36 Facts About Anastasia Myskina


Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina is a Russian former professional tennis player.


Anastasia Myskina was born in Moscow and turned professional in 1998, the year in which she broke into the WTA top 500.


Anastasia Myskina won her first WTA title in Palermo in only her second appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament.


Anastasia Myskina made her debut in a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open and the Fed Cup.


In 2000, Anastasia Myskina scored first career top-20 victory over No 17 Barbara Schett en route to the Sopot semifinal.


Anastasia Myskina debuted at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.


Anastasia Myskina played in the Sydney Olympics and reached her first Tier I quarterfinal in Zurich, where she lost to world No 1 Martina Hingis.


Anastasia Myskina was plagued by injury that forced her to miss the Australian Open.


Anastasia Myskina then had a solid indoor performance, reaching the quarterfinals in Leipzig and the semifinals in Moscow, her first career Tier I semifinal.


Anastasia Myskina scored her first top-10 win over defending champion Jelena Dokic in Rome, and entered so the top 20.


Anastasia Myskina reached back-to-back grass court finals in Birmingham and Eastbourne, and rose to No 15 in the rankings.


Anastasia Myskina finished the 2002 season in the top 15 for the first time in her career.


Anastasia Myskina obtained an invite to play The Hong Kong Ladies Challenge and reached the Australian Open quarterfinals.


Anastasia Myskina earned more than US$ one million in prize money, and finished the year in the top 10 for the first time in her career.


Anastasia Myskina successfully defended her Doha title, afterwards becoming the second Russian woman to break into the top 5, the first was Natasha Zvereva, who rose to No 5 in the world in May 1989.


Anastasia Myskina rose to a career-high No 2 in the rankings.


Anastasia Myskina recovered from the tough loss to win the Kremlin Cup for the second straight year, and beat No 2 Lindsay Davenport for the first time in five meetings en route to doing so.


Anastasia Myskina finished on the top of her group at the WTA Championships, and scored her second win over a world No 1 by again beating Davenport, but lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion Sharapova.


Anastasia Myskina led Russia to its first Fed Cup title, winning eight out of nine matches played, including winning all of her three matches in the final.


Anastasia Myskina spent the first half of 2005 poorly, due to personal issues regarding her mother's health.


Anastasia Myskina surrendered her Doha and Roland Garros titles in the very first round, and became the first Roland Garros champion to lose in the opening round.


Anastasia Myskina then won her tenth career title in Kolkata beating lower-ranked opponents.


Anastasia Myskina beat the Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in Fed Cup semifinals, but then lost both of her matches in the final.


Anastasia Myskina finished inside top 15 for the fourth straight time.


At Roland Garros, Anastasia Myskina defeated 2005 quarterfinalist Ana Ivanovic in the third round before losing to the eventual champion Justine Henin in the fourth round.


Anastasia Myskina showed splashes of her old form during the grass season, having reached the Eastbourne final beautifully, losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne in a close final concluded in a third set tiebreak.


Anastasia Myskina made the Wimbledon quarterfinals, but lost to eventual champion Amelie Mauresmo in three sets.


Anastasia Myskina had solid performance at the first two Grand Slams, making the fourth round on each occasion.


Anastasia Myskina sat out for a majority of the indoor season with a foot and toe injury, pulling out of Stuttgart and her home tournament in Moscow.


Anastasia Myskina lost both of those matches; including to Meghann Shaughnessy at the French Open, only winning one game.


Anastasia Myskina was a baseline player who combined excellent defensive skills with aggressive shot-making abilities.


Anastasia Myskina's forehand was strong, especially when hit inside-out, and could be devastating when Myskina was in good form, but a lack of control sometimes led to a high number of unforced errors when employing this shot.


Anastasia Myskina possessed delicate touch, and was able to incorporate drop shots and lobs effectively into points, and frequently hit winners with these typically defensive shots.


Anastasia Myskina was endorsed by Nike for clothing and apparel, and Head for rackets.


Anastasia Myskina had claimed that she did not understand the photo release form and that she was not fluent in English at the time.


Anastasia Myskina has three sons, born in 2008,2010, and 2012.