Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sunny and rainy.Florida!!
Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.
Im very sad to see Elena retiring without winning that elusive GS, but you can't take away the many years of wonderful matches she has played (producing some of the best ones the last couple of years), and this year you can see that it's finally taken a toll on her physically, as well as mentally.
I wish Elena the best in life after tennis, she is truly a wonderful person with an endearing personality. I will never forget the many matches she has won with such a hinderance to her game (her serve), the 3rd set tiebreaks, and the NUMEROUS heart attacks she has given her fans.
I have been a fan of hers since watching her make that cinderella run at the U.S. Open back in 2000, amazing that its been 10 years that I have been a fan of hers, but I guess its finally time to say goodbye. Will miss you Elena Dementieva, I hope that in the future you won't just be remembered as just the bridesmaid, but the beautiful blonde who gave so much to her country of Russia, and giving her all in the matches she plays.
ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO...Tennis legend in body and heart!
1989, 1994, 1998 French Open Champion, 1994 U.S. Open Champion
1994, 1995 Australian Open Finalist, 1995, 1996 Wimbledon Finalist
4- Time Olympic Medalist, 5-Time Fed Cup Winning Team, Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2007!!!