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drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:10 PM
These are some photos and vid taken of Dementiava at the courts where I live. She was staying there for a while practicing with Harold Solomon at his institute. Both of them are very friendly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF4tWB5BPvQ

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040215.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040227.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040231.jpg

drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040240.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040259.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040263.jpg

drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040269.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040272.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/drakulie/P1040276.jpg

laurie
04-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Good work Drakulie.

hopefully she's been practising that damned ball toss for her serve. :)

hyogen
04-16-2008, 04:13 PM
jeez, look at those rippling arms in the last pic of post #2 -_-

GRANITECHIEF
04-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Was she friendly enough to drink beer with you and the boys?

That's cool that you were able to be on the court while they were practicing.

Jonnyf
04-16-2008, 04:14 PM
Did you invite her to have an post-practice drink with you Drak? Or did you try nick any of her rackets?

:-)

Topaz
04-16-2008, 04:17 PM
Good work Yoda!

Moose Malloy
04-16-2008, 04:17 PM
what was that great exchange she had on a plane with one of the posters here awhile back?

"are you Elena Dementieva?"

"No, I am not her!"

Fedace
04-16-2008, 04:18 PM
Hey Drak,,, Maybe you can teach her that famous serve of yours,,,she could use it. If she had your serve, she could be top 3 in the world. and maybe afterward, you can score one for the boys.?

drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:19 PM
You all are too much. She said hi to me one night at the patio bar. She was very nice with everyone there. Harold is also a great guy, and amazing coach. One of the few coaches (of his calibur) who is on the court for hours on end with every junior. Every one of them gets personalized attention from him. He is there from beginning of the day to end of the day drilling with all of them.

Fedace
04-16-2008, 04:22 PM
^^^IS her body as amazing in person as it looks delicious on TV ???

edmondsm
04-16-2008, 04:24 PM
Best legs on tour IMO.

drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:24 PM
^^^that is affirmative. Her legs are something to absolutely drool over all day long.

laurie
04-16-2008, 04:25 PM
^^^that is affirmative. Her legs are something to absolutely drool over all day long.

Indeed, very much!

Fedace
04-16-2008, 04:27 PM
What about her butt?? It looks much better to me than her legs,, that is for sure....

drakulie
04-16-2008, 04:29 PM
^^LOL. All of her is beautiful! :)

johnny ballgame
04-16-2008, 04:49 PM
Cool. Thanks Drak.

Vision84
04-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Did you get her number too?

Nadal_Freak
04-16-2008, 07:04 PM
I'd hit it. Hopefully she has success for the French Open. Tough thing since probably she hits too flat.

Fee
04-16-2008, 07:29 PM
She's so beautiful. She has fantastic legs. I want my legs to look like that (pfff, back to the pilates...).

edberg505
04-16-2008, 11:43 PM
I'd hit it. Hopefully she has success for the French Open. Tough thing since probably she hits too flat.

But Steffi did it several times.

Topaz
04-17-2008, 04:00 AM
She's so beautiful. She has fantastic legs. I want my legs to look like that (pfff, back to the pilates...).

Ditto! :)

Motherwasp
04-17-2008, 04:26 AM
Thanks for the photos, she looks stunning...and it's great she's not a b***c :p

IvanYentl
04-17-2008, 05:35 AM
^^^IS her body as amazing in person as it looks delicious on TV ???

this is interesting to consider. I find her to be on right on the borderline of "extremely hot, in fabulous shape, wonderful muscle tone" and "overly muscled, cyborg-athletic"

hot as she can look on tv, cover up the top half of her body in the pix above and you're looking at lance armstrong's legs.

thanks for the pix and the interesting commentary on solomon's coaching habits. A true pro, it seems.

Topaz
04-17-2008, 05:50 AM
this is interesting to consider. I find her to be on right on the borderline of "extremely hot, in fabulous shape, wonderful muscle tone" and "overly muscled, cyborg-athletic"

hot as she can look on tv, cover up the top half of her body in the pix above and you're looking at lance armstrong's legs.

thanks for the pix and the interesting commentary on solomon's coaching habits. A true pro, it seems.

