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Elena Dementieva

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Elena Dementieva is a Russian tennis player born on October 15, 1981 in Moscow, professional from 1998 to 2010. She has been married to the ice hockey player Maksim Afinoguenov since July 2011.

The peak of Dementieva’s career came on August 17, 2008 when she won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. She had already been a silver medallist in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics. During her career, she won sixteen WTA singles titles (with sixteen lost finals) and six more in women’s doubles.

I kind of miss life on the circuit, but tennis is still very much a part of my life. I don’t play every day, but I still play regularly with my husband or my friends. I still keep in touch with several players.

Dementieva lives in Monte Carlo and has properties in Moscow and Florida. She speaks three languages (Russian, English and French) and is considered one of the most talented players to ever win a Grand Slam tournament.

  • Tennis player
  • 15 October 1981
  • Russia