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martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:12 AM
please please. if theres anything in you. break here.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Nastya holds for 2-4
Still fighting :)

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:14 AM
Terrible drop shot attempt from Nastya.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:14 AM
Masha's held at love last time
Now 30-0 :scared:

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:14 AM
Backhand winner.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Maria misses horribly bad. 30-30.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:15 AM
30-30 :)

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Damn GP for Russian :devil:

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Backhand sets up a forehand winner and deuce. She is making her last stand anyway.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:17 AM
Break point. Take it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:17 AM
BP Nastya
Keep fighting!!!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Nastya breaks!!! Has to hold now!

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:18 AM
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! myskina, dont blow the THIRD chance.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Please, please hold Nastya.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:18 AM
:woohoo: I can't believe she broke now!
3-4

Gotta hold - back on serve!!

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:20 AM
HOLD Nastya - start a run of games!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:20 AM
If she can hold here maybe it will dent Maria's confidence some.

angiee3
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:20 AM
come on nastya. keep fighting...pleeeeaaaseee!!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Sharapova misses a forehand winner!

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:21 AM
15-15
This game is so important an nerve-racking!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:21 AM
30-15! Sharapova loses a challenge just barely.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:22 AM
I'd love to see Maria's confidence dented. It's the second best thing to seing her forehead dented.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:22 AM
30-30. Big point now.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:22 AM
30-30 though now

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Break point. Some huge backhands from Maria.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Damn fucking BP again.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Saved on an error.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:24 AM
BP saved :D

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Nastya with an error. Break point.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Sharapova with an error and is now chaning her racket.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:25 AM
BP #2 Saved too!!!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Nastya nets a forehand.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Not another BP....
Nastya you kill me.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Sharapova went for a winner on the 2nd serve and missed.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:26 AM
34 errors!!!!!!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Myskina loses a challenge and it is break point.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Well the :devil: should keep missing.

She should start hitting balls out of the fucking stadium.

BUT another BP :mad:

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Nastya misses badly and is broken.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:27 AM
fucking broom. stop screaming.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Nastya broken :tears: :(

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Sharapova is playing really well. Too good for Nastya.

Nastya wins a challenge and smiles. :)

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Gotta break here!
Was a linecall just questioned?

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Long rally won by Sharapova on a forehand winner.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Keep fighting Nastya.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Gotta break here!
Was a linecall just questioned?

Yes a first serve that was called in was out.

angiee3
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:29 AM
i guess the match is almost over...

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
this is ur chance!!!!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
Double fault for 15-30. One last chance for Nastya here.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
15-15
Fight like you did from this position vs Azarenka.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Stupid error.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Forehand winner for match point.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:31 AM
MP :mad:
Save it!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:32 AM
Its over.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:32 AM
myskina cant even win a set off top players anymore.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Damn she lost :tears:
Now I almost hate Sharapova as much as Davenport :mad:
Those two devils are evil.
At least the clay season is nearly here, so neither of them should feature much.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Sharapova played too well. Nastya couldn't force enough errors. Not to mention her terrible service problems.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:34 AM
How was their handshake? Cold or warm?

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:35 AM
How was their handshake? Cold or warm?

nastya tried not to look at her. :D

angiee3
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:35 AM
this was so not what i expected (what i was hoping)...

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:36 AM
If her serve doesn't improve significantly she won't rise in the rankings much or contend for major titles anymore. Other than the serve she played pretty good I thought. Had some horrendous errors at bad times as well. But still much better than against Schnyder or Hingis this year.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:36 AM
I guess it wasn't an absolute trouncing, but not as close as I hope.

Nastya wasted too many chances. Lost too many GP and BP.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:37 AM
Its funny the main reason I dislike Sharapova is the fist pumps and screaming. Same for Nadal I hate his fist pumps. But for some reason I like when Hewitt yells come on or does a fist pump. Maybe because everyone else hates it.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:38 AM
I guess it wasn't an absolute trouncing, but not as close as I hope.

Nastya wasted too many chances. Lost too many GP and BP.

About what I expected in all honestly. I didn't think her serve would hold up well and it didn't. That is the main problem in her game.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:42 AM
well her serve wasnt horrible until she screamed at jens how she hated it. that ruined her mentality in general and specifically a lot on that shot.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:45 AM
The big question remains though - has she improved this year? Is she going to get better?
This is her first QF at Miami.

At least it wasn't a horrible week.

angiee3
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:47 AM
did she really scream at jens... poor jens...

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:48 AM
did she really scream at jens... poor jens...

She did it again today?

I thought you were refering back to AO 2004.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:00 AM
The big question remains though - has she improved this year? Is she going to get better?
This is her first QF at Miami.

At least it wasn't a horrible week.

She has not improved her serve at all. From the ground she was better than in the Schnyder and Hingis matches this year. Probably the Safina match as well. With the way she played today she sould be beating pretty much everyone ranked below her except probably Kuznetsova. Can't compete with the top 5 though.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:02 AM
She did it again today?

I thought you were refering back to AO 2004.

In the second set after Sharapova crushed one of her serves she yelled at Jens. Brad Gilbert said she yelled "my serve is so fucking bad."

angiee3
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:03 AM
yeah..

now i even have a headache ... :lol:

Josh810
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:27 AM
The match was much closer than the score indicates. Almost every game went to Deuce or 40-30, stuff like that. Not disappointing at all, just wasted too many break points.

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:16 AM
The match was much closer than the score indicates. Almost every game went to Deuce or 40-30, stuff like that. Not disappointing at all, just wasted too many break points.

For sure. That was the most frustrating aspect for me. To see her waste 4 break points on Masha's serve, then get broken after deuce on her serve the game after.

denine
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:21 AM
sounds like her serve was pretty bad eh? :p

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:39 AM
sounds like her serve was pretty bad eh? :p

It is defnitely the weakness in her game. I think we all knew that though. We just hadn't seen how it would hold up against a top 5 player in quite a while. She only held 3 times in the match if I remember correctly.

Josh810
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:42 AM
After she got the hang of things, she did have some flashes of brilliance off the ground. Her speed is definitely her best weapon. From what I saw, she's definitely moving in the right direction. 2 main points of interest to get back to the top: Her serve and her consistency. Still has way too many UE's to compete with the best.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:47 AM
After she got the hang of things, she did have some flashes of brilliance off the ground. Her speed is definitely her best weapon. From what I saw, she's definitely moving in the right direction. 2 main points of interest to get back to the top: Her serve and her consistency. Still has way too many UE's to compete with the best.

in 2004 she would hit regular backhands and then she'd hit it amazingly hard and flat. when she did that tonight it wasnt very effective. she needs to work on that.

RR-87
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:49 AM
Nastya :sad:
I think she improved her game, i mean reliability, it were not too many UE, mostly it were forced errrors. But serve still leave much to be desired.
Good luck in Europe now :D

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:55 AM
It will probably be quite a few weeks without Nastya now I guess :(

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:06 AM
I think Nastya plays best on the run. It is something Brad Gilbert was saying and I agreed with him. Sharapova was consistently hitting it right back to Nastya and she couldn't do much with it. When she was moving to hit a shot it was much better.

Anyone know what her next tournament is?

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:15 AM
I think Nastya plays best on the run. It is something Brad Gilbert was saying and I agreed with him. Sharapova was consistently hitting it right back to Nastya and she couldn't do much with it. When she was moving to hit a shot it was much better.

Anyone know what her next tournament is?

Apparently Warsaw! In May!

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:29 AM
May? Damn that is a long time. Guess most of my cheering in the next month will be for Tati.

martirogi
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:38 AM
when is wtt?

if shes not playing berlin, she must be playing rome. so just 2 clay warm ups. unless shes plays stratsbourg to really change things up.

selyoink
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:40 AM
WTT is over the summer. July and August I believe with the playoffs in September. But she won't be playing all of the WTT matches. Probably 5 or so.

iine:
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:51 AM
Myskina lost.:sobbing: I thought she would at least take a set off Sharapova.
But .. All in all, it was a great tournament. :D

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 04:14 AM
when is wtt?

if shes not playing berlin, she must be playing rome. so just 2 clay warm ups. unless shes plays stratsbourg to really change things up.

