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frenchie
May 18th, 2006, 02:10 PM
If Nastya wins her match today, she'll have a good chance to reach the semis as Oprandi will be her opponent in the QF!

Fight Nastya

~|Naomi|~
May 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Davai Anastasia:)

frenchie
May 18th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Nastya soon on court!

frenchie
May 18th, 2006, 03:00 PM
already 4/1 for Sveta!!

remember RG2004......

Spunky83
May 18th, 2006, 03:28 PM
already 4/1 for Sveta!!

remember RG2004......

and now already 4-1 for Nastya in the 2nd! I hope this rollercoaster won´t change direction again :angel:

iine:
May 18th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Oh no! .. It's 4-3 now! :scared:

Spunky83
May 18th, 2006, 03:38 PM
and we´re goind down again...NastyaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAURGH

Spunky83
May 18th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Lol Lol Lol

iine:
May 18th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Oh my god .. :sobbing: She didn't win a single point after being 4-1 up. This is sad. :o

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Nastya lost the last 18 points of the match. An embarrassing finish from her.

Josh810
May 18th, 2006, 03:47 PM
She lost the last, what, 18 points of the match? :banghead:

Foot's Fingers
May 18th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Nastya :rolleyes:

you gave me a hope when leaded 4-1..... but then..... NOTHING!!!

Foot's Fingers
May 18th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Next Stop - Turkey

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 03:49 PM
She lost the last, what, 18 points of the match? :banghead:

Yep. Got broken to love twice and Kuznetsova held at love twice and win the last two points of a deuce game at 4-1.

Bubba08
May 18th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Nastya lost the last 18 points of the match. An embarrassing finish from her.
It is the scariest stat, maybe there was an injury or something, and she didn't want to retire.
At least it wasn't a double bagel. :D :woohoo:

Good luck in Istanbul Nastya! :bounce:

frenchie
May 18th, 2006, 03:53 PM
There must have been flashes of brilliance in the second set...
....but what an end :tape:

I hope she's right :sad:

Spunky83
May 18th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Hey...at least there´s still Roddick who had lost 20 straight points in the 2004´s (I think it was) semis Masterscup to Hewitt.

OMG, Nastya

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 04:00 PM
There must have been flashes of brilliance in the second set...
....but what an end :tape:

I hope she's right :sad:

That brilliance could have just been Kuznetsova hitting tons of errors and then turning things around with a flurry of winners to end it. That would be my guess. Either way losing 18 points in a row in unacceptable.

goldenlox
May 18th, 2006, 04:02 PM
At least Nastya played well for a part of the match.
She is, along with Justine, the only recent RG winners in the FO field.

Spunky83
May 18th, 2006, 04:06 PM
At least Nastya played well for a part of the match.
She is, along with Justine, the only recent RG winners in the FO field.

and that would make me a proud fan of those two ;)

However, 18 straight points? How is that even possible? Kuzi must have played really really really carefully and solid (I mean not even an error in four games!) AND Nastya must have really really really sucked.

Thauron
May 18th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Too bad she lost, not too unexpected or dramatic though.

Good thing is she has some time to rest her leg a while, although I would have rather seen her in the QF of course.

Best of luck in Istanbul.

TheBoiledEgg
May 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Nastya...... ending :shrug: :help:

hope for more better form next week in Istanbul :)

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 04:12 PM
and that would make me a proud fan of those two ;)

However, 18 straight points? How is that even possible? Kuzi must have played really really really carefully and solid (I mean not even an error in four games!) AND Nastya must have really really really sucked.

Maybe Nastya kept falling down.

My guess is that Kuznetsova was hitting a lot of errors in the beginning of the set and then started blasting some winners which forced Nastya to go for more resulting in errors.

goldenlox
May 18th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Playing the week before RG is a gamble. She has to stay healthy

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Playing the week before RG is a gamble. She has to stay healthy

Yeah, I hate when players play a tournament the week before a major. Glad she is doing the same for Wimbledon. :rolleyes:

sinterklaasje
May 18th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Nastya :o :rolleyes:
When I watched the scores, it was 4-1 in the second set. I hoped she would win at least one set, that would have been a great result IMO. The next time I watched the scores, it was already finished :eek: :banghead: :smash:
I expected a loss, but knowing she led 4-1 and couldn't win the set is painful :sad:

ARIANE 5
May 18th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Personnaly I will be patient with her. She has work with her new coatch only for a few days. She must work her game and her mental. We will see if it's better nex week and in RG.

Come on girl :smooch:

Dementinator
May 18th, 2006, 04:53 PM
well bad Luck Nastya ,but to be honest the score was a little better than I expected ,in the second set at least ,was closer than it looked..... never mind...

cindy
May 18th, 2006, 05:30 PM
sometimes I think that she doesn't want to win anymore realy she is affraid or I don't know what but she doesn't want it! I'm a real huge fan of her and I realy think that she is one of the best player ever but her mental sucks! there is no way she can escape it to me she is always saying that she doesn't deserve it when someone (especialy russian journalist) say something great about her she realy underestimates herself and if this doesn't change she will never win again a big match...what a waste of talent!

ARIANE 5
May 18th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Agree with you Cindy. She must become again a "killer" like in 2004. She must enter on the court to win.

selyoink
May 18th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Maybe she should take steroids since they contribute to anger issues I think. Then Nastya will be strong and mad. :devil:

Almalyk
May 18th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Nastya - the second set seems close, but i'm disappointed now that I hear you were 4-1 up. you should have been fighting! 18 points in a row, is just crazy! :tears:

Good luck in Istanbul. :)

denine
May 18th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Aw crap. :(

slk45
May 19th, 2006, 02:12 AM
Nastya! :sad:

Almalyk
May 19th, 2006, 02:46 AM
I've read 2 rumours (either in GM or Istanbul Tourny thread)

1) Nastya will play an exhibition with Maria Sharapova :devil: in Istanbul
2) That Nastya will play an exhibition by the sea with the person who has donated the most money to the tournament.

Can anyone confirm either?

selyoink
May 19th, 2006, 05:33 AM
I've read 2 rumours (either in GM or Istanbul Tourny thread)

1) Nastya will play an exhibition with Maria Sharapova :devil: in Istanbul
2) That Nastya will play an exhibition by the sea with the person who has donated the most money to the tournament.

Can anyone confirm either?

Well she probably just wants to hang on to that Diamond Aces award for a 4th year in a row.

Almalyk
May 19th, 2006, 05:50 AM
Well she probably just wants to hang on to that Diamond Aces award for a 4th year in a row.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, well that's the only award she will be in contention for if she keeps playing like she currently is. :tape:

Foot's Fingers
May 19th, 2006, 08:02 AM
have watched th ematch recodered......

Seems it's a REAL big difference between Nastya 2003-04 and current one

She looks like she have no many desire to win and beat top 10 player :sad:

denine
May 19th, 2006, 12:17 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, well that's the only award she will be in contention for if she keeps playing like she currently is. :tape:
:lol:

Bubba08
May 19th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Sharapova withdrew from Istanbul, Natya is a heavy favourite for the title. It seems too easy. :unsure:

Spunky83
May 19th, 2006, 12:23 PM
I've read 2 rumours (either in GM or Istanbul Tourny thread)

1) Nastya will play an exhibition with Maria Sharapova :devil: in Istanbul
2) That Nastya will play an exhibition by the sea with the person who has donated the most money to the tournament.

