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Spunky83
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:03 PM
:lol:

I really couldn´t believe this...what the hell are those journalists thinking?

Apart from the question if the person who´s been calling her during the interview was a ´cute boy´...this is seriously weird:

Q. Elena, why did you win today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Sorry.

Q. Were did you win today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Why? Because I want it.

Q. Because you what?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Because I want it so badly.

:confused: :confused: :confused:

...and after that:

Q. Do you wear the calypso pants out of necessity? Did you borrow pants from Rafael Nadal?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Rafael didn't help me this time, you know. Okay. Thank you.

End of interview :retard: :lol:

Martian KC
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:05 PM
LMAO! I like it when Elena wants it badly.:o

goldenlox
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:06 PM
March 11, 2006

E.DEMENTIEVA/A.Yakimova
6-4, 3-6, 6-3



ELENA DEMENTIEVA



THE MODERATOR: Questions for Elena, please.

Q. How about the match?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Well, that was the first time I play against her. I've never seen her before, and, you know, I know she's from Belarus, but it looks like -- she plays like a perfect clay court Spanish player, I mean lots of speed and everything back. And sometimes during the match, I just had a feeling I'm playing against the ball, and, yeah, I think it was a tough match, and she was playing everything back.

Q. You improved your serve. What did you do? How did that happen?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: You sound shocked. I was working on my serve, you know, and I was trying to increase the speed of the serve and just find the rate and find the motion. I think my first serve improved a lot. I have to work on my second one still, but it looks better to me.

Q. Elena, you're one of the top players that's had a chance to play Martina Hingis so far. Can you talk a little bit about her level, and I think you were also maybe one of the last people to play her before she retired.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, I was the last one, so when she said she's coming back, I was like "Well, I have to play one more time," and we actually did. We play in Tokyo in the final, which was very special to me to play against her in the final. I think she plays -- it's unbelievable how well she play after three years out of competition. And, you know, it's really amazing and she -- I think she has more power and she has, you know, solid game for the moment. And I just -- you know, I don't think that anyone else could do this, you know, after three years.

Q. In terms of that, can you talk about how, the things that she does, the looks that she gives you on the court, the different types of shots she gives you to react to, that maybe not too many people on the tour are doing these days, different angles, different dropshots, change of pace, she has a different way of playing the game.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, definitely she has a different way to play. She has a very smart, intelligent game. You know, she's almost like Roger Federer. She's -- you know, she's perfect, maybe not as powerful as Williams sisters, but she use everything she needs during the match and she see clearly the ball, the situation. She can change her technique, you know, tactic during the match and that makes -- that make her, you know, so difficult to play with.

You know, for me, it's just the best player to watch and to learn something for myself because by watching her it looks like everything is so easy. You know, you don't have to work so hard, you don't have to run so hard, you know, you just have to make right decision during the match, and the match will be match, you know, much faster.

Q. Does it make her even more effective that no one else or few people play that way?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think it's great, you know, that we have such a smart player in the tour, and I think it's great for the fans. It's great for us. For me, it's always interesting. It's always, you know, a great experience to play against Martina. And we have -- sorry -- because you have to think.

(Cell phone went off.) Exception for Sony Erickson.

THE MODERATOR: There you go.

Q. I had to turn my off. Who's calling? Is it your mom?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No.

Q. Is it a boy? How cute? So it's fun for you to play her, but I think a lot of players don't see it as open-minded as you. They don't think it's too much fun because they're used to the pounding, the same game, you know?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Like I said, for me, it's a great experience, you know. And I feel like playing with her, I can increase my level of the game and, yeah, I can learn a lot. And, you know, I was watching her in the semi finals, you know, against Sharapova. She was playing so smart, you know. Maria was trying to overpower her and she was using her speed and, you know, the match was, you know, like 6-2, 6-3, so easy.

So it's a great way to see, you know, what she can provide against, you know, such a good player. So she can give me -- you know, by watching her, I can find some good, you know, advice, some good decision.

Q. So, Elena, with all the admiration you just gave Hingis, how special was it to beat her in the final?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: It was very special. You know, that was my fifth time in Tokyo, and I never had such a -- you know, I never had a good result by playing on this grass carpet. And to be in the final and playing against Martina one more time, you know, and you know what, you know I think she was in great shape, but, you know, all the experience that I had before playing against her, I beat her a couple of times, I think it's really helped me in the final, because I knew what to expect. I know how well she can be? I was -- remember the last match we played in Filderstadt when she decided to quit, you know, and I think that really helped me in Tokyo.

