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tennisIlove09
Apr 7th, 2004, 10:53 PM
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AMELIA ISLAND, Florida (AP) _ Defending champion Elena Dementieva quit her second-round match Wednesday in the Bausch & Lomb Championships because of strained right hip.

The fifth-seeded Russian lost the first set 7-6 (5) and was trailing Croatian Jelena Kostanic 1-0 in the second when she retired from the $585,000 tournament.

Dementieva said she was injured last week at the Nasdaq-100 Open. Still, she advanced to the final Saturday, but lost to Serena Williams.

``It was too painful today on the court and it was getting worse during the match,'' Dementieva said. ``I knew I had to stop because I couldn't finish the match. It's very tough to win on clay courts because you have to run.''

Dementieva upset Justine Henin-Hardenne in last year's Bausch & Lomb semifinals and Lindsay Davenport in the finals to win one of her three titles in 2003.

Most of the other top seeds had the day off. The exception was No. 3 seeded Amelie Mauresmo who breezed to a 6-0, 6-3 win over Akiko Morigami of Japan.

Two other seeds were losers.

No. 13 Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi of Israel lost to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), and 15th-seeded Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria fell to Karolina Sprem of Croatia 6-2, 6-4.

In other matches: seventh-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia beat Milagros Sequera of Venezuela 6-1, 6-0; No. 9 Paola Suarez of Argentina topped Shinobu Asagoe of Japan 6-4, 6-3; No. 10 Silvia Farina Elia of Italy downed Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain 6-1, 6-1; No. 16 Conchita Martinez of Spain ousted compatriot Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-4, and Alicia Molik of Australia topped Arantxa Parra of Spain 6-3, 6-4.


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tennisIlove09
Apr 7th, 2004, 10:53 PM
I'm not sure I believe her. She certainly didn't look injured, although I missed the final

Rocketta
Apr 7th, 2004, 11:42 PM
well well well....:tape:

It's really just too funny! :lol:

Really it is...:tape:

This is material for another week....;)

Rocketta
Apr 7th, 2004, 11:43 PM
btw, sorry that's she's injured. Hope she recovers and all..but really....this hinting of being hurt last week is really interesting....:tape:

tennnisfannn
Apr 7th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Dang, not good, just when the tour seems to be getting back to normal. Hope it is not too serious! all the best.
Elena's good run at Miami was lost under the drama of what she said after Venus match and the fact that Serena had made an incredible coemback. This was by far the beat tourny she had played all year. She seems to have finally gotten her act together noew this!

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 7th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Hope its not serious.

Sanneriet
Apr 8th, 2004, 12:00 AM
Could be the injury started in Miami and just continued to get worse.

cynicole
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:10 AM
Could be the injury started in Miami and just continued to get worse.
She actually pulled out of Indian Wells with the shoulder injury so she's had it for a while.

Sam L
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:13 AM
I knew it! Poor Elena... I saw the final and knew something was wrong. I hope it's not serious.

Sam L
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:13 AM
well well well....:tape:

It's really just too funny! :lol:

Really it is...:tape:

This is material for another week....;)
You find somebody's injury funny? Just what I expected from a sick twisted bitch like yourself.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:36 AM
She actually pulled out of Indian Wells with the shoulder injury so she's had it for a while.

Except that she pulled out of Amelia Island because of a hip strain. ;)

udachi Elena
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:14 AM
I saw the final, she did look like maybe she had some kind of discomfort, I guess she could have gotten the injury and it worsened as the week went by.

Rocketta
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:22 AM
You find somebody's injury funny? Just what I expected from a sick twisted bitch like yourself.
and i knew you couldn't keep your distance for long....first a neg rep for a post from two months ago and now this bait post. Sorry you'll have to try a little harder. :wavey:

lasagna & donuts
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:06 AM
:wavey: Rocketta

ys
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:39 AM
That actually explains. I thought that she was moving that badly in the Miami finals because of nerves and fatigue. If she already had strain hip, than it really explains..

Rocketta
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:13 AM
:wavey: Rocketta
:wavey: lasagna

Just_Love
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:23 AM
That actually explains. I thought that she was moving that badly in the Miami finals because of nerves and fatigue. If she already had strain hip, than it really explains..
that is what i suspected too, Nadia can self-destruct easily, so Elena could beat her without spending to much energy before meeting Serena, but i do think fatigue plays bigger factors than other factors. Also the pressure of defending the title is too big. It's smart to take a rest though, she does need it.

Jackson.
Apr 8th, 2004, 10:24 AM
Elena :sad:
Let's hope it's not serious :(

Chunchun
Apr 8th, 2004, 10:39 AM
I'm not sure I believe her. She certainly didn't look injured, although I missed the final

well, do u mean she is lying?! :mad:

DA FOREHAND
Apr 8th, 2004, 01:41 PM
Yeah she probably had a sore throat from Serena force feeding her those breadsticks...then Cliffy bruised her left ego when he asked about her pathetic serve.

GANGSTABACKHAND!
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:24 PM
How come Dementieva didn't complain when she beat Venus!!?? Had she lost to Venus I wonder if she would have made the same statement. The only thing that was injured last week was Dementieva's pride after never holding serve in the final of a tier 1.

