so maria plays 2 YEC's this season, who would have thought that?
Oct 20th, 2012 03:01 PM
Protoss
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maria/Petrova hold for 7-5 6-4 at 40-30 from 30-0 to 30-15 to 40-15 (2nd serve there). Great job Maria/Petrova. The match was 1 hour 38 minutes long.

Maria/Petrova were down 3-1 2nd set and I believe led 5-3 1st set.

Congrats on making it to the YEC Maria!!!
Oct 19th, 2012 01:26 PM
peterlein
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeborn
Today was the first match i could watch this week... Maybe it's my fault...

She played without any energy . I don't know, but she wasn't herself today. Such a big wasted chance. Arvidson did nothing except keeping the ball in play, somehow this was enough. Wasted opportunity.
yeah, apparently, something was wrong with her. She didn't find the right weapons to disturb arvidsson's game. Still, Maria had her chances in the 2nd set, when she broke back to *2-3, and when the netcord helped her saving a matchpoint at 30-40. Then, she even had a breakpoint for *4-5, but she unfortunately couldn't convert it. Could have been a turnaround..
or not...it just wasn't her day

let's hope for more luck tomorrow in the doubles
Oct 19th, 2012 01:14 PM
Celeborn
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

Today was the first match i could watch this week... Maybe it's my fault...

She played without any energy . I don't know, but she wasn't herself today. Such a big wasted chance. Arvidson did nothing except keeping the ball in play, somehow this was enough. Wasted opportunity.
Oct 18th, 2012 01:06 PM
peterlein
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

OMG, what a match, I am dead

huge comeback from kiri to win the first set after 1-5 down, EPIC!!

she was totally on fire, that's the kiri from this summer!!

next is arvidsson, who beat kiri in their only meeting at the begin of the season in Sydney Q...will be another tough one

DAVAI MARIA!!
Oct 18th, 2012 12:32 PM
Remix13
Re: Moscow | Kremlin Cup

OK Maria won 7-5 6-4 after being 1-5 down in first set

Next is Arvidsson who slaughtered the Big Barto.
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