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kammgretel
Jul 16th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Wimbledon 4th round
http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FR1I12UZI0A23A8NV617VJZ9A

Hey!!
LuCas, can you upload this video again?

Thank you for all things that you shared. :)

ceiling_fan
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:57 AM
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.

:lol:

_LuCaS_
Jul 16th, 2005, 09:59 AM
Hey!!
LuCas, can you upload this video again?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=29EVKHHG

kammgretel
Jul 16th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Thankx LuCas for the video,
I make with the video some efects, and I hope no offend the Nastya's or LenaD's fans, just my personal opinions.

http://www.imagerage.com/pictures/miY26365.gif

[Part 1]
1.When two friends are againsts in the court......
2. Nastya: To the right or the left this time?
3. LenaD: I will not allow you to breathe...
4. LenaD: Hehe.. Do you see, Nastya? I am in fire now.
5. Pub: Hear! What happens to Nastya?
6. Pub: What rare, I do not see where the ball goes!!
7. 40-40 again?
8. Wooho...
9. For God's sake! Allow me to see a little.
10. 40-40 This is crazy...
11. Nastya: There I go, taken care! LenaD: Not in, not...

_LuCaS_
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:05 PM
kammgretel
Next time upload the video on a public server and post the link as this is slow for others and cannot be properly watched.

Spunky83
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:08 PM
kammgretel
Next time upload the video on a public server and post the link as this is slow for others and cannot be properly watched.

:p

martirogi
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:12 PM
thanks for the vid lucas, i needed to see it too.

wasn't nastyas top a lot smaller at wimbly than she usually wears? hopefully its a permanent change. :banana:

Spunky83
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:20 PM
thanks for the vid lucas, i needed to see it too.

wasn't nastyas top a lot smaller at wimbly than she usually wears? hopefully its a permanent change. :banana:

LOL...omg! I have a perfect new idea for a thread! A clothing thread

_LuCaS_
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:27 PM
I definately think we need a sub forum for Jens and Sasha

kammgretel
Jul 16th, 2005, 06:36 PM
kammgretel
Next time upload the video on a public server and post the link as this is slow for others and cannot be properly watched.
OK, I will. :)

Iheartennis
Jul 17th, 2005, 09:56 AM
We have to start a Lucas and Spunky appreciation thread!

you guys are awesome!

_LuCaS_
Jul 17th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Right,
Downloaded last night the RG SF match against Capriati on ESPN (I haven't seen it myself)
First part
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=280BR0BJ
Second part
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=27Z45L9B
You have some spicy comments from Mary Carillo regarding Nastya's relation with Jens and how Anastasia impressed the commentators with her poetry in motion ;) (or somethig like that)

martirogi
Jul 17th, 2005, 12:52 PM
:worship:

michelle11
Jul 17th, 2005, 06:07 PM
on a russian site i found this article.If my -bad-translationsoftware is o.k.,then it's told there,that her parents were divorced in 2003.
I didn't know this,is it true?


Мыскина Анастасия Андреевна


10 июля 2005 г. сборная России вышла в финал Кубка Федерации по теннису, опередив в полуфинале команду США, и именно Анастасия Мыскина принесла решающее очко российской сборной, обыграв в четвертой одиночной встрече Джилл Крэйбасс со счетом 6:2, 6:4. Американка, занимающая 60-ю строчку в мировом рейтинге, не оказала серьезного сопротивления россиянке. После этой игры счет в полуфинальном противостоянии России и США стал 3:1 в пользу россиянок. А последняя встреча уже ничего не решает.

«Я думаю, что мы выиграли заслуженно. Мы хоть и проиграли одну встречу, но были заметно сильнее американок. Когда проиграла Дементьева, я сильно удивилась. Я полагала, что матч пройдет немного по другому сценарию, и совершенно не ожидала поражения Лены. Я выходила на свой матч, не то что бы боясь, но было как-то нервно», - сказала Мыскина в интервью телеканалу НТВ.

В финале Кубка Федерации российские теннисистки встретятся со сборной Франции или Испании, которые играют в другой полуфинальной паре. Матчи полуфинала проходят в спорткомплексе «Олимпийский» в Москве.


Анкетные данные


Анастасия Мыскина родилась 8 июля 1981 г. в Москве. При росте 51 см она весила 3 кг 450 гр и отличалась хорошим аппетитом: «до года питалась материнским молоком, быстро набирала вес, и спустя пару месяцев уже была как бутуз: пухленькая, розовощекая, с перевязочками на ручках и ножках», - рассказала в одном из интервью ее мать Галина.

Девочку назвали в честь прабабушки. В десять месяцев Настя уже смело шагала без посторонней помощи, а в год - заговорила. В детском саду и в школе многие сверстники считались с ее мнением, а преподаватели ценили за активность. Настя с радостью принимала участие в детских праздниках - читала стихи, пела, танцевала.

В трехлетнем возрасте родители устроили дочь в группу с громким названием «Воспитание всесторонне развитой личности», где опытные преподаватели давали уроки танца, английского языка, рисования, лепки. Затем два года Настя занимались фигурным катанием на льду «Спартака». Играть в теннис Настя начала в шесть лет, и после уроков девочка с удовольствием бежала на корт.

Анастасия Мыскина училась в обычной московской школе. В начальных классах ходила на уроки как на праздник. Романтик по натуре, она любила гуманитарные предметы. С точными же науками, по словам мамы, у Насти были проблемы, и выполнять задания по алгебре, геометрии, физике ей помогали попеременно то она, то Настина бабушка. Уже в это время у Насти были первые победы на международных теннисных турнирах, поэтому и занятия в школе отошли на второй план.


На пути к славе


В теннис, да и вообще в профессиональный спорт Анастасия Мыскина попала, в общем-то, случайно. По словам самой спортсменки, просто потому, что от их дома до московского стадиона «Спартак», известного так же, как «Ширяево Поле», было рукой подать. К тому же родители Анастасии сами начали понемногу поигрывать в теннис и даже купили семейный абонемент. Четырехлетняя Настя сначала приносила им мячи, которые порой улетали далеко от корта, а потом и сама впервые взяла в руки ракетку.

Вскоре тренер посоветовал родителям отдать Настю в секцию тенниса. Ее показали тренеру Розе Ислановой, маме Марата и Динары Сафиных, которая научила Настю сильно бить по мячу слева и справа, мощно подавать и стремительно выходить к сетке. Специалисты полагают, что база, заложенная тогда, до сих пор определяет игру Анастасии Мыскиной. Конечно, с тех пор она сильно прибавила во всех аспектах игры, но база все равно осталась той самой, спартаковской.

К 15 годам было понятно, что Насте, которая стала подавать большие надежды, нужен личный тренер. Выбор пал на Святослава Мирзу. «Я не стал ломать технику, которую ей поставила Исланова, мое дело было лишь ее совершенствовать: заставить ее лучше подавать, лучше играть справа, слева, с лета, учиться концентрироваться на мяче, на точке удара, контролировать работу ног, и вообще научить множеству других нюансов. Хотя главное - это, конечно, выработать в себе умение концентрировать внимание»,- вспоминает Святослав Мирза. Тренер занимался с Анастасией индивидуально, и вскоре она стала успешно выступать на различных соревнованиях.

Первую победу Анастасия Мыскина одержала в Италии еще в 1992 г. Там играли девочки со всей Европы, а сам турнир назывался «Лемон Боул», то есть «Лимонный мяч». «Сначала я думала: это потому, что теннисные мячики лимонного цвета, но потом мне вручили кубок, наполненный лимонами, и я все поняла», - рассказывает теннисистка.

В 1998 г. там же, на Сицилии, в Палермо, Мыскина одержала и свою первую большую взрослую победу в турнире с призовым фондом в $140 тыс., победив в финале испанку Анжелу Мантолио. Кстати, как признается Анастасия, день именно этой победы стал самым счастливым в ее жизни.

Потом было еще много побед и поражений, но, в основном, в турнирах среднего уровня. Некоторые даже стали поговаривать, что юная спортсменка уже достигла своего потолка, так как в какой-то период в ее игре наступила явная стагнация. И тогда состоялась смена тренера - после пяти лет работы со Святославом Мирзой Анастасия Мыскина ушла к немцу Йенсу Герлаху.

Эти изменения не замедлили отразиться на игре теннисистки. Так, в 2004 г. Настя одержала сразу несколько побед. Она завоевала три одиночных титула - «Катар Опен» (Катар), «Ролан Гаррос» (Франция), «Кубок Кремля» (Россия) и два парных титула - «Висмилак Интернешнл» (о. Бали) в паре с Аи Сугиямой (Япония), «Кубок Кремля» (Россия) в паре с Верой Звонаревой (Россия). В составе сборной России Мыскина стала победительницей Кубка Федерации, женского командного чемпионата мира. За эту выдающуюся победу она была награждена орденом «Спортивная слава России».

Следует отметить, что именно Анастасия Мыскина стала первой российской чемпионкой «Кубка Кремля». Кроме того, разгромив в финале «Ролан Гаррос» свою подругу детства Елену Дементьеву, Анастасия Мыскина повторила подвиг Евгения Кафельникова восьмилетней давности и стала первой в истории россиянкой, которой покорился турнир «Большого шлема». Прошлый год она закончила на третьем месте в мировом рейтинге и заявила, что в нынешнем сезоне попробует стать первой ракеткой мира.

Пока, правда, это всего лишь планы – сейчас Анастасия Мыскина занимает лишь 10-е место в рейтинге Всемирной женской теннисной ассоциации WTA. Наивысшая позиция Анастасии Мыскиной в рейтинге WTA в одиночном разряде - 2-е место (13.09.2004), а в парном - 16-е (18.10.2004). Всего в одиночном разряде в 2004 г. Настя провела 73 матча, в которых одержала 55 побед. В парном разряде - 36 матчей, 25 побед. Ее призовые за 2004 г. составили $2 млн 115 тыс.

Любимый турнир А.Мыскиной - «Кубок Кремля». Кроме того, ей нравится выступать в Патайе (Таиланд), а также на кортах Швейцарии.


Друзья


Своими друзьями Анастасия Мыскина называет Лену Дементьеву, Алену Лиховецкую, Таню Панову и Веру Звонареву. На Олимпиаде в Сиднее она также подружилась и со Светланой Хоркиной. Как говорит сама А.Мыскина, она довольно близко общается почти со всеми девушками из российской сборной, и, несмотря на то что все теннисистки всегда соперничают друг с другом, за пределами корта они по-прежнему остаются хорошими подругами. Соперничество же только помогает им прогрессировать - ведь каждой хочется быть первой в своей стране и в мире.

Также Настя называется своими друзьями и многих российских хоккеистов, особенно Алексея Яшина.


Семья


Мать Анастасии Галина по специальности программист. Она училась в физико-математической школе, затем окончила Московский авиационно-технологический институт и более десяти лет проработала инженером-программистом на вертолетном заводе в Сокольниках. Отец Анастасии Андрей по специальности инженер-строитель, ради карьеры дочери ушел с работы и полностью отказался от привычного образа жизни. «Я перестал быть Андреем Мыскиным, я стал папой Насти Мыскиной, потому что для того, чтобы поднять ее, я должен был раствориться в ее жизни и как можно чаще возить ее на турниры. Иначе в теннисе подняться невозможно», - признался в одном из интервью Настин отец.

С раннего детства Настя знала, что ее семья - сплоченная, единая команда, и очень гордилась этим, однако в 2003 г. родители развелись. Галина считает, что дочь очень тяжело пережила семейную драму, тем более что Настя никогда не присутствовала при ссорах и размолвках родителей, - об этом они договорились еще в день свадьбы.


Хобби и предпочтения


К своим хобби Анастасия Мыскина относит дизайн одежды, шопинг и чтение. Всем литературным жанрам Настя предпочитает классику, к которой ее приучила мать, но иногда может побаловать себя и хорошим детективом. Любимый писатель - Теодор Драйзер.

Еще Настя любит подолгу плескаться в джакузи. Самая удобная одежда Насти – джинсы, потому что, по ее словам, у нее некрасивые ноги, и платья и юбки - не для нее. Не так давно она пристрастилась к художественной вышивке и считает, что это отличная релаксация. В свободное время Анастасия слушает группу ABBA, смотрит старые советские фильмы и мечтает прожить один месяц на необитаемом острове. Из всех цветов отдает предпочтение розам. Обожает собак. Любит мощные и скоростные спортивные машины, да и сама нередко гоняет в спортивной манере - под 200 км/час. В последнее время Анастасия Мыскина стала интересоваться политикой.

В еде Мыскина отдает предпочтение японской, китайской и итальянской кухне, хотя и русская кухня ее тоже вполне устраивает, особенно пельмени. Изредка Настя может выпить бокал хорошего пива, но все же ее любимый алкогольный напиток - китайское сливовое вино, которое она позволяет себе только по большим праздникам.

Из остальных видов спорта Настя предпочитает горные лыжи и футбол.


Что ненавидит


Как рассказала Галина, ее дочь ненавидит подлость и предательство, не терпит лжи. Она уверена, что даже матери она не простит обмана. «И в теннисе Настя старается работать с людьми, которые видят в ней Человека с большой буквы, со своим характером, пристрастиями и слабостями, а не кусок глины, из которого можно лепить все что угодно, хоть куклу Барби», - говорит мама Насти.


Сильные и слабые стороны


Как считает Анастасия Мыскина, ее самая сильная сторона – это умение бороться до конца. «Даже когда матч складывается не в мою пользу, все равно стараюсь переломить его ход», - говорит теннисистка. А слабая, наверное, то, что «иногда я не борюсь: просто лень», признается спортсменка.

Шамиль Тарпищев, президент Федерации тенниса России, уверен в том же: «Самая сильная сторона Анастасии Мыскиной – это ее трезвая голова. Она всегда четко оценивает ситуацию и способна в зависимости от нее вовремя поменять тактику своей игры и навязать ее сопернице».


Мечты


Анастасия Мыскина мечтает познакомиться с английской королевой, но для этого нужно как минимум попасть на бал чемпионов Уимблдона. Как вспоминает Настин отец, «когда она еще была подростком, они каждый вечер возвращались с тренировок домой и проходили мимо компании веселых студентов, которые слушали музыку, пили пиво, и Hасте всегда становилось очень грустно: «Пап, а мне ведь тоже хочется отдыхать, веселиться, на дискотеку иногда сходить. Что же у меня все так тяжело?..» А я утешал ее: «Ты, конечно, можешь жить, как они. Но эти ребята и через десять лет будут пить пиво на этой лавочке, а тебе, может быть, когда-нибудь пожмет руку английская королева». Настя поверила отцу, и с тех пор это стало ее мечтой.

Помимо этой, есть и другие: чтобы никто нигде не воевал и никто никого не убивал, чтобы не было бандитов и все жили дружно, а еще, чтобы на дорогах водители стали бы хоть чуть-чуть повежливее.


Личное


В одном из интервью мать Анастасии призналась, что сердце ее дочери пока свободно. «Я советую дочери быть по-женски осмотрительнее - в сердечных делах мелочей не бывает! Хорошей лакмусовой бумажкой может стать семья полюбившегося человека, потому что все - плохое или хорошее - идет от семейного очага. Как отец относится к матери, к детям, так и сын будет относиться к жене и к своему ребенку», - говорит Галина.

У Насти уже было несколько бойфрендов. Некоторые считают ее довольно влюбчивой, но сама спортсменка говорит, что для современной симпатичной девушки пройти к ее годам через три или, допустим, даже пять романов - это совсем немного. Среди них был и роман с ее нынешним тренером Йенсом Герлахом, а также с российским хоккеистом Александром Степановым.


Компромат


Самая неприятная история связана с откровенными снимками Анастасии Мыскиной, которые фотограф Марк Селиджер, мужской журнал GQ и корпоративный партнер этого издания группа Conde Nast без разрешения передали российскому журналу «Медведь».

Это началось еще во второй половине 2002 г., когда Селиджер провел с юной российской теннисисткой фотосессию для GQ. Как выяснилось, среди отснятого материала были и фотографии топлесс, однако тогда Анастасия разрешила публиковать только один достаточно невинный снимок, где она была запечатлена одетой. Как пишет «Компромат.Ру», остальные кадры осели в архиве фотографа и журнала. По словам адвоката Мыскиной Александра Берковича, по контракту публикация или продажа снимков была возможна только с разрешения спортсменки.

Однако часть этих откровенных фото все же появилась в одном из номеров российского журнала «Медведь», хотя Анастасия не давала на это своего согласия. Беркович в интервью Associated Press отметил, что снимки вообще делались не для распространения, поэтому юристы Анастасии подали иск в федеральный суд Манхэттена (Нью-Йорк).

По мнению истицы, их публикация причинила ей огромные эмоциональные страдания и материальный ущерб, что в совокупности и было оценено в рекордную сумму - $8 млн.

Josh810
Jul 17th, 2005, 07:06 PM
Right,
Downloaded last night the RG SF match against Capriati on ESPN (I haven't seen it myself)
First part
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=280BR0BJ
Second part
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=27Z45L9B
You have some spicy comments from Mary Carillo regarding Nastya's relation with Jens and how Anastasia impressed the commentators with her poetry in motion ;) (or somethig like that)
Did I ever tell you how cool you are? :rocker2:

_LuCaS_
Jul 17th, 2005, 07:57 PM
on a russian site i found this article.If my -bad-translationsoftware is o.k.,then it's told there,that her parents were divorced in 2003.
I didn't know this,is it true?

Yes

Spunky83
Jul 17th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Now, that´s a whole lot of information...I always wanted to know how "tall" Nastya was at the date of her birth :lol: I was just 50 cms...and haven´t grown much since :sad:

cool_3amyuan
Jul 18th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Moscow Final 2004 190 MB (Nastya def Lena 7-5 6-0)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=26ISBF91


can somebody upload in yousendit??? and also other clip for nastya?? pls...
my computer cannot open megaupload or rapidshare... :sad:

by the way...Hii everyone im new here :wavey:
hehe.. i very like nastya since last year Hopman cup :bounce:

cindy
Jul 18th, 2005, 03:18 PM
can somebody upload in yousendit??? and also other clip for nastya?? pls...
my computer cannot open megaupload or rapidshare... :sad:

by the way...Hii everyone im new here :wavey:
hehe.. i very like nastya since last year Hopman cup :bounce:

I can't unload anything but HI!!! welcome here!

_LuCaS_
Jul 20th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Manhattan judge says photographer can distribute Russian tennis player's topless pictures
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
July 19, 2005

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former French Open champion Anastasia Myskina can't stop a photographer from distributing topless pictures taken of her during a 2002 magazine photo session, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Myskina was 20 years old when the photographs were taken by Mark Seliger, according to a written decision by U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey in Manhattan.

Mukasey wrote that the Russian star's rights were not violated when topless photographs were published with an article weeks after she won the French Open in 2004, despite her insistence that she did not understand a photo release form with her signature on it and was not fluent in English at the time.
``Absent allegations of fraud, duress or some other wrongdoing, Myskina's claimed misunderstanding of the release's terms does not excuse her from being bound on the contract,'' the judge wrote.

Myskina lawyer Alexander Berkovich said Tuesday he didn't know if he would appeal.

``Obviously, we're disappointed with the decision,'' he said.

The topless photos were taken after Seliger photographed Myskina for the cover and interior of the Gentleman's Quarterly ``Sports'' issue in 2002 as part of a pictorial and profile of female tennis players.

Myskina said in court papers that the photographer had asked if he could take the pictures ``for himself'' and she said he could, as long as they were not published.

The lawsuit sought $8 million in damages from Seliger, GQ and its corporate parent, Conde Nast. A message left for a lawyer for the publications and the photographer was not immediately returned Tuesday.

:tape: :tennis:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jul 20th, 2005, 07:05 PM
on a russian site i found this article.If my -bad-translationsoftware is o.k.,then it's told there,that her parents were divorced in 2003.
I didn't know this,is it true?


Мыскина Анастасия Андреевна


10 июля 2005 г. сборная России вышла в финал Кубка Федерации по теннису, опередив в полуфинале команду США, и именно Анастасия Мыскина принесла решающее очко российской сборной, обыграв в четвертой одиночной встрече Джилл Крэйбасс со счетом 6:2, 6:4. Американка, занимающая 60-ю строчку в мировом рейтинге, не оказала серьезного сопротивления россиянке. После этой игры счет в полуфинальном противостоянии России и США стал 3:1 в пользу россиянок. А последняя встреча уже ничего не решает.

«Я думаю, что мы выиграли заслуженно. Мы хоть и проиграли одну встречу, но были заметно сильнее американок. Когда проиграла Дементьева, я сильно удивилась. Я полагала, что матч пройдет немного по другому сценарию, и совершенно не ожидала поражения Лены. Я выходила на свой матч, не то что бы боясь, но было как-то нервно», - сказала Мыскина в интервью телеканалу НТВ.

В финале Кубка Федерации российские теннисистки встретятся со сборной Франции или Испании, которые играют в другой полуфинальной паре. Матчи полуфинала проходят в спорткомплексе «Олимпийский» в Москве.


Анкетные данные


Анастасия Мыскина родилась 8 июля 1981 г. в Москве. При росте 51 см она весила 3 кг 450 гр и отличалась хорошим аппетитом: «до года питалась материнским молоком, быстро набирала вес, и спустя пару месяцев уже была как бутуз: пухленькая, розовощекая, с перевязочками на ручках и ножках», - рассказала в одном из интервью ее мать Галина.

Девочку назвали в честь прабабушки. В десять месяцев Настя уже смело шагала без посторонней помощи, а в год - заговорила. В детском саду и в школе многие сверстники считались с ее мнением, а преподаватели ценили за активность. Настя с радостью принимала участие в детских праздниках - читала стихи, пела, танцевала.

