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greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:15 PM
Anastasia and her bucket:
rtsp://realserver.tf1.fr/eurosport/2005/01/18/tsunami_19111_1_57_0_240x180.rm
Eurosport interview after 2nd round:
rtsp://realserver.tf1.fr/eurosport/2005/01/20/myskina_com_19167_1_57_0_240x180.rm
Day 4 Highlights:
rtsp://realserver.tf1.fr/eurosport/2005/01/20/roundupladies_19175_1_57_0_240x180.rm
emptiness. or master emp as you have called yourself in another thread. i cant view this videos. :sad:

_LuCaS_
Jan 22nd, 2005, 05:36 PM
emptiness. or master emp as you have called yourself in another thread. i cant view this videos. :sad:
Actually it was my mistake...Mistress Emp is more precise :angel:

Emptiness
Jan 22nd, 2005, 05:42 PM
Heh. Whatever name you want for me Lucas. http://www.imagelink.org/id30834.gif

i cant view this videos. :sad:Open up your Real media player and paste the url there to play the video.

:lol: @ when she sneezes in that interview... :pThat was so cute. http://www.imagelink.org/id35105.gif

Emptiness
Jan 24th, 2005, 05:54 AM
Australian Open 4th Round
Monday, January 24, 2005
N. Dechy def. A. Myskina 6‑4, 6‑2

What was the problem today? You couldn't get that many forehands to the court.
No problem, just a bad day, bad game. Nathalie playing pretty smart against me today. That's it.

Were you surprised at the way she could hit her forehand? Normally her best shot is the backhand. Today she was really good with the forehand as well.
Yeah, I think she play pretty good match today. Forehand was really well. She didn't do a lot of unforced errors. It was mostly I missed the whole match. So I can't say really that she won the match; I can say that I lost the match.

How do you explain so many mistakes, easy errors, you made today? Were you sort of tired? You said last week or in Sydney you were tired. Do you think it's connected?
I don't know. I can't really say if everything connected. I just can say that sometimes you have a bad days. Maybe that's one of the bad days today. We have a lot of tournaments, so next week maybe it's going to be my week. I'm really look forward for another tournament.

How disappointing is it when you have a bad day in a Grand Slam in the second week?
Yeah, it's really disappointing because my draw was pretty good draw. Let's put it that way. I have really great chance at least to be in the semis, especially that Dementieva lost today. I didn't really use that chance. But I think I have another one.

The fact that Dementieva had lost before you played, did it affect your concentration?
I was really nervous. That was long match. I was actually watching, and I was really hoping that Elena was gonna win because was really tough match for her. Maybe that's not the Russian day today.

On the court, you couldn't focus on the match?
Yeah, it was really hard. I don't know why. Maybe because of the long match before me, because I was kind of afraid at 4‑Love. I thought it was gonna be fast set. But then was completely different game. I never won a match on Rod Laver court. So maybe that's not my court. But just it's one of excuses...

Do you see that physically you are worn out a little bit because of the long last season, not having enough rest between them?
Well, I don't know. Maybe yes, maybe not. But definitely I'm not in the best shape right now. But still you can win the matches being in that shape. You just have to focus. Today, I couldn't really focus and concentrate during the whole match. I lost a lot of easy balls.

Just going back to my question previously. The disappointment you get, Grand Slams obviously amplify that a lot, especially when you do have an opportunity like the draw you had. Is that something you will dwell on or is it something that doesn't last all that long?
I really ‑ I think I have to forget this match and just have to keep on, because like I said, I have so many tournaments. I'm going to play Antwerp, Doha, Dubai. I have to think about these tournaments already now. I have to prepare myself for that tournaments. If I can just practice hard and think positive, then everything gonna be fine.

At the end of last year you expressed some discomfort with having Maria Sharapova on the Fed Cup team. How do you feel about that now if she's playing?
How many times we can talk about this? I have no idea. I mean, come on. I don't care who's gonna be on the team because I might not be there just because the captain decide that I'm not good enough to be on the team. So we don't know who's gonna be on the team, who's gonna be captain of the team. It's too far to say something about Fed Cup right now.So basically she felt pressure and collapsed.

Anastasia you are such a poo head. http://www.imagelink.org/id37702.gif

Daniel
Jan 24th, 2005, 12:31 PM
:lol: a poo head??

Nastya, so sad you lost :sad:

Spunky83
Jan 24th, 2005, 07:06 PM
I don't care who's gonna be on the team because I might not be there just because the captain decide that I'm not good enough to be on the team.

If you combine the whole match which was absolutely the worst I have seen from her so far and the Sydney loss, this sentence is the worst of the worst ever...ouch, ouch, ouch, that hurts. Keep her away from all the bridges...oh man.

_LuCaS_
Jan 24th, 2005, 07:48 PM
She must be devastated. She was so emotionless during the match. She kept it all inside. That's not very good. At least she didn't choked :). She sunk from the beginning. So sad...But that's history already.
They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. (Altough vampires are immortal ;) )

Spunky83
Jan 24th, 2005, 09:27 PM
She must be devastated. She was so emotionless during the match. She kept it all inside. That's not very good. At least she didn't choked :). She sunk from the beginning. So sad...But that's history already.
They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. (Altough vampires are immortal ;) )

Yep, but I guess the fact that Masha´s name was mentioned again made her saying something like that. I guess it was where she finally realized that she won´t be best russian anylonger, but only third best, but well...what comes around goes around ;)

If everything´s going down the drain, we still can rely on our little jokes...
http://www.wtatour.atponline.net/global/photogallery/melbourne2/f_22.jpg
http://www.web225.de/a/artbalance/dracula.jpg


Is it just me or... :hehehe:

sorry, but I need some fun after this blood-sucking match :tape:...Hey, I thought that was funny when I posted it at GM...

Emptiness
Jan 24th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Disagree. I think Anastasia just doesn't want to talk about that anymore, as she has said in her previous interview, shes had a discussion about it and will now live and be responsible for her words. I think shes really disappointed.. which she should be. I hope this forces her to work on the weaknesses in her game and her mental strength. If she had a big serve she'd pull out more of these matches where shes "off".

what comes around goes around ;) What are you saying. http://www.imagelink.org/id30715.gif

Anastasia should help Sveta dress herself. http://www.imagelink.org/id35108.gif

_LuCaS_
Jan 25th, 2005, 05:20 AM
what comes around goes around ;)

I don't understand that either :confused:

Anastasia should help Sveta dress herself.
:lol: Yep


Ok, so she slipped in the rankings a little, but NO WAY she will fall, remember these words "ambitious" and "workaholic" ? What Nastya needs is motivation. Well I think after winning Fed Cup and wasting time (thx to someone else - who btw is playing his best right now :fiery: ) in Hopman, the "motivation" was kind of vanished. She is such a patriot. I think Russia considers her still #1, she's done so much for her country.
Nastya rest !!! Then start fighting your way back to the top, stll lots of tourneys, 3 GS, Fed Cup (?).

Fun facts (Warning : PLease enter if still pissed ) :D
LOL Spunky
She is inconsistent as hell right? Well the "down" part has passed, now waiting for the "high" one.
Vampires always heal thmeselves :devil: and they always retaliate :boxing: (sooner or later ;) )

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:16 AM
It´s a phrase

_LuCaS_
Jan 25th, 2005, 09:35 AM
It´s a phrase
I know, I'm intrigued by this context

Daniel
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:20 AM
nice pic of the vampire :lol:

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:52 PM
I know, I'm intrigued by this context

Yeah...quite mysterious, isn´t it? :cool: ...I leave it to your interpretation

katiektc
Jan 25th, 2005, 03:08 PM
has it got anything to do with the Vampire's maria-bashing and now maria taking over her top spot?

cough.i hope maria gets her ass kicked now in SF. cough.

Emptiness
Jan 25th, 2005, 04:34 PM
If you believe in karma then i guess other players have some extremely bad ones. Mauresmo must of been an murderer in her past life, always so close but so far.

I think its inevitable that Anastasia lost her #1 Russian spot, with her lack of consistency she can't really expect to keep it full time. I don't really think it has anything to do with her big fat mouth.

But also people have to stop jinxing her! Especially that AlexB guy, he picked the wrong player to be arrogant about. http://www.imagelink.org/id30822.gif

katiektc
Jan 25th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Hehe, I love Nastya and her big fat mouth

http://www.vampfangs.com/shop/images/CT215-FANGS.jpg

:drool:

_LuCaS_
Jan 25th, 2005, 05:21 PM
omg katie you're obsessed with vampires...no crystal ball needed to guess what were you in previous life. I bet you have in collection all Dracula movies :p
And Spunky your mysterious phrase is more a proMasha - antiNastya one, that's why I got intrigued.

katiektc
Jan 25th, 2005, 05:32 PM
omg katie you're obsessed with vampires...no crystal ball needed to guess what were you in previous life. I bet you have in collection all Dracula movies :p

Or maybe i was IN all the dracula movies....as vampire extras. Nastya in female lead role of course.

muhahahahahhahahhaa.

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2005, 06:36 PM
And Spunky your mysterious phrase is more a proMasha - antiNastya one, that's why I got intrigued.

You´re smart...but pzzzzzz....don´t tell anyone will ya? :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:38 PM
You´re smart...but pzzzzzz....don´t tell anyone will ya? :lol:
:lol: Yeah, my fault for trying a more subtle way of saying that you are sometimes strange in your statements considering that you are a Nastya fan.
:rolleyes: Or maybe you have an unique sense of humour in moments like this.

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2005, 08:07 PM
:lol: Yeah, my fault for trying a more subtle way of saying that you are sometimes strange in your statements considering that you are a Nastya fan.
:rolleyes: Or maybe you have an unique sense of humour in moments like this.

Both...no matter how much I like a person and trust me I love that girl, I still see both sides of the medal;)

On the other hand I also have a very weird kind of humour, just ask Nfan.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 26th, 2005, 08:32 AM
Heh. Whatever name you want for me Lucas. http://www.imagelink.org/id30834.gif

Open up your Real media player and paste the url there to play the video.



sorry master Emp, dont have Real Media, got a link for it? or is it www.real.com?

Daniel
Jan 26th, 2005, 09:47 AM
:lol: we all know ur weird kind of humor Spunky :smooch: :p :nerner:

Spunky83
Jan 26th, 2005, 08:23 PM
:lol: we all know ur weird kind of humor Spunky :smooch: :p :nerner:

Yeah...my ex-boyfriends have never gotten used to it :o

Spunky83
Feb 13th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Time for a new article concerning the "I love Dubai"-tourney;)

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/SportNF.asp?ArticleID=151797

Russian duo will be back at the Dubai Open this year

Staff Report

Dubai: When Anastasia Myskina played at the Dubai Tennis Championships last year, she was just another upcoming name on the circuit.

Now, she is Anastasia Myskina French Open champion.

The same transformation has happened to her Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova. 'Sveta' - as she is nicknamed - has evolved into Svetlana Kuznetsova - US Open champion.

Both will be returning later this month to try and add the Dubai Tennis Championships trophy to their growing list of achievements.

"We are delighted to have such high class players as Anastasia and Svetlana coming back to Dubai," said Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free.

"The Russian players certainly showed they are among the best tennis players in the world last year and I'm sure they will be looking to continue their run of success right here in Dubai."

Many, however, believe they will be hard-pressed to emulate what they accomplished last year.

The dynamic duo, apart from winning a Grand Slam singles apiece, also played a major role in earning Russia their first ever Fed Cup title.

Both Myskina and Kuznetsova won their two semi-final singles rubbers, with Kuznetsova also triumphing in the doubles with Elena Likhovtseva as they crushed Austria 5-0.

And then Myskina, partnering Vera Zvonareva, clinched the final for Russia in the doubles, overcoming defending champions France.

It was the icing on the cake for two of the most modest players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

At a tournament last year, the players were staying in two separate hotels one was excellent, and the other was even better.

Anastasia was staying in the one that was only excellent, and asked politely if it was possible to move to the even grander one.

It was duly arranged, but then she changed her mind because she didn't want to appear as if she considered herself better or more deserving than the other Russian players at her hotel.

Svetlana is another player with her feet still firmly on the ground.

After winning the US Open, and then competing in the doubles final on the Sunday, she still kept a commitment to fly halfway around the world to play in Bali. And she won the tournament.

"I always like to keep my word, even though I was very tired," said Kuznetsova. "I want people to like me."

And Kuznetsova loves coming to Dubai.

"I always look forward to coming back to Dubai," she said.

"It's a wonderful tournament. There's definitely something about Dubai. There's something in the air.

"I love to play in Dubai because people are very welcoming to the players and there are so many players on the tour who are happy to come to Dubai. We all enjoy it and it's always a nice atmosphere."

Both players have yet to win the Dubai event, but last year Kuznetsova came close, beating Venus Williams before conceding the final to Justine Henin-Hardenne, who celebrated her second consecutive Dubai title.

She also reached the doubles final with Likhovtseva, while Myskina reached the quarter-finals before coming up against a red-hot Meghann Shaughnessy.

The Dubai Tennis Championships is held under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence.

I think if I had the chance to play there and get everything paid, I would have definetly asked for Burj Al Arab and stayed there until the whole week is over no matter if I lost in the first round or not :lol:...I think J-Cap stayed there along with some other players

Nastyafan
Feb 13th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Do the players get paid for their stay in the hotels? I doubt Nastya would have asked for the change if some other paid for it.

Spunky83
Feb 13th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Do the players get paid for their stay in the hotels? I doubt Nastya would have asked for the change if some other paid for it.

I dunno, I´ve heard that the top-players get free rooms, but then I´ve also heard that Coria once lived in a Holiday Inn, just to save some money...I have no idea...but why else do tourneys have player hotels?

I remember that Dubai actually had free rooms last year.

cool_olga
Feb 13th, 2005, 06:17 PM
In main tournies, from ATP and WTA tour there always is hospitality so players get free accomodation and food. In challengers it's not always with it. But it's not that players gets it for forever, I don't know exactly but it's like 2-3 days before player has first match and 1-2 after, something like that. So if player loses early he can't stay free till the end of the week.

Nastyafan
Feb 13th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Hmm, then the slams should pay 1-2 millions only for hospitality. And what about player's teams, some players lead 5-6 people with them and want to be in the same hotel. Do they make reservations for all and the organizers pay for the player and the player - for the team? It's too complicated:confused:

Nichole
Feb 15th, 2005, 01:02 AM
are the russian girls that close that they stay in the same hotel , eat together etc

_LuCaS_
Feb 17th, 2005, 08:39 PM
By Etienne Stekelenburg - February 17 2005

I enjoy my stay in Belgium but there is just too much rain, too much water?, Russian Anastasia Myskina said at the ?all access hour? of the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp. ?I like to see Antwerp and I like shopping, I like all the places I play in?.

?This is my first time in Belgium, the practice court is really good and the hotel is also really good and I like shopping so I can go there during the day?.

?My goal for this year is to get better and defend my French Open title and to win more. But then people expect you to win more so it's harder to handle the pressure. If I can handle the pressure and stay healthy all is going to be good?

