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goldenlox
Aug 11th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Anastasia makes every match a real battle. 6-7, 6-4, 2-0.

Dementinator
Aug 11th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Captain Dementinator here wishing to congratulate the crew of the Gunboat Myskina on her victory against the french marauder!

well done!! coulda done without the Drama but wheres the fun in that eh???

goldenlox
Aug 11th, 2005, 06:55 PM
6-7, 6-4, 6-1. That's 8 wins in 9 starts. But not always good tennis.

selyoink
Aug 11th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Nastya won 6-7(3-7), 6-4, 6-1.

Very much like the first round. Loses the first set, wins the second 6-4, and then steamrolls in the 3rd.

Still she lost a set to Pin which should never happen. But at least she won. Up next is Sofia Arvidsson. Obviously a match she should win but with her current form who knows. Sofia will have the crowd behind her but Nastya should have too much game.

_LuCaS_
Aug 11th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Pfeu this was fun, all sweaty here :lol:
on a serious note, she's having trouble keeping the ball in I think :(
Fortunately her opponents don't have the stamina to resist a 3 setter againt a GS champ
Damn I want an interview from her so bad. Just want to laugh at the explanation for this (something like, I just love the Swedish crowd, I want to give them a show every time I play )

cindy
Aug 11th, 2005, 07:01 PM
from a-m.com "why only play two sets when you can win in three?" :rolls: this is so true and so funny!!! :lol:

Spunky83
Aug 11th, 2005, 07:21 PM
from a-m.com "why only play two sets when you can win in three?" :rolls: this is so true and so funny!!! :lol:

Thank you!!!

I thought about writing something like "Watching a Nastya match is like a watching a bad, bad movie but with a surprisingly good end!"

I couldn´t do that :p

KV
Aug 11th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Job done in the QF's. :)

miffedmax
Aug 11th, 2005, 08:50 PM
6-7, 6-4, 6-1. That's 8 wins in 9 starts. But not always good tennis.

What do you mean? Bizarre lapses, slow starts, surprising blowouts all in the course of a single match sounds like Nasty's in GS-winning form!
:lol:

Derek.
Aug 11th, 2005, 09:01 PM
*Phew* ;) Good fighting Nastya! :yeah:

Spunky83
Aug 11th, 2005, 09:28 PM
http://www.nordiclightopen.com/news.pbs?&_news[show_news]=852

Myskina´s serve was terrible. She lost her first service game, and at three all, double faulted three consecutive times to loose yet another one.

And again at five all, Myskina double faulted on game point to allow Pin to go up 6-5.

Wow! :tape:

After the match, when asked to comment on the way she played, Myskina said: "My serve was really bothering me. I hope it is not going to be like this often."

We neither!

_LuCaS_
Aug 11th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Nasty :smash:

Spunky83
Aug 11th, 2005, 09:56 PM
I didn´t know you could double-fault three times in a row! I mean I don´t even manage to double fault twice...and it´s not like she would have to be afraid of the powerful returns from Pin.

Weird

katiektc
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:37 PM
Nastya is hilarious. At least she's winning them though! :yeah:

angiee3
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:48 PM
as long as she is winning things are partly ok.

selyoink
Aug 12th, 2005, 03:30 AM
Her serve seems to be the part of her game giving her major trouble. If she can sort it out she should be fine.

denine
Aug 12th, 2005, 07:39 AM
phew. she won. im relieved.

denine
Aug 12th, 2005, 08:11 AM
by the way, was the scoreboard still screwed yesterday? :rolleyes: it better not be later...:(

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Her serve seems to be the part of her game giving her major trouble. If she can sort it out she should be fine.

I don´t get what the problem is...understandable if it´s her shoulder again but overall serving like that shows a lack of confidence. She served great during her last third sets and the result reflect it. Having the chance to serve should be treaten as an advantage and not something having to deal with.

Serving the Stockholm;)...two sets today PLEASE

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Could be the shoulder, but serving 3 DFs in a row and no medical timeout is weird...
The tourney should get harder the more she's advancing :unsure:

TartarVicario
Aug 12th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Why three set match,Nastya? :sad:

frenchie
Aug 12th, 2005, 01:42 PM
So now Ardvisson.
I have never seen her play. What's her game style?
If I remember correctly Nastya beat her last year at the AO in two sets.

BTW, What will be the score?
I bet 5/7-6/4-6/1 for Nastya!

cerbero
Aug 12th, 2005, 01:46 PM
At what time is she playing?

miffedmax
Aug 12th, 2005, 01:59 PM
I didn´t know you could double-fault three times in a row!

Welcome to my world, Spunky.

Now you know what it's like to be one of us.

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 02:10 PM
OMG...always hates the "no service" area :lol:

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 02:11 PM
At what time is she playing?

Check a-m.com ALWAYS check a-m.com :angel: :p

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 02:25 PM
She's ALWAYS playing at the same time. Prime time (not before 18:30 CET)

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 04:09 PM
She's ALWAYS playing at the same time. Prime time (not before 18:30 CET)

ALWAYS!!! :mad: :lol:

goldenlox
Aug 12th, 2005, 04:19 PM
We are close to the first all Russian final of 2005.

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Said GL the Jinxer

goldenlox
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:02 PM
I am always good luck :cool: :angel:

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:21 PM
LOL sure
Anyway she took the 1st 7-5 (blowing a 5-2 lead OF COURSE)

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Said GL the Jinxer

Said Lucas - ever since he came on board - Nastya started to play like crap :p

Lucas :kiss:

miffedmax
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:30 PM
LOL sure
Anyway she took the 1st 7-5 (blowing a 5-2 lead OF COURSE)

Like I said, she's on form now.

cindy
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:35 PM
LOL sure
Anyway she took the 1st 7-5 (blowing a 5-2 lead OF COURSE)

OF COURSE :lol: :lol:

ys
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:35 PM
And now back to 2 all, from being 2:0 40:15 up.. Our rollercoaster in action.. :)

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:36 PM
That was under the belt Spunky :( :sobbing:

_LuCaS_
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Nastya won 7-5 6-2 :banana: :yeah:

KV
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:49 PM
This time fast match. Think Nastya will raise her level for tomorrow's match. Hopefully, we've an all Russian final. :)

goldenlox
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:49 PM
2 wins from title #10.

Epigone
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Nastya :yeah:

selyoink
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Nice work Nastya!

cindy
Aug 12th, 2005, 06:05 PM
she is the best! good work nastya but....what's happened! only 2 sets!!!!!! I'm shoked!!!! no I'm kidding well I leave tomorrow so I will not see the end but I realy hope that she will win I know she can do it! and maybe after she will be more confident in the US open and...WIN IT!!!

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 06:31 PM
That was under the belt Spunky :( :sobbing:

:hug: oh Luci...

angiee3
Aug 12th, 2005, 07:29 PM
:bounce: :yeah: :clap2: :bigclap:

miffedmax
Aug 12th, 2005, 07:33 PM
OMG...always hates the "no service" area :lol:

I will turn you to the dark . . . I mean fair . . . blonde, oh you know what I mean. . . side. Bwa ha ha ha ha.




