As the whole tennis world knows, Elena Dementieva retired yesterday. I know I was definitely shocked because I thought for sure she wasn't going to stop until she got that elusive Slam title. She didn't, which is a shame, but her career and impact on the game should definitely be noted. I was always impressed by her, mainly by how she was able to perform at a high level for so many years. The fact that she was able to overcome some shortcomings in her game (that serve, whew!) and make it to the top three shows just how amazing an athlete she was.
Anyway, best wishes to Elena Dementieva! The game will definitely miss her.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.