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kammgretel
Nov 24th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Porsche_SF_Lindsay Davenport vs Anastasia Myskina.wmv ....106 MB (http://kammgretel.tennisvidz.com/WTA/_OTHER%20TOURNAMENTS/Porsche/Porsche_SF_Lindsay%20Davenport%20vs%20Anastasia%20 Myskina.wmv)

I dont know this video is of what year? ... :')

angiee3
Nov 24th, 2005, 06:38 PM
thx.. kammgretel..

(i´m in mexico right now. and i didn´t bring my computer with me.... so i can´t
download it...)

Spunky83
Nov 24th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Porsche_SF_Lindsay Davenport vs Anastasia Myskina.wmv ....106 MB (http://kammgretel.tennisvidz.com/WTA/_OTHER%20TOURNAMENTS/Porsche/Porsche_SF_Lindsay%20Davenport%20vs%20Anastasia%20 Myskina.wmv)

I dont know this video is of what year? ... :')

If it´s SF, it´s 2004

Spunky83
Nov 24th, 2005, 06:57 PM
:lol: yeah,I also doubt that she cannot work without Jens. :lol:

I second that: :hehehe:

Tomkina
Nov 28th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Hey guys, does anybody know where i can find the roland garros final??? I love Nastya since two years (you can imagine my happiness seeing her win RG) but I would love to have it on my computer. Can anybody help me??? (a frequent visitor of a-m.com)

Spunky83
Dec 23rd, 2005, 10:38 AM
2005 HUGE review...written by uhm...me;)

http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=235

Nice x-mas everyone!!!

iine:
Dec 23rd, 2005, 01:32 PM
2005 HUGE review...written by uhm...me;)

http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=article&id=235

Nice x-mas everyone!!!

that's a really nice review! great job spunky! :worship:

denine
Dec 23rd, 2005, 03:10 PM
Thanks, Spunky!:worship: enjoyed reading it!:yeah:

TF Chipmunk
Dec 24th, 2005, 12:24 AM
Great article Spunky :worship:

I can't believe you talked about the match though :speakles:

Spunky83
Dec 24th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Great article Spunky :worship:

I can't believe you talked about the match though :speakles:

It wrote it for a-m.com in the first place but then Ola and co. thought it was great so they published it on inside-net as well. However, personally there´s not other match which has irritated me more than THAT one;)

wally1
Dec 28th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Posted this earlier in GM, maybe of interest to some folks in here...

Haven't seen this posted before in here, Myskina v Jankovic from this years Wimbledon, one of the most entertaining matches I've ever seen...

First part, final set from 5-1 Jankovic to 6-6

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2AHSRP0M

Second part, 3rd set from 6-6 to the finish 10-8 (both Divx, BBC commentary)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H487L7PO

Look out especially for the great game at 5-5 which contains probably the longest rally I've ever seen on a grass court, and even with Myskina serving for the match at 9-8 the great chance Jankovic had to break back...

cindy
Dec 28th, 2005, 10:37 PM
thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much

_LuCaS_
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:58 AM
Thanks, I really wanted to see this :D

Bubba08
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Nice job wally1 :worship:

kammgretel
Dec 29th, 2005, 12:00 PM
For who no are able to download from megaupload :

Wimbledon 2005_Myskina vs Jankovic_part 1-final set from 5-1 to 6-6_.rmvb__148 MB (http://kammgretel.tennisvidz.com/WTA/WIMBLEDON/Wimbledon%202005_Myskina%20vs%20%20Jankovic_part%2 01-final%20set%20from%205-1%20to%206-6_edit%20CPK/Wimbledon%202005_Myskina%20vs%20%20Jankovic_part%2 01-final%20set%20from%205-1%20to%206-6_edit%20CPK.rmvb)

Wimbledon 2005_Myskina vs Jankovic_part 2-final set from 5-1 to 6-6_.rmvb__157 MB (http://kammgretel.tennisvidz.com/WTA/WIMBLEDON/Wimbledon%202005_Myskina%20vs%20%20Jankovic_part%2 01-final%20set%20from%205-1%20to%206-6_edit%20CPK/Wimbledon%202005_Myskina%20vs%20%20Jankovic_part%2 02-final%20set%20from%205-1%20to%206-6_edit%20CPK.rmvb)

cindy
Dec 29th, 2005, 02:17 PM
lucas you know I realy love your av'....don't change it

_LuCaS_
Dec 29th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Thanks C, :smooch:
It was my first av then I changed it with several others and now it's back :hearts: :p

cindy
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:36 PM
I know it was your first one...first choice is always the better one...I wanted to change mine but I think I'll keep it so

Number19
Jan 1st, 2006, 12:41 AM
http://www.comfm.com/base/guidevideo/1636.jpg

http://www.comfm.com/php/guidevideo/?id=1636

probably been posted before, but she looks beautiful - and here's hoping for similar conversations in 2006.

michelle11
Jan 8th, 2006, 02:43 PM
new site only in russian ( but with a link to a-m.com ! )
www.anastasiya-myskina.ru

martirogi
Jan 8th, 2006, 04:41 PM
that website is hot. its so exciting that a-m is linked!

martirogi
Jan 8th, 2006, 04:46 PM
some multimedia stuff is up now. there are 8 short videos, but 2-4 dont work.

Spunky83
Jan 8th, 2006, 04:59 PM
new site only in russian ( but with a link to a-m.com ! )
www.anastasiya-myskina.ru

Whoever put the link of a-m.com up on that site: :D ...that´s cool

Spunky83
Jan 8th, 2006, 05:06 PM
and look at the caption of that pic here on a international Russian newssite...

http://www.mosnews.com/images/p/3451.shtml

:lol: (it´s not like we too the picture)

martirogi
Jan 8th, 2006, 05:31 PM
one of the videos on her website is the mixed doubles one i made and posted here :lol:

video #8 is the best ever. every nastya fan must go download it now.

Spunky83
Jan 8th, 2006, 05:36 PM
one of the videos on her website is the mixed doubles one i made and posted here :lol:

video #8 is the best ever. every nastya fan must go download it now.

hmm....ok, who here works for that website? Explain yourself! :lol:

Is it an official one?

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Day 6: Myskina Makes Her Fans Sweat With Her

by Jordan Chong
Saturday, 21 January, 2006

Watching Anastasia Myskina play is like reading a page-turning Michael Crichton thriller. You never know what to expect next, with the talented Russian managing to produce a little bit of everything in her matches.

Consider first her strokeplay. So often brilliantly inventive and mercurial, Myskina can also produce some wildly erratic shots at times, which leave the audience looking on in bewilderment.

Her first three matches at Australian Open 2006, wins over Yuliana Fedak, Jamea Jackson and Sofia Ardvisson, have included a combined 76 winners - many produced with good timing and excellent placement - but also 125 unforced errors, where those qualities momentarily desert her.

The fourth game in the second set against Ardvisson in the third-round also illustrates the point, with the Russian producing consecutive double faults and dumped ground strokes into the bottom of the net but holding serve thanks to a big serve and a couple of clean winners.

But this unpredictability has produced a remarkably consistent level of performance, with Myskina establishing herself as a Top 10 player in 2003 and confirming to the tennis world that she absolutely belonged in that company the following year by capturing the French Open crown.

However, it's not just her play that distinguishes the 174cm right-hander. The 24-year-old is also known for the passionate way she approaches her matches - the wild gestures, the cries of frustration and that all-too-regular search for inspiration from coach Jens Gerlach in her players' box. And her racquets aren't immune from punishment either.

However, despite the heart-on-your-sleeve approach working for her, Myskina - the No.12 seed and a two-time Australian Open quarter-finalist - believes maintaining an even temperament is the key to returning to the Top 10.

"You play bad, you drop. You play good, you go up. If I can fight and be like, I don't know, calm on the court, then I can be top 10 again," Myskina said after the win over Ardvisson.

"I'm not good enough for top 10 right now. Definite. That's why I'm not there."

Undoubtedly her ambitions were set higher for 2005, but at season's end she finished outside the Top 10 after personal problems - her mother was diagnosed with cancer - conspired to disrupt her year.

After her stunning 2004 success at Roland Garros, where she became the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, Myskina then achieved the unwanted distinction of being the first female defending champion in the French Open's history to lose in the opening round the following year.

In numerical terms it wasn't a big fall - No.3 to No.14 - but it was enough to have her drop from the No.1-ranked Russian at the end of 2004 to No.5 behind Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In response, Myskina changed her preparations for 2006, going back home to Moscow for a month-long break from the racquets before beginning practice on December 1. She also spent New Year with her family before landing in Australia one week before the Open.

"I didn't come to Australia really early. I think that helped a lot because I spend lot of time with my family and it gave me lot of energy to play and be here right now," Myskina said.

"Everything is good. I'm happy and I'm really enjoying the time that I spend on the court right now. There was no nothing. No gym. No tennis. I was just sleep, eat, and I felt great."

She says it's great to be in Melbourne again and describes it as a place she has fond memories of.

"I really love Australia and I love Melbourne. Doesn't matter how I play here, I just really enjoy the time that I had here before and right now."

There has been gradual improvement in each of her three matches, with the 6-3 6-1 win over Ardvisson achieved in only 57 minutes, and she believes an improved serve will be important in the second week.

"I really practiced hard on my serve. Even (now it) may be not the best, but I felt my second serve really improved," she said. "If I will play my best, I can play pretty good here ... I can win next match."

Myskina had trouble breathing early in the third set of her second-round win over Jackson and required the assistance of a trainer, but said there were no such problems against Ardvisson.

She meets Patty Schnyder in the fourth-round.

booa
Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM
An interview from eurosport by Barbara Schett :) :
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/mc_vid23062.shtml

martirogi
Jan 22nd, 2006, 03:17 PM
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch a good interview :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

iine:
Jan 22nd, 2006, 03:22 PM
Wonderful interview! :yeah: Nastya looks really really happy. :kiss:

frenchie
Jan 22nd, 2006, 03:25 PM
She's sooooo nice!

angiee3
Jan 23rd, 2006, 01:04 AM
thx. for the link..
yes she does look really happy.
and i really liked the interview..

