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Sep 20th, 2001, 08:22 PM
Lets all get behind the coolest Russian player of them all.

All the best Nastya in Bali <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> just go out there and crack the ball.

I also hope all your injuries/illnesses are behind you.

Nastya needs another 100 points from the remaining tournaments on her schedule to get into the AUS Open maindraw as the Zurich points will come off in 2 weeks time.

Nastya's 2002 season will all depend on this whether she has to play qualies , if so its Gold Coast.
An auto place in Melbourne would mean starting off in Gold Coast then Canberra.

All the best Anastasia for remainder of 2001

<font size=10 color=blue> Good luck Anastasya </font>

Sep 20th, 2001, 08:45 PM
I waited for you to create this kind of thread, TBE..

Go Nastya, one of the most stylish players of WTA.. :)

And the best legs of WTA too.. :)

Sep 21st, 2001, 12:44 PM
When she feels like playing she is simply great , at other times she can get you annoyed.

But she is still great , a very nice girl as well which makes her even better <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Waiting for the draws from Bali to come out , she should be one of the top seeds in qualifying.

Sep 21st, 2001, 09:42 PM
Change on plan for Anastasia .... she's in Leipzig qualies .

so that means that she must have got a WC into Moscow (qualies i think) .

Bali and Tokyo were going to be on her schedule if she didn't get a WC in Moscow.

All the best against Lydia Steinbach , its 1st meeting.

Go Nastya go !!!!!!

Sep 22nd, 2001, 03:33 PM
Anastasya beat Lydia Steinbach 6-0 6-3 in 1st rd qualies in Leipzig <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
<IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

congrats and good luck tomorrow !!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

the cat
Sep 22nd, 2001, 03:39 PM
Eggy my lad, how did you come up with the "amazing athletic Anastassia Myskina"? Stylish? Yes! Lovely? Yes! Amazingly athletic? Nyet! Ana is too skinny to be an amazing athlete. She is a lovely player and a sweet girl. Let's just hope she can stay healthy in 2002. I'm sure we can all agree on that.

Sep 22nd, 2001, 04:12 PM
cat ..... she's is one of the best movers on tour and one of the fastest. Being Skinny has nothing to do with it ... lots of runners are far skinnier.

She simply oozes class.

Sep 22nd, 2001, 05:45 PM
I agree with you both in a sense.. She is fast on court, but for me it rather looked like a very quick mind rather than very fast body. In her match against Mauresmo, Amelie simply could not get ball pass Nastya. And for me it looked like 70% anticipation and 30% of speed. Very much Hingis-like ability to read the shots, maybe even better..

Sep 23rd, 2001, 02:38 PM
Nastya won again , she beat Petra Mandula 2-6 6-4 7-6 in 2nd rd qualies in Leipzig

she plays either Rittner or Oremans, hope its Rittner as she can get more points <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Sep 24th, 2001, 04:36 AM
Anastasya plays Barbara Rittner tomorrow

all the best of luck ...... go for it Nastya !!!!!!!

Sep 24th, 2001, 05:30 PM
disappointing news ...... Nastya lost in 3 sets <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> 3-6 6-4 4-6 to Rittner

but she still has a chance of making draw ias a LL if Hantuchova bts Boogert

If not ....all the best next week in Moscow ...

Sep 24th, 2001, 05:31 PM
Can we have a picture here of Nastya?
To me Lina remains the coolest, if not the sweetest. <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Sep 24th, 2001, 06:06 PM
Andre ..... Nastya's very cool and is very nice.



[ September 24, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]

Sep 24th, 2001, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the pictures , TBE.

She is beautiful, and so is her game.. :)

Sep 24th, 2001, 06:41 PM
Nastya plays on wednesday v Iva Majoli

good luck girl and go for it baby !!!!!!

ys ..... have you seen www.myskina.com (http://www.myskina.com)

Sep 26th, 2001, 05:14 PM
Nastya won 6-3 6-2 <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

and she plays Anna K tomorrow <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

well done and congrats Anastasya <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Sep 26th, 2001, 05:37 PM
Yeah, of TBE, I saw that site.. Very good page. :) Could you tell the author that the name of the site is misspelled all over the place? ( Mykina instead of Myskina, perhaps
is is one single misspell, but you can see it on every page, like at the top of http://www.myskina.com/gallery.htm


auntie janie
Sep 27th, 2001, 12:59 AM
UDACHI Anastasia tomorrow! Make a name for yourself, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Sep 27th, 2001, 07:41 PM
Anastasia is into QF after beating Anna Kournikova 6-4 3-6 6-3 <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

well done Nastya !!!!!!!

this win also guarantees her entry into the AUS OPEN <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> ( Zurich 134 pts comes off in 2 weeks)

Sep 27th, 2001, 08:15 PM
I'm very pleased for her. I love watching her play. She has such good anticipation, timing and movement.

Mark G
Sep 27th, 2001, 09:49 PM
Well played Nastya, I'm so pleased, especially considering she already lost once here <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
Just keep going girl <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Sep 30th, 2001, 02:08 AM
I like this girl!
I liked the guts she showed playing Anna.
I like what Eggy says about her.
And I like that she is the only young Russian who has that one elusive X-factor: a TITLE!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">


Oct 1st, 2001, 04:07 AM
thanx Janie <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Good luck Nastya today v Magui <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

just go out there and crack those balls and enjoy yourself <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 1st, 2001, 01:19 PM
Anastasia won with ease

6-2 6-2 over Magui Serna <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

i hope she can get revenge over Maggie this week

go Nastya go

pts 563 in total now ..... less 134 Zurich but that still leaves her with 430 at end of yr at worst ..... she can only climb up ranks ....and has 6 months free until Wimbledon <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 1st, 2001, 04:49 PM
A very good start for Anastasia! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

I forgot to mention before, the other reason I started to like Anastasia: those photos on here! I like that sparkle in her eyes. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I hope she can continue playing well.

Oct 3rd, 2001, 11:20 AM
i hope so too

Anastasia plays Maggie Maleeva , most likely to be on Court 1 .
good luck Nastya <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> and take revenge for last week

all the best girl and go for it <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 4th, 2001, 10:10 AM
Nastya won again , she bt Maggie 6-4 3-6 6-4 <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
another great performance , congrats and well done <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

back to back QF , and hopefully she can go further <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

This now takes care of any points to fall off from Zurich <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> now she's free and ready to rock <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 4th, 2001, 01:40 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, ANASTASIA!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Great work! I love this girl's guts. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Anastasia moves to the top 3 in my list of Russian faves, w/ Lina and Elena D! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Good luck next round, Anastasia! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

(Eggy: is there some substitute mickname I could use? How can I call this kid Nasty??? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> )

Oct 4th, 2001, 02:24 PM
Janie ..... sometimes use Stassy , sounds cooler , i like it as well

All the best against Schett tomorrow , she's beaten her before and will do so again.

