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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013
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#21 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2013 5:24:44 PM(UTC)
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CROUCHING TIGER;321283 wrote:
Would say nothing about this AO-draw but can't deny our friend "C.T." did it again.

Clearly a "Russian quarter" and some other hanky-panky that hits the eye...oh well, used to that by now.


Gonna have to watch how Tiley spots the qualifiers. There may come through as many as four more Russians + Dolonc, who is now Russo-Serbian + Tsurenko, Ukranian.

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CROUCHING TIGER on 1/12/2013(UTC)
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#22 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:34:07 AM(UTC)
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On Sat Masha played a one set exho vs Dani on MCA, won "8-4" Maybe it is on youtube? 


FLASH: AOTV announces OOP on Monday: the First match on Laver: Maria Sharapova vs Olga Puchkova

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#23 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:42:38 AM(UTC)
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paul_pipkin;321291 wrote:


On Sat Masha played a one set exho vs Dani on MCA, won "8-4" Maybe it is on youtube? 


FLASH: AOTV announces OOP on Monday: the First match on Laver: Maria Sharapova vs Olga Puchkova


Ok, I tought the first match was always for the defending champion ?? Anyway , it's better this way, Maria is ready to play. She would have got restless, if she had to play Tuesday. It's in the middle of the night for Europe but ............who cares, I'll be watching. 

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#24 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:52:14 AM(UTC)
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EXHO with Hanti:)

Russia's Maria Sharapova, left, shakes hands with Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova following their exhibition match ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

http://www.firstpost.com...rapova-profile-3015.html (more pictures)



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#25 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:05:19 AM(UTC)
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http://www.i4u.com/2013/...kes-boys-local-sharapova

Didn't find something on youTube...


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#26 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:06:00 AM(UTC)
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Maria plays with a new racket. Let's see if it will bring more power to her serve.
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Alireza on 1/13/2013(UTC)
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#27 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:22:49 AM(UTC)
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Monday OOP:


http://2013.australianop...res/schedule/index.html#


http://2013.australianop...schedule/p_schedule6.pdf

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#28 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:00:36 AM(UTC)
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Getting nervous just 16 hours before the 1st match ! How about you ?
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#29 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:00:27 AM(UTC)
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Won't say nervous.  I've only seen Puchkova play once and retain only impressions more than info. Pretty good stamina & steady nerves--Masha should try to wrap this up quick. 


Countdown twelve hours now.

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#30 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:02:29 AM(UTC)
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The players party was "at home " for Maria but she was without Grigor , ahhh ! Interesting to see that Maria doesn't promote her tennis dresses before a Grand Slam anymore nor is she promoting her ear rings. Is she still wearing Tiffany's ??

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#31 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:18:21 AM(UTC)
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if they are a couple why not just announce lol ;xx
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#32 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:04:56 AM(UTC)
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inchbyinch;321314 wrote:
if they are a couple why not just announce lol ;xx
 No need to announce if you go public. Obviously they are checking things out , lol  . 

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i think there is no relationship at all
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#34 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 2:48:41 PM(UTC)
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Girls of Russia & the Near Abroad playing Monday



Rod Laver Arena 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Olga Puchkova (RUS) v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[2]

Hisense Arena 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Venus Williams (USA)[25] v. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)

Margaret Court Arena 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Na Li (CHN)[6] v. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ)

Bulgar kontraktnika, plays for Kazakhstan

Show Court 2 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Julia Görges (GER)[18] v. Vera Dushevina (RUS)

2. ATP

3. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Angelique Kerber (GER)[5] v. Elina Svitolina (UKR)

Court 6 

3. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Vesna Dolonc (SRB) v. Olivia Rogowska (AUS)

WAS Vesna Manasieva, married a Serb & plays as Serbian. but a Moscow resident

 


 


ALSO (not broadcast)



Court 7

4. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Mandy Minella (LUX) v. Valeria Savinykh (RUS)

Court 10 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) v. Olga Govortsova (BLR)

Court 11 

Not Before:5:00 PM

4. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Mona Barthel (GER)[32] v. Ksenia Pervak (KAZ)

Court 19 

2. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[19] v. Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR)

Court 20 

2. Women's Singles - 1st Round

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v. Nina Bratchikova (RUS)

 


 

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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2,5 hours left for Maria to RISE and SHINE !! C'om onnnnn !!
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#37 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 5:36:12 PM(UTC)
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So excited for it!!!!


Does anyone have any idea how many days it takes for Round 1 matches to finish?? Do you think Maria will play on the 16th given that she enters Round 2? Trying to plan out my schedule so I can catch the match ://


 


EDIT: Looking at the draw, there's four sections, and it seems like it would be one day for each? So would it be accurate to assume that Maria won't play till at least the 18th? 

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#38 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:09:41 PM(UTC)
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tiramiisu;321319 wrote:


So excited for it!!!!


Does anyone have any idea how many days it takes for Round 1 matches to finish?? Do you think Maria will play on the 16th given that she enters Round 2? Trying to plan out my schedule so I can catch the match ://


 


EDIT: Looking at the draw, there's four sections, and it seems like it would be one day for each? So would it be accurate to assume that Maria won't play till at least the 18th? 



Good question.  I don't think it will take until Friday, so you better try to schedule the 16th & 17th open if you can. I don't have the American TV schedule in front of me or I might guess. Masha may get either daytime or evening matches, whereas they'll try to play Serena only at night to avoid a meltdown. lol

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#39 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:04:34 PM(UTC)
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paul_pipkin;321320 wrote:


tiramiisu;321319 wrote:


So excited for it!!!!


Does anyone have any idea how many days it takes for Round 1 matches to finish?? Do you think Maria will play on the 16th given that she enters Round 2? Trying to plan out my schedule so I can catch the match ://


 


EDIT: Looking at the draw, there's four sections, and it seems like it would be one day for each? So would it be accurate to assume that Maria won't play till at least the 18th? 



Good question.  I don't think it will take until Friday, so you better try to schedule the 16th & 17th open if you can. I don't have the American TV schedule in front of me or I might guess. Masha may get either daytime or evening matches, whereas they'll try to play Serena only at night to avoid a meltdown. lol



Thanks!! :D Haha I really hope for evening matches since morning matches are in the late afternoon for me and I am usually not at home then ! 


 


Starting soon!!!


Stay strong Masha! 

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#40 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:16:37 PM(UTC)
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Great match from Maria! She served very well, and played quite aggressive. Liking what i'm seeing, the shoulder seems to be holding up just fine.

Maria will play her 2nd round match on Wednesday. Bottom half plays today, top half plays tomorrow, 2nd rounds starts on wed.
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#41 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:31:16 PM(UTC)
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Aussie4;321322 wrote:
Great match from Maria! She served very well, and played quite aggressive. Liking what i'm seeing, the shoulder seems to be holding up just fine.

Maria will play her 2nd round match on Wednesday. Bottom half plays today, top half plays tomorrow, 2nd rounds starts on wed.


Yep, I just checked the Tournament Schedule on the website myself, and 2nd round indeed starts on Wednesday. PRAYING that she plays in the afternoon and not the first matches in the morning :'( But feeling kinda doubtful about that...I assume she does play on the first day though.


Today was definitely a great game! I was quite worried about her serve in the beginning, but she pulled the match off nicely!! Only 3 doubles!!! Hope this foreshadows something big at the end of the tournament ;)) 


Really missed watching Maria!! 

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