October 11, 2008

Information about Elena Dementieva

Personal facts

About her

  • Tennis player
  • Born October 12, 1981
  • Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
  • 1.80 m (5 feet 11 inches)
  • 64 kg (141 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Vera and Viatcheslav Dementieva
  • Sibling: one brother

Accomplishments

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.

Olympic Games

  • 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.

Fed Cup

  • 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.

Title

  • Russia female of the year award: 2001.

Tennis facts

Plays

  • Right-handed
  • Two-handed backhand

World ranking

  • 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.