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frenchie
May 28th, 2006, 08:49 AM
I still believe in her too!!
Anyway I'll never let her down

Bubba08
May 28th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Nastya will start her RG campaign on Tuesday, she isn't on the OOP of Monday.

Spunky83
May 28th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Tuesday, thatīs great cause that would mean all my faves are actually playing on the same day.

Speaking of faves...did I mention Ola and I met Andy Roddick (and the rest of the US team) in a bar this week? Awwwwwwwwwww!!! So nice and cute! Sorry, even days afterwards, I am excited about it :lol:. Actually called my mum right after taking a pic and telling him best wishes for his ankle.

Any chances Nastya gets scheduled on the show courts? I mean are there a lot of Indians living in France?

frenchie
May 29th, 2006, 06:06 AM
Tuesday, thatīs great cause that would mean all my faves are actually playing on the same day.

Speaking of faves...did I mention Ola and I met Andy Roddick (and the rest of the US team) in a bar this week? Awwwwwwwwwww!!! So nice and cute! Sorry, even days afterwards, I am excited about it :lol:. Actually called my mum right after taking a pic and telling him best wishes for his ankle.

Any chances Nastya gets scheduled on the show courts? I mean are there a lot of Indians living in France?

Wow you're so lucky to meat your fave :D
Actually I don't want Nastya to be on show court because I have a ticket for court Suzanne Lenglen and outside courts but I'm afraid Nastya will be on Center Court (which I doubt!!) or Court 1 (which is more probable :sad: )!!

selyoink
May 29th, 2006, 06:17 AM
I would think Nastya will be on one of the main courts since she is a former champ. Gaudio is playing on Lenglen I believe so I think Nastya is likely to get the same treatment.

Foot's Fingers
May 29th, 2006, 07:13 AM
Just hope Nastya will be healthy

Thauron
May 29th, 2006, 08:23 AM
I agree with Foot's Fingers - her health is the only thing that matters. Injury-risk is one of the reasons why most players don't want to play the week before a slam, and than to injure oneself the day in the final... I hope that injury is minor enough to be fully healed by tomorrow.

Bloody dissappointed she missed an excellent opportunity to conquer her 11th WTA singles titles - but she gets two more weeks to right that wrong from me ;)

denine
May 29th, 2006, 08:33 AM
According to the highlights show, nastya vs mirza is THE match of round one :lol: so she'll prob. be on a show court.

frenchie
May 29th, 2006, 12:30 PM
According to the highlights show, nastya vs mirza is THE match of round one :lol: so she'll prob. be on a show court.

I fear it :fiery:
If only Nastya could play on Suzanne Lenglen Court.... :D but my bet is court 1 :rolleyes:

frenchie
May 29th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Mirza/Myskina first on Suzanne Lenglen!!!!!!!! :eek:

Yessssssssssssssss :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I'm sooo happy :angel:

If you won't be able to see the match, I'll give you a super-detailed summary ;)

Spunky83
May 29th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Nastya vs. Mirza on Lenglen Tuesday, 11 am first match.

Now I guess we have to thank the Indians for that one;)

frenchie
May 29th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Nastya vs. Mirza on Lenglen Tuesday, 11 am first match.

Now I guess we have to thank the Indians for that one;)

Thank you so much Indian friends!!!
This is going to be my first live single match of Nastya :drool: A big moment in my career as a fan :lol:

ARIANE 5
May 29th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Happy for you Frenchie. Wouldn't be late ;)

Good luck and come on Nastya :)

frenchie
May 29th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Happy for you Frenchie. Wouldn't be late ;)

Good luck and come on Nastya :)

:bounce: :bounce:
I'm leaving my home at 6am ;) so I won't be late

iine:
May 29th, 2006, 05:22 PM
God dammit! I will be sitting in school at that time. :(

I'm also happy for you frenchie that you'll have the opportunity to see our Nastya play. :D

_LuCaS_
May 29th, 2006, 06:44 PM
I hope you enjoy a victory frenchie :D
Hopefully Hingis will finish in 40 mins or so ;)
Good luck Nastya

sinterklaasje
May 29th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Enjoy your time tomorrow Frenchie !!
Don't forget your camera: please take a lot of pics

So Nastya, be kind and don't spoil Frenchie's (and my) day

Filippo-Nastya
May 29th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Tuesday, thatīs great cause that would mean all my faves are actually playing on the same day.

Speaking of faves...did I mention Ola and I met Andy Roddick (and the rest of the US team) in a bar this week? Awwwwwwwwwww!!! So nice and cute! Sorry, even days afterwards, I am excited about it :lol:. Actually called my mum right after taking a pic and telling him best wishes for his ankle.

Any chances Nastya gets scheduled on the show courts? I mean are there a lot of Indians living in France?

I know how you feel, because I met Nastya 14 days ago in Rome and I'm still excited too. :lol: I can hardly believe it yet. A lot of times in the last days I have said "I have met Nastya, I have met Nastya" to convince myself that is real. :lol:
She is special, one of the reason why she won the Diamond Ace Award in the last 3 years is interaction with fans, right? Well, according to what I have seen in Rome, nobody can take her away that award.

As regard tomorrow, goooo Nastya!!

martirogi
May 29th, 2006, 08:42 PM
nastya will play doubles with likhovtseva.


not as good as last year when she played with tati :sad:

Almalyk
May 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Is this the first time Nastya has teamed up with her best friend in a GS doubles match? Good luck to her and Lena L. Not a bad draw.

More important though, is that Nastya and Martina will both play first on the major courts on Tuesday! That's awesome, because i'll be able to watch both before I go to bed! I hope for an easy win for both, otherwise i'll be going to bed in a :mad: mood.

Almalyk
May 29th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Mirza/Myskina first on Suzanne Lenglen!!!!!!!! :eek:

Yessssssssssssssss :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I'm sooo happy :angel:

If you won't be able to see the match, I'll give you a super-detailed summary ;)

This is great news for you Frenchie! I'll look for you in the crowd! Hold a big sign saying " The 3AM Rollercoaster!" :lol: :wavey:

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 03:17 AM
nastya will play doubles with likhovtseva.


not as good as last year when she played with tati :sad:

Nothing can be as good as her playing with Tati.

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Wish Nastya wasn't opening the day. No way I'm I waking up at 5 a.m. to follow her match. I just hope when I wake up at around 7:30 I get to see that Nastya has been victorious. Mirza really shouldn't give her problems.

I am way too confident about this match.

denine
May 30th, 2006, 04:37 AM
i'm quite scared for nastya actually.. :unsure:

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 05:13 AM
i'm quite scared for nastya actually.. :unsure:

Really? I'm not worried at all. That just means if I wake up and see she has lost the profanities will come out with no restraint.

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 06:50 AM
Really? I'm not worried at all. That just means if I wake up and see she has lost the profanities will come out with no restraint.

I'm pretty good at saying obscene C and F words when she loses pathetically too. I just hope there is no need for this in a few hours time. :tape:

Good luck tonight Nastya - my two fav's playing at the same time! :hearts: :bounce: :D :worship: :lick: :kiss: :cool: :)

denine
May 30th, 2006, 07:00 AM
Good luck nastya.:D i hope they show nastya over hingis.. which is highly unlikely though.. :(

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 07:41 AM
Thank you so much Indian friends!!!
This is going to be my first live single match of Nastya :drool: A big moment in my career as a fan :lol:


Good Luck to you and Myskina!!!

Hope she brings good emotions to you and us

and need Hingis to win 6-0 6-0 if it possiable cos i am sure ES will start with hingis match

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 07:43 AM
Doubles draw:


Elena Likhovtseva RUS (13)
Anastasia Myskina RUS (13)
vs.
Yulia Beygelzimer UKR
Eva Birnerova CZE

Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
Meng Yuan CHN
vs.
Tatiana Poutchek BLR
Anastasiya Yakimova BLR

Vera Dushevina RUS
Galina Voskoboeva RUS
vs.
Ekaterina Bychkova RUS
Mervana Jugic-Salkic BIH

Klara Koukalova CZE
Lucie Safarova CZE
vs.
Cara Black ZIM (2)
Rennae Stubbs AUS (2)


This year Lena/Nastya are going by two ways: lost in first set or won a title

Good Luck!!!