Her schedule seems completely different this year. So who knows? She probably has no idea herself. But I guess she will be itching to get to Moscow after 6 stright weeks of tennis.

frenchie
Mar 30th, 2006, 06:14 AM
I've just discovered the result.

I'm a little disapointed because I had high expectations btu afterall it was a pretty good tournament for her.
The good thing is that her game seems to come back (without the serve). However I read in some reports that her fighting spirit was doubtful! Did you noticed it?

Foot's Fingers
Mar 30th, 2006, 06:33 AM
My expectations seems were too high abt this match :sad:

Josh810
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:16 AM
I've just discovered the result.

I'm a little disapointed because I had high expectations btu afterall it was a pretty good tournament for her.
The good thing is that her game seems to come back (without the serve). However I read in some reports that her fighting spirit was doubtful! Did you noticed it?
I just think Sharapova really did step it up when it mattered. Myskina did well to bring up lots of break points, (I think she even had more than Maria, not sure...) but Maria played well on those important ones.

I liked what I saw today, despite the score. After the results over the past year and some, it looks like she's slowly getting back to what got her to the top in 2004, and that's sitting back, allowing for the error, and playing great defense. It was a great sign that Sharapova's serve and groundstrokes didn't really bother her too much. Really shows her ability to scramble for that powershot.

Thauron
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Aw, how disappointing - at least she fought hard and long. Wishing for a good clay season, I hope she can continue to improve and crack the top ten somewhere along the way.

Maybe she should hire some extra trainer for some specific training on the serve, it seems to be her biggest weakness by far at the moment. If she manages to improve that significantly, many wins should come much easier.

frenchie
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:42 AM
I see different problems with her serve:
-first serve % is too low
-first serve is too flat
-she doesn't use her legs at all
-second serve average speed is too low
-too many DFs sometimes

Nastya should try to use her legs to hit a more kicked serve
Well I supposed she's already worked a lot on her serve, so it's easier said than done

frenchie
Mar 30th, 2006, 08:32 AM
I just checked the race to the YEC and after this tournament, Nastya will be nr9!! :eek:
It means she had the 9th best season so far. Pretty good considering the average results she had :worship:

Dementinator
Mar 30th, 2006, 08:54 AM
Bad luck! but never mind ,things have got better.

Bubba08
Mar 30th, 2006, 09:17 AM
At least there were a fight.
Congrats Nastya it was a good tournament. :clap2:

Spunky83
Mar 30th, 2006, 09:50 AM
I see different problems with her serve:
-first serve % is too low
-first serve is too flat
-she doesn't use her legs at all
-second serve average speed is too low
-too many DFs sometimes

Nastya should try to use her legs to hit a more kicked serve
Well I supposed she's already worked a lot on her serve, so it's easier said than done

The problem is that she did have quite ok first serve procentages over the last couple of days. Granted those serves were mostly played without much risk in order to avoid the second serve which is just a mess. Fact is she needs to improve her serve (first and second) A LOT. However, the problem is that she always only uses her arm and not the whole body. Mainly this is not because of a really bad technique but much more because she just lacks the needed back/shoulder/neck muscles so she´s not able or probably will never be able to put her whole body into a serve. Just compare action shots of Nastya to other players and there ios a huge huge difference.

If I knew how to teach her doing that, I would be rich by now;)

Still...Miami was a good tourney!

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 09:50 AM
I just checked the race to the YEC and after this tournament, Nastya will be nr9!! :eek:
It means she had the 9th best season so far. Pretty good considering the average results she had :worship:

That's cool! Stay around that placing and she will have a chance for YEC :)

cindy
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:30 AM
it wasn't that bad...we are all proud of you nasty baby! I'm sure she'll make something even better on clay!

RR-87
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:15 PM
I think Nastya wasn't bad in her match with Maria.
I was happy that she didn't do too many mistakes, she really reduced the number of mistakes. She played calm, not showing too much emotion, and at the same time it was seen that she was burning from desire to win.
Nastya also looked veryyyyy beautifull, she was awesome.
She was just unlucky, couldn't convert very important break points and game points.
But she still should improve, now she must be good on clay and be ready for RG

cindy
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:18 PM
OMG...I just downloaded the ace diamond presentation on myskina.ru....nastya is just sooooooooooooooooooo cute I like her lore and more! she can even lose in the first round every ttime I see her smile I pardon her all!
her poor mother! when nastya was a child it must have been so hard to dispute her
it makes me think about a story one judge told me about her one day
when nastya was still playing junior she broke her raket (after a real show of course) so the chair umpire wanted to give her some point of penality then nastya looked at her and said "sorry madam...I didn't want to break it" and smiled and the umpire said "okay....go sit down now" the judge was so mad because she thought nastya deserved a penality...but when she smiles you forget everything for sure

RR-87
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:22 PM
OMG...I just downloaded the ace diamond presentation on myskina.ru....nastya is just sooooooooooooooooooo cute I like her lore and more! she can even lose in the first round every ttime I see her smile I pardon her all!
her poor mother! when nastya was a child it must have been so hard to dispute her
it makes me think about a story one judge told me about her one day
when nastya was still playing junior she broke her raket (after a real show of course) so the chair umpire wanted to give her some point of penality then nastya looked at her and said "sorry madam...I didn't want to break it" and smiled and the umpire said "okay....go sit down now" the judge was so mad because she thought nastya deserved a penality...but when she smiles you forget everything for sure
Nastya :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
She smiled a lot while "Hawked-Eye" replays (BTW she won one)

miffedmax
Mar 30th, 2006, 01:42 PM
While annoying, there's certainly no shame in losing to an on-form Sharapova. A good run to the quarters. Hopefully Nastya will continue to improve and move up in the rankings so she won't have to play Masha, Momo or others until semis and finals.

the cat
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Nastya sure looked good last night. :) Pretty in pink. :drool: And she played pretty well too.

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2006, 02:19 PM
I don't understand why she is playing world team tennis. A waste of time in my opinion. I guess she will have fun though since most of the players seem to enjoy it. ESPN did show coverage of WTT last year so maybe they will do so again and feature Nastya's team.She plays WTT because they pay her. Easy money.

As far as this match goes, as I said before, this is no big deal.
Anastasia is cycling back to her good form, but she's not there yet.

A lot of this sport is mental, and she still needs to build more confidence.

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:32 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/FLKB30603300213.jpg

Anastasia Myskina of Russia reacts to the chair umpire on a call at the line against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Nasdaq- 100 Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.,Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/FLKB30803300211.jpg

Anastasia Myskina of Russia wipes her face during the second set against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Nasdaq- 100 Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.,Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)

meyerpl
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:52 PM
I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one who feels pretty good about last night's match. I thought Nastya looked and played well.

sinterklaasje
Mar 30th, 2006, 04:24 PM
When I saw the score this morning, I was really disappointed cause it looked like she got demolished and I hoped for a competitive match (I didn't really expect a win), but apparently she played well (Did she? I didn't see the match and stats don't tell everything.). Anyway, I'm happy with her performance in Miami and I'm hoping for some good results in the near future.

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2006, 04:27 PM
I'm very optimistic about Anastasia's future.
She was in the same situation Sveta was in.
They were under the radar, playing on outside courts, with no expectations. Always the underdogs when they played a big name on Center Court.

Then last year, they were the high seed on the show court. And they didn't handle it well.
Now they are both coming back to their good form, just in time for the clay season.

frenchie
Mar 30th, 2006, 05:24 PM
I saw the match this afternoon

She played pretty good but sometimes her shots were really soft! there are really improvements in her game and the match was a lot closer than the score suggests!
the serve was bad as always

BTW Nastya looked GREAT out there
The 2 french commentators were shocked!!!! They couldn't stop speaking about her eyes, about how great she looked
One of them even said that if he wasn't married, he could fall in love with her. He added that a lot of people of ES France share his point of view

That was great to hear!!!!!

