« I’m in Australia now ! I was in Kuala Lumpur for few days and then I went down under » told Maria this monday. The season 2010 is close to start !
Photo of Maria in Malaysia with Elena Dementieva (on the left), Sania Mirza (middle) and Jie Zheng (on the right)
Kirilenko has slim legs. How can she run fast on the court?
At Auckland, Kiri takes first set from Kanepi, 62 20 in the second. [:D]
Kiri 62 63 in 1:13. [
I watched 'em both. Pe'er defeated Kiri 60 36 61. As you can see from the score, Kiri only got her power game going in the second set, but couldn't hold it. Reason: She was visibly contending with a tendonitis flare below her left knee--replacing the band, rubbing a solution on it during changeover, etc.
Interesting bit: Aussie commentator mentioned that Kiri is a good friend of Kafelnikov--said she trained with Yevgeny in Russia during December. [:)]
Ivanovic beat Nastya 62 76(6). Actually, Pavlyuchenkova did not get her serve on until midway the second set, and almost took the tie-break. Dunno why the slow start. But most interesting was to note that Ana still freaks out & starts to melt down when confronted by the unexpected. If Nastya had hit her just a bit earlier, the outcome would have been different.
Here is the moment everyone is talking about. No, that is AFTER the winning point!
Yahoo Sports: "Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko gestures to the crowd as she celebrates victory over compatriot Maria Sharapova in their women's singles match on the first day of play at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 18, 2010. Kirilenko won 7-6. 3-6. 6-4."
She shushed the crowd.
Congratulations, Makiri. [A] A real friend & the real deal!
Yes Kiri weldone!! she was really better then Marusya!! but it's sad that they met in first round :( and who is the next victim for makiri?:P
[/quote] With a friend on the other side of the net , who just lost , you do not provocate ! Bad example Maria K. [:$][/quote]
You misunderstand, Nella. The crowd, which had been subdued through most of the match, in the third set shifted toward support of the perceived underdog. Upon the win, they began to celebrate & cheer Kiri. THAT is what she was shushing--she indicated to them she did not want a big celebration--which they respected. [H]
...."i dont like her gesture.. really annoying"....
I liked her but I am really angry with her cos of her gesture