Can anyone confirm either?

I bet $100 that the person who plays her will win :o

~|Naomi|~
May 19th, 2006, 02:07 PM
Sharapova withdrew from Istanbul, Natya is a heavy favourite for the title. It seems too easy. :unsure:

I wouldn't say that. Anna-Lena is playing in Istanbul and she is having a good year.

But none the less go Anastasia, I won't settle for any less than a Nastya-ALG final:devil:

_LuCaS_
May 19th, 2006, 02:52 PM
well bad Luck Nastya ,but to be honest the score was a little better than I expected ,in the second set at least ,was closer than it looked..... never mind...
Give me a break :rolleyes:

Bubba08
May 19th, 2006, 03:19 PM
I wouldn't say that. Anna-Lena is playing in Istanbul and she is having a good year.

But none the less go Anastasia, I won't settle for any less than a Nastya-ALG final:devil:
Yeah, I meant she is one of the favourites...on the paper. :p

Filippo-Nastya
May 19th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Unbelievable!
Even Romina Oprandi is playing better than Nastya at the moment. :confused: :sad:

goldenlox
May 19th, 2006, 03:56 PM
She isn't totally healthy. Her thighs are troubling her and she needs her movement.
Especially on clay

selyoink
May 20th, 2006, 05:55 AM
Unbelievable!
Even Romina Oprandi is playing better than Nastya at the moment. :confused: :sad:

Yeah if Oprandi had played Nastya it would have been quite terrible. Poor Nastya would have had her confidence shattered yet again.

selyoink
May 20th, 2006, 05:57 AM
I bet $100 that the person who plays her will win :o

I can't wait to see the posts in GM when we find out that she loses to the person she plays. :lol:

Almalyk
May 20th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Myskina bye
Pironkova - Diaz-Oliva
Q - Molik
A.Bondarenko - Castano

Chakvetadze - Shayghnessy
Q - Yakimova
Krajicek - Kotkina
Senoglu - Mirza

Santangelo - Czink
Cibulkova - Harkleroad
Q - Camerin
Jackson - Peer

Kostanic - Sprem
Q - Washington
Gagliardi - Daniilidou
Groenefeld bye

Almalyk
May 20th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Draw as expected I guess, Molik is possible early on, but she still seems badly out of shape. If Nastya is any sort of decent form she should waltz to the final. But I doubt she will...

All the best Nastya, but i've got a feeling it's going to be a scary week :scared:

~|Naomi|~
May 21st, 2006, 06:47 AM
I don't think Molik will get that far, she lost to Dellacqua in a practice match at Fed Cup to see who should get the 4th spot in the team & then lost again to Dellacqua again in a 50K in Japan, then won 2 games from Srebotnik last week. But she did just beat Dellacqua in the aussie wc playoff for RG 6/4 3/6 6/3 and now plays Sophie Ferguson.

Pironkova could be tough in round 2. I don't know what she has done recently since her win over Venus at AO.

Anna could be tough in the semi but that would depend on Anna's leg after withdrawing from Rome, but I guess it is ok if she is playing the week before RG.

But yeah one match at a time. Good Luck Nastya:)

iine:
May 21st, 2006, 09:23 AM
All the best Nastya, but i've got a feeling it's going to be a scary week :scared:
Yeah, me too. :unsure:
I desperately hope she's in good form.

cindy
May 21st, 2006, 09:53 AM
Sharapova withdrew from Istanbul, Natya is a heavy favourite for the title. It seems too easy. :unsure:

yeah too easy...the prob is that if it is too hard she will lose too...omg what kind of fan are we!? :rolleyes: remember me during the olympic game I wanted slutskaya to win the gold....bad fan! :fiery: we must hope and believe in her...if I saw her during RG (but I doubt I'll do) I'll tell her that she must believe in her and that she CAN defeat the numer 50th coz she doesn't seems to understand it
if she loses at istanbul I give you the 100$ spunky ;)

Thauron
May 21st, 2006, 09:56 AM
If she keeps her head together she should be fine - of course that is 'if' - watch out for Chakvetadze though.

The others shouldn't be able to trouble her too much, if her leg is fine that is.

frenchie
May 21st, 2006, 11:54 AM
Pironkova will be tough
she doesn't make any mistake

Spunky83
May 21st, 2006, 03:15 PM
yeah too easy...the prob is that if it is too hard she will lose too...omg what kind of fan are we!? :rolleyes: remember me during the olympic game I wanted slutskaya to win the gold....bad fan! :fiery: we must hope and believe in her...if I saw her during RG (but I doubt I'll do) I'll tell her that she must believe in her and that she CAN defeat the numer 50th coz she doesn't seems to understand it
if she loses at istanbul I give you the 100$ spunky ;)

I´ll send you my bank account information next week ;)

Just like Frenchie, I also do think that Pironkova could really trouble Nastya in the second round.

denine
May 21st, 2006, 05:38 PM
I really doubt she'll win the title.. hope she proves me wrong though. :)

goldenlox
May 21st, 2006, 06:06 PM
I would prefer she rested this week.
I would assume Anastasia is being paid to play this-one of the perks of winning a major.

I read Don Budge once said he paid $2,000 in taxes on $150,000
Get those under the table appearance fees :bounce:

martirogi
May 21st, 2006, 06:49 PM
nastya will win just like sunfeast, but she doesnt have to play anyone tough so it will be meaningless. :banghead: :sad: :rolleyes:

goldenlox
May 21st, 2006, 06:59 PM
As long as Nastya is getting paid, I hope she wins and stays healthy.
Then comes her chance to get some points, RG

slk45
May 22nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
nastya will win just like sunfeast, but she doesnt have to play anyone tough so it will be meaningless. :banghead: :sad: :rolleyes:By eliminating quality points, the WTA rendered the level of one's opponent meaningless. :cuckoo: :(
A win is a win, whether its over a #1 player or #367. :retard: :retard:

The only differential now in terms of ranking points is the Tier level. So no win is meaningless, except on a personal level, i.e., how far a player is pushed to raise her own level of play.

I read Don Budge once said he paid $2,000 in taxes on $150,000
Get those under the table appearance fees :bounce:Don was lucky he was playing in the '30s and '40s instead of today. :smash:

Almalyk
May 22nd, 2006, 03:23 AM
nastya will win just like sunfeast, but she doesnt have to play anyone tough so it will be meaningless. :banghead: :sad: :rolleyes:

A very honest avatar Martirogi!
I hope that she forces you to change it sometime soon... But I can't see it happening at the moment.

Almalyk
May 22nd, 2006, 03:28 AM
Seems Nastya will play with the 'hometown tennis hopeful'

I'd prefer it if she had played with someone like Anna C.

Doubles draw:

(1)Groenefeld/Shaughnessy vs. Mirza/Molik
Myskina/Şenoğlu v Kostanic/Widjaja

(4)Harkleroad/Mattek v Klemenschits/Klemenschits
Fedak/Hrdinova v (wc)Czink/Özgen

Bondarenko/Yakimova v Errani/Stanciute
(3)Daniilidou/Woehr v Chakvetadze/Krajicek

Husarova/Peer v Santangelo/Washington
(2)Camerin/Gagliardi v Qualifier

selyoink
May 22nd, 2006, 05:18 AM
Well I have just seen the draw and of course it isn't very hard. But I'm betting Nastya goes down in the quarterfinals to Castano probably.