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 23rd, 2006, 08:31 AM
i liked her jacket! :D

Spunky83
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:56 PM
Just couln´t help it...actually writing this article was like writing in my diary :lol:

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/multi.php?pokaz=main/article.php?aid=74

Australian Open 2006 4th round loss - an ´objective´ review
January 23, 2006
Written by Yee Wah Tsoi

If tennis was hair, Anastasia Myskina would have had a pretty bad hair day on the 8th day of the Australian Open, so bad that even the omnipresent Garnier-stylists would not have been able to secure even the tiniest bit of glamour. Nothing seemed to work for the Russian when she lost to 7th seeded Patty Schnyder in two sets 2-6 1-6 in just 55 minutes. Maybe it was the circumstance that the match was broadcasted in Europe around 4 am due to the time difference but maybe it was just Nastya´s non-existing efforts in those 3300 seconds that made the 4th round encounter resulting in a painful experience to watch. "What? That´s it already?!?" was the only thing that came into one´s mind, a similar feeling to having just smoked your first cigarette ever as a 13-year-old and then having to throw up out of a sudden and realizing that this was not supposed to happen.

You are right when you say that there is no way a little wannabe-writer could ever have the right to tear Nastya´s game to shreds. However, as this is an unofficial website which does not have to hide and pretend that Schnyder just played better, it is indeed something like a prerogative for us fans to both love and hate the things Nastya does on court and that means objective criticism. In the past the Russian has stated several times that she could not care less about what the media writes about her or what the media comes up with at all. She does not even like to read the newspaper or watch the news as they mainly consist of dead people, accidents, a cowboy who claims to be the world leader or a poor whale which made his first and last trip to London city this weekend (may he rest in peace). Unfortunately though those things happen and people like to talk about it as this is the reality.

I would never criticize Nastya´s personal matters but what kind of fan would I be if I were not able to distinguish between the admiration I have for her as a person and the actual game she presents us with? This is not about what a great and wonderful nice woman she is but about her job. Once she steps on court and hits the first ball she turns into a public figure and exactly that person - the professional tennis player - is to be criticized and analysed.

Probably you would now think that the tourney was not that bad at all since Nastya reached the 4th round of the first Grand Slam - and more importantly first tourney - of the year for her. She lived up to her seeding and was the best one out of her seeding-group 9-12 and according to that she was basically supposed to lose to the higher seeded Schnyder. No one expected her to beat the Swiss woman but the way she lost was quite disappointing. It is not like this was the worst match ever of the Russian but it was definetly the one which made one wonder about the question every fan wants to have an answer to: Will Nastya ever be able to become a top player again?

The French Open winner of 2004 may not care about all the pressure everyone puts on her but it is just all too painful watch her going down like this. Let´s start from the beginning. After Patty Schnyder held serve, both players traded breaks of serve till the Swiss woman finally managed to go up 5-2. Everything went down the drain right after Schnyder held that service game. The Russian again lost her serve and thus the first set was gone after only 26 minutes.

"I really practiced hard on my serve. Even (now it) may be not the best, but I felt my second serve really improved," the Russian said after her 3rd round win over Sofia Ardvidsson, a player ranked thirty places behind Nastya. The serve has been the weakest part of her game ever since she started to play on the WTA tour and it has not improved a lot although she might think it has. In fact she won less than half of the points when she got the first serve in and it was even scarier when she had to use to second serve. To make it all worse, Nastya only had a first-service percentage of roughly 50%. She could not hold serve in the opening set at all and then narrowly got her service game through in the second last game in which she already had to fight off the first match point before Schnyder managed to serve our for the match in the following game. The serve is the hardest shot to practice and improve, yet there are players who manage to increase the quality of that one, just look at Justine Henin-Hardenne or - most obviously - Martina Hingis, a player who basically had used the serve to start a rally rather than using it as an advantage in the past.

Speaking of Martina Hingis, Nastya told Russian journalists lately that she does not really like the Swiss Woman ever since the former world number one told her a few years ago that she won´t ever make it to the top due to her marginal game. Nastya proved her wrong and out of all Grand Slams, she managed to capture the title at Roland Garros, the only place Hingis never had success at. Nastya definetly does not have a marginal game, in fact a lot of tennis fans and highly acclaimed sports journalists think that the Russian´s game is the most similar one to Hingis´. Of course Nastya does not have the oustanding chess-game of the Swiss woman but she used to have a well organized game plan which she excecuted with well placed groundstrokes, a brilliant sense of anticipation and astonishing fast foot-work, providing her matches with a blend of magic. In contrast to most of the players and especially the fellow Russians, her game was not based on pure non-sense power and the risky "going for the lines"-shots.

The more fascinating was it to see Nastya playing Schnyder. The 27-year-old is known for her great tactics and her tricky lefty-spin especially on the forehand. Schnyder needed a few games to find her rythm but it did not take her long to find out that she would not have had to do a lot to beat Nastya as the Russian hit error after error. Patty Schnyder did not play great but she was merely only playing the ball back whereas Nastya tried to go for the big shots, something which is totally untypical for the Russian, resulting in unnecessary errors. In the second set Schnyder´s game became even more static and onesided as she was only waiting for Nastya to hit the error. We know how much Nastya loves her backhand and how much she hates her forehand but maybe she should take a look on the stats of her latest matches as she often hit more winners on her forehand than on her backhand. It is absolutely incomprehensible why Nastya insisted on playing the backhand although it was often more intelligent to hit the forehand. The Russian hit 32 unforced errors, mostly on her preferred side. Schnyder´s game was plain simple: She would hit a deep slice to Nastya´s backhand and continue till the Russian nets the ball. You would think that the Russian notices that scheme but irritatingly she did not and she must have had hit the bottom of the net more than 10 times during these rallys which looked precisely the same every time. Why didn´t Nastya try to slice the ball back as she knew that her double-handed backhand could not get under the deep slices? Why didn´t she try to run around the backhand and hit with her forehand since slices are pretty slow and it is much easier to return a slice with one hand? Slice and forehands are not Nastya´s most beloved shots but if her backhand is not working, why not try to change something? When did commentators start to describe her as "power-hitter"?

A lot of fans thought this match was absolutely terrible and Nastya´s lack of intelligence on court was the main reason for her loss. She is a smart player so it is a surprise that she was not able to change the pattern of her game at all. During the second set it was already clear that she would have had no chance, it´s either her opponent starting to play worse or Nastya herself shifting up a gear or two and fight through the rest of the match to turn it around. It is not like we have not seen that from the 24-year-old. Instead Schnyder returned the ball the easiest and safest way possible while Nastya demotivated herself in the usual manner and that was the another reason for her disappointing loss. It was not only the "Jens, I hate you, why did you not tell me how to hit a f****** volley"-complaints we are used to but rather the mental outbursts and lapses Nastya had on court due to questionable line calls. What about the point when Nastya returned a second serve she believed was beyond the line and just stopped playing although Schnyder did not and narrowly returned the ball which would have given the Russian enough time to keep on playing? All Nastya did was to stand in the corner and to wildy stare at the umpire in disbelief. One could not help but scream "Nastya, damn it, correct call or not, just play, afterall it is a point!".

This is not the first time that something like that happened and it got even worse in the second set at 0-3 on her own serve. The Russian just got herself back from 0-40 hitting three brilliant winners in a row (and she only had 8 of those in the whole match!). At deuce she had to hit a second serve and the linesman cried out "FOOT FAULT!". Nastya looked in disbelief (again) at the umpire, then at her coach and after that started a furious and unnecessary discussion with the linesman about which foot got over the line. Too bad that the linesmen- and women are ordered not to speak to the players and to be honest - if a player would attack me like this I would ignore her as well. A foot fault-call is mostly right anyway. To make it all worse, Nastya could not help herself but stomp on the "bad, bad" line with all her energy with one foot causing the 10.000 visitors to cheer and laugh which also must have had entertained Schnyder a lot as she also had a huge grin on her face. Needless to say that the umpire was not amused at all and although I had to laugh as well, it definetly was the most stupid and immature thing I have ever seen Nastya do on a court. She went on to lose the game. It may have been funny if the score had been the other way around but it was not. She had just hitten three winners with brilliant tactics and this is how it was supposed to be but instead she got herself out of the rythm by pulling off such a stunt.

"If I can fight and be like, I don't know, calm on the court, then I can be top 10 again," Nastya said after her 3rd round match. Is that what you were talking about, Miss M.?

I have nothing but respect for Nastya as a tennis player and as a person and it makes me smile to see that she got her happiness back after last year but this performance and behaviour she showed today on the Vodafone Arena was far beyond great and it is a shame to see her doing so badly when you know that she can do much much better than this. Her next tourney will be the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan, indoor carpet, her most successful combination. The Australian Open was the first tourney for Nastya this year and she defended her points from last season so it was not that bad. However we can only hope that Nastya will put all her heart into her next matches as it is a thin line between being a smart top ten and an average top twenty player. She is able to get become a top ten player again but something definetly has to change.

Spunky83
Jan 23rd, 2006, 08:23 PM
An interview from eurosport by Barbara Schett :) :
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/mc_vid23062.shtml

I´ve recorded that stream and put it up for download:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2TMYTDZM (18 mb)

She must have had a lot of fun with Jurgen Melzer :tape:

miffedmax
Jan 23rd, 2006, 08:33 PM
Just couln´t help it...actually writing this article was like writing in my diary :lol:

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/multi.php?pokaz=main/article.php?aid=74

Good Lord, can you imagine how pissed Spunky would be if her other faves weren't still alive in this one? :lol:

Good article, though. You will be queen of the tennis media someday.

noursette
Jan 23rd, 2006, 08:58 PM
great article :clap2: :)

Spunky83
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:10 PM
Good Lord, can you imagine how pissed Spunky would be if her other faves weren't still alive in this one? :lol:

Good article, though. You will be queen of the tennis media someday.

:lol: In fact Andy "I am stupid" Roddick did exactly the same like Nastya in his fourth round match. Both looked really sexy on court, both sucked terribly, both had no plan B which is normal for Andy but not for Nastya, so yeah, I am bit pissed.

Justine and Martina, don´t you even dare losing tomorrow :fiery: :lol:

michelle11
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:29 PM
good analysis spunky.
concerning the conclusion "somthing has to be changed" i miss a word about the other person in the team,jens.
did anyone see,which advice jens gave her during the match ?
is it jens who is responsible for this tactic and stucking to it even when everyone could see it go down? or is it nastyas own responsibility not to follow better advices of her coach?
in both cases this is a first point where something (or someone) has to be changed.
perhaps it would be better to have a coach who isn't such a close friend but a bit more a person of authority.all in all she isn't a hobby player who can dawdle arround the world.otherwise she could be no.50 soon.
it is not only the second serve.look at schiavone for example in which physical shape others appear on the court.
there has to be a decision to advance or drop back.

