The word is out that Elena Dementieva could skip Wimbledon due to the leg injury – a torn calf muscle – troubling her since Roland Garros, more precisely since the second round against Anabel Medina Garrigues. Dementieva was playing the Grand Slam with the injury and reached the semifinal during which she had to withdraw after losing the first set 7-6(3) to eventual champion Francesca Schiavone.
The Russian is not playing the AEGON International this week because of the injury and is still uncertain about her participation at Wimbledon. World No.5 Dementieva has played 46 straight Grand Slams, so in case she really misses Wimbledon we will have every right to get really concerned. (photo: sr_cranks)
This news actually really upset me. The longer time goes on, it seems less likely that Elena is going to win a slam, and she has done so well at Wimbledon the past couple of years so her ranking will drop. I thought her time had come at the French and I honestly think that if she hadn’t been injured she could have won the whole thing. Oh well, there’s always the US Open I suppose…
Bróna, if Schiavone can do it so can Lena. Nowadays you simply NEVER know. BTW, I’ve posted the DVDs, just so you know.
Yeah, I was thinking about that, I really hope so. She and JJ are probably the two best active players never to have won a slam. Thanks a million, I look forward to receiving them 🙂