Obviously the top five players were missing, but that said, did anyone expect Serena's comeback to be this flawless? I mean she the highest ranked person she had to play was #8 and Elena played terribly, but still, I never thought Serena would come back so strong! I thought there be a little more rust than there was.
"I only have one good day every week -- otherwise I would be number one already."
-Elena Dementieva- Tokyo Champ 2006
Я никогда не стремилась стать первой ракеткой России. Моя цель - быть лучшей в мире. - Elena
Gooo Martina! (just don't beat Elena)
Sometimes you get a sense of what moments can turn crucial, so you hold on them with all your might. You say to yourself, 'DIE, BUT WIN THIS POINT!' " by Elena DEMENTIEVA
15 October 1981