Spunky83
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:38 PM
good analysis spunky.
concerning the conclusion "somthing has to be changed" i miss a word about the other person in the team,jens.
did anyone see,which advice jens gave her during the match ?
is it jens who is responsible for this tactic and stucking to it even when everyone could see it go down? or is it nastyas own responsibility not to follow better advices of her coach?
in both cases this is a first point where something (or someone) has to be changed.
perhaps it would be better to have a coach who isn't such a close friend but a bit more a person of authority.all in all she isn't a hobby player who can dawdle arround the world.otherwise she could be no.50 soon.
it is not only the second serve.look at schiavone for example in which physical shape others appear on the court.
there has to be a decision to advance or drop back.

I know but I see you got the hint;)

I think I may include him in another article in case I feel like it again. But you´re right (and as I wrote in the Nastya main thread). I might be the biggest fan of Cutie J but since it´s a professional job, it might be a good idea to replace him but I don´t ever see Nastya managing to do that. They are just too close, even like a symbiosis, probably closer than most married couples. Something like Mulder and Scully (without the child storyline) or Condoleezza Rice and Bush jr. :lol:

miffedmax
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:56 PM
:lol: In fact Andy "I am stupid" Roddick did exactly the same like Nastya in his fourth round match. Both looked really sexy on court, both sucked terribly, both had no plan B which is normal for Andy but not for Nastya, so yeah, I am bit pissed.

Justine and Martina, don´t you even dare losing tomorrow :fiery: :lol:

The bad news: with my girls and Andy out, I only have one favorite left in the field.

The good news: It's Federer.

angiee3
Jan 23rd, 2006, 10:16 PM
Wonderful article spunky...!!!

_LuCaS_
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:12 AM
Actually I was expecting her to beat Schnyder though.
1st serve has improved. 2nd hasn't.
Overall it wasn't that bad. Erase the netted shots and she played pretty good.

selyoink
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Actually I was expecting her to beat Schnyder though.
1st serve has improved. 2nd hasn't.
Overall it wasn't that bad. Erase the netted shots and she played pretty good.

I was too. And being optimistic isn't in my nature. Her 2nd serve is really atrocious nowadays. I think it may be worse then Lena D's.

Spunky83
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:52 PM
I was too. And being optimistic isn't in my nature. Her 2nd serve is really atrocious nowadays. I think it may be worse then Lena D's.

That´s also because Lena´s second serve sometimes is better and faster than her first one :lol:

Nastya definetly has the worst second serve in the whole top 50. I think it´s even worse than my first serve and that means a lot as I am only a hobby player.

miffedmax
Jan 24th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Nastya's serve worse than Lena's? Ha!

Actually, though he's usually a pompous ass, I think Brad Gilbert is right about the AO courts really favoring spin-heavy players this year. Patty's balls had a lot more spin on them than Nastya's did, and that may have been a factor in her poor showing.

Spunky83
Jan 24th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Nastya's serve worse than Lena's? Ha!

Actually, though he's usually a pompous ass, I think Brad Gilbert is right about the AO courts really favoring spin-heavy players this year. Patty's balls had a lot more spin on them than Nastya's did, and that may have been a factor in her poor showing.

Definetly...especially the court on Vodafone Arena is very very slow and that had helped Patty a lot. Amelie has a similar spin game so I guess it also favoured her game as well.

sinterklaasje
Jan 24th, 2006, 06:15 PM
I had the impression that she tried to hit a harder 2nd serve in her first matches. That's maybe why there were so many DF. In her match against Patty, she tried to cut down the DF, meaning a slower 2nd serve. I could be wrong though.
I don't think the serve is the problem. Her serve wasn't any better in 2004 and she did well that year. Maybe the desire to win isn't quite there for the moment after such a draining year. I hope she will be hungry for victories soon and then I'm sure sh'll reach the top 10 again.

michelle11
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Actually I was expecting her to beat Schnyder though.
1st serve has improved. 2nd hasn't.
Overall it wasn't that bad. Erase the netted shots and she played pretty good.


Overall it wasn't that bad. Erase the netted shots and she played pretty good :lol:

same when I play,and I'm not even top 200 ;)

miffedmax
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Overall it wasn't that bad. Erase the netted shots and she played pretty good :lol:

same when I play,and I'm not even top 200 ;)

Wow, you must be good if you only need to eliminate the netted shots
:worship:

I need to eliminate the netted ones, the long ones and the wide ones and the ones that get back and hang like a curveball for my opponents to crush.

Thauron
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Don't get me started about my non-existing tennis skills, guys, I am probably a thousand times worse than any of you. ;)

But back on topic. I liked your article, Spunky. The emotions and involvement of the author did shine through plenty of times, but that's good for an article on a fan site IMO - it makes it feel like actually reading a diary too.
Bit too apologetic at the beginning maybe - would some of your visitors take offense at such an outspoken yet honest article? - I don't think you 'teared Myskina's game to shreds' either.
It should be rather confronting though, to have your emotional outbursts described and evaluated like that publicly :lol: - but that's the dark side of being a public figure, isn't it - Maybe she should take a closer look at how Mary Pierce plays a match after all ;)
(But who am I to talk about that, I once wrecked a door-post in a fit of anger (with myself) :tape: As far as I can remember I never did the Nastya compatibility test, but emotionally we might at least have something in common :o.)
Anyway, you write well Spunky, especially because this was not written in your mother tongue (at least I don't think it is).

michelle11
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:45 PM
you must know,there is a strange kind of weakness in my shots.
so it comes that rarely I'm successful to overcome the net.damn f... net!

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Don't get me started about my non-existing tennis skills, guys, I am probably a thousand times worse than any of you. ;)

But back on topic. I liked your article, Spunky. The emotions and involvement of the author did shine through plenty of times, but that's good for an article on a fan site IMO - it makes it feel like actually reading a diary too.
Bit too apologetic at the beginning maybe - would some of your visitors take offense at such an outspoken yet honest article? - I don't think you 'teared Myskina's game to shreds' either.
It should be rather confronting though, to have your emotional outbursts described and evaluated like that publicly :lol: - but that's the dark side of being a public figure, isn't it - Maybe she should take a closer look at how Mary Pierce plays a match after all ;)
(But who am I to talk about that, I once wrecked a door-post in a fit of anger (with myself) :tape: As far as I can remember I never did the Nastya compatibility test, but emotionally we might at least have something in common :o.)
Anyway, you write well Spunky, especially because this was not written in your mother tongue (at least I don't think it is).

Yes, actually I quite annoyed some people but it was fun reading all those different comments. It´s a good feeling to know that there are people who actually care about what I have to say and start to come up with an opinion of their own. Actually there was an article in DER SPIEGEL this week which inspired me to write that comment. It was about Spielberg´s movie "Munchen" in terms of the question of how democracies basically turn into terrorists (the revenge-factor of the Israelis back then and now the "revenge" of the Americans for 9/11). The article was so well written and stunning, so I just wanted to try to write something with more emotions and trying to actually provoke feelings and thoughts in the reader. Basically it was an experiment (one that Nastya is probably not fond of). I will never write for DER SPIEGEL cause they just take the upper-upper-super-upper crust but it´s a good playground to try out new things ;)

So thank you for reading :worship:

Chinese is my native language and German. I only had English in school. I guess if I was a native english speaker, that article would have been pretty embarrassing.

Spunky83
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:10 PM
you must know,there is a strange kind of weakness in my shots.
so it comes that rarely I'm successful to overcome the net.damn f... net!

Hehe, tell me about it! My worst, worst shot is the overhead and volleys. Standing in front of the net is like standing between the goalposts in football/soccer and you´re afraid that the ball will hit you right into your face :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jan 25th, 2006, 09:26 PM
Hehe, tell me about it! My worst, worst shot is the overhead and volleys. Standing in front of the net is like standing between the goalposts in football/soccer and you´re afraid that the ball will hit you right into your face :lol:
Now how sweet is that? :awww:

angiee3
Jan 25th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Spunky for how many years have you studied English???

miffedmax
Jan 25th, 2006, 10:16 PM
I love volleys. Back in the day, when men were men and women were women and we all played with wooden rackets, there were the noble, majestic beasts called "Serve-And-Volleyers."

Sadly, they have been hunted out of existance by "Two-handed Baseliners" and the dread "All-Court Players" armed with weapons of titanium composites.

I still win when I can get to the net enough. It's just this no longer happens very often, mainly because I can't hit good enough approach shots. It's weird. Volleying with a woodie was harder than with a modern stick, but you also had some margin for error.

Of course, I've been hit in the head a lot while standing between soccer goalposts, so it's possible I've no idea what I'm on about.

meyerpl
Jan 26th, 2006, 01:18 PM
As a regular visitor to a-m.com I can only speak for myself. I took no offense whatsoever at Spunky's article. She raised some very good points from the perspective of someone who loyally supports Myskina through thick and thin. As for Spunky's use of a language other than her native tongue, she is very adept in her use of English. Her humor and other nuances reflect someone who is not only skilled in the language but who is a gifted writer. Back to the substance of the article; it would quickly become boring and predictable if Spunky was simply a Nastya apologist who always put a positive spin on her articles. A bit of thoughtful and well placed criticism is much more interesting and thought provoking. Following every Myskina match, I look forward to reading Spunky's analysis, especially since I am seldom able to watch the match.

michelle11
Jan 26th, 2006, 07:03 PM
I have one of these wooden rackets,a donnay.
last summer I played a match with it just for fun.
nowadays it feels very strange but not good at all.it is a very soft frame and you feel its bending with every shot.very difficult to handle.

Spunky83
Jan 26th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Now how sweet is that? :awww:

No, seriously! Back in the school days I always tried to hide behind my class mates so that the teacher won´t tell me to become the goalkeeper. I loved playing football but not as a goalkeeper. However due to my tall build ( :tape: ) the teacher never noticed me.

