Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st? - TennisForum.com

View Poll Results: Two bridesmaid. One will be the bride soon. But who?
Jelena Jankovic 45 51.14%
Elena Dementieva 20 22.73%
They will never be the "bride" 23 26.14%
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Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

These 2 are the most undeserving "bridesmaid" in tennis at the moment - both are great players, and have been in Slam finals... but ended up as runner-ups.

Who do you think will break this unfortunate curse 1st?

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

I don't think Dementieva will ever win a grand slam as sometimes she looks like a player that shouldn't even be in the top 50. The retirement of Justine and the indifferent form of the Williams sisters gives these girls a glimmer of hope, when in reality both are just players who you would expect to see ranked between 5 and 8. I'd give Jankovic a chance to do it first but for either to win, it would need the top players out of the game or off form.
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

You've already asked this same question before.

Jankovic will win a slam, Dementieva won't. [/expect90%ofthethreadtosaythis]
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Dinara?
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

That's why Yonex makes Lena wear such ugly dresses. So the bridesmaid won't outshine the bride.

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

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That's why Yonex makes Lena wear such ugly dresses. So the bridesmaid won't outshine the bride.
That is cruel but very funny at the same time.
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

neither will win a GS unless they can improve their serve and make it into a consistent weapon.

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Jelena has a much better chance to win a slam then Elena
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

JELENA for sure...she made a match out of it against serena who was in form and she could have won that final if she played a few key points better....serena totally deserved it tho im not taking anything from her, shes a champ

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No one of them.

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Both have equal oppurtunities. I think the bigger question is, what are some great top 10 players that will most likely never win a slam?

Id go with with Hantuchova, Chakvetadze, and Schnyder.

Jankovic and Dementieva have better chances that the other three.
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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Jelena.

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Jelena. But then Elena afterwards.

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Re: Jelena vs Elena: Who will break the "bridesmaid" curse 1st?

Jana Novotna won Wimbledon at 29. Nothing is impossible. But Novotna was a player who's style fit Wimbledon so perfectly that her finally winning was more relief than success. She was supposed to win Wimbledon. Neither Jankovic nor Dementieva is so perfectly suited to a single tournament.


Dementieva's misfortune was to be the 6th best player of a generation of great but mostly not 'all-time great' players. Serena, Venus, Henin, Hingis, Clijsters .... and while Davenport is really a generation ahead, she was still making slam finals when Dementieva was already 24. How often does the seventh best player on tour win a slam?

Dementieva has already played 40 slams. In fact, she's never missed one. And 31 times she didn't even make the QFs. Jankovic has played half as many slams, and advanced to the QFs or better just as many times.

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