Q. With so much power in the women's game, can a player like Martina be a top 10, be a top 5 player, do you think?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: You know, with all the results that she got, you know, from this year - she was playing three sets against Kim Clijsters, she beat Sharapova, one of the most powerful for the moment - and, you know, I think she can be top 10 for sure. I think she has -- she has a game to do it.

Q. You've been asked a lot of questions about Martina Hingis. What about your opponent today Anastasiya Yakimova, what about her future? She's only 19. I thought she put up a heck of a fight?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: She was playing very well. Like I said, I had a feeling I'm playing against the world. She was playing every single ball back to me, and she was moving great, you know, and, you know, so much speed. It's actually unusual. I mean, I know players from Russia, from Belarussia. They have -- you know, they have, I would say, the same type of game, you know. They like to play flat, you know. They like to stay aggressive of during the match. She was so defensive. She was so patient on the court, waiting for my mistakes, and I mean, she was playing the whole match, so -- you know, so consistent, I think.

Q. Do you think she's got a good future?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: It's hard to say. It's going to be very tough to play against her on clay courts, for sure.

Q. Did your game frustrate you?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, you know, I know that I'm always have problems playing my first rounds, so for me, it's like no matter how I play, I have to go through this one. I know if I can pass the first one, I play better and better. So for me, it's always difficult. But it's always important to win a first match.

Q. What kind of chance are you giving yourself now to win this tournament?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: After three hours playing?

Q. I think you have an excellent chance Mauresmo is not here, Pierce is not here, the number of contenders would seem limited.

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think that when you're winning 6-Love, 6-Love your first round like Lindsay Davenport, you can think about, you know, playing in the final. And, you know, but with my game to -- you know, I really have to focus on my game and play my, you know, next round.

Q. Elena, why did you win today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Sorry.

Q. Were did you win today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Why? Because I want it.

Q. Because you what?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Because I want it so badly.

Q. As difficult an opponent as she was, what got you through?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I don't know. I was fighting, you know, and I was running, as well. And I don't know, I just -- I think I lost my concentration the second set when I was 6-4, 2-Love for me, and then it was difficult to put everything together and start to fight again in the third set. But, you know, I was trying to be positive, trying to be aggressive with her but it was difficult because I had to go to the net, which is not my favorite thing to do, and, you know, I feel that's the thing I really have to work on.

Q. Do you wear the calypso pants out of necessity? Did you borrow pants from Rafael Nadal?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Rafael didn't help me this time, you know. Okay. Thank you.

Kimmi
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:07 PM
What kind of questions are they?! :lol:

Why do all interviews have to involve Martina Hingis? You're interviweing Elena Dementieva, you morons!!

skanky~skanketta
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:16 PM
how dumb!

just keep on winning lena!

Rachel_
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:23 PM
:lol:

Dementinator
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:24 PM
what a shite interview! hes kinda lucky Elena didnt belt him one..how come all the fucking Hinigs questions? it was supposed to be about Lena!! and that "why did u win" bollocks ,well maybes because despite struggling she did actually play BETTER than her oppo perhaps? thats usualy why a win occurs..
What a total pleb ,one can only imagine he may have been awestruck by her insane beauty perhaps? :lol: he should have taken note of her awesome physique too ,he could found himself on the wrong side of it! (if such a thing exists ,death by Lena sounds good to me!!! :lol: )

itzhak
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:04 PM
"Why did you win today?" ???????!!!!!!!

hablo
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:04 PM
what a funny interview :lol:
(I liked the way Elena replied to the "did you borrow it from Nadal" one... :rolls: )

I don't mind al the Hingis questions :p

but I found the one where the interviewers implies that because Momo and Pierce aren't here she has a better chance of winning a little insulting :shrug:

gentzy
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:05 PM
What stupid questions...it just goes to show that every loser gets to be a reporter nowadays....:retard:
But Lena as usual answered very friendly and didn't get upset by their idiotic questions...if it were me in her place I think I would have punched them... :devil:

Almalyk
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Weird interview in parts :scared:

selyoink
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:35 PM
That is pretty bad. Almost no questions relevant to her match.

Dementinator
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:37 PM
I guess Lenas used to it ,It looks like she made him look like a prick too...shes to clever by half for assholes like him..

No Name Face
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:40 PM
doesn't she have a winning (or even) H2H against pierce? :retard:

dinhd82
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:40 PM
ALL players gotta pay respect to Hingis!!!!! Martina requested that when she made a comeback, the WTATour agreed and in return Martina will play for at least 5 years and win at least 5 slams!!

Dementinator
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:42 PM
this interview was not about mingis ,so the mingis questions should have been kept to a minimum

Wiggly
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:43 PM
I hate when all the interview is about another player :fiery:

How good is Hingis?
How cute is Sharapova?

