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.

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 2010-2000

Kim Clijsters, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female,  from 2010-2000

U.S Open has a prestige of one of the most difficult tournaments, which is one of the reasons that the decade of 2010-2000 showed seven different title champions. Famous names were William Sisters, and the current champion Kim Clijster from Belgium. Also among them is a famous Russian tennis player, considered to be one of the hottest tennis players Maria Sharapova who claimed the title in 2006. Another name was Mary Pierce French tennis player who was a runner up in 2005. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2010: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2009: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2009: Caroline Wozniacki

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Jalena Jankovic

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2006: Maria Sharapova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2005: Kim Clijsters
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Pierce

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2004: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2001: Serena Williams

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport