January 2004 Archives
January 25th 2004: Today we have a new wallpaper of Maria, sent in by Danny Gray:) See it here.
January 24th 2004: Masha had lots of ups and downs today in a three set loss against the #1 ranked Russian Anastasia Myskina...
January 23rd 2004: Maria got many of her fans concerned as today she had to retire from her doubles match because of a back strain.. hopefully it will be ok for singles...
January 22nd 2004: Nice win by Maria today as she defeated Lindsay Lee Waters 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the third round:) She will now face the best ranked Russian, Anastasia Myskina!
January 20th 2004: By the way, we received Matty's tournament preview, read it here.
January 20th 2004: Maria posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over Martinez-Granados that will now put her up against Lindsay Lee-Waters in her second round match Thursday.
January 19th 2004: The schedule is not out yet for tomorrow but in the meantime, it was announced that Maria would play doubles with Tamarine Tanasugarn as they will face Breadmore and Ferguson.
January 17th 2004: Masha will be playing her first round match in Melbourne on Tuesday...
January 16th 2004: The draw for the Australian Open has been released and Maria will face Conchita Martinez Granados in her opening match. See the full draw here:)
January 14th 2004: A very very interesting article was published in the USA today about Maria Sharapova, read about it here.
January 10th 2004: Maria did lost but gave quite a show doing so as she lost 7-6, 6-3 to Venus Williams in the Hong Kong final!
January 9th 2004: Congratulations to Maria as she posted a big win in her first exhibition match in Hong Kong, winning 6-3, 6-4 against Elena Dementieva! She will now face either Chanda Rubin or Venus Williams in the singles final!
January 4th 2004: Maria has arrived in Hong Kong to play the exhibition in the coming days!
January 3rd 2004: Maria was featured in the American magazine ESPN, click on the photo below to see the full size photo:)
January 1st 2004: Because of Jennifer Capriati's announcement that she is not playing in Hong Kong because of back injuries, the draw has changed. Venus Williams will now face Chanda Rubin while Maria will face Elena Dementieva.