Mark G
Oct 4th, 2001, 03:09 PM
Well played Nastya, close game. All the best against Babsi, I know you can win <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 4th, 2001, 05:08 PM
Thanks, Eggy! I was just about to call her "Annie!" <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Stassy rises to #53 next week, at least -- so says jannak's site! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Oct 5th, 2001, 11:24 AM
Nastya is back in Top 50!

Oct 5th, 2001, 11:25 AM
Anastasia destroyed Babsi 6-4 6-2 and march into Semis :D

oh yes , another great win and a brill week for Stassy ;)

Now I hope its an all Russian semi ;)

auntie janie
Oct 5th, 2001, 12:31 PM
C'EST FANTASTIQUE! C'EST MERVEILLEUSE! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Well done, Stassy! I am so impressed!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Mark G
Oct 5th, 2001, 06:27 PM
Well played Ana <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
I like Elena D but I still hope that Nastya wins!
You go girl <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Oct 8th, 2001, 09:10 PM
Anastasia returns next week in Bratislava.

she's got 3 events left for 2001

Pattaya City being last stop

Anastasia will play AUS OPEN for 1st time <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 8th, 2001, 11:28 PM
Thank you, Eggy! I was planning to ask! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 10th, 2001, 05:42 PM
In interview Nastya said that she thinks that she plays a Top 20 quality tennis at the moment, and that she'd perhaps rank herself at #14 ( meaning , just behind Dementieva who beat her narrowly at KC)

Oct 10th, 2001, 06:18 PM
I sure hope that she makes it to top 20 and I think she will , she believes it

drops to 60ish next week but now has a clear run until June .

Go Nastya go .... make it count <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 12th, 2001, 02:09 AM
Great news for Anastasia fans, she is entered in the Zurich qualies! I am confident she will make the main draw.

Udachi, Stassy! Make some waves -- again! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 12th, 2001, 01:52 PM
A VERY disappointing loss for future top-20 Myskina today, 7-5, 4-6, 6-7! <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">

Was Anastasia overconfident? Do you think she got tight in the tiebreak? Do you think the Swiss crowd got to her? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">

And WHY does this Casanova girl have to make her move NOW?? <IMG SRC="smilies/smileyshot.gif" border="0">

Oct 12th, 2001, 02:20 PM
Janie ...... very disappointing <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
Anastasia has a great TB record , only 2nd one lost all year but bad timing ... final set <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

but this Myriam is very good and has got a very nasty habit one that i hate ..... she keeps beating all the Russian girls <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Nastya should have played Bratislava as 1st intented now .... too late now ...

She has to do well now to make top 50 now .

auntie janie
Oct 17th, 2001, 10:41 PM
Is Anastasia playing next week? Trying to qualify in Linz or in Luxembourg?

I hope so! I don't want the Myskina season to end yet, so soon after I started to cheer for her! <IMG SRC="smilies/freaked.gif" border="0">

Oct 17th, 2001, 10:45 PM
I thought she plays Pattaya, right?

Oct 18th, 2001, 04:07 AM
Pattaya is same week as FED CUP , if she's picked for that then its impossible.

Only good thing is Anastasia will MOVE UP ranks as she has nothing to defend (apart from 24 pts Amelia Is) until June (Birmingham).

auntie janie
Oct 18th, 2001, 04:45 PM
I guess I'll have to wait and cheer her on in Fed Cup, if she is picked! <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 20th, 2001, 09:57 PM
I can hardy get on this board now - the "holding mouse" plan does not work for me - but I had to come here after discovering Stassy's name in the Linz Qualy draw!

BEST OF LUCK against Katarina Srebotnik, Anastasia! We want to see you back in the main draw this week!

Now I will see how long it takes to post this ....

Oct 21st, 2001, 10:18 AM
hehe Janie <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Nastya won <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> and 6-0 6-1 as well .

that removes that trauma of never beaten Srebotnik ( she was 0-3 but last meet was Feb 99 and all 3 in challengers)

Well done Anastasia and good luck today v Lenka Nemeckova

auntie janie
Oct 21st, 2001, 04:07 PM
What a great start for Stassy!! I bet she was mad at herself last week!

Keep concentrating like that, "Annie", and you will be in the main draw for sure.

No icons, graemlins - no signature - just hope to successfully post these few words of support...

Oct 22nd, 2001, 02:55 PM
Anastasia qualified <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

beating Nemeckova 6-4 6-2 on Sunday <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

and today beating Gubacsi 6-3 3-6 6-2

well done and good luck in MD Nastya <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 24th, 2001, 02:51 AM
<img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

A poster at CNNSI who saw the match on tv said Annie's serve was so weak it made Hingis' serve look like Goran's! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

To top it all off, Annie and Elena D. lost in 3 sets in doubles qualifying. Not a good day. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

[ October 23, 2001: Message edited by: janie ]</p>

Oct 24th, 2001, 04:04 AM
she did quite alot of doubles today as well <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

her 2nd serve has always been like that , but today even her movement was a step slower than norm <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

the cat
Oct 24th, 2001, 07:27 PM
Why do people call Myskina "Nastya"? She's not nasty at all. Anastassia is actually quite lovely!

Nov 16th, 2001, 01:57 AM
What is she doing? And where?

Any exhibition match?

BTW,.... Go, Anastasia!

<img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Nov 16th, 2001, 04:01 AM
Anastasia was in Madrid last week as an Alternate for the FED Cup team.

She's now going to rest up and take a break , but good news is she will be playing in Australia for 1st time , Olympics exempted.

Nov 16th, 2001, 04:26 AM
Thanks for the good news! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

She should have played some events in Australlia this year, either! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

But it will be good start!

Go, Anastasia!

<br /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Dec 26th, 2001, 09:34 PM
Good luck to Anastasia on her voyage to the land of OZ.

Best wishes and an injury free season <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

the cat
Dec 28th, 2001, 12:41 AM
Eggy mate, is this Anastassia's first trip to Australia? Udachi Ana!

Dec 28th, 2001, 04:12 AM
her 2nd one after Sydney 2000.

but she hasn't played on the Tour there yet.

auntie janie
Dec 28th, 2001, 08:10 PM
BEST OF LUCK TO ANA IN 2002!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Dec 28th, 2001, 08:26 PM
... and for starters,WIN GOLD COAST! Now THAT would be a good way to start the year! (but don't beat Justine, please!) <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

If not a win, then how about at least a semifinal showing? That will be a good way to start your 2002 Aussie campaign! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Dec 29th, 2001, 10:22 AM
good luck Nastya tomorrow <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Nastya v Samantha Stosur in 1st rd of Gold Coast.

A decent draw and make it to the QF girl <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Dec 30th, 2001, 04:43 PM
A nice start for Ana, losing only two games to the Wild Card player! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Keep it going, kid! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Dec 30th, 2001, 05:09 PM
that was a really impressive star to 2002 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Now shes got to keep it going on Tuesday.

all the best Nastya !!!!!!

the cat
Dec 30th, 2001, 05:47 PM
Eggy, who do you like more between Anastassia and Lina?

