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Is Myskina the best of the Russians?

I think she is the best! She has something more than the others! She can mixed her game a little bit better I think! That's why I also think she can be top-5 next year IF she improves her second serve a little bit!

Off course Elena is a great player too! And she also deserve her place in the top-10 but I think that Nastya is a little bit better!

Same for the other russians! on any day they can beat anyone but they can't all mix their game like Nastya can!

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I like her the best. She is the most underrated. And on this board people usually think she is not that good so that usually means she is up there with the best.
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well, she proved as the most consistant so far...
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I think it's between Dementieva and Myskina. Don't know who to chose !
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Every time a Russian does well at a tournament people start saying they are the best. All of them have had a go at being 'the best of the russians', except for maybe Kuznetsova.
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i think it's between petrova, bovina, dementieva and myskina. however based on consistency myskina is the best followed by dementieva. but i think petrova and bovina have games that could take them to be the best if they become more consistent.

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also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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LMFAO at people calling Nastya consistent! Consistent is the last thing she is. Brilliant, streaky, flashy - yes; consistent - no. Vera Zvonareva is the only Russian who is remotely consistent, though Maria Sharapova's good for her age in that department.
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LMFAO at people calling Nastya consistent!
Agreed.

It is becoming ridiculously annoying.
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what nastya did the last two weeks the other russians have yet to do, imo-
so nastya is the best for now although that can change quickly.
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Though I should add, that she's been very consistent in the finals this year.

She's been in 4. Won all of them
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She is the fastest Russian, has the best backhand, and is of the most powerful. IMO she's been the best for quite a while now, but the lack of hype compared to, say, Dementieva or Petrova and her lack of TV coverage doesn't make Nastya seem as good.
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Congrats Anastasia!!! so far she's the only Russian with a tier one under her belt, so that's says alot. Meanwhile Elititst aka 5zeros, last known as Zvonareva . I see you dumped Miss Vera

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not consistent

she is the one mostly there at the stages where she is expected and her rankings have been solid for quite some time...
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I think its great that Myskina has won this Tier I title, as its a huge step forward for Russian womens tennis.

Is she the best? I still don't think so. It does come down to her and Dementieva.

To win this Tier I, she defeated Serna, Danilidou, Pistolesi and Mauresmo INDOORS. Don't get me wrong, but this wasn't a super hard draw, especially on carpet. But she got the wins as necessary.

In my eyes, when Elena defeated Coetzer, Hantuchova, Justine and Lindsay back to back is more of a feat than the above.

Myskina has been in the 9-11 range for most of this year. Elena shot back into the Top 10 and had the chance to make No. 6 this week too.

Is Myskina consistent?? No way. Neither is Elena, but they are both getting better.

Elena has now grabbed onto her Top 10 ranking, and they may swap ranks next week, but I believe it will be Elena who surges ahead, especially when 2004 kicks in. Barring that 2nd serve, Elena has bigger weapons than Myskina, which will serve her well against the rest of the Top 10.

But good luck to both ladies!
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It is indeed hard to decide between Elena and Myskina. I think when Elena is on, she is much better. Besides her good performance in the last couple of weeks, Myskina has been so lucky as well. Kim was retired, and she had a good draw in Moscow. Let's see how things go! I think next year, we will know who is better, not this year.
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