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udachi Elena
Sep 14th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Does anyone know the address to send Elena encouraging letters?

Mathijs
Oct 28th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Bumpppp

does anyone know or have Lena D's mail-address, i just got the idea of writing Lena some fanmail, it would be a great idea, so who knows anything pls post..

Guys what do you think???

jklense
Oct 28th, 2004, 07:23 PM
First, we have established tradition to hand our cheering letters to Lena at big tourneys - this year, it was done at RG, USO, KC - and we had 3 finals. I'm sure we'll continue that tradition and find someone to fly - or swim - to AO ;)

Second, you can try to post to forum.dementieva.ru - some people say she comes there, but "her postings" there are supposedly fake, as well as address in them...

Third, you can try something like "Moscow, to Elena Dementieva" via mail, great chance it will be delivered, she's so well-known in her city...
Or you can send a letter for her through Russian Tennis Federation (see tennis-russia.ru)

Natasc
Oct 28th, 2004, 08:12 PM
First, we have established tradition to hand our cheering letters to Lena at big tourneys - this year, it was done at RG, USO, KC - and we had 3 finals. I'm sure we'll continue that tradition and find someone to fly - or swim - to AO

I also think this.

The tradition came in first!!

maybe, who knows, nest year she win some GS ;)

Then we will maintain the tradition ;)

JC Federer
Oct 29th, 2004, 06:20 AM
I live in Melbourne. I will go to the AO, though I don't know how I'm going to deliver any messages to her... :confused:

I normally don't go to tourneys, because the tickets are too expensive, especially at grand slams. But this time, I vow that if Lena makes it to the finals, I will buy a Rod Laver ticket, even if it costs hundreds of dollars (and that's a BIG if). I'll at least go to the first round though, where it's affordable, and hopefully she won't lose...

The AO on TV is pretty boring the first few days. They only televise aussie matches here, even if it's crap people. They are on at prime time too. The good matches don't get shown if an aussie is playing in another match. The good thing is most aussies usually lose before the 4th round, then you only get quality viewing. Hopefully they all lose early next year, so I don't have to go there to see a good match.

Prizeidiot
Oct 29th, 2004, 08:17 AM
I live in Melbourne. I will go to the AO, though I don't know how I'm going to deliver any messages to her... :confused:

I normally don't go to tourneys, because the tickets are too expensive, especially at grand slams. But this time, I vow that if Lena makes it to the finals, I will buy a Rod Laver ticket, even if it costs hundreds of dollars (and that's a BIG if). I'll at least go to the first round though, where it's affordable, and hopefully she won't lose...

The AO on TV is pretty boring the first few days. They only televise aussie matches here, even if it's crap people. They are on at prime time too. The good matches don't get shown if an aussie is playing in another match. The good thing is most aussies usually lose before the 4th round, then you only get quality viewing. Hopefully they all lose early next year, so I don't have to go there to see a good match.

We have nothing to worry about. Barring Hewitt and Molik, I don't see any of them making it past the first round... Todd Reid... LOL. I'm in Sydney, so I'll go to the Syndey International (Formerly Adidas) I don't know how I'll get letters to her either, but I'll probably go to 4 or 5 days next year. And yeah, if she makes the final, I'll find a way to see it, even if the tickets are sold out, and it'll put me in debt

miffedmax
Oct 29th, 2004, 03:02 PM
So how have our friends who have delivered letters managed it?

Max

Ronaldo777
Oct 29th, 2004, 04:15 PM
does anyone no if elena will be playing in ireland.has anyone met lena.whats she like

jklense
Oct 29th, 2004, 06:54 PM
does anyone no if elena will be playing in ireland.has anyone met lena.whats she likesorry pal, no known tourneys in your lovely country. but you can go to Eastbourne if Lena comes there - or Wimby ;)
many ppl met her :D and some posted here, you can find many mentions and photos, say in her FanClub... And she is arguably the most liked top player, why d'you think she has so many fans - and postings as well? :lol:

DEETHELICK
Oct 29th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Great ideas. Send lots of positive thoughts to Elena, although we want to encourage a win, not a loss.