Spunky for how many years have you studied English???
Nine years in school but watching American tv shows and movies in the original language is the best education. You can´t imagine how bad ´Friends´ is in the German dubbed version :lol:

As a regular visitor to a-m.com I can only speak for myself. I took no offense whatsoever at Spunky's article. She raised some very good points from the perspective of someone who loyally supports Myskina through thick and thin. As for Spunky's use of a language other than her native tongue, she is very adept in her use of English. Her humor and other nuances reflect someone who is not only skilled in the language but who is a gifted writer. Back to the substance of the article; it would quickly become boring and predictable if Spunky was simply a Nastya apologist who always put a positive spin on her articles. A bit of thoughtful and well placed criticism is much more interesting and thought provoking. Following every Myskina match, I look forward to reading Spunky's analysis, especially since I am seldom able to watch the match.

Yeah, half of the match analyses are just made up...a breakpoint here, an ace there, three doublefaults, add a bunch of unforced errors and mix it up with some serious tantrums...and there you have the typical Nastya match :angel: Waiting for the day til someone sues me (probably Nastya, wanting 8 Mio. Dollars) :eek:

_LuCaS_
Feb 19th, 2006, 08:49 PM
From a Russian magazine (Yeah I know, but the pics are nice :p )
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8027/00039ze.jpg
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/7673/00022rj.jpg
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8883/00013ga.jpg

Almalyk
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:08 PM
What a great picture with the two blond girls! I will try to translate some of it a bit later :)

_LuCaS_
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:12 PM
PLease do ;)
I think in the last pic she is :hearts: stunning :hearts:

Almalyk
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:41 PM
From a Russian magazine (Yeah I know, but the pics are nice :p )
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8027/00039ze.jpg
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/7673/00022rj.jpg
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8883/00013ga.jpg

Some of the things from this article:

A lot is what we already know, and the same things she is always asked, but... They asked her about her childhood, the start of her tennis playing days, her first tournament.. Same answers as usual.

Nastya says she believes in Omen's. One instance is when she won a tournament, and was eating a certain kind of food during it. At the next tournament, she will eat the same food. In this case, she talked of Japanese/Sushi - but it appears to me she always eats that anyway :tape:

As for her men... Here we go boys... :wavey: Her lover has to be interesting, independant, purposeful, and BIG! She often feels small, and defenseless, and since she has to be strong on court, she wants to have strong shoulders and heart off the court to rely on! Nastya says she doesn't want her husband to boil the "borshch" (Russian soup) for her, he has to be the mainstay in life. She herself will do the cooking!

She says her tennis friendships are more important than competition - especially with her compatriots. She will always support the Russian's, except when playing against her! I wonder if that includes Masha :tape:

The two girls in the photos are friends from home. One of them was apparently in a video of Nastya shopping together after her win at RG.

selyoink
Feb 19th, 2006, 11:05 PM
She looks amazing in that last picture.

angiee3
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:24 AM
great pics. especially the last one..
you can see so much personality and beauty...
nice...

_LuCaS_
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:29 AM
Some of the things from this article:

A lot is what we already know, and the same things she is always asked, but... They asked her about her childhood, the start of her tennis playing days, her first tournament.. Same answers as usual.

Nastya says she believes in Omen's. One instance is when she won a tournament, and was eating a certain kind of food during it. At the next tournament, she will eat the same food. In this case, she talked of Japanese/Sushi - but it appears to me she always eats that anyway :tape:

As for her men... Here we go boys... :wavey: Her lover has to be interesting, independant, purposeful, and BIG! She often feels small, and defenseless, and since she has to be strong on court, she wants to have strong shoulders and heart off the court to rely on! Nastya says she doesn't want her husband to boil the "borshch" (Russian soup) for her, he has to be the mainstay in life. She herself will do the cooking!

She says her tennis friendships are more important than competition - especially with her compatriots. She will always support the Russian's, except when playing against her! I wonder if that includes Masha :tape:

The two girls in the photos are friends from home. One of them was apparently in a video of Nastya shopping together after her win at RG.
Thanks :yeah:
Well let's say I have to workout a bit more :lol:

Almalyk
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Thanks :yeah:
Well let's say I have to workout a bit more :lol:

I wonder if BIGGER refers to a big fat Russian belly full of beer and vodka, or a nice muscly man ;)

cindy
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:09 PM
I also think she is great in this last pic....see....she is more beautiful with long hair!!!

selyoink
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:19 PM
I also think she is great in this last pic....see....she is more beautiful with long hair!!!

No she isn't. She does look great in the last picture but her hair is still too long. She is Nastya so she is pretty much guaranteed to look phenomenal but she looks better with shorter hair.

_KidmaN_
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Report from Anastasia's match

http://inside-tennis.net/index2.php?action=topstory&id=267

Almalyk
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:01 PM
I haven't gotten involved with the hair debate yet - but I think I like it longer too.

Josh810
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I tend to favor the long hair as well, but it's all good. :)

miffedmax
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Some of the things from this article:

A lot is what we already know, and the same things she is always asked, but... They asked her about her childhood, the start of her tennis playing days, her first tournament.. Same answers as usual.



What? Nastya didn't contradict herself once? I refuse to believe it!

cindy
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:45 PM
max max max....sometimes I love you!

angiee3
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:43 PM
here goes a question for the guys that prefere long hair.
do you guys like her with long hair.. by long i mean long as in the pics with the horse etc...?
but i'll agree with you guys.. with long hair how she has it right now.. i like it and she looks great.. but she also looks good with short hair...

Derek.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:07 AM
Right now I think her hair is medium. Long would be the horse picture, and short would be 2004.

angiee3
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:23 AM
yeah. i agree with you..

selyoink
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:08 AM
I say her hair is long now. She has a ponytail when she plays. Her hair length in the horse pictures was just super long.

angiee3
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:40 AM
well i guess you are right as well...
i don't know.. it all depends on likes and dislikes (and what kind of a person you are)

i just think she looks good no matter how long or short her hair is...

i wonder how she would look bald....:lol:

Almalyk
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:33 AM
well i guess you are right as well...
i don't know.. it all depends on likes and dislikes (and what kind of a person you are)

i just think she looks good no matter how long or short her hair is...

i wonder how she would look bald....:lol:

I hope your not talking about bald on the head!! :eek:

denine
Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:20 AM
i wonder how she would look bald....:lol:
i think she'll still look cool. ;) :lol:

Tomkina
Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:02 PM
This is a small video of Nastya walking the walk in Antwerp last year... After defeating Golovin, she showed how much she likes to be the next Venus ;)
Hope you enjoy it!

Tom

this is the link:
http://rapidshare.de/files/13861452/S_050217_myskina_interview-20050217-215654-HB.wmv.html

iine:
Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:58 PM
This is a small video of Nastya walking the walk in Antwerp last year... After defeating Golovin, she showed how much she likes to be the next Venus ;)
Hope you enjoy it!

Tom

this is the link:
http://rapidshare.de/files/13861452/S_050217_myskina_interview-20050217-215654-HB.wmv.html
:lol: Cool video. Nastya is so sweet.

selyoink
Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:42 PM
Funny video.

And I'm pretty sure Nastya would look terrible bald. Very women can pull that look off and I have my reservations about her being one of them.

Spunky83
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:15 PM
This is a small video of Nastya walking the walk in Antwerp last year... After defeating Golovin, she showed how much she likes to be the next Venus ;)
Hope you enjoy it!

Tom

this is the link:
http://rapidshare.de/files/13861452/S_050217_myskina_interview-20050217-215654-HB.wmv.html

Who needs the lockerroom anway? :lol:

Thanks;)

Almalyk
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:16 PM
Grea to see Nastya strutting her stuff!!

angiee3
Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:41 PM
i think she'll still look cool. ;) :lol:

:lol:

i was just wondering what you guys would think about that...:lol:

greenfunkTHREE.
Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:51 PM
Just couln´t help it...actually writing this article was like writing in my diary :lol:

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/multi.php?pokaz=main/article.php?aid=74

great article. You should actually consider being a journalist or something. :kiss:

greenfunkTHREE.
Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
Who needs the lockerroom anway? :lol:

Thanks;)

i can't see it! :( :mad:

angiee3
Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:09 PM
well it doesn't work for me either... we are two now greenfunk

greenfunkTHREE.
Mar 4th, 2006, 05:24 PM
oh angie! what are we to do! haha

jharen17
Mar 4th, 2006, 06:42 PM
i have been a fan of myskina for years..but i do not know if she has any siblings??! does she??!

angiee3
Mar 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM
oh angie! what are we to do! haha

:lol: haha.. there not much to do i guess.... (just wonder how good the video is)

Filippo-Nastya
Mar 4th, 2006, 10:35 PM
i have been a fan of myskina for years..but i do not know if she has any siblings??! does she??!

Anastasia is an only child. :wavey:

Almalyk
Mar 9th, 2006, 09:18 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/5393868?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=199?

greenfunkTHREE.
Mar 10th, 2006, 05:02 PM
wait! what was the video on again? :lol:

goldenlox
Mar 17th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Old article from 2003 USO -

Soggy Stops and Starts at the Open
By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY


The day session at the United States Open was drizzling to a close yesterday, but two Canadian junior players, Stephanie Dubois and Alexandra Wozniak, were braving the elements and trading ground strokes in the rain as a few dozen spectators moved their heads back and forth in the traditional style to keep track of the ball.

All that was missing was the court. Dubois and Wozniak were swatting balls back and forth on the pavement next to the food court on the main concourse at the U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center.

''At least there will be no bad line calls," said Laine Kenan, 38, who had traveled from his home in Atlanta to Flushing Meadows to watch one day of tennis and ended up watching one day of rain, along with Sampras versus Agassi reruns on the big-screen television.

''We've put in a request for a retractable roof," Kenan said.

Indoors in the much drier, yet much more crowded confines of the players' lounge, Anastasia Myskina was thinking along similar lines "Are you sure we are not at Wimbledon?" said Myskina, a Russian who is seeded No. 7 in the women's singles draw, her green eyes full of mischief.

''Seriously, I've been thinking about the roof, and I've been thinking it costs a lot of money," Myskina said. "But after these three days maybe they are going to think it's worth it. Every year it's the same. Every time, if it's raining, we are just stuck here."

