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Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina ( ; ) (born July 8, 1981, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. In 2004 she won the French Open, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam event. Subsequent to this victory she rose to number 3 on the WTA ranking, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to reach the top three in the history of the rankings. In September 2004 she reached a Career High of No.2, but she hasn't played professional tennis since 2007, and has stated she doesn't know whether she will return or not. Injury has prevented her from advancing for the past several years.

Tennis career


Myskina turned professional in 1998, the year in which she broke into the WTA top 500. She won her first WTA title in Palermomarker in only her second appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. She made her debut in a Grand Slam tournament at the US Openmarker and the Fed Cup (playing doubles). In 2000, Myskina scored first career Top 20 victory over number 17 Barbara Schett en route to a Sopotmarker semifinal. She debuted at Roland Garrosmarker (which she would later win) and Wimbledonmarker. She played in the Sydney Olympics and reached her first Tier I quarterfinal in Zürichmarker, where she lost to world number 1 Martina Hingis. Myskina was plagued by injury that forced her to miss the Australian Openmarker. As a result, she fell out of the Top 100 Rankings. She then had a solid indoors performance, reaching the quarterfinals in Leipzigmarker (became the first Russian to beat Anna Kournikova) and to the semifinals in Moscow, her first career Tier I SF).


2002 was a breakthrough season for Myskina. She scored her first Top 10 win over defending champion Jelena Dokić in Rome, and entered the Top 20 afterwards. Myskina reached back-to-back grass court finals in Birminghammarker and Eastbournemarker, and rose to number 15 in the rankings. She won her first Tier II title in Bahiamarker, and another runner-up finish in Leipzigmarker confirmed her spot in WTA Tour Championships. She finished the 2002 season in the top 15 for the first time in her career.


Myskina reached the Australian Openmarker quarterfinals (her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance of six). After claiming the title in Dohamarker and defeating friend Elena Likhovtseva in the first all-Russian final in WTA history, she cracked the Top 10. Established her place among the game elite with a win in Sarasotamarker, Myskina also had mediocre results during the summer season were followed by a quarterfinal appearance at the US Openmarker, back-to-back titles in Leipzigmarker (defeating No.1 Kim Clijsters and No.2 Justine Henin) and Moscow, which was her first Tier I title. She became the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup), and she made the finals in Philadelphiamarker. Myskina qualified for the Tour Championships. She earned more than $US1 million in prize money, and finished the year in the Top 10 for the first time in her career.


2004 was Myskina's best season to date. Myskina successfully defended her Dohamarker title, afterwards becoming the second Russian woman to break into the Top 5, the first was Natasha Zvereva, who rose to number 5 in the World in May 1989. The highlight of Myskina's 2004 season was a victory at the French Openmarker, where she saved match points in the fourth round against Svetlana Kuznetsova, then defeated former world number 1 players Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati, en route to a 6–1, 6–2 victory over compatriot Elena Dementieva in the first all-Russian Grand Slam final, thus making her the first female Russian to win a Grand Slam singles title. Prior to her French Open victory, she had never made it past the 2nd round at Roland Garros. Following her win in Paris, she rose to No.3 in the rankings. She reached the final in San Diegomarker, breaking Maria Sharapova's 14-match winning streak that included Wimbledon and beat Vera Zvonareva 17-15 in a third set tie-break, saving 9 match points, winning the longest final set tie-break in WTA Tour history. She lost in the 2004 Athens Olympics semifinal to Justine Henin, having led 5–1 in the final set. She rose to a career-high number 2 in the rankings. Myskina recovered from the tough loss to win the Kremlin Cup for the second straight year, and beat number 2 Lindsay Davenport for the first time in 5 meetings en route to doing so. She finished on the top of her group at the WTA Tour Championships, and scored her second win over a world number 1 by again beating Davenport, but lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion Sharapova. Myskina led Russia to its first Fed Cup title, winning 8 out of 9 matches played, including winning all of her 3 matches in the final. Finished the season as world number 3, a career-best year-end rank for a female Russian, and won over $2 millions in prize money, having scored ten Top 10 wins during the 2004 season.


