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tennischick
Dec 4th, 2004, 02:44 PM
MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - French Open champion Anastasia Myskina has been voted Russia's female player of the year by the panel of tennis journalists, coaches and officials.



Australian Open runner-up Marat Safin won the men's award.

The Russian Tennis Federation announced the winners at its annual gala ceremony on Saturday.

Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a grand slam title when she beat compatriot Elena Dementieva in the French Open final in June.

The 23-year-old Muscovite also capped a phenomenal year for Russian tennis by leading her country to their first Fed Cup title last week in Moscow.

Myskina won both of her singles matches in the final against holders France before teaming up with Vera Zvonareva to clinch the tie 3-2 in a dramatic victory in the decisive doubles.

Russian women have swept the last three grand slam titles in 2004, with 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lifting the Wimbledon crown and Svetlana Kuznetsova winning the U.S. Open.

Safin reached the Australian Open final in January, losing to Roger Federer, before suffering a mid-season slump. However the 2000 U.S. Open champion won back-to-back Masters Series events in Paris and Madrid to finish the year at number four in the world. Russia's Fed Cup team scooped the team of the year award.

Chunchun
Dec 4th, 2004, 02:46 PM
:rolleyes: Why not Lena?!?!? :mad: :sobbing:

InDemand
Dec 4th, 2004, 02:47 PM
:rolleyes: Why not Lena?!?!? :mad: :sobbing:
Because Myskina deserved more. Why *would* it be Lena over Myskina???

goldenlox
Dec 4th, 2004, 02:56 PM
This is the third straight year Anastasia was Russian #1.
I knew Maria wasn't getting this award:lol:

_LuCaS_
Dec 4th, 2004, 03:21 PM
And next year it will be also Myskina......for becoming 1st Russian to reach #1 spot and significant help on the 2nd Fed Cup title four Russia. :rolleyes:

greenfunkTHREE.
Dec 4th, 2004, 04:01 PM
good on anastasia. and i think marat seems to be the only dominant russian male player.

hablo
Dec 4th, 2004, 04:05 PM
That's cool ! :bounce:

Vass22
Dec 4th, 2004, 04:24 PM
I knew Maria wasn't getting this award:lol:
me too... don't know which smiley to put.

goldenlox
Dec 4th, 2004, 04:38 PM
It's funny. Maria is the female player of the year, but not the Russian female player of the year.:lol:

Drimal
Dec 4th, 2004, 04:42 PM
MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - French Open champion Anastasia Myskina has been voted Russia's female player of the year by the panel of tennis journalists, coaches and officials.



Australian Open runner-up Marat Safin won the men's award.

The Russian Tennis Federation announced the winners at its annual gala ceremony on Saturday.

Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a grand slam title when she beat compatriot Elena Dementieva in the French Open final in June.

The 23-year-old Muscovite also capped a phenomenal year for Russian tennis by leading her country to their first Fed Cup title last week in Moscow.

Myskina won both of her singles matches in the final against holders France before teaming up with Vera Zvonareva to clinch the tie 3-2 in a dramatic victory in the decisive doubles.

Russian women have swept the last three grand slam titles in 2004, with 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lifting the Wimbledon crown and Svetlana Kuznetsova winning the U.S. Open.

Safin reached the Australian Open final in January, losing to Roger Federer, before suffering a mid-season slump. However the 2000 U.S. Open champion won back-to-back Masters Series events in Paris and Madrid to finish the year at number four in the world. Russia's Fed Cup team scooped the team of the year award.

:bigclap: Congratulations Anastasia! :bigclap:

http://www.terra.com.mx/galeria_de_fotos/images/99/196441.jpg


:yeah: Congratulations Marat :yeah:

http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/photogal6/51770381.jpg

tennischick
Dec 4th, 2004, 05:43 PM
And next year it will be also Myskina......for becoming 1st Russian to reach #1 spot and significant help on the 2nd Fed Cup title four Russia. :rolleyes:why are you rolling your eyes at this? if she does become #1 she would deserve to win her homeland's poll again.

clonesheep
Dec 4th, 2004, 07:41 PM
I have a feeling that next year Maria will join the Russian Fed Cup team and plays along with Myskina. They will probably reconcile and go on to win another title. The team will consist of Myskina, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, and Zvonareva. This combination would give Tarpishev an excuse to exclude Dementieva, since M, S, and K are all slam winners. Zvonareva will be included as a doubles partner of Myskina. Their success at this year's final justifies that. Likhovtseva will not be needed anymore.

_LuCaS_
Dec 4th, 2004, 07:48 PM
why are you rolling your eyes at this? if she does become #1 she would deserve to win her homeland's poll again.

With so many Lena and Masha fans, Nastya might have to stick for many weeks to a possible #1 spot to win a player of the year poll. Sad but true

the cat
Dec 4th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Congrats to Myskina and Safin. :D And TC is full of information today. :D Thanks.

What's so funny GL? You didn't think Sharapova would win? ;) If Maria won Russian female tennis player of the year award Myskina would have had a fit! :eek: :mad:

beauty_is_pink
Dec 5th, 2004, 12:04 AM
Congrats Nastya and Marat! :kiss:

10nisfanofruz
Dec 5th, 2004, 12:25 AM
And next year it will be also Myskina......for becoming 1st Russian to reach #1 spot

You can't be sure about that. Nothing is what it seems. ;)

Volcana
Dec 5th, 2004, 01:00 AM
Rubber stamp

Junex
Dec 5th, 2004, 01:28 AM
It's funny. Maria is the female player of the year, but not the Russian female player of the year.:lol:

Its nothing funny.
Its lsomething logical actually.
Nastya played for her country and won the Fed cup which is basically a national team event.

Masha won more big titles than Nastya in the WTA events which is mainly representing her own as a professional, not for her country perse.

The selection of Maria being the ITWA player of the year was decided by International panel of tennis writers which means that the player who made more sound and media mileage in the international scene.

Nastya was chosen as Russian Tennis player of the Year by Russian journalist,coaches & officials and the most significant result that clinched her the award is leading her country the Fed cup victory. This is for Russia alone and it can't be denied Nastya is a bigger figure than Maria in Russia particularly in Moscow. But by international standards, its the opposite.

seawell
Dec 5th, 2004, 01:35 AM
Congrats to Myskina and Safin. :)

Vut
Dec 5th, 2004, 02:05 AM
Congrats Anastasia and Marat !!!

JLDementieva
Dec 5th, 2004, 04:03 AM
YAY Nastya! :worship:

New
Dec 5th, 2004, 04:06 AM
Myskina may not be my favourite.. but she really deserves it for helping so much in the fed cup!!! :)

Safin!!!! :bounce: Way to go!!! :bounce:

Martian KC
Dec 5th, 2004, 04:24 AM
Congrats to them!!

Daniel
Dec 5th, 2004, 06:44 AM
Nastya :yeah: