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Jun 19th, 2004, 12:09 PM
GOOD LUCK!!!!!! :hug: :smooch: :bounce: :D :bounce:

Jun 19th, 2004, 12:49 PM
Daniel, you think Maria wil lbe toughest? Look at Hantuchova now. I think THIS WILL BE THE PROBLEM.

Seeing her in Eastbourne, she is reborn. She gained a lot of weight and now is stronger than anytime before. Her body is finally perfect and also her mental side has changed completely. When she was playing against Momo it was like, she missed one risky ball she plays second in same style and wins, pumping herself and being really eager. If she is going to play Masha it will be really interesting match, maybe equal to semifinal or something. Nastya must be ready for both of them in 100%. It is going to be tough. But I hope she will get the present she wants.

Jun 19th, 2004, 12:54 PM
Kurhajcova led Raymond 6-0, 5-0, in Paris. She should be the only concern for Nastya now.
Nastya has to treat this round 1 match as a serious concern, and not look ahead.

Jun 19th, 2004, 01:16 PM
Hello cool_olga and goldenlox :wavey:
I think every match is important and sometimes i get too excited about Nastya's chances at Wimby coz I want her to win :). To me, Sharapova is a threat, that girl is with so much confidence after her win @ Birmingham. Nastya already beat Sharapova twice in 2004. In case of meeting again, I do believe Nastya will win :D. I also see Daniela is playing good tennis, but sometimes with her it is good this week but she may lose her 1R match next week, so is kind of tricky, If Dani beats Masha @ Wimby, I would be more relieved to see her playing Anastasia. From my point of view, I see Anastasia facing every single match with more maturity than before. After the victory @ RG, I think a new career started for her. :kiss: In my heart I believe Anastasia will win more Grand Slams before she retires.
Good luck Anastasia!!!! :kiss:

Good luck Anastasia!!!

Jun 19th, 2004, 01:27 PM
I forgot to post. Here in Cape Town, there is a magazine calle "YOU" is about general stuff. Last week there was ana rticle about Myskina after she won the French Open. She talks about her beginnings, other Russian players, and about the photo where she is on the horse :o she said she had so much fun during the photo session :D ;)

Jun 19th, 2004, 03:28 PM
I'm going to keep saying this. Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova.
I don't want to discuss another Nastya match until Nastya wins this one. And Nastya needs to be focused.

Jun 19th, 2004, 06:14 PM
TBE has posted a new, very interesting article about Nastya in GM (if anyone hasn't read it yet).
The "experts" don't include Nastya among the favourites again, but that's better - the psychic pressure will be less, and they won't curse her;)
Today I checked bookies and her chances for winning Wimby are rated between 1:15 - 1:20. However, some of them haven't included her 1rd. match which shows she has become a real force and they don't want to risk their money against her:).
Of course Nastya shouldn't underestimate Kurhajcova, Wimby often has begun with big surprises, but I'm sure, with her new confidence she won't allow an unpleasant surprise even not playing her best.:yeah:

the cat
Jun 19th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Anastasia has an unbelivabley nice draw at Wimbledon! :) She is well rested and should do well at Wimbledon. I think there is only 1 player who could beat Ana before Wimbledon.

Jun 19th, 2004, 06:54 PM
I think a Nastya-Maria match on grass would be awesome. But - Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova.

Jun 19th, 2004, 06:54 PM
Good luck Anastasia on Monday!!!!!

Jun 19th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova :p Nastya can't go too confident into this match but I belive she will win. Nastya - Maria would be very interestinf indeed. Also Nastya - Dani ass well.

Jun 19th, 2004, 07:51 PM
We can joke around, but Nastya needs to be serious. Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova.

Jun 19th, 2004, 08:45 PM
. Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova.GL, don't become panic-stricken! Nastya will win:)

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:26 AM
good luck nastya, as long as she doesnt underestimate her opponents i think she'll be fine.

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Good luck!!!! :yeah: :hug: :kiss: :bounce: :worship:

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:31 PM
Nastya is on Centre Court! Following 2 Wimbledon champions. Roger and Goran.
Focus! Just like Molik in Paris.

Jun 20th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Hoe she doesnt get too nervous :kiss:

Jun 20th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Good luck!!!! :yeah: :hug: :kiss: :bounce: :worship:

Jun 20th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Vamos Anastasia :yeah:

Jun 20th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Wow, Centre Court, she never was in show court in first round! :)

Anastasia Myskina will launch her assault on the Wimbledon title with the words of Boris Yeltsin ringing in her ears. The former Russian president was quick to congratulate Myskina on winning the French Open this month and had a few tips for the Muscovite ahead of next week's grasscourt grand slam.

"Oh, he's like a Grandpa to me," the 22-year-old smiled on Sunday. "He always has tips for me on how to play...it's really nice.

"I had lunch with him at his house last week and he had some tips for me. He is always like 'you should play down the line more'. "He's coming here for the first week to watch."

Myskina is seeded second for Wimbledon and senses that since her Paris triumph other players are treating her with more respect.

"It is starting to sink in," she said. "I mean the morning after I was jumping in my bed and screaming 'I am a grand slam champion'.


"And now I think some of the other players are maybe a little more scared of me. I feel different. I feel more confident."

Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a grand slam event when she triumphed at Roland Garros but knows she must put that behind her if she is to succeed at Wimbledon.

"That's in the past," she smiles when reminded of her French glory. "This is a new tournament, and it is going to be a tough one.

"Before Paris I always thought I felt more comfortable on grass than on clay but now I guess I don't know. "But really I feel comfortable on all surfaces everywhere. You know, if you play right, you can do anything."

That philosophy applies equally to her compatriots. A Russian woman has now won titles in the last three weeks, Maria Sharapova winning Edgbaston the week after Paris and Svetlana Kuznetsova winning at Eastbourne on Saturday.

"It is awesome...really great," Myskina said. "I mean I would love it if there were four of us in the semi-finals. "For a while everybody has been saying 'the Russians are coming'. "Well now we are here."

"It is starting to sink in," she said. "I mean the morning after I was jumping in my bed and screaming 'I am a grand slam champion'.

Nastya :lol:

Jun 20th, 2004, 04:45 PM
"Before Paris I always thought I felt more comfortable on grass than on clay but now I guess I don't know. "But really I feel comfortable on all surfaces everywhere. You know, if you play right, you can do anything."

Udachi Nastya!

Jun 20th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Thanks DL for the quote.
Nice words from Nastya :kiss:

Jun 20th, 2004, 05:00 PM
"And now I think some of the other players are maybe a little more scared of me. I feel different. I feel more confident."

One match at a time. Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova, Kurhajcova.

