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, February 24, 2007
Elena doubtful to play Indian Wells
Warning: This is a very sad news for all the fans of Elena Dementieva.

The CSKA club in Moscow threw a party for Elena Dementieva some days ago to show their appreciation of her and gave her recognition. Sadly, she announced there that she is still unsure whether she'd be able to play Indian Wells.

Do you remember that shoulder injury which cause Elena's serve to be what it become what it is today? It's back. According to an interview, she's currently seeing a physiotherapist in Moscow right now but dismissed the idea of being treated overseas as she wants to be near her family and friends. She also said that her goal is to be in the Fedcup tie against Spain in April.

Doubtful as she is for Indian Wells, I'm also doubtful that she'll still be in the Top 10 if she skips the event. Remember that she has finalist points to defend at this event. But of course, Elena's health should come first and if her shoulder is not yet healed on time for Indian Wells, she should definitely skip it. We don't want to aggravate the injury of course.

Let's all hope that Elena will recover well from this injury. And that when she comes back, she'll have more motivation to play well and win a lot of matches and get back to top form.

Get well soon Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 6:01 PM   0 comments
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Dementieva retires against Likhovtseva
This year has been disappointing so far.

Elena Dementieva had to retire against Elena Likhovtseva while trailing 6-2 1-1 in the match. According to early reports, she had breathing problems. Let's hope she's fine and recovers really well. Her next tournament will be Indian Wells where she has a lot of points to defend. I'll update this blog if there are developments about Elena's condition.
posted by mjgrace22 @ 10:16 PM   1 comments
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Antwerp: Dementieva opens against Likhovtseva... again
Elena Dementieva will open her campaign at the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium against Elena Likhovtseca. Dementieva leads Likhovtseva 5-2 in their H2H meetings. The two battled it out in Tokyo just two weeks ago, Dementieva won 6-3 7-5. Dementieva was cruising at that match until she got tight in the latter part of the second set. But Elena got her groove back and finished the match.

Elena is coming off a thigh injury so I'm not sure what level she'll be performing tomorrow. Likhovtseva could definitely cause an upset but I hope she won't do it tomorrow. Although the season is very young, Dementieva's performance has been so-so. So I hope she eally takes it up a notch here and reach at least the semis.

Davai Elena! Try to win this tournament and bea some big names. Davai Lena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 10:03 PM   1 comments
Monday, February 12, 2007
Antwerp Preview
Elena Dementieva had a week long rest last week after pulling out of the Gaz de France Open, but this week she will try to recapture her winning form at the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The top 4 seeds receive a first-round bye. They are Amelie Mauresmo, Kim Clijsters, Nadia Petrova, and Elena Dementieva.

Elena could face Elena Likhovtseva for the second straight tournament in the second round. Tha is if Likhovtseva gets past a qualifier in the first round. Two weeks ago in Tokyo, Dementieva beat Likhovtseva 6-3 7-5. Possible quarterfinal opponent is either Tatiana Golovin or Patty Schnyder. Schnyder has been on a slump this season so expect Golovin to emerge as quarterfinalist. Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic, and red-hot Lucie Safarova are all on Lena's half of the draw.

Elena is not playing doubles this week and I think it's good as she's coming off an injury. I hope that her thigh is healed and that she get great results this week. Her draw is very nice and she can definitely sneak through the finals.

Go Lena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 8:23 PM   3 comments
Monday, February 05, 2007
Elena pulls out in Paris
posted by mjgrace22 @ 6:27 PM   0 comments
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Elena through to Tokyo QF
In a match full of service breaks, Elena Dementieva defeated Elena Likhovtseva 6-3 7-5. The eight double faults she served today probably made the match close. But I'm just happy to see her in the quarters. This also means more blogging for Elena! Woohoo!!!

Elena will next meet unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci. Vinci is currently ranked at no. 119. What concerns me right now is that in her match today, she only had 44% of her 1st serves in. That's a pretty bad stat. Vinci on the other hand, steamrolled Severine Bremonde 6-3 6-0 in the previous round. Interestingly, Dementieva and Vinci last met at the 1999 Italian Open Round of 16. Dementieva won that match 6-2 4-6 6-2. Dementieva was ranked 144th at that time while Vinci was at #648. Hopefully, the match tomorrow would have the same result. Though it'd be really nice if Elena could win this easily.

Doubles news

Unfortunately, Olga Savchuk and Elena Dementieva lost to Lisa Raymond and Sam Stosur 7-5 6-2. Well, I'm not really expecting them to win and I'm just glad that they gave the top seeds a work out. Although it would have been nicer if you won, well done guys!


According to Lena's blog, she went to the sumo wrestling tour. Looked like she had fun with that! Keep up the good work with the blog Lena!

Davai Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 10:45 PM   0 comments
Who's blogging in Tokyo?
Elena Dementieva is blogging this week at Tokyo for the WTA Tour. It's just amazing! I just read it and it's totally not boring! Please have a look at it if you have some time. Unlike last year's bloggers, she didn't talk about what she ate for breakfast. Instead, she gave us a look on her life on tour. Hope she keeps up her great blog for the rest of the week.

On to business now. Elena begins her Tokyo title defense against No. 58 Elena Likhovtseva who bounced Gisela Dulko in the previous round. The two met six times before, Elena leading their H2H 4-2. Their last encounter was at Wimbledon last year, Elena won 7-5 6-3. Likhovtseva, despite her age, is still fit and capable of pulling an upset. But I hope she won't today. I want Elena to blog until Sunday! Heck, I want her to blog everyday!

On Elena's blog, she talked about how she wanted to go with her mom to see the sumo wrestlers but opted not to because she was worried with her doubles. It was a good decision as she and Olga Savchuk bounced Schiavone and Vinci yesterday. They booked a date with Top-ranked duo, Lisa Raymond and Sam Stosur. I hope they do well.

Davai Lena! Love your blog!:)
posted by mjgrace22 @ 7:07 AM   0 comments
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