Serena Williams is through to the Australian Open finals after defeating lady-in-waiting Elena Dementieva 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals. Their match was played under the closed roof of Rod Laver Arena. The three-time champion will next face Dinara Safina, who bested fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the other semi. Apples and oranges: […]
Aussie Open 09’s Most Improved Award goes to Ms. Elena Dementieva, who’s languished in Yonex‘s utilitarian and generic performance wear for a while now. The creatives seemed to find their stride late last year, first with the “denim” dress at the 2008 U.S. Open, and now this orange-heavy outfit for the first major of 2009. […]
Yonex decided to flex its design muscle by using “denim” — printed on a moisture-wicking synthetic — for its fall ’08 collection, which debuted in time for the fashion-forward U.S. Open. They even opted for orange thread as contrast stitching, giving the pieces a more authentic and rugged look. Elena Dementieva played in the separates […]
With Serena and Venus still playing, how is Elena Dementieva the highest seed left in the final eight of this year’s ladies’ singles draw at Wimbledon?
Thanks to everyone for clearing up the tattoo confusion for me. This tattoo, mistakenly attributed to Maria Sharapova, is actually that of Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky. She lost 6-4, 3-6, 3-6 to fifth seed Elena Dementieva.