Jun 20th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Indeed, every single match she must be focused :)

Jun 20th, 2004, 11:11 PM
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Jun 20th, 2004, 11:38 PM
:woohoo:Nastya on Centre court and on TV:banana:
This is the importance of her seeding I was speaking about. We will watch her from the very begining. I hope the weather won't derange the scheldule.:rain:
And "grandpa" Boris will be there. This should be an extra inspiration for her. Nastya can't frustrate her grandpa, can she?
I imagine how she has been jumpig in the bed. Cool Nastya:inlove: :angel:
But it's time to work again. Show them tommorow why you are on CC Nastya!:yeah:

Jun 21st, 2004, 12:53 AM
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Anastasia Myskina, of Russia, smiles as she prepares for the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday, June 20, 2004. The Championships start Monday, Myskina seeded number 2 will play Lubomira Kurhajcova of Slovakia on center court. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Jun 21st, 2004, 03:21 AM
"Maybe we can have all Russians in the semifinals," said Myskina, who beat fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in the French Open final. "That would be perfect."

Having won her first major title, Myskina said, "gives me great confidence." It also boosted her compatriots' self-esteem. "I think they all see what I did and Elena did and know that they can now do it too."

Jun 21st, 2004, 03:41 AM
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Anastasia Myskina of Russia (R) and her compatriot Elena Dementieva hold their trophies for photographers after the women's singles final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, June 5, 2004. Myskina won the final 6-1 6-2. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Jun 21st, 2004, 04:51 AM
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Beautiful and so cool..

Jun 21st, 2004, 09:04 AM
Great pics! thanks! :yeah:

Jun 21st, 2004, 10:36 AM
Keep this smile till next Saturday Nastya!:hearts:

Jun 21st, 2004, 12:22 PM
Good luck!!! :bounce: :yeah: :D :hug: :smooch:

Jun 21st, 2004, 02:18 PM
Great pics :)
Hope you guys will write here something about her matches. I can't see it anywhere :sad:

Jun 21st, 2004, 02:29 PM
Just because Nastya is on Centre Court, doesn't mean ESPN will show her first round match. I'm getting Federer and Hewitt.

Jun 21st, 2004, 03:28 PM
I'm not sure if they will show here too, our TV usually prefers mens matches:mad: but at least there is a hope.:)

Jun 21st, 2004, 03:33 PM
I hope Nastya gets this match played, and wins. The weather is iffy.

Jun 21st, 2004, 04:18 PM
I just discovered that there is a new feature on Wimby's website "Live match report" for all show courts with point by point commentary of the match in progres. So, who hasn't TV can follow the match there;)

Jun 21st, 2004, 05:07 PM
I want Nastya to play today. But I want Goran to lose also. And he's up a set.

Jun 21st, 2004, 05:20 PM
I want Goran to play longer because our TV will show Maggie vs. Vera but Kiefer is in 5th set on their court and Nastya and Maggie may play at the same time:fiery:

Jun 21st, 2004, 05:24 PM
ESPN is showing Youzhny's match on tape now. It's still raining.

Jun 21st, 2004, 05:35 PM
I want Nastya to have an easy win.
I can't wait!

Jun 21st, 2004, 06:15 PM
Youzhny's down 2 sets and a break. So Nastya might be playing soon.

Jun 21st, 2004, 06:34 PM
Pff, as I expected Goran and Kiefer finished at the same time and now we will watch Maggie, not Nastya. All day only mens tennis, and now 2 womens matches together:devil: Stupid schedule!
Anyway good luck Nastya again:hearts:

Jun 21st, 2004, 06:43 PM
ESPN is showing Nastya, up 2-1. Mary said Nastya has been practicing with Elena D.

Jun 21st, 2004, 06:47 PM
Nastya has won 16 of the last 17 points. 4-1.

Jun 21st, 2004, 07:12 PM
Uh 1st set Nastya 7-5. Untill 5-2 it was an perfect set with 11-0 winners, but then Nastya has lost her concentration probably
Now stay focused for the second:hearts:

Jun 21st, 2004, 07:15 PM
ESPN is showing Nastya, up 2-1. Mary said Nastya has been practicing with Elena D.
It's great to hear that!

Jun 21st, 2004, 07:24 PM
Nastya won 7-5 6-1
Congrats Nastya! :)

Jun 21st, 2004, 07:34 PM
:woohoo: Nastya!:woohoo:
4 Aces, 28 winners and 19 UE isn't a bad statistic:)
The second set was muuuuuch better!
Conngrats girl and don't allow more letdowns like in the first set:yeah:

Jun 21st, 2004, 07:50 PM
ESPN is showing Nastya, up 2-1. Mary said Nastya has been practicing with Elena D.Yaa, it's great that they are friends again and I hope it will stay so after their hopeful QF:hug:
GL, we wait your impression from the match (I wasn't able to watch it:banghead: )

Jun 21st, 2004, 08:08 PM
I only saw the first set. I thought Nastya was erratic, and at times, sloppy.
This level of play will get her beat. The way she played from 4-1 to 7-5, Sharapova will wipe her out. If Nastya gets that far.
Nastya has to get her serve in. She has to make every easy shot at the net. And she has to play steadier at the baseline.

Jun 21st, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Russia's Anastasia Myskina reaches for a shot from Slovakia's Lubomira Kurhajcova during their Women's Singles, first round match on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Monday June 21, 2004.

Jun 21st, 2004, 08:39 PM
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Second seed Anastasia Myskina of Russia serves to Lubomira Kurhajcova of Slovakia in their first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London June 21, 2004. Myskina won the match 7-5 6-1. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jun 21st, 2004, 08:51 PM
This level of play will get her beat. The way she played from 4-1 to 7-5, Sharapova will wipe her out.
The way she played against Molik at RG would not let her last beyond the first weekend. She lasted into the second weekend.

It's Nastya, she is rusty,
but soon she will be blasting.

For her so cool and busty
All England will be lusting..


Jun 21st, 2004, 08:53 PM
I liked Nastya's movement. Especially moving forward. But she has to get a lot steadier.
I want Nastya to do well. But this isn't near good enough.

Jun 21st, 2004, 09:18 PM
Thanks GL.
Hm, that doesn't sound too optimistic. But Natya usualy starts unconvincingly in early rounds and when she needs to lift her game up she does it And I think you are always too critical and pessimistic:
Nastya has to get her serve inThe statistic says: 68% 1st serve 4Aces 4DF 111MPH-fastest serve Take into account, that her serve never has been a weapon I think it's a pretty good statistic.

She has to make every easy shot at the net The statistic says: Net approaches 8of9=89%
I think it's almost perfect.:worship:

Jun 21st, 2004, 09:22 PM
Great poem, ys:clap2: :bigclap:

Jun 21st, 2004, 10:39 PM
Myskina in Devastating Form http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/m_01_myskina61_getty.jpg (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/imagepages/2004-06-21/200406211087844919204.html) Getty Images Monday, June 21, 2004http://www.wimbledon.org/images/misc/trans.gifhttp://www.wimbledon.org/images/misc/trans.gif

The French Open champion Anastasia Myskina might have been kept waiting until early evening because of weather delays before she was able to get on to Centre Court for her first round match, but once there she wasted no time in booking a place in the second round.

