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post #826 of 21674 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2003, 10:48 PM
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Good thing Nastya got a laughable draw, or she would have gotten her ass kicked so hard by now.

Why is she playing so poorly? She's not even playing inconsistent, like bad and good, it's just bad. She struggles with the losers of the tour, gets slammed by the first average player she comes across, and god knows what would happen if she were to face a top 5 player.

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post #827 of 21674 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2003, 10:49 PM
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Beating Serra in a 3rd set TB is not impressive... but a win is a win.

I'm not surprised to hear she played awful.

Let's hope she improves fast... because she won't get away with the type of play I've been seeing from her, for long.
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Here are some pictures of Nastya I took during her first round win over Nagyova
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Just two words. No confidence. Nastya has none of it at the moment. That's how it looked at the stadium. It looked like her confidence is so low, that she is simply afraid to go for her shots. Those "exciting" 50+ strokes rallies were just amazing in a sense, that they both were hitting the ball with a pace appropriate for a warm-up hitting. Just waiting who misses first. It was amazing that this pathetic crappy match had a Top 10 player involved. A top 10 player for whom in this match there was no an overhead shot that she would not missed. 90% of what she was taking off the air was going out or to the net. She has real problem handling high balls, moonballs. It's really amazing that she managed to make it to the Top 10 with such an obvious technical flaw. It's amazing that other players don't pick on it.

Interesting moment, I haven't seen her for quite a while, and I haven't seen Lina K. for quite a while too. Comparing to the last Opens, it looks like they switched the hair. Lina now looks like Nastya looked last year, and Nastya has it like Lina had it last year ( or maybe two years ago )..
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This is worrying. No offence to Antonella and her fans but her game is absolute fluff. I'm

ys is confidence AT ALL.
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Nastya beat Sancez Lorenzo 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Good job!
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post #832 of 21674 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2003, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Nastya won
played alot better today

only saw set 3 but she played tactics alot better

well done Nastya 2-6 6-4 6-3
week 2 again

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Nastya is fighting and fighting, now it's time to peak.
Udachi Nastya!!

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Natsya is playing way too many three-setters!!!
She will need to really do well and have full confidence against Pierce.

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Myskina, kirilenko, chakvetadze. Douchevina, Petrova, Clijsters, Zvonareva, Dementieva, Vaidiosava, Voskoboeva, !!!!!

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Nastya was named the Player of the Day
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post #837 of 21674 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2003, 04:37 AM
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might as well post it, the link might not work in the future.

Much buzz at Flushing Meadows this year has swirled around the sidelining of the Williams sisters and the influx of Russian players to the women's draw. This year, an astounding 13 Russian women were entered in the singles main draw. As of publication, only four remain.

Among the survivors is 22-year-old Anastasia Myskina, a Moscow native who stands at 5' 8 1/2" and has flown under the radar as of late, quietly racking up titles in Sarasota and Doha earlier this year. But don't let the mellow Myskina fool you. She's the top-ranked Russian player of the moment and is sure to generate much excitement during the months to come, especially if she can bear down and stick it out through the second week of the US Open.

Since 1995, Myskina has improved her ranking considerably. In '95, she was ranked No. 920; five years later, 58. Currently, she's ranked No. 10. A ride like that doesn't come from luck, it's based on perseverance and heart.

With a game that is well suited to hard-court playing, Myskina has consistently scored wins in 2003. Her repertoire of shots features a piercing two-handed backhand and a razor-sharp cross-court forehand, not to mention a serve that can top off at 106 mph.

Though much media hype has been directed toward both the spike in top-ranked Russian players (often called "The Russian Revolution") as well as 16-year-old Kournikova look-alike Maria Sharapova, few have realized the potential that exists in Myskina; she's not seeded No. 7 for nothing. With a career record of 111-79, Myskina has confidently made her way to -- and stayed at -- the top.

So far this year, Myskina has won 27 matches, including a foray into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. However, her run at the US Open has been no walk in the park. She has pulled through in three sets in all three of her matches at Flushing Meadows this year. And the next few days don't offer much in the way of smooth sailing either.

Myskina's next match puts her in the ring with equally persistent Mary Pierce, who is fresh off a third-round win against Japan's Shinobu Asagoe. If she can come out victorious, she might face No. 2 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne. But Myskina keeps it all in focus.

"It's gonna be really tough because Mary [Pierce] is playing really well right now. I lost to her last time in Charleston. So it's gonna be tough. I just try to practice tomorrow."

And practice she will. In a head-to-head comparison, Myskina leads, 2-1. Win or lose, making it to the fourth round of the US Open will be another notch in Myskina's belt and yet another wake-up call to the world of tennis: Myskina is a force to be reckoned with.

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Lena looks best in ORANGE! POWDER BLUE! RED! definited RED.

Lena looks best when she is fighting, when she is concentrating, NO! when a smile is on her face

Lena looks best getting interviewed, giving a speech, but have you seen her in person? (Just don't yell at mom)

Lena looks best at eighteen, take that back, right now! And looking forward to five years from now

She keeps trying. She doesn't look for much fame, but I believe her break will come. Yes I do.
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Two different Nastyas. One, who played in the first half of the match, when it was extremely hot,and who couldn't do anything on the court. And the other that resurfaced right after the sun hid behind the clouds, and who was a player I so got used to see and like to watch so much. Today match was a relief. She is OK. She can't stand the heat, it looks like that, but when it is cooler, she seemed to find all her shots right away.
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Yep,I had the same feeling.There were two different Anastasias.But I'm pleased that Nastya finally came through and she was named the Player of the Day.

Also take a look at her interview
The last question:'I know Maria better.'She means Sharapova but did Nastya realize that both Sharapova and Kirilenko are Marias?

Anyway,well played!
Good luck against Mary!
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In this article they talk about two different Nastya's as Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hyde.
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