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saab95
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Nastya broke from 4 th attemp. 6-5
Hold now!

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:50 PM
wow...over an hour now...

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:51 PM
That means the last game lasted 13 minutes...

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:52 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! 7-5...that´s a wrap!!!

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:54 PM
:woohoo: she did it:bounce:
well done girl
now stay focused and crush her in the second:yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Nastya :D :) keep the greeks quiet :D

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Eleni held
don't give her a break now, dont repeat Brandi's match please

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Nastya :D :) keep the greeks quiet :D

Just scream against them;) :devil: :tape:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:02 PM
The match is on now for like 1 hour and ten minutes...definetly Eleni couldn´t cope with more than two hours of play...I am not mean , but hey...

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:04 PM
The match is on now for like 1 hour and ten minutes...definetly Eleni couldn´t cope with more than two hours of play...I am not mean , but hey...

lol :lol:

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:07 PM
1-1!!!!!
does myskina look healthy?

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Nastya saved 5 BPs :hatoff:

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:08 PM
tough game hoooold!
oh she held saving 5BP
great fight girl
now break and frustrate her and the Greek

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:11 PM
She broke!

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:12 PM
:woohoo: she broke
that's great
now don't let her back more
just hold

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:13 PM
Hey, Nastya just hit one doublefault in seven service games!

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:14 PM
mostefan do you watch the match?

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:15 PM
If you guys have the time...calculate the number of "forced errors"...it´s interesting. It´s totally impossible, that the number of those are so little!

Someone from the Olympics thread just came to that idea, they seem to count everything as an UE, that´s why there are so many UEs

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:16 PM
Nastya goes on

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:16 PM
Nastya saved 5 BPs :hatoff:

that´s why it took 10 minutes again for just one game...

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:16 PM
3-1 she´s rolling now...I hope

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:18 PM
Nastya usually doesn't hit many DF Spunky, yesterday she didn't either but it seems her serve is too weak now
but she held again:banana:
another break would be superb

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:19 PM
When she´s nervous she hits mayn DFs, so I think it´s a good sign, she seems to be pretty ok out there

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Yes..she is! 4-1..double breaks up!!!

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Has Nastya broken Eleni's resistance?

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Has Nastya broken Eleni's resistance?

There´s no way that Eleni can turn that second set around...ups...I´ll take it back...rebreak (again!)

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:22 PM
i don't see forced errors at all:confused:
they count all or as winners or as UE
GREAT 4-1:drive: :bounce:
NOW JUST FINISH THE GREAT JOB

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:23 PM
mia amore is on fireeee!!!!!!!

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Seems not, Eleni breaks back...

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:25 PM
i don't see forced errors at all:confused:
they count all or as winners or as UE
GREAT 4-1:drive: :bounce:
NOW JUST FINISH THE GREAT JOB

There are 15 points which weren´t UEs from Nastya and winners for Eleni...one double-fault (does that count as UE?)...it´s intersting

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:25 PM
i know
there's one thing that i hate about me, when i watch a sport and cheers for a team or a player.. they lose a points.... and when i play a sport.. it's the same thing so

SHUT UP MYSELF

go myskina

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:25 PM
There´s no way that Eleni can turn that second set around...ups...I´ll take it back...rebreak (again!)
:tape: don't say this, the:devil: hears
you see she gave one break back:fiery:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:27 PM
:tape: don't say this, the:devil: hears
you see she gave one break back:fiery:

I´ll obey the rule!

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:27 PM
5-2...who cares what I am predicting/hoping or saying? It works out

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:30 PM
oh but she broke again:bounce: :yippee:
HOOOLD AND FINISH NOOOOOOW:yeah:

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Ok...I gotta start laughing now...all those breaks are nerv-wracking!!! 5-3

saab95
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Nastya :D :) keep the greeks quiet :D

Too many greeks in the draw now.
France have 2 girls in QF .
We need 2 :) 2

saab95
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:33 PM
time

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:33 PM
and was broken again
NASTYAAA why never easy
BREAAAAK!

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:35 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: noooooooooo

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:37 PM
5-4 :fiery: :scared: and Nastya won 1 points in last 2 games
Nastyaaa the match isn't over yet, you have to finish NOOOOOW

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Points to Nastya favor (at 5-4):
1 ace + 1 service_winner + 21 winners + (Eleni) 2 DF + 54 UE = 79 of 79 total,
means 0 'forced error' by Eleni

to Eleni:
1 Ace + 1 service_winner + 23 winners + (Nastya) 2 DF + 49 UE = 76 of 76 total
means 0 'forced error' by Nastya

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Well done, Nastya :banana:

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:42 PM
OH FINALLY :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :bounce: :bounce: :aparty:
WWell done girl, but why this melt down at the end again:confused:

Julia_08
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:42 PM
yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!! bravo Nastya!!!!!!!!
any pîcs of this game?

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:48 PM
I think she has saved BP in the last game
oh the torture could have continued
but Nastya is a fighter, therefore I love her:hearts: :kiss: :inlove:

Nastya's sister
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:48 PM
I'm sooo happy! :bounce: Thank you, Nastya :worship:

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:54 PM
7-5, 6-4. Now Nastya plays the world #1.

KV
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Good result :)

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:59 PM
I think she has saved BP in the last gameThe stats shows Eleni had no BPs at the last game.
Further, the points were 5-3. Combined with no BPs, it means Nastya was ahead 40-x then deuce and then she made 2 winning points. Just arithmetics, no real evidence, sorry

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:02 PM
The stat doesn't look very good again - she won only 59% of her first serve
I'm not sure but someone wrote that Alicia has won 32/33 points on her first serve
Why Nastya can't take an advantage of her serve
And she won only 5 points more than Eleni - it means she has played the biggest points better, but she can't win easy games and that leads to tiredness. She hardly could win 6 matches in this way

saab95
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:05 PM
well done Nastya at the ends.
Everybody wants more than QF
But yesterday and today's quality....
JHH - 17 UE Pierce-34 Nastya-51 Venus - 51 Schiavone - 52 in 3 long sets...

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:06 PM
PHEW :)
Nastya another hard fought battle
now it gets tougher :o

good luck tomorrow :)
just focus ALL the time :)

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:13 PM
The stats shows Eleni had no BPs at the last game.
Further, the points were 5-3. Combined with no BPs, it means Nastya was ahead 40-x then deuce and then she made 2 winning points. Just arithmetics, no real evidence, sorry
I didn't noticed how many break opportunities had Eleni before the last game, but total she has 8, she had 5 in the first game and 1 or 2 when she broke because she broke to 15 - she has used 1 or 2, obviously 2 opportunities. I'm almost sure she hadn't BP in other games, so her 8th BP should be in the last game. But just arithmetics too.

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:16 PM
Now Nastya plays the world #1.At first she has to beat Schiavone ;)

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:18 PM
That's right. An Olympic QF. It's an important match. JHH has to beat Pierce.

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:19 PM
I didn't noticed how many break opportunities had Eleni before the last game, but total she has 8...I just happened to save stats at 5-4, it shows that same 8 BP opportunities by Eleni... No problem, you were too excited at following the match, what boring arithmetics at such moment? :)

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Nastya beat Schiavone 6-4 in the third, 2002 San Diego. The only time they played.

ys
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:20 PM
I think Nastya will play Pierce in semis. I am not sure JHH is prepared to face a real resistance so soon after her comeback.