Myskina and her German coach and boyfriend, Jens Gerlach, were stuck at Flushing Meadows longer than most Monday and yesterday. She and Mary Pierce, her fourth-round opponent, were initially scheduled to play the third match in Armstrong Stadium on Monday. She arrived in the rain at 11 a.m., and she and Pierce were eventually told that they would play instead on Court 11 in the late afternoon. But those plans also had to be revised, and when they finally got to play their first point, it was 11:10 at night on the Grandstand Court in front of fewer than 30 witnesses.

Not that Myskina took offense. "I was surprised there were even 10 people still out there," she said. "I was thinking, 'Thank God anyone is here.' "

It was by far the latest start to a match in the 22-year-old Myskina's career. "I think the latest I ever finished a match was at 10," she said. "Usually I'm asleep at 10 during the tournament, so it was kind of really hard. At 11 o'clock my eyes were closing, and I was thinking about the hotel and my bed."

The last time a match started that late at the Open was last year when rain played more nasty tricks on the schedule and Younes el-Aynaoui and Wayne Ferreira struck their first balls on Court 4 shortly after 11 p.m. and did not finish until 2:14 a.m. Myskina would not have to wait nearly that long, but then she would not get the satisfaction of finishing either. At 11:34 p.m. on Monday, she and Pierce were driven off the court for the night by more rain with Myskina leading, 4-2, in the first set.

She really could hurry back to her hotel and her bed in Manhattan. The problem now - after a postmidnight dinner at McDonald's - was falling asleep. "You're still really pumped up, you're ready to play and your heart is beating and your mind is working, and now you have to sleep because you have to get up early the next morning," she said.

As it turned out, Myskina, who did not fall asleep until shortly before 2 a.m., could have slept in without fear of missing the resumption of her match. When she woke up at 9:30 a.m. yesterday it was still raining, and it was still raining by midafternoon as she sat in an overstuffed chair in the players' lounge, wondering when one of the most important matches in her career would finish.

If this were Wimbledon, she could have walked, umbrella in hand, to her rented home. If this were Melbourne and the Australian Open, she could have hopped in a chauffeured van and been at her hotel in fewer than five minutes. But here, with Manhattan and its diversions at least 45 minutes away (depending on traffic), her options were more limited, and with no indoor practice courts on site, her training options were limited, too.

''It's not a good thing to go drive like half an hour, find a practice court, and then come back," she said.

And so, she compromised, riding the stationary bike in the lounge or running on the treadmill in an attempt to get warmed up for her matches. "I've done this like 10 times already," she said.

As Myskina finished her sentence, Martina Navratilova sat down in the overstuffed chair in front of her with a small dog and a weary expression on her face. "This is the poorest scheduling I've ever been part of in any Grand Slam,'' Navratilova, 46, said. "If you ask the other players, they would say the same thing, but they haven't played in as many as I have.''

Navratilova, like all tennis players, is used to waiting. In a sport where matches have no 60-minute or 90-minute clock, killing time becomes part of the process. It happens in club tournaments, at junior tournaments and the Grand Slam tournaments, and as Myskina strolled through the lounge yesterday, her peers were killing time.

Ivan Ljubicic, the Croat who was busy being Andy Roddick's critic last week, was busy scrutinizing a chess board. The big-serving Australian Wayne Arthurs was playing cards with friends and doing a crossword puzzle at the same time. Fabrice Santoro was in a rattan chair with his wife on his lap. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Todd Martin, waiting to play each other in the fourth round in front of the television cameras, played each other first at foosball in front of the television cameras. Roger Federer and his coach, Peter Lundgren, took turns playing an electronic putting game, which only served as a reminder why both of them became professional tennis players.

Meanwhile, downstairs in the nursery, the Swedish serve-and-volley specialist Jonas Bjorkman took an active part in feeding dinner to his 8-month-old son Max. Off-days are not what they used to be for tennis stars. "Start by changing some diapers," Andre Agassi said. "Followed by, you know, cooking some breakfast for a 2-year-old, followed by a little bit of Buzz Lightyear."

The problem yesterday was the same as the day before: The tennis part was missing, and as dawn turned to dusk; suspended day session to interrupted night session, Myskina was still under stress in the lounge, tired of the rain but still eager to know whether she could be a quarterfinalist at the United States Open.

selyoink
Mar 17th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Cool article.

angiee3
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:41 PM
thx. nice article....

zabou1
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:19 PM
I'm looking for olympic games SF Anastasia vs Henin.(full match)
Could someone tell me where I can download it?

Thauron
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:05 PM
What SF match? What are you talking about? There never has been such a match! There weren't even Olympic games in 2004! What the hell have you been smoking?
Besides any statements claiming otherwise are officially forbidden in the 3AM forum. :lol:

Seriously though, I am not really into downloads of matches and stuff so I can't help you - but someone around here might be able to. - You probably do have a bigger chance of succes in the Henin forums though. ;)

selyoink
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:23 AM
Man was that Olympics match a disaster. Nastya just couldn't keep the ball in play as she was choking away her lead. Its not like Justine started playing great. Nastya more or less self-destructed.

Josh810
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:18 AM
What SF match? What are you talking about? There never has been such a match! There weren't even Olympic games in 2004! What the hell have you been smoking?
Besides any statements claiming otherwise are officially forbidden in the 3AM forum. :lol:

Seriously though, I am not really into downloads of matches and stuff so I can't help you - but someone around here might be able to. - You probably do have a bigger chance of succes in the Henin forums though. ;)
It's the match that caused me to break my TV remote. :sad:

selyoink
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:21 AM
It's the match that caused me to break my TV remote. :sad:

Poor remote. I didn't get to watch the match live. I was in New York visiting my brother and saw it scroll by on the ESPN2 ticker. Boy was I pissed. I was glad it was so close but mad Nastya couldn't quite pull it off. Little did I know she had blown a huge lead.

cindy
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:11 AM
Man was that Olympics match a disaster. Nastya just couldn't keep the ball in play as she was choking away her lead. Its not like Justine started playing great. Nastya more or less self-destructed.

unfortunatly she is always (especialy now) more or less self-destructed

Meeek
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:16 AM
Video's downloads from the Stars for Stars Award Ceremony:

The show: http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3MUOVCEICQMKG387U4N5N7FLLE
Interviews: http://s61.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2GAWDS503TL741B192GPITQAFO
Red Carpet: http://s59.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39RL2BI4BUIE010W294UMJ6K6O

All video's have Nastya in it...one has a longer feature on her than the others, but hey...she's in it ;)

If this has been posted already...sorry.

Filippo-Nastya
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the videos Meeek :)

cindy
Mar 22nd, 2006, 12:38 PM
thx a looooooooooooot

selyoink
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the videos. I won't be able to download them for a couple of days but I eagerly await seeing beautiful Nastya.

Meeek
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the videos. I won't be able to download them for a couple of days but I eagerly await seeing beautiful Nastya.

The links don't work or is it some other, personal reason??
Otherwise, I need to find some other video upload thing ;)

selyoink
Mar 22nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
The links don't work or is it some other, personal reason??
Otherwise, I need to find some other video upload thing ;)

I am at home because I am on spring break and my parents computer is extremely old so it doesn't have the necessary software to actually be able to view the videos. So nothing wrong with the links or upload site. A personal issue.

Spunky83
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:26 PM
Old article from 2003 USO -

Soggy Stops and Starts at the Open
By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

She really could hurry back to her hotel and her bed in Manhattan. The problem now - after a postmidnight dinner at McDonald's - was falling asleep. "You're still really pumped up, you're ready to play and your heart is beating and your mind is working, and now you have to sleep because you have to get up early the next morning," she said.


Yeah, yeah :drool:

Wasn´t this also the US Open which featured Nastya´s classy comment about having eaten all the doughnuts available in the players´ lounge? :lol:

Meeek
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:48 PM
I am at home because I am on spring break and my parents computer is extremely old so it doesn't have the necessary software to actually be able to view the videos. So nothing wrong with the links or upload site. A personal issue.

Oh alright :)
That sucks though...

angiee3
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:15 AM
Video's downloads from the Stars for Stars Award Ceremony:

The show: http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3MUOVCEICQMKG387U4N5N7FLLE
Interviews: http://s61.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2GAWDS503TL741B192GPITQAFO
Red Carpet: http://s59.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39RL2BI4BUIE010W294UMJ6K6O

All video's have Nastya in it...one has a longer feature on her than the others, but hey...she's in it ;)

If this has been posted already...sorry.

thanks alot... !! :worship:
finally a server that works for me....

angiee3
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:25 AM
i can't believe this.. it doesn't work either...

Meeek
Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:05 AM
i can't believe this.. it doesn't work either...

:scratch: Really? You know one that does work for you?

angiee3
Mar 23rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
no.. i don't really know... and it's weird because i was able to download thing from various server, and now i can't....
but i think they put those videos in the official site.. (and thank god i can download things from there..) but thanks for sharing...

Meeek
Mar 26th, 2006, 01:08 PM
no.. i don't really know... and it's weird because i was able to download thing from various server, and now i can't....
but i think they put those videos in the official site.. (and thank god i can download things from there..) but thanks for sharing...


Do you have gmail? They're not bigger than 20mb, so it's possible to send them.

angiee3
Mar 27th, 2006, 12:16 AM
yeah.. i do..

hablo
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Can someone seed Hingis vs Myskina Dubai match please, please, please ? :kiss:

Meeek
Mar 30th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Has anyone got the link to the download for Safina-Myskina IW?? I know it's not the best match, Myskina-wise... but I saw in GM someone was downloading it, I can't find the link.
If someone could help... :worship:

vit
Mar 31st, 2006, 10:02 AM
Hey guys!
All Nastya's matches you can find on her official site.
Hingis http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/dubai2r06.avi
Safina http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/iw4r06.avi
Sharapova http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/qfmiami.avi

PS. Check for updates ;)

Meeek
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:18 PM
Hey guys!
All Nastya's matches you can find on her official site.
Hingis http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/dubai2r06.avi
Safina http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/iw4r06.avi
Sharapova http://anastasiya-myskina.ru/multimedia/video/qfmiami.avi

PS. Check for updates ;)

Will do!!!
:worship: :worship: :worship:

zabou1
Apr 16th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Hello
I'm looking for some matches:
2004-IW-SF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Masters-Henin-Myskina
2003-Leipzig-F-Myskina-Henin
2003-Us Open-QF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Dubaï-QF-Henin-Myskina
2002-New Haven-Rd2-Myskina-Henin
2000-Palermo-Rd1-Henin-Myskina

Is there someone who could help me please?
Bye

_LuCaS_
Apr 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Hello
I'm looking for some matches:
2004-IW-SF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Masters-Henin-Myskina
2003-Leipzig-F-Myskina-Henin
2003-Us Open-QF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Dubaï-QF-Henin-Myskina
2002-New Haven-Rd2-Myskina-Henin
2000-Palermo-Rd1-Henin-Myskina

Is there someone who could help me please?
Bye
You missed the cherry on the cake ;)

cindy
Apr 17th, 2006, 12:22 PM
here is a lil thing I just found...just to say that our nastya is popular ;) (sorry it's in french)

MOSCOU, 24 mars - RIA Novosti. Selon un sondage réalisé en Russie par ROMIR Monitoring et portant sur les résultats de l'hiver, la gymnaste Alina Kabaïeva et la patineuse Irina Sloutskaïa sont les sportives les plus populaires du pays.

