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Tennis-Russia's Dementieva announces retirement
October 29, 2010 / 4:01 PM / 7 years ago

Tennis-Russia's Dementieva announces retirement

DOHA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Russia’s Elena Dementieva announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, after losing in straight sets to Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships.

The 29-year-old won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was making her 10th appearance at the season-ending tournament. (Editing by Jon Bramley; to query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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