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Sep 22nd, 2002, 11:34 PM
Team titles: 4.5 Federation Cup 2004, Federation Cup 2005, Hopman Cup 2007, Federation Cup 2007,Federation Cup 2008

Maria Sharapova - 33Japan Open 2003, Quebec City 2003, Birmingham 2004, Wimbledon 2004, Seoul 2004,Japan Open 2004, YEC 2004, Toray Pan Pacific 2005, Doha 2005, Birmingham 2005, Indian Wells 2006, Acura Classic 2006, US Open 2006, Zurich 2006 ,Linz-2006, Acura Classic 2007, Australian Open 2008, Doha 2008,Amelia Island 2008,Toray Pan Pacific 2009, Memphis-2010, Strasbourg - 2010, Rome - 2011, Cincinatti-2011, Stuttgart-2012,Rome - 2012, Roland Garros 2012, Indian Wells 2013,Stuttgart-2013, Stuttgart-2014,Roland Garros 2014, Bejing 2014, Brisbane - 2015

Elena Dementieva-16, Amelia Island 2003, Bali 2003, Changhai 2003, Hasselt 2004, Tokyo PPO 2006, Los Angeles 2006, Istanbul 2007,Moscow 2007, Dubai 2008, Olympics-2008, Luxembourg-2008,Aukland-2009,Sydney-2009, Rogers Cup 2009, Sydney-2010, Paris-2010

Svetlana Kusnetsova -14,Helsinki 2002, Bali 2002, Eastbourne 2004, US Open 2004,Bali 2004, Miami 2006, Bali 2006, Bejing-2006, Pilot Pen 2007, Stuttgart 2009, Roland Garros 2009, China Open 2009,San Diego 2010Citi Open 2014

Nadya Petrova-13.5, Linz-2005, Doha-2006, Amelia Island-2006,Family Circle Cup 2006,Berlin 2006, Stuttgart-2006, Hopman Cup 2007, Paris 2007 , Cincinnatti 2008,Quebec City 2008, Washington-2011,S'Hertogenbosch 2012, Toray Pan Pacific Open 2012,Tournament of Champions 2012

Dinara Safina - 12, Sopot 2002, Palermo 2003, Gaz De France 2005, 2005 Prague Open, Gold Coast 2007, Berlin 2008, Los Angeles 2008,Rogers Cup 2008 , Tokyo 2008,Rome 2009,Madrid 2009, Portorose-2009
Vera Zvonareva -12,Bol 2003, Memphis 2004, Memphis 2005, Birmingham 2006, Cincinnati 2006, Prague 2008, Guangzhou-2008, Pattaya-2009, Indian Wells 2009, Pattaya-2010, Doha-2011, Baku-2011

Nastya Myskina - 10, Palermo 1999, Bahia 2002, Doha 2003, Sarasota 2003, Leipzig, 2003, Moscow 2003, Doha 2004, Roland Garros 2004, Moscow 2004, Calcutta 2005
Anna Chakvetadze-8, Guangzhou 2006, Moscow 2006,Hobart 2007, S'Hertogenbosch 2007,Cincinatti 2007, Stanford-2007, Paris 2008,Portorose-2010
Maria Kirirlenko - 6, Bejing-2005, Kolkata-2007, Estoril-2008, Barcelona-2008, Seoul-2008, Pattaya-2013

Nastya Pavlyuchenkova - 7 Monterrey 2010[/COLOR], Istanbul 2010, Monterrey 2011, Monterrey 2013, Portugal Open 2013Gaz De France 2014, Kremlin Cup 2014
Elena Bovina - 3, Warsaw 2002, Quebec City 2002,New Haven 2004
Elena Vesnina - 2 , Hobart 2013, Eastbourne 2013

Alisa Kleybanova - 2, Kuala-Lumpur 2010, Seoul 2010,
Elena Makarova - 2,Eastbourne 2010,Pattaya 2014
Elena Likhovtseva - 2, Gold Coast 1997, Forest Hills 2004 ( Montpelier 1993 is not counted as a Russian title as it was won while still playing for Kazakhstan )
Yaroslava Shvedova - 1, Bangalore Open 2007 ( currently playing for Kazakhstan, the title was won while still playing for Russia )[/COL-OR]
Vera Dushevina - 1 , Istanbul 2009,
Alla Kudryavtseva - 1 , Tashkent 2010
Kseniya Pervak - 1 , Tashkent2011 ( currently playing for Kazakhstan, the title was won while still playing for Russia )

Total: [COLOR=Red]149!!

Yevgeny Kafelnikov - 26,
Nikolai Davydenko - 21,
Marat Safin - 15,
Mikhail Youzhnyi - 10
Andrei Chesnokov - 7,
Dmitry Tursunov - 7,
Alexander Volkov - 3,
Igor Andreev - 3,
Andrei Cherkasov - 2,
Igor Kunitsyn - 1

Team titles - 2.5

Total: 97

Who is going to be next?

the cat
Sep 22nd, 2002, 11:54 PM
Svetlana has won a WTA title?

Sep 22nd, 2002, 11:57 PM
Didn't she win it in Finland?

Sep 22nd, 2002, 11:57 PM

Sep 23rd, 2002, 12:00 AM
Kournikova has 4 finals, Dementieva - also 4 finals, Panova 3 finals, Vera has 1 final.. I don't think Nadya or Lina ever reached finals.

Sep 23rd, 2002, 12:00 AM
I think the most likely to win next would be either Elena Bovina or Lina.

Sep 23rd, 2002, 12:42 AM
Vera will be the next title winner! ;)

the cat
Sep 23rd, 2002, 02:20 AM
Which Vera, Jordan? ;) Z or D? I bet you mean Z!

Right ys. I think Svetlana did win in Finland. But was that a WTA tournament or a challenger?

Sep 23rd, 2002, 02:44 AM
poor cat... ;)

to answer your question: it was Nordic Open, a wta tournament

Sep 23rd, 2002, 03:02 AM
cat is losing his memory ;)

Lina i'm sure would have won one by now if she'd taken the Sveta route in playing lots of Tier IV and V's
Lina hasn't played any of these since she was 15, and only 1 of each as well.

She does play her 2nd ever Tier V in Bratislava next month, but she's short of match play this yr :sad:

Nadia is also like Lina and she's also played just the 2 Tier V's in her career and none at Tier IV yet.

and if both weren't injured this year i don't think they would have changed this at all.

Sep 23rd, 2002, 03:24 AM
I thought Likhovtseva had 2 titles

I hope Vera and Lina will be the next ones to win :)

Sep 23rd, 2002, 03:26 AM
I thought Likhovtseva had 2 titles

Correct. But we count *Russian* titles. First title of Likhovtseva was not *Russian*.

the cat
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:01 AM
Oh yeah! The Nordic Open. I remember now.

It's time Lina, Nadia, Anna K. and Elena D. start playing more of these small events until they win one.

But I want to see the Russian girls start to contend at the larger tournaments. But that might still be a year or two away.

Sep 24th, 2002, 12:46 AM
Well, you think Brazil Open, Tier II, wasn't large enough? Well, I think by her game Nastya is Top 10, and Elena B. will probably be contender in any tournament she'd play now..

the cat
Sep 24th, 2002, 01:47 AM
Brazil Open was a good start, ys. But I hope a Russian woman wins a Tier 1 title next year! At thiis point I think Myskina would be the one to do it. :D

Sep 24th, 2002, 12:39 PM
The next winner will be Vera Z. or Anna K., I think.

auntie janie
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:54 PM
The next winner will be whichever one of the 2002 titlists (Safina, Myskina, Bovina, Kusnetsova) plays another small event, or it could be Vera Z or MAYBE, Nadya. Isn't Nadya in Bali this week?

