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 Medina Garrigues. Dementieva was playing the Grand Slam with the injury and reached the semifinal during which she had to withdraw after losing the first set 7-6(3) to eventual champion Francesca Schiavone.
The Russian is not playing the AEGON International this week because of the injury and is still uncertain about her participation at Wimbledon. World No.5 Dementieva has played 46 straight Grand Slams, so in case she really misses Wimbledon we will have every right to get really concerned. (source: Forty Deuce, photo: sr_cranks)