Elena Viacheslavovna Dementieva is a Russian former professional tennis player. She won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, having previously won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She won 16 WTA singles titles, reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open and reached seven other Grand Slam semifinals. Dementieva was also part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Fed Cup. In doubles, she won the 2002 WTA Championships with Janette Husárová and was the runner-up in two US Open doubles finals – in 2002 with Husárová and in 2005 with Flavia Pennetta. Dementieva achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 3, which was accomplished on 6 April 2009. She announced her retirement on 29 October 2010, after her final match at the 2010 WTA Championships. Between 2003 and 2010, she only ended one year, in 2007, outside the top 10. She is considered to be one of the most talented players never to have won a Grand Slam tournament.
|Residence:||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born:||October 15, 1981, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Turned pro:||25 August 1998|
|Retired:||29 October 2010|
|Plays:||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record:||576–273 (%)|
|Career titles:||16 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||No. 3 (6 April 2009)|
|Australian Open:||SF (2009)|
|French Open:||F (2004)|
|Wimbledon:||SF (2008, 2009)|
|US Open:||F (2004)|
|Tour Finals:||SF (2000, 2008)|
|Career record:||152–86 (%)|
|Career titles:||6 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||No. 5 (14 April 2003)|
|Australian Open:||3R (2005, 2006, 2007)|
|French Open:||3R (2004)|
|US Open:||F (2002, 2005)|
|Tour Finals:||W (2002)|
|Olympic Games:||1R (2004)|
|Australian Open:||QF (2004)|
|Twitter:||Elena Dementieva's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Elena Dementieva's IMDb|
About Elena Dementieva
Won gold in singles competition at the 2008 Olympics and also won the 2002 WTA Tour Championships doubles title; reached the final match in the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open and made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon twice, but never captured a grand slam title.
She was rejected from the Dynamo Sports Club and the Central Red Army Tennis Club when she was 7 years old.
She won silver in singles competition at the 2000 Olympics.
Her father Viatcheslav was an electrical engineer, and her mother Vera was a teacher.
She lost to Serena Williams in the 2009 Wimbledon semifinals.
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- Tennis players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Tennis players at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Olympic medalists in tennis
- Hopman Cup competitors
- Olympic gold medalists for Russia
- Olympic silver medalists for Russia