?It looked as if I was not happy in Paris after my win but I was really happy. It was hard two weeks, a lot of emotions. It was an emotional two weeks. So after everything was finished I had no energy to show how happy I was. After a couple of days I was showing everybody that I was happy?.

?It's also harder to become No.1 because I am at No.6 now but I want to play good every week and play my best every week. You know, when you work hard everything is getting better, so I have to work harder. I do believe I can become No.1 but right now my real goal is to stay healthy and play my best on court?.

There are no special events that I want to win. We play almost every week, I like every country that I play, I like every tournament that I play. Now I have a choice to go where I like. I think every win is nice, you want to win because you want to be the best, it doesn?t matter in what place you win. And every Grand Slam would be perfect?.

?The gold and diamond racket is really nice, I love to have one in my home but it's a pretty hard tournament this year, a lot of great players. So just work and maybe I can get it. A prize like the racket is not an extra boost to come to a tournament. I didn?t think about the racket and the diamonds when I came here. I am just here because I want to play; I just love to play tennis. That is why I am not here because of the diamonds?.


After the interview Myskina was asked to hold the racket for, she was somewhat reluctant to do so. ?I can?t hold it, it's too much pressure? the Muscovite said as she was handed the valuable gold and diamonds award.

Spunky83
Feb 17th, 2005, 08:58 PM
...thankx...well, holding 1,3 Mio $ in your hands must be very cool feeling;)...just imagine! I would take that thing and excuse myself.

Nastyafan
Feb 17th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Good to see she talks more modestly again, and not only about #1, that may take away a part of the pressure. And I hope she is honest saying she wants and loves to play tennis, I seriously doubted in it lately

Nastyafan
Feb 17th, 2005, 09:06 PM
maybe she's afraid of jinxing not wanting to hold the racket:unsure:

Spunky83
Feb 17th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Good to see she talks more modestly again, and not only about #1, that may take away a part of the pressure. And I hope she is honest saying she wants and loves to play tennis, I seriously doubted in it lately

It´s the same interview. The press has just taken out the number one stuff and nothing concerning this. Editing has its own power;)

_LuCaS_
Feb 17th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Nastya :angel:

Aleksz
Feb 20th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Lucas, your vid is finally available on my site :angel:

Great job :worship:

http://membres.lycos.fr/petramandula/bscap198.jpg

_LuCaS_
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Thanks :yeah:
This is my very first mvid, so I'll try to improve on the next one (I hope there will be many others) :)
Look forward to Doha ;)

Aleksz
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:47 PM
I've got Nastya's match vid against Venus

For the moment, I don't know if I will upload a part of it

Spunky83
Feb 20th, 2005, 07:02 PM
http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/multi.php?pokaz=main/article.php?aid=42

@east-players: yes, please, I´d love to see some points;)

Nichole
Feb 20th, 2005, 09:13 PM
thanks for the video and the interview

_LuCaS_
Feb 21st, 2005, 07:55 PM
February 20, 2005


Myskina Looking for Three in Doha

DOHA, Qatar - Two-time defending champion Anastasia Myskina returns to Doha this week, once again looking to jump start her season at the Qatar Total Open.

For the past two years, Myskina has come to Doha with hopes of winning her first title of the season and has walked away a happy customer. In 2003, Myskina began the year 4-2 and with only one quarterfinal appearance before winning the Doha title.

In 2004, Myskina had reached the quarterfinals in three straight events before finally getting her first breakthrough at Doha.

This year, the Russian player comes to Qatar with a similar start and hoping for an identical result to the previous two stays in Doha. Myskina has a 4-2 record this season with her best result coming from last week's semifinal stint in Antwerp.

Myskina will be the No.3 seed this week - behind top seed Amelie Mauresmo and No.2 seeded countrywoman Maria Sharapova. After a first round bye, Myskina will face the winner of Iveta Benesova or Conchita Martinez in the second round.

From Wtatour.com

Daniel
Feb 22nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
thanks lucas :)
benesova pulled out , martinez vs vinci play oin tuesday .

Lady
Feb 23rd, 2005, 11:00 AM
For all Nastya fans!

These are the videos from her match against Venus! :)

http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654069/Nasty...1_2-5.mpeg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654069/Nastya-Venus_set1_2-5.mpeg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654067/Nasty...3-3_a.mpeg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654067/Nastya-Venus_set2_3-3_a.mpeg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654047/Nasty...3-3_b.mpeg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/654047/Nastya-Venus_set2_3-3_b.mpeg.html)
http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3TMYFOC...UM2AJ5GCFX8LCQ0 (http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3TMYFOCFDX1UM2AJ5GCFX8LCQ0)
http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3B8H9LV...L83EOPUOHA3RDL8 (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3B8H9LV6JXDL83EOPUOHA3RDL8)
http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=166GFB3...TM153AUK6Q0GMYO (http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=166GFB320MFTM153AUK6Q0GMYO)
http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=26B98XT...W82ZY788Z7C3NXS (http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=26B98XTXK77W82ZY788Z7C3NXS)
http://rapidshare.de/files/664939/Nastya-V...3_3-4.mpeg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files/664939/Nastya-Venus_set3_3-4.mpeg.html)
53859

Lady
Feb 23rd, 2005, 11:04 AM
http://rapidshare.de/files/673740/Nastya-V...t3_2-3.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files/673740/Nastya-Venus_set3_2-3.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files/673746/Nastya-V...-Venus.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files/673746/Nastya-Venus_set3_3-5_match-Venus.mpg.html)

Spunky83
Feb 23rd, 2005, 11:12 AM
Thx Lady!!! Got all the files...but only one from Rapidshare...stupid limitations ;)

Lady
Feb 23rd, 2005, 01:05 PM
I'm glad you enjoed those! :D
I only later remembered that this one was shown only on ES2!

I'm also wondering what happened to TWO! :sad:

_LuCaS_
Feb 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
I'm downloading them now...thanks Lady :smooch:

martirogi
Feb 24th, 2005, 12:16 AM
how do u use rapidshare? thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo much for the videos

Emptiness
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:56 AM
Lady....
I love you. ;)

Martirogi scroll down and you'll see two buttons "Free" and "Premium". Click free and wait for your turn then click on the file name to download. Damn limitations. I have to wait another hour to download? :(

angiee3
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:46 PM
thanks for the videos.

martirogi
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Martirogi scroll down and you'll see two buttons "Free" and "Premium". Click free and wait for your turn then click on the file name to download. Damn limitations. I have to wait another hour to download? :(

thanks :wavey: im at my parents house for the week and they have slow internet so i dont think i can right now :sad: hopefully their still there by next week :D

_LuCaS_
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:08 PM
On yousendit they only last 7 days I think

_LuCaS_
Mar 9th, 2005, 04:55 PM
http://www.freewebs.com/nastya/Nastya_Dubai_LuCaS.mpg
Some highlights from Dubai

Daniel
Mar 11th, 2005, 10:29 PM
thanks Lucas :)

_LuCaS_
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:50 PM
From http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/default.asp?id=182903

Yesterday in Miami before opening of a female super tournament « the Star for stars », the most prestigious ceremony of delivery of the premium has taken place in the world of professional tennis. At the moment of signing number we yet did not know a name of the winner. And some days prior to flying away in the USA nominated Anastas Myskina's premiums has answered questions of correspondent «??».

Conversation have decided to begin with pleasant.

? What to feel itself, Nastya, in a role of the pretender to such superprize?

? Certainly, it will be healthy, if I shall receive "Star". It is very good, that the world of tennis does not cost on a place, constantly develops. But the purpose at me another ? to rise above and above in rating WTA.

? The last year you have executed her ?

? Yes, I am pleased with results of the last year. Has managed to become the first ???????? to Russia, the third in the world. But, if it is fair, the most important award for me for works ? pleasure native. I very house person, am very much adhered to Moscow, to the house. Therefore and my favourite holiday ? New year. But already for a long time did not meet this holiday in a circle of my relatives: at this time I prepare for the Open championship of Australia. But at midnight necessarily I ring round all people expensive to my heart, I congratulate them. It is very expensive me, as it is sincere they wait for my bell ?

? Olympic passions for a long time have settled ? As you have gone through the fatal failure in the Athenian semifinal?

? Till now I do not understand, that then with me has taken place. That defeat in me actually has broken something. I have suddenly thought of any moment, that anything the worse with me did not occur and will not take place any more. But me has carried: a number appeared native people, they have very much helped. Began to come to the senses after a victory over the Cup of the Kremlin. The Cup of Federation then was, then me have chosen « the Person of year », together with Federer have recognized as the best tennis players ?

Has Perhaps, cracked me that from me all waited and wait only for victories. But I cannot always be the first. It was not restored up to the end after a season, has entered this year tired ?

? Whether it seems to you, what with each years tennis becomes more and more atletic, rectilinear? And the epoch "clever", aesthetic tennis leaves in the past?

? Can be. Probably, time dictates the rules. Trainers give more and more attention "physics" of the sportsman,in fact to resist to power tennis, not having such strongly pronounced physical data, as at Davenport or Momo, really difficultly.

? The season of soil tournaments, your loved ? will soon begin

? The present professional should be able to play on any covering. It is not necessary to choose ? it is necessary to leave and play!

? But favourite tournament at you is?
I like all tournaments of " the Big helmet », like to play Switzerland, Arab Emirates, in Qatar where won, to Bali twice, in America. But loved ? the Cup of the Kremlin.

? For combined team on the Cup of Federation will play?

? The offer to me has acted, but I while think above it. And in general at our combined team excellent prospects.

_LuCaS_
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:13 PM
On Thursday, on March, 24, within the framework of the All-Russia competition of journalists " the Gold Gong "Anastasia Myskina has been named winner of the premium " the Prize of sympathies of the Russian press " 2004 in the field of sports, on it inform " RIA of News ". Winners have been determined on the basis of interrogation of representatives of 100 central and regional news agencies, newspapers and magazines.

Another award :) It makes you wonder :p

Spunky83
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:40 PM
On Thursday, on March, 24, within the framework of the All-Russia competition of journalists " the Gold Gong "Anastas Myskina has been named winner of the premium " the Prize of sympathies of the Russian press " 2004 in the field of sports, on it inform " RIA of News ". Winners have been determined on the basis of interrogation of representatives of 100 central and regional news agencies, newspapers and magazines.

Another award :) It makes you wonder :p

Thx for the info...maybe she´s too nice sometimes.

angiee3
Mar 25th, 2005, 02:59 PM
thanks for the info.
ciao

Spunky83
Mar 26th, 2005, 01:41 PM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/pr/news21485.html

The Tale of Two No. 1s
By Craig Gabriel


The late great Ray Charles has let us all know that "genius loves company." The current great, Roger Federer, who plays tennis like smooth R&B music, is proving that is not the case as far as he is concerned. The world No. 1 stands alone in the world rankings - he has a cushion of more than 1,700 points form his closest rival Lleyton Hewitt - and his achievements on the tennis court are something to marvel at.

So where does one begin when talking about Roger Federer? There are no new adjectives to describe him and the superlatives have also been exhausted. Unfortunately things might just get a bit repetitious.

The legends of the game like Rod Laver say that Federer is the best and Pete Sampras is suggesting that Federer is the biggest threat to the incredible records he set in tennis.

"I think now the consistency over the last, I would say, two years really have proven to everybody, also especially to myself, that I can do it," said Federer. "The important moments, like finals and against the other top ten players, this is the moment when I actually play my best. That's what usually the all-time greats do, I guess. Because I play the style I play, the one-handed backhand, I vary my game very much, I get a lot of attention also from the former players.

"So it's nice to hear but we'll see maybe in ten years how good I'm really going to be. So far it's been terrific, the career I have had so far. I hope I can keep it up this week."

The brilliant tennis player who is so together says motivation is no problem. He is having too good a time winning and winning and winning.

"I'm always looking for the match where I'm playing great again in front of a full stadium against another great player," said Federer. "That's been happening for me over the last couple of years now. For me there is no problem to maintain the motivation very high."

The NASDAQ-100 Open is one of the rare tournaments he has not won but he has been in the final once and he says being around at the very end allows him to get a real feel for the tournament and it starts to get more relaxed. But he's not despairing.

"I have a good feeling about this tournament - the surface and everything suits me well here," he said. "I won the juniors. Last year I had sunstroke, but I played Nadal who played great. I don't know what it was, but he just got me. I thought I was unlucky the year before against Agassi (but) it was already a breakthrough for me to get to far.

"I hope to win this tournament one time because it's a beautiful tournament."

While Federer is yet to win this title, Andre Agassi holds the record for the most titles, six of them. He's ready for yet another one.

Agassi comes into the NASDAQ-100 Open having pulled out of his quarterfinal match against Hewitt at Indian Wells because a problem with his toe. He had an MRI done and "structurally everything was sound". A lot of fluid surrounded the joint but otherwise there was no damage. He is ready to dip is toe into the water! Sorry that cliché could not be resisted.

"I always look forward to playing here," said Agassi who takes his first step (sorry couldn't resist) against French Davis Cup player Paul Henri Mathieu but who lost 6-1, 6-0 to Hewitt last week. "It's a great environment to play in. The fans are enthusiastic and love their tennis and the conditions are one that I enjoy playing in - the Florida sun and heat, humidity, wind. It's all good."

Incredibly it was 1987 that Agassi played this event for the first time, that's 19 years ago, and for the record when he plays the US Open later this year it will be his 20th. Talk about records - that is really remarkable.

"I don't know if it's impressive to play that much," said Agassi. "I have mixed emotions on it. Sometimes statistics hit you oddly. That would be one of many statistics that would make me go, 'wow, I've been doing this a long time'.

"I try not to lose sight of keeping myself in position to be at my best. A lot of that's mental. A lot of that's your approach towards a tournament. I don't allow myself too much luxury at this stage because I'm trying to focus on being better than the gut I'm playng against.

"That being said, there are a lot of times where sort of nostalgia hits you. You can't really avoid it. You see the same faces years later and you realize that in between all these tennis matches life is happening, and it's a pretty amazing feeling."

Two women who may not have achieved as much success as Federer and Agassi but are equally important to the women's game, are Amelie Mauresmo and Anastasia Myskina. What they have done in women's tennis must be saluted.

Mauresmo became the first French woman in the history of the computer rankings to hold the world No. 1 ranking, something she achieved in September last year.

"My main goals were the No. 1 ranking and Majors and they are still my main goals," said Mauresmo who has such a fluid game and possesses one of the most glorious backhands one could hope to see. "It was different for me to go back to work after getting number one because I wanted to take time to realize what I'd done. It took me a couple of weeks to get back to the rhythm.

"Now I'm focused more on the Majors. The No. 1 is not as important as it was before."

The top seed at the NASDAQ-100 Open says she has been playing well in practice but last week at Indian Wells she didn't put it into play and she wants to eradicate that disappointment here in Miami.

However, as one would expect the French open remain paramount in her mind. That's the tournament that "made me play tennis so there are lots of feelings."

She admits that she struggles with the mental aspect of her game there because she is under the microscope.

"All the French people are looking at me and at everything I do and I have to adjust to that," she said. "So far I haven't done it. You feel the patriotism and the pressure bit it's also an opportunity."

Meanwhile, Myskina was the one who started the Russian Revolution and reached a career high ranking of two the same week that Mauresmo got to one.

Sure there have been a number of Russian players on the tour, there must be something in that Moscow water, but Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, the French Open over her compatriot Elena Dementieva. After that the floodgates opened as Maria Sharapova took Wimbledon and Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open.

"I feel really great about start the Russian success because when you do something first it's always nice because no matter what they do after you, it's going to be after you. I won the first time with the French Open and it's great," said Myskina.

"The difference being a Grand Slam champion is more pressure and people really expect you to win every Grand Slam now, but you're a human being and you have your bad and good days, that's how it's kind of changed."

"I feel really great about start the Russian success because when you do something first it's always nice because no matter what they do after you, it's going to be after you.".... :worship: hmmm...something new to add to my signature;)

_LuCaS_
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:23 PM
You are part of history now Anastasia :worship: (but I don't want you to stop here)

Spunky83
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:44 PM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2005/interviews/0326e.html

A. MYSKINA/M. Vento-Kabchi
6-2, 6-1
An interview with:

ANASTASIA MYSKINA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. No Russian woman has won this tournament. What are the chances it's going to happen this year, better than 50%?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, I think even more because the girls are playing pretty good. Dementieva and Sharapova was in the semifinal last week.

I think all of us are really in a high level right now, and we just have to work hard.

Q. I mean, there's no other country that has more players in the Top 20, obviously. That alone would seem to give you a chance at some of the larger tournaments like this. How about describe your own play, how you're feeling this week.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, I've been playing really well today, and I hopefully gonna continue to play like this.

But I know the beginning of the year wasn't good for me. But it's, you know, I gave a lot of energy last year and I did a lot of things last year. So kind of excuse, but I still need to work hard to, you know, to find my game again.

Q. Should you have been on Stadium Court to start out, do you think?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I don't really care where to play. The grandstand is really well, too, for me.

Q. How about Fed Cup, has that team been announced?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, not yet, because we don't really know who's gonna play and who's gonna be on the team.

Q. It looks like ‑ I think if the brackets are right ‑ if the US and Russia win the first one, the US will play at Russia. That could be exciting because of all the top players.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That's true, but, you know, usually in US, (not every) top players played Fed Cup. So I think that's the captain work, she done pretty good because in US, usually top players, they say they have so many excuses not playing Fed Cup. In Russia it's completely different story; all the top players wants to play and they playing.

So if Zina Garrison gonna bring her best team, it's gonna be really tough match for us.

Q. She said so far it's Serena, Lindsay, Venus...

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That's going to be great team, I think. I think it's going to be one of the best.

Q. What are your own plans? Will you play?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I don't know. I don't know yet. I'm thinking. They ask me, but I'm still thinking.

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Daniel
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:11 AM
Thanks Spunky :D

angiee3
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:43 PM
thanks. :)

Daniel
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Myskina Awarded for Charitable Works

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Anastasia Myskina was presented with this year's "Commitment to Community" Award at the Bausch & Lomb Championships on Wednesday.

The "Commitment to Community" Award is presented each year by the Florida Times-Union and Water's Edge Magazine and is given to a player who contributes to deserving charities.

Myskina was honored for her donation of time and money to help the victims of the Beslan school tragedy in Russia. Myskina donated clothing, toys and money to the Red Cross to help the victims, and also spent time at a Moscow hospital, visiting with eight families who were directly affect by the tragedy.

Myskina was presented with the award after her second round victory at Amelia Island.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:45 PM
visiting with eight families who were directly affect by the tragedy.

What i'm going to say may be rude and childish .. but ..

.. How lucky they are :fiery: I wish i was in their place :fiery:

Spunky83
Apr 11th, 2005, 10:00 PM
What i'm going to say may be rude and childish .. but ..

.. How lucky they are :fiery: I wish i was in their place :fiery:

I think you are not rude and not childish but just out of your mind

cerbero
Apr 11th, 2005, 11:00 PM
@Little

You lost it completely, i think that's the wackiest i've heard in years...Are you sure you don´t hear voices in your head?

angiee3
Apr 12th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Myskina Awarded for Charitable Works

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Anastasia Myskina was presented with this year's "Commitment to Community" Award at the Bausch & Lomb Championships on Wednesday.

The "Commitment to Community" Award is presented each year by the Florida Times-Union and Water's Edge Magazine and is given to a player who contributes to deserving charities.

Myskina was honored for her donation of time and money to help the victims of the Beslan school tragedy in Russia. Myskina donated clothing, toys and money to the Red Cross to help the victims, and also spent time at a Moscow hospital, visiting with eight families who were directly affect by the tragedy.

Myskina was presented with the award after her second round victory at Amelia Island.

cool. thanks fot sharing.

Spunky83
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:43 AM
@Little

You lost it completely, i think that's the wackiest i've heard in years...Are you sure you don´t hear voices in your head?

"I can hear the voices in my head again!"...Phoebe, "Friends", Eps. 9x02 The One Where Emma Cries

Daniel
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:53 AM
:lol:

Can Nastya hear voices in her head? tellig her: dont get bored in the match :p

Spunky83
Apr 12th, 2005, 01:21 PM
:lol:

Can Nastya hear voices in her head? tellig her: dont get bored in the match :p

Whenever I get bored or pissed, I just try to make me remember and think about funny things which have happened to me or or other persons and then I laugh about it (no one ever looked at me when I suddenly burst out in laughter on a bus or train) It works!!! She may give it a shot :lol:

martirogi
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:30 PM
"I can hear the voices in my head again!"...Phoebe, "Friends", Eps. 9x02 The One Where Emma Cries

:bounce: phoebe's the best!!! the best friend by far. :wavey:

Spunky83
Apr 12th, 2005, 04:40 PM
:bounce: phoebe's the best!!! the best friend by far. :wavey:

I liked everyone of them...and I really miss´em all :sad:

I´ve seen you´ve changed your nationality...I assume you want to show that your neutral by using that flag or...ahhhh! Because of your former (cuurent) fave player(s)? Martina plays an exhibtiion against Sabatini in my hometown right before Gerry Weber Open...will I go? I don´t know :confused:

martirogi
Apr 12th, 2005, 05:01 PM
geneva :inlove:

hingis :worship:

chocolate :drool:

martirogi
Apr 12th, 2005, 05:03 PM
the exhibition is where u live!! i would probably go to see hingis, but i dont really like exhibitions in general. it always seems to me that they decide who wins before they go on court.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 13th, 2005, 12:40 AM
Are you sure you don´t hear voices in your head?

:lol: what kinda voices? .. dunno :p phoebe's the best!!! the best friend by far

Not true! :( Joey is the best! :( :worship: . WAS the best :sad: :sad: :sad:

Daniel
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:47 AM
Myskina's French defence on the rocks

April 15, 2005

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Anastasia Myskina's preparations for the defence of her French Open title suffered another setback on Wednesday as she lost to 15-year-old Czech Nicole Vaidisova in the Family Circle Cup second round in Charleston, South Carolina.

World No.1 Lindsay Davenport, defending champion Venus Williams and former No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne advanced but Myskina's poor form continued as she succumbed to a second early exit in as many weeks, losing 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to the teenager.

Suffering with a cold, the Russian looked out of sorts, spraying groundstrokes long and wide and struggling with her serve in the gusty conditions.

Vaidisova, the world No.49, attacked Myskina's second serve to great effect, taking the opening set and breaking to lead 4-3 in the second. As nerves set in, Myskina, beaten in the third round at Amelia Island last week, levelled the match. The Russian fought back from a break down to 4-4 in the third set, but Vaidisova broke again and converted her third match point for victory.

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"It's a good win for me," said Vaidisova. "It's the highest seed I've beaten and it gives me great confidence for my next matches."

Myskina was disgusted with her performance. "With this bad game I had today, it still went to a third set and I think that's pretty amazing," she said. "We had no rallies, it was just me making all the mistakes. She served pretty well but that's all she's got.

"I want to play my best every tournament but it's not really happening right now. Deep inside I'm really upset but I'm really looking forward to the next weeks and hopefully it's going to change

_LuCaS_
Apr 19th, 2005, 08:57 PM
IN the May issue of Russian Cosmopolitan there's an interview with Anastasia (probably right after AO, not sure though) in which she talks among other things about her new dream of owning a small restaurant. She also wants a house in the forest and a dog ;), she loves animation (Shrek) and refused to reveal the name of her new bf.
Here are the scans of the full interview
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/gogo82/list2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/gogo82/list3.jpg
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LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 19th, 2005, 09:59 PM
OMG .. last page, RED text .. does she say, that if u are abroad for so much time, it is cool to hear russian language again .. :p Or something like that ?!! ..

Haha I can speak russian & read cyrillic !! :worship: I AM THE BEST :p

sinterklaasje
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:52 PM
new bf? again? :eek:
she seems to be a popular girl ;)

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 20th, 2005, 11:45 AM
new bf?

I dont like to hear this either, but if he is not as ugly as Aleksandr, then it's good news anyway :lol:

Spunky83
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:49 PM
hehe....what again a new bf?!? :lol:

However...a kiss to the person who translate it!

_LuCaS_
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:58 PM
However...a kiss to the person who translate it!
Hear that Sertab? You're the best anyway in Russian

_LuCaS_
Apr 20th, 2005, 04:53 PM
SO I get nothing for providing some Cliff Notes? :(

Spunky83
Apr 20th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Huh?

_LuCaS_
Apr 20th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Oh now it's "huh?"...that's what's left of us? :sad:

miffedmax
Apr 20th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Hmm. If Nasty dumped Al and Lena's still seeing Max, maybe that's why they weren't on such good terms in Florida (at least according to our ace reporter on the spot!)

Al claims he set up Lena and Max.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 20th, 2005, 09:17 PM
What?? Translate all of it ?? :sad: Sorry i think I can't ...
I am really really slow in reading cyrillic .. and I dont know some letters, also I can understand just a little russian, cus it's similar to slovak ..

Hmmm ... I can try to translate, but I will only the big quotes ok? .. It would take centuries 4 me to translate all ..

>>> So .. the title is Formula uspeha Anastasii Myskinoi >>> Anastasia's recipe to become successful :p
Under the title:
Slortivnaja žizni - daže predstaviti strašno, čto takoe!
???? - It's hard to introduce, but that's the way it is! ( wtf ?!! :lol: ) ( I am not sure about the translationas .. so if i translate wrong .. sorry .. )
Segodnja ty odygryvaeš pervuju raketku mira Lindsay Devenport, a zavtira proigryvaeš komu'to, kogo ele vidno v koncu rejtinga WTA. OMG ... Word by word, it's like this:
Soon you play first racket of peace ( ??!!! :lol: ) with Lindasy Devenport, but you ?lose?, that is seen at the end of rating wta :P LOLL .. :lol:
No est dositzhenija kotopje u Anastasii Myskinoi nikto ne otnimet:
And something that nobody knew ( or said ? ) about Anastasija:
Ona vyigrala chempionat " Rolan Garros " , ona vhidit v lpjaterky uchshih tennisistok mira.
She won the chanpionship Rollan Garros, she is in best 5 tennis players of PeaCe :eek: WTF ?!!
From the second page, the text on the picture:
Mnogie devushky uchatcia gotovit, myt posudy, poly - umenja ne bilo etih probljem.
Many girls learn how to ?? I think, to guess what is their destiny .. :confused: but - i had no such problems.

AAAAaaah this is all i managed to do .. :sad: sorry ... I am so tired now :lol: really :sad:

somebody can just learn cyrillic, it is very easy actually, and write the whole text in latin, and then i can try to translate :P .. But it is really very hard for me to do both ... sorry ..

_LuCaS_
Apr 20th, 2005, 09:33 PM
:lol: great job sertab, you're a genuine talent

Spunky83
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Oh now it's "huh?"...that's what's left of us? :sad:

Uh?

sinterklaasje
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:05 PM
:lol: @ Sertab

mir means peace or world, so mira here is 'of the world' and not 'of peace' :lol:

_LuCaS_
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Uh?
Oh yeah, she's crazy about me :hearts:

sinterklaasje
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:46 PM
Sportivnaja žizn - daže predstavit strašno, čto takoe!

:help:
Damn, time to spend more time in Russian class :lol:

Segodnja ty odygryvaeš pervuju raketku mira Lindsay Devenport, a zavtra proigryvaeš komu'to, kogo ele vidno v koncu rejtinga WTA.

Today, you win against Lindsay Davenport, nr 1 of the world, but tomorrow you lose against everybody. Then a very difficult one, I think they want to say that the first spot of the ranking is far out of sight for the moment.


No est dositzhenija kotopje u Anastasii Myskinoi nikto ne otnimet:

But nobody can take away her achievements

Ona vyigrala chempionat " Rolan Garros " , ona vhodit v pjaterky uchshih tennisistok mira.

She won Roland Garros and entered the top 5.



Not sure wether all these translations are correct tough :lol:
The rest of the interview, euhm, another time maybe :lol:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 20th, 2005, 11:28 PM
:lol: @ Sertab

mir means peace or world, so mira here is 'of the world' and not 'of peace' :lol:

haa i didn't know :p * SVET * means WoRLD in both, slovenian & slovak, so .. :confused:

Daniel
Apr 21st, 2005, 10:47 PM
Myskina pulls out of Fed Cup tie



Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Posted: 0928 GMT (1728 HKT)


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OAKLAND, California (Reuters) -- Anastasia Myskina has pulled out of Russia's Fed Cup tie against Italy in Brindisi on April 23-24 with a shoulder injury.

Myskina's coach Jens Gerlach said the French Open champion decided after last week's tournament in Charleston that she needed to give her sore shoulder a rest.

Myskina was upset in the second round by Czech 15-year-old Nicole Vaidisova at the Family Circle Cup.

"We decided it was better not to take any more risks because we have Roland Garros coming up," Gerlach told Reuters by telephone.

Gerlach said Myskina - who led Russia to its first Fed Cup title last year -- will try to practise next week and then play Berlin and Rome before heading to Paris to defend her crown.

The world number six has only reached one semifinal this year in Antwerp.

The Russians have yet to announce a replacement for Myskina, although world number 12 Nadia Petrova is a possibility.

Captain Shamil Tarpischev has already named Elena Dementieva, Elena Bovina and Dinara Safina to the team.

The Italians are led by world number 20 Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta, who won two clay court titles in February.

greenfunkTHREE.
Apr 22nd, 2005, 04:14 PM
svetlana kuznetsova's not in the fed cup? ooooh.

ahaha!.

angiee3
Apr 22nd, 2005, 06:17 PM
so she won't play in the fed cup.

_LuCaS_
Apr 22nd, 2005, 08:23 PM
The formula of the success of Anastasia Myskina
Cosmopolitan
Elena Kostyleva


Sports life - it's terribly even to imagine what is it! Today you beat the first player in the world - Lindsay Davenport, tomorrow you lose to someone who is hardly seen in the end of the ranking. But there are achievements, that no one will take away from Anastasia Myskina: she won the championship Roland Garros, she is among the five best player of the world.

