I will never forget 5 years ago when we were flying back from Orlando when Dement-Eva and her mother was 3 rows behind us on an empty flight. She had been to the semi-final of the US Open the summer before so I asked my 11 year old son to ask her for her autograph. She told him in her heavy russian accent, "I am not Elana, I am not her!" Rather than simply signing for a young fan, that was her way of refusing. We saw her 5'11' frame at the luggage carousal in her Nike sneakers picking up her NIke duffle bag and I asked her for her autograph and she refused and said again, "I'm not her!" I was a fan of hers but ever since, I have NOT been a fan of hers. I think her serve has deteriorated since then.