В трехлетнем возрасте родители устроили дочь в группу с громким названием «Воспитание всесторонне развитой личности», где опытные преподаватели давали уроки танца, английского языка, рисования, лепки. Затем два года Настя занимались фигурным катанием на льду «Спартака». Играть в теннис Настя начала в шесть лет, и после уроков девочка с удовольствием бежала на корт.

Анастасия Мыскина училась в обычной московской школе. В начальных классах ходила на уроки как на праздник. Романтик по натуре, она любила гуманитарные предметы. С точными же науками, по словам мамы, у Насти были проблемы, и выполнять задания по алгебре, геометрии, физике ей помогали попеременно то она, то Настина бабушка. Уже в это время у Насти были первые победы на международных теннисных турнирах, поэтому и занятия в школе отошли на второй план.


На пути к славе


В теннис, да и вообще в профессиональный спорт Анастасия Мыскина попала, в общем-то, случайно. По словам самой спортсменки, просто потому, что от их дома до московского стадиона «Спартак», известного так же, как «Ширяево Поле», было рукой подать. К тому же родители Анастасии сами начали понемногу поигрывать в теннис и даже купили семейный абонемент. Четырехлетняя Настя сначала приносила им мячи, которые порой улетали далеко от корта, а потом и сама впервые взяла в руки ракетку.

Вскоре тренер посоветовал родителям отдать Настю в секцию тенниса. Ее показали тренеру Розе Ислановой, маме Марата и Динары Сафиных, которая научила Настю сильно бить по мячу слева и справа, мощно подавать и стремительно выходить к сетке. Специалисты полагают, что база, заложенная тогда, до сих пор определяет игру Анастасии Мыскиной. Конечно, с тех пор она сильно прибавила во всех аспектах игры, но база все равно осталась той самой, спартаковской.

К 15 годам было понятно, что Насте, которая стала подавать большие надежды, нужен личный тренер. Выбор пал на Святослава Мирзу. «Я не стал ломать технику, которую ей поставила Исланова, мое дело было лишь ее совершенствовать: заставить ее лучше подавать, лучше играть справа, слева, с лета, учиться концентрироваться на мяче, на точке удара, контролировать работу ног, и вообще научить множеству других нюансов. Хотя главное - это, конечно, выработать в себе умение концентрировать внимание»,- вспоминает Святослав Мирза. Тренер занимался с Анастасией индивидуально, и вскоре она стала успешно выступать на различных соревнованиях.

Первую победу Анастасия Мыскина одержала в Италии еще в 1992 г. Там играли девочки со всей Европы, а сам турнир назывался «Лемон Боул», то есть «Лимонный мяч». «Сначала я думала: это потому, что теннисные мячики лимонного цвета, но потом мне вручили кубок, наполненный лимонами, и я все поняла», - рассказывает теннисистка.

В 1998 г. там же, на Сицилии, в Палермо, Мыскина одержала и свою первую большую взрослую победу в турнире с призовым фондом в $140 тыс., победив в финале испанку Анжелу Мантолио. Кстати, как признается Анастасия, день именно этой победы стал самым счастливым в ее жизни.

Потом было еще много побед и поражений, но, в основном, в турнирах среднего уровня. Некоторые даже стали поговаривать, что юная спортсменка уже достигла своего потолка, так как в какой-то период в ее игре наступила явная стагнация. И тогда состоялась смена тренера - после пяти лет работы со Святославом Мирзой Анастасия Мыскина ушла к немцу Йенсу Герлаху.

Эти изменения не замедлили отразиться на игре теннисистки. Так, в 2004 г. Настя одержала сразу несколько побед. Она завоевала три одиночных титула - «Катар Опен» (Катар), «Ролан Гаррос» (Франция), «Кубок Кремля» (Россия) и два парных титула - «Висмилак Интернешнл» (о. Бали) в паре с Аи Сугиямой (Япония), «Кубок Кремля» (Россия) в паре с Верой Звонаревой (Россия). В составе сборной России Мыскина стала победительницей Кубка Федерации, женского командного чемпионата мира. За эту выдающуюся победу она была награждена орденом «Спортивная слава России».

Следует отметить, что именно Анастасия Мыскина стала первой российской чемпионкой «Кубка Кремля». Кроме того, разгромив в финале «Ролан Гаррос» свою подругу детства Елену Дементьеву, Анастасия Мыскина повторила подвиг Евгения Кафельникова восьмилетней давности и стала первой в истории россиянкой, которой покорился турнир «Большого шлема». Прошлый год она закончила на третьем месте в мировом рейтинге и заявила, что в нынешнем сезоне попробует стать первой ракеткой мира.

Пока, правда, это всего лишь планы – сейчас Анастасия Мыскина занимает лишь 10-е место в рейтинге Всемирной женской теннисной ассоциации WTA. Наивысшая позиция Анастасии Мыскиной в рейтинге WTA в одиночном разряде - 2-е место (13.09.2004), а в парном - 16-е (18.10.2004). Всего в одиночном разряде в 2004 г. Настя провела 73 матча, в которых одержала 55 побед. В парном разряде - 36 матчей, 25 побед. Ее призовые за 2004 г. составили $2 млн 115 тыс.

Любимый турнир А.Мыскиной - «Кубок Кремля». Кроме того, ей нравится выступать в Патайе (Таиланд), а также на кортах Швейцарии.


Друзья


Своими друзьями Анастасия Мыскина называет Лену Дементьеву, Алену Лиховецкую, Таню Панову и Веру Звонареву. На Олимпиаде в Сиднее она также подружилась и со Светланой Хоркиной. Как говорит сама А.Мыскина, она довольно близко общается почти со всеми девушками из российской сборной, и, несмотря на то что все теннисистки всегда соперничают друг с другом, за пределами корта они по-прежнему остаются хорошими подругами. Соперничество же только помогает им прогрессировать - ведь каждой хочется быть первой в своей стране и в мире.

Также Настя называется своими друзьями и многих российских хоккеистов, особенно Алексея Яшина.


Семья


Мать Анастасии Галина по специальности программист. Она училась в физико-математической школе, затем окончила Московский авиационно-технологический институт и более десяти лет проработала инженером-программистом на вертолетном заводе в Сокольниках. Отец Анастасии Андрей по специальности инженер-строитель, ради карьеры дочери ушел с работы и полностью отказался от привычного образа жизни. «Я перестал быть Андреем Мыскиным, я стал папой Насти Мыскиной, потому что для того, чтобы поднять ее, я должен был раствориться в ее жизни и как можно чаще возить ее на турниры. Иначе в теннисе подняться невозможно», - признался в одном из интервью Настин отец.

С раннего детства Настя знала, что ее семья - сплоченная, единая команда, и очень гордилась этим, однако в 2003 г. родители развелись. Галина считает, что дочь очень тяжело пережила семейную драму, тем более что Настя никогда не присутствовала при ссорах и размолвках родителей, - об этом они договорились еще в день свадьбы.


Хобби и предпочтения


К своим хобби Анастасия Мыскина относит дизайн одежды, шопинг и чтение. Всем литературным жанрам Настя предпочитает классику, к которой ее приучила мать, но иногда может побаловать себя и хорошим детективом. Любимый писатель - Теодор Драйзер.

Еще Настя любит подолгу плескаться в джакузи. Самая удобная одежда Насти – джинсы, потому что, по ее словам, у нее некрасивые ноги, и платья и юбки - не для нее. Не так давно она пристрастилась к художественной вышивке и считает, что это отличная релаксация. В свободное время Анастасия слушает группу ABBA, смотрит старые советские фильмы и мечтает прожить один месяц на необитаемом острове. Из всех цветов отдает предпочтение розам. Обожает собак. Любит мощные и скоростные спортивные машины, да и сама нередко гоняет в спортивной манере - под 200 км/час. В последнее время Анастасия Мыскина стала интересоваться политикой.

В еде Мыскина отдает предпочтение японской, китайской и итальянской кухне, хотя и русская кухня ее тоже вполне устраивает, особенно пельмени. Изредка Настя может выпить бокал хорошего пива, но все же ее любимый алкогольный напиток - китайское сливовое вино, которое она позволяет себе только по большим праздникам.

Из остальных видов спорта Настя предпочитает горные лыжи и футбол.


Что ненавидит


Как рассказала Галина, ее дочь ненавидит подлость и предательство, не терпит лжи. Она уверена, что даже матери она не простит обмана. «И в теннисе Настя старается работать с людьми, которые видят в ней Человека с большой буквы, со своим характером, пристрастиями и слабостями, а не кусок глины, из которого можно лепить все что угодно, хоть куклу Барби», - говорит мама Насти.


Сильные и слабые стороны


Как считает Анастасия Мыскина, ее самая сильная сторона – это умение бороться до конца. «Даже когда матч складывается не в мою пользу, все равно стараюсь переломить его ход», - говорит теннисистка. А слабая, наверное, то, что «иногда я не борюсь: просто лень», признается спортсменка.

Шамиль Тарпищев, президент Федерации тенниса России, уверен в том же: «Самая сильная сторона Анастасии Мыскиной – это ее трезвая голова. Она всегда четко оценивает ситуацию и способна в зависимости от нее вовремя поменять тактику своей игры и навязать ее сопернице».


Мечты


Анастасия Мыскина мечтает познакомиться с английской королевой, но для этого нужно как минимум попасть на бал чемпионов Уимблдона. Как вспоминает Настин отец, «когда она еще была подростком, они каждый вечер возвращались с тренировок домой и проходили мимо компании веселых студентов, которые слушали музыку, пили пиво, и Hасте всегда становилось очень грустно: «Пап, а мне ведь тоже хочется отдыхать, веселиться, на дискотеку иногда сходить. Что же у меня все так тяжело?..» А я утешал ее: «Ты, конечно, можешь жить, как они. Но эти ребята и через десять лет будут пить пиво на этой лавочке, а тебе, может быть, когда-нибудь пожмет руку английская королева». Настя поверила отцу, и с тех пор это стало ее мечтой.

Помимо этой, есть и другие: чтобы никто нигде не воевал и никто никого не убивал, чтобы не было бандитов и все жили дружно, а еще, чтобы на дорогах водители стали бы хоть чуть-чуть повежливее.


Личное


В одном из интервью мать Анастасии призналась, что сердце ее дочери пока свободно. «Я советую дочери быть по-женски осмотрительнее - в сердечных делах мелочей не бывает! Хорошей лакмусовой бумажкой может стать семья полюбившегося человека, потому что все - плохое или хорошее - идет от семейного очага. Как отец относится к матери, к детям, так и сын будет относиться к жене и к своему ребенку», - говорит Галина.

У Насти уже было несколько бойфрендов. Некоторые считают ее довольно влюбчивой, но сама спортсменка говорит, что для современной симпатичной девушки пройти к ее годам через три или, допустим, даже пять романов - это совсем немного. Среди них был и роман с ее нынешним тренером Йенсом Герлахом, а также с российским хоккеистом Александром Степановым.


Компромат


Самая неприятная история связана с откровенными снимками Анастасии Мыскиной, которые фотограф Марк Селиджер, мужской журнал GQ и корпоративный партнер этого издания группа Conde Nast без разрешения передали российскому журналу «Медведь».

Это началось еще во второй половине 2002 г., когда Селиджер провел с юной российской теннисисткой фотосессию для GQ. Как выяснилось, среди отснятого материала были и фотографии топлесс, однако тогда Анастасия разрешила публиковать только один достаточно невинный снимок, где она была запечатлена одетой. Как пишет «Компромат.Ру», остальные кадры осели в архиве фотографа и журнала. По словам адвоката Мыскиной Александра Берковича, по контракту публикация или продажа снимков была возможна только с разрешения спортсменки.

Однако часть этих откровенных фото все же появилась в одном из номеров российского журнала «Медведь», хотя Анастасия не давала на это своего согласия. Беркович в интервью Associated Press отметил, что снимки вообще делались не для распространения, поэтому юристы Анастасии подали иск в федеральный суд Манхэттена (Нью-Йорк).

По мнению истицы, их публикация причинила ей огромные эмоциональные страдания и материальный ущерб, что в совокупности и было оценено в рекордную сумму - $8 млн.


gosh. this is long. anyone can do a translation? please??

kammgretel
Jul 21st, 2005, 07:38 AM
Use http://babel.altavista.com

Daniel
Jul 22nd, 2005, 03:29 AM
Kammgretel we dont need the translator we need a translation :p

LefandePatty
Jul 22nd, 2005, 10:58 PM
Kammgretel we dont need the translator we need a translation :p

:yeah:
I need one :awww:

Shonami Slam
Jul 23rd, 2005, 10:03 PM
hey! thanks alot for all the vids and articles!
i was wondering if you could give me the links to all matches and long vids (like the AMAZING nastya/vera tiebreak) that you have here. i got quite lost :sad:

denine
Jul 24th, 2005, 07:45 AM
yeahhh.i kinda need a translation too..... haha:)

_LuCaS_
Jul 24th, 2005, 08:24 AM
hey! thanks alot for all the vids and articles!
i was wondering if you could give me the links to all matches and long vids (like the AMAZING nastya/vera tiebreak) that you have here. i got quite lost :sad:
Most of them are on public servers and expire after 7 days or if nobody downloads them for a specific amount of time.
Most of the vids here (except the San Diego TB) can be found on the FTP server (see GM)

LefandePatty
Jul 24th, 2005, 02:27 PM
yeahhh.i kinda need a translation too..... haha:)

:p

greenfunkTHREE.
Jul 26th, 2005, 02:22 PM
The Electric New Paper :
US court allows publication of topless photos of tennis star
'How can you let him use this photo?'
I agreed to pose only because photographer wanted it 'for himself', says Myskina
FIRST, reknowned photographer Mark Seliger asked young Russian tennis star Anastasia Myskina to pose naked on a horse for a major US magazine.
23 July 2005
FIRST, reknowned photographer Mark Seliger asked young Russian tennis star Anastasia Myskina to pose naked on a horse for a major US magazine.

Then, he asked her to pose topless 'for himself'.

She agreed - on the condition that this second set of pictures never saw the light of day.

Three years later, she was aghast to see them in a Russian magazine and promptly sued for US$8 million ($13m).

But a US judge ruled this week that she was powerless to prevent the pictures being published.

The verbal assurance she says Mr Seliger gave her that they were private did not override the release form she signed, said US district judge Michael Mukasey in a written judgment released yesterday.

Myskina, 24, was 20 years old when the photographs were taken and insisted she was not fluent enough in English at the time to understand the photo release form she signed.

But the judge ruled: 'Without allegations of fraud, duress or some other wrongdoing, Myskina's claimed misunderstanding of the release's terms does not excuse her from being bound on the contract.'

The topless photos were taken after Mr Seliger photographed Myskina for GQ's Sports issue in 2002.

She said in court papers that she agreed to be photographed posing as Lady Godiva, lying naked on the back of a horse, only after she was told she would wear flesh-coloured underpants and have long hair taped to her body to cover her breasts.

She signed a standard release form for models that said she agreed to the use of the pictures by the magazine and by 'others it may authorise, for editorial purposes'.

HAIR FOR MODESTY

After the magazine pictures were taken, Myskina was photographed topless in blue jeans, with the long hair still covering her breasts.

She said in court papers that Seliger had asked if he could take the pictures 'for himself' and she said yes, as long as they were not published, and he agreed.

But after Myskina won the French Open last year, a Russian magazine, Medved, interviewed her, and illustrated the article with Seliger's topless pictures. Myskina immediately sued for US$8m in damages from Mr Seliger, GQ and its owner, Conde Nast.

None returned phone calls yesterday.

Myskina's lawyer, Mr Alexander Berkovich, said the tennis player was considering her options but did not know if she would appeal.

'Obviously, we're disappointed with the decision,' he said. - AP.

something i found, but rather outdated.

Number19
Jul 26th, 2005, 09:32 PM
that 'for himself' part keeps making my stomach turn. Why did she do that? The photos themself seem like no big deal but - 'for himself' :tape:

miffedmax
Jul 26th, 2005, 09:47 PM
Bottom line: Nasty is cute, cool and a champion.
Seliger isn't.

Spunky83
Jul 27th, 2005, 07:48 AM
that 'for himself' part keeps making my stomach turn. Why did she do that? The photos themself seem like no big deal but - 'for himself' :tape:

Dito

On the other side, which women doesn´t want to be shown in the best way possible? I know I would (not naked though) ;)

cerbero
Jul 27th, 2005, 02:42 PM
@Spunky
What would be your price? ;)

meyerpl
Jul 27th, 2005, 10:22 PM
People offer me money to keep my clothes on, so.....

Seriously, this guy Seliger is a weasle who preyed on the naivete' of a trusting young woman. If he was even half a man instead of a greedy, black-hearted jackal, he'd give Anastasia the negatives and apologize to her. Furthermore, he would promise never to do anything so dishonorable to her or any other woman for the rest of his wretched life. I hope somebody unearths a photograph of Seliger in a salacious situation with a Saint Bernard and posts it all over the internet.

This unfortunate episode has done nothing to diminish the character or reputation of Anastasia Myskina. She remains a beacon of exceptional talent, dedication, graciousness and compassion for others, an example of the best of humanity. Seliger, on the other hand, has exposed himself as a morally vacuous, money grubbing pig willing to capitalize on the fame and beauty of Anastasia in the most disgraceful way possible. Shame on him. I'd like to hold him down so Nastya could kick him right where it hurts the most. And right where it would put an end to his ability to transmit his character flaws to the next generation.

Otherwise......have a nice day everybody!

greenfunkTHREE.
Jul 28th, 2005, 04:43 PM
^ you are so angry...

michelle11
Jul 30th, 2005, 09:52 AM
from may but interesting

"Maria und Anastasia verstehen sich gut"
Myskinas deutscher Trainer Jens Gerlach über ein Mißverständnis und die Gründe für die gewachsene russische Stärke im Tennis
Von Torsten Wendlandt
Eine Topspielerin coachen, von deren Geld und Erfolg profitieren, um die Welt reisen - das klingt nach einem Traumjob. Zumal der Tennisprofi-Trainer Jens Gerlach (32) seine russische Klientin Anastasia Myskina (23) besonders gut kennt: Der Stuttgarter und die French-Open-Siegerin waren auch einmal ein privates Doppel. Gerlach führte die Moskauerin seit August 2002 vom 40. auf den sechsten Platz der Weltrangliste. Über eine ungewöhnliche Beziehung, das russische Damentennis und den Unterschied zwischen Myskina und Russinnen-Star Maria Scharapowa sprach die Berliner Morgenpost mit dem deutschen B-Lizenz-Trainer.

Berliner Morgenpost: Herr Gerlach, in gut zwei Wochen muß Anastasia in Paris ihren Titel verteidigen. Als sie in Berlin gegen die Deutsche Julia Schruff rausflog, sagten Sie: Wir haben Mist gebaut! Wieso wir?

Jens Gerlach: Weil ich mich mit ihr identifiziere. Wir sehen uns 350 Tage im Jahr, stehen uns immer noch sehr nahe, obwohl sie in Moskau einen neuen Freund hat. Ich sorge mich um sie, und sie sorgt sich um mich. Und wenn sie Sachen macht, die ich mir anders vorstelle, tut mir das auch weh. Sie ist stinksauer jetzt, aber bis Paris kriegen wir das schon wieder hin. Uns eint der Glaube an den Erfolg. Anastasia hat keinen Druck, denn den Grand-Slam-Titel dort hat sie ja schon.

Wären Sie der Coach von Scharapowa, könnten Sie sich vom Vater jetzt was anhören.

Wenn Juri sich so benehmen muß, wie er es tut, bitte sehr. Einzig Marias Vater ist ja der Grund, warum Anastasia nicht ins Fed-Cup-Team will. Die beiden Mädels verstehen sich gut. Das ist ja der große Unterschied: Bei uns beiden gibt es nicht dieses erdrückende Vater-Gehabe wie bei Scharapowa, wie früher bei Jelena Dokic, Mary Pierce, den Williams-Schwestern und Steffi Graf. Andrej Myskin hat mir seine geliebte Tochter anvertraut, die ganze Familie hat mich aufgenommen, ich wohne auch dort, wenn wir in Moskau trainieren.

Anastasia ist kein globales Werbe-Girl wie Maria. Vorteil Myskina?

Das weiß ich nicht. Sie geht einen anderen Weg. Sie ist ein Mädchen zum Anfassen, sehr volksnah, wenn auch schüchtern, aber in Rußland sehr beliebt. Russinnen sehen oft sehr hart aus, aber wenn sie sich erst mal geöffnet haben, zeigen sie ihr Herz. Anastasia ist nicht so gepusht worden wie der kühle Medienprofi Maria, die sehr gesteuert rüberkommt. Maria wiederum kommt entgegen, daß sie vielleicht nicht ganz so hübsch wie Anna Kurnikowa ist. Dafür sind ihr Aussehen auf Fotos und das sportliche Aussehen auf dem Platz auf einem Niveau. Das hilft.

Was macht das russische Tennis so stark?

Vieles. Da war der Präsident und Tennisspieler Boris Jelzin, der dem Sport das bürgerliche Stigma nahm. Die Zahl der Plätze in Rußland und der Vereinsmitglieder unter 18 schoß in den Neunzigern in die Höhe, und viele merkten, daß man mit Tennis Dollars machen kann. Da ist der ständige Konkurrenzkampf zum Beispiel zwischen Myskina und Dementjewa. Beide sind Jahrgang 1981, beide von Spartak Moskau, und diese Jahrgangsmeisterschaft ist knüppelhart. Früher gehörte noch Kurnikowa dazu. Und da sind die unheimlich disziplinierten Elternhäuser. Die Tenniskinder in Rußland machen nicht, was sie wollen. Und die Väter haben Zeit.

Mehr als die deutschen Väter?

Insgesamt ja, denke ich. Die deutschen Eltern von Tennis-Kindern haben oft anstrengende Jobs, und wenn der Nachwuchs 14, 15, 16 ist, sind sie viel zu weit weg, und die Kinder wachsen mit zu vielen Freiheiten auf.

Anastasia ist schon mehrfache Millionärin. Sind Sie Millionär?