:devil:

Spunky83
Aug 12th, 2005, 08:10 PM
I will turn you to the dark . . . I mean fair . . . blonde, oh you know what I mean. . . side. Bwa ha ha ha ha.




:devil:

Welcome to the Blonde Side :lol:

From S´Holm site:
When asked about her third win of the tournament Myskina said: "This has definitely been the easiest match so far. It didn´t go on for two and a half hours." :lol:

jmcfarla
Aug 12th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Nicely done by Nastya today :yeah:

miffedmax
Aug 12th, 2005, 10:07 PM
Yes, and as Spunky can see from JMCfarla's avatar, not even Nasty herself can resist the lure of THE BLONDE SIDE.

(And no, JHH does not count.)

Oh yeah, good win Nasty! I hope both the Moscow girls have titles to scream and shout about this week!

Almalyk
Aug 13th, 2005, 03:35 AM
Good luck vs Loit Nastya!

selyoink
Aug 13th, 2005, 05:14 AM
Good luck tomorrow Nastya. Unfortunately I won't be able to follow the match.

KV
Aug 13th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Nastya qualified for the final as expected :D

_LuCaS_
Aug 13th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Congrats Nastya :bigclap: :woohoo:

Dementinator
Aug 13th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Captain Dem congtulating Nastya on her win ,now go win the whole thing!! no excuses ,this is your title!

well It would be great if the S.S Dementieva and the Gunship Myskina could both have a title this weekend!

Myskina should do without any problems ,not sure about us ,as we have possibly Kim to worry about ,but either way its been a goodweek for us both!!

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2005, 02:26 PM
That's 10 out of 11. It's 98 degrees in NYC, a very warm summer.
Stay where it's cool out, Nastya.

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Captain Dem congtulating Nastya on her win ,now go win the whole thing!! no excuses ,this is your title!

well It would be great if the S.S Dementieva and the Gunship Myskina could both have a title this weekend!

Myskina should do without any problems ,not sure about us ,as we have possibly Kim to worry about ,but either way its been a goodweek for us both!!

:lol: :worship: Strange!

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Anastasia is 2-0 against Srebotnik. They played in Antwerp.

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Srebotnik is one of those players I like to have as Nastya´s opponent...SHOULD be no problem for her.

Besides Nastya has a pretty good finals win-loss stats 9-5

Talked to my mum and she was like "hey, I saw Myskina has reached the finals!"...she likes tennis but I didn´t know she looked up the scores on the tv-text. Right after that she said: "Oh...Roddick sucks btw!".

Yep, my mum. Hope she will call me tomorrow at the same time and say "finally Myskina won!". And she doesn´t even like her :lol:

Derek.
Aug 13th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Good job Nastya! :yeah: Another 3 set battle. :p I wonder why it takes Nastya a set to warm-up. Score was 3-6 6-1 6-4 btw. :)

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Anastasia is 2-0 against Srebotnik. They played in Antwerp.

2-3 btw...but we just don´t count matches before 2001;)

KV
Aug 13th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Now follows K. Srebotnik she's a good player. Good luck Nastya think she'll play better than vs. Loit. Obviously Nastya remains the fav. to win Stockholm title.

KV
Aug 13th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Correction Vera's match isn't over. Still within a chance of an all Russian final.

_LuCaS_
Aug 13th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Correction Vera's match isn't over. Still within a chance of an all Russian final.
Not over? I thought Katarina won 7-5 in the 2nd
Doesn't matter, as long as Nastya is focused

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Anastasia draws a qualifier in Toronto. Serena in round 3.

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:27 PM
...and Maria in the QF, Clijsters in SF and either Justine or Momo in the final :lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I will be very suprised to see a Nastya-Serena match (I have a feeling it won't happen)

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Qualifier vs. A.Myskina
(WC)A.Wozniak vs. S.Asagoe
R.Vinci vs. Qualifier
S.Williams vs. Bye

_LuCaS_
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Hopefully she will play on Tuesday. She barely has time to rest. :(

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Vera might play the end of her semi tomorrow.
Then Anastasia plays, then she flies to Canada.
Not the best way to prepare for a Tier I.

_LuCaS_
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Especially with her style of play.
She has SF pts to defend :(
Whatever she does it's alright. Get ready for the US Open

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Maria is very likely going to drop out, she can´t play like that.

So basically this would mean that Nastya:

a) replaces Maria in the draw and receives a BYE as 8th seed
b) stays where she is and Maria will be replaced by a LL
c) will replace 3rd seed Kuzi and Kuzi will go on top as newly crowned 2nd seed...phew!

No matter what...they should announce that quickly cause at least that would mean that Nastya has a day longer to regroup.

martirogi
Aug 13th, 2005, 10:18 PM
:aparty: :dance: :dance: :aparty: vamos nasty


i cant wait to update that nastya's trophies thread tomorrow ;)

Spunky83
Aug 13th, 2005, 10:46 PM
:aparty: :dance: :dance: :aparty: vamos nasty


i cant wait to update that nastya's trophies thread tomorrow ;)

We have such a thread? :tape: Just kidding

I really hope - if Sharapova already knows she´s not gonna play - that she will announce it before monday cause that would mean Nastya switches place with Kuzi (and receives a BYE). If she withdraws after that, a LL will take Maria´s spot and I am sure that the tourney will wait with announcing her withdrawal cause of selling tickets.

Come on Maria, be nice and say it out loud tomorrow that you´re out! Be a good girl, you´re already Russia´s first no.1...please :angel: :tape:

martirogi
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:39 AM
We have such a thread? :tape: Just kidding




spanky :boxing:

selyoink
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:11 AM
Great to see Myskina in the final. I hope she gets the job done tomorrow. Again I can't follow her match but I'm hopeful she will win. She didn't come this far just to lose now.

That Toronto draw is insane. I hope she does play and not withdraw. Maria withdrawing would be nice though.

selyoink
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:37 AM
I just read in General Messages that Maria has withdrawn from Toronto. That is according to The Tennis Channel.

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 11:17 AM
I just read in General Messages that Maria has withdrawn from Toronto. That is according to The Tennis Channel.

Yeah but as long as she doesn´t withdraw officially on sunday, the draw won´t change except that Nastya wouldn´t have to play her in the QFs but avoiding Serena would be better.

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:23 PM
She lost 5-7 2-6 to Srebotnik in the final

martirogi
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:25 PM
unmotherfuckingbelievable :fiery: :sad: :smash: :rain: :armed: :speakles:

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Ordentliches Stück Scheiße...

Erase, erase, erase and look forward. No need to grief here, she showed that she can fight through matches and well, can´t work all the time.

I am optimistic.

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:27 PM
So after this wonderful experience she must be quite tired. Game is still not there.
You can't win every match with your heart, must put some brain in too Nastya :sad:
Who needs this tier 4 title anyway :hug:

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:31 PM
The only regret I have right now is...damn it my vcash!

cerbero
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:49 PM
She has to play better next week... i hope so...