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:27 PM
Francesca is a tough player, with 1-handed backhand btw. Sometimes you need big groundstrokes against her as Lena showed at Kremlin Cup-2003 so Schiavone even got her shoulder injury fighting against those, and retired...
Good luck Nastya, do not overpower her, overwise her ;)

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:32 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20040818/capt.sge.bng03.180804191150.photo02.default-380x240.jpg Wed Aug 18, 3:13 PM EThttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/th/afp_lo_1.gif (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/afp/brand/SIG=ofqlv2/*http://www.afp.com)
Anastasia Myskina of Russia follows through on a forehand in her match against Eleni Danilidou of Greece in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

mostefan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:35 PM
...yesterday and today's quality....
JHH - 17 UE Pierce-34 Nastya-51...We calculated here, and it showed that anything but aces, service-winners, 'ordinary' winners and DFs goes to UEs category, so it's uncommon and unreliable.

saab95
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:07 PM
We calculated here, and it showed that anything but aces, service-winners, 'ordinary' winners and DFs goes to UEs category, so it's uncommon and unreliable.

Yesterday's statistic was close to the truth as I can watched the 2R match.
It was smth. like Frazer vs Myskina W-04 match.
I wrote UE to show no chanses for Nastya with such level of mistakes
against Henin or Pierce. Schiavone'll be waiting for these errors. It's her game.
Hope Nastya'll use QF to find her sharp forehand again.
She has to have some weapon for semis.

cool_olga
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:16 PM
Congrats Nastya :) Thanks God she's in QF, I was bit afraid of this match.
Sharp forehand yes but Nastya's weapon is backhand, I hope it;s okay in Athens because she can do a lot with it. But her flat and fast forehand must be working well also, and serve...Schiavone I think it can be many ways with her. She can play unbelievab;e defense and also bit atacking when she has good day so Nastya must be ready in 100%. If Schiavone can play like against Mauresmo in Warsaw it will be very tough.
But now let's be happy from today's victory :)

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:18 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040818/i/r547140087.jpg Wed Aug 18, 5:05 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 returns a shot to Greece's Eleni Daniildou during their women's singles third round match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

cool_olga
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Nastya celebrating :)

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/gfx/nastya1.jpg

Nastyafan
Aug 18th, 2004, 11:34 PM
I like this new outfit a lot. It enhances her sexy body.:inlove: Maybe she has tried to tempt the Greek crowd to be on her side :lick: . The Greeks are warm-blooded people, I hope she has had a success.
Is it possible the outfit being from her her own colection she was speaking about?:confused:

cool_olga
Aug 18th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Tough to say. Now at Olympics almost every player has different outfit. With country colours. maybe they made it special for nastya like Head raquet. I wonder if Nastya will have her own colelction like it's always 'Anna collection' on Adidas, would be cool :rolleyes:

Interestingsplit in the side, you noticed?

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:25 AM
Yay, actually Spunky brought it to my notice. It's a pocket for balls in her opinion, but I haven't seen balls there although I saw about 10 pics:unsure:

but it may be named Myskina's pocket:angel:

cool_olga
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:35 AM
where you saw those 10 photos. I don't know I also thought it's about balls but don't really sure. Maybe it's kind of design.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:47 AM
Gettyimage
http://editorial.****************/source/CFW/Product.aspx?p=2&e=0&pg=1&am=-1

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:49 AM
oops the link doesn't work so
you have to go to the homepage and search

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:02 AM
strangely what is that protection, i can't post the homepage either:confused: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)

Mr. Myskina
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:21 AM
Myskina is taking the Gold

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:34 AM
Let's get past Schiavone first. Then comes a tough semi. First Schiavone.

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:45 AM
Hey guys and gals!!!! i'm very very sorry i wasn't here for the matches! :bigcry: I've been out and about for the past few days and have been unable to get to a computer come time for nastya's matches.... :awww: i'm sorry..... i love to be the total optimist and i let you all down.... :fiery:

but our girl is doing great! struggling with her serve but she has been absolutely amazing when it comes to breaking serve!! woohoooo !!!! phenomenal!!!!

i think somebody from russia wants a gold medal and i know who it is...... :hehehe:

it's a girl who's rather funky
runs real fast, is kind of spunky
looking sexy in white and red,
running opponents 'til they feel dead.

she's under control, and she feels real well,
will beat schiavone in 2 sets, i can tell.
maybe versus henin, what a match to see,
but nastya's too good, at least to me. ;)

again sorry i haven't been here... it's always a fun event during the matches... i'll do my best to be here tomorrow during the quarterfinal match versus silly sausage schiavone.... hehehehe....... i don't mean to trash talk... i just do it so well... hehehe.

;) :drink: :drink: :drink: :woohoo:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:49 AM
Hi Spunky, I hope your appearance here will bring luck to Nastya:wavey:

but where is our perpetual optimist deckham, he is missing second day already and we need high spirits here:confused:
i'm sorry nastyafan!!!! lol... you crack me up. ;)

so i'm our perpetual optimist eh? ok... i like that... :yeah:

and spunky... stay in our thread for as long as you want... you're a great supporter of our lovely nastya.... :worship:

i'll try not to disappoint you guys in the near future.... i'm such an arse and apologize for being so inconsiderate..... :drool:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:51 AM
Deckham is probably already too drunk;)
:hehehe: i think you may know me too well there spunky... ;)

maybe just a few drinks every now and then.... :rolleyes:

:drink: :banana: :drink:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:04 AM
deckham drunk? - there is only 2 or 3 p.m.
indeed he is a bit drunk permanently but i like his drunkness:lol:
LOL. yes... it's 2 or 3 p.m. here, but it's 9 or 10 greek time.... i tend to follow the same timezone that nastya (and the rest of you) are in... that way i feel like i'm part of the gang and am in the same mindset of all of you...

lol, who am i fooling... you're right... i was probably drunk. :lol: it's hard to cope with these intense matches sober! i am the optimist, but that's because i'm in a certain "state of mind" when it comes game time... :lol:

i'm joking again... i'm such a nut....

but i'm glad you like my drunkeness nastyafan.... it's just what comes with the package.... that kinda personality i guess.....

and i love that icon.... woohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :drink:

nastya, yes, you're one of a kind,
growing up in moscow, you're a hell of a find.
loyal to your friends and loyal to the game,
want to win real bad and reject the fame.

no need for the pictures for you're way too hot
they can't describe your beauty (which is a heck of a lot).
we love you how you are in your natural state,
we admire your beauty and we heard that you skate.

thank goodness you passed on skating when you were young,
'cuz we would have missed out when you stick out your tongue.
it's a cute little thing that you do when you win,
if we would have missed it, it would be a sin.

our excitements so high, we all just can't wait.
to win gold in athens appears to be your fate.
we want you to win and we want that a ton,
we all think your the best, that you're our #1.

GO NASTYAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :banana: :yippee: :drink:

(i am a bit drunk now so i will go to bed.... see you all later! ;) )

vaiva
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:50 AM
Congrats, Nastya!

Have to be focused against Schiavone. And try to win in 2.

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:31 AM
Nastya has to start playing better. Now it's crunch time. This chance to win an Olympic medal may never be there again for Anastasia.

