June 2003 Archives
June 30th 2003: Well, that's it for a wonderful run for Maria today as she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was very close, Maria certainly had her chances but lost in the end:( You can read Maria's post-match comments here.
June 29th 2003: The schedule for today's play in Wimbledon is out and Maria will be playing the second match on court #13, as she faces Svetlana Kuznetsova.
June 28th 2003: Another huge win today for Maria as she defeated world #12, Jelena Dokic in the Wimbledon 3rd round! Up next, Maria will face either Svetlana Kuznetsova or Emilie Loit, more details soon!
June 28th 2003: You can now see 10 new photos of Maria including some amazing ones from Rowland Goodman, see them in gallery #8!
June 27th 2003: Maria will be up tomorrow as she plays her third round match against world #12 Jelena Dokic. The match is scheduled to be played at noon on court #1.
June 26th 2003: Once again Maria played an outstanding match against Elena Bovina ; she won 6-3, 6-1 and will now face 11th-seeded Jelena Dokic in third round !!
June 25th 2003: We just received a third wallpaper of Maria, done by Filip:) See them here.
June 25th 2003: Masha will be back in action tomorrow in Wimbledon as she will face Elena Bovina, they are scheduled to play the third match on court #18.
June 24th 2003: Wow, talk about impressive tennis! Maria gave Ashley Harkleroad quite a lesson with a 6-2, 6-1 win today in the Wimbledon first round! Ashley even went on to say: "You know, it wasn't a bad match, but there's really nothing that I could have done. You know, she hit like probably 40 winners and she hardly missed a ball". You can also see Maria's post-match comments here. Next up, Maria will face fellow Russian Elena Bovina.
June 23rd 2003: Maria will be in action tomorrow as she plays the third match on court #2, against Ashley Harkleroad!
June 22nd 2003: I'm sure you all feel it by now, the smell of the green grass of Wimbledon as we are onyl hours from the first balls being hit at the All England Club! You will surely want to check out Matt's tournament preview here to see what he sees for Maria:)
June 15th 2003: Is Maria the next big thing? Find out what Glyn thinks here.
June 15th 2003: We added 10 new photos of Maria today:) You can see them in gallery #7:)
June 14th 2003: Maria was so close to advancing to the finals, but unfortunately she lost a tie break in the final set and was upset by Asagoe 2-6, 6-2, 6-7.. You can read an article about it here.
June 13th 2003: Another big win for Maria today as she ousted the world #15 ranked player Elena Dementieva 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the Birmingham semifinals! You can read Matt's article about it here. Next, Maria will face Shinobu Asagoe:) By the way, good news as she received a wild card to play in the Wimbledon main draw:)
June 12th 2003: Maria continued to cause some upsets as today she defeated Marie-Gainieh Mikaelian to advance to her first ever WTA quarterfinal! She will now have a tougher task as she will face Elena Dementieva, the #1 seed! You can read a very nice article from Matt about her performances so far here.
June 11th 2003: Very nice win today for Masha as she defeated Nathalie Dechy, the world #23 to advance to the third round, she will now face Marie-Gainieh Mikaelian.
June 10th 2003: Excellent! Maria had no problems winning her first round, 6-1, 6-1 against Evgenia Koulikovskaya:) She will now face Nathalie Dechy:)
June 10th 2003: Maria was finally able to finish off her win to advance to the second round, read about the main draw here.
June 8th 2003: Well apparently rain stopped Maria's effort while she was leading 6-3, 5-3 (30-15) so I guess we can expect to move on to the main draw:) You can read Matt's tournament preview here.
June 7th 2003: Maria won her first match today in Birmingham with a 6-1, 6-3 win:) She is set to face Christina Wheeler tomorrow:)
June 6th 2003: Maria is playing the qualifying tournament in Birmingham, UK this weekend and in the first round she will face British player Sarah Borwell.