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 08:37 AM
Good luck nastya.:D i hope they show nastya over hingis.. which is highly unlikely though.. :(

I doubt they will show Nastya over Hingis. Australian coverage has been flicking between the two major courts the last 2 nights, so I hope that they do that again.

Hingis is likely to finish before Nastya, therefore it's likely that we might get to see the end of her match/rollercoaster!

GOOD LUCK AGAIN NASTYA!! :kiss:

denine
May 30th, 2006, 08:46 AM
15 mins... COME ON NASTYA! yeah i hope hingis thrashes her opponent fast. go hingis!

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 09:37 AM
15 mins... COME ON NASTYA! yeah i hope hingis thrashes her opponent fast. go hingis!

lol, yeah;)

denine
May 30th, 2006, 09:41 AM
nastya is on!!!!!! :D

denine
May 30th, 2006, 09:43 AM
nastya is on!!!!!! :D
ok. for like one min.. LOL

Vass22
May 30th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Nastya is playing one of the most ugliest matches...
I'm following the SB and at one point the stats were the following:
22 points won by Nastya, 18 UFs by Mirza, 3 winners by Nastya... I assume that one was "forced"...

Ok, now it's a bit better and 6-4 first set.

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Phew...most important things first: Cutie-J is BACK :lol:

and yes, Nastya scored the first set 6-4...

cindy
May 30th, 2006, 09:44 AM
nastya won the first 6/4! davai nasty baby!

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 09:45 AM
and now comes the second set, I am always afraid of!

denine
May 30th, 2006, 09:47 AM
she faced break point. :lol:

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 09:48 AM
pheeew

hope Nastya doesn't feel boring now

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 09:49 AM
pheeew

hope Nastya doesn't feel boring now

LOL, yeah...just another 25 minutes staying focused must be a lot better than standing there for another hour feeling pissed off.

Come on!

denine
May 30th, 2006, 09:54 AM
err.is the sb screwed???

Josh810
May 30th, 2006, 09:55 AM
err.is the sb screwed???
I think so, WTF is the score!?

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 09:56 AM
HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

What i see??????????? Seems Savchenko is sitting with Jens????? :eek: They are working all together? So jens not fired but Larissa with her as well :rolleyes:


Nastya leads 2-0 (if info correct)

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 09:57 AM
HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

What i see??????????? Seems Savchenko is sitting with Jens????? :eek: They are working all together? So jens not fired but Larissa with her as well :rolleyes:


Nastya leads 2-0 (if info correct)

Jeans was probably really playing for his tennis team back home or maybe he has been cut back to a sparring partner again :lol:

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 09:58 AM
broken :( 2-1

denine
May 30th, 2006, 10:00 AM
no.. its 3-1!

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Jeans was probably really playing for his tennis team back home or maybe he has been cut back to a sparring partner again :lol:


:haha:

btw 4-1 :)

denine
May 30th, 2006, 10:09 AM
omg she won!!! :woohoo: but my channel is showing her now from 2-1 second set?? LOL

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Wow, she won 64 61! :D :woohoo:

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Yeah;) and the stats look pretty ok too.

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:18 AM
I've just watched the whole second set, and I haven't seen her play that well in over a year!

The serve was way better than i've seen it in ages today! Different paces, places, and the 2nd serve was faster too!

She even gave herself a cute little clap on her racket at the end! Looking gorgeous in yellow!!

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Jens and the lady with blonde hair were sitting together in the stands too! I don't know what the story was.

There was no signs of injury for sure, and when she was signing the camera, she had the biggest smile! It was so great to see!

Every second point in the 2nd set was a Myskina winner - and the last 75% of the match she had way more winners than UE's. If I remember correctly, she had around 9 UE at the start of the match before she even hit a winner, so she came back really well.

Backhand looking :bigclap:

denine
May 30th, 2006, 10:23 AM
yeah i agree! her serve was quite good today!!! :D :D :D

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:26 AM
yeah i agree! her serve was quite good today!!! :D :D :D

totally agree - no double faults, and 4 aces! Usually it would be the other way round!

I guess the conditions suit Nastya - it was similar conditions to QF and SF matches at RG in 2004 (Just a bit colder today). I hope it stays that way.

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:27 AM
Perfect time to finish playing too! Because it suddenly started to 'piss down' heavy rain!

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 10:30 AM
OMG i can't believe i missed nastya play! bad fleur!
anyway, that was one hell of a quick match!! 56mins! nastya must have been super motivated to make it past the first round!

btw, here's the match stats: (hope everyone can read it properly. i tried to space it out)
Mirza (IND) Myskina (RUS)

1st Serve % 32 of 50 = 64 % 35 of 55 = 64 %

Aces 0 4

Double Faults 1 0

Unforced Errors 37 25

Winning % on 1st Serve 19 of 32 = 59 % 23 of 35 = 66 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 3 of 18 = 17 % 13 of 20 = 65 %

Winners (Including Service) 9 21

Receiving Points Won 19 of 55 = 35 % 28 of 50 = 56 %

Break Point Conversions 2 of 4 = 50 % 5 of 6 = 83 %

Net Approaches 3 of 7 = 43 % 1 of 3 = 33 %

Total Points Won 41 64

Fastest Serve 165 km/h 173 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 146 km/h 152 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 128 km/h 123 km/h


Seems to me that nastya was playing pretty well. serve didn't seem that slow from the stats in comparison to her normal ones and FOUR aces!! she made quite a few UEs but then the winners pretty much covered it. from what i gather, it seemed to be more of a baseline game - nastya only came to the net 3 times.

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 10:31 AM
^ok spacings obviously off.....so much for trying to space it out...

cerbero
May 30th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Nice easy win :D dreadful outfit :(

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 10:36 AM
I've just watched the whole second set, and I haven't seen her play that well in over a year!

The serve was way better than i've seen it in ages today! Different paces, places, and the 2nd serve was faster too!

She even gave herself a cute little clap on her racket at the end! Looking gorgeous in yellow!!
aww lucky!! i haven't seen her play in 1.5 years...ever since that loss to Dechy at AO in 2005. aussie telly is so annoying...no RG...

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Nice easy win :D dreadful outfit :(
Yeah, I didn't like that outfit either. The colour of that top is :puke:

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 10:38 AM
picture anyone??

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Yeah, I didn't like that outfit either. The colour of that top is :puke:

I liked it! Maybe i'm a weirdo!! :eek:

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 10:40 AM
I just saw the very last game of the match. At least something. :D

I can't wait for frenchies match summary:woohoo:

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 10:43 AM
I just saw the very last game of the match. At least something. :D

I can't wait for frenchies match summary:woohoo:

I can't wait to hear from him too!

I'm really pleased she turned up and played well. It's a relief. Now I have confidence that she CAN at least make the 4th round. Of course that doesn't mean she will... :devil:

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 11:04 AM
I just saw the very last game of the match. At least something. :D

I can't wait for frenchies match summary:woohoo:
can't wait either!! :bounce: i'm really happy abt her performance today! reminiscence of the good times

denine
May 30th, 2006, 11:10 AM
who is she playing next round??

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 11:16 AM
melinda czink who just won in 3 over sandra kloesek

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 11:29 AM
melinda czink who just won in 3 over sandra kloesek

Let's hope Czink will be no problem. i'm interested to follow the Ivanovic match today to see how well she is playing on clay.

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Ok, I have Matthew Cronin trying to find out what the deal is with Larissa/Gerlach at the French Open. Heīs so nice responding in his TR.net-forum;)

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 11:38 AM
Let's hope Czink will be no problem. i'm interested to follow the Ivanovic match today to see how well she is playing on clay.
lucky! would so love to watch FO on telly....

anyway, what was her outfit like? i'm hearing mixed comments but i have no idea what it looks like to judge for myself lol

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Nastya won easily just as expected. Well done Nastya!

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 11:43 AM
I liked the outfit, looks different, not as tight as the usual shirts of her.

