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Question about Dementieva

Hi, well I've been wondering... how could Elena Dementieva get her best career results as an EXTREME pusher (that's the most extreme pushing I've ever seen once she was serving at 50 mph even I serve better) and in an era where there were a lot of good players? and in 2006-2009 when her game was clearly at her best usually serving at 180 km/h and absolutely fit (now she's injured or something isn't she??) don't reach a slam final?

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She won the Olympics in 2008. She had opportunities at majors, but didnt come thru. She was up a set and 2 breaks against Dinara at the FO and did not finish, or she would have played Ivanovic in the final. Right after the Olympics she was up a break both sets against Jankovic in the USO SF. Just had an injury in Paris, and that was another chance gone by.

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Dementieva's game is not the problem. The problem is between her ears.
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She pushes more these days than in 2004. But she is not now and has never been an "extreme pusher". The quality of your serve has nothing to do with being a pusher.

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Lena D. was at her most aggressive off the ground in 2004, so your statement is undoubtedly bizarre.
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Re: Question about Dementieva

Elena Dementieva is a pusher now?

Wozniacki has a good serve. Does that make her a ballbasher?
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she can still win a slam.

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pusher/ basher .. blah blah... The world of the simpleton tennis 'fan' ...

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Dementieva is not a pusher - she has serious firepower especially off the fh and what an athlete she is just incredible fast.

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YES DEMENTIEVA IS NOT A PUSHER!! HELL YOU GUYS COULD READ MY POST AGAIN. For example in a fed cup match where she defeated Venus in 2001 or so... THAT WAS REAL PUSHING. And btw... hating thread?? I'm a fan! ¨¨

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She's not a pusher, but she does play very much like a counter-puncher these days, most notably in the landmark Wimbledon SF last year.
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YES DEMENTIEVA IS NOT A PUSHER!! HELL YOU GUYS COULD READ MY POST AGAIN. For example in a fed cup match where she defeated Venus in 2001 or so... THAT WAS REAL PUSHING. And btw... hating thread?? I'm a fan! ¨¨
The fact is she played much more aggressively in 2004 than in 2001 and her game actually improved over the years..and it was against venus...

And how can you say she is a pusher the way she played against mauresmo and capriati in USO 04.. she's bashing the shit out of the ball and making winners everywhere,,

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