The Russian number two seed defeated the Slovakian Lubomira Kurhajcova 7-5, 6-1 in 47 minutes, and could have won even more quickly had she not squandered a 4-1 lead in the first set.

Myskina's four aces were matched by four double faults, but she was devastating off the ground, striking a total of 28 winners compared with her opponent's seven. Myskina's total of 19 unforced errors explains why she lost control of a first set she had been running away with, since 14 of them were in the opening set.

Once she had broken Kurhajcova to take the first set, Myskina played with the assurance of a Grand Slam champion to wrap up the second set in 20 minutes.

Jun 21st, 2004, 10:40 PM
I don't think I'm too critical. I think Nastya has to play better than she did in the first set. If she was playing a better player, Nastya would have been in big trouble today.

I didn't see the second set. But Nastya in the first set, was off her game.

Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:29 AM
Nastya plays Aniko Kapros next. She has beaten Justine at RG. She is a good baseline player.
Nastya has to pick her game up a bit.

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Russia's Anastasia Myskina returns to Slovakia's Lubomira Kurhajcova during their Women's Singles, first round match on the Centre Court at Wimbledon Monday June 21, 2004. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:04 AM
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Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:27 AM
Well done Nastya, now good lucka gainst Kapros. There is not need to be so critical Goldenlox, it is normal to be rusty in the first match. I am sure her game will improve in the next match.
Vamos anastasia :kiss: :hug: :D

Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:48 AM
Wish you the best on wednesday against Kapros. Vamos Anastasia :bounce: :D

Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:23 AM
Go Nastya :hug: :D

Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:34 AM
Struggling in first set but it's good she won it. In Paris she lost first set altough she had some matches before. Now it was her first on grass and I think it is very good result. I think that in the past it could have gone to three sets. She was getting used to grass in 1s and now everything is on a good way :) Good luck against Kapros!

Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:38 AM
Hello cool_olga :wavey:

Buena suerte Anastasia :D :D

Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:56 AM
:bounce: Go Nastya :dance: :banana:

Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:14 PM
I'm sure Nastya has noticed that the Russian #2 & #3 both lost today. Nastya has to be very focused.
Kapros is dangerous. The nature of Wimbledon - wet, slippery grass, long waits, twilight. It creates upset possibilities. Be ready for Kapros.

Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:22 PM
Yes. Nastya, look at poor Lena D and Sveta. (Oh, both of them lost to Nastya at RG! :eek: ) If you lose your concentration, you'll join them immediately. And this Wimbledon will be just a crap.

Good luck against Kapros!

Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:25 PM
Please Nastya, don't follow your compatriots tommorow:bowdown:
Now your responsiblity is even bigger, you are the only one who can prove that RG wasn't a fluke. Don't allow your (and other Russiann) haters to triumph.
Enough unpleasant surprises today, don't be the next one, pleeeaaase!:kiss:

here is one interview I found today:


Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:11 PM
"We have our goals and a good competition between each other and we push each other," said Myskina.

"I know behind my back there are so many good girls and they want to be number one in Russia.

"That's why I push myself in practice even harder and I know they will be practicing even harder than me because they want it."

Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:48 PM
You can watch video from wimby here www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/video/wimby1r.wmv

It's always good to be pushed.
Nastya don't disappoint like them!

Jun 23rd, 2004, 12:26 AM
Thanks cool olga:bowdown:
BTW Great Website too:bigclap:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 01:21 AM
Интервью теннисистки Анастасии Мыскиной РИА "Новости"
22.06.04 03:54

- Анастасия, во-первых, примите наши поздравления с сегодняшней победой в первом круге турнира. Как вы оцениваете вашу следующую соперницу на Уимблдоне венгерку Анико Капрош?

- Ой, ничего хорошего! Она обыграла на быстрых кортах в Австралии Надю Петрову, так что она темная лошадка: может играть хорошо, а может играть плохо. Остается только настраиваться и играть свою игру.

- А с кем бы вам не хотелось встретиться в ходе турнира, когда вы, как мы надеемся, обыграете Капрош?
- Я не видела своей сетки и не знаю, кто у меня еще впереди.

- Как вы оцениваете свои возможности на Уимблдоне теперь как победительница Ролан Гарроса?
- Я стараюсь не думать о Ролане Гарросе, это в прошлом. Я не хочу, чтобы обо мне говорили как о теннисистке, которая выиграла только один турнир. Хочется показать свою лучшую игру здесь, и я поэтому больше переживаю. Надо настроиться на Уимблдон.

- А что вы думаете о шансах российских девушек на нынешнем турнире в Великобритании?
- Я всегда "за", чтобы наши девочки выигрывали. Чем их больше, тем выше престиж российского тенниса. Жалко, что наших много внизу турнирной таблицы, хотелось бы, чтобы их больше выходило на уровень четвертьфиналов и выше.

- Как у вас складываются отношения с национальной Федерацией тенниса РФ? Не видите ли вы себя скорее частью плеяды звезд нового международного тенниса, нежели чем российского, о расцвете которого сейчас так много говорят?
- У меня лично никаких конфликтов с Федерацией нет, я представляю только Россию, и у меня очень хорошие отношения с капитаном команды и тренером Ларисой Савченко. Результат Ролан Гарроса мы с Леной (Дементьевой) принесли в первую очередь нашей стране.

- Какие планы, помимо игры, у вас есть во время пребывания в Лондоне, пожалуй, главной "столицы" Европы? Вы планируете посвятить свободное время, например, походам по магазинам, как вы намеревались это сделать в Париже?
- В Париже ничего не получилось с шоппингом, думаю, что и здесь ничего не выйдет тоже. Через неделю после Уимблдона начнется Кубок Федерации в Аргентине, а это очень далеко, поэтому надо подготовиться.

- Неужто с таким напряженным графиком тренировок и соревнований не остается времени на личную жизнь? Планируете ли помимо карьеры уделять больше времени другим сторонам жизни?
- Карьера может идти и параллельно личной жизни. Когда же я ее (карьеру) планирую завершить, я пока не знаю. Но чем раньше достигнешь всех поставленных целей - тем лучше

Jun 23rd, 2004, 01:31 AM
Interview with Victor Yanchuk

Как вы оцениваете игру Анастасии Мыскиной; которая вслед за Южным вышла на Центральный корт и обыграла 65-ю ракетку мира словачку Любомиру Курхайцову?
- Неоднозначно. Признав в Насте большого мастера, англичане поддерживали Мыскину - возможно, еще и потому, что, имея стройную фигуру, она очень симпатично выглядела в новом белом платье, да и вела себя, как подобает чемпионке Roland Garros. Анастасия повела - 2:0, но при счете 5:3 в ее игре что-то сбилось, а где-то и соперница сыграла более цепко. Ситуация выравнялась - 5:5. Неудивительно, что Мыскина занервничала - видимо, она собой была недовольна. Однако это помогло ей собраться и взять первый сет, почетче сыграв важные мячи. Во второй партии дело пошло быстрее.

