I was just watching Myskina-Uberoi and in her post-match interview, she said she pulled a muscle before the match and had problems with her leg during the match, but then she decided to play and she seemed really pleased with her performance.
Sep 23rd, 2005, 02:17 PM
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Russian top seed Anastasia Myskina overcame a minor injury scare to reach the last four of the $170,000 Kolkata Open on Friday and remain on course for her first title of the year.
The 2004 French Open champion, who dropped just one game in each of the first two rounds, began slowly before defeating unseeded Indian Shikha Uberoi 6-4 6-2.
Uberoi, ranked 140 places below her rival, broke Myskina in the third game and went up 3-1 before the favorite rallied with breaks in the sixth and 10th.
The 24-year-old world number 12 later revealed she had started tentatively because of a niggling muscle problem.
"It was more a practice match for me," she said. "I pulled a muscle playing doubles yesterday, but once I was out there today it was getting warm and getting better."
Myskina faces unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi, who beat Sybille Bammer of Austria 7-5, 6-3 in another quarter-final.