Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva in the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva will fight for the gold medal in an all-Russian final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the semifinals the sixth-seeded Safina overcame China's Li Na 7-6(3) 7-5, while the fifth-seeded...

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....

Elena Dementieva could skip Wimbledon 2010

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva, Serena Williams winners on Day 1 in Doha

The first match of the Sony Ericsson Championships was between Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic. The Belorussian debutant at the Championships triumphed in straight sets 6-2 6-3, making 15 unforced errors compared to Jankovic’s...

Caroline Wozniacki upsets Elena Dementieva to reach Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinals

Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki added fourth seed Elena Dementieva to the list of top players who exited the tournament too early, which already includes Dinara Safina, Vera Zvonareva, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic. While the...

Elena Dementieva, Kim Clijsters to play match in Kings Island fountains

World number four Elena Dementieva and former top-ranked player Kim Clijsters will play a tennis match Saturday, August 8, in the large water fountains at Kings Island. "The specially made court will be placed on...

Elena Dementieva tops Serena Williams in Baltimore exhibition

Russian Elena Dementieva beat American Serena Williams 6-4 6-4 at Pam Shriver PNC Tennis Classic, an exhibition event held in Baltimore. The 23rd PNC Tennis Classic raised $150,000 for the Baltimore Community Foundation. "We're here to...
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