I seriously doubt that the next winner will be Anna K. or Elena D. The competition in the Tier 1 &2s is too much, and they have not shown that they have what it takes to close out even a small tournament.

And I agree with Eggy, the ones who refuse to play the small events will find their title dreams still unfulfilled.

Sep 24th, 2002, 06:28 PM
I think Lina or Sveta are quite likely to win Bali. Hopefully Lina. She needs it more. Well , that would take her out of Moscow though..

auntie janie
Sep 24th, 2002, 07:29 PM
Ooops, Nadya is in Leipzig, not Bali as I thought.
Well, Lina beat Cara Black so she is off and running to win Bali! Go Lina! Be the next! :)

Sep 24th, 2002, 08:29 PM
I'd be quite happy to see Lina not playing Moscow if it means her winning Bali ;)

the cat
Sep 25th, 2002, 12:19 AM
Oh Eggy! :eek: I want to see Lina play the Ladies Kremlin Cup!

Udachi LIna! :bounce:

Oct 2nd, 2002, 10:24 AM
add another title to that list

Sveta onto 2 titles now :)
hopefully a 3rd by end of this week :)

auntie janie
Oct 2nd, 2002, 12:09 PM
The next winner will be whichever one of the 2002 titlists (Safina, Myskina, Bovina, Kusnetsova) plays another small event ...

Ain't I smart, guys? :):):)

Oct 3rd, 2002, 02:11 AM
Good hit, janie! Next one?

I say, Kusnetsova moves to #3..;)

Feb 15th, 2003, 03:07 PM
SO we are not getting a new titlist tomorrow... But Russia gets its title #9. Considering that we had just 2 some nine months ago, this is a huge progress..:)

Feb 16th, 2003, 12:35 AM
zvonareva has a great chance next week to win a title but i hoped lina would do it this week and i really want elena d to win as well.

Feb 16th, 2003, 01:30 AM
Vera will win Memphis!! :D (she'll win the doubles too with Bea ;))

Mar 4th, 2003, 09:14 PM
So, who is the next? Someone Indian Wells? That would make my year.. Someone Sarasota? Could be..

But I got teh impression that the only player with any reasonable consistency now is Nastya..

Mar 4th, 2003, 09:48 PM
But I got teh impression that the only player with any reasonable consistency now is Nastya..

That depends what do you understand by the word consistency. Consistency of winning Tier-3b tournaments or consistency of winning Grand Slam or Tier-1. The first type of consistency many girls possess, the second none, not even Nastya.

Mar 4th, 2003, 09:56 PM
if lina was playing indian wells i would have said she had slight chance their but she isn't. petrova is still inconsistent from match to match losing in the 2nd round qualies 6-3 6-4. the day before she had won 6-2 6-1.

bovina has a good chance at indian wells. and i would put myskina up there as an outside chance.

myskina, kuznetsova and zvonareva are all in the same little section at indian wells so the player that gets through that section must be playing well and surely has at least a small shot.

Mar 5th, 2003, 12:18 AM
Well, my next bet to win a tourney would be Big Lena... because she's playing in Sarasota and Estoril (where she always does well). She's gonna win a big title soon though... :)

Apr 7th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Nastya gets us into double figures.. Russian title #10. And Nastya is a clear leader now.

Who is next?

Apr 20th, 2003, 07:29 PM
Nastya stilll at the top. But Alyona gets the honours of winning the biggest ever Russian title ..

Apr 20th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Elena! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Apr 20th, 2003, 07:43 PM
Elena truly deserved this... even though it was long overdue, it was a worthly wait!!!!!


Apr 20th, 2003, 07:54 PM
Now, lets hope that the floodgates are open..

If ever there was a player in Russian tennis who had a mental strength to win big, it was Dementieva-2000. Honestly, I almost buried hopes for her return. Alyona, where have you been all this time?

Apr 20th, 2003, 08:06 PM
the 1st BIG one of 2003 :)

this Title is the BIGGEST yet by one of our girls :)

Lets hope for some others to join the Club :)

congrats Alyona, been waiting for some time but its worth it in the end :)

Thank you baby :kiss: :kiss:

Apr 20th, 2003, 08:26 PM
No doubt this is the biggest Russian win ever... even though Nastya won Bahia, she didn't face nearly the competition that Alyona did.

So happy. :)

Eggy, I'm sure you must be ecstatic for your girl. :)

Apr 20th, 2003, 08:33 PM
Now we need one for Lina, Nadya and Vera. And it would be totally unfair if Tanya goes out without a title. But sad thing, I am afraid, it seems to be the way it is going to be..

Apr 20th, 2003, 08:56 PM
Well done Aliona!

The first title came so unexpectedly and is so sweet. So many big scalps in one week :hearts:

Apr 20th, 2003, 09:57 PM
Only 6 Russians have won!?

:eek: @ Anastasia

Apr 20th, 2003, 10:01 PM
thats only the current players :)

the list will be getting alot longer soon ;)

Apr 20th, 2003, 10:41 PM
Great to add another title!

This victory is so sweet, especially because of all the criticism thrown on this board Elena's way.

The title she won and the people she beat make this victory the greatest so far.

Now I hope Elena uses this to propel herself up the rankings and onto bigger and even better things!!


Apr 24th, 2003, 02:24 PM
In 2002 We had 6 titles by ladies, 4 titles by men and Davis Cup. Which makes 11.

It could have been close to that in 2000 when Marat won 7 and Yevgeny won 2. If there would be anyone else to support them.

This year we already stand at 5. 2 titles by Myskina and Davydenko, one from Dementieva. We are well on course for the best year ever. Hoping that Marat is going to win a couple of Slams this year, this year is going to be remarkable.

Apr 24th, 2003, 02:35 PM
Hopefully Vera Z can win her first soon and Zhenya to add a couple titles more.... ;)

auntie janie
Apr 25th, 2003, 12:01 AM
I think it's cool that you are keeping this thread up to date, ys! It's a lot of fun to check in here periodically and watch the numbers climb ... :D

But I don't think Elena D.'s wonderful & amazing win is the one to open the Title floodgates, as you hope. It's too late! :D Just look at your numbers and then compare those numbers to twelve months ago -- the floodgates already burst open LAST year, with Elena B.s first title. :kiss: :hearts:

Isn't this so much more fun than when we had to keep fretting about that damn Curse? :angel:

Apr 25th, 2003, 12:09 AM
I'm just waiting for the floodgates to open for Ms. Bovina... and she starts winning tournaments every week. It's gonna happen.

May 4th, 2003, 02:01 PM
Now make it 6 titles this year :)

And it is especially sweet that 2 of those are maiden titles for Aliona and Vera Z ;)

May 4th, 2003, 02:05 PM
:bounce: :D

just waiting for Lina to get one too :)

May 4th, 2003, 04:13 PM
I am proud of Alyona and Vera! :D That's great!
Yep,it should be Lina next time! ;)

May 4th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Congrats to vera and well , seems that the list is growing by the week... :)

Yup hope for Lina to join the club and I would like to add for Nadia to win her 1st next... :)

May 5th, 2003, 12:05 AM
congrats to vera and elena i hope both can go onto better things.

now who will be next? hopefull lina k and petrova can their first titles as well as douchevina and sharapova.

