Re: The Elena Dementieva ONLY Fan Club vol.7
I was lucky enough yesterday that I was able to see Lena's match on Court 11-there was no commentary which was kind of nice for a change.
Lena played well, especially off the ground. She made very few unforced errors and kept her emotions in check. Very rare that she doesn't get broken in a match and she didn't even face a break point until the last game. Her new serve isn't great although she did manage 2 consecutive aces in the 2nd set. In general though, its not a nice looking shot and as is always the case, prone to breaking down under pressure.
Next match vs Bammer should be relatively straightforward. Sybille isn't the same kind of threat that she was back in 2007, and Lena was in a slump back then. Quite likely she'll be put out on an outside court again for that but should she progress to face Daniela, surely that'll be on one of the 3 main courts.
"And thanks to all the people around the world for supporting me, and my fan club, I could feel your support no matter where I was in the world. Thank you for your devotion. Most importantly, thanks to my family, especially my mom. You've been very supportive, encouraging, inspiring... you were always there for me. It was a long way and we did it together. I love you mom. It's so emotional. It's so hard to say goodbye. I'm going to miss you so much"
Elena Dementieva, 29/10/2010