Keineswegs. Ich habe in Florida meinen Bachelor in Marketing gemacht, habe also ein zweites Standbein. In der freien Wirtschaft könnte ich wesentlich mehr verdienen. Aber Tennis ist pure Leidenschaft, die manchmal Leiden schafft.

Würden Sie gern gegen Anastasia ein Match spielen?

Bloß nicht, das würde mir keinen Spaß machen, selbst wenn ich gewinne. Und sie würde durchdrehen. Wir kennen uns zu gut.

cindy
Jul 30th, 2005, 10:58 AM
thanks...this is interesting

_LuCaS_
Jul 30th, 2005, 11:15 AM
Very :confused: :scratch:

kammgretel
Jul 30th, 2005, 11:55 AM
thanks...this is interesting

What's the interesting thing?, plz, it is in German and needs translation... :rolleyes:
no, LuCas?

denine
Jul 30th, 2005, 01:01 PM
sigh. i need yet another translation.....gosh. :confused:

michelle11
Jul 30th, 2005, 01:12 PM
http://freetranslation.paralink.com/

_LuCaS_
Jul 30th, 2005, 01:35 PM
http://freetranslation.paralink.com/
I am sure you speak better English than this software can offer.

On the future let's stick to English. If we find something in other language let's try and translate it before posting.

denine
Jul 30th, 2005, 02:53 PM
I am sure you speak better English than this software can offer.

On the future let's stick to English. If we find something in other language let's try and translate it before posting.
yeah... i had to read it three times to understand it.... :lol: its like translating a translation. omg.

michelle11
Jul 30th, 2005, 03:02 PM
I am sure you speak better English than this software can offer.

On the future let's stick to English. If we find something in other language let's try and translate it before posting.


in both cases I don't think so.

if jens gives an interview we can't tell him in which language he has to do it.
if it is in german it is good for me and I will not translate it.
so I will post it in german or not at all.
but I think better an interview in a strange language than none.

_LuCaS_
Jul 30th, 2005, 03:40 PM
if jens gives an interview we can't tell him in which language he has to do it.

Nobody asked you that

if it is in german it is good for me and I will not translate it.

this is not the point, the point on this board is to share in a way that all can benefit from it

so I will post it in german or not at all.
but I think better an interview in a strange language than none.
As you wish

michelle11
Jul 30th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Nobody asked you that

this is not the point, the point on this board is to share in a way that all can benefit from it

As you wish


come on,do you want me to apologise for posting it??

if I should have to translate and type it,it I would need a hole day.
only for these three lines I needed the dictionary for the words entschuldigen=apologise and tippen=type
that' no way, your requisition (dictionary again !!) is to much for me.

so I have to promise never to do something like this again ...
unless I find another interesting interview in german. ;)

michelle11
Jul 30th, 2005, 04:29 PM
o god,
did I realy write hole day ??
I mean "whole" day
and you want me to translate something... :lol: :lol: :lol:

kammgretel
Jul 30th, 2005, 04:30 PM
"Maria und Anastasia verstehen sich gut"

"Maria and Anastasia understand themselves well"


Myskinas deutscher Trainer Jens Gerlach über ein Mißverständnis und die Gründe für die gewachsene russische Stärke im Tennis

Myskinas of German coaches Jens Gerlach over a misunderstanding and the reasons for the grown Russian strength in the tennis

Von Torsten Wendlandt

Of Torsten Wendlandt

Eine Topspielerin coachen, von deren Geld und Erfolg profitieren, um die Welt reisen - das klingt nach einem Traumjob. Zumal der Tennisprofi-Trainer Jens Gerlach (32) seine russische Klientin Anastasia Myskina (23) besonders gut kennt: Der Stuttgarter und die French-Open-Siegerin waren auch einmal ein privates Doppel. Gerlach führte die Moskauerin seit August 2002 vom 40. auf den sechsten Platz der Weltrangliste. Über eine ungewöhnliche Beziehung, das russische Damentennis und den Unterschied zwischen Myskina und Russinnen-Star Maria Scharapova sprach die Berliner Morgenpost mit dem deutschen B-Lizenz-Trainer.

A Topspielerin coachen, from whose money and success profit, around which world travel - sounds after a dream job. Particularly the tennis professional coach Jens Gerlach (32) its Russian client Anastasia Myskina (23) particularly well knows: The native of stuttgart and the French open Siegerin were also once a private double. Gerlach led the Moskauerin since August 2002 of 40. on the sixth place of the world rank list. About an unusual relationship, the Russian lady tennis and the difference between Myskina and Russian star Maria Scharapova spoke the citizens of Berlin morning mail with the German b-license-coach.

Berliner Morgenpost: Herr Gerlach, in gut zwei Wochen muß Anastasia in Paris ihren Titel verteidigen. Als sie in Berlin gegen die Deutsche Julia Schruff rausflog, sagten Sie: Wir haben Mist gebaut! Wieso wir?

Berlin morning a mail: Mr. Gerlach, in well two weeks must defend Anastasia into of Paris their title. As it in Berlin against the German Julia Schruff rausflog, said you: We built muck! Why we?

Jens Gerlach: Weil ich mich mit ihr identifiziere. Wir sehen uns 350 Tage im Jahr, stehen uns immer noch sehr nahe, obwohl sie in Moskau einen neuen Freund hat. Ich sorge mich um sie, und sie sorgt sich um mich. Und wenn sie Sachen macht, die ich mir anders vorstelle, tut mir das auch weh. Sie ist stinksauer jetzt, aber bis Paris kriegen wir das schon wieder hin. Uns eint der Glaube an den Erfolg. Anastasia hat keinen Druck, denn den Grand-Slam-Titel dort hat sie ja schon.

Jens Gerlach: Because I identify myself with it. We see ourselves 350 days in the year, stand for us still very near, although them have a new friend in Moscow. I worry myself around it, and she worries herself around me. And if it makes things, which I introduce myself differently, does to me also the pain. Them are stink-sourly now, but to of Paris wars we that already again. Us the faith in success eint. Anastasia does not have pressure, because there she has the Grand Slam title already.

Wären Sie der Coach von Scharapova, könnten Sie sich vom Vater jetzt was anhören.

If you would be the coach of Scharapova, you could from the father now which sound yourselves.

Wenn Juri sich so benehmen muß, wie er es tut, bitte sehr. Einzig Marias Vater ist ja der Grund, warum Anastasia nicht ins Fed-Cup-Team will. Die beiden Mädels verstehen sich gut. Das ist ja der große Unterschied: Bei uns beiden gibt es nicht dieses erdrückende Vater-Gehabe wie bei Scharapova, wie früher bei Jelena Dokic, Mary Pierce, den Williams-Schwestern und Steffi Graf. Andrej Myskin hat mir seine geliebte Tochter anvertraut, die ganze Familie hat mich aufgenommen, ich wohne auch dort, wenn wir in Moskau trainieren.

If Juri must behave itself in such a way, as he does it, asks much. Only Maria's father is the reason, why Anastasia does not want in the Fed Cup team. The two girls understand themselves well. That is the large difference: With us there are not both this crushing father Gehabe as with Scharapova, like in former times with Jelena Dokic, Mary Pierce, the Williams sisters and Steffi.Graf. Andrej Myskin entrusted to me its loved daughter, the whole family me accepted, I lives also there, if we train in Moscow.

Anastasia ist kein globales Werbe-Girl wie Maria. Vorteil Myskina?
Anastasia is not global advertising Girl such as Maria. Advantage Myskina?

Das weiß ich nicht. Sie geht einen anderen Weg. Sie ist ein Mädchen zum Anfassen, sehr volksnah, wenn auch schüchtern, aber in Rußland sehr beliebt. Russinnen sehen oft sehr hart aus, aber wenn sie sich erst mal geöffnet haben, zeigen sie ihr Herz. Anastasia ist nicht so gepusht worden wie der kühle Medienprofi Maria, die sehr gesteuert rüberkommt. Maria wiederum kommt entgegen, daß sie vielleicht nicht ganz so hübsch wie Anna Kurnikowa ist. Dafür sind ihr Aussehen auf Fotos und das sportliche Aussehen auf dem Platz auf einem Niveau. Das hilft.

I do not know. It goes another way. It is very people near, although shy a girl for touching, but likes in Russia much. Russians look often very hard, but if they opened only times, they show their heart. Anastasia was gepusht not in such a way like the cool medium professional Maria, who rueberkommt very steered. Maria again comes to meet that she as Anna Kurnikowa is perhaps not completely as pretty. But are their appearance in photos and the sporty appearance at the place on a level. That helps.

Was macht das russische Tennis so stark?
What makes the Russian tennis so strong?

Vieles. Da war der Präsident und Tennisspieler Boris Jelzin, der dem Sport das bürgerliche Stigma nahm. Die Zahl der Plätze in Rußland und der Vereinsmitglieder unter 18 schoß in den Neunzigern in die Höhe, und viele merkten, daß man mit Tennis Dollars machen kann. Da ist der ständige Konkurrenzkampf zum Beispiel zwischen Myskina und Dementjewa. Beide sind Jahrgang 1981, beide von Spartak Moskau, und diese Jahrgangsmeisterschaft ist knüppelhart. Früher gehörte noch Kurnikowa dazu. Und da sind die unheimlich disziplinierten Elternhäuser. Die Tenniskinder in Rußland machen nicht, was sie wollen. Und die Väter haben Zeit.

Very Much. There the president and tennis player were Boris Yel'tsin, who took the civil stigma to the sport. The number of the places in Russia and the club members under 18 shot in the Neunzigern up, and many noticed that one can make dollars with tennis. There the constant competition is for example between Myskina and Dementieva. Both are class 1981, both from Spartak Moscow, and this class championship is club hard. In former times still Kurnikowa belonged to. And there are the terribly disciplined parents' houses. The tennis children in Russia do not make, what they want. And the fathers have time.

Mehr als die deutschen Väter?
More than the German fathers?

Insgesamt ja, denke ich. Die deutschen Eltern von Tennis-Kindern haben oft anstrengende Jobs, und wenn der Nachwuchs 14, 15, 16 ist, sind sie viel zu weit weg, und die Kinder wachsen mit zu vielen Freiheiten auf.

Altogether, I think. German parents of tennis children have often arduous jobs, and if the new generation is 14, 15, 16, are they much too far away, and the children grow up also to many liberties.

Anastasia ist schon mehrfache Millionärin. Sind Sie Millionär?
Anastasia is already repeated Millionaerin. Are they millionaire?

Keineswegs. Ich habe in Florida meinen Bachelor in Marketing gemacht, habe also ein zweites Standbein. In der freien Wirtschaft könnte ich wesentlich mehr verdienen. Aber Tennis ist pure Leidenschaft, die manchmal Leiden schafft.

By no means. I made in Florida mine for Bachelor in marketing, have thus a second support leg. In the free economy I could earn substantially more. But tennis is pure passion, which sometimes creates a suffering.

Würden Sie gern gegen Anastasia ein Match spielen?

Would you play a match gladly against Anastasia?

Bloß nicht, das würde mir keinen Spaß machen, selbst wenn ich gewinne. Und sie würde durchdrehen. Wir kennen uns zu gut.

Only not, which would not make fun for me, even if I won. And it would rev up. We know each other too well.
____________________
Please the intelligents in English and German, copy this text and to translate a little, correct the errors. Only I can correct some names. Thank you. :worship:

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2005, 07:15 PM
this is not the point, the point on this board is to share in a way that all can benefit from itThis is a fighting board :fiery: :boxing: :crazy: :banana:

Mightymirza
Jul 30th, 2005, 07:22 PM
This is a fighting board :fiery: :boxing: :crazy: :banana:
True nasty spirit!!!Real fans of #1 bitch..

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2005, 07:31 PM
True nasty spirit!!!Real fans of #1 bitch..Yeah, not enough fighting in here :boxing: :boxing: :boxing: :smash: :smash:
:help: :p

Daniel
Aug 1st, 2005, 06:01 AM
Thnaks Kremgratel :D

first time i see you here :D
Bienvenido :kiss:

kammgretel
Aug 1st, 2005, 07:40 AM
Thnaks Kremgratel :D

first time i see you here :D
Bienvenido :kiss:


Gracias. I was here before, LuCas had given me a Video, so... haha. :lol:


Guys, this thread is Articles & Interviews & Videos, maybe we could discuss, but not insult to another.

Thanks. :)

alibaby
Aug 1st, 2005, 08:40 AM
Gracias. I was here before, LuCas had given me a Video, so... haha. :lol:


Guys, this thread is Articles & Interviews & Videos, maybe we could discuss, but not insult to another.

Thanks. :)
good statement..can you tell me,when that stockhom tournament is?she will play there next,correct?

kammgretel
Aug 1st, 2005, 08:57 AM
good statement..can you tell me,when that stockhom tournament is?she will play there next,correct?

The next tournamente of Elena D is

Acura Classic
Place: San Diego, California
Date: 01.08 - 07.08
Surface: Hard
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but I don't know if she go to playing in Stockholm.

Nordea Nordic Light Open
http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/logos/stockholm.jpg
Stockholm, Sweden
August 8-14, 2005
Tier IV
Prize Money: $140,000
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Jenny Lindström

Official Web Site:
www.nordiclightopen.com

(3) Alicia Molik (AUS) d. Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) 61 61

2004 Doubles Final
(1) Molik/Schett (AUS/AUT) d. Gagliardi/Groenefeld (SUI/GER) 63 63
Note: Tournament was held in Helsinki 2002-2003


http://www.wtatour.com/tournaments/profiles/stockholm.asp

alibaby
Aug 1st, 2005, 09:00 AM
The next tournamente of Elena D is

Acura Classic
Place: San Diego, California
Date: 01.08 - 07.08
Surface: Hard
___________________________________
but I don't know if she go to playing in Stockholm.

Nordea Nordic Light Open
http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/logos/stockholm.jpg
Stockholm, Sweden
August 8-14, 2005
Tier IV
Prize Money: $140,000
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Jenny Lindström

Official Web Site:
www.nordiclightopen.com

(3) Alicia Molik (AUS) d. Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) 61 61

2004 Doubles Final
(1) Molik/Schett (AUS/AUT) d. Gagliardi/Groenefeld (SUI/GER) 63 63
Note: Tournament was held in Helsinki 2002-2003


http://www.wtatour.com/tournaments/profiles/stockholm.asp
no sorry,i meant nastya!but i found out in the meantime.but thx for telling me!

kammgretel
Aug 1st, 2005, 09:02 AM
No, in the list not find her.

Players

Main Draw Player List

Main Draw Player List. Updated July 30th.



Silvia Farina Elia, ITA (rankad 16)
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, ISR (17)
Alicia Molik, AUS (32)

Iveta Benesova, CZE (51)
Katarina Srebotnik, SLO (61)
Denisa Chladkova, CZE (63)

Lubomira Kurhajcova, SVK (70)
Maria Elena Camerin, ITA (72)
Klara Koukalova, CZE (75)

Melinda Czink, HUN (77)
Mara Santangelo, ITA (78)
Flavia Pennetta, ITA (80)

Ludmila Cervanova, SVK (81)
Cara Black, ZIM (82)
Barbara Schett, AUT (84)

Tatiana Perebiynis, UKR (86)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld, GER (87)
Severine Beltrame, FRA (93)

Henrieta Nagyova, SVK (94)
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, FRA (96)
Emanuelle Gagliardi, SUI (97)

Silvija Talaja, CRO (99)
Sandra Kleinova, CZE (102)
Julia Vakulenko, UKR (103)

Roberta Vinci, ITA (109)
Sofia Arvidsson, SWE (114) Wild Card
Åsa Svensson, SWE (196) Wild Card


http://www.nordiclightopen.com/Player_List.pbs

_LuCaS_
Aug 1st, 2005, 09:23 AM
No, in the list not find her.

Players

Main Draw Player List

Main Draw Player List. Updated July 30th.



Silvia Farina Elia, ITA (rankad 16)
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, ISR (17)
Alicia Molik, AUS (32)

Iveta Benesova, CZE (51)
Katarina Srebotnik, SLO (61)
Denisa Chladkova, CZE (63)

Lubomira Kurhajcova, SVK (70)
Maria Elena Camerin, ITA (72)
Klara Koukalova, CZE (75)

Melinda Czink, HUN (77)
Mara Santangelo, ITA (78)
Flavia Pennetta, ITA (80)

Ludmila Cervanova, SVK (81)
Cara Black, ZIM (82)
Barbara Schett, AUT (84)

Tatiana Perebiynis, UKR (86)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld, GER (87)
Severine Beltrame, FRA (93)

Henrieta Nagyova, SVK (94)
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, FRA (96)
Emanuelle Gagliardi, SUI (97)

Silvija Talaja, CRO (99)
Sandra Kleinova, CZE (102)
Julia Vakulenko, UKR (103)

Roberta Vinci, ITA (109)
Sofia Arvidsson, SWE (114) Wild Card
Åsa Svensson, SWE (196) Wild Card


http://www.nordiclightopen.com/Player_List.pbs
This is the last year entry list

LefandePatty
Aug 1st, 2005, 09:32 AM
yeah it's the last year entry list.
Babsi is on the entry list :lol: (I miss you sooo Barbara :bigcry: )
and ALG isn't ranked 87 now...

kammgretel
Aug 1st, 2005, 09:55 AM
I'm so sorry. haha..

So, what is Nastya's next tournament then??
:)

michelle11
Aug 1st, 2005, 10:03 AM
stockholm ,toronto ,us-open ,fed cup

meyerpl
Aug 1st, 2005, 02:55 PM
greenfunkTHREE, I didn't mean to seem so angry (about the Nastya "topless" photos)....sorry to come across that way. I was trying to be funny. I greatly exaggerated my true outrage. I wouldn't really hold the photographer down so Nastya could kick him. I hate violence too much. Maybe so she could throw a bucket of cold water on him or call him names, but not kick him. Unless she insisted.

Spunky83
Aug 1st, 2005, 03:10 PM
I am sure you speak better English than this software can offer.

On the future let's stick to English. If we find something in other language let's try and translate it before posting.

:tape: ...Michelle, I think it´s fine. Thank you very much!

Übrigens: Cutie-J hat sowieso einen recht lustigen schwäbischen Akzent, gedruckt kommt´s besser;)

cerbero
Aug 1st, 2005, 03:47 PM
@Spunky

You're the dearest, you can translate we accept your offer, thanks... ;) :lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 1st, 2005, 04:09 PM
You got your internet back Yee Wah? You can change your sig now.
So it's true what they say about Germans :rolleyes:

angiee3
Aug 1st, 2005, 10:10 PM
Kolkata, August 1: Russian women are ruling the tennis world and one of their leading players, Anastasia Myskina will be heading the singles draw at the Sunfeast Open. With the current World No 9 confirming participation, Mahesh Bhupathi has managed to live up to his word of roping in one top-10 player for the Open.

Other names like Mary Pierce and Nadia Petrova were doing the rounds when Bhupathi flew down to the city in July, after his mixed doubles triumph at Wimbledon.



Commenting on the issue, Tournament Director Jaidip Mukerjea said: “ Myskina has confirmed her participation, while Mahesh is still negotiating with Pierce and Petrova.”

Mukerjea did not rule out the possibility of the Russian teaming up with Sania Mirza for the doubles draw. “Its too early to say. It will all depend on Myskina whether she wants to pair up with Sania or not,” the former Davis Cupper said.

By conquering the Parisian red clay in 2004, Myskina earned the distinction of becoming the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam.

She has won nine singles WTA tour titles with total career prize earnings of over $4.4 million. The Russian will be participating in the US Open which kicks off on August 29 and will be hoping to help Russia defend their Federation Cup title against France. The final is slated a week before the event in Kolkata kicks off.

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=141938

angiee3
Aug 1st, 2005, 10:11 PM
NEW DELHI: Former Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina has signed up for next month's inaugural $170,000 WTA event in Kolkata, organisers said on Monday.

The 2004 French Open champion, ranked 12th in the world, is expected to be the biggest draw in the tier III indoor competition alongside popular Indian teenager Sania Mirza.

The Kolkata event will take place from September 19 to 25.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 2nd, 2005, 08:49 AM
What ?!!!! :eek: Bitch bitch bitch :sad: She went to India and she didnt take me with her :sad: :sad: :sad:

_LuCaS_
Aug 2nd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Lol Sertab, you can come to Romania anytime :kiss:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 2nd, 2005, 04:55 PM
thankkkssss :kiss: I heared that you can buy perfumes in RO for a very very low price :worship: is it true, or did I mix it up with Bulgaria?! :tape:

_LuCaS_
Aug 2nd, 2005, 05:47 PM
You can buy almost everything in Romania at a very low price :)

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 2nd, 2005, 09:19 PM
Omg really :bounce: Can I stay in ur house until I collect money to buy my own down there?! :lick: :lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 2nd, 2005, 09:29 PM
If you promise not to flirt with my girlfriend

selyoink
Aug 3rd, 2005, 02:58 AM
If you promise not to flirt with my girlfriend

I hope Nastya is not your girlfriend then. ;)

cerbero
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:06 AM
If you promise not to flirt with my girlfriend
Are you affraid of Little's competition ? :eek: :lol:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 3rd, 2005, 01:46 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

U better show me her pic first ... :lol: if she looks like Nastya ... :tape:

well ... you wouldnt know anyway :devil:

Spunky83
Aug 3rd, 2005, 03:15 PM
@Spunky

You're the dearest, you can translate we accept your offer, thanks... ;) :lol:
´
Actually I will translate it for A-M.com anyway, so I think it will be up in a few hours.

