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Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:59 PM
2 points to go...come on!!!

Dementinator
Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:59 PM
i am now PISSED OFF! was watching myskina on interactive on beeb ,when the ass holes have switched to some british loser getting his ass kicked as usual on crt 2!! WTF its now on two bleeding channels!! christ the BBC will SIMPLY NOT! show womens matches ,makes me mad! Myskis match looks interesting too!!

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:00 PM
40-40A.Myskina loses the point with a backhand forced error
40-30A.Nakamura wins the point with a forehand winner
40-15A.Myskina wins the point with a forehand winner
30-15A.Nakamura loses the point with a backhand return forced error
15-15A.Nakamura loses the point with a backhand forced error
00-15A.Myskina loses the point with a forehand passing shot forced error
A.Myskina serving 5-4

OH MY....

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:01 PM
OMG deuce from 40-15 when serving for the set :smash:

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:02 PM
This was the 6th setpoint!

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:02 PM
Sp missed....I'm gonna be so late for the seminar :mad: COME ON

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:03 PM
This was number 7...

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:03 PM
C'mon Nastya, time to end the set, I'm about to have a heart attack

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:04 PM
This was number 8

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:04 PM
Wtf !!

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
BP...nopoooooooo

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
8 sp :scared:

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
pew, deuce :)

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
phew....

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
Gotta go :( better not lose this Nastya
Bye

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:06 PM
This was the 9th! Such a crucial game!

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:07 PM
guess what, duece again :(

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
:lol:....stop it!!!

Nastya on the 10th! Come on;)

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
6-4 ON THE 10TH setpoint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol:

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
:woohoo:
Goooooooo Nastya :banana:
Now finish the second set quickly, I have to study for my exams!!!

martirogi
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
thank god :worship:

i wanted to :armed: now that lucas is gone she'll win easliy

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:21 PM
thank god :worship:

i wanted to :armed: now that lucas is gone she'll win easliy

That´s it...we kick out Lucas;)

2-1...come on Nastya, now cruise!

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:24 PM
0-40 :banghead:

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:25 PM
3-1
how can you not love her :)

Shoulderpova
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:27 PM
Nastya held from 0-40 :eek: :bolt: :bolt:

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:43 PM
game, set and match, Myskina :woohoo:
6-4 6-3

Derek.
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:45 PM
Well done Nastya! :D Str8 sets! :bigclap: Two wins now, let's keep going!!!! :yeah:

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:46 PM
Wohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! :bounce:

Nice! She even hit more winners than unforced errors and her serve did look ok, not brilliant but good;) Win on second serve percentage was awesome (59%) and break point conversion was really good as well. The only thing that sucked a bit was her 5-1 lead in the first set...but anyway: WIN IS WIN :D

Shoulderpova
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:47 PM
Nastya :) :D :smooch:

martirogi
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:47 PM
unbelievable :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

first straight sets since miami i think

martirogi
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:50 PM
she plays jankovic now. this will be the first top player nastya will face in a while. maybe if she goes on court and gets beat badly the first set the old myskina will come back. or maybe she'll be back at the start of the match.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:50 PM
Сonrgats to all Nastya's fans

Good win!!!

And she defend last year points -- forget when it has happend last time....

Now - Jankovic Real test for Nastya

Good Luck!!

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:57 PM
Сonrgats to all Nastya's fans

Good win!!!

And she defend last year points -- forget when it has happend last time....

Now - Jankovic Real test for Nastya

Good Luck!!

Yep, you´re right...I completely forgot about points;)

I think Jankovic is a really hard nut, it will be a real challenge for her. For me this match is going to be a real turningpoint. The best thing for Nastya to do right now would be trying to just enjoy her game and be happy about the fact that she equalled her last year´s accomplishments at SW19. I think it will be a good match!

ys
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:02 PM
Nice..:)

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:19 PM
Reuters:

The ninth seed became increasingly agitated as she struggled to close out the first set. After feeling especially hard done by a line call, she stormed up to umpire Tamara Vrhovec and screamed: "You don't really care do you? You're not the one playing."

There you go Nastya;)

ys
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:22 PM
if Nastya wins another one, she will be officially declared being back.. :)

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:23 PM
if Nastya wins another one, she will be officially declared being back.. :)

and if not...then she´s on a very good track back. She boarded the right train now, we´ll see how long the train needs to reach its destination.

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 03:11 PM
Now Anastasia plays a good grass court player. This will tell us if she's back to her normal form.

Irish
Jun 22nd, 2005, 03:34 PM
Come on Nastya!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 04:48 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_03_myskina_106_getty_c_brunskill.jpg

Russian Anastasia Myskina during her second round match against Aiko Nakamura of Japan

frenchie
Jun 22nd, 2005, 04:53 PM
Important match for Nastya on friday.
If she wins this could be the beginning of a new season for her. The draw is opening for her (Lena D is loosing) to the quaterfinal. Of course one match at a time...
If she looses she will see the gap between her and a "good player"

jmcfarla
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:07 PM
Great stuff from Nastya, we have been waiting for her to put in a solid 2 set performance for a while.

She is building a little confidence, one step at a time, but it is good to see. :)

frenchie
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:14 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_03_myskina_106_getty_c_brunskill.jpg

Russian Anastasia Myskina during her second round match against Aiko Nakamura of Japan

Is it me or is Nastya even more gorgeous than before?
I think it's the braces

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:20 PM
:banana: :woohoo: :banana:
I'm back :D
Congrats girl :hug: :hug: :hug:

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:49 PM
At Wimbledon http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/SJW/Picture070copy.jpg

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Those :hearts: legs :hearts:

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:06 PM
i wanted to :armed: now that lucas is gone she'll win easliy

That´s it...we kick out Lucas
You turn your back and they start http://www.bjbarton.com/education/guestlog/img/smilies/gossip.gif :(

martirogi
Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:43 PM
well she did waste 8 or 9 set points and then a minute after you left she finally made one. the obvious conclusion is that you are the devil and/or jinxing her. :angel:

Almalyk
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:23 PM
Those :hearts: legs :hearts:

I agree and i'm gay! LOL!

Anyway, a much better performance than in the first round! Nice to see more winners than errors, and a 2 set victory!

Good luck gainst Jankovic - keep your form rolling!

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:42 PM
well she did waste 8 or 9 set points and then a minute after you left she finally made one. the obvious conclusion is that you are the devil and/or jinxing her. :angel:
I'll test your theory in 3rd round

sinterklaasje
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:51 PM
she's playing mixed doubles with Michael Kohlmann. never heard of him :o

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:55 PM
You turn your back and they start http://www.bjbarton.com/education/guestlog/img/smilies/gossip.gif :(

:lol: ...yeah, that was a perfect timing

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:59 PM
she's playing mixed doubles with Michael Kohlmann. never heard of him :o

Hey, a German :worship: and it seems like Nasta´s going from young double partners (Ivanovic/Golovin) to "old" players (bjorkman, Nana, Maggie, Kohlmann). You know who she should play with???

CUTIE J!!! Now that would be a blast...he was a former (very bad) player, but hey, certainly would get a WC :lol: He´s still playing in some German league or something like that, a town I´ve never heard of.

BTW: She´s playing twice tomorrow...bit crappy

_LuCaS_
Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:10 PM
2nd round highlights
http://rapidshare.de/files/2554339/nastya_2r_hlts.avi.html

Breakaway
Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:53 PM
Are we having Nastya's Wimbledon discussion in this thread? I was lost as I was actually looking in her forum. :p

Go Nastya, love the emotion! :D

Spunky83
Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:08 PM
well she did waste 8 or 9 set points and then a minute after you left she finally made one. the obvious conclusion is that you are the devil and/or jinxing her. :angel:

12 actually :lol: ...she won´t have that many chances against Jelena, that´s for sure. Apart from Ana, I think Jelena is actually the player who´s certainly going up the rankings very fast. I really like her game and she´s always soo enthusiastic on court, I always have to smile when she´s on court. You know, there are those professors at university who just nod along when students say something without any real emotions, then there are the young guns who are all smiles about anything you say, no matter how weird it is. Wished I could see that match live...but stupid DSF will know how to prevent this :o

Red Lantern
Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:45 PM
she's playing mixed doubles with Michael Kohlmann. never heard of him :o
Michael Kohlmann? Really!? Why I'm so surprised I have no idea.
Was this a last minute entry because I didn't see them down in the original draw.

Oh, sweet. Both her first doubles matches are against the British teams:
Hawkins / Llewellyn in the womens
and
Parmar & O'Donoghue for mixed.

Nastya, Nana and Mickey will thrash 'em. I sound so patriotic :p

Maybe the BBC will actually show some of the ladies doubles at 12pm (before bloody Henman comes on) - they only tend to show the center courts, but sometimes the other Brits on the ouside courts: *fingers crossed*


CUTIE J!!! Now that would be a blast...he was a former (very bad) player, but hey, certainly would get a WC
I wasn't going to ask - but who's Cutie J? I know I've obviously missed something with a long back story - but I'm just curious.... :angel:


Apart from Ana, I think Jelena is actually the player who´s certainly going up the rankings very fast. I really like her game and she´s always soo enthusiastic on court, I always have to smile when she´s on court.
I'd really love to watch the match with Jelena, but it's extremely unlikely it will be shown live over here either. 'Times I wish I had digital.

