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She's now in the Quarters of Leipzig and her chance looks good against Kleinova in the Quarters.

What is her secret for doing so well this year??? not only singles, she's done so well also in doubles with Widjaja!
 

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Pat E., who also works with Henin has really improved her fitness, which has carried over to her confidence level.
 

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QF Birmingham
SF Stanford
SF Bali
at least QF in Leipzig
 

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I just went through her career record and Maria's had wins over:

Tamarine 95 and 03
Maggie 97
Patty 97
Dechy 97
Tu 97
Tauziat 97
Likhotseva 98
Zvereva 98 Fed Cup
Mauresmo 98
Serna 98
Spirlea 99
Grande 2000 and 1994
Schnyder 2000
Stevenson 2000 (retirement)
Rittner Fed Cup 2001 and 2002 Doha
and then of course a great 2003 record:

Doha QAT

WT 10 Feb 2003 - 16 Feb 2003 Hard (O)
Entry: WC
32 W Tamarine TANASUGARN (THA) 6-2 6-2
16 L Patricia WARTUSCH (AUT) 6-0 3-6 4-6
Period W/L: 67 - 100


Amelia Island USA

WT 14 Apr 2003 - 20 Apr 2003 Clay (O)
Entry: Q
64 W Marion BARTOLI (FRA) 7-5 6-0
32 L Nathalie DECHY (FRA) 5-7 6-4 5-7
Period W/L: 68 - 101


Birmingham GBR

WT 09 Jun 2003 - 15 Jun 2003 Grass (O)
Entry: Q
64 W Daja BEDANOVA (CZE) 6-2 4-6 7-6(2)
32 W Janet LEE (TPE) 2-6 7-5 6-2
16 W Virginie RAZZANO (FRA) 6-3 6-3
QF L Shinobu ASAGOE (JPN) 6-4 2-6 6-7(3)
Period W/L: 71 - 102


Stanford USA

WT 21 Jul 2003 - 27 Jul 2003 Hard (O)
Entry: Q
32 W Nadia PETROVA (RUS) 6-1 7-6(4)
16 W Alina JIDKOVA (RUS) 6-1 6-3
QF W Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 6-4 6-3
SF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 4-6 4-6
Period W/L: 74 - 103


Canadian Open CAN

WT 11 Aug 2003 - 17 Aug 2003 Hard (O)
Entry: Q
64 L Mary PIERCE (FRA) 1-6 1-6
Period W/L: 74 - 104


U.S. Open USA

GS 25 Aug 2003 - 07 Sep 2003 Hard (O)
Entry: DA
128 W Chanda RUBIN (USA) 6-4 6-4
64 L Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS) 5-7 3-6
Period W/L: 75 - 105


Bali INA

WT 08 Sep 2003 - 14 Sep 2003 Hard (O)
Entry: DA
32 W Rosana NEFFA-DE LOS RIOS (PAR) 6-4 6-4
16 W Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) 6-1 6-3
QF W Emmanuelle GAGLIARDI (SUI) 1-6 6-1 6-1
SF L Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 4-6 3-6

Go Maria!!! I'm becoming a fan very quickly!!! I'd love to see her in the semis, although I'm sure many would say she's only there because of a kind draw. But regardless, she beat who she had to play and that's still impressive to me!!!
 

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Maria is just another player coming into her own later in her career.

I am glad to see so many veterans finding a second wind in their games. And, like Silvia Farina, who Kabchi beat today, is actually doing better now than probably in the years she was playing before her ranking dropped.
 

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Maria :D

I remember ehr from her top form few years ago and I feel she is coming back there! Good luck girl!
 

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I agree with Capfan. The work she has put in with Edgebury :eek: (however the fuck u spell his name) definitely has a lot to do with how well she has been playing lately. She is in way better shape then she was in a couple years ago, and I think this has also helped the mental part of this game.
 

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Yes, it is great to see. She must have improved a lot since Feb. when I saw her. It would be interesting to see what a player like Serna (who is very talented) could do if she got into better shape.
 
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