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Myskina still not over devastating loss

Updated: September 2, 2004, 11:34 PM ET
By David Boroff | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Anastasia Myskina's surprising exit from the U.S. Open took place on Thursday. But in actuality, the loss took place on Aug. 20.

On that date in Athens, Myskina had a 5-1 lead in the third set against Justine Henin-Hardenne in the Olympic semifinals. Myskina was just a few points away from assuring herself of a medal.

However, Henin-Hardenne stormed back to win the match 7-5, 5-7, 8-6 in just under three hours. The next day, she won gold.

Myskina, still reeling from ...

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