Spunky83
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:28 AM
Red Lantern:

Cutie J is Nastya´s coach and maybe BBC2 really will show some british doubles action? Court 13 is covered..we´ll see;)

martirogi
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:06 AM
where the hell does she find these people.

*imagines myskina going behind the players lounge, looking through a large garbage can, and pulling out nana and kohlman*

Daniel
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:23 AM
Good luck vs Jankovic :worship: :bounce: :hug:

ys
Jun 23rd, 2005, 05:47 AM
Now look at this Kohlmann guy resume
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/bios/profile/ms/atpk257.html

and try to figure out how on earth did he manage to earn more than a million bucks in prizemoney with that kind of resume? :confused:

Red Lantern
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:37 AM
maybe BBC2 really will show some british doubles action? Court 13 is covered..we´ll see
And I think there is Brit lady playing singles at 12pm - so the coverage might go to that :mad:

We can hope though.


where the hell does she find these people.

*imagines myskina going behind the players lounge, looking through a large garbage can, and pulling out nana and kohlman*
:lol:

Nah I think it's great - it shows Nastya isn't so 'caught-up' within the singles race as not to acknowledge some of the 'maturer' doubles players out there. It might work as a good foil for Nastya as well - you know 'curb' the erratic part of her game. And I like it when players play multi-country like this, it's nice.


try to figure out how on earth did he manage to earn more than a million bucks in prizemoney with that kind of resume?
:lol:
He's an efficient doubles player though: although he's only 42 now.
Maybe he sweet-talked Nastya - he must have a way with words and convinced her on-the-whim. :confused:

JLDementieva
Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:36 AM
woohoo soooooooo glad to finally see Nastya get a comfortable win!!!!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:45 AM
GoodLuck in doubles and mixed Nastya!!!

Kohlmann.... never expected by me....after Jonas at RG .....

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 10:39 AM
Today's schedule

Court 7 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Nana Miyagi (JPN)/
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
vs. Anna Hawkins (GBR)/
Rebecca Llewellyn (GBR)


Court 13 12.00 noon Start

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Richard Gasquet (FRA)[27]
vs. Gilles Elseneer (BEL)

2 Ladies' Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19]
vs. Stephanie Foretz (FRA)

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Victor Hanescu (ROM)
vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[9]

4 Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Arvind Parmar (GBR)/
Jane O'Donoghue (GBR)
vs. Michael Kohlmann (GER)/
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)

Good luck :)

sinterklaasje
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:12 PM
6-4 6-0
nice win ladies :yeah:

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
Impressive 2nd set :eek:
First one was a bit of strugg on own serve
Good luck in the mixed now

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
Congrats with win, girls
And bagel set :eek:

Good luck in evening session

frenchie
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
good performance for a team who never played before!
At least the match was not too tiring

daniela86
Jun 23rd, 2005, 02:35 PM
Anastasia and nana :yeah: :woohoo: :banana: Great start in the tournament :D and it's indeed impressive for a team who never played before :clap2: :clap2: Best of luck in the second round and in the mixed dubz with Kohlmann, Nastya :D :banana: :banana: :banana: Kohlmann is an experimented player, i think they'll go far :D

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:12 PM
good performance for a team who never played before!
At least the match was not too tiringAnastasia and Nana played together in WTT in 2003.

frenchie
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:37 PM
Anastasia and Nana played together in WTT in 2003.

OK I didn't knew that
Thank you ;)

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:55 PM
Nastya is playing mixed now

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:01 PM
They're down 3-4 from 1-4...good effort

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:03 PM
As long as she wins tomorrow. And plays Lena.

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:06 PM
4-4
Yes, tomorrow is important

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:09 PM
Ultra important. If she can win 3 straight matches, and beat a good player, then she can beat Lena and Amelie, and make the semis.
If so, she's back.

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:11 PM
Jankovic is favourite in vBetting and in the GM poll but Nastya is better than her.

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:12 PM
5-5

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:24 PM
They took 1st set 7-5 (in the last game they made a comeback from 0-40 :eek: ) :bigclap:

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:51 PM
Nastya/Kohlmann won 7-5 6-2 :D :bigclap:

sinterklaasje
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:52 PM
:woohoo:
nice day it was :yeah:
hope tomorrow will be as great as today :bounce:

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:53 PM
How about that. Anastasia is 4-0 at Wimbledon this year.

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:58 PM
Big match tomorrow. Now get a good night's sleep http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_8_4v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ)

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:59 PM
At least her morale is high :D
Come on Nastya...take out Jankovic, prove you're back :hug:

sinterklaasje
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:35 PM
Nastya plays second match on court 13 tomorrow
damn, have an exam in the afternoon, I won't be able to watch the match :mad:
I hope tomorrow will be a great day for Nastya (and for me :scared: )

_LuCaS_
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:40 PM
Nastya plays second match on court 13 tomorrow
damn, have an exam in the afternoon, I won't be able to watch the match :mad:
I hope tomorrow will be a great day for Nastya (and for me :scared: )
No headache then :banghead:
Good luck with your exam

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:43 PM
13 must be a show court. Amelie then Nastya.

Breakaway
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:47 PM
Go Nastya! :bounce:

martirogi
Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:59 PM
hmm i think nastya plays better when she's first on court, but we'll see how she plays. i hope jankovic goes crazy like she does sometimes :devil:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Congrats with 2 yesterday's wins Nastya

Hope you will have 2 wins today as well

frenchie
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Oh no!
Nastya was leading 6/0-5/3 and wasted 3 set points and now it's 6/0-5/6
Noooo not again!!!

Spunky83
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Oh fuck...just logged on. She had three matchpoints, Frenchie?!?

jmcfarla
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Things are not looking good. Nastya pretty much gave up on the last 2 games of the second set and the first of the third.

Having played really well up to 5-3 in the third Nastya just looks like she doesn't believe she can win.

She has to get it together, as she is giving Jelena confidence with every point.

Breakaway
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Fight Nastya!!! We know you can!!! :bounce:

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 03:37 PM
This match is a freakshow.

martirogi
Jun 24th, 2005, 03:44 PM
for christ's sake nastya 7/29 on break points

sinterklaasje
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:05 PM
9-8 in third set
C'mon Nastya, finish it now please or I will get a heart attack (I just finished my exam, I'm not ready for this kind of match ;) )

the cat
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Udachi Anastasia! :bounce: I will bring Nastya some good luck! :yeah: Finish Jankovic off now Nastya! :tennis: :smash:

sinterklaasje
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:08 PM
40-40 :scared:
2 more points, gooooooooo Nastya :bounce:

sinterklaasje
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:09 PM
:woohoo:
10-8 :banana:

martirogi
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:11 PM
i love you
i love you
i love you
i love you
i love you
i love you
i love you

_LuCaS_
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Watched all the match in livescore.....can't write anything now.....later.......

ys
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:11 PM
The best news is that it is now official - Nastya's heart of a champion is back in the game. Beware everyone.. :)

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Down 5-1 in the third. Now she plays Lena in the 4th round.

the cat
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:15 PM
I'm happy for sweet Nastya on this clutch win over Jankovic. :) :hug: She really needed that. Now she has a winnable round of 16 match against her good friend Elena Dementieva.

Shoulderpova
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:16 PM
3 wins in a row. Really amazing Anastasia :D

miffedmax
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:17 PM
So happy for Nastya.

So nervous for Lena D.

I hate it when they play because:

1. I love them both
2. But I love Lena just a little more
3. Nastya always wins when they play.
4. My son is a huge Nastya fan and I'll hear about it for weeks if she wins.

sinterklaasje
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Is this the first tournament where she performed better than last year?

Lena D is doable, I hope she can win that match
I think the old Nastya will be back soon (she definately is on the right track) :banana:

martirogi
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:23 PM
im so happy for her :sad:

she's just great

Dementinator
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Captain Dementinator here from the bridge of the SS Dementieva..

Well done Nastya! but you should sorted it hours ago but I know what thats like with Elena! so we meet again in a 4th Round ,could well be interesting ,I think Lena will be more of a challenge than Jelena but this should be good ,we all know Lenas problems playing Nastya but I do hope she can win this time ,sorry!! but its time she did ,but if she loses then I can live with it ,I like NAstya too! and If Lenas goona lose may as well be to her friend ,but I thnk it may be tougher this time ,Elenas confident and hitting so damn hard looking at todasy match ,they are both huge fighters so its gonna be a goodun!

So until monday !! well done nastya! about time you got back in to it! the SS Dementieva is waiting!

Breakaway
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Go Nastya! :D

:woohoo:

KV
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Excellent win, Nastya seems on her back. :)

katiektc
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Great match. Nastya's back! She looked so happy to win at the end, and I think she might have the edge over LenaD.