If she can win this tournament it would be a nice confidence boost for the French. Still it probably won't matter.

Martirogi's avatar is probably what we all have to look forward to for the near future.

martirogi
May 22nd, 2006, 10:53 AM
By eliminating quality points, the WTA rendered the level of one's opponent meaningless. :cuckoo: :(
A win is a win, whether its over a #1 player or #367. :retard: :retard:

The only differential now in terms of ranking points is the Tier level. So no win is meaningless, except on a personal level, i.e., how far a player is pushed to raise her own level of play.


well i meant in terms of level of play. beating lower ranked girls is nice, but i can't even remember the last time she took A SET off of a top player.

martirogi
May 22nd, 2006, 11:17 AM
2006

L 16, 46 S.Kuznetsova
L 36, 36 M.Sharapova
L 16, 36 D.Safina (not even a top player :o)
L 46, 36 M.Hingis
L 46, 63, 46 E.Dementiva (demen shouldnt count :rolleyes: )
L 16, 26 P.Schnyder

2005

L 06, 46 L.Davenport
W 63, 67, 61 E.Dementieva
L 26, 36 E.Dementieva
L 26, 63, 16 L.Davenport (well here it is, i forgot about this)
L 46, 26 A.Mauresmo
L 64, 46, 26 M.Pierce
L 16, 46 K.Clijsters
W 57, 64, 62 V.Williams
L 36, 46 A.Mauresmo


So i guess she's gotten worse this year. :sobbing: how mediocre of her.

Spunky83
May 22nd, 2006, 11:20 AM
I´ll be happy already if she makes two rounds...I finally saw the Olympics´04 match versus Justine. Regardless of the result, it was a real pleasure to see Nastya ´able´ to play tennis. Good stratgies, well placed shots, even a good serve. Oh these times...

Just picked up Ola from the train station, she´s off to the ARAG World team Cup and I have to work... :sad: Andy :hearts: :lol:

Foot's Fingers
May 22nd, 2006, 01:31 PM
Good Luck in Turkey Myskina

Foot's Fingers
May 22nd, 2006, 01:35 PM
Seems Nastya will play with the 'hometown tennis hopeful'

I'd prefer it if she had played with someone like Anna C.

Doubles draw:

(1)Groenefeld/Shaughnessy vs. Mirza/Molik
Myskina/Şenoğlu v Kostanic/Widjaja

(4)Harkleroad/Mattek v Klemenschits/Klemenschits
Fedak/Hrdinova v (wc)Czink/Özgen

Bondarenko/Yakimova v Errani/Stanciute
(3)Daniilidou/Woehr v Chakvetadze/Krajicek

Husarova/Peer v Santangelo/Washington
(2)Camerin/Gagliardi v Qualifier

It was advised a lot of times ago that Nastya and Ipek will play doubles together

I assume it's a condition of "undertable" fee which Nastya receieved ..but it's just a gossip

denine
May 22nd, 2006, 02:30 PM
I´ll be happy already if she makes two rounds...I finally saw the Olympics´04 match versus Justine. Regardless of the result, it was a real pleasure to see Nastya ´able´ to play tennis. Good stratgies, well placed shots, even a good serve. Oh these times...


I wanna watch that match! Does anyone have it? :D pretty please?? :angel:

goldenlox
May 22nd, 2006, 03:21 PM
It is like a rollercoaster. And we're going downhill now, soon we'll be going back up

goldenlox
May 22nd, 2006, 04:01 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/istanbul/f_26.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/istanbul/f_27.jpg
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/istanbul/f_25.jpg

ARIANE 5
May 22nd, 2006, 05:30 PM
Nastya vs. T. Pironkova tomorrow.
Come on Nastya :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
May 22nd, 2006, 05:32 PM
tough 1st match for Nastya

come on Nastya, time to bring your best game :)
good luck in Istanbul :)

slk45
May 22nd, 2006, 08:07 PM
When I first saw the pictures in Istanbul, I thought that was Bovina standing next to Nastya! :o :)


Pironkova could be a tough match. Nastya needs to remember who she (Nastya) is, and take charge. Go Nastya!! :bounce: :bounce:

selyoink
May 22nd, 2006, 08:37 PM
Probably in for a rollercoaster match tomorrow.

Almalyk
May 22nd, 2006, 09:48 PM
Nastya vs Tsvetana - another first round match with two players I like :mad:
Nevermind, i'll be cheering for Nastya, but I don't know what to expect from her. I guess I think she SHOULD win the title, and if does it will be great for her confidence. But I doubt she will win... So then it will be even more of a let-down for her, and probably for us too :(

fleur137
May 22nd, 2006, 10:28 PM
I´ll be happy already if she makes two rounds...I finally saw the Olympics´04 match versus Justine. Regardless of the result, it was a real pleasure to see Nastya ´able´ to play tennis. Good stratgies, well placed shots, even a good serve. Oh these times...
man those were the good old days!! sometimes i really wonder what really happened...

selyoink
May 23rd, 2006, 05:00 AM
Nastya vs Tsvetana - another first round match with two players I like :mad:
Nevermind, i'll be cheering for Nastya, but I don't know what to expect from her. I guess I think she SHOULD win the title, and if does it will be great for her confidence. But I doubt she will win... So then it will be even more of a let-down for her, and probably for us too :(

It can't really be a letdown for us if she doesn't win the title because none of us really expect her to win. We just have to get used to the fact that this is a different Nastya from previous editions.

Almalyk
May 23rd, 2006, 05:34 AM
It can't really be a letdown for us if she doesn't win the title because none of us really expect her to win. We just have to get used to the fact that this is a different Nastya from previous editions.

Yeah I agree..

But the last edition of a 'Tier 3 Nastya' was in Calutta, and she didn't drop a set to win that tourny... But there are a few more challenges in this draw....

I hope I wake up tomorrow to a win. :hearts: But I won't cry into my weet-bix if she loses either :rolleyes:

Thauron
May 23rd, 2006, 10:28 AM
Myskina shouldn't have too much problems with Pironkova today. She had a whole lot of trouble against Diaz Olivia yesterday. Of course, everything is possible, but I am rather confident for this one. I hope I won't be dissappointed in a few hours.

On a side note, I have seen some recent Neiland photos, the few I could find - and I am not so sure anymore if the woman I was ranting about in my previous post was actually Neiland. The woman I remember looked a whole lot younger, although she had very short, almost blond-coloured hair too. But maybe she had physically aged about 15 or 20 years by the end of that match, like we all did. ;) The woman I remember had remarkable blue eyes too, which doesn't seem to be the case for Neiland. Next time I'll better check some pics before I start ranting. :o

If that Olympics 2004 woman is not Neiland, I have no beef with Larisa being Nastya's new coach. I am still anxiously waiting on any official news though.

Almalyk
May 23rd, 2006, 10:52 AM
Good luck today Nastya :)
I'll be sleeping when you play - don't cause me any nightmares.

Foot's Fingers
May 23rd, 2006, 01:19 PM
Myskina shouldn't have too much problems with Pironkova today. She had a whole lot of trouble against Diaz Olivia yesterday. Of course, everything is possible, but I am rather confident for this one. I hope I won't be dissappointed in a few hours.

