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Third seed Elena Dementieva, who collapsed while serving for the match, recovered to defeat Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik 4-6 7-5 7-5 in the second round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday.

Having broken to lead 5-4 in the deciding set, the Russian fell to the floor due to an injury to her left leg.

After several minutes of treatment and a sympathetic hand on the shoulder from her opponent, Dementieva carried on playing and had her serve broken.

But she dug deep to pound a succession of powerful groundstrokes to break serve again before completing one of the most difficult wins of her career.

The three-hour victory was Dementieva's sixth win in six matches against Srebotnik.

The unseeded Daniela Hantuchova also struggled to overcome Austrian left-hander Sybille Bammer, winning their first-round match 6-3 5-7 6-3 to earn a meeting with Russian Dinara Safina.
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Sounds like Katerina showed some class. Good for her.

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what a fighter unbelievable grit

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 06:26 PM
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Wow thats why I love Elena Dementieva she is such a fighter, she is amazing, whoever said she was boring has to be smoking something because she has provided some of the best matches of all time your amazing Elena and I dont know what the tour would do without someone like you.
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No injury, just a cramp. But Elena proved what a fighter she is anyway.

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 06:30 PM
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I want a youtube upload !

And yes, Katarina went to Elena's side of the court and put her hand on Elena's shoulder. Such a nice gesture.
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Kat has always had a lot of class too, and its unlucky for her to be losing these three set matches, the one against Davenport and now here, but she is a really good player when she is on, and she proved that.
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What Masha should've done against Tati last March
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What Masha should've done against Tati last March
ssshhhh. Everyone's thinking it - no one's saying it !!
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ssshhhh. Everyone's thinking it - no one's saying it !!

Excuse me? You speak for everyone, do you?

Maria gave Tati her condolences after she retired and while leaving the stadium.
Show me where the opposing player ALWAYS or even usually sticks her nose in while the other player is injured and being attended to by a trainer; then you can say something about Maria. She acted no differently then 90% of tennis players who did not even witness their opponents injuring themselves would do; she kept herself mentally and physically focused in a tough match and then commiserated with her opponent afterwards.

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Kata is cooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllll and classy!

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why not to start with the oversized girl Miss Serena?

Vassilissa is my girl............
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 07:30 PM
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well ,as i suspected ll along ,Kata is not just a cool player ,shes classy and credit to the tour... no wonder i like her... shes great!

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well luckily it was just a cramp... so no long-term damage done... Mommy Vera should've eaten a banana in front of a camera
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just seen the photos and how i WISH i could have been the one to have been massaging that powerful thigh of hers.... how does one become a trainer? specifically Lenas trainer? answers on a postcard please..

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