Olympic champion Elena Dementieva unexpectedly announced her retirement after losing her last group match at the year-end WTA Tour Championships in Doha.
Elena Viatcheslavovna Dementieva is best known for winning the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She won 16 WTA singles titles and reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 US Open. She achieved a career high ranking of World No. 3 which was accomplished on April 6, 2009, at the time of her retirement she was World No.9.