I'm going to Nastya and speculating on my lack of sports abilities and on exactly today found love - no, passion! - to the sweetnesses. Just I enter in the kitchen, Nastya sits down at the table against me and sets out a plate with a huge piece of cake before me. To herself - exactly the same.



-And is it allowed for you? How about restrictions, I don't know, diets?
- There aren't any restrictions for me. I can eat, then sleep, then eat again. And won't get fat, thank mom and daddy for that. In general I consider myself too thin and think how to improve. I don't like very much my legs, it seems to me that they are skinny, and I would want that there was more content in front.

-I read your interviews - you speak astonishing things. For example you can say:"Well, sometimes I lose because of laziness" I haven't heard such things from any other athlete.
-I'll explain: it's because of tiredness. Sometimes it accumulates so much, that you just don't want anything more. Because the previos week has been the same. The marmot's day. And during the third week going on the court you don't know why. Maybe there is no need to admit such things. Probably it's necessary to speak that everything is super always.

-Everything is clear.Of course it isn't any laziness.
-(laugh)No, not laziness.

-"One and the same" looks differently at different people. Of what is yours consist?
- A waking, trainings, a flight, a passage, a running, a gym. Actually many people life so too: stand up, go to work, make some necessary affairs but all the same sometimes you become tired of that.

-But usualy a man may say:"No, today I won't go to work. Tomorrow won't go either" Can you say "No, what the hell, I have another plans for these 3 days" - and to abolish your participation in the tournament?
- No. There should be very serious reasons for that - an injury for example. I have obligations, including toward the organizers of the tournament. As to the trainings, sometimes I can say" today I can't. But again, in the evening the conscience prevails. You realize deeply in the soul - I did something wrong. The others are engaged and you lay on the sofa all the time, do nothing.

-And what? What if the others are engaged?"
-Well, there is a sport gambling. Still I should like being the best, for that I train since 6 years old. Even should be the best I would say.

-And what is the meaning of being the best in your sport?
-For us the most important are four tourneys Grand Slam - in Australia, France, England, America. And the world championship - eight strongest tennis players on the results of the year get there. Thus these five tourneys - majors, as you play them, soyou stay in the ranking.

-And is it possible once for all to win everything and to settle?
-No. If I have won a tournament - next year I have to defend my title, to prove that I'm the best again. This year again. So year by year you travel to the same tourneys, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

-And the selfconfidence, the mood depend on that?
-Well, not only from that. How are the things in the family.The parents have always helped me very much. Daddy made very much for me. And mom too - she created very comfortable condition for me home. Many girls learn to cook, to wash vessels, floors, there weren't such problems for me. Mom perfectly understood that I want to rest after the training.

-And did the parents realize early that it's serious about tennis with you?
-They realized much earlier than me. It was clear to them that tennis is that I will be engaged with professionally. A kid can't take decisions, it wants to walk, to dawdle. The parents were making many decisions instead of me. It seemed to me that all that were made against me, but now I understand that has been for good. Of course there were moments when I was speaking" I don't want to play today, leave me!" Earlier if they gave you in sports school, there already the trainer grasped you severely. At this level I struck in lucky, very good coaches teached me and I don't remember that I haven't wanted to go go at all.

-And now, what is changed in the sense of education of tennis champions?
- Now everything turned on the commercial base and it depends on financial conditions of the family very much. Therefore mainly today children attend just for themselves. Of course there are parents that set themselves the task to create a champion but sometimes they aren't right in my opinion. My parents had always another goal - that I was happy. Though... Daddy wanted probably more, that I become a good player. But surely they both wanted that I was engrossed and that's the most important for a kid. Now they write a lot about our prizes and it seems to me that many parents want exactly that for their children. I don't know, maybe it isn't correct. But sometimes it's obvious how the parents coerce a child who doesn't want to be engaged with that at all.

- And daddy, does he continue to take care of you, your career?
-Not anymore. I take care myself.

- Again I'll cite you : right after you won the tourney in Palermo, you stated: " Now I have no fear of anything"...
-That was an youthful maximalism. Then it seemed to me that it was my best win and the limit of the dreams. Later I realized that it isn't so, there are another goals, big tournaments.

- But you speak often, that you don't set concrete tasks: to reach the final, to win that or other... You just win and then say: of course, there was that thought..
-Probably that's a superstition - to not speak before the tourney...

Hello, hi, I have an interview right now, can I call you back? (Nastya begins a talk in English with her coach who lives in Germany. Like many of them, whom the language is necessary for the work, Nastya speaks freely and easily, not caring about the pronunciation, but with tight intonations.)



-Where did you learn the language?
-(Laughing) Nowhere. It was necessary for me to commune a lot at during the tourneys, travels, girls who knew it helped. In the process of conversation I learnt... Where did we stop? On superstitions. Well, don't say "gop" before you jump over. I don't like speaking much until I do. Then I may say, yes it was the goal.

-Do you consider yourself a successful person?
-If it happens that I will live through the rest of my life after tennis as well successfully too, then I could say that. That's very important - to not lose yourself after sport.It's more simple for an ordinary man who graduates from the college - he has a speciality, he can make his life with it. We have as well: I can begin working as a coach. But I don't feel like very much - first , it's tough to coerce children doing that you have been coerced for life, second it's necessary being good psychologist to work with children. It isn't for me.

-What will you do then?
-That should be something my own, my business, not important what, May be a small restaurant.

-Such a strange question. Sometimes you said that you have a talisman as a plush dog, is it still with you?
-Well, that was long ago. Now I can't say that I have a talisman. I carry a toy, but only to be softer sleeping because sometimes the bedding aren't soft in the hotels. It's a a duck. I used to sleep on it.

-You answer so sincerely. Interesting, since how when the press began showing interest in you actively?
-Only since the last year.Sometimes it tires. But all the same they aren's so interested in me as in Alina Kabaeva let us say.Here, it's hard for her probably. Often people write spoof things try to characterize you as a human absolutely not knowing you, having seen few times on TV. They try to draw attention to the newspaper literally walking over people. I endeavour to not read newspaper, but my acquaintances read, their acquaintances... And do you read "Express-paper", "Speed-info"?

-No, I don't read.
-Thanks God!

-We, "Cosmopolitan have our themes - we can't avoid asking about the boyfriend. I have heard your friend lives in Germany...
-No, that was long ago and it is an untruth.

-So,we abolish all rumours?
-Yes. I'm not an actress, nor a singer, such a popularity isn't interesting for me. The only I can say - yes, I have a boyfriend. But neither who is he, nor what he does I will tell.

-Well, then tell us not who, but what do you love?
-When I'm in Moscow I listen radio all the time. I love our music: when you spend a lot of time abroad, it's pleasant to listen a Russian speech. I like the song of Dima Bilan " on the coast of the sky" So romantic! Recently we picked up with Dima,a good guy...What do I love more? As every normal woman I like going in salons.In my opinion it's very entertaining.

-Do you like movies?
-Yes, our old films: "Girls""The brindled passage" "Three plus two" I know word-perfect. I always carry them on DVD - watch when a depression comes. Every sadness melts away for half an hour. It's a pity they aren't making such films now. Blank serials about bandits with fights - burst here and there. Terrible what is created! Though, mom advised to watch "Vera's driver" Very good movie she says. From what came out recently I liked all full-length cartoons "Shrek-2", " Brother bear". Today I bought a disc "Underwater friends", I want to watch tonight. Further I liked "Fashion mom" and "How to lose a guy in 10 days" with Kate Hudson.

-Do you use it as a guidance in life? Do admirers surround?
-No. (laughing) Admirers don't surround. They aren't so many. More precisely he's only one and doesn't bore.

-And do you like shoping? Though probably you haven't time for that....
- Of course I have. If there is half an hour between the trainings - straight in the shop. I train in Krilatskoe, there is full of shops. Or I call friends "What in the shop?" I have design things for example from Hugo Boss, or Dolce&Cabbana, things from unknown marks too. I love very much Nike, all the time I wear their clothes. Their things are very convenient and beautiful.

-And are the friends engaged with trainings too?
-No, why? I have a friend I commune from school, earlier she played tennis but not anymore. My second friend hasn't any relation to sport nor to school. And I have another two very good friends. Though of course I have very little time for spending with them.

-And Dementieva?
-With Lena we have very good relationship. We chum since 6 years old but in a interview I read, that it's hard for her being a friend with me, the competition impedes.

-Didn't her words offend you?
-Why offend, it's her position.

-I have a serious question to you. You have an experience from wins and from losses. Tell us, What needs a human when he loses?
-Of course close people. It's very hard to lose. Especially when you are on a high enough level. If you are third in the ranking for example, you should lose only to 2 persons in the world by idea, the you should beat the rest. And if you lose it seems that you are worse already, , don't train enough, that tomorrow - another tourney and if you lose again? That is it, many negative thoughts visit the head... It was so with me in Australia this year - it seemed that nothing comes off enough, I want nothing more. The relatives were convincing me: well, didn't happen here, but there is another week...

-Do the parents call you after the translation?
- I'm such a person - better to call them myself. Sometimes I don't want to speak with anyone, want to delve in myself. Though it's even worse then. More often I call parents and just listen their opinion: what has come off in the game, what hasn't. Mom tells how I have looked on court. Interesting too.

-If you could change everything in your life, how would you like to live an year let say? Have you an ideal imagination?
-Of course, staying home for an year I could not. I haven't such habit. Therefore perfectly - if I'm engaged. Meeting with people, settling issues... And in the evening you come home and the darling dog welcomes you. So that you could rest, relax at home. At home.

-Not in a lodging?
-No, probably I want a house already.

-Of course, on the sea?
-No, somewhere... in the forest. (Laughing) That there would be a nature. I want a dog very much. For the present I have no one to leave with. And that you will leave it to someone and it happens that you devolve the obligation to take care of it to other people. Mom? No, I can't. It isn't up to a dog to mom.

-But she can't refuse in fact?
-That's exactly the point - she can't of course!

-It's strange your ideal imagination - "all day be engaged something, engaged""... And now, it isn't so?
--(Laughing) Yes. Such life, you can't stop. When I'm home for 2-3 hours it seems that I forget to do something: to call to someone, to negotiate about something, maybe I have promised someone something... It's necessary to do something all the time. To go somewhere, to hurry.

-So, is it the formula of the success?
-Yes, probably.

BIG THANKS TO KAMEN (NASTYAFAN) for translating this interview :worship:

sinterklaasje
Apr 22nd, 2005, 08:40 PM
I knew my translation was just crap :lol:
thanks Lucas :banana:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:48 PM
I knew my translation was just crap

Same goes for mine :lol:

THANKS A LOT !! Very nice interview :worship: :hearts:

wolfgang
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:55 AM
I don't like very much my legs, it seems to me that they are skinny, and I would want that there was more content in front.

Um...is she saying what I think she is saying? :D

_LuCaS_
Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:50 AM
Um...is she saying what I think she is saying? :D
At least she's honest ;), don't worry Nastya I still love you, but your legs are :hearts: :worship:











PS: I agree

cerbero
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:02 PM
It think any girl would kill to have legs like hers... :lol:

angiee3
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:28 PM
i like her legs. :hearts:

wolfgang
Apr 24th, 2005, 06:12 AM
Her legs are great, but there is nothing wrong with her "content in front", either. :)

_LuCaS_
Apr 24th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Her legs are great, but there is nothing wrong with her "content in front", either. :)
Considering she's an athlete no

greenfunkTHREE.
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:13 AM
It think any girl would kill to have legs like hers... :lol:


i'll be the first to kill! :lol:

Daniel
Apr 27th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Thanks for the interview :)

_LuCaS_
May 4th, 2005, 10:45 PM
For those who didn't endure the pain...a sample
http://rapidshare.de/files/1577898/final_game.avi.html

Aleksz
May 5th, 2005, 03:10 PM
http://img11.echo.cx/img11/1445/myskina2ja.gif

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 6th, 2005, 12:24 PM
:devil: :devil: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOl Kool ass :devil:

greenfunkTHREE.
May 6th, 2005, 03:15 PM
nice. thing there. : ))

Aleksz
May 6th, 2005, 10:16 PM
http://img112.echo.cx/img112/5665/myskina17rj.gif

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 6th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Btw ... about the intewiew in Cosmopolitan ... before it was translated, somebody ( dont remember who ) said, that she tells in the interwiew, that she has a new boyfriend ... but in the translation, there is nothing like that ... :confused:

_LuCaS_
May 7th, 2005, 09:21 AM
Btw ... about the intewiew in Cosmopolitan ... before it was translated, somebody ( dont remember who ) said, that she tells in the interwiew, that she has a new boyfriend ... but in the translation, there is nothing like that ... :confused:

-So,we abolish all rumours?
-Yes. I'm not an actress, nor a singer, such a popularity isn't interesting for me. The only I can say - yes, I have a boyfriend. But neither who is he, nor what he does I will tell.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 7th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Does it mean he's NeW ?!

_LuCaS_
May 7th, 2005, 01:31 PM
yes

nouf
May 7th, 2005, 07:04 PM
mvid myskina australian open 2005 by nouf on my forum wta

http://pagesperso.laposte.net/wtahq/showthread.php?t=239

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 7th, 2005, 11:04 PM
So coooolllll :hearts: :worship: :hearts:

Thanks a lot :drool:

Daniel
May 7th, 2005, 11:08 PM
any news about what the personal probkems are in her life?? :sad:

Daniel
May 8th, 2005, 04:36 AM
Injured Myskina doubtful for Paris



Saturday, May 7, 2005 Posted: 1908 GMT (0308 HKT)


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OAKLAND, California -- Anastasia Myskina is doubtful for the defense of her French Open title due to a nagging shoulder injury.

The Russian, who has reached only one semi-final this year, has pulled out of next week's Italian Open.

The decision followed her surprise 6-2 1-6 6-4 defeat by German wild card Julia Schruff in the Berlin Masters.

"I'm still optimistic, but we won't know until the end of next week," said her coach Jens Gerlach.

"She's not 100 percent now and she's receiving treatment at home in Moscow. If she can't train the week before Roland Garros, it will be difficult for her to go there and play the way she wants to."

"Right now it's hard to think positive, but I'm hoping everything will turn out okay," Myskina added.

"I'm trying to do my best, but it's not really working. When you lose a lot of matches, you lose confidence."

Myskina is unable to practice serving because of her injury.

"I'm not going to find any excuses for why I'm losing right now," Myskina added. "I'm not losing because of my serve I'm losing because I'm not showing my best tennis from the baseline."

Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Elena Dementieva in the 2004 French Open final.

She lost in the Olympic semi-final to eventual champion Justine Henin-Hardenne before winning a tournament in Moscow and leading her nation to the Fed Cup title.

Myskina ended 2004 ranked a career-high number three and declared her intention of taking over the number one ranking but after being upset by Nathalie Dechy at the Australian Open, her game went downhill.

"I had so many unforced errors against Dechy and was so bad that after that I began to lose confidence because I felt weak," said the sixth-ranked Myskina.

