Russian Tennis Player Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina

Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina

Russian player Anastasia Andreyevna Myskina was born on 8th of July, 1981in Moscow, Russia. She is best known to be the first female Russian tennis player to have worn the crown of a Grand Slam singles title in 2004 French Open. After this memorable victory, Myskina raised to the Number 3 position in the WTA rankings. On September 13th, 2004 she scored her career’s highest position, being at Number 2 in the WTA, however due to injuries she has not been playing any professional tennis matches since 2007.

Myskina turned into a pro in 1998 and won 10 singles titles including the French Open title in 2004. She also won 5 doubles titles in her career and was ranked as high as number 15 in the doubles rankings. Myskina defeated Elena Dementieva in the 2004 French Open, she also stands at the fourth place after playing in the Athens Olympics in 2004 against Alicia Molik. She only has a single grand slam win on her board though she had reached the quarter finals of many matches including the Australian Open in which she was the quarter finalist in 2003 and 2004, the Wimbledon where she was the quarter finalist in 2005 and 2006 and in the US Open where she was a quarter finalist in 2003. Currently Myskina is taking time off from tennis owing to the career threatening injury she suffers from and says she is not sure when or if she will be coming back to professional tennis.

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