May 2006 Archives
May 31st 2006: Good news for Maria as she had an easier match today in Roland Garros, she posted a 6-4, 6-1 win against Iveta Benesova to advance to the quarterfinals! In her next match, she'll face Alicia Molik, who is coming back from a long time off...
May 31st 2006: Maria will be in action later today but in the meantime you can see more photos in gallery #80:)
May 30th 2006: See more photos of Maria in gallery #79:)
May 29th 2006: You can see gallery #78 with 10 more photos of Maria:)
May 28th 2006: Both Maria and Roger Federer are very unhappy about playing the opening Sunday, read about it here....
May 28th 2006: Good news! Maria fought hard and rallied to win a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 match against Mashona Washington in today's Roland Garros first round! She advances to a second round matchup with Iveta Benesova! We'll have comments and photos soon:)
May 28th 2006: Apparently, Maria did re-injur her foot on Friday and asked to play her first match on Monday instead of today, which the tournament did not accept, let's hope she can still play today...! See some new photos of Maria in gallery #77.
May 27th 2006: Well, it is that time of the year again, Maria is playing in Paris as the #1 seed:) You can see the full main draw here. Maria is scheduled to play her first match tomorrow as she will face Mashona Washington! You can see a photo of Maria training in Paris here:)
May 26th 2006: Well the
French Open main draw has been released, see it
In a press conference today, Maria said: "I don't think I'm as perfect as I
would have liked to be. But, you know, I'm giving it my best shot…Hopefully,
with a few miracles, things can get better and I'll be able to play. Definitely
won't be 100 percent, but we'll see how it goes."
May 24th 2006: With recent worries about Maria's injury, some brokers were lifting odds on Maria winning Wimbledon and one guy in the UK actually took a 30K bet backing Maria in Wimby:)
May 19th 2006: Maria unfortunately announced she would after all not be playing next week in Istanbul as she is still bothered by her ankle injury:( Hopefully she can take that extra week to get ready for the French Open!
May 17th 2006: Great news as Maria has finally entered next week's tournament in Istanbul which will provide some preparation before the French Open! More news soon:)
May 15th 2006: Maria unfortunately withdrew from the Rome tournament because of her foot injury that is still not healed. She is not currently scheduled to play any further tournaments before the French Open! More news soon....
May 14th 2006: Maria is finally back in action as she is playing in Rome next, she is the #3 seed of the event:) See the full main draw here:)
May 6th 2006: Just a quick update:) Maria's first tournament on clay in Europe this year should start in a week as she is scheduled to play the Italian Open in Rome that will be played starting May 15th:)