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Is Myskina a one hit wonder?

I think she got lucky at the FO where Lena's nerves got the best of her? Of course FO winners usually are fairly random. Anyone think she has another slam in her? Personally, i think she's had her moment.

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myskina is good on hardcourts and clay. she could probably win an US Open and then another French Open
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Good on hardcourts? No title this summer, second round exit at USO and what a second round exit this week?

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Hard to say, she's 23 and still has a few years ahead of her, but we know for sure she won't ever win wimbledon. The other 3 are still possiblities, mainly French Open though.
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Good on hardcourts? No title this summer, second round exit at USO and what a second round exit this week?
She didn't have an exactly incredible record on clay until this year's French Open either

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I think that Myskina is a one-hit wonder too. She's a good player but I think there are numerous players who are better right now & more coming up who are going to surpass her. Don't get me wrong, she deserved the FO, several players didn't play to their potential & she took advantage but I'm beginning to wonder is she can handle the expectations b/c this summer has been pretty disappointing.
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She didn't have an exactly incredible record on clay until this year's French Open either
actually pretty aweful. her best reults by far had come indoors.
anyway, she will win any slam where the quality of play is as low as it was at the french. she can't beat girls who hit harder when they're keeping the ball in the court, or she can't beat 2 or 3 in a row when the pressure is on. either way, it's a longshot for her to pick up another slam.
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Good on hardcourts? No title this summer, second round exit at USO and what a second round exit this week?
context is everything. You are looking at her results after her mental breakdown from the olympics. if you look at her results prior to the olympics (Finals at Acura Classics, a Tier 1 hardcourt and semifinals of the Montreal Open, another Tier 1 hardcourt the following week), then these results certainly justify that Myskina is good on hardcourts.

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actually pretty aweful. her best reults by far had come indoors.
anyway, she will win any slam where the quality of play is as low as it was at the french. she can't beat girls who hit harder when they're keeping the ball in the court, or she can't beat 2 or 3 in a row when the pressure is on. either way, it's a longshot for her to pick up another slam.

Um French Open, Myskina defeated several quality opponents such as:

1st round Alicia Molik
4th round Svetlana Kuznetsova
Quarterfinals Venus Williams
Semifinals Jennifer Capriati
Finals Elena Dementieva (given that was not dementieva's best performance, but she is still a quality player)
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Well,she had to beat six other players to get a chance to be in that final where "Lena's nerves got the best of her." Winning a Slam is ALWAYS a great achievement,no matter what the circumstances are. I'm not sure if she will win more of them,but it's not impossible. It's not as though she hasn't had any significant results before or since the French.

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I think she got lucky at the FO where Lena's nerves got the best of her? Of course FO winners usually are fairly random. Anyone think she has another slam in her? Personally, i think she's had her moment.
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Well she lost her last 2 matches to REALLY lowly ranked players. I guess this is because of the olympics. We'll just have to see how she bounces back from that disapointment.
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Myskina has always been the second tier top player and by this years AO she had never been past the QF of a slam. But she did something jen , lindsay and amelie weren't able to do, take advantage fo the slumping williams and non-presences of the belgians, she grabbed a slam.
She has the goods to remain competitive with the best. She is probably having a post slam let down like maria is but she will rebound, and she will be fine.

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well unfortunately mental status plays into the game.. Look at clijsters.
"Well,she had to beat six other players to get a chance to be in that final where "Lena's nerves got the best of her." Winning a Slam is ALWAYS a great achievement,no matter what the circumstances are. I'm not sure if she will win more of them,but it's not impossible. It's not as though she hasn't had any significant results before or since the French."
I didn't say that she didn't deserve it, I just don't think she can pull it off again.

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too soon to tell. next question?

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