La première a recueilli 22% des avis favorables des personnes interrogées. La médaillée de bronze aux Jeux Olympique d'hiver de Turin arrive en deuxième position avec 20%.

D'autres étoiles du sport russe ont été citées par les sondés: l'ancienne joueuse de tennis Anna Kournikova (12%), la gymnaste Svetlana Khorkina (11%), la tenniswoman Anastassia Myskina et la patineuse Maria Boutyrskaïa (9% chacune), la patineuse Elena Berejnaïa (8%), la nageuse synchronisée Elena Kisseliova (4%) et la teniswoman Elena Dementieva (6%).

Le sondage de ROMIR Monitoring a été réalisé auprès d'un échantillon représentatif de 1600 personnes dans plus de 100 villes et localités de Russie.

so it says that the russian female most popular athlete in russia is Alina Kabaieva with 22% then there is sloutskaya with 20%...anna K is the third one and nastya the 5th one with 9%...okay she is not the first one but well 5th it's good too! so :bounce: for nastya!

angiee3
Apr 17th, 2006, 05:45 PM
well good for nastya..

thx...

miffedmax
Apr 17th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Did . . . ahem . . . that other Russian tennis player I support make the list? You know, the blonde one that actually lives in Moscow and isn't Petrova?

selyoink
Apr 18th, 2006, 12:04 AM
Did . . . ahem . . . that other Russian tennis player I support make the list? You know, the blonde one that actually lives in Moscow and isn't Petrova?

It mentions her last with 6%.

cindy
Apr 18th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Did . . . ahem . . . that other Russian tennis player I support make the list? You know, the blonde one that actually lives in Moscow and isn't Petrova?

yes she is 7th on the list ;)

Spunky83
Apr 18th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Hello
I'm looking for some matches:
2004-IW-SF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Masters-Henin-Myskina
2003-Leipzig-F-Myskina-Henin
2003-Us Open-QF-Henin-Myskina
2003-Dubaï-QF-Henin-Myskina
2002-New Haven-Rd2-Myskina-Henin
2000-Palermo-Rd1-Henin-Myskina

Is there someone who could help me please?
Bye

Seems like, we have something in common ;)

miffedmax
Apr 18th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Well, even with my French being as poor as it is (as in I last studied it in grade school) I should have been able to figure that out.

Obviously, Nasty and Lena should have been 1 and 2, or 2 and 1. I'm sure after they split the remaining majors their numbers will change.

I also suspect Nastya's coming in ahead of Lena D. may show up in a locker room confrontation at some point . . .

selyoink
Apr 19th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Seems like, we have something in common ;)

I didn't even realize all those matches on that list were Nastya vs. Justine matches. I feel so dumb now.

Hant11
Apr 21st, 2006, 09:11 PM
http://rapidshare.de/files/18602051/anastasiamyskinacnbc1.avi.html

don't know if posted before

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9109/anastasia12cw.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3259/anastasia28vr.jpg

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4131/anastasia38al.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7407/anastasia46uz.jpg

angiee3
Apr 22nd, 2006, 01:20 AM
ohh.. cool.. i taped that... when they showed it on the tennis channel.. but i've been having a hard time passing it to my computer... and i haven't had much time at all.... but thanks for posting it...

cindy
Apr 22nd, 2006, 09:19 AM
danifrenchfan....t'es vraiment ma meilleure amie sur ce forum!!!!! MERCI!!!!!

selyoink
Apr 23rd, 2006, 06:01 AM
Thank you very much for the great video.

sinterklaasje
Apr 23rd, 2006, 09:28 PM
can someone upload the video on megaupload? pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeee
thank you :)

Spunky83
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:21 AM
can someone upload the video on megaupload? pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeee
thank you :)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E6A41LWF

sinterklaasje
Apr 24th, 2006, 08:54 AM
:worship:
thank you so much

angiee3
May 7th, 2006, 04:04 AM
http://www.freewebs.com/espinozaa/playing%20defence.jpg

old but their it is..

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Hi, In singapore right now, there's a tennis show called ACE. and today's it's featuring Anastasia Myskina labelling her the one slam wonder. I'll try to get more information and put it here later. :D

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Right now they are showing Jim courier.

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:16 PM
strange. but it's capriati now.

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:23 PM
they are interviewing JENS! He says they need to improver her ground strokes. and her volleys have imptoved quite abit!

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:24 PM
She reads DAN BROWN!! Her favourite movie is body guard andkevin costner and stones with whitney houston!

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:25 PM
she says she's more confident of her serve and volley she likes to move more to the net.

greenfunkTHREE.
May 11th, 2006, 02:27 PM
When asked about her 2005 performance. She said she was sick of playing every week. she was tired. and she didn't feel very good after losing in the first round for RG. but she says she's gonna do better for 2006! Go nastya!

Sorry for such a shoddy Interview cos it was like a video interview.

selyoink
May 11th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the info.

Spunky might have a heart attack after hearing that Nastya reads Dan Brown.

miffedmax
May 11th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the info.

Spunky might have a heart attack after hearing that Nastya reads Dan Brown.

Well, next week Nastya will be on to reading something else.

denine
May 12th, 2006, 03:16 AM
Hi, In singapore right now, there's a tennis show called ACE. and today's it's featuring Anastasia Myskina labelling her the one slam wonder. I'll try to get more information and put it here later. :D
:wavey: i watched it too! ;)

angiee3
May 14th, 2006, 03:43 AM
here is this article.. i found today.. it's really old from when she won RG 2004....
i hadn't read it before... i like what she says.. she says about crying in the locker room etc...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/3779953.stm

meyerpl
May 14th, 2006, 05:00 AM
Hi, In singapore right now, there's a tennis show called ACE. and today's it's featuring Anastasia Myskina labelling her the one slam wonder. I'll try to get more information and put it here later. :D
The term irritates me. Why would somebody come up with a term to detract from the accomplishment of a player winning a slam? It's just petty if you ask me.

selyoink
May 15th, 2006, 03:47 AM
The term irritates me. Why would somebody come up with a term to detract from the accomplishment of a player winning a slam? It's just petty if you ask me.

Because people are petty. Thats why. I wholeheartedly agree with you though.

greenfunkTHREE.
May 15th, 2006, 06:24 AM
:wavey: i watched it too! ;)

yeah! i'm trying to win that phone as well! haha. :lol:

greenfunkTHREE.
May 15th, 2006, 06:27 AM
Because people are petty. Thats why. I wholeheartedly agree with you though.

I say it should be the viewer who asked the questions fault! he emailed asking, will Anastasia Myskina ever win another slam? well, that was mean..

Spunky83
May 15th, 2006, 10:29 AM
She reads DAN BROWN!! Her favourite movie is body guard andkevin costner and stones with whitney houston!

That´s it! There is officially no chance that I could become friends with Nastya...her pop-cultural taste is just :tape: :lol:

greenfunkTHREE.
May 30th, 2006, 10:40 AM
HAHA. you knw. I was watching the Myskina VS Mirza match and the commentator called her Myskinny! HAHA

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 10:45 AM
HAHA. you knw. I was watching the Myskina VS Mirza match and the commentator called her Myskinny! HAHA
Myskinny? WTF? :haha:

greenfunkTHREE.
May 30th, 2006, 10:54 AM
No kidding! HAHA

LefandePatty
Jun 4th, 2006, 09:00 PM
If you want I can upload her whole match against Henin-Hardenne...
or maybe only the 2nd set?

too sad she woke up too late :sad:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 5th, 2006, 08:33 AM
yeah it was a waste. I was really hoping for a comback like Dinara!

LefandePatty
Jun 5th, 2006, 09:14 AM
HAHA. you knw. I was watching the Myskina VS Mirza match and the commentator called her Myskinny! HAHA

:spit: :rolls: :help:

LefandePatty
Jun 5th, 2006, 10:33 PM
http://rapidshare.de/files/18602051/anastasiamyskinacnbc1.avi.html

Merci Claire, AWESOME video! :hearts: :worship:

Spunky83
Jun 5th, 2006, 11:18 PM
HAHA. you knw. I was watching the Myskina VS Mirza match and the commentator called her Myskinny! HAHA

That´s like when my brother showed a friend a pic of Nastya and she didn´t catch the name right and so she asked my bro: "That´s Miss China? Doesn´t look that Asian!" :lol:

angiee3
Jun 6th, 2006, 12:28 AM
:lol:

LefandePatty
Jun 6th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Roland Garros

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9844/myskinaheninhardenne0400600014.jpg
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=97X8S3S9

Anastasia Myskina vs Justine Henin-Hardenne, from 5-0 in the 2nd set

iine:
Jun 6th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Thx, LefandePatty.:bigclap: :hug:

greenfunkTHREE.
Jun 6th, 2006, 08:48 AM
that's a heartbreaking video to see. :sad:

manu32
Jun 6th, 2006, 11:02 AM
what did she say after this match???

LefandePatty
Jun 6th, 2006, 03:58 PM
I uploaded the match from 5-0 in the 2nd set because Nastya started to play better.

cool_3amyuan
Jun 6th, 2006, 07:12 PM
All download slots (100) assigned to your country (Malaysia) are in use.
i hate megaupload.. :(

michelle11
Jun 6th, 2006, 08:53 PM
That´s like when my brother showed a friend a pic of Nastya and she didn´t catch the name right and so she asked my bro: "That´s Miss China? Doesn´t look that Asian!" :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

michelle11
Jun 6th, 2006, 08:59 PM
what did she say after this match???
"shitty jens, how could you tolerate this ? "

angiee3
Jun 7th, 2006, 12:11 AM
can someone upload it somewhere else..???