On a side note, I have seen some recent Neiland photos, the few I could find - and I am not so sure anymore if the woman I was ranting about in my previous post was actually Neiland. The woman I remember looked a whole lot younger, although she had very short, almost blond-coloured hair too. But maybe she had physically aged about 15 or 20 years by the end of that match, like we all did. ;) The woman I remember had remarkable blue eyes too, which doesn't seem to be the case for Neiland. Next time I'll better check some pics before I start ranting. :o

If that Olympics 2004 woman is not Neiland, I have no beef with Larisa being Nastya's new coach. I am still anxiously waiting on any official news though.


ohhh hope so



Good Luck today Nastya

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2006, 03:35 PM
These matches mean Anastasia is healthy.
That's what I want going into Paris.

denine
May 23rd, 2006, 03:42 PM
nastya takes the first set 6-4!!! and i think held serve for the whole damn set!!! :woohoo:

cindy
May 23rd, 2006, 04:00 PM
davai nastya!

Foot's Fingers
May 23rd, 2006, 04:02 PM
OMG if stat is correct: Tzveti till this moment have no even 1 bp but this sb :help:

Nastya leads 6-4 3-1

denine
May 23rd, 2006, 04:16 PM
omg nastya wins! 6-4 6-2! she was goooooood today!!!! :D :D :worship:

selyoink
May 23rd, 2006, 04:17 PM
Unbelievable Nastya wins in a drama less encounter. Well done girl!

sinterklaasje
May 23rd, 2006, 04:18 PM
:woohoo:
well done!
and Anna C is out
take the title Nastya :rocker2:

Thauron
May 23rd, 2006, 04:22 PM
Myskina won 6-4, 6-2

Rather good, especially since her serve seems to have done really well during the entire match - although as Foot's Fingers pointed out the stats aren't any good. They seem to have gotten stuck at the end of set 1.

Keep it up, Myskina.

cindy
May 23rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
woah nastya! only 2 sets!!!! well done!!!!! if she plays like that all the week she may win it will be good for her confidence I hope...congrats!!!

slk45
May 23rd, 2006, 04:29 PM
Nastya!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Way to go!


Where were you all following the scores? I can't get the Istanbul Cup's links to work. :(

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2006, 04:34 PM
Imagine if she finds her best form for Paris?
That would make RG that much more interesting

_LuCaS_
May 23rd, 2006, 04:44 PM
Imagine if she finds her best form for Paris?
That would make RG that much more interesting
I expect a change in her game now that she has a new coach. If the rest of this season goes in the same pattern maybe she should consider doing something else with her time

selyoink
May 23rd, 2006, 04:46 PM
Nastya!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Way to go!


Where were you all following the scores? I can't get the Istanbul Cup's links to work. :(

I can't get the them to work either. Maybe it is an American problem.

ARIANE 5
May 23rd, 2006, 05:18 PM
Only 2 sets waow
Good job Nastya

Come on girl :clap2:

TheBoiledEgg
May 23rd, 2006, 05:21 PM
Nastya :banana: :yeah:
that was very impressive today :D :)

more of the same will do nicely ;) :D

KV
May 23rd, 2006, 05:31 PM
Satisfying :D

iine:
May 23rd, 2006, 05:42 PM
Oh, wow! .. She won in TWO sets! :eek: :woohoo:

martirogi
May 23rd, 2006, 08:10 PM
iine i like your new avatar.


i guess you weren't as bad as usual today nastya. solid. :yeah:

Almalyk
May 23rd, 2006, 09:30 PM
Finally I wake up to a easy 2 set win! I hope to see for the whole week. No doubt some straight set wins will give her confidence for next week too! :D

Like Lucas said, the style of her game will probably change with a new coach... It will be interesting to see what the near future holds :)

selyoink
May 23rd, 2006, 09:35 PM
Finally I wake up to a easy 2 set win! I hope to see for the whole week. No doubt some straight set wins will give her confidence for next week too! :D

Like Lucas said, the style of her game will probably change with a new coach... It will be interesting to see what the near future holds :)

Interesting as long as she keeps winning. Even though I'm not confident her game I cannot wait to see what Roland Garros holds in store for her. I'm just hoping she doesn't get either Henin-Hardenne or Kuznetsova in the 4th round. I'd much rather have Schnyder or Dementieva. Of course Nastya might not make that far.

As for this week the title would be great but as long as she wins a few matches and gets to the semis I'd be happy.

She plays doubles tomorrow on the last match on center court.

Josh810
May 23rd, 2006, 11:05 PM
Wait a minute, a player isn't required to play 3 sets? :cool:

Good job Mysky! Thought this one would be tough after seeing Pironkova vs. Venus earlier in the year.

Spunky83
May 23rd, 2006, 11:16 PM
An easy straight sets win! Ola and I were stunned :lol:

meyerpl
May 23rd, 2006, 11:20 PM
I have completely given up trying to figure out what to expect from Nastya. Is a change of coaches official or still in the speculation stage?
I'm very pleased with her nice win today. Hopefully..............

angiee3
May 24th, 2006, 12:15 AM
An easy straight sets win! Ola and I were stunned :lol:

:lol:

angiee3
May 24th, 2006, 12:15 AM
nice.. well done nastya.. good luck next round..

meyerpl
May 24th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Here I go again: I have a really good feeling about this tournament!!! (That's usually about all it takes for Nastya to crash-out.)

Almalyk
May 24th, 2006, 12:23 AM
I have completely given up trying to figure out what to expect from Nastya. Is a change of coaches official or still in the speculation stage?
I'm very pleased with her nice win today. Hopefully..............

It's still speculation... But i'm hopeful! :angel:

When was the last time Jens was spotted at competition with her? Was he there in Warsaw? I know he wasn't in Rome, and i'm not sure if he is there in Istanbul? Does anyone have any more information?

Almalyk
May 24th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Here I go again: I have a really good feeling about this tournament!!! (That's usually about all it takes for Nastya to crash-out.)

I have a great feeling too... :confused: :wavey:

selyoink
May 24th, 2006, 04:59 AM
It's still speculation... But i'm hopeful! :angel:

When was the last time Jens was spotted at competition with her? Was he there in Warsaw? I know he wasn't in Rome, and i'm not sure if he is there in Istanbul? Does anyone have any more information?

Yeah I'm very curious as well. I hope a coaching change has occurred. Still I would feel kind of bad for Jens. He did help coach her to a slam title, but things obviously have not been working recently.

fleur137
May 24th, 2006, 06:37 AM
whether or not she has a new coach, i'm just glad nastya won! i was so scared that she would end up like Venus....

selyoink
May 24th, 2006, 06:51 AM
whether or not she has a new coach, i'm just glad nastya won! i was so scared that she would end up like Venus....

I think the fact that Pironkova did beat Venus probably made Nastya focused from the beginning.

fleur137
May 24th, 2006, 07:12 AM
I think the fact that Pironkova did beat Venus probably made Nastya focused from the beginning.
well let's hope that concentration lasts

denine
May 24th, 2006, 09:12 AM
Did she really change coach or something?! :confused:

Foot's Fingers
May 24th, 2006, 11:35 AM
good luck in doubles today

iine:
May 24th, 2006, 12:25 PM
iine i like your new avatar.


