Russian professional tennis player, Elena Dementieva that was born in Moscow, Russia on October 15, 1981 was able to won her first international tournament in France at a very young age.
Elena Dementieva turned to be a professional tennis player on August 25, 1998. In the following year, she entered the top 100 of the professional tennis players. The same year, she represented her country in the Fed Cup and the game was played against the United States. In the 2000 season, her name was honored in entering the top 20 in winning more than 40 singles matches. At this year in her career, she is earning more than $600,000. The season of 2000 was said to be a year of triumph and honor for her. Becoming the very first Russian woman that reached the U.S. Open semifinals was truly a prestige. In the same year, Dementieva won the silver medal in the Summer Olympics that was held in Sydney, Australia. The honor of being the WTA tours’ Most Improved Player was given to her in the same season.
The achievements of her career went well as the year passed. In 2001, she was able to top as a ranked Russian player. This was the second straight year in which she finished the top 20 in WTA. The following year, Dementieva played together with Janette Hussara, attained the final U.S. Open. Both of them won the year-ending WTA Tour Championships.
Avail her autographed tennis ball with photo shadow in Sportsmemorabilia.com. Her name is sometimes misspelled as Ellena Dementieva, Elena Dementievva, Ellina Dementieva, Elena Dementieba, Elenna Dementieva, Elhena Dementieva and Elenah Dementieva.