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:03 PM
She has to play better next week... i hope so...

Yaaaaa :angel:

3 options:

a) she will fall back into her "I don´t know what to do on court"-lethargy
b) she will be too tired due to jet-lag and the three set matches
c) she will be soooo pissed thus she will try to do everything to play as good as possible

C please :D

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Nastya :sad: :bigcry: :(
really disappointing :( :(

tame loss in the end :( :(

vaiva
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Oh my, Nastya :bigcry:

Awful. Wonder if I ever again see the girl play as well as she can.

cerbero
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:12 PM
She's building her confidence and that takes time... i wonder why she didn't react in the second set...

Derek.
Aug 14th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Nastya :( No fight in the 2nd. :sad:

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Nastya :( No fight in the 2nd. :sad:

Oh, according to media-reports, she fought till the last point. Wasn´t enough though :o

JLDementieva
Aug 14th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Nastya! :( :sad:

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 06:16 PM
She was very sad/mad from the short summary from Euronews.
She must be very dissapointed.

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:26 PM
She was very sad/mad from the short summary from Euronews.
She must be very dissapointed.

Good...I would have been more worried if they said she was ok about that.

Like the Terminator said in Part III...anger is way better than being depressed :p

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:29 PM
BTW am I MAD :banghead:
I just lost 5000 $ on her. NICE

Dementinator
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:29 PM
well Folks not been great has it for both of us ,Lenas Loss I can deal with but i am very pissed at Myskina! for fucks sake this was a tier 4!! she face Srebotnik in the final COME ON!! o.k fair enough ,Lena had buckets of problems with Srebotnik earlier in the year too ,so it happens ,but this is VERY dissapointing..

BUT ...BUT I am glad to see how you guys dealt with it ,unlike some of the doom mongerers on our thread....

Well Myskinas HOPEFULLY gonna get better and better ,but this weeks not been a good show really guys ,struggled every match and lost at the end ,but ,things will get better ,Myskinas a fighter ,she will not give up ,thats her great quality ,so lets hope she has anothe reasonable week and improves..Good luck Nasyta

Sorry guys for the dissapointment i am with you on this ,but its not the end of the world!

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:30 PM
@#$%#^ !!!

Dementinator
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:41 PM
i feel your pain Lucas!! but lets forget it ,new week ,new tourny.....keep the dream alive!!

sinterklaasje
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:55 PM
This is a very disappointing loss. This week reminds me at the pre-Wimbledon times (the only big difference is that she wins 3-set matches now and lost them earlier this year, but her level of play didn't rise I'm afraid). It's heartbreaking. :bigcry:
Even a Tier IV trophy too hard to win this year :scared:
Very sad.
BUT, I'm trying to stay optimistic. Still a lot of tourneys to come and hopefully some stellar performances soon!
C'mon Nastya, kick ass in Toronto and US Open :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:38 PM
only good piece of news from today is that Nastya will likely get a Wed start now

Sharapova has withdrawn so Nastya now has a BYE

_LuCaS_
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Indeed and according to TBE the draw should look like this?

Kuznetsova vs. Bye
A.Medina Garrigues vs. F.Schiavone
M.Domachowska vs. G.Dulko
T.Golovin vs. K.Sprem

Qualifier vs Hantuchova
(WC)A.Wozniak vs. S.Asagoe
R.Vinci vs. Qualifier
Myskina vs. Bye

Better but with Nastya you never know

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:11 PM
So ok...sounds a lot better

Dementinator
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:20 PM
wow kuz to get Schiavone possibly for her first match ,bye bye kuz! she hasnt had a fantastic time either has she? well good luck Nastya ,try win a match or two please...

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:27 PM
At least she will win one match for sure...You´re going down, Bye!!! Bye Bye, Bye!

Dementinator
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:31 PM
well expect it to take 3 sets tho .my guess 1-6 7-5 6-0

denine
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:42 PM
omg. she LOST?!WTF!WTF! :sad: :sad: what happened!?! blah.i just lost all my v cash.

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:46 PM
omg. she LOST?!WTF!WTF! :sad: :sad: what happened!?! blah.i just lost all my v cash.

Be happy, you still have the huge amount of 3.35004 Dollars!!! :worship:

Daniel
Aug 14th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Hello everyone :wavey:
She cant win a Tier IV :sad: :smash: :bigcry:

Wish Nastya good luck in Canada, :D :hug:

Spunky83
Aug 14th, 2005, 11:00 PM
"I find it strange that she isn't higher up in the rankings," said Myskina of Srebotnik. "She alwyas plays well when we meet."

"Even if I didn't win I'm very pleased with my visit here. I have had a wonderful week and everything has been perfect. Everybody have been so kind and helpful, and the audience has supported me throughout the tournament, not to mention I've been blessed with sunshine in each game."

O-o-o-kay Nastya...whatever it was that you swallowed, I wanna have it too!!! :confused:


:lol: ...I hope that Nastya has a wonderful flight now above the beautiful clouds and the bright moon is shining right on your sweet face while the plane sails smoothly through time and space. Beneath the shiny aircraft, the amazing Atlantic Ocean lies, peaceful and full of hope. Nastya´s certainly asleep now, curled up in the best Business-seat available, dreaming of perfect sunshine in the terrific city Toronto. While Nastya is sleeping calmly, relaxing a bit from her past motivating matches, the cute Cutie-J sits next to her in his comfortable seat while thinking about helpful tactics which could lead his kind and beloved pupil to a win in sunny Canada.

I think I am crazy, please help me :sad:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
Aug 15th, 2005, 12:06 AM
I think you are crazy :p :kiss: :hug:

mm Nastya i am not pleased you lost the final to a kak player :fiery: :smash:

martirogi
Aug 15th, 2005, 01:19 AM
spunky you're not crazy, just hilarious :haha: :haha:

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2005, 02:35 AM
Well I must say I was quite shocked and angered when I saw she lost. This was the only match I was confident she would win. I figured after she battled to get to the final she would win it. Oh well. Clearly the slump isn't over yet but at least she is consistently winning matches again.

I unlike the rest of you seemingly did not lose any vcash because I refused to bet on Nastya! She has burned me once but I am bound and determined not to let that happen again.

goldenlox
Aug 15th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Srebotnik played Anastasia close in Antwerp. She's a solid player.
Now Nastya has to look at the positives. It's 10 out of 12.
She's not all the way back, but she's on the way back.

Spunky83
Aug 15th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Yep...stop whining people. It´s a new day, a new week and a new tourney! May Nastya be blessed with sunshine again :angel:

I am sorry, but all those Worldyouthday-pope kids running around in town make me somewhat sentimental :lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Who's whinning? I'm pissed :fiery:
:lol:

Spunky83
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Who's whinning? I'm pissed :fiery:
:lol:

Now...Lucas, you have to decide...either you´re winning or you´re whining! :lol:

KV
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Nastya as Vera's last tournament before Stockholm was Wimbledon. So you hardly could expect Nastya being at her best at Stockholm.