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:34 AM
Good luck Nastya against Schiavone, beat her in 2 easy sets please :kiss : :D

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Myskina is taking the Gold

I would like that too :D Vamos NAStya win the QF match :bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:47 AM
Myskina please win and get into the semis :D :D :kiss:

Daniel
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:55 AM
Nastya celebrating :)

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/gfx/nastya1.jpg
I love the outfit :hearts: :hearts: :kiss:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:54 AM
Welcome back deckham. I was a bit worried after your sudden absence but I'm glad you are back and sprightly as ever:drink: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#):D (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)
But we suffered tough moments here and it's not fair leaving us in a such critical stage. But you redeem your fault with these beautiful drunk poems and we will forgive you.:drink: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#);) (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)
Thank Good all ended well so far and I only hope that near to medals Nastya will be able to repeat her memorable final run from RG.:worship: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)

Daniel, you are a rum bird, why do you post every day only when all people in Florida are supposed to sleep?:confused: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#) (even I sleep sometimes in Europe:lol: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#))

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:57 AM
Анастасия МЫСКИНА: «ЛЕД - ДЛЯ МОЗГОВ»
Вчера первая ракетка России Анастасия Мыскина с огромным трудом пробилась в 1/8 финала, обыграв в трех сетах пуэрториканку Кристину Бранди, а Марат Сафин выбыл из борьбы, уступив испанцу Фелисиано Лопесу


Сергей РОДИЧЕНКО, Александр ПРОСВЕТОВ

из Olympic Tennis Center


СНАЧАЛА РАССЛАБИЛАСЬ, НО ВОВРЕМЯ СОБРАЛАСЬ

После того как накануне в первом круге Мыскина показала блистательную игру, трудно было предположить, что второй матч сложится для нее столь непросто. Впрочем, это трудно было предположить даже после первого сета, который россиянка провела на одном дыхании, будто продолжая предыдущий матч.

Но легкой прогулки все же не получилось. Во второй партии Бранди берет первые три гейма, затем делает еще один брейк - и в итоге - 6:3. Вместе сложилось все: и то, что Мыскина очень много ошибалась, и то, что пуэрториканка вытаскивала самые мертвые мячи.

И начало третьего сета тоже было не слишком вдохновляющим. Соперницы не без труда удерживали свои подачи, но о каком-то реальном переломе говорить не приходилось. Монотонное течение матча было прервано в шестом гейме - в предыдущем Мыскина подавала и сделала счет 3:2 в свою пользу. При счете 30:30 пуэрториканка совершила две двойные ошибки подряд! Неужели дело сделано?! Нет, Мыскина продолжает испытывать нервы своих болельщиков, сразу же отдав свою подачу. Затем то же самое делает Бранди... До конца матча соперницам так больше и не удалось удержать свою подачу.

Победная улыбка Мыскиной была ослепительной. Не сходила она с ее лица и во время разговора с корреспондентом «СЭ».

- Бранди - очень неудобный для меня игрок - бьет низко, трудно играть комбинационно, - призналась она. - А когда во втором сете она вдруг начала играть раза в два сильнее, стало совсем тяжело. Но, к счастью, кончилось все хорошо.

- Похоже, пуэрториканка прыгнула выше головы?

- Это точно. Хотя раньше - правда, довольно давно - я ей постоянно проигрывала. И вот наконец победила. Хотя и не могу сказать, что играла на сто процентов своих возможностей. В третьем сете казалось, что могу еще прибавить, если понадобится.

- Вы сегодня совершили много невынужденных ошибок...

- Концентрация была явно недостаточной. Честно говоря, думала, что должна выиграть легко. И настрой был соответствующим. Это к первому матчу я подошла очень серьезно. А вот ко второму... Словом, расслабилась.

- На такой жаре вы иногда прикладывали к шее пакет со льдом. Так и простудиться можно...

- Ну, прикладывала я всего на несколько секунд - чтобы мозги в порядок привести. Очень помогает.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Отец Насти Мыскиной не поехал в Афины болеть за дочку. В тот момент, когда корреспондент “МК” дозвонилась ему, Андрей Мыскин как раз пытался выяснить, во сколько будут транслировать матч его дочери во втором круге, но так ничего и не узнал.
— Андрей, почему вы в Москве — неужели не хотелось быть на трибунах, когда Настя будет играть?
— Хотелось, но не в качестве обычного болельщика. Меня бы ведь даже близко потом к ней не подпустили. Не то что на турнирах Wta, где игроки такого класса — самые почетные гости, и все их близкие — тоже настоящие ВИП-персоны.
— Значит, на Олимпиаде все по-другому?
— Конечно, это же совсем другой турнир, другие порядки. Там такой кордон вокруг игроков — близко не подойдешь.
— Настя рада, что попала на Олимпиаду, или после победы на Ролан Гарросе ее уже трудно чем-то вдохновить?
— Мне кажется, она заразилась всеобщим настроением по поводу Олимпиады, которое царит в обществе. Помню, какие у нее были глаза после Сиднея. Просто светились. Она так привыкла вариться в собственном соку, все время видеть одни и те же лица. И вдруг поняла, что мир спорта значительно шире теннисного корта. Пообщалась с Карелиным, Немовым, Хоркиной. Почувствовала себя в центре огромного праздника.
— Как у нее настроение сейчас?
— Я бы сказал — приподнятое. Бодрое. Я хорошо знаю, когда она бывает другой: голосочек усталый, вымотанный — после того, как два-три месяца по разным турнирам мотается.
— Ветер играть не мешал?
— Не обсуждали. А обычно в таких случаях, когда игроки жалуются — мол, солнце глаза слепит, дождь смывает, — я всегда говорю: сетка для обоих соперников одинаковой высоты. Мяч — круглый. Корт — квадратный. А плохому танцору — известное дело что мешает...
— К счастью, Настя — хороший!

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Thanks Daniel for the pic of that outfit...oh I love that outfit!!! It´s so summer-spirited and I love this pocket!!! If it wouldn´t cost about $80, I would buy it myself;)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:08 AM
Interesting interview with Nastya´s father, I thought he would be there. I wished I could read every word...see you later!!! Deckham you too!!! CHEERS!!!

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Nastya is in a good mood, I hope her daddy knows her.:worship:
And it seems so on these pics, especially after winning against Danilidou. There is fire in her eyes. I hope she will keep it burning till the glitter of the gold overshadows it:angel:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:39 AM
I smell, there will be a new fashion line "Myskina" soon. Spunky is already mad about it;)
But are you sure it's a pocket, did you see a ball there, maybe it's just kind of design:confused:
BTW. the pic was posted by Ola;)

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Nastya will be on court soon and I'm getting nervous again
too early today t=32C I hope the heat won't cause her additional problems

Goog luck girl, this's a match for the medal zone already, you can't stop here!:kiss: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#):yeah: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:03 PM
I smell, there will be a new fashion line "Myskina" soon. Spunky is already mad about it;)
But are you sure it's a pocket, did you see a ball there, maybe it's just kind of design:confused:
BTW. the pic was posted by Ola;)

I don´t know...I just know that I love that outfit (I´m repeating myself, aren´t I?). The pocket thing? Yeah, I don´t know, maybe it´s a fashion thing, but it would be a cool and fun idea, wouldn´t it?...If it was a design, it would be pretty weird...when I first saw it, I was like: "Why the heck is a hole in her skirt?", lol. Have you seen another NIKE player wearing that design?

Often the new stuff for the fall season is presented at the US Open since it´s the most attented tennis tourney in the year and it´s the US, but, well maybe she got it now already...

