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Anastasiya Myskina, tennis player

Anastasiya Myskina, tennis player

Anastasiya Myskina, tennis player


Anastasiya Myskina is a professional tennis player and coach, Honored Master of Sports. By the way, she won the 2004 French Open singles title, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam main draw singles title. During her career Myskina has won ten singles and five doubles WTA tournaments. Also, she was a semifinalist of Grand Slam tournament in doubles (Australian Open-2005). Moreover, she was a second racket of the world in singles.
Pretty girl was born on July 8, 1981 in Moscow. At the age of six she began to play tennis. Her first coach was a mother of Marat Safin and Dinara Safina.
In 1998 seventeen-year-old Anastasia became a member of the Russian national tennis team. A year later, she was able to win her first single tournament. It was on the island of Sicily, Palermo.
In October 2002, her photos, taken by photographer Mark Seliger, appeared in the GQ magazine.

To tell the truth, in 2003, she was recognized as one of the top 10 tennis players in the world.
Later, in September 2004, she reached a career high of No.2. In the same year she became the winner of Grand Slam and entered the history of world tennis as the first Russian athlete, who won the prize.
In 2007 Myskina left the sport and started working on television. Anastasiya decided to try her hand as a TV presenter.
Besides, the tennis player participated in the TV show Ice Age.

Personal life
Myskina dated HC Dynamo Moscow hockey player Aleksandr Stepanov.
Then she dated Konstantin Korneev.
Sometime later she met Sergei Mammadov. On April 28, 2008 Myskina gave birth to her first child, son Zhenya (Yevgenyi). Anastasiya and Sergei lived together, but they were in no hurry to legalize their relationship. Despite this, Myskina gave birth to two sons in 2010 and in 2012.

Anastasiya Myskina, tennis player