Elena Dementieva

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Current Tournament

Flushing Meadows, New York
August 27-Sep 9
Grand Slam

2R: Bammer[19] def Dementieva[14] 6-1 6-2
2R: Dementieva[14] def Cetkovska 6-3 6-2
1R: Dementieva[14] def Cohen-Aloro 6-4 6-3
2R: Dementieva/Pennetta vs Raymond/Stosur[2]
1R: Dementieva/Pennetta def Laine/Wozniacki 6-4 6-1
Next Tournament/s
US Open Aug 27-Sep 9
WTA Rankings
1. Henin, Justine [1]
2. Sharapova, Maria [2]
3. Jankovic, Jelena [3]
4. Kuznetsova, Svetlana [5]
5. Ivanovic, Ana [4]
6. Chakvetadze, Anna [6]
7. Mauresmo, Amelie [7]
8. Petrova, Nadia [9]
9. Williams, Serena [8]
10. Bartoli, Marion[11]
11. Hantuchova, Daniela[10]
12. Schnyder, Patty [12]
13. Dementieva, Elena [15]
14. Williams, Venus[13]
15. Vaidisova, Nicole [14]
16. Safina, Dinara [16]
17. Hingis, Martina [17]
18. Golovin, Tatiana [18]
19. Peer, Shahar[19]
20. Bammer, Sybille [20]
Sony Ericsson Race
1. Henin 3675
2. Jankovic 3475
3. Ivanovic 2707
4. Kuznetsova 2546
5. Sharapova 2340
6. Williams, S. 2141
7. Chakvetadze 2106
8. Williams, V. 1740
9. Petrova 1698
10. Hantuchova 1684
16. Dementieva 1357
Past Tournament

New Haven, Connecticut
August 20-26
Tier 2

QF: Kuznetsova[1] def Dementieva[6] 4-6 6-3 3-0 ret. (nausea)
QF: Dementieva[6] def Bartoli[3] 6-4 6-2
2R: Dementieva[6] def Harkleroad 6-1 7-6(6)
1R: Dementieva[6] def Santangelo 6-2 3-6 6-0
Not entered
Friday, June 30, 2006
Dementieva routs Shaughnessy
It took 3 hours for Elena Dementieva to beat former top 15 American Meghann Shaughnessy 5-7 6-3 7-5. This win gives Dementieva a pass to the third round of Wimbledon where she'll face compatriot Elena Likhovtseva.

Dementieva got a break early in the match to lead 2-1 then rushed to a 5-3 lead. Unfortunately, Elena wasn't able to held her serve when she served for the first set which allowed Shaughnessy to come back in the set and take a 6-5 lead over Dementieva. Serving to save the set at that point, Elena gave away the set at love.

The second set looked like Shaughnessy will be taking the match away from Dementieva when she had a 2-0 lead. At that point, Dementieva called for a trainer to check her wrist. Apparently, her wrist has been bothering her so the trainer strapped it up. After that incident, Shaughnessy got a 3-0 lead but Dementieva reeled off 6 straight games to take the second set and level the match.

The third set is all about breaking each other's serve as the couple can't seem to hold their respective service games. At 5-5, Dementieva held her serve to lead in the match 6-5. Shaughnessy tried to save the match (she saved 4 match points) but in the end, Dementieva just played better.

This match was truly dramatic (as most of Elena's matches). Lots of ups and downs for both players and lots of double faults as well. Both players committed 14 DFs each but it was Dementieva who had more winners and less errors. Elena's yips of serving for the set/match is still there and I hope she can do it better next time. This match took a lot out of Elena and she was clearly tested so let's hope that she can recover today and be fresh enough when she faces Elena Likhovtseva in the third round tomorrow.

Great comeback and great win for Elena! Once again, she proved how mentally tough she can be during a tight match. Davai Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 9:34 AM  
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