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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Seven tennis stars honored at the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Player Awards

The annual Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Player Awards were announced in Miami on Wednesday and seven players received the honor for their achievements during 2009. World No.1 Serena Williams won her third Tour's Player of...

Alisa Kleybanova wins inaugural Malaysian Open for maiden WTA title

Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova overcame both a rain delay and top-seeded compatriot Elena Dementieva to win her first WTA title at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. The fourth-seeded Kleybanova survived some tough matches prior to...
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