Thx, yours is great, too! :yeah:

cindy
May 24th, 2006, 03:28 PM
nastya is playing her double rignt now...and here is a 3 sets match! right now the score is 4/6 7/5...go girls!!!

cindy
May 24th, 2006, 03:54 PM
and it's aaaaaaa.....lost! :sad: 1/6 in the third...well let's hope that nastya will win the single anyway go nastyenka :bounce:

iine:
May 24th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Oh, pity they lost doubles. :sad: as long as it doesn't happen in singles, it's fine with me. :)

Thauron
May 24th, 2006, 03:59 PM
They lost the third set 1-6. Too bad, but singles is where it is supposed to happen this week.
Maybe it is even better that way, it means more time to rest and relax. Don't want to her to hurry to RG exhausted from a week of constant matchplay in both singles and doubles. Feel a bit sad for Senoglu though.

Best of luck in singles tomorrow.

selyoink
May 24th, 2006, 04:16 PM
I think it is a good she lost the doubles match. As Thauron said we don't want her to get tuckered out at this tournament.

cindy
May 24th, 2006, 04:17 PM
sad for ipek too...it could have been great for her to win at her home...anyway as iine said as long as this doesn't happen in single...btw it looks like nastya change her pink outfit for her classic red and white one! (you can see it on wtatour.com) nothin' against the pink one but I realy do love more the classic one

goldenlox
May 24th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Who knows? Maybe Anastasia is ready to show 2004 RG was for real.

ARIANE 5
May 24th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Nastya vs. Castano tomorrow not before 17.00 hrs (16.00 in France)

Come on girl :)

slk45
May 24th, 2006, 05:07 PM
I can't get the them to work either. Maybe it is an American problem.I finally got the scoreboard to come in.....
Open the "Live Score" link, right-click in the center of the window, go down to "Encoding," click on either "Cyrillic" or "More" and then "Turkish (Windows)." Actually, I think any of the options under encoding except the default Western European (Windows) will bring up the screen.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2006, 05:15 PM
This should help her confidence

frenchie
May 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Yessss
I got problems with my connection the last few days so I'm glad she's in the QF with a convincing win!!

selyoink
May 24th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Now it is time for Nastya to avenge the worst loss of her career. No one has ever beaten her as badly as Castano.

Almalyk
May 24th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Now it is time for Nastya to avenge the worst loss of her career. No one has ever beaten her as badly as Castano.

Yes didn't she lose 6-0 6-1 quite some time ago? Let's hope the score is nothing close when they play tomorrow.

I'm pleased she lost doubles too - I usually am... Her doubles matches often go 3 sets too, and consume a lot of energy.

martirogi
May 24th, 2006, 10:03 PM
btw it looks like nastya change her pink outfit for her classic red and white one! (you can see it on wtatour.com) nothin' against the pink one but I realy do love more the classic one

where? :wavey:

selyoink
May 24th, 2006, 10:25 PM
where? :wavey:

It was one of the headline photos that rotates with the other stories. But now they have updated it for todays matches so it has a picture of Groenefeld. So, I don't know if you can find the picture anymore. Try looking in the Istanbul Tournament forum. Might be a pictures thread in there with Nastya.

If you do a yahoo news search you can find pictures but they are pictures of her wearing the normal pink top. Maybe the wta site used a picture that wasn't from Istanbul? :scratch:

sinterklaasje
May 24th, 2006, 11:04 PM
It wasn't a recent pic on wtatour.com. Maybe from Fed Cup final last year. I think she's wearing the pink top in Istanbul.
I don't really like this season's outfits, they were much better last year. I just loved her RG 2005 outfit, but unfortunately she didn't wear it a lot as she crashed out in the first round and didn't wear it afterwards (not that I can remember).
Anyway, who cares about a nice outfit, I want results! (some of the male fans may disagree ;) )

Almalyk
May 24th, 2006, 11:25 PM
It wasn't a recent pic on wtatour.com. Maybe from Fed Cup final last year. I think she's wearing the pink top in Istanbul.
I don't really like this season's outfits, they were much better last year. I just loved her RG 2005 outfit, but unfortunately she didn't wear it a lot as she crashed out in the first round and didn't wear it afterwards (not that I can remember).
Anyway, who cares about a nice outfit, I want results! (some of the male fans may disagree ;) )

I want results first and foremost too...:wavey:

selyoink
May 25th, 2006, 05:00 AM
I also prefer results but having both would be nice. I hope she can dust off Castano easily. But I'm expecting a very tough match.

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Good Luck Nastya!!!

just win today

Don't think abt 2001 year loss to Castano

frenchie
May 25th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Come on Nastya!!
You can win your first title in Turkey

goldenlox
May 25th, 2006, 04:08 PM
It would be good for her to win this title.
Anastasia could be a real darkhorse in Paris
She definately is as good a player as anyone in the draw.

goldenlox
May 25th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Odds To Win Women’s French Open (favorites and notables)

Justine Henin-Hardenne 5/2
Kim Clijsters 5/1
Nadia Petrova 5/1
Amelie Mauresmo 7/1
Martina Hingis 10/1
Svetlana Kuznetsova 11/1
Venus Williams 16/1
Maria Sharapova 16/1
Elena Dementieva 35/1
Dinara Safina 43/1
Mary Pierce 49/1
Patty Schnyder 56/1
Francesca Schiavone 72/1
Anastasia Myskina 79/1

Thauron
May 25th, 2006, 05:02 PM
Another two set win: Myskina defeated Castano 6-4, 7-6(3)

Not as easy as two days ago, but I'll take a two set win anytime.

Best of luck against Krajicek in the SF.

goldenlox
May 25th, 2006, 05:06 PM
It's good to win matches. Bring on Paris

ARIANE 5
May 25th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Congrats Nastya :bounce: A difficult match today, with many break points lost.

selyoink
May 25th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Another great performance. Castano can be tough player despite losing to Martina Navratilova at 2004 Wimbledon :tape:

I'm starting to think Nastya will actually win the title. That can't be a good thing :unsure:

KV
May 25th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Good win :D Good luck vs. M. Krajicek.

frenchie
May 25th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Nice win!!

Nastya's serve seems to be good this week, she doesn't lose her serve often and can close set with it! good sign

I think Nastya can win against Krajicek who is not that good on clay (overweighted :tape: )

selyoink
May 25th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Nice win!!

Nastya's serve seems to be good this week, she doesn't lose her serve often and can close set with it! good sign

I think Nastya can win against Krajicek who is not that good on clay (overweighted :tape: )

Yeah I wouldn't think Krajicek would be a very good clay court player so I fully expect Nastya to make the final. But both Peer and ALG could beat her.

Bubba08
May 25th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Yeah Nastya! :D
Krajicek is beatable, whereas Peer and Groenefeld are definitely much tougher.
One match at a time, it would be nice if she reaches the final first. :cool:
Go Nastya, go!! :woohoo:

iine:
May 25th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Wow, another straight sets win. :woohoo:

Almalyk
May 25th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Well done Nastya - two straight set wins in a row :bigclap:
I'm getting a good feeling here... Just two more wins please :)

cindy
May 25th, 2006, 09:01 PM
davai nastya!

Filippo-Nastya
May 25th, 2006, 09:01 PM
Congrats Nastya!! :bounce:
Good luck for tomorrow vs Krajicek. I don't know well Michaella because I have seen her only once on TV (at AO vs Mauresmo last January).
Go Nastyaaaa!!

