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Anastasia Myskina: a tribute

I know I may be jumping the gun here (and I hope I am) but it looks likely now that Myskina will never return to tennis. I was never precisely a fan but I've always appreciated her and what she brought to the sport.

When I think about her, the first word that comes to mind is: explosive. She hit winners when you least expected them. Her backhand down the line was one of the most aggressive shots in womens' tennis. And, then, of course, there was her temper.



The second word that comes to mind is: unpredictable. Despite being at her best on fast courts, the GS that she took home was Roland Garros, the one that she wanted the most. She contradicted herself almost everytime that she gave an interview and you could never quite predict what she would say next.



The third word that comes to my mind is: patriotic. She always played her heart out for Russia. Sometimes the pressure was too much, as at the Olympics in 2004, but her country will always be proud of her: the first ever Russian GS singles winner.





She was a great player, a worthy #2 and player of the year in 2004, and she won her RG title in style. But what I'll remember her most as is the great entertainer that she was. I hope her fans will remember riding the 3 AM rollercoaster fondly.

Now, that I've written all of this, I hope more than ever that I'm jumping the gun and she'll be back on court soon but, alas, I don't think so.

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I'll be the first to say:
Fluke, fluke, fluke! One of the worst Slam winners EVER!
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hope i'll see her play again. really miss her.

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If you think you've jumped the gun, in which you have said it multiple times, may be you should shut the f*ck up.
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Myskina will come back
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If you think you've jumped the gun, in which you have said it multiple times, may be you should shut the f*ck up.
No, I don't think I am. I hope I am. I think she deserves a positive thread now not in several years time when she finally confirms her retirement.
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Come back Nastya






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No, I don't think I am. I hope I am. I think she deserves a positive thread now not in several years time when she finally confirms her retirement.
Well, what you think is really irrelevant to the board. She hasn't retired, so this thread is absolute and should be deleted.
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Well, what you think is really irrelevant to the board. She hasn't retired, so this thread is absolute and should be deleted.
Feel free to report it to the moderators and see what they say.
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I will always remember Myskina because of her legendary third set tie break vs. Zvonareva.. especially the 12-13, 13-13, 14-13 and 15-15 points

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we miss her so much , but she'll be back .
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I will always remember Myskina because of her legendary third set tie break vs. Zvonareva.. especially the 12-13, 13-13, 14-13 and 15-15 points

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSzXLqIXWE
That match was unbelievable, one of the most exciting matches of the last few years...I really miss watching Myskina play, when she was on, she was one of the most fun players to watch.

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She is the brightest person who stepped on WTA court since Natasha's retirement. Unlike most of Russian players she always had a sense of purpose in tennis. Once that sense'd been gone, she was too.. Hope they both will come back eventually.

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She hasn't retired, so this thread is absolute and should be deleted.
I agree with Demska , this thread should be deleted
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