Interview with Elena
Dementieva after her
lost of her second round match
over Melanie Oudin at the 2009 US Open
in 3 sets 5-7,6-4,6-3
Q. Considering how well you've
been playing this summer, if you could, just talk about
your expectations coming in and just how disappointing it
is to make an early exit.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, for sure it is disappointing.
You know, I was really hoping to play well here, but just
didn't feel, you know, the way I should feel about the
match today was not exciting. Maybe overplayed a bit in
But I think she played really well. She was very positive
and going for the shots, going for the winners. Just was
a very solid game from her.
Q. She's playing of course in
front of a New York crowd, a largely U.S. crowd. Di you
really feel that the feeling was that she had crowd
support out there and just the atmosphere?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I feel she had a very good attitude
today in the court. She was really using all the positive
emotions from the crowd, you know, support and she was
really into the game and, you know, really playing at her
Q. She upset Jelena I remember
at Wimbledon, and now you. What kind of future do you
think she has? Not that I want to talk not about you and
the others, but that's two big wins for her.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah, for sure. You know, I think she's
very talented. She was in the court and not afraid to
play. She was playing very aggressively, really enjoying
this atmosphere, you know, the crowd support and really
going for the winners.
So it's just the beginning, but it looks like she has a
Q. Does she have enough power?
If I remember right, Jankovic was saying she wasn't
really doing much. I'm the one making the mistakes.
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I feel she has a great variety. She
can go for the slice, dropshot, and forehand winners,
also. Today she was definitely in the court trying to hit
down the line.
So no, I think she has a very solid game.
Q. She's not the biggest girl in
the world. Do you think in this time with a lot of bigger
girls around that she can hang with some of them?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think she moves really well. You
know, the footwork is really great. She was really
fighting for every point, playing everything back, just
waiting for the you know, she's very patient on the
court. She knows what is her strength. She's just waiting
for the moment to attack the ball.
So even with she's not very tall, but still, you know,
she's very athletic.
Q. Do you feel like you lost
this match more than she won it, or...
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, I think she won it.
Q. Came with a good game plan?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: Yeah.
Q. I think the first time she
called the trainer was before your serve. I'm wondering
if that disrupted your momentum at all?
ELENA DEMENTIEVA: No, not at all.
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