Almalyk
May 25th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Less than 24 hours until RG draw too...

fleur137
May 25th, 2006, 10:12 PM
so so glad she won!!
anyway, we should have a lil tiny celebration and congratulate nastya cos:
1. it's her first semi since tokyo
2. her rank is back to 11 (provided no one else challenges her rank)
3. it's her FIFTEENTH (15th) win of the season!!!!

martirogi
May 25th, 2006, 10:30 PM
krajicek is one tough hoe. i saw her in miami. her dutch team is very loud and annoying during the match. :armed:

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 12:13 AM
I could get used to these 2 set wins... They're a lot easier to digest.

I give Nastya the edge over Misa, maybe in 3 sets.

selyoink
May 26th, 2006, 04:45 AM
Nastya should win tomorrow. I will be very upset if she doesn't.

I'm more concerned about the RG draw though. I really hope Nastya avoids Henin-Hardenne and Kuznetsova. I don't want a potential 4th round match with either of them. Also it would be preferable as always if she avoids Mauresmo.

Foot's Fingers
May 26th, 2006, 07:49 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Anastasia Myskina and Anna-Lena Groenefeld took one step closer to a much-anticipated championship showdown at the Istanbul Cup, but things weren't easy, as the quarterfinals took place Thursday at the Tier III, Roland Garros tune-up event.

In the feature evening match, the top-seeded Myskina withstood a barrage of aggressive topspin groundstrokes and fought back from breaks of serve down in both sets in edging No.6 seed Catalina Castaño, 64 76(3). Ranked No.12 in the world, Myskina avoided becoming Castaño's third Top 20 scalp of the 2006 clay court season, after the Colombian had notched impressive wins in recent weeks on the dirt over both Groenefeld and Czech phenom Nicole Vaidisova.

"I didn't play such a great match, but at least I won," said Myskina, who won one game in her only prior meeting with Castaño, at an ITF Women's Circuit event five years ago. "I hope to play better tomorrow."

With the win, Myskina moves into her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour semifinal of the year, and her first on clay since winning Roland Garros two years ago.

The Russian next faces Dutch teenager Michaella Krajicek (pictured), a 61 60 quarterfinal winner over Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus. Krajicek, 17 years old, is already a two-time Tour titlist at the Tier IV level, and will be appearing in her second Tier III semifinal, having reached the final four last October in Hasselt

2 sets win :)

Congrats!!!

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Good luck Nastya. Show your junior opponent her place.

First final of the year please. :kiss: :hearts: :bigclap: :) ;) :D :woohoo:

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 09:52 AM
Good luck Nastya. Show your junior opponent her place.

First final of the year please. :kiss: :hearts: :bigclap: :) ;) :D :woohoo:
agreed! show her who's boss!!

ARIANE 5
May 26th, 2006, 10:51 AM
RG first match : Nastya vs. Mirza :eek:

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 10:53 AM
potential 3rd round: Ana I
potential 4th round: JHH

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 10:54 AM
What a terrible draw!! :sad:

Foot's Fingers
May 26th, 2006, 10:59 AM
draw :help: :help:

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Horrible horrible horrible draw. It was like that in 2004 though ,and we cheered her to the title. If she plays up to her best standard she should reach the 4th round. That's all i'll say.

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 11:12 AM
RG first match : Nastya vs. Mirza :eek:

They have never played have they? Well time for Nastya to get ahead in H2H. Sania is a bit overrated in my opinion anyway... Let's hope she's in crap form. :tape:

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Horrible horrible horrible draw. It was like that in 2004 though ,and we cheered her to the title. If she plays up to her best standard she should reach the 4th round. That's all i'll say.

please please please and pretty pretty please nastya, be in good form!

btw, how did mirza go at istanbul? didn't she go out early?
and how is jhh these days?

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 11:47 AM
wow shahar peer just beat ALG.....hope nastya can win istanbul. she needs the points!

iine:
May 26th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Oh, oh, oh :sobbing: Very tough draw for Nastya. She better be playing top-class!

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 12:22 PM
OMG at the draw!!

Her goal should be to reach the fourth round :rolleyes:
Mirza should not be a problem on clay. Moreover she's in a slump

BTW do you know when Nastya is going to begin her tourny? I'm going on tuesday 30th :bounce:

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I would kill to see a Nastya/Mirza match on tuesday :worship:

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Her goal should be to reach the fourth round
Mirza should not be a problem on clay. Moreover she's in a slump

that's good!
btw, anyone know how ana i is going?

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 01:00 PM
that's good!
btw, anyone know how ana i is going?

Ana got injured in Berlin I think and withdrew from Rome ;)
Not a bad draw afterall :tape:

ARIANE 5
May 26th, 2006, 01:08 PM
I like your optimistic Frenchie :lol:

denine
May 26th, 2006, 01:12 PM
holy crap :eek:..i'm disgusted with the draw. :( :(

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 01:14 PM
I like your optimistic Frenchie :lol:

You mean you like my optimism ;)

Seriously I think Nastya is a far better player than Mirza on clay and Ivanovic was injured recently and might not reach the third round

But Henin :rolleyes: (I hate her :fiery: )

let's hope Nastya plays her first round match on tuesday :wavey:

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 01:21 PM
OMG at the draw!!

Her goal should be to reach the fourth round :rolleyes:
Mirza should not be a problem on clay. Moreover she's in a slump

BTW do you know when Nastya is going to begin her tourny? I'm going on tuesday 30th :bounce:
I read that the bottom half of the draw will start on Sunday, but I don't know if the info is reliable. If it is true and if Nastya reaches the final of Istanbul, she will have to rush to the airport for being in time at RG, it is a potential insane schedule. :unsure:

~|Naomi|~
May 26th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Awful draw:o

Tough 1st round to start and then just keeps getting tougher. In the tougher half as well so unlikely to open up:mad:

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 01:25 PM
You mean you like my optimism ;)

Seriously I think Nastya is a far better player than Mirza on clay and Ivanovic was injured recently and might not reach the third round

But Henin :rolleyes: (I hate her :fiery: )

let's hope Nastya plays her first round match on tuesday :wavey:
The matches start on Sunday this year.

~|Naomi|~
May 26th, 2006, 01:28 PM
I read that the bottom half of the draw will start on Sunday, but I don't know if the info is reliable. If it is true and if Nastya reaches the final of Istanbul, she will have to rush to the airport for being in time at RG, it is a potential insane schedule. :unsure:

On Sunday they will only use the first 3 courts and I can't remember the exact amount but will only play somewhere between 8-12 matches half atp and half wta, so I doubt Nastya will play they will give her the day off I would expect.

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 01:30 PM
I read that the bottom half of the draw will start on Sunday, but I don't know if the info is reliable. If it is true and if Nastya reaches the final of Istanbul, she will have to rush to the airport for being in time at RG, it is a potential insane schedule. :unsure:

There are only 6 women matches on Sunday, so it means the rest of the bottom half will play on tuesday :bounce:
I think the title holder usually opens the tournament the first day so Justine will certainly play on Sunday and Nastya will certainly play on Tuesday. That would be perfect for me :bounce: and for Nastya who will have time to recover!

I hope I'm right!!

Foot's Fingers
May 26th, 2006, 01:33 PM
if she play on Tuesady it's good

Playing well she can reach 4 rnd
Then JHH - no need more words

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 01:33 PM
On Sunday they will only use the first 3 courts and I can't remember the exact amount but will only play somewhere between 8-12 matches half atp and half wta, so I doubt Nastya will play they will give her the day off I would expect.