@Lucas: I am still at my parents´ house, that´s where I have a very slow connection, but I´ll be back in Dusseldorf soon, so...be prepared for my return! :devil:

martirogi
Aug 3rd, 2005, 04:06 PM
o were u away? i dont think anyone noticed. :angel:

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 06:12 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

U better show me her pic first ... :lol: if she looks like Nastya ... :tape:

well ... you wouldnt know anyway :devil:
On second thought, we'll get along just fine :hehehe:

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 06:17 PM
@Spunky: How soon? :unsure:

o were u away? i dont think anyone noticed. :angel:
Are you k/d me?
As long as she has access to computers I'll never feel safe :scared:

Spunky83
Aug 3rd, 2005, 08:01 PM
@Spunky: How soon? :unsure:


Are you k/d me?
As long as she has access to computers I'll never feel safe :scared:

I just got home, but I have to watch the OC first. I´ll do the translation in a few hours.

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:07 PM
On second thought, we'll get along just fine :hehehe:
R u hoping to get threesome? :tape: :scared:

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:17 PM
Well you could just watch but I think you'll be bored. I want what's best for you ;)

Spunky83
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:12 PM
You can also (of course) find this translation on A-M.com;)

"Maria and Anastasia get along well"

Myskina´s German coach Jens Gerlach talks about a misunderstanding and the reasons why Russian tennis has become such a force

By Torsten Wendlandt, 7th May 2005

Coaching a Top-player, benefiting from her money and success and travelling around the globe - that sounds like a plum job. The more so as tennis-pro-coach Jens Gerlach (32) knows his Russian client Anastasia Myskina (23) particularly well: The man from Stuttgart and the French-Open-Champion have also once been a romantic double. Since Ausgust 2002, Gerlach lead the Muscovite from the 40th world-rank up to number six (Note by Yee Wah: two!). The "Berliner Morgenpost" talked to the German coach with a B-licence about an unusual relationship, Russian tennis and the difference between Myskina and Russian star Maria Sharapova.

Berliner Morgenpost: Mr. Gerlach, in less than two weeks, Anastasia has to defend her title in Paris. When she crashed out in Berlin against German Julia Schruff, you said ´We screwed up!´. Why did you say ´we´?

Jens Gerlach: That´s because I identify myself with her. We spend 350 days a year together, we are still extremely close although she has a new boyfriend in Moscow. I take care of her and she takes care of me. Whenever she does things in a way which doesn´t work according to my plans, it also hurts me. At the moment she´s totally pissed off but we will figure it out till Paris. We both share our believe in success. Anastasia doesn´t feel any pressure there as she has already won the Grand-Slam title.

Berliner Morgenpost: If you were Sharapova´s coach, you would have had major trouble with her father right now...

Jens Gerlach: As far as I am concernced, if Yuri has to behave the way he does, it´s fine with me. He is the sole reason why Anastasia doesn´t want to play Fed Cup. Both girls get along well. That´s the huge difference: Between us the stiffling demeanour of a father´s behaviour doesn´t exist like with Sharapova or in the past there were Jelena Dokic, Mary Pierce, the Williams-sisters or Steffi Graf. Andrej Myskin has entrusted his beloved daughter to my care, the whole family has welcomed me. I also stay with them whenever we practice in Moscow. (Note by Yee Wah: Same goes for Nastya during the Filderstadt tourney)

Berliner Morgenpost: Anastasia isn´t a global advertising-girl like Maria. Advantage Myskina?

Jens Gerlach: I don´t know about that. She just follows another path. She´s a girl who you can actually come into contact with, she is a very down-to-earth person although somewhat shy, but she is very popular in Russia. Russian girls often do look very grim but once they losen up they show you their true heart. Anastasia has never been pushed unlike the chilly Media-pro Maria who often appear to be moulded. Maria has the advantage that she is maybe not that beautiful as Anna Kournikova, so her looks on pictures and her performances on court are equal. That helps.

Berliner Morgenpost: Why is Russian tennis so strong?

Jens Gerlach: There are a lot of reasons. For once there is former president and tennis player Boriz Jelzin who managed to take the upper-class stigma off tennis. The numbers of courts in Russia and the ones of Club-members aged 18 and under have increased dramatically in the last decade. People realized that you can make a lot of money with tennis. There is also the steady rivalry between Myskina and Dementieva for example. Both were born in 1981, both played for Spartak Moscow und those competitions in that age-group were rock-hard. In the past, Anna Kournikova was also a part of it. Furthermore you have all those parents who are very disciplined. The tennis-kids in Russia are not allowed to do whatever they want. Besides their fathers have the spare time.

Berliner Morgenpost: Unlike the German tennis-fathers?

Jens Gerlach: All in all, I think yes. German parents of tennis-kids often have stressful jobs and when the kids become 14,15,16 they are too far away from them, so the kids have too much freedom.

Berliner Morgenpost: Anastasia already has become a multi-millionairess. Are you a millionaire by now?

Jens Gerlach: By no means. I have made my Bachelor in Marketing in Florida, so I do have a second option. I could earn much more in the economy but tennis is pure passion which can also make you suffer sometimes.

Berliner Morgenpost: Would you like to play a match against Anastasia?

Jens Gerlach: No way! I would not have any fun even if I won. Besides, she would freak out. We just know each other all too well.


Source: Berliner Morgenzeitung

One word to describe this interview: CUT(e)ie-J ;)

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:31 PM
This is good :yeah:
Great job Spunky :worship:


Berliner Morgenpost: Anastasia already has become a multi-millionairess. Are you a millionaire by now?

Jens Gerlach: By no means. I have made my Bachelor in Marketing in Florida, so I do have a second option. I could earn much more in the economy but tennis is pure passion which can also make you suffer sometimes.

She has aprox 4 mil earned so far. It's hard to believe he's got at least 1. But still I think he's payed well. Especially with their friendship.

Berliner Morgenpost: Would you like to play a match against Anastasia?

Jens Gerlach: No way! I would not have any fun even if I won. Besides, she would freak out. We just know each other all too well.

:lol: and most likely blow away a 5-1 lead

Spunky83
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:43 PM
Last year at Sopot she was asked about her biggest career-win so far and she answered something like that she won a set 7-6 against Jens...maybe he kinda like "forgot" this loss... :lol:

Anyway, the way he talks about her, is really nice;)

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:46 PM
Anyway, the way he talks about her, is really nice;)
And vice-versa :lol:

LiTTLe SeRTaB
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:47 PM
Well you could just watch but I think you'll be bored. I want what's best for you ;)

Well I was about to say the same to you ... but the second sentence would be: ..So i can bring a television with me :yeah: :hug:

Spunky83
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:52 PM
And vice-versa :lol:

:lol: "Just shut up, fuck you!!!" :worship:

Nahh...ok, she said this about him once:

“He helped me to have confidence in myself. Especially when I play against the best players of the world. Before I didn´t think I could beat them. I don´t have to be happy just by reaching the quarters in big events. Jens has convinced me that I could do much better. I began to put some objectives. I was satisfied to be in the Top 50. But now, I have more ambition, and more everything…I enjoy the life I have.”

Not only sports-journalists love to analyze that special relationship those two have but also fellow players, players´ parents, coaches and maybe even their dogs. Nastya and Jens are just too weird :lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:52 PM
:lol: you wish
My house, my rules :cool:

Shonami Slam
Aug 4th, 2005, 05:13 PM
You can buy almost everything in Romania at a very low price :)
wives, for example :lol:

hey all :wavey:
i think it's a good idea to go to these tierIIIs and tierIVs.
getting a few wins to keep the good feeling going is all myskina needs to keep herself in top20, and by the next season she'll be in the top5 again easily :)

_LuCaS_
Aug 4th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Finally I had some free time today and came out with a mvid from Wimbledon (since I already posted the first 4 rounds I selected moments only from the Quarterfinal)
Uploaded on both servers (16 MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=42WJZQVC
http://rapidshare.de/files/3648143/..._LuCaS.wmv.html

Hope you enjoy it

angiee3
Aug 4th, 2005, 09:04 PM
thanks. i'm downloading it right now.
oh. and in rapidshare it says that the file can't be found.
but the megaupload does work.
see ya.

_LuCaS_
Aug 4th, 2005, 09:43 PM
thanks. i'm downloading it right now.
oh. and in rapidshare it says that the file can't be found.
but the megaupload does work.
see ya.
Indeed :scratch:
Well at least there's megaupload. ;)

angiee3
Aug 4th, 2005, 10:00 PM
yeah. at least there is that.

noursette
Aug 5th, 2005, 04:17 AM
thank you for the video, Lucas!!!! it is very well made :)

angiee3
Aug 5th, 2005, 03:38 PM
i watched the video. and its very good.
well done lucas.

michelle11
Aug 7th, 2005, 06:45 PM
anyone knows CAROLINE WOZNIACKI ?

since 4 weeks 15 years old , from denmark
since 3 weeks pro , 1 ranking point !!
pretty

michelle11
Aug 7th, 2005, 07:02 PM
I just saw,there is already a thread with this in GM

Spunky83
Aug 8th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Ok...the moment you´ve all been waiting for has arrived :eek: :

2005 Fed Cup SF Nastya vs. Venus is up!!!

Just to make it short:
- I couldn´t afford uploading the whole match (800 mb) which is why I selected the end of

the second set and nearly the whole third set
- Xvid...if you don´t have it, look it up on google
- Quality is not the best but like I said, I can´t upload that much due to restrictions

here at my university
- I chose megaupload despite it´s rather slow speed cause there are people who can´t use

rapidshare and on yousendit there´s a an download-limit per day, so deal with it :angel: .

Besides megaupload doesn´t kick it out after 7 days. But feel free to put it up anywhere

else.


Three files:

Part I (2nd set Nastya serving for the set) - 7mb
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=39BBZV7V

Part II (3rd set 2-1 to 5-2) - approx. 40 mb
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=39VKCRNY

Part III (3rd set, Nastya serving for the match) - approx. 20 mb
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=43EDT3HC

Have fun (btw: first set was not that much pretty tennis so...)

And: A little bit fun...watching a brilliant mooded Nastya "dancing" around on court after

an error and after that falling on her butt in her match against Sharapova San Diego´04

. She was ok and she actually laughed about herself, not that I would like to see her

injured;) It´s the most effective way to fall, right on your butt (I accidently tried it

myself once :sad: ). Hardcourt definetly is not healthy. She got really lucky that she slid

her way down and didn´t get stuck on it.

Download it here (5mb) - yousendit;) - only up for 7 days!
http://s51.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=28XAM8AYLI7OB1WW3SKTNH1Z6W or http://www.megaupload.com/?d=430ZRNE4

alibaby
Aug 8th, 2005, 12:05 PM
hey nasty-baby,have a great week in stockholm!! :kiss: :hearts:

angiee3
Aug 8th, 2005, 03:53 PM
thanks for the videos

alibaby
Aug 9th, 2005, 07:33 PM
hey,if someone has some news of her matches,please post here!!when is she scheduled to play?she plays vs viktoria kutuzova,if i am rightly informed...

alibaby
Aug 9th, 2005, 07:36 PM
hey,if someone has some news of her matches,please post here!!when is she scheduled to play?she plays vs viktoria kutuzova,if i am rightly informed...
ok,i saw its already fi :bounce: :kiss: nished!she won in three sets!great start,nasty-baby!!

angiee3
Aug 10th, 2005, 12:29 AM
Myskina struggles past qualifier
Russia's Anastasia Myskina struggled past qualifier Viktoriya Kutuzova 4-6 6-4 6-0 to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday.
The world number 14 lost a tight first set before clawing her way back and cruising through the decider.

The former French Open champion is second seed and favourite to win the title after top seed Venus Williams pulled out on Saturday due to illness.

Myskina will play Camille Pin of France in the second round.

alibaby
Aug 10th, 2005, 09:29 AM
Myskina struggles past qualifier
Russia's Anastasia Myskina struggled past qualifier Viktoriya Kutuzova 4-6 6-4 6-0 to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday.
The world number 14 lost a tight first set before clawing her way back and cruising through the decider.

The former French Open champion is second seed and favourite to win the title after top seed Venus Williams pulled out on Saturday due to illness.

Myskina will play Camille Pin of France in the second round.
now you are in the winning rhythm,nasty-baby!! :kiss: :hearts: keep on rolling!!

michelle11
Aug 10th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Kutuzova vs. Myskina
10.08.2005
It was a match that everyone thought Myskina would walk away with, but after a half an hour of play people began to wonder if this would be the Russian's last appearance at this year's Nordic Light Open.

Myskina was first to serve and from the beginning, it was clear that the shot was not working for her.

She double faulted twice in that first game and ended up being broken at the earliest opportunity.

Myskina's second service game was just as bad as the first. She rarely got a first serve in and soon found herself down 0-4.

This was the first time the two players had met and after the match Myskina said she was suprised at how well Kutuzova played.

Kutuzova did play well. She seemed to have an answer for every one of Myskina's shots, an answer that she let everyone hear with her distinctive grunt: "waishh".

After having three set points against Myskina and losing them all, she found herself with a fourth, converted it and won the first set 6-4.

Myskina served first in the second, and after hitting a double fault went to change rackets. But that did not help much, she still lost the next three points and the game.

When Myskina was 2-4 down in the second it was clear that if she did not win the next game she would probably be out of the tournament.

She won it.

She then went on to win the next two games and the set at 6-4.

Myskina won the first four games of the third set in a breeze. It wasn't that Kutuzova was playing worse it was that Myskina was playing better. Her first serves were in and she began to take her racket back earlier, which gave her more time to prepare for shots and make them winners.

In the end, the match that for so long had been so close, ended up being very one-sided with Kutuzova not winning a single game.

"At 6-4, 4-2, I really had nothing to loose," said Myskina after the match, "I was just trying to fight for every point."

When asked what she will do tomorrow with a free day in Stockholm she said: "I'm definitely going to practice more because I want to win here."




they ended the second set at 5-4 ;) lucky

_LuCaS_
Aug 10th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Kutuzova vs. Myskina
10.08.2005
It was a match that everyone thought Myskina would walk away with, but after a half an hour of play people began to wonder if this would be the Russian's last appearance at this year's Nordic Light Open.

Myskina was first to serve and from the beginning, it was clear that the shot was not working for her.

She double faulted twice in that first game and ended up being broken at the earliest opportunity.

Myskina's second service game was just as bad as the first. She rarely got a first serve in and soon found herself down 0-4.

This was the first time the two players had met and after the match Myskina said she was suprised at how well Kutuzova played.

Kutuzova did play well. She seemed to have an answer for every one of Myskina's shots, an answer that she let everyone hear with her distinctive grunt: "waishh".

After having three set points against Myskina and losing them all, she found herself with a fourth, converted it and won the first set 6-4.

Myskina served first in the second, and after hitting a double fault went to change rackets. But that did not help much, she still lost the next three points and the game.

When Myskina was 2-4 down in the second it was clear that if she did not win the next game she would probably be out of the tournament.

She won it.

She then went on to win the next two games and the set at 6-4.

Myskina won the first four games of the third set in a breeze. It wasn't that Kutuzova was playing worse it was that Myskina was playing better. Her first serves were in and she began to take her racket back earlier, which gave her more time to prepare for shots and make them winners.

In the end, the match that for so long had been so close, ended up being very one-sided with Kutuzova not winning a single game.

"At 6-4, 4-2, I really had nothing to loose," said Myskina after the match, "I was just trying to fight for every point."

When asked what she will do tomorrow with a free day in Stockholm she said: "I'm definitely going to practice more because I want to win here."


Yes, you do that.

Thanks michelle and English :eek: :lol:

michelle11
Aug 10th, 2005, 12:02 PM
it was romanian , but Ilie translated it for me.

Spunky83
Aug 10th, 2005, 12:08 PM
"At 6-4, 4-2, I really had nothing to loose," said Myskina after the match, "I was just trying to fight for every point."

That´s it! Ever since Wimby she managed to crawl her way back into the matches without playing her best tennis and I am pretty proud that she tries to fight until the end. It would be nice though if she could start fighting at 0-0;)

I gotta go get a haircut now...it´s time.

selyoink
Aug 10th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Glad to hear she really wants to win the title.

_LuCaS_
Aug 10th, 2005, 04:40 PM
A short clip of Nastya and Caroline in doubles
http://www.qfile.de/dl/151448/Caro_Stockholm_doubles.avi.html

angiee3
Aug 10th, 2005, 05:06 PM
thanks lucas

michelle11
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Another close call for Myskina
11.08.2005
Anastasia Myskina had another slow start this evening but in the end, defeated Camille Pin of France.

It was deja vu all over again. Myskina played tonightґs match against Camille Pin the same way she played Tuesday against Viktoriya Kutuzova- rough at the start but making it in the end.

Myskinaґs serve was terrible. She lost her first service game, and at three all, double faulted three consecutive times to loose yet another one.

And again at five all, Myskina double faulted on game point to allow Pin to go up 6-5.

The first set ended in a tiebreak in which Pin prevailed, winning 7-2.

Myskina was beating herself.

When Pin won a game it was because of Myskinaґs unforced errors. When Myskina won a game it was because she was hitting winners.

After going down 2-3 in the second set, Pin called for a medical time-out. When she returned to the court Myskina took the set 6-4.

Myskina dominated the last set, only allowing Pin one game. And at tripple match point she won 7-6, 4-6, 1-6.

After the match, when asked to comment on the way she played, Myskina said: "My serve was really bothering me. I hope it is not going to be like this often."

When asked who she would prefer to play in her next match Myskina replyed: "For the tournament I would prefer Sofia to play in the quarter finals."

selyoink
Aug 12th, 2005, 03:44 AM
When asked who she would prefer to play in her next match Myskina replyed: "For the tournament I would prefer Sofia to play in the quarter finals."

What a sweet thing to say. And people call her bitch.

alibaby
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:57 PM
What a sweet thing to say. And people call her bitch.
same opinion..but these folks will always be here,nothing you can do.. ;) i love nasty-baby just the way she is!!and shes a great personality and a lovely girl!! :kiss: :hearts: now for the final,nastya!! :kiss: :hearts:

michelle11
Aug 12th, 2005, 08:37 PM
she payed the court for a three setter and was driven away after two.not nice of these old swedes.

Arvidsson out in two
12.08.2005
This was the most anticipated match of the tournament. Local hero, Sofia Arvidsson, against grand slam champion Anastasia Myskina.


Unlike her two previous matches this week, Myskina started this match off strong and in control.

She broke Arvidsson to begin the match and then won the next game with her serve, which she said has been her biggest weakness lately.

In the third game of the first set Myskina double faulted at 15 all and then hit three balls long evening things to two all. It looked like she was returning to her old, full-of-unforced-errors, form.

But then it was Arvidsson´s turn to show the crowd just how flawless she could play.

At two all Sweden´s number one did not get a single serve in and double faulted twice, allowing Russia´s number two to go up 3-2.

Arvidsson was soon down 2-5. As she was serving 40-15 up, the crowd began to get behind her.

She missed the next two shots, however, and went to three deuces before she won the point. The crowd erupted. Myskina threw her racket on the ground.

Arvidsson won the next game but Myskina was still enough ahead to serve for the set. She tried, but did not win a single point, evening things at five all.

After her terrible service game Myskina clearly became more focused and went on to win the first set 7-5.

Like the first, Arvidsson was broken immedietly in the second set and she soon looked like she was in trouble. After two close misses the entire crowd yelled "nej" in unison.

Arvidsson fell 2-5 down and at 15-40, she hit a ball long to loose the match.

When asked about her third win of the tournament Myskina said: "This has definitely been the easiest match so far. It didn´t go on for two and a half hours."

Myskina will now play Emilie Loit of France in tomorrow´s semifinal.

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Here is her interview from her match against Granville courtesy of the Rogers Cup website:

ANASTASIA MYSKINA


THE MODERATOR: Questions for Anastasia.

Q. A lot of unforced errors near the end of the second set. How did you turn it around for the third?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, since Wimbledon I get used to play three sets. Almost every match I'm going for three sets. I don't really think about the score. I just know that I'm better.

I play pretty good match no matter what. Yeah, I miss the volley on match point. That's why I was really upset. But then I played good anyway.

Q. Your first match of the week. Nice to get three sets under your belt for fitness and the nerves?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Maybe. But we will see. Depends how it goes tomorrow. I'll tell you (smiling).

Q. In terms of nerves, she was coming in after playing in the first round. Is it difficult to kind of get match ready coming into a tournament when you have a bye?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, because I played last week the whole week in Stockholm. Actually, I was ready for no matter what. I know Laura play a couple matches here. But I still was confident to come here and confident to play here.

Q. You mentioned you look at the score at the end of the match; you don't worry about individual sets or games. Were you at all worried after making that error on match point, after she tied things?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, yeah, a little bit, especially after this match point when I missed the volley. I was not nervous, but I was really upset. After this, I would think, "Now I might lose." So that would happen.

Q. You did get mad at yourself a couple times during the match. Threw your racquet down, seems like you were swearing at yourself in Russian. How do you use the self‑motivating techniques like that to get your game up?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's easy because I'm now 14 and I used to be No. 2. When you want to be come back, you want to be top 10 again. It's very easy to motivate you, it's easy to play because you want to be back, you want to be one of the best tennis players again.

Q. Do you need to do that kind of stuff during a match? Is it odd that you would get that angry at yourself or get that fired up?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I didn't think I was that angry today. I thought it was okay.

Q. Are we going to see an angrier Myskina later on?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No (smiling).

Q. With your history of hard court success and defeats, what are you looking at in terms of improving getting ready for the US Open?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: My serve definitely needs to improve. That's really actually what I've been struggling because I do double‑faults, especially the points I need to win. I guess that's the only one thing that I have to work pretty hard.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports

angiee3
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:49 PM
nice interview. thanks.

Daniel
Aug 18th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Thaanks :)

kammgretel
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Last news video at Toronto:

mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-sport/23664.asf
(the video can download directly or open the url with MicrosoftMediaPlayer)
:)

angiee3
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:58 PM
thanks for the link.

kammgretel
Aug 19th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Dulko vs Myskina. Toronto. ESPN+ Sports Center. RMVB (5.66 MB)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=375VYK4E

angiee3
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:14 AM
thanks for the link.
ciao

azmad_88
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:39 AM
do u guys have myskina sf from toronto?

selyoink
Aug 21st, 2005, 06:35 AM
Here is the transcript of her interview after losing to Clijsters:

K. CLIJSTERS /A. Myskina

6-4, 6-1

An interview with:

ANASTASIA MYSKINA

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Anastasia please.

