Ok before I actually talk about this I just want to say one thing. I am not discrediting Myskina because I like her and she definitely 100% deserves to have won the 2004 Roland Garros title. I am just saying that it was a bit strange looking at her claycourt record in 2004 and her career, the opponents she played etc.
If you look at Myskina French Open record If you look at her 2004 claycourt record prior to Roland Garros you will see that she only won one match and that was against a qualifier.
Her career Roland Garros record prior to 2004 was 1-4 ...
She benefited from several absences of players as well as players returning from injury such as Kim Clijsters being absent, Justine Henin-Hardenne being upset in the 2RD (probably due to her illness), Serena Williams fairly recently returning from injury, Amelie Mauresmo beaten by Elena Dementieva in QF etc.
Myskina had to come from a set down against Alicia Molik in the 1RD. In the next two rounds she came up against players ranked 68 and 70. In the 4RD she saved a match point against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams had recently come off an injury, she beat Capriati easily in the SF after Capriati had thrashed Myskina just a couple of weeks before on clay. In the final Dementieva was incredibly nervous and Anastasia took complete advantage of it.
I say well done to Anastasia after all this she still managed to win Roland Garros 2004