Saw her at Wimby too. And in the queue.lol.

jmcfarla
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:33 PM
:bounce: So glad that I have BBC interactive and was able to watch this one.

If ever one match sumed up a player.
At times she was brilliant (the first set & a half) :)
At times she was dreadful (the end of the second start of the third) :sad:
At times she was gutsy and brave (the end of the third) :yeah:
And by the end it seemed to simply come down to desire, and it was great to see Nastya wanting it more than her opponent (something she seems to have been missing in close matches this year).

It was a strange match, once she blew the 3 match points in the second you could see her head drop and it was almost inevitable she would lose the set. :rolleyes:
And in the third when she broke to go 2-5 you got a feeling she really started to believe again. ;)

To be honest what really impressed me was the games at the end of the third when she had to serve to stay in the match. She kept her nerve brilliantly. :worship: She only struggled with her serving when she got tight trying to finish of the match.

It was an amazing match to watch, one of the most exciting I have seen in a long time.

Brilliant Nastya, simply brilliant :)

katiektc
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:34 PM
13 must be a show court. Amelie then Nastya.

It is. As is Court 18.

Red Lantern
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:40 PM
I'm so happy she won. :worship:

And I'm also relieved that she didn't lose just for the sake of her mentality - after those 2nd-set match points and then slowly clawing herself back in the third, oh God it would have been crushing....I feel for Jelena a bit as she was so close to winning herself.

Happy Days Nastya fans!

:bounce:

Spunky83
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:02 PM
To make it short: I just love this girl sooo much. Great great great win!

That huge smile after the match point and when she sat down on her bench was really nice to see, it totally made me smile;)

Unfortunately I can´t stay online for a longer time period as I am at my parents´ house with no flatrate, however, I just wanted to share my joy with you guys.

Guess the bandwaggon will fill up again now...d´oh;)

Derek.
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:03 PM
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
she came back and won! I had to leave when Nastya was down 1-5 in thr 3rd and I surely thought she was done and out! I come back to see she won 10-8!!!!!! WOOHOO NASTYA! WHAT A FIGHT!!!!!!! :woohoo: :yeah: :aparty: :D :D :D :D

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:23 PM
Now Anastasia has 3 wins, and plays a familiar opponent.
I wish they could both be in the quarters. The winner has their best Wimbledon ever.

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Myskina Shows Her Mettlehttp://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/m_05_myskina11_getty_p_cole.jpg (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/imagepages/2005-06-24/200506241119626994177.html)
Friday, June 24, 2005

Anastasia Myskina continued her best Wimbledon run today, holding her nerve to overcome a spirited challenge by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Montenegro, 6-0, 5-7, 10-8.

In the past, Myskina, the 2004 French Open Champion, has struggled to make an impact at the All England Club. Last year, shortly after her breakthrough win in Paris, she was knocked out in the first round. But this week, having survived a desperate first round tussle against Katerina Bohmova, the No.9 seed has looked more relaxed. It certainly seemed that way as she snatched the first set without losing a game.

But even Myskina must have been surprised by this state of affairs, for her opponent is considered a future star. Sure enough, the 17-year-old Jankovic started strongly in the second set, holding her first two service games and breaking Myskina for a 3-1 lead. The Russian broke back, however, and maintained the upper hand in key rallies.

But after working her way to match point it all went horribly wrong. With Jankovic serving at 3-5 Myskina missed two chances to end the match; a third match point on her own delivery was wasted too. Given a reprieve, Jankovic applied the pressure and drew level at 5-5. Myskina lost her concentration and the set, 7-5.

By now Jankovic had played herself into form, and the contest remained tight. Neither player showed much interest in the net but after the hot conditions this week it didn't matter. The courts are hard and true and happy to accommodate 38-shot rallies.

At 5-5 the outcome of this roulette was impossible to predict, as the combatants traded line-splitting winners and missed chances. With Myskina ahead 8-7, Jankovic slipped while chasing a drop shot, leaving the Russian to send an easy backhand into court for another match point. But she lost her chance, and the game, for 8-8.

Her fall didn't do Jankovic any favours. Loose shots enabled Myskina to notch another break. Deciding enough was enough, she steeled herself to hold serve with relative ease to take the match.

She plays fellow Russian, No.6 seed Elena Dementieva, in the fourth round.

sinterklaasje
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:06 PM
:wavey:
I still didn't manage to download the two files on rapidshare (highlights of first and second round), even not during the 'happy hours' :o
Can somebody put the files on yousendit please?? And make a Nastya-fan VERY happy :)
Thanks :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:13 PM
A. Myskina - Day 5
Friday, June 24, 2005



Q. Had you expected such a long match after the first set?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, not really. I was up 5‑3 in the second, had a lot of matchpoints, and I could have just finished the game. And she was serving well at matchpoint when she served. And I guess, you know, when sometimes you lose one, two, three matchpoints, then you kind of start thinking a lot, and it's not a good thing.

Q. What were you thinking at 5‑3?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I was thinking that, "Why she serve ace on second serve?" I mean, this really was in my mind. I think that was really wrong to think about this serve for the rest of couple games.

Q. Then when you lost the second set, what was going through your mind?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, really nothing. I was just really upset and I was thinking why should I ‑‑ I did something wrong, definitely. That's why I lost. I was thinking, "What did I do wrong?"

You know, the whole third set almost ‑ whole third set ‑ I was thinking what I did wrong. But then after 5‑1 I realized that I'm playing third set so maybe it's something new I should do to win, you know, finally win.

Q. Can you believe you actually won?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, yeah, I do. Right now I do (smiling).

Q. It could be argued that's your biggest win of the year, even just the fight going through that at a Grand Slam now. Would you say that?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, yeah, for sure. Especially she's a great player. I think that was a good match, even that was maybe I was up 6‑Love, 5‑3. But still it was a really good match. She holds rallies, she play really fast, you know, she serve pretty good. I think it was a good match.

Q. You've been battling confidence at the French Open. What does this do for your confidence?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It really lot. Because, you know, I start believing in myself. Definitely I know what I can do right now even that maybe I'm not playing my best tennis, but at least I fight and I do my best on the court no matter what right now.

Q. You had so many breakpoints, too, in the last few games. Were you just telling yourself after you lost every one, "Go back and fight the deuce point, fight, fight, fight, don't get disappointed"?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, after 5‑4, that's what I was telling myself all the time. Because you know that if you not gonna win this point it's okay, it's gonna be next one. Then I was just thinking about that.

Q. Did it come down in the end to mental toughness?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, but I think that's the game right now, it's all about the mental game. Because right now all the girls playing almost the same level, and if you're mentally stronger, then you win the match.

Q. At the French you said you weren't sure whether you would be here. Can you tell me what it was like for you after the French, your thought process after that.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Was pretty hard because, you know, I lost ‑‑ well, I lost my ‑ how you say ‑ Cup? I have to defend the title and I didn't defend. I was really upset.

But then I was talking to all my family and coach and they said that just I have to play a lot of matches and through this matches I'm gonna get back my feelings confident. I think that was the right decision to play Eastbourne and be here right now.

Q. How far do you think you can go now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: (Smiling). Well, I really play right now match by match. And I think next round are really tough for me, really mentally tough, because we play a lot of matches with Elena. I think she knows me really well, and I know her really good. So I think it's gonna be interesting match, and we will see.

Q. What's your status for Fed Cup? Do you know yet?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Uhm, the captain invite me for the team and I'm really happy with that. For sure I'm gonna be there even that I'm not gonna maybe not gonna play. But I'm gonna support my team for sure.

Q. Do you know who else will?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I know Elena for sure and then I don't really know.

Q. You and Elena played so many times, as you said. Does all that go into the past, or do you think about the prior matches? You've been the better player over the last few years. Do you still have the mental edge, or is that gone now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. Well, you know, I know her weakness, I know what she can do her best, and she knows me as well the same thing.

Right now, I'm just have to fight and I have to do the same what I did today I think. Because I know her serve not that great. Even she's improving her serve every day, but still, you know, maybe that's my advantage, that I have to take it.

Q. You're going to have two days of rest, a weekend. What are you going to do to change your mind?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It's great. I have to play doubles right now, so I don't really think about the weekend. I just think about my doubles, to not die (smiling).

Q. When you came off the court today, did you really feel like you turned the corner, that this was the breakthrough you needed to get back again?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, my mom called me and said she almost died, so that was really not good news. I was just hoping not to play the same game like this, you know. I'm ready to finish when you up 6‑Love, 5‑3, than, you know, play the match like this of course, because you lost a lot of energy.

But I'm really lucky that I'm not playing these two days and I have a lot of days to recover so...

Q. She was watching?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah.

Q. Mentally, it was just really hard on her?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: On her it's really hard, yes.

Q. Where was she watching from?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Home.

Q. Home in Moscow?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes.

Q. How proud was she of you?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, she's really proud. Right now she's really happy. That's really good.