"I have to work harder, but sometimes when you lose a match like the one against Shruff you don't want to play. I have to learn to win the important points again."

Gerlach said Myskina's injury might be a result of playing too much over the past three years.

The Russian has played 22 tournaments in the last 12 months, more than anyone in the top 10 except for Vera Zvonareva.

"The way she plays, she doesn't win a lot of easy matches and has to fight a lot in three setters," Gerlach said.

"She's put herself through a lot. She was due for a break sooner or later."

Gerlach said that if Myskina's shoulder does heal in time for the French Open starting later this month she must rediscover the fire in her belly.

"She's been a champion and knows how to dig deep like a champion," he said. "If she gets to Paris and wins a couple of good matches, maybe she'll feel the magic of Roland Garros again."

Spunky83
May 8th, 2005, 11:45 PM
any news about what the personal probkems are in her life?? :sad:

She won´t say and actually it´s the best she can do...why should she tell the whole world? I wouldn´t like everyone to know mine either. Just hope she can figure out what to do, that´s all I want for her and if Elena D. hadn´t mentioned anything, no one would know that in the first place.

_LuCaS_
May 9th, 2005, 07:52 PM
http://www.sonyericsson.com/tennis/index.html
In Download section > Ringtones...2 of Nastya's : English and Russian

angiee3
May 11th, 2005, 12:39 AM
thanks for the liink.
ciao

Daniel
May 11th, 2005, 02:34 AM
Do you thinkk she will play RG? I hope she plays only if she feels healthy, the result does not matter anymore.
\
Nastya :hug: :kiss: :smooch:

Spunky :hug:

nouf
May 11th, 2005, 04:14 PM
mvid nastya roland garros 2004 by nouf available!

http://pagesperso.laposte.net/wtahq/showthread.php?t=249

enjoy!

angiee3
May 11th, 2005, 08:02 PM
thansk nouf.
merci!

greenfunkTHREE.
May 12th, 2005, 07:55 AM
hoho. i saw the sony ericsson ringtone thing. haha! and the spelt kuznetsova's name wrongly. but the ringtone is really. FUNNY. haha

Spunky83
May 20th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Latest article on www.anastasia-myskina.com , translated it from "Le Figaro"

http://sports.lefigaro.fr/article_tennis_myskina_a_plat_2404.html

Found a very interesting (yet not brilliant) article on the website of Le Figaro, the online version of the popular french newspaper. Interesting to read as the author describes the current situation very well in a neutral way, but at times it gets a little bit out of hand though. I´ve translated it the best way I could (my french sucks) but I think it´s acceptable. Go read about the story of the so-called "Hingis-clone";)


Myskina worn out
17th May 2005

Less than a week before the opening of Roland Garros will take place, Anastasia Myskina is in big trouble. Loss of confidence, poor performances...after a great season 2004, the titleholder faced a bad turn since January. Will a return to the door of Auteuil ("Porte D'Auteuil", note by translator) be enough to let the spirit revive?

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/gfx/upload/1116313739.jpg

A little piece of finesse in a world dominated by harshness
The picture of Anastasia Myskina raising the Cup Suzanne Lenglen June 5th of that year had initialized the beginning of the domination of the Russians on the womens´ tennis circuit in 2004, noticeably with a boundless freedom apart from the russian tennis institutions back home. Taking advantage of the both recurrently injured duo, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters, the vanishing Williams´ sisters and the mentally friable Amelie Mauresmo, the young Muscovite sparked off the June-Revolution, doing wonders for the self-confidence of the rest of the Russians. Myskina demonstrated that by playing with a piece of finesse in a world marked by harshness doesn´t reduce the hopes of winning at all.

Before her triumph in the Door of Auteuil, the so-called "Nastya" probably wasn´t the greatest sensation on the tour, but only a few experts dared to doubt her devotion. "I think that it´s not enough to earn the title of a big slam. In a tournament such as Roland Garros, she will probably find it difficult to keep up with the others", George Goven (Fed Cup team captain of France, note by translator) predicted in the "L´Equipe" (huge french sports-newspaper, note by translator) at the beginning of 2004. Regarding the game of the Russian, it was hard to negative the criticism. Mentally fragile and distinctly less powerful than all the members of the top ten, her accession up to the fifth rank of the WTA is a huge accomplishment in a sport in which only the strongest survive, a circumstance which also forced the talented Martina Hingis to surrender.

"Clone" of Hingis
"Her game has nothing special, it depends on the pysical abilities and she needs to work on that", Patrice Dominguez has said, joining the team-coach of the Fed Cup team in his opinion but both men of the FFT (Fédération Française de Tennis, note by the translator) also acknowledged the qualities of Myskina, making her able to create suprises, "Her strokes are not very powerful but they are very quick and are always put well. She has a huge sense of anticipation and moves very quickly on court. It all comes together with a huge tactical sense and overall a very intelligent game." The "clone" of Martina Hingis had been born and was going to to haunt down the mind of her rivals all throughout the rest of the season.

A pitch-dark season
When the year 2005 started, Myskina was rightly a candidate to take over the rank of world-number one. After more than a quarter of the year though, it must be said that the accomplishments of the young Russian are definetly far away from her ambitions. At the moment she just can´t hold her own game to the powerful ones of her opponents. The combacks of the former world-number ones, Clijsters, Henin and Serena Williams pointed out that her accession to the second place of the WTA-rankings was partly due to the absence of her rivals.

It is enough to take a look at the results to realize that the current season marks a complete turn-about: 9 wins are standing against 9 defeats (it´s 8-9 by the way not counting a walkover, but thanks! note by the translator), including crushing defeats to little known players such as Peng or Schruff...Less than a week until the opening of Roland Garros, the Muscovite acknowledges that pressure was too heavy for her fragile shoulders (note by the translator: those shoulder-phrases are really funny, aren´t they?). Imaginary wounds, personal problems, all those reasons were listed to explain this descent into hell. As it´s time now to return to the place of her triumph, only a few expect her to repeat her performance of 2004. While her compatriots Sharapova and Dementieva confirmed playing, doubt has creeped into the head of the titleholder. Let us hope for Myskina that the good atmosphere of court Philippe Chatrier will avoid her making the same descent as the glorious Martina Hingis.

cerbero
May 20th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Un peu con ce journaliste...

Spunky83
May 20th, 2005, 09:50 PM
Il a raison quelquefois. Il est surnaturel, mais le texte est intéressant. La comparaison à hingis est bizarre, un peu. Il m'a pris les heures pour traduire;) Je déteste la langue française!

Just getting into the french open atmosphere and still when actually have to speak french, I can´t get my mouth open!

cerbero
May 20th, 2005, 10:13 PM
What the article means is that high competition is a tough world and there's no pity...i hope Nastya has this in mind and can handle it...just to clear the "un peu con" , the comparaison with Hingis is not an innocent one and is rather mean following the thesis that she quit cause she couldn´t handle it which would could also be applied to Nastya...

Spunky83
May 20th, 2005, 10:58 PM
What the article means is that high competition is a tough world and there's no pity...i hope Nastya has this in mind and can handle it...just to clear the "un peu con" , the comparaison with Hingis is not an innocent one and is rather mean following the thesis that she quit cause she couldn´t handle it which would could also be applied to Nastya...

Yeah, I mean Hingis...it´s certainly more complicated than this. In the article it seemed like she stopped playing cause she didn´t have the game to overcome the powergame era which according to most people started when the Williams had their breakthrough. Truth is there were a lot of reasons why Martina retired at such a young age. It just all came together...you´re right the thesis is wrong in some way, although as a fan of Hingis and Nastya, I am just amazed sometimes that people compare her to Hingis as Nastya has to do a lot more to be compared to her imo.

Spunky83
May 20th, 2005, 11:00 PM
...yes, I know that Nastya beat Martina once...;)

cerbero
May 20th, 2005, 11:11 PM
I'm not saying the thesis is totally wrong and that it can't also be applied to Nastya, the problem is one can't say these things so easily...it's just mean speculation ...and low level journalism that is usually seen in tabloids...

Spunky83
May 21st, 2005, 08:24 PM
The perfect kiss :lol:

News-Clip from belgium tv channel, poster pigam found it:

http://www.vtm.be/nieuws/index_bekijkonline.htm

Click on "Zaterdag 21/05", the "19u" clip...around minute 32...Kim and Nastya, very "close";)

_LuCaS_
May 21st, 2005, 08:30 PM
Now no need to overreact ppl, this was an accident...

Sertab snap out of it ! Somebody call 911!!! :devil:

sinterklaasje
May 21st, 2005, 10:05 PM
The perfect kiss :lol:

News-Clip from belgium tv channel, poster pigam found it:

http://www.vtm.be/nieuws/index_bekijkonline.htm

Click on "Zaterdag 21/05", the "19u" clip...around minute 32...Kim and Nastya, very "close";)


YEAH, I saw that on tv.
I wished I was a WTA-player, maybe I would also get a hug like that :devil:

sinterklaasje
May 24th, 2005, 10:35 PM
I found an article on a Belgian website (sport.be)
It's written in Dutch, I'll try to translate it sooner or later (could be later ;) )
Maybe you can understand a bit of it if you know a bit of German :)

btw, it's written by an ex-tennisplayer from Belgium, Filip Dewulf
It's a sad article (you all know what it is about :sad: ), but this is actually the first (!) time he treats her with respect (he hardly ever mentions Nastya in his articles, but if he does, he only writes that she's not talented and stuff like that). I'm glad he shows his sympathy in these hard times.




De miserie van Myskina

Goh, wat had ik een medelijden met Anastasia Myskina. Niet alleen tijdens haar persconferentie waarop ze met roodomrande ogen haar plicht kwam vervullen. Maar zeker ook op de baan, waarin je ze constant tegen zichzelf - en de zin van dat alles - zag vechten. Triest. Soms is het leven van een tennisser echt geen lachertje.

Het probleem van de Slavische schone is gekend. Mama Galina vecht tegen een ziekte - de naam wou Myskina niet uitspreken maar u en ik weten waar het over gaat - en dat heeft zich ontegensprekelijk in haar bevallig hoofd genesteld. Moeilijk om je op zo'n ogenblik op zoiets triviaals als sport te concentreren, waar Myskina dan ook al maandenlang niet in slaagt. Van de regen raakte ze in den drop, zich als een aanfluiting van zichzelf door tornooiweken slepend en dan staat daar ineens Roland Garros voor de deur. Het evenement van het jaar. Vorig seizoen was ze nog de koningin van Parijs, stond ze te stralen aan de Eiffeltoren. Dit jaar lagen de kaarten anders, twijfelde ze om aan te treden.

Persoonlijk had ik de handdoek geworpen en even tijd voor mezelf genomen. Praat na de vaak want zelfs in mijn meest barre momenten durfde ik niet nee te zeggen tegen al die mooie tornooien en de lokroep van het circuit. Myskina voelde daarenboven de morele verplichting haar Parijse titel te verdedigen. Om nog maar te zwijgen over de druk van sponsors en andere belanghebbenden. Ook al wist ze dat ze niet over de mentale ingesteldheid beschikte om veertien dagen alles te geven.

Want dat mag je ook niet onderschatten. Voor het tennis van Myskina moet je net geestelijk in evenwicht zijn. Eerder een counterspeelster dan een werkelijke puntenmaakster vergt haar spelletje geweldig veel energie, zowel mentaal als fysiek. Ze zal niet snel een tegenstreefster overrompelen, eerder een beetje in slaap wiegen en op regelmaat verstikken. Ga er dan maar eens voor staan zonder vertrouwen of zin, twee weken lang. Een ondankbare taak.

De prijs die Myskina heeft betaald voor haar plichtsbewustheid is niet min. Zo kreeg ze voor wat gefrustreerd racketgeklop een deel van het Franse publiek over zich. Niet elke toeschouwer kent haar achtergrond maar dat gefluit zal toch wel aangekomen zijn, net één jaar nadat ze op handen uit de court Philippe Chatrier was gedragen. Daarenboven mag voor het eerst in de geschiedenis van Les Internationaux de France de titelverdedigster na ronde één naar huis. Myskina verkeert wel in goed gezelschap want de vorige 'recordhoudster' was niemand minder dan Justine Henin, die vorig jaar als titelhoudster al na twee rondes haar valiezen mocht pakken. Het zal een schrale troost wezen.

Myskina sprak na haar match voor het eerst over een periode van verpozing. Lijkt me terecht. Haar plaats is op dit moment niet op de tennisbaan maar aan de zijde van haar mama. We wensen haar veel sterkte toe en een spoedig herstel, voor moeder én dochter.

_LuCaS_
May 25th, 2005, 09:59 AM
Heh beats me ;)

greenfunkTHREE.
May 25th, 2005, 02:46 PM
The perfect kiss :lol:

News-Clip from belgium tv channel, poster pigam found it:

http://www.vtm.be/nieuws/index_bekijkonline.htm

Click on "Zaterdag 21/05", the "19u" clip...around minute 32...Kim and Nastya, very "close";)


nice video. ;) :kiss:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 25th, 2005, 06:28 PM
doesnt work for me again :sad: :mad:

_LuCaS_
May 25th, 2005, 06:36 PM
doesnt work for me again :sad: :mad:
Wasn't that interesting anyway...just KIm and Anastasia missing cheeks...it looked like a french kiss
Yikes! :p

angiee3
May 25th, 2005, 09:17 PM
ok. i'm confused.
i clicked the link. and it takes me to some page
in some other language i don't undestand. what do i do
to download the video.
i reall want to see it.

_LuCaS_
May 25th, 2005, 09:44 PM
You have a list...of days, look at the date, go down.
Click on "Zaterdag 21/05", the "19u" clip > modem...around minute 32
Come on it's not that hard

sinterklaasje
May 25th, 2005, 11:01 PM
ok. i'm confused.
i clicked the link. and it takes me to some page
in some other language i don't undestand. what do i do
to download the video.
i reall want to see it.

It's not just 'some' language. It's Dutch (or Nederlands as we call it) !! ;)

They only talk about Kim (that's the problem here in Belgium, they only talk about Kim and Justine :( ), Nastya appears on the screen only for a few seconds, so don't worry if you can't see it, you won't miss much.

angiee3
May 25th, 2005, 11:22 PM
well thanks Lucian. for posting the instructions again.
sorry i hadn't seen the instruction that Spunky had posted.
I see now that its not that hard.

sinterklaasje : ohh. i didn't know it was Dutch.

Spunky83
May 25th, 2005, 11:36 PM
It's not just 'some' language. It's Dutch (or Nederlands as we call it) !! ;)

They only talk about Kim (that's the problem here in Belgium, they only talk about Kim and Justine :( ), Nastya appears on the screen only for a few seconds, so don't worry if you can't see it, you won't miss much.

