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

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

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...

Elena Dementieva to marry long-time boyfriend Maxim Afinogenov

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 pay tribute to Elena Dementieva’s career

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...

What comes after Dementieva’s heartbreaking split with tennis

Elena Dementieva shocked the tennis world by leaving the sport without any prior notice, during the WTA Championships - Doha 2010. We have already shared with you some of the reasons behind Dementieva's decision,...

Elena Dementieva retires from tennis, yes, not from a match!

WTA players seem to enjoy catching us unprepared. It’s not a shocker that Elena Dementieva decided to call it a career, but at this very moment, without any prior notice, it’s nothing less...

The 2010 Sony Ericsson Championships Preview

Dear readers, Women's Tennis Blog has become an attractive place for guest posters. :) This time Jay from wanted to contribute his preview of the Sony Ericsson Championships. Check out his favorites for...

Zvonareva, Wozniacki start with victories in Doha

The first two matches at the WTA Championships in Doha finished very quickly, with Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki handily defeating their opponents. Zvonareva lost just three games against Jelena Jankovic in the White Group...

Projection: how will the 2010 season-ending rankings look on the WTA Tour?

Our reader Milano predicted the year-end WTA singles rankings in the comments of this blog and I decided to make a post out of those comments so that more people get to see Milano's...

Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva face health problems ahead of Doha

The season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha have already lost two of the elite eighth singles qualifiers, Serena and Venus Williams, and two other, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva, are suffering fitness scares just...
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