Derek.
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:47 PM
WTF? Half of the interviewers couldn't even speak proper English. "Were did you win today?" :retard: And asking if she borrowed Rafael's pants. :lol:

That's like the dumbest interview I've ever read. :o

LDF
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:48 PM
What a bad interview :retard:

Nikki-B
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:53 PM
What a wierd interview, but she handled the questions great.

Marshmallow
Mar 12th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Ohimigawd, are these trash TV reporters? What kind of questions are those?

ell at least Elena handled it well. The model of Class!

Natasc
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:01 PM
terrible interviews...what about: "Q. Is it a boy? How cute?"
jeez :o
how old they think she is....

partbrit
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:03 PM
I have never liked Dementieva much, but in the past several months, I have really warmed up to her because she is so artless and funny.

You know, my husband and I were watching women's college basketball on TV yesterday and I asked: Why do the commentators for women's basketball and women's softball talk just about the game, but the commentators for women's tennis say inane things?

Natasc
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:08 PM
like what Maria said about those morons...actually for them

Q. It's been a year. That's why.

MARIA SHARAPOVA: It's been a year, huh? Come on, guys. We need some new things

Spunky83
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:26 PM
terrible interviews...what about: "Q. Is it a boy? How cute?"
jeez :o
how old they think she is....

:lol:

"So Elena, in case you win this tourney, what do you want to purchase with the money? I am sure you can buy lots of candy with it" just waiting for someone there to come up with that line :unsure:

TF Chipmunk
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:27 PM
:lol: That's pretty bad :o

zibaas
Mar 12th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Martina, Martina, Martina, bla bla bla !

Emmanya
Mar 12th, 2006, 11:12 PM
I read some of the others and they are just as bad. Sharapova is really pissed off at her questions you can tell.

saint
Mar 12th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Very strange indeed, but i think all journalists are like that, it must be a requirement of the job, although I don't suspect Dementieva helped either

RJWCapriati
Mar 12th, 2006, 11:36 PM
:lol:

Davenselesport
Mar 12th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Numer of times she said 'you know' in the interview: 52

hahah, I love her

darrinbaker00
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:04 AM
I honestly believe that newspaper sports editors give their tennis assignments to whomever draws the short straw. :rolleyes:

PLP
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:06 AM
OK but in Fairness to the Journalists...WTF has she been WEARING this year!!! OMG she needs major help...are those QEFTSG's still around because she needs to be bitch slapped into some common fashion sense! Elena stop looking like you just ate a bouquet of flowers and then puked all over yourself...UGH!

moby
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Too good. :haha:

Stamp Paid
Mar 13th, 2006, 12:20 AM
shes obviously on the rag. ;) thus the Nadal pants.

New
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Stupid questions!!!:lol:

angiee3
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:47 AM
:lol:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:58 AM
hahahaha

CooCooCachoo
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:08 AM
Q. I had to turn my off. Who's calling? Is it your mom?

:retard:

pav
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:21 AM
I wanna see a pic of her in her nadal pants :sad:

Duramont
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:04 AM
"Where did you win today?" :haha:
"Elena, why did you win today?" :haha:

The many "you know" are always strange in such interviews, I've counted more than 50! :eek: :drool:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:21 AM
you know, so "nice: interview, you know

:retard:

Slumpsova
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:22 AM
they obviously have nothing to ask her :retard:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:48 AM
stupid journos

Sebastien123
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Q. Elena, why did you win today?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Sorry.

:confused: :haha:

Prizeidiot
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Did they forget that Elena plays tennis too? Elena, self aware as usual.

Jen&RobbyFan
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:38 AM
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: It was very special. You know, that was my fifth time in Tokyo, and I never had such a -- you know, I never had a good result by playing on this grass carpet. And to be in the final and playing against Martina one more time, you know, and you know what, you know I think she was in great shape, but, you know, all the experience that I had before playing against her, I beat her a couple of times, I think it's really helped me in the final, because I knew what to expect. I know how well she can be? I was -- remember the last match we played in Filderstadt when she decided to quit, you know, and I think that really helped me in Tokyo.

:lol:

Lena :hearts:

What a weird interview. :lol:

@m@nd@
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:39 AM
what the :lol:

greenfunkTHREE.
Mar 13th, 2006, 10:48 AM
oooh. she's so modest.

Martian Stacey
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:15 AM
omg, what a dumb interview :lol: she handled it well though :)

:eek: @ all the Martina questions... Elena isn't even in her part of the draw!! You'd think that now that she's been back for a few months, this sort of thing would have died down ;)