Martian KC
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:26 PM
She actually pulled out of Indian Wells with the shoulder injury so she's had it for a while.
So it does seem logical!:eek:

DA FOREHAND
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:32 PM
So it does seem logical!:eek:


No it doesn't because she didn't ret. yesterday because of her shoulder, they said it was a hip strain.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 8th, 2004, 03:38 PM
How come Dementieva didn't complain when she beat Venus!!?? Had she lost to Venus I wonder if she would have made the same statement. The only thing that was injured last week was Dementieva's pride after never holding serve in the final of a tier 1.
she could beat Venus injured thats why :tape:

You not heard of getting injured in another match, in practice :rolleyes:

TeeRexx
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Done during the filming of "The Rooskie Actress".

"Cameras ready? Lights ready? Ok, scene 4, take 2, roll em' and ..action!"

(The camera moves in for a close up of Elana's tortured face as she speaks)

"``It was too painful today on the court and it was getting worse during the match,'' Dementieva said. ``I knew I had to stop because I couldn't finish the match. It's very tough to win on clay courts because you have to run.''

(camera closes in on a single tear as it rolls down her cheek and on to her naked thigh)

"Cut! Grrreat, Elana! Now let's get the love scene with Richard and it's a wrap for today". :lol:

Hulet
Apr 8th, 2004, 04:34 PM
NASDAQ-100 OPEN
MIAMI, FLORIDA

April 3, 2004

S. WILLIAMS/E. Dementieva
6-1, 6-1

ELENA DEMENTIEVA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What was your plan today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: You know, I was thinking to play pretty much the same game that I play against Venus. But I feel like I was tired today on the court and couldn't move as well as I can. So it was difficult, you know, to be on the court today for me. But I'm satisfied with the results for this tournament, you know. I had, you know, couple very good matches and, you know, I'm glad to be in the final. Maybe I didn't play my best today, but, you know, I'm glad I'm lost so easy because now I'm gonna work better on my serve, I'm gonna improve my game. I mean, she's a great player. You know, just amazing how well she play after this break.

Q. You got your toss under control, but the serve's still giving you trouble.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yes.

Q. What is Olga's plan to try and improve that?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: To change my toss.

Q. In what way?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Try to do it little bit in front of me, not behind.

Q. How did you develop that bad habit?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I had a problem with my shoulder and I used to play for a long time with an injured shoulder. That kind of serve, the slice serve, that's the only thing I could do, you know. That's just begin to be a habit for me, a bad habit.

Q. Were you a bit nervous playing in a final?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I wasn't nervous at all, you know. I had nothing to lose, and I was already satisfied with the result. So, you know, just a little upset that I was tired, couldn't play as good as I can. But anyway, you know, it was a good tournament for me.

Q. You played both Williams sisters. What's the difference in playing them?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: You know, Serena has a better serve, definitely. She moves better. They play pretty much the same game, you know. I mean, I wouldn't change my plan, you know, by playing against Venus or Serena.

Q. Do you think Serena attacked your second serve better than Venus did?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, but, I mean, I wasn't ready for the next shot. I couldn't move as well as I can. That was, you know, the thing.

Q. Last year in Paris indoors, were you physically okay at that tournament?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Where?

Q. Paris last February. Not this year, last year, when you played Mauresmo. Were you fit for that match?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: When I was 6-love, 6-love, you mean?

Q. Yeah?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I was injured. But I don't like to retire. I like to play no matter what. Even if I have something, you know, I try to play always.

Q. Was it embarrassing?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: What?

Q. The match.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. No, it wasn't. I mean, that's good that she beat me so easily, like I said. Because now I'm gonna work better, you know. I'm gonna improve my game. You know, I realize if I want to win a tournament, even a Grand Slam, I have to be stronger, you know, I have to play better in a final and not like today. I don't need to be tired, you know, in this final round, the most important moment of the tournament.

Q. What does it say if you can take eight months off and sort of breeze through?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: It's unbelievable to me, you know. It's unbelievable. She was, you know, very strong on the court, moving well. She had a couple problems, you know, in the beginning of the tournament, and maybe in the second round. But, I mean, she came through very strong and, you know, she's a great player.

Q. If she was playing Justine today instead of Elena, do you think her game is strong enough to have won today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Who, Justine's game?

Q. No, if she was playing Justine in the final instead of you, would Serena's game be strong enough to win this tournament today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Why are you asking me this question (laughing)? She is not in the final.

Q. Just trying to get a sense of how strong you think Serena's game is right now after eight months off.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: She has to play her to see how well she is, I don't know.

End of FastScripts….
So that we can read her own assessment of the match right after that match...

DEETHELICK
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Poor Elena. I'm glad that after the match she just gave Serena her due. Imagine if she had said she had an injury....she would have been slaughtered on this board. Then it would have been about taking away credit from Serena.

Well done Elena for playing well last week, and get better soon! Come back on the red clay!! :D

LozHippy
Apr 8th, 2004, 05:43 PM
If she was injured last week she must've been a 'good actor' ;)

Just_Love
Apr 8th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Poor Elena. I'm glad that after the match she just gave Serena her due. Imagine if she had said she had an injury....she would have been slaughtered on this board. Then it would have been about taking away credit from Serena.

Well done Elena for playing well last week, and get better soon! Come back on the red clay!! :D
yup, she was too nice, those Serena fans should have realized this already. Elena can beat Venus even injured, obviously she can beat Serena if healthy. She has the ranking to prove it:)

Stephieva
Apr 8th, 2004, 07:34 PM
i believe she was injured. that's why she played that badly in the final. she said she realized she needed to be stronger. maybe, she implied this. she didn't want to make excuses. when she did this, very few of you think what she did is good, but when she questioned about venus' injury, thousands of you blame her.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 8th, 2004, 07:36 PM
3-0 triple bp conchita