It's actually a shame she has to face elena almost right away. She could have gotten far with a different draw for sure, she's playing great. (i'm saying this because i DEMAND elena to get through this one)
And for elena, i think this is actually good. She has to face a reasonably tough opponent with big groundies before she's facing maria. Hopefully she uses this to her advantage.
All-Time-Great Justine Henin
Elena, thank you for all the joy you gave me, you will always remain in my mind.
Intelligence Officer of the SS Dementieva
When I first saw her play (a few years ago) I liked her attitude. She has the game and the mindset to be a solid top 30 player in a few years. Unfortunately, there are things she will need to fix dramatically if she ever wants to be Top 10/a slam winner.
Still, so much potential to change that and accomplish great things!