So, to all the (happy) people out there who can watch that match: Try to understand where the ball belongs! :lol:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:08 PM
strangely what is that protection, i can't post the homepage either:confused: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)

They don´t let us post things up here from their homepage. It´s the same thing like posting things from this tennis-reporter site or what it is called...it´s a copyright thing...just like...never ever post something from the Justine OS...very bad

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:17 PM
Yay it's a cool idea:cool:
I haven't seen that design, but Nastya is so special:angel:

I knew I can't post pics from getty images, but didn't know that can't post the link for their homepage either

but Nastya started aned very good 2-0:)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:20 PM
3-0...looks pretty fine to me...and the "unforced" errors of Schiavone are rising;)

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:21 PM
3-0:D
great start girl keep it up
you don't need 2 hours in the heat

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:23 PM
i'm here guys! nastya's doing extremely well.... i think she's a focused wee thing... :yeah: :drink:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:25 PM
4-0...two breaks up...by the way: WHAT IS SHE WEARING??? lol...

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:26 PM
4-0:worship:
hold again girl!
and what about some winners?

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:26 PM
make that 4-0 !!! oh wow nastya !!!

nastya nastya
you're playing so bold.
beating them up
and taking the gold.

wooohooo !!!!!!!!! :drink:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:27 PM
U kno what´s the coolest thing? Nastya is 4-0 up without having hit a winner;)...Oh i love this stats, it´s so not working (it can´t be, can it?)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:28 PM
5-0...demolishing...cool!!! Play time 17 minutes so far...

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:29 PM
4-0:worship:
hold again girl!
and what about some winners?
she doesn't need to it looks like nastyafan..... 20 UE's for schiavone in 4 games.... that's a huge ouch.

but we do know that the stats are pretty subjective....

and yes spunky, i'm curious about the outfit too.... ;) she'll probably go between those red and white outfits she's been wearing... :drool:

she almost looks canadian with those colors!!! hehehehe... me silly...

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:29 PM
hi deck, you just saved another absence

5-0:bounce:
great, bagel her now!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:34 PM
yes... do the bagel!!!! i'm hungry!!!!! :lick:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:35 PM
oh rats.... no bagel.... nastya's so nice to let her hold serve once.... ;)

NOW DON'T BE NICE HERE!!!! take her at love and close out this set... :fiery:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:36 PM
no deck we don't give our Nastya to Canada, she is Russian pride

it seems first long game
and fran held
i think Nastya missed BP
well, serve it out

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:36 PM
6-1...so close...

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:37 PM
no deck we don't give our Nastya to Canada, she is Russian pride
ok.... i guess.... :awww:

hehehehe

6-1 Nastya... well done... :yeah:

let's end this in 2 and be on our merry way back to the olympic village and ready for tomorrow's semifinal action.... :bounce:

cool_olga
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:38 PM
Nastya is reborn :woohoo:

Keep it up!!! Great match so far :)
She needs to win easily next up will be hard battle.

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:39 PM
Yeahhh...my (worst) good dream will come true very soon...sf, sf,sf!!!

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:40 PM
:woohoo: great set Nastya
and she didnt face BP
now stay focused and repeat second set against serna, not brandi

saab95
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Franceska stopped to play few times when she feels she lost a set.
But she's very dangerous next set.
Hope Nastya knows it too.
Go Nastya!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:40 PM
hey olga! good to see you again.... sorry i missed you last time. been out and about.... but i read all the commentary between you, spunky, nastyafan, and the others when i checked back... :yeah:

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:40 PM
damn Nastya is on fire today!!!! which is COOL!!!!!yahhhh go misss..beat the italian ragazza

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:44 PM
again a break in the second set...Nastya is rolling...!!!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:44 PM
alright!! 1-0.. broke her serve, great start.

let's do this nastya!!!

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:47 PM
Udachi Nastya! :woohoo:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Ohh...schiavone had three BPs...

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:48 PM
2-0!!! yessssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:48 PM
:woohoo:
i just checked the other results and nastya is already 2-0
don't let her back girl
- momo leads 4-3 after sveta wasted 7BP to momo's none:fiery:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:49 PM
on a side note.... kuznetsova is tied with mauresmo 4-4 in the first set... :yeah:

vaiva
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Keep rolling, Nastya!

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:50 PM
3-0...haha...breaking the opponent is fun, isn´t it????

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:51 PM
3-0:drive: another brek
now please don't give her any hope anf finish her off quickly

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:52 PM
wow!!!! 3-0 !!!! why is our nastya so brilliant at breaking serves in the past couple months?!?! absolutely amazing! :angel:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:52 PM
on a side note.... kuznetsova is tied with mauresmo 4-4 in the first set... :yeah:

Yeah...Momo´s first tight set this week, it was about damn time!

I really hate to see Molik winning...man...her fans will flood us again with stupid threads and "WE KNEW THAT ALICIA IS THE BEST"...ok, calm down Yee Wah;)

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:54 PM
oh my god, i can smell a win !!!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Yeah...Momo´s first tight set this week, it was about damn time!

I really hate to see Molik winning...man...her fans will flood us again with stupid threads and "WE KNEW THAT ALICIA IS THE BEST"...ok, calm down Yee Wah;)
:lol: .... hehehe... i think you're crazier than me spunky.... ;)

we already know nastyafan is.... :tape: ... ;)

vaiva
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:55 PM
6-1 4-0 :drive:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:55 PM
4-0:yippee: :bounce:
the end is near nastya,please no meltdown today:yeah:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:55 PM
oh my god, i can smell a win !!!

psssst...! Nastyafan doesn´t want to hear this...;), say it out loud and it won´t happen... :wavey:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:56 PM
4-0?????????? :eek:

guys, why is nastya so good? i think she should be banned for being too talented... she's an illegal tennis player.... :lol:

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:57 PM
i really think that it'sa joke for Nastya.... yeah.... a joke... but .. i thnk that the semi finals will be kinda hard for Nastya... Justine or Mary.. it wont a a simple match like today

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:59 PM
:lol: .... hehehe... i think you're crazier than me spunky.... ;)

we already know nastyafan is.... :tape: ... ;)no deck everyone knows you are the craziest ever:crazy: :drink:

grr fran held
now nastya you hafe to fihish her

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:00 PM
at least she will be fit for tomorrow!!!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:01 PM
5-1!!! way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: :bounce: :yippee:

:topic: 5-5 mauresmo/kuznetsova.... they'll be hitting 1 hour in the first set by the end.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:03 PM
5-1:clap2: :bounce: :woohoo:
BREEEAAAK AND FINISH HER NOOOOW

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:03 PM
5-2, now come on!!!

This will be Nastya´s fourth semifinal appearance at four tourneys in four weeks...wow!!!

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:03 PM
5-2
go nastya......u go girl

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:04 PM
grrrrrr!!!!!! 5-2... :fiery:

make this end 6-2 nastya...... please? :hehehe:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:05 PM
This will be Nastya´s fourth semifinal appearance at four tourneys in four weeks...wow!!!
:yeah: isn't it just peachy?!? :drink:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:06 PM
5-2
please nastya give us one evening without trouble
just hold

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:06 PM
6-1 6-2...game set and match Myskina!!!