There are only 6 women matches on Sunday, so it means the rest of the bottom half will play on tuesday :bounce:
I think the title holder usually opens the tournament the first day so Justine will certainly play on Sunday and Nastya will certainly play on Tuesday. That would be perfect for me :bounce: and for Nastya who will have time to recover!

I hope I'm wrong!!
It makes more sense, I didn't know it was only 6 WTA matches.
It is better like this for Nastya. :p

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 02:06 PM
if she play on Tuesady it's good

Playing well she can reach 4 rnd
Then JHH - no need more words
well if mirza's in a slump and ana's injured, she should be able to go to 4th round pretty easily but then again, it's nastya and we all know just how predictable she is....

Foot's Fingers
May 26th, 2006, 02:21 PM
well if mirza's in a slump and ana's injured, she should be able to go to 4th round pretty easily but then again, it's nastya and we all know just how predictable she is....


That's why i think to early to speak abt 4st rnd

Mirza firstly....


Wait!!!
Misa firstly, don't forget we are still in turkey

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Come on Nastya!! reach the final

Peer is already in the final
Strangely, Shahar is Nastya's only victory on clay in 2005 (Amelia island 2nd round) which is a good sign judging from Nastya's game and shape at that time of the year in 2005

Marat Safin fan
May 26th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Nastya won 6/2 6/7(5)

denine
May 26th, 2006, 04:35 PM
:woohoo: FINALS!!!! take the title!!!

ARIANE 5
May 26th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaah :bounce: :bounce:
Congrats Nastya

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Nastya in final!!
She is beating her opponents in straight set and seems to be serving well!! Actually this week reminds me of Kolkota last year... I hope for the same result

goldenlox
May 26th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Mirza in the first round - that should have her ready for anything.
I would love to see Anastasia beat Justine in Paris.

frenchie
May 26th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Mirza in the first round - that should have her ready for anything.
I would love to see Anastasia beat Justine in Paris.

me too :D you can't imagine how :p

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 05:02 PM
Yeah Nastya!! :D
Peer is on fire currently, it will be tough tomorrow, but go Nastya we believe in you! :rocker:

Nastya won 6/2 6/7(5)
The last sentence of your sig is very classy.

Marat Safin fan
May 26th, 2006, 05:08 PM
thanks I live in hope :)

Bubba08
May 26th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Good for you. :)

KV
May 26th, 2006, 05:32 PM
INTO final :D :)

selyoink
May 26th, 2006, 05:33 PM
Good job on the win today from Nastya.

Now onto the RG draw. I think Mirza is a great first round opponent. She has very little experience on clay and has been awful this year. Nastya should have no problems in that match. Same with second round. Ivanovic has not had any good results this year either. So I think that is a great draw. Unfortunately Nastya stands little to no chance against Henin-Hardenne.

Her draw is ideal for three rounds in my opinion. But she really needed to draw Schnyder or Dementieva as a 4th round opponent. As it is I see her making the 4th before getting annihilated. Still it would be her second best result by far at RG.

slk45
May 26th, 2006, 06:23 PM
:yeah: Nice win, Nastya!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Michaella took out Mirza in the 2R at Istanbul, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. I think Nastya can win against Krajicek who is not that good on clay (overweighted :tape: ) I saw Misa at Amelia Island last month, and I would not say she's overweight. Very cute, in fact. :kiss:

Take this title, Nastya!! :drive:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/istanbul/f_20.jpg

Filippo-Nastya
May 26th, 2006, 07:03 PM
I'm too happy right now, third win in straight sets in a row and first final of 2006. Great Nastya!! :bigclap:
As regard RG, I hope (like you all) Nastya will play her 1r match on Tuesday so she would have 2 days off after the Istanbul final and Frenchie would have the chance to attend her match.
P.S. Spunky will be very "happy" with Justine, Nastya and Ivanovic in the same 1/8 of the draw. :lol:

iine:
May 26th, 2006, 07:06 PM
She won in TWO sets ! .. Again ! :D Very nice win .. :woohoo:

manu32
May 26th, 2006, 08:33 PM
no pics in this tournament???

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Well done on reaching the final Nastya! Another straight sets win - amazing!
Good luck vs Peer. A clay court title would be awesome right before RG.

Like I said earlier, Nastya should reach the 4th round in RG. But that's when the bomb lands. :help:

Almalyk
May 26th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Highlights of the match here:

:banana: :bigclap:

http://www.superspor.com/detail.php?Type=18&kategori=165&go=22205

Filippo-Nastya
May 26th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Thanks for highlights King Taniwha :worship:
In the last 2 points of the tb Nastya was fantastic!!

Thauron
May 26th, 2006, 09:56 PM
Peer will be tough, she seem to have been playing outstanding tennis this week (or did her opponents just suck? Can't tell without decent statistics.) None the less, if focussed Myskina should be able to win this and take her first singles title of the year. I hope for the best tomorrow.

I don't like her draw at RG much though, first Henin, than probably Petrova - anything else would probably have been so much better. She should reach the fourth round though, everything more than that would be a huge bonus - would simply be amazing actually.
I might be possible though that Henin is rusty and tense during her first matches - like she was last year (until after the Kuznetzova match) - if so there will definately be opportunities...

fleur137
May 26th, 2006, 11:41 PM
WOOOHOOOO!!! super glad she won! first final of the year! hope she flattens peer even though it'll be a tough job.

anyway, please head over to the 2006 Tournaments Thread in Nastya's subforum and decide on a colour for finals and title. Whether she wins or not, there'll be a new colour cos green and red is too dreary for such an occassion!!

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 12:06 AM
Nastya:

"I'm a lot happier today with my match than yesterday," said Myskina, who is now through to her first final of the season, and will seek her 11th career title. "Krajicek hits the ball harder than Castaño, which I like, so it was easier for me to play my game. I'm glad that I played here this week, as it's given me a lot of confidence for Roland Garros."

Myskina has rekindled her clay court magic of old in Istanbul, having won her lone Grand Slam title on the terre battue of Roland Garros two years ago. In 2005 she was just 1-4 on the dirt, which included an opening round loss at her title defense in Paris, and prior to this week she was just 2-2 on clay in 2006.

angiee3
May 27th, 2006, 01:11 AM
Nice.. nastya now take the title...!!!

iine:
May 27th, 2006, 06:27 AM
Thanks for the highlights!:yeah:
Nastya was playing mighty good at the end of the match.:D

frenchie
May 27th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Terrible news for me!!!

Nastya's part of the draw will begin on Sunday so I wont be able to see her on tuesday except if they give her a late start which I doubt!

fleur137
May 27th, 2006, 07:16 AM
Terrible news for me!!!

Nastya's part of the draw will begin on Sunday so I wont be able to see her on tuesday except if they give her a late start which I doubt!
on sunday??? i hope she'll have time to settle down after today's match!!

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 07:39 AM
Terrible news for me!!!

Nastya's part of the draw will begin on Sunday so I wont be able to see her on tuesday except if they give her a late start which I doubt!

It's ok Frenchie! The schedule for Sunday is already on the web site, and Nastya isn't playing. There are only about 8 women's matches scheduled for the day! You should see her on Tuesday!

:wavey: :bounce:

fleur137
May 27th, 2006, 08:10 AM
It's ok Frenchie! The schedule for Sunday is already on the web site, and Nastya isn't playing. There are only about 8 women's matches scheduled for the day! You should see her on Tuesday!

:wavey: :bounce:
that's great!

