Giuliander Carpes, special envoy
KAZAN - Kazan has a busy weekend. Not enough to confront Russia and Brazil for the Davis Cup, the strong football teams Rubin Kazan and Zenit St Petersburg are classic in the city on Sunday. If nothing else, the two stars have very strong Russian women's tennis exhibition match in an amazing Tennis Academy in Kazan. Elena Dementieva and Vera Zvonareva faced off in game to raise funds for the Russian Association for Rett Syndrome.
The disease, genetics, is a severe type of autism. The game was an initiative of Zvonareva. The daughter of one of her friends suffers from the problem. Dementieva accepted an invitation to the departure time. "I hope more of these events occur to people know the disease better and can help," said Zvonareva, currently ranked world number four.
Dementieva, 29, announced his retirement late last year. She decided to marry the Russian hockey player Maxim Afinogenov and focus on wanting to build family. The display on Saturday was the first tennis event that she attended since retiring from tennis. "I am returning to tennis now and hope this is the beginning of my greater involvement in the Russian tennis
," said the former tennis player.
Dementieva and grace on the court (Gilson Pereira Photo / Handout)
For those who do not play tennis professionally for nearly a year, Dementieva had a good game. Lost by 6 / 3 in a game with fun and beautiful spots. The public could be increased - there were only a few thousand people in the gym - but the two tennis muses smiled, applauded the moves of the opponent and beat beautiful ball with some children suffering from the syndrome prior to attending an autograph session. A beautiful evening program in Kazan...