В целом на задней линии она выглядела хорошо, однако к сетке выходила, только когда надо было убить мяч или сыграть на перехвате. Поэтому на траве ей придется тяжелее, чем на грунте Roland Garros. Тут очень опасными будут сестры Уильямс, действующие более прямолинейно и обладающие мощной подачей.

Если Мыскиной придется встретиться с кем-то из них, нужно будет решать непростые задачи. Впрочем, немаловажны еще опыт (а Мыскина, несомненно, опытный игрок) и уверенность в себе. К тому же на траве тоже можно побеждать, действуя сзади, что в свое время доказал Андре Агасси

Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:18 AM
Nastya knows she has to pick it up. Kapros is capable. It's not Paris anymore.
Dementieva found that out.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:27 AM
Good luck!!!!! :worship: :bounce: :D :kiss: :hearts:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:41 AM
Please Nastya beat Kapros. Stay focus the whole match. :D

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:49 AM
Good luck Nastya!! Show them what you're made of!

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:16 AM
Hope rains desnt botther today and Nastya plays on Wed :D

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:40 AM
Go Nastya

Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:34 PM
Thanks cool olga:bowdown:
BTW Great Website too:bigclap:

Thanks :) Hope can give you small vid after every round with some luck.

Wonder if she will be able to play today, she plays last match and these delays, really doubt. If she goes on court she must try to finish it fast and get win as easy as possible, though it's not so easy to do. Just focus on your match not rain. Udachi!

Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:56 PM
Nastya went through this at the US Open. I'm not worried about the rain.
I just want Nastya to get her game in peak form. No upsets.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:26 PM
Yeah taht match against Pierce was going for few days she won but with problems.
Now I think we can be sure she will be playing tomorrow and hopefully weather will be better. Nastya has to realy focus but i belive she will beat Kapros anyways.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:34 PM
Kapros has good groundstrokes. Nastya can't be sloppy. On grass, a power baseliner having a good day can be very tough.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:43 PM
Good luck :D :D

Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:00 PM
Go Nastya!

Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:03 PM
cool_olga, I love your website :kiss:
thanks for such a nice website :hug:
Go girl!!!! :bounce: :D :bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:23 PM
Don't get nervous Nastya!
Thrash Jens on backgammon today, then sleep well and tomorrow show your talent on court! Kapros is a dangerous "dark horse" as you said, but her serve is very weak and you can exploit it. Just be aggressive!
Udachi Nastya:kiss:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 09:06 PM
Win the first Slam and you are already in a history of the sport.
Win the second Slam, and you are no longer a One Slam Wonder and you get a place in Tennis Hall of Fame.
Win the third - and your spot among the best players of generation is sealed.

Win fourth and fifth, and you are among the all-time greats.

For Nastya, it is just a beginning.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 09:24 PM
For Nastya, all that matters is Kapros. Look past that, and you lose.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 09:47 PM
For Nastya, all that matters is Kapros. Look past that, and you lose.
She knows that, and we can dream a bit..:)

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:10 PM
Be bit optomistic GL :D We can always dream a bit :p

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:30 PM
I hope your (and my) dream will come true ys:worship:
Once I'm thankful to the rain. Finally our TV showed a part of Nastya's match (after 2-0 in the second set) She served pretty well, was aggressive(sometimes impatient) and did 3-4 perfect dropshots. There were some sloppy shots too, but at important points she was always focused.
As a whole I'm satisfied:)
Keep going Nastya! :yeah:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:14 PM
Everyone can dream all they want. After Sveta's loss, I don't want another nightmare.
Nastya has won 8 in a row. I just want her to get to 9.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:20 PM
Nastya is playing doubles with Vera, and mixed with Antony Dupuis.

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:49 PM
Nastya should retire from mixed doubles at least. After all these rain-delays the schedule will be too compressed and she won't have enough time to rest.:fiery:
Who cares about these doubles and who is this Dupuis at all? :yawn:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:54 PM
I was surprised to see Anastasia's name in the mixed draw. But it's not a problem yet.
Going into the Sharapova match, Nastya doesn't need any distractions. But she only has Kapros tomorrow.

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:09 AM
Later it will be more difficult for her to leave, if they are progressing in the draw.
She is a sweet person and it will be harder for her to frustrate her partner.
It's better to withdraw now

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:25 AM

Russian Anastasia Myskina said she hopes her French Open title has given her homeland's image a boost.

"We want to improve the people start thinking about Russia much better," she said in charmingly broken English. "Before, everybody think it's only white bear walking in the street. We want to prove it's a completely different country. It's a nice country."

Myskina beat Elena Dementieva at Roland Garros in the first all-Russian Grand Slam final and became the first woman from their country to win a major. Since then, Russian women have won two grass-court titles Maria Sharapova at Birmingham and Svetlana Kuznetsova at Eastbourne.

Now they've got the world's attention and are courted by the media and politicians. Myskina proudly carried a Russian-language issue of Hello! magazine sporting her photo on the cover, and she recounted the meeting she and Dementieva had with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Paris airport after the French Open.

Myskina said Putin doesn't have the same passion for tennis as his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, whom she describes as the "grandpa" of the sport in Russia.

Asked if Putin played tennis, Myskina grinned and said she didn't think so.

"He said 'tennis is a dangerous sport,'" she said, adding: "It is slippery on grass, so you can fall."

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:37 AM
Wimbledon-Cover girl Myskina reveals her soft side
Wed 23 June, 2004 18:14

By Bill Barclay

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Feisty Russian Anastasia Myskina revealed a softer side at rain-hit Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The newly-crowned French Open champion was once famed for her on-court outbursts directed at coach and former boyfriend Jens Gerlach.

But the Wimbledon second seed, whose second round match against Hungarian Aniko Kapros on Wednesday was postponed due to rain, told reporters her social conscience was at least as strong as her competitive instincts.

"Right now back at home I try to help kids with money, clothes and food (in Moscow)," the 22-year-old said.

"I do what I can ... for the homeless, the kids without parents. We help with money to improve their lives because they are really poor kids."

On the court, though, it is a different story.

"You have to fight. You're different. It's a different world. You don't want to be a loser," she said.

"One thing follows another. If I win, I can help people because then they know my name."

Myskina has been adjusting to life as the newest member of the grand slam champions' club since her success in Paris on June 5, when she thrashed compatriot Elena Dementieva at Roland Garros.

"I have to think twice before I say something because it's going to be in the papers," she said. "But I am a quiet girl. I try to spend a lot of time with my family, not in night clubs."

The raven-haired Russian also proudly showed reporters one of the magazine covers she has graced since that win, saying: "It's good but how can you forget you are a tennis player? Playing comes first, then everything else."

Myskina reached the fourth round last year and is probably the biggest non-American threat to ending the Wimbledon dominance of Williams sisters Serena and Venus, who have won the last four finals between them.

She is remaining circumspect about her chances for now. "I'm feeling great and really confident now," she said. "My goal is to play my best. The quarter-finals or semi-finals would be great."

