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An interview with: Elena Dementieva


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Considering how well you've been playing this summer, if you could, just talk about your expectations coming in and just how disappointing it is to make an early exit.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, for sure it is disappointing. You know, I was really hoping to play well here, but just didn't feel, you know, the way I should feel about the match today was not exciting. Maybe overplayed a bit in the summer.
But I think she played really well. She was very positive and going for the shots, going for the winners. Just was a very solid game from her.

Q. She's playing of course in front of a New York crowd, a largely U.S. crowd. Di you really feel that the feeling was that she had crowd support out there and just the atmosphere?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I feel she had a very good attitude today in the court. She was really using all the positive emotions from the crowd, you know, support and she was really into the game and, you know, really playing at her best today.

Q. She upset Jelena I remember at Wimbledon, and now you. What kind of future do you think she has? Not that I want to talk not about you and the others, but that's two big wins for her.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, for sure. You know, I think she's very talented. She was in the court and not afraid to play. She was playing very aggressively, really enjoying this atmosphere, you know, the crowd support and really going for the winners.
So it's just the beginning, but it looks like she has a good future.

Q. Does she have enough power? If I remember right, Jankovic was saying she wasn't really doing much. I'm the one making the mistakes.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I feel she has a great variety. She can go for the slice, dropshot, and forehand winners, also. Today she was definitely in the court trying to hit down the line.
So no, I think she has a very solid game.

Q. She's not the biggest girl in the world. Do you think in this time with a lot of bigger girls around that she can hang with some of them?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think she moves really well. You know, the footwork is really great. She was really fighting for every point, playing everything back, just waiting for the you know, she's very patient on the court. She knows what is her strength. She's just waiting for the moment to attack the ball.
So even with she's not very tall, but still, you know, she's very athletic.

Q. Do you feel like you lost this match more than she won it, or...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I think she won it.

Q. Came with a good game plan?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah.

Q. I think the first time she called the trainer was before your serve. I'm wondering if that disrupted your momentum at all?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, not at all.

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You know, she is so classy in defeat, you know, like she can respect her opponents, you know.

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Showing JJ how it should be done, really.
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I was dissappointed the interview was so short ... and they asked her mostly about Oudin not about her.
But I`m glad they didn`t come up with questions like "Why do you think there are so many Russian women on the Tour" or "Do you think it`s bad for WTA having N1 without GS?"

Those interviews at GS are mostly dull ... Serena and Venus are interviewed after each match (well, I know they all are but we get transcriptions only for some of them), the others are in shade ...

I remember I wanted to know more about Carla Suarez N. at AO after she beat Venus ... and her interview was only two or three questions long (she needed an interpreter - so what. Serena needs one at RG for questions in French, I guess).Or why not make a transcript of interviews with Rodionova, Švedova, Bondarenko, ...
We are not interested only in Top5 women ...
And we (well I at least) are not interested in Serena`s and Venus`s answers about ranking and stuff just every day ...

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While it was a very classy interview, I would've preferred if she explained more why she played so poorly, other than "the way I feel about the match today was not exciting".

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While it was a very classy interview, I would've preferred if she explained more why she played so poorly, other than "the way I feel about the match today was not exciting".
They didn`t ask her to tell more about it ...
(she might have "female problems" like Janković in Wimbledon, but she wouldn`t say it ...)

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I am still gutted for Elena. I really thought this was her time. But graceful in defeat.
Hopefully Elena can win Moscow this year again!

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Nice interview. Lena

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They didn`t ask her to tell more about it ...
(she might have "female problems" like Janković in Wimbledon, but she wouldn`t say it ...)
Well she could've taken the initiative. Like this:

Q. Do you feel like you lost this match more than she won it, or...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I think she won it. But in part it was because I gave her all the opportunities. I had no confidence in my shots today. I did not come forward enough and was not aggressive enough. It was just one of those days where I was not feeling the ball and stayed behind the baseline and not risk anything. Sometimes you can get away with it but she used all the weak shots that I hit to her and hit great winners. So it is a little of both really.

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Did JJ not do an interview?

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it was lena?? I thought I was reading an interview from Serena (sarcasm)

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