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Thursday September 03, 2009

Elena Dementieva losses her match against Melanie Oudin

An other seeds fall, this time it is Elena Dementieva at the hands of Melanie Oudin in 3 sets. Elena could of met Maria sharapova to see an other match up like the final at the Rogers Cup in Toronto but was not sharp enough today.

Melanie Oudin was cramping up and asked the trainer in the third set and seams to have help her out she went on to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Melanie will now face the winner of Maria Sharapova and Christina McHale winner tonight.


HEAD TO HEADS: First meeting

MATCH FACTS: Elena Dementieva is one of four active players with more than 100 career victories in the main draw of Grand Slam events along with Venus Williams, SerenaWilliams and Amelie Mauresmo

Dementieva is one of four players to have captured three titles this year (along with Azarenka, Safina and Wozniacki)

Dementieva’s strong results have seen her finish on top of the Olympus US Open Series points standings and is in line for a $1 million bonus should she win the US Open

Dementieva won her third title of the year at Toronto and coincidentally the last three winners at Toronto have gone on to win the US Open title (2007: Henin, 2005: Clijsters, 2003: Henin)

Dementieva won her 1r match against qualifier Pin in 59 minutes

Both Dementieva and Melanie Oudin conceded only three games in their 1r victories

Oudin has shown she is queen of the three-set matches this season, with 18 of her matches going into a deciding set, she emerged the winner 14 times

Oudin achieved her first Top 10 win when she defeated world No.6 Jankovic during her run to the 4r at Wimbledon

This time last year, Oudin was ranked No.221 and received a wildcard into the main draw, now she enters the 2009 tournament ranked No.70 and the third highest ranked American behind S.Williams and V.Williams


Tournament W-L (MD) 36-10 Tournament W-L (MD) 1-1

Grand Slam W-L (MD) 110-42 Grand Slam W-L (MD) 4-3

YTD / Career W-L 51-13 / 531-250 YTD / Career W-L 35-12 / 84-40

3-Set (YTD / Career) 8-8 / 159-103 3-Set (YTD / Career) 14-4 / 26-14

Tiebreak (YTD / Career) 5-6 / 99-68 Tiebreak (YTD / Career) 1-4 / 8-12

Hardcourt (YTD / Career) 35-7 / 280-128 Hardcourt (YTD / Career) 14-8 / 52-30

**Stats above include current tournament


Date of Birth (Age) October 15, 1981 (27) 2009 Prize $ (USD)* $1,540,892

Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco 2009 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^ 3 / 0

Current Singles Rank* No.4 Career Prize $ (USD)* $12,168,158

Highest Singles Rank* No.3 (April 6, 2009) Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^ 14 / 6

^denotes Sony EricssonWTA Tour events and Grand Slams only

*prize money figure does not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Eleventh consecutive main draw appearance at US Open; after failing to qualify in 1998, reached 3r in main draw debut in 1999 (l. to No.16 seed Martínez in 3s); the following year reached first-ever Grand Slam SF, avenging loss to world No.7 Martínez a year earlier in 3r, then d. world No.10 A.Huber in QF (l. to eventual runner-up Davenport); achieved best result to date in 2004 with runner-up finish – scored final-set tie-break victories over Mauresmo in QF and Capriati in SF (l. in final to compatriot Kuznetsova); also semifinalist in 2005 (seeded No.6; d. world No.1 Davenport in QF, 76 third set, saving 1 mp; l. to eventual runner-up Pierce in 3s) and 2008 (as No.5 seed, l. to eventual runner-up Jankovic); fell in QF in 2006 (l. to Jankovic) and 4r defeat in 2001 (l. to Clijsters in 3s) and 2003 (l. to Capriati); seeded No.14 in 2007, suffered earliest exit in five years, falling in 3r to Bammer; two-time doubles runner-up, in 2002 (w/Husarova) and 2005 (w/Pennetta)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Won (3): Auckland, Sydney, Toronto; R-Up (1): Paris [Indoors]; SF (6): Australian Open, Charleston, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Stanford, Cincinnati; QF (1): Dubai, Won 12th and 13th Tour singles titles at Auckland (as top seed, d. Vesnina in final) and Sydney (as No.3 seed, d. top seed S.Williams and No.2 seed Safina in SF and final; wins over world No.2 S.Williams and world No.3 Safina were 14th and 15th career Top 3 wins); was second time in career to win Tour singles titles in back-to-back weeks (also Bali and Shanghai in 2003) - Won 14th Tour singles title at Toronto (as No.4 seed, d. No.2 seed S.Williams in SF, d. Sharapova in the F; win over world No.2 S.Williams was 16th career Top 3 win) - Runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (as No.3 seed, advanced to finals due to SF walkover (S.Williams); l. to No.8 seed Mauresmo in 3s)

