Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dementieva wins US Open Series

World No.4 Elena Dementieva won this year's Olympus US Open Series. This means whatever the Russian will earn at the upcoming US Open - it will be doubled. Should the Olympic Gold medalist win her maiden Grand Slam, she would earn 2 Mio. Dollars. Dementieva is coming into the US Open as one of the favourites, but faces a difficult draw, with Maria Sharapova looming in the 3rd round as a potential opponent.

The series consisted of 6 events. Dementieva took part in 3 tournaments. She won the Premier Mandatory Toronto and reached semifinals in both Cincinnati and Stanford. The race for the top spot of the Olympus US Open Series lasted til almost the last day. Had Flavia Pennetta won the tournament in Hen Haven, she would claim the pole position. She was denied in semifinal stage by Caroline Wozniacki.

Sam Querrey won the men's Olympus US Open Series. more on that HERE.

The Standings you can find HERE.


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