June 2004 Archives
June 30th 2004: Read a match preview of Maria's semifinal by Matt here:)
June 28th 2004: Congrats to Maria! She defeated Amy Frazier today in straight sets today although it wasn't an easy match. She will now face Ai Sugiyama.
June 25th 2004: VERY impressive performance today by Maria, she defeated Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-1 and among other stats, had 25 winners to 5 unforced errors, a very good performance, she will now face #31 seed Amy Frazier.
June 24th 2004: Maria posted a 6-4, 6-0 win over Anne Keovathong, she will now need to lift up her level as tomorrow she will play her first match on centre court, against Daniela Hantuchova.
June 23rd 2004: You can see a very interesting article about Maria where she talks among other things about comparisons with Anna Kournikova, see it here.
June 23rd 2004: Today we have some new photos from Paris but also from Wimbledon, see gallery #25 here:)
June 21st 2004: No problems for Maria, she defeated Yulia Beygelzimer 6-2, 6-1 and will now face Brit Anne Keovathong.
June 19th 2004: See 10 new photos of Maria in gallery #24:)
June 18th 2004: Maria was awarded the #13 seed for the Wimbledon tournament, she will face a qualifier in her first match. See the full draw here
June 13th 2004: Congratulations to Maria who posted a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Tatiana Golovin today. It is a third title in singles for her, a first in 2004 and first on grass:) In doubles, Maria and Maria Kirilenko also won the final, 6-2, 6-1. “This is the best possible preparation for Wimbledon, the best you can get. I’ve had some tough wins here and winning a title always gives you the confidence to think that you can win more. I always believe I can win the title when I enter an event.”
June 12th 2004: Both Maria's advanced to the doubles final with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win, they will face McShea and Sequera:)
June 10th 2004: No problem really for Maria today as she dismissed Samantha Stosur to advance to the quarters, she will face Aussie Alicia Molik. Maria and Maria Kirilenko won their second match in doubles, against Krizan and Tu as they now advance to the semifinals!
June 8th 2004: Maria won her first singles match 6-2, 6-2 against Jamea Jackson today! She will face Samantha Stosur or Milagros Sequera next.
June 8th 2004: Playing in doubles with Maria Kirilenko, they won their first round against Li and Sun, the #2 seeds!
June 7th 2004: Hopefully Maria can get her grass season going as well as she did on clay. She is now scheduled to play this week in the DFS classic in Birmingham as the #3 seed! She has a first round bye, you can see the full draw here.
June 1st 2004: Maria did not have a very good day today in Paris, she lost her patience on many occasions against the very experienced clay court player Paola Suarez... Maria finally went down 6-1, 6-3. Still, congratulations to Maria as she reached her first French Open quarterfinal and will now prepare for Wimbledon, a surface more suited for her game...