Dec 30th, 2001, 06:14 PM
Thats very tough <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

glad they haven't met yet but it they do, I'm not sure who i would cheer for.

Probably Lina just by a squeak.

auntie janie
Dec 30th, 2001, 11:25 PM
I think Eggy would not know who he was going to root for till the match began, then he'd find himself pulling for his Lina. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Just to offest this, maybe I would root for Anastasia! <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

the cat
Dec 31st, 2001, 12:29 AM
I think Myskina would win. Don't you? She's more consistent than Lina. Right?

auntie janie
Dec 31st, 2001, 05:33 PM
Yes, I guess right now I'd pick Anastasia. I still have not recovered from Lina's match with Hingis at the US Open! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> So that, unforttunately, remains my strongest memory of her. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Dec 31st, 2001, 05:48 PM
Lina's got more armor in her , she'd come through.

All the best Anastasia, well it looks like it will be tomorrow morning for me too

You can and you will bt Ai

Think Positive & Be Positive Girl !!!!!

auntie janie
Jan 2nd, 2002, 04:35 PM
RATS! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Rats, rats, RATS! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Jan 2nd, 2002, 04:39 PM
good luck Anastasia in Sydney <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

go girl and hope you get a good draw <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Jan 5th, 2002, 01:56 AM
Good luck Nastya ;) in Sydney

Anastasia v Seda Noorlander tonight

go Nastya go !!!!

auntie janie
Jan 5th, 2002, 04:08 AM

Good luck Olive Oyl! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mark G
Jan 6th, 2002, 01:55 AM
Go Nastya!:)
BTW i'd be rooting for Nastya were her and lina to meet ;)

Jan 6th, 2002, 02:18 AM
Anastasia is into final qual rd

plays Maria Salerni tonight

go Anastasia go !!!!!!

auntie janie
Jan 6th, 2002, 02:56 AM
Eggy, really? jannak has nothing on the qualies yet - so who has Ana beaten so far?

auntie janie
Jan 6th, 2002, 08:28 AM
Good Luck Tonight Anastasia! :)

And Good Luck in Doubles with Tina Pisnik! :) :)

Jan 7th, 2002, 01:32 AM
Good luck Anastasia tonight :)

you go and beat Silviia Farina, so may the force be with you :)

auntie janie
Jan 7th, 2002, 03:25 AM
Yes, tonight's the night for Anastasia to make her move!


Jan 7th, 2002, 04:35 PM
oh bad luck Nastya :( she lost 6-3 6-2 :sad:

Best of luck in Melbourne Anastasia, hope you get a good draw and I'll be there to lend a hand :)

auntie janie
Jan 7th, 2002, 06:16 PM
Yes Eggy, PLEASE help Anastasia!:(

I guess that tough qualifying match took too much out of her. If only she could have drawn Jaslyn Hewitt for her main draw opponent! :rolleyes:

So disappointing, but now on to Melbourne!


Though the entertainingly volatile Nadya P. is closing in fast!

Jan 11th, 2002, 04:55 PM
Anastasia v Wynne Prakusya in R1

all the best Nastya, just go and do it girl !!!!!!!

auntie janie
Jan 11th, 2002, 07:05 PM
Not a bad foe to face in the first round, but Ana will have to be ready to go!

Udachi, Ana!:D

auntie janie
Jan 15th, 2002, 02:46 AM
A Quote from Jon Wertheim in his colum at CNNSI today:

Anastasia Myskina will be a top-20 player by year's end.

You go, girl! Start TONIGHT! :D :D :D

Jan 15th, 2002, 02:56 AM
I thnik he ( Wertheim ) is wrong, even though she has everything for that. From what I've seen of her, she doesn't have a Champion's mind. She doesn't seem to have a will to suffer to become great. Out of all current Russian players, I think Anna K. and Elena D. can be solid Top 10 players. Nastya?
Of course she *can* occasionally break into Top 20, less talented players did that. But I can't see her a Top 20 resident, if that's what Wertheim means.

auntie janie
Jan 15th, 2002, 04:39 AM
:wavey: ys,

Even though you do not believe in Ana's future greatness:), thank you for posting ANYTHING here in her zone, which is mostily a one-person cheering area, now that Eggy is away! :wavey:

auntie janie
Jan 15th, 2002, 07:08 PM
Yes she mae it harder than it had to be, but Ana pulled through, and that's what counts! Especially on a day of so many disasters for the Russian ladies!

Well done, Anastasia! :D :D

Jan 17th, 2002, 08:06 PM

auntie janie
Jan 17th, 2002, 09:12 PM
Nice pic! I like her outfit! :)

Not a bad debut at the AO, Anastasia, winning a round. :) But get to work on that 2nd serve, okay? :eek:

Jan 28th, 2002, 01:22 AM
bad luck Anastasia in Tokyo :(

should have got thru qualies :(

now good luck in paris :)

two TB's lost already this year, she only lost 2 all in 2001

Feb 1st, 2002, 05:56 PM
best of luck Anastasia in Paris :)

go and qualify girl :)

Feb 1st, 2002, 06:04 PM
Yes, Nastya, everybody knows you can do it!!!

auntie janie
Feb 8th, 2002, 11:02 PM

This could be a fun event for her. Make the most of it Ana! :hearts:

Feb 8th, 2002, 11:08 PM
all the bes Anastasia in Doha :)

hopefully a good draw and see you playing this time next week :)

Feb 8th, 2002, 11:14 PM
Good luck Nastya! :)

auntie janie
Feb 9th, 2002, 09:45 PM
Anastasia did not get a bad draw at all! She has Angeles Montolio first --
Good Luck Anastasia! :D

Feb 9th, 2002, 10:36 PM
Pretty good draw :)

Make it another good week Nastya :) and at least QF.

Angeles hasn't won a match since around October.

Best of luck and whip those groundies baby :)

Feb 11th, 2002, 09:34 PM
Good job, Nasten'ka!:)

Go get this title, Titled Princess of Russian Tennis..:):bounce:

Feb 11th, 2002, 09:38 PM
she just had a little blip in 2nd set

was 6-2 4-2 up , lost 5 games in a row but finished it in style

6-2 4-6 6-1 :D

next up a match on Wednesday.

keep going girl !!!!!!!!

auntie janie
Feb 11th, 2002, 09:49 PM
Well done, Anastasia! :D

Keep it going, girl! :cool:

auntie janie
Feb 12th, 2002, 09:54 PM
"Montolio is a higher ranked player than me, but I always felt I could beat her," said Myskina. "All the hard work that I have put in came good when it mattered most." :angel:

Good luck against Petra Mandula, Anastasia! :)

Play like you did in that 3rd set against Angeles! You've got nothing to lose! :D

auntie janie
Feb 13th, 2002, 07:16 PM
Very impressive win form Anastasia today, losing only 3 games! :eek:

Shes BA-ACK!! :wavey:

Feb 14th, 2002, 03:59 AM
that was very impressive indeed :)

congrats and way to go Nastya :)

good luck on Friday !!!!