Happy Guy
May 5th, 2003, 11:51 AM
Elena Bovina: Warsaw 2002


Dinara Safina: Sopot 2002


Svetlana Kuznetsova: Bali 2002


Anastasia Myskina: Doha 2003


Anastasia Myskina: Leipzig 2003


Elena Dementieva: Amelia Island 2003


Elena Dementieva: Bali 2003


Elena Dementieva: Shanghai 2003


Vera Zvonareva: Bol 2003


Maria Sharapova: Tokyo Japan Open 2003


By the way, Wta Tour says Elena Likhovtseva also won Montpellier in 1993, so she had 2 career titles.

May 5th, 2003, 12:00 PM
By the way, Wta Tour says Elena Likhovtseva also won Montpellier in 1993, so she had 2 career titles.

This question was already answered in the thread.. Anyway, the thread is called "Russian titles" and Elena L. represented Kazakhstan in 1993.

Happy Guy
May 5th, 2003, 12:07 PM
This question was already answered in the thread.. Anyway, the thread is called "Russian titles" and Elena L. represented Kazakhstan in 1993.

Oic, I didn't read the previous posts.

May 5th, 2003, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the Bovina pic... I didn't have one with her and the trophy. :)

It's too bad the Polish trophies are hideous though.

Happy Guy
May 5th, 2003, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the Bovina pic... I didn't have one with her and the trophy. :)

It's too bad the Polish trophies are hideous though.

Some more pic on Warsaw website.

Happy Guy
May 5th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Pic missing:

Anastasia Myskina: Palermo 1999, Bahia 2002, Sarasota 2003

Svetlana Kuznetsova: Helsinki 2002

Elena Likhovtseva: Gold Coast 1997 (and if there is the Montpellier 1993 as well)

Elena Bovina: Quebec City 2002

May 5th, 2003, 12:58 PM
Some more pic on Warsaw website.
That's the problem... that site is down most of the time. :p

The Quebec site sucks... it has nothing.

Jul 13th, 2003, 02:45 PM
Russian title #13.

Jul 13th, 2003, 02:54 PM
I'm glad you bumped this thread up. I've never seen it.
Lena looks like a model in that Warsaw Photo.

As the next few years go by, it's going to be no surprise that Russians win titles.
We need more and more Russians into the top 20, and then the top 10.
And bigger and bigger titles.

Jul 13th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Thanks Dinara to add one more title

Sep 14th, 2003, 11:48 AM
Russian title #14. 6th title of the year. Just like in 2002. Now it is time to set a new record.

Sep 14th, 2003, 12:12 PM

Sep 14th, 2003, 01:33 PM
Thanks ys. :)

Congrats Alyona! :D
Now make it 2 in a row and grab your third title in Shanghai!

the cat
Sep 14th, 2003, 04:34 PM
What a great picture! :D It looks like Elena is holding the Wimbledon Plate! ;) :hearts: :bounce:

And congrats to Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva for being the top 10 at the same time. :)

Sep 14th, 2003, 07:57 PM
What a great picture! :D It looks like Elena is holding the Wimbledon Plate! ;) :hearts: :bounce:

She will.

And congrats to Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva for being the top 10 at the same time. :)

Nastya and Elena tied Anna's record for highest ever Russian rankings. Good showing in China could move Alyona within striking distance of Amelie rankings. But both girls will have to compensate for Leipzig points.
This also toes the record for number of Russians in Top 10. I believe Anna and Alyona were both ranked in Top 10 in Jan 2001, but I am not 100% sure about that. And, I think, Vera and Nadya might be joining them shortly.

Sep 14th, 2003, 09:05 PM
Anna and Alyona were ranked in top 10 at same time in about April 2001 time.

Nastya has only big pts at Leipzig to defend for yr
Lena only has Filderstadt SF really.

next stop is another title for our girls
i want one for Nadya soon too.

Sep 21st, 2003, 07:55 AM
Looks like Aliona is determined to break all records this year :)

Go for it, girl!

Sep 21st, 2003, 07:59 AM
Alyona is rising quickly.
Bali - Tier III - Won
Shanghai - Tier II - Won
Moscow - Tier I - ?

15th Russian title in history.
7th title of the year, already beating the last year 6.

The first Russian to win back-to-back titles.
The first Russian to win three titles ( and counting ) in one year.


Sep 21st, 2003, 08:14 AM
I believe Alyona can more!

Sep 21st, 2003, 08:33 AM
Yeah,many more will come!

Sep 21st, 2003, 08:56 AM
great 2003 so far :banana: :)
now we want #8 for 2003 :)

Sep 21st, 2003, 04:29 PM
I really believe that if Elena is rested and relaxed for the Kremlin Cup, she can win.

Its her home town, indoors and she is confident at the moment!

I hope she can add that to her resume, because I believe it will really make her happy!

Just look after yourself Elena and keep those titles coming girl! :)

Sep 28th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Bali, Shanghai, how about Leipzig? That's #8.
Let's see if Moscow is #9.
Well done Nastya!!

Sep 28th, 2003, 02:50 PM
Wow, Elena and Nastya must be pushing each other on...

Congrats & Well done Nastya!

Sep 28th, 2003, 02:52 PM
Super win for Nastia defeating the Belgium sisters on the way :banana:

The race for the top Russian is heating up. Moscow can be very interesting

Sep 28th, 2003, 03:04 PM
nastya :D :D :)
her biggest title too

now we want a Tier 1
go for it girls in Moscow

Sep 28th, 2003, 03:16 PM
Is Nastya the first ever Russian player to defeat WTA #1 and #2 in the same tournament? Who was the last Russian to defeat a reigning #1? Kournikova in Berlin? Or Kournikova over Davenport in AI? Was Lindsay #1 back then?

Sep 28th, 2003, 04:46 PM
soon this thread will become irrelevant ;)

Sep 28th, 2003, 04:47 PM
I mean we will have so many of them that we won't have to cOunt them ;)

Sep 28th, 2003, 05:00 PM
I mean we will have so many of them that we won't have to **** them ;)

What did you just say?


Sep 28th, 2003, 05:03 PM
LMAO@tenn_ace :tape:
i hope thats not an everyday occurance.

Sep 28th, 2003, 05:08 PM
:o OMG!!!! :o :o

and there are kids on this board too :tape:

please forgive whoever saw it :angel:

Sep 28th, 2003, 05:18 PM
LMAO :tape:

A Froidian slip, tenn_ace?

the cat
Sep 28th, 2003, 07:05 PM
Now it's time for a Russina to win a Tier 1 tournament! :D I just hope Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina have enough good tennis and energy left in them to play well in Moscow. Because they are the only 2 Russina's I see as possible champion of the 2003 Ladies Kremlin Cup. Although Nadia Petrova must be considered a contender in Moscow, too. Especially if she is serving well.

Sep 28th, 2003, 07:33 PM
Great win for Myskina today. She has stated she no longer wants to be ranked around 10 anymore, so I think we'll be seeing a strong competition between Elena and Anastasia for the Russian No. 1 accolade! :)

With Kremlin Cup coming up, its great that the top 2 Russians are playing so well and can provide the homecrowd with a lot of entertainment!

Go ladies! :) Especially Elena ;)

Sep 29th, 2003, 08:12 AM
I just arrived in Russia and found out that Nastya has won Leipzig!!! What a fantastic news. :D Now I totally agree that both - Nastya and Alyona will be the main favourites to win the KK.

Oct 5th, 2003, 04:37 AM
Masha won Tokyo. That's #9. Russians have won every tournament since NY.
Make it 10, Nastya!

Oct 5th, 2003, 07:46 AM
Wow!Incredible! :eek:
Time to add a GS title next year! :bounce:

Oct 5th, 2003, 08:38 AM
keep them coming girls :) :banana:

Oct 5th, 2003, 10:52 AM
2 titles per week! First Tier I! Woo-hoo!

