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The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

They barely touched hands after what turned out to be one of the most memorable semi finals at Wimbledon. Guys would embrace each other, touch each other's tummy or whatever and have a nice short chat. Nothing of the sort among WTA top players matches. I think Dementieva initiated. She just acted like a cold robot. Not nice at all. It kind of spoiled the feat.
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They don't like each other. There's no shame in that.

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Re: The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

Dementieva was smiling, from what I remember. Didn't look cold at all.
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Re: The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

I did not notice that.


Wait, it could be that she regret having agrred to let Serena win on Richard request.

You know... according to Dementieava, Mr. Williams has that persuasive power.
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Re: The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

Who cares. Serena is in the final, Elena isn't.
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I did not notice that.


Wait, it could be that she regret having agrred to let Serena win on Richard request.

You know... according to Dementieava, Mr. Williams has that persuasive power.
And that's all folks. I would never be buddy buddy with a player that accused me and my family of match fixing not just once, but twice.

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Who cares. Serena is in the final, Elena isn't.
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Awesome. Another thread.

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Re: The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

This coming from someone who is NOT a Dementieva fan and really doesn't like her....

I thought she was most gracious in defeat and did a magnificent job handling the situation. She was happy, smiling and congrulatory towards Serena. What more do you want from her?


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Re: The Serena/Dementieva handshake was so cold...Sad.

Oh yeah, that fake, hypocritical smile we all get from most WTA players.
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Who cares.
Oh the ultimate reply. Nice. "I killed you but who cares, I won"...
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Is there video evidence of this alleged incident.

It was hardly like Dani vs Patty
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Oh the ultimate reply. Nice. "I killed you but who cares, I won"...
It was a 2 second handshake. I didn't think it was particularly cold either and at this point, no one except you has chosen to focus on something so trivial on the eve of the final.
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Dementieva was smiling, from what I remember. Didn't look cold at all.
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Seemed like a very warm ending to me. In fact, Lena went over to Serena's side of the net to shake her hand.

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It was a 2 second handshake. I didn't think it was particularly cold either and at this point, no one except you has chosen to focus on something so trivial on the eve of the final.
You really should watch the ATP more. Yes "no one except me", you're right. And no one except you has forced you to reply here unless relevant.
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