Feb 14th, 2002, 03:21 PM
Nastya plays Janette Husarova tomorrow in Semis

all the best Anastasia :) go and make the semis :)

auntie janie
Feb 14th, 2002, 04:19 PM
HUSAROVA?? She beat Sandrine???:confused:

In that case, I give Ana a better chance to advance! Take advantage, kid! :D

Feb 14th, 2002, 04:21 PM
Yes, win your second title! Be an example for other girls!:cool:

Feb 15th, 2002, 04:03 PM
bad luck Nastya :(

she went down 2-6 6-7(2)

she started off to slow and only broke back to 4-4 in 2nd then had 3 set pts at 0-40 and 5-4 up but lost them all :(

oh well :(
better luck next week and a QF there will give her a new career high :)

go Nastya go !!!!!

and win some TB's this year, don't know what Nadya's been teaching her but she's got the TB badluck this year. 0-3 now after losing 2 all 2001

auntie janie
Feb 15th, 2002, 05:47 PM
RATS!!!!!!!! :mad:

Well thanks for the report anyway, Eggy! Better luck in Dubai!

auntie janie
Feb 16th, 2002, 11:40 PM
Anastasia's Dubai Draw:

(1)Venus Williams (USA) vs. BYE
WC-Selima Sfar (TUN) vs. Anna Kournikova (RUS)
Qualifier vs. Petra Mandula (HUN)
Anastasia Myskina vs. (8)Henrieta Nagyova (SVK)

Can Anastasia beat Henrieta? That one will be interesting; I'd love to see that match. Then if she does win, she gets Qualifier or Mandula, so that round is okay, IF she gets there.

After that - a brick wall! OUCH! :o

Feb 17th, 2002, 12:18 AM
I think she can

Henrieta will be coming off another injury so Nastya has a good shot.

best of luck Nastya :) and go and do it ;)

Feb 17th, 2002, 01:20 PM
Go, Anastasia!


BTW, who is Nadya? Is she a coach for Anastasia?

don't know what Nadya's been teaching her but she's got the TB badluck this year. 0-3 now after losing 2 all 2001

Feb 17th, 2002, 09:56 PM
eric ...

Nadya I meant was Petrova

last yr she couldnt win a TB either, i just hope Nastya hasn't listened to her how not to play a TB

she was fine in 2001 in TB.

Feb 18th, 2002, 01:08 PM
oopps she did it again

knocked out another seed :D

Anastasia Myskina 6-3 6-3 Henrieta Nagyova :)

zdorovo Nastya !!!!!!!

hopefully its Petra Mandula again in rd 2 just like las week and same score ;)

auntie janie
Feb 18th, 2002, 10:15 PM
Congrats Ana! Keep it going! :bounce:

Feb 20th, 2002, 04:09 AM
good luck Nastya in 2nd rd :)

go and beat Jelena Kostanic and get a great QF match up with Anna ;)

You know you can do it girl :)

Feb 20th, 2002, 03:24 PM
Nastya won again :)

6-3 6-2 vs. Kostanic
and she plays Venus tomorrow :eek:

a win over her and its top 30 ;)

all the best Nastya ;)

Feb 21st, 2002, 05:45 PM
oh Nastya ..... so close in making a great win

0-6 6-3 4-6 to Venus .... a great fight :) and hope you can keep it going for rest of 2002 :)

auntie janie
Feb 21st, 2002, 06:36 PM

I am away from home for 2 weeks, so I can't log on too ofen . I checked in & the score was 0-6! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Imagine my happiness to check back in now & see that Anastasia rebounded from that demoralizing first-set bagel to take the 2nd set! And a close 3rd set too. I am psyched!!! And I hope Ana is too! :D :D :D

Best of luck the rest of 2002 to My Favorite Russian, Anastasia!! :)

Feb 21st, 2002, 07:39 PM

Feb 22nd, 2002, 07:30 AM
Great effort Nastya! What a score!

She looks great in that pic Sonja!!! :hearts:

Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:07 AM
one more pic from the match


auntie janie
Mar 6th, 2002, 04:49 PM
Good luck in IW to Anastasia! :wavey:

Mar 7th, 2002, 11:18 AM
Anastasia plays Tara Snyder tomorrow in 2r match :)
certainly easier on paper than Garbin

so make the most of the chance nastya :)

All the best and make it to rd 3 :)

Mar 7th, 2002, 01:26 PM
All the best Anastasia tomorrow! :)

i like what she wore at Dubai.
Is she sponsored by Puma?

Mar 7th, 2002, 04:34 PM
she has no sponsorship as yet but she will wen she cracks top 20 this yr :bounce: :bounce:

she normally wears Puma clothing and Nike shoes.

auntie janie
Mar 8th, 2002, 07:10 PM
Congrats to Anastasia for a fine win over Tara Snyder! :D

Mar 8th, 2002, 08:39 PM
well done Nastya ;) pretty good win :)

now good luck in 3rd rd Sunday and make it a good one :)
can't see any reason why she can't beat either dechy/kim clijsters

Mar 9th, 2002, 01:18 AM
Congrats Anastasia ! :)

You can beat Dechy/Clijsters!

Mar 9th, 2002, 09:13 AM
She`s playing Dechy. Should win. I hope so!!!

Mar 9th, 2002, 02:41 PM
hmmm, I dont want to jinx the kid, but one cant help but look at Nastya's wide open draw...of course Nathalie is in top form and should NOT be discounted, but Nastya has a great opportunity to go FAR here...and that means juicy points. Good luck girl, just go for it :)

auntie janie
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:02 PM
Anastasia took the first set in a LOPSIDED tiebreak -- then fought back from 2-5 in the 2nd to win, 7-6, 7-5! Very exciting! :D :D :D

Mar 11th, 2002, 04:38 AM
another great performance Nastya ;)

now go and make the QF's girl :) you know youve got the skill/speed :)

She's streaky and when she gets HOT, there nothing anyone can do ;)

Mar 11th, 2002, 08:08 AM
(Very cautiously) Why not winning the whole thing? There are no unbeatable Williamses. Both Hingis and Seles have weak points. Go Nastya!!!

Mar 11th, 2002, 10:49 AM
Good luck Nastya today :)

shes upto #35 and thats got her a seeded spot in Miami as well :)

Just go out and take this Swiss Miss down

auntie janie
Mar 12th, 2002, 02:17 AM
OH ANA! :( She was SO close! I am SO disappointed!

Mar 12th, 2002, 02:02 PM
Good-luck in Miami. I hope you can do a better job there!!!

Mar 12th, 2002, 03:17 PM
I hope so too, minimum 3rd rd there girl :)

you can and will do it, just believe it Nastya :)

#36 on ranks now which should get her seeded in Miami too as Davenport/Mauresmo/Tauziat not playing and pretty sure one higher ranked player wont be there too

Mar 13th, 2002, 08:00 AM
Eggy, better job means quaters at the very least ;).
Or I will be satisfied with a victory over a top5 player.

