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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:45 PM   #571
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Lena
It was great to watch you all these years and I'm sad to see you go.
Have a great life after tennis
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #572
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

aw lena. love her and miss her already.
any video of the speech? feel like i need to see it.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #573
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

A nice tribute here:

http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tenni...ementieva.html

(No, it isn't Bodo writing, but PB has mentioned before that ED was one of the only women's players he liked.)

Interesting that the author mentions that he knew several days ago.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #574
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.


Don't know what to say.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #575
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

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I am just now scrolling through this whole thread and seeing all the kind messages from Lena fans and nonfans for me and for Lena fans in general... and I'm tearing up all over again.

Thank you--I was trying to respond with good reps but I ran out.

From the articles I've seen, Lena had apparently discussed retirement with some of her friends on the tour for quite some time, so this decision was not as sudden as it may seem. She has also talked some about wanting to stay involved in the sport, so hopefully we'll see her in some capacity in the future. And like a lot of you, I expect news of an engagement to follow.

This has been a tough day, and I've gotten zero done at work (sometimes, it's good to be your own boss).

But again, thanks to everyone. I hope I'm this good when your favorites step down--and I hope that day is a long way off.
very classy.
support chakvetadze now.Chaky's bangs are also beautiful.
anyway,you are such a nice person like Lena.hope you get over it soon.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #576
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Weird Jankovic was the only one missing at the ceremony. from singles players

Elena come baaaaaaaaaaaack!
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

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I've just had a thought: Does anybody else think that she was hopefully planning to retire at the Fed Cup final originally, had Russia made it, instead of here?
Lena needed Zvonareva to play a match in Alabama, and that might be what happened
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Wow, just like that with no warning, just like Justine. Sorry for her fans but maybe she will change her mind and return.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #579
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Now this is end of the world. I can't stand it.
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

I don't think the players realize what a huge internet fan base they have. They travel so much, have an outside life, etc... she probably didn't think it was a big deal to just retire like this.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #581
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Wow, just like that with no warning, just like Justine. Sorry for her fans but maybe she will change her mind and return.
Thats what Ive been hoping for the last couple of hours since i found out

She must come back
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #582
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

I'm so sad she hasn't won that fucking GS
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Do you know if there's some way to contact her? Only to congratulate and wish her the best.

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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #584
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Im very sad to see Elena retiring without winning that elusive GS, but you can't take away the many years of wonderful matches she has played (producing some of the best ones the last couple of years), and this year you can see that it's finally taken a toll on her physically, as well as mentally.
I wish Elena the best in life after tennis, she is truly a wonderful person with an endearing personality. I will never forget the many matches she has won with such a hinderance to her game (her serve), the 3rd set tiebreaks, and the NUMEROUS heart attacks she has given her fans.

I have been a fan of hers since watching her make that cinderella run at the U.S. Open back in 2000, amazing that its been 10 years that I have been a fan of hers, but I guess its finally time to say goodbye. Will miss you Elena Dementieva, I hope that in the future you won't just be remembered as just the bridesmaid, but the beautiful blonde who gave so much to her country of Russia, and giving her all in the matches she plays.
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Re: Bombshell: Elena Dementieva Announces Her Retirement.

Bepa found the right words to wave farewell to Lena!
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