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clementine Jul 21st, 2004 05:05 PM

** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
 
Hi everyone :wavey:

Thought maybe we could use a thread here to post all the news, interviews, and articles we find on Masha. :)

I just got my new Tennis Week magazine and Maria is on the cover again (she was also on the March cover). :eek:

If they haven't been posted already, I'll scan in the pics and article and post them here later.

Lefty. Jul 21st, 2010 10:52 PM

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Just realized that we hit 5K posts in the other one. :p

Hopefully there will be lots of good Maria articles in this volume. ;)

Old thread

Break My Rapture Jul 21st, 2010 10:57 PM

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New volume. :hearts:

slamchamp Jul 21st, 2010 11:18 PM

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crap now we have the recent articles in other thread:ras:

tvbsharapova Jul 22nd, 2010 09:16 AM

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Sharapova to Open Play on Tuesday, July 27
STANFORD, CA (http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/) – The 2010 Bank of the West Classic announced today that three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will be the featured evening match on Tuesday, July 27 at 7 pm.


Sharapova’s opponent will not be known until the 2010 draw is announced on Saturday, July 24.


With three Grand Slam championships and 22 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles to her credit Maria Sharapova is one of the most popular and successful tennis players in the world. The former World No. 1, and future Hall of Famer, has already won two titles in three finals appearances this year.


Tickets for the 2010 Bank of the West Classic can be purchased by calling the box office at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497) or by logging on to http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com./ Single-session tickets for the tournament's opening round start at just $26.


The player field at the 2010 Bank of the West Classic, which will be played July 26 – August 1 at Stanford University, is once again loaded with many of the world’s top players.


The tournament will host three of the top-10 ranked players in the world, 12 of the top-30 overall, and a plethora of players that have been among the last four competing at numerous Grand Slam tournaments.


In addition to Sharapova, the tournament field includes 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva, 2010 Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva, 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur, 2010 Australian Open semifinalist Zheng Jie, 2009 US Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer, 2008 Australian Open semifinalist Daniela Hantuchova, 2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli and two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Kimiko Date Krumm.


And if that wasn’t enough, the doubles draw will feature three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport playing with Liezel Huber, the world’s No. 1 ranked doubles player.


Tickets for the 2010 Bank of the West Classic can be purchased by calling the box office at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497) or by logging on to http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com./ Single-session tickets for the tournament's opening round start at just $26.


The 2010 Bank of the West Classic will feature a 30-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. The official tournament draw, and first round match-ups, will be announced on Saturday, July 24.


In addition to individual session tickets, full-week packages start at just $575 and include tickets to all 13 sessions, a pass to the exclusive Grand Marnier Plaza Club and an invitation to the Meet the Players Party. Those who purchase a pair of seats will also receive a weeklong VIP parking pass and a Bank of the West Classic Tournament program.


The Bank of the West Classic is also offering several weekend packages starting at $240.

Entering its 40th year the Bank of the West Classic is the longest running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world. The list of past champions of the event reads like a “Who's Who” of women's tennis including Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.


The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women's event of the Olympus US Open Series. Qualifying will be held July 24-25 and is free to the public.

Log on to http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/ for more information.






ABOUT THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Olympus US Open Series. A Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier event, the Bank of the West Classic features a 30-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $700,000. Held on Stanford University's campus at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams. The Bank of the West Classic is owned and operated by IMG.


ABOUT BANK OF THE WEST: Based in San Francisco, $61 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full range of business, corporate, personal, trust and international banking services. For the third year in a row, Bank of the West has been ranked "highest in customer satisfaction in retail banking" in California by J.D. Power and Associates. The Bank operates more than 700 branch locations and commercial banking offices in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West's holding company, BancWest Corporation, is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, among the six strongest banks in the world, according to Standard & Poor's.

nelsondan Jul 22nd, 2010 07:55 PM

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Are Maria and Wickmayer still entering as a doubles team?

Sp!ffy Jul 22nd, 2010 08:35 PM

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Two days ago she said she was still unsure so we'll see :tears:

cyannnnn Jul 22nd, 2010 09:35 PM

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it's stange

because yanina confirms to belgian press

slamchamp Jul 22nd, 2010 09:49 PM

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I hope masha doesnt dump her:weirdo:

Break My Rapture Jul 22nd, 2010 09:50 PM

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That would be so funny. :happy:

cyannnnn Jul 22nd, 2010 10:14 PM

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no for yanina

because she says she is so excited and nervous

slamchamp Jul 22nd, 2010 10:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cyannnnn (Post 18194218)
no for yanina

because she says she is so excited and nervous

she's gonna play with her idol:awww: :lol:
But after that wtt match I'd say masha needs the doubles

Break My Rapture Jul 22nd, 2010 10:27 PM

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Yeah I agree, she should play doubles.

cyannnnn Jul 22nd, 2010 10:30 PM

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masha was rusty at WTT and maybe sasha's presence distracts her
i'm sure she doesn't try hard

doubles is good for her to train net, she need it to win one day RG

or maybe she injured herself during training sessions nobody know...

hope for yanina; maria will play the doubles

xan Jul 23rd, 2010 01:03 AM

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Report of the WTT thing...
Quote:

Breakers finally beat Explorers
by MARK GARCIA
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
7/21/2010
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38351094
Not even Maria Sharapova could salvage the Newport Beach Breakers' season Tuesday night.
Newport Beach's marquee player played a role in the Breakers' thrilling come-from-behind 19-18 victory over the Kansas City Explorers, but it was too little too late as the team was eliminated from the playoffs following Springfield's 24-17 win over Sacramento Tuesday.
Newport Beach improved to 5-7 with the win, but trail second-place Kansas City (7-5) by two games with two matches remaining. Newport Beach can tie Kansas City, but the Explorers own the tiebreaker over the Breakers by virtue of winning three of its four matches against each other. Only the top two teams from each conference advance to the postseason.
"We're out, but we don't want to have a losing season," said Breakers coach Trevor Kronemann. "If we can win the next two (matches) and finish .500, then that's our goal."
Newport Beach trailed 15-13 heading into the match's final set, but Lester Cook and David Martin teamed up to win the men's doubles, 5-3, over hard-hitting Australian Samuel Groth and Ricardo Mello, to tie the match at 18-18 and send it into a Super Tiebreaker.
Cook and Martin trailed throughout the tiebreaker and faced two match points at 6-4 before rallying to win the final three points and the match.
"This is what's great about Team Tennis," said Martin, "the drama and excitement of going down to the final point."

The win overshadowed a somewhat lackluster performance by Sharapova, who teamed up with Martin to lose the mixed doubles set before falling 5-0 in singles to Jarmila Groth. She did win the women's doubles set with Marie-Eve Pelletier, 5-3.
"I didn't play well in singles, but that's the great thing about team sports. You rely on your teammates to pick you up on your off days," said Sharapova, who was cheered on by her mom and her boyfriend, Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic.
Sharapova praised the play of Groth.
"She hit the ball really well and didn't give me time to adjust," she said.


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