She's an athlete, not a model.

drakulie
04-17-2008, 03:56 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone. Glad you all enjoyed the photos/vid.

I have to go>>> Elena is waiting for me. :)

Richie Rich
04-26-2008, 07:14 PM
love the video - great to see pros work on the same things as club level players. if you didn't know who she was you'd think it was just another "this is how to volley" lesson. i like the way he stops her and corrects her motion.

thanks again

ATXtennisaddict
04-26-2008, 09:43 PM
Best legs on tour IMO.

werd i was gonna say the same thing

drakulie
04-27-2008, 07:44 AM
love the video - great to see pros work on the same things as club level players. if you didn't know who she was you'd think it was just another "this is how to volley" lesson. i like the way he stops her and corrects her motion.

thanks again

Yeah, Harold, as I said earlier is an excellent coach. Really takes the time to get on the court and not only instruct, but drill, and counsel the younger players. One of the kids that trains there has also trained at the Chris Evert academy, among others. He, along with all the other kids I have been able to speak to, who have done the same say there favorite place is The Solomon Institute, because of all the 1 on 1 attention they get. They feel like they really improve while there.

Leublu tennis
04-27-2008, 08:41 AM
Harold looks a little chunky. Does he teach them the moon ball?

drakulie
04-27-2008, 08:45 AM
^^^LOL, he may have a little bit of a belly, but he is solid as a Bull. Make not mistake, guy could really move on a court, and blast the ball. And yes, he teaches them everything.

Fedace
04-27-2008, 08:49 AM
^^I will he couldn't return your rocket serves though..

GAZ082
04-27-2008, 11:08 AM
I-love-tennis-girl-legs.

35ft6
04-27-2008, 11:44 AM
On TV, her butt and legs look awesome. In person, her legs seem on the verge of being too big. Still, sexy girl.

When I was at the WTA championship in LA about 3 years back, her forehand was the most wicked of the bunch I thought. Sharapova maybe had more sheer speed, but Elena's forehand had a lot of action on it.

Topaz
04-27-2008, 11:48 AM
Again, I think it bears repeating...she is an *athlete*.

Not a model.

35ft6
04-27-2008, 11:59 AM
^ Nah, it didn't bear repeating. The rest of the WTA are all athletes, too, and MOST of them don't have legs like hers. Likewise, Clijsters legs were huge at the WTA Championship matches, too. From an aesthetic standpoint, Kirilenko and Kournikova have/had fantastic looking athletic legs.

Topaz
04-27-2008, 12:27 PM
^ Nah, it didn't bear repeating. The rest of the WTA are all athletes, too, and MOST of them don't have legs like hers. Likewise, Clijsters legs were huge at the WTA Championship matches, too. From an aesthetic standpoint, Kirilenko and Kournikova have/had fantastic looking athletic legs.

Well, my point is, her legs are not there for 'looks', but rather to serve a function. There are not big, thick, or huge. They are *strong*.

35ft6
04-27-2008, 02:16 PM
Well, my point is, her legs are not there for 'looks', but rather to serve a function.Okay, but why state the obvious? You're conflating guys talking about what they find physically attractive to how her legs contribute to her tennis game. If a woman says she thinks NBA centers are way too tall, obviously they're not disparaging his height in the context of success in basketball. Likewise, "powerlifters are too bulky" or "NFL centers are too chubby."

drakulie
04-28-2008, 01:10 PM
I don't care what here legs are there for>>>>>regardless, she is YUMMY!!

ATXtennisaddict
04-28-2008, 01:39 PM
^ Nah, it didn't bear repeating. The rest of the WTA are all athletes, too, and MOST of them don't have legs like hers. Likewise, Clijsters legs were huge at the WTA Championship matches, too. From an aesthetic standpoint, Kirilenko and Kournikova have/had fantastic looking athletic legs.

kuznetsova man....

tacou
04-28-2008, 02:05 PM
Elena is perfect & probably my favorite on the WTA tour, I wish she'd get her serve together and she'd be absolutely lethal.