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Arghhh are you making fun of me? http://www.smiliemania.de/smilie132/00000086.gif

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Btw Vinci lost to Granville 6-1,6-2 I think
:scared:

:Rawwb:
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Good luck this week Anastasia:D

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:44 PM
Now...Lucas, you have to decide...either you´re winning or you´re whining! :lol:

:lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 07:28 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: http://www.smiliemania.de/smilie132/00000103.gif

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 07:28 PM
:ras:

BUBI
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:29 PM
:ras:
I saw Nastya's match on Finnish TV. In the end she looked like that smiley...or like this :yawn:

Almalyk
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Sad loss in the final Anastasia....... Good luck against Granville!

Like GL said she is still 10/12 - much better than any period we have seen in 2005 :)

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:36 PM
I saw Nastya's match on Finnish TV. In the end she looked like that smiley...or like this :yawn:
You saw the match and didn't stop by for a report :o :smash:

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Sad loss in the final Anastasia....... Good luck against Granville!

Like GL said she is still 10/12 - much better than any period we have seen in 2005 :)
You mean 10/2 ;)

BUBI
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:41 PM
You saw the match and didn't stop by for a report :o :smash:
It wasn't live, it was on couple hours ago. I saw only second set, truly depressing :(

_LuCaS_
Aug 15th, 2005, 09:02 PM
What seemed to be her major flaw? Serve? UEs?

BUBI
Aug 15th, 2005, 09:57 PM
What seemed to be her major flaw? Serve? UEs?
motivation :rolleyes:
and serve most of the time :smash:

Josh810
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:54 AM
You mean 10/2 ;)
I think they meant 10/12 as in 10 out of 12. ;)

:lol:

_LuCaS_
Aug 16th, 2005, 09:01 AM
I thought they reffered to the post Wimbledon record which is 10-2 ;)

denine
Aug 16th, 2005, 10:42 AM
:lol: can't believe i just betted whats left of my vcash on her again..

selyoink
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:35 PM
:lol: can't believe i just betted whats left of my vcash on her again..

Not a wise move.

Spunky83
Aug 16th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Myskina vs. Granville...that sounds like a typical early round top-player vs. unknown American second nightmatch :o

Hmm...either that or 11 am. Hnmmm ;)

With my luck nightmatches will be Nastya and Justine´s...nooo

Really curious for tomorrow´s OOP :bounce:

selyoink
Aug 16th, 2005, 06:49 PM
I hope she plays a day match so I can follow her progress.

martirogi
Aug 16th, 2005, 09:06 PM
even americans dont pay attention to granville. i say 11am.

miffedmax
Aug 16th, 2005, 09:11 PM
even americans dont pay attention to granville. i say 11am.

Gran who? She's one of ours?
;) :lol:

Spunky83
Aug 16th, 2005, 09:36 PM
even americans dont pay attention to granville. i say 11am.

I bet it will be second nightmatch AKA the dessert aka good night match aka how uncool are you that you decided to stay for the SECOND nightmatch....ewww!

I want the OOP!!! Come on 1 pm!!!

Spunky83
Aug 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Hantuchova retired...meaning "basically" the draw is wide open now for an at-least normal playing Nastya.

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:34 AM
Center Court start 11:00 AM
(6)N Petrova (RUS) vs S Karatantcheva (BUL)
Not before 1:00 PM
(Q)M Diaz-Oliva (ARG) vs (4)J Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
(Q)L Granville (USA) vs (9)A Myskina (RUS)
Vinci/Voskoboeva vs (6)Groenefeld/Navratilova
Not before 7:30 PM
V Razzano (FRA) vs (7)K Clijsters (BEL)
(WC)Dubois/Ivanovic vs Llagostera Vives/Pennetta

:lol: exactly the match which isn´t covered...shooooot....well unless, Justine wins in like, let´s say 40 minutes;)

martirogi
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:40 AM
nastya isnt good enough to be on center court. what the hell are they thinking? :lol:

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:44 AM
nastya isnt good enough to be on center court. what the hell are they thinking? :lol:

Although I am good at doing self-destructing jokes, she reached semis last year at the Rogers (Montreal), so I think she´s well scheduled there.

frenchie
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:45 AM
:lol: exactly the match which isn´t covered...shooooot....well unless, Justine wins in like, let´s say 40 minutes;)

:fiery: :fiery:
Maybe we will see her taped match on thursday. I wish I could have eurosport2 :angel:

but I don't care if she wins it convincingly :lol:

Oh I noticed that when something nice happens in my life, Nastya (nearly) always loose her next match and vice versa.
Today I got my driving license :tape:

;)

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:51 AM
Congrats.

frenchie
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Congrats.

thanks
All I hope is that I won't jinx our "klein Nastya" (or kleine :scratch: I never understood german grammar)

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 02:10 AM
Glad Nastya is playing during the day. I will have a busy day tomorrow following her match as well as Tati and Justine.

Almalyk
Aug 17th, 2005, 04:23 AM
I think they meant 10/12 as in 10 out of 12. ;)

:lol:

:wavey: I did

Good luck tommorow Anastasia!

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Of course ES decides to cut the 3rd match of the day :fiery: Exactly Nastya :banghead:

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:16 AM
Obviously tomorrow they're back to their normal 3 live matches schedule :mad:
This sounds like a conspiracy

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 11:38 AM
thanks
All I hope is that I won't jinx our "klein Nastya" (or kleine :scratch: I never understood german grammar)

Kleine, meaning add an "e" cause Nastya is female, accusative, singulare ("Which one are you hoping not to jinx?"). You know that from the french language. Petit(e). I agree though, German language sucks big time!

Come on Justine! 30 minutes! :lol:

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2005, 02:37 PM
This quarter of the draw is wide open. Maria pulling out helped Anastasia, if she can take advantage of it.

frenchie
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:26 PM
They just said on eurosport that they'll show Nastya's match on Eurosport 2
Of course I have a million channels but not this one :rolleyes:

martirogi
Aug 17th, 2005, 07:24 PM
They just said on eurosport that they'll show Nastya's match on Eurosport 2
Of course I have a million channels but not this one :rolleyes:


umm no coverage at all until friday. be glad you're not me. :p

miffedmax
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:24 PM
umm no coverage at all until friday. be glad you're not me. :p

Same here. Hopefully Nasty will make the semis at least.

I really want to see her dialog with Jens.

Dementinator
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:32 PM
well i can see NAstya here live!! shes fighting indeed but has struggled

Dementinator
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:33 PM
well seems Myskina has it in the bag now ,but then she had MPs in the second set!! but she doesnt wanna do it in two does she

KV
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:36 PM
Main thing done. :)

Dementinator
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:37 PM
well done she does it ,not a quality match at all ,but Nastya got it together in the end!! congrats! good show ,Nasty was looking very distracted in second set ,but regained composure in the third....

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:38 PM
She won 6-3 5-7 6-2 :dance:
But still DF, missing a lot, making everything easy look hard :(

Dementinator
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:40 PM
well i guess we should all be used to it by now ,from both our players ,its rarely easy ,but at least ya cant say its boring

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Glad she won but still not happy with her form.

