Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva, Serena Williams winners on Day 1 in Doha

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The first match of the Sony Ericsson Championships was between Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic. The Belorussian debutant at the Championships triumphed in straight sets 6-2 6-3, making 15 unforced errors compared to Jankovic’s...

Dementieva, Kirilenko, Mirza, Zheng to play exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in December

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Kuala Lumpur, Malasya, will welcome Russians Elena Dementieva and Maria Kirilenko, Indian Sania Mirza and Chinese Zheng Jie at the Showdown of Champions 2009, an exhibition event set to take place December 18-19. The exhibition...

Svetlana Kuznetsova into China Open semis, Elena Dementieva upset

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Last year’s runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the semifinals of the China Open, while Elena Dementieva fell at the same tennis complex where she won her Olympic gold medal 14 months ago. The sixth-seeded Kuznetsova...

Elena Dementieva, Caroline Wozniacki upset in Tokyo second round

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Now we can stop counting… Elena Dementieva of Russia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark have quickly joined a bunch of top players in their early Pan Pacific Open exit. Third seed Elena Dementieva was beaten...

Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships

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World No.6 Caroline Wozniacki and world No.5 Elena Dementieva join Top 2 players Dinara Safina and Serena Williams on the list of those who have qualified for the elite $4.45 million Sony Ericsson Championships...

Elena Dementieva honored by the Russian Federation

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World No.4 Elena Dementieva has been honored in her home Russia, with the order given to citizens of high achievements. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev put the Order of Honor on the left side...

Oudin ends Dementieva’s title hopes in US Open second round

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World No.70 Melanie Oudin upset fourth seed Elena Dementieva 5-7 6-4 6-3 in the second round of the US Open. The American 17-year-old had never before this week won a US Open match. Actually, her...

Elena Dementieva wins 2009 Olympus US Open Series

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Elena Dementiva captured the 2009 Olympus US Open Series women’s title. The Russian won the Rogers Cup, and reached the semifinals of Stanford and Cincinnati. Flavia Pennetta took the second place. The Italian was tied...

Elena Dementieva beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets for Rogers Cup title

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Elena Dementieva has won her third title of the 2009 season, after Auckland and Sydney in January, defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3 in the first ever all-Russian Rogers Cup final. The first set wasn't impressive,...

Elena Dementieva, Maria Sharapova to face in all-Russian Rogers Cup final

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Fourth seed Elena Dementieva avenged her Wimbledon loss to Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup, while Maria Sharapova has continued to climb back to where she belongs and despite persistent struggles...