Dutch...that´s not a language :devil: ...just joking;)

sinterklaasje
May 25th, 2005, 11:49 PM
Dutch...that´s not a language :devil: ...just joking;)

So, tell me, how do these reputation points work? :devil: ;)

angiee3
May 26th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Dutch...that´s not a language :devil: ...just joking;)

:lol:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
May 27th, 2005, 08:42 PM
IT DOESNT WORK :mad: :sad: IT JUST DOESNT :mad:
WHEN I D-LOAD THE VIDEO & TRY TO OPEN IT, IT'S WRITTEN IT'S 0.00 LONG & SO, NOTHING OPENS ... :mad:

GRRRRRRRRRR :fiery: :sad: :sad:

Spunky83
May 27th, 2005, 08:46 PM
So, tell me, how do these reputation points work? :devil: ;)

I don´t have the slightest idea... :angel:

Spunky83
May 27th, 2005, 08:47 PM
IT DOESNT WORK :mad: :sad: IT JUST DOESNT :mad:
WHEN I D-LOAD THE VIDEO & TRY TO OPEN IT, IT'S WRITTEN IT'S 0.00 LONG & SO, NOTHING OPENS ... :mad:

GRRRRRRRRRR :fiery: :sad: :sad:

OMG...you are still working on this problem? :tape:

_LuCaS_
May 27th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Sertab chill, first of all you cannot download the video...that's why you see 0.00, cause it's nothing.
Follow Spunky's instructions and see it on the net. It's not that hard.

_LuCaS_
May 27th, 2005, 09:17 PM
RG 2005 (especially for those without Eurosport)
http://rapidshare.de/files/2018714/RG_2005.avi.html

angiee3
May 28th, 2005, 11:21 PM
thank you very much Lucas!
:kiss: :)

_LuCaS_
May 31st, 2005, 04:06 PM
http://rapidshare.de/files/2089621/Nastyatropicana.mpeg.html

Tropicana Commercial :yeah: :hearts: :drink:

Spunky83
May 31st, 2005, 04:13 PM
Thx Lucas...gotta admit, she sure looks hot in that clip and way better than the print-ad;)

Where did you find that?

martirogi
May 31st, 2005, 04:52 PM
:worship: lucas :worship:

nastya's commercial is the best thing ive seen in all my days :music: :music: :banana: :dance: :dance: :dance: :music:

sinterklaasje
May 31st, 2005, 05:58 PM
I can't see anything :bigcry:

angiee3
May 31st, 2005, 09:25 PM
Thanks Lucas.
I'll start downloading it right now.
see ya.

Spunky83
May 31st, 2005, 09:48 PM
:worship: lucas :worship:

nastya's commercial is the best thing ive seen in all my days :music: :music: :banana: :dance: :dance: :dance: :music:

You must love the Whirlpool comercial very much then (do you get that one at all in the states?)

martirogi
May 31st, 2005, 09:56 PM
You must love the Whirlpool comercial very much then (do you get that one at all in the states?)


:speakles: no!!!!!!

this was my first nastya commercial. :sad:

i remember europe had really cool tennis stuff on eurosport when i was there though.

Spunky83
May 31st, 2005, 10:01 PM
:speakles: no!!!!!!

this was my first nastya commercial. :sad:

i remember europe had really cool tennis stuff on eurosport when i was there though.

As it features both Nastya and Tati...not that great but it´s way better than every other ad on eurosport.

martirogi
May 31st, 2005, 10:19 PM
whaaaaaa?????? nastya AND tati. that must be one hell of a commercial. u obviously went to buy a washing machine after seeing it i assume.

sinterklaasje
May 31st, 2005, 10:30 PM
FINALLY !!!!
I managed to download the Tropicana commercial :woohoo:
She looks great
and the guys are just :drool:

angiee3
Jun 1st, 2005, 10:55 AM
she looks really beautiful.

angiee3
Jun 1st, 2005, 11:40 PM
Roger Federer and Anastasia Myskina were honoured as 2004 world champions on Tuesday night.



The duo picked up their awards at the annual ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris.

Federer was a clear choice for the honour having won three of the four Grand Slams during 2004, missing out only at the French Open.


Myskina, who won at Roland Garros and helped Russia to Fed Cup glory, edged out world number one Lindsay Davenport and Amelie Mauresmo for the women's gong.


ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: "Roger Federer was the clear choice for ITF World Champion based on his extraordinary performance in 2004.

"The selection of Anastasia Myskina came down to her performance at the Olympic Games where she reached the semi-finals and her seven singles wins in Fed Cup in 2004. We are proud to have both players as our 2004 ITF World Champions."

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/06/01/manual_124118.html

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Jun 2nd, 2005, 06:07 AM
http://rapidshare.de/files/2089621/Nastyatropicana.mpeg.html

Tropicana Commercial :yeah: :hearts: :drink:

Doesn't worrkkkkkkkk :sad:

Or am I such an idiot? :confused:

Sby add me to msn & send pleeaaasseeeee !! My msn is gonnadressyouupinmylove @ hotmail . com :p

cerbero
Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:54 AM
Nice add but image quality is bad and too fast, need to see it in slow motion

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2005, 10:09 AM
Hello everyone!! :wavey: :wavey:
I'm kinda new here (been here for a while but just haven't posted yet) and I've been a Nastya fan since Hopman Cup last year. Even though she's somewhat in a slump atm but she'll be back, better and stronger than before!!

Anyway, she looked really pretty at the awards ceremony and it would be super cool if she won the mixed doubles!

Spunky83
Jun 2nd, 2005, 11:25 AM
Hi fleur, nice to see you here.

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/index1.php?id=609

Check the current news...added clip of ITF Dinner (stream and download)

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2005, 11:50 AM
Thank you! Olga's (i think that's her name) site is awesome!

Spunky83
Jun 2nd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Thank you! Olga's (i think that's her name) site is awesome!

I love Olga´s site too;)

_LuCaS_
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:30 PM
Nice music ;)

martirogi
Jun 2nd, 2005, 02:29 PM
spunky isnt it true that you killed olga so you can run the site yourself. thats just the rumor i heard. :shrug:

_LuCaS_
Jun 2nd, 2005, 04:54 PM
Well I haven't seen Olga around since.....hm :scratch: :eek:

Spunky83
Jun 2nd, 2005, 05:24 PM
spunky isnt it true that you killed olga so you can run the site yourself. thats just the rumor i heard. :shrug:

Well, at least this rumour is better than the one which said that I was actually Jens Gerlach cause I always seem to know so much about Nastya...I am not joking :lol:

Ola is busy with studying.

I got a 1,0 for my "Gattaca" term-papers (which is the best grade) and Justine is through to the finals...A PERFECT DAY :cool:

angiee3
Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:55 AM
Hello everyone!! :wavey: :wavey:
I'm kinda new here (been here for a while but just haven't posted yet) and I've been a Nastya fan since Hopman Cup last year. Even though she's somewhat in a slump atm but she'll be back, better and stronger than before!!

Anyway, she looked really pretty at the awards ceremony and it would be super cool if she won the mixed doubles!

hi. :wavey:

angiee3
Jun 16th, 2005, 01:17 PM
After a turbulent start to 2005, Anastasia Myskina manages to retain a sense of humour as she looks to get back to form on grass.

The Russian headed to Eastbourne on the back of four successive defeats as her game crumbled.

Myskina has had to cope off the court with her mother being seriously ill, and on the court with a shoulder injury.

But after confirming that her family situation is "better", she laughs when trying to put a positive spin on her recent lack of matches.

"I'm feeling really fresh because I haven't played a lot of matches," Myskina told BBC Sport, "and not confident because I haven't played a lot of matches."

This may not seem the ideal time of year for the 23-year-old to rediscover her game as her grass-court record is, for a player of her class, fairly average.

But with the pressure off, Myskina remains hopeful heading to the All England Club.

For me, the first round is the dangerous one

Anastasia Myskina
"Sometimes I think 'oh my god, it's Wimbledon on grass' but sometimes I feel maybe it's a good chance for me to play my best tennis, even here, because I love a fast surface.

"If you're ready physically and mentally then you can do your best."

She admits that it has taken some time for her to adjust to playing on grass.

"I never played juniors on grass," she said. "I just started at Birmingham a couple of years ago because I never thought it would be my surface.

"Then I made the finals in Birmingham and Eastbourne a couple of years ago. You just have to be prepared mentally and be ready for any surprise on grass."


Myskina found that her life changed dramatically when she became the first Russian to win a Grand Slam at last year's French Open.

It was not a change she took to comfortably.

"At the beginning, everything changed like contracts and all that stuff," said Myskina.

"And of course, now everybody thinks 'I can beat the French Open champion' and it's a big advantage for them.

"But it's really bad for me, so that's how it changed."

And Myskina retains that dark sense of humour when looking ahead to her Wimbledon prospects.

"For me, the first round is the dangerous one because, the last couple of tournaments, I can't get past this round."

She duly went out and beat Maria Vento-Kabchi in the first round at Eastbourne, so maybe things are finally looking up.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4098952.stm

Spunky83
Jun 16th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Thx a bunch;)

LOL...that girl has a nice kind of humour...she and I would get along really fabulous, cause due to all the sarcastic overloads no one would know what the other means in the end. Sometimes not even my friends understand me, this makes me very sad...

Spunky83
Jun 16th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Last year Wimby-"preview" by my fave paper of all time, The Guardian:

Anastasia Myskina

Thursday June 17, 2004
The Guardian

Nationality: Russian
Age: 22
Lives: Moscow
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 9st 4lb
Turned pro: 1998
Tournaments won: 8 (1 grand slam)
Wimbledons: 4 since 2000
Best performance: Fourth round 2003
Career prize money: £1,736,972
World ranking: 3

Baselines

View from the locker room
Regarded as more mischievous and outgoing than her stern countrywomen, Moscovite Myskina says she's happy to be pals with the other Russians - so long as she can beat the hell out of them on court.

Bet you didn't know ...
Was coached by Marat Safin's fearsome mother: "She was always, you know, she put pressure on us, so we were really quiet," she recalls, looking over her shoulder nervously.

On court

Wimbledon wiz or wuss?
Is happiest on clay or a hard court but, having reached the finals of Edgbaston and Eastbourne, may be better on grass than she thinks.

Annoying tic
Not so much a tic as a full-blown syndrome: the 22-year-old regularly screams spectacularly rude swear words during matches. Post-tennis career as a Russian celebrity chef beckons.

In form or in tatters
Bounced back from March's Gary Lineker-esque toe injury to win French Open in style.

McEnroe moments
Used to blame poor play on her coach (and ex-boyfriend) Jens Gerlach, screaming abuse in his direction like Basil Fawlty at an Austin 1300 - but since France has vowed to change. "I'm a hard person," she told him, "sorry for everything." Heck, we forgive you.

Off court

Love game
Since splitting with Gerlach has become smitten with Russian ice-hockey player Alexandr Stepanek. Is it obligatory or something?

Home hero?
Boosted her status by becoming the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup last year, and was "rewarded" by pickled ex-president Boris Yeltsin running on to embrace her.

Private passions
Once posed on a horse while wearing next to nothing for a GQ feature. "They asked me to do some pictures but they didn't say anything about the horse," she says. Funny that.

Championship points

Expert prediction
Needs a kind draw and some very un-Basil Fawlty-like luck to reach the quarter-finals. You can sit down, Boris.

Don't rule out ...
After a heavy defeat is found beating Gerlach with a branch

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 17th, 2005, 07:12 AM
View from the locker room
Regarded as more mischievous and outgoing than her stern countrywomen, Moscovite Myskina says she's happy to be pals with the other Russians - so long as she can beat the hell out of them on court.


:lol:

Spunky83
Jun 17th, 2005, 02:24 PM
http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/06/17/manual_122105.html

VINCI ADDS TO MYSKINA MISERY


Italian qualifier Roberta Vinci handed out the lastest setback in the career of former French Open champion Anastasia Myskina to reach the semi-finals of the Hastings Direct International tournament at Eastbourne.

The Russian, who seemed to be coming back to a semblance of form after a dreadful campaign which has been affected by her mother's serious illness, trailed by a set overnight.

And despite a gallant comeback from 5-2 down in the second when she snatched a 6-5 lead by reeling off four games in a row, she was smartly outmanoevered in a tie-break as Vinci clinched a 6-4 7-6 victory.

Myskina, the 23-year-old fourth seed, seemed close to tears as she sought to explain another morale-wrecking reverse against an opponent currently ranked just inside the top 100.

"I don't think I was too bad today," she said. "I had already lost the first set, so it was no point worrying about that this morning but although I improved a little I still need to find my game.

"I've been losing so many matches that one more doesn't make that much difference at the moment but I really do want to play again now and I'll try do my best at Wimbledon now."

Myskina became the first reigning champion to go out in the first round of the French Open last month, having progressed to the fourth round of the Australian Open in January. In between she suffered a string of disheartening defeats to lower-ranked opposition.

After her second-round victory over Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi on Wednesday she said her mother was "feeling better" but only wanted to answer tennis questions.

It was Vinci, 22, who asked most of them on court, however. And she deserved credit for style and courage despite freezing for a spell in the second set when she had the match at her mercy.

She allowed Myskina to save a match point and the contest looked likely to go into a third set until she took command of the tie-break, winning it 7-3.

Vinci had been obliged to battle through three qualifying rounds before knocking out Karolina Sprem and another Russian, fifth-seeded Vera Zvonareva, to earn this clash with Myskina.

Now she faces another Russian and another qualifier in the semi-finals in Vera Douchevina, 18.

cerbero
Jun 17th, 2005, 02:41 PM
I don't expect much of her on grass. I hope she can do better in the hardcourt season but it's gonna be very hard for her.

Spunky83
Jun 17th, 2005, 02:48 PM
I don't expect much of her on grass. I hope she can do better in the hardcourt season but it's gonna be very hard for her.

But she hates the US hardcourt season because it´s in the US...so I really hope this won´t add to it. She has a so many points to defend this sommer...yes, I know, points are not important right now, just wanted to mention it :angel:

cerbero
Jun 17th, 2005, 03:06 PM
She should do well in the US open instead of not liking it, she must grow up and this is a good time for that, only with a more pro attitude she can think about becoming a great player.

_LuCaS_
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:14 PM
She should do well in the US open instead of not liking it, she must grow up and this is a good time for that
Yeah...what's with the spoiled girls nowadays?

miffedmax
Jun 17th, 2005, 06:54 PM
At least she won a match. Baby steps, Nastya, baby steps.

Daniel
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:28 AM
yeah congrats for winnig a match :bigclap: :D

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:45 PM
congrats nastya. :kiss:

Spunky83
Jun 20th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Match report from Wimby.org...the Brits just can´t let go off their humour;):


Match Reports
Myskina Escapes the Graveyard
Monday, June 20, 2005


The court dubbed the Graveyard of Champions almost claimed another luminary at Wimbledon today, when Anastasia Myskina was forced to come back from behind to defeat qualifier Katerina Bohmova, ranked 146 in the world.

The ninth-seeded Russian scraped through the Court 2 encounter, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, in 2hr 30min. After securing her place in the second round she could only offer an apologetic wave and weak grin to the crowd.

When Myskina beams it can light up any arena. When she won the French Open title 12 months ago her brilliant smile was dazzling. But a lot has changed in that time. Myskina may still be ranked world No.10, but she has done little to reflect her elevated position of late.