Filippo-Nastya
Mar 30th, 2006, 05:28 PM
First of all, congrats to Maria! Her victory is deserved because she played very well the big points of the match. I don't like her behaviour on the court but I have to admit that she is a great fighter. It's very tough to beat her in this moment.
But, I'm very happy about Nastya's performance. I think that (mentally) it was the best match of 2006 for our girl. She keep calm and patient for the whole match. Unfortunately she lost a bit of concentration with the Hawk-Eye in the last couple of games. I'm confident for the future, go Nastya! :kiss:

Josh810
Mar 30th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Unfortunately she lost a bit of concentration with the Hawk-Eye in the last couple of games. I'm confident for the future, go Nastya! :kiss:

I loved the "Oh, come on!" After Sharapova's serve was well out. It was cute. The crowd loved it when Hawkeye overturned the call.

iine:
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:42 PM
I saw the replay of the match today. And I must say, Nastya was playing pretty good. :yeah: The match was closer than the scoreline suggested .. And I'm glad to say: She's getting back!:D .. Slowly, but surely! ;) At least she's playing better than last year.
I agree, her serve needs some major improvement! .. Moreover, some of her balls bounce up very short sometimes .. Her Down The Line shots were very impressive, though. I love seeing her play these shots. :yeah:
I'm very satisfied with her run at this tourney. I hope she continues like this. ;)

Almalyk
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:45 PM
I loved the "Oh, come on!" After Sharapova's serve was well out. It was cute. The crowd loved it when Hawkeye overturned the call.

I know Nastya won this one challenge, but did she make anymore? She looks so beautiful in all the photos I have seen, but of course I haven't seen the match on TV.

Actually apparently our satellite that shows sports and other pay channels (SKY) fell out of the sky last night and may have disintegrated in the atmosphere! It better be replaced before Roland Garros!

Arhivarius
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:47 PM
I love seeing her play these shots. :yeah:
;)

And I love seeng her play in these shorts. :lol:

She was looking exceptionally good with her shiny eyes and radiant face. :)

iine:
Mar 30th, 2006, 07:49 PM
And I love seeng her play in these shorts. :lol:

She was looking exceptionally good with her shiny eyes and radiant face. :)

Yeah, Nastya is hot! :yawn: :lol:

Josh810
Mar 30th, 2006, 08:10 PM
I know Nastya won this one challenge, but did she make anymore? She looks so beautiful in all the photos I have seen, but of course I haven't seen the match on TV.

Actually apparently our satellite that shows sports and other pay channels (SKY) fell out of the sky last night and may have disintegrated in the atmosphere! It better be replaced before Roland Garros!
Yeah, actually she tried two challenged in a span of like 4 plays. She had just lost a challenge on a call on the baseline. She just laughed it off when the replay showed Sharapova's shot was good. Couple of plays later, she won on the serve replay.

Filippo-Nastya
Mar 30th, 2006, 08:25 PM
I know Nastya won this one challenge, but did she make anymore? She looks so beautiful in all the photos I have seen, but of course I haven't seen the match on TV.

Actually apparently our satellite that shows sports and other pay channels (SKY) fell out of the sky last night and may have disintegrated in the atmosphere! It better be replaced before Roland Garros!

Nastya had 2 challenges in the whole match, both at the end of the 2nd set. The first one when she was serving at 3-4 deuce, but she lost that because Maria's FH was on the line. She started smiling with irony when she saw the mark of the ball on the screen (probably she thought "It's not possible that Hawk Eye is better than my eyes" :lol: ), she lost the concentration, she played very bad the following point and she was broken. The second challenge, that Josh810 described us, happened in the last game.

Filippo-Nastya
Mar 30th, 2006, 08:27 PM
Sorry Josh, I didn't see you had already replied to King Taniwha.

Spunky83
Mar 30th, 2006, 09:20 PM
OMG...I just downloaded the ace diamond presentation on myskina.ru....nastya is just sooooooooooooooooooo cute I like her lore and more! she can even lose in the first round every ttime I see her smile I pardon her all!
her poor mother! when nastya was a child it must have been so hard to dispute her
it makes me think about a story one judge told me about her one day
when nastya was still playing junior she broke her raket (after a real show of course) so the chair umpire wanted to give her some point of penality then nastya looked at her and said "sorry madam...I didn't want to break it" and smiled and the umpire said "okay....go sit down now" the judge was so mad because she thought nastya deserved a penality...but when she smiles you forget everything for sure

Hehe...I remember a match a few years ago where she really went nuts on court, throwing the raquet, screaming all kinds of stuff not only towards her coach and crew but also to the umpire and after she won the match she basically leaned on the ump´s chair and came up with the most apologizing and innocent smile on earth, head a bit lopsided and chatted with the ump...who btw was a woman. Her magic works both on men and women so it seems :eek: :lol:

Almalyk
Mar 31st, 2006, 08:53 AM
I hope Nastya is flying back to Moscow right now ready to join her family and friends for a few weeks. I want her to have a good time and enjoy her spell, then be fully recharged for the clay season!

Anyone remember the clay season in 2004?? We didn't such success then either - who knows now? I remember being part of this cheering thread back then, and half of us doubted she could even pass Molik at Roland Garros.

Good break, and good luck Nastya :kiss:

Spunky83
Mar 31st, 2006, 11:15 AM
I hope Nastya is flying back to Moscow right now ready to join her family and friends for a few weeks. I want her to have a good time and enjoy her spell, then be fully recharged for the clay season!

Anyone remember the clay season in 2004?? We didn't such success then either - who knows now? I remember being part of this cheering thread back then, and half of us doubted she could even pass Molik at Roland Garros.

Good break, and good luck Nastya :kiss:

Well...Nastya is definetly not a typical clay player so it was a real surprise. I´d like to see another surprise :D

frenchie
Mar 31st, 2006, 12:11 PM
Nastya has to continue her good trend :bounce:

Now, I hope she recharges and come back fully focused.
I wonder how her schedule will look: we already know she's playing Warsaw but what about Berlin or Rome?? :confused:

Nastya will be top10 after the french anyway :worship: as she has nothing to defend and the players around her in the rankings have a lot to defend (Kuzzy, Venus, Petrova, Schnyder....)
Let's hope she can have a top8 seed for the FO :angel:

martirogi
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:07 AM
pics from myskina practice and her 3rd round match here:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/tennisy/nasdaq%202006/sunday/

selyoink
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:32 AM
I'm really not looking forward to the clay season. Nastya except for 3 weeks in her career has sucked on clay. Of course she had the magical run at the French and her first title at Palermo. Other than that she has been terrible on clay. I honestly have no idea what to expect on clay this year. Could be all first or second round losses or she could have another run like at the French.

Almalyk
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:59 AM
pics from myskina practice and her 3rd round match here:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/tennisy/nasdaq%202006/sunday/

Thanks!! Great photos again.

cindy
Apr 1st, 2006, 09:22 AM
thx for sharing....it looks like nastya is practising with jens + someone else...don't you think so?

Spunky83
Apr 1st, 2006, 12:10 PM
thx for sharing....it looks like nastya is practising with jens + someone else...don't you think so?

Call me nuts or stupid or whatever, but the guy sitting with Jens and Anna K. in the players´ box, wasn´t that Nastya´s dad?!? Also on the pic Andrew took.

I suck at recognizing people but I really think it´s him. Some help!

goldenlox
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:07 PM
Anastasia is sure to notice that Nadia won Doha, beating Amelie.
Then the IW and Mimai finals were the same players Nastya was beating in 2004.
Those players haven't suddenly become great. They are just playing to their 2004 form.

