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Elegant Elena
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#1702 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2007 8:57:28 AM(UTC)
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Elena is a good player and i hope she does well in 2008
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#63 Posted : Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:48:43 AM(UTC)
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Absolutely. Real shame she missed Madrid 'cos with her tough ain't enough. Really hope someone trained her on her serve, if only she could serve 10-15% better(sighhhh).


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#1710 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:58:14 PM(UTC)
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Congratulations Elena for the win against Peer at AO third round.


Very happy about that !!!


Hope to see Maria - Elena in the 1/8 at AO.


Good luck !!!

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#64 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2008 2:38:43 AM(UTC)
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"Sweet Elena"...so nice[:)] I really love that girl, always with that cute smile, friendly, lovely[U]


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#1711 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2008 6:47:51 AM(UTC)
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Agree totally, share this love with you !!!
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#65 Posted : Monday, January 21, 2008 7:09:44 AM(UTC)
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You're a great girl, Shrapi:)  I had such mixed feelings, felt "lost in transtennis" when Elena was butchered. Rain...tears from heaven for Elena[U]



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#1712 Posted : Monday, January 21, 2008 7:58:12 AM(UTC)
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Think I have two hearts - one for Elena and one for Maria.


Sorry Elena that you lost - was not happy after this match.


Maria overacted. The score could have been a little more adapted.


Would like to see this score against the others, not against you.

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#1713 Posted : Friday, February 29, 2008 1:18:39 PM(UTC)
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Elena is in the final of Dubai !!!


It's so great.


Saw her matches against Ivanovic, was so satisfied that she won and today


against Schiavone too. It was again a great match.


Think she plays her best tennis at the moment with such a great fighting spirit.


I would like her so much to win tomorrow against Kuznetsova.


Elena always was my second favourite, besides Maria.


I wish her good luck for tomorrows final.


Davai Elena !!!

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#625 Posted : Friday, February 29, 2008 1:44:59 PM(UTC)
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yeah,she's fighter. congrats Elena ,you deserve to win the final tomorrow


great match but for many reasons and this piece of sh!t my net one of them,I didn't see the match

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#944 Posted : Friday, February 29, 2008 4:25:03 PM(UTC)
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Try again in about twenty minutes -- supposed to be runs starting around 24:45 GMT. I did get some clips of second set when Elena began to turn it around, but they are not great quality.


Masha is sunlit beaches, Elena is the Winter Girl. Two sides of the same coin.


Best luck to her tomorrow! [H]

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#545 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 3:47:47 AM(UTC)
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i hope Elena will win the tournament.    i think she is the main reason i started watching WTA tennis some good years ago [:D]


c'mon Elena!!!

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#794 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 6:52:57 AM(UTC)
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I hope Elena D. wins, I definitely prefer her to Kuznetsova ......
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#1714 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 1:10:03 PM(UTC)
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Elena won !!!


Congratulations Elena !!!


It was marvellous, Elena was wonderful !!!


She played good tennis.


Great girl.Love her.


Satisfaction for missing Maria there.


 


 


 

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#945 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 1:27:31 PM(UTC)
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Absolutely, shrapi! [H] 


Elena Dementieva, Sultana of Istanbul, Savior of the Kremlin Cup, pride of the Red Army Club (her tennis club in Moscow), Champion of Dubai -- which the pundits proclaimed just days ago as the toughest WTA draw assembled in years. Remember? Everyone here agreed. So let nobody tell us it's no big deal now.


Masha Tsarista in Doha, Elena Tsarista in Dubai. Russia sweeps the Gulf. That's about as good as it gets. [Y]

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#591 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 1:56:58 PM(UTC)
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Fantastic game.  I think you are a happy guy now Paul, but Elena is more happier !   Sure the Russians swept the Gulf and God knows what else is comming.

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#946 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 2:27:12 PM(UTC)
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Did she show 'em up or what? During the semifinal, the Brit commentators as much as told the viewers to ignore her because she was an old player (she's 26) on the "downhill slide". [:O] Right. Hey chums, ignore this! lol!


Need to see more Elena, the Eurosport Pacific scheduled replay from 19:30 to 21:00 GMT. Now it's shortened to 20:15 to 21:00 GMT but take heart: Replays of the final again on Sun 4:30 to 6:00 GMT and 12:45 to 14:15 GMT. [H]

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#947 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:50:50 PM(UTC)
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Elena Dementieva sparkles in Dubai


01.03.2008


Elena Dementieva won the largest outdoors title of her career in Dubai, defeating world #3 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final 46 63 62.