Q. I know you've been asked this before, but can you talk just a bit about the difference in prize money between the men and the women, your thoughts on that.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Ooh, that's not my subject. I don't care really. I'm not really paying attention to that. Mens play five‑set doubles, five‑set singles. I don't think womens can do that. I'm really don't care about this things. I think mens deserve it what they deserve it, and womens earn what they earn. I don't think in my age I can earn that much money if I will just be a normal kid, so...

Q. You sure?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, if I am going to work to McDonald's, I don't think I'm going to earn that much money. I'm happy, really, with everything (smiling).

_LuCaS_
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:27 PM
http://img114.echo.cx/img114/5724/xwim1640624131024x7686cw.jpg
YES !!!
Oh God talk about rollercoaster experience.
http://rollercoaster.dreamhost.com/parks/archives/IOA17-thumb.jpg
6-0 5-3 5-7 1-5 10-8 aka :worship: :woohoo: :banghead: :bigcry: :scared: :bowdown:
Literally
But I am so happy it turned out well, I admit at 1-5 I was sure it was over :o
Already thinking about posting sad things here...but something happened, that nobody expected.
This was a thriller
Next is Lena D. REST Nastya and you can go far here.
And I think I can say she's back :D :kiss: :hug:
http://img97.echo.cx/img97/344/nastyajankovich4to.jpg

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:41 PM
Anastasia has 2 days off. So this match won't be a factor.
It's good to have her back in week 2 of a major.
This is her best slam win since the 2004 FO.

cerbero
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:54 PM
She won, bugger, i hate it when my two faves clash... but this is good for Nastya... may the best win...

martirogi
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:55 PM
this was her first win over a top twenty player all year :eek:

for sure the biggest win so far, but now a lot say she'll beat lena. i dont like the high expectations.

frenchie
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Did somebody see the match?
I'd like to know how nastya played and behaved on court

This is great to go back to positive things like last year and the tournament is not over. I'm so relieved right now

Oh Lucas could you post the link for your highlights stuff like the other rounds?If you can of course
I'd like to see her reaction after the matchpoint. Such a fighter

katiektc
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Did somebody see the match?
I'd like to know how nastya played and behaved on court

This is great to go back to positive things like last year and the tournament is not over. I'm so relieved right now

Oh Lucas could you post the link for your highlights stuff like the other rounds?If you can of course
I'd like to see her reaction after the matchpoint. Such a fighter

She played really well I thought, especially towards the end.
She had one or two Nastya-esque outbursts aimed at Jens in the second set. ;) Other than that she seemed really calm and focused towards the end of the match. Jankovic was much more, er, vocal.
I think she has a good chance against LenaD if she plays like today!

_LuCaS_
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Right here's the link to the 1st round on yousendit as some of you could not download it from rapidshare :shrug:
http://s26.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2YGDN2CTTQIXG0S6XCFUA44XTY
Only for 7 days
I'll upload the 2nd round now....and yes frenchie I'll upload the 3rd round as well if they put the summary on

_LuCaS_
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:10 PM
for some reason I get an error while trying to upload another file on yousendit....maybe later

jmcfarla
Jun 24th, 2005, 09:45 PM
She played really well I thought, especially towards the end.
She had one or two Nastya-esque outbursts aimed at Jens in the second set. ;) Other than that she seemed really calm and focused towards the end of the match. Jankovic was much more, er, vocal.
I think she has a good chance against LenaD if she plays like today!

I though Nastya played really well for the first set & a half (up to 5-3). During that spell of the match it was like Nastya of last year. Her serve was a weapon. Her ground strokes were deep keeping Jelena on the back foot. And she started finding great angled winners.

But once she had let the 3 second set match points go, she seemed to totally switch of mentally and let Jelena take control of the match. At times she to become defencive and started hitting the ball back waiting for mistakes, as opposed to forcing them with deep accurate hitting. She looked as though she didn't believe she could win and that the match was slipping away and she could do nothing about it. (they say losing is a habit, just like winning, and it looked as though Nastya was thinking here we go again).

But she dug deep at 1-5. And fought her way back by hitting better and putting Jelena under real pressure. By the time she got back to 5-5 she was in control. And even when she had to serve to stay in the match she looked a lot more confortable than Jelena did on her serve. Nastya looked a little tight when she had to serve out. But she didn't let her head drop when she was broken back.

All in all Nastya showed real toughness when it really counted. She had a few outbursts but maybe that was what she has been missing.

The next round will be very tough and the key could be the start. Nastya has to start well, because that will get her confidence going. I can't wait.

It seems there are a lot of interesting looking 4th Round ties this year, but IMO Lena/Nastya could well be the pick of them. :drool:

ys
Jun 24th, 2005, 11:32 PM
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Another girl getting her career high right after Wimbledon...



Just be patient. And believe. In her career Nastya has achieved much more than we could have ever dreamt of for her. She'll turn it around. She had a flu last week. We might see a different Nastya next week.


That's only the beginning.. :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 24th, 2005, 11:48 PM
All i can say is after watching her there .......... the appetite is slowly coming back, there's some ZEST in her play, fire in her belly is still burning but lack of confidence is also there :( but that comes back with wins.

against Nakamura, 1st set in all the set pts she had she was "hoping" Nakamura would miss and would just hit the ball up the middle and hope for an error instead of really going for it.

Today......... should have won in two, was fearing the worst when she missed match pts, doing a DF on her 3rd at *5-4 :(
alot of break pts in end and again her play lacked in confidence but she was hitting the ball really well until she got to BP time then negativity crept in.
GREAT fight in end though, and me was over the moon again just to see her SMILE again. what a relief she felt when she won.

martirogi
Jun 24th, 2005, 11:57 PM
nastya only has one doubles match tomorrow. that means if she wins 4th rd on monday she'll prob have a mixed match later that day and have to play quarters on tuesday. :fiery: :rolleyes:

she should pull out of the mixed with that weird guy.

the cat
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:24 AM
Nice interview from Nastya. :)

Nastyfan where are you? He should be here revelling in Ana's revival at Wimbledon. :tennis: :yeah:

selyoink
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Oh my god I'm so happy that Anastasia has finally gotten a winning streak. I nearly died when I saw the score of the Bohmova match. I was ecstatic when I saw the score against Nakamura.

Then today I actually got to see a couple games when it was 7-7 I think. Then ESPN was showing a view of all the courts and on one of the TVs outside a show court I saw Nastya celebrating her win and I started screaming and fist pumping. I was like Hewitt.


I can't believe she has made the 4th round. I hope she is back for good.

Please beat Lena D.

Red Lantern
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Then ESPN was showing a view of all the courts and on one of the TVs outside a show court I saw Nastya celebrating her win and I started screaming and fist pumping. I was like Hewitt.
:lol: I can only imagine...
I was also celebrating as though she had won the whole bleedin' tournament.

Although it was hell to watch, I think Nastya made many new fans today - wiping the court with people is great, but sometimes it shows a lot about a players 'character' when you see them battle for every point (and not all players do lets face it)

She came across so well, she should definitely be v. proud of herself.

or sure the biggest win so far, but now a lot say she'll beat lena. i dont like the high expectations.
I hope she doesn't go 'burn-out' on us. I think she'll expect herself to manipulate the match against Lena - no-one knows Lena's game as well as she does imo. But pressure-wise, Nastya should just go for it - she's come further than most would have predicted. :bounce:

fleur137
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:53 AM
WOW!! I never knew there was a thread like this for Nastya. I always went to her forum. Well a big HELLO!! to everyone here.
Anyway, I was ecstatic when i followed her match via scoreboard. I went to sleep knowing she took the first set 6-0 and had broken back in the second and thinking "WOOHOO!! Nastya's back!"...I suppose it was all too soon ne? But oh well. I'm glad that she's through. COME ON NASTYA!!

frenchie
Jun 25th, 2005, 10:38 AM
So nastya plays her 4th round on Monday
Unfortunately I won't be able to follow the results as I'm in holidays in Marocco(?) next week. I hope to have a good surprise when I come back: QF at least...

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Anastasia Myskina thinks a harrowing week of tennis at Wimbledon will be good therapy for her ailing mother back home in Moscow.

Myskina won her third wrenching match in a row Friday. She failed to convert two match points in the second set, fell behind 5-1 in the third, squandered 24 of 33 breakpoint chances and still advanced.

Seeded ninth despite a prolonged slump, Myskina beat Jelena Jankovic 6-0, 5-7, 10-8. Watching back home was her mother, who has been battling a serious illness.

"She's really proud," Myskina said. "Right now she's really happy. That's really good."

Last month, Myskina became the first defending champion at the French Open to be eliminated in the opening round. And she has flirted with defeat in each of her matches this week.

She won in the opening round despite losing serve nine times. In the next round, she failed to convert 12 set points in the first set, yet won again.

"Maybe I'm not playing my best tennis," she said. "But at least I fight and I do my best."

Dementinator
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:51 PM
:lol: I can only imagine...
I was also celebrating as though she had won the whole bleedin' tournament.

Although it was hell to watch, I think Nastya made many new fans today - wiping the court with people is great, but sometimes it shows a lot about a players 'character' when you see them battle for every point (and not all players do lets face it)

She came across so well, she should definitely be v. proud of herself.