That's what Anastasia has to do. Get her 2004 form back.

martirogi
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:36 PM
Call me nuts or stupid or whatever, but the guy sitting with Jens and Anna K. in the players´ box, wasn´t that Nastya´s dad?!? Also on the pic Andrew took.

I suck at recognizing people but I really think it´s him. Some help!

they said on espn that nastya's dad had been travelling with her the last couple weeks. they said it was the first time in a few years.

cindy
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:14 PM
Call me nuts or stupid or whatever, but the guy sitting with Jens and Anna K. in the players´ box, wasn´t that Nastya´s dad?!? Also on the pic Andrew took.

I suck at recognizing people but I really think it´s him. Some help!

I was thinking the same thing so it must be true ;)

Spunky83
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:23 PM
they said on espn that nastya's dad had been travelling with her the last couple weeks. they said it was the first time in a few years.

Good...how old is that guy? He looks totally young like 38 or something (this is a shoutout to all the ´mature´ fellas here). He must be over 45 though. Not bad.

Does anyone know why he was there again? Maybe he wants to be her coach again... :eek: Just an assumption.

martirogi
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:26 PM
brad gilbert should be her coach. he was saying very smart things about her game during the match.

selyoink
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:35 PM
brad gilbert should be her coach. he was saying very smart things about her game during the match.

Yeah he was but I don't know if he wants to coach anymore. He probably enjoys being a commentator/analyst.

cindy
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:38 PM
Good...how old is that guy? He looks totally young like 38 or something (this is a shoutout to all the ´mature´ fellas here). He must be over 45 though. Not bad.

Does anyone know why he was there again? Maybe he wants to be her coach again... :eek: Just an assumption.

like her mum!!! ;) (makes me think about a mess a sent to you one day :lol: )

Josh810
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:08 AM
I honestly have no idea what to expect on clay this year. Could be all first or second round losses or she could have another run like at the French.
This pretty much sums up Myskina's entire career in a nutshell. Never know what to expect. :lol:

Spunky83
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:15 AM
brad gilbert should be her coach. he was saying very smart things about her game during the match.

I like that idea...but she should never forget the ear plugs, just in case;)

Gilbert doesn´t want to coach women full time anyway I think but still a nice idea.

Almalyk
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:55 AM
brad gilbert should be her coach. he was saying very smart things about her game during the match.

I love you avatar! So funny!

selyoink
Apr 2nd, 2006, 06:26 AM
New signature I see. Not as plain as before. Me like.

Almalyk
Apr 2nd, 2006, 10:39 AM
Nastya will play Istanbul!

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2006/04/02/spor/spo06.html

She really is mixing it up this year!

Almalyk
Apr 2nd, 2006, 10:42 AM
Copied from GM - Funny Nastya quote about playing doubles with Senoglu ;)

Ipek Şenoğlu announced that Anastasia called her up and said they will play together. Ipek said that they planned this combination for a longtime but didnt succeed, but they will do this in May. Also Anastasia said this '' Ipek, are u sure to play with me? Since I don't win any doubles matches for 2 months :lol: ''

martirogi
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:30 PM
:haha: nast ur hilarious. i wonder if she'll play rome or not.

martirogi
Apr 2nd, 2006, 04:31 PM
I love you avatar! So funny!

thank you young sir. ;)

fleur137
Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:42 PM
martirogi, av rocks!! so very fitting for shriekarova!
(btw, did you mean to spell it as shrieking and or shreiking?)

fleur137
Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:43 PM
Nastya will play Istanbul!

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2006/04/02/spor/spo06.html

She really is mixing it up this year!
hope she wins. cos that will at least cover kolkata pts later in the year

martirogi
Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:09 PM
martirogi, av rocks!! so very fitting for shriekarova!
(btw, did you mean to spell it as shrieking and or shreiking?)

i spelled it wrong! :banghead:

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:39 AM
i spelled it wrong! :banghead:

LOL - but how long can you handle having the :devil: (Maria) in your avatar? I wouldn't last a day. Nastya would haunt me in my dreams if she knew I had Sharapova :p Although she's probably not a close friend of Maria either, so she wouldn't mind you making Maria into a witch. If I had my choice, Maria would become a toad, or a hippo. :fiery:

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:43 AM
LOL - but how long can you handle having the :devil: (Maria) in your avatar? I wouldn't last a day. Nastya would haunt me in my dreams if she knew I had Sharapova :p Although she's probably not a close friend of Maria either, so she wouldn't mind you making Maria into a witch. If I had my choice, Maria would become a toad, or a hippo. :fiery:

Whats wrong with hippos? They are one of my favorite animals.

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 05:24 AM
Whats wrong with hippos? They are one of my favorite animals.

I like them too. But a hippo is a rather obese and smelly animal, quite the opposite of how Maria is currently perceived. :p

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 05:38 AM
So you are saying Maria is currently perceived as like a flamingo or something like that? I think Flamingo is good because they are tall for birds and Maria is very tall for a woman. Plus Flamingos have such skinny legs like Maria does.

Now of course this leads to another question. What animal would you compare Nastya to? I cannot think of any at the moment.

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:05 AM
So you are saying Maria is currently perceived as like a flamingo or something like that? I think Flamingo is good because they are tall for birds and Maria is very tall for a woman. Plus Flamingos have such skinny legs like Maria does.

Now of course this leads to another question. What animal would you compare Nastya to? I cannot think of any at the moment.

Nastya is the black cat. I was going to say panther, but it's too big and aggressive. So she will just have to be the domestic house cat. Mysterious, stealthy, flexible and fast. And very regal looking.:cat: I love cats anyway (esp black ones) so it's a good choice for me. :hearts:

Bubba08
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:27 AM
Nastya will play Istanbul!

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2006/04/02/spor/spo06.html

She really is mixing it up this year!
Nastya's schedule is really entertaining this year. :speakles: :dance:
Btw, when will the WTT start exactly?

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 12:14 PM
Nastya's schedule is really entertaining this year. :speakles: :dance:
Btw, when will the WTT start exactly?

WTT starts at the beginning of the summer hardcourt season in the US I think
IMO it's not a good idea for Nastya :rolleyes:

denine
Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:45 PM
So you are saying Maria is currently perceived as like a flamingo or something like that? I think Flamingo is good because they are tall for birds and Maria is very tall for a woman. Plus Flamingos have such skinny legs like Maria does.


in other words, she could also be a giraffe... the tallness and skinny legs.. :tape:

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 02:33 PM
Nastya is 9th in the Race this week!!!
With only 6 tournies which is not bad at all afterall. However there is a big gap between her and the 8 first players

Let's hope she qualifies for the YEC

RR-87
Apr 3rd, 2006, 02:44 PM
Nastya is 9th in the Race this week!!!
With only 6 tournies which is not bad at all afterall. However there is a big gap between her and the 8 first players

Let's hope she qualifies for the YEC
Hmmm, Kim struggles now and Nastya can easily overtake her, but her ambitions will be determined after Berlin, Rome and RG. Hope Nastya won't play like last year here :o
But I have a feeling that she aims not only top 8 in race this season, I'm sure she will be in top 5 by the end of a year :D

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:07 PM
She will need a good performance in the remaining slams to qualify for the YEC.

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:21 PM
Miami was a good sign for Nastya.
The last 3 tournaments, Nadia, Maria, Elena and Sveta all had big results.
So the YEC won't be easy.

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 08:32 PM
She will need a good performance in the remaining slams to qualify for the YEC.

I agree. To make YEC, I'd predict she'd need at least 2 QF finishes in the 3 remaining slams. I don't think that's a harsh call either. The 'Top 8' for the year make YEC, the 'Top 8' in a slam reach the QF too.

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 3rd, 2006, 08:33 PM
Miami was a good sign for Nastya.
The last 3 tournaments, Nadia, Maria, Elena and Sveta all had big results.
So the YEC won't be easy.