Dementieva began her title campaign in the Middle East as a non-contender. She faced tough rival Patty Schnyder in the first round with their head-to-head split at seven matches a piece. Schnyder had won four of their six outdoor hardcourt matches coming into Dubai, and she had to save two set points on her serve deep in the first set. After saving nine of ten break points against Schnyder, she ran away with the match, losing just seven points in the second set, 75 60.


In the second round, for her only day match, she defeated top twenty-five player Alona Bondarenko easily 62 61 to set up a quarterfinal showdown against rising star and Australian Open finalist Ana Ivanovic, ranked #2 in the world. Dementieva had won their prior two WTA matches and their Hong Kong exhibition match earlier in the year, but Dementieva’s stalling records against the world’s elite asked the questions whether or not she could have the fight to deliver the goods.


After falling 13* down in the first, to lose a *43 advantage in the same set, she had to fight from a set down to defeat the world’s second best player 57 63 63, also coming back from a break down twice in the third set. With this stunning upset, Dementieva found herself in the semifinals of Dubai after making the semis in Paris two weeks ago--the first time Dementieva had made consecutive semifinals or better since Antwerp/Indian Wells in 2006. Awaiting her was feisty Italian Francesca Schiavone who had defeated world #1 Justine Henin in the quarterfinals. Schiavone had defeated Dementieva three straight times going into the semifinals, and again the question was asked if Dementieva could hold her nerve after such a huge win and sustain her form.


Again, Dementieva wasted leads in the first set, serving for the first set at *54, and was broken back when serving for the second set at the same scoreline. At 75 55, with the Russian’s inability to close out Schiavone, prospects for her first final berth in 2008 looked grim. However, she broke back and successfully served out the second set 75, running away with the third set 62, grinding out and wearing down her opponent just as she had done against Ivanovic.


Awaiting world #11 in the final was #3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, against whom she had also lost three straight times. Heading into the final, since 2006, Dementieva had won four of her last five finals, while Kuznetsova had won four of her last twelve. Still, with consecutive excruciating battles, and the Indian Wells final fresh on the minds of Dementieva fans, fatigue could have been an issue in the final--however, Dementieva surprisingly wore out Kuznetsova in the championship match with her superb footwork and accurate, penetrating strokes and solid defense.


Dementieva started slowly, though, losing four of five service games in the first set. She fell down immediate break point in the second set in her first service game, and an imminent loss seemed inevitable: Kuznetsova’s level had risen incredibly by the latter stages of the first set with immaculate volleys and forehand winners, but Dementieva calmed the storm by refusing to make unforced errors and making her rival just keep playing better and better.


In the second set, she nearly let a double break lead fall to the way side with nervy play, but she broke Kuznetsova for both the second and final sets, the latter of which Dementieva smashed a wonderful forehand return inside out to seal the match and championship.


Dementieva, with this victory, collects her ninth WTA singles title, and effectively defeated, for the first time since the 2004 US Open in a WTA event, more than one top ten player in a one tournament. She took a slight lead again against Schnyder in the head-to-head, improved solid records against Bondarenko and Ivanovic, tied up the rivalry against Schiavone, and got revenge in the final for the 2004 US Open and three consecutive losses as well.


Congratulations to Elena Dementieva on one of the best title victories of her career. She will return to the top ten on Monday, March 3rd, only twenty points behind Marion Bartoli, which she could eclipse if she goes far in Indian Wells starting in two weeks.


Draw and results for the California/Florida double will be posted when available.



Colin Zeal for www.dementieva.ru


 


Dubai trophy


 


Celebrates victory

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#543 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2008 7:47:23 PM(UTC)
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A great result for Elena! She will be back into the Top 10 where she belongs & has been there over a number of years. Fancy the TV commentators saying that she is on a "downhill slide" - 26 years is not old. In fact, for tennis players they are in their prime during their mid 20s!


Whether she regards it as "revenge" by beating Svetlana in the final, who knows? I'm sure if you gave her a choice, she would much rather have the results reversed & be the winner of the 2004 US Open.  She would love to get out of that club of great players who have never won a GS.  

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#66 Posted : Monday, March 03, 2008 6:50:35 AM(UTC)
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Thank u so much Miss D., u were, are and will always be GREAT[U]


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#883 Posted : Monday, March 03, 2008 6:57:29 AM(UTC)
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YOU TRAITORS lol just kidding

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