Dementieva stays classy as Tarpischev refers to Serena and Venus as Williams “brothers”

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In a popular Russian late-night TV show called Evening Urgant, although a bit led on by the host, President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev ridiculed the strong physique of Serena and Venus Williams, while Elena...

Elena Dementieva gives birth to her first child

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In July 2011 Elena Dementieva married her long-time boyfriend, Russian ice-hockey player Maxim Afinogenov, and a couple of days ago the retired Russian tennis star gave birth to a baby girl Veronika, her first child. It's...

First wedding anniversary of Elena Dementieva and Maxim Afinogenov

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Today is the first wedding anniversary of Elena Dementieva and her husband Maxim Afinogenov, the perfect occasion to enrich our brand new series entitled WTA Players and their Boyfriends/Husbands, whose ultimate goal is to...

Poll: Vote for the cutest childhood photos of WTA stars

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Since the photos of players when they were kids is one of your favorite sections on Women's Tennis Blog, I decided to include it on the homepage, at least for a while. Actually, it's...

Elena Dementieva to host a hockey TV show in Russia

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Elena Dementieva ended her slamless but amazing career last year in October and married her long-time boyfriend, Russian hockey player Maxim Afinogenov in July. The tennis star will now try herself out in a...

Photos from the wedding of Elena Dementieva

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Alla Kudryavtseva, who was the first to break the news about Elena Dementieva's wedding, took her reporting job seriously and didn't leave the story half told. Thanks to her we have the opportunity to...

Elena Dementieva to marry long-time boyfriend Maxim Afinogenov

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Thanks to Alla Kudryavtseva and Twitter we're learning that Elena Dementieva is getting married, according to the tweet I suppose on Saturday, July 16th. Dementieva's husband will be her long-time boyfriend, 31-year-old Maxim Afinogenov....

WTA players and their mothers – Part 2

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The second part of our series "WTA players and their mothers" is a special featuring retired tennis players (you can check out the first part here). Martina Navratilova and her mother Jana, who passed away...

Elena Dementieva’s Yonex outfits in the final year of her career

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Elena Dementieva retired this season during the WTA Championships in Doha and I decided to do this tribute to the well-known cooperation of the Russian and Yonex, as part of our yearly retrospections of...

WTA players pay tribute to Elena Dementieva’s career

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Twenty-nine-year-old Elena Dementieva quit tennis last week during the WTA Champinships in Doha and decided to pursue other things in life, such as starting a family. WTA players gathered to express their appreciation of...