I agree, it won't be easy. I think that unless injuries, Mauresmo, Shara, Henin, Martina, Kim and Lindsay will qualify for the YEC (Davenport will start to score a lot of points after RG). So Nastya will have to fight with her countrywomen that you have mentioned (plus Pierce) for the last 2 spots.

P.S. Hey RR-87, I love your avatar (Formula 1 fans will understand why) :yeah:

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 08:51 PM
Nastya is 9th in the Race this week!!!
With only 6 tournies which is not bad at all afterall. However there is a big gap between her and the 8 first players

Let's hope she qualifies for the YEC

New avatar Frenchie! It's a good one. Nastya doesn't look quite so shocked or surprised in it! :wavey: :dance:

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:25 PM
New avatar Frenchie! It's a good one. Nastya doesn't look quite so shocked or surprised in it! :wavey: :dance:

Yep ;)
I loved my previous avatar but a lot of Nastya fans seemed to hate it :confused: so I decided to change

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:38 PM
That was my old Nastya avatar I believe. I used it for quite some time. Glad to see someone else using it because it is a very picture.

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:45 PM
oh I didn't know!!!!
I hope you "lend" me your avatar

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:56 PM
Use it wisely my friend :lol:

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
Use it wisely my friend :lol:

:worship:

BTW I like your avatar and Tati is becoming one of my very favorite player since her injury
I loved her on-court behaviour and the way she fought :kiss: Too bad she injured her ankle :sad: I finally saw the replay of her fall today: it was in a french show "le Zapping" which shows the "best moments" of the week :rolleyes:

It was really impressive :eek: and it remembered me bad moments of my life as a tennis player :o
Let's hopes she recovers quickly because I have my tickets for the Fed Cup in Nancy and I was looking forward to see her in action (I already saw her in Luxembourg 03)

;)

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:09 PM
:worship:

BTW I like your avatar and Tati is becoming one of my very favorite player since her injury
I loved her on-court behaviour and the way she fought :kiss: Too bad she injured her ankle :sad: I finally saw the replay of her fall today: it was in a french show "le Zapping" which shows the "best moments" of the week :rolleyes:

It was really impressive :eek: and it remembered me bad moments of my life as a tennis player :o
Let's hopes she recovers quickly because I have my tickets for the Fed Cup in Nancy and I was looking forward to see her in action (I already saw her in Luxembourg 03)

;)

Tatiana made it to my top 3 fav's too - along with Nastya and Martina of course! That match was amazing how she played so well on all the MP's.

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:14 PM
She fought really hard. I had gone to gym to play basketball when she went down 0-3 in the second set. I was stunned when I got back and saw they were still playing. When she got hurt I was devastated. Such bad luck.

I wish Nastya had shown that kind of desire to win when she played Maria. I thought Nastya played pretty well but she didn't seem to care that much that she was losing. She barely showed any emotion.

The next month of tennis will be boring for me since none of my top 3 favorites will be playing. Nastya and Lena D. not playing again till Warsaw with exception of Fed Cup for Lena which won't interest me much. And Tati is out for 4-6 weeks.

frenchie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:18 PM
They said Tati plans to come back in Berlin (if possible)

BTW the "WTT thing" bothers me because I think there are matches nearly every week during the summer. How is Nastya going to play tournies during that period?
I hope she doesn't sacrify her summer season for a few dollars :rolleyes:

selyoink
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:27 PM
They said Tati plans to come back in Berlin (if possible)

BTW the "WTT thing" bothers me because I think there are matches nearly every week during the summer. How is Nastya going to play tournies during that period?
I hope she doesn't sacrify her summer season for a few dollars :rolleyes:

She won't be playing the entire WTT schedule. None of the more famous players do. They have matches every couple of days I think so on weeks when Nastya is off she will probably play WTT. I doubt she will play more than 5-7 times. Elena Likhovtseva has played WTT for a couple of years now and it has never had a major effect on her scheduling.

Almalyk
Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:47 PM
The next month of tennis will be boring for me since none of my top 3 favorites will be playing. Nastya and Lena D. not playing again till Warsaw with exception of Fed Cup for Lena which won't interest me much. And Tati is out for 4-6 weeks.

I share your sentiments. I just hope Nastya is at least training her serve a bit :p Hopefully Martina will play somewhere, or else it's going to be a boring month. I think April will always be slow in the future, especially if they decide to keep Miami mandatory.

goldenlox
Apr 4th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Remember, Anastasia played Dubai, Doha, IW, and Miami.
Like Hingis.
They both need a break.

Almalyk
Apr 4th, 2006, 08:24 PM
Remember, Anastasia played Dubai, Doha, IW, and Miami.
Like Hingis.
They both need a break.

Yes I know this. But she only played 3 matches in Doha and Dubai combined. She can't be too physically tired. But I agree she is probably mentally tired and wants to be home in Moscow. Especially after an entire month straight in the US (which she doesn't seem to like anyway).

frenchie
Apr 4th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Finally Nastya is in the Rome entry-list! :bounce:
So her clay schedule will be:

Warsaw
week off
Rome
Istanbul
Roland Garros

I'd prefer she chosed to play Berlin instead of Rome because she's going to play 2 straight weeks before a Grand Slam! :eek:

Now she has to continue the trend and fond her best shape :D

sinterklaasje
Apr 4th, 2006, 10:03 PM
one month of tennis, one month off, one month of tennis ... :lol:
is she going to play Eastbourne? Rome-Istanbul-RG-one week off-Eastbourne-Wimbledon :scared: she'll need duracel batteries
aah, probably she'll suck at Rome and Istanbul, then win RG, skip Eastbourne, play Wimby and rest during the whole American hardcourt summer

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 4th, 2006, 11:04 PM
Having read Nastya's name in the Rome entry list, I feel decidedly relieved. :) When last Sunday, I knew that Nastya had decided to play Istanbul I thought: "Nooooo, now she will skip Rome!!". Luckily I was wrong.
Anyway, I don't like her clay schedule. I'd have preferred something like Warsaw, Berlin and/or Rome, one week in Paris to practise and then RG.
Rome+Istanbul in the 2 weeks before RG are too much in my opinion.
:wavey:

martirogi
Apr 4th, 2006, 11:49 PM
nastya will make the finals of warsaw or rome. i know it.

Almalyk
Apr 5th, 2006, 12:03 AM
nastya will make the finals of warsaw or rome. i know it.

These are my dreams too. But she better put in a good showing at Istanbul too - I want title number 11. I hate Maria having more titles than Nastya :mad:

selyoink
Apr 5th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Terrible scheduling choice in my opinion. I don't understand why you would play two straight tournaments leading into a grand slam. I probably won't care much once she loses in the first or second round of both Rome and Istanbul.

As you can I am not optimistic about Nastya's chances on clay. She sucks on clay in all but two instances. I see the sucking trend continuing this year.

Almalyk
Apr 5th, 2006, 02:41 AM
Terrible scheduling choice in my opinion. I don't understand why you would play two straight tournaments leading into a grand slam. I probably won't care much once she loses in the first or second round of both Rome and Istanbul.

As you can I am not optimistic about Nastya's chances on clay. She sucks on clay in all but two instances. I see the sucking trend continuing this year.

The 7 matches she won on clay to win RG, were probably almost equal to her total wins on clay throughout the rest of her career. :tape:

She won no matches on clay last year - and none in Fed Cup final on clay either. 2006 better be more productive!!

selyoink
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:38 AM
The 7 matches she won on clay to win RG, were probably almost equal to her total wins on clay throughout the rest of her career. :tape:

She won no matches on clay last year - and none in Fed Cup final on clay either. 2006 better be more productive!!

Her winning % at RG is the worst of the four slams.

Almalyk
Apr 5th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Her winning % at RG is the worst of the four slams.

I thought that would be the case. Her best % would be at Australian Open I guess. It's the only slam she has been in QF twice.