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:42 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2004

THE MODERATOR: Anastasia Myskina, Ladies and Gentlemen. Questions, please.

Q. You look amused.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. Just really bored right now. But it's going better, and I hope the matches going to start at 4:30 so we going to get some action today.

Q. Is there a weight of expectation coming into a Grand Slam, having been the previous winner of the Grand Slam? Do you feel that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, it's really in the past and I try to focus on the present. It's a Wimbledon, it's a different, it's a grass. And all remember who won last year here, it's Serena. I mean, I don't really feel a star or it's something really different, myself. Just really focused on the game.

Q. But more will be expected of you because more people know you now.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: But definitely that happen. It's become a little bit more popular here, even in England. I mean, it's really nice. I'll do my best here, as well.

Q. But when you see yourself, your new position, do you think you are the No. 2 in this tournament, you are the winner of Roland Garros, you are the first of seconds, not Belgians, not Williams. What's about your idea about yourself in women's tennis?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, you know, I feel great. I was working really hard to be No. 2 seeded right now, and be No. 3 in the world right now.

What I can say just, you know, the Williams sister, they missed a lot of tournaments because they injured. They come back, and maybe I was a little bit lucky. That's why I'm No. 3 right now.

But, you know, it's a hard work before. And that's kind of paid off, you know, that I won a Grand Slam title and I have one. So I just feel really great.

Now I hope it's change about the Russians girls. Everybody say that they are coming, but finally we're here and we can prove that we can win, as well.

Q. Is the biggest surprise for you to have won Roland Garros or to be No. 2 seeded on grass in Wimbledon?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I know for sure more surprised to win a Grand Slam because it's a Grand Slam. It's the biggest tournament in the world. It's the hardest one.

And what about the Wimbledon? I never lose the first round here before. Always played third, fourth round. So I was pretty confidence in grass every year. I just feeling really great and confidence here, as well.

Q. Can you talk about what's happened to you since you won in Paris?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That's magazine happen to me (holding up magazine with her on the cover). Something new for you guys (laughter).

Just a lot of photo shootings, magazines, newspapers. That's pretty much it. I hope I'm not change as a person. Want to be the same. But that's it. And my ranking, of course, changed.

Q. Has it been enjoyable or a bit too much sometimes?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: What do you mean?

Q. The photo shoots, the attention.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It's a lot more right now, for sure. And it's really nice. But how you can forgot that you're a tennis player? First you have to play and then everything else.

Q. Have you been able to practice as often as you'd like, given your commitments?


Q. Last couple weeks.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: After Roland Garros I have one week off because so much things to do, and the tennis kind of was in the second place. Not the best thing, but it's happen.

But now practicing really hard.

Q. The clothes that you're planning to wear for your match today, have you put them on at all today or have you not bothered?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, I've been canceled today, so I have a day off today, as well, because I've been practicing really hard last week.

Q. Are you recognized going around the streets or into the restaurants? Do people recognise you in London?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: In London, the taxi driver recognized me once, so that was really nice. But for sure in Russia, more popular than here. I mean, compared to Tim Henman, I'm nobody, for sure.

Q. In Moscow, do people come up to you in the street?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, right now. Yes, it is.

Q. Some years ago Richard Krajicek said something very bad about the women's tennis from that place. He said women are big and fat and things like that. You show that the situation is completely changed. Which do you think will be the next generation, which will be the next tennis player?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, it's going to be even more beautiful, for sure. There are girls are coming. We strong. We look ‑‑ I mean, I hope we look good on the court. That's what we try to do, because I think for crowd it's better when the girls look good.

And the tennis improve a lot. It's faster, stronger right now. Just hope everything going to be much better in the future.

Q. Do you think in your case, in the Russian case, is because you have the first choice in sports? Before the first choice was the team sports and things like this? Which is the reason why?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: What do you mean?

Q. Better athletes?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I think right now in Russia, I mean, yeah, we're losing in some soccer, hockey games, we're not winning. But in other sports like athletics or tennis or something else, we on top, and it's really good for everybody. And just think that's the way we work for that, and we want to improve our life and we want to improve just everything. You know, we want to improve the people start thinking about Russia much better. Like before, everybody think it's only white bear walking in the street or something else. But now want to prove it's a completely different country. It's a nice country.

Q. Now that you've won a Grand Slam, do you think you have more responsibility, people listen more carefully, take notice of what you say?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, definitely. I mean, especially I think back home, I have to think twice before I'm going to say something because it's going to be in the papers. Everything what I do right now, I'll have to take more careful, I think.

Q. Have you had any bad experiences because of that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. I don't remember that.

Q. Four British girls reached the second round for the first time in 15 years. What can they learn from the Russian players, why you flourished so much?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: First of all, you have a great tennis players. I think Elena Baltacha, I think she's a great girl. I think she has a good future. She was sick, I know. She have a problem with the health. But she's coming back. Just want to wish them good luck. And they have to work hard, and even harder to be on Top 10, like top players.

Think we have future with these girls who playing right now.

Q. Which sort of a connection and relations is between America and yourself?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Between me and America? Used to practice there a little bit with Robert Lansdorp. That's it. No connection really.

Q. What would you have done with your life if you hadn't been a tennis player?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I would be the person who can help people any ways, like with food, with money, just with something, you know.

Q. Social worker?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, kind of that.

Q. Did you talk with Dementieva after that final? What do you say to her?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I said that it's going to be another Grand Slam finals, I hope. It's going to be another French Open final for her, I hope, as well, and she's going to win. I know how she was upset because it was really a real final that both of us can win. I just wish that next year she can win.

Q. Have you set any goals for this year, Wimbledon?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: My goals, it's to play my best. I hope quarterfinal, semifinal, that would be great. Just really want to do my best here.

Q. Following on from the social work idea, if you're in a position to be able to help people in some way or another. Would you have any plans for doing that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, I'll try to do right now at home, back home, I'll try to help kids with the money, as well, with clothes or food. I'll do what I can.

But, you know, I'm not real often at home. My mom try to help as well for my name.

Q. You're talking about orphanages? How do you help the kids with clothes?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Just the houses for the homeless, the kids without the parents, we help with money, improve their life because they're really poor kids.

Q. How we can understand these words you say, how we can cope with the two personality you can show? One is on court a fighter, and this wonderful word you say about social situation, and Dementieva, words you say after the final, nice words. Are there two Myskina?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: On the court, it's different story. You're different. You're not different person, it's just a different world. I mean, you have to fight because you want to win. You don't want to be a loser.

You know, one thing follow another. Because if I can win, I can help the people, because then they know my name. Let's put it I have money to help them. So I have to fight for that, as well.

So I fight on the court, and then I'm really quiet, but try to be nice person off the court.

Q. Have you met Boris Yeltsin?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes. He's like a grandpa for us because he really big fan of the tennis, Russian tennis.

Q. Was he upset yesterday?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yesterday I saw him before Marat match. Before he was really happy. But I didn't see him after. I think he was really upset.

Q. Did you go back to Moscow after Paris?


Q. What was the reaction? What happened?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Everybody was so happy for me. A lot of people called me to congratulate me. Was an awesome week for me. Was no tennis, so was a great week.

Q. What did you do that week?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Photo shooting. You missed my magazine. Photo shooting, press conference as well. So lot of media.

Q. Parties, TV?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, no, no, no. I'm quiet girl, like I said. I try spend lot of time with my family, friends at home. Not in nightclubs.

Q. Do you know much about your opponent in the second round, Kapros?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, she's a good girl. She's a great player because she beat couple Russian girls in the past, a couple months ago, Petrova especially in Indian Wells, I remember that. She dangerous on the grass. I think she played third round here last year or something. She's real dangerous on grass.

Q. Is there any particular aspect of her game you're worried about?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah. Groundstroke, it's pretty flat. You know, it's dangerous because you don't really know where she's going to play. But if I will play my best, I think it's going to be good.

Q. Did you hear from President Putin at all?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes. He wished us good luck before final, and after he flew from small city in France to Paris to met me, Elena, congratulate us, both of us.

Q. In Paris?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: In Paris, yes. In airport we met him. Was like 10 minutes' conversation, about great job that we did for Russia.

Q. Does he play, do you know?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: He play tennis?

Q. Do you know if he plays?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, I don't think so. He said the tennis is dangerous sport.

Q. Dangerous?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes. I don't know. It is dangerous. Slippery on the grass, so you can fall.

Q. What was your first contact with a grass court?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: First contact? When I think I was a little kid, I walk on the grass. That's my first contact with the grass.

If you mean on tennis court, that was in Birmingham couple of years ago. I was in the final.

Q. So it was okay?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It was perfect.

Q. And you don't mind it?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, not at all.

Q. Will we see you serve and volley at all?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Especially for you, I'll do my next match (smiling).

Q. What's your favorite surface?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Can say clay. You know, I always keep saying different things. But like you're professional tennis, you have to play everywhere, so I don't have really favorite

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:57 AM
Before, everybody think it's only white bear walking in the street:lol: Nastya:kiss:

Hm, a strange argument from Putin, I think the snow is much slipper:eek:

Jun 24th, 2004, 01:26 AM
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French Open Champion Anastasia Myskina of Russia lines up a forehand to Lubomira Kurhajcova of Slovakia during the first round of the 118th Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Jun 24th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Great interview!:bigclap:
Nastya is so natural, candid and witty. I think she is on the way to become one of the most popular and loved sportswomen in the world (maybe except USA:devil: ) :hearts: :inlove:
And Richard Krajicek was so right, but thank God Nastya is already there:bowdown:

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:34 AM
Great interview! thanks! she's so sweet! :D

Jun 24th, 2004, 12:49 PM
She is so sweet. Caring for other people doing social work in Russia, shows how big her hearts is :hug: :smooch: :kiss:
Good luck Anastasia :D :worship:

Jun 24th, 2004, 01:17 PM
Good luck!!! :clap2: :hug: :bowdown: :bounce: :)

Jun 24th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Good Luck Myskina!!! :D :yeah: :worship:

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Nastya will have to get used to the fact that she is not only the best Russian tennis player. From now on she is a legend of Russian tennis. I am sure that is not easy to comprehend, but she was the first, and she will always stay the first.

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:26 PM
That's true. And Elena D. was also in the first all Russian final. The past doesn't help you win now.
Unless you keep improving. Now is not the time for Nastya to stop and smell the roses.
She's playing Wimbledon. She needs to focus on her game. Kapros has big wins. This is a dangerous match.

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:32 PM
That's true. And Elena D. was also in the first all Russian final.
But I don't think that from now on Nastya should be compared to Elena D. Kafelnikov is more proper comaprison, I think.

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:34 PM
It's too early. Nastya has to get further than Maria this week. Or the media will crown Maria as the top Russian.

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:35 PM
It's too early. Nastya has to get further than Maria this week. Or the media will crown Maria as the top Russian.
Why care? They'll do it anyway..

Jun 24th, 2004, 03:39 PM
If Nastya can get to the semis, it validates Paris. That's all I want(for now), the semis.
And then Nastya can make a run for #1 for the year 2004.

Jun 24th, 2004, 04:30 PM
It's too early. Nastya has to get further than Maria this week. Or the media will crown Maria as the top Russian.I don't think it will happen. Maybe Masha will be more well-known out of tennis circles as Anna K. is probably the most vamous name of all times there although she hasn't any tennis achievements. But I don't think any serious commentator will dare to crown Masha after one eventual win. Not yet.
Of course I hope that won't happen and Nastya will prove her superiority in their match if it happens.:worship:

Jun 24th, 2004, 04:32 PM
It's too early for all this talk. Nastya will always be the 2004 French Open champion.
I want Nastya to win today.

Jun 24th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Yes, she has to win today first
But it seems Goran will play a long long match and if it begins to rain again:mad:

Jun 24th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Kapros serving 3-4.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Nastya broke to serve at 5-3, then lost 3 games, twice broken. Kapros serves 6-5.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:06 PM
The way Nastya is playing, she would never beat Maria anyway. But it looks like Elena D. and Nastya can both be out of Wimbledon, with only 1 win between them.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:12 PM
Nastya down 7-5, and she served at 5-3.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:15 PM
I can't believe, she blew 5-3 lead and lost the set
and she almost hasn't winnners
NASTYAAAA WAKE UP:fiery: :smash:

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:22 PM
It's 2 matches in a row. Even if Nastya wins this, her level of play is not competitive with Maria and Dani.
Nastya has to improve, and quickly. Or Elena and Nastya make the French Open look like a fluke.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:27 PM
I still believe she will improve as at RG, but will she pass this?

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Nastya is up 4-2 now. But still a long way from a win.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:30 PM
Nastya :sad:

It's not that good, she must wake up.
Now 4-2 and break for her, she must hold twice

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:33 PM
It's looking better now 5-2 and 10 winners
Keep this Nastya, please

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:35 PM
5-2. Maybe she's got some controll now. Come on Nastya get this win!!!

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:41 PM
Second set Nastya:)
Please Nastya, win this. Now Venus is out and the road to the final is almost clear

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Nastya is not getting past Maria. Not the way they both are playing.

Jun 24th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Stop foretelling GL, it will be another match
but Nastya is broken again:mad:

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Nastya is up a break 4-2:)
Please Nastya, don't let her back and win this damn match:yeah:

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:08 PM
I am getting scared. :scared:

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Nastya serving 5-3.

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Please Nastya finish NOOOOOW!

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Nastya has no rythm. I am getting very :scared: If it goes to 5:5, she'll lose. She gotta break.

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:15 PM
the torture continues

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:21 PM
YESSS SHE WON:bounce: :woohoo: :banana:
Congrats for your fighting spirit Nastya, although my nerves are:fiery:

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:23 PM
I am so relieved, you won't believe it.. :bounce:

That's a completely new experience for Nastya - playing a very awkward opponent having nothing to lose while for you the price of loss is huge. She has to learn to win these matches and I am very glad she persevered. If she gets to play Masha, it will be completely different story - Masha has plenty to lose too..

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Next is Amy Frazier, and Nastya had better take that match seriously.

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:39 PM
I hope this was the most nerve-wraking match. If it continues like this until the final I won't endure and better if she loses to Masha (can't believe I said it).
I wasn't able to be delighted even at the great Karolina's win
But now I'm happy:) :bowdown: :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :woohoo:

Jun 24th, 2004, 09:33 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040624/i/r1938746697.jpg Thu Jun 24, 4:26 PM EThttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/p/reuters120.gif (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/reuters/brand/SIG=pd7i95/*http://www.reuters.com)
Russia's Anastasia Myskina hits a backhand return to Hungary's Aniko Kapros in their second round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, June 24, 2004. Myskina won the match 5-7 6-2 6-4. REUTERS/Gerry Penny

Jun 24th, 2004, 09:50 PM
I think this picture is doing well describing the match :)

Jun 24th, 2004, 11:50 PM
A. Myskina Interview
Thursday, June 24, 2004

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Anastasia.

Q. Maybe a bit of a tough game today. Showed a different side to your game to come back.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I would say it was really bad game because ‑‑ maybe because of the condition, maybe because I'm, you know, yesterday I didn't practice at all because of the weather. I didn't want to hit indoor. And I'm a little bit tired after the French Open.

You know, it was really hard. Kapros play ‑‑ I don't think she play bad. She play pretty good for her game. I wasn't surprised that she can hit the ball as hard as she did today. So that's the thing.

Q. How did you find the delay here with the rain and being out on court late?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, that was hard, as well, because I was here like whole day. I was really tired at the end of the day. You have to fight. You know, you have to play because right now, every girl really want to beat you. They want to play good against you, so you have to try even harder. And it was hard.

Q. But it must give you confidence now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: The one thing I think was my serve was pretty good, so it really give me confidence in my serve because I won lot of points on my serve. But in the game, I can't say really a lot of confidence. I'm just really happy I went through this match.

Q. Another seed went out today.


Q. Do you maybe look at the list and think, "Maybe I won't have to play her now"?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, Sprem, she's really dangerous on the grass, and clay. She hit the ball unbelievably hard. I can't say whether I prefer Sprem or Venus right now. I just know this girl coming and she going to be pretty good.

Q. You mentioned you were tired after the French Open. There's only a two‑week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon, clay and grass being as opposite surfaces as you can get. Would you like to see more of a gap?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, definitely would be like ‑‑ even would be three weeks, it would be much better, because then you can play something before Wimbledon. I couldn't play because I was really exhausted.

So, yeah, I prefer longer time between the Grand Slams.

Q. Is this something you would consider approaching the WTA about?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Definitely we talk about that. But, you know, the schedule pretty tough because of the Olympic Games this year. You know, it's hard to move the tournaments because they every year the same week.

Of course, they think about it, but it's pretty tough for them.

Jun 24th, 2004, 11:50 PM
Didn't anyone watch the match?
Maybe Aniko has played incredibly well:confused:

Jun 25th, 2004, 12:06 AM
ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, Sprem, she's really dangerous on the grass, and clay. She hit the ball unbelievably hard. I can't say whether I prefer Sprem or Venus right now. I just know this girl coming and she going to be pretty good.

First be ready for Masha or Dani better.

Jun 25th, 2004, 12:17 AM
First be ready for Frazier. I want Nastya and Maria to both be there.

Jun 25th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Sorry GL we have posted the interview almost at the same time. I'll delete mine;)

Finaly someone has noticed that 2 slams with only a 2 week gap is a nonsense. But it's unlikely that someone will change it.:devil:

Jun 25th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Myskina plays down pressure

By Mark Orlovac
BBC Sport at Wimbledon

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40306000/jpg/_40306545_myskina_getty_203.jpg Myskina defeated Lubomira Kurhajcova in the first round

French Open champion Anastasia Myskina insists she is under no added pressure to have a good Wimbledon following her success in Paris earlier this month.

The second seed was speaking during a frustrating day in SW19 which saw her second-round match against Aniko Kapros delayed because of the weather.

"The French Open is really in the past and I try to focus on the present. It's Wimbledon, it's different," she said.

"I don't really feel a star, I'm just focused on the game."

She added: "My goal is to play my best. I hope for a quarter-final or a semi-final place, that would be great."

The 22-year-old, who defeated fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in Paris, is hoping her Grand Slam victory will provide inspiration for her compatriots.

"I feel really great and now I hope that there is a change in the Russian girls," she said.

"Everybody has said that we are coming but finally we're here and we can prove that we can win." Myskina also

Jun 25th, 2004, 09:06 AM
Good luck against Frazier. It was not a second round match but still was a victory. Come on Nastya, shows us your beautiful game :bounce: :worship:
Good luck!!! :hug: :D :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Good luck Anastasia!! :smooch: Please beat Frazier and advance into the 4R. Also good luck in doubls with Vera Z on Friday :kiss: :D :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Good luck!!! :hug: :D :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 09:37 AM
*sending positive energies to Nastya* :bounce: :clap2:
Good luck!!!!! dont get nervous just play your game and everything wil lbe ok :D :kiss:

Jun 25th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Nastya has me very nervous. I don't think she's playing well. But she's still moving well.
Maybe today, she gets her game together. I think the Nastya of week 2 in Paris can win this whole tournament.
And be player of the year in 2004.

Jun 25th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Yes GL, finaly you sound more optimistically;)
We need this. And especially Nastya, she should forget yesterday's nightmare, come positive on court and play her game. She should remember how after saving the match point again Sveta everything went so easy.
I send my positive energy as well:hug:
Good luck Nastya:) :kiss: :inlove:

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Good luck Nastya :kiss: :worship:

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:35 PM
I send energy too then :hug:

If she could win that it would be real bomb for whole tennis world but it;s too early to talk about that. First beat Frazier!
I think yesterday she could maybe play bit worse. She was waiting so long on Wednesday and on so long tournament as Grand Slam you just have to have one worse day, good it happened early. I hope she will play better and show her grass court abilities :D

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Nastya is down 0-2.

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:43 PM
1-3 Nastya serving . was broken 2 times so far

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:44 PM
Nastya is 2-3. come on Nastya :D

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:44 PM
Nastya holds.
C'mon Nastya break her again!

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:48 PM
Nastya won 3 sraight games. Maybe the switch turned on.

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Nastya comes back from 0-3 to 3-3
From stats it seems she is aggressive

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:51 PM
she got broken again :sad: *3-4

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:53 PM
I don't understand this:
Nastya W9 UE3
Frazier W5 UE5
and Nastya is a break down

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:54 PM
4-4 Nastya serving :)

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:57 PM
wow, nice come back from 0-3

Go Nastya hold and break!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 02:57 PM
Finaly she is up
Break for the set Nastya!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:03 PM
SP Nastya
Great comeback girl:woohoo:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:05 PM
Now please, win the second set easily
Have mercy on my nerves, please!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:06 PM
good she took 1 set, but got borken first game second set :(

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Wow !! That was nice :) from 0-3 she gave only one game :)
Good job here Nastya now don't give her any chance!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:08 PM
Nastya broke back to leverl 1-1 second set. Nastya serving
go Nastya :D

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Coem on nastya please hold!!!!!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:10 PM
got broken again, down 1-2

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:12 PM
Oh Nastya I asked you

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:13 PM
I think she will break back. She hasn't got real problem to break Frazier. Worse is with holding her own...

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Nastya has to get her serve together. Even if she gets through this, give Masha or Dani 5 breaks and you earned your vacation.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:14 PM
Nastya broke back for 2-2 second set. Nastya serving . Go Nastya :D :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:15 PM
2-2 but now 0-30
like i said :(

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:18 PM
She is struggling with her serve today :sad: Nastya 3-2 . Amy serving . Go Nastya :D :bounce: :worship:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Nastya holds :)
Break her again now!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Finaly she held
3 more games, please:bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:21 PM
3-2 Nastya :) Finally won serve. Nastya don't let Yeltsin be right about your serve 'sucks' ;)

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:21 PM
she hasn' come at the net yet:eek:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:23 PM
Nastya breaks for 4-2 :D :D she is serving

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:23 PM
BREAK:bounce: :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:26 PM
Nastya got broken again
Please, one break and one hold now!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:27 PM
never easily:fiery:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:27 PM
OMG break back :/
Nastya, your serve :eek:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:29 PM
4-4 Nastya serving

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:32 PM
oh my :sad: she is down 4-5

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:32 PM
4-4 BP Noooooooooo Nastya :sad:
Save it please!!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:32 PM
Pfff Nastya
what are you doing wake up:smash:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Come on wake up!!!!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:38 PM
She lost second set 4-6

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:38 PM
It looks like Nastya is just too fatigued..

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:39 PM
Nastya had BP and ost, many SP defended but noooooooooo
4-6 Nastya what have you done?????????? :sad:
Nastya please focus now really and win this set!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:39 PM
I can't believe
what happened after 4-2:confused:
I can't stand this:fiery: :mad:
I'm off

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:39 PM
I think Nastya is trying, she just doesn't have her best form. Maria and Dani, they are on their best form.
It happens.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:39 PM
pffff What is her problem today??? She was up 4-2 and then she lost the set :help:
Come on Nastya :D :bounce: :worship:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:41 PM
I guess Nastya is exhausted like Lena D. But please don't join the victims.
Nastya, you have to win some matches here.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:43 PM
Nastya just can't hold serve. The next round, she would meet a big time returner.
IF there's a next round for Nastya.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:43 PM
She holds 1-0, break her nowwwwww :worship:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:43 PM
Nastya 1-0*

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:44 PM
8 unforced errors and 21 winners! That is very good statistic..So with what she is losing?

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:46 PM
She finally held. good.
Come on Nastya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:47 PM
Nastya 1-1 serving

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:48 PM
0-40 :|

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:49 PM
she got broken again 2-1 down in 3 set someone go and help her pleaseeeeeee this is so silly. and painful :sad: :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Nastya has lost it. She is out of gas.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Nastya, please break back.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:50 PM
omg, Nastya break down :( She must get things together out there or she will loose

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:50 PM
c'mon guys...:bounce:
and c'mon ana...
ana is a fighta...
let's cheer...

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:54 PM
down 1-3

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Gosh, having 3 BP's 0-40 and making it deuce again. not good :( Nastya must start to take her chances god, 1-3 and now she has to hold, very tough ;(

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Nastya's close to being out of this tournament.

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:56 PM
Nastya Come on show what you can now !!!!!!!!!
You still can win this, davai!!!!!!!!!!1

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:57 PM
she is 2-3 a break down :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 03:57 PM
3-2, Nastya stays close. Now break and you;re back in match again. C'mon!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Remember, Nastya is playing someone who has no chance to win this tournament. And there's no way this match is a high level of play.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Anastasia serving 2-4

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Nastya had 30-0 and lost. Now important, she must hold

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Nastya serving at 2-4. She has already been broken 8 times.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Yes GL, that shows she's not the best. But I stll hope she can win this match, then who knows what happens
15-40 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
I dont care about the level of the match. I dont know what is going on out there but she is not on her comfort zone obviously :sad: Down 2-5 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
I would rather Nastya lose here, than have Maria beat her 6-1, 6-1, on Centre Court.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
second break 2-5. Nastya byebye :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:05 PM
Nastya please don't......
Fight back!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:05 PM
I think over Maria she would fight harder, she always plays betetr against other Russians, maybe something would change. But you can't loose to Frazier if you want to be quarterfinalist

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:09 PM
I think Nastya has to arrange her schedule so she is healthy and focused for the US Open.
Because we don't want the French Open to look like a total fluke.
Nastya broke, 3-5.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:09 PM
3-5 nastya serving

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Fighter Nastya saved MP's!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Nastya defended 3 match point!!
Third with cross court winner. Now hold and then who knows what happens
Nastya you stil have chance, FIGHT!!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Anastasia Myskina please win :hug: :kiss: she is 4-5 amy serving

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:11 PM
5-4!! Serve won to love! Guys maybe it's her great come back again??
Nastya focus now!! Focus very much!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:12 PM
We'll see if Nastya can turn the light on now. It's now or never.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:14 PM
2 more MP's......

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Nastya saved two MP's again!!! With great shots not Frazier's errors. She pumped her fist, Frazier makes DF and BP Nastya!

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:17 PM
Anastasia lost 6-4 4-6 4-6. good luck in the future :hug:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:17 PM
BP lost and now another MP, Nastya lost :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Nastya lost to Amy Frazier :sad:
I can hardly believe it.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:18 PM
it hurts so much she lost in 3R. I am sure she tired her best but things like this happen. Hope she learns from this and next tournament things wil be much better
Go Anastasia :hug: :smooch: :D :bounce:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:19 PM
I cant believe it either, but it is true :sad: :sad: :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:20 PM
They showed the last few points on ESPN. Nastya was trying, but you can't be broken 9 times in one match.

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:21 PM
now all the bullshit peopple will talk on GM :fiery:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Thanks to the rain :mad:
Nastya's winning streak is over :sad:

Jun 25th, 2004, 04:24 PM
And they should. When you win a major, you have an extra responsibility. You have to show you are one of the elite players in the game.
You can't lose to Amy Frazier at Wimbledon.
Top players like Kim and Amelie have never won a major. Nastya can't have the results of a player outside the top 50 now.
That's what her results look like at Wimbledon.