Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The consulting room
Masha played well, very considered, yet aggressive. She was not as explosive as she was last year, so that is probably the result of her injury. But she has lots of talent.
Anastasia was determined to win, though. She seems to hate losing to fellow Russians and pulls out all the stops. She moved well and can hit a lot harder than you'd imagine someone so skinny could strike the ball. There were some great rallies. But an excellent series of points was often followed by an easy error.
I liked Masha's fighting spirit, though she seemed to get a little disheartened when Myskina took a lead in the final set, and started running everything down. Anastasia was grumpy as usual.
Sabine Lisicki, Maria Sharapova, Elena Dementieva,
Victoria Azarenka, Dinara Safina, Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova, Samantha Stosur, Ana Ivanovic.
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