Name: Elena Dementieva
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Birthplace: Moscow, then Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Plays: Right-handed with a double handed backhand
Height: 180 cm or 5ft 11in
Scouting: Elena is a very offensive baseline player with solid groundstrokes on both sides, but her forehand is her main weapon. Elena has a very strong running forehand in particular and she tends to go for it a lot more, but this also means she makes a lot more unforces errors.
Elena is pretty much one of those players who comes to net only once in a match and that is to shake hands. She has great speeds and athleticism around court and her fitness levels are very high.
Elena’s main weakness is her serve. Her serve is very inconsistent at time and especially in tight situation of big matches. Once Elena starts to tire her serve drops a little shorter and with less pace. Her very obvious weakness is her second serve that is nearly always to her opponents forehand, because she cant hit a kick serve and her serves are just slice.