YOOOOOOOOO!!! WAVE!!!!

saab95
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:06 PM
61 62 Great done Nastya!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:06 PM
Nastya :D :)
that was some beating of the banshee :D
well done ;)
one more win and you got a medal for sure
then its gold :)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:06 PM
6-2::::ups

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:07 PM
6-1, 6-2 !!!!!!!!!!!! way to go nastya!!!!!!!!!!!!

looking in great form and absolutely no double faults.... :angel:

our girl's on fire guys... :fiery:

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:07 PM
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
IM SOOOOOOOOOO proud of Nastya!!! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!
she did 24 UE and francesca 42 UE

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:08 PM
Hey 24 unforced...so that means like 8 unforced errors;)

vaiva
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:08 PM
Congrats, Nastya! So much better :banana:

I love Justine, but I hope her match vs Pierce will be 3 sets at least :devil:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Yes...first match that has a result...hehe...

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:09 PM
YEEEESSSSS SHE SERVED TO 0:woohoo: :woohoo: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship:

great performance Nastya and thanks for that easy win:kiss: :hearts: :inlove:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:09 PM
The next two matches are as big as the French Open final. Maybe bigger.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:11 PM
WOW just noticed 4aces and 84% of 1st serve won in second set, is it the same our Nastya:eek:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:14 PM
in the 2nd set she came to the net and won a couple points, hit a lot more forehand winners, had a higher 1st serve %, and made less unforced errors than in the first set... :eek:

now that's how you close out a match... :yeah:

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:14 PM
wo wo wow....and im sorry for what i will say, but i hope Justin will win against PIerce and see Myskina KICK the ass of Justine.. i just wanna see this %$&%& lose...

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:15 PM
also just saw that mauresmo beat kuznetsova in tiebreaker 7-5 ........ :fiery:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:18 PM
I mentioned today, is it possible Nastya to run over her last 3 opponents like RG:eek:


pfff sveta lost firsr set in TB after blowing 14 BP to Momo's 1and she has 2 more points but lost:fiery: :smash:
now momo will crush her like vera

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:22 PM
I mentioned today, is it possible Nastya to run over her last 3 opponents like RG:eek:


pfff sveta lost firsr set in TB after blowing 14 BP to Momo's 1and she has 2 more points but lost:fiery: :smash:
now momo will crush her like vera
i believe that nastya can crush any opponent if on her game.. :yeah:

realistically, henin will be a hard one to crush though.

as for kuznetsova, 0 for 14 !!!!!!!! :eek: i'm almost speechless at that stat.

i don't think momo will crush her in 2nd set though... kuznetsova is very resilient and it will probably be another tight set.... 1-1, 2nd set

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:26 PM
molik is through now too after winning 6-3, 6-4....

so, the semifinals look is:

myskina v. henin/pierce
molik v. mauresmo/kuznetsova

i like our girl's chances...... :yeah:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:26 PM
i know justine should be tough, but who expected an easy win over venus or cap

fight sveta, can't one Russian help nastya at least once
but now she has problem with holding and momo won't miss 14bp

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:27 PM
I know it´s not nice to say that here in Nastya´s thread, but Justine is a very very tough opponent and Nastya has to give her very very best to defeat Justine...this is it...it´s my faves´matchup!!!

I´m pretty sure that Justine will win against Mary, so...this is so exciting!!! Nastya has a 75 % chance of winning a medal;)

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:28 PM
No! Molik won...damn it!

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:30 PM
i'm glad molik is through, she beat momo recently and with her big serve she has better chances if momo wins today:fiery:

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:36 PM
kuznetsova broke mauresmo ... she's up 3-1

come on kuznetsova!!! beat momo and help nastya get to #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! what would the points (rankings) look like if momo and henin lose today in the quarters and nastya takes the gold????? :confused:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:39 PM
no one doubt in justine's possibilities spunky, i like her and certainly prefer her to all americans, but nastya if far ahead in my heart and i just hope that justine may have a bad day or her physical condition isn't 100% after the sickness, so i dream for an easy win for nastya (and 100bp):angel:

wow sveta finaly broke:)

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:43 PM
kuznetsova broke mauresmo ... she's up 3-1

come on kuznetsova!!! beat momo and help nastya get to #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! what would the points (rankings) look like if momo and henin lose today in the quarters and nastya takes the gold????? :confused:
nastya will be second with 2 wins more than momo, not sure but i think with a win over momo in the final too
she still can't catch justine

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:44 PM
you dislike most americans don't you nastyafan... :hehehe:

yes, but mauresmo broke back.. so they are back on serve at 3-3.

i'm hoping (no offense once again spunky) that henin loses today to pierce..... and momo loses to kuznetsova... that way our girl can take the gold and gain several hundred points on henin for the world #1..... :) :) :) :drink:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:50 PM
i'm hoping (no offense once again spunky) that henin loses today to pierce..... and momo loses to kuznetsova... that way our girl can take the gold and gain several hundred points on henin for the world #1..... :) :) :) :drink:

Non taken! Of course a big part of mine wants Nastya to get this gold medal, but ahhh...it´s soo disturbing! You know with Justine´s virus thing and now her brilliant comeback, but then on the other side...FO champ and Olympics gold on the other hand in one and the same year for a player who a lot of people thought she would never ever make it...oh :sad:

I think I am going to be on this board tomorrow, but at the same time at Justine´s chat...

By the way...if you don´t mind the enthusiasm about Justine in her official site-chatroom...you may want to go there, cause there are always some people watching the match live, so there will be points...as long as you don´t cheer when Justine doublefaults;)...

Oh, this will be terrific.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:54 PM
you dislike most americans don't you nastyafan... :hehehe:

yes, but mauresmo broke back.. so they are back on serve at 3-3.

i'm hoping (no offense once again spunky) that henin loses today to pierce..... and momo loses to kuznetsova... that way our girl can take the gold and gain several hundred points on henin for the world #1..... :) :) :) :drink:
yes, most americans but still i like some actors (actress), maybe shaughnessy from the players, logan tom (volleyball)..... you;)

i don't know who i prefer for nastya's opponent, just hope to be a long match
sveta5-4 break sveta please

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:58 PM
wooohooo sveta won the second
maybe it will happen

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:02 PM
tied 1 set apiece mauresmo and kuznetsova... :woohoo:

i have a feeling kuznetsova's going to take this!!!! her serving has been very impressive.

yes spunky, i understand what you mean... :yeah: (but i'll probably stay in this thread tomorrow.... ;) ) .... and i will be able to watch it live so i'll be giving a play by play if you or nastyafan or anyone else in this thread wants me to.. :)

and i was just joking nastyafan, i can't stand a lot of american athletes (primarily the men's b-ball team) :lol:

come on kuznetsova!!!! and yes, i honestly do want to see henin v. myskina... it would just make it all the much better to beat henin so people would get off nastya's back.... although they should already get off her back, she's bloody brilliant!!! :drink:

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:03 PM
LOL!!!

German Channel just had Olympic news...the anchor said that Nastya won and the pic behind her..lol! "Anastasia Myskina" with a pic of Lindsay!!! lol!!!

Then the anchor woman said that her next oppponent will be Justine Hennnine - Uaa- Harrrrdennnnn...or Mary Pierce...HAHAHA

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:04 PM
You can watch live Decky? Oh man!!! For me it´s only the finals...

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:13 PM
yes, i believe so... that site your on, nbcolympics.com, has tv listings.... and that is what i will be able to watch. i've just watched the moya match for men's because they won't show a russian playing tennis unless they have to.. :fiery: and tomorrow they have to... :yeah: hahaha... eat that u.s. media !!