Mar 13th, 2002, 12:04 PM
I think they will use this weeks ranks so she won't be seeded :(

but then again she might get a good seed to play and lots of bonus pts ;)

QF would be brill :) she will be seeded for RG i'm sure as she only has 24 pts to defend until Birmingham

auntie janie
Mar 21st, 2002, 01:18 AM
Anastasia is the 32nd seed! How exciting for her -- is it her first time to be seeded? Surely it must be her first time to get the precious First-Round BYE! :D :D :D :D :D I hope she is enjoying the luxury of extra days of practice, and of course, observing the spectacle of the lowly peons battling it out on court! ;) ;)

Now Anastasia, please watch the Arn-Frazier match tomorrow, so you can prepare to beat the winner! :angel:

auntie janie
Mar 23rd, 2002, 10:35 PM
Nice come-from-behind win for Anastasia! Keep it up, kid! :D

Oh, I think it gets a LOT harder now, doesn't it ... :eek:

Well just FIGHT FOR IT! :wavey:

Mar 24th, 2002, 09:50 AM
Janie .... she was also seeded in IW ;)

good luck Nastya today :) you can cause a shock ;)

auntie janie
Mar 24th, 2002, 01:39 PM
Oops! Sillly me!:rolleyes:

auntie janie
Mar 25th, 2002, 01:17 AM
OH ANASTASIA! You had me going there for a while! :eek:

Don't worry -- one of these days you will WIN one of these matches over these players! I believe in you! Keep working hard, the rewards will come. :angel:

Mar 25th, 2002, 04:47 AM
so close again :( bad luck nastya :( BUT keep working hard :)

could have been so much glory ( upto 28 if she won) :(

now best of luck on the green stuff :)

Apr 2nd, 2002, 10:19 AM
Anastasia plays Alina Jidkova in 1st rd Sarasota

good luck Anastasia :)

but i wish she played someone else instead.

Apr 2nd, 2002, 06:50 PM
Davaï Nastya!!!Get a seeded place before RG!

auntie janie
Apr 2nd, 2002, 07:18 PM
Good luck Nastya! Show Alina who's boss! :D

the cat
Apr 2nd, 2002, 07:46 PM
Janie, who's the boss? Well, that's Tony Danza, of course!

Apr 4th, 2002, 11:13 AM
LOL@ the cat :D :D

Nastya won 7-6(5) 6-2 coming from 1-4 down

well done and good luck today

Anastasia v Mary Pierce

auntie janie
Apr 4th, 2002, 07:42 PM
Oh cat! Have some Peanut M&Ms, on me! :)

Nicely done, Anastasia! Now it gets tough. Now I am torn -- Mayr really needs some matches!!Best of luck to both players. :kiss:

auntie janie
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:26 AM
Oh Anastasia!! :kiss:

What a heartwarming win! In a TIEBREAK, no less! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Keep it Going, Olive Oyl!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Soon this Anastasia thread will have more than 5 or 6 posters! You'll see! :angel:

Apr 5th, 2002, 03:28 AM
Nastya is upto #33 :) :bounce: :bounce:

QF match v Shaugnessy is a big onein points wise and to move up another place or two.

best of luck Nastya !!!!!!! show them your abilities ;)

Apr 7th, 2002, 10:30 AM

I didn't know there was a thread created for the beautiful and amazing, Anastasia :D

I remember the first time I ever heard of Nastya, was at the Kremlin Cup last year when she defeated Anna Kournikova. I was so impressed with everything about her. Her game is amazing, and I know that she will definetly be moving up the rankings this year.

I was so happy that I got to see her live this year at Indian Wells tournament. Watched her match against Nathalie Dechy. I was probably one of the few cheering for her, since most were on Nathalie's side. Maybe most hadn't heard her. She ended up winning that match and later on I saw her and told her great match and she was so nice and signed my tennis ball. She's definetly a favorite of mine :)

Go Nastya!:wavey:

Apr 7th, 2002, 11:45 AM
Jeff we got a thread for most of the girls ;)

good luck in Amelia Island :)

Nastya has a qualifier 1st then it could be Stevenson (3-0 up :D)

auntie janie
Apr 7th, 2002, 01:28 PM

Don't take Jankovic too lightly!

auntie janie
Apr 9th, 2002, 08:19 PM
Congrats Anastasia! Good luck against Alexandra. But WHERE IS EGGY? I don't like cheering for Elena B & Anastasia all alone .... :sad:

auntie janie
Apr 11th, 2002, 03:13 AM
Nice going, Nastya! And here I thought you wre out of it when I saw that first-set score! Thanks for the happy surprise when the next time I logged on!

Now for Venus -- YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO, ANASTASIA! :D Eggy can't post, so I will say it: UDACHI!!

auntie janie
Apr 11th, 2002, 01:01 PM
Anastasia fans,
Sorry I took so long to discover it, but there are great in-depth reports on Anastasia's matches in Sarasota here:


Very enlightening! And a good read. :)

auntie janie
Apr 12th, 2002, 03:14 AM
Oh Stassy! You know you cannot start out slow against V!:eek:
Still, I am very happy with the way she recovered from such a poor start and made the 2nd set a real contest. Slowly but surely she is learning what needs to happen to win these -- the breakthrough may come sooner than we think ... :D

Apr 12th, 2002, 03:54 AM
Quite expected result, our expectation were pretty low anyway, and Nastya didn't meet them. What "breakthrough" are you talking about, Janie? Winning another Palermo?

Apr 12th, 2002, 06:53 AM
Another tough loss...had she beaten her in that tiebreak..who knows?...

Dont be so jaded ys...she'll come good :) She has hardly anything to defend til June I think so the top 20 is definately attainable with some more solid results. Im sure thats the kind of breakthrough janie was referring to :)

At the moment she is one of the most positive things in Russian tennis.

Apr 12th, 2002, 07:15 AM
man, Panova might be Top 20 in several weeks. And that would be a breakthrough? That would be a great accomplishment for Panova, much exceeding her career expectations. Yet, with all due respect, not a breakthrough. Breakthrough is getting to another level. For last two years only three players qualified as having made a real breakthrough, and that's Henin, Clijsters and Dokic. Not Shaugnessy, not Farina, not Testud and of course, not Hantuchova. These four, as well as most of Russian players remain third-tier players of WTA Tour.

the cat
Apr 12th, 2002, 04:58 PM
Ana is playing well. But she loses too many close matches. And she needs to occasionaly beat a top player. Ana may turn out to be better than Kournikova or Dementieva. Only time will tell.

I hope Ana has great self esteem. That will help her on court confidence. But she seems like the shy type. Udachi Ana!

Apr 12th, 2002, 05:10 PM
"Williams battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the tie-breaker and got a break at 5-5 when Myskina netted a volley with Williams out of position after running to hit a return. Williams earned the win on the next point when Myskina sent a forehand wide. "

Doesn't it sound all that familiar? Mini-chokes is what we are good at. But it doesn't sound right. That was Williams who served at 5:5..