Q. It was great fight, especially in the first set?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah it was -- it was really good match I think. I don't know. And hopefully everybody happy with this, my performance, and especially in the first set like you said.

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about what sort of thought process you go through when you're playing a good friend. Is it something you us just cancel out entirely or is to hard to forget that Kim's a buddy?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's a tough -- both of us understand it's just a game really, you know. Of course, it's money, for people, for like points. But still you know that on court. Off the court, no matter what going to happen on the court, we're going to be friends. I just really was thinking to play good match.

Q. Was there a difference in your ankle between the first match and the second match, or was it just a tiredness or can you tell us what the difference was?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: My leg feel much, much better. And, well, it's definitely not a hundred percentage, but it's really good. Of course, I was a little bit tired because I play a lot of matches before, but it still was good match.

Q. Does this mean your confidence and fighting spirit are back?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, it looks much better right now. I look more happy on the court for sure.

Q. She didn't really give you too many dropshots, but moved you around quite a bit. Talk about some of the rallies, what you notice of her play this summer, and specifically today?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I know Kim really well, the way she play. Also I know her game. And, well, she did a good thing to move me around. Then I get really tired by the second set. So that's the way she should play against me. That's the way she played.

Q. Can you just elaborate what you have seen from her this summer. She seems like of the top players heading into the Open , having one two tournaments here, two, three earlier coming back from her injury.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I think she's really tough person. She came back from this big injury and still winning almost every tournament. Think it great for her, and I really happy for her, and I think she's going to play really well at the US Open .

Q. It was 4-4 in the first set there, and then all of a sudden she won two games very quickly. You said you got tired in the second set. I imagine you would have a little more energy in the second. Had you managed to win that first set, it probably would have helped your mentally and energy and maybe would have a third set after that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, if I would win first set maybe that would be different, of course, in the second. I lost the set, so I don't even really think about what would happen if I don't win first set.

Q. What are you going to do next week?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I am not sure right now. But playing -- I supposed to play New Haven . But we will see really.

Q. Knowing Kim the way you do, could you just talk about how she's rebounded, not only from the injury, but personal stuff too, obviously Lleyton . It seems like she's really become a stronger person on and off the court. Do you see that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, she's happy. That's the most important thing right now. I can't really discuss about her life because really it's a private thing. I just really happy for her if she's happy.

Q. So you notice a difference, more of a bounce and a smile from her?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, you can see that. Of course, it's a good thing.

Q. The younger group of players coming up are not Russian . Is there a little bit of gap with Russians now, 15, 16, 17-year-old girls not as strong?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, I don't really know really. Because we have so many girls right now, girls who is playing right now. They are still young. Maybe for 15, 16 too early to play on the tour because they just really young for that.

Q. Is there maybe a 13- or 14-year-old Russian ? You haven't heard of anybody?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. Sorry. Maybe soon. I don't know.

THE MODERATOR: Thank you.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports

kammgretel
Aug 21st, 2005, 08:11 AM
do u guys have myskina sf from toronto?

Myskina vs Clijsters. Toronto. SF. ESPN+ Sports Center. RMVB (5.32 MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=38LLIF03

angiee3
Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:46 AM
thanks kammgretel

Spunky83
Aug 25th, 2005, 12:19 PM
http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/multi.php?pokaz=main/article.php?aid=58




Analysis: Nastya´s route in Flushing Meadows at the US Open


US Open
Flushing Meadows, NY, United States of America
August 29 - September 11, 2005
Grand Slam
Prize Money: TBD
Draw: 128M/128Q/64D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Jim Curley
Last year´s winner: Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Elena Dementieva 6-3 7-5



TOP TEN SEEDS:

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Lindsay Davenport
3. Amelie Mauresmo
4. Kim Clijsters
5. Svetlana Kutznetsova
6. Elena Dementieva
7. Justine Henin-Hardenne
8. Serena Williams
9. Nadia Petrove
10. Venus Williams
(13. Anastasia Myskina)



UPPER HALF - POSSIBLE AND MOUTHWATERING MATCHUPS (with higher seed winning)

4th round: Maria Sharapova (1) vs. Alicia Molik (14)
4th round: Nadia Petrova (9) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (5)
4th round: Kim Clijsters (4) vs. Elena Bovina (16)
4th round: Venus Williams (10) vs. Serena Williams (8)
QF: Maria Sharapova (1) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (5)
QF: Kim Clijsters (4) vs. Serena Williams (8)
SF: Kim Clijsters (4) vs. Maria Sharapova (1)

BOTTOM HALF - POSSIBLE AND MOUTHWATERING MATCHUPS (with higher seed winning)

4th round: Justine Henin-Hardenne (7) vs. Mary Pierce (12)
4th round: ANASTASIA MYSKINA (13) vs. Amelie Mauresmo (3)
4th round: Elena Dementieva (6) vs. Patty Schnyder (11)
4th round: Nathalie Dechy (15) vs. Lindsay Davenport (2)
QF: Justine Henin-Hardenne (7) vs. Amelie Mauresmo (3)
QF: Elena Dementieva (6) vs. Lindsay Davenport (2)
SF: Amelie Mauresmo (3) vs. Lindsay Davenport (2)


NASTYA´S PATH

Nastya is in the lower half of the draw which is slightly the easier one. For the very first time since the French Open 2003, she´s seeded outside the top ten in a Grand Slam, meaning she will have to play higher seeded players already in earlier rounds. However, let´s start at the beginning: Round one sees Nastya facing Tamarine Tanasugarn from Thailand. Tanasurgan is 28-years-old, she had been a top-20-player once and had her best result at Flushing in the year 2003 when she reached the 4th round. She never past this stage at a Slam. This will be the pair´s second meeting on the tour, Nastya won their only match easily in straight sets in Dubai 2003.

In the second round Nastya very likely is going to play American Amy Frazier who is the heavy favourite against Carly Gullickson in an all-American first round. Frazier is the one who has participated in the most Slams of all players who entered the singles-competition in this year´s US Open. The pair is tied at 1- 1, with Nastya most memorably having lost to the 32-year-old last year in Wimbledon. This would be the first meeting on anything other than grass.

In case Nastya moves into the 3rd round, she is unfortunately very likely going to play her best friend on the tour, fellow Russian Elena Likhovtseva. The older one repeatedly said she was playing on her peak lately and it showed when she reached the semis at this year´s French Open. Likhovtseva - who celebrates her 30th birthday during the Open - has played Nastya 6 times already with 5 of those matches coming all in 2004. Nastya leads the series 4-2 but not counting the final in Doha´03, all matches were three setters. This is probably going to be a really tough match for both players.

Let´s just hope that being seeded 13th is a good sign as Nastya will have to face third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo who has an easy route through to the 4th round. Nastya has a devestating 1-6 record against the Frenchwoman. Her only win came in the finals of Moscow ´03. Yet again, Mauresmo could be the party-pooper in the last Slam of the year after having already kicked out the Russian in the quarters of Wimbledon a few months ago.

Well, however it may be a motivation for Nastya to bring out her A -game in that round (or Mauresmo bringing out her F-game) as she could meet Justine Henin-Hardenne in the quarters. There´s not a single Nastya-fan who doesn´t know when those two met the last time and certainly not only the Russian wants to have a revenge...To complete the draw, semis could see either Lindsay Davenport or Elena Dementieva as opponents. Final? My personal guess would be Kim Clijsters.

Come on Nastya, never say never!

By Yee Wah Tsoi

martirogi
Aug 25th, 2005, 02:24 PM
clijsters?

here's the semis:
serena/venus def sharapova
justine def davenport

justine wins the open

Spunky83
Aug 25th, 2005, 02:25 PM
clijsters?

here's the semis:
serena/venus def sharapova
justine def davenport

justine wins the open

Final: Clijsters vs. Justine, Justine wins ;)

martirogi
Aug 25th, 2005, 02:55 PM
nope clijsters will lose in the quarters. i dont know why i think that. serena will probably still be in bad form and venus only had one good tournament all year. but we'll see.

_LuCaS_
Aug 25th, 2005, 05:57 PM
Final: Clijsters vs. Justine, Justine wins ;)
Hey ConeyIsland :p

Spunky83
Aug 25th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Hey ConeyIsland :p

You´re good :worship: ..I´ve traded Schnyder for Nastya, now I have all my three fave players in my team!

michelle11
Aug 29th, 2005, 08:26 AM
this is from an russian magazin of august 2005
with a translation software I saw,it's about housebuilding boyfiend family and things beside tennis.
but the translation is horrible and not to understand really.
anyone able to translate it?

АНАСТАСИЯ МЫСКИНА: МОГУ ПРЫГНУТЬ С ПАРАШЮТОМ

Чемпионка Франции, чемпионка Кубка Федерации, чемпионка мира, наконец... все эти титулы для Анастасии Мыскиной и для России - первые. И тут невольно вспоминается знаменитая тютчевская строка: ее, "как первую любовь, России сердце не забудет". Но и Настя отвечает на эту любовь безоговорочной взаимностью. Пожалуй, никто из наших теннисисток не заряжается энергией родных стен, как она. В какой бы форме ни была Настя, а выйдет на корт "Олимпийского" - и сыграет вдохновенно. Как вышло и на этот раз. Да, первая половина сезона-2005 сложилась для Мыскиной не столь удачно, но вот приехала в Москву на Кубок Федерации, вдохнула родного воздуха, окунулась в дела команды, услышала рев "своих в доску" тысячных трибун "Настя, ты - лучшая!" - и растерзала уимблдонскую чемпионку Винус Уильямс, а потом и ее напарницу по команде Джилл Крейбас. Впрочем, наш разговор с Анастасией Мыскиной, после ее блестящего выступления в "Олимпийском" особой привязки к Кубку Федерации не имел, скорее беседа по душам "за жизнь".
- Прошлый год был звездным и вспоминается, наверно, как один большой праздник?
- Уже не вспоминается. Закончила 2004-й в декабре и практически тут же вступила в следующий. Одна неделя каникул в Дубаи, вернулась на корт - как и не отдыхала. К чемпионату Австралии в январе подошла эмоционально пустой. Перед Уимблдоном, правда, играла мало - сходила с первого же круга промежуточных турниров. Но для полноценных каникул, времени все равно не было. Это не отдых, а постоянное напряжение. Лежишь на пляже и думаешь: пока ты тут загораешь, другие тренируются. Спокойствия это не прибавляет.
- Похоже на "синдром отличницы". Как же выходить из этого состояния постоянного стресса?
- Для меня сейчас главное - играть матч за матчем, вернуть свою игру, которую показывала в прошлом году, быть уверенной на корте несмотря ни на что.
- Изменилось ли что-то в тренировочном процессе?
- Нет, тренируюсь по-прежнему. Но перемены должны были произойти в голове, в душевном настрое. Долгое время выходила на корт с чувством, что опять проиграю. Все время казалось, что не так что-то делаю, начинала суетиться. Это продолжалось последние несколько месяцев, особенно перед чемпионатом Франции. На тренировках играла хорошо, а выходила на матч - и начиналось: "Вот проиграла мяч, а выиграла бы - и все пошло по-другому". Сама себя закапывала...
- По-моему, трибуны подобного самокопания не замечают. Публика приходит посмотреть на Настю - как она красиво играет и борется...
- Это приятно слышать, ведь играешь для зрителей. Но результат игры, счет, вкус победы небезразличны и для меня самой, и, думаю, для зрителей - тоже. Уимблдон и Кубок Федерации этого сезона дали положительный результат: чувствую, что начинаю возвращаться к самой себе. Сейчас могу проигрывать 15, 30 очков и все равно буду продолжать бороться, пытаться что-то сделать, пока или соперница не начнет ошибаться, или у меня что-то не начнет получаться.
- О вас в газетах много пишут, на сайтах обсуждают...
- Газеты не читаю, в Интернет не захожу.
- Почему?
- Я даже не представляла, что так много глупостей пишут. Компьютер включаю лишь для того, чтобы проверить почту. Вообще считаю, что он нужен, чтобы фильмы смотреть. Судите сами. Зашла я, например, на сайт нашей известной спортивной газеты и что увидела? Люди, которые меня не знают, беспардонно обсуждают мою жизнь. Об уважении и речь не идет.
- Это обратная сторона популярности: вы у всех на виду...
- Я понимаю. Конечно, глупо спорить, кому-то что-то доказывать... "Чатом" занимаются люди, которым, наверно, нечего делать. Вот вы - работающий человек: у вас есть время на такую болтовню?
- У меня нет, зато у моей дочери-подростка есть. А какие у вас дела, если не секрет?
- У меня сейчас столько забот и хлопот, что не продохнуть. Строятся загородный дом и квартира. Надо постоянно ездить - смотреть, выбирать, встречаться с людьми. Сегодня ты играешь в теннис, а через три года, может, и не будешь. Уже сейчас приходиться задумываться о будущем...
- Где дом строится?
- В Подмосковье, сама место выбирала. Уже знаю, как он будет выглядеть.
- Дом большой?
- Конечно! В расчете на большую семью.
- Разве вы не единственная дочь своих родителей?
- Но я же не всегда буду одна...
- Как вы себе представляете, это будущее? Планируете много детей?
- Двоих-троих - это в самый раз. Я понимаю, что будет тяжело, но...
- А кавалер у вас есть? Говорят о неком хоккеисте...
- Эта тема закрыта.
- И все же: как удается совмещать личную жизнь с тяжелой работой на корте?
- Приходится. Это общая проблема. Девочки как-то выкручиваются, многие встречаются с теннисистами - например, Мойя и Пеннетта, они и тренируются в одной стране. Шесть совместных с мужчинами турниров в году - вполне нормально, чтобы выстроить какие-то отношения.
- Когда пересекаются две спортивные карьеры, наверно, трудно совмещать...
- Значит, надо жертвовать: один раз - одному, другой - другому. Когда люди строят долгие отношения, приходится искать компромиссы.
- Вы не ревнивы?
- Не знаю, смотря к кому и когда. Я нормальный человек и, надеюсь, адекватно реагирую на разные жизненные ситуации.
- При таких отношениях, в постоянных разлуках, оставляете ли вы себе определенную свободу?
- Какая свобода? Вы о чем? Все подчинено теннису. 24 часа в сутки ты думаешь о теннисе, все разговоры только о нем - с тренерами, на пресс-конференциях, дома... Какая свобода?
- Это требует завидной силы воли...
- Просто понимаешь, что ведь не будешь махать ракеткой до шестидесяти лет - рано или поздно закончишь выступать. Как лучше выложиться сейчас, а отдыхать потом, хотя и потом нужно будет найти себе достойное занятие.
- Вы на виду, интересная девушка, наверняка с вами многие стремятся познакомиться, на спонсорских вечерах, например...
- Я стараюсь не ходить на тусовки. Не хочется, устаю... Люблю дома побыть, с родителями, друзьями.
- У вас, наверно, большая почта?
- Письма не читаю, отдаю своему тренеру - Йенсу Герлаху, он с ними разбирается. Много писем с просьбой об автографе, тогда Йенс мне их дает, а я только расписываюсь. Чем лучше играю, тем больше писем, причем не всегда позитивных: кому-то нравишься, кому-то - нет. Да и мой сайт всем доступен.
- Агенты активно работают?
- Слава Богу, я не очень поддаюсь ажиотажу. Конечно, важно, чтобы какой-то пиар был, это часть игры, часть бизнеса, но такой ажиотаж, который, к примеру, строит IMG вокруг своих игроков - это уже перебор
- А вы чьими услугами пользуетесь?
- У нас своя маленькая компания. Я в ней - единственная теннисистка. Это американская компания, я с ними с 15 лет. Большинство клиентов - наши хоккеисты. Считаю, что крупные компании - не самый лучший вариант.
- Вам много приходится делать фотосессий?
- Когда в Москве - да. Была отличная съемка для Hello! Для Cosmopolitan красивые снимки получились.
- Ваше отношение к одежде?
- Вещи ношу не те, что модны, а те, что нравятся. Покупаю журналы, смотрю, что мне подходит, иду в магазин и покупаю.
- Порекомендуйте что-нибудь...
- Мне, например, Луи Вуиттон нравится, сумки и аксессуары... Очень нравятся костюмы, только носить их негде и некогда. Раньше, когда мама работала, я с удовольствием ездила выбирать ей костюмы.
- Вы, наверно, от мамы и вкус унаследовали?
- Да нет, я сама ей подсказывала, что одевать. Взгляд уже в поездках натренирован, приглядываюсь, какие цвета модны...
- Ну и какие?
- Сейчас в моде - все яркое. Я, например, предпочитаю розовый и фиолетовый цвета.
- Ваш давнишний талисман, розовый плюшевый слон, случайно не сохранился?
- Да, вон в сумке лежит...
Наш разговор из-за дефицита времени мы закончили минутным полушутливым блиц-опросом. Быстрые ответы Насти добавили новые краски к ее портрету.
- Париж - Нью-Йорк? - Нью-Йорк. Нет, Париж... Не знаю вообще. И там, и там плохо.
- Суши - пицца?
- Суши.
- Эйфелева башня - Колизей?
- В Колизее хочется побывать, была рядом с ним раз сто.
- Мистер Бин - Эдди Мерфи?
- Эдди Мерфи!
- Французская Ривьера - швейцарские Альпы?
- А можно - и то, и то? Мне оба курорта понравились.
- Не боялись горных лыж?
- Нет. У меня вообще нет ни к чему боязни. Могу с парашютом прыгнуть, если надо. Пока, правда, не прыгала.
- Яхта - самолет?
- Самолет. Я воду не слишком люблю. Больше загорать люблю, чем плавать.
- Ландыши или сирень?
- Ландыши.
- Кто цветы последний раз дарил?
- Конечно, молодой человек дарил. Даже не на день рождения, а просто так. Букет был огромный, со стол, из разных цветов.
- Подводное плавание - тарзанка?
- Тарзанка!
- Бекхэм или Рональдо?
- Ни тот, ни другой. Я футбол вообще не смотрю.
Беседовала Наталья Быканова

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Number August, 8th (155) 2005
Tennisplus.ru

Anastasia Myskina: I CAN JUMP With the PARACHUTE

yempionka France, chempionka the Cup of Federation, chempionka the world, at last... All these titles for Anastasii Myskinoj and for Russia - the first. And here the line is involuntarily recollected well-known t'utchevskaya: it, " as the first love, heart will not forget Russia ". But also Nast'a answers this love with unconditional reciprocity. Perhaps, anybody from ours tennisistok is not charged by energy of native walls, as it. In what to the form was Nast'a, and will leave on court " Olympic " - and will play inspiredly. As has left and this time. Yes, first half of season-2005 has developed for Myskinoj not so successfully, but here has arrived to Moscow on the Cup of Federation, has inhaled native air, has plunged into business of a command, you have heard a roar " the in a board of " thousand tribunes " Nast'a, - the best! " - and rasterzala Wimbledon chempionku Vinus Williams, and then and it naparnicu on command Dzhill Krejbas. However, our conversation with Anastasiyej Myskinoj, after its brilliant performance in "Olympic" had no special binding to the Cup of Federation, more likely rap session " for a life ".

