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
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Pilot Pen Tennis 2007 Preview
This week, Elena Dementieva will be competing at the Pilot Pen Tennis as the 6th seed of the tournament. In the first round, she will face Italian Mara Santangelo. This opening round match. Their only meeting happened earlier this year at Berlin where Dementieva surived Santangelo in 3 grueling sets. As the US Open draws nearer, I'm sure that both women will be fighting for this match to get more matches under their belt before the US Open fortnight.

In a way, I'm a bit relieved that Elena lost early last week at Montreal. That way, she had almost a week of rest before this tournament and the Open. Had she not, I'm afraid she might be so tired come the US Open having played 4 straight tournaments prior to the big event.

Going back to the Pilot Pen Tennis, if she survives Santangelo, she will face either Ashley Harkleroad or a qualifier. And then the struggling Marion Bartoli will probably be waiting in the quarterfinals. Also on this half of the draw are Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder and Francesca Schiavone.

Davai Elena!
posted by mjgrace22 @ 4:38 PM  
  • At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw Elena play in San Diego and I noticed something interesting. She has little control over her ball toss; if the toss is good and it is in the "sweet" spot she serves well. But quite often she tosses the ball to her side and instead of catching it, she goes for it. It looks ugly and has no pace as there was no weight in the serve due to her sideward (instead of forward) motion.

    She did get Krajicek to help her but there is not much he can do if Elena does not master the ball toss. Her time is running out and she should wisen up and hire a good coach. Though she is quite tenacious, I sometimes question her desire for success and improvement.

    Anyways, I am a big Elena fan no matter what and I wish her the very best.

    BTW, I caught a US Open Series tennis ball autographed by her when she hit it into the stands :)

  • At 12:01 AM, Anonymous ea said…

    Great Lena! I'm just returned from holidays and I discover she has lost last week against Schiavone at Toronto: Francesca, when is on form, can beat everybody (Mauresmo last year for example). I'm not sad because Lena could rest a little bit and than she has lost against an italian...
    At New Heaven, big victory on Bartolì yesterday, that this year had beat her a lot of times, and now she is meeting Kuznetsova: I think she can win. However this will be the real final of tournament. But the most important thing is that Eurosport will show the game!!
    Forza Elena!!

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