October 11, 2008
Information about Elena Dementieva
- Tennis player
- Born October 12, 1981
- Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
- 1.80 m (5 feet 11 inches)
- 64 kg (141 pounds)
- Parents: Vera and Viatcheslav Dementieva
- Sibling: one brother
Victories in singles
- Winner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova: 2008.
- Winner in Moscow, Russia by beating Serena Williams: 2007.
- Winner in Istanbul, Turkey by beating Aravane Rezaï: 2007.
- Winner in Los Angeles, United States by beating Jelena Jankovic: 2006.
- Winner in Tokyo, Japan by beating Martina Hingis: 2006.
- Winner in Hasselt, Belgium by beating Elena Bovina: 2004.
- Winner in Shanghai, China by beating Chanda Rubin: 2003.
- Winner in Bali, Indonesia by beating Chanda Rubin: 2003.
- Winner in Amelia Island, United States by beating Lindsay Davenport: 2003.
- Winner in Buchen, Germany (ITF) by beating Miriam Schnitzer: 1998.
- Winner in Istanbul, Turkey (ITF) by beating Dessislava Topalova: 1997.
- Winner in Jurmala, Latvia (ITF) by beating Vera Zhukovets: 1996.
Victories in doubles
- Winner with her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta in Los Angeles, United States: 2005.
- Winner with her Russian partner Lina Krasnoroutskaya in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands: 2003.
- Winner with her Slovakian partner Janette Husárová at the WTA Tour Championship in Los Angeles, United States: 2002.
- Winner with her Slovakian partner Janette Husárová in Moscow, Russia: 2002.
- Winner with her Slovakian partner Janette Husárová in San Diego, United States: 2002.
- Winner with her Slovakian partner Janette Husárová in Berlin, Germany: 2002.
- Gold medal in Beijing, China by beating Dinara Safina: 2008.
- Silver medal in Sydney, Australia.
- She participated in three Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (2000), Athens, Greece (2004) and Beijing, China (2008) by representing Russia.
- Winner with the Russian team in 2005 by beating France. Her partners were Vera Dushevina, Anastasia Myskina and Dinara Safina.
- She participated six times in Fed Cup (1999, 2001 to 2003, 2005 and 2006) by representing Russia.
- Russia female of the year award: 2001.
- Two-handed backhand
- During the interview (July 27, 2008), she was ranked 5th in the world in singles according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
- Her best WTA world ranking in singles was the 3rd place on April 6, 2009.
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