``I felt I played well tonight, and I felt she played well also,'' said Williams

And that could sound as a consolation for those willing to find one..

Apr 12th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Well, I never heard someone said after the match he had won, that the opponent was playing bad. Noblesse oblige :)

Apr 12th, 2002, 05:43 PM
Not really, Fresh. WHat is indicative here is that Wiliams suggests that she HERSELF played well. Normally, after having such a relatively close match against low-ranked opponent you would expect to hear from her something like :"I am glad I survived this match playing as bad as I played today"..

Apr 13th, 2002, 10:37 AM
true ys .......... so that gives Nastya more hope as she and Venus played good and bodes well for future.

Nastya will now be guaranteed a seeding place in Paris and Wimbledon now :)

Her true 52 week rank will be around the time of US Open. it took her until then last yr to regain form and fitness.

Apr 14th, 2002, 03:46 PM
good luck Nastya in Charleston

Nastya vs Gala Leon Garcia in rd1

Apr 15th, 2002, 03:02 PM
hi everybody this is the fist time i'm posting here ;)

good luck Natsya in Charleston! :D:D:D

and I hope she has already overcame her tough loss to Vee :sad:

Apr 15th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Nastya bt Gala Leon Garcia 6-2 6-3 :bounce: :bounce:

good luck Nastya on Wednesday :)

Apr 15th, 2002, 06:30 PM
:cool: wicked!!! :D

davay Natsya! destroy your next opponent whoever she is ;)

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2002, 01:39 AM
That was an authoritative win, without bad lapses. Anastasia is playing better and better, I think! Keep it up, Stassy! :)

Apr 16th, 2002, 01:46 AM
I love watching Myskina play. Her style is exactly like Hingis! It is beautiful- everything about it is gorgeous!

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2002, 01:56 AM
WELCOME to Anastasia's permanent Cheering thread, CB and mboyle! It's so fantastic to see some new names cheering on Nastya! :D :D

(I am FINALLY learning to call her "Nastya", it just sounds so Nasty for such a nice girl!)

Apr 16th, 2002, 04:41 AM
Anastasia is an awesome and magnificent player. She is definitely going to make it to the top 10.

Got to watch her three matches at Amelia and she is now one of my very favorites. Her power, strategy, and finesse is beautiful to watch. In her first match, she kept speaking in Russian (is this correct name for the language?) if she made a good shot or a mistake. One time, she made a super shot, looked directly at us (this was a very small group of bleachers), and said about two sentences in Russian and we didn't know what to do 'cause we were shocked that she had looked directly at us and spoke and of course, we didn't know what she said. Everybody thought she was adorable.

In her Stevenson match, it started out slow for her but I told the people around me that she was going to win this match even after the first set was lost. I think her coach and I were the only ones rooting for her but she won and afterwards, I went to the player exit and was about to ask her to sign my book when a lady asked her if she would be in a picture with her daughter. She stood right next to her and got the picture. Then, I had my chance to ask her for her autograph and she was so sweet and signed for me. When I told her "congratulations", she said, "thank you" and seemed very shy and also stunned that someone was happy for her.

In the Venus match, I yelled her name throughout the match and she did get a following really big in this match. She showed that she is a great player and that Venus couldn't push her around. She was so close to winning the match!! Venus said that it felt like she was playing the number one player and I yelled, "you were!" The next day, she was standing between the stands for the Dementieva match and Likhovtseva match and I raised my thumb up for "great match" and also waved and she smiled and mouthed "thank you". I was really impressed with her sweet personality and the crowds loved her for talking to herself on the court in Russian. She has a new list of fans.

Anastasia, good luck at Charleston. :D

Apr 16th, 2002, 07:41 AM
That's so sweet....
Thanks for the report , Irish!

Good luck to Anastasia on Wednesday!


Apr 16th, 2002, 08:50 AM
No problem, Bubble.

We are glad and fortunate she is being shared with us.:D

Hope she has great success in Charleston.:bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2002, 12:20 PM
Great report, Irish! Thanks!:hearts:
I am going to paste it on the CNNSI Rising New Stars zone -- Stassy does have one or two fans there besides me! :D

Apr 16th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Thank you Janie. That is really great and nice.:D

Apr 17th, 2002, 12:51 AM

That's so great news Irish!

It's good to know that she is very humble and so sweet ;) I hope I can meet her too here in Brazil and, if she comes, I'm gonna party :) :bounce:

Apr 17th, 2002, 12:54 AM

Caption: Wait for me CB!! Just 5 Months :) :rolleyes:

nicolas meunier (http://perso.club-internet.fr/nmeuni01/)

Apr 17th, 2002, 01:01 AM
Thank you CB. You sound like a great guy....loved the picture and caption....too cute. I think you would like her when you meet her. She's a Cancer and they are good and sensitive people. Have fun.:D

Apr 17th, 2002, 10:31 AM
best of luck Nastya today vs ASV :)

Nastya indeed is such a pleasant & generous girl :) I'm glad she's finally got her injuries out of her system and now she's ready to ROCK.

Apr 17th, 2002, 09:34 PM
Nastya won again 7-6 7-6 over Arantxa

woo-hoo and now she is into Top 30

Apr 17th, 2002, 09:36 PM
Way to go Anastasia with your victory over Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 7-6 7-6. I didn't think it should have been that close but you won.

On to Clarissa Fernandez and win over her. She is getting to be tougher so take each point at a time.

Good luck! :D

Apr 17th, 2002, 09:41 PM

Well done Natsya! :D
It was a great, magnificent win. Beating Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario on clay isn't an easy task and we're all glad you made it! Keep it up ;)

Go Rising Star! :kiss:

Apr 17th, 2002, 10:00 PM
Nastya cracks Top 30 for the first time of her in her career, if I calculated it correctly..:)

Apr 18th, 2002, 01:25 AM
Congratulations Anastasia for your entrance into the top 30 rankings. Very well deserved. Much more success to you.

Apr 18th, 2002, 02:47 AM
top 30 is just the begginning - one more month and top 25 - if she plays the same way as now, and of course, many tournaments ;)

Apr 18th, 2002, 03:49 PM
Congrats Nastya!

Keep on moving up! :)

Apr 18th, 2002, 03:52 PM
good luck Nastya today,, its going to pretty tough as she is expected to win against Clarisa Fernandez.

Do your best girl and you'll be in QF :)

Davay Nastya !!!!!!

auntie janie
Apr 18th, 2002, 05:55 PM
I wasn't here to congratulate Anastasia on that great win (two tiebreaks!!:eek: ), so it's great to come here and see that a lot of other people have been here to do it! :D :D :D

Irish, a fan of Anastasia's at CNNSI thanked me for posting your comments on Stassy's Amelia Island matches -- just wanted to pass that on to you.:kiss:

Good luck today, NASTYA! BE VERY NASTY!!!!!! Don't let Clarisa even THINK she has a chance ... :cool:

Apr 18th, 2002, 07:47 PM
Hi Janie, would you please post the web address for CNNSI. Am interested to see the site. I am glad you made it possible for other fans to know what Anastasia is like as a player and person. Thank you for letting me know.