The last year was star and is recollected, likely, as one big holiday?
- It is not recollected any more. Has finished 2004 in December and practically has there and then entered in following. One week of a vacation in Dubai, has returned on court - as well as had not a rest. To the championship of Australia in January has approached emotionally empty. In front of Wimbledon, the truth, played a little - descended from the first circle of intermediate tournaments. But for a high-grade vacation, time all the same was not. It not rest, and a constant pressure. You lay on a beach and you think: while you here sunbathe, others train. It does not add calmness.
- Similar on " a syndrome of the honours pupil ". How to leave this condition of constant stress?
- For me now the main thing - to play a match behind a match, to return the game which showed in the past to year, to be assured on court despite of everything.
- Whether something has changed in training process?
- No, I train still. But changes should occur in a head, in a sincere spirit. Long time left on court with feeling, that again I shall lose. All time seemed, what not so something I do, began suyetit's'a. It proceeded the last some months, especially before the championship of France. On trainings played well, and left on a match - and began: " Here has lost for a ball, and would win - and all has gone in another way ". Itself dug in...
- In my opinion, tribunes of similar self-digging do not notice. Public comes to look on Nast'u - as it beautifully plays and struggles...
Is pleasantly to hear, in fact you play for spectators. But the result of game, the account, taste of a victory are not indifferent and for me most, and, I think, for spectators - too. Wimbledon and the Cup of Federation of this season have given positive result: I feel, that I start to come back to myself. Now I can lose for 15, 30 glasses and I shall continue all the same to struggle, try something to make, while or the competitor will not start to be mistaken, or at me something will not start to turn out.
- I understand. Certainly, silly to argue, someone something to prove... People who, likely, have nothing to do are engaged in "Chat". Here you are a working person: you have time for such chatter?
- At me is not present, but at my daughter-teenager is. And what business at you, if not a secret?
- At me now it is so much cares and efforts what to not breathe freely. The country house and an apartment are under construction. It is necessary to go constantly - to look, choose, meet people. Today you play tennis, and in three years, can, and will not be. Already now to have to reflect on the future...
- Where the house is under construction?
- In Moscow suburbs, itself a place chose. Already I know, how it will look.
- The house big?
- Certainly! Counting upon greater family.
- Unless you not the unique daughter of the parents?
- But I not always shall be one...
- How you represent yourselves, this future? Plan many children?
- A two-three is just right. I understand, that will be heavy, but...
- And the gentleman at you is? Speak about somebody the hockey player...
- This theme is closed.
- It is necessary. It is the general problem. Girls somehow get out, many meet tennis players - for example, Moj'a and Pennetta, they and train in one country. Six joint tournaments with men in a year - it is quite normal to build any attitudes.
- When two sports career are crossed, likely, difficultly to combine...
- Means, it is necessary to endow: once - to one, another - to another. When people build long attitudes, it is necessary to search for compromises.
- You are not jealous?
- I do not know, looking to whom and when. I the normal person and, hope, adequately I react to different vital situations.
- At such attitudes, in constant separations, whether you to yourselves leave the certain freedom?
- What freedom? You about what? All is subordinated to tennis. 24 hours per day you think of tennis, all conversations only about it - with trainers, at press conferences, houses... What freedom?
Is demands enviable will power...
- Simply you understand, what in fact you will not wave raketkoj up to sixty years - sooner or later you will stop to act. As it is better to give all the best now, and to have a rest then though and then it will be necessary to find to itself worthy employment.
- You on a kind, the interesting girl, for certain with you many aspire to get acquainted, on sponsor's evenings, for example...
- I try to not go on parties. It would not be desirable, I get tired... I Love houses pobyt', with parents, friends.
- At you, likely, greater mail?
- The letter I do not read, I give the trainer - Jensu Gerlahu, it with them understands. Many letters with the request for the autograph then Jens to me them gives, and I only undersign. The is better I play, the it is more than letters, and not always positive: to someone you like, someone - is not present. And my site is accessible to all.
- Agents actively work?
- Thank God, I not so give in to an agiotage. Certainly, it is important, that any PR was, it is a part of game, a part of business, but such agiotage which, for example, builds IMG around of the players is already search
- And you use whose services?
- At us the small company. I in it - unique tennisistka. It is the American company, I with them from 15 years. The majority of clients - our hockey players. I consider, that the large companies - not the best variant.
- You should do photosessions much?
- When in Moscow - yes. There was an excellent shooting for Hello! For Cosmopolitan beautiful pictures have turned out.
- Your attitude to clothes?
- Things a burden not that are fashionable, and that like. I buy magazines, I look, that to me approaches, I go to shop and I buy.
- Recommend something...
, for example, Louis Vuitton it is pleasant to me, bags and accessories... Suits Very like, only to carry them there is no place and there is no time. Earlier when mum worked, I with pleasure went to choose to it suits.
- You, likely, from mum and have inherited taste?
- Yes is not present, I prompted it what to dress. The sight already on trips is trained, I get accustomed, what colors are fashionable...
- Well and what?
- Now in a fashion - all bright. I, for example, prefer pink and violet colors.
- Your old talisman, pink pl'ushevyj the elephant, casually was not kept?
- Yes, in a bag lays...
Because of deficiency of time we have finished our conversation by the minute half-joking blitz-interrogation. Prompt replies Nasti have added new paints to its portrait.
- Paris - New York? - New York. No, Paris... I do not know in general. Both there, and there it is bad.
- A land - a pizza?
- A land.
- Tour d'Eiffel - the Collosseo?
- It would be desirable to visit the Collosseo, there was near to it time hundred.
- Mr. Bean - Eddi Murphy?
- Eddi Murphy!
- The French Riviera - the Swiss Alpes?
- And it is possible - both that, and that? Both of a resort have liked Me.
- Were not afraid of mountain skis?
- No. I in general do not have to what fear. I can jump with a parachute if it is necessary. While, the truth, did not jump.
- A yacht - the plane?
- The plane. I not too love water. To sunbathe More love, than to float.
- Lilies of the valley or a lilac?
- Lilies of the valley.
- Who did last time give flowers?
- Certainly, the young man gave. At all at date of a birth, and it is simple so. The bouquet was huge, about a table, from different colors.
- A scuba diving - tarzanka?
- Tarzanka!
- Bekhem or Ronal'do?
- Neither that, nor another. I football do not look at all.



Anyone cares for a better translation? LOL

kammgretel
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:38 AM
It's all right, :lol: something is better than nothing. :lol: Thanks...

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:07 AM
Speaking of parachute jumping...Justine, Andy already jumping, Nastya "would" do it...seems like my faves are somewhat bored of life :lol:

michelle11
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:34 AM
thanks.
not so bad this translation,better than mine.what is the software?

michelle11
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:43 AM
and the best is this:
Speak about somebody the hockey player...
- This theme is closed.

bye bye godzilla !

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:48 PM
and the best is this:
Speak about somebody the hockey player...
- This theme is closed.

bye bye godzilla !

Don´t be too happy about it...I think she rather wanted to say that that she won´t talk any more about her relationship, that´s it. No "goodybe godzilla";)

_LuCaS_
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:52 PM
And my site is accessible to all.

She's talking about a-m.com right? :lol: :rolleyes:

michelle11
Aug 29th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Don´t be too happy about it...I think she rather wanted to say that that she won´t talk any more about her relationship, that´s it. No "goodybe godzilla";)

this is NOT a nice posting.
but on second thoughts I suspect it is true :sad:
third set with godzilla...

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:41 PM
She's talking about a-m.com right? :lol: :rolleyes:

Nastya´s relationship towards internet/media in general is like mine towards the wonders of chemistry...so basically none. One thing is for sure, she doesn´t know her official website hasn´t been launched yet and probably will never launch OR she really does think that a-m.com is the one. :rolleyes:

miffedmax
Aug 29th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Did I spot the mandatory Nasty contradiction?

I'm pretty sure she said at one point she loved football, now she says she doesn't watch it at all.

Good old Nasty.

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Did I spot the mandatory Nasty contradiction?

I'm pretty sure she said at one point she loved football, now she says she doesn't watch it at all.

Good old Nasty.

:lol: Yep...never believe what she says, never ever :lol:

lienie18
Aug 30th, 2005, 10:29 AM
Hey guys,
yesterday I saw Kim & Anastasia in the news, they were training together & laughing & having fun...
Does anyone have a video from that???? :angel:

Spunky83
Aug 30th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Hey guys,
yesterday I saw Kim & Anastasia in the news, they were training together & laughing & having fun...
Does anyone have a video from that???? :angel:

LOL...thanks for the pic. Nastya really smiles a lot the lately :D

Uhm, no, which news did you see? If it was the Belgian one, I think they have clips on their official site? Forgot the name of the channel though.

lienie18
Aug 30th, 2005, 11:17 AM
LOL...thanks for the pic. Nastya really smiles a lot the lately :D

Uhm, no, which news did you see? If it was the Belgian one, I think they have clips on their official site? Forgot the name of the channel though.

Yes, but this clip isn't uploaded on the site :sad: It was really nice, Kim & Nastya get along so well! Kim supported her through her difficult times..

cindy
Aug 30th, 2005, 11:58 AM
thanks for the pic...kim looks cute on it...btw my fav one of nastya with kim is still the one at RG this year but this one is realy great too
kim is a good friend it shows on this pic it looks like she is there when you need her hard to find especialy when you must fight the other on a court

lienie18
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:08 PM
thanks for the pic...kim looks cute on it...btw my fav one of nastya with kim is still the one at RG this year but this one is realy great too
kim is a good friend it shows on this pic it looks like she is there when you need her hard to find especialy when you must fight the other on a court

Do you have the RG pic? Can't remember that one!

cindy
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:14 PM
i think I have it...

cindy
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:20 PM
here is the pic...so much cute I think


http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kimandnastya5ka.jpg

lienie18
Aug 30th, 2005, 03:47 PM
here is the pic...so much cute I think


http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kimandnastya5ka.jpg

Thank you!

Spunky83
Aug 30th, 2005, 05:07 PM
OMG...Monfils vs. Djonkovic probably want to play the longest match ever! Federer would have won twice already :lol:

frenchie
Aug 30th, 2005, 05:26 PM
OMG...Monfils vs. Djonkovic probably want to play the longest match ever! Federer would have won twice already :lol:

Yeah I'm watching it right now :rolleyes:
I'm sure ES will switch to another court after it

Spunky83
Aug 30th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Yeah I'm watching it right now :rolleyes:
I'm sure ES will switch to another court after it

By now...FedExpress would have won three times already :lol:

Just hope it won´t rain. BTW: In case those two guys ever end this match, your french ES probably will switch to Justine´s match...although James and Greg need some time too.

Is court 11 covered??? Kiefer´s on that one...hope not :o

martirogi
Aug 30th, 2005, 06:09 PM
courts 10 and 11 and the only two covered by tv besides the three big ones. hopefully you get to see LOTS of kiefer. :devil:

if i can't see nastya play no one should. :fiery:

frenchie
Aug 30th, 2005, 06:11 PM
By now...FedExpress would have won three times already :lol:

Just hope it won´t rain. BTW: In case those two guys ever end this match, your french ES probably will switch to Justine´s match...although James and Greg need some time too.

Is court 11 covered??? Kiefer´s on that one...hope not :o

I hope not :fiery: as I am not really a fan of her (to be polite ;) )
I'm sure they will put the taped match of Momo :o .

Aleksz
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:12 PM
US Open 2005
1st round - Last game
Myskina vs. Tanasugarn

(20Mo - 5mn)
RapidShare Link : http://rapidshare.de/files/4573090/nastya-usopen-tour1.wmv.html

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/562/vidcap004ot.jpg

Spunky83
Aug 31st, 2005, 04:12 PM
courts 10 and 11 and the only two covered by tv besides the three big ones. hopefully you get to see LOTS of kiefer. :devil:

if i can't see nastya play no one should. :fiery:

I did actzually :o ...I hate that guy. Tommy fine, Rainer great, ALG nice...Kiefer? Nope.

Thanks for the clip!

angiee3
Aug 31st, 2005, 11:54 PM
US Open 2005
1st round - Last game
Myskina vs. Tanasugarn

(20Mo - 5mn)
RapidShare Link : http://rapidshare.de/files/4573090/nastya-usopen-tour1.wmv.html

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/562/vidcap004ot.jpg

it doesn't work. :confused: :confused:

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:04 PM
find this on the web...interesting so I post it

FROM THE US OPEN – Former Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina was as happy as she has been all year on Wednesday and not because she blew out Amy Frazier.

Myskina was beaming because her mother, Galina, was given clearance to travel with her for the first time after undergoing treatment for the cancer she developed at the beginning of the year.

Myskina says that her mother is feeling great and that her doctors told her that the treatment worked.
"My mom here is with me," she said. "She's healthy. I'm really happy with that. It was so much better that she could come. When your family is healthy and happy, you are happy, too."

It was an entirely different Myskina than the one who was enveloped in emotional turmoil during the first seven months of the year, who had completely lost her confidence and, understandably, was struggling to find reasons to play.

She nearly skipped Roland Garros, gave a tearful press conference briefly explaining that her mother was sick and asking for privacy, and, then, became the first defending champion in the history of the Open era to loser her first round-match when she played miserably in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 loss to Spain's Maria Sanchez Lorenzo.

The Russian was unable to focus and utterly lacked confidence in her shot selection. She lacked faith in the types of strategies she was employing, she frequently hit the ball from bad positions, resulting in inconsistent play.

The brilliant strategist who made a big push at the top in 2004 was nowhere to be found, lost in a cycle of misery.

"Right now it's really difficult to understand what I have to do on court," Myskina said at the time. "When the ball comes to me, I don' know what I have to do, where I have to put the ball. I have no confidence at all."

GALINA IS ANASTASIA'S ADVISOR
But Galina came through again, just like she did many times before when she told her daughter to leave their Moscow apartment and go and fight hard for her at Wimbledon. Anastasia did and, although she never played her best, she fought like a big sister defending her third-grade sibling against a schoolyard bully, winning two marathon matches against Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva. Then Myskina led her nation to a huge Fed Cup victory over the US, reached the final of Stockholm, and the semis of Toronto.

At the US Open, she's cracking her serve and forehand harder than she has all year.

"Everything is much better because I'm more positive on the court and I'm really trying to do my best," she said. "It keeps getting better and better."

Last year, when Myskina entered this tournament, she was one of the favorites, but was tuckered out after choking the Olympic semifinals to Justine Henin-Hardenne. Now, she has new life; when Myskina is a good mental space, she's a threat to anyone on tour, including the two other big names players in her quarter, Amelie Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne.

Myskina is feeling spry and is looking to put herself right back into the elite mix.

"I don't want more pressure of being a favorite, but I still want to do really well," she said. "I'm looking forward to the whole tournament. I'm really enjoying the tennis again now."

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:07 PM
I post the pic that was with the article

http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?image=myskina9zz.jpg

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
you can see that the journalist think like us!!! nastya can beat momo!!!!

frenchie
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:17 PM
find this on the web...interesting so I post it

FROM THE US OPEN – Former Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina was as happy as she has been all year on Wednesday and not because she blew out Amy Frazier.

Myskina was beaming because her mother, Galina, was given clearance to travel with her for the first time after undergoing treatment for the cancer she developed at the beginning of the year.

Myskina says that her mother is feeling great and that her doctors told her that the treatment worked.
"My mom here is with me," she said. "She's healthy. I'm really happy with that. It was so much better that she could come. When your family is healthy and happy, you are happy, too."

It was an entirely different Myskina than the one who was enveloped in emotional turmoil during the first seven months of the year, who had completely lost her confidence and, understandably, was struggling to find reasons to play.

She nearly skipped Roland Garros, gave a tearful press conference briefly explaining that her mother was sick and asking for privacy, and, then, became the first defending champion in the history of the Open era to loser her first round-match when she played miserably in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 loss to Spain's Maria Sanchez Lorenzo.

The Russian was unable to focus and utterly lacked confidence in her shot selection. She lacked faith in the types of strategies she was employing, she frequently hit the ball from bad positions, resulting in inconsistent play.

The brilliant strategist who made a big push at the top in 2004 was nowhere to be found, lost in a cycle of misery.

"Right now it's really difficult to understand what I have to do on court," Myskina said at the time. "When the ball comes to me, I don' know what I have to do, where I have to put the ball. I have no confidence at all."

GALINA IS ANASTASIA'S ADVISOR
But Galina came through again, just like she did many times before when she told her daughter to leave their Moscow apartment and go and fight hard for her at Wimbledon. Anastasia did and, although she never played her best, she fought like a big sister defending her third-grade sibling against a schoolyard bully, winning two marathon matches against Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva. Then Myskina led her nation to a huge Fed Cup victory over the US, reached the final of Stockholm, and the semis of Toronto.

At the US Open, she's cracking her serve and forehand harder than she has all year.

"Everything is much better because I'm more positive on the court and I'm really trying to do my best," she said. "It keeps getting better and better."

Last year, when Myskina entered this tournament, she was one of the favorites, but was tuckered out after choking the Olympic semifinals to Justine Henin-Hardenne. Now, she has new life; when Myskina is a good mental space, she's a threat to anyone on tour, including the two other big names players in her quarter, Amelie Mauresmo and Henin-Hardenne.

Myskina is feeling spry and is looking to put herself right back into the elite mix.

"I don't want more pressure of being a favorite, but I still want to do really well," she said. "I'm looking forward to the whole tournament. I'm really enjoying the tennis again now."

Very positiva and encouraging article :worship:

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:19 PM
Nice, thanks a bunch;)

I just loooove articles by Matt Cronin (although he thinks Nastya hates him)

michelle11
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:49 PM
you can see that the journalist think like us!!! nastya can beat momo!!!!

thanks for the article
and I think against momo she would fight more than ever to prepare the fed cup match 2 weeks later!!
but be carefull,Likhovtseva is not yet done.

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:58 PM
thanks for the article
and I think against momo she would fight more than ever to prepare the fed cup match 2 weeks later!!
but be carefull,Likhovtseva is not yet done.

yeah yeah step by step let's think about likhotseva first
I'm soooo happy that everyone like "my article"... :D it's the fist time that I find one that nobody knows here...ah! I'm so proud of me :lol:

cerbero
Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:07 PM
Momo is playing very well. Nastya will need to be near her top to beat her...Lena L will be tough too...

AlexB
Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:11 PM
Nice, thanks a bunch;)

I just loooove articles by Matt Cronin (although he thinks Nastya hates him)

Cronin is a nastya supporter, you can tell by reading his articles (if you remember he had her as the australian open favorite)

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:00 PM
Momo is playing very well. Nastya will need to be near her top to beat her...Lena L will be tough too...

cerbero :( you must be POSITIVE :fiery: :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:10 PM
Cronin is a nastya supporter, you can tell by reading his articles (if you remember he had her as the australian open favorite)

Yeah, I just love his different writing style.

Here http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2005-06-23/c.php

[B]X: Where do you personally draw the line in regards to taking players, news organizations or tennis' governing bodies to task in your blogging/writing, or does anything go? Can you give examples of where you would go (or where you've gone) regarding your harshest critical commentary?

Cronin: Very good question. I try never to pull punches, but in a full disclosure mode, I'm less apt to take roundhouse punches at my major employers (Inside Tennis Magazine, Reuters, ESPN, Fox, the USTA and the FFT) than I am at those who don't employ me. That's a fact of my financial life and not one I'm particularly proud of, but fortunately, I don't write a media column so I'm not forced to examine their coverage frequently. As to the USTA and FFT, I'm not overly aggressive, but if there is an issue I feel like I need to weigh in on, I do.

Other than that, I just try to be responsible and not to take cheap shots. I have a pretty good history of taking officials and players to task when I feel it's necessary. I've written very critical pieces of players who I feel I have a good working relationships with: Roddick, Agassi, the Williamses, Capriati, Davenport, etc. I am also critical of them in person if I feel they have under-performed. But most players who have dealt with me over the years know that I respect their tennis and them as a person. They know I take their sport seriously and will praise them when they do well. For the most part, I still feel like I can approach anyone of consequence even after I have ripped him or her and have a professional conversation.

I've also broken some very sensitive stories over the years, including four over the past nine months that have caused me minor personal troubles with players and coaches who I've had good relationships with: Daniela Hantuchova's admission that her weight loss was caused by her parent's split; Brad Gilbert's trouble with Andy Roddick's father and what role that played in their split; the reason behind Kim Clijsters' break-up with Lleyton Hewitt; and the reason behind Anastasia Myskina's poor play -- her mother's cancer.

I'm happy to say that I'm now in good standing with everyone except for Myskina, whom I'm not sure where I stand with right now. But the other relationships were touch and go for a while. But you know that going in and have to be willing to take a risk, otherwise the stories will never get done. And if they don't, there will be less interesting copy out there, which is terrible for the sport. There's always a place for good, reality-based stories. Unfortunately, the players' handlers sometimes don't see it that way. That's a fight we are always fighting.

On another front, there is one player who I once had a great relationship with who is still furious with me -- Jennifer Capriati. That's because TR.net wrote a story earlier this year that she didn't want to see the light of day and she blames me for not calling her and fact-checking it. My bad for not making the call, but I was on vacation at the time and I trusted our reporter's sources and still do. I regret that Jennifer sees me as the world's biggest a-hole, but she hasn't picked up the phone either and heard my side, either. Hopefully, when I see her later this summer, we'll make good, because I still respect her immensely.


Brutal but honest and he was right

selyoink
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:24 PM
I like that article very much. Good work cc2monac!

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 06:43 PM
thank you niktosrule! :)
well spunky thanks for the interview...I think I'm gonna love cronin too coz he seems to be honest (in france journalist are all but honest and fair) but he is in trouble with my two fav' players!!!! super jenny and little survivor!!!! anyway I like his articles...and maybe one day nastya will understand than he is a real fan...but instead of posting some clever things on this forum he posts it on a news paper or I don't know what... ;) :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:11 PM
thank you niktosrule! :)
well spunky thanks for the interview...I think I'm gonna love cronin too coz he seems to be honest (in france journalist are all but honest and fair) but he is in trouble with my two fav' players!!!! super jenny and little survivor!!!! anyway I like his articles...and maybe one day nastya will understand than he is a real fan...but instead of posting some clever things on this forum he posts it on a news paper or I don't know what... ;) :lol:

:lol: yeah

Just love his style of writing. He likes to set hit focuse on the players. We all know how important the mental aspects are in tennis and he´s one of the few journalists who actually see that. It´s like a soap when he writes about tennis :D

Here´s his French Open report about Nastya´s press interview
http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/article.php?aid=51

and another one: http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/article.php?aid=31

and even more of Cronin:

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:22 PM
oh thank you very much spunky...he realy loves to write about myski...you're right it sounds like a soap...he's not boring as the other journalist just my mind of course but I think you'll agree
I also love the fact that he tries to focus on the mental...it's maybe not important with every player but with nastya it is

Spunky83
Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:27 PM
oh thank you very much spunky...he realy loves to write about myski...you're right it sounds like a soap...he's not boring as the other journalist just my mind of course but I think you'll agree
I also love the fact that he tries to focus on the mental...it's maybe not important with every player but with nastya it is

He actually replied to my post on his website-forum lately:

"Thanks a lot and keep reading. All suggestions are welcome.

Matt"

My suggestion would be: Are there any jobs available at TR.net? :angel: :lol:

cindy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:32 PM
He actually replied to my post on his website-forum lately:

"Thanks a lot and keep reading. All suggestions are welcome.

Matt"

My suggestion would be: Are there any jobs available at TR.net? :angel: :lol:

Gosh this guy is great
a comic job that's what you must do... ;)

Spunky83
Sep 4th, 2005, 10:46 AM
Not about Nastya but we can see that Andy Roddick´s definetly still pissed at Super MC (Matt Cronin): After his first round loss

Q. If you look at the other top three guys, Federer, Nadal, Lleyton, is it fair to say two of the things that separate them from you are return of serve and possibly ‑‑
ANDY RODDICK: I'm just really excited to hear the second part of your question.

Q. You can answer the first one.
ANDY RODDICK: That's all right. I'll remember it.

Q. Then the ability to come through, this year at least, on some of the bigger points. We can throw backhand in, if you want that.
ANDY RODDICK: Or we can what? Are you a comedian now, Matt?

Q. No. Go.
ANDY RODDICK: Are you?

Q. No. I don't make jokes. It was a serious question.
ANDY RODDICK: Okay. I was just wondering if you have anything else to throw in there while we're at it.