Isn't Nastya's record at RG something like:

1r, 1r, 2r, Won, 1r. :eek:

Would have to be the person who has won a slam with the most bizarre record. 7 wins one year, and only 1 win in the remaining 4 years. Let's hope she gets a few more wins under her belt next month. :bounce:

cindy
Apr 5th, 2006, 11:44 AM
I thought that would be the case. Her best % would be at Australian Open I guess. It's the only slam she has been in QF twice.

Isn't Nastya's record at RG something like:

1r, 1r, 2r, Won, 1r. :eek:

Would have to be the person who has won a slam with the most bizarre record. 7 wins one year, and only 1 win in the remaining 4 years. Let's hope she gets a few more wins under her belt next month. :bounce:

that's what I do prefer!!! always make me :lol: nastya should win the "weird GS winner" award

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 5th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Isn't Nastya's record at RG something like:

1r, 1r, 2r, Won, 1r. :eek:

Would have to be the person who has won a slam with the most bizarre record. 7 wins one year, and only 1 win in the remaining 4 years. Let's hope she gets a few more wins under her belt next month. :bounce:

It seems impossible but her RG record is even worse because she has lost 3 times in a row in the 1r before winning her first match in 2003.
But I love the fact that she has won 7 of her 8 matches in Paris in the same year. :bounce:
Then, it's funny to see that Nastya has gone through the QF in the GS only one time and she won the tournament. There are players like Amelie and Kim that have reached a lot of SF and F but have won the same (like Nastya) number of Slam.

Foot's Fingers
Apr 5th, 2006, 12:17 PM
wow

what a schedule from Nastya

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Anastasia had a bad record at RG, before winning it.
And we used to discuss that a lot in 2003.

I felt that Anastasia's weapon is her court coverage. So on clay, she could run everything down.
Her weakness is her serve, and on clay, it's not so easy to take advantage of a serve.
Everyone has to play long points well to hold.

So I always felt clay is her best surface.
It plays to her strength, speed, and doesn't hurt her weakness, the serve.

I still feel clay is Nastya's best surface.

frenchie
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Anastasia had a bad record at RG, before winning it.
And we used to discuss that a lot in 2003.

I felt that Anastasia's weapon is her court coverage. So on clay, she could run everything down.
Her weakness is her serve, and on clay, it's not so easy to take advantage of a serve.
Everyone has to play long points well to hold.

So I always felt clay is her best surface.
It plays to her strength, speed, and doesn't hurt her weakness, the serve.

I still feel clay is Nastya's best surface.

I don't think so!
Nastya's very flat strokes are less effective on clay IMO and her footwork is less adapted on clay too!
I have her fed cup match against Pierce from last year and I have to admit I found her pretty slow and often wrong footed

I still think hard court and indoor (rebound ace?) are her best surfaces :wavey:

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:22 PM
I know she hits flat. We used to argue about this in 2003.
Indoor favors good serving.
I still think clay is the best place for her.

meyerpl
Apr 5th, 2006, 05:24 PM
Clay is, in fact, Nasty's favorite and most hated surface.

Spunky83
Apr 5th, 2006, 05:40 PM
Well, I think that mid-tempo/slow carpet and slow hardcourts are her best surfaces, indoors.

I am too lazy to bring in some pros for my opinion but well...we all know her game.

Nastya is definetly not a good clay court player despite her fast movements.

selyoink
Apr 5th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Clay should probably be her best surface but it definitely isn't. She has such a terrible record on clay. She just happened to have an amazing two weeks on it to win RG. No results before that triumph or since indicate that she is a good clay court player.

miffedmax
Apr 5th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Nasty doesn't have a best or worst surface. The only thing that matters with Nasty is what's going on behind those gorgeous green eyes. If her head is on right, she could win playing on broken glass, rusty nails and land mines. If not, well . . .

Almalyk
Apr 5th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Nasty doesn't have a best or worst surface. The only thing that matters with Nasty is what's going on behind those gorgeous green eyes. If her head is on right, she could win playing on broken glass, rusty nails and land mines. If not, well . . .

:lol: But I agree, the most important aspect is probably what state her mind is in, rather than what surface she is playing on.

fleur137
Apr 5th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Nasty doesn't have a best or worst surface. The only thing that matters with Nasty is what's going on behind those gorgeous green eyes. If her head is on right, she could win playing on broken glass, rusty nails and land mines. If not, well . . .
well said!!

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Anastasia is a very good clay court player.
You could see it when she beat Venus at RG.
Nastya probably doesn't win that match on a fast surface.

Almalyk
Apr 6th, 2006, 08:43 PM
Anastasia is a very good clay court player.
You could see it when she beat Venus at RG.
Nastya probably doesn't win that match on a fast surface.

Her matches versus Capriati and Venus at RG 2004, would have to be the most tactically correct i've ever seen her play. I was astonished back then.

selyoink
Apr 6th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Anastasia is a very good clay court player.
You could see it when she beat Venus at RG.
Nastya probably doesn't win that match on a fast surface.

She was a good clay court player at that tournament. But what other clay court tournaments aside from Palermo which was her first tournament win as she shown that she is a good clay court player? There aren't any others that I can think of. One great tournament on a surface does not make one a great player on that surface.

Almalyk
Apr 6th, 2006, 09:03 PM
She was a good clay court player at that tournament. But what other clay court tournaments aside from Palermo which was her first tournament win as she shown that she is a good clay court player? There aren't any others that I can think of. One great tournament on a surface does not make one a great player on that surface.

I don't think Nastya has ever reached a SF at a Tier 1 clay tournament has she?

selyoink
Apr 6th, 2006, 10:14 PM
She is 2-5 at Berlin.
5-4 at Amelia Island (Tier II)
4-5 at Charleston
7-4 at Rome

She has made the quarters at Rome twice and never past the Round of 16 at the other three listed.

fleur137
Apr 6th, 2006, 10:15 PM
has nastya ever won a clay tourney? apart from RG

Almalyk
Apr 6th, 2006, 10:39 PM
She is 2-5 at Berlin.
5-4 at Amelia Island (Tier II)
4-5 at Charleston
7-4 at Rome

She has made the quarters at Rome twice and never past the Round of 16 at the other three listed.

Not a great record - can see why she is skipping Berlin again this year then - even if she likes Germany. :tape:

Almalyk
Apr 6th, 2006, 10:49 PM
has nastya ever won a clay tourney? apart from RG

Her first ever WTA Title was on Clay in Palermo. It was in 1999. :angel:

selyoink
Apr 7th, 2006, 04:57 AM
And she had to qualify at Palermo.

fleur137
Apr 7th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Her first ever WTA Title was on Clay in Palermo. It was in 1999. :angel:
but gosh that was ages ago! her clay record doesn't seem that good then i gather...

frenchie
Apr 7th, 2006, 05:48 AM
In fact Nastya won Sarasota in 2003 which is on green clay! ;)
and she was in the QF of Berlin in 2004 :p

denine
Apr 7th, 2006, 08:08 AM
I guess we are all looking forward to see how her clay season is like this year then.:)

Foot's Fingers
Apr 7th, 2006, 08:29 AM
Fran has passed Myskina in ranking :(

Spunky83
Apr 7th, 2006, 10:10 AM
In fact Nastya won Sarasota in 2003 which is on green clay! ;)
and she was in the QF of Berlin in 2004 :p

Berlin 2004...I was there...

1st round: Bye
2nd round: def. Kostanic (qualifier)
3rd round: walkover
QF: Lost to Jen Cap in a match in which Nastya was hardly present

I don´t know if it´s an accomplishment having reached the QFs with just one win :lol:

French Open or not...I still regard clay as one of Nastya´s weaker surfaces but since there are a lot of players who suck desperately on the dirt, it´s probably Nastya´s advantage. I just want her to face a bunch of Americans on a very wet clay court.

Almalyk
Apr 7th, 2006, 11:41 AM
Berlin 2004...I was there...