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Good luck in the final Nastya! I want another title! :woohoo:

TiK-Tee
May 27th, 2006, 10:07 AM
Good luck today Nastya :D

frenchie
May 27th, 2006, 11:03 AM
It's ok Frenchie! The schedule for Sunday is already on the web site, and Nastya isn't playing. There are only about 8 women's matches scheduled for the day! You should see her on Tuesday!

:wavey: :bounce:

No I made a mistake :o

No matches of Nastya's part of the draw are scheduled for Sunday so it means Nastya's part will certainly begin Monday
No Nastya/Mirza for me :sad:

martirogi
May 27th, 2006, 11:16 AM
i love the justine 4th round. no bullshit easy draw this time. i hope for one of two things: nastya shows up and wins or goes home in tears with a 60, 60 loss. enough is enough anastasia. play hard or succumb to a perpetual 10-20 rank.

Shoulderpova
May 27th, 2006, 11:26 AM
It's time for Nastya to take this title this year. All the top Russian players have already won theirs. Go Nastya :)

Filippo-Nastya
May 27th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Eurosport and Eurosport 2 are broadcasting the RG quali today. :confused: It's the first time in my life I have the chance to watch the quali round matches of a GS tournament. What a pity!! I wanted to see the Istanbul finals :(

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 11:51 AM
10 minutes or so to go - i'm :scared:

Good luck!

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Nastya takes first set 61!
doesn't face a single bp in the whole set, and wins 76% of 1st serve points!! wow!

Bubba08
May 27th, 2006, 01:15 PM
It is never a good sign when she wins the first set easily. :sad:

denine
May 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM
she's sucking right now.....................

Marat Safin fan
May 27th, 2006, 01:38 PM
she's gonna lose unless she slows this down

Spunky83
May 27th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Nastya, Ana, JHH in one part of the draw...ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???

Nastya 5-5...40-0, now AD Peer..ahhh

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 02:20 PM
this is the ultimate rollercoaster right here... and it's in a fucking final!

Almalyk
May 27th, 2006, 02:21 PM
into the TB 3-3
how could anyone watch?????

fleur137
May 27th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Bloody F*** It!!

denine
May 27th, 2006, 02:26 PM
omg. that totally sucked. she was grt in the first set but that was it. FUCK. so pissed off.

Bubba08
May 27th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Just like the third round of her US Open 2005, the scores are similar. :sad: :sad:

fleur137
May 27th, 2006, 02:29 PM
she just had to blow it. it was a great come back and it just all had to fall apart.

frenchie
May 27th, 2006, 02:32 PM
The good thing is that she fought to the end!!
Bad luck

Her problem is to play well throughout a whole match and stay focused during the second set
How many times did she win the first 6/1 or 6/0 and then lost the next two??

sinterklaasje
May 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM
:bigcry:
not the end I had hoped for after such a great week
what a disappointment
:banghead: :bigcry: :banghead: :bigcry:

Filippo-Nastya
May 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM
What a sadness! :sad:
Twenty minutes of craziness from 6-1 *3-2 up to 6-1 3-6 0-3* down has ruined the job of a whole week.

angiee3
May 27th, 2006, 03:02 PM
what a way to blow it.. i was sure she would win....
(just lost a title, that she should have had by now....)
this really upsets me.. nothing we can do...

martirogi
May 27th, 2006, 03:37 PM
what a fucking idiot. :rolleyes:

ys
May 27th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Well fougnt, baby, things are finally coming together.. :hug:

Dementinator
May 27th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Well theres Negatives and Positives here ,She played solidly for the week ,when she would normally have struggled and then lost a tight final she should have won ,but somehow she seems to be going in the right direction really ,not quite sure if shes gonna ever get right back up there ,but shes far from headed backwards at least. Needs to really maintain concentration ,Sheer is good and played well ,but Nastya really threw that one away which is kinda sad ,but there we go, RG now....onwards.....

ARIANE 5
May 27th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Typically a Nastya match. :mad:
Agree with you Frenchie. She often has difficulties after a first easy set. Concentration ? Nervousness ? But she made a good tournement.
Now she must rest and play a good match vs. Mirza. And win of course.
Welcome in Paris Nastya :wavey:

iine:
May 27th, 2006, 04:18 PM
I'm sooooooo disappointed! :sobbing: I really believed that she would win this thing. :(
And hey, she reached the finals for the first time of this year. That's something:o :shrug:

goldenlox
May 27th, 2006, 04:34 PM
You always want to win a final, the money and points have a big gap that day.
But this a lower Tier tourny.

Now she has to get ready for Mirza, and the wild crowd

sinterklaasje
May 27th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Apparantly she has some kind of inury (muscles of the right arm). I hope it isn't too serious. Maybe the injury bothered her during the final. Peer was very impressive during the whole week, so we knew it would be a hard match for Nastya. I'm happy she reached the final (3 straight set victories :eek: ), but seeing her lose like this hurts. She was so close. Anyway, Nastya sounded positive after the match (but she always does lately, even after losing to a player ranked 309 :o ), so I hope she gained some confidence.
Best of luck in Paris!

slk45
May 27th, 2006, 07:29 PM
:sad: :sad: Nastya. It looked so promising!

As disappointing as the loss in the final is, it hardly means the whole week was thrown away. The first final this year in 9 tournaments.... that is a positive! It is moving forward, not to mention an additional 84 pts.

You know you can go the final step.... use that energy at RG! Go Nastya! :bounce: :bounce:

itzhak
May 27th, 2006, 09:28 PM
I saw the match...it was up and down for both of the players...
What is weird (or not...) about Nastya is her sad look all the time. look at Nadia- she said that her improvement is because she change her attitude to be more positive and more calm and smiling...She seems always like someone with no motivation at all...you can see this when she come to court from the bench between the games, she is walking very slowly like saying "I must play?"...
what do you think?

slk45
May 28th, 2006, 04:56 AM
no pics in this tournament???Here are some from the tournament site:

angiee3
May 28th, 2006, 05:20 AM
ohh. i can't see the pics.. could you put them up some other way please..
i don't know if the links are not working or is it my computer...

selyoink
May 28th, 2006, 06:29 AM
What a typical choke job from Nastya. We all should have seen it coming from a mile away. Stupid choker.


Well ultimately this tournament is meaningless. I just hope she plays well at RG. On the bright side if she loses in the first round her career record at RG will fall to 8-7. That would have to be the worst winning % for a player at a slam that they actually won.

slk45
May 28th, 2006, 07:43 AM
ohh. i can't see the pics.. could you put them up some other way please... The links still work for me -- I uploaded them, so don't know if that has anything to do with it. I'll try it this way:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i255/slk45/Myskina-Istanbul06-3.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i255/slk45/Myskina-Istanbul06-2.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i255/slk45/Myskina-Istanbul06.jpg

Almalyk
May 28th, 2006, 08:07 AM
What a typical choke job from Nastya. We all should have seen it coming from a mile away. Stupid choker.


Well ultimately this tournament is meaningless. I just hope she plays well at RG. On the bright side if she loses in the first round her career record at RG will fall to 8-7. That would have to be the worst winning % for a player at a slam that they actually won.

It's a bizarre record. It's almost like she was someone else for a week. Or made a magic wish.

I want her to reach the 4th round. I'll be satisfied with that.

cindy
May 28th, 2006, 09:40 AM
now she just have to do better in RG...c'mon nastya we still believe in you even if we are the only one!