I hope that Elena can get to grips with the mental thing and not let maches slip through her hand. Elena has some very good weapons that can challenge and beat the top players, but she simply needs to keep pushing beyond the mental barrier and keep fighting. I hope that Elena can rest her mind and stay focused on what she needs to do to win and not hit this mental wall and simply not get through it. She is too talented a player to keep loosing matches in a bad way. If she is outplayed and looses, thats one thing, but she must not give up fighting till the match is over. All the best to Elena in this tournament.
There isnt really a single player in the draw that elena hasnt beat, or cant beat on a good day except kim clijsters... she knows she can beat justin henin-hardenne, its a matter of intimidation
come on elena!!! LIVE UP TO YOUR SEEDING [ie at least the semifinals]... I KNOW YOU CAN WIN THIS WHOLE THING BUT LETS MAKEIT ONE WIN AT A TIME!!!
I LOVE YOU, GO ALYONA!!!
Elena Dementieva Current Ranking: #5
2006 Single Win/Loss Record: 42-14
2006 Doubles Win/Loss Record: 15-10 Winner(2): Tokyo Pan Pacific Open (Tier I), JPMorgan Chase Open (Tier II)
Finalist(1): Pacific Life Open (Tier I)