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Player Goodbye To Elena

Watch personal goodbye messages to Elena Dementieva from 13 of the WTA's biggest stars.

Published November 07, 2010 12:00

Player Goodbye To Elena
Victoria Azarenka

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English translations of Zvonareva and Azarenka's Russian messages

Zvonareva: "You've made such a huge contribution, not just to tennis but to sports in Russia in general. We will indeed miss you more than you know. I want to wish you luck in the second chapter of your life and I hope everything goes well in the future. You will always be remembered as an amazing player, as an amazing champion and most importantly, an amazing person. Good luck with everything and thank you for all you've done for us as players."

Azarenka: "Thank you so much for everything you've done for our sport and for us. You were an amazing person to train with and to talk to and a nice person with whom it was always a privilege to be around. Your success put tennis on the right path in Russia, especially for the young kids. I hope the next chapter of your life is as colorful as your career was on the court. Good luck and good health to you, your mom and your future family. I wish you the very best."

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