May 2005 Archives
May 31st 2005: Things did not go so well after all, as Maria lost 6-4, 6-2 in her quarterfinals match against Justine Henin-Hardenne:(
May 29th 2005: Maria posted a 6-2, 6-3 win today against Nuria Llagostera Vives. A much tougher choice now awaits as she'll face Justine Henin-Hardenne:)
May 28th 2005: No problems for Maria as she posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Anna Chakvetadze! Next up will be Nuria Llagostera Vives.
May 26th 2005: A convincing win finally today for Masha:) She defeated Aravane Rezai 6-3, 6-2:) Her next opponent should be a bit tougher, as Maria will face Anna Chakvetadze.
May 25th 2005: Maria is now scheduled to be back in action tomorrow in Paris:) She will face Aravane Rezai, it's scheduled to be the second match played on centre court! Go Masha:)
May 24th 2005: Maria finally started her tournament in Paris, and it wasn't easy as she finally won her opening match against Evgenina Linetskaya 6-7, 6-2, 6-4! She will now face Aravane Rezai!!
May 20th 2005: Well the draw is out:) Maria is the #2 seed as expected for the French Open:) She will face Evgenia Linetskaya in her opening match:) See the full draw here:)
May 14th 2005: Maria's dream to be #1 in the world will have to wait a bit longer as today she suffered a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 loss in the Italian Open semifinals against Patty Schnyder:(
May 13th 2005: OK! Good news:) Maria won another big win, she defeated Elena Bovina 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals:) Tomorrow, Maria will face Patty Schnyder, from Switzerland. It's a very very important match. Why? Because if she wins, she will become the world #1 on the first day of the French Open:) Wouldn't that be amazing! And if she wins her next two matches, she'll be #1 on Monday:)
May 11th 2005: After all, Maria's next opponent will be Mary Pierce, a tricky opponent! Go Masha:)
May 10th 2005: Maria posted an opening win today in Berlin, she defeated Annabelle Medina-Guarrigues 6-4, 6-2 and will face either Sandra Mamic or Mary Pierce up next...
May 9th 2005: Maria is scheduled to play the second match on centre court, she'll face Annabel Medina-Guarrigues:) Go Maria:)
May 8th 2005: Maria is indeed back in action this week playing in Rome, with another chance to become the world #1:) She is the #1 seed, you can see the full draw here:)
May 6th 2005: Oh well, Maria will have to wait a little more to become the world #1 as she was defeated today 6-2, 6-4 against Justine Henin-Hardenne:( She will be back in action next week in Rome:)
May 5th 2005: More good news:) Maria posted another win, a 6-2, 6-1 win against Shuai Peng! She now is is 267 points from world #1, and another win would her only 172 points from the top ranking:) For this to happen, she will need to defeat former world #1 Justine Henin-Hardenne, who is playing well, but has been struggling more this week... Go Maria!!!
May 4th 2005: Great news!!! Maria advanced to the third round in Berlin, she defeated Anne-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2!!! With this win, she is now 277 points from the #1 ranking! She will be 267 from there if she can win her next match, against Shuai Peng.
May 4th 2005: See 10 new photos of Maria today in gallery #57:)
May 3rd 2005: Maria will be facing Anna-Lena Groenefeld tomorrow afternoon, she is scheduled to play the fourth match on centre court, good luck!!!!
May 2nd 2005: We now know Maria's first opponent in Berlin!!! She'll face German Anne-Lena Groenefeld, who is ranked #49 in the world.
May 1st 2005: News is out that Maria signed a new sponsorship deal, this time with toothpaste company Colgate, a deal worth 2$ million annualy, not bad hey?:)