Elena Dementieva of Russia has been long regarded as one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour. Dementieva reached the final of the French Open in 2004 but fell short against her compatriot Anastasia Myskina. Later that year Elena Dementieva went on to reach the final of the US Open but lost once more to a fellow Russian in the championship match this time to Svetlana Kuznetsova. Following that loss many wandered whether Elena Dementieva would ever go on to triumph at a major competition. However the Russian managed to stun the tennis world in 2008 when she won the Gold Medal at the Olympic games in Beijing beating compatriot Dinara Safina in the title match. Dementieva then had match points against Serena Williams in the Semi Finals of Wimbledon last year before losing an epic match in 3 sets, Serena went on to win the title for the 3rd time in her career. Elena Dementieva will be hoping that she can finally reach that never level and win her 1st Grand Slam title in 2010.
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