We need a huge party:


Oct 5th, 2003, 10:54 AM
yes a first Tier I :banana: :aparty: :woohoo:

well done Nastya :)
two titles in a week is a first as well

next step a SLAM :) or probably Indian Wells or Miami
keep it going girls :)
got so much to be proud of

Oct 6th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Amazing for Anastasia! Many congrats, the Russian girls seem to have stepped upto the plate this year and I hope they all keep on making big strides forward!

A GS title doesn't look so unlikely after all! ;)

Oct 6th, 2003, 01:49 PM
:bounce: big improvement from last year :)

ally baker
Oct 6th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Nice to see all the Russians winning tournaments, making big strides forward.

Oh, but there's one, and only one, that isn't.

I hate Bovina. K. Bye.

Oct 7th, 2003, 05:57 AM
Awesome reply from Nastya to recent Alyona's achievements..

And we got the second first time winner this year.

Well done, Masha..

Nov 2nd, 2003, 08:33 PM
The 11th Russian singles championship of 2003- Maria wins Quebec.

Nov 2nd, 2003, 08:47 PM
Russinas keep up the good work :yeah:

Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:41 AM
Vera has title #1 for 2004. And she earned it.
4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Down 5-2 in the third to Raymond. Vera's second title.
What a fighter Vera is!
Memphis, a Tier III. A great final.

Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:53 AM
And after Russian title #10 went to Nastya, Russian title #20 goes to Vera.

the cat
Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:45 PM
That was a great win for Vera! :D And GL, I hope you now see the value of Tier lll tournaments. ;)

Feb 23rd, 2004, 10:25 PM
There are Tier III's where you have to beat two top 25 players. And there are other Tier III's.

the cat
Feb 23rd, 2004, 10:32 PM
Oops! I guess I did the lll wrong in Tier III. :o You use the capital I for Tier III. Right GL?

A Tier III is a Tier III, GL.b But I knew you would have a good retort, Miss Lox. And you did.

Mar 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM
The second Russian singles title of 2004 will be won tomorrow. An all Russian final in Doha. The second year in a row.
Nastya against Sveta. They both beat three time slam winners in the semis. Sveta had to work much harder.
Both Sveta and Nastya are big winners this week.

Mar 5th, 2004, 06:30 PM
© Karim Jaafar
Upsets Set Up All-Russian Doha Final

DOHA, Qatar - Anastasia Myskina (left) is getting used to playing Russians in the Doha final, and for the second year running, she'll battle a compatriot for the Qatar Total Open title. While last year it was Elena Likhovtseva who fell to Myskina, in 2004 Likhovtseva's doubles partner, 18-year-old rising star Svetlana Kuznetsova, will be her championship opponent Saturday night.

Kuznetsova was ranked No.29 last week but will rise to around No.13 or No.14 courtesy of her stellar results this week. On Thursday, the St Petersburg native avenged her loss to world No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne in last week's Dubai final, posting a resounding 62 46 63 win in one hour, 57 minutes. It was her first-ever victory over a reigning world No.1 and her first over the Belgian in five meetings.

"I was very relaxed and I play well when I'm like that," said a jubilant Kuznetsova. "She didn't expect me to be so relaxed and so good."

In foggy and humid conditions, Kuznetsova burst out of the blocks, winning the first set 6-2 with a series of blazing winners.

"I was hitting my forehand very hard and it always was in, so I kept on accelerating more and more."

Henin-Hardenne steadied to take the second set, but as the first six games of the decider went against serve, it was a battle of nerves as Kuznetsova held for 4-3, broke for 5-3 and surged past the finish line.

"I knew there would be down moments during the match and that came in the second set," said Kuznetsova. "I had chances to win the second set, but I made many unforced errors and let Justine come back into the match.

"The third set was breaks all the time and finally I had the chance to hold serve and break her again to win it. But I didn't play as well as I did in the first set.

"It's quite disappointing," said Henin-Hardenne, who was 16-0 for the season coming into the match. "I had many opportunities in the third set and I missed them. She played a lot on her forehand and I gave her a lot of time. I wasn't as aggressive as last week."

With each match against Henin-Hardenne, Kuznetsova has edged closer to an upset. The greater self-belief acquired in recent weeks was crucial in ending Henin-Hardenne's perfect three-title win streak to start 2004.

"I was more confident than I was in Dubai," added Kuznetsova. I woke up this morning believing in myself. I knew I could win the match. You get experience playing top players.

"It's a great week for me. I'll try not to think about my match tonight to stay focused for tomorrow."

"The conditions were tough," said Henin-Hardenne, who would have become the fastest woman ever to pass $1 million in season earnings had she reached the final. "It was very humid and the balls were very heavy. It was a good match, but not good enough. I cannot be my best every week."

Myskina had a much easier day at the office than her younger countrywoman, needing just 68 minutes to sweep past No.2 seed Jennifer Capriati, 62 62.

"I think I played really smart today," said Myskina. "I played her weaknesses."

Myskina, a popular figure in Doha after her title run last year, was buoyed by an enthusiastic crowd cheering her on.

"I think they know me really well here. I've been coming for three years, so they've had lots of chances to see me play and that's why they support me. I really appreciate it as I love being here."

Capriati may be ranked No.5 to Myskina's No.7, but the American is playing only her second event of 2004, having been sidelined up until a week ago with a back injury.

"Of course it's disappointing to lose," said Capriati. "The conditions were very difficult, it was hard to see with the fog and the balls were very heavy which made the game slow and gave her more time.

"In general, I could say I'm happy with this week. I played well my last two matches and reaching the semis. Now I'll go back and prepare for Miami."

Myskina and Kuznetsova have each won a match against each other, Myskina taking their most recent encounter last May in Rome.

"I think our head-to-heads are 1-1 but that's not really relevant because Svetlana has improved so much and is playing so well," said Myskina. "I saw most of her match today when I was waiting to play and she hit the ball so hard and was playing unbelievably.

"I'm really happy to be in the final again this year and I"m going to give it my best against Svetlana - we'll see!"

As a prelude to their singles clash on Saturday, Myskina and Kuznetsova faced off in the doubles semifinals Friday night.

Second-seeded Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva defeated their unseeded compatriots, Lina Krasnoroutskaya and Myskina, 75 61, setting up a repeat of last week's Dubai doubles final against Janette Husarova and Conchita Martinez, which Husarova/Martinez won in three sets.

Mar 5th, 2004, 08:40 PM
Whoever wins another Russian title won.

Mar 6th, 2004, 03:21 AM
thing is Nastya needs it to get top 5 - and
Sveta to win her 1st BIG tier title

so tough choice, but a nice one to have.

Mar 6th, 2004, 12:22 PM
egg, isn't it TierIII?

should be TierII with those names in the draw

Mar 6th, 2004, 01:32 PM
It is a Tier II ;)
Doha was upgraded to a Tier II this yr $600k
thats why Henin, Capriati played too, Serena, Amelie were due to come.

Mar 6th, 2004, 03:36 PM
The second Russian singles title of 2004 goes to Nastya. She won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
This is Nastya's 7th title. And she moves into the top 5 for the first time.

Also a big week for Sveta. Who moves to #14.

Mar 6th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Nastia has been very impressive in the finals since 2003: 5-1 :yeah:

Mar 6th, 2004, 05:46 PM
Nastya did again. So maniest great week for Russian tennis.

