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INTERVIEW WITH ELENA DEMENTIEVA<br />Helena Sukova def. Elena Dementieva 6-0, 0-6, 7-6(1)

Hello Elena, how do you feel after first round loss in your hometown?

I'm little bit disappointed, you know, i played well last two weeks and then i arrived home to Moscow and i was upset in the first round. I lost first set without winning a game, and then i won second 6-0. I played some great shots and level of my game was better and better in the second set. But Helena (Sukova) started to play great tennis in the final set, it seemed that nobody could stop her, it was tough.

You and Jelena Dokic also lost in the first round of doubles (Fernandez/Tanasugarn def. Dementieva/Dokic 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(1)) <br /> <br />Yeah, Jelena and me - we're a great team, i think, but it was hard to play against such a good team like Cris and Tammy. They're really great. Congrats to them!

It seems it wasn't easy for you to play in Moscow ....

Yeah, i think something was wrong. I was little bit nervous, fans in Moscow are great ..... i hope next year my results will be better here.

What are your plans now?

I'm leaving for Shanghai tomorrow, i will play Kiwi Open there. I'm looking forward to play in China and to see this country. I have never been to China, so i'm excited ....

Thanks, Elena, and good luck!

Thank you !
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