She was quickly pegged back this time, though, Sharapova recovering to 4-4 and then breaking serve again to take the opening set.Try as hard as she might, Kirilenko simply could not stem the run of games against her and by the end of a 6-4, 6-0 victory, Sharapova had racked up 10 in a row.
Andrei Kirilenko, who has been away from the Nets for personal reasons, returned to practice Monday. 13 and has been away from the team since before the Nov. But he clarified his absence had nothing to do with playing time, but instead was a pressing family matter at home with his wife, Masha “Marina” Lopatova. He’s back and coming to work and do what he’s supposed to do. Go do what you have to do and we’ll do what we have to do."She's been injured throughout the year so it's great to see her out here competing." Sharapova missed the US Open last year because of a shoulder injury and was thrilled to be back under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium."It was tough missing this court last year," she said."I spent a few weeks in New York during the tournament.I couldn't follow the tennis, I was a little bit too sad." The French Open champion next meets Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru.“Sometimes our personal life is more than our basketball life. When you come back, you come back in the mix and we go forward. It’s like somebody being hurt or sick, no difference.’’ The Nets had talks with Philadelphia regarding Kirilenko, and Utah reportedly could be an option if they wait until Dec.
This is one of those situations that requires a lot of my time home. In current situation with my family is kind of preventing me from spending a lot of time here. Until that time, I’m going to be kind of busy.’’ But will he be playing? 15, when players signed this offseason can be moved.
Finalist (13): 2012 - Roland Garros, 's-Hertogenbosch, Moscow (all w/Petrova); 2011 - Australian Open, Toronto (both w/Azarenka); 2009 - Dubai, Los Angeles (both w/A. to Kerber); QF twice at Roland Garros (third Grand Slam QF; l. in first match against Cornet w/left knee injury then withdrew from event); made Top 10 debut on June 10 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.12 to No.10 - spent four weeks at No.10 before dipping out after Wimbledon); had two brief injury lay-offs, first right shoulder injury (retired in Doha 1r then withdrew from Dubai) then left knee injury (retired in Rome 3r then withdrew from Strasbourg).2012 - Second Top 20 season (finishing No.14); runner-up twice at Pattaya City (l.
Radwanska), FŠs (w/Cirstea); 2008 - Montr‚al (w/Pennetta), Seoul (w/Dushevina); 2006 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Ivanovic); 2005 - Rome (w/Medina Garrigues), New Haven (w/Dulko). Roland Garros and US Open); also withdrew from Oeiras w/left knee injury.2013 - Third Top 20 season (finishing No.19); won one WTA title at Pattaya City (d. to Azarenka) and Eastbourne; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r five times (incl.
Reasons are many, but do not want to go into details.
I’ll Say one thing: our relationship completed, but I respect [Alex] as a person and athlete and I sincerely wish him continued athletic success. The split appears to be huge news in Moscow, if the number of tweets from the same outlet are any indicator.
he hasn’t been playing and we’d talked about possibly moving him,” King said.