Mar 6th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Myskina rallies to defend Qatar titleSaturday, 06 March , 2004, 23:05Doha: Anastasia Myskina of Russia rallied from a set down in the final of the WTA Qatar Open on Saturday to retain the title by defeating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 600,000-dollar tournament.

This was only the second-ever all-Russian final in the history of the women's game and it was here in Doha last year that Myskina clashed with another Russian Elena Likhovtseva for the honours.

The final took place against the backdrop of increased tensions and tit-for-tat detentions between Qatar and Russia following the assassination of Chechen leader Salim Khan Yandarbiyev in Doha recently.

Third seed Myskina and the unseeded Kuznetsova started cautiously and this quickly turned into full-scale nervousness as the match progressed.

Only Myskina appeared to compose her highly frayed nerves, but this was only towards the end. Even when serving for the match, the 22-year-old Muscovite double-faulted under immense pressure.

The 100-minute tussle was a far cry from the high standards seen throughout the week on the Khalifa Complex hardcourts during which Kuznetsova stared down opposition from the likes of world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne, while Myskina, hunting for her seventh title, took care of American Jennifer Capriati and dangerous Chinese player Jie Zheng.

The match started with Myskina breaking Kuznetsova, 18, in the very first game and getting broken in return.

Playing in very humid conditions, both struggled to overcome sluggish starts and there was little to choose between the two.

However, Kuznetsova, who will now vault six spots on Monday from her current ranking of 20 to 14, managed another break in the eighth game for 4-4 and then a doublebreak in the next put her ahead.

Despite getting the set under her belt, Dubai Open finalist Kuznetsova failed to hit her stride in the second set. Myskina quickly plugged the leak in her confidence and bounced back with breaks in the third and fifth games for 4-1. But again she lost the plot and dropped her serve in the eighth game, restoring parity with extreme difficulty.

In the decider, Myskina's concentration again began to desert her as her rival's game swung between the sublime and the ridiculous. Breaks were exchanged four times, Myskina stuttered and Kuznetsova fumbled, putting her volleys either into the net or into the packed stands.

But it was the more experienced Myskina who put an end to the dithering and got the knife in in the seventh game when she had three breakpoints.

Kuznetsova salvaged the situation but Myskina broke her in the crucial ninth game for 5-4 and then served out the match.

"It feels great to defend the title. I am very, very happy and I love Doha,' declared Myskina.

"It was a really tough match. It is always difficult when you are playing against a Russian and Svetlana was out to get me today," added Myskina, who moves up to fifth in the rankings.

"But I really wanted to win. I was very nervous in the first set but then I played a smart game," added Myskina. Kuznetsova admitted that she failed to compose herself, given the big occasion. "Given my form yesterday when I beat Justine I should have beaten Myskina today. But I was very nervous and tight. I play my best tennis when I am relaxed," she said. The win swelled Myskina's bank balance by 94,000 dollars and put her in pole position for the diamond-encrusted tennis ball trophy with which the tournament rewards a player who has won it three times. Kuznetsova got 50,000 dollars for her efforts

Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:42 PM
The third Russian title, and second all Russian final, of 2004 is a special one. Nastya and Elena D. play in the finals of the French Open.

Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:49 PM
Good luck Anastasia Myskina! :bounce:

Jun 3rd, 2004, 07:11 PM
Good luck to both Elena and Nastya. May you each go on to win several majors.

Jun 3rd, 2004, 10:43 PM
Only the third of the year. By this time last year we already had 5 or 6. But this one could outweigh 10 easily.

Jun 3rd, 2004, 10:46 PM
What really makes this unusual is that in Rome, Elena lost her first match to Maria, and Nastya lost her first match to Lena L.
And they both were tested in round 1 in Paris.

Jun 3rd, 2004, 11:02 PM
I wonder how the Russian media is reacting?

Jun 4th, 2004, 04:22 AM
Wow!Incredible! :eek:
Time to add a GS title next year! :bounce:
I can't believe it!
An all-Russian final!
Hope it's a good match.

Jun 7th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Myskina wins Roland Garros.
second title of the year for her, third iverall for russian in 2004

Jun 13th, 2004, 02:53 PM
4th title this year. Nadya or Sveta must continue Russian streak next week.

Jun 13th, 2004, 02:55 PM
Maria wins Tier III Birmingham. That's her third title. 4th Russian title of 2004. 2 in a row.

Jun 13th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Ok to continue the streak someone needs to win Rosmalen... Otherwise it would be inpolite, or something... A week on grass withou a Russian title- doesn't sound good.

Jun 14th, 2004, 08:57 AM
Good for the Russian Girls. Hope this week at least one of the titles is for Russia :D :D

Jun 18th, 2004, 10:21 PM
It is actually astonishing, how casual Russian finals have become. Just two years ago it would have made our month or even few. Now we have 4, maybe even 5 Russian finalists within just 14 days, every week, in virtually every tournament, and we take it almost for granted.

We've come a long way, baby.. :)

Jun 18th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Lina and Sveta both have a chance tomorrow. But I want Russians to be the favorite at every tournament, every week.

Jun 19th, 2004, 11:14 AM
GOOD LUCK SVETA AND LINA!!!!!! :hug: :smooch: :bounce: :D :bounce:

Jun 19th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Sveta won Eastbourne, a Tier II. Sveta's first title of 2004, her third overall.
5th Russian title of 2004. Now the French Open, Birmingham, and Eastbourne.
And the way all 3 of these players are improving, a lot more titles are coming.

Jun 19th, 2004, 02:39 PM
BTW, Masha's win for the first Russian grasscourt title ever. But it would not stay the only one for any long time. Hopefully some fate awaits Nastya's biggie.. :lol:

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:07 PM
Wow, 5 titles for Russian so far, Congrats to Myskina, Vera Z, Sharapova and Sveta :D France also has 5 this year, last one thanks to Pierce. Hope Wimby goes to Russia too :bounce:

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:30 PM
BTW, Masha's win for the first Russian grasscourt title ever. But it would not stay the only one for any long time. Hopefully some fate awaits Nastya's biggie.. :lol:
I don't want to dwell on the past, but Anna got awfully unlucky that year when she defeated Steffi. The title would have been hers.

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:37 PM
Let's bring Wimbledon to one of the Russian Girls :D :D

Jul 3rd, 2004, 03:36 PM
Maria won Wimbledon. Title #6 of 2004, second straight major won by a Russian.
This is Maria's 4th title, two in a row. 12 straight wins on grass. And Maria is playing an extremely high level of tennis.

Jul 6th, 2004, 01:46 AM
Russian streak continues.. ;)

Jul 6th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Hope one of them win @ Stanford :)

Aug 28th, 2004, 09:25 AM
2 chances this weekend.

Elena L in Forest Hills and Elena Bovina in New Haven. Good luck !!!

Aug 28th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Russian titles #7 & #8 of 2004. Elena Bovina won Tier II New Haven, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 against Dechy.
Elena Likhovtseva won Tier V Forest Hills. Lena L. only had to play two matches.

Angel Burning
Aug 28th, 2004, 07:39 PM
Great week for Russia!

I'm sure we'll get more Tier I's and II's this fall.

Aug 28th, 2004, 09:57 PM
Great double for Lenas :banana:

Now if only someone could take the big one, to make 3 in a row

Aug 28th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Congratulations :bounce: :wavey:

Aug 28th, 2004, 11:13 PM
two more titles today :yeah: :bounce: :yippee:

congrats Lena B and L :D :)

Aug 29th, 2004, 07:08 AM
Congrats Elena B and Elena L :clap2: :D

TCBY Treats
Aug 29th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Where do we stack Bovina's title amongst the rest of the Russians?