I hope she doesn't go 'burn-out' on us. I think she'll expect herself to manipulate the match against Lena - no-one knows Lena's game as well as she does imo. But pressure-wise, Nastya should just go for it - she's come further than most would have predicted. :bounce:


I totally agree ,the reason I am such a huge Lena fan is that she will simply never give up and fights like hell ,Nastya is similar ,so Neither of them cruise thru all their matches but they give their all and thats fantastic ,they are both very Talented and may the bets one win on Monday ,Of course I am hoping its Lena cos its about time she defeated Nastya again ,but Nastya may need the win more but anyways lets just see what happens ,Lenas Power against Nastyas Craftiness ,Lenas dodgy Mental block against Nastyas dodgy second serve it could be great stuff!!

sinterklaasje
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Right here's the link to the 1st round on yousendit as some of you could not download it from rapidshare :shrug:
http://s26.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2YGDN2CTTQIXG0S6XCFUA44XTY
Only for 7 days
I'll upload the 2nd round now....and yes frenchie I'll upload the 3rd round as well if they put the summary on



Thanks very much Lucas !! :worship:
And I FINALLY managed to download the second round highlights from rapidshare (I used another computer :lol: )

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Capt you're really excited about this match ;)

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:41 PM
They both probably look at it as an easy draw :cool:
"I'll break her all day." :p

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:51 PM
Nastya seems more confident in her chances though ...

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:55 PM
For Anastasia, this is her first match since the AO loss where she can start piling up points.
This win would give her about 300 for Wimbledon. She needs a lot of good results the rest of this year.
She can still make the YEC. But it would help to beat both Lena and Amelie.

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:08 PM
About 1000 pts behind nr 8 Petrova in Race...she needs very good performances in WImbledon and US Open and probably defend Moscow in order to get to YEC.
I don't think she will get to YEC this year. More important is that she wins a tourney again

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Managed to upload 3rd round on yousendit
http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0DM2WPH3WQFIK1KZUTRO98M96O

martirogi
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:21 PM
nana and nastya lost 57, 67

i was rooting against them because i didnt want her to have to worry about doubles with this crazy lady

frenchie
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Managed to upload 3rd round on yousendit
http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0DM2WPH3WQFIK1KZUTRO98M96O

Thank you ;)
I can't wait :bounce:

Breakaway
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:48 PM
ESPN better show Nastya vs. Dementieva :fiery:

Go Nastya! :D

Anyone know when the Monday Order Of Play will be out? :confused:

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:53 PM
All the big matches are on Monday. NBC & ESPN won't show it.

frenchie
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Just finish watching it
Well, there are flashes of the greatest Nastya. She seems to be focused and striking the ball hard. She also just keeps on running and running and...like before
Of course these are only highlights but I can tell you that she's at least on her way back!

martirogi
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:02 PM
even if nastya wins, espn wont show the match vs momo. she'll have to make the semis for any hope of seeing her.

Breakaway
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:35 PM
even if nastya wins, espn wont show the match vs momo. she'll have to make the semis for any hope of seeing her.


I hope you are wrong. But you are probably right. Just keep on winning Nastya!

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Sick mum inspires Myskina to victory
LONDON, June 25 (AFP) - Former French Open winner Anastasia Myskina says she is taking her battling Wimbledon inspiration from her cancer-hit mother.
The Russian 23-year-old has endured a disappointing 2005 becoming the first defending champion in history at Roland Garros to lose in the first round as she tried to cope with her mother Galina's illness.
On Friday, Myskina reached the last 16 at Wimbledon with a punishing 6-0, 5-7, 10-8 win over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic while, in the first round, she struggled to beat Czech qualifier Katerina Bohmova 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.
"My mum called me after the match and said she almost died and that really wasn't good news," said Myskina who could have wrapped up the tie on Friday in straight sets after having two match points.
"She was watching the match from home in Moscow and it's really hard for her. But she's really proud and happy and that's good."
Myskina, the ninth seed, faces compatriot Elena Dementieva, seeded six, on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals and she paid tribute to her family who supported her after the devastating loss in Paris.
"It was hard after Paris because I couldn't defend my title. I was really upset but then I talked to my family and my coach and they said that I just had to go out there and play a lot of matches to get my confidence back.
"So it was the right decision to play in Eastbourne last week (where she made the quarter-finals) and be here right now."
Despite her problems off the court, the Russian Fed Cup star insists that she is regaining her confidence again although she has never got beyond the fourth round at the All England Club in six previous appearances.
"I have started believing in myself again," she said.
"I know what I can do right now even if I am not playing my best tennis. But I am fighting and I will do my best no matter what."

_LuCaS_
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Family support is great, every player needs that, especially slumping ones.
Time to make your mother happy again Nastya :hug:
One thing is sure...she'll be fierce on Monday :armed:

Breakaway
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:15 AM
I just hope she is physically and mentally 100% then she can beat anyone. :D

Daniel
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:26 AM
Good luck on Monday Nastya :D :banana:

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 07:36 PM
I just hope she is physically and mentally 100% then she can beat anyone. :D

I think she´s pretty fine out there. When I watched those last games of that match versus Jelena, I noticed that her groundstrokes were much, much better. They had the necessary length, power and accuracy. There were no shaky strokes like in the last couple of months. I really liked how she hit the forehand with full power again, she tried to drop shot and overall, her smart game was back on track. However, her serve still needs to find its way back, but I have the feeling, it will be ok.

Mentally? She has a very supportive team around her with her family and coach (although a lot of you say she should find a new coach...he´s the right one, trust me;)). I haven´t seen that smile she had at the end of the match for such a long time now. The spirit is crawling its way back into her mind and no matter what happens tomorrow, it will stay for a while now.

_LuCaS_
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:22 PM
I think she´s pretty fine out there. When I watched those last games of that match versus Jelena, I noticed that her groundstrokes were much, much better. They had the necessary length, power and accuracy. There were no shaky strokes like in the last couple of months. I really liked how she hit the forehand with full power again, she tried to drop shot and overall, her smart game was back on track. However, her serve still needs to find its way back, but I have the feeling, it will be ok.

Mentally? She has a very supportive team around her with her family and coach (although a lot of you say she should find a new coach...he´s the right one, trust me;)). I haven´t seen that smile she had at the end of the match for such a long time now. The spirit is crawling its way back into her mind and no matter what happens tomorrow, it will stay for a while now.
Yes Sir ! :bowdown:
PLease excuse my insolence, I promise it won't happen again :scared:

Spunky83
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Yes Sir ! :bowdown:
PLease excuse my insolence, I promise it won't happen again :scared:

YES, MAM!...never seen Police Academy? :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Don't push your luck

Almalyk
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Good luck vs Elena Dementieva Nastya!

I have followed all of your matches this week! And I have been pleasantly surprised with what I have seen. I hope this is the return of Anastasia in 2004! Slowly building your confidence back up! First win over a top 20 player last week, lets make tomorrow first win over a top 10 player!

I expect a good match tomorrow - Anastasia owned Elena last year, Elena couldn't even win a set of Anastasia. Hopefully some of these memories will help Anastasia to a positive and good performance tomorrow!

If she wins it will be her first time in QF at Wimbledon - That will mean she has been to the QF of every Grand Slam. I wonder how many Russians have achieved this - I doubt any of the current brood have (I know Sharapova hasn't reached QF of US Open).

Best of luck for Nastya (I promise to try and post my support a little more like I used to- especially with these more promising results!! - Sorry Lucas =) )

Almalyk
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Nastya plays on Court 13 again - this is good - she played her last 2 matches here and she will be used to the surface.

Derek.
Jun 27th, 2005, 12:11 AM
Go Nastya! :D

Red Lantern
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:14 AM
Nastya plays on Court 13 again - this is good - she played her last 2 matches here and she will be used to the surface.
I agree.

Initially, I was selfishly disappointed that she wouldn't be on one of the two major courts as it's unlikely to be shown on the BBC now (unless it's reeeeeally close in the third set, which I'd rather weren't the reason, even if it does make good TV)

It's Lucky 13 for Nastya - it's best if she doesn't have to adapt to the surroundings.

The mens match on beforehand better not last all bleedin' day - I'm at work at 5:45pm, and I'm hoping Nasty's match would have finished (how likely do people find that?)

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Good luck tomorrow Anastasia. Please win once again.

I will be supporting her in the live scoring thread tomorrow. I hope to see some of you guys there as well.

fleur137
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:49 AM
COME ON NASTYA!! and plus 13's not a bad number. I was born on the 13th and so is my friend!

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 10:53 AM
First Russian Nastya meets in 2005. She owns the Russians in H2H. I hope today it will be no exception.
Btw our girl really gives a headache to the bookies. She was the underdog in the 3rd round against Jankovic (17) and now she's fav against a higher seed :silly:

martirogi
Jun 27th, 2005, 02:30 PM
im so fucking excited. the mens match just ended. i have class in an hour and a half so nastya better get done fast, i dont know if i could leave in the middle of it.


:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:07 PM
Myskina lost the first set 6-1.

I hope she battles in this second set.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Anastasia broken to start the second set. Not looking good.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:15 PM
6-1, 3-0 for Lena D.

Nastya has not held serve once.

martirogi
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:15 PM
its one of those matches where she can't keep the ball in play. just like 4r vs dechy at the aussie open.

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:17 PM
God, this in just unbelievable...bad day again?

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Myskina squandered 3 break points at 2-3.

It is now Lena D. serving up 4-3.

This is Nastya's chance. Maybe her last.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Myskina just broke for 4-4.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Myskina up 5-4 now and Lena serves to stay in the set.

Our Nastya still has fight left in her.

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Myskina just won the second set on her third set point 11-9 in the tiebreak. She also saved two match points on Lena's serve.

Now win the match Nastya! Please!

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Myskina is up 2-0 in the 3rd set.

I hope she can finish Lena off.

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:36 PM
Life is stressful for a Nastya fan...puls at 102/minute during Tie Break :lol:

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Myskina won it 1-6, 7-6(11-9), 7-5.

She saved 2 match points on Lena's serve in the tiebreak. Serving at 5-4 Myskina had 2 match points but Lena saved both of them. Then Myskina broke and held at love to win it.

What a match from Nastya! She is still a fighter.

I'm so happy. I can't believe she is in the quarterfinals.

I hope she can take down Mauresmo.

I hope she isn't out of gas.

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:03 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
YOU GO GIRL !!!

Caught the tiebreak and the 3rd set, what a fight from Anastasia :bowdown:
I can't believe she's in the QF !!!!

miffedmax
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Life is stressful for a Nastya fan...puls at 102/minute during Tie Break :lol:

Life is stressful and FRUSTRATING for a Lena D. fan.

Congrats, Nastya. I hope she wins it all, now.

Nastya's sister
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:07 PM
I am SO happy for Nastya!! This is just fantastic - she's in the QF!! This must have done a great deal for her confidence as well.

GO NASTYA!!!

jmcfarla
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:11 PM
:) Nastya did brilliantly to pull the match round, and again (as in the last round) she had spells where it was like watching Nastya of old.

She played a lot of good deep ground stroke and found a lot of good angles to keep Lena on the back foot, and took control of the match from the middle of the second set. You could she her growing in confidence as the match went on.

The only thing for the next round is that Nastya can't afford to switch off for a set. If she keeps doing it then eventually she will find herself in a hole she can't dig herself out of.

But for know let's enjoy the fact: Nastya is in the Wimbledon Quarter Finals :bounce:

KV
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Nastya getting closer to last years form. Good luck in the QF. :)

BUBI
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Amazing win :hearts: :hearts:

I can't believe it :)

martirogi
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:24 PM
holy shit. i can't believe it. i just got back from class, i had to leave at 5-5 second set. what the hell happened?

seeing the scoreline is the most beautiful thing i have ever read in my life. im stunned.

:sad: she totally deserves this success after what she's been through

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:39 PM
http://img165.echo.cx/img165/518/17ul.jpg
Awful stats, it's weird Nastya actually won the match :shrug:
We must give credit to Elena, she had the victory in her hands...fortunately for us she slipped it through her fingers.
Next up is Mauresmo, difficult match ahead...but we must have hope.
Welcome back Anastasia !:hug:

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:43 PM
6-1, 3-0 for Lena D.

Nastya has not held serve once.Against Amelie, Nastya has to hold her serve.
She will have much more trouble breaking her, than Lena.

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:46 PM
Life is stressful and FRUSTRATING for a Lena D. fan.

Congrats, Nastya. I hope she wins it all, now.

I guess that´s very true. Elena had the super chance today to finally win against Nastya and again she just couldn´t do it. Oh, the shrink...

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Against Amelie, Nastya has to hold her serve.
She will have much more trouble breaking her, than Lena.

True...but Elena was quite good today in the first set against Momo. There´s a slight chance.

However, to be honest, there´s only one chance how Nastya can possibly win this match: We just have to hope that Momo does what she always does in the later stages of a Slam...choke big time :angel:

But well...let´s just be happy about the fact that Nastya finally reached the QF of this slam in this year (now she has reached every QF of a slam), won four matches in a row, won against a top ten player for the first time this year...phew!

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:53 PM
http://img207.echo.cx/img207/4841/n19xm.jpg
:unsure: I hope she's fit to face Amelie

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:54 PM
But this match is big. Beat the #3 in a slam QF is a lot of points.
And she can beat Amelie. She did it in Moscow.
And Amelie has lost to Linetskaya, Douchevina, Safina and Petrova this year.

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 05:59 PM
But this match is big. Beat the #3 in a slam QF is a lot of points.
And she can beat Amelie. She did it in Moscow.
And Amelie has lost to Linetskaya, Douchevina, Safina and Petrova this year.

And Moscow was on carpet...a surface which might be as fast as the grass now that we are in the second week where the grass gets slower but unfortunately it will be quite wet the next days, so the grass will soak the air humidity...but anyway, she has nothing to lose in that round. She should just go in that match with a happy smile;)

BTW: Is the match tomorrow or on wednesday?

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:10 PM
I think the QF's are tomorrow, and the semis are Thursday.

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:15 PM
You know...the reporters probably sit there with smoking heads, trying to figure out whatv the capture of the match reports might look like...

- "Myskina survives another* close call"
(* as in third)
- "Myskina on a never ending rollercoaster-ride"
- "Myskina just won´t surrender"
- "Bloody Hell, Nastya is just a magnficent fighter"
- "1-6 0-3 and the match just started for Myskina"

;)

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:22 PM
Myskina Wins Battle of Russianshttp://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/m_07_myskina18_epa_h_philpott.jpg (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/imagepages/2005-06-27/200506271119889050643.html)
©EPA/ H.Philpott Monday, June 27, 2005

It was always going to be a fairly equal contest when Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva took to Court 13 for their fourth round contest this afternoon.

Both Russians are aged 23, both are seeded in this tournament - No. 9 and No. 6 respectively - and both have struggled to reach this stage of the draw.

Throughout last week, Dementieva's serve has raised a few eyebrows. Should someone who is ranked No.5 in the world really be serving 17 double faults in a match - the tally recorded in her second round win over German qualifier Sabine Klaschka? It was this poor performance that saw her trail 4-2 in the third set, before clawing her way back to clinch the match 8-6 in the third.

Myskina, who owns a world-ranking of 10, has also had her fair share of trouble on the way to the fourth round. She fought tooth and nail to scrape through her first round match against a qualifier ranked 146 in the world. She eventually won 6-4 in the third, but the match was a solemn affair for the 2004 French Open winner, who beat Dementieva in that Grand Slam final.

Myskina's game was littered with unforced errors, 40 to be precise, and these mistakes made an appearance in the first set against her fellow countrywoman today. In particular, Myskina's footwork was slow. On more than one occasion she was late reaching balls which, when she finally got to them, often floated out or found the bottom of the net. Admittedly, her leg was strapped. According to the Women's Tennis Association, this was purely for preventative measures, but it looked to be affecting her game.

Within 17 minutes she was 5-1 down. A couple of minutes later, the set had escaped her and, 10 minutes on, she faced the daunting reality of being on the wrong end of 3-0. All she could do was stare helplessly at her camp.

But then she broke Dementieva's serve to mark the start of a comeback trail that saw the second set climax in a tie-break. Hardhitting baseline rallies ensued with balls being positioned beautifully as the inconsistency that dogged Myskina in the first set all but disappeared. She saved two match points to take the second set tie-break 11-9. Armed with a renewed confidence, the dark-haired Russian raced to a 3-0 lead in the third.

Dementieva was not going to give up though and aggressive play secured her the following two games. At 4-4, Dementieva was broken and at 5-4 Myskina held two match points.

But a gutsy performance by her fair-haired opponent put an end to her hopes of taking the match there and then and Myskina was subsequently broken for the score to reach 5-5. She broke back immediately and then held her own serve to win the match and set up a quarter-final meeting with No.3 seed Amelie Mauresmo

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Just take a look at the Players´ stats and it´s pretty funny: Nastya clearly is better when - not - serving :lol:

Breakpoints won (I won´t paste the conversion procentage;))
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Tennispics/Nastya%20Wimby/1cbabda5.jpg

First serve return points won...this is a very important number on grass!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Tennispics/Nastya%20Wimby/6825d415.jpg

Second serve return points won
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/Tennispics/Nastya%20Wimby/8b1ae3a1.jpg

...of course we also shouldn´t forget that Nastya probably has played like 40 % more games than other players still in the contést :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:44 PM
I'm looking forward to the post match interviews ;)

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 06:59 PM
I'm looking forward to the post match interviews ;)

I would vbet on that questions about her being too tired for tomorrow and about her mum will come up during that interview.

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:05 PM
A. Myskina - Day 7
Monday, June 27, 2005

Q. Do you always remember all the match points you save in your matches in your career?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, I don't really. I think even today I don't really remember. I remember that I return pretty good, that's pretty much it.