LefandePatty
Jun 24th, 2006, 10:21 AM
I hope being able to record the final :bounce:

michelle11
Jun 25th, 2006, 10:06 AM
to spunky or anyone else :
where is a-m.com gone ?

michelle11
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:05 PM
no answer ? no idea ?

french_girl
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:44 PM
not at all
i wonder what happen to the site too... :confused:

meyerpl
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:02 PM
to spunky or anyone else :
where is a-m.com gone ?
Spunky can give a definitive answer, but I hope the bandwidth(?) is exceeded for the month and it will be back on-line in July. That has happened before.

I miss the site. Olga's picture selection (among other things) & Spunky's witty and informative writing are truly pleasurable for me.

fleur137
Jul 3rd, 2006, 11:08 PM
from Eurosport. After win over Jankovic in Wimbly 4th round
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/wimbledon/2006/sport_sto919497.shtml

angiee3
Jul 4th, 2006, 04:15 AM
thx... nice article..

LefandePatty
Jul 5th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Anastasia Myskina vs Amélie Mauresmo, 3rd set

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H6CVV4Z2

iine:
Jul 5th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Awesome! Thank youu very much, Mat!:worship:

selyoink
Jul 11th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Nastya's official site has many new videos up. All of her matches from the French Open and Wimbledon are available. As well as her matches against Kuznetsova and Henin-Hardenne from Eastbourne.

angiee3
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:22 AM
here is this video i made, its from the eastbourne final.. it's almost 5 minutes... hope you guys like it.. here is the link..

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=50J66PIX

french_girl
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:28 AM
thx angiee ;)

Emptiness
Sep 18th, 2006, 09:33 PM
http://archive.gulfnews.com/indepth/dubaitennis/more_stories/10020074.html
02/20/2006

Myskina learns truth the hard way
By Alaric Gomes, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Life has indeed taken a full turn for Anastasia Myskina as the Russian sensation resets her targets for 2006.

"There's much more to life than just playing tennis, and I am happy I learnt things the hard way," Myskina told Gulf News during a chat yesterday.

As Myskina notched up her best-ever performances through the 2004 season climbing to an all-time high of No 2 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, she saw her world come crumbling down after her mother was struck with throat cancer. "It changed me, not merely as a person, but more importantly as a tennis player," she reflected.

Though playing on the Tour, Myskina found herself very disinterested and distracted in everything she did.

"I was getting used to the fact that I've got to be on court. Life became very insipid and I was just going from one tournament to another," she disclosed.

Hence, she did the next best thing by turning more towards the family, with her mother as the focal point of her attention. And things definitely started getting better.

"I started appreciating life, my mother got better after treatment and, in fact, she has come along with me for this tournament," Myskina said with a smile.

But now with her mother having recovered completely, Myskina is prepared to give her ambition of becoming world No 1 another shot. "Yes, I do have the potential to be up there among the best players," said the 24-year-old Russian, who is presently ranked at No 11 on the Tour.

"Most probably, breaking into the top 10 would be an immediate priority. After that, it would be to come down the rankings and aim for the top spot," Myskina disclosed.




Has this been posted before? Sorry i don't know.. i've been away for so long. :o

I'm sad that Anastasia's heart and mind are no longer fully committed to tennis but in a way, also happy for her. It must not be easy to devote your life to one thing, if she finds other things more fullfilling than good for her. Be it monkey, mediocre ATP player, or fashion in the fashion capital of Moscow. ;)


[I took out the Video part in this thread because i saw that martirogi had made a thread specifically for videos which is a much better idea than the videos getting lost in here. So if everyone could post videos in that thread now that'll be great. :p ]

Maxmiffed
Oct 24th, 2006, 11:05 AM
From News rin.ru 22.06.2006 - Myskina becomes mother!!

http://news.rin.ru/eng/pictures/18/7798.jpg
http://www.subbota.com/2006/06/22/n025_1_myskina_neilande_od-13_222_876.jpg

Russian tennis-player christened Nastya, a little daughter of her coach and a Russian women team instructor, Larisa Savchenko- Neiland in Riga.

The christening was held in the cathedral by Riga`s and All- Latvia metropolitan, Alexander.

Larisa was anxious, and watched the process from the side, as it is demanded. She was accompanied by her new husband, a famous businessman in Riga.

7 months old Nastya, her godmother, Anastasia Myskina, and her godfather, Yuryi Silov, a famous soviet athlete, the Munich and Montreal Olympic Games` prize-winner were in the foreground.

Silov is Larisa`s best friend for 25 years. Anastasia Myskina is her favorite tennis-player. That`s why they became godparents.

Myskina was really happy to become a godmother for Nastya.


:kiss:


:hearts: Golovin :hearts: - :hearts: Dani :hearts: - :hearts: Sofia :hearts: - :hearts: Gajdosova :hearts: - :hearts: Myskina :hearts: - :hearts: Vaidisova :hearts:

michelle11
Oct 24th, 2006, 05:18 PM
:lol: :lol:
nice find , thanks and wellcome here.

Foot's Fingers
May 23rd, 2007, 09:36 AM
http://www.radiomayak.ru/tvp.html?id=70185

transcription of interview given to Mayak (russian)

big one

abt return, commentstoring, wta girls etc

Demska
May 23rd, 2007, 11:27 AM
Wow, beefy interview.

miffedmax
May 23rd, 2007, 12:51 PM
If somebody has the time and inclination, a summary or translation would be nice, with my sincere thanks in advance.

AnnaK_4ever
May 23rd, 2007, 03:15 PM
If somebody has the time and inclination, a summary or translation would be nice, with my sincere thanks in advance.

She said nothing new, really. Rather boring interview (partly due to dumb questions).
She is close with Alena Likhovtseva who's been kind of mentor of her early on the Tour.
She'd like to invite Kournikova on one of her TV show. They're good friends and Nastya has much respect towards Anna.
Month ago she didn't believe she would be able to play RG but since then her trainings went very well so she decided to try herself on court.
Watching Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches on April and commenting IW final kind of motivated her. She realised she still loved tennis.
Larisa Savchenko is her coach now but Nastya and Jens stay good friends.
Nastya's not sure that Justine is going to win RG this year. Of course Justine is the favorite but the tournament is really open with Jankovic playing so good, and Sveta (though Nastya doesn't like Kuznetsova plays so much), and Serena who is always unpredictable.
She's Ok with Sharapova, in fact she has never had problems with Masha, anyway all this was in the past, she got over it.
She doesn't expect herself to do well at RG. She knows she has to work very hard to return to the Top-10 or even Top-20.

Vikapower
Jun 14th, 2007, 10:42 PM
:eek: :fiery: I heard a french commentator after the Rollang Garros say that Ansatasia is thinking of her pension because she can any more find results in the tournaments where she plays. He also said that her injuries penalizes her very much and destablizes her mentally.:eek::fiery:
Is their some some kind of document, article or itw who confirms that ?

:hearts: Love the "russian poupées", Love Myskina
Maria Sharapova, Ana Chakvetadze, Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina:hearts:

ZIZOUILLE
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Nastya's interview in Tashkent

http://www.tashkentopen.uz/en/press-center/press-releases/2007-10-05/mysknia-wowed-by-tashkent.html

Filippo-Nastya
Oct 6th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Thanks Zizouille! ;)

I like the last 5 words of the article! :)

Mike_T
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Nastya's interview in Tashkent

http://www.tashkentopen.uz/en/press-center/press-releases/2007-10-05/mysknia-wowed-by-tashkent.html
Photos here: http://www.tennis.uz/

Demska
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:54 PM
"When I get on court I feel I cannot move. So I am not planning a date to make a return. But I will come back."

:)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 25th, 2007, 08:14 PM
October 24, 2007

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/library/200x250/myskina_moscow_200.jpg
© Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

Catching Up With... Anastasia Myskina

With six players in the Top 20 Russia is undoubtedly the preeminent tennis nation on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour and were it not for a long-term left-foot injury to Anastasia Myskina (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/Playerbio.asp?PlayerID=130533) the number would undoubtedly be higher. In 2004 the Muscovite became the first player from her homeland to lift a Grand Slam title when she defeated compatriot Elena Dementieva at Roland Garros. This achievement is, to date, the pinnacle of a career which has brought the 26-year-old 10 Tour titles - two of these at the Kremlin Cup - and despite her injury the former world No.2 returned to Moscow once again this year to carry out her role as interviewer for Russian TV station NTV+.
sonyericssonwtatour.com caught up with Anastasia in-between interviews in the Russian capital to talk television, comebacks and soccer!
What have you been up to while you have been away from the Tour?
I've been doing quite a lot of TV work in Moscow, mostly with tennis and I've enjoyed it so far. It's great fun because I get to see lots of friends involved in the sport and in a more relaxed way and I still feel I'm in touch with the girls on Tour. Also recently I've been hosting a soccer talk show and even though I'm not the most knowledgeable fan it's been great fun to get involved in another sport.
How did you get involved in the television work?
One of my close friends has been working for a tennis channel in Russia for a while and after I had surgery on my foot she suggested I get involved in some TV work. As I was scheduled for quite a long break to recover from the operation, I thought, 'why not?' It's difficult just sitting at home recovering from injuries and having no real schedule so I thought it would be an ideal way to use this free time.
How does it feel to be off the Tour recovering from injury?
Like I said before, it's strange not having a schedule and it's an unusual feeling for a tennis player as we are so used to that schedule taking up our time. It feels a little sad to be off Tour and out of that routine and it definitely takes some getting used to and at the moment I still miss it a lot, but perhaps it would have been worse if I had'nt kept myself so busy!
How did your surgery go?
The surgery on my foot went well, but I think I rushed back from it a little too quickly and when I appeared at Roland Garros I don't think I was 100% ready. Part of the reason I play was just that I wanted to appear in Paris so much, but perhaps looking back I maybe should have waited a little longer. The problem is I still feel some discomfort when I play and so I can't play to my full potential and I think I need to wait until that is possible before I make another comeback.
How much do you miss the game?
There are certain parts of being a tennis player that I don't miss at all like the travelling, but at the same time I miss the game as a whole and so I'm really hopeful of making a comeback sometime soon. I don't really want to have to play through the pain, but I'm still practicing quite regularly and although it still doesn't feel perfect yet I think it's improving. I also miss the girls on Tour a lot as you become quite close when you travel all over the world together, so it's nice when I see them at tournaments I do TV work for.
How does the injury affect your play?
I still have scars from the surgery and they have not fully healed yet and because of this there is some slight numbness on my big toe. Unfortunately this affects my movement quite a lot and when I practice I don't feel my mobility around the court is as good as perhaps it was or should be. I'm still optimistic that in time they will heal fully though and I will be able to play to my maximum again.
What is it like being back at the Kremlin Cup?
It's nice to be back here at the tournament venue as I got the trophy in 2004 and 2003 and it brings back lots of good memories. It's great to see lot of old friends as well and I'm happy to meet up with the girls on Tour as I haven't seen some of them for quite a while. Our relationship is a bit different now as I don' think they see me as a rival anymore so we can talk and chat like friends and trust each other more. Whereas before we were rivals and didn't want to give away our secrets!

