"I was seriously motivated to win today to prove my home fans that I deserved my high rankings," said Myskina, who will advance one place to No. 3 this week. "It was very hard to hold my nerves in the beginning," Myskina said. "But later, I was able to calm down and played my average tennis." "It was important today to win the first set because all was to be decided in it," Dementieva said. "In the second set, she found her game and I couldn't resist."