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
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Rome: Elena wins against Castano
Today was another pretty straightforward match from Elena Dementieva. She was only slightly challenged by Catalina Castano as Dementieva tookm control to win the match 6-4 6-3.

The first set was pretty competitive and the key to winning that set was serving well. Elena did a very good job in that set having an 85% 1st serve percentage and committing only 2 double faults. The second set wasn't better as her 1st serve % dropped and she also added 6 DFs to her tally. What she lacked in her service on the second set, she had it going on her returns. She converted all three of her breakpoints in the 2nd set.

Elena has now easily won both her matches in Rome but the players she beat are both ranked way lower than her. The next one is surely tougher as she'll most likely face Nadia Petrova. If she does face Petrova in the third round, I hope that she wins this time. She hasn't reached the quarterfinal of any tournament since her comeback and she hasn't beaten anybody notable this season. Although Petrova is no longer a Top 10 player, she is still a force on clay. I hope Elena is up to the task of getting to the QF.

By the way, I was able to watch the 2nd set of Elena's 1st round match against Camerin and I think that she serves harder than ever. She still has some service accuracy issues though. The only thing that bothered me is the fact that she just stayed on the baseline. I didn't see her approach the net at all. If she wants to win against the top players, she needs to be more aggressive. She has a good net play so it's really a wonder to me why she doesn't approach the net anymore.

What I like about what I saw in the match is how fresh Elena looks. She doesn't look tired at all. And she seems so focused. I guess it's a good sign. I hope Elena is peaking in time for Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Davai Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 8:46 PM  
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