Apr 18th, 2002, 07:52 PM
Hi Irish :)

this is link http://boards.cnnsi.com/WebX?14@@.ee95107

guess access and then rising new stars

Apr 18th, 2002, 08:00 PM
Thank you very much Eggy. :) I will check it out.

Apr 18th, 2002, 11:07 PM
Fernandez leads 6-3 0-1 :(

Davay Natsya! Fight and take this match! :cool:

Apr 19th, 2002, 12:48 AM
Congratulations Anastasia on your 3-6 6-4 6-4 win over Clarisa Fernandez. She is no pushover.

Much luck against Alexandra Fusai or Jen Capriati.
You better win!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 19th, 2002, 12:54 AM

Stassy is getting experience with EVERY kind of win this week -- an easy win; a two-tiebreaks win; a come-from-behind 3-setter! And it all goes into her experience-bank, to draw on as needed in future matches. :D
And she may need it all in the next round ....

Irish, Eggy has the right link to the CNNSI message boards (of course:) !!) , but I posted your match reports on WTA General Discussion rather than in the Rising New Stars zone, hoping for a wider audience to learn about my fave Russian player. It's a ways back, now, I'm afraid!! Maybe around 200 posts back.

Apr 19th, 2002, 04:31 AM
Well done Nastya :)
now you got to win tomorrow so i can watch in Semis.

Just believe it girl, you came close on hard but this is more your kinda stuff.

Think Nastya and do your job in style :)

Nastya climbs above the 1000 barrier :bounce: :bounce:

Apr 19th, 2002, 11:25 AM
Another win would put her into Top 20..:eek:

Apr 19th, 2002, 11:30 AM
Nastya has 1010.75 pts

a win would give her 100+55 pts taking total to 1165.75.

lets hope it happens

go Nastya go, just believe it girl :)

Apr 19th, 2002, 11:37 AM
She can beat Jennifer on clay and she will beat her :bounce:

Apr 19th, 2002, 04:01 PM
Go anastasia go!

Believe in yourself!


Apr 19th, 2002, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by janie

Stassy is getting experience with EVERY kind of win this week -- an easy win; a two-tiebreaks win; a come-from-behind 3-setter! And it all goes into her experience-bank, to draw on as needed in future matches. :D
And she may need it all in the next round ....

Irish, Eggy has the right link to the CNNSI message boards (of course:) !!) , but I posted your match reports on WTA General Discussion rather than in the Rising New Stars zone, hoping for a wider audience to learn about my fave Russian player. It's a ways back, now, I'm afraid!! Maybe around 200 posts back.

You've said it all janie!

Natsya is really getting more experienced and she's now getting used to many tight situations and thus she will mature a lot as a player.

Best of luck against Jennifer!

Apr 19th, 2002, 05:24 PM
If Natsya wins, she will be like 21-24 ranked :D

Since she has no points to defend in the next month, her ranking could rise much more if she keeps playing in this level :D

Davay Natsya! Top 20 is very close now! :bounce:

the cat
Apr 19th, 2002, 05:27 PM
Udachi Ana! get that first big win against Capriati. But Capriati will be ready for her this time. And when you look at Jennifer's huge arms, and then look at Ana's skinny arms, you think Capriati will just crush her. Yikes! But I hope Ana can move her around and frustrate Jennifer. That's her only chance.

auntie janie
Apr 19th, 2002, 05:35 PM
And when you look at Jennifer's huge arms, and then look at Ana's skinny arms, you think Capriati will just crush her.
Just joshin' ya, Cat! :kiss:

Udachi Stassy! :D :D :D If Serena quickly crushes whoever she is playing, then maybe we will get to see a bit of this on ESPN?? :angel:

the cat
Apr 19th, 2002, 11:10 PM
Very funny Janie! Are you the next Joan Rivers? :rolleyes:

Muscles won out today. Capriati defeated Myskina 6-0 7-5. I told you Jennifer would be ready. Didn't I? But I'm not the kind of guy who says "I told you so"! :angel:

Apr 20th, 2002, 12:04 AM
Good try Anastasia. I thought you were going to turn it around in the second set after seeing you tie Jen. You kicked butt all week to get this far.:)

Apr 20th, 2002, 01:02 AM
Poor Natsya :sad:

Well, at least she fought at the end. Unfortunately I couldn't watch the match but I'm glad she hang in the last set.

Nice try Natsya, better luck next time.

*top 20 getting closer*

auntie janie
Apr 20th, 2002, 02:14 AM
When I saw the score was 0-6, 0-3 :eek:, I was really cringing!! Would Nastya never win a single game??

But somehow, she suddenly recovered in an admirable way to make it tough for Jen to the very end.

This was another good learning experience for Stassy, because now she can see exactly how a champion reacts to being pushed to three sets by an upstart -- by coming out firing on all cylinders from the first minute, the next time they meet. Anastasia must have been wondering what hit her!
But she hung in there and started to make inroads .... too late, this time, unfortunately! :(
But it all goes into the experience-bank -- you will see, all this will all pay off before too long. You can bank on it. :)

Apr 20th, 2002, 03:25 AM
Thanks Janie. You would make a good psychiatrist. Needed a pick-me-up. I came in from laying out in the sun and it was 6-0 3-1. It hadn't started when I went out and then came in not too much later and saw those scores.
Like you say, I believe she will learn from this. She almost pulled off a three setter.

Apr 20th, 2002, 04:37 AM
Nastya just needed to win a game earlier on as she's very streaky.
Almost got it to level terms but she'll learn from this.

Best luck to her in FED CUP :)

auntie janie
Apr 22nd, 2002, 09:53 PM
Nice to see JON WERTHEIM mentioning our Anastasia in his column at cnnsi.com again this week -- she's his pick for the best of the Russian ladies:


Apr 22nd, 2002, 11:33 PM
That was great. Glad she is getting more exposure.

And they had Iva Majoli at 5'11". Is 5'9" according to WTA Guide.

Apr 23rd, 2002, 12:34 AM
The article:
We hear about all the Russian women in the top 100. Who do you think has the real stuff to be a champion?
—T.J., New York

Honestly, I'm not sure any have real "champion" potential. Still, the vote here goes to Anastasia Myskina. Lots of natural talent, she plays with flair, and she's a little nuts on the court, which, of course, we mean in the best way possible. Coming off an injury, she seems to be getting her groove back as well. Anna Kournikova is in a bad way, having lost her fifth straight match last week, none to a top-20 opponent. Elena Dementieva gave Venus a good match in Key Biscayne, but like the Karma Chameleon of song, she tends to come and go, come and go. Elena Bovina is falling like AOL's stock price. Tatiana Panova is easy to root for, but any player who's a bad haircut away from standing under 5-foot tall is going to have to fight for every win.