_LuCaS_
May 30th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Nice start, she passed 1st round at RG :bigclap:
Should be fun from now on ;)
Maybe some replay later on today on ES? Spunky got any tips?

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 11:48 AM
I hate you people that always get to see Nastya play. She is like an endangered species in the U.S. She is very rare and hard to see on tv. :mad:

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 11:49 AM
I hate you people that always get to see Nastya play. She is like an endangered species in the U.S. She is very rare and hard to see on tv. :mad:
no not just in US, in Aus too! :fiery:

cindy
May 30th, 2006, 11:50 AM
I love her outfit...spunky are you sure cutie-j is here? cause on tv they filmed larissa...??? it was so great to see nastya smiling at the end of her match she looked very happy I love to see her smiling realy hope she'll de more than great davai nastyenka!

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 11:51 AM
ok this is getting super scary...ivanovic is winning like crazy...bagelled sammie having hit 22 winners (not including service) as opposed to 6 UEs...

martirogi
May 30th, 2006, 12:01 PM
o gosh i got so excited when i heard she was wearing yellow. i cant wait to see it, but "not as tight" isn't very good news.....


o yeah she won a match or something. :D :dance: :dance: :dance:

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 12:17 PM
finally saw the picture! she looks hot in yellow but i always thought she looked better in tighter clothes...oh well whatever suits nastya!

martirogi
May 30th, 2006, 12:19 PM
pics are now up on getty....


i really like the color, but it's too big. and what is the deal with the neckline. it seems like it flies around too much and it would bother her.

pick another shirt for next time nast ;)

Foot's Fingers
May 30th, 2006, 12:21 PM
just see mtch recodered in full

At the beginiong was too many errors by Mirza so .....Then Nastya cruise easly

And as all mentioned, her serve was quite good for Nastya Of cos no Kill Bomb but sufficient

Congrats Nastya!!!

Back on winning at RG!!!

Next one Czink..... Well it was Mandula who beat Nastya in 2nd rnd n 2003 if i remember correctly So time to beat Hungarian in second rnd of RG

selyoink
May 30th, 2006, 12:22 PM
She is still wearing the shorts right?

Thauron
May 30th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Nice win, 21-25 Winner/UE is definately not bad (especially the 13-11 of the second set is good).

Didn't have a chance to watch it though, so I am eagerly awaiting Frenchie's report too - with such a scoreline he should have survived. ;)

I like the Myskina/likhovtseva team, hope they can get a good way into the draw.

And a supportive :hug: for the many Tati fans around here - not unexpected but must be really sad for her.

goldenlox
May 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Anastasia is starting to play better. This is a very tough draw.
One match at a time

ARIANE 5
May 30th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Good job today Nastya. I'm very happy.
Continue like that :D

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 04:27 PM
I love her outfit...spunky are you sure cutie-j is here? cause on tv they filmed larissa...??? it was so great to see nastya smiling at the end of her match she looked very happy I love to see her smiling realy hope she'll de more than great davai nastyenka!

Yeah, ES showed them after Nastya won the first set.

cindy
May 30th, 2006, 04:32 PM
ok thx spunky! if you know why he wasn't there in roma and istanbul don't forget us 5I know you'll not do ;))

slk45
May 30th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Excellent win, Nastya!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

1st set
UEs to Winners: 14-8 1st Serve pts won: 75% 2nd Serve pts won: 63%
2nd set
UEs to Winners: 11-13 1st Serve pts won: 58% 2nd Serve pts won: 67%

Mirza fell way down on her serve pts won.

Petrova is out, def by Morigami 2 & 2.
Dulko def Beygelzimer 6-3, 2-6, 11-9!

H-H should be the only real threat in the 1/4, 'tho a few speedbumps still remain.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
GO NASTYA!!!

Filippo-Nastya
May 30th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Well done Nastya! :yeah:
I was worried before the match because Nastya had already lost 4 times in the RG 1st round, but everything was perfect today. :D

cindy
May 30th, 2006, 05:49 PM
nastya and lena will play the 2d match tomorrow on court 11...good luck!

ARIANE 5
May 30th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Good luck girls :) I hope a good doubles tournament for both and specially for Elena

Spunky83
May 30th, 2006, 07:26 PM
ok thx spunky! if you know why he wasn't there in roma and istanbul don't forget us 5I know you'll not do ;))

Ok...answer number one from Matt Cronin:
"now you ask me after I just asked about jens, who is here
and still the coach. I'll ask myskina the next time i see
her about larisa."

Hehe...fact is I asked him already prior to the beginning of the FO and seems like he hasnīt checked back my messages since that so hopefully he didnīt feel stupid asking if she had incorrectly fired Jens :lol:

Ok, waiting for him to find out about Larissa :D

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Some one posted this is GM:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=239199
Myskina pressures herself to succeed in 2006 or quit
Wednesday May 31 2006 00:00 IST
AP

PARIS: In 2004, Anastasia Myskina became the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title when she won the French Open.

Only two years later, after a disappointing season in 2005 in which she became the first defending champion to lose in the first round at Roland Garros, Myskina says she'll have to have a better showing in 2006 or retire.

"I give one more chance to myself this year to do well, and Ihave a goal," said Myskina, who was focused on her mothers battle with cancer last year.

"I know it's (my goal) a really tough one, but it's to be in Madrid (at the season-ending championships) by the end of the year.

So if I can reach that one, that's going to be perfect." Myskina finished the 2005 season out of the top 10 for the firsttime in three years. But she's doing much better this year with a14-8 record, having reached the semifinals at Tokyo and the quarterfinals at Miami.

When asked why she would consider possible retirement at only 25, Myskina insisted there is no point in playing if you can't compete at a top level.

"There's so many things you can do besides the tennis," she said after beating Sania Mirza of India 6-4, 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros. "I don't want to be in the middle (of the field) of something. I want to be either top player or just (do) something else good."

Is this really true? :confused:

Almalyk
May 30th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Some one posted this is GM:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=239199


Is this really true? :confused:

I wouldn't be surprised if that is true. Anyone who had won a slam and been to number 2 in the world, would find it hard to adjust to medioce performances over a long period of time. Let's hope things pick up, and there isn't any need for a retirement party. :eek:

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 08:46 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if that is true. Anyone who had won a slam and been to number 2 in the world, would find it hard to adjust to medioce performances over a long period of time. Let's hope things pick up, and there isn't any need for a retirement party. :eek:
Yep, I can only imagine that it really hurts for Myskina. :sad:
But, damn. I don't want her to retire. :sobbing:

KV
May 30th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Good first round win :D

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Excellent win, Nastya!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

1st set
UEs to Winners: 14-8 1st Serve pts won: 75% 2nd Serve pts won: 63%
2nd set
UEs to Winners: 11-13 1st Serve pts won: 58% 2nd Serve pts won: 67%

Mirza fell way down on her serve pts won.

Petrova is out, def by Morigami 2 & 2.
Dulko def Beygelzimer 6-3, 2-6, 11-9!

H-H should be the only real threat in the 1/4, 'tho a few speedbumps still remain.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
GO NASTYA!!!

petrova's out??? well well well!!! :bounce: :bounce:
but i suppose one match at a time. ivanovic is probably the main threat atm after she blitzed sammie stosur...

fleur137
May 30th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Some one posted this is GM:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=239199


Is this really true? :confused:
i think it's pretty true...no matter how much it would hurt if she retired....
but it seems pretty logical and nastya-like to do something like that. and to an extent, i think she's right. if you can't do it well then why do it?

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 09:36 PM
i think it's pretty true...no matter how much it would hurt if she retired....
but it seems pretty logical and nastya-like to do something like that. and to an extent, i think she's right. if you can't do it well then why do it?
Yep, she has her point there. But I still find it hard to believe that she will just retire :confused:

martirogi
May 30th, 2006, 09:58 PM
i loved the article and feel the same way. no wonder nastya is my favorite.

so if she loses to ivanovic that would be SO mediocre. there was a thread in gm and justine twisting her ankle and i was like "yes!!! justine and nadia gone. myskina can make the semis" so MAYBE she will do such a thing, MAYBE she'll beat justine on clay. hopefully she can make the fourth round. please please please do this nast.

iine:
May 30th, 2006, 10:01 PM
i loved the article and feel the same way. no wonder nastya is my favorite.

so if she loses to ivanovic that would be SO mediocre. there was a thread in gm and justine twisting her ankle and i was like "yes!!! justine and nadia gone. myskina can make the semis" so MAYBE she will do such a thing, MAYBE she'll beat justine on clay. hopefully she can make the fourth round. please please please do this nast.
This just seems too good to be true...

