November 2004 Archives
November 29th 2004: See 10 new photos of Maria today mostly from the Korean Open, all in gallery #43:)
November 26th 2004: A pretty big contreversy has emerged in the tennis world as Russian #1 Anastasia Myskina said Maria's dad, Yuri was such a bad influence that if she was to be invited to join the team in 2005, Anastasia would not be playing.. you can read about it here.
November 24th 2004: See 10 new photos of Maria from the 2004 US Open in gallery #42:)
November 22nd 2004: According to Tennis Life magazine, Maria's deals with Motorola and her recent one with Parlux Fragrances are worth 5 millions $USD each, not bad:)
November 20th 2004: Apparently not everyone is impressed by Maria, or maybe it's just jealousy.. anyway, French player Marion Bartoli had this to say according to the BBC: ""She doesn't really speak to anyone," said the world number 41. When you pass on front of her it's as if you don't exist, you're invisible, especially now. It's crazy because I remember really well having played her last year in doubles in Quebec. She was quite nice. She chatted. We ate together a few times. The following year she has gone onto another planet."
November 16th 2004: Well as you now know Maria won the match:) Thanks to this win, she finishes 2004 at an oustanding #4 world ranking, simply amazing, isn't it?:) You can see the official stats of the match here.
November 15th 2004: Congratulations to Maria:) She won the Year End Championships with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena Williams! We'll have more details and photos in a few hours:)))
November 15th 2004: Today we added 10 new photos of Maria, from gallery #41 taken in Montreal:)
November 14th 2004: WOW:) Maria defeated world #3 and #1 Russian Anastasia Myskina 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the End of Year Championships final:) She'll face Serena Williams in tomorrow evening's final.
November 14th 2004: Even though both were already qualified for the semifinals, Maria and Amelie Mauresmo played their final 1st round match, Amelie won 7-5, 6-4. In tonight's semifinals, Maria will face Anastasia Myskina, go girl!!!
November 13th 2004: Maria posted a 6-4, 7-5 win yesterday evening in Los Angeles, a win that puts her at 2-0, she'll face Amelie Mauresmo in her final match!
November 12th 2004: Awesome win today for Maria as she won her first match in the WTA Championships with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova!!! Tonight, she will be playing the second match as she faces Vera Zvonareva.
November 10th 2004: Maria is set to play her opening match in Los Angeles tomorrow as she'll face the US Open champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova!
November 9th 2004: With the WTA Championships about to start, the WTA announced that Maria and Jennifer Capriati would be involved in a fund raising event to help those affected by the hurricanes in Florida, read about it here. On a tennis note, Maria should play her first match in Los Angeles on Thursday, you can get more info about how the tournament works and who Maria will face here.
November 7th 2004: Read the official WTA statement regarding Maria's withdrawl here.
November 6th 2004: Well Maria did train today as she prepared a match against Amelie Mauresmo but unfortunately she later announced she would be unable to play because of a left soulder strain:( Hopefully she'll be ok for next week's WTA championships.
November 5th 2004: Great win today for Maria, she took revenge from her loss in Zurich as she defeated Alicia Molik 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, she'll now face either Amelie Mauresmo or Venus Williams tomorrow in the semifinals.
November 3rd 2004: Maria is now back in action, she is playing the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia, she posted a 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 when her opponent Jelena Kostanic withdrew:(