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
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Oz Open Preview: How ould Elena fare at Oz?
Hear ye! Hear ye!

The first Grand Slam of the season is almost upon us, which means that players are gritty to compete at their best level. The Australian Open starts on Monday with the absence of 06 finalist and currently world no. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne (or is it just Henin now?).

In the women's draw, Maria Sharapova is the top seed followed by defending champion Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Kim Clijsters (who is unbeaten this season, winning both the Hong Kong exo and Tier 2 Sydney). Seeded 5-8 are Nadia Petrova, Martina Hingis, Elena Dementieva and Patty Schnyder.

So now, let's get down to Elena's business...

Is there any other slam where Dementieva fans are so worried of an early exit, say 1st round? Yes, my dear friends, it is at the Australian Open that we fear Elena will flame out early. And it is not without historical basis. Since 2003, only once did she not exit in the first round. In 2005, she reached the 4th round but failed to Patty Schnyder after being up a set and a break. Last year, she was the first seed to fall.

Is Elena cursed in Oz? Or is it just the heat in Melbourne?

...we will find out during the fortnight of the Oz Open...

Our first round opponent is 112th-ranked Stephanie Foretz. Although the 2 are separated by 96 girls in the rankings, this girl might be capable of upsetting Elena. I said might because I really don't think she will, of course unless the really crappy Elena shows up on court on Monday. This will be their first meeting and their match is second in Show Court 3.

I hope Elena doesn't spend too much time on court on Monday so she could save some of her energy for the next rounds. She could face Martina Muller or a qualifier on the 2nd round, then Anabel Medina Garriguez in the 3rd round. If Elena keeps on winning up to this point, then it will start to get really interesting. In the 4th round, she might face Czech phenom Nicole Vaidisova whom Elena just beat in the Hong Kong exo. Officially, Elena leads 1-0 in career meetings. Possible quarterfinal opponent is Mauresmo. In the opposite side of their half are Nadia Petrova, Kuznetsova, and the streaking Jelena Jankovic.

So there it is! Good luck to Elena! I know she'll do her best!:)

Vamos Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 4:49 PM  
  • At 2:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I also hope Elena can be consistent and advance into the second week. I think it is important for her to start the year of on a high note. Sadly, I do not fancy her chances of winning the championship.

    BTW, it never occurred to me that you are a lady :) Keep up the good work. Please know that anytime I want to know what Elena is upto, I visit your blog first and rarely am I disappointed.

    Davai, Mary.

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger mjgrace22 said…

    Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it :)

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