Elena Dementieva

Dementieva sees future in coaching tennis girls

Elena-DementievaMoscow, June 4  : Two-time Grand Slam finalist Elena Dementieva sees coaching youngsters as a likely career path.

The 31-year-old Russian, who hung up her racket in 2010, revealed that coaching the less impressionable tour pros didn't appeal as much as cultivating them.

"To take a grown-up, a fully-blown player, has no interest for me," Dementieva said on the website of the Moscow Legends event where she's competing this week.

Depleted Dementieva loses battle against fatigue

Depleted Dementieva loses battle against fatigueIndian Wells, California  - Exhausted Elena Dementieva, winner of her first 15 matches this season, hit the wall as she crashed out to Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-1 Saturday at the Indian Wells Masters.

"I shouldn't have come here because I didn't have enough time to recover after playing so many matches in the beginning of the year," said the Russian Olympic gold medallist. "I just needed a much longer break to get ready to play at my best."

Williams ends Dementieva victory run

Williams ends Dementieva victory runMelbourne, Australia  - Nine-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams snapped a three-match loss streak to Elena Dementieva as she knocked the Russian out 6-3,
6-4 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Dementieva, the fourth-seeded Olympic champion, has now exited the discussion for possibly taking over the top spot.

It was her first loss of the season after winning her first 15 matches, including titles in Auckland and Sydney.

Dementieva beats the heat with warm-weather training

Dementieva beats the heat with warm-weather trainingMelbourne  - Australian Open semi-finalist Elena Dementieva credits the winter warmth of Miami for giving a turbo boost to her tennis in 2009.

Instead of fighting the Moscow weather and training indoors with snow outside, the world number four got herself to Florida for uninterrupted weeks of solid preparation.

The system paid off, with two titles so far this season and a semi-final spot at the Open.

Dementieva stays in chase for number one ranking

Dementieva stays in chase for number one ranking Melbourne, Australia  - Elena Dementieva kept her dream of a possible number one WTA ranking alive as she stormed past Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday and into her first semi-final at the Australian Open.

"It only took me ten years to get here," joked the Russian fourth seed who spent just over 90 minutes in burning 39.5 degrees Celsius heat as summer weather took hold in Melbourne,

Dynamic Dementieva polishes perfect record with 12th-straight win

Dynamic Dementieva polishes perfect record with 12th-straight winMelbourne  - Russian Elena Dementieva charged Thursday to her 12th-straight victory in a stunning season start, powering into the third round of the Australian Open with 6-4, 6-1 ease over Iveta Benesova.

Fourth-seeded Dementieva, the Olympic champion, has won both of her WTA events this season in Auckland and Sydney to stand a perfect 12-0.

Dementieva wins second event in succession in Sydney

http://topnews.in/files/Elena-Dementieva-10883.JPG " alt="Dementieva wins second event in succession in Sydney" title="Dementieva wins second event in succession in Sydney" width="152" height="144" align="left" />Sydney - Olympic champion Elena Dementieva won her second WTA title in as many weeks with a defeat of Dinara Safina 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 at the Medibank International on Friday.

The Russian managed to edge past her compatriot, who was playing a second final in eight days after the Hopman Cup a week ago in Perth.

Dementieva has dropped just one set this week after also claiming the trophy in Auckland. She ended last season with a title in Luxembourg.

Dementieva finishes a perfect week to lift Auckland title

Dementieva finishes a perfect week to lift Auckland title Auckland  - Olympic champion Elena Dementieva completed a dream week to start her season, winning the ASB Classic title 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday over Elena Vesnina without dropping a set all week.

The fourth-ranked Dementieva stands in good form for the Australian Open with just nine days to go before the start of the first Grand Slam of 2009.

The 27-year-old needed just 88 minutes to secure success over her fellow Russian.

Dementieva accomplishes on court what anti-Israeli protestors can't

Elena DementievaAuckland - Top seed Elena Dementieva accomplished what around 20 protestors could not as she sent Israeli Shahar Peer out in the quarter-finals of the ASB Classic on Thursday.

Peer, who underwent Israeli military training which took time away from her tennis in recent season, had been the target of protests against her country's current invasion of Gaza in the Middle East, but had insisted that the political situation had nothing to do with her tennis.

But she didn't have long to ponder the situation as she lost in a straightforward 6-3, 6-1 to Olympic champion Dementieva, ranked fourth in the world.

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