October 2003 Archives
October 31st 2003: Congratulations to Maria on a 6-1, 6-2 win over Alina Jidkova in the quarterfinals! Maria will now face Laura Granville, the #4 seed. A win would put her at #31 on Monday!
October 31st 2003: Maria will play her quarterfinal match today, the second match to be played on centre court (not before 12:30PM, EST).
October 30th 2003: Good news! Maria posted a 6-4, 6-3 win today in Quebec city to advance to the quarterfinals where awaits fellow Russian Alina Jidkova.
October 29th 2003: Today I added gallery #18 with 10 more photos that I took in New York!:)
October 27th 2003: I added a new wallpaper of Maria sent in by FireOfHades, see it here.
October 27th 2003: Maria will be in action again this week, this time in Quebec City, Canada, as she is the #2 seed and will try to enter the top 30! You can see the draw here and see a tournament preview by Matty here.
October 26th 2003: But some good news as Maria and Tamarine Tanasugarn won the doubles final 6-1, 6-4 against Tatarkova and Weingartner!
October 24th 2003: Unfortunately Kim Clijsters was too big a challenge and Maria lost 6-0, 6-3...
October 24th 2003: Maria posted a tough 3 set win over Anca Barna 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals. Another win would put her in the top 30 but playing against Kim Clijsters will certainly make that a big challenge!
October 23rd 2003: Today I added 2 new wallpapers of Masha sent in by FireOfHades, once again great work, see them here.
October 23rd 2003: Maria advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 7-6 win today and tomorrow will face German Anca Barna
October 22nd 2003: Today I added the first 7 photos I took of Maria in New York, see them in gallery #17! You can also buy all 7 of them for 20$, shipping included!
October 21st 2003: Wouhou! Masha advanced to the second round with a 6-2, 7-6 against Kirsten Flipkens and will now face Sofia Arviddson!
October 20th 2003: Maria will be playing the evening featured match tomorrow in Luxembourg! Go Masha!
October 19th 2003: You can read an excellent preview by Matty for the upcoming Seat Open here:)
October 19th 2003: Maria is back in action next week as she plays the Seat Open in Luxembourg! Up first, she will play the Wimbledon and US Open junior winner Kirsten Flipkens!
October 15th 2003: Good news, Maria was awarded a silver exempt status from the WTA which will make it possible for her to earn some more wild cards and recognises her as one of the top marketable players...
October 5th 2003: Today I added 1 wallpaper of Maria sent in by FireofHades, see it here.
October 5th 2003: I just added some new photos of Maria in gallery #16:)
October 5th 2003: Wow, what a big moment for Masha as today she won her first ever singles title defeating Aniko Kapros 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the Japan Open final! We will have more details and photos soon!
October 4th 2003: We added 3 new wallpapers of Maria by Danny and Ross, see them here:)
October 4th 2003: WOW! Ok, first off, I had ignored doubles not even giving results on here but now I'm sure you will be happy to know that Maria won her first ever title, a doubles title today with Tamarine Tanasugarn as they won 7-6, 6-0 against Cargill and Harkleroad. Also, Maria defeated Jie Zheng 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the singles final! She will face Aniko Kapros in the final tomorrow as she goes for a first singles title! Also, I added 10 new photos of Maria in gallery #15:)
October 3rd 2003: It wasn't easy but Maria advanced today to the semis with a 7-5, 7-6 win over Claudine Schaule and will now face Jie Zheng!
October 2nd 2003: Read about the tournament so far in Matty's latest tournament review here.
October 1st 2003: Masha posted a 6-1, 6-3 win today over Akiko Morigami and will now face Claudia Schaul in the quarterfinals tomorrow!