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:14 PM
but now i must go to dentist and run some errands..... i will catch you all later today or tomorrow for the match... ;) ....

good job once again nastya!!! bloody marvelous!!! :drink: :drink: :drink:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Lol they are pathetic how they can mistake our fragile Nastya with that bid tower of power:fiery:
i don't know but probably the SF won't be live here so i will be very appreciated if you will be giving point by point report deckham:bowdown:

grrr momo leads 3-1:sad:

KV
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Another impressive win :)

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:37 PM
pff sveta lost :fiery:
no help for #1 from your compatriots Nastya:sad:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:15 PM
An interview with: ANASTASIA MYSKINA



THE MODERATOR: First question, please.



Q. Did you expect to win so easily?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Not really. I mean, we played before couple matches, and they were in three sets. So I thought this one going to be even tougher because it's Olympic Games. No, I didn't really expect. But I'm really happy it was that easy.



Q. What was the reason why it was so easy, in your opinion? Because you played very well; because she played less well than expected?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I don't know why. I think I played okay. I didn't say that I play my best. I didn't say that I play really bad. I just play. I did what I can do. That was okay match. That's it. But maybe Francesca was feeling pressure. Maybe she was a little bit, I don't know, scared, thinking she can win. I don't know. So many reasons can be. But I didn't really think about it.



Q. Last year you were close to losing to Serra‑Zanetti at US Open. She was playing very slow, trying to mix up the game. Francesca was trying to do the same, in your opinion, or she plays a really different game?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. She plays slowly, but the game was different because Francesca tried to mix it up a lot with slice, high ball, you know, and didn't really work because actually I expect that game, and I knew what she's going to do, and I can read the game pretty well. So I play real easy.



Q. You've had a very big triumph this year at the French Open. I'm wondering if you could explain what it must be like for Maria Sharapova, based on your own experience, how something like this changes your life.



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Oh, I think it's a lot of changes. I think especially with Maria, I think it's different situation. With me, Maria is different situation because she's really popular in US. I think she become even more popular there. With me situation, I become a little bit more popular in my home country. So that's the difference. Where is change? I think you get more confidence now when you go on the court. You feel more comfortable in every match, and you know how to play in different situation because, especially Maria, she was down with Lindsay set and 2‑1, I guess. So now she knows the match not finished, so she can fight and win the match.



Q. Do you feel like a different person because of the way people look at you now?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, maybe a little bit more respect. But I don't feel really different person. I try to not change. You know, I stay the same. I love to be the way I am.



Q. Can you really stay the same, though?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah. Why not? That's not really difficult.



Q. Considering that some girls, top seeds, have lost, dangerous ones like Venus, Dementieva, do you think you have great chances now to go on and get the gold?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Besides Dementieva and Williams, I think we have Henin‑Hardenne and Amelie Mauresmo. I think they a little bit higher than Williams and Dementieva. But why not? I really work hard to be here, and I really work hard to win matches. So I'm look forward and I'm really positive.



Q. What are people saying about Justine? She's been away from the tour. Have you seen any of her matches? Are people trying to see where she is?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I didn't see her matches because we kind of playing the same time. But we thought it was going to be really hard for her to come back. But it looks she's really on top of her game right now. She's winning pretty easy every match. But I think against Mary it's going to be a little bit tougher because Mary playing really great right now. It's going to be good match. So I really look forward to seeing right now.



Q. You said something interesting a minute ago about Maria. You said you're more popular in your home country. But Russia is Maria's home country. Do you consider her not really Russian?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, she's completely Russian. I didn't say that. She's Russian. I'm not going to catch that (smiling).



Q. Justine Henin, she has not played for four months. She didn't play since April, even if she went just one match in Roland Garros. Do you think once she has a tough opponent like you would be for her, this would be a big disadvantage for her, lacking competition?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. I think she's ready to play because she played a couple matches here, and I think she's ready to play a good match against Mary. I think she's been practicing pretty hard before Olympics. That's why she's here. It means that she ready to play and she ready to win, otherwise she wouldn't be here.



Q. Would you trade an Olympic gold medal for a French Open title?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Hard question. Just wish to have both of those (smiling).



Q. Did you have any conversations with Maria after she won Wimbledon about how to deal with a big triumph like that?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I saw her in San Diego after Wimbledon, and I just congratulate her. That's pretty much it.



Q. You didn't say like "Welcome to the club" or anything?



ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Nobody say to me "Welcome to the club," so...

cool_olga
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Nastya is reborn :) Impressive win, easy and short match is what she needed before semifinal, that's great.

Cool conference. Nastya knows Justine will be tough, probably her as she's leading.
I hope it's Henin then Nastya can prove who's best player this year.

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:37 PM
I hope it's Mary because Nastya moves so much better. Justine won 4&4.

Julia_08
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Henin-Hardenne leads 5-2 against Myskina :S

TartarVicario
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:56 PM
Go for a medal Nas :kiss:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:11 PM
These jerks are trying to provoke Nastya to say something bad about Masha but she is smart:worship:
A big match tomorrow Maybe the gold and the world #1 are in this match. It seems Justine is in great form again, she hasn't given any BP to Marry. And after that 6-1 6-1 in IW...
But Nastya is positive. The Olympic gold already glitters near and I'm sure she will do all possible to cath it. Now she is the only Russian hope (Sveta:fiery: ) and that will be an additional motive for her.
Do it Nastya for Russia, for us and for yourself:yeah:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:42 PM
Nastya is the only Russian left. It's all in Nastya's hands. Davai!

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:09 PM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040819/i/r4241463471.jpg Thu Aug 19, 1:43 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 the ball back to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's singles quarterfinal of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

bubble
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Come on Nastya!

Go for gold!
You can defeat Justine! :)

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:39 PM
Q. Do you feel like a different person because of the way people look at you now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, maybe a little bit more respect. But I don't feel really different person. I try to not change. You know, I stay the same. I love to be the way I am.

Q. Can you really stay the same, though?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah. Why not? That's not really difficult.

Q. You said something interesting a minute ago about Maria. You said you're more popular in your home country. But Russia is Maria's home country. Do you consider her not really Russian?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, she's completely Russian. I didn't say that. She's Russian. I'm not going to catch that (smiling).

Q. Would you trade an Olympic gold medal for a French Open title?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Hard question. Just wish to have both of those (smiling).
lol.... those are the questions and answers that really caught my eye... :yeah:

nastya is a very witty, smart, and sarcastic young lady.... i love that.

she answered every question very honestly and outsmarted the reporters.... she may be russian you silly reporters, but that doesn't mean she doesn't understand and speak english well and can outsmart your juvenile little questions.....

hehehe..... nastya cracks me up.... :lol:

davai nastyaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :drink:

Mr. Myskina
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:48 PM
shes winnin the gold

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:49 PM
shes winnin the gold
so true mr. myskina.... so true.... :woohoo: :yippee: :dance: :bounce: :drink:

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:51 PM
Yeah, Nastya is having fun in these interviews.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, she's completely Russian. I didn't say that. She's Russian. I'm not going to catch that (smiling).

Q. Would you trade an Olympic gold medal for a French Open title?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Hard question. Just wish to have both of those (smiling).

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 01:08 AM
deckham, we have another proof

http://www.tennisplus.ru/FileDownload.asp?FileID={C81BBDA3-1111-4A07-8ED9-FEDA7DCD3416}

wine or champagne again?