Ronaldo777
Nov 4th, 2004, 03:09 PM
where is eastbourne.wimby may by too expensive and harder to meet her

Ronaldo777
Nov 4th, 2004, 03:10 PM
sorry me again.wheres this fan club u mentioned

Dementinator
Nov 4th, 2004, 05:06 PM
where is eastbourne.wimby may by too expensive and harder to meet her


Eastbourne is on south coast of uk next to Brighton about 60mins from London....It is a lovely tourny that I have visited many times and should Lena choose to visit ,u would have a great chance to see her ,I know I am going next year!!

jklense
Nov 4th, 2004, 07:58 PM
sorry me again.wheres this fan club u mentioned:lol: here: http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=4416 and of course don't forget EDem Gardens: http://wtaworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=210

mostefan
Nov 17th, 2004, 08:42 PM
So how have our friends who have delivered letters managed it?I promise to tell my story - it seems I was the last one for now :o - later this week.
And soon Verba will be the most lucky... :hatoff:

mostefan
Nov 19th, 2004, 06:25 PM
So, as promised, my story on giving letters to Lena follows.

First of all, one needs to have strong desire to do that, and I felt she likes those letters.
Then, you are to evaluate your chances to meet her.
My best option to see her appeared to come to a tourney.
So, for me the Kremlin Cup was an easy choice as I live in Moscow where just this tourney and FedCup take place.
When the chosen tourney is in view, you announce the plan and collect letters from us her friends.
In my case, the announce was in FanClub and a special thread http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=134443 was started.
Be sure not to make deadline to the last moment, as some technical work is needed. :timebomb:
In my case, 2 weeks - from announcement to collecting deadline - appeared not to be enough. And some letter arrived after that, but as they are from Lena's friends it was a must to include them - and I did it.

:scratch:
While the letters are arriving, you're to develop the way to organise them.
And once more, it's better to start early, you'll include all the real letters later.
At first I decided to print the letters in a way similar to how they appear in our forum.
But, some things seemed not relevant for me, you can decide your way, of course.
For that, I took a forum page as a start and edited the header somewhat, so the logo
stayed at the top and then a vertical list of letters followed.
The background remained the same as with 'WTAworld-Grey' colour scheme.

In my case, I removed the screen frames of the postings - for the letters posted here.
'New' frame for every letter was added to easily distinguish them on paper.
Where needed, I moved the nick and minimal details to become the undersign for the letter,
unless explicit signature was present in the letter.
After some hesitation, I didn't save Locations as most posters lacked them.
Maybe it was an error, some locations are funny or interesting.
I omitted most 'siggy' features for printable variant as most of them do not look good
when printed. Part of siggies was saved anyhow, mostly when they referred Lena directly
and were seen appropriately on paper. Maybe you can find a better variant with the siggies.
I tried to preserve national flags with signatures, according first to explicit country
name in the signature then to the flag going with nick.

The order of letters in the resulting HTML page was as they arrived to me through different channels - at first.
But then I started to match the page to the paper - through preview feature - and some
rearrangement was needed due to different sizes.
So I reordered them, to make whole letters - 2 to 5 per sheet, as I recall.
Be prepared followers, as for the first time it took me a lot of time.

As result, I've got the HTML file with the letters.

:rocker:
Then, the file was to be printed with a colour printer. Some problems arose here.
As I haven't got a colour printer, I wasn't sure for the output, so I duplicated
the letters to a CD. Besides, they look better onscreen due to animated smilies and siggies.
I wasn't sure Lena would look inside the CD, so the printed output was a must.
It was done in a public service, with a colour laser printer, and the result was rather good.

Of course, you can be much more artistic and inventive in such presentation. :o
Anyhow, at this point you have the letters in the form you could make.
The 'relay' step stays.

:drive:
You're to calculate the exact way to meet Lena - and a spare variant for a case.
Tourneys differ, and I cannot advise for others.
Here at Kremlin Cup, everything takes place at one roofed stadium.
Rather severe restrictions apply, and you can't move freely to practicing courts for example.
I knew Lena'd come for some time before her matches and her team is to be at the known sector.
So I bought tickets to so called 'VIP zone' where players could be seen sometimes - and the team could be followed.
As it appeared here, Lena and other players were always accompanied with a group of bodyguards
on their way between locker-rooms and the entrance to the proper court, so I missed first
attempts to hand the letters to Lena herself. I'll skip other opportunities, they vary.
Anyhow, I followed Mommy Vera and Olga Morozova from the stands to that zone, so I handed
the letters to Vera Semyonovna and she promised to give them to Lena at the end of the day. :sport:
That's the end of the relevant part of the story.

miffedmax
Nov 19th, 2004, 06:51 PM
Mostefan--

You absolutely rock!:worship:

No idea you'd have to go through so much to make a delivery.

