So is it a surprise that the ever swell looking Maria Kirilenko has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open? To me it is. I never expected her to reach the second week of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. But like I wrote in my “I’ll supply the love: Maria Kirilenko” post and I quote:
I have high hopes for her this upcoming tennis season. I am actually hoping she will grab at least one title and make it into the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament.
And she has exceeded my expectations already by reaching the quarter finals of the AusOpen 2010. Now it’s time for her to be consistent and I hope that she will be throughout the rest of the 2010 season. Just one step at a time. There is no need to rush.
When asked what she is going to do for her birthday she replied with the following:
Q. I believe it’s your birthday in an hour.
MARIA KIRILENKO: That’s true.
Q. What are you going to do?
MARIA KIRILENKO: I mean, I don’t know. When I was a kid, I had a dream, you know, to be in a Grand Slam main draw in Australia when I have a birthday. I think my dream comes true.
Q. Do you get to have champagne or do you not have that because you’re still in the tournament?
MARIA KIRILENKO: No, I don’t want to get drunk before my next match (laughter). It’s going to be difficult for me to play then. But, yeah, maybe after when I finish with my tournament I will celebrate with the girls from the locker room, with all my friends.
Anyway I am sure you have enough of my ramblings and so here we go with the photos: