Anastasia Myskina is ready for her 1st round match against Maria Elena Camerin.She says she wants it very bad.But guess why?She could play the 2nd round against *cough* Nathalie Dechy *cough*.She wants to play with her and obviously wants to win.Myskina respects all of the players in this game, also Dechy, but just says Dechy is a biAtch.But first she must concentrate on her first round opponent Camerin, who has a better serve on this particular service.Allthough it will be tough to concentrate after all the quotes from Dechy, that say that Myskina is slut...
Just look at this picture - doesn't this look on her face look threatening?
Anna Chakvertadze is looking forward to playing this week in Sydney. It's the first time she has been to Sydney and is loving it already, "I have never been here before, but I think it's great so far, the people, the food, the atomosphere, everything!!"
Chakvetadze had her first practise this morning, "I love the courts, they are very similar to Gold Coast and the other events I have played so far this year. I have had good results on these type of courts too. I'm getting used to these and hopefully I can peak her before the Aussie Open"
The Russian is looking to follow up on last week marvellous run at the Gold Coast where she got to the quarters in singles, "I played great last week, even though I lost in the quarters, I knew I could have won that match and that is giving me more confidence day by day. I took a two or three days off after the Gold Coast last week, I started trainning on Saturday and I worked on all the things that didn't work as well as I would have liked it last week. I know I have improved and I just hope week by week I can prove that on court. This is the first Tier I of the year, and I would love to get far in it."
After her great run last week the 20 year old has improved to 9 in the world rankings, " I'm very happy with my rank, and I hope to improve it alot before the end of the Aussie season, this is definitely one of my favourite parts of the year"
The Russian, who also won the doubles last week with Ashley Harkleroad, is ranked number one in doubles with the American. "I'm soooo happy to be ranked number one, Ash and I had a great tournament last week. We are playing together this week again and hope to go far again. I can't believe we won last week and it was our first time as partners. I hope it last forever!!"
After her practise session the 20 year old signed autographs for all her fans "Wow, it's just great people asking me for autographs. Everyday there is more people and I love it!! I want to thank all my fans for all the good wishes for this week and the rest of the year, I hope I can make them proud!"
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