Myskina with Zvonareva
2005 brought Myskina mixed fortunes. She spent the first half of 2005 poorly, due to personal issues regarding her mother's health. Myskina surrendered her Dohamarker and Roland Garrosmarker titles in the very first round, and became the first Roland Garros champion to lose in the opening round. Bringing an 8-10 win-loss record to the beginning of the grass court season, Myskina managed to turn it around at Wimbledon by reaching her career-first quarterfinal at the event with three comeback wins over Jelena Janković (from a 1–5 final set deficit), and over Dementieva (being 1–6, 0–3 down and facing match points in the second set tiebreak). She fell out of the Top 10 in August. She then won a tenth career title in Kolkatamarker beating lower-ranked opponents. She did, however, beat the 2005 Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in Fed Cup semifinals, but then lost both of her matches in the final. Myskina finished inside Top 15 for the fourth straight time.


2006 was another disappointing season for Myskina. Having had several chances to return to the Top 10, she failed to convert any of them. In Warsawmarker, she suffered her worst defeat in terms of the rankings on WTA Tour level, falling to a wild card, Agnieszka Radwańska, ranked No. 309. She showed splashes of her old form during the grass season, having reached the Eastbournemarker final beautifully, losing to Justine Henin in a close final concluded in a third set tiebreak. She made the Wimbledonmarker quarterfinals, but lost to eventual champion Amélie Mauresmo in three sets. She had solid performance at the first two Grand Slams, making the 4th round on each occasion. After Wimbledon, her game completely fall apart. Along with second straight runner-up finish at the Tier IV event in Stockholmmarker, she didn't manage to win a single match in North America, going 0–3 during the US Open Series. The downfall reached its nadir with a first round loss at the US Openmarker, having entered the event under an injury cloud carried over from New Havenmarker. Anastasia sat out for a majority of the indoor season with a foot and toe injury, pulling out of Stuttgartmarker and her home tournament in Moscow. She returned to play in Zürichmarker, but lost to unknown Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, 6–3, 6–3.


Myskina only played two singles matches, having been injured. She lost both of those matches; including to Meghann Shaughnessy at the French Open, only winning a game. As of July 25, 2007, Myskina fell to the same ranking as the wildcard she lost to, Agnieszka Radwańska, of Number 309. She also is unranked for doubles. Myskina is taking time off due to a career-threatening injury.

Personal life

Her German coach, Jens Gerlach, is also a former boyfriend. Myskina also dated HC Dynamo Moscow hockey player Aleksandr Stepanov, and she has also been linked to Austrian tennis pro Jürgen Melzer.

In October 2002, Myskina had a series of photos taken for GQ magazine by the photographer Mark Seliger for a spread in the October 2002 edition of GQ, in which one approved photo of her fully clothed was published. After she won the French Open in 2004, some photographs from the shoot, in which she appeared topless, were published in the July/August 2004 issue of the Russian magazine Medved (Bear). In August 2004, she filed an $8 million USD lawsuit against the men's magazine GQ for allowing her topless photographs to appear in a Russian magazine Medved without her consent. On June 19, 2005, U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey, later United States Attorney General, ruled that Anastasia Myskina could not stop the distribution of the topless photos, because she had signed a release. Myskina had claimed that she did not understand the photo release form and that she was not fluent in English at the time.

Myskina announced that she was pregnant with her first child, due in May 2008. She has previously dated Russian hockey player Konstantin Korneyev, but refuses to state the name of the father. On April 28, 2008 Myskina gave birth to her first child, a boy named Zhenya.

Major finals

Grand Slam singles final

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2004 French Openmarker Clay Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–2

WTA Tier I singles finals (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2003 Moscow Carpet (i) Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2004 San Diego Hard Lindsay Davenport 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2004 Moscow Carpet (i) Elena Dementieva 7–5, 6–0

Career finals

Singles (19)

Wins (10)

Grand Slam (1)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (2)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV (2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Clay (3)
Grass (0)
Carpet (4)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. July 18, 1999 Palermo, Italymarker Clay Ángeles Montolio 3–6, 7–6(3), 6–2
2. September 14, 2002 Bahia, Brazilmarker Hard Eleni Daniilidou 6–3, 0–6, 6–2
3. February 16, 2003 Doha, Qatarmarker (1) Hard Elena Likhovtseva 6–3, 6–1
4. April 6, 2003 Sarasota, USAmarker Clay Alicia Molik 6–4, 6–1
5. September 28, 2003 Leipzig, Germanymarker Carpet (i) Justine Henin 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
6. October 5, 2003 Moscow, Russiamarker (1) Carpet (i) Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
7. March 6, 2004 Doha, Qatar (2) Hard Svetlana Kuznetsova 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
8. June 3, 2004 French Openmarker, Parismarker, Francemarker Clay Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–2
9. October 17, 2004 Moscow, Russia (2) Carpet (i) Elena Dementieva 7–5, 6–0
10. September 25, 2005 Kolkata, Indiamarker Carpet (i) Karolina Šprem 6–2, 6–2