She probably needs to make the final before ESPN would show her match. So I'm not very hopeful about getting to see her play.

Dementinator
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:41 PM
well now Serenas packed her bags and gone home ya never know ,you might see her sooner

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:44 PM
Nastya won :banana: but the way she lost that 2nd set :sobbing: :mad:

concentration lapses are too frequent and longer :(

got some way before we see Nastya of 2004 again.

frenchie
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:46 PM
We should try to be positive!
a win is a win afterall.

I wanna see her on TV again :fiery:

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:47 PM
Glad she won but still not happy with her form.

She probably needs to make the final before ESPN would show her match. So I'm not very hopeful about getting to see her play.
I'm not either altough I have more chances to see her than you do. Wonder why? :(

katiektc
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:51 PM
There were some flashes of the old Nastya there, she is hitting the ball well, but just with not enough confidence. She's on the way back though.

And there were even some typical outbursts and eville glances towards Jens. I'm convinced she's a headcase. That's why we love her! ;)

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Right so ES is going to show tomorrow at noon 2 matches from day 3. Any chance to see Nastya? Or just a retape of what was today live?

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Right so ES is going to show tomorrow at noon 2 matches from day 3. Any chance to see Nastya? Or just a retape of what was today live?

It will be the night matches but as there´s only one singles night-match, I think there´s a pretty good chance it will be Nastya´s match.

Number19
Aug 17th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Damn, I think I'm glad now I don't get to actually see her matches. The was the first one since I don't know when. And :tape:

But really other than the end of the second set I wasn't too worried. She must really like playing three sets. I guess she wants to give the people their moneys worth.

favourite moments for me:

"Not possible!!" when she hit a ball long (she did have the wind at her back.)

throws her racquet down, it bounces right back up, she catches it, then wins a couple of points.

She is about to say something to Jens, but then waves her hand in a 'oh forget it' manner. She actually decided to not berate him. :confused:

least favourite:

2nd set match point - "Ho hum another win" *hits ball into net* "D'OH!!!" "Oh well, I'll let her win this set. Then I'll take her in the 3rd."

_LuCaS_
Aug 17th, 2005, 09:45 PM
So there's actually only one match at noon. (thanks to mummy Spunky) :silly: me

:Rawwb:
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Serena out of anastasia and flavia's halves :woohoo:

Spunky83
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:35 PM
So there's actually only one match at noon. (thanks to mummy Spunky) :silly: me

Don´t call me mummy, makes me sooo old :sad:

martirogi
Aug 17th, 2005, 11:33 PM
She is about to say something to Jens, but then waves her hand in a 'oh forget it' manner.

i love it when she does that :hearts:

next up is asagoe i think, do they play tomorrow? and isnt asagoe who beat her earlier in the year at amelia is?

JLDementieva
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:27 AM
yay a win by Nastya although it was close! good luck tomorrow!!! :D

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:37 AM
I hope Myskina gets revenge against Asagoe. There match was the last time I bet on Nastya I think. I will make sure not to bet this time.

Asagoe has played pretty good this week but both have had terrible years.

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Apparently Nastya has entered New Haven. She will probably receive a wildcard since she can't get direct entry unless other players withdraw.

I have mixed feelings on this decision. Obviously she needs to play a lot to get back in form but she will also have played 3 weeks in a row going into the Open with most them being three sets.

I hope she doesn't burn herself out.

Almalyk
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Congratulations on a win Nastya! Wish we could wipe the second set performance, but it's still a win. Nastya went down in 2 close tie breaks to Asagoe earlier this year - lets hope their fortunes reverse tommorrow.

As for New Haven, I am surprised she has entered, but am also pleased she gets another chance to find her form!

XXXXX Nastya

_LuCaS_
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Not very wise from her. Hopefully she has a deep run in Toronto and forgets about New Haven. Or maybe she thinks she'll exit today and wants some more practice before the US Open. :shrug:

denine
Aug 18th, 2005, 09:32 AM
well done nastya.:yeah:

katiektc
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:35 AM
"Since Wimbledon I've gotten used to playing three sets," Myskina said. "Almost every match I'm going for three sets. I don't really think about the score. I just know that I'm better."

Spunky, looks like you were right! Why win in 2 when you can do it in 3, eh? ;)

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:37 AM
I think it´s a good idea. Being tired is never good but at the moment, she just needs more matches. Besides you never know how many matches she will still get here. Tired or not, her game has nothing to do with it at the moment.

If she´s in form, I´d say it´s crazy to go to New Haven but at least this time it really seems like she enters a tourney in order to gain some match experience and not because of money or other reasons.

Spunky83
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:38 AM
"Since Wimbledon I've gotten used to playing three sets," Myskina said. "Almost every match I'm going for three sets. I don't really think about the score. I just know that I'm better."

Spunky, looks like you were right! Why win in 2 when you can do it in 3, eh? ;)

:rolleyes: Nastya...bitchy comment :lol:

Still...two setters show how much better you are!

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Anastasia made the front page of the sports section

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050818/TENNISERENA18/TPSports/TopStories

miffedmax
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:28 PM
I think it´s a good idea. Being tired is never good but at the moment, she just needs more matches. Besides you never know how many matches she will still get here. Tired or not, her game has nothing to do with it at the moment.

If she´s in form, I´d say it´s crazy to go to New Haven but at least this time it really seems like she enters a tourney in order to gain some match experience and not because of money or other reasons.

She only entered New Haven so she can break the hearts of the Lenanation. Again.:sad:

I like it when they play separate tournaments so I can root for them both all the way to a championship.

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:41 PM
"Since Wimbledon I've gotten used to playing three sets," Myskina said. "Almost every match I'm going for three sets. I don't really think about the score. I just know that I'm better."



I love this quote. Seems like she enjoys the three set matches. Almost as if she is toying with her opponent.


I posted the transcript of her interview after the Granville match in the articles and videos thread. Also the Rogers Cup website has an audio file of her interview I believe. I can't listen to the audio file because my computer sucks but thought I l'd let you all know about it.

goldenlox
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Former French Open champ Myskina enters Pilot Pen
Jim Fuller, Register Staff
08/18/2005


http://www2.ctcentral.com/images/smpenlogo.gifA high-profile Russian and Grand Slam champion was added to the playing field for the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament on Wednesday.


No, it wasn’t 2000 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open men’s champion Marat Safin, who hasn’t officially requested a wild card, although if his comments the last two days are any indication that could come as soon as today. However, the star-studded women’s field got an additional boost when 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina entered the Pilot Pen.

"She (Myskina) said it (the 2001 Pilot Pen) was the breakthrough tournament of her career," Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament Director Anne Worcester said. "I was surprised because she didn’t enter early." In 2001, Myskina upset Amanda Coetzer in the first round before falling to top-seeded Lindsay Davenport. The following year she eliminated seeded players Justine Henin and Martina Hingis before falling to Davenport once again, this time in the semifinals. Her last appearance in New Haven was a brief one as she lost to Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi in the first round.