A series of early losses reached its nadir earlier this month when Myskina became the first female Roland Garros champion in history to lose the next year in the first round, falling to Maria Sanchez Lorenzo from Spain. She ended a run of four successive losses by reaching the quarter-finals at Eastbourne but then lost to qualifier Roberta Vinci, the Italian world ranked 111.

And for a set and a half of today's first round encounter against the rookie Czech, Myksina's demeanour reflected her looks - dark. Left-hander Bohmova, match tough on grass having battled through the qualifying event, had nothing to lose and went for it. If Myskina had a game plan it was not clear. Unforced errors littered her play; she ended with 40. She constantly hit too long and misjudged drop shots which her 18-year-old opponent pounced upon with glee.

Myskina screamed "crazy!" at herself after one point went begging and threw her racket on the turf at another mistake. When she was broken a third time to concede the first set she plonked herself down hard on her seat to contemplate how she might get back into the match.

Things seemed to be getting worse when a shoulder problem revealed itself at the beginning of the second set and Myskina went 1-4 down. But after two lots of treatment she levelled the match in the tie-break.

But Bohmova didn't cave in, and in the final set she raced to a 3-0 lead. Again Myskina was down for the count - and again, somehow, she managed to save herself.

Written by Mike Donovan

...I think Mr. Donovan got bored at 0-3 in the third set or why does he just stops describing the match?!?

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 20th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Myskina screamed "crazy!" at herself after one point went begging and threw her racket on the turf at another mistake.
oooh. touchyy..

_LuCaS_
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Wimbledon 1st round
http://rapidshare.de/files/2511020/nastya_1r_highlts.avi.html

Spunky83
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Thx Lucas;)

Shoulderpova
Jun 21st, 2005, 05:08 AM
Мыскина была в шаге от позора :o:o:o

http://pics.rbc.ru/img/sport/2005/06/20/mys.jpg

Анастасия Мыскина чуть было не вылетела уже в первом круге Уимблдона, стартовавшего в понедельник. Именитая россиянка встречалась с юной чешкой Катериной Бохмовой и лишь чудом смогла отыграться после первого проигранного сета.
Мыскина действовала неаккуртано и, в итоге, проиграла свою подачу. А вместе с ней и сет – 5:7. Вторая партия началась ещё хуже. Мыскина проиграла уже две своих подачи и, казалось, что при счёте 1:4 ей не удастся отыграться. Однако наша теннисистка смогла довести дело до тай-брейка, на котором и победила.

Третий сет начался вообще со счёта 0:3, но и тут Мыскина взяла волю в кулак и отыгралась – 6:4. Теперь в следующем круге Анастасии придётся играть с японкой Аико Накамурой. Если уж Бомова так потаскала нашу знаменитую теннисистку, то чего ждать от следующей игры – вообще непонятно. Остаётся надеяться, что Мыскина прибавит по ходу турнира.

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:27 PM
safin. if you dont mind. maybe you'd like to do a wee bit of translation? thanks honey!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:28 PM
;)

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:10 PM
Wimbledon 2nd round
http://rapidshare.de/files/2554339/nastya_2r_hlts.avi.html

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:12 PM
Wimbledon 2nd round
http://rapidshare.de/files/2554339/nastya_2r_hlts.avi.html

Where do you actually get that stuff?

Thx;)

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:17 PM
From the Wimbledon summary a local tv station offers to Romanian viewers every day

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:26 PM
From the Wimbledon summary a local tv station offers to Romanian viewers every day

That´s cool...I mean it´s not cool that you don´t get live coverage at all...but at least you get detailed highlights. Crappy german channel we have here, only showing german players...wanna know who Summerer is while there are real top matches going on at the same time? And hardly any women matches...it´s soooo annoying

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:31 PM
I do get live coverage too :) about 10 hours a day

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:35 AM
wow that's alot of coverage. at least you get quality coverage. i get live wimbledon on tv with a HORRIBLE commentator who's damn bloody biased.

sinterklaasje
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:58 AM
interview from BBC

http://tennis.quickfound.net/tennis_news_index.html

go to WTA player videos - 2005 (on the left) and there you'll find a link

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:46 AM
i cant open that.

Anna F'd Enrique
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM
does anyone have a video from todays match vs Jankovic?

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:00 PM
A. Myskina - Day 5
Friday, June 24, 2005



Q. Had you expected such a long match after the first set?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, not really. I was up 5‑3 in the second, had a lot of matchpoints, and I could have just finished the game. And she was serving well at matchpoint when she served. And I guess, you know, when sometimes you lose one, two, three matchpoints, then you kind of start thinking a lot, and it's not a good thing.

Q. What were you thinking at 5‑3?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I was thinking that, "Why she serve ace on second serve?" I mean, this really was in my mind. I think that was really wrong to think about this serve for the rest of couple games.

Q. Then when you lost the second set, what was going through your mind?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, really nothing. I was just really upset and I was thinking why should I ‑‑ I did something wrong, definitely. That's why I lost. I was thinking, "What did I do wrong?"

You know, the whole third set almost ‑ whole third set ‑ I was thinking what I did wrong. But then after 5‑1 I realized that I'm playing third set so maybe it's something new I should do to win, you know, finally win.

Q. Can you believe you actually won?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, yeah, I do. Right now I do (smiling).

Q. It could be argued that's your biggest win of the year, even just the fight going through that at a Grand Slam now. Would you say that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, yeah, for sure. Especially she's a great player. I think that was a good match, even that was maybe I was up 6‑Love, 5‑3. But still it was a really good match. She holds rallies, she play really fast, you know, she serve pretty good. I think it was a good match.

Q. You've been battling confidence at the French Open. What does this do for your confidence?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It really lot. Because, you know, I start believing in myself. Definitely I know what I can do right now even that maybe I'm not playing my best tennis, but at least I fight and I do my best on the court no matter what right now.

Q. You had so many breakpoints, too, in the last few games. Were you just telling yourself after you lost every one, "Go back and fight the deuce point, fight, fight, fight, don't get disappointed"?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, after 5‑4, that's what I was telling myself all the time. Because you know that if you not gonna win this point it's okay, it's gonna be next one. Then I was just thinking about that.

Q. Did it come down in the end to mental toughness?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, but I think that's the game right now, it's all about the mental game. Because right now all the girls playing almost the same level, and if you're mentally stronger, then you win the match.

Q. At the French you said you weren't sure whether you would be here. Can you tell me what it was like for you after the French, your thought process after that.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Was pretty hard because, you know, I lost ‑‑ well, I lost my ‑ how you say ‑ Cup? I have to defend the title and I didn't defend. I was really upset.

But then I was talking to all my family and coach and they said that just I have to play a lot of matches and through this matches I'm gonna get back my feelings confident. I think that was the right decision to play Eastbourne and be here right now.

Q. How far do you think you can go now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: (Smiling). Well, I really play right now match by match. And I think next round are really tough for me, really mentally tough, because we play a lot of matches with Elena. I think she knows me really well, and I know her really good. So I think it's gonna be interesting match, and we will see.

Q. What's your status for Fed Cup? Do you know yet?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Uhm, the captain invite me for the team and I'm really happy with that. For sure I'm gonna be there even that I'm not gonna maybe not gonna play. But I'm gonna support my team for sure.

Q. Do you know who else will?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I know Elena for sure and then I don't really know.

Q. You and Elena played so many times, as you said. Does all that go into the past, or do you think about the prior matches? You've been the better player over the last few years. Do you still have the mental edge, or is that gone now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. Well, you know, I know her weakness, I know what she can do her best, and she knows me as well the same thing.

Right now, I'm just have to fight and I have to do the same what I did today I think. Because I know her serve not that great. Even she's improving her serve every day, but still, you know, maybe that's my advantage, that I have to take it.

Q. You're going to have two days of rest, a weekend. What are you going to do to change your mind?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It's great. I have to play doubles right now, so I don't really think about the weekend. I just think about my doubles, to not die (smiling).

Q. When you came off the court today, did you really feel like you turned the corner, that this was the breakthrough you needed to get back again?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, my mom called me and said she almost died, so that was really not good news. I was just hoping not to play the same game like this, you know. I'm ready to finish when you up 6‑Love, 5‑3, than, you know, play the match like this of course, because you lost a lot of energy.

But I'm really lucky that I'm not playing these two days and I have a lot of days to recover so...

Q. She was watching?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah.

Q. Mentally, it was just really hard on her?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: On her it's really hard, yes.

Q. Where was she watching from?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Home.

Q. Home in Moscow?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes.

Q. How proud was she of you?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, she's really proud. Right now she's really happy. That's really good.

Q. I know you've been asked this before, but can you talk just a bit about the difference in prize money between the men and the women, your thoughts on that.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Ooh, that's not my subject. I don't care really. I'm not really paying attention to that. Mens play five‑set doubles, five‑set singles. I don't think womens can do that. I'm really don't care about this things. I think mens deserve it what they deserve it, and womens earn what they earn. I don't think in my age I can earn that much money if I will just be a normal kid, so...

Q. You sure?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, if I am going to work to McDonald's, I don't think I'm going to earn that much money. I'm happy, really, with everything (smiling).

deckham
Jun 24th, 2005, 09:01 PM
thanks for the interview gl.....!!!
it was great...

i just saw an interview of hers on espn 2... that was great as well....

sorry i haven't been on the board, but i've been following nastya's every move.... how can i not... she's still amazing...

:woohoo: :drink: :woohoo:

_LuCaS_
Jun 24th, 2005, 09:06 PM
thanks GL :kiss:

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:23 AM
THere seems to be a problem with rapidshare :shrug:
If anyone knows another free storage server out there let me know (besides yousendit)

frenchie
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:45 AM
THere seems to be a problem with rapidshare :shrug:
If anyone knows another free storage server out there let me know (besides yousendit)


Oh no I want to watch this highlights so bad :(
And I can only use rapidshare :fiery:

alibaby
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:20 PM
first,i was not much of a fan of you,but i feel more and more,that you are a very "down to earth"girl,and thats something,i like very much!!so nastya,good health and good luck for the future!! :hearts: :kiss:

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Wimbledon 3rd round
http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0DM2WPH3WQFIK1KZUTRO98M96O

Daniel
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:26 AM
Thanks for the interview :D

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:00 PM
interview from BBC

http://tennis.quickfound.net/tennis_news_index.html

go to WTA player videos - 2005 (on the left) and there you'll find a link

Thx...her laughing when the reporter mentioned her being a former French Open Champion :lol: classic!

I´ve uploaded the RM file if you wanna save it:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=18TME7MP

BTW Lucas: Megaupload.com

_LuCaS_
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:08 PM
Hm I'll try it...btw I don't see any link there :confused:

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Hm I'll try it...btw I don't see any link there :confused:

Just imagine the www. thing;)

Ok, just for you: www.megaupload.com

_LuCaS_
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:17 PM
:lol: Spunky we're understanding eachother great :lol:
There's no RM file on the link you posted ;) at least I don't see any with Opera

_LuCaS_
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:19 PM
On second thought....what browser are you using?

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 11:28 PM
On second thought....what browser are you using?

It´s not a direct link to a rm file...I´ve uploaded the file on that server.

I am using Internet Explorer and I know that it also works with Mozilla and I am pretty sure, I do see the link.

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Kinda cute article published in the quality newspaper "Scotland On Sunday"...mind the humour ;)

http://sport.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=703442005

Elena plays a rushing game
26th June 2005

HISTORICALLY - and when you are talking about two women of 23, the idea of history does seem a little ridiculous - but, historically, when Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva play each other, Myskina always wins. They meet again tomorrow in the fourth round, weather permitting, their umpteenth match over the course of a lifetime.

It all started years ago when they were kids growing up in Moscow. Training together at the Moscow Spartak club and becoming the best of friends, they used to liven up their practice matches with a little bet: the loser buys the pizza. Myskina ate well and Dementieva was always skint.

Their most famous face-off was in the French Open final last year when, as is always the way, Myskina walloped her mate for the loss of only three games. Dementieva, stricken with nerves, served ten double faults. A bit like watching a car crash, it was gruesome but fascinating. ( :lol: :worship: )

It was the first all-Russian final in the history of the women's game and was the start of the Russian revolution last year. From Myskina's victory at Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon and Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open, where she beat Dementieva in the final.

For all the hype around the Russian women, Dementieva was the forgotten name - she was a loser, and yet she was the most consistent of the group.
Most of the others were one-hit wonders - only Sharapova has continued to win with reckless abandon - while Dementieva reached two Grand Slam finals.

Not only that, but she had been part of the original Russian revolution, one step behind Anna Kournikova. Both were blonde, both were from Moscow but, unlike the much-photographed Miss K, Dementieva actually won things.
When she first emerged as a potential world beater in 2000, she was just 18.

She reached the semi-finals of the US Open and had Lindsay Davenport on the ropes before she suddenly realised where she was and what she was doing. She was on the verge of reaching her first Grand Slam final and she was not ready. Collapsing with a fit of the jitters, she was marked down as a choker, not to be bothered with. And yet the US Open was one of many places that year where she proved that she had real talent.

"When I look back on my tennis career I realised that the year 2000 was the greatest year of my career," she said. "I was 18 years old; I was in the semi-finals of the US Open; I was in the semi-finals of the Championships and I won a silver medal at the Olympic Games but it just came too quickly to me, too fast.

"I was under pressure all the time. I was top 10 but I didn't feel like a top 10 player and that was a really hard time for me. I started to lose in first rounds because I didn't have enough confidence, all the people were pushing me and saying 'you have to win this one, you are a big player now' and so it was a very difficult time for me."

And for the next five years she stumbled around the circuit, failing to live up to her potential. Only at the start of last year did life start to improve. Working with Olga Morozova, the 1974 Wimbledon finalist, the confidence began to return and she was on her way the French and US Open finals.

The manner of her loss to Myskina was unbearable - she was in tears both during and after the match - but the loss to Kuznetsova gave her hope. She had choked horribly in Paris but in Flushing Meadows, she was simply beaten. No nerves, no disgrace, just a little disappointment.

"I think that was the most incredible moment of my tennis career," she said. "I would never forget this moment. At the end of the tournament I was so tired, my leg was injured and I wasn't satisfied with the way I played that match but it was still the best moment in my career. I'd never forget it. I look at my runner's-up trophy very often when I'm at home and this reminds me how good this tournament was for me."

The feelgood factor is, she hopes, going to carry her through to the quarter-finals in SW19 for the first time. But that means beating Myskina and that is a big ask. "It's always interesting to play against her because we know each other so well," was the best assessment she could manage.

When she lost to her pal in Paris, it took her mother to mop her up and persuade her to celebrate the fact that she had, at last, reached the final of a major tournament. So out she went to have a few sherbets and who did she take along with her? Her bestest friend Myskina. Who else?

"We were just celebrating this final," Dementieva said, "and people, when they saw us they were like 'Oh, it's Myskina and, oooh, it's Dementieva and they are together.' They couldn't believe their eyes, they thought we wouldn't be speaking to each other. When we were younger, if I lost to her I wouldn't talk to her for a couple of days but now I play against Russian players almost every week, so I'm kind of used to it."