Filippo-Nastya
Oct 25th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks a lot for the interview TBE! :worship:


I'm still practicing quite regularly and although it still doesn't feel perfect yet I think it's improving.

This is a great news, I thought she hadn't held a racket since RG. :D


I still have scars from the surgery and they have not fully healed yet and because of this there is some slight numbness on my big toe.

:awww: Nastya :hug:


I don' think they see me as a rival anymore

I hope they will restart to see you as a rival soon!!!

Demska
Oct 26th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Great interview, she seems confident on returning to the tour. :)

ZIZOUILLE
Oct 26th, 2007, 11:06 AM
Good news :), come back Nastya :smooch:

michelle11
Oct 27th, 2007, 12:37 PM
sounds more positiv than expected , thanks for posting

miffedmax
Oct 27th, 2007, 02:20 PM
I'm a little disappointed though. She didn't contradict herself once.

I miss my spacy, goofy, funny Nastya.

Laurens
Nov 10th, 2007, 08:09 AM
what's happend with myskina? Why doesn't she play anymore?
Or is she already stopped with tennis ?

Demska
Nov 10th, 2007, 09:26 AM
She hasn't played a lot this year (only two matches she lost 1r in) because of a severe toe injury. Being where it is, it has hampered her movement a lot which was such a big part of her game. She had surgery on it in late January (after the Auckland 1r loss) and then tried to come back several months later at the French Open (which she lost 61 60) and re-injured her toe and hasn't played since.
While she has been injured she been on a Russian Sports channel presenting it. She has also visited a lot of WTA event such as the Kremlin Cup and Tashkent Open. She said in an interview in Tashkent she is coming back.

Tommy25
Nov 14th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Hello!Do you think that nastya will be in AO?

cypher_88
Nov 16th, 2007, 12:57 PM
same question here... is there any chance to see her playing in 2008? :sad:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 16th, 2007, 01:14 PM
same question here... is there any chance to see her playing in 2008? :sad:

In her most recent appearance on NTV Plus Myskina said she had no plans to pick up the racquet in 2008. She is happy with her life at the moment.

cypher_88
Nov 16th, 2007, 02:21 PM
In her most recent appearance on NTV Plus Myskina said she had no plans to pick up the racquet in 2008. She is happy with her life at the moment.

oh darn...:sad: :sad: , come back Nastya!!!! we miss you

sinterklaasje
Nov 16th, 2007, 05:07 PM
In her most recent appearance on NTV Plus Myskina said she had no plans to pick up the racquet in 2008. She is happy with her life at the moment.

And what exactly is her life at the moment? Making a fool of herself in some soccer show? Being a soccer-fan and a regular viewer of Belgian soccer shows, I'm actually glad I don't have to watch her weekly as a 'soit belle et tais-toi'-girl. I can't understand why she still wants to stand in the spotlights. I think the image of her as a great tennisplayer will slowly disappear and change into an image of a low-class attention whore because of her dull appearances in all kind of shows. I even read that her commentary during tennis matches is below par, an if there's one subject on which she should be able to give interesting insights, it should be tennis.

I wish she'd be doing what she's good at, playing tennis. I really miss her on court. I'm not a fan of the TV-hostess Nastya, but I still have a soft spot for the tennis player Nastya.

Please come back Nastya :bigcry:

Tommy25
Nov 16th, 2007, 06:58 PM
And what exactly is her life at the moment? Making a fool of herself in some soccer show? Being a soccer-fan and a regular viewer of Belgian soccer shows, I'm actually glad I don't have to watch her weekly as a 'soit belle et tais-toi'-girl. I can't understand why she still wants to stand in the spotlights. I think the image of her as a great tennisplayer will slowly dissapear and change into an image of a low-class attention whore because of her dull appearences in all kind of shows. I even read that her commentary during tennis matches is below par, an if there's one subject on which she should be able to give interesting insights, it should be tennis.

I wish she'd be doing what she's good at, playing tennis. I really miss her on court. I'm not a fan of the TV-hostess Nastya, but I still have a soft spot for the tennis player Nastya.

Please come back Nastya :bigcry:

I'm agree with you! And unfortunately i don't find the words exact in english!So 'im agree with you :) :worship:

Demska
Nov 18th, 2007, 08:06 PM
No way will Nastya play AO 08. She'd have about one month and a bit to train after playing hardly any tennis.

One month of training was what she had coming into French Open, and we all know what happened there. IMO if Nastya is going to start to play tennis it won't be till end of next year.

cypher_88
Nov 19th, 2007, 01:26 PM
No way will Nastya play AO 08. She'd have about one month and a bit to train after playing hardly any tennis.

One month of training was what she had coming into French Open, and we all know what happened there. IMO if Nastya is going to start to play tennis it won't be till end of next year.

i agree with that. i just want her to say: I will be back at X tournament in 2008, even if that tournament is Quebec Open in November:angel:

Demska
Jan 16th, 2008, 07:02 PM
These were on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-DKkDCxluQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YapKlhlMwmw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3jCP7KgoM&feature=related

lover_of_myskina
Jan 17th, 2008, 01:21 PM
These were on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-DKkDCxluQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YapKlhlMwmw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3jCP7KgoM&feature=related

Nastya is really very pretty on these videos :hearts:
But i don't understand anything in russian (except "davai" and "spaciba" and something which sounds like "dstravouille" :lol:)

Demska
Jan 17th, 2008, 01:32 PM
I agree. Nastya looks so amazing. I'd wish I could just






















hug her . :p

Filippo-Nastya
Jan 20th, 2008, 12:54 PM
http://www.radiomajak.ru/tvp.html?id=125354

Nastya's interview of last Friday.

It's not very interesting. At the beginning, she says that Kuznetsova could go far at this AO (then she lost to Radwanska the following day :lol: ), then she talks about the AO, the city of Melbourne, the chanches of the Russian players at the Olimpics in Beijing, the chances of Russia (national football team) at Euro 2008, etc.

She also says that Marat mustn't retire yet because "Tennis without Marat, it is not tennis!" (and also tennis without you it's not tennis, Nastya!! :sad:).

At the end, she says that the Russian with the best chance to fight with Henin for the 1st position in the ranking is Sveta! (Are you sure, Nastya? :rolleyes:)

angiee3
Jan 20th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I have to agree with Nastya; about how Kuznetsova is the russian with the most chances to fight for the #1 position against Henin.

And I agree with you Filippo tennis is not the same without her and if Marat Safin retires it will be worse.. He is such a great player; it would be such a huge loss.

+ thanks for the link and summary.

Demska
Jan 20th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Nastyam there is no other player closer to Henn's ranking points than Sveta. The nearest is Chakvetadze :p

P.s get back on the fucking court :D

frenchie
Jan 26th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Is she really pregnant or what???

She has never admitted officially I think...

Filippo-Nastya
Jan 26th, 2008, 04:33 PM
This is an article of 2 weeks ago about Nastya's holiday in the UAE and, as you can see in the pic, she is pregnant.

http://www.tden.ru/articles/stars/024364/

Demska
Jan 26th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Nastya is up the duffers, you can't deny it. :p

slk45
Jan 27th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Just happened to run across this from Wimbledon 2005:

http://www.gazzetta.it/gazzetta/common/area_gazzetta/gallerie/galleria.html?altri_sport/2005/winbledon&1

I can't get the photo link to work, so go to the above link & click on #15.

sPAWrty
Jan 29th, 2008, 01:48 PM
I accidentally run across this article about Ana:
in russian (http://www.tden.ru/articles/stars/023635/). In short, it says that she is in fact pregnant, the baby is due sometime in May this year and that she had dumped by her boyfriend so she'll raise the child alone :(

miffedmax
Jan 29th, 2008, 03:51 PM
What a poltroon.

Demska
Jan 29th, 2008, 05:35 PM
The Russian Ana's that come to mind are Kournikova and Chakvetadze.

Her name is Ana-fucking-stasia.

ys
Feb 2nd, 2008, 12:23 PM
Nastya discussing tennis dresses:
http://www.sports.ru/tennis/vitryak/4025029.html

Demska
Feb 2nd, 2008, 12:27 PM
:rolls:

Filippo-Nastya
Feb 2nd, 2008, 01:17 PM
When Nastya saw Melzer's pic, she started to talk about his haircut and not his outfit. :lol:

miffedmax
Feb 5th, 2008, 01:46 AM
Any chance of this being more or less translated?

slk45
Feb 5th, 2008, 04:48 AM
Only 1 picture of Lena????? :speakles:

safinismine
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Any chance of this being more or less translated?

Try getting it translated by AltaVista Babel Fish Translation. It turns out a bit funny (the translation is quite literal) but you can get the gist of what's going on.

Demska
Mar 19th, 2008, 12:42 PM
just a quick paragraph of Nastya from an interview with Kuznetsova

http://www.********************/blog_indian_wells_031208.html

"On court, that's not the same for Kuznetsova's friend, Anastasia Myskina, who won '04 Roland Garros and is now pregnant and off the tour indefinitely. Myskina tried to come back last year at the French Open and couldn't run in a sorry first-round loss. Her bad feet hadn't quite healed and now, it's conceivable that the first Russian woman to even win a Slam may not return.

"Now she's focused on the baby," Kuznetsova said. "