1st round: Bye
2nd round: def. Kostanic (qualifier)
3rd round: walkover
QF: Lost to Jen Cap in a match in which Nastya was hardly present

I don´t know if it´s an accomplishment having reached the QFs with just one win :lol:

French Open or not...I still regard clay as one of Nastya´s weaker surfaces but since there are a lot of players who suck desperately on the dirt, it´s probably Nastya´s advantage. I just want her to face a bunch of Americans on a very wet clay court.

Spunky I always agree with you. Patty gave her a walkover, that is the only reason she progressed. She played a terrible game against Capriati only clay in 2004, but then managed to totally reverse the result at RG. All I can say is that Nastya is random, alas I still :hearts: her.

fleur137
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Fran has passed Myskina in ranking :(
damn sveta! and damn shriekarova! but mostly damn sveta cos nastya would still be 11 now!

Almalyk
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:34 PM
damn sveta! and damn shriekarova! but mostly damn sveta cos nastya would still be 11 now!

I know it's annoying, but as long as she doesn't drop lower than 12 before seeding starts at RG. 9-12 gets a better deal than 13 onwards....

Nastya please try to keep you fanes sane! :wavey: :lick: :hearts: :angel: :worship: :devil: :cool: :bounce: :lol:

frenchie
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:36 PM
I know it's annoying, but as long as she doesn't drop lower than 12 before seeding starts at RG. 9-12 gets a better deal than 13 onwards....

Nastya please try to keep you fanes sane! :wavey: :lick: :hearts: :angel: :worship: :devil: :cool: :bounce: :lol:

Nastya won't drop to nr13 except maybe after Wimby but there's a "chance" she won't be seeded in Warsaw :eek:

Almalyk
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Nastya won't drop to nr13 except maybe after Wimby but there's a "chance" she won't be seeded in Warsaw :eek:

Yes that would be annoying, but I still feel that her place in the draw is irrelevant... She needs to have her head screwed on right, then her form follows.

Frenchie will you go to RG in 2006??? :hearts:

frenchie
Apr 7th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Yes that would be annoying, but I still feel that her place in the draw is irrelevant... She needs to have her head screwed on right, then her form follows.

Frenchie will you go to RG in 2006??? :hearts:

;) Of course :bounce: :bounce:
I will be at RG on tuesday the 30th may :angel: . I have a ticket for the Suzanne Lenglen court + outside courts
Let's hope Nastya starts her tourny that day in singles so I can see her match and take a lot of pics like the 2 previous years

I still have a chance to see her first doubles match (8 women doubles that day) or a practice session :D

I'm going with 2 friends of mine who also like Nastya a lot :hearts: + my mother who is our driver (driving in Paris :bolt: )

Almalyk
Apr 7th, 2006, 01:11 PM
;) Of course :bounce: :bounce:
I will be at RG on tuesday the 30th may :angel: . I have a ticket for the Suzanne Lenglen court + outside courts
Let's hope Nastya starts her tourny that day in singles so I can see her match and take a lot of pics like the 2 previous years

I still have a chance to see her first doubles match (8 women doubles that day) or a practice session :D

I'm going with 2 friends of mine who also like Nastya a lot :hearts: + my mother who is our driver (driving in Paris :bolt: )

We love you :bigclap: :dance: :kiss: :cat:
RG is Nastya's biggest victory - let's hope she will do it again when she see's you in the audience :p

goldenlox
Apr 7th, 2006, 02:24 PM
I'll put it very simply, Anastasia's best chance to win a second major will always be at RG.
Her least best chance will always be Wimbledon.
The slower the surface, the better for Nastya.

If it rains for 2 weeks in Paris, the only thing stopping Nastya will be her own lack of patience.
She was patient in 2004.

miffedmax
Apr 7th, 2006, 03:00 PM
I'll put it very simply, Anastasia's best chance to win a second major will always be at RG.
Her least best chance will always be Wimbledon.
The slower the surface, the better for Nastya.

If it rains for 2 weeks in Paris, the only thing stopping Nastya will be her own lack of patience.
She was patient in 2004.

I want a rematch of 04 but with a slightly different result. And a rubber match in '07. I won't even be that upset if Nastya makes it two out of three.

Almalyk
Apr 7th, 2006, 03:03 PM
I'll put it very simply, Anastasia's best chance to win a second major will always be at RG.
Her least best chance will always be Wimbledon.
The slower the surface, the better for Nastya.

If it rains for 2 weeks in Paris, the only thing stopping Nastya will be her own lack of patience.
She was patient in 2004.

GL I love this post!
It is so true! Let it rain again like it did in 2004!

You and I are the only Nastya 2004 RG cheering fans still here - what can we do to make it happen again??? :hearts:

selyoink
Apr 7th, 2006, 03:21 PM
I'm glad Nastya got passed in the rankings by Schiavone and Kuznetsova. She needs to earn a spot in the top 10. Not get back in because others are sucking and Venus never plays. She isn't playing like a top 10 player yet so she doesn't deserve it.

goldenlox
Apr 7th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Nastya has to do it herself.
She can cover the court as well as anyone.
She is a veteran, and can mix her pace and placement of shots, which on clay, can really frustrate opponents.
It's all up to Nastya. Focus, and compete.

denine
Apr 7th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Was nastya at the davis cup QF between russia and france or something? :confused:

frenchie
Apr 7th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Was nastya at the davis cup QF between russia and france or something? :confused:

No I don't think so but Amélie was ;)
and also this old guy who is often with Nastya like at RG 2004 or YEC 2004 :confused:

Spunky83
Apr 8th, 2006, 12:05 AM
No I don't think so but Amélie was ;)
and also this old guy who is often with Nastya like at RG 2004 or YEC 2004 :confused:

You mean the uncle -slash- physio -slash- medical doctor? Who is he anyway? People keep saying different things.

denine
Apr 8th, 2006, 02:00 AM
No I don't think so but Amélie was ;)
and also this old guy who is often with Nastya like at RG 2004 or YEC 2004 :confused:
i thought my channel showed her during the safin gasquet match.. but then again i tend to get a little blind at times. :o :p

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 9th, 2006, 09:54 AM
Try to visit:
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/
There are 3 videos "Life on the WTA Tour". In the first one there's also Nastya :hearts:

iine:
Apr 9th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Try to visit:
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/
There are 3 videos "Life on the WTA Tour". In the first one there's also Nastya :hearts:
Thx for the info!:hug: Just wonderful!:D

fleur137
Apr 10th, 2006, 05:53 AM
Try to visit:
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/
There are 3 videos "Life on the WTA Tour". In the first one there's also Nastya :hearts:
thanks!!

Almalyk
Apr 10th, 2006, 07:02 AM
It's been so quiet in here lately - isn't it nice that Nastya takes some time off every now and then... Allows our heart rates to return to normal, and our hair to grow back :D

goldenlox
Apr 10th, 2006, 02:25 PM
What is strange is that she is also taking off Fed Cup.
That's not like her.

cindy
Apr 10th, 2006, 04:09 PM
I completly agree with you here GL...her mum said that she will never say no + last year she said that even if she wasn't in the team she will be there to suport russia + she was happier to win the fed cup than a GS...it looks like impossible that she doesn't want to play it anymore...I realy don't understand her anymore...maybe there is a problem with shamil...who knows? :shrug:

sinterklaasje
Apr 10th, 2006, 05:49 PM
I completly agree with you here GL...her mum said that she will never say no + last year she said that even if she wasn't in the team she will be there to suport russia + she was happier to win the fed cup than a GS...it looks like impossible that she doesn't want to play it anymore...I realy don't understand her anymore...maybe there is a problem with shamil...who knows? :shrug:

Maybe she'll come to Belgium to support the Russian team :D :cool: :hearts:
not likely I guess

Almalyk
Apr 10th, 2006, 10:17 PM
http://www.kazan.kp.ru/doc109704/

The above link is a photo of Nastya as she watches her boyfriend play hockey in Kazan (also known as Samara) in Russia. The article is about her boyfriends team etc, but of course they needed a photo of the angelic Nastya instead of anyone else... :angel:

Spunky83
Apr 10th, 2006, 11:07 PM
Nice pic;)

I am so not into ice hockey...I´ve recently heard that our local team (which is one of the best in Germany I think) just beat cologne to reach the finals of some important cup-thing...I am an embaressment for the city.