Myskina peaked at No. 2 in the WTA rankings in September, but between concern for her ill mother and a bothersome shoulder, Myskina has played an especially light schedule. In her first tournament since reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, Myskina lost in the finals at the Tier IV event in Stockholm last week.

Myskina, currently ranked 14th, becomes the second Grand Slam champion on the Pilot Pen’s "next-in" list. She joins defending U.S. Open champion and No. 4-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 13 Alicia Molik, No. 25 Tatiana Golovin and No. 26 Ai Sugiyama on the next-in list. If there are any withdrawals from the main draw before Friday’s deadline, the spots will be filled by players on the next-in list.

Myskina’s chance of earning a main draw spot improved with word from Serena Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller, that the former No. 1 player would not play in New Haven despite Williams’ decision to pull out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Wednesday.

_LuCaS_
Aug 18th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Anastasia made the front page of the sports section

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050818/TENNISERENA18/TPSports/TopStories
Nice :yeah:

_LuCaS_
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Nastya won 7-6(5) 7-5 :woohoo:
What a match that was :banghead: :sad:

KV
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:41 PM
Considering the circumstances it's a great win. :bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Nastya into QF but not without a big scare

7-6(5) 7-5 win over Asagoe

Nastya turned her ankle in 2nd set at 3-3 :sobbing:
crying, had it taped and got thru somehow.

overnight is gonna be a big one
taking shoe off and hope it dont swell up too much.

Almalyk
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Myskina wins 7-6 7-5 - down 3-5 in the final set and breaks Asagoe twice to get back! Good fight!

And only 2 sets - although they were close!

Almalyk
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Oh I didn't know she hurt her ankle! I hope she will be fine!

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Nastya the Great :worship:

I hope she is okay for tomorrow against Dulko. A great chance. But if she can't go it is better to retire then risk further injury.

I want to :kiss: Nastya right now. :hearts:

Task
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:48 PM
Nastya into QF but not without a big scare

7-6(5) 7-5 win over Asagoe

Nastya turned her ankle in 2nd set at 3-3 :sobbing:
crying, had it taped and got thru somehow.

overnight is gonna be a big one
taking shoe off and hope it dont swell up too much.

My sentiments exactly. Hope it's a minor injury.

Great win Anastasia :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

frenchie
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Great win :bounce:
Nastya really has a will to get back to the top now! She really gives everything she has to win these kind of matches :angel:

But I hope the injury is not too serious :(however it was reported she cried and limped) :fiery:

Derek.
Aug 18th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Nastya :clap2: :D :)

Rest the ankle! :hug:

JLDementieva
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Nastya :worship: rest that ankle well :D

angiee3
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:37 PM
hope it's a minor injury and i really hope she can keep playing.

Dementinator
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:39 PM
WEll done Nastya! not a good match qualitywise by any means ,but shes getting there ,lets hope the Ankle is not too serious ,but dont be suprised if she withdraws ,ankles are dodgy things and best to not push it before USO time.

Watching her ,the main problem shes got is her concentration ,it just goes completely off the planet at times ,a bit like Elena does ,and she is still relying to much on her opponent making errors ,not gonna work with Kim etc ,but she is more fired up and no one can doubt her fighting spirit at all ,there were some marvelous shots out there today but way to many errors really ,but one step at a time ,her first serve is rather good indeed ,but alas the second is just as bad as Lenas ,as were the DFs ,seems to be a bit of a russian problem does holding serve :lol: .

Anyways well done ,a scare ,but a good win in the end and it WAS in two sets although didnt feel like it!!

Daniel
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:04 PM
Hello angie and Dementiantor :wavey:

wEll done Nastya :hug: :clap2:

Good luck vs Gisela :banana:

angiee3
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:28 PM
hi daniel

Myskina Fan
Aug 19th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Great fight Nastya; just hope the ankle is OK

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Wow...I am amazed...hope the her ankle will be ok by tomorrow.

Need to sleep now.

tatianaishott22
Aug 19th, 2005, 01:27 AM
I think Myskina can be A huge threat in this Tourny with people getting hurt ..

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:13 AM
There is a very good chance I will get to see some of her match tomorrow assuming she doesn't withdraw. She plays at 11 and ESPN starts their coverage at 12. Her match should be going on when they start coverage so that would logically mean I would get to see the rest of her match.

I would be so thrilled.

Josh810
Aug 19th, 2005, 03:12 AM
There is a very good chance I will get to see some of her match tomorrow assuming she doesn't withdraw. She plays at 11 and ESPN starts their coverage at 12. Her match should be going on when they start coverage so that would logically mean I would get to see the rest of her match.

I would be so thrilled.
I wouldn't bet on it, but I hope you're right.

martirogi
Aug 19th, 2005, 03:28 AM
There is a very good chance I will get to see some of her match tomorrow assuming she doesn't withdraw. She plays at 11 and ESPN starts their coverage at 12. Her match should be going on when they start coverage so that would logically mean I would get to see the rest of her match.


your assuming espn is logical and that doesnt happen very often. but maybe.

please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please be alright nastya :sad:

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 03:58 AM
ESPN's web page says their coverage is at 12 midnight which means my digital cable lied to me as they have ESPN showing women's tennis at noon right before coverage of TMS Cincy. The match showing at midnight is Vaidisova/Henin-Hardenne.

Damn you for lying to me cable!

martirogi
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:15 AM
and i just checked- espn is only showing one semifinal and its at midnight. :smash:

why have they showed mens tennis twice a day for the last two weeks but only three women's match per week. sexist or wta isnt marketing well and needs master series.

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:25 AM
Well next week they are showing at lot of the women at New Haven according to their schedule anyway. Coverage starts on Wednesday which is good.

But I do agree. I would much prefer Rogers Cup coverage then Cincy. Didn't mind it to much last week though.

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2005, 07:50 AM
Eurosport, 17 hrs cest live.

_LuCaS_
Aug 19th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Not on INternational one
I HATE ES !!!!!!!!!! :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

Dementinator
Aug 19th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Well its nice to see Nastya winning some matches again ,and there is some postive things to be seen now,but from what I saw in Nastyas last two matches she has one problem...

She MUST start taking responsiblilty for her play ,yesterday it was the rackets fault ,the lines people ,her coach ,she needs to realise shes the one playing ,no one else ,its all down to her ,she needs to stop this constant ranting at coach and losing her cool ,I know its her character and we dont want to destroy that at anycost ,but she simply zones out and bang goes the set or match ,her play is simply not gonna dent kim etc yet ,shes constantly waiting for errors .

But on the Whole things look brighter indeed ,she may need to rest the ankle for a short while tho..

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Anastasia plays Dulko today, a good chance to make it 12 of 14.

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:36 PM
A. MYSKINA/S. Asagoe
7-6, 7-5

ANASTASIA MYSKINA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I guess the only question is: How do you feel? How is your ankle?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it's okay. It's definitely not good. But, hopefully, by tomorrow, I'm going to be okay. Really hope so.

