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Talking Elena's Russian interview after winning in Bali

http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?74224

For those who know Russian!!
Elena's interview after Bali win
ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА

ЧЕРЕЗ БАЛИ - В ЛОС-АНДЖЕЛЕС?

Выиграв вчера в индонезийском Бали второй титул в этом году, россиянка Елена Дементьева повысила свои шансы на участие в итоговом турнире года - WTA Championship, который пройдет в ноябре в Лос-Анджелесе

Дементьева регулярно выступает на турнирах WTA Tour с 1999 года, однако за 4 предыдущих сезона ей не удавалось выиграть хотя бы один титул. Зато в этом году Елена отличилась уже дважды. В апреле - в Амелии-Айленд, и вот сейчас - в Бали, на состязании 3-й категории с призовым фондом 225 000 долларов. В финальном матче против американки Чанды Рубин россиянка сразу же взяла чужую подачу затем постепенно увеличила свое преимущество до 5:2 и уверенно закончила партию, в которой на своей подаче проиграла лишь 4 очка - 6:2. Во втором сете надежды соперницы изменить ситуацию разбились окончательно. Елена повела - 3:0 и полностью захватила инициативу, что признала на пресс-конференции 27-летняя Рубин, у которой прекрасный шанс впервые в своей карьере войти в число 10 сильнейших теннисисток мира по итогам года.

Через час после победы Дементьевой позвонил по телефону корреспондент "СЭ".

- Все свои 4 матча на турнире вы выиграли в двух сетах. Можно ли сказать, что победа далась вам легко?

- Вряд ли. В Индонезии, где я, кстати, впервые, сейчас очень жарко и влажно, так что играть было тяжело. Но мне удалось показать хороший теннис. Финал против Рубин вообще стал моим лучшим матчем в этом году. Я действовала предельно агрессивно с первого мяча до последнего.

- А до этого вы дважды уступили американке в нынешнем сезоне...

- Даже трижды - один раз мы встречались на показательном турнире. Но у меня с Чандой хорошие отношения, и в Бали мы несколько раз тренировались вместе.

- В классификации, по которой проводится отбор в Лос-Анджелес на WTA Tour Championship, вы в начале недели стояли на 9-м месте, а Рубин на 8-м. Удалось ли вам теперь обойти ее?

- Пока не знаю, но, думаю, мы останемся на прежних позициях. К тому же кроме Чанды у меня есть еще несколько сильных конкуренток.

- Вы ставите перед собой задачу попасть на итоговый турнир года или для вас в конце сезона главным приоритетом будет финальная часть Fed Cup?

- Конечно, мне хочется выступить в Лос-Анджелесе. Но главное для меня сейчас то, что я снова поймала свою игру. Это позволяет смотреть в будущее с оптимизмом.

Настроение, наверное, улучшает и то, что вы вернули себе титул первой ракетки России, обогнав в рейтинге WTA Tour Анастасию Мыскину?

- Я никогда не стремилась стать первой ракеткой России. Моя цель - быть лучшей в мире.

- Каковы ваши впечатления от Индонезии?

- Турнир проводится просто в райском местечке. Отель Grand Hyatt, в котором мы живем, стоит на берегу океана, и по пути на тренировку я порой с трудом преодолевала соблазн повернуть на пляж.

- В прошлом году в Бали отличилась Светлана Кузнецова, теперь - вы...

- Как интересно, я и не знала, что Света год назад тоже победила здесь.

- Индонезийцы еще не признали россиянок своими?

- Нет, они гораздо активнее поддерживают соотечественниц, особенно первую ракетку страны Ангелик Виджайю.

- Теперь будете готовиться к "Кубку Кремля"?

- Из Бали я отправлюсь в Шанхай, где сыграю в последнем в этом году турнире на открытых жестких кортах. Затем неделю отдохну, а потом - "Кубок Кремля".

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hmm... Too bad I can't understand Russian!
Anyone want to translate? Thanks!

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I'll translate it tomorrow, ok?
I just weren't sure if anybody is interested
Now when I know that you do, I will translate it

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Okay, Thanks so much!!!!

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I'd appreciate a translation too!

Thank you in advance!!
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Sorry, I didn't know how translate some specific Russian expressions, I hope you'll understand me.


Through Bali to Los Angeles!!

By winning the 2nd title of the season yesterday in Indonasian Bali, Russian's Elena Dementieva increased her chances for participation in the end-of-the-year WTA Championships, which takes place in Los Angeles in November.

Dementieva regularly(??) has been playing on WTA Tour since 1999, but in 4 previous seasons she couln't win at least one title. But this year she's already done it twice. In Amelia Island in April, and now - in Tier III Bali, a tourny with 225 000 prize money.
(Then there's short description of the final, nothing interesting so I won't translate it, OK? )


In about an hour after Dementieva's win, "SportExpress" reporter connected with Elena by phone:

- All 4 your matches in tournament you won in 2 sets. Can we say, that it was an easy win??

- No. In Indonesia (it's my first time here, by the way) is really hot right now, so it was really hard to play. But I was able to show good tennis. The final against Rubin was my best match of the year. I was very agressive from the first ball 'til last.

- Before this match you lost to her twise this season...

- Even 3 times, once at the exibition tournament. But I have good relationships with Chanda, we trained together a couple times in Bali.

- At the begginning of this week in Porche Standings you were the 9th & Rubin is the 8th. Did you passed her now?

- I don't know yet, but I think we stayed where we were. And besides, exept Chanda I have some other strong rivals (contenders?).

- Do you set a goal to get to WTA Champs or the Fed Cup final part is more important to you at the end of the season?

- Of course, I want to play in LA. But the most important thing for me right now is that I caught my game again (I got back my game). It allows me to look in the future with optimism.

- I suppose, it feels good to return yourself the title of being Russian #1 again, by passing Anastasia Myskina in rankings?

- I've never tried to be the Russian #1. My goal is to be the best in the world.

- What is your impression of Indonasia?

- It's a really a paradise place, where the tourny is held. Our hotel is near ocean, and going to the training it was really tempting to go on the beach instead.

- Last year it was Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won there, now - you...

- Interesting, I even didn't know, that Sveta won there either last year.

- Now you're going to prepare for the Kremlin Cup?

- From Bali I'm going to Shanhai, where I'll play the last hard court open tourny. Then one week I'm resting, and then - Kremlin Cup.


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If you have some other Russian articles or Russian player's quotes I can translate them for you.

So don't hesitate, just ask me

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I'll be following some Russian press myself, especially during Kremlin Cup

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Thanks so much!

It was nice to read, I'm just glad Elena found her game too!

And what a lethal game it is!!
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thanks lady for the translation!

Quote:
I've never tried to be the Russian #1. My goal is to be the best in the world.

Elena seems more focused and determined now...

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Yes, she seems more determined now. And her latest results show it too It's really great that real Elena is back
Just don't wanna to jinx her

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If you have some other Russian articles or Russian player's quotes I can translate them for you.

So don't hesitate, just ask me

http://linastar.boxmail.biz/cgi-bin/...s&id_news=7174

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to my fellow Russian

Wow! You included my translation I'm flattered

If you need some Lina's interview to translate I'm ready

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to my fellow Russian

Wow! You included my translation I'm flattered

If you need some Lina's interview to translate I'm ready
There're some waiting for you.
http://linastar.boxmail.biz/cgi-bin/...action=article
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from Russian roulette's readers if you can do it.

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I'm just nor sure if people are interested. Most interviews in Russian are quite old & info is not fresh anymore
Maybe I'll pick just some interesting quotes I hope there'll be some interviews during Kremlin Cup, I'll translate them then

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