Q. Go ahead.
ANDY RODDICK: Okay, thank you. They return well. They return better than I do. You're right on as far as that one. But as far as winning the big points, I don't see that. I've been up there in the top whatever for a couple years now, if you watched last week and if you watched Wimbledon. I think that was the case maybe earlier in the year. I felt like I was having trouble doing that. But the last couple months, I've kind of been back to normal. Backhands, I didn't hit it well tonight. You're absolutely correct.

Q. This reminds me of Agassi '93 when he lost to Thomas Enqvist. Next year he won. Does that give you some encouragement?
ANDY RODDICK: I hope I'm not unseeded next year. Let's not get carried away. A lost a match. I love this. You guys crack me up sometimes, I swear to God. Yeah, that would be super. It would be great.

:lol: In case Nastya dislikes him for letting drop the cancer-bomb, she might try just to do the same as Andy. Life as a journalist is certainly dangerous;)

cindy
Sep 4th, 2005, 01:55 PM
she is too much nice...what I'm waitting is the day she'll say "I'm russian I want to speak in russian and that's all!" with all the good russian tennis player it's a shame that nobody is able to talk to them in russian!

michelle11
Sep 12th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Не грустите, Анастасия Андреевна!
Меньше недели осталось до финала Кубка Федерации, и очень важно в каком физическом и психологическом состоянии подойдут к решающим встречам в Париже, лидеры нашей сборной. За игрой Елены Дементьевой на Открытом чемпионате США мы следили на протяжении последних двух недель. А вот о состоянии Анастасий Мыскиной, проигравшей в третьем круге US OPEN, известно гораздо меньше. Так, что тема для разговора была.
Как у вас дела?
Все хорошо. Готовимся к финальным матчам Кубка Федерации.
Немного печальной и уставшей выглядите.
Так кажется.
Одни полагают, что Мыскина вернулась на прежний уровень, удачно сыграв на последних турнирах. Другие считают, что рано еще говорить об этом, потому что вы продолжаете проигрывать матчи, даже когда все в ваших руках. Что сами об этом думаете?
Был достаточно сложный период в жизни. Если сравнивать меня с другими нашими девочками, то я, конечно, нахожусь не на самом высоком уровне. Но если сравнивать меня с той, которой я была на старте сезона, то сейчас все идет к улучшению.
Кто был больше достоин победы на Открытом чемпионате США: Мэри Пирс или Ким Клийстерс?
Сложный вопрос. Обе показывают сейчас очень хороший теннис, особенно Ким, она выиграла много турниров в этом году. Мэри выступает замечательно, но надеюсь, что к финалу Кубка Федерации она подойдет уже в худшей форме (улыбается).
Оцените состояние француженок.
Меня удивила Пирс, обыграв достаточно легко и Жюстин Энин-Арден и Амели Моресмо, и вообще она выступила в США замечательно. Моресмо находится тоже в хорошей форме, но я думаю, сейчас она нам по силам.
Приезжать на матчи Кубка Федерации, лучше пораньше освободившись, и отдохнув тем самым? Или так, как Елена Дементьева, на кураже от удачного выступления, правда, с накопившейся двухнедельной усталостью?
С одной стороны хорошо приехать пораньше, с другой стороны важно иметь за плечами уверенность в своих силах. Конечно, у Лены будет большое преимущество потому, что она прекрасно сыграла на Открытом Чемпионате США. Так, что мы будем находиться в хороших условиях.
У вас Париж ассоциируется с прошлогодней победой, неудачей в этом сезоне или с чем-то другим?
Шесть лет подряд первый круг Ролан Гаррос и только в прошлом году прошла от начала и до конца, так что странно как-то. Я думаю, все надо забыть и просто играть. Это совершенно другое соревнование и все будет иначе.
В Париж отправляется большой десант российских болельщиков. Футболисты говорят, что когда они на выезде играют, то слышать поддержку фанатов. Как с этим у теннисистов? Ведь во время матча нужна полная концентрация.
Естественно, что у нас все немножко по-другому. Но я думаю, что тех, кто будет нас поддерживать, мы услышим, увидим. Это будет очень приятно.
Большая часть сезона позади. Каким он запомнится? Или главные эмоции еще впереди?
Я все равно постараюсь попасть на итоговый турнир года, надежда умирает последней. Было бы желание, стремление, и, конечно же, результат. Буду стараться делать свое дело хорошо!
Удачи! До встречи в Париже и не грустите, Анастасия Андреевна!


translation by software:

Do not long, Anastas Andreevna!
Less weeks remains up to a cup-final of Federation, and it is very important in what physical and psychological condition leaders of our combined team will approach to solving meetings in Paris. In the Open championship of the USA we watched Elena Dementevoj's game during last two weeks. And here about a condition Anastas Myskinoj, lost in the third circle US OPEN, it is known much less. So, that the theme for conversation was.
How at you business?
All is good. We prepare for finals of the Cup of Federation.
A little sad and tired look.
So it seems.
One believe, that Myskina has returned on a former level, successfully having played on last tournaments. Others consider what early still to speak about it because you continue to lose for matches, even when all in your hands. What is about it think?
There was complex enough period in a life. If to compare me to other our girls I, certainly, am not at the highest level. But if to compare me to that which I was on start of a season now all goes to improvement.
Who was more dostoin victories over the Open championship of the USA: Mary Pirs or Kim Klijsters?
Complicated question. Both show now very good tennis, especially Kim, it has won many tournaments in it to year. Mary acts is remarkable, but I hope, that it will approach to a cup-final of Federation already in the worst form (smiles).
Estimate a condition of the French.
Me has surprised the Pier, having beaten easily enough both ZH'ustin Enin-Arden and Ameli Moresmo, and in general it has acted in the USA is remarkable. Moresmo is too in the good form, but I think, now it to us on forces.
To come on matches of the Cup of Federation, it is better before having released, and having had a rest that? Or how Elena Dementyev, on spirit from successful performance, the truth, with the collected fortnight weariness?
On the one hand it is good to arrive before, on the other hand it is important to have confidence of the forces behind shoulders. Certainly, Lena will have a big advantage because it has perfectly played in the Open Championship of the USA. So, that we shall be in good conditions
At you Paris associates with a last year's victory, failure over this season or with something another?
Six years on end first circle Rolan Garros and only in the past to year has passed from the beginning and up to the end so it is strange somehow. I think, all should be forgotten and simply to play. It absolutely other competition and all will be differently.
The big landing of the Russian fans sends to Paris. Football players speak, that when they on departure play to hear support of fans. How with it at tennis players? In fact during a match full concentration is necessary.
It is natural, that at all of us a little bit in another way. But I think, that those who will support us, we shall hear, we shall see. It will be very pleasant.
The most part of a season behind. By what it will be remembered? Or the main emotions still ahead?
I all the same shall try to get on final tournament of year, the hope dies last. There would be a desire, aspiration, and, certainly, result. I shall try to do the business well!
Success! Up to a meeting in Paris also do not long, Anastas Andreevna

cindy
Sep 12th, 2005, 02:27 PM
thanks...i love the russian...first they are always asking her all sort of things so we can have some new interview + they call her anastasia andreevna I know tha it's normal in russia but well I love it

angiee3
Sep 13th, 2005, 12:49 AM
thanks.
so her middle name is andreevna? i didn't know that.

Josh810
Sep 13th, 2005, 02:36 AM
thanks.
so her middle name is andreevna? i didn't know that.
Yeah, I learned that a few days ago here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Myskina) .
Wikipedia is awesome, you can look up pretty much anything there and it gives you tons of info...

cerbero
Sep 13th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Andreevna what an awful name...i prefered not knowing that... :lol:

sinterklaasje
Sep 13th, 2005, 11:35 AM
well, she can't choose it :lol:
her father's name is Andrei, so her second name is Andreyevna
just take the father's first name and add -evna or -ovna for girls, -ovich or -evich for boys.
for example, I think the president's name is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, which means that his father's name was also Vladimir.

Spunky83
Sep 13th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Yeah, I learned that a few days ago here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Myskina) .
Wikipedia is awesome, you can look up pretty much anything there and it gives you tons of info...

Yeah, but it´s a pity you can´t use it for university papers ;)

I am wondering who the people are who update that page. I mean everyone is allowed to update the stuff but somehow, people stay nice and really just write the actual truth...the only thing I´ve add was the link :drool:

cerbero
Sep 13th, 2005, 02:15 PM
well, she can't choose it :lol:
her father's name is Andrei, so her second name is Andreyevna
just take the father's first name and add -evna or -ovna for girls, -ovich or -evich for boys.
for example, I think the president's name is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, which means that his father's name was also Vladimir.
These Russians are :cuckoo: :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 13th, 2005, 02:25 PM
These Russians are :cuckoo: :lol:

True...read an article about Vodka in the doctor´s office today. 30 procent alcoholics among male Russians and the country´s economy would be destroyed if they stopped producing that stuff. :drink:

cerbero
Sep 13th, 2005, 03:00 PM
True...read an article about Vodka in the doctor´s office today. 30 procent alcoholics among male Russians and the country´s economy would be destroyed if they stopped producing that stuff. :drink:
They aren't just :cuckoo: but a bunch of alcoholics too... :lol: And the percentage in women ? They don't drink ? :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 13th, 2005, 03:38 PM
They aren't just :cuckoo: but a bunch of alcoholics too... :lol: And the percentage in women ? They don't drink ? :lol:

Didn´t say, but the fact that Nastya likes to drink beer (instead of wine) in the bathtub says enough :lol:

In some older interviews, Nastya said that Jens had tremendous trouble to keep up with the drinking at Russian tables :tape:

In the article I´ve mentioned about the vodka, they even wrote that in the past, there were special coaches for diplomats from foreign country so that they wouldn´t get outdrank by the Russians.

cerbero
Sep 13th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Didn´t say, but the fact that Nastya likes to drink beer (instead of wine) in the bathtub says enough :lol:
So that's why sometimes she plays the way she does (ex: against Lena L)...mmm :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 13th, 2005, 06:10 PM
So that's why sometimes she plays the way she does (ex: against Lena L)...mmm :lol:

Yep...first and most important question when she arrives at the hotel: "Does my room has a bath tube? Cause you know, it´s hard to drink in the shower."

cerbero
Sep 13th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Yep...first and most important question when she arrives at the hotel: "Does my room has a bath tube? Cause you know, it´s hard to drink in the shower."
:lol:

Aleksz
Sep 13th, 2005, 06:39 PM
for french people :


Anastasia Myskina : ''Nous sommes prêtes !'' Même si elle a connu une saison 2005 pour le moins difficile, la jeune Moscovite a toujours répondu présent en Fed Cup. Elle reste en effet sur une belle série de neuf victoires d’affilée dans cette épreuve… et ne compte pas s’arrêter là. Voilà les Françaises prévenues !

Pourquoi êtes-vous si performante en Fed Cup ?
C’est avant tout grâce à l’esprit d’équipe, à l’ambiance et à tout ce qui tourne autour de notre groupe. C’est inhabituel. Quand tu joues, tout ne dépend pas uniquement de toi. L’équipe te soutient. Le capitaine aussi. Grâce à cet environnement, tu te sens bien. La communion est incroyable.

Avez-vous des souvenirs d’enfance où vous vous êtes dit : "Moi aussi, je voudrais jouer pour la Russie." Que ce soit au tennis ou dans un autre sport ?
Oui, tout à fait. C’était au hockey sur glace et au foot, deux sports où la Russie excellait quand j’étais petite. Je me rappelle précisément d’un match de l’équipe nationale de hockey. Le soutien du public était phénoménal. Je voulais tellement y être. J’ai alors compris que dans le monde du tennis cela pouvait être pareil, sauf que l’on ne joue en équipe que trois fois par an !

Quels souvenirs gardez-vous de votre première participation à la Fed Cup ?
C’était en Australie en 1998. En fait, j’avais été sélectionnée car Anna (Kournikova) et Elena (Likhovtseva) avaient décidé de ne pas venir. J’avais seize ans et j’avais pris l’avion depuis la Croatie où j’avais disputé un tournoi de 10 000 dollars. J’étais excitée, mais je savais que personne ne s’attendait à ce que l’on gagne. Pourtant, on avait fini par s’imposer (NDLR : 3-2). Je me rappelle juste que c’était un autre pays, une culture différente, et que j’étais très loin de chez moi !

Vous avez connu un début de saison 2005 plutôt difficile. Pourtant, lors de la demi-finale de la Fed Cup, face aux Etats-Unis à Moscou en juillet dernier, vous avez de nouveau joué votre meilleur tennis. Comment l’expliquez-vous ?
Je voulais juste gagner les matches car je savais à quel point jouer contre les Etats-Unis était difficile, particulièrement contre Venus Williams qui venait de s’imposer à Wimbledon. Mais en fait, c’était à notre avantage car elle avait joué beaucoup de matches sur gazon et nous avions choisi de disputer la rencontre sur la terre battue. Il fallait que je joue mon meilleur tennis, quelles que soient les circonstances.

Vous n’aviez pas très bien joué sur terre battue jusque-là. Mais votre niveau de jeu au deuxième set contre Venus Williams fut pourtant incroyable…
Ce n’était pas une question de surface. C’était plutôt mental. Si tu es fort, peu importe où tu joues. En début d’année, je manquais à la fois de mental et de confiance. Roland-Garros m’avait fatiguée car je n’avais pas envie d’y jouer. Mais en tant que tenante du titre, je me sentais obligée de prendre part au tournoi. Je me suis dis que j’allais faire de mon mieux, mais cela n’avait pas marché. Après Wimbledon, les choses ont changé. Tous les matches que j’ai gagnés en sauvant des balles de match m’ont donné beaucoup de confiance. C’est ce qui m’a aidée à Moscou.

Lors de la finale de la Fed Cup en novembre dernier, vous aviez apporté le point décisif lors du double… que vous ne deviez a priori pas jouer. A quel moment avez-vous appris que vous alliez disputer ce match ?
C’était un choix difficile pour notre capitaine car on n’arrivait pas à décider qui devait jouer. Elena Likhovtseva était, à ce moment-là, l’une des meilleures joueuses de double au monde. Mais Vera (NDLR : Zvonareva) et moi avions souvent l’habitude de jouer ensemble et nous avions gagné la Kremlin Cup sur cette surface. C’était donc une décision difficile à prendre et Likhovtseva a appuyé ce choix. Elle a dit : "Allez-y les filles car vous jouez souvent ensemble." Le fait qu’elle y ait cru nous a donné confiance.

Pour la Fed Cup, vous allez revenir à Roland-Garros, où vous avez connu l’une des plus grandes joies de votre carrière l’an passé, et une terrible désillusion cette année. Dans quel état d’esprit abordez-vous cette finale ?
Je ne ressens pas de pression particulière, car le contexte est complètement différent de celui du tournoi. Cette fois, c’est une épreuve par équipe. De plus, nous ne sommes pas chez nous. Les gens pensent que la France est favorite. C’est vrai qu’elles jouent très bien en France, mais je pense aussi que nous pouvons gagner car nous sommes prêtes.


Publié le 13/09/2005 à 16:33

_LuCaS_
Sep 13th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Allez ! :bounce:

cindy
Sep 13th, 2005, 07:04 PM
merci east players...

miffedmax
Sep 13th, 2005, 07:04 PM
Yep...first and most important question when she arrives at the hotel: "Does my room has a bath tube? Cause you know, it´s hard to drink in the shower."

Man, I hope I can remember that when it's time to write an '06 AO Locker room confrontation . . .

Beer in the bath tub. Good old* Nastya.


*well, not as old as me!

Spunky83
Sep 13th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Man, I hope I can remember that when it's time to write an '06 AO Locker room confrontation . . .

Beer in the bath tub. Good old* Nastya.


*well, not as old as me!

Although in Nastya´s case it´s beer with a extra bit of "cherry"-juice in it :drool:

frenchie
Sep 14th, 2005, 06:39 AM
Great interview (for those who understand)

angiee3
Sep 14th, 2005, 07:54 PM
what kind of beer?

Spunky83
Sep 14th, 2005, 07:59 PM
what kind of beer?

Article didn´t say

angiee3
Sep 14th, 2005, 08:10 PM
ohhhh. i was just a lil curious...

_LuCaS_
Sep 14th, 2005, 08:47 PM
ohhhh. i was just a lil curious...
Diet Beer ;)

angiee3
Sep 15th, 2005, 12:00 AM
yeah. sure. :D (so she won't gain any weight) ;)

alibaby
Sep 15th, 2005, 08:56 AM
hey nasty-baby,i hope all stays well with you right now,and will be happy to see you somewhere live soon!! :kiss: :kiss:

Spunky83
Sep 15th, 2005, 12:11 PM
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=international_feed/05/09/14/TENNIS_Fra-Fed_Cup_Nightlead.html

MYSKINA EXPECTS FED CUP SUCCESS

Russian star Anastasia Myskina is confident of success when she leads her side against France in the Fed Cup final this weekend.

The 24-year-old, who won the French Open the final's Roland Garros venue in 2004, has a record of nine consecutive victories in the Fed Cup although she has not played her best tennis this year.

Myskina believes the Fed Cup brings the best out in her.

"I don't feel any particular pressure," she said, "because the context of this final is completely different from the one I experienced at the French Open last year.

"On top of that, we are not at home. People think France are favourites. It's true they play very well at home but I also think that we can win because we are ready for it."

France won the Fed Cup in 2003 before suffering defeat at the hands of the Russians in the final last year.

"The reason why I play so well in the Fed Cup is due to the team spirit," Myskina added.

"The atmosphere is great and that's unusual. When you play it does not all depend on you.

"The whole team backs you up as well as the captain."

Myskina should play the singles along with Elena Dementieva, who reached the US Open semi-finals last week only to be beaten by France's Mary Pierce who later lost to Belgian Kim Clijsters in the final.

France captain George Goven insists his team's togetherness will carry them through.

"What makes our strength is the group's unity and the fact we feel that everyone is motivated to play for each other," he said.

"Every player says, 'if Amelie (Mauresmo) or Mary (Pierce) don't feel well to play, I am ready to take over'. That's what I am expecting from them all."

Pierce, who joined the team on Tuesday with a slight thigh injury picked up at the US Open, and Mauresmo are expected to play in the singles, while Tatiana Golovin and Nathalie Dechy should feature in the doubles on Sunday.

"All the players are equal within the team, but of course some of them know they have more chances to play," Goven added.

"But if Amelie is not ready or if she has a problem, all the other players must feel ready to take her place and live up to expectations."

Goven knows the final will be tough and refuses to make any hasty predictions, even though the match will be played on home soil.

"I think the chances are 50-50," he added. "The advantage is that we play at home and I hope we will know how to make the most of the support."

Aleksz
Sep 16th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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cindy
Sep 16th, 2005, 01:55 PM
thx man!

angiee3
Sep 17th, 2005, 12:01 AM
oh... it doesn't work for me anymore. i guess because it has been dowloaded
24 times already. could you put it somewhere else so i can download it. please...

Spunky83
Sep 21st, 2005, 12:10 AM
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050921/asp/sports/story_5265321.asp

A lot depends on how Sania practises: Myskina
- Maybe I’m not good enough for Mahesh: Likhovtseva

Calcutta: After a long wait, the city finally got to witness world No. 12 Anastasia Myskina and No. 16 Elena Likhovtseva in action on Tuesday. The Russians, playing their first-round doubles match at the Sunfeast Open, decimated India’s Bhambri sisters Ankita and Sanaa 6-2, 6-0 before interacting with the media.

The following are excerpts:

You started the revolution in Russian tennis when you won the French Open in 2004. But thereafter, you have not been able to maintain that standard. What happened?

Myskina: Well, it was a long year and the break between seasons was not enough to rejuvenate me. May be I was also not practising hard enough. But after Wimbledon, I think, I’m playing much better now. May be it’s not my best tennis, but I am quite satisfied.

You just finished playing the Fed Cup final on Sunday. Aren’t you exhausted after the long journey from Paris?

Myskina: It is a little tough, yes, but on the circuit you get used to the travelling and I am, honestly, very happy to be here.

Why did you opt to play in India?

Myskina: I’ve never been to India before but I’ve heard so much about the country… So many things that I wanted to see for myself. And so, I’m here.

What do you feel about Sania’s game? Do you think she could one day rule women’s tennis?

Myskina: She’s a good player and a star now in India, a role model for aspiring youngsters. This is healthy for tennis and for any other sport. She has a long future ahead. But, of course, a lot depends on how she practices.

There’s a lot of glamour in women’s tennis now. Your opinion?

Myskina: It’s always good if the girls look good while playing well too. It brings a lot more men to watch the games. But playing well is the operative word, for if you don’t play well, it hardly matters how you look.

Do you feel the Russian women are the best tennis players in the world?

Likhovtseva: Yes, certainly. Last year we won two Grand Slams. This year we have been playing quite well, too. And I believe we are still moving upward and promise to bring even better results in future.

What is it that makes the Russian women the best in the world?

Likhovtseva: There is very tough competition among us. That, I believe, helped us to move forward.

Why is it that you have suddenly improved in the last 2-3 years?

Likhovtseva: Earlier, during the time of the Perestroika, the training and all other facilities were very different. But things changed drastically. Now, you can get a sponsor if you perform well. It opens up a world of opportunities, where you can travel the globe and earn a very decent living.

Considering the quality of your game, why is it that you haven’t managed to go beyond the quarter finals of a Grand Slam? Can it be attributed to big-match nerves?

Likhovtseva: Maybe sometimes I underestimate myself, maybe the psychological factor becomes too prominent. I also feel the need to work on my backhand.

You have won a Grand Slam with Mahesh Bhupathi? Your views on him? Do you intend playing with him again?

Likhovtseva: He’s just great. He’s won two Grand Slams with two different partners this year. I would love to play with him again… (chuckles) but maybe I’m not good enough for him anymore.

What do you think of the facilities here at the Indoor?

Both: The courts are good and the facilities perfect.