Q. Are you worried you might have to pull out?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, that's a tough question. I really can't say yes or no because I'm really hoping to do well here, no matter what. Maybe just today I have a pain and tomorrow might goes away because I'm going to do a lot of treatment today, and hopefully tomorrow I'm going to be good.

Q. It looked pretty scary. It looked like you turned it over pretty badly. Were you worried you might not be able to continue the match?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, you know, sometimes when you feel the pain, you try to be tougher, you really become stronger. So I was kind of thinking to finish the match because I was up. I really felt that if I just can put everything to that set, I'm going to be able to win the match.

Q. Is it a sprain that you have? Did you sprain the ankle?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes.

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Glad to wake up and find Nastya has not pulled out. I had a dream that she did.

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:51 PM
She didn't play yet. Sveta is in the OOP, and she's probably not going to play doubles.

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 03:00 PM
She didn't play yet. Sveta is in the OOP, and she's probably not going to play doubles.

I knew she didn't play yet I just meant withdrawing prior to her match.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Nastya into semis :woohoo: ;) :banana: :)
beat Dulko 64 75 :yeah:

well done Nastya ;) now rest up before semi

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:36 PM
Good. I didn't want Dulko beating Sveta & Nastya.

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:39 PM
An excellent win for Nastya. I just hope her ankle is okay. She was wearing an air cast from what others have said.

Either way this is her second best tournament of the year only behind Wimbledon so far.

angiee3
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:42 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :banana:

_LuCaS_
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Depite the usual 40-15 minichokes she seems back on track. Disposing of 2 good players in 2 sets.

Derek.
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:44 PM
:yippee: :D :woohoo: :woohoo: :D :yippee:

denine
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:45 PM
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!:bounce: wait.. wasn't she injured.:lol: she won in TWO sets again!... MY VCASH!:):)

frenchie
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:48 PM
An excellent win for Nastya. I just hope her ankle is okay. She was wearing an air cast from what others have said.

Either way this is her second best tournament of the year only behind Wimbledon so far.

An air cast :eek:
Exactly like me!! :lol: Since my ankle injury I wear it every time I play because my ankle is too weak now :(

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:48 PM
It looks like she is starting to get back in form. Her serve was much improved today only getting twice. Once in each set.

Mightymirza
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:55 PM
yeah great win Nasty..But kims gonna be very difficult...Good luck NAsty..

KV
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:57 PM
INTO semis one can't ask for more. :D

Dementinator
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:01 PM
good win ,well done!

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:48 PM
This was after yesterday -

"Sometimes when you feel the pain, you try to be tougher, really become stronger," said Myskina who left the court crying before coming back with the taped ankle. "So I was kind of thinking to finish the match because I was up. I really felt that if I just can put everything to that set, I'm going to be able to win the match...Maybe just today I have a pain and tomorrow it might go away, because I'm going to do a lot of treatment today and hopefully tomorrow I'm going to be good."

Vass22
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Congrats Nastya.
rest the ankle

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:04 PM
She will face Clijsters who demolished Pennetta 6-0, 6-1.

This will be a real test for Nastya.

miffedmax
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:17 PM
She will face Clijsters who demolished Pennetta 6-0, 6-1.

This will be a real test for Nastya.

I hope Nasty wins big time.

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:25 PM
I hope Nasty wins big time.

As do I.


Here is some news on her ankle's status courtesy of the Rogers Cup website.

In an earlier quarter-final, Myskina was forced to dig deep in beating Argentinian Gisela Dulko 6-4, 7-5.

After spraining her left ankle in the third round Thursday, the Russian Myskina came on court wearing an air cast. After the match, Myskina said she was receiving daily treatment on her ankle and it was getting better.

Although she managed to cover a lot of ground in the match, she admitted she had problems getting to some shots.

“I had trouble with drop shots,” said Myskina. “I don't know why Gisela didn't hit more.”

Dementinator
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:34 PM
well good luck Nastya tomorrow ,but i fear its not gonna be easy at all ,every point is gonna have to be earned ,Kim simply does not make errors very often and moving is sometyhing that Nastyas gonna have to do a lot of ,i am worried this is NOT good for her ankle at all ,just before the USO ,but I suppose she knows what shes doing..

JLDementieva
Aug 19th, 2005, 07:10 PM
“I had trouble with drop shots,” said Myskina. “I don't know why Gisela didn't hit more.”

way to give the game plan away to your next opponent Nastya :rolleyes:

nonetheless, good win today!! Good luck tomorrow, pleeeeease stop Kim's good run!

goldenlox
Aug 19th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Myskina, the No. 9 seed, battled through a sprained left ankle to defeat Gisela Dulko of Argentina 6-4, 7-5 in the quarter-finals at the Rexall Centre on Friday while No. 7-seeded Clijsters trounced Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-0, 6-1.

Myskina turned the ankle returning a shot during the second set of her match against Japan's Shinobu Asagoe on Thursday. She hobbled to the sidelines in tears, had her ankle taped and returned to the court to close out a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory.

Myskina, 24, underwent treatment for the injury until 11 p.m. EDT Thursday then had more therapy Friday morning.

The Russian said Dulko didn't take advantage of the injury.

"Some moves it really bothers me, but some of them were OK," she said. "I didn't really think that Gisela played really smart with me today, so that was big advantage for me. Definitely, the dropshot was the key, but she didn't use it."

Dulko, 20, broke Myskina to tie the second set 4-4 then held to take the lead but Myskina won three straight games to secure the win.

Myskina said she was pleased with her performance.

"My coach even said that I played well," Myskina said with a smile. "That's really new. I'm really happy with that."

But she knows it will be a tougher challenge Saturday.

"She's a great tennis player," Myskina said of Clijsters. "Whatever she's doing on the court, she's doing amazing - especially the way she moves on the court, it's just unbelievable. So for me it's really going to be tough tomorrow. I have to play unbelievable to win the match."

selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Here is the interview from after her match today:

ANASTASIA MYSKINA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Obviously, the first one is: How do you feel?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Happy. I'm happy that I was able to push myself today in playing I think pretty good. I'm just really happy with that.

Q. That was quite a thing you had on your ankle with the two splints on both sides. Was it uncomfortable?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: You know, I didn't really feel uncomfortable. I just felt big help from this cast because at least it was holding my ankle and it was much better with this cast.

Q. Were you feeling a lot of pain? You didn't seem to look like you were in pain. Was it causing you pain?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it depends on the moves. Some moves it really bothers me, but some of them was okay. I didn't really think that Gisela played really smart with me today, so that was big advantage for me. Definitely, the dropshot was the key, but she didn't use it.

Q. Did you feel like you were getting more comfortable as the match went on?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, that was also a good thing because, you know, maybe the blood was circulate in this spot (pointing to ankle). By end of match I felt much better than in the beginning.

Q. Was there ever a time either last night or this morning when you didn't think you were going to play?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, last night I had acupuncture and it hurt so badly. At that time, when the needle was in my leg, I felt I'm not going to even move any more (laughter).