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:13 AM
deckham, we have another proof

http://www.tennisplus.ru/FileDownload.asp?FileID={C81BBDA3-1111-4A07-8ED9-FEDA7DCD3416}

wine or champagne again?
lol.. she looks gorgeous in that pic... :angel:

it's official... it's definitely champagne.... (spiked with vodka ofcourse... :lol: )

goldenlox
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:49 AM
Nastya's match will be on Bravo at 5 PM on tape. It's the world #1 against the French Open champion.

Daniel
Aug 20th, 2004, 07:49 AM
Go Nastya :D :D plesae dont get intimidated by justine, maybe Juju will try some dirty mind tricls like taking breaks during important points. just go there and beat her in 2 sets Nastya

Good luck Anastasia :) :)

Daniel
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:04 AM
I know it´s not nice to say that here in Nastya´s thread, but Justine is a very very tough opponent and Nastya has to give her very very best to defeat Justine...this is it...it´s my faves´matchup!!!

I´m pretty sure that Justine will win against Mary, so...this is so exciting!!! Nastya has a 75 % chance of winning a medal;)
Indeed, she needs to be in control all th etime. Keep Juju in the run and dont let her get into the match.

I am nervous , I wish she goes to the final :D

Good luck Anastasia :) :)

JLDementieva
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:16 AM
I am both nervous and excited for this matchup against Justine!! I think Nastya will win it this time, but it'll be interesting to see how Justine will play against another top player.

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 10:40 AM
lol.. she looks gorgeous in that pic... :angel:

it's official... it's definitely champagne.... (spiked with vodka ofcourse... :lol: )
Lol what a kind of cocktail is this:lol:

A big day for you Nastya. I hope you have slept well and are training hard now...
or it's too hot, better rest and prepare mentaly for beating world #1 and winning the gold:angel:

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 10:47 AM
Третьей ракетке мира россиянке Анастасии Мыскиной на третьем корте олимпийского теннисного центра турнирная сетка вчера определила в соперницы итальянку Франческу Скьявоне, у которой сейчас семнадцатый номер в мировой классификации. До Афин соперницы встречались лишь однажды - два года назад на турнире в Сан-Диего, и тогда Мыскиной удалось доказать свое превосходство в трех сетах - 6:1, 3:6, 6:4.

В отличие от Мыскиной, ставшей в этом сезоне триумфатором "Ролан Гаррос", Скьявоне известна любителям тенниса гораздо меньше. 24-летняя итальянка живет в Милане, высшими ее достижениями в одиночном разряде являются выходы в четвертьфиналы US Open-2003 и "Ролан Гаррос"-2001.

Мыскина днем раньше провела непростой поединок с не слишком титулованной, но весьма опасной гречанкой Еленой Данилиду. Представителям командных игровых видов спорта давно известно, как болеют за своих соотечественников греческие фанаты. И эти свои футбольно-баскетбольные замашки они обрушили позавчера на бедную Настю, которой понадобилось почти два часа, чтобы унять соперницу и ее не по-теннисному экспансивных поклонников - 7:5, 6:4.

Встреча со Скьявоне была, можно сказать, полным антиподом игре с гречанкой. Спокойные, уравновешенные зрители с российскими и итальянскими флагами разместились на очень скромных по своим возможностям трибунах третьего корта. Здесь могут смотреть теннис человек 300, не больше. Но поскольку спрос на Мыскину после "Роллан Гаррос" резко вырос и она считается одной из фавориток женского олимпийского турнира, естественно, свободных мест не было.

Россиянка очень серьезно настроилась на игру и почти не прощала ошибок сопернице. Когда теннисный матч складывается по сюжету напряженно и захватывающе, его нередко сравнивают с литературным произведением, непременно выделяя при этом завязку, развитие действия, кульминацию и развязку. Встреча Мыскина - Скьявоне никаких "возвышенных" параллелей не рождает. Слишком быстро в воздухе запахло развязкой...

На фоне сбалансированной в большинстве аспектов игры российской спортсменки ее итальянской сопернице были присущи, пожалуй, лишь две теннисные добродетели: неплохая подача и сильный крученый удар слева. Но Мыскина очень быстро ко всему этому приспособилась. И под возгласы "Настя, молодец!" стала загонять соперницу в угол.

Иногда у нее это получалось образцово-показательно, в иных же геймах итальянке удавались вспышки сопротивления. Любопытно, что наиболее яркие вспышки пришлись на концовки обоих сетов. В первом Скьявоне взяла, наконец, свою подачу, уже проигрывая - 0:4, во втором - при счете 1:5. Под девизом "Умираю, но не сдаюсь!" итальянка из последних сил старалась продлить собственную игровую агонию. А может - просто "уговаривала" соперницу как можно дольше задержаться на корте.

Но Мыскина, натерпевшаяся от ставшей уже притчей во языцех афинской жары накануне, на провокацию не поддалась. И двумя эйсами, а затем эффектной подрезкой взяла последнее очко, а вместе с ним и матч - 6:1, 6:2.

- После вчерашнего ажиотажа, сегодня, конечно, мне игралось значительно легче, - сказала россиянка после матча. - Скьявоне - неплохая теннисистка, но сегодня она ошибалась чаще обычного. Я же, наоборот, с начала и до конца поединка поддерживала необходимый уровень концентрации, потому что очень хотела попасть в полуфинал.

- Кого бы вы предпочли видеть соперницей по олимпийскому полуфиналу - Жюстин Энен-Арденн или Мари Пьерс?

- Не думаю, что выбор имеет принципиальное значение. И с Жюстин, и с Мари у меня было уже немало матчей, и ни один из них просто не складывался. Поэтому наивно рассчитывать, что здесь может сложиться иначе. Единственное, в чем не сомневаюсь, - это будет интересный матч.

- Другие матчи вам удается здесь посмотреть?

- Очень редко. Здесь каждый живет и играет по собственному графику.

- Чем олимпийский турнир отличается от других соревнований, в которых вам доводилось прежде играть?

- Только своеобразными условиями быта: жить в Олимпийской деревне еще не приходилось. Что касается собственно тенниса, то особой разницы не вижу - действующие лица все те же, привычные.

Через два часа определилась соперница Мыскиной в 1/2 финала. Ею стала Жюстин Энен-Арденн

cool_olga
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:46 AM
This will be the toughest match now. If she can win this semifinal she will have gold probably. I think it's going to be Mauresmo is final and if nastya plays with her in final she is going to win. Amelie usually can't handle the pressure. She is playing great and in the last match, final she is completely bad. Like all French Open's but it's different story of course. But for example last year ending champs, awesome play in semifianl vs Henin and then against Clijsters could do nothing. Or US Open 2003 semifinal against Venus, earlier she defeated Capriati in great match and against Venus also had great chance.
Mauresmo never can handle pressure. Nastya needs to win this semifinal and she can have gold, it's serious.

cool_olga
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Pity probably none of our tv will show tennis and I won't see nastya winning medal probably :sad:

Oh, and finally I made up mine and Martin's pics from Sopot. Look at these mine two, they are my favourite :)

This one is autograph session.

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/gallery/sopot04/Nastya_Sop.jpg

And this one she is laughing during training. Jens did something but I don't really remmber what exactly :rolleyes:

http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/gallery/sopot04/Nastya_Sop7.jpg


Whole gallery here: http://www.anastasia-myskina.com/main/gallery/sopot04/index.htm

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 12:45 PM
I love to be the way I am.

LOL, I love this sentence from Nastya in her latest PM-Interview...it´s pretty cool. Nice to see that she likes herself as a person;)...Go Girl!!!

I´ve noticed that she became more and more relaxed and funnier in her post-match interviews, I love to read her interviews, esp. since she always changes her opinions...so who can exactly tell me what her fave-surface is??? Is it clay, hardcourt or carpet??? I think I´ve heard her naming every kind of surface already...let´s say she´s one of the rare all-court player;), but the best is still when she gets asked about what she wants to do after tennis....medial doctor, police-woman, designer...yeah...

I hope you guys won´t kick me out when I come here later! I am sooo looking forward to this! At least I get the chance to watch one of my faves playing in the finals, the only match which will be aired on eurosport (not live, but still...)....shoot, why can´t this match be the final already?!?

cool_olga
Aug 20th, 2004, 02:28 PM
And yeah, last year conferences where not that cool :p She keeps getting funnier and more confident. I think before she was very shy, now she's cool. Even watching her conference and Marat's she was so confident, when question was to Marat about breaking raquest and psycholigist Nastya quickly said before him ' You think he has one?' and laughing. Or when asked about cars Marat started ' I have...' and Nastya ' Don't ask him he has too many!'. She is very funny really. At here post matches conferences all journalists were laughing many times :)

It's just Nastya rule!

no1mariafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:03 PM
What time is Nastya's match scheduled for today?

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:29 PM
No1Mariafan...the match is scheduled second after the men´s semifinal at 5pm (17:00h), Greek time;)

Ola...didn´t Nastya also mention that she has a Porsche? Since when does she have a driver license or does she just own a Porsche?

I also think that this part of Nastya´s Interview during the rain delay in Wimby was really funny:

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).

It´s cool to see her this way, I mean I can imagine that interviews are not always fun for the players, so why not try to make the best out of it? I think if it was me who has to sit there in front of all those media people I would talk some crappy weird stuff just to have some fun...

By the way: The Justine-staff expects a very tough match for her, coach Rodriguez even said "They are both top players and they both can win this semi final, it will be an open match...". It seems like they really mean it, I knew why I am proud to be a Justine fan (;)cough), they (especially me) have a lot of respect for Nastya.

Uahhh...let´s see how the first match on Centre court goes...

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:39 PM
Great analys about Momo Ola but I hope she will lose today. She was over-lucky yesterday against Sveta (0/14BP:fiery: ) and in Toronto. And in the final Nastya will avenge on Molik for her friend (LenaD):angel: But of course the most important is to win today, it will be tough but I believe she will.
Great pics again. I love this smile:) and these eyes:hearts:
I think last year Nastya was giving similar cool interviews too but mainly for Russian media. Obviously her confidence increased a lot lately and now she doesn't feel ashamed to show her personality on big press conferences. I think she doesnt know which surface she likes most. Her game is universal, she can play great everywhere, it depends only on her condition and mood. And I think she has said that the medicine has been her earlier goal, but now she thinks only about design. I can't imagine a famous big star becoming a doctor even less policewoman:lol:
You are always welkome here Spunky but I hope you will come back to celebrate together:aparty: , not to comfort us:crying2:

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Yes she has Porshe in Germany
Why do you wonder since when she has a driver license, she is an adult girl

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 03:56 PM
The Justine-staff would say that even if they don't think so, it' a routine statement but I appreciate their and your respect:worship:

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Yes she has Porshe in Germany
Why do you wonder since when she has a driver license, she is an adult girl

It wasn´t long ago when she said that she doesn´t have a license, which is why she always let her coach, friends drive her. I didn´t know that she finally made it.

Being an adult doesn´t necessarily mean that you have a license.

7-6 2-0...Massu, count down...

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:38 PM
You are always welkome here Spunky but I hope you will come back to celebrate together:aparty: , not to comfort us:crying2:

Whatever happens, I´ll be here!!! Crying and smiling...oh man, this is so weird.

cool_olga
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Porshe..I wouldn't be so sure. I read some time ago she drives a Porshe but then in Sopot asked about cars I guess she said:

* What cars do you both drive?

AM - BMW

I guess i need to listen to tape again Maybe she said Porshe, BMW. I must check in the evening.

And i have one more conference translated, it was very cool too but was too lazy to make transcript yet :rolleyes:

cool_olga
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Nastya will be playing in few minutes. UDACHI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:11 PM
hidy ho! i'm here guys and gals!! are we ready for the big showdown!???? :drink: :drink: :drink:

nastya and henin,
it will be a good fight.
but nastya will win
because it just seems right.

wooohooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. no, i won't see the match live... sorry i said that yesterday... :bigcry: . i'll be getting the taped match at 5:00 like goldenlox said earlier (4 hours and 15 minutes from now). I was very tempted to not come on here and see the livescoring but to wait until i could see the match in a few hours..... but i just can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! davai nastya!!!!!!! :lick:

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:12 PM
hey spunky... ofcourse you're welcome in this thread.... but no good things said about henin okay? ;)

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:14 PM
I think she has a license a long ago. She was asked in one interview and she said she loves driving fast. I think they asked once her father whether Nastya has taken him for a drive and what he thinks about her as a driver and he said that Nastya drives fast but carefully and he is confident with her
I still think it was Porshe but not sure

oh the match will start soon:nerner:

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:16 PM
is everybody watching the livescoring at http://www.nbcolympics.com/results/1549028/detail.html#day7 ?

or does someone else know a better site for livescoring?

i must put pizza in oven now.... oh yes!!! pizza and nastya!!!! wonderful!! :drink:

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:19 PM
so no one will watch the match
we have to wait the scoreboard again
but doesn't matter, just win Nastjusha!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:22 PM
I have the points!

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:22 PM
yes we are watching the same scoreboard
pizza and nastya:woohoo: nastya loves pizza, play like for pizza with elena nastya

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:22 PM
N serving, 15-30 0-0

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:22 PM
bP JUSTINE

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:23 PM
deuce

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:23 PM
0-0 Deuce---Nastya serving

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
where have you the points from spunky, do you watch?

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Deuce

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
deuce
where are you getting the scores spunky!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
hmmm...Justine´s chat...

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:24 PM
1-0 Myskina

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:25 PM
13% first serve Nastya...ouch

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:26 PM
nastya held with only making one first serve i believe.... :eek: :eek: please don't do that again!

Julia_08
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Go Nastya!! !!!!!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:27 PM
15-30 Justine DF

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:28 PM
15-40 Nastya two BPs

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:28 PM
15-30 Justine DF
yea!!!! double fault!!!!

sorry spunky... i gotta cheer for everything... ;)

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:28 PM
are you guys still here?

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:28 PM
good nastya but please serve better
we just passed 6000 post, that should be a good sign

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:28 PM
break break break!!!!!!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:29 PM
0-2...Justine commited 2 DFs in a row...no need for saying sorry Nastyafan!

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:29 PM
are you guys still here?
ofcourse we are!! :wavey: we're going nowhere!!!!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Damn , I think the girl who was watching left the chat room

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
0-2...Justine commited 2 DFs in a row...no need for saying sorry Nastyafan!
it was deckham ... ;)

and yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yippee:

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
oh, we have another person;)...nice start Nastya!!!

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Ace Nastya 15-0

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
woohoo good start
hold now please

oops still some post to 6000

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:31 PM
1-2 Justine broke back

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:32 PM
The guy who has the scores is listening to the radio, so could take a bit