July 2002 Archives
July 31st 2002: Maria is playing this week in a ITF 25K tournament in Vancouver, Canada! In the first round she will face Nicole Sewell! Go Maria!!!!
July 29th 2002: Despite Maria not playing yesterday evening, Delaware posted a 20-18 win over Springfield to conclude their season... so her first WTT season was certainly a success, congrats Maria!
July 28th 2002: Delaware was playing yesterday evening against Hartford and they won 18-14..Maria played in doubles and lost that match 5-2 against Neffa De Los Rios /Stewart.. Delaware will play their last match tonight against Springfield..
July 27th 2002: You can read an interesting article about Russia's tenis here..
July 26th 2002: Disapointing results for Maria yesterday evening as she was assigned to play singles and lost 5-0 against Corina Morariu.. Despite winning doubles 5-2, the team lost 22-16 (Philippoussis was playing for Philadelphia and won his three matches!)...
July 25th 2002: Maria was asked to play in doubles yesterday and won her match 5-4 with Samantha Reeves but the team still lost 23-17...:(
July 23rd 2002: Maria played a solid singles match yesterday night defeating 16 year-old American Ashley Harkleroad 5-4 in singles and losing 5-4 in doubles against the #1 doubles team which helped in a 22-16 win for Delaware!
July 21st 2002: Great result for Maria yesterday as she defeated Amanda Coetzer 5-2 in singles which largely overshadowed her doubles loss in a 22-17 win for Delaware, congrats:)
July 19th 2002: First off, Maria was playing WTT yesterday and even though she and Samantha Reeves lost 5-4, the team went on to a 24-16 win thanks to wins in all four matches:) Congrats! By the way, this page is now accessible through the address maria-sharapova.net!
July 18th 2002: Not sure for what reason but it seems like Maria was not playing in doubles yesterdsay, she was replaced by Jolene Watanabe... anyway, Delaware suffered another loss, a 5-2 loss against the New York Buzz that now gives them last place in the Eastern Conference..
July 17th 2002: Maria message board created:) You can go there by clicking here:)
July 17th 2002: Maria was active in doubles today for WTT once again and posted a 5-2 win with Reeves against McQuillan/McShea in a 20-19 win for Delaware, congrats!
July 16th 2002: Maria played both doubles and mixed doubles yesterday in a 21-19 win in WTT. First, she and Samantha Reeves won doubles 5-4 against Neffa De Los Rios/Stewart. Then, she lost in mxed doubles against Blake/De Los Rios 5-2...
July 13th 2002: Today was a tough day for Maria's team.. first off, after losing 5-0 in her last match, she was replaced in singles by Samantha Reeves...who lost 5-0 against Liezel Huber, very bad result, let's hope Maria is back next time.. anyway, so then Maria played in doubles and she lost 5-1 with Reeves against Huber/Davenport.. Overall, Delaware lost 24-14 only wiining one of the 5 matches.. By the way, Scott, a fan who has been visitng this website for some time saw and talked to Maria, read his very interesting report here.
July 12th 2002: Maria had a hard time yesterday in world team tennis as she first lost 5-0 against Katerina Srebotnik and then 5-3 in doubles against Krizan/Srebotnik as she was playing with Samantha Reeves... In fact, Delaware only won one match, the men's doubles... a 23-11 loss, a third in as many matches...their next match is against the New York Buzz which features Lindsay Davenport who should make a comeback today..
July 11th 2002: Unfortunatly, things did not go as well yesterday for Maria as she came close but lost 5-4 against Meghann Shaughnessy from the Hartford FoxForce. Maria also lost her doubles in a 22-19 loss for her team..
July 10th 2002: Maria is playing World Team Tennis right now and yesterday her team lost 21-20 despite a great effort by Maria.. she first won her singles match 5-4 against Alexandra Stevenson and then with Samantha Reeves won doubles against Stevenson/Morariu 5-2..
July 9th 2002: Some of you in London have a good idea how the media has jumped on Maria during the tournament trying to make her either look good, bad, sexy,an object, etc.. They just wanted headlines.. anyway, you can see towards the end of this page for an example..
July 8th 2002: Maria improved to #462 in the singles rankings this week...
July 7th 2002: Tood bad, Maria was unable to complete the final step as she fell today in the final of the junior tournament.. a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win for Vera Douchevina..
July 6th 2002: Maria is playing very good tennis really! In the quarterfinals, she defeated Cory Ann Avants 6-0, 6-2 and although things were tougher in the semifinal, she still won, a 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 win over Maria Kirilenko.. she will now play the final against Vera Douchevina..
July 4th 2002: Today, Maria eliminated #9 seed Silvana Bauer from the Netherlands with a a 7-5, 6-3 win to reach the quarterfinals where she will now face Cory Ann Avants from USA.
July 3rd 2002: In the first round, Maria won a very tough 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 while the second round posed no more problems for Maria as she ousted Katie O'brien 6-1, 6-1
July 1st 2002: Maria is in the main draw of Wimbledon's junior tournament and she will face Jarmila Gajdosova in the first round, Maria is the #7 seed...