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Elena Dementieva

The elegant Russian was the nearly woman of women's tennis last year, losing in the final at the French and US Open.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 19:00 IST

Age: 24

Country: Russia

Lives: Moscow

Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Seed: 7

Grand Slam titles: None

Record at Wimbledon: 2005- forth round, 2004-first round, 2003-fourth round, 2002-fourth round, 2001-third round, 2000-first round, 1999-first round

The elegant Russian was the nearly woman of women's tennis last year, losing in the final at the French Open and the U.S. Open, on both occasions to compatriots.

Moves well and can deliver clean winners off both flanks at will, but has to work doubly hard to win her own serve which at times can be embarrassingly ordinary.