Q. This is the second time this week you've sort of looked on the verge of going out and started playing your best tennis. Is there any reason for the slow starts?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, today I was really nervous at the beginning because we have, you know, really lot of matches against each other and we know each other really well, so I was thinking a lot during the point. You know, I didn't know what really to do with the ball because the serve was too slowly. I didn't really expect that.

Then I just, you know, get used to it for the rhythm, for the game, and realize that it's really nothing really special. I just have to play my game.

Q. Court No. 13 is proving to be quite lucky for you.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, definitely lucky.

Q. You play nine hours in four matches. How do you feel physically?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Perfect (smiling).

Q. What do you think about your next match against Amelie?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, we play a lot of matches, as well. Amelie, great player. And I think she's really ‑‑ she's played pretty good today. I watched couple of games. I think she's really want to win here because she didn't really did well in Eastbourne. So I think she going to play really good tomorrow, and I have to do the same.

Q. How much of that victory today was mental?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: For me really lot. You know, it's more confidence for me. That's what I need right now.

Q. Just talk about the tiebreaker, which was pretty dramatic. She gave you one match point back, but you forced her into the other error. It was touch‑and‑go. Even the third set was back and forth.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah. Was really close. You know, one point and maybe I would be loser today. But I was really calm in tiebreak. I was exactly know what I have to do at some points, even though she had some match points. But I knew I had to return to her backhand. Even that her backhand improve a lot, but still it's the weaker side, I think.

Q. What do you have to your legs?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's just a sprain, but it's okay.

Q. You've got to be very happy after four matches now, given what's been going on this year, that you've won through very dramatic three‑setters.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I'm still very happy. I'm satisfied with my game right now, but doesn't mean that I'm going to really relax right now and say it's good enough for me, quarterfinal. I really want to do even better tomorrow.

Q. Does it show, winning these types of matches, the motivation, fight and now some of the confidence is coming back?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, definitely, definitely. I mean, I think my game improving every match. And I think I starting play better right now. At least I feel the ball better right now.

Q. Do you get on with your coach off the court? You seem to be sort of staring at him a lot of the time on the court.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's part of the game, I guess. I'm always looking at my coach.

Q. You had such a disappointment at the French. What did you do between then and now to come here and play with such fighting spirit?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I played mixed at the French. You know, I think this give me ‑‑ like it was more fun and I understood maybe that's the way I should play singles. It's a lot of pressure, but still has to like just relax and play every point. That's pretty much it.

I was just thinking that, you know, cannot be always bad. You know, maybe today it's bad, but tomorrow going to be better day.

Q. It seemed as though after the French, you were so devastated. Here every match you're fighting.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I was really upset after French Open. But it's life. You know, it's up and down all the time. But I think now, right now, it's a good week for me. That's good.

Q. Can you specifically talk about playing Mauresmo on grass and some of the things you might have to change.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I lost her already her here couple years ago. It was easy, I think, 4 and 1, something. Well, Amelie really good player because she coming to the net, she serving pretty well. Her slice really good. So maybe if I can keep, you know ‑‑ if I put pressure on her with, you know, my return, I will keep her moving, then maybe I can win the match.

Q. You have to play a little more aggressively and attack more than you might on another surface?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, I think so.

Q. There are four Russian players in the quarterfinals. Why do you think that is?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Why?

Q. Why do you think the Russians have done so well this year?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, why we so many players in quarterfinals, Russians?

Q. Yes.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Four of us in Top 10. Why not? We should be in the quarterfinal.

Q. It's a natural progression?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I think all the girls are playing really well. Maria playing unbelievable. Especially they like the grass, she serve pretty well. Of course she's going to be in quarterfinal. Petrova has good serve. I didn't see her game, but her serve really save her. Kuznetsova also playing really good tennis. I fight. You know, that's why I think we right now in quarterfinal.

Q. Do any of the rest of you feel overshadowed by the attention given to Maria?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Listen, when was Anna, it was the same question. I don't think we feel the same way.

Q. Do you give Petrova any real chance of beating Sharapova or just a small one?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's really tough question because I don't think they ever play each other. Maybe going to be really difficult for Maria because she never play against Petrova. But still she's favorite here. I think she's really, really good play here.

Q. When you start in the tournament, you believe in yourself or it's just match after match?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I think match after match and after match. Before first match, I was really unconfident. I mean, I was really want to win, but I was really unconfident. And right now I feel better.

Q. What about Dementieva? Why do you think she lost that match?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, her serve, it's really weak. You know, everybody know that. Besides this, she's really good on baseline. She's moving really, really well.

But even that I lost my serve, I still knew I that I can take advantage on her serve. If I can handle it my serve, then it's going to be easy. That's what happened after 3‑Love. To her serve, I hold my one, then was for me, you know, two games and then easy to play.

I believe in myself again, and just try to keep rallies and play her.

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Nastya pulled out of her mixed match today.

Derek.
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Good win Nastya! ;) A true fighter! :yeah:

Spunky83
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:13 PM
ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, today I was really nervous at the beginning because we have, you know, really lot of matches against each other and we know each other really well, so I was thinking a lot during the point. You know, I didn't know what really to do with the ball because the serve was too slowly. I didn't really expect that.

How slow can slow get? :lol:



Q. You play nine hours in four matches. How do you feel physically?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Perfect (smiling).

At least this one I got right;)



Q. Do you get on with your coach off the court? You seem to be sort of staring at him a lot of the time on the court.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's part of the game, I guess. I'm always looking at my coach.

:hehehe: ...is all I can say about that question (brits :lol: )

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Nastya plays the first match on Centre Court. I hope she's healthy and can play her best.
I know she's back in form, and that helps for Fed Cup.
But this match is winnable, if Anastasia has all of her mobility tomorrow.

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Go Nastya

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Great interview thanks GL :yeah:
First match on CC? I mean I get to see her? OMG....so excited, even if I don't have high expectations for tomorrow

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:40 PM
I think she's exhausted. But like I said, losing early in tournaments means she has fresh legs.
And that helped in her last 2 matches.
This is a winnable match. The other 3 QF's have a Wimbledon champion in them.
This opponent is known for not winning majors.

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Beating Mauresmo would mean a great achievement...SF in Wimbledon and in what moment.
We must admit, yes you too, that she exceded our expectations here.

I know I sound like I'm preparing for a loss tomorrow but those above are facts

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:53 PM
http://img91.echo.cx/img91/8590/4thround190lz.jpg

goldenlox
Jun 27th, 2005, 08:58 PM
I kept telling you, when she finally starts playing well, she will have fresh legs.
That was very important.
Now she needs Amelie to feel the pressure.
6 of the final 8 have won majors. Just Amelie and Nadia.
Amelie is very beatable, if Anastasia is healthy and in form.

Almalyk
Jun 27th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Amazing Nastya! So proud of you! Please fight hard tomorrow! Lets hope you are on song for a big match, and Amelie is ready to capitulate!

selyoink
Jun 27th, 2005, 09:39 PM
I hope she can beat Mauresmo. I think ESPN may be showing it as ESPN probably has tape delay rights to the Sharapova match.

Although a lot of rain is expected tomorrow. I hope it doesn't rain until after Nastya's match.

_LuCaS_
Jun 27th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Highlights from 4th round
http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FR1I12UZI0A23A8NV617VJZ9A

sinterklaasje
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:25 PM
great win Nastya :yeah:
best of luck tomorrow vs Amelie :bounce:

martirogi
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:41 PM
she certainly will be exhausted and momo doesnt usually choke until semis, but we'll just have to wait and see. at least she was smart enough to pull out of mixed.


and most of us get to see one of her matches for the fist time tomorrow. :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

Almalyk
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:52 PM
I hope your Mom is proud of you Anastasia!
Congratulations on now reaching QF at all Grand Slams.
Finally I will get to watch your match tonight!

cellophane
Jun 28th, 2005, 12:36 AM
Highlights from 4th round
http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FR1I12UZI0A23A8NV617VJZ9A

Thanks!!! :D

ys
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:01 AM
she certainly will be exhausted and momo doesnt usually choke until semis

She chokes in quarters just fine. Against the right players. A lot will depend on will and mental toughness tomorrow. In mental toughness in a sense of being able to persevere through moments of frustration. Both players will have them. Mauresmo will run to the net and at some points of match Nastya will be passing her well. At the same time at some points of match Nastya won't be successful at passing and that too can be frustrating as hell. It will be very easy to let frustration take over and get your game broken. That's what Nastya has to do. Not outhit Mauresmo. Break her game. Make her doubt her gameplan. Make her panic. Make her fall apart.

selyoink
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:45 AM
I really hope Nastya wins tomorrow. ESPN is showing the match live I believe. I hope I get to watch a confident Myskina playing well rather than the terrible player I saw lose to Sanchez Lorenzo at the French.

Good luck Nastya and shock your fans once again.

angiee3
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:43 AM
Nastya best of luck tomorrow against mauresmo!!!!!!!!

selyoink
Jun 28th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Myskina has just lost 1st set 6-3. She was down 2-4 and broke to get back on serve but she was broken right back.

selyoink
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:25 PM
Myskina lost 6-3, 6-4.

Myskina was down 3-4 and a break when she was able to break Mauresmo. Then she dropped serve again just like the 1st set. She can never win another major with her serve. It is close to being as bad Lena D's. Sometimes it is worse.


Still a great tournament for Anastasia. She surprised most of us by making it this far. I just wish she could have advanced even further.

_LuCaS_
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:33 PM
And so it ends :sad:
There wasn't much to do today against Mauresmo (very good net play, serve overall good, few UEs) especially with Nastya's choice of shots which was pretty bad. Lots of UEs, especially from that mid field position, that should provide winners most of the time. Some easy misses at the net too :o
Second serve almost always attacked by Momo at the net. Confidence still not 100%, some misses were just ugly :bolt:
Did see some sparks of magic from out girl though :D
Congrats on a good performance at Wimbledon, looking forward to Us Open and Indoor season, now take some rest :yeah:

Dementinator
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:35 PM
bad luck ,Nastya played pretty well really ,but to be honest her type of game is more suited to Lena than Momo ,Lenas is more suited to momo than NAstya ,thats how it looked to me ,Momo needs huge forehands and power to defeat her ,her returns are begging to be punished ,and thats why I think Lena ,despite the service,can beat her ,but nastya showed excelent retrieving and has showed shes back ,and a lot of players are not gonna want to meet her.

trust us to be fans of the two girls with shitty serves ,typical isnt it!! but dont ya guys think thats why we love em? they PLAY tennis ,I am watching Masha here having a few
probs with Nadia and its boring me rigid ,serve grunt serve grunt ace shriek df grunt quick sharp points ,nastyas is much more interesting as is Lenas ,but nerve wracking all the same.

Right the SS is leaving for Moscow now ,lets return with the Gunboat!! and kick some ass at fed cup!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:41 PM
I'm so proud of you Nastya!!!

Good performance!!! First time QF at Wimbledon


But SF will be better ;)

jmcfarla
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:10 PM
:sad: Gotta agree with what has been said about it was a disappointing way for Nastya to end the Championships.

Amelie looked comfortable pretty much all match long, even when Nastya broke her, you knew that all Amelie had to do was wait for the second serves and chip & rush, Nastya seemed to panic and on the rare occassions she got the passing shot over the net, Amelie produced some brilliant volleys.

One thing that I was thinking throughout the match was that on any other surface but grass, maybe Nastya would have been in a great position playing as she did today. But on grass Amelie's serve and sliced backhand allowed her to keep coming in. When she got Amelie ralleying from the back of the court there was only one winner, and if she could have got more first serves in (which kept Amelie away from the net) she would have had a chance today.

Still a quarter final at Wimbledon (her weakess slam until this year) will have done her confidence no harm.
She is looking better (still not back to form) but it is a rebuilding process, one step at a time.

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:14 PM
It was still a good tournament for Anastasia. Now she has to keep playing well.

Nastya's sister
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Despite the loss, I am very proud of Nastya and I think she did a great tourney. Hope she can keep it up in the future as well and perhaps she'll be back in her old shape soon.

martirogi
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:26 PM
im very sad for nastya's loss, though it seems she played pretty good.

im so :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: at espn for only showing one game. they showed her break to 4 all and then cut to mashas 1-0 lead. i mean cmon what the fuck is that.

deckham
Jun 28th, 2005, 04:00 PM
it's alright... she's back and confident...

nastya's amazing
what a wonderful girl
her minds at ease
cute as a pearl

she's happy now
and that's a great sight
she played and she battled
with all of her might

now ready for fed cup
for she's back in good play
we're all here behind you
what more can we say

go nastya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :woohoo: :drink: :drink:

DuLeafs
Jun 28th, 2005, 04:18 PM
She must be really tired now after being over 10 hours on the court the last five matches :eek:

I hope Nastya can take it from here and keep playing well.

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Next for Nastya is Fed Cup against the USA. So it's back to red clay.
It's too bad she couldn't win that first match at RG. Nastya could have gone far there.

katiektc
Jun 28th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Well done Nastya! A great tourny after what's been a bad year so far. She's rebuilding her confidence match by match now and she's coming back! Momo was a step too far just yet, but no doubt Nastya will be back among the best soon.

sinterklaasje
Jun 28th, 2005, 05:51 PM
great tournament for Nastya despite her loss today :yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:20 PM
A. Myskina - Day 8
Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Q. A bit difficult for you today to get settled into a game plan?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, she played a little bit different than she used to play. She come a lot to the net. I think that was good for her because from the baseline, I felt much stronger, and a lot of rallies I won from the baseline. That's the only one thing that she should do is come to the net, and she did really well today.

Q. How do you feel now 12 months on from your last year at Wimbledon, leaving there, what do you feel you've learnt about your grass court game?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's pretty good. I think I'm improved since even last year on grass. Just, you know, I'm a little bit tired from last week. I guess that should happen.

I'm really happy with my game right now.

Q. Do you think Mauresmo has the combinations to maybe go one step further than last year and make the final?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I don't know because I think Lindsay going to serve much better than me. If going to be Lindsay, or, I don't know, Kuznetsova, you know, it depends who is going to play against Amelie tomorrow.

Q. What have you picked up in your four wins here? Your form coming into Wimbledon wasn't great. Do you feel you've resurrected your form?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I feel the ball much better. I'm more confident right now from baseline. Like I said, even today I felt stronger from the baseline when there was long rallies. So I'm really happy.

Q. How do you feel about going back onto the clay now?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Doesn't really matter for me because, you know, if you just confident, you don't really care where to play.

Q. Is it clear who will play for Russia?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Tough question. I have no clue.

Q. The team hasn't been announced yet?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: (Shaking head negatively.)

Q. Can you talk about Maria, sort of what you've seen in her.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That's your favorite question. I didn't see. I was playing the same time.

Q. In the course of the last year.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Really, nothing I can talk about her. She's a good player. She's No. 2 in the world. What else you can say? That's pretty much it.

You always ask me about her.

Q. Must be good, though, for Russia to have so many top seeds going so far in all the tournaments. What do you think maybe British tennis can learn about how to get top players?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I think all Russian players are really fight. I mean, they fight until the end. They don't really ‑‑ you know, they not giving up.

I don't know really why a lot of girls in England not playing well. But I think maybe the education is more important for them because they have such good universities here. So I guess that's maybe the key.

Q. You came here a little earlier than usual. How do you feel that helped with your preparation for the tournament?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That was good. I was in Eastbourne. I was practicing there and playing there. I thought it was a really good idea because I like Eastbourne a lot.

Q. Did it make you more determined to come back? It was the first time you made the quarterfinal here this year.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It was really nice to play there on Centre Court. I used to play there before. I lost to Amelie Centre Court as well, I think couple years ago as well. Still, you know, if you're happy with your game, you look forward to come back and play even better.

Lollipop
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:29 PM
Hah. Must be annoying to be asked about Maria all the time. :lol:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:37 PM
It would be worse if they always asked about Maria's dad.

_LuCaS_
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:43 PM
A. Myskina - Day 8
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Q. Can you talk about Maria, sort of what you've seen in her.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: That's your favorite question. I didn't see. I was playing the same time.

:lol: :worship: :ras:

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 07:12 PM
ANASTASIA MYSKINA:
I don't know really why a lot of girls in England not playing well. But I think maybe the education is more important for them because they have such good universities here. So I guess that's maybe the key.

That's the key. Stay away from good universities

Spunky83
Jun 28th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Great tourney!!! I am really happy and proud of her...she didn´t do much wrong today. Good play by Momo, I still can´t believe that woman has never won a Slam (nerves...nerves...nerves...;))

Those reporters just suck sometimes :lol:...I guess they realize that Nastya is kinda back and they just wanted to have a "typical" Nastya reaction to make a stupid story out of this.

However: I am really looking forward to the next months.

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Anastasia got 320 points at Wimbledon. By far her most this year.
She could have used a day off after the Lena match.

_LuCaS_
Jun 28th, 2005, 09:16 PM
She passed Molik in the rankings, she's now at #9.
However it will be hard to remain in the top 10 with the points she has to defend for the rest of the year. But if the game is back, we should not worry. There's still US Open ;)

DuLeafs
Jun 28th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Nastya got her forehand and confidence back again. I think she is able to defend them points :boxing:

martirogi
Jun 28th, 2005, 11:35 PM
i really really want nastya to qualify for yec, but that is very tough with almost half a year with little points. fight nastya and for sure u better defend moscow :cool:

Spunky83
Jun 28th, 2005, 11:38 PM
Nastya got her forehand and confidence back again. I think she is able to defend them points :boxing:

Yep, that´s what I noticed too when I had the tremendous luck to watch a summary of four minutes (!) today and the last games against Dementieva. The forehand has a good lenght and power behind it.

You can easily spot a nervous and losing Nastya: Shaky forehand and an even shakier second serve. It looked fine the last couple of days ;)