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Dementieva played 18 series in the Fed Cup, leading Russia to the 2005 title with all three points in the final. She has been ranked in the top 20 since April 2003 and was a top-five doubles player. She finishes with a 576-273 record and a place in the year-end top 10 for the seventh time in eight years.

“I never wanted to wait until my ranking dropped and I’m not going to be able to go to the main draw,” Dementieva said. “I always wanted to leave this sport with a passion for it. Tennis has been such a big part of my life, and always will be.”