*Seedings based on rankings w/o August 24, 2009; rankings in brackets w/o August 31

- Six-time semifinalist, incl. Australian Open (as No.4 seed, l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion S.Williams; has now reached SF or better at every Grand Slam event) and Wimbledon (as No.4 seed, l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion S.Williams 67(4) 75 86; held mp at 5-4 third set); also Charleston (as No.1 seed and WC, l. to No.5 seed Wozniacki in 3s), Stuttgart (as No.2 seed, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion Kuznetsova), Stanford (as No.3 seed, l. to No.2 seed V.Williams) and Cincinnati (as No.4 seed, l. to No.5 seed and eventual champion Jankovic, having held 4mp in third set tie-break)

- QF at Dubai (as defending champion, fell to V.Williams)

- 4r in Miami (as No.4 seed, l. to No.13 seedWozniacki)

- Reached 3r at Madrid (as No.3 seed, l. to Mauresmo in 3s) and Roland Garros (as No.4 seed, l. to No.30 seed Stosur in 3s)

- Lost opener in 2r at IndianWells (l. to Cetkovska)

- On April 6, 2009 - after Miami - rose from No.4 to No.3, a new career-high

- Went 2-0 in Russia’s 5-0 Fed Cup World Group 1r win over China


- 14-time Tour singles titlist, at 2003 Amelia Island, 2003 Bali, 2003 Shanghai, 2004 Hasselt, 2006 Tokyo [PanPacific] (Tier I), 2006 Los Angeles, 2007 Istanbul, 2007 Moscow (Tier I), 2008 Dubai, 2008 Olympics, 2008Luxembourg, 2009 Auckland, 2009 Sydney and 2009 Toronto

- 14-time runner-up, incl. two majors (2004 Roland Garros, 2004 US Open) and 2000 Olympics (l. to V.Williams)

- Six-time Tour doubles titlist, at 2002 Tour Championships, Berlin, San Diego and Moscow (all w/Husarova), 2003 ‘s- Hertogenbosch (w/Krasnoroutskaya) and 2005 Los Angeles (w/Pennetta); seven-time runner-up, incl. Grand Slams at 2002 US Open (w/Husarova) and 2005 US Open (w/Pennetta)

- Has two wins over reigning No.1s, at 2001 Moscow (in QF vs. Hingis) and 2005 US Open (in QF vs. Davenport)

- Has been Top 5 in both singles (career-high No.3 in April 2009) and doubles (career-high No.5 in April 2003)

- In 2008, returned to Top 5 form highlighted by spectacular gold medal run at Olympics, two additional Tour titles (Dubai and Luxembourg), two Grand Slam semifinals (Wimbledon and US Open) and the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Championships – Doha 2008

- Member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03, 2005 (undefeated in final vs. France, winning both singles rubbers, doubles rubber) 2006 and 2009; Russian Olympic Team, 2000 (silver medal), 2004, 2008 (gold medal)


- 2009 US Open will be 44th consecutive career Grand Slam; has reached the SF at every Grand Slam event

- One of four active players with more than 100 career victories in the main draw of Grand Slam events along with Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Amelie Mauresmo

- Best Grand Slam results were two finalist finishes in 2004 at Roland Garros and 2004 US Open

- Reached SF six times – 2009 Australian Open, 2008/2009 Wimbledon, 2000/2005/2008 US Open

- Reached QF three times – 2006 Wimbledon/US Open and 2008 Roland Garros


- Coached by mother Vera

- For the first time in her career, spent the off-season preparing for 2009 away from Moscow, training for four weeks in Miami with former ATP player Andrei Olhovkiy

- Father, Viatcheslav, is an electrical engineer; mother, Vera, was a school teacher but is now her coach; has one older brother, Vsevolod; entire family plays tennis