Daniel
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:32 AM
thanks for the article :D

selyoink
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:12 AM
Elena should have corrected them saying she has made the semis of a grand slam. Also according to this article either Elena is stupid or she doesn't consider Sharapova Russian as she said Russians only won two grand slams last year.

Number19
Sep 21st, 2005, 07:09 AM
Elena should have corrected them saying she has made the semis of a grand slam. Also according to this article either Elena is stupid or she doesn't consider Sharapova Russian as she said Russians only won two grand slams last year.

Naw, she just forgot about Kuznetsova. Like everybody else.

cerbero
Sep 21st, 2005, 08:36 AM
"It’s always good if the girls look good while playing well too. It brings a lot more men to watch the games. But playing well is the operative word, for if you don’t play well, it hardly matters how you look"
Well said...and funny to :lol:

angiee3
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:59 AM
thanks for the article....

Spunky83
Sep 21st, 2005, 12:49 PM
"It’s always good if the girls look good while playing well too. It brings a lot more men to watch the games. But playing well is the operative word, for if you don’t play well, it hardly matters how you look"
Well said...and funny to :lol:

"Operative" word? :lol:

So ok Nastya...until you´re back in the top-ten you shall stick with the Indian clothes from now on :tape:

cerbero
Sep 21st, 2005, 01:05 PM
"Operative" word? :lol:

So ok Nastya...until you´re back in the top-ten you shall stick with the Indian clothes from now on :tape:
:lol: Sometimes people think the opposite, if you look good who cares about how good you play... ( Kournikova, Sharapova) :lol:

Spunky83
Sep 21st, 2005, 01:10 PM
:lol: Sometimes people think the opposite, if you look good who cares about how good you play... ( Kournikova, Sharapova) :lol:

:lol: although you have to give Sharapova some credit here, she´s the ultimate package. Maybe not for us but the media and companies sure do love her.

See DZ? Don´t like Sharapova but still can say some nice things if it´s true :rolleyes:

cerbero
Sep 21st, 2005, 01:20 PM
:lol: although you have to give Sharapova some credit here, she´s the ultimate package. Maybe not for us but the media and companies sure do love her.

See DZ? Don´t like Sharapova but still can say some nice things if it´s true :rolleyes:
They are clearly overrated, that's all i'm saying :lol:

cindy
Sep 22nd, 2005, 10:58 AM
Russian czarina off to a flying start

Says serve and forehand need improvement

Jaydip Sengupta

Kolkata, September 21: It’s hard to believe that current World No. 12 and 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina still talks about improving her game. The former World No. 2 began her Sunfeast Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 demolition of little-known Romanian Edina Gallovits on a day Sania Mirza was sensationally knocked out.

Did Sania’s exit surprise her? “Sania’s opponent played remarkably well and deserved to win,” she said. Her modesty came through when she said that despite the upset, she still didn’t consider herself the favourite here.



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“There are so many girls who are playing well and I don’t consider myself the favourite,” she said.

With one Indian contender knocked out, Myskina is in line to face Shikha Uberoi in the quarters.

“I have heard about her and know that she is a good doubles player but that’s about it,” she said.

Myskina is coming off a mixed Fed Cup final in Paris where Russia won but she lost both her matches. “I am happy Russia won but personally it was not so good. I lost both matches and I realise I need to work on my game. I have to improve my serve and my forehand,” she said.

The Russian was not anywhere close to her best today. She blamed it on the long flight from Paris. “I began to grow tired at the end of the second set. She was in the match till 1-6, 0-3, but thereafter gave up,” she said.

Myskina did not match her opponent in unforced errors, but she committed quite a few herself.

Her serve wasn’t working well — she committed three double faults in one game, but it was her double-fisted backhand that did the damage. The Romanian was hardly a match and the scoreline does justice to the one-sided nature of the match.


"russian czarina" I know this is her nickname but isn't lovely!!!???

angiee3
Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:09 AM
thanks for the article cindy...

noursette
Sep 24th, 2005, 06:22 PM
Myskina, Sprem To Square Off In Kolkata Final

KOLKATA, India - Sunday's final at the $170,000 Sunfeast Open will be between two resurgent players hoping to win their first title of 2005. Top seed Anastasia Myskina and No.7 Karolina Sprem, both of whom enjoyed outstanding seasons in 2004 but have struggled to replicate that form this season, have thrilled the crowds in Kolkata this week with their power games. Either woman will make a popular champion in this inaugural event.
Sprem, 20, was the first to reach the championship match with a 46 64 61 win over No.2 seed Elena Likhovtseva. In a see-sawing encounter, Likhovtseva, a semifinalist at Roland Garros in June, led 3-1 in the first set, before Sprem broke the 30-year-old Russian's serve twice to be serving at 4-3. However, the Croatian's backhand went off the boil and it was her turn to drop serve twice, surrendering the first set.

"In the beginning I think I was too nervous and I wanted to win too much," said Sprem, who burst to prominence with her run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year, ousting two-time former champion Venus Williams en route.

Games went with serve early in the second set before Sprem secured a break for 3-2. At that point Likhovtseva was treated on-court for a lower back injury, which hampered her movement for the rest of the match. Sprem maintained the break advantage through the rest of the second set to level the match.

"I guess I lost my concentration when I got hurt," said Likhovtseva. "I could serve okay but it was difficult to run side-to-side. But credit to Karolina; she still played well today."

Riding the momentum, Sprem surged to 4-0 in the decider with impeccable serving and phenomenal court coverage, the result of two weeks' training in Florida with the renowned Pat Etcheberry prior to the US Open. After one hour, 36 minutes, Sprem was through to her third career final and first in more than two years.

"I just kept fighting, my serve improved, and I started to hit more winners. I'm really happy to reach another final; it's been a while since I've played one."

It's been a difficult year for Sprem, who has won three consecutive matches only twice this season, the other time being at the Australian Open in January. Coming in to Kolkata, Sprem, currently ranked No.81 after reaching No.17 last October, had lost four straight matches and hadn't reached a Tour semifinal since Berlin in May last year. Her two previous finals appearances came in consecutive events during the 2003 European claycourt season, finishing runner-up at Strasbourg (to Silvia Farina Elia) and Vienna (to Paola Suarez), both times as a qualifier.

"I'm really hoping it's third time lucky for me," Sprem added. "In both my other finals I lost in three sets, so I hope I can break through and win my first title."

In Sunday's final Myskina will be aiming to win her first title since successfully defending her Kremlin Cup crown in her home town of Moscow last October. The former world No.2, currently ranked No.12 after disappointing first half of 2005, has shown signs of improvement since her stunning first round exit at Roland Garros, the first opening-round loss of a defending champion in Paris in history. She's 20-7 since that result, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals, Toronto semis and Stockholm final.

On Saturday she outclassed unseeded Kaia Kanepi, the first Estonian woman to reach a Tour singles semfinal, 63 61, in just 50 minutes. Myskina has dropped just 12 games en route to the final with straight sets wins over Edina Gallovits, Galina Voskoboeva, Shikha Uberoi and Kanepi.

"I've been getting better with every match," said Myskina. "After a few games I was able to read (Kanepi's) serve, which made it easier for me in the return games. I haven't won a title in a year now, so I'm really hoping I can do it tomorrow."

"She was just too good for me today," said Kanepi. "She made very few errors, and she gets balls back that you don't expect she'll get to. It was a great experience to play against a top player; I now have a better idea of the things I need to work on."

The final will be the second meeting between Sprem and Myskina, the Russian winning their only prior encounter, in Fed Cup play in 2003, by a 61 36 60 scoreline.

"Karolina's a tough player," said Myskina of Sprem. "She's obviously playing with a lot of confidence right now, but I've also had some good results lately, so I'll be going into the final believing I can win."


source : wtatour.com

cerbero
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:01 PM
What's this Skyblog ?

Aleksz
Oct 12th, 2005, 02:10 PM
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4313/bscap0084ct.jpg

mix vid : http://rapidshare.de/files/6189805/moscou05_nastya_maggie.avi.html (http://rapidshare.de/files/6189805/moscou05_nastya_maggie.avi.html)

angiee3
Oct 14th, 2005, 12:39 AM
could you put it in megaupload please!!!!

kammgretel
Oct 14th, 2005, 02:43 AM
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PS. Had TheTennisChannel castbroaded the CentralCourt's matches ?

selyoink
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Thank you very much for the excellent video. I really appreciate the effort it probably took you.

angiee3
Oct 16th, 2005, 03:09 AM
it tells me it has internal error... :sad:

Daniel
Oct 17th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Thanks cindy :)

Spunky83
Oct 23rd, 2005, 04:24 PM
Regarding Cutie J: Old article but I still interesting a few interesting things about "Jens Gerlach, B.S, M.S., M.B.A." not bad!

http://umassathletics.collegesports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/091400aab.html
Jens Gerlach Named Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

Gerlach recently won the Western New England Tennis Singles Title.

Sept. 14, 2000

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's tennis team recently announced the hiring of Jens Gerlach as assistant coach.

Gerlach comes to UMass from Barry University, where he served as assistant women's tennis coach from 1999-2000 and as assistant men's coach from 1998-99. Before Barry, he also occupied the assistant women's tennis coaching position at his alma mater, the University of West Florida, from 1997-98.

Gerlach graduated from West Florida in 1997 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He went on to earn a M.S. in Sport Management and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from Barry University in 1999.

Gerlach was a stellar tennis player at West Florida, garnering ITA All-America status and ITA Scholar-Athlete All-America acclaim. He was also named the West Florida Male Athlete of the Year in 1997.

Gerlach continued playing tennis competitively after graduation, and recently won the Western New England Tennis singles title at the Berkshire West Athletic Club in Pittsfield, Mass.

"I believe this team is very fortunate to have someone of Jens' caliber here," UMass head coach Judy Dixon said. "It is a wonderful opportunity for our team to be able to take advantage of his knowledge and expertise. I expect his intensity and desire for the game will rub off on our players."

michelle11
Nov 20th, 2005, 10:44 PM
always the same : we need to learn russian,or ask cindy.I think she knows it.
or is anybody else able to translate this?
tranlation software promt online is really not good.is there a better?

Настя Мыскина не дождалась
извинений от необузданного папаши Маши Шараповой

Сергей Дадыгин


8 Ноября 2005
Международная федерация тенниса (ITF) год назад признала ее лучшей теннисисткой мира. А теперь, увы, Анастасия МЫСКИНА не попадет по итогам года даже в десятку сильнейших. Титул победительницы «Кубка Кремля», завоеванный в 2004-м, она тоже отстоять не сумела. Но, судя по нашему с ней разговору, Настя полна решимости вернуться в теннисную элиту. А заодно и утереть нос Маше ШАРАПОВОЙ.



- Настя, на недавнем «Кубке Кремля» в центре внимания были не вы, а Шарапова. Вас чисто по-женски это задевало?

- Я сознательно приехала в Москву впритык к началу турнира. Мне шумиха не нужна. Я даже была рада, что журналисты рыскали в поисках Шараповой и оставили меня в покое. А с Машей весь этот ажиотаж сыграл плохую шутку. В матче против немки Гронефельд она была сама не своя, а Сафиной и вовсе уступила.

- На «Кубке Кремля» вы проиграли своей подруге Елене Дементьевой как раз накануне дня ее рождения. Это был своего рода подарок?

- В профессиональном теннисе - каждый за себя, на корте мы о дружбе забываем. Наверное, ей очень хотелось меня обыграть, ведь летом, на Уимблдоне, я ее победила.

- Год назад вы взяли верх над Дементьевой и в финале Открытого чемпионата Франции. А потом вместе отправились в ресторан. Вам-то было весело, а как вела себя Лена?

- Во всяком случае, на меня не дулась. Мы знакомы лет с шести. Тренировались вместе, потом стали выступать за сборную. Я за то, чтобы результаты на корте не влияли на личные отношения. Ведь теннис когда-то закончится, а жизнь будет продолжаться.

- Кроме Дементьевой, у вас есть подруги в теннисе?

- Я часто общаюсь со словачкой Даниэлой Хантучовой. (Настя так и сказала «Хантучовой», хотя в нашей прессе принято другое написание: Хантухова. – С.Д.) Дружу и переписываюсь с бельгийкой Ким Клийстерс. Ким склоняется к тому, что поиграет еще годик, а потом уйдет из большого спорта.

На столе, за которым сидела Настя, я заметил фотографию сборной России, сделанную в Париже. Все улыбаются - Дементьева, Сафина, капитан Шамиль Тарпищев… А Настя сидит угрюмая, чуть не плачет.

- Выходит, радоваться общему успеху – выигрышу Кубка Федерации вы не умеете?

- Но я же обе свои одиночные встречи проиграла! Вы даже не представляете, как бы я себя казнила, если бы тот матч Россия проиграла.

- Пошли слухи, что в следующем году вы не будете выступать за сборную, если за нее будет играть Шарапова.

- Если Шамиль Анвярович меня пригласит в команду, я приеду. Дела Маши меня не интересуют.

- Ее папа не пробовал как-то извиниться перед вами? Его оскорбительные слова, брошенные им с трибуны в ваш адрес (это было в США, когда вы играли против Шараповой), помню, вызвали у вас негодование.

- Нет, а я и не ждала. И вообще, говорить о папе Шараповой мне не хочется. И о Маше тоже. У нас с ней разные дороги.

- Но вам будет с ней комфортно в одной команде?

- Затрудняюсь ответить на ваш вопрос.



Контракт с экс-бойфрендом



- Настя, вы не замужем. Но о детях наверняка иногда думаете. Сколько вы хотели бы родить?

- В данный момент я не думаю о детях. Но в будущем, если помечтать, хотела бы иметь… ну, как минимум, одного мальчика и одну девочку. А, может, двух дочек. Девочки-то лучше, правда?
Конечно. Вопрос в другом: от кого будут дети? Раньше вашим бойфрендом был немец Йенс Герлах, но потом, как я понимаю, он получил от ворот поворот.

- Мы решили, что он просто останется моим тренером. В конце этого года мой контракт с ним заканчивается, но я его продлю. В том, что я не вхожу в десятку лучших теннисисток мира, вины Йенса, в общем-то, нет. Начало года выдалось провальным - я не могла нормально тренироваться, потому что серьезно болела мама (у нее обнаружили рак). Сейчас все нормализовалось, а тогда я ракетку видеть не могла. «Ролан Гаррос» пришелся как раз на том момент, и я вылетела в первом же круге. Но вкус к теннису уже вернулся. В следующем сезоне я намерена вернуться на верхние строчки мирового рейтинга.

- А вы не жалеете, что под давлением одного американского фотографа согласились сняться обнаженной, а он без вашего ведома отдал фотографии в печать?

- Я подала на него в суд, но, к сожалению, проиграла. В следующий раз буду осмотрительнее.

- То есть сниматься топлесс больше не станете?

- Я не буду иметь дела с нечистоплотными людьми.


Nast'a Myskina has not waited
Apologies from unrestrained Masha Sharapovoj's daddies

Sergey Dadygin


On November, 8th 2005
The international federation of tennis (ITF) one year ago has recognized as its best tennisistkoj the world. And now, alas, Anastas MYSKINA will not get on results of year even in ten strongest. A title of the winner of " the Cup of the Kremlin », won in 2004, it too to defend has not managed. But, by ours with it to conversation, Nast'a it is full of determination to return to tennis elite. And at the same time and to outdo Masha SHARAPOVOJ.



- Nast'a, on recent « the Cup of the Kremlin » in the center of attention there were not you, and Sharapov. Cleanly in a female way it touched you?
- I have meaningly arrived to Moscow end-to-end to the beginning of tournament. The sensation is not necessary to me. I even was glad, that journalists ransacked in searches SHarapovoj and have left me alone. And with Masha all this agiotage has played a bad joke. In a match against German Gronefeld it was itself not the, and Safinoj and has at all conceded.

- On « the Cup of the Kremlin » you have lost girlfriend Elena Dementevoj just before day of its birth. It was some kind of a gift?

- In professional tennis - everyone for ourselves, on court we about friendship forget. Probably, it very much would like me to beat, in fact in the summer, on Wimbledon, I have won it.
One year ago you have got the best above Dement'evoj and of the ending of the Open championship of France. And then have together gone to restaurant. To you it was cheerful, and how Lena behaved?

- Anyway, at me did not pout. We are familiar years from six. Trained together, then began to support a combined team. I for that results on court did not influence personal attitudes. In fact tennis will once end, and the life will proceed.

- Except for Dement'evoj, you have girlfriends in tennis?

- I often communicate with Slovak Danieloj Hantuchovoj. (Nast'a and has told «Hantuchovoj» though in our press other writing is accepted: Hantuhova. – S.D.) I Am friends and I correspond with Belgian Kim Klijsters. Kim tends to that will play as early as a year, and then will leave the big sports.
On a table at which sat Nast'a, I have noticed the photo of modular Russia made in Paris. Everyone smile - Dementyev, Safin, captain Shamil Tarpishchev … And Nast'a sits gloomy, does not cry nearly.

- Leaves, to be pleased to the general success – to a prize of the Cup of Federation you be not able?

- But I both single meetings have lost! You at all do not represent, as though I executed myself, if Russia has lost for that match.

- Hearings have gone, that in following year you will not support a combined team if for it will play Sharapov.

- If SHamil' Anv'arovich me will invite in a command, I shall arrive. Masha's business me do not interest.
Its daddy did not try to apologize somehow before you? Its offensive words thrown by it from a tribune in your address (it was in the USA when you played against SHarapovoj), I remember, have caused in you indignation.

- No, and I also did not wait. And in general, to speak about daddy Sharapovoj to me it would not be desirable. And about Masha too. At us with it different roads.

- But to you with it it will be comfortable in one command?

- I am at a loss to answer your question.



The contract with eks-bojfrendom



- Nast'a, you not married. But of children for certain sometimes think. How many you would like to give birth?
At present I do not think of children. But in the future if to dream, would like to have … well, at least, one boy and one girl. And, can, two dochek. It is better than the Girl, the truth?
Certainly. A question in other: from whom there will be children? Earlier you bojfrendom was German Jens Girls, but then as I understand, it has received turn from a gate.

- We have solved, that it simply remains my trainer. In the end of this year my contract with it comes to an end, but I shall prolong it. That I do not enter in ten best tennisistok the world, faults Jensa, in general, are not present. The beginning of year has stood out proval'nym - I could not train normally because (mum seriously hurted it have found out a cancer). Now all was normalized, and then I raketku could not see. « Rolan Garros » has had just on that the moment, and I have taken off in the first circle. But taste to tennis has already returned. In a following season I am measured to return on the top lines of a world rating.
- And you do not regret, what under pressure of one American photographer have agreed to be removed naked, and it without yours is conducted has set photos into print?

- I have brought an action against it, but, unfortunately, have lost. Next time I shall be more circumspectly

That is to be removed topless any more do not become?

- I shall not have business with unscrpulous people.

( sorry for you guys :lol: :lol: :lol: )

purplerain
Nov 21st, 2005, 01:15 AM
God it is a headache. I should learn French I should learn Russian:unsure: ...
(still thank you for the article and .. translation ...)

Spunky83
Nov 21st, 2005, 10:48 AM
God it is a headache. I should learn French I should learn Russian:unsure: ...
(still thank you for the article and .. translation ...)

:lol:

I do have the same problem...written interviews of Justine in french I am able to read a bit but when she´s speaking it :confused: .

Spunky83
Nov 21st, 2005, 10:58 AM
I think it´s an ok translation (you understand everything). THx

Alena
Nov 21st, 2005, 11:45 AM
thx for the article and its translation

iine:
Nov 21st, 2005, 12:26 PM
nice article! i got a bit confused reading it, but it was informative.thx;-)

miffedmax
Nov 21st, 2005, 01:16 PM
I'm just glad Lena at Nastya did not pout.

denine
Nov 21st, 2005, 01:38 PM
it was quite fun trying to figure out some parts.:lol: thanks!

luba
Nov 21st, 2005, 01:52 PM
hey guys
I speak russian, so if someone desperately wants a translation that's better than the Babelfish one (I don't know how good that is, I only read the russian part), I can do one 2morrow. Unfortunately, it's 2am 4 me right now, so u'll have 2 wait.

TF Chipmunk
Nov 24th, 2005, 07:26 AM
:eek: Nastya's not working with Jens anymore?! :sobbing:

iine:
Nov 24th, 2005, 12:12 PM
:eek: Nastya's not working with Jens anymore?! :sobbing:
NO!!!!they can't split.they are the perfect couple!! :mad:

Spunky83
Nov 24th, 2005, 12:45 PM
:eek: Nastya's not working with Jens anymore?! :sobbing:

no, she said that she will continue working with him (contract ended this year) cause it´s not his fault that she had such a season but it was a personal problem. What the hell are you guys reading?!? :lol:

iine:
Nov 24th, 2005, 01:05 PM
no, she said that she will continue working with him (contract ended this year) cause it´s not his fault that she had such a season but it was a personal problem. What the hell are you guys reading?!? :lol:
oh! :lol: then everything's fine. :lol:

denine
Nov 24th, 2005, 01:12 PM
LOL. False alarm.:lol:

Spunky83
Nov 24th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Who else could survive working with Nastya anyway?:lol:

I am not even sure how well Nastya works on her own without her personified punching bag next to her.

iine:
Nov 24th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Who else could survive working with Nastya anyway?:lol:

I am not even sure how well Nastya works on her own without her personified punching bag next to her.

:lol: yeah,I also doubt that she cannot work without Jens. :lol:

TF Chipmunk
Nov 24th, 2005, 04:08 PM
no, she said that she will continue working with him (contract ended this year) cause it´s not his fault that she had such a season but it was a personal problem. What the hell are you guys reading?!? :lol:
A really jumbled up translation :ras::rolleyes: :p

TF Chipmunk
Nov 24th, 2005, 04:08 PM
:lol: yeah,I also doubt that she cannot work without Jens. :lol:
:hehehe: