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Dementieva retires from tennis

Dementieva retires from tennis

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva, who was twice a major-tournament finalist and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, retired from competitive tennis Friday.

Serena vs. Dementieva in Sydney final

SYDNEY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams survived an upset bid Thursday to reach the championship match of the Medibank International Sydney.
V. Williams out at Moscow's Kremlin Cup

V. Williams out at Moscow's Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Venus Williams was upset in a tight three-set match Tuesday in the first round of the $1.34 million Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Mauresmo among women's 1st round winners

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo of France was among Monday's first-round winners in the women's draw at the $1.34 million Kremlin Cup.
Jankovic back at No. 1

Jankovic back at No. 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic regained the world No. 1 spot in women's tennis by winning her second tournament in as many weeks.

Venus Williams advances in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Venus Williams highlighted Tuesday's action at the $650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with an easy opening-round win.

Bondarenko reaches 2nd round in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko beat Greek Eleni Daniilidou 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 Monday at the $650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Safina moves to third in tennis ratings

Safina moves to third in tennis ratings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina, who last weekend won her fourth tournament of the year, moved to third Monday in the latest women's world tennis ratings.

Kuznetsova, Safina reach Tokyo final

TOKYO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova and countrywoman Dinara Safina will meet in Sunday's tennis final at the $1.34 million Pan Pacific Open.
Trio of upsets mark Tokyo quarterfinals

Trio of upsets mark Tokyo quarterfinals

TOKYO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva, two of the world's top four women tennis players, were defeated Friday at the $1.34 million Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Ivanovic falls to 4-4 since French Open

Ivanovic falls to 4-4 since French Open

TOKYO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 3 Ana Ivanovic was beaten in three sets Thursday in second-round play at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Serena Williams returns to No. 1

Serena Williams returns to No. 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' U.S. Open victory moved her to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis.
Serena, Jankovic reach U.S. Open final

Serena, Jankovic reach U.S. Open final

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic battled their way through blustery conditions Friday and advanced to the championship match of the U.S. Open.
Federer, Djokovic reach U.S. Open semis

Federer, Djokovic reach U.S. Open semis

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Roger Federer kept alive his hopes for a fifth straight U.S. Open title Thursday and Andy Roddick saw a rally come up short against Novak Djokovic.

Serena Williams outlasts sister

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Serena Williams outlasted her sister Venus in two tiebreaks Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
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Actor Joe Pesci was on hand to watch Jennifer Capriati's defeat in 3 sets to Elena Dementieva. Elena Dementieva (RUS) advances to her first womans final at the US Open in Flushing, New York on September 10, 2004. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Elena Viatcheslavovna Dementieva (Russian: Елена Вячеславовна Дементьева, Russian pronunciation: ; born 15 October 1981) is a Russian professional tennis player. She has won two Olympic medals in singles, including the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She has also reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open. Her career high ranking was World No. 3 which she achieved on April 6, 2009. As of 25 October 2010, her ranking is World No. 9.

Dementieva was born in Moscow to Viatcheslav, an electrical engineer, and Vera, a teacher, both recreational tennis players. She was rejected by Dynamo Sports Club and the Central Red Army Tennis Club at the age of 7, before enrolling at Spartak Tennis Club, where she was coached for 3 years by Rauza Islanova, the mother of Marat Safin and Dinara Safina. She then moved to the Central Red Army Club with Sergei Pashkov, when she was 11. She is now coached by her mother Vera and her older brother Vsevolod. She has homes in Monaco, Moscow and Boca Raton, Florida, and enjoys snowboarding, baseball, reading and traveling.

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