Elena Dementiava Practicing with Harold Solomon

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  1. drakulie

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    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

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    Good work Drakulie.

    hopefully she's been practising that damned ball toss for her serve. :)
     
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    jeez, look at those rippling arms in the last pic of post #2 -_-
     
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    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.
     
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    Did you invite her to have an post-practice drink with you Drak? Or did you try nick any of her rackets?

    :)
     
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    Good work Yoda!
     
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    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!"
     
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    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.?
     
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    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.
     
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    ^^^IS her body as amazing in person as it looks delicious on TV ???
     
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    Best legs on tour IMO.
     
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    ^^^that is affirmative. Her legs are something to absolutely drool over all day long.
     
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  15. laurie

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    Indeed, very much!
     
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    What about her butt?? It looks much better to me than her legs,, that is for sure....
     
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    ^^LOL. All of her is beautiful! :)
     
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    Cool. Thanks Drak.
     
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    Did you get her number too?
     
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    I'd hit it. Hopefully she has success for the French Open. Tough thing since probably she hits too flat.
     
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    She's so beautiful. She has fantastic legs. I want my legs to look like that (pfff, back to the pilates...).
     
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    But Steffi did it several times.
     
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    Ditto! :)
     
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    Thanks for the photos, she looks stunning...and it's great she's not a b***c :p
     
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    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.
     
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    She's an athlete, not a model.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. Glad you all enjoyed the photos/vid.

    I have to go>>> Elena is waiting for me. :)
     
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    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
     
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    werd i was gonna say the same thing
     
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    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.
     
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    Harold looks a little chunky. Does he teach them the moon ball?
     
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    ^^^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.
     
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    ^^I will he couldn't return your rocket serves though..
     
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    I-love-tennis-girl-legs.
     
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    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.
     
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    Again, I think it bears repeating...she is an *athlete*.

    Not a model.
     
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    ^ 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.
     
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    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*.
     
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    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."
     
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    I don't care what here legs are there for>>>>>regardless, she is YUMMY!!
     
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    kuznetsova man....
     
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    Elena is perfect & probably my favorite on the WTA tour, I wish she'd get her serve together and she'd be absolutely lethal.
     
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