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Elena Dementieva

(de-MEN-tee-uh-vuh)

Residence: Moscow, Russia
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (August 25, 1998)

Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 0
Grand Slam titles: 0
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3
PERSONAL

Father, Viatcheslav, is an electrical engineer; mother, Vera, is a teacher and travels with Elena on the tour; has an older brother, Vsevolod, who is a university student...Whole family plays tennis...Enjoys playing chess and skiing...Graduated from a Special Language School (French) in 1998, and took English lessons several times a week in 2000...If she wasn't a tennis player would possibly be a veterinarian;grandmother and uncle are doctors…Calls Melbourne, Australia, "paradise on earth, with the nicest people"...Most memorable experience was observing Australian animals in the wild...Superstition is having her mother tell her good luck before each match...Tennis player most admired is Martina Hingis because she plays smartly, like playing chess on court...Goal is to get as close to the top as possible.