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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

This is the first time since 2002 that the Kremlin Cup has had no Russians in the SF.

2011: Vesnina (SF)
2010: Kirilenko (F)
2009: Kleybanova (SF)
2008: Zvonareva (F), and Safina (SF)
2007: Dementieva (Champion), Safina (SF), Kuznetsova (SF)
2006: Chakvetadze (Champion), Petrova (F), Dementieva (SF)
2005: Dementieva (SF)
2004: Myskina (Champion), Dementieva (F), Bovina (SF)
2003: Myskina (Champion), Dementieva (SF)
2002: N/A
2001: Dementieva (F), Myskina (SF)
2000: Kournikova (F)
1999: N/A
1998: N/A
1997: N/A
1996: N/A
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

My dear Nastya would be cursing the stock of Russian players!
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

Well the main reason for that is Sharapova doesn't play there and doesn't care. You look at that list and you see Dementiva and Myskina again and again. Two players who it meant something to play at their home tournament. Two players who it also meant something to play for their country and Fed cup.
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

No surprise here. Russian tennis is on a decline.
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #5
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

Bad news for russian tennis
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that is so disrespectful.... so disrespectful!
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #6
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

and the real Russian Sharapova never even reach semis here.
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #7
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Well the main reason for that is Sharapova doesn't play there and doesn't care. You look at that list and you see Dementiva and Myskina again and again. Two players who it meant something to play at their home tournament. Two players who it also meant something to play for their country and Fed cup.
And at the olympics this year who was it that got Russia on a silver?
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #8
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Good for Sofia on taking out the trash
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

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And at the olympics this year who was it that got Russia on a silver?
As if people playing and winning @ the Olympics has shit to do with their country as much as it has to do with the want for self-glory (as it should be).
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

Now they have reason to cancel Moscow and to move it to Florida, so real Russian would play there
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #11
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

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Well the main reason for that is Sharapova doesn't play there and doesn't care. You look at that list and you see Dementiva and Myskina again and again. Two players who it meant something to play at their home tournament. Two players who it also meant something to play for their country and Fed cup.
Sharapova is of another league player, her schedule is Slams, YEC oriented, she is not Dementieva, Myskina type of players who must have partcipated in all Kremlin Cups to win at least something on Tier 1 level
What is more the surface (RuKort) is probably the worst and the slowest in WTA tour...

as for Fed Cup , this year Masha played in QF and was ready to play in Final , but Serbian slumpers were too much for the rest of the team to get through
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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Well the main reason for that is Sharapova doesn't play there and doesn't care. You look at that list and you see Dementiva and Myskina again and again. Two players who it meant something to play at their home tournament. Two players who it also meant something to play for their country and Fed cup.
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

Safina, Dementieva and Myskina are all retired. Vera is injured. All other Russian players are useless (in terms of winning tournaments). There is also Maria, but she doesn't care about tournaments in Russia. But she plays there if YEC will be in Moscow.
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

If Maria played there, we would definitely have a russian in the sf
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Re: No Russians in the SF of Moscow; 1st since 2002

Anna K. first to do it If it wasn't for Anna
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