Elena is a former Russian Tennis Player. Well!! Elena has achieved a sports career ranked as the world’s number 3 and is notably known for the gold medal at the Olympics in 2008. She won her first international tournament at the age of thirteen in France.
Throughout her sports career, she has won sixteen WTA singles and has reached the finals of the US Open and French Open in 2004. She made a record of reaching 7 semifinals of the Grand Slams. Elena won the WTA Championships in doubles in 2002. Elena is considered as one of the most talented players to have won the Grand Slam tournament.
Elena was born on the 15th of October in the year 1981. She hails from Moscow city in Russia. Elena was the daughter of Vera and Viatcheslav and both of them were recreation tennis players. Elena’s father was an electrical engineer and her mother was a teacher.
Initially, at the age of 7, Elena was rejected by the central Red Army Tennis Club and Dynamo Sports Club. However, she was first coached by RauzaIslanova at the Spartak Tennis club. Later her mother Vera and her elder brother named Vsevolod coached her. Elena Dementieva got married to a hockey player named Maxim Afinogenov in July 2011.
The couple welcomed their first child named Veronika in 2014. Elena was an Offensive baseline player with the excellent skill of defense and groundstrokes off both sides. She preferred groundstrokes with her forehand, which she hit flat and hard. While Elena was on defensive, she ever missed running forehand was her key weapon.
She has always managed to be Russia’s top player throughout her career. Elena took retirement in 2010 after playing her final match at WTA Championships and was ranked number 9 globally. Elena made an appearance in a music video named How Beautiful You Are by Igor Nikolayev.
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