Almalyk
May 31st, 2006, 03:36 AM
i loved the article and feel the same way. no wonder nastya is my favorite.

so if she loses to ivanovic that would be SO mediocre. there was a thread in gm and justine twisting her ankle and i was like "yes!!! justine and nadia gone. myskina can make the semis" so MAYBE she will do such a thing, MAYBE she'll beat justine on clay. hopefully she can make the fourth round. please please please do this nast.

I hope for 4th round so much too!

BTW - who is in your new avatar? :lick:

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 04:07 AM
I understand why Nastya would want to retire if she can't get back to the top. That said if she doesn't qualify for the YEC I don't think she will pack it in. Unless she makes no progress the rest of the year.


Yes 4th round definitely has to be the objective. Nastya vs. Henin-Hardenne would probably be shown on ESPN. Especially since there shouldn't be any Americans left by then other than maybe Venus.

fleur137
May 31st, 2006, 05:28 AM
I understand why Nastya would want to retire if she can't get back to the top. That said if she doesn't qualify for the YEC I don't think she will pack it in. Unless she makes no progress the rest of the year.


Yes 4th round definitely has to be the objective. Nastya vs. Henin-Hardenne would probably be shown on ESPN. Especially since there shouldn't be any Americans left by then other than maybe Venus.
provided she gets past ana first...ivanovic seemed really ominous from the stats...especially in that first set against stosur

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 07:51 AM
if she retires................... SHE WILL NOT!!!


Good Luck in doubles today

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 07:59 AM
Just have read below interrview in Russian papers



МЫСКИНА В ПАРИЖЕ МЕЧТАЕТ О МАДРИДЕ

Глеб ШАТУНОВСКИЙ

из Парижа


Для Мыскиной этот сезон пока складывается с переменным успехом. Но если сравнить игру россиянки теперь и в прошлом году, то основания для оптимизма у поклонников Анастасии, безусловно, есть. В последнее время Мыскина прибавляет с каждым матчем и, по ее словам, не исключает, что может вновь замахнуться в Париже на чемпионский титул.

Вчера утром на корте имени Сюзанны Ленглен Анастасия пусть и не без борьбы, но все же довольно уверенно переиграла первую ракетку Индии Саню Мирзу. В прошлом году эта 19-летняя теннисистка наделала шума, победив на домашнем турнире в Хайдерабаде, однако с тех пор подобных достижений у Мирзы не было. Анастасии она уступила в общем-то по делу. После этой встречи я и поговорил с Мыскиной.

- Два предыдущих Roland Garros получились для вас абсолютно разными. В 2004-м вы первой из россиянок выиграли в Париже турнир "Большого шлема", а через год вылетели здесь в первом же круге. Ваше сегодняшнее состояние к какой из этих полярных точек ближе?

- Оно ровно посередине. 2004 год с самого начала складывался для меня крайне удачно. Я тогда выиграла турнир в Дохе, одержала несколько красивых побед над очень сильными теннисистками и к Roland Garros подходила в прекрасной форме и с самым боевым настроем. Прошлый же год стал настоящей катастрофой. В этом сезоне я играю значительно лучше, но до формы двухлетней давности мне еще далеко.

- Свою первую за два года победу на этих кортах вы одержали весьма уверенно и красиво: 4 эйса, 21 активно выигранное очко, совсем немного невынужденных ошибок. Довольны собой?

- Это был не лучший мой матч в этом сезоне, но, возможно, лучший из сыгранных на грунте. Я очень рада, что мне удалось выйти во второй круг, потому что Саня Мирза пусть и не типичный грунтовик, но для стартового раунда соперница крайне опасная. И в целом я довольна своей сегодняшней игрой.

- Вы играете сейчас не на 100 процентов своих возможностей. А есть ли у вас какие-то резервы, чтобы прибавить по ходу турнира?

- Очень на это надеюсь! В последние несколько недель мы усиленно готовились именно к Roland Garros. Много работали над подачей, над выносливостью. Поэтому мне будет очень обидно, если весь этот труд окажется напрасным.

- В минувшую субботу вы уступили в финале турнира в Стамбуле израильтянке Шахар Пеер. Были сообщения, что ваше поражение объясняется травмой руки. Это действительно так?

- Да. Я очень легко выиграла первый сет - 6:1, вела во втором - 3:2, но вдруг почувствовала боль в руке. Не люблю сниматься с матчей и делаю это только в исключительных случаях, поэтому решила продолжить игру. В то же время мне не хотелось ставить под угрозу парижский турнир, я сознательно и подсознательно берегла руку, играла не в полную силу и потому уступила.

- Сейчас рука вас уже не беспокоит?

- Тьфу-тьфу-тьфу, спасибо доктору, уже нет.

- В прошлом году, когда вы проигрывали один матч за другим, не возникало у вас желания завершить карьеру?

- Когда все из рук вон плохо, такие мысли обязательно лезут в голову. Но я знала, что способна вновь выйти на прежний уровень. А вот когда почувствую, что мне это уже не по силам, всерьез задумаюсь об уходе.

- Какая у вас главная цель в этом сезоне?

- Хотелось бы пробиться на итоговый турнир года в Мадриде. В прошлом году я впервые за долгое время вылетела из первой десятки и теперь мечтаю в нее вернуться.

- Расскажите немного о ваших взаимоотношениях с руководством российской сборной в Fed Cup. Собираетесь ли вы продолжить выступать за нее? Ведь, возможно, не так давно в Льеже именно такой опытной теннисистки, как вы, нашей команде и не хватило.

- Я заранее предупредила Шамиля Анвяровича Тарпищева, что не буду играть за команду в этом сезоне. Мне сейчас как никогда нужно сосредоточиться на личной карьере, которая в прошлом году катилась под откос. Да и не думаю, что могла бы помочь нашей команде в Льеже. Тем более что атмосфера в ней тогда была далека от идеальной.

- В Умаг на июльский квалификационный матч против хорваток точно не поедете?

- Совершенно точно - нет. Но я не сомневаюсь в том, что нашим девчонкам - Лене Дементьевой, Динаре Сафиной, Маше Кириленко - удастся одержать в нем победу.

- Вы упомянули о нездоровой атмосфере в сборной. Можете, не называя имен, сказать, есть ли такие теннисистки, с которыми вам не хочется играть в одной команде?

- Лучше я оставлю этот вопрос без ответа.

azmad_88
May 31st, 2006, 08:02 AM
can u translate it?