Cool! :D:D:D

Apr 23rd, 2002, 12:45 AM
I liked the flair thing ;)

Udachi Natsya :bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 23rd, 2002, 01:25 AM
Thanks, CB! :)

I guess I should have just copied it here, but I was a little concerned that fans of the other Russians mentioned might be offended, though actually, Jon says the worst thing about Elena B, and HER biggest fan here (along with Eggy, of course!) is ME. :sad: And of course, sad to say, Jon is kind of right about her. :sad: :mad: :o

the cat
Apr 23rd, 2002, 04:18 PM
Right now, Myskina is the best of the Russian ladies! It's possible she will be the #1 ranked Russian female tennis player by the end of the year.

But on the horizon are Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina. These 2 girls will blow away the WTA Russian players in a couple of years. Take it to the bank! :kiss:

Apr 23rd, 2002, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by the cat
But on the horizon are Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina. These 2 girls will blow away the WTA Russian players in a couple of years. Take it to the bank! :kiss:

Cruel Cat ;)

NB - A cat is a small predator :)

auntie janie
Apr 29th, 2002, 03:49 PM
Ouch, tough Draw for Anastasia in Hamburg!!!!!! :eek:

You can do it, Stassy! Just fight like you did in you 2nd Fed Cup match -- never give up! I know you can beat her! :D

Apr 29th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Yeah, Janie...

I think Myskina can get past this hurdle of hers in this match!

Go Nastya Go!


Apr 29th, 2002, 09:51 PM
good luck Nastya tomorrow :)

just wish the match was delayed until Wed.

go win this match girl, rest will be a bonus ;)

Apr 30th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Good luck tomorrow Nastya. You can do it!! :D

Apr 30th, 2002, 09:45 AM
Of course she can :) The question is will she? :)

Go Nastya!!!

Apr 30th, 2002, 09:29 PM
6-0 set and still lost :( :mad: :(

Oh well :sad:

Next week :D

May 1st, 2002, 12:50 AM
Nastya :sad: :sad: :sad:

May 4th, 2002, 06:19 PM
Nastya, good luck in Berlin. At least, make it to the final.;) :D

May 4th, 2002, 10:41 PM
What a strange draw for Nastya!

In first round, she can pull this off against Martina Sucha. Martina is no slouch but Barbara Schett beat her at Hamburg and Nastya had beaten Barbara last Fall. Nastya will have to stay focused and not underestimate Martina.

Second round...ugh....Sandrine Testud. Sandrine will be very tough but if Nastya can wear her out by running her all over the court like she did Venus, she will win this. I do worry about this matchup though.

If Nastya gets by Sandrine, her third round matchup could be Elena Dementieva, her fellow Russian, and I'm sure this match will have different loyalties among the fans. Don't know about their head-to-heads but Elena may win this. Nastya has to be very consistent.

Elena not winning over Barbara Rittner would also be a big factor. With Barbara in good form, she will give Nastya a very, very tough match. Don't know the extent of her injury but she had to pull out of doubles before the Schett/Hingis match.

Marlene Weingartner or the qualifier (wish I knew already who this will be) will be a tough match against Nastya but I don't think Marlene will get past Elena D. or Barb R. IF she does, Nastya will win.

Will see how all this goes to comment about the rest of the tourney.

Just my comments and opinion, not the rule.

Go Nastya!!!:D

May 5th, 2002, 06:19 AM
I think Elena D has a score to Nastya ;). In Palermo Nastya has beaten her in semis blocking the way to the 1st WTA title.

In any casy theirs matchups are alwais a thriller. Just remember theirs Kremlin Cup battle. I at least hope it will come to that (their meeting in the 3d round :))

May 5th, 2002, 10:00 AM
good luck Anastasia :)

go and seek revenge over Sucha then from there kick some ass :)

davay nastya :) i really hope its Nastya v Alyona in rd3

May 5th, 2002, 04:08 PM
I would like to see (would be nice on TV) a Nastya and Elena D. matchup also.;)

May 6th, 2002, 12:10 AM
Udachi Natsya!!!

But you should be in Warsaw ;)

May 6th, 2002, 02:26 PM
Nastya won 6-2 7-5 :D well done and sweet revenge for losing to her in RG 2001

now go and beat Sandrine :)

May 6th, 2002, 05:17 PM
Awesome win Natsya! :D

Kick Sandrine's ass :):kiss:

auntie janie
May 6th, 2002, 09:08 PM
Congrats, Nastya! :D

Ouch, she has Sandrine next? What is with these DRAWS! :o
Well, don't worry, Nastya! Just go out and beat her! :D :D :D

May 6th, 2002, 10:33 PM
I'm glad Ana won 6-2 7-5 rather than 6-2 6-2, because that would probably have meant that her opponent played really crap. But 6-2 7-5 means that she had a hard battle in the 2nd set and she didn't let pressure interfere with her game.
Hopefully it will stand her in good stead when she plays Testud.

May 7th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Super win today over Martina Sucha. :bounce:

Now, run Sandrine all over the court and you will defeat her. :D

May 8th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Good luck against Sandrine tomorrow. You can do it! :bounce:

May 8th, 2002, 03:19 PM
Nastya lost :( bad luck Anastasia :(

she was ahead in both sets 4-2 in 1st and 3-2 in 2nd and lost both

anyway i got a pic from a Russian_Fan who went to Hamburg last week

May 8th, 2002, 03:32 PM
Nastya pic didn't come up

too big :( oh well, anyone want it i can mail it

May 9th, 2002, 12:14 AM
Good fight today Anastasia against Sandrine. You were so close. Best of luck in Rome. :D

May 9th, 2002, 02:41 AM
I think that when she matures into the player we know she can be, I think Ana will be better than Testud ever was, but ATM Testud is better with more experience of playing in the big events.

I didn't know Ana is scheduled to play in Rome. GOOD LUCK. I hope she gets a decent draw.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: .

May 9th, 2002, 02:53 AM
I hope she gets a great draw also Cassius. I am trying to picture Ana in Rome (one of my fav cities to visit).

She is seeded #31 and CB started a cheering thread for her in that tourney. :D

May 9th, 2002, 06:25 PM
massive pic

this was the one i tried to post yesterday but its too big an attatchment

Pierre has had lots of new pics www.myskina.com :)

auntie janie
May 9th, 2002, 09:59 PM
WOW!!! Great Stassy pic!!!!!!!! She is gorgeous!:)

May 9th, 2002, 10:13 PM
first post in here :) First saw Anastasia at Wimbledon last year (vs Ai Sugiyama) and since then have become full-blown fan... so UDACHI NASTYA! :bounce: Hopefully it won't be long until she starts winning against the top players rather than pushing them, but she's been remarkably consistent this year.

May 9th, 2002, 11:49 PM
Welcome Sartrista :)

Very nice picture of Nastya. :)