February 2005 Archives
February 26th 2005: Today, Maria needed 3 sets but she defeated Alicia Molik 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Doha tournament!!! Congratulations:) We'll have comments and photos soon!!!
February 25th 2005: Awesome news:) Maria advanced to the singles final in Doha thanks to a 6-2, 6-4 win against Daniela Hantuchova! With this win, Maria will be the world #3 on Monday! In the final, she will face Aussie Alicia Molik!
February 25th 2005: See 10 new photos of Maria in gallery #49 today:)
February 24th 2005: Maria really is playing convincing tennis! She posted a 6-3, 6-2 win against Marion Bartoli today to reach the semifinals! If she can defeat Daniela Hantuchova in tomorrow's semis, Maria will advance to the final but also advance to #3 in the world:)
February 18th 2005: See 10 new photos of Maria in gallery #48:)
February 10th 2005: See 10 new photos of Maria today in gallery #47:)
February 9th 2005: Maria will not be playing in Paris after all:( She has the flu, read the WTA press release here.
February 7th 2005: As planned, Maria is in the Paris draw, see it here, she is the #3 seed! On another note, this is what Maria had to say after her win in Tokyo:
"It's my first Tier I title so I'm really happy. It was down to the wire and I beat the No.1 player and was able to finish it off. I'm thrilled! It means a lot to me.
It's my third title in Japan so I have good memories here. The fans were amazing and helped raise my game."
February 6th 2005: Many congratulations to Maria, she won her first title of the year today posting a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) against Lindsay Davenport! We'll have photos and comments of Maria shortly! Also, Maria now advances to #3 in the rankings, with a shot at #2 if she plays well this week in Paris:)
February 5th 2005: Well done Masha!!!! Today she posted a 6-1, 7-6 win against Shinobu Asagoe to advance to the singles final of the Toray Pan Pacific! She will face American world #1 Lindsay Davenport:) Go Maria!!! By the way, a win would take Maria to a career high #3 ranking!
February 4th 2005: Maria did advance to the Tokyo semifinals today thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 win against Elena Likhovtseva, she'll now face Shinobu Asagoe!
February 3rd 2005: After all, Maria's next opponent will be Elena Likhovtseva as they'll face off in Tokyo tomorrow:) In the meantime, Maria ranked up yet another sponsors, Honda Japan, you can go here and see a little video on their website:)
February 2nd 2005: Maria started her run in the Toray Pan Pacific Open with a 7-6, 6-0 win against Maria Vento-Kabachi! She'll be off tomorrow and will then face Elena Likhovtseva or Jill Craybas.
February 1st 2005: In her opening match in Tokyo, Maria will face Maria Vento-Kabachi, you can see the full draw here.