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 08:09 AM
Small translation/interraption:

Title: MYSKINA IN PARIS IS DREAMING ABT MADRID

RG:

She feels like an average between RG2004 and RG2005 She said that 2004 was brilliant year and 2005 full disaster She feels she plays better then last year Sha hopes she can improve during RG cos have made special preparation for RG and working to improve serva and stamina and power

Mirza match: It was not her best match of a season But she glad she managed to win cos Mirza is quite dangerous for first rnd of GS tournaments

Istanbul and injury: She said she played well until 61 32 then she feel pain in arm but deciede to continue the match But in that time she started to think abt RG already and knowingly, meaningly and subconsciously was playing not in full trying not inyried more Now she feels good and without problems

azmad_88
May 31st, 2006, 08:14 AM
thanks

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 08:17 AM
Goals and retirement:

Nastya have been asked Have she thinking abt retirement when was starting to lose match after match last year. Answer was : When she playied bad such kind of thoughts were in her head But she knew she can play as previosly on her top again Her goal for the season : Madrid and top 10 NO WORDS ABR POSSABLE RETIREMENT

Fed Cup: She said she already announed and said to Tarpischev that in 2006 would not play in Fed Cup cos would like to concentrate on her own carier She thinks she couldn't help in match against Belgium Even more and especially climate in a team was not ideal She will not play against Croatia for sure but she is full of confidance that Dementieva Kirilenko and Safina will win (no mention 4rd person)

Than for direct question abt not ideal climate in a team to advise (not the name) if there is any players with whom Nastya Don't want to play in one team , yes or not Nastya prefers not to answer

azmad_88
May 31st, 2006, 08:20 AM
i guess maria will be joining team russia vs croatia...not that i think they need her anyway...

denine
May 31st, 2006, 08:22 AM
:lol: did anyone watch the highlights show? they showed a small part of nastya doing SUDOKU. LOL. she said: tennis players need to the work their mind sometimes too.. :lol:

frenchie
May 31st, 2006, 08:23 AM
Helle all I'm back!! :wavey:

What a great day for me :bounce: (except the weather: it was like in winter at times)
Most of you got the chance to watch the match butI read you are all waiting for my report :p
Of course the highlight of my day was to follow Nastya's match for the first time (I don't consider watching Nastya's third set against MSL last year as a first time :tape: ). And our girl was playing very good clay court tennis :eek:

She entered the court in second position but never quitted the pole position after that.
I was immediatly amazed by Nastya's BH. It's a so much flat, accurate and precise shot with a nice sound while hitting :hearts: but I didn't like the top of her outfit :(

You'll have pics later because my 2 friends are going to send them in a few days ;) :cool:

Then the match begun. I was a little worried because Sania was hitting with a lot of pace which was troubling Nastya in the first 2 games. Sania quickly led 1*/0 40/15 but Nastya was really calm and focused.
She stormed back with great defense and a little bit of finesse game (even if she did an awful dropshot :o ) At 4/4 I still thought everything could happen but Nastya won easily the next 2 games thanks to her nice serve (yes you read correctly :eek: ) and 2 aces in her service game!!
Of course I was waiting for the second set letdown but it never happened :D Actually in the second set Nastya's game really impressed me. After saving 2 or 3 BPs in the first game, Nastya played with so much confidence. Her BH was on fire especially DTL. She often caught Sania off guard with that shot on service returns.
Nastya was really happy to win. She turned to Jens and Larisa in the stands as if she wanted to say "finally a good match". She even gave them a thumb up, and a little applause with her racket :D

Jens and Larisa were sitting together in the stands: Larisa is a much more supportive person than Jens. She was sometimes the only person applausing in the crowd :lol: I have a pic of them too

What more to tell??
I wanted to see the b***h who beat Nastya in the final on saturday :fiery: and I was really impressed by Peer. There's no shame losing to her IMO especially in the third set TB. I read Shahar was the new Smashnova but this is totally wrong. She's got a very good all roung game with a lot of power and a nice movement. She totally dismantled Savchuk.

Oh, and I heard people saying how impressive Ivanovic was playing and that she could win the title with that kind of play :eek: Ana could be a major threat to Nastya on a good day :(

I saw a lot of other players as I wanted to see everybody of the WTA!!
Feel free to ask me questions :bounce:

I hope I was clear :angel:

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 08:36 AM
thnks for report

waiting for pics now frenchie , congrats with watching Nastya live :banana: and her win

i am not satisfied with her top as well

_LuCaS_
May 31st, 2006, 09:16 AM
Thanks Frenchie :yeah:
And enough already with the "ugly" top...if she wins matches it's the best top in the world ok? :)

fleur137
May 31st, 2006, 09:25 AM
thanks for the report frenchie!!
"Most of you got the chance to watch the match butI read you are all waiting for my report"
lol most nastya fans but not this one. all i saw was about 20-30 seconds of one point on that super small screen at the RG site. so your report really means a lot to me! :)
gosh it would be absolutely wonderful to see nastya play and be so happy! now if only she could come to aus like that.....

martirogi
May 31st, 2006, 09:37 AM
about ana- i saw her play in miami and she was amazingly good. i left in the middle of the second because she was winning so easily, but the next time i looked at the scoreboard it was a third set. so yes, she has amazing potential and could beat nearly anyone on a good day, but she is very VERY streaky, not only from tourney to tourney but within matches as well. so if nastya just keeps fighting im sure she could pull it out.

martirogi
May 31st, 2006, 09:38 AM
I hope for 4th round so much too!

BTW - who is in your new avatar? :lick:


gael garcia bernal :hearts:

after nastya lost the final i said "she doesn't even deserve to be in my avatar after this shit"

fleur137
May 31st, 2006, 09:40 AM
about ana- i saw her play in miami and she was amazingly good. i left in the middle of the second because she was winning so easily, but the next time i looked at the scoreboard it was a third set. so yes, she has amazing potential and could beat nearly anyone on a good day, but she is very VERY streaky, not only from tourney to tourney but within matches as well. so if nastya just keeps fighting im sure she could pull it out.
i remember that streakiness. showed up in AO big time. was in control in the second set against stosur and then 30mins later, she lost the match! nastya better focus and let's all cross our fingers that ivanovic has a bad day!

Thauron
May 31st, 2006, 10:42 AM
Myskina should be able to beat Ivanovic, even if the latter has a good day. Some more believe in your fave please ;)

And enough already with the "ugly" top...if she wins matches it's the best top in the world ok? :)

True. Besides it is not that bad... and I didn't like the red dress from RG 2004 that much either so, who cares?

Thanks for the report Frenchie.

Filippo-Nastya
May 31st, 2006, 01:48 PM
Great report Frenchie :yeah:

She entered the court in second position but never quitted the pole position after that.
:lol:

Jens and Larisa were sitting together in the stands: Larisa is a much more supportive person than Jens. She was sometimes the only person applausing in the crowd :lol:

In Rome, during the Nastya-Azarenka match, A.Stepanov and Larisa were sitting together in the stands. Alex supported Nastya a lot, sometimes he was the only person to applaud her (besides me :lol: ) in the crowd.

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 02:03 PM
Nastya and Elena won their doubles first round match 6-1, 6-4 against Birnerova and Beygelzimer.

Thauron
May 31st, 2006, 02:15 PM
Great news! I was following the score at 4-4 second set and than just every info on this match dissappeared and the score of the next match was displayed... Silly SB.

Anyway, way to go! I hope they keep winning and especially keep on having some good fun together.

~|Naomi|~
May 31st, 2006, 02:49 PM
Anastasia showed some awesome stuff against Miza, hopefully she can keep it up:bounce:

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 02:56 PM
Anastasia showed some awesome stuff against Miza, hopefully she can keep it up:bounce:

Hopefully indeed. Czink is not much of a threat but we will see if Nastya manages to bungle things against her.

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 03:14 PM
Nastya is playing mixed doubles with Jurgen Melzer. They play Paola Suarez and Mark Knowles in the first round. Likely a first round exit if Paola is healthy.

goldenlox
May 31st, 2006, 04:01 PM
Very tough section of the draw. But so was 2004

ARIANE 5
May 31st, 2006, 04:22 PM
Thank Frenchie for your report. Yesterday I imagined Frenchie saying "Davaï" after each point :lol:

Concerning the retirement of Nastya, apparently it's a false information, I hope :rolleyes:

Good luck tomorrow Nastya :)

iine:
May 31st, 2006, 04:35 PM
Nastya is playing mixed doubles with Jurgen Melzer. They play Paola Suarez and Mark Knowles in the first round. Likely a first round exit if Paola is healthy.
With Jürgen again? :eek: :spit: Lucky guy

ARIANE 5
May 31st, 2006, 05:22 PM
Tomorrow : Nastya vs Czink 11.00 am court 2

Come on Nastya

goldenlox
May 31st, 2006, 05:23 PM
After Czink, it's gets tougher

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 05:28 PM
After Czink, it's gets tougher

Well it is pretty hard for things to get easier after Czink. But your point is well taken.

Dammit why does she have to play first again? I can't follow her matches if she plays first.

