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post #42 of (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2006, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by the cat
Sure we do ara. Does Nastya train in Russia at one of the big tennis clubs? With the golden tan she has I would think she has trained alot in Florida. In my opinion most of the Russina's lack a good tan. Especially the one's who live and train in Russia.

I hope Anastasia can get her ranking into the top 500 at some point this year. And if she plays a few ITF events maybe she can.
Yeah,Nastya is training at Valery,that recognized as one of the biggest club in Moscow.
Valery is the club,that established as elite private sport club in 1998.
In WTA,Anya Chakvetadze is also form this club.

Nastya had trained under the supervision of Lansdorp and Evert for half year,
but she quit the training with Lansdorp and got back to Moscow,
because she always felt as she had no home in US,and now she feels good at home in Moscow,
as she said.

Russian players have some problems with their facilities of training,
but the train in foreign country is not good for all of them.
Some of top russian players are staying still in Russia.
It's a delicate question especially for russian girls,I guess.

Top 500?
It sounds modest.
I expected more!!!
She turned 16 in June.
It's old enough to be debuted on WTA tour and to start show good performance,like's too much,maybe...
But,break through to Top 300 is,I think,not so early for Nastya's age.
Let's wait and see.

I try to upload some pics of Nastya from my interview in Moscow.
Here's one.

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