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, August 25, 2006
USO: Tough road lies ahead
The final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, starts on Monday at Flushing Meadows. Everyone will shift into high gear as the world watches the top tennis players battle it out to become this year's champions. The women's field is led by top seeds Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva.

Elena Dementieva is seeded fourth this year, and this is the highest seeding she's ever got in a Grand Slam. Elena has reached at least the semis of the Open since 2004. This year, let's hope she gets further than that. But a tough road lies ahead for Elena, tests abound that she has to pass.

The first road block is named Laura Granville. Granville is currently ranked 56th in the world rankings and has been doing ok the entire year garnering a 23-17 win-loss record. Elena should have little problems with Granville but we know Elena's temperaments during the first round of the tournament.

In the 2nd round, Elena would play either Meileen Tu or most likely Emma Laine. These two are much lower ranked compared to Elena as well and I can't see anything about their games that could bother Elena.

The third round is possibly where it will become tricky. If the seedings hold up, Elena would be facing Venus Williams in this round and this match will surely be featured at night if they both held up to this round. Venus hasn't played at all this summer (well, except for WTT) and is said to have some kind of injury. But Venus is Venus and we all know what she's capable of. But I think, Elena can definitely prevail if they face each other.

If Elena gets past the third round, she'll likely face either Groenefeld or Kirilenko, who are both slumping hard lately, in the fourth round. And then in the quarters, either Kuznetsova (3-3 H2H), Jankovic or Vaidisova. On this half of the draw also lies 2nd seed Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Here's a summary of Lena's tough draw: (2r onwards are all speculations)

1r: Laura Granville
2r: Meileen Tu or Emma Laine
3r: Venus Williams
4r: Anna Lena Groenefeld, Maria Kirilenko or Sam Stosur
QF: Kuznetsova, Jankovic or Vaidisova
SF: Justine Henin-Hardenne or Lindsay Davenport

I wish all the best to Elena this coming US Open. Davai Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 2:05 PM  
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