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I thought her mother was her coach. She really don't have a terribly pretty game, but the "ugliest" shot she has is her serve. (Not as bad as Aniko's maybe) She is not tossing the ball high enough at all. It's purely an arm serve with little pace. I do not understand why she ranked at 9. She is very lucky the rest of her game is solid. I haven't seen the famous Dewonder, but I wouldn't be shocked if her serve is better.
 

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. You live in Moscow?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yes.

Q. And who is your coach?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Sergey Pashkov. He's in Moscow.

Q. Does he travel with you?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No. I'm travel with my mom always.

Q. If you need some help at a tournament, who do you go to?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: To my mom.

Q. Did she play tennis, your mother?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, she's not, but she's love tennis. That's why I'm here

It would appear that her mother has more say that her coach. (Wasn't she caught coaching at the Open this year?)
 

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I'm pretty sure i saw Sergey at the US Open during that match vs Jen
he wasnt sitting near Vera
but he was there, i'm sure it was him.

lasti heard was Sergey runs a club in Moscow thats why he dont travel.

Elena's mother is more of a confidente than a coach.
 

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mmcdonald said:
And why hasn't he changed her serve?
And why doesnt he travel with her?
Knowing a serve needs fixing and actually fixing it are two different things. We all wonder how Richard Williams can help Serena get a real powerful and effective second serve while Venus' goes begging. :confused:
 

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I think its all mental. Also there is some rumour os sholder problems.

Pashkov never seems to be able to come on tour with Elena.
 

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dava, it's only a rumour about Elena's shoulder being injured. If Elena had an injured shoulder she wouldn't have just played her sixth tournament in a row.
 
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