-Official website is eng.dementieva.ru

- Won Tour’s Most Improved Player of the Year Award for 2000; also Russia’s 2001 Female of the Year Award; and Tour’s Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award for 2008 (presented at Miami in 2009)

- Graduated from Special Language School (French) in 1998; took English lessons in 2000


Date of Birth (Age) September 23, 1991 (17) 2009 Prize $ (USD)* $168,651

Residence Marietta, GA-USA 2009 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^ 0 / 0

Current Singles Rank* No.70 Career Prize $ (USD)* $245,371

Highest Singles Rank* No.67 (August 17, 2009) Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^ 0 / 0

^denotes Sony EricssonWTA Tour events and Grand Slams only

*prize money figure does not include this tournament

*Seedings based on rankings w/o August 24, 2009; rankings in brackets w/o August 31

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making second tournament appearance at the US Open; made main draw debut in 2008 as WC entrant (l. to Jessica Moore); l. in qualifying in 2007

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: 4r (1): Wimbledon

- Advanced to fourth round at Wimbledon (as qualifier, d. No.6 seed Jankovic en route, l. to No.11 seed A.Radwanska; win over world No.6 Jankovic was first Top 10 win)

- Reached third round at Charleston (as qualifier, d. No.9 seed Wozniak en route; l. to No.6 seed Bartoli; win over world No.29 Wozniak was second career Top 30 win)

- Reached 2r at Memphis (as WC, l. to No.5 seed Erakovic in 3s) and Stanford (as qualifier, l. to eventual champion and No.8 seed Bartoli)

- Fell 1r at Australian Open (as qualifier, l. to Amanmuradova), IndianWells (l. to Safarova) and Miami (l. to Hantuchova)

- Qualified for three US Open Series tournaments (Stanford – l. in 2r to eventual champion Bartoli), Los Angeles (l. to Hantuchova in 1r) and Cincinnati (l. 1r to No.11 seed Ivanovic)

- Fell in qualifying at Ponte Vedra Beach and Roland Garros

- Won back-to-back ITF singles titles at ITF/Indian Harbour, FL-USA and ITF/Raleigh, NC-USA

- Went 1-1 in USA’s 3-2 Fed Cup World Group 1r win over Argentina (d. Jozami, l. to Dulko)


- Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2006; continued to play on ITF Circuit in 2007, but also played first Tour qualifying (Memphis, US Open)

- Continued to play on ITF Circuit in 2008, winning one singles title, but also played first Tour main draws, best result being 2r at IndianWells (fell 1r at Miami, US Open)

- Reached QF at fourth Tour main draw in Québec City (d. No.2 seed Bammer in 1r, l. to No.6 seed Mattek; win over world No.26 Bammer was first career win over Top 30 opponent)

- Made Top 100 debut on July 6, 2009 following 4r run at Wimbledon (rose from No.124 to No.70)

- Member of US Fed Cup Team 2009


- 2009 US Open marks fourth Grand Slam singles main draw appearance

- Best result is 4r at 2009Wimbledon (as qualifier, l. to No.11 seed A.Radwanska)

- Made debut at 2008 US Open, falling 1r (as WC, l. to Australian WC Moore)

- Also fell 1r at 2009 Australian Open (as qualifier, l. to Amanmuradova)

- Fell in qualifying at 2007 US Open and 2009 Roland Garros


- Currently coached by Brian de Villiers

- Last name (pronounced OO-DANH is of French origin, father is of French decent); has twin sister who also plays tennis (at her high school)

- Tennis idol is Justine Henin

- Plays right-handed; two-handed backhand

- Favorite shot is forehand

- Junior career highlighted by reaching No.2 ranking

Other News on Elena

Interview with Elena Dementieva after her win over Camille Pin

The new Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings has been released Elena Dementieva moves to number 4, Maria Sharapova to 30 and Alisa Kleybanova to 28.

Elena Dementieva wins the Rogers Cup Tournament in Toronto by defeating Maria Sharapova in 2 sets

Maria Sharapova moves on the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto by defeating Alisa Kleybanova

Elena Dementieva defeats Serena Williams and moves on the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto

Elena Dementieva wins her match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto against Samantha Stosur




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