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Elena Dementieva

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Elena Dementieva (dementyeva) - (RUS) Residence: Moscow, Russia Birthdate: October 15, 1981 Birthplace: Moscow, Russia Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m) Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (August 25, 1998) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 0 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES FINALIST: Acapulco QUARTERFINALIST: Canberra, Nice, Indian Wells THIRD ROUND: Australian Open GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 AUSTRALIAN 3r 3r 2r -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 2r 2r -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r 1r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- SF 3r -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- SF -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES FINALIST (2): 2001 - Acapulco; 2000 - Olympics SEMIFINALIST (5): 2000 - U.S. Open, Chase Championships, Indian Wells, Los Angeles; 1999 - Palermo QUARTERFINALIST (7): 2001 - Canberra, Nice, Indian Wells; 2000 - German Open, Moscow, Leipzig; 1999 - Tashkent ADDITIONAL: Russian Fed Cup Team 1999. Russian Olympic Team 2000. QUICK FACTS * At 2001 Acapulco reached her second final on the Sanex WTA Tour, falling to top seed Amanda Coetzer in three sets * Quarterfinalist at 2001 Indian Wells * Reached first Tier I semifinal at 2000 Indian Wells, including wins over 14th seed Anke Huber, Nathalie Dechy and Chanda Rubin; ranking cracked the world's top 50 for the first time at No. 39; in her next tournament, reached the fourth round in Miami and moved her ranking up to 34 * At 2000 Hilton Head, defeated 1997 Roland Garros winner Iva Majoli 6-1, 6-1 to reach the third round * Reached second Tier I quarterfinal at 2000 German Open with an upset of world No. 9 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the second round, her second win over a Top 10 player of the year and of her career (first was when No. 4 Pierce retired during their match in Miami with Dementieva leading 6-3, 2-1) * Withdrew from second-round match at 2000 Roland Garros with a stress fracture of a rib; defeated Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy, ranked 20th, in the first round * Reached third semifinal of career, and second of the year, at 2000 Los Angeles, including wins over 22nd-ranked Nathalie Dechy and No. 24 Lisa Raymond, before falling to world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 6-4 * In 2000, upset two seeds en route to becoming the first woman representing Russia to reach the U.S. Open semifinals, her first Grand Slam semifinal, before falling to world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport 6-2, 7-6; ousted seventh seed (and seventh-ranked) Conchita Martinez, and in her quarterfinal win over 10th seed (10th-ranked) Anke Huber won the first set in 17 minutes; ranking jumped from No. 25 to a then-career high No. 17 * Silver medalist in singles at the 2000 Olympics, Russia's first tennis medalist, after coming from behind to defeat hometown favorite Jelena Dokic in the semifinals * Reached at least the quarterfinals of a Tier I or Grand Slam event for the fourth time in 2000 in Moscow where, trailing world No. 1 Martina Hingis 6-0, 2-0, she stormed back to win the second set and held three break points at 4-4 in the third before losing 7-5 * Capped off tremendous 2000 season by qualifying for the season-ending Chase Championships as one of the Top 16 players of the year; in the tournament, saved a match point en route to biggest win over world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the first round, marking only the second time in the event's 28-year history that the defending champion has gone out so early, then came back from down 2-4 in the third set to defeat Kim Clijsters in the quarterfinals * Finished the 2000 season with a world-ranking of No. 12, up from No. 62 a year earlier * Scored Russia's only point in the 1999 Fed Cup final against the United States, rallying from a 1-4 third-set deficit to defeat world No. 3 Venus Williams * Ranked No. 108, ousted top seed and 35th-ranked Sarah Pitkowski to reach her first semifinal on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 1999 Palermo and crack the Top 100 for the first time * Ranked No. 69, won matches over No. 33 Henrieta Nagyova, Kimberly Po and No. 36 Magui Serna to qualify for 1999 Filderstadt, then upset No. 34 Lisa Raymond in the first round * Named 2000 Sanex WTA Tour Most Improved Player * In junior competition, won the 1996 Orange Bowl 16s, was a singles semifinalist at Roland Garros and finalist in the doubles; was a member of the Russian Connolly Continental Cup that won the title in 1998 * Baseline player who likes hard courts; best shot is her crosscourt forehand * Coached by Sergey Pashkov and does off-court training with her parents; was coached for five years by the mother of men's player Marat Safin * Supported by the Foundation for the Development of Tennis in Russia * Began playing tennis at age 7 with her mother and at school PERSONAL Father, Viatcheslav, is an electrical engineer; mother, Vera, is a teacher and travels with Elena on the tour; has an older brother, Vsevolod, who is a university student...Whole family plays tennis...Enjoys playing chess and skiing...Graduated from a Special Language School (French) in 1998, and took English lessons several times a week in 2000...Calls Melbourne, Australia, "paradise on earth, with the nicest people"...Most memorable experience was observing Australian animals in the wild...Superstition is having her mother tell her good luck before each match...Tennis player most admired is Martina Hingis because she plays smartly, like playing chess on court...Goal is to get as close to the top as possible. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-12; 1999-62; 1998-182; 1997-355; 1996-624 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 12 (November 20-26, 2000)

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