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tennisbum79
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Myskina at French and Sveta at US Open.

SAEKeithSerena
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:10 PM
wow, that's true. sad, but true. say goodbye to the top 10 sveta.

tennisbum79
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Is there any precedent to this?

frenchie
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:25 PM
At least Nastya was fighting at RG :tape:

kammgretel
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:29 PM
I think Sveta is injured, this is the why...

tennisbum79
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:30 PM
At least Nastya was fighting at RG :tape:

You are right Sveta was never in the match and did not try hard to come back.
But she could be hurt.
Little consolation for Nastya though. Same result will be recorded:
Current Defendiing Chamion loses in 1 st round.

In this these things attenuating circumstances are never recorded.

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Oh the Russians and history....

Zippy
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Myskina wins NOTHING (thus far) this season and goes out in the first round of her Slam. Kuznetsova wins NOTHING (thus far) this season and goes out in the first round of her Slam. Oh well, I guess :shrug:

Damn. Well at least they have Fed Cup :tape:

RenaSlam.
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Doesn't this deserve a "Sign of Greatness" thread, I think so!

Zippy
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Doesn't this deserve a "Sign of Greatness" thread, I think so!
You're so bad :haha:

kammgretel
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Yes, also Russia goes for the FED CUP... :yeah:

tennisbum79
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Oh the Russians and history....

If a country has the success Russia had, the players as a group are bound to make history without trying to do so.

Nastya 1st Russian woman Grand slam winner
Nastya 1st Russian woman French Open slam winner
Sveta 1st Russian woman US Open slam winner
Sharapova 1st Russian woman Wimby slam winner
...
It turns out, it is also easy to get on the dubious list w/o trying too hard.
Literally without trying hard enough

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:43 PM
At least Nastya was fighting at RG :tape:

First Russian to have ever won a Slam and worst title-defender ever at the FO..I think itīs neat :worship:

:lol:

tennisbum79
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:46 PM
First Russian to have ever won a Slam and worst title-defender ever at the FO..I think itīs neat :worship:

:lol:

Go easy on her. I know you are a fan after all. This thread is suposed to be dry and devoid of emotion or pity:)

Cp6uja
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:58 PM
"Sign of Greatness" - MaSha win in 1st round of Wimbledon 2005! :lol:

morningglory
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:28 PM
"Sign of Greatness" - MaSha win in 1st round of Wimbledon 2005!
:lol: why do I sense some veiled sarcasm in here? :lol: :D

Ceecor
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:49 PM
They seem to make history at all ends of the spectrum. country with most 1st round losers etc..country with the most seeds in a GS...
Now i just heard Sharapova is easly the highest paid Fe-athletic ever...

Portobello
Aug 30th, 2005, 03:02 AM
They just want to make the history :lol: :lol: :lol:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Aug 30th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Oh the Russians and history....
Nashi (our) Russians aren't the only players on Tour making history:

In 2004, Justine Henin-Hardenne lost 2r to No.86 Garbin, earliest exit for a Roland Garros defending champion since Sanchez-Vicario in 1990 and for a No.1 seed at Roland Garros since seedings introduced in 1925.
On 21st June 2005, No.7 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne has fallen to Greece's Eleni Daniilidou, 76(8) 26 75. It marks the first time in the Open Era the reigning Roland Garros champion has lost in the first round of The Championships.
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