Elena Dementieva has retired from tennis. Like...FROM THE SPORT. So that's kinda news.
After losing to Fran 64 62, Lena was joined by a bevy of old-guard compatriots as she announced that Doha was her last tournament and she would be retiring from tennis at 29:
Has there ever been a situation where "Thanks, Mom" didn't make you burst into tears?
And Bepa, on behalf of a nation, says thanks.
More thoughts in a bit.