I think it's 6th. Behind Myskina and Sharapova's slams, of course. Myskina's Leipzig and Moscow wins, plus Alyona's Amelia Island win.

Sep 10th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Vera Zvonareva won the US Open mixed doubles title with Bob Bryan

They defeated Alicia Molik and Todd Woodbridge 6-3 6-4

Sep 10th, 2004, 10:44 PM
Another all Russian GS final. Congrats RR!!! :D

I hope this time Elena can use her experience and momentum to gain the title. Sveta has done great and she WILL have more opportunities in the future.

Udachi Elena, so proud of you!!! :hearts: :D :)

Sep 11th, 2004, 03:20 PM
Tonight's winner will be the third straight Russian to win a major. Title #9 for 2004.
3 straight majors. 2 of them all Russian finals. It's really an amazing achievement.
Friday's semifinals were awesome.
The world will have to get used to all Russian finals. We're not going away. We're getting stronger.

Sep 11th, 2004, 03:44 PM
3 straight majors, but no Tier I's in 2005. Someone here has to win the Kremlin Cup.

Sep 11th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Since RG breakthrough there was only 2 Tier Is.. And Russians made it to finals losing to someone who was unbeatable back then..

Sep 11th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Just S.D. and Montreal? We were in both finals, exhausted after evening all Russian semis.

Sep 11th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Someone here has to win the Kremlin Cup.This is Vera's title :armed:. It's like a fifth slam to the Russians, and Vera will be out to impress in front of her home crowd.

Sep 11th, 2004, 05:58 PM
3 different slam winners, and only Anastasia has won a Tier I. The 2003 Kremlin Cup. The only Russian Tier I title, ever.

Sep 12th, 2004, 04:48 AM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please.

Sep 12th, 2004, 05:12 AM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please.a) Vera, after I get through talking with her
b) Sveta

Sep 12th, 2004, 07:45 AM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please.
Congratulations to Svetlana :kiss: :hug:


a. Myskina
b. Myskina :)

Sep 12th, 2004, 02:31 PM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please. a) I'm afraid none...:sad:
b) I don't have much confidence in Myskina...I think either Maria or Sveta...But I can't really decide...:scratch:

Sep 12th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Tonight's winner will be the third straight Russian to win a major. Title #9 for 2004.
3 straight majors. 2 of them all Russian finals. It's really an amazing achievement.
Friday's semifinals were awesome.
The world will have to get used to all Russian finals. We're not going away. We're getting stronger.
Sveta won her 4th title, second of 2004 (Eastbourne).

Sep 12th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please.

A) Myskina
A) Myskina

Sep 14th, 2004, 04:15 PM
The next step is to win more one week tournaments. Three majors in a row, but only 6 other titles all year. And no Olympic medals at all.
We need to dominate every week, not just the majors.

Sep 17th, 2004, 09:49 PM
Yes, but dominating major is more important because they make tennis history :)

This week in Bali the Sveta or Nadia have a chance to win the singles title and in doubles i hope Nastya and Ai win it :D

Sep 17th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Two questions:

a) Which Russian player will complete The Russian Slam in Melbourne?
b) Which of three Russian GS holders will win her second Slam first?

Your answers, please.
a) Lena D
b) Sveta

Sep 18th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Sveta plays the Bali final against Weingartner tomorrow. If she wins, it's Sveta's third 2004 title, and fifth overall.
And the tenth Russian title of 2004.

Sep 19th, 2004, 09:35 AM
Sveta beat Weingartner 6-1 6-4. Sveta won her third title in 2004. :DCongratulations!! :bounce: :hug: :worship:
Title #10 for Russians in 2004. tied with USA.

Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:45 PM
In 2004, Russians have won the last 3 majors.
No Tier I's.
Elena B., Anastasia, and Svetlana each won a Tier II.
Svetlana, Maria, and Vera Z. won Tier III's.
Elena L. won a Tier V. It was after she reached the final or Tier I Montreal.

Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:47 PM
Maybe there will be a Tier I victory in Moscow...:)

Oct 2nd, 2004, 06:50 PM
there could be a new milestone for Russian womens' tennis: 2 titles in one week.

One is guaranteed (Lena or Lena ;) ), another: Let's go Masha S.!

Oct 2nd, 2004, 07:01 PM
hopefully Lena D can win her 1st one of 2004
Masha should win Seoul

Dinara should have been in with a chance tomorrow too :fiery: :(

Oct 2nd, 2004, 07:04 PM
Dinara deserves a lot of spanking... :mad:

Oct 3rd, 2004, 08:52 AM
Maria won Seoul, her third title in 2004 wowww :D :clap2:
and i tihnk is 10 th title for Russia :D
hopefully Elena can add one more ;)

Oct 3rd, 2004, 01:57 PM
Elena D. beat Bovina in Hasselt final.
Congrats Dementieva for your first title in 2004
and 11th for Russia in 2004 ;) :clap2:

Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:44 PM
Great win for Elena D. Some BIG finals, but finally a title. At least she hasn't forgotten how to win them I was starting to get a little worried. Now use this to propel yourself forward! :D

Oct 9th, 2004, 12:53 PM
This week, Maria Sharapova won in Japan her second title in a row, 3rd in 2004
12th title for Russia in 2004 :D :bounce:

Oct 9th, 2004, 05:49 PM
In 2004, Russians have won the last 3 majors.
No Tier I's.
Elena B., Anastasia, and Svetlana each won a Tier II.
Svetlana, Maria(twice), and Vera Z. won Tier III's. Maria a Tier IV.
Elena L. won a Tier V. It was after she reached the final or Tier I Montreal.
This week, this is the Tier I to win.

Oct 16th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Dementieva and Myskina are in the final of Moscow. The title goes to a Russian .

Oct 16th, 2004, 02:11 PM
This is the biggest, I think just as big as the French Open. Anastasia and Elena D. in the Kremlin Cup final.
And they, with Svetlana, are in a battle for Russian #1.

Oct 17th, 2004, 11:07 AM
Myskina won Moscow !!!! Good job by both of them: Elena D and Nastya
This makes title # 14 for Russia (i am not wrong :p) in 2004!!! :clap2: pretty amazing
First Tier I that goes to a Russian player in 2004
Title #9 for Myskina, 2nd in Moscow, and 3rd for her in 2004

Well done !!! :D

Oct 17th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Vera and Nastya took out the KC doubles title :woohoo:

It's the 1st Tier I doubles title for either of them

Oct 17th, 2004, 04:08 PM
In 2004, Russians have won the last 3 majors.

Elena B., Anastasia, and Svetlana each won a Tier II.
Svetlana, Maria(twice), and Vera Z. won Tier III's. Maria a Tier IV.
Elena L. won a Tier V. It was after she reached the final or Tier I Montreal.
Now Anastasia has won the biggest non-major.

Congratulations to both Nastya and Elena. It was important in this year of Russian tennis to do it at the Kremlin Cup. And they both came through.:worship:

JC Federer
Oct 19th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Despite Russian dominance, these title stats unfortunately don't come close to what the americans produce, or the belgians... and there are far fewer of them.

Can we expect the kind of dominance from a russian player that might rival Williams/JHH/Clijsters/Davenport/Capriati, etc..? Can someone here win multiple slams and consistently win titles? Who do you think could? Unfortunately, these girls don't have the consistency of the above players yet... I do wonder who would be the GS champions this year had Kim and Justine competed healthily...

I do wish the best for these russians though. It's just that 9 titles compared to Justine's 19 and Kim's 21 is quite a disparity.

