Re: Seriously, Dementieva shouldn't have retired.
I get where you're coming from, but I'm not convinced Elena would have won a slam even with things as they stand. Maybe she could have, and maybe if we're reading about someone like Azarenka (who I think it totally overrated around here) winning a slam soon she might regret it, but I don't think hanging around on the tour any longer would have yeilded her the elusive slam.
I do miss her though.
*edit* Maybe if Elena of 2004-2007ish was on tour, really hungry and happy to grind to the bitter end was around she could have won, but I think Elena's desire was just about extinguished. I think that's why she stopped, and with that in mind, hanging around any longer wouldn't have yeilded better than what was her order of the day.