Sony Open Tennis 2013

Surface: Hardcourts/outdoors
Tier: Premier


1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2 6-0
3rd RND beat Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4 6-2
4th RND beat Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-2 6-2
QF beat Sara Errani ITA 7-5 7-5
SF beat Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-2 6-1
FINAL lost Serena Williams USA- 6-4 3-6 0-6


Posted on 30 march 2013

Maria kan Williams 1 1/2 set bijbenen.

30 maart 2013. Maria verliezend finalist in Miami.

Posted on 26 march 2013

Maria zonder setverlies naar kwartfinale Sony Open Tennis.

Maria defeated No.21 seed Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 20 minutes to advance to the quarters of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

In the first set, Maria broke Zakopalova’s serve twice for a 4-1 lead. In the next game Zakopalova got a break back. Maria won the next two games as she took the set 6-2. The second set followed a similar pattern and Maria hit a backhand winner to book her spot in the quarters.

In the quarters to be played on Wednesday, Maria will play No.7 seed Sara Errani of Italy. Maria has played Errani three times before and leads the series 3-0, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 Roland Garros Final: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2012 WTA Championships Round Robin: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2013 Indian Wells Quarter-final: Maria won 7-6 6-2

25 maart 2013. Maria zonder kleerscheuren naar kwartfinale.


Posted on 22 march 2013

Maria wint haar 11e wedstrijd op rij.

Maria won eleven games in a row to defeat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the second round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. Maria won 6-2 6-0 in 57 minutes.

Maria came from 2-1 down in the first set to take the next five games including two breaks of serve to love to take the first set 6-2 in 30 minutes.

At 15-40 on Bouchard’s serve in the first game in the second set there was a short delay as the lights went out all over the tournament complex. When play resumed Maria continued her form from the first set by breaking Bouchard’s serve in the first game with a forehand crosscourt winner and took the five remaining games and won match point on an unreturnable big serve.

In Sunday’s third round match, Maria will play No.29 seed Elena Vesnina of Russia. Maria has played the 26-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2008 Australian Open R3: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2010 Beijing R2: Vesnina won 7-6 6-2

22 maart 2013. Maria wint in 2 sets van Eugenie Bouchard.

Top 5 seeded players for Miami are:

1. Serena Williams USA
2. Maria Sharapova RUS
3. Victoria Azarenka BLR
4. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
5. Na Li CHN


Maria gefotografeerd tijdens de players party in Miami.



BNP Paribas Open 2013

Indian Wells Stadium

1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2 6-1
3rd RND beat Carla Suarez Navarro SPA 7-5 6-3
4th RND beat Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino SPA 7-5 6-0
QF beat Sara Errani ITA 7-6 6-2
SF beat Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4 6-3
FINAL beat Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2 6-2


Posted on 17 march 2013

Maria wint haar 28e titel in Indian Wells.

Maria heeft vanmiddag haar 28e titel veroverd door in de finale van de BNP Paribas Open Caroline Wozniacki in 2 sets met de overtuigende setstanden 6-2 6-2 te verslaan.

Later meer . . . . . . .

17 maart 2013. Maria wint finale Indian Wells in 2 sets van Caroline Wozniacki.


Posted on 15 march 2013

Eerste finale plaats in 2013.

Werd Maria in haar twee voorgaande toernooien ( Australian Open & Qatar Open ) nog uitgeschakeld in de halve finales, vandaag bereikte zij de finale ten koste van Maria Kirilenko.
Maria verloor nog geen set in Indian Wells, en ook in de kwartfinale moest de Italiaanse Sara Errani haar meerdere erkennen in Maria.
Zondag speelt Maria de finale tegen de Deense Caroline Wozniacki.Zij bereikte de halve finale doordat Victoria Azarenka moest afmelden vanwege een enkelblessure, en in de halve finale te sterk bleek voor Angelique Kerber.

15 maart 2013. Maria neemt de felicitaties in ontvangst na winst op Maria Kirilenko.

Posted on 12 march 2013

Maria bereikt kwartfinale Indian Wells.

Maria heeft vandaag de kwartfinale van Indian Wells bereikt.
In de eerste set ging het vrij moeizaam, maar in de 2e set schakelde Maria een tandje bij en gaf geen game meer weg.
In de kwartfinale stuit Maria op de Italiaanse Sara Errani. Maria leidt de onderlinge confrontate met 2-0

12 maart 2013. In 2  sets langs Lara Arruabarrena.

Posted on 10 march 2013

Moeizame overwinning op Carla Suarez.

10 maart 2013. Ook van Carla Suarez in twee sets gewonnen.

Posted on 9 march 2013

Maria bereikt 3e ronde Indian Wells.

Maria moved into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after she recorded a 6-2 6-1 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. The match against the former Roland Garros champion lasted 62 minutes.

The first set took 34 minutes as Maria won all three of her break points against the Italian. Maria dropped her serve once in the second game but lost only one more game in the set.

Maria’s form continued in the second set as she dropped only one more game to book her spot in the third round as the set lasted 28 minutes.

In Sunday’s third round match, Maria will play No.25 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Maria has never played the Spaniard before.

9 maart 2013. Maria wint in 2 sets van Francesca Schiavone.

Top 5 seeded players for Indian Wells are:

1. Victoria Azarenka BLR
2. Maria Sharapova RUS
3. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
4. Angelique Kerber GER
5. Sara Errani  ITA


Maria gefotografeerd tijdens de persconferentie Indian Wells.