Oct 19th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Russians have won the last 3 majors. That equals Justine and Kim combined.
Anastasia has won the last 2 Tier I Kremlin Cups. Very important to the Russian players.

We need more Tier I wins. I think that will come.

Oct 31st, 2004, 04:41 PM
Amazing times, when Russian men win every week and Russian women don't..

Oct 31st, 2004, 04:48 PM
The women win majors. That's what matters.

Nov 1st, 2004, 02:11 AM
The women win majors. That's what matters.
Russian men have no less of those. They also have Olympics, #1 and Davis Cup. No Russian woman is even close to the brilliance of Kafelnikov's career yet, and I doubt any of this crop will.

Nov 1st, 2004, 02:38 PM
If a Russian women wins the Australian Open, then Russians hold every major.

No matter what happens in Melbourne, the rest of 2005 is all about Russians defending at the majors.

Nov 17th, 2004, 09:13 AM
Maria Sharapova wins YEC Title !!! :D title # 15 in 2004 and
Nadia / Meghan win doubles title :bounce:

Well done Girls!! :worship: :kiss: :smooch:

Nov 17th, 2004, 03:40 PM
The last 3 majors, the Kremlin Cup, the YEC.
A pretty good year.
2005 will start with 4 Russians in the top 6.

Nov 17th, 2004, 06:28 PM
Just looking back at the 1st page of this thread and where Russian tennis is now is amazing to read.

The girls have really lifted their games and intensity to a higher level than expected.

Nov 28th, 2004, 03:20 PM
The girls added the Fed Cup title :aparty:

The year has been as good as it gets.

Nov 28th, 2004, 03:58 PM
well done Russian girls :woohoo: :D :)
Fed Cup :yeah: :D :)

ending 2004 in style
an amazing last 6 months from Roland Garros on
now lets keep it going in 05 :)

Nov 28th, 2004, 04:00 PM
ys you still got to change Marat's titles ;) (14 now)

Nov 29th, 2004, 07:56 AM
well done Russian Girls :yeah: :kiss:

Dec 5th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Russians have won the last 3 majors. That equals Justine and Kim combined.
Anastasia has won the last 2 Tier I Kremlin Cups.
Maria won the YEC.
Anastasia led the Fed Cup team to its first championship.We need to win more Tier I's.
But what really matters are those $1 million checks. They signify that you won something big.
Russians have won the last four $1 million checks.
That's where champions are crowned.

the cat
Dec 6th, 2004, 03:15 PM
You sure love tennis money, GL. ;) I would rather have the Russina's winning major titles instead of Tier I's. And that's what happened in 2004.

Dec 6th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Russian Cup awards of this year, according to http://www.tennis-russia.ru/texts/2002/May/ruscup-2004.html:


Команда года - женская сборная России
Теннисист года - Марат Сафин
Теннисистка года - решено в 2004 году эту номинацию не присуждать
Теннисистка года в парном разряде - Надежда Петрова
Память - Нина Теплякова
Тренер года - Борис Собкин
Детский тренер - Юрий Юдкин
За вклад в организацию и проведение соревнований - Владимир Камельзон
За многолетний вклад в развитие тенниса - Левон Агаян
Легенда - Александр Метревели
Журналист года - Юрий Дарахвелидзе
Теннисное гостеприимство - Гурами Мжаванадзе
Турнир года - юношеский "Кубок Кремля"
Региональная федерация - Федерация тенниса Московской области
Региональный теннисный клуб - "Династия" (г.Санкт-Петербург )
Любители года - победители серии любительских турниров "Аматур" - Валерий Ольков, Оксана Войтенко, Александр Шарапов, Чингиз Аскеров

©1999 RusSport При цитировании ссылка на сайт "Теннис в России" обязательнаCongratulations to all!
As it appears, after some hesitation and hidden opinions battle the women's singles award was taken back from Nastya - announced e.g. at http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=sportsNews&storyID=6995176&src=rss/sportsNews - to nobody... Some comments are at wtatour.ru, nonofficial of course...
Btw, RusSport knew all that in 1999! And you argue on prophecy talents here... ;)

Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:09 PM
Anastasia won the ITF player of the year award -


Dec 23rd, 2004, 09:47 PM
Hey, never noticed this thread, extremely cool to scroll through - nice piece of tennis history you have here - simply fabulous.
The Russian story in the past was one of continuing progress - can they be even better next year?
Anyway I wish all of them the best of luck in 2005 - but please leave something for the Belgians too! ;)

Jan 4th, 2005, 03:57 PM
In 2004, Russians won the last 3 majors.
Anastasia won the KC. Maria the YEC.
Elena B., Anastasia, and Svetlana each won a Tier II.
Elena D., Svetlana, Maria, and Vera Z. won Tier III's. Maria won a Tier IV.
Elena L. won a Tier V. It was after she reached the final or Tier I Montreal.
It's time to start our 2005 list:bounce:

Jan 8th, 2005, 07:20 AM
Lena Likhovtseva teamed up with Maggie Maleeva to win the Gold Coast doubles title

It's the first of what will hopefully be many Russian titles this year :)

Jan 8th, 2005, 11:08 AM
congrats for the first doubles titles, :D but this week no singles title :( :sad:

Feb 6th, 2005, 05:16 AM
and at last a 1st title of yr
Masha wins Tokyo PPO :banana: her 8th :D

keep them coming now ;)

Feb 6th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Maria joins Anastasia as the only 2 Russian women to win a Tier I.
Lena L. won her second doubles title of 2005.
Gold Coast with Maggie, and this one with Janette.
Svetlana won the AO doubles title with Alicia Molik.

Feb 6th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Russian players won at least one of every big title since US Open.

US Open/Us Open Federer Kouznetsova
Madrid/Moscow Safin Myskina
Paris/Zurich Safin Molik
YEC/YEC Federer Sharapova
AOpen/AOpen Safin Williams
nothing/Tokyo n/a Sharapova
IW/IW ?? ??
Miami/Miami ?? ??
Monaco/Charleston ?? ??

Feb 13th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Dinara Safina won her biggest title thus far. Tier II Paris, indoors.
She beat Mauresmo in the final.
That follows Maria in Tokyo. Two weeks, two titles.

Feb 13th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Good start to the year. Come to think, if only Maria did not choke in her semi against Serena, it could have been even better. Of course, there are no "ifs" in tennis.

Feb 13th, 2005, 07:27 PM
That's the most surprising of this year. D. Safina winning Paris, considering she's been playing/losing her 3 setters against the top players. She def. isn't an unworthy winner. :D :bounce: :bounce: Yeah, she shares the Paris title with her broth.

Feb 15th, 2005, 04:59 AM
thats 2 out of 5 tournaments isn't it for russia ? this yr

Feb 15th, 2005, 10:13 AM
i think is 2 out of 2 finals, Shartapofa and Safina reached a final and won them.

Feb 15th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Elena D.!!!!! :yeah: :yeah:

Feb 19th, 2005, 06:45 AM
Hopefully Nastya can beat Venus :D

Feb 19th, 2005, 11:19 AM
Get ready to add Antwerp ;)

Feb 19th, 2005, 11:26 AM
Why not talk about the Russian player who has already booked her place in a final this week? :angel:

Feb 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Even though Vera should be considered an obvious favourite I'd be cautious predicting Vera to definitely win. Meg seems to be in a good form. Anyway, good luck baby!

Feb 19th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Let's wait until the player wins a title to bring this thread up.