Myskina is kind of used to Dementieva, too. She has just been through the worst few weeks of her life as her mother has battled against cancer. Her results have been awful - she was the first champion to be trounced in the first round of the French Open just weeks ago - and her mind has been elsewhere. But with the news that her mother is doing a little better and with a battling 6-0, 5-7, 10-8 win over Jelena Jankovic on Friday, she thinks she has turned a corner.

And facing Dementieva again, she knows just what to expect. "I know her weaknesses," she said. "I know what she can do best. And she knows the same things about me. I know her serve is not that great. She's improving it every day but that's still my advantage and I have to take it."

Growing up in what used to be the Soviet Union, both women share memories of the bad old days, days when there was no foreign travel, no money and no way out.

"It's a funny time to remember now," Dementieva recalled, "because we were washing the balls after each practice, you know. We couldn't find a skirt for me to play a match so we bought a long skirt and then my mum just cut it in the way I needed. She was good at sewing in those times."

Such memories give the Russians a different perspective on life and grim determination to make the most of their chances. Having spent that last week or so working with Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon champion, to beef up that dolly serve of hers, Dementieva knows that, little by little, she is making progress. To reach the last eight here would be a real achievement but to lose to Myskina would not be the end of the world either.

While Sharapova hogs the limelight and Kuznetsova struggles to come to terms with her role as a Grand Slam champion, Dementieva, the unsung heroine of the pack, is the one who is quietly improving all the time.

And whoever wins between Myskina and Dementieva, one thing is certain - it will be pizza for supper on Monday night.

Source: Scotland On Sunday

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 09:23 AM
It´s not a direct link to a rm file...I´ve uploaded the file on that server.

I am using Internet Explorer and I know that it also works with Mozilla and I am pretty sure, I do see the link.
It works with IE
Thanks

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:01 PM
nice article :yeah:

angiee3
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:48 PM
thanks. good article

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Wimbledon 4th round
http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FR1I12UZI0A23A8NV617VJZ9A

Anna F'd Enrique
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:39 AM
lucaspro i really appreciate these videos because it is the only tennis from Myskina I have been able to watch the whole Wimbledon.

Josh810
Jun 28th, 2005, 05:18 AM
lucaspro i really appreciate these videos because it is the only tennis from Myskina I have been able to watch the whole Wimbledon.
Ditto for me. I do get to see Roddick and Sharapova play the same match 3 times in one day though. :rolleyes:
So thanks for this. :worship:

Spunky83
Jun 29th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Ditto for me. I do get to see Roddick and Sharapova play the same match 3 times in one day though. :rolleyes:
So thanks for this. :worship:

LOL...here in Germany, that stupid channel broadcasted Sharapoo´s match live of course. I wasn´t surprised. However, so I wanted to see at least some points during the so-called daily summary of the channel and what do I get??? Like 3 minutes of Nastya vs. Momo (basically the point to 5-4 and the matchpoint) and 15 minutes of Sharapoo...WHAT THE HELL?!? :fiery: btw: the whole recap show lasts 25 minutes :rolleyes:

EUROSPORT...I MISS YOU!!!

jacky90104
Jun 29th, 2005, 01:39 AM
Go Nastya :) :) :)

Spunky83
Jun 29th, 2005, 01:52 PM
The Telegraph...the way this author describes Nastya here, could be seen as a self-reflection of his own writing style (mind the bold paragraph :tape: ). Mr Baker tried sooo hard and seems to have talent but just slightly missed the genius-title :eek:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;jsessionid=NKAJ0HEV1DUF3QFIQMFCM5OAVCBQ YJVC?xml=/sport/2005/06/29/stwome29.xml&sSheet=/sport/2005/06/29/ixsporttop.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=60506 (need to register)

Mauresmo too strong for enigmatic Myskina
By Andrew Baker
(Filed: 29/06/2005)

Amelie Mauresmo versus Anastasia Myskina was billed as the battle of the bottlers: two hugely talented players, each with a reputation for failing to deliver the titles that their skills deserve. On Centre Court yesterday afternoon, we asked not who would win, but who could find a way not to lose. The answer was Mauresmo, the third seed, by the comfortable margin of 6-3, 6-4.

Mauresmo reached her first grand slam final in Australia in 1999, but has only managed quarters and semis at this level since. Myskina has won a grand slam, but the final of the French Open last year was gifted to her when her friend and compatriot, Elena Dementieva, was so consumed by nerves that she was barely able to make contact with the ball.

Myskina, the ninth seed, has had a difficult year, her vulnerability increased by concern for her mother, who has been seriously ill. Her Wimbledon has not been easy, either, with her matches before yesterday's encounter fraught with break points, match points against and tie-breaks.

To reach her first quarter-final here she had been on court for at least two hours per match; Mauresmo had made it in less than half the time.

The muscular Frenchwoman has been in terrific form and carried the confidence she has gathered into yesterday's match. She can do all the things that winners need here, and after a tentative opening she gave full rein to her talents.

Mauresmo, when at ease with herself, is an awesome sight. She has a powerful serve, elegant groundstrokes on both sides, and is quite happy to come up to the net and volley, just by way of confusing her opponent. And Myskina was quite capable yesterday of confusing herself without having an opponent to help out.

Myskina can hit the ball with tremendous power; she hits it flat, too, which on the increasingly dodgy grass here should give an opponent a difficult time. But the power arrives in surges, as if there is a faulty connection somewhere. For one dazzling point, she blazes the ball to all corners. Moments later, a backhand will be flopping feebly into the net.

The French player capitalised with much greater consistency, looping long forehands into the corners, then advancing to the net to put away deadly volleys. Myskina tried the same tactic but her delivery was awry: at one point in the first set a wild forehand almost decapitated the umpire.

The raven-haired Russian is a puzzle wrapped in an enigma with a decent forehand Sellotaped to the exterior of the package. Whether any coach will ever be able to extract the talent that lies within only time will tell. This year, the mind is getting in the way of the reflexes, and for every sublime moment there are three wince-making mistakes. (Spunky: is Mr Baker writing about his own problems or Nastya´s???)

Mauresmo has also had her moments of questionable confidence in the past, most notably in the two unsuccessful semi-finals she has played at Wimbledon. Now she seems a more carefree soul, comfortable in her tattooed skin. As the only woman left in the tournament not to have won it, she will need all the self-belief she can get.

Yesterday, Mauresmo, 25, was able to chip and charge the net pretty much at will, and it didn't matter terribly much if her chips weren't all that tasty or her first volley was inaccurate, since the unfortunate Myskina generally returned them straight back. Against Lindsay Davenport tomorrow, Mauresmo will need to be more aggressive and more accurate.

Myskina headed for the airport, declaring herself well satisfied with her game and offering an intriguing answer to the question of why there were four Russians in the quarter-finals and no Britons in the third round. Apparently, our girls are all too well-educated to want to play tennis.

sinterklaasje
Jun 29th, 2005, 04:46 PM
:lol:
Gotta love her answer why there are no British girls in round 3. That girl has a logic of her own :lol:
I wonder why British journalists see a very talented player in her while I can only read trash-talking in Belgian newspapers? :confused: I guess Belgian journalists are to chauvinistic to admit that there are other great tennis players beside Kim and Justine. :o

_LuCaS_
Jun 29th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Myskina can hit the ball with tremendous power; she hits it flat, too, which on the increasingly dodgy grass here should give an opponent a difficult time. But the power arrives in surges, as if there is a faulty connection somewhere. For one dazzling point, she blazes the ball to all corners. Moments later, a backhand will be flopping feebly into the net.
Exactly.

The raven-haired Russian is a puzzle wrapped in an enigma with a decent forehand Sellotaped to the exterior of the package. Whether any coach will ever be able to extract the talent that lies within only time will tell. This year, the mind is getting in the way of the reflexes, and for every sublime moment there are three wince-making mistakes. (Spunky: is Mr Baker writing about his own problems or Nastya´s???)
Nicely put, Spunky this guy has talent.
This is very true...unfortunately.

Myskina headed for the airport, declaring herself well satisfied with her game and offering an intriguing answer to the question of why there were four Russians in the quarter-finals and no Britons in the third round. Apparently, our girls are all too well-educated to want to play tennis.

And a bitter sweet symphony to wrap it up :lol:

Spunky83
Jun 29th, 2005, 06:31 PM
:lol:
Gotta love her answer why there are no British girls in round 3. That girl has a logic of her own :lol:
I wonder why British journalists see a very talented player in her while I can only read trash-talking in Belgian newspapers? :confused: I guess Belgian journalists are to chauvinistic to admit that there are other great tennis players beside Kim and Justine. :o

Yep, when I read that I was like "omg, did she really say that?" :lol: You can never foresee what´s she gonna say. Ask her the same question and she can give you ten different answers to it which are all not alike at all.

My faves are still (older interviews):

Reporter: What´s your fave restaurant?
Nastya: McDonald´s


Reporter: As far as I know, you´ve got a Porsche?
Nastya: Yes, but it´s in Germany. So I have no opportunity to drive (in Russia).
---The Porsche she has bought and Jens drives as he doesn´t allow her to do so by herself in Germany (she can´t be such a bad driver?)


Reporter: What kind of game were you playing? What was the name of the card game?
Nastya: It´s Stupid.
Reporter: What?!?
Nastya: Stupid. Who lost they call "stupid". :confused:

How can you not like her? :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jun 29th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Reporter: What kind of game were you playing? What was the name of the card game?
Nastya: It´s Stupid.
Reporter: What?!?
Nastya: Stupid. Who lost they call "stupid". :confused:

How can you not like her? :lol:

I know that game, I used to play it too when a kid ;)
In Romanian is "Popa prostu"

sinterklaasje
Jun 29th, 2005, 10:01 PM
Yep, when I read that I was like "omg, did she really say that?" :lol: You can never foresee what´s she gonna say. Ask her the same question and she can give you ten different answers to it which are all not alike at all.

My faves are still (older interviews):

Reporter: What´s your fave restaurant?
Nastya: McDonald´s


Reporter: As far as I know, you´ve got a Porsche?
Nastya: Yes, but it´s in Germany. So I have no opportunity to drive (in Russia).
---The Porsche she has bought and Jens drives as he doesn´t allow her to do so by herself in Germany (she can´t be such a bad driver?)


Reporter: What kind of game were you playing? What was the name of the card game?
Nastya: It´s Stupid.
Reporter: What?!?
Nastya: Stupid. Who lost they call "stupid". :confused:

How can you not like her? :lol:

:haha:
I love her sense of humor. But she keeps on saying different things. I tought she hated fast-food-stuff like McDonald's.
I wonder why she has a Porsche, when she has no opportunity to drive. Probably Jens thinks the same way about her driving skills as Lena D. :lol:

Spunky83
Jun 29th, 2005, 10:47 PM
:haha:
I love her sense of humor. But she keeps on saying different things. I tought she hated fast-food-stuff like McDonald's.
I wonder why she has a Porsche, when she has no opportunity to drive. Probably Jens thinks the same way about her driving skills as Lena D. :lol:

Yeah, it was extremely funny when she comitted that. It was during a german sports show which had her and Jens as guests and the moderator asked if she will let Jens drive too in case she wins that Porsche in Filderstadt and she just looked a bit embaressed at Jens and said something like "Yes, but he won´t let me drive in Germany" (the transcript I´ve done must be around somewhere). They are too funny together :lol:

Seems like she really is a bad driver...you know how accurate Germans drive cars;) But from what I´ve heard a lot of tennis players aren´t the most thoughtful drivers.

jacky90104
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:03 AM
Go Nastya :) :) :)

_LuCaS_
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Fed Cup training (1.30 mins about 100 mb, high quality)
http://officehelp.ru/Video/MOV00359.MPG

Spunky83
Jul 4th, 2005, 09:21 PM
Fed Cup training (1.30 mins about 100 mb, high quality)
http://officehelp.ru/Video/MOV00359.MPG

100 mb? :eek: wow...I need like 9 minutes to download that one ;) Thankx.

Wow, that´s a whole lot of sand down there, looks like a sandbox. Expected them to make it as slow as possible. Is it just me or...that woman with the slight red hair is Nastya´s mum right? Must be great for her to have her there, also during the actual matches.

sinterklaasje
Jul 4th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Thanks Lucas :kiss:
I wish I could watch the fed cup matches of Russia, but I'm afraid I won't be able to see them (or even some highlights) here on Belgian television :(.

Spunky83
Jul 4th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks Lucas :kiss:
I wish I could watch the fed cup matches of Russia, but I'm afraid I won't be able to see them (or even some highlights) here on Belgian television :(.

CNN WorldSports always show short clips (esp. with the Americans playing), don´t know if you get that channel though :confused:

Spunky83
Jul 5th, 2005, 03:45 PM
Seems like Sportinglife also loved Nastya´s matches at Wimby this year (BBC named her as one of the Top 5 Stars at SW19)...they declared her match vs. Jankovic as the best womens match this year at The Championships with the final coming in as second :worship:

BEST WOMEN'S MATCH:

1. Anastasia Myskina v Jelena Jankovic. Former French Open champion Myskina came back from 5-1 down in the final set to advance to the fourth round 6-0 5-7 10-8.

2. Venus Williams v Lindsay Davenport. Had Davenport served out for the second set it would have been one of the worst. Instead the final became a record-breaking classic.

3. Maria Sharapova v Nadia Petrova. Petrova gave the defending champion plenty of problems with her searing ground-strokes before being edged out 7-6 6-3.

I really, really don´t get why so many people still think that her matches are boring!

To read the other categories:
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/07/04/TENNIS_Wimbledon_Best_Worst.html

_LuCaS_
Jul 5th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Seems like Sportinglife also loved Nastya´s matches at Wimby this year (BBC named her as one of the Top 5 Stars at SW19)...they declared her match vs. Jankovic as the best womens match this year at The Championships with the final coming in as second :worship:

LOL yeah thank you Nastya, our little drama queen :bowdown:
What must a neutral spectator feel at one of these matches?
"Poor fans :eek: "

jacky90104
Jul 7th, 2005, 02:25 AM
Go Nastya :):):)

Spunky83
Jul 7th, 2005, 09:28 AM
I´ve uploaded a small clip from the San Diego match with a very interesting typical Nastya-Cutie J on court "discussion"...you gotta see this! :lol:

http://rapidshare.de/files/2866301/2004_San_Diego_SF_Player-Coach_interaction_LOL.mpg.html

It amazes me every single time that depsite those clashes they both work so well together;)

greenfunkTHREE.
Jul 7th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Seems like Sportinglife also loved Nastya´s matches at Wimby this year (BBC named her as one of the Top 5 Stars at SW19)...they declared her match vs. Jankovic as the best womens match this year at The Championships with the final coming in as second :worship:



I really, really don´t get why so many people still think that her matches are boring!

To read the other categories:
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/07/04/TENNIS_Wimbledon_Best_Worst.html

maybe cos those people are boring? hmmm. who knows.. ;)

_LuCaS_
Jul 14th, 2005, 08:35 AM
Moscow Final 2004 190 MB (Nastya def Lena 7-5 6-0)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=26ISBF91