OMG! Did you read her quotes? LMAO, where she says "I wasn't even excited about this match". If she were one of us I think she would have called in a mental health day today. lol. And it doesn't exactly sounds like she'll be in the mood to play Miami in two weeks either. lol.
I fully expect Dementieva to have a press conference at Miami where she will say:
"I would like to officially announce that I am joining Venus and Serena Williams in their boycott of Indian Wells. What happened there 8 years ago was a disgrace to tennis and I was partially responsible. I want to stand with Venus and Serena in their fight against the evil bigotry and mistreatment they experienced there, and I will not return until they do. We girls have go to stick together. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. FIGHT THE POWER, and THIS WAS A FAMILY DECISION, between mama Vera and me.":devil:
Elena definitely wanted to play IW ... would lose chance for $2M year end bonus if missed any of 4 premier tournies, plus 1000 ranking points if won it. Most players are tight lipped after a big upset, human nature.