Feb 20th, 2005, 01:44 AM
Bepa successfully defended her Memphis title with a 7-6(3) 6-2 victory in the final :bigclap:

Feb 20th, 2005, 06:54 AM
3 title for Russia this year:

Sharapova : Tokyo
Safina: Paris
Zvonareva: Memphis

Nastya threw away her chances losing to Venus :fiery:

Feb 20th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Another Russian title on Carpet. Bepa successfully defended her title. :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 20th, 2005, 04:14 PM
This is 3 in 3 weeks, all by different players.
And I'm very optimistic about Qatar.

Feb 20th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Last year Memphis was the first title. This year it is already the third. Can we break our last year record of Total 16 titles?

And yes, I will be quite surprised not to see Russian player to win Qatar.

Feb 20th, 2005, 06:54 PM
I think we can't better last year. The only way would be to win all 4 majors.
But 2005 looks like a big year for the teens.
And they're the future. So it should be a great year.

Feb 20th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Yes, it could be great year, and next will be better, I think.

Feb 26th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Maria Sharapova won Tier II Doha.
That's 4 Russian titles in the last 4 weeks.
The third straight Russian title in Qatar. Anastasia won the last 2.

Feb 26th, 2005, 04:32 PM
I believe Maria has tied Anastasia with 9 titles.
They both have one major.
Anastasia has 2 KC's. Maria has a YEC and Tier I Tokyo.

Feb 26th, 2005, 04:52 PM
4th Russian title in the same amount of weeks. So far this year second title Masha.

Feb 26th, 2005, 07:46 PM
2005 going pretty good
another T2 title under wraps

lets go for #5 in a row in Dubai.

Feb 27th, 2005, 04:30 AM
Masha passes Nastya by in the list of Russian titlists, getting level in the number of titles, but being head by a virtue of bigger biggest title, and even if that is arguable , by a bigger second biggest title. Which of the two is going into double figures first? Nastya has the first shot at it next week.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 3rd, 2005, 07:48 AM
All hopes with Nastya now


Mar 3rd, 2005, 08:22 AM
All hopes with Nastya now


Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:40 PM
2005 going pretty good
another T2 title under wraps

lets go for #5 in a row in Dubai.

Myskina failed to go for #5 in a row. :explode: :mad:

May 15th, 2005, 03:05 PM
Dina.. :)

May 15th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Dinara :cool:

May 15th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Doubles figures Dina. Rounded off her fav. role again. :D :)

May 15th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Dinara has won Paris and Prague. Maria won Tokyo and Doha. Vera won Memphis.
It's time to start listing majors in this thread.

May 16th, 2005, 03:56 AM
It was the first title since Doha, itwas time , now one of them should win RG :)

Jun 12th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Maria won Tier III Eastbourne, her 5th Tier III, 10th overall.
Nothing but 2 Tier III's (one by Dinara) since February. That has to change.

Sep 24th, 2005, 03:00 PM
Quick poll: how many titles to you expect tomorrow? 2? 1? 0?

I tihnk we'll get one:)

Sep 24th, 2005, 03:02 PM
I'm optimist and I think we'll get three ;)

Sep 25th, 2005, 01:03 PM
We can add Masha Kirilenko. :bounce: :bounce:
First title Tier 2.

Sep 25th, 2005, 01:55 PM
A good hour after Masha, Nastya added another title. :D :)

Sep 25th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Seems like ages ago when 2 titles a week almost became a boring routine :lol:

/me extremely happy for both Little M and Nasty N. Simply gorgeous :hearts:

Sep 25th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Kirilenko won a Tier II in China, the first Russian title above a Tier III since February.
Myskina won her 10th title, tying her with Sharapova.

the cat
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Today was a very good day for the Russina's. :) Congrats to Maria Kirilenko on winning her first WTA Tour singles title and congrats to Anastasia Myskina on winning her first WTA Tour singles title of 2005. :D

Oct 30th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Petrova defeats Schnyder in Linz for first title

LINZ, Austria Oct 30 - Nadia Petrova earned her first career singles title on Sunday when she defeated Patty Schnyder 4-6 6-3 6-1 to win the Linz Open.

The Russian third seed, who had previously contested four finals, boosted her chance of taking part in the WTA Championships by replacing Venus Williams at eighth place in the points standings.

The season-ending event in Los Angeles, which begins on Nov. 8 features the top eight players in the standings.

"This is a great step forward for me," said Petrova. "It gives me a lot of confidence for next year and allows me to aim for more finals and more titles.

"It was very important that this happened finally. I've now achieved everything I wanted to this year -- to play very consistently, to have good results in the grand slams, and now to win a title. I'm very happy," added the 23-year-old.

Oct 31st, 2005, 02:47 PM
Masha S : 3 titles
Vera Z: 1 title
Dinara: 2 titles
Nastya :1 title
Masha K: 1 title
Nadia: 1 title
what a bad year compared to 2004 :sad:

Feb 5th, 2006, 04:34 AM

Feb 5th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Lena wins 1st title in 2006 :)

Feb 5th, 2006, 09:56 AM
been a long time coming for Lena , but so worth it.

Lena :kiss: :hug:

Feb 5th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Lena D. got her Tier 1 title under her belt. :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 5th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Dementieva denies Hingis her first win of comeback

News Tribune news services
Published: February 5th, 2006 02:30 AM

Martina Hingis missed a chance for her first title in her comeback, falling 6-2, 6-0 to Russia’s Elena Dementieva on Sunday in Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open.
The second-seeded Dementieva overpowered Hingis in the championship match at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Gymnasium to win her first Tier 1 WTA Tour singles title.
"It was probably one Russian too many," smiled Hingis, who had beaten Maria Kirilenko and top seed Maria Sharapova en route to her first final in four comeback tournaments.

"It used to be two Williams sisters and a [Lindsay] Davenport. Now there's a whole army of Russians in the way.

"I'm not looking for excuses. I tried a lot of things but she always had a better answer. Today she was just too good. If she plays like that all the time she would have won Grand Slams."

Dementieva had beaten Hingis 6-3, 6-1 in Filderstadt in October 2002 in what was the former world number one's last match before chronic ankle trouble forced her into early retirement.

Hingis returned to the game last month, reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals and winning the mixed doubles crown with India's Mahesh Bhupathi.

Dementieva suffered a shock first-round exit in Melbourne but the second seed had too much firepower for Hingis in Tokyo, ending her bid for a record fifth title in just 56 minutes.

Hingis's game unravelled as quickly as the "Swiss Miss" had destroyed Sharapova in the semi-finals, Dementieva picking her off from the baseline and making clever use of the lob.


"Martina's my favourite player so I never expected to beat her like this," Dementieva told reporters after winning her first tier one title on the women's WTA Tour.

"I have never had a 6-0 second set, only against me, but I think the match was closer than the score. I only have one good day every week -- otherwise I would be number one already."

Hingis, who thrashed defending champion Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday, won the Pan Pacific Open in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002 -- her last title before retiring.

She was also runner-up in 1998 and 2001.

Hingis made a one-off return to the game in February last year, losing to Germany's Marlene Weingartner in the first round of Thailand's Pattaya tournament.

The 25-year-old Hingis was unranked three weeks ago but climbed to 117th after her strong run in Melbourne.

Her ranking is still set to rise to just outside the top 50 after reaching her seventh Tokyo final. Hingis will continue her return in Dubai and Doha later this month.

Dementieva, one of 11 Russians in the top 50, will climb from ninth to eighth as a result of her first tournament win since 2004 when she also reached two Grand Slam finals.

The 24-year-old Muscovite picked up $196,900 for winning her fifth career singles title.

Feb 10th, 2006, 01:08 AM
So impressive.