Today in Russia, “Tennis Legends” competed with Russian businessmen… on the court! The legends that took part were Bjorn Borg, Goran Ivanisevic, Martina Hingis, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Elena Dementieva. I’m not quite sure who won the tournament but it’s clear who won best dressed at the dinner. Seriously, why always so pretty, Lena [...]
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Even though she’s been retired for over a year, Elena Dementieva has yet to officially put down her “racquet.” Last week, she was seen playing beach tennis with hubby Maxim Afinogenov as her doubles partner. The two also acted as table tennis referees in, what looked like, a mini olympics for children.
(Image: Tennis Russia)
Пляжный теннис на [...]
On June 12th, Moscow will host the tournament called Tennis Legends for the third time. This year, it will include Elena Dementieva, Marat Safin, Martina Hingis, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and more. Lena D spoke to Russia 24 about the tournament as well as the upcoming Olympics. Yes, it’s in Russian.
(Video: Russia 24)
Elena Dementieva, who retired from tennis last year, was inducted into the Russian Tennis Hall of Fame this week along with 2004 French Open Champion Anastasia Myskina.
Elena also did an interview at the ceremony with GoTennis.ru, where she talked about her favorite award, her husband and if she still follows tennis.
Seems Elena Dementieva’s retirement from tennis has proved to be contagious. Today alone, 2 retirements were announced (and one half-retirement).
- American Taylor Dent retired today. Dent hopes to pursue a career related to tennis (perhaps tennis journalism?).
- Doubles specalist Martin Damm retired today and will coach the young American Ryan Harrison.
- Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia [...]
- Joe Fleming of USA TODAY and his thoughts on WTA player of the year, doubles team of the year, story of the year and more.
- People.com reports Maria Sharapova will design her own wedding shoes (with help from Cole Haan).
- Maria Sharapova “feels spoiled” with a $250,000 engagement ring, according to USmagazine.com.
- John Isner [...]
With a tearful goodbye, Elena Dementieva retired from tennis today after a loss at the WTA Championships to Francesca Schiavone. She ended her 13-year career and walks away from the WTA Tour as the world number 9.
While I almost held it together as Dementieva announced this was her last tournament, I lost it when I [...]
After losing her last round robin match of the WTA Year-end championships in Doha to Francesca Schiavone, Elena Dementieva shocked us all and announced her retirement from tennis. She was then given an award from Sheikh Nasser al-Khulaifi, the president of Qatar’s Tennis Federation. Video, via the WTA, of highlights from today, including Elena announcing [...]