Q. Have you had acupuncture on injured parts of your body before or was that a new experience?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, I had before. But yesterday was so much pain. It was something new (smiling).

Q. You mentioned that your opponent didn't play smart tennis. Are you talking about she didn't move you around the court or just the dropshots?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: She didn't really move me around the court. I don't know, I felt she could have used this angle more because usually she play a lot of angles. Usually she plays a lot of angles, not today really.

Q. Other than the splint, you were wearing that patch. We've seen Justine also wear that kind of patch. Can you explain what that is, what it actually does?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It just support the muscle, support the leg. You mean the bandage, the tape?

Q. Looks like a bandage.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: It support the muscle, of course. Really the trainer will explain better than me. But I just felt big support, and it holds my leg to not really, you know, loosen up and move.

Q. It's not warming, doesn't provide heat or anything?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No, no, no.

Q. Besides the injury, it seems that you played well.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yeah, definitely. Well, my coach even said that I played well. That's really new (smiling). I'm really happy with that.

Q. Was it like this in Stockholm last week, as well?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. In Stockholm was different because I had to push myself through the cold weather. It was different.

But I'm really happy that I'm in the semifinal here.

Q. How do you explain that? You are more focused on your game? You are feeling much better physically, even if you have this injury?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Yes, I think I'm more confident right now on the court. I feel that I can win now. Because at the beginning of the year, I was losing lot of easy matches. I was really in bad condition.

But now I'm feeling much better.

Q. Can you talk about the treatment you had last night or yesterday and how much you had, how many hours, what all they did.

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, it was almost the whole afternoon after my match. I had just the soft tissue, acupuncture, steam, ice, everything. So pretty much it took me the whole night to be ready for this match today.

Q. At the end of the night, did you feel like you would make it and everything would be okay?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: By the end of the day, I felt so tired. I just really went to bed. Practically well, I feel much better last night already in the end of the night. I felt that I can try at least. And I tried.

Q. Can you speak on the importance of staying in this tournament now that a lot of top seeds have dropped out and your opponent today was someone who was unseeded, just in terms of the ranking points?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: What do you mean?

Q. By staying in and toughening it out, there's a lot to be gained in terms of the ranking points, isn't there?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I don't really count the ranking points. I just need to get more confidence before US Open. That's what I need more, to stay in this tournament, to prove to myself that I can play, that I'm able to play, and I'm able to win.

Q. There was no danger, really thought in your mind that it could worse to your ankle by staying in?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Well, I spoke to the doctor. My coach spoke to the doctor. They said it's not going to go worse. Especially with this tape, it's really hold my ankle, so it's not going to go worse for sure.

Q. With Serena and a lot of top seeds out, do you see this as even a better opportunity to do better at this tournament?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Of course. I mean, I'm going to do treatment today. Well, you know, if I play, I play hundred percent no matter what. I really want to do well no matter what. I'll try to play probably with Kim tomorrow. I really want to push myself again because Kim is not Gisela, even Gisela good player, but Kim, higher‑level player. Of course, I want to push myself tomorrow.

Q. Did you have an MRI or x‑ray of the foot?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: No. The doctor said that I don't need this because it's definitely I sprain my ankle, so it's not going to be any news from that pictures.

Q. It looks probably like Kim is going to take that match. Can you talk about what sort of player she is and what challenge her game provides yours?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: Kim is just a great person. Besides that, she's a great tennis player. Whatever she's doing on the court, she's doing amazing ‑ especially the way she moves on the court, it's just unbelievable.

So for me it's really going to be tough tomorrow. I have to play unbelievable to win the match. Hopefully I will do it.

Q. What is your opinion on the thought that some people say Kim is just too nice to be a Grand Slam winner, top‑flight tennis player?

ANASTASIA MYSKINA: I don't really hear this comment. I'm not agree with that because Grand Slam finals, it's a little bit different. It's a lot of pressure. Kim, yeah, young, born '83. She's a really young girl. Sometimes it's really hard to handle the pressure on the final.

But I think in the future she's going to be tougher and she become stronger. Well, I'm sure she's going to win one of the Grand Slam.

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selyoink
Aug 19th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Sounds like she her ankle injury isn't going to get any worse. It was a nice interview. Poor Nastya never gets compliments on her game from Jens :lol:

I just read in the live scores thread that play has been cancelled for the rest of night because of tornado warnings. If this is the case then maybe just maybe ESPN will show Nastya's match. There only option would be that match or Clijsters and Pennetta. And seeing as how Clijsters won 6-0, 6-1 you would think they would show Myskina/Dulko which was close. Of course ESPN sucks so maybe they will show Clijsters or just scrap their coverage all together

Josh810
Aug 19th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Sounds like she her ankle injury isn't going to get any worse. It was a nice interview. Poor Nastya never gets compliments on her game from Jens :lol:

I just read in the live scores thread that play has been cancelled for the rest of night because of tornado warnings. If this is the case then maybe just maybe ESPN will show Nastya's match. There only option would be that match or Clijsters and Pennetta. And seeing as how Clijsters won 6-0, 6-1 you would think they would show Myskina/Dulko which was close. Of course ESPN sucks so maybe they will show Clijsters or just scrap their coverage all together
Knowing ESPN, they'd probably show Roddick somehow even though they have the WTA scheduled. :lol:

I'd freak if they actually showed Myskina though. :D

martirogi
Aug 19th, 2005, 08:56 PM
i love long interviews. hopefully she talks even more after beating kim.


espn could show nastya, but probably serena's 2nd round match. :tape:

miffedmax
Aug 19th, 2005, 09:12 PM
Nasty's interveiws are always a good read.

Kim will be a major challenge tomorrow, though.

JLDementieva
Aug 20th, 2005, 12:58 AM
I'll be willing to bet that a matchup with Clijsters will definitely be televized... if not I"m gonna be :mad:

martirogi
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:50 AM
well they could show clijsters, because they are showing henin tonight. but on the other hand henin vs momo are two top ten players and both are probably more famous than myskina.

angiee3
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:10 AM
at what time is the match and when?
do you guys know if ESPN will be showing it?

@m@nd@
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:13 AM
good luck tomorrow nastya :)

denine
Aug 20th, 2005, 04:45 AM
all the best nastya.:yeah: beat clijsters!

selyoink
Aug 20th, 2005, 05:22 AM
I wonder what the semi-final match will be. I'll be so pissed if it is Henin-Hardenne and Mauresmo which is what I'm expecting.

Please let it be Nastya/Clijsters.

Also the New Haven draw is out. Myskina is the 8th seed and starts off against Anna Chakvetadze. After that would be Dechy or Farina Elia in the second round. I'd be surprised if she doesn't withdraw though.

JLDementieva
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:38 AM
Looking at the schedule, it's more likely that they'll show Mauresmo and JHH since they're playing the night match.

Josh810
Aug 20th, 2005, 07:00 AM
Looking at the schedule, it's more likely that they'll show Mauresmo and JHH since they're playing the night match.
Yup, and since it's ESPN.