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Kirilenko is satisfied that she defeat Pirinkova in two sets 

Kirilenko is satisfied that she defeat Pirinkova in two sets


Russian Maria Kirilenko said she was pleased with her good start in the tournament champions of WTA in Sofia. Kirilenko won her first match in the group "Sredets" against the Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova with 6:1, 6:4.

"It wasn't an easy game and I am glad that I managed to complete  in two sets. I did not know what to expect because I had not previously met with Tsvetana. Yesterday I followed a few games, but one is to watch from the stands, and another is to play on the court. In the beginning I tried to stick to my usual style, to decide what tactics to choose. In the first set, it works to me. The second was more controversial and I'm glad that I won it too, "said Kirilenko.

The Russian tomorrow comes for the second match of the group against her doubles partner Nadia Petrova, who also recorded a convincing success today over the Chinese woman Jie Chen with 6:3, 6:3.

"It's hard to say exactly what I expect against Nadia. Surely it will not be easy. For year now with her play doubles often train together ... Surely we know each other very well. I think who shows a better game tomorrow will win, "said Kirilenko.

She still does not think about the title, but is concentrated on her first task which is to overcome the group.

"I do not look too far ahead. I walk step by step. Today my things works out, I hope tomorrow to happen like that. Here are gathered a very good players and can not have easy games, "Kirilenko is categorical.

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