Runner-ups (9)

Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (4)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. June 16, 2002 Birminghammarker, UKmarker Grass Jelena Dokić 6–2, 6–3
2. June 22, 2002 Eastbournemarker, UK (1) Grass Chanda Rubin 6–1, 6–3
3. September 29, 2002 Leipzig, Germanymarker Carpet (i) Serena Williams 6–3, 6–2
4. November 2, 2003 Philadelphia, USAmarker Hard (i) Amélie Mauresmo 5–7, 6–0, 6–2
5. August 1, 2004 San Diego, USA Hard Lindsay Davenport 6–1, 6–1
6. August 14, 2005 Stockholm, Swedenmarker (1) Hard Katarina Srebotnik 7–5, 6–2
7. May 27, 2006 Istanbul, Turkeymarker Clay Shahar Pe'er 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
8. June 24, 2006 Eastbourne, UK (2) Grass Justine Henin 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(5)
9. August 13, 2006 Stockholm, Sweden (2) Hard Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–1

Doubles (6)

Wins (5)

Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV (0)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. September 19, 2004 Bali, Indonesiamarker Hard Ai Sugiyama Svetlana Kuznetsova

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
2. October 17, 2004 Moscow, Russiamarker Carpet (i) Vera Zvonareva Virginia Ruano Pascual

Paola Suárez
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
3. September 25, 2005 Kolkata, Indiamarker Carpet (i) Elena Likhovtseva Neha Uberoi

Shikha Uberoi
6–1, 6–0
4. October 9, 2005 Filderstadt, Germanymarker Hard (i) Daniela Hantuchová Květa Peschke

Francesca Schiavone
6–0, 3–6, 7–5
5. May 7, 2006 Warsaw, Polandmarker Clay Elena Likhovtseva Anabel Medina Garrigues

Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4

Runner-up (1)

Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV (0)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. October 5, 2003 Moscow, Russiamarker Carpet (i) Vera Zvonareva Nadia Petrova

Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through the 2007 French Open, which ended on June 10, 2007.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career SR Career Win-Loss Total
Australian Openmarker A A A 2R QF QF 4R 4R A 0 / 5 14-5 N/A
French Openmarker A 1R 1R 1R 2R W 1R 4R 1R 1 / 8 11-7 N/A
Wimbledonmarker A 3R 2R 3R 4R 3R QF QF A 0 / 7 18-7 N/A
US Openmarker 2R 1R 1R 3R QF 2R 3R 1R A 0 / 8 10-8 N/A
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 28 N/A N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 1–1 2–3 1–3 5–4 12-4 14-3 8–4 10-4 0–1 N/A 53-27 N/A
WTA Tour Championships A A A 1R 4R SF A A A 0 / 3 3–5 N/A
Finals reached 1 0 0 4 5 4 2 3 0 N/A N/A 19
Tournaments Won 1 0 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 N/A N/A 10
Hard Outdoors Win-Loss 4–4 3–7 2–3 19-11 15-8 27-10 14-8 13-10 0–1 N/A 97-62 N/A
Hard Indoors Win-Loss 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 6–5 5–4 5–2 0–0 0–0 N/A 18-15 N/A
Clay Win-Loss 5–1 6–6 1–4 12-8 11-6 12-2 3–6 8–4 0–1 N/A 58-38 N/A
Grass Win-Loss 0–0 5–3 3–2 10-3 3–2 2–1 5–2 8–2 0–0 N/A 36-15 N/A
Carpet Win-Loss 1–1 0–0 5–2 6–5 11-1 9–1 9–2 2–1 0–0 N/A 43-13 N/A
Overall Win-Loss 10-6 16-18 11-12 47-28 46-22 55-18 36-20 31-17 0-2 N/A 252-143 N/A
Year End Rank [Career Best] 65 58 59 11 7 3 14 16 1038 N/A N/A [2]


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