Thanks for your hard work--and to all the others who have delivered.

A great story, and more proof that Lena D has the best fans in the world.:yeah:

Max

[QUOTE=mostefan]So, as promised, my story on giving letters to Lena follows.

First of all, one needs to have strong desire to do that, and I felt she likes those letters.
Then, you are to evaluate your chances to meet her.
My best option to see her appeared to come to a tourney.
So, for me the Kremlin Cup was an easy choice as I live in Moscow where just this tourney and FedCup take place.
When the chosen tourney is in view, you announce the plan and collect letters from us her friends.
In my case, the announce was in FanClub and a special thread http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=134443 was started.
Be sure not to make deadline to the last moment, as some technical work is needed. :timebomb:
In my case, 2 weeks appeared not to be enough.

:scratch:
While the letters are arriving, you're to develop the way to organise them.
At first I decided to print them in a way similar to how they appear in our forum.
But, some things seemed not relevant for me, you can decide your way, of course.
For that, I took a forum page as a start and edited the header somewhat, so the logo
stayed at the top and then a vertical list of letters followed.
The background remained the same as with 'WTAworld-Grey' colour scheme.

In my case, I removed the screen frames of the postings - for the letters posted here.
'New' frame for every letter was added to easily distinguish them on paper.
Where needed, I moved the nick and minimal details to become the undersign for the letter,
unless explicit signature was present in the letter.
After some hesitation, I didn't save Locations as most posters lacked them.
Maybe it was an error, some locations are funny or interesting.
I omitted most 'siggy' features for printable variant as most of them do not look good
when printed. Part of siggies was saved anyhow, mostly when they referred Lena directly
and were seen appropriately on paper. Maybe you can find a better variant with the siggies.
I tried to preserve national flags with signatures, according first to explicit country
name in the signature then to the flag going with nick.

The order of letters in the resulting HTML page was as they arrived to me through different channels - at first.
But then I started to match the page to the paper - through preview feature - and some
rearrangement was needed due to different sizes.
So I reordered them, to make whole letters - 2 to 5 per sheet, as I recall.
Be prepared followers, as for the first time it took me a lot of time.

As result, I've got the HTML file with the letters.

:rocker:
Then, the file was to be printed with a colour printer. Some problems arose here.
As I haven't got a colour printer, I wasn't sure for the output, so I duplicated
the letters to a CD. Besides, they look better onscreen due to animated smilies and siggies.
I wasn't sure Lena would look inside the CD, so the printed output was a must.
It was done in a public service, with a colour laser printer, and the result was rather good.

Of course, you can be much more artistic and inventive in such presentation. :o
Anyhow, at this point you have the letters in the form you could make.
The 'relay' step stays.

:drive:
You're to calculate the exact way to meet Lena - and a spare variant for a case.
Tourneys differ, and I cannot advise for others.
Here at Kremlin Cup, everything takes place at one roofed stadium.
Rather severe restrictions apply, and you can't move freely to practicing courts for example.
I knew Lena'd come for some time before her matches and her team is to be at the known sector.
So I bought tickets to so called 'VIP zone' where players could be seen sometimes - and the team could be followed.
As it appeared here, Lena and other players were always accompanied with a group of bodyguards
on their way between locker-rooms and the entrance to the proper court, so I missed first
attempts to hand the letters to Lena herself. I'll skip other opportunities, they vary.
Anyhow, I followed Mommy Vera and Olga Morozova from the stands to that zone, so I handed
the letters to Vera Semyonovna and she promised to give them to Lena at the end of the day. :sport:
That's the end of the relevant part of the story.

mostefan
Nov 19th, 2004, 06:59 PM
No idea you'd have to go through so much to make a delivery.
Thanks for your hard work--and to all the others who have delivered.Thanks, Max! :wavey:
Maybe it just seems so frightful when written, I had kind feelings while doing it... :D
Sorry for the length, I tried to be of some help to the followers.
And I truly hope other 'postmen' will share their stories also. :bowdown:

Btw, Max, kindly remove the quote from your posting, it's got too long and is seen wrong :bowdown:

Dementinator
Nov 19th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Yeah well done Mostefan ,alot of hard work but worth it I feel ,yes Max you are dead right The Crew of SS Dementieva is the best in the world!! but look who we are fans of!!! she deserves nothing less!!

Ronaldo777
Dec 17th, 2004, 10:56 PM
yeah we luv our lena