Almalyk
Apr 11th, 2006, 12:09 AM
Nice pic;)

I am so not into ice hockey...I´ve recently heard that our local team (which is one of the best in Germany I think) just beat cologne to reach the finals of some important cup-thing...I am an embaressment for the city.

Ice-hockey is so foreign to me too. We play field hockey on grass in New Zealand instead.

what is it with Nastya and Lena - both have famous rich boyfriend's who play ice-hockey. :p

martirogi
Apr 11th, 2006, 03:48 AM
FINALLY, last batch of myskina photos here:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/tennisy/nasdaq%202006/monday/

Almalyk
Apr 11th, 2006, 04:43 AM
FINALLY, last batch of myskina photos here:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/tennisy/nasdaq%202006/monday/

:kiss: What a great set of photos - you were so lucky to be there live. :wavey:

cindy
Apr 11th, 2006, 10:30 AM
thx!!!

cindy
Apr 11th, 2006, 10:32 AM
http://www.kazan.kp.ru/doc109704/

The above link is a photo of Nastya as she watches her boyfriend play hockey in Kazan (also known as Samara) in Russia. The article is about her boyfriends team etc, but of course they needed a photo of the angelic Nastya instead of anyone else... :angel:

LOL I was thinking the same thing reading the article "it's all about hockey!!!??? why did they put a picture of nastya????"
sometines journalist are crazy! :lol: anyway it gives us a new pic of nastya!

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Ice-hockey is so foreign to me too. We play field hockey on grass in New Zealand instead.

what is it with Nastya and Lena - both have famous rich boyfriend's who play ice-hockey. :p

As I understand it, and unfortunately I can't source it, Alex and Nastya set Maxim and Lena up. That was in an interview I saw somewhere. Apparently Lena hadn't had much luck with boyfriends before (not real surprising when you take your mother with you everywhere you go). But we do know that Lena is visiting Buffalo at this very minute (and the photos are Mommy Vera-free! Scandalous!).

Look at me. What a gossip! :eek: :lol:

Spunky83
Apr 11th, 2006, 06:30 PM
As I understand it, and unfortunately I can't source it, Alex and Nastya set Maxim and Lena up. That was in an interview I saw somewhere. Apparently Lena hadn't had much luck with boyfriends before (not real surprising when you take your mother with you everywhere you go). But we do know that Lena is visiting Buffalo at this very minute (and the photos are Mommy Vera-free! Scandalous!).

Look at me. What a gossip! :eek: :lol:

Interesting...I´ve read somewhere that Nastya needed the help of her friends to get to know Alex :lol:

martirogi
Apr 11th, 2006, 08:33 PM
myskii NEEDS to win istanbul and beating davy in the final would give her confidence

Almalyk
Apr 11th, 2006, 08:39 PM
myskii NEEDS to win istanbul and beating davy in the final would give her confidence

If she did win it would be an amazing boost of confidence before RG. Has she ever played Dav on a clay court surface? :confused: Clay is Dav's weakest surface. ;)

Spunky83
Apr 11th, 2006, 08:44 PM
If she did win it would be an amazing boost of confidence before RG. Has she ever played Dav on a clay court surface? :confused: Clay is Dav's weakest surface. ;)

Clay and Davenport is a combination which is very very very beatable...a must!

Filippo-Nastya
Apr 11th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Interesting...I´ve read somewhere that Nastya needed the help of her friends to get to know Alex :lol:

I can't believe that 2 beautiful girls like Nastya and Lena need the help of other people to get to know a boy....uhmm....this world is weird :lol:

miffedmax
Apr 11th, 2006, 09:15 PM
I can't believe that 2 beautiful girls like Nastya and Lena need the help of other people to get to know a boy....uhmm....this world is weird :lol:



But you have to look at it like this--

1) You're a guy
2) You see Nastya and think, "Nice."
3)You watch her play and rip Cutie J several new ones
4) Oh dear . . .

1)You're a guy
2) You see Lena and think "nice."
3) You see Lena at a party with Mommy Vera
4) You see Lena at practice with Mommy Vera
5) You see Lena at an awards dinner with Mommy Vera . . .

It is REALLY hard to hit on girls in front of their moms. I tried it at a wedding once a loooong time ago and am still traumatized.

Seriously, though, between all the weirdos out there and the strains and constant travel of the tour, it's probably very hard for anyone to meet suitable partners, not just Lena and Nastya. Probably harder for the women because if you're a woman and tag after your boyfriend or husband it's fine. But if a man gives up a chunk of career to follow a woman around, he's labeled a mooch and a deadbeat. Not saying that's accurate, or the way it should be, but it's the way it is.

selyoink
Apr 12th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Clay and Davenport is a combination which is very very very beatable...a must!

I still think I'd take Davenport on clay over Nastya at the moment. Until Nastya beats one of the top tier players I won't be a believer. I'm hoping she soon will but I've been waiting for over a year now.

Almalyk
Apr 12th, 2006, 03:24 AM
I still think I'd take Davenport on clay over Nastya at the moment. Until Nastya beats one of the top tier players I won't be a believer. I'm hoping she soon will but I've been waiting for over a year now.

Yes I know, we all say Dav is crap on clay, but she's been in the QF at RG last year, and she has made the SF there before. She also beat Kim last year. Nastya has an appalling record besides 2004.

I hope Lindsay falls early at RG this year, she has QF points to defend.

I'm waiting for Nastya's next big win. I hope and wish it will be on clay. 2006 clay.

frenchie
Apr 12th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Watching Davenport last year run at RG, I can tell you she gives up quickly on clay
She doesn't seem to make efforts to run!

Nastya should beat her in 2 on clay if she plays smart IMO!

Almalyk
Apr 12th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Watching Davenport last year run at RG, I can tell you she gives up quickly on clay
She doesn't seem to make efforts to run!

Nastya should beat her in 21 on clay if she plays smart IMO!

Davenport never runs, she's too fucking lazy. If she couldn't blast serves and baseline rallies, she'd be all over. :mad:

frenchie
Apr 12th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Davenport never runs, she's too fucking lazy. If she couldn't blast serves and baseline rallies, she'd be all over. :mad:

Yeah she's annoying :rolleyes:

Almalyk
Apr 12th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Yeah she's annoying :rolleyes:

2 of my 4 favourite matches Nastya ever played are the one's she beat lazy Dav - so Kremlin semi-final 2004, and YEC 2004. The other 2 are SF and F at RG 2004.

I hope Dav's ranking slips into the 8-12 bracket by Wimby for two reasons. 1) She gets a harder draw and is less likely to go far, 2) so she is in the same seed bracket as Nastya and can avoid her.

denine
Apr 12th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Yeah she's annoying :rolleyes:
agreed. :lol: i dislike the way she serves. that smile is just freaky.

Spunky83
Apr 12th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Probably harder for the women because if you're a woman and tag after your boyfriend or husband it's fine. But if a man gives up a chunk of career to follow a woman around, he's labeled a mooch and a deadbeat. Not saying that's accurate, or the way it should be, but it's the way it is.

Best example: Pierre-Yves Hardenne... :lol:

No seriously, you have a good point there. I´ve just read an article a few weeks ago about the husbands of succesful women. There are three options:
1) The husband just basically ignores his wife´s job and focuses on his own profession (example: Husband of new German cancellor Angela Merkel-he even worked when his wife got officially appointed)
2) They split up (Hollywood has a lot of examples)
3) The husband accepts his wife´s success and doesn´t feel stupid about it (examples: Pierre-Yves and Sandy Cohen from The OC - he´s not real though)

But let´s face it: Most men are afraid if their wives make the big money and most often people laugh about them as well. It´s sad.