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 06:10 PM
good doubles win :kiss:

frenchie
May 31st, 2006, 06:48 PM
Court 2 is a good court with a friendly atmosphere!!

slk45
May 31st, 2006, 06:51 PM
What a great day for me :bounce:

She entered the court in second position but never quitted the pole position after that.

Jens and Larisa were sitting together in the stands: Larisa is a much more supportive person than Jens. She was sometimes the only person applausing in the crowd :lol:Enjoyed your report, Frenchie. Glad you got to see Myskina play. A good metaphor with the 'pole position.'

Whenever I've seen them over the past few years, whether on TV or live, Jens has always been rather passive. Of course usually he's sitting there absorbing abuse from Nastya from the court. :) I'm guessing she wasn't yelling at him much the day you were there, as the match was going along quite nicely.

Did you find Nastya practicing, or see her before or after the match? Did you get a photo with her? If not, you better go back. ;)

Bubba08
May 31st, 2006, 07:54 PM
Busy day for Nastya tomorrow, apart from her singles match she is also scheduled to play her doubles mixed match with Melzer on court 8.
Personally a win in singles will satisfy me, the mixed is bonus. :p
Good luck Nasty!

selyoink
May 31st, 2006, 08:22 PM
I'd probably prefer if she lost in mixed doubles. She needs to be nice a fresh for singles. Playing in all three draws is a bit much.

Foot's Fingers
May 31st, 2006, 08:38 PM
mmmmm too many for one day

good luck anyway

Almalyk
May 31st, 2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks Frenchie for the great report! And thanks Foot's Finger's for the translation of the interview!

I'm pleased so see Lena and Nastya advancing quickly in doubles, Nastya doesn't need long matches! Since Lena is out of singles, hopefully she can be making huge efforts in doubles! Nastya can be resting a bit more in these matches :tape:

Nastya first up again today (court 2). This is great, i'll be able to follow scored before sleeping!

martirogi
May 31st, 2006, 09:03 PM
vamos nastyenka!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

slk45
May 31st, 2006, 09:16 PM
The earlier report about Nastya is apparently from this report:
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-frenchopen-notebook&prov=ap&type=lgns

Myskina tells herself to do better or quit
By SANDRA HARWITT, For The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- When Anastasia Myskina won the French Open in 2004 she became the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title.

Two years later, after a disappointing season in 2005 in which she became the first Roland Garros defending champion to lose in the first round, Myskina says she'll have to do better in 2006 or retire.

"I give one more chance to myself this year to do well, and I have a goal," said Myskina, who was focused on her mother's battle with cancer last year.

"I know it's (my goal) a really tough one, but it's to be in Madrid (at the season-ending championships) by the end of the year. So if I can reach that one, that's going to be perfect."

Myskina finished the 2005 season out of the top 10 for the first time in three years.

But she's faring much better this year with a 14-8 record, having reached the semifinals at Tokyo and quarterfinals at Miami.

When asked why she would consider possible retirement at only 25, Myskina insisted there's no point in playing if she can't compete at a top level.

"There's so many things you can do besides the tennis," she said after beating Sania Mirza of India 6-4, 6-1 in the first round at Roland Garros. "I don't want to be in the middle (of the field) of something. I want to be either top player or just (do) something else good."
Hopefully she will make it to the YEC and will then stick around for a few more years. Nastya is presently 247 pts behind current #8 Patty Schnyder. A couple more titles will ensure that she gets in.

fleur137
May 31st, 2006, 09:28 PM
Nastya first up again today (court 2). This is great, i'll be able to follow scored before sleeping!
me too! it's a guaranteed match. if they put her second, after a guys match and if they go to 5, i'd be doomed....

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:36 AM
Just 25mins to go! Good luck Nastya - another convincing straight sets match please!

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:58 AM
Just 25mins to go! Good luck Nastya - another convincing straight sets match please!
can't wait! need to check out ivanovic's match too...in case there's a 3rd round clash...

denine
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:04 AM
Good luck nastya! :D

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:11 AM
starting now!! yay!

nastya breaks already!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:27 AM
Nastya up 4-1 :) good start

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:35 AM
5-2 now serve it out Nastya :)

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:37 AM
6-2
Wow - she served it out first time round! Steady start.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:38 AM
Fisrt set won :kiss:

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:45 AM
6-2 2-0

Will Nastya pass the 2nd round for only the second time? We all know what happened 100% of the time when that happened in the past :tape: :D

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:49 AM
6-2 2-2

Just broken at love :mad: :help:

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:05 AM
6-2 5-3
That time Nastya went down 0-40 on her serve again! but she fought all the way back this time, rather than getting to deuce and losing like she often does.

Break for the match baby!

denine
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:09 AM
serving for the match....

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:09 AM
Nastya wastes 2 mp on Czink serve :help:
now she has to serve for the match

_LuCaS_
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:16 AM
A good win overall 6-2 6-4 but with some twists in the end as USUAL
19-19 a good ratio
Czink played a risky game, 23-30 if I recall, tough opponent.
Good luck against Ivanovic now :kiss:

Thauron
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:21 AM
Myskina - Czink: 6-2,6-4

Solid enough, 19-19 (Winners-UEs) is definately good, (3 aces again too), but a bit too many breaks for my liking, especially the end was a bit shaky.

Average Second Serve Speed 120 km/h :unsure: and it was even lower during most of the match :hysteric: - that could be much better, IMO.

Anyway, good win - now bring on Ivanovic - that should be fun (at least I hope so.)

Best of luck in first mixed doubles later today too. :bounce:

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:21 AM
What a wobbly finish! Going down 0-40 in 2 of the last 3 service games, and fending of break points in all 3 last service games. Also wasting to mp on Czink serve.

Another win has to be good for the confidence though :) Well done.


Make the mixed doubles quick Nastya!

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:22 AM
a bit up and down per usual in the second set but she pulled through and is pretty consistent with the winners and ues!! congrats nastya!

now...the first real test...ivanovic who seems to be in blistering form

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:23 AM
Average Second Serve Speed 120 km/h :unsure: and it was even lower during most of the match :hysteric: - that could be much better, IMO.



that serve will really be chewed by ivanovic imo...but i hope nastya still wins!!

Filippo-Nastya
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:40 AM
Good win Nastya! :D
It was a brilliant performance till 6-2 4-3 and then began the usual Nastya's ups and downs. But it's great to see her in the 3rd round. :bounce:
Now Nastya, please don't waste too much energies in the doubles, you have to be fresh Saturday against Ivanovic.

cindy
Jun 1st, 2006, 11:33 AM
great job nastya! I hope she'll do great against ivanovic...it will be hard but I know nastya believe in her chance I saw her yesterday during her double match she was playing amazing!...I'll post picture on the picture thread ;)

selyoink
Jun 1st, 2006, 11:44 AM
Glad to see Nastya took care of business quickly. Ivanovic will be a huge step up in class from Czink and Mirza. But Nastya should still win as long as she is patient and composed.

martirogi
Jun 1st, 2006, 12:22 PM
ivanovic won 61, 61. but she was 16-17 so not as good as nastya's 19-19

selyoink
Jun 1st, 2006, 12:25 PM
ivanovic won 61, 61. but she was 16-17 so not as good as nastya's 19-19

Plus half of the points Ivanovic won were on Loit unforced errors. So the win seemed to be a lot of Loit self destructing.

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 12:35 PM
Plus half of the points Ivanovic won were on Loit unforced errors. So the win seemed to be a lot of Loit self destructing.
yeah. the first set or so was pretty similar for both matches but in the second set, i think czink stepped it up a bit and actually started hitting winners while loit in the second set just continued her bad performance

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 12:42 PM
nastya's mixed doubles match should be starting soon. the guy's one just finished. to tell the truth, i don't mind if she loses mixed. she needs the energy to do battle with ivanovic

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:04 PM
Congrats with a win Nastya!!!

And second time in a carier she reaches 3rd rnd of RG :kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:06 PM
and mixed have been started 1-1

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:19 PM
Congrats with a win Nastya!!!

And second time in a carier she reaches 3rd rnd of RG :kiss:
lol let's hope history repeats itself then!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:28 PM
mixed is going too long

need or easy win or fast lost

Spunky83
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:41 PM
Just out of curiosity: Has anyone ever told Nastya that she doesnīt have to play every competition in a tourney?

cindy
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:48 PM
good question spunky! I think that no one told her...but it's great cause she is always playing with player I like!

Thauron
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:52 PM
I don't know about that, Spunky

But I'd rather see her play only singles and only one doubles - I know she likes the doubles fun and it relaxes her and it's good for her morale, but both women's and mixed might be too much. But I suppose she and her coach know best what suits her.

Now 5-4 in doubles, Suarez and Knowles to serve. This can take a while, especially with today's rainy weather.

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2006, 03:13 PM
Now it's showtime. She has to play great from here on

ARIANE 5
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:05 PM
Congrats Nastya.
I think the match against Ana will be very very important for Nastya because if she wins after everything is possible.

Then come on Nastya :)

KV
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:09 PM
Very pleasing win :D

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:22 PM
She can beat Ana. And if she does,the last 2 FO champs face off

selyoink
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:38 PM
Nastya's mixed doubles match just entered a third set.

ARIANE 5
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:00 PM
Apparently Nastya decided to win all her matches :tape:

cool_3amyuan
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:03 PM
haha.. mixed doubles 6-7 6-1 6-1

miffedmax
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:53 PM
Well done, Nasty!

Keep up the good work.

(My computer is down, so I'm not able to post much--but I am 100% behind Lena and Nastya!)

frenchie
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:58 PM
Wow Nastya!!

She's on fire these days....

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 07:56 PM
wow

Won mixed doubles as well

congrats!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 07:58 PM
And next match is already scheduled for tomorrow

Court 16 11:00 Start


Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jerome Haehnel (FRA)/
Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA)
vs. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL)[9]/
Marcin Matkowski (POL)[9]


followed by
Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[13]/
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[13]
vs. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)/
Meng Yuan (CHN)

Good luck!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:01 PM
i just hope for fast 2 sets win for Nastya/Lena

need to be fresh for ana

iine:
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:11 PM
Damn, she won in mixed.:D

selyoink
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:43 PM
I really would've preferred if she lost in Mixed. Unless she wins the title her results in Mixed Doubles are completely worthless. And she is not winning the title so I would have liked for them to go down in round 1. Oh well. Just keep winning in singles and I won't complain much.

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:10 PM
It's quite an impressive effort to win the mixed doubles against that team. The last two sets were very convincing. Has anyone ever seen Nastya playing mixed doubles? I wonder what the guys do when they get her second serve? :tape: Most likely smack it.

Almalyk
Jun 1st, 2006, 09:11 PM
Nastya is 4-0 at this French Open so far. That must be good for her confidence.

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:04 PM
Wow Nastya!!

She's on fire these days....
that better carry on to singles on saturday!

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:16 PM
Nastya is 4-0 at this French Open so far. That must be good for her confidence.
yeah. any win in that respect is good, especially when she wants to win

Filippo-Nastya
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:21 PM
It's quite an impressive effort to win the mixed doubles against that team. The last two sets were very convincing. Has anyone ever seen Nastya playing mixed doubles? I wonder what the guys do when they get her second serve? :tape: Most likely smack it.

Yes, last year I watched on TV the mixed doubles 1r match at Wimbledon that Nastya played in pair with the German Michael Kohlmann. They won that match, I remember that Kohlmann played very well at net in the games in which Nastya was on serve, so he counterbalanced the weakness of Nastya's 2nd serve. Our girl was in a happy mood that day, every time Kohlmann said her something during the changeover or at the end of a point, she always replied him with a :lol: :lol:.

fleur137
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:24 PM
Myskina to meet Ivanovic
By Matthew Cronin
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Two of the tour's most formidable brunettes will meet in a tantalizing third round clash when 2004 Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina and Serbian sensation Ana Ivanovic scored quick wins on Thursday.

Myskina dilled Melinda Czink 6-2 6-4 while Ivanovic took down France's Emilie Loit 6-1 6-1.

Myskina hasn't had a great year, but has held steady in the top 20 and after reaching the final of Istanbul last week, she entered the tournament as the 10th seed. "The first set was great and the second was a little shaky," Myskina said. "But I wanted to finish the match so maybe I just started rushing."

Ivanovic needed only 47 minutes to triumph behind blowtorch groundstrokes, some decent defense and remarkable return. "Every match you are a bit nervous at the beginning and you try to find rhythm," Ivanovic said. "She can play much better and I was little more lucky. I used the chances I had."

The 19th seed stunned Amelie Mauresmo here last year in the third round and has steadily progressed up the ladder. "She is very powerful," Loit said. "She has a lot of strength, and I'm sure she has a good future."

After winning her first career title last year, Ivanovic has had an okay year, reaching three quarterfinals. While she's a great hitter, movement is not yet her forte and she can often be pushed out of position.

That's what the tricky Myskina thrives on. While the Russian isn't at her best right now, she knows how to fool the youngsters. "I know she's a great player and can hit the ball very well so it's going to be a great match," Myskina said.

Ivanovic said she can't afford to make a ton of errors. "I'm going to go and enjoy it and have her adapt to my game and not the other way around," she said.


(I cut out the bit at the bottom on makiri)

manu32
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:48 PM
She can beat Ana. And if she does,the last 2 FO champs face off


and henin 2006 is not henin 2005 for sure.......

the cat
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:25 AM
A match of Big Ana (Ivanovic) versus Little Ana (Myskina) will be very interesting and somewhat unpredictable. I think it's an even 50/50 match at this point. But if Myskina makes Ivanovic work really hard and move her around alot she should win.

Almalyk
Jun 2nd, 2006, 01:56 AM
A match of Big Ana (Ivanovic) versus Little Ana (Myskina) will be very interesting and somewhat unpredictable. I think it's an even 50/50 match at this point. But if Myskina makes Ivanovic work really hard and move her around alot she should win.

I share your opinion. I think if Nastya plays sensible tennis and mixes the pace and placement of her shots up, she will have the advantage. :wavey:

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:55 AM
The key is for Nastya to not try and match Ivanovic's power. She simply isn't strong enough to do that. Get a lot of balls back and move Ivanovic around the court.

If Ivanovic is dialed in and all her shots are landing in play then Nastya really can't do a whole lot. Ivanovic will probably play an up and down match. Periods of winner after winner as well as the exact opposite with tons of errors. Nastya just needs to take advantage of the errors.

Almalyk
Jun 2nd, 2006, 05:01 AM
I wish Nastya good luck in doubles today. I'm going out on a drunken bender (we have a long weekend holiday on Monday in NZ too!) so I won't be around!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:23 AM
Women's Serve Speed Leaders

Rank Player Country Serve Speed
km/h Serve Speed
MPH

1 A.Ivanovic SCG 194 121

2 B.Mattek USA 192 120

3 J.Gajdosova SVK 188 117

4 K.Clijsters BEL 187 116

5 V.Williams USA 186 116

Be ready Nastya

Foot's Fingers
Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:24 AM
and surprise surprise!!!

even only 2 match in 2 sets we have tas below:

Women's Ace Leaders

Rank Player Country Matches Aces

1 P.Schnyder SUI 2 12

2 A.Mauresmo FRA 2 11

2 A.Rezai FRA 2 11

4 A.Molik AUS 2 10

5 A.Ivanovic SCG 2 8

5 J.Gajdosova SVK 2 8

7 A.Myskina RUS 2 7

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:56 AM
and surprise surprise!!!

even only 2 match in 2 sets we have tas below:

Women's Ace Leaders

Rank Player Country Matches Aces

1 P.Schnyder SUI 2 12

2 A.Mauresmo FRA 2 11

2 A.Rezai FRA 2 11

4 A.Molik AUS 2 10

5 A.Ivanovic SCG 2 8

5 J.Gajdosova SVK 2 8

7 A.Myskina RUS 2 7
well well well!! who would have thought! nastya on the aces list! i am thoroughly surprised!! :bounce: :bounce:

denine
Jun 2nd, 2006, 09:14 AM
:eek: wow! :D

Thauron
Jun 2nd, 2006, 11:03 AM
Some more surprising statistics.

We who are always complaining about Myskina's second serve - with 51% she is 12th in the list of 'second serve points won'.

She and Likhovtseva should be about to start their second doubles match right now. Hoping for another win.

denine
Jun 2nd, 2006, 11:29 AM
PLEASE let the nastya ana match be televised.......

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:37 PM
Nastya and Elena just won their second round doubles match 7-6, 6-0 over Tsvetana Pironkova and Meng Yuan. Not sure what the score in the tiebreak was. Congrats girls!

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:40 PM
Another win!!

Perfect tourny so far.....

Thauron
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:41 PM
Not sure what the score in the tiebreak was.

7-4 ;)

Another day, another win - I really would love to get used to this.

Nice enough win, especially the second set, to get some extra confidence for her important match tomorrow.

cindy
Jun 2nd, 2006, 01:31 PM
congrats girl I hope nastya can do as well in single tomorrow

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:32 PM
Maybe Nastya will win all three competitions.

cindy
Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:36 PM
hum hum...I have some doubt for the mixte double but the single and the double I agree (even if if stubbs and black won their next match it will be realy hard for lena and nastya but they can do it of course!)

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:45 PM
Maybe Nastya will win all three competitions.
now that would be great wouldn't it? btw, has anyone ever done that at a slam??

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:46 PM
now that would be great wouldn't it? btw, has anyone ever done that at a slam??

There is a good chance that Martina Navratilova has.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 2nd, 2006, 02:58 PM
good doubles win girls

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:00 PM
There is a good chance that Martina Navratilova has.
yeah that was who i was thinking of but i wasn't sure

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:17 PM
Nastya/Ana is first on Court 1 tomorrow!!

No chance to watch it for me as I have a test at the same time :sad:

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
Nastya/Ana is first on Court 1 tomorrow!!

No chance to watch it for me as I have a test at the same time :sad:
aww that's a shame frenchie. i was looking forward to your report! lol
nah it's ok. best wishes for your test! :)

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:41 PM
aww that's a shame frenchie. i was looking forward to your report! lol
nah it's ok. best wishes for your test! :)

Thank you :kiss:
I'll be waiting for YOUR report ;)

ARIANE 5
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
Congrats Nastya and Lena :worship:

Still at 11.00 am, it's maybe a sign. I'm not very optimistic for tomorrow, but I hope that Nastya will win because all better players are still qualified.

Come on Nastya :)

fleur137
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
Thank you :kiss:
I'll be waiting for YOUR report ;)
lol u mean my report on how awful it is to have limited internet access and have to look at scoreboards all the time? lol

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:48 PM
lol u mean my report on how awful it is to have limited internet access and have to look at scoreboards all the time? lol

No TV channels are broadcasting the FO in Australia :eek:
Too bad for you :sad:

So I hope somebody else will have the opportunity to watch it because it's the best match scheduled at 11am :D

BTW I agree with you Ariane, Ana is worrying me because she seems very impressive since the beginning of the tournament :mad:

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:55 PM
I hope she can peak now, she can make a huge statement in the next few days

ARIANE 5
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:57 PM
I suppose that France television and eurosport france will broadcast Dechy :fiery:

frenchie
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:59 PM
I suppose that France television and eurosport france will broadcast Dechy :fiery:

PFFF!!! :rolleyes:

cindy
Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:39 PM
I supose too but maybe that they will show 30 sec of nastya's match...let's hope!

selyoink
Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:43 PM
I hope when I wake up and check the scores that Nastya has not disappointed me.

Almalyk
Jun 2nd, 2006, 10:51 PM
I hope she can peak now, she can make a huge statement in the next few days

That's absolutely right. Time to peak tomorrow, and stay in good form for Justine. :wavey:

fleur137
Jun 3rd, 2006, 12:34 AM
No TV channels are broadcasting the FO in Australia
Too bad for you
darn right! they used to show it but then it just went blah.

fleur137
Jun 3rd, 2006, 12:35 AM
That's absolutely right. Time to peak tomorrow, and stay in good form for Justine. :wavey:
ditto. Nastya, time for you to show your true colours!!

angiee3
Jun 3rd, 2006, 01:48 AM
Best of luck nastya.. show ana how it's done. :rocker:

denine
Jun 3rd, 2006, 04:33 AM
I suppose that France television and eurosport france will broadcast Dechy :fiery:
omg. does this mean my channel here in asia will show that match too?!?!? :(

slk45
Jun 3rd, 2006, 04:33 AM
Good Luck tomorrow, Nastya!!! :kiss: You can do it!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

frenchie
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:52 AM
Nastya on court in 3 hours

rrfnpump
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:03 AM
http://rolandgarros2006_2.tennisfoto.net/P1000512.JPG

more : http://rolandgarros2006_2.tennisfoto.net/index2.html

iine:
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:04 AM
Awww:awww:

iine:
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:05 AM
Link for the live stream who will show the myskina ivanovic encouter:
http://www.rts.co.yu/
click on the link TV2 uživo/live it on the top, left corner.
:woohoo:

denine
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:06 AM
omg!!! i get nastya's match1!!! :woohoo: go nastya!

Filippo-Nastya
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:10 AM
Thanks iine: :kiss:

Spunky83
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:26 AM
hehe...Ana has one of her shitty days...everything we and nastya could ever hoped for.

iine:
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:38 AM
I'm pleased with the way Nastya has been playing so far. :D

iine:
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:17 AM
Nastya won in straight sets!:woohoo: She played pretty good, IMO. :yeah:

denine
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:20 AM
:woohoo: she played well today!!! :D:D ana was :o

fleur137
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:22 AM
WOOHOO!!! nastya won!!! super happy! first match to finish for the day. nastya took 64mins to defeat ivanovic!! it was more of a match of errors but in the end, nastya's stats weren't that bad. she'll have to step it up another notch imo when facing JHH tho cos ivanovic's UEs helped her a lot. well here's the stats:

Ivanovic (SCG) Myskina (RUS)

1st Serve % 36 of 58 = 62 % 39 of 55 = 71 %

Aces 4 0

Double Faults 1 2

Unforced Errors 37 22

Winning % on 1st Serve 22 of 36 = 61 % 29 of 39 = 74 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 9 of 22 = 41 % 9 of 16 = 56 %

Winners (Including Service) 16 17

Receiving Points Won 17 of 55 = 31 % 27 of 58 = 47 %

Break Point Conversions 0 of 2 = 0 % 4 of 10 = 40 %

Net Approaches 10 of 15 = 67 % 9 of 9 = 100 %

Total Points Won 48 65

Fastest Serve 193 km/h 173 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 167 km/h 149 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 144 km/h 125 km/h

ys
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:24 AM
Nastya showed some certain glimpses of her 2004 form.. Very well done.. :)

No rollercoasters this tournament so far.. Watch out, The Cheatah ..

Foot's Fingers
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:30 AM
:banana:


Good win Nastena!!!

Easier then Czink

fleur137
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:36 AM
Nastya showed some certain glimpses of her 2004 form.. Very well done.. :)

No rollercoasters this tournament so far.. Watch out, The Cheatah ..
that's great! now if only history could repeat itself..........:lol::lol:

anyway, if nastya wins against JHH, it'll be her 20th win of the season. and if she loses....it'll be her 10th loss....

cindy
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:38 AM
nastya!!!! she did it and finaly she'll have to meet henin...spunky will be like crazy...;)
great job nastya, a lot of person thought you'll be destroyed by ana but you destroyed her...now I know why she looked so confident when I told her that she could win...it looks like she realy believe in herself...hope that she'll do as well against henin (ok she can make it in 3 sets I'm realistic...)

Thauron
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:41 AM
Great news! I really believed she would win, but didn't expect it to go so smoothly.

Bring on Henin!

Henin was playing rather good today, especially in her second set - but not outstanding - her stats look very similar to Myskina's actually - So Myskina will definately have her chances. She has nothing to loose anyway.

Best of luck in doubles tomorrow!

ys
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:55 AM
Best of luck in doubles tomorrow!

Best of luck in singles tomorrow too..;)