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babsi
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:36 PM
I don't know if this has been posted or not as I only just saw that Tashkent has a website, here's the article:

http://www.tashkentopen.uz/www/images/photos/5oct_ph5.jpg
http://tashkentopen.uz/en/press-center/press-releases/2007-10-05/mysknia-wowed-by-tashkent.html

Mysknia wowed by Tashkent


It was a fabulous moment for the tiny tots in Uzbekistan Tennis Federation's Junior Tennis Initiative on Friday.

They were presented tennis kits by none other than Anastasia Myskina, former world No 2 player and French Open champion in 2004. It was part of the Kiddies Day celebrations at the Tashkent Open 2007.

It was also a fabulous moment for Myskina herself, for two reasons. One being part of the Kiddies Day celebrations, the other because she is part Uzbek herself.

"It was awesome", gushed the 26-year-old, 1.74 m tall Myskina about the colourful function at the centre-court of the Tashkent Tennis Centre, which featured a song-and-dance routine from the popular group Alo and singer Nigina Nabieva.

"Everything was fantastic, the songs, the dance and the kids. They were simply great," said Myskina at a press conference following the function. "They were so positive, they had so much energy."

Asked how she felt it was to be back in Tashkent, and at the tennis centre, Myskina was again effusive.

"It's a pleasure to be here," said Myskina. "You know, my grandmother was born here in Uzbekistan and it's really great for me to be here.

"I'm so glad the tournament committee invited me here. Thank you very much."

Myskina has played at this event herself, the first one in 1999, as an 18-year-old, ranked 272 in the world. She lost in the first round after playing three rounds of qualifying.

When asked if she would want to participate in the tournament again, the Myskina replied: "I would love to, let us see sometime in the future."

Myskina is currently off tennis following a toe injury on her left foot suffered late last year. Asked about when she planned to return to the game, was very philosophical. "I have to take it as it comes. I tried a comeback in January (Auckland) and then again the French Open. You know what happened.

"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."

turko
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:40 PM
i thinkid she very pretty:D

tennisbuddy12
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:41 PM
:woohoo: come back Nastya!!!

Demska
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:42 PM
I love the last 5 words. :)

Michael!
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Please come back soon.:sad:
I miss Anastasia and her comments about Maria :devil:

schorsch
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:07 PM
:) come back anastasia! COME BACK!

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Nastya :)

The Daviator
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Hope to see you on court soon Nastya :kiss:

Lulu.
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
I hope she's comfortable there because if she does come back those are the only kind of tournaments she can win...if that :lol:

-sugi-
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:20 PM
I hope she's comfortable there because if she does come back those are the only kind of tournaments she can win...if that :lol:
How do you know that :rolleyes:

:woohoo:
Thanks for posting that article :)

Wayn77
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:26 PM
I didn't know Myskina had Uzbekistani roots - so that's where her beautiful exotic look comes from...

Come back "The Mood-Swing Queen" :hearts: we all miss you.

frenchie
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Phewww at the last few words

Nice to hear from her!!!

Effy
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM
But I will come back.

please do :worship: :awww:

Summer_Snow
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Her quote "But I will comeback" makes my day!!

patch.
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:45 PM
But I will come back

Best news Ive heard today :yeah:

hurricanejeanne
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:53 PM
We want you back, Nastya! :hearts:

.Andrew.
Oct 6th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Awesome! :D
Can't wait to see her back on court! :)

AlonsoFx
Oct 6th, 2007, 09:22 PM
:hearts: So happy to read She'll make a come-back! :bounce:

jimbo mack
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:02 PM
great to see myskina will come back, i'll look forward to that day

LindsayRulz
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Great to see that she plans to comeback :)

Привет
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:09 AM
:woohoo: Can't wait to see you back Nastya! Heal properly first though. :)

tennis_lover89
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:16 AM
great to hear she wants to come back, I thought she was never going to do so

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Oct 7th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Woohoo

Best news of the week :D

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 01:10 AM
Nastya :hearts: interesting to hear that she has Uzbek roots in her family :)
Great to see her like this :D and I'm glad she is still gonna try to comeback.

ys
Oct 7th, 2007, 01:28 AM
I hope that The Brightest One of WTA will live up to her last 5 words..

cypher_88
Oct 7th, 2007, 01:49 AM
:kiss: :kiss: i really hope she won't change her mind again

rockstar
Oct 7th, 2007, 03:02 AM
i really miss her, cant wait for her comeback :D

King Aaron
Oct 7th, 2007, 03:17 PM
I had forgotten Nastya won the French Open in 2004. :o Hope she does come back. :)

jamatthews
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:00 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/library/200x250/finalists%2007tk%20sun%20200.jpg

Demska
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:02 PM
WTF is Nastya doing at the presentation ? :lol:

Justineladivine
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM
i thinkid she very pretty:D

More than this. She's the epitome of grace, beauty and feminity. And one of the cleverest players having ever